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Actor Vijay fans to contest TN local body polls
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Tamil Superstar Vijay's fans association, Vijay Makkal Manram has decided to field candidates in the upcoming local body elections to be held on October 6 and October 9 in nine districts.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
SL receives 4 mnn doses of Sinopharm vaccines
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have received 4 million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccines as a mass inoculation program against Covid-19 is presently underway in the island nation.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Houthis publicly execute 9 people for alleged spying
Yemen, Sep 19 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi militia have publicly executed nine people for allegedly spying for Saudi Arabia.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Raisi says 'new chapter' emerging in Iran-Tajikistan ties
Dushanbe, Sep 19 (IANS) A new chapter is emerging in the relations between Iran and Tajikistan, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said at a joint press conference with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon here.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Tajikistan,Politics
Fully understand why Indian cricketers panicked, says Stuart Broad
London, Sep 19 (IANS) England pace bowling stalwart Stuart Broad has said that he fully understood Indian cricketers panicking about the Covid-19 situation in their camp ahead of the fifth Test at Manchester, which was later cancelled.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Probe into bank accounts a scare tactic: B'desh journos
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The BFIU, a finance monitoring agency of the Bangladesh Bank responsible for investigating suspicious transactions, has sent a letter to all banks on September 12 asking them to provide details of accounts belonging to 11 journalist leaders. the leaders call the move a "scare tactic".
2021-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Auto sector disruptor PLI scheme to re-energise incumbents, charge up new players
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Government's productivity linked incentive (PLI) scheme for auto and auto component industry is set to disrupt the industry in a big way pushing existing large players to open their game plan on electric vehicles (EV) and vehicles made using newer technologies while also bringing in several newer players into the fray competing for a share of expanded market.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Argentina plans to buy 12 JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from Pakistan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Argentina has planned to buy 12 JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from Pakistan, as per media reports.
2021-09-19
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Radhika Madan on her love life: I never love in instalments
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Radhika Madan, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming romantic film 'Shiddat', has talked about her own love life. She says she does not love in instalments.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Parents, teachers confused over reopening of schools in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) After the Kerala government announced that it would reopen schools for Classes I to VII and Classes X to XII from November 1 and Classes for VIII and IX reopening from November 15, parents and teachers are confused about the decision.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education
Olivia Rodrigo plays at her 'first show' at 'iHeartRadio music' fest
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Olivia Rodrigo played her first real concert on Saturday, an experience that she described from a Las Vegas stage as "surreal," reports Billboard.com.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Ambika Soni declines to become Punjab CM, suggests a Sikh for the post
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Congress leader Ambika Soni, who was called in a late night meeting with Rahul Gandhi, has declined to become the Punjab chief minister. Sources close to her said she has instead suggested that a Sikh become the Punjab Chief Minister.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AppleCare+ expands to more countries, now in France, Italy
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Apple is expanding the availability of an AppleCare+ option that allows users to extend their warranty beyond the typical coverage period.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
India reports 30,773 new Covid cases, 309 deaths
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India reported 30,773 new Covid-19 cases and 309 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry's latest bulletin released on Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Urvashi Rautela learns martial arts for upcoming action film
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela is in action mode as she is learning martial arts for her upcoming film. She says she is prepping hard for her role and added that martial arts is fun.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kenneth Branagh's 'Belfast' wins People's Choice Award at Toronto festival
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which sets the tone for the Oscar season, picked British actor-director Kenneth Branagh's family drama 'Belfast' for the People's Choice Award on Saturday.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz
11 years later, India-B'desh rail project moving at snail's pace
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) Work on the all important 12.24 km India-Bangladesh new railway line is progressing at a snail's pace on both sides of the border, more than 11 years after the around Rs 1,000 crore project was finalised between the Prime Ministers of the two countries.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
We just want to start well again: CSK chief coach Stephen Fleming
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) "It's like a fresh start," Chennai Super Kings (CSK) chief coach Stephen Fleming said adding that it will be a "unique challenge" looking at how the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season has been split into two.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Crisis in DU, teachers want UGC to takeover 12 colleges
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The future of 12 colleges, which are fully funded by the Delhi government, remains uncertain. Due to the delay in salaries and other irregularities, the UGC is being asked to takeover these colleges. Not only this, the term of the Governing Council in 28 colleges ended this month. But even after the last date passed, the governing body has not even suggested the names of the members.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Terror module case: Delhi Police gets Humaid-ur-Rahman's custody till Sep 29
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A Delhi Court has sent Humaid-ur-Rahman, uncle of ISI-trained terrorist Osama, to police custody till September 29, official sources said here on Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Hyderabad's famous Ganesh laddu fetches Rs 18.90 lakh
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Balapur Ganesh, Hyderabad's most popular 21-kg laddu, was on Sunday auctioned for an all-time record of Rs.18.90 lakh.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Thailand daily Covid deaths hit 7-week low
Bangkok, Sep 19 (IANS) Thailand reported 122 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily rise of fatalities in seven weeks, according to the figures released by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-09-19
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Would be happy to tour Australia for Ashes but will accept if others pull out: Broad
London, Sep 19 (IANS) England pace bowler Stuart Broad has said that he "would be happy" to get on the plane to Australia in November this year for the Ashes series but if another player pulls out of the tour because of Covid-19 restrictions in the country, he would "totally accept it".
2021-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Senior Cong leaders miffed with Amarinder Singh's removal
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leaders, some of them from the G-23, are miffed with the way the leadership scripted the exit of Amarinder Singh from Punjab.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UNHCR urges int'l community to continue engaging with Taliban
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Visiting UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said here that the international community should continue engaging with the Afghan Taliban.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Telegram blocks Navalny's chatbots during election
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS) The Russian government still has a strong influence on Telegram despite lifting a ban last year as the encrypted messaging app has temporarily blocked all of the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's chatbots during voting in the country's parliamentary election this weekend.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
VCK to protest across TN against NEET
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) is planning to conduct protest marches against the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Examination (NEET).
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
2 killed, 21 injured in serial blasts in Afghanistan
Kabul, Sep 19 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 21 others injured in four separate explosions in Afghanistan, multiple sources have confirmed.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Delhi wakes up to clear sky on Sunday
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi woke up to a clear sky on Sunday morning, with no no possibility of rain, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan allrounder Hafeez takes a dig at New Zealand cricketers
Lahore, Sep 19 (IANS) Veteran Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez on Sunday made a sarcastic remark mocking the New Zealand cricket team, which abandoned the white-ball series against the hosts due to security concerns hours before the start of the three-match One-day International series on September 17 at Rawalpindi.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Musk says Starlink internet service leaving beta in Oct
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tweeted that the company's Starlink satellite internet network would come out of its open beta phase next month.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
8 killed, 7 missing after passenger boat overturns in China
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Eight people were killed, and seven others reported missing after a passenger boat overturned in a river in China's Guizhou province, local authorities announced on Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP reports 9 new Covid cases in 24 hrs
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, Uttar Pradesh recorded nine new Covid-19 cases, taking the total infection tally to 17,09,652, while the death toll stood at 22,887 with no new fatality, an official statement said.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UP benefitted from 'double-engine' govt
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government, which completes four-and-a-half years in power on Sunday, has said that Uttar Pradesh benefitted immensely from the 'double-engine' government.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ancient ritual tools unearthed in Pharaonic site in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 19 (IANS) Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed ancient tools once used in religious rituals at a temple site in Kafr el-Sheikh province north of the capital Cairo, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
'Queen' Deepika crashes Ranveer Singh's chat with fans
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Ranveer Singh treated his fans to a chat session. However, it was hilariously crashed by his actress-wife, Deepika Padukone, who wanted to know when the livewire star was reaching home.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP man held for concealing identity, threatening minor
Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 19 (IANS) The Mahoba police have arrested a youth under stringent sections of the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act, POCSO Act and SC/ST Act for allegedly impersonating, stalking and threatening a minor school girl for the past few months.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN fishermen protest against construction of pvt port in Pulicat
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The fishermen community have strongly voiced their protest against the construction of a private port in the Pulicat area. They warned that the construction would lead to the death of the Pulicat lake, a brackish water lake.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Covid indicators continue to improve in Europe
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS) The main coronavirus indicators have continued to improve across Europe, even though individual countries use different strategies to confront the spread of the pandemic.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Politics
New Zealand cricket team arrives in Dubai from Islamabad
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) The New Zealand cricket team arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Sunday after taking a charter flight from Islamabad following the cancellation of the white-ball series against Pakistan on September 17 due to security concerns.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
California's job growth in August triples national rate
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) In August, California, the most populous state in the US, added jobs at three times the rate of the country, and business insiders contributed the result to the state's more strict public health measures amid the nation-wide Covid-19 resurgence.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
China concludes special action enforcing maritime summer fishing ban
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) A special law-enforcement action co-launched by the China Coast Guard (CCG) to fight illegal marine fishery activities during this year's summer fishing ban has concluded with significant results.
2021-09-19
Category: International, China,Politics
Chennai surrounding districts to get heavy showers from Sunday
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department Regional office in Chennai has predicted intense showers in Chennai and adjoining districts like Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu in the next few days commencing from Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
First-of-its-kind study finds storks prefer canals over wetlands
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind research study for this poorly studied species, ornithologists discovered the woolly-necked stork prefers irrigation canals over wetlands.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan cricket has always moved forward after setbacks: Ramiz Raja
Lahore, Sep 19 (IANS) New Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has emphasised that the country's cricket had gone through experiences similar to the one when the New Zealand team pulled out at the last minute but it had "always moved forward".
2021-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Angelina to establish next Women for Bees program in Cambodia in 2022
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Hollywood star Angelina Jolie was named the "godmother" of the Women for Bees program earlier this year, which aims to train 50 women in beekeeping within the next five years, as well as building 2,500 hives in 25 Unesco biosphere reserves and restocking 125 million bees.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Youth gets 22 years in jail for raping minor
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 19 (IANS) A special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court has awarded 22 years of rigorous imprisonment to a man for raping a 15-year-old in the Shergarh area of Bareilly district in 2019.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cochlear implantation to begin at RMLIMS
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) The Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) in Lucknow will start cochlear implantation at its otolaryngology (ENT) department for hearing impaired children aged between one to five years.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UP: Marriage dispute leads to rickshaw puller's murder
Moradabad (Uttar Pardesh), Sep 19 (IANS) A dispute over a wedding in the family led to the murder of an e-rickshaw driver in a busy market in Moradabad, police said on Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 held in UP for murder of Maha woman, children
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) A man and two of his aides have been arrested for the murder of a woman and her three children whose bodies were recovered in sugarcane fields with their throats slit in the Fakharpur area of Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district on September 11.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Shang-Chi' to rule for 3rd weekend as 'Free Guy' climbs up to 2nd spot
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Simu Liu's superhero movie 'Shang Chi' is set to remain on the number one position with gross of $20 million to $22 million, bringing its total earnings to a whopping $175 million to $177 million.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UP: Youth held for raping minor, posting video online
Mahoba (Uttar Prdesh), Sep 19 (IANS) The Mahoba police have arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly raping a minor girl and posting a video of the same on social media.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HK begins 1st polls after improvements to electoral system
Hong Kong, Sep 19 (IANS) The 2021 Election Committee's subsector ordinary polls in Hong Kong started on Sunday, the first election after the improvements to Hong Kong's electoral system earlier this year.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
K'taka circular against bureaucrats holding press conferences
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) After the poignant verbal attack on Indian Administrative Service (IAS) personnel in the legislative Assembly, the Karnataka government has issued a circular imposing a ban on holding press conferences and issuing statements by the bureaucrats.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Daniel Craig gets emotional on last day on James Bond set
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Hollywood star Daniel Craig says playing James Bond was "one of the greatest honours" of his life, as he was filmed getting emotional on his last day in the iconic role.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kolkata safest city among metros: NCRB report
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) With the crime rate per one lakh population dipping down below 110 and recording the lowest number of serious crimes like rape and murder, Kolkata is considered to be the safest among the metropolitan cities in the country, as per the latest report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
2021-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mindy Kaling: Reese Witherspoon is such a great source of parenting advice
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Mindy Kaling, who is a mother of two children -- Katherine and Spencer -- has praised her close friend and actress Reese Witherspoon for teaching her the importance of "making time" for herself so she can be a better parent to her kids.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Limits to power: Taliban in Kabul, jailbreak in Israel (Comment)
What could possibly be common between the Taliban brandishing their weapons in Kabul and Palestinians twirling their spoons (yes, teaspoons) with a flourish? Well, the latter were celebrating because six Palestinian prisoners had pulled off a seemingly impossible escape from the high security Gilboa prison in Northern Israel. Clearly an embarrassment for a state which flaunts national security as a marketable commodity. The spoon has become an emblem because the six used it as an implement to dig a hole in the toilet attached to their cell.
2021-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Music sells again but it is not the same (Column: B-Town)
Indian music is selling again and it is earning in crores. Seems like you don't need a full album anymore, a single number suffices to make millions. Despite huge numbers in sales, a filmgoer may not identify these songs with any film! Simply because, these songs which are raking in crores, are not film songs and not likely to fit into any film situation either.
2021-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for September 20-26
2021-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Learning from an 'asymmetric' war (Column Spy's Eye)
Evacuation of the last American soldiers from Kabul in what was a messy situation to say the least -- created by a combination of flawed assessment, inconsistency of policy and a wrong belief that the more resourceful side would win a non-traditional war -- calls for a reevaluation of the entire course of developments in Afghanistan during the two decades of the 'war on terror', a conflict that seemed to have gone on there 'forever'.
2021-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Atletico Madrid held by Athletic Club Bilbao in La Liga
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid went to bed as league leaders in Spain on Saturday night, but Diego Simeone's side will be frustrated after being held to a 0-0 draw by an effective and disciplined Athletic Club Bilbao side that had the best chances to win the match.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Punjab Cong issue: Late night strategy meet by Rahul with Ambika, Venugopal
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After the exit of Amarinder Singh as the Punjab Chief Minister, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi held a meeting late in the night in which party leader Ambika Soni, General Secretary Organisation K.C. Venugopal were present. The meeting ended post midnight on Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
See mementos, fetters of freedom struggle heroes in this museum
Set up by the Uttar Pradesh prison department, this jail museum has a rich collection of mementos related to legendary inmates during the freedom movement, including Indias first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
2021-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Indonesia reopens borders for int'l tourists with limited valid visas
Jakarta, Sep 19 (IANS) Indonesia has opened a few of its borders to foreigners after the Ministry of Law and Human Rights issued a ministerial regulation that reopens applications for tourist and limited stay visas for fully-vaccinated travellers.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Liverpool cruise but Manchester City drop points in Premier League
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Sadio Mane's 100th goal for Liverpool helped his side go top of the Premier League on Saturday evening after a 3-0 win at home to Crystal Palace. Mane seized on a rebound following Mohamed Salah's header two minutes before halftime, but Liverpool had to wait until the 78th minute for their second of the game when Salah scored following a corner and Nabi Keita added a third in the last minute.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Body of 2-year-old boy found in borewell, father questioned
Belagavi, Sep 19 (IANS) The police were questioning the father of a two-year-old boy whose body was recovered from a borewell in the Alakhanur village in Karnataka's Belagavi district, police sources said on Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fuel prices stable for fortnight amidst volatility in global oil market
New Delhi, Sept. Sep 19 (IANS) Auto fuel prices in the country have maintained stability amidst volatility in global oil prices with crude on the rise again.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
5G will revolutionise future of online gaming: Experts
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) As India is getting ready to embrace the 5G technology, the next-generation cellular network will not only open new opportunities in public safety and businesses, but will also have a major impact on online gaming, industry experts said on Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Coffee farming empowers tribals in Odisha's Koraput
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) Coffee farming is transforming the lives of the tribal population of Odishas Koraput district, which is considered one of the most backward in India.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 228.1 mn
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 228.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.68 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.88 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Couple found murdered in case of honour killing
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 19 (IANS) A young couple was found murdered, apparently in a case of honour killing by the girl's family.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Need to organise more music festivals: Santosh Nahar
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Believing that both the government and private players need to come forward and do their bit for Indian classical music, Hindustani classical violinist Santosh Nahar says that it is important that young and experienced musicians be rewarded and supported for taking the legacy forward.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress, SP, RLD weakened farmers' protest for personal gains: Sanjeev Balyan (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Sanjeev Balyan, said that opposition parties such as the Congress, SP and RLD have weakened the ongoing farmers' protest for their personal political interests.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress leaning 'Left' to recruit young talent?
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Speculation is rife in the Congress over the induction of CPI leader and former JNU President Kanhaiya Kumar into the party. Another leader who is expected to join is Jignesh Mevani, MLA in Gujarat, as Congress leaders indicate that this is not the first time that Left leaders will be joining the party.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
This Mumbai NGO 'runs' after runaway kids, to reunite them with kin
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) This week, Mumbaikars were shocked to learn of a school topper girl, who - lured by a glamour career - ran away to Telangana, but was safely rescued by Mumbai Police and brought back to her family.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
'Biden administration to deport migrant crowds in Texas border city'
Washington/Houston, Sep 19 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's administration has said that it would start to swiftly deport thousands of Haitian migrants crossing the US-Mexico border illegally and gathering under a bridge in Del Rio, a border city in south central US state Texas.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United States,International
Covid-19 death toll surpasses 7,500 in Israel
Jerusalem, Sep 19 (IANS) The death toll from the coronavirus in Israel rose by 42 to 7,507, the state's Ministry of Health has said.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Israel,International
Iranian president calls full SCO membership as 'diplomatic success'
Tehran, Sep 19 (IANS) Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has described the full membership of Iran in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as a "diplomatic success."
2021-09-19
Category: International, Turkey,International
'AUKUS' raises risk of tensions, regional arms race: Malaysian PM
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has voiced his concerns that the newly-established security partnership among Australia, the UK and the US (AUKUS) would raise tensions and spark a regional arms race.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UN chief calls for continuation of campaign against sexual exploitation
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday took stock of four years of efforts against sexual exploitation and abuse in the UN system and called for the continuation of the campaign.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United States,International
BPR&D in talks with stakeholders to formulate fresh training modules for CAPF
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) has started consultation with the stakeholders to develop new training modules in view of the upcoming security challenges.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Davis Cup: Rajpal blames absence of players for India's Finland defeat
Espoo (Finland), Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian Davis Cup team's non-playing captain Rohit Rajpal on Saturday blamed availability of a small pool of players, due to injuries to key singles players, as the reason for his team's 1-3 defeat to Finland in the World Group 1 First Round encounter at Espoo, Finland on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Tennis
Hefajat leader held for violence during Modi's visit to Dhaka
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested Rezwan Rafiquee, a leader of the militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, for his alleged role in the widespread violence that was witnessed in Dhaka during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh in March this year.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Scotland take on Zimbabwe in exciting series decider
Edinburgh, Sep 18 (IANS) The three-match T20I series between Scotland and Zimbabwe hangs in the balance after the visitors levelled the field with a win in the second T20I, effectively taking the series to a decider.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Diya Agarwal, famous for her fights with Shamita Shetty, wins 'Bigg Boss OTT
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Serial reality show star Divya Agarwal was declared the winner of 'Bigg Boss OTT' on Friday, marking a victorious end to her stay at the 'house' hosted by Karan Johar.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China cautious on Afghanistan while Pakistan faces grim situation
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan has been reeling under international pressure on their handling of the Afghan situation and it is conscious of the fact that its role in Afghanistan will increasingly come under scrutiny in the coming days.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Agriculture research essential for food security: Tomar at G20 meet
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Underlining the problems that India's growing population could face with respect to food security and climate change, Union Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Saturday that by 2030-31, India's population is likely to exceed 150 crore, for which the demand for foodgrains is estimated to be around 350 million tonnes and it could only be addressed via agricultural research as it contributes significantly to the three aspects of food security -- availability, access and affordability.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Najafgarh-Dhansa Metro line opens for public
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The much-awaited Najafgarh-Dhansa bus stand section on the Grey line of Delhi Metro started it operations on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Supercars speed past Arunachal highway, CM thrilled
Itanagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Supercars, including Ferrari and Porsche, sped past the high altitude roads in the treacherous terrains of Arunachal Pradesh amid steady drizzle, leaving the Chief Minister and netizens delighted.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National
Centre tweaks airfare cap rules, gives more pricing freedom
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To give more pricing flexibility to the airlines, the Centre has tweaked the airfare cap rules.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Explosions in ISIS-K heartland target Taliban vehicles
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Bomb blasts in in Afghanistans ISIS-K heartland has killed two and injured up to 20 more in the first deadly attack since the US troops withdrew last month, Daily Mail reported.
2021-09-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Valencia, Real Madrid to test each other's credentials in key clash
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) The top two sides in La Liga go head to head when Real Madrid visit Valencia on Sunday evening.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Davis Cup: Prajnesh wins lone consolation as India go down 1-3 (ld)
Espoo (Finland), Sep 18 (IANS) With the match decided in Finland's favour, Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Patrik Niklas-Salminen to win a consolation point for the visitors in their Davis Cup World Group 1 First Round encounter to make the scoreline 1-3 at the Espoo Metro Areena on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Tennis
Afghan embassies shun Taliban govt
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Most of Afghanistans embassies have cut off contacts with the Kabul administration and the host countries.
2021-09-18
Category: International, India,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Stage set for mammoth Ganesh immersion procession in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The stage is set for Ganesh immersion procession in Hyderabad on Sunday amid tight security arrangements and Covid-19 safety guidelines.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Kitex Group signs MoU to invest Rs 2,400 cr in Telangana
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala-based textiles major Kitex Group will invest Rs 2,400 crore in Telangana to set up two integrated fibre to apparel manufacturing clusters.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Classroom teaching for UG students in Odisha to start from Sep 20
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) With the improvement in the Covid-19 situation in the State, the Odisha government has decided to start the physical classroom teaching for first year undergraduate (UG) students from September 20.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana Guv calls for better health infra to treat snakebite victims
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday called for improved healthcare infrastructure in primary health centres to offer timely and better treatment to the snakebite victims.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Siddaramaiah is anti-Hindu, says K'taka BJP in-charge Arun Singh
Davanagere (Karnataka), Sep 18 (IANS) Karnataka state in-charge of BJP Arun Singh dubbed Opposition leader Siddaramaiah as anti-Hindu on Saturday in Davanagere. "Siddaramaiah is an anti-Hindu leader. Now he has started talking about temples," he said.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Harmilan, Aishwarya claim golden doubles in National Open Athletics
Warangal, Sep 18 (IANS) Harmilan Kaur Bains (Punjab) completed the women's middle-distance double while Railway's B. Aishwarya achieved the same feat in women's horizontal jumps at the 60th National Open Athletics Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Athletics
Interstate gang of auto lifters busted in Delhi, six held
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Police on Saturday said they have busted a gang of auto-lifters and arrested six people in this connection.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vrushika talks about her 'Rapchik Lavani' in 'Ganesh Utsav with Zee TV'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Vrushika Mehta will perform a Lavani act on some current trending songs in 'Ganesh Utsav with Zee TV.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Lingayat seer dares K'taka CM to remove non-Hindu religious centre
Hubballi, Sep 18 (IANS) Lingayat seer Dingaleshwara Swamiji on Saturday said that if Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has the guts let him remove a religious centre built illegally in his Shiggaon assembly constituency.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Centre plans to procure 20 cr Covishield, 1 cr Zydus RNA vax doses in Sept
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With the Centre planning to procure 25 crore of vaccine doses per month, a top government source said that by the end of September, the Centre can procure 1 crore doses of Zydus DNA Covid vaccine.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Appreciation pours in for mother who thrashed eve teaser in K'taka
Hubballi (Karnataka), Sep 18 (IANS) Appreciation is pouring in for the courageous act of a 45-year-old lady, a mother, who took on eve teaser, punched and handed him over to the police with the help of colleagues and the public in Hubballi, Karnataka.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
We will focus on our process in every match: DC captain Pant
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Rishabh Pant, the captain of Delhi Capitals (DC), who attended his first training session on Friday ahead of the second half of IPL 2021, said the team will focus on its processes. He also hoped that DC will continue their superlative performance from the first half of the tournament.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
'Fratricide', says Omar Abdullah on Amarinder's exit
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Exit of Captain Amarinder Singh as Punjab Chief Minister has evoked sharp reaction from across the political spectrum. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has termed it "fratricide"
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India continues growth momentum in fixed broadband download speeds
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India has recorded the highest growth trajectory in the overall fixed broadband download speeds to achieve the mean speed of 62.45 Mbps in August, the highest ever the country has achieved, according to Ookla's Speedtest Global Index.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Priest arrested on charges of religious conversions in Bihar
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) A priest from Bihar's Supaul district was arrested for his alleged involvement in religious conversions on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KTR ready to undergo tests for drugs
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Rejecting allegations of Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy linking him to the drugs racket, State Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Saturday said he was ready to give samples for drug tests and asked whether Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too would give samples for the same.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Hailey Bieber trashes reports that husband Justin is not nice to her
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Super model and actress Hailey Bieber said she is lucky to have a husband like Justin Bieber, refuting rumours of the ace singer not treating her properly.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
India hikes domestic flight capacity to 85%
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday allowed domestic airlines to deploy up to 85 per cent of their pre-Covid flight capacity.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
First track out from Balakrishna's Telugu film 'Akhanda'
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna's much awaited film 'Akhanda' was back creating a buzz on Saturday. The makers of the film released its first track 'Adigaa Adigaa'.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
UP Governor Anandiben Patel on a two-day visit of Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Gujarat Chief Minister and presently the Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel is on a visit to her home State Gujarat on Saturday. Patel believed to be the mentor of the newly appointed Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is expected to be in the state for two days.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Babul Supriyo likely to be sent to Rajya Sabha
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The induction of Babul Supriyo into the Trinamool Congress has quelled a lot of speculation in political circles of the state. The party with its ambitious plan to have its footprint at the national level wants to utilise Supriyo effectively and so the former BJP MP is likely to get a ticket to the Rajya Sabah in place of Arpita Ghosh.
2021-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Baisoya ends title-drought by winning J&K Open
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi's Honey Baisoya returned to his best as he ended a three-year title drought with his determined display at the J&K Open 2021 played at the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Golf
Amarinder's resignation self-admission of party's failures: Sukhbir
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Saturday that Amarinder Singh's resignation from the post of Punjab Chief Minister is a self-admission on the part of the Congress and its high command that the party has failed to perform and has nothing to show in its more than four-and-a-half years of governance.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India' Covid vaccine doses cross 80 cr mark
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With the administration of more than 2.5 crore vaccine doses on Friday, India's Covid vaccination coverage on Saturday surpassed the landmark figure of 80 crores. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on social media, "India has administered 80 crore COVID-19 vaccines doses".
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Porn-scam: 4 days after charge sheet, Raj Kundra seeks bail
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Four days after the Mumbai Police filed a charge sheet, businessman Raj Kundra - the prime accused in a porn racket - has filed a bail application seeking release as the investigations are now over.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa casinos can re-open from Monday with conditions: CM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Onshore and offshore casinos, spas and massage parlours in Goa can re-open from Monday at 50 per cent capacity, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Dulquer Salmaan releases first look poster of 'Hanu-Man'
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Dulquer Salmaan took to social media on Saturday to unveil the first look poster of actor Teja Sajja's upcoming film 'Hanu-Man'.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Selectors talk only after they leave the post: Indian cricketer Vanitha
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian cricketer Vanitha VR has slammed the former selectors of the womens team, saying they talk only after they leave the post. She asked why dont the former selectors talk or give an explanation when they are at the helm.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2021: RCB unveil blue jersey to pay tribute to frontline workers
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Saturday unveiled blue jersey to pay tribute to frontline workers who are working day in and out for fighting against the COVID-19 virus. This will be the franchise's second special jersey in the IPL after the green jersey worn as part of the 'Go Green' movement.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cricketer Yusuf Pathan bats for elephants
Agra, Sep 18 (IANS) Former India cricketer Yusuf Pathan visited Wildlife SOS's Elephant Hospital and the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura on Saturday to spread awareness about the plight of captive elephants.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Additional district and session judge in Patna suspended
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) The Patna High Court has taken disciplinary action against the additional district and session judge and suspended him from immediate effect.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Sidhu anti-national', Amarinder says he will fight move to make him CM
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Dubbing Navjot Sidhu as anti-national, dangerous, unstable, incompetent and a security threat to the state and the country, Amarinder Singh on Friday said he will fight any move to make the Punjab Congress president the chief minister "tooth and nail."
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Davis Cup: India switch doubles pair but go down 0-3 to Finland
Espoo (Finland), Sep 18 (IANS) India made a desperate tactical switch by pairing Ramkumar Ramanathan with Rohan Bopanna instead of Divij Sharan for the doubles match against Finland in the Davis Cup World Group I First Round tie. But the switch did not work out as India, after losing both the singles on the first day, lost the doubles match too and conceded an unassailable 0-3 lead to Finland on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Tennis
Prabhu Deva to show his moves in 'Dance+ Season 6'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The upcoming episodes of 'Dance + Season 6 will see the presence of noted choreographer Prabhu Deva as the special guest.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Opposition less all-party UDA govt formed in Nagaland
Kohima, Sep 18 (IANS) In a significant political development, all the ruling and opposition parties in Nagaland, consequent upon their earlier agreement, on Saturday decided to form an all-party government named as United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Nadda gives tips to Dalit leaders for assembly polls
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With an eye on next year's crucial assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, BJP national president J.P. Nadda on Sunday gave tips to the Dalit leaders who had gathered in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on how to win votes.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Golfer Honey Baisoya ends title-drought with determined effort at J&K Open
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi's Honey Baisoya returned to his best as he ended a three-year title-drought with his determined display at the J&K Open 2021 played at the Royal Springs Golf Course here.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Other Sports
Two held for illegally swapping mobile SIMs in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Odisha Police has arrested two ex-employees of a mobile company for fraudulently swapping mobile SIMs without the knowledge of the genuine customers, a police official said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ransomware attack on TN Public Department systems
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Some computers of the Tamil Nadu government's Public Department suffered ransomware attack and officials are trying to secure back the access with experts, said a senior government official.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Great start to the campaign our driving and motivating factor: Kohli
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli said on Saturday that a great first half of IPL 2021 will be a driving and motivating factor ahead of the second half of the tournament. He also said that the team will take confidence from playing a certain brand of cricket in the first half in India.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
I resigned as I felt humiliated, but Sidhu is a disaster: Amarinder (3rd Ld)
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned from his post as the Chief Minister of Punjab after months of political tussle, saying he stepped down as he felt 'humiliated'.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
National Boxing: Hussamuddin sails into the quarterfinals on Day 4
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 18 (IANS) Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohammad Hussamuddin (57kg) continued his rich form and stormed into the quarterfinals at the 5th Elite Men's National Boxing Championships at the Inspire Institute of Sports in Bellary, Karnataka on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Punjab MLAs authorise Sonia to select new CLP leader
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting called here on Saturday to select the successor to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who resigned amid infighting the party on Saturday afternoon, ended with the legislators unanimously passing a resolution authorising interim party President Sonia Gandhi to pick the new leader.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Hasaranga and Chameera skillsets will definitely be a huge help to us: Kohli
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli said on Saturday that the skillsets provided by the Sri Lankan duo of Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera will help the side in UAE conditions. He also said that Hasaranga and Chameera are players who know these conditions, which are similar to the sub-continental conditions during this time of the year.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BJP calls Babul 'opportunist'; Trinamool says more to follow
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Though the Trinamool Congress has overwhelmingly accepted Babul Supriyo in the party, the BJP on Saturday accused their two-time MP from Asansol of betraying not only the party, but also the people of his constituency.
2021-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
OnePlus 9, 9 Pro update adds Hasselblad XPan mode for camera
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Smartphone brand OnePlus has started rolling out version 11.2.9.9 for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro that brings with a new camera mode, called XPan.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Furry Companion: Man books Air India business class cabin for pet dog
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a rare incident, a passenger booked the entire business class of an Air India flight to travel with his pet dog.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Dunzo consortium to conduct drone vaccine delivery trials
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Dunzo Med Air consortium will conduct drone trials for the 'Medicine from Sky' initiative of the Telangana government from Monday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala logs 19,325 new Covid cases, 143 deaths in a day
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday informed that 19,325 people turned Covid positive after 1,21,070 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours, while the test positivity rate was 15.96 per cent.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Imran initiates dialogue with Taliban for inclusive govt
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that he has initiated a dialogue with the Taliban for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan representing multiple ethnic groups.
2021-09-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
After Punjab, will it be Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh?
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) After the Punjab operation, all eyes are now on Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh which have also been facing similar problem and issues. In Rajasthan, the Congress leader Sachin Pilot wants his position to be restored and given top post in the state and in Chhattisgarh T.S. Singhdeo wants the formula of rotational Chief Minister be honoured.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL 2021: SRH's Saha, Natarajan start training with Williamson & Co
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad's (SRH) India Test player Wriddhiman Saha is out of quarantine following return from England where he was part of the Test squad as second wicketkeeper. Saha joined his SRH teammates ahead of the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Dragon will have food warmer, free WiFi next time: Musk
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that next time the Dragon spacecraft will have food warmer and free WiFi.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
England women look to seal ODI series against New Zealand
Worcester, Sep 18 (IANS) Hosts England will be hoping to gain an unassailable lead in the three-match ODI series when they meet New Zealand in the second women's One-Day International at New Road here on Sunday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Fishermen to be issued Kisan credit cards: Minister
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, L. Murugan, said on Saturday that the Central government will issue Kisan credit cards to fishermen with or without boats of their own.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Summoning, detaining a person without any crime violates basic principles: SC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has observed that summoning and detaining of a person without any crime registered against that person would violate basic principles.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
IPL 2021 issues final list of replacements
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) The list of replacements of the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was officially released on Saturday with Delhi Capitals (DC), Mumbai Indians (MI), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) making changes to their team.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Three reasons why Mika is 'jealous' of Badshah
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh has made some interesting revelations about his bond with Badshah, the special guest in 'Zee Comedy Show.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tamannaah looks for challenges to expand her range as actor
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia's recent Telugu release 'Maestro' is drawing appreciation from the audience.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'No room for complacency in Covid management'
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Emphasising the need to strictly enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba directed all the states and authorities on Saturday not to leave any room for complacency.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Militants flee leaving behind weapons after Srinagar gunfight
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Militants fled after leaving behind weapons following a gunfight in Srinagar district on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals' India Test stars start practice
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian Test team members in the Delhi Capitals squad, who have arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from England, started their training ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021's second leg that is set to begin here from Sunday night.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
IAF to conduct air show over Dal Lake on Sept 26
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct an air show over the Dal Lake in Srinagar on September 26 as part of the ongoing 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', marking the 75th year of India's Independence.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Amarinder-Rahul faceoff is not new, it turned full circle today
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) The Punjab crisis which began with Amarinder Singh's festering feud with Navjot Sidhu, who was appointed the state party chief in July, despite stiff resistance from the captain, is believed to be at the behest of Rahul Gandhi, as the feud between Amarinder Singh and Rahul Gandhi began when the latter wanted to back Pratap Singh Bajwa in the run up to Assembly elections in 2017.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Raninder Singh returns as President of National Rifle Association of India
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Raninder Singh was re-elected as the President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) - the governing body for the sport of shooting in the country at the elections held within the premises of Punjab Cricket Association, here on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Neha Kakkar shares her troubled journey to success in 'Super Dancer 4'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The performance by contestant Anshika and guru Manan, who danced on a medley song includng 'Ludo', 'Coca Cola' and 'Yaar Na Mile', has impressed the special guests -- Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar and Tony Kakkar -- in 'Super Dancer Chapter 4'.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
New OTT Digiflix to debut with Rahul Dev's 'The Perfect Script'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Digiflix Media Pvt Ltd recently announced the launch of its new OTT platform, Digiflix TV.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
How Alia Bhatt inspired TV actress Aanchal Goswami
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Television actress Aanchal Goswami has opened up on how she is inspired by Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt and her performance in the 2014 Imtiaz Ali directorial 'Highway'.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US company's tech abused by Indian govt to spy on Pak, China: Report
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A US companys tech was abused by the Indian government amid warnings that Americans are contributing to a spyware industry already under fire for being out of control, Forbes reported.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Durand Cup: Hyderabad FC to face Army Red in a must-win encounter
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) With a spot in the knockout phase for the taking, ISL side Hyderabad FC meet a confident Army Red Football Team in a Group D game at the 130th Durand Cup on Sunday, at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK). A win will ensure either team's passage to the knockout stage of the iconic tournament.
2021-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I resigned as I felt humiliated, says Amarinder Singh (2nd Ld)
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned from the post after a day-long political drama and said he resigned as he felt humiliated. At the same time, he said the "future politics option is always there and I will use that option".
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
K'taka police arrest gang indulging in extortion over nude videos
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Criminal Investigation Department (CID) sleuths from Karnataka have arrested a three-member gang who blackmailed and extorted money from people posing as young women on social media. The accused persons after trapping people made their nude videos and extorted money, CID sources said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSF tightens security along IB after spike in infiltration attempts from PoK
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has tightened the security along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir following a spike in infiltration attempts by Pakistan-supported terror outfits located in PoK, with over 100 attempts made in the past three months, sources in the security set up said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IPL 2021: Tournament resumes with CSK-MI clash (Preview)
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the two most successful Indian Premier League franchises (in terms of titles won), will clash in the first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021's second leg here on Sunday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
BCCI strikes back at Kohli-Shastri regime! Will Kumble accept the job offer?
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Unhappy? It seems the Indian cricket board is rather angry with Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri, says a former BCCI official when asked about his views on the latest reports suggesting Anil Kumble might be brought back as chief coach next month.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Google TV could soon start offering free TV channels
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Google TV, the smart TV platform from the search engine giant, could soon get support for free TV channels.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,
Amarinder Singh submits resignation to Governor
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Just minutes ahead of the crucial Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting on Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reached the Governor's house and submitted his and his council of ministers resignation to him.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Shershaah' to be screened in inflatable theatre at Himalayan film fest
Ladakh, Sep 18 (IANS) The beautiful landscapes of Ladakh are going to witness the first edition of 'The Himalayan Film Festival 2021' (THFF) from September 24 to September 28 as part of the celebrations of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' for commemorating 75 years of India's Independence.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ITD sniffs out Rs 250 cr financial irregularities by Sonu Sood (Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) In a major revelation, the Income Tax Department on Saturday accused Bollywood actor Sonu Sood of financial irregularities worth over Rs 250 crore by way of unutilised charitable funds, bogus contracts and circular transactions with one of his partner companies, and diverting funds to evade taxes, officials said.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Ex-BJP Minister Supriyo to resign as MP, says couldn't refuse Trinamool's offer
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Within minutes after severing his umbilical ties with the BJP and joining arch-rival Trinamool Congress, Asansol MP Babul Supriyo made it clear on Saturday that he will not keep any links with his erstwhile political party anymore and resign from parliament as well.
2021-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
No objection to Delhi govt's proposed 14-point guidelines: Rai
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In reference to the Delhi Government's meeting with over 50 major construction agencies operating in the national capital in order to tackle the problem of dust pollution, State Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that none of the companies raised any objection to the 14-point guidelines during the meeting.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Anupam Kher to get honorary doctorate from American university
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher has been invited by The Hindu University of America to be conferred the prestigious Honorary Doctorate in Hindu Studies at a simple Hindu Vedic ceremony in Manhattan, New York on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
After Taliban takeover, fanatics threaten progressive Kashmiri women
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Taliban taking over Afghanistan has led to tens of thousands of women fleeing the country to escape the atrocities of the new regime.
2021-09-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Indianisation of our legal system need of the hour: CJI Ramana
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana called for Indianisation of legal system in the country on Saturday in a function held in Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru organised by the Karnataka State Bar Council to pay tributes to Late Justice Mohana M. Shantanagaudar.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
England batsman Banton pulls out of upcoming season of Big Bash League
Taunton, Sep 18 (IANS) England batsman Tom Banton has pulled out of the upcoming season of the Big Bash League (BBL) due to concerns over hotel quarantine and bio-bubble measures in Australia. Banton had missed last year's BBL because of similar concerns about his well being. Banton played seven games in ninth season of the BBL for Brisbane Heat and smacked 223 runs at a strike rate of 176.98, including three half-centuries before signing a two-year contract.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Murder convict escapes from jail, returns with wife and son to surrender
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) A murder convict Jaffar Hussain, imprisoned in the high profile Thiruvananthapuram Central Jail at Poojapura in the heart of the capital city, who escaped on Tuesday morning, on Saturday surrendered before a court here.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
ISL champs Mumbai City FC sign versatile Gurkirat Singh for 3 years
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Mumbai City FC on Saturday announce the signing of Gurkirat Singh who joins the Islanders from Indian Arrows. The 18-year-old joins the defending Indian Super League (ISL) Shield winners and champions on a three-year contract until May 2024 with an option to extend it for another season.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
460 youths from J&K and Ladakh join JAKLI
Jammu, Sep 18 (IANS) Four hundred and sixty youths from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday joined the J&K light infantry (JAKLI) regiment after an impressive passing out parade in Jammu district.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Amarinder to meet Governor, may submit resignation
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Ahead of the crucial Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting on Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is reaching the Governor's house where he may submit his resignation.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
The celebrity makeup trick that makes your skin glow
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Festivals are just around the corner and while you brainstorm about OOTDs (outfit of the day), don't forget the right makeup. Hanisha Kapoor, COO, ArchiesBeauty.com shares makeup trends experimented by these Bollywood divas throughout 2021 for inspiration. While some stuck to the classics, others mixed it up... take a look:
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Pakistan had been providing New Zealand with the best security: Inzamam
Multan, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has slammed New Zealand Cricket (NZC) for abandoning the white-ball tour of Pakistan. On Friday, minutes before the first ODI at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium could begin, the NZC released a statement saying that they were calling off the tour entirely due to security concerns. New Zealand were on their first tour to Pakistan after 18 years.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Tanya Sharma, Vishal Singh's music video 'Vyaah Wali Jodi' to release on Sept 24
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Actors Vishal Singh and Tanya Sharma are featured in the latest music video 'Vyaah Wali Jodi', which
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
High time we speak freely about feminine hygiene: Janhvi Kapoor
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Youth icon and actor Janhvi Kapoor says that it is "high time that we speak openly and freely about feminine hygiene care, and I think thats the first step in making sanitary pads and feminine care more easily available and accessible to a larger number of women in our country".
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Global Anxieties: Rupee to be under tapering fears (IANS Currency Outlook)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Global anxieties along with rising imports and persistently high crude oil prices will weaken the Indian rupee in the coming week.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Shraddha Kapoor the face of beauty brands latest campaign
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) One of Indias fast growing Direct To Consumer (DTC) beauty and personal care brands, MyGlamm, launches its national TVC around the message 'All Natural #NoNasties today with actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is also an investor in the brand.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
K'taka ex CM Yediyurappa reined in by BJP, former CMs to join him on state tour
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Clamping down on Karnataka's former chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa, who was all set to embark on a state tour, the BJP has decided to send former chief ministers Jagadish Shettar, D.V. Sadananada Gowda and Karnataka party President Nalin Kumar Kateel along with him, said party sources.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
OPPO working on new Reno series phone with multi-directional camera: Report
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO is reportedly working on a new Reno series of smartphone with a multi directional camera module.
2021-09-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Aditya Seal receives most promising actor award at Dehradun film fest
Dehradun, Sep 18 (IANS) Aditya Seal, who most recently played Humayun in the Nikkhil Advani web series 'The Empire', received the 'most promising actor' award from the Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami, at the 6th Dehradun International Film Festival on Friday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Kerala aiming for 15,000 startups by 2026: Vijayan
Kochi, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala is working towards a four-fold increase in the number of startups by aiming to take their total to 15,000 in the next five years, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Shilpa Shetty puts out yet another cryptic post, talks about 'new endings'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra uploaded a page from a novel on her Instagram story, leaving followers wondering what it meant. It is the second such post by the actress after the arrest of her husband Raj Kundra in a porn-related case.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
75 years after accession, Kashmir's streets to be renamed after national heroes
New Delhi, Sep 18: Seventy-five years after Jammu and Kashmirs accession to India, authorities in the Union Territory are naming some roads, bridges, colleges, playgrounds, hospitals and several other developmental schemes after the people who have laid down their lives for the country. Some of the iconic landmarks in the capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu would be in the name of eminent litterateurs, academics, physicians, surgeons, judges, jurists, journalists and sportspersons who have made significant contribution to their fields and professions in the last 100 years.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Interstate drugs syndicate busted in Delhi, two held
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Inter-border Gangs Investigation Squad (IGIS) of the Delhi Police's Crime Branch has busted an interstate racket of illegal drugs and arrested two drug traffickers, police said here on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo joins Trinamool Congress
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former union minister and BJP MP Babul Supriyo on Saturday joined West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's All India Trinamool Congress (AITC).
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Varun Sood on girlfriend Divya Agarwal in 'Cartel': I still get goosebumps
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Divya Agarwal, who is currently in the 'Bigg Boss OTT' plays Grissy, an assassin in the series 'Cartel' She donned multiple looks for the series. Divya's boyfriend Varun Sood, who had made an acting debut in 'Ragini MMS 2' spoke about her work in the series and how proud he is to watch her bloom.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sohrab Hura's 'Static In The Air' opens in Dubai
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Ishara Art Foundation has opened the opening of 'Growing Like A Tree: Static In The Air', the second iteration of the exhibition 'Growing Like a Tree' curated by artist Sohrab Hura. The exhibition is on view till December 9.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Make public the probe into Goa teen's mysterious death: Cong to CM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant must make public the progress of the investigation into the death of teenager Siddhi Naik, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances at the popular Calangute beach last month, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Ending Australian lockdowns at 70% vax rate not prudent'
Canberra, Sep 18 (IANS) Andrew Barr, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), said on Saturday that the region's coronavirus lockdown may not necessarily end when 70 per cent of adults are fully vaccinated as the country continues to battle the third wave of the pandemic.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Sunil Jakhar frontrunner as Punjab CM replacement
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Punjab President Sunil Jakhar is frontrunner for the post of Chief Minister, sources said as party wants to project non Sikh face ahead of polls to counter AAP which is gaining ground in the state.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Chabahar to cultural connect, how Iran became a key member of the SCO
New Delhi, Sep 18:With the region caught in a geopolitical churn, the news of Iran becoming the ninth member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at the end of the Dushanbe summit on Friday hasn't exactly jolted many out of their sleep.
2021-09-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
217 Palestinian protesters injured in W.Bank clashes
Ramallah, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 217 Palestinian protesters were injured during clashes with Israeli soldiers in a protest against Jewish settlement in the West Bank, authorities said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Karan Wahi, Rithvik Dhanjani to be special guests on 'Bigg Boss OTT'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actors Karan Wahi and Rithvik Dhanjani will be the special guests for the 'Bigg Boss OTT' finale episode on Saturday. They will enter the house in the evening.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Goa's negative vax wastage at 6%, says CM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) While achieving 102 per cent coverage of the first vaccination dose, Goa has also achieved six per cent negative wastage, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said during virtual interactive session chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Indie singer Nikitaa's latest single 'Farewell' out
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Indie artiste Nikitaa is back with her latest single titled 'Farewell'.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tharoor asks for immediate change of leadership in Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Three-time Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said there should be a new leadership of the Congress party.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Terror Module: Man accused of hiding IED claims innocence, surrenders
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A man who was accused of concealing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at his poultry farm in Prayagraj, meant to carry out terror attacks in the country, on Saturday claimed innocence in a Facebook video.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Who 'surprised' betrayal should be ready for 'shock': Punjab CM's Press Secy
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Indicating loud and clear 'rebellion' by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, if he was forced to resign by the Congress high command, his Press Secretary on Saturday said the people who 'surprised' the betrayal should be ready for a 'shock' with vengeance.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Restart Goa casinos to boost tourism: Minister to CM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave positive signals about revival of tourism in the state and lauded Goa for 100 per cent coverage of the first Covid vaccine dose, Goa Ports Minister Michael Lobo urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to restart the casino industry in the state.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Pak Taliban rejects FM Qureshi's amnesty offer, asks army to apologise
New Delhi, Sep 18: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has rejected Pakistan governments offer of amnesty saying that its struggle will continue until they establish Sharia. TTP also asked the Pakistani security forces to ask for forgiveness.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Gurugram increases screening at border to curb dengue-malaria cases
Gurugram, Sep 18 (IANS) After dengue and malaria cases increased in the national capital, the district health department of Gurugram has been put on alert.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
UN working to get more relief convoys into Ethiopia's Tigray
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said they were working not only to get more relief convoys into Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region but also to get empty delivery trucks out.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Shrill sounds of ambulance horns to be replaced with musical notes of flute, harmonium
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) The harsh, shrill, loud and alarming sounds of ambulance horns which echoed on the streets during the second wave of the COVID pandemic in India could soon be a thing of the past. Now those shrill horns are planned to be replaced with the sounds of flute, harmonium, tabla and conch shell.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Illegal casino busted in Goa hotel; 15 arrested
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) An illegal casino operating out of a hotel was busted in the beach village of Varca in South Goa and 15 persons involved in the racket were arrested, Superintendent of Police (South Goa) Pankaj Kumar Singh said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple, Google remove 'Navalny' voting app in Russia
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Tech giant Apple and Google have removed an app meant to coordinate protest voting in the Russian elections.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Aanchal Srivastava to play the protagonist in TV series 'Ghar'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Aanchal Srivastava, who had earlier appeared in the Rani Mukherjee-starrer 'Mardaani 2', will be seen in the upcoming new episode titled 'Ghar', along with Viral Yadav, in the TV series 'Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya'.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Perry, Campbell shine in Australia's warm-up win over India
Brisbane, Sep 18 (IANS) Ellyse Perry and Stella Campbell came up with stellar performances with the ball as Australia clinched a 36-run win in the warm-up match of 50 overs against India at Ian Healy Oval in Brisbane on Saturday. Australia made 278/9 in 50 overs with half-centuries from Rachael Haynes (65), Meg Lanning (59) and Beth Mooney (59).
2021-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
The Indian line-up at Global Citizen Live
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) International advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, in partnership with Wizcraft, has revealed the line-up of performers who will appear as part of the Mumbai moment in Global Citizen Live: Amit Trivedi, Ajay ? Atul, Badshah featuring Aastha Gill & Tanishk Bagchi Ft. Zara Khan, Nikhita Gandhi and Yasser Desai.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Mafia flouts NGT ban in Bihar, continues mining sand
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) Despite the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning sand mining till September 30, the illegal operations of the sand mafia in several districts of Bihar are continuing under the nose of the police and the district administration.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IT sniffs out financial irregularities of Rs 250-cr by Sonu Sood
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, the Income Tax Department has accused Bollywood actor Sonu Sood of alleged financial irregularities worth around Rs 250 crore by way of unutilized charitable funds, bogus contracts and circular transactions all over India, officials said.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Captaincy issue: Virat Kohli should have consulted BCCI, selectors
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former India cricketer Kapil Dev has said that Virat Kohli should have spoken to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the selectors before taking the decision to step down as the T20 skipper after the ICC T20I World Cup, scheduled in the UAE and Oman later this year.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Fight against Covid offers opportunity to close gender pay gap'
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the fight against Covid-19 offers "a generational opportunity" to write a new social contract that upholds women's human rights, including the right to equal pay.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Russian film beats Tom Cruise epic to be first shot in outer space
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) More than 60 years after the erstwhile Soviet Union beat the United States into orbit with the launch of its Sputnik satellite, a new space race is heating up between the two rivals, reports Variety.com. The Russians plan to produce the first feature film 'The Challenge' to be shot in outer space, ahead of Tom Cruises upcoming $200-million space epic.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Belgium to relax mask mandate from Oct 1
Brussels, Sep 18 (IANS) Belgium's Consultation Committee made up of the federal government and the governments of the federated entities have decided to relax the mandate to wear facemasks, including dining venues and shops, from October 1.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Cases filed over clash at Chandrababu's house in Amaravati
Amaravati, Sep 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police on Saturday registered four cases in connection with the incidents that took place near the residence of former chief minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu at Undavalli on Friday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Apple touts iPhone 13 filmmaking prowess with Twitter 'hashflag'
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Tech giant Apple has introduced a Twitter "hashflag" to promote the filmmaking capabilities of its new iPhone 13 series, a feature lineup made possible through improved hardware and software enhancements.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Centre reopening India for tourists, Goa can play big role: PM (Ld)
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) The Central government is taking steps to reopen India to foreign tourists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, adding that Goa, with its 100 per cent coverage of the first Covid-19 vaccine dose, could play a big part in the revival of the country's tourism industry.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National
Ravindra Narayan Ravi sworn in as new TN Governor
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Ravindra Narayan Ravi on Saturday was sworn in as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu succeeding Banwarilal Purohit who has been shifted to Punjab.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pak asked to accept new influx of refugees from Afghanistan
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has asked Pakistan to accept the new influx of refugees from Afghanistan, suggesting that if these refugees were sent back due to the lack of documentation, they may be at risk.
2021-09-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2.5 cr jabs triggered adverse reaction in a political party: Modi
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday used vaccination terminology to take a swipe at the Opposition, saying a political party appeared to have developed an "adverse reaction", after India logged nearly a record 2.5 crore vaccinations on his 71st birthday on Friday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
After poaching into Cong, is Kerala CPI-M now focussing on BJP?
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) With the Kerala unit of the CPI-M successfully poaching into the Congress and getting two party general secretaries into their fold, the Left party is upbeat to the extent of hoping against hope to do the same with the BJP -- carry out a successful plunder.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Floods inundate hundreds of houses in Indonesia
Jakarta, Sep 18 (IANS) Floods inundated hundreds of houses in Indonesia's Gorontalo province, affecting 929 people in three villages.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Israeli PM hails Abraham Accords on 1st anniversary
Tel Aviv, Sep 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett marked the first anniversary of the Abraham AccordS, hailing the US-brokered deals as "a new chapter in the history of peace in the Middle East".
2021-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Promoted to senior group, defender Suman Devi wants to make opportunity count
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Having been promoted to the senior core group from the junior ranks, young defender Suman Devi Thoudam wants to make this opportunity count and learn all about playing under pressure from her counterparts who have returned from a historic outing at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Modi shares b'day anecdote with Goan senior citizen
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday displayed his customary wit while speaking to a Goan senior citizen during an online virtual interaction with health workers, ruling politicians, administrative officials and a cross section of people from the coastal state.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National
Amarinder may step down, aghast at 'humiliation'
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Just a few hours ahead of a meeting of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) in Punjab on Saturday, the party's high command is said to have conveyed to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to resign to enable the election of a new incumbent.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
2nd Dutch Minister resigns over Afghan evacuation
Copenhagen, Sep 18 (IANS) Dutch Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld has stepped down oafter a motion of disapproval against her for the chaotic handling of evacuations from Afghanistan.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Denmark,Politics
England all-rounder Stokes 'increasingly unlikely' to play in the Ashes
London, Sep 18 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes is 'increasingly unlikely' to feature in the Ashes series in Australia later in the year. It is also said that England's tour of the West Indies early next year could be seen as a more likely time for his return to international cricket.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Modi lauds visually impaired student's ambition to join IAS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded a visually impaired post-graduate student's ambition to become an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, wishing her well in her pursuit, while expressing hope that he would be able to utilise her services as a bureaucrat soon.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National
States to take serious note of CAG advice: Kovind
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) The state governments will take serious note of advice made by an institution like the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), which will positively impact the public service delivery standards, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Cryptocurrency Hyper Fund under govt scanner (IANS Investigation)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government is keeping a close eye on cryptocurrency floating in the market based out of the country folowing alert that agencies responsible to check financial fraud are watching a company called Hyper Fund.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Rishabh Arora talks about what was it like to play a child-like character in 'Mumbai Diaries 26/11'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Rishabh Arora who was seen in films like 'Ghayal Once Again' and 'Machine' is currently seen in the web show 'Mumbai Diaries 26/11' which is being well received by audiences. Helmed by director Nikhil Advani and Nikhil Gonsalves, it also stars Konkona Sensharma, Mohit Raina and others.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ford India's Chennai workers restart EcoSport production for exports
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as their morale is down with job loss staring at their faces, workers at the Chennai plant of Ford India Private Ltd have restarted production of EcoSport for exports, said an official.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Centre reopening India for tourists, Goa can play big role: PM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) The Central government is taking steps to reopen India to foreign tourists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, adding that Goa, with its 100 per cent coverage of the first Covid-19 vaccine dose, could play a big part in the revival of the country's tourism industry.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Hyundai deploys Boston Dynamics' Spot robot as factory safety inspector
Seoul, Sep 18 (IANS) South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group has launched a pilot project to deploy a robot to inspect safety at its factory, in a first collaboration with the US-based startup Boston Dynamics.
2021-09-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Tesla expected to reach 1.3 mn deliveries in 2022: Report
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Electric vehicle maker Tesla is expected to reach 1.3 million deliveries in 2022, says a new report.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
How schools can boost better sleep patterns in teens amid pandemic
Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) Students returning to their morning school schedule might have an unintended positive lifestyle impact as a new study has found that more teenagers will obtain the recommended amount of sleep as compared to pre-pandemic sleep patterns.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Ex-Mauritius PM shifted to AIIMS pvt ward after testing Covid negative
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister of Mauritius, Navinchandra Ramgoolam was on Saturday shifted to the private ward of AIIMS after testing negative for Covid-19.
2021-09-18
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Australia, New Zealand replaced in Indoor Hockey World Cup 2022
Liege (Belgium), Sep 18 (IANS) Hockey Australia and Hockey New Zealand have been replaced by Namibia and USA (Men) as well as Canada and South Africa (Women) in the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup Belgium 2022, which will be held here from February 2-6 next year, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Hockey
3 ministers among 49 Indo-Canadians in election fray
Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) As many as 49 Indian-origin candidates are in the fray as Canadians will got to the polls on September 20 to elect a new Parliament.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Politics
Talyor Swift releases 'my version' of 1989 'Wildest Dreams'
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Taylor Swift announced a surprise revamp of her 1989 single 'Wildest Dreams' on Friday on her social media.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Data Led: Telecom players' ARPU to grow even without tariffs hikes
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The average revenue per user (ARPU) of the cellular industry could grow even without tariffs hikes as data usage and penetration zooms over the last 1-to-2 years.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Nirmal Anand Ki Puppy' a light-hearted saga despite serious theme: Karanveer Khullar
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Karanveer Khullar made his film acting debut in Punjabi cinema with a supporting role in 'Rocky Mental' in 2017. He then made his debut in Hindi cinema the same year with Sandeep Mohan's 'Shreelancer' in which he made an appearance.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Greed & Fear: Profit booking, global volatility to impact stock moves (IANS Market Forecast)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Sky-high valuations along with global tapering fears will impact stock market movements during the upcoming week.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
B'days will come and go, but yesterday was special: Modi
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that birthdays will come and go, but I will never forget my 71st birthday because of the nearly 2.5 crore vaccine jabs which the country administered, marking a new feat against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Deadline for PAN-Aadhaar linkage extended till March 2022
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Centre has extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN by six more months, till March 2022.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NDRF deploys 9 teams in flood-hit East & West Midnapore districts
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed nine teams in the two flood-hit districts of East and West Midnapore in West Bengal
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Terror accused Osama's uncle surrenders in UP
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Humaid-ur-Rahman, uncle of ISI-trained terrorist Osama who was arrested on September 14 after Delhi Police bust an active terror module planning attacks during festive season, has surrendered before the Uttar Pradesh police in Prayagraj, officials said here on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
3 terror groups still operating in Afghanistan against Pak
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Three terrorist organisations are still operating in Afghanistan against Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday, after the Taliban had assured the Afghan soil would not be used against any state, Geo TV reported.
2021-09-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghanistan only nation on earth to bar half its population from secondary education
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Taliban have effectively banned girls from secondary education in Afghanistan, by ordering high schools to reopen only for boys.
2021-09-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bali to reopen for int'l visitors from Oct
Bali, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indonesian government will reopen its resort island of Bali for international visitors from October amid a constant decline in the country's number of new Covid-19 cases, a Minister said here
2021-09-18
Category: International, India,Politics
Chhattisgarh set to launch a new tourism circuit
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Building upon the Chief Minister's new development plans for 2021, Chhattisgarh is all set to celebrate the launch of the state governments ambitious 'Ram Van Gaman Path Tourist Circuit project on the auspicious occasion of Navaratri on October 7, 2021.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
S.Africans urged to register for municipal polls
Johannesburg, Sep 18 (IANS) Political parties, lawmakers and the electoral body in South Africa have urged citizens to register for the upcoming municipal elections ahead of next the September 20 deadline, with more than 23,151 registration stations set to open over the weekend.
2021-09-18
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Shoes to help ace the 2-mile fashion game
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) The global pandemic has massively transitioned the ways in which we approach our fashion essentials. With work from home defining the major chunk of our 24/7 routine, loungewear is no longer limited to our homes. While being on top of our fashion game will always be a priority, our casual and formal wear are swapping roles and even entering into this amicable crossover with the new kid on the block ? the 2-mile fashion.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mandate of UN probe team for IS crimes in Iraq extended
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) The Security Council has adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of a UN investigative team for crimes committed by the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Iraq.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism
India reports 35,662 new Covid cases, 281 deaths
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, India reported 35,662 fresh Covid-19 cases and 28 fatalities, according to the latest update by the Health Ministry on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maha ATS detains 7th terror suspect from Mumbai
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has detained a terror suspect from Mumbai's Jogeshwari suburb, four days after the Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested six extremists from different parts of India.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Terrorism
Covid might shift India's growth model
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic could act as an inflection point to shift India's growth model from being consumption driven to investments-led.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Japan mulls 3rd Covid vax shots by yr-end
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) Japan is considering administering the third shot of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of this year, the Health Ministry said.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
84-year-old Kerala woman gets both dose of Covid vax 30-mins apart
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) An 84-year-old Kerala woman was administered two doses of the Covid vaccine within a gap of 30 minutes.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Four things to look out for in Spain's Matchday 5
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) The fifth round of matches in La Liga sees the top two sides go head-to-head, while Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao face off and Barcelona need to convince to ease the pressure on Ronald Koeman. Here are some things to look out for this weekend in Spain.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
IANS Review: 'Ankahi Kahaniya': Nothing unfamiliar about these 'untold stories' (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: Ankahi Kahaniya (Streaming on Netflix); Duration: 110 minutes;
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi wakes up to partly cloudy sky, drizzle predicted
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Residents of Delhi woke up to a partly cloudy sky on Saturday morning with the Safdarjung Observatory predicting the possibility of very light rain or drizzle.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Enrique returns with FINAL after 7 years
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Enrique Iglesias has returned with part one of his FINAL album after releasing 'Sex & Love' on March 14, 2014.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
WHO to send experts to Lebanon for health support: Tedros
Beirut, Sep 18 (IANS) Visiting World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the world body will send a team of experts to help Lebanon identify problems in its health sector and draft a strategy plan for reforms.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine,Politics
I am being made a scapegoat for the cancelled Test: Shastri
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri has said that he was being made a scapegoat for the cancelled fifth Test against England at Manchester after he and three other members of the support staff tested positive for Covid-19 days after they attended a book-launch function in London.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Iraq, US agree to reduce combat units
Baghdad, Sep 18 (IANS) The Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) announced that the domestic forces and US military have agreed to reduce combat units in two bases by the end of this month.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Renuka Shahane: 'Crime Patrol...Gumraah Bachpan' will help parents spot warning signs among kids
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Well known television and film actor-director, Renuka Shahane, who will anchor 'Crime Patrol Satark: Gumraah Bachpan', says the purpose of the show is to alert parents to look out for warning signs of criminality among children.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Bhagat Singh more interesting than we've been told: Amol Parashar
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Amol Parashar, who is all set to essay the role of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Shoojit Sircar's upcoming film, 'Sardar Udham Singh', has opened up on what was it like playing the revolutionary.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Xiaomi patents earthquake monitoring mobile tech
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has published a patent for 'Method and Equipment for Realizing Seismic Monitoring of Mobile Devices' with publication number CN113406696A.
2021-09-18
Category: International, China,Technology
US FDA panel backs booster shot for elderly, high risk groups (Ld)
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has endorsed a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine six months after full inoculation in people above 65 years and for individuals at high risk for severe disease.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
RCB skipper Kohli finishes quarantine, joins team for first practice session
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli joined his team-mates for the first practice session here in Dubai early on Saturday morning after spending six days in quarantine on his return from England.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
'Potluck' celebrates togetherness: Director Rajshree Ojha
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) As her debut web series 'Potluck' gets critical acclaim, director Rajshree Ojha says that her story is intended to celebrate modern family values and the very idea of togetherness.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Afghan central bank urges people to use local currency
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) Afghanistan's central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), has urged people to use local currency in transactions and avoided using foreign currencies.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Antibodies from Covid's original strain don't bind to variants: Study
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) People infected with the original strain of the SARS-CoV2 virus that caused Covid-19 early during the pandemic outbreak produced a consistent antibody response, making two main groups of antibodies to bind to the spike protein on the virus's outer surface.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Some schools reopen in Kathmandu Valley amid pandemic
Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) Some schools in the Kathmandu Valley have reopened after being shut down for more than four months amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Nepal,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Apple's voice Sayani Gupta started with AIR at the age of five
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Sayani Gupta, who has been rocking the OTT platforms, besides wooing her fans on social media, be it with her dancing, singing or costume designing skills recently revealed her voice-over expertise.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SL extends nationwide quarantine curfew till Oct 1
Colombo, Sep 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the nationwide quarantine curfew came into effect late August, has been extended till October 1 in an effort to curb the furtherspread of Covid-19.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
3 die of dengue in Karachi
Karachi, Sep 18 (IANS) Three people died of dengue fever in Karachi over the last two days, Pakistani media reported.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan extended for 6 months
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) The Security Council has adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for six months until March 17, 2022.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
iPad mini's A15 Bionic chip isn't as fast as iPhone 13's
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Apple introduced the iPad mini and the iPhone 13 Pro with latest A15 Bionic chip, but benchmark results reveal that despite having the same GPU as iPhone 13 Pro, the 2021 iPad mini has a slower processor clock speed.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cambodia launches Covid inoculation for kids
Phnom Penh, Sep 18 (IANS) Cambodia has started a Covid-19 vaccination drive for children aged from six to 12 years.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
Coach Shastri hints that he might step down after T20 World Cup
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri has given a big hint that he is likely to step down from the hot seat after the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman when he said that "I believe one thing -- never overstay your welcome."
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US military admits Aug drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians (Ld)
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) The US military has admitted that an American drone strike in Kabul last last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Lions, tigers in US zoo test presumptive positive for Covid
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) All of the lions and tigers living in the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. have tested presumptive positive for Covid-19, it was announced in a statement.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Amid Punjab Cong rift, CLP to meet at 5 pm
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress has called a quick meeting of its legislative party in Punjab on Saturday at 5 pm in response to MLAs asking for a discussion on issues within the party.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UK scraps 'traffic light system' to simplify int'l travel
London, Sep 18 (IANS) UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that the current 'traffic light system' of red, amber and green countries will be scrapped to simplify international travel amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Guterres requests SCO cooperation on Afghanistan
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has requested for cooperation from the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in support of Afghanistan.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
K'taka tops spl drive, all adults will be vaccinated by Nov-end: Health Minister
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Karnataka topped the Covid vaccination drive in the country by administering a whopping 26.92 lakh doses till 9 p.m. on Friday, K. Sudhakar, Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education stated.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Clubhouse working on new way to invite friends to rooms
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Popular audio chat app Clubhouse is reportedly working on a new way to invite people to audio rooms in its app.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Recent setbacks will not affect our T20 World Cup hopes: Maxwell
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell feels his side will be bolstered by the return of key players for the ICC T20 World Cup and that it will be tough for the rivals to stop them from performing at the optimum level in the showpiece event scheduled to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Booster shot debated in US amid Covid resurgence
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A booster shot against Covid-19 was debated in the US as the country is witnessing a resurgence, although some states are faring better than previous weeks.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US Fed expected to announce tapering asset purchases in Nov
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve will probably hint at its meeting next week that it is moving toward announcing a reduction in monthly asset purchases in November, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Microsoft and Honor sign partnership to develop new AI, devices
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Honor and Microsoft have announced an expansion of an ongoing partnership between the two companies, under which they will collaborate on Microsoft cloud adoption, personal and mobile computing, as well as other technologies.
2021-09-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 227.5 mn
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 225.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.67 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.85 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Pele recovering well after 'little step back': Daughter
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS) Pele is recovering well after surgery to remove a tumour from his colon, his daughter has said.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
K'taka suicide horror: Minor girl lived with 5 dead bodies for 5 days
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) More horrific details have surfaced from the shocking suicide case of four members of a family and the death of a nine-month-old baby in Bengaluru. The police rescued a minor girl who lived with the five dead bodies for five days in the house.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM to interact with Goa Ministers, health workers: CM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will virtually interact with a cross section of the people from Goa, including health workers, Cabinet Ministers, bureaucrats and members of the public, to congratulate them completing for 100 per cent of the first vaccination dose, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Mediterranean EU countries call for stronger cooperation to face shared challenges
Athens, Sep 18 (IANS) Leaders of nine Mediterranean European Union member states (EUMED 9) have held talks here, calling for closer cooperation to face various common challenges.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Greece,International
World on catastrophic path to 2.7-degree heating: UN chief
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) The world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7-degrees of heating. This is breaking the promise made six years ago to pursue the 1.5-degree Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
UN chief calls for solidarity on Int'l Day of Peace
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for solidarity and unity on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, which falls on September 21.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,International
10 civilians killed in Kabul drone strike, admits US general
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of US Central Command, admitted on Friday that a US drone strike in late August in Kabul killed as many as 10 civilians, including 7 children.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over submarine row
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) France has decided to recall its ambassadors to the US and Australia for consultations after Canberra scrapped a deal to acquire French-designed submarines and decided instead to invest in the US nuclear-powered submarines.
2021-09-18
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security
Pakistan 'pledges' to make 'all-out efforts' to protect Chinese citizens
Dushanbe, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his country will "severely punish" perpetrators of the Dasu terrorist attack and make all-out efforts to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens in the country.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Tajikistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Iran urges neighbours to promote 'positive, peaceful interaction' in Af
Tehran, Sep 18 (IANS) Afghanistan's neighbouring countries must help bring about "positive and peaceful interaction" between different Afghan groups, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said at the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit on Afghanistan.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy
CVC recommends implementation of 'Integrity Pact' in all govt procurements
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has made recommendation for implementing the of Integrity Pact (IP) in all public procurements by the various Ministries and the Departments.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India sets world record of administering over 2.50 cr vaccine doses in a day
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India on Friday set a new world record of administering highest number of vaccines against Covid-19 in one day.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha police arrest another man on misappropriation of Rs 6 cr subsidy
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha police has arrested another accused for his involvement in misappropriation of government subsidy of Rs 6 crore, police said on Friday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Davis Cup: India down 0-2 against Finland on opening day
Espoo (Finland), Sep 18 (IANS) India were staring at defeat in their Davis Cup World Group I First Round match against Finland, down 0-2 after losing both the singles matches on Friday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Tennis
Edible oil wholesale prices in check after standard duty rates slashed: govt
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A massive difference in daily wholesale prices for edible oils was reported since the Centre decided to slash standard rate of duty a week ago to check the prices, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'District committees to come up for oversight over power schemes'
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Power Ministry has directed setting up of District Level Committees to exercise oversight over all power-related schemes of the Central government, as also its impact on the people.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP Uttarakhand to tell voters about specific development in their village
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With an eye on next years' Assembly polls in Uttarakhand, the BJP has planned to inform the voters about the specific development works carried out in their villages in the last five years.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Internal security of the country can't be imagined without CRPF: Amit Shah
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday that the internal security of the country cannot be imagined without the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and over 2,000 troopers have so far sacrificed their lives for the country.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Global action to combat climate change just not enough: UN body
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ahead of a key set of meetings at the UN General Assembly at New York next week, the UNFCCC, its climate change body, has on Friday offered a bleak picture about the global efforts at reducing emission.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Assam vaccinates over 7 lakh people on PM's birthday
Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) On the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modis 71st birthday on Friday, Assam set a new record by administering Covid vaccine doses to over seven lakh people in 33 districts across the state.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
TN pvt schools, self-financing colleges overcharging, say parents
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Parents of children studying in aided schools and self-financing colleges in Tamil Nadu have alleged that the institutions' managements were over-charging fees even during the Covid pandemic.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
'Sattvik', world's first certification for vegetarian food, launched
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Sattvik Council Certification scheme, the world's first vegetarian food safety and regulatory compliance for vegetarian and allied adherents, was launched with global audit partner Bureau Veritas here on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Fake passport racket busted in Delhi, six arrested
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Six people have been arrested for making and using fake passports and 27 such passports in different names seized, Delhi Police said on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Only BJP can give real freedom to Telangana: Amit Shah
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday that only the BJP can give real freedom to Telangana by liberating people from family rule and by providing a government not dependent on the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM).
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rajasthan to reopen schools from Class 1 to 8, cinemas, gyms
Jaipur, Sep 17 (IANS) As Covid cases have been on a receding trend in Rajasthan, the state government on Friday announced re-opening schools for Classes 1 to 8.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Davis Cup: India down 0-1 as Gunneswaran loses opener against Finland
Espoo (Finland), Sep 17 (IANS) India got off to a disappointing start in their Davis Cup World Group I First Round match against Finland with Prajnesh Gunneswaran losing in straight sets to Otto Virtanen, 3-6, 6-7(1) in the opening singles here on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Tennis
Indian teen, tech operator among finalists for UK royal's green prize
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl and a pioneering technology from India are two of the 15 finalists announced on Friday by the UK's Prince William for the first edition of the Earthshot Prize, and have a potential chance of winning 1 million pounds to support their innovative environmental solutions.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
India sets record of over 2 cr vaccinations in a day
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Friday set a new record of administering the highsest number of Covid vaccine doses in a single day.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi announces 14 point guidelines for construction agencies
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Friday chaired a meeting with more than 50 major private construction agencies operating in the national capital and asked them to follow the government's 14-point guidelines to prevent dust pollution.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Change in Afghanistan was not inclusive, sans negotiation: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the change of power in Afghanistan was not inclusive and it happened without negotiation.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Developing world awaits finance, low-cost tech to fight climate change: India
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Stressing that combating climate change is a shared global challenge, India reiterated on Friday that the response must be based on the fundamental principles of "equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities".
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
SL extends lockdown amid spread of Black Fungus, Aspergillosis infections
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka has extended the lockdown with health experts urging to keep the country closed amid the spread of Black fungus and Covid-associated invasive pulmonary Aspergillosis.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Zimbabwe defend 13 runs in final over to beat Scotland
Edinburgh, Sep 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe caused two run-outs and took two wickets in the final over as they defended 13 runs to beat hosts Scotland by 10 runs in the second T20I to level the series 1-1 on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Need-based psychosocial interventions required for health workers'
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Covid caused major changes in the work-life environment of healthcare workers (HCWS) including excessive workload, extended time, erratic timimgs, separation from family, and inconvenient PPEs which have led to psychological impact on them, and raise the need for interventions at various levels, as per an ICMR study.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ahead of formation of all party govt, Nagaland Guv takes oath
Kohima, Sep 17 (IANS) A day before all the ruling and opposition parties in Nagaland are scheduled to hold a meeting to form an all-party government -- Nagaland United Government (NUG) -- Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Friday took additional charge of Nagaland at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
GST Council rejigs some rates, extends cess levy, petroleum still out (Roundup)
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) The GST Council on Friday decided to provide relief on Covid-related items by extending the concessional rate of duty on medicines for it upto December 31, 2021, while taking no decision on bringing petroleum products under its ambit, saying it was not the right time yet.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Need to introspect 50 years of Himachal journey: Anurag Thakur
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, on Friday called for collective, synergised, unified and proactive initiatives to work for the comprehensive socio-economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Three banned SFJ secessionists held in Punjab
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Punjab Police on Friday busted a secessionist module of banned 'unlawful association' Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) with the arrest of its three members after recovering lakhs of secessionist pamphlets promoting 'Referendum 2020' activities from their possession during a raid.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Majority of Council opposed bringing petroleum products under GST: Sitharaman
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that a majority of state governments opposed the inclusion of petroleum products under the GST.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
No abetment conviction without positive act to instigate/aid suicide: SC
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday held that abetment involves mental process of instigating or intentionally aiding a person in doing of a thing, as it quashed criminal proceedings and a non-bailable warrant issued against a woman in a case of an alleged suicide under the SC/ST Act.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
5 of family, including 9-month-old boy, found dead in B'luru
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) In a disturbing incident, five persons of a family, including a nine-month-old boy, were found dead in a house in the Byadarahalli police limits in Bengaluru on Friday night.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman Maoist leader surrenders before Telangana DGP
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) A top woman Maoist leader in Telangana on Friday surrendered before Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism
Rocket-maker Agnikul Cosmos to test its systems at ISRO centres
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) City-based rocket start-up Agnikul Cosmos Pvt Ltd can carry out multiple tests and qualify its single piece 3D-printed semi-cryogenic engine and other systems of its rocket at various centres of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), it was announced on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
Swiggy, Zomato to collect 5% GST on deliveries, food not to get dearer
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) The GST Council on Friday approved a proposal to treat food delivery apps such as Zomato and Swiggy as restaurants and levy 5 per cent GST on supplies made by them.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
With Axelsen on team, Denmark hopes to win medal in Thomas Cup
Copenhagen, Sep 17 (IANS) The Danish Badminton Association will use its home advantage to field two large teams to achieve one medal at the forthcoming Thomas Cup and Uber Cup to be held from October 9-17 in the second largest Danish city of Aarhus.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
Trudeau in tight race after timing of Canada elections draws scrutiny
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now in a tight race against Conservative Leader Erin OToole in the final stretch of a 36-day campaign that ends Monday.
2021-09-17
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Education dept's order on essay on PM sparks row in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) A recent order issued by the Gujarat Education Depratment to hold an essay competition with the theme 'My favourite PM - Narendra Modi' has evoked strong reaction from the state Congress.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
GST Council extends relief of medicines, but petroleum still out of bounds
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) In a slew of decisions, the GST Council on Friday decided to extend the applicability of concessional rates on Covid-19-related medicines but did not include petroleum products in its kitty.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Cong's Uttarakhand leaders put up stiff resistance to turncoats' re-entry
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) With Congress leaders in Uttarakhand purportedly resisting the proposed re-entry of some "turncoats" who joined the BJP ahead of last Assembly polls, the matter is before party chief Sonia Gandhi, who will seek views of all key leaders before taking a decision, party sources said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
YSRCP protest at Chandrababu Naidu's house leads to tension, clash
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) High tension prevailed at TDP chief and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's house at Undavalli here on Friday as a protest by a group of YSRCP workers led to a clash between cadres of ruling and opposition parties.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Intruders attacking people in Tripura, govt must take action: Dissident BJP MLA
Agartala, Sep 17 (IANS) Former minister and sitting dissident BJP MLA in Tripura, Sudip Roy Barman, said on Friday that some intruders carrying party flags are assaulting people in the state, and urged Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb to take severe action against such people else the party will have to pay the price for such criminal activities.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Delhi reports Covid death for second consecutive day, 33 new cases
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The national capital on Friday reported a Covid death on the second consecutive day - after over a week's gap, as well as 33 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Gritty K'taka woman on her mission to get road to her village
Davanagere (Karnataka), Sep 17 (IANS) Bindu R.D. (26), who shot to fame after she got the system moving by writing a letter to the Chief Minister's Office saying she will not marry until her villahge, H Rampura in Davanagere district, gets roads and buses, told IANS on Friday that the letter was not about her marriage, but it was all about getting the necessities for her village.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Parties in commercial litigation should avoid filing mindless appeals, says SC
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday observed that parties engaged in commercial litigation must weigh the commercial interests and avoid filing mindless appeals.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Student shoots himself dead with father's pistol near B'luru bus stop
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) In a shocking development, an PUC II (Class 12) student committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with his father's pistol near a bus stop in Bengaluru early on Friday, allegedly after a spat over pocket money, police said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parul wins steeplechase with personal best in National Open athletics
Warangal, Sep 17 (IANS) Parul Chaudhary of Railways overcame a tough challenge from Maharashtra's Komal Chandrakant Jagdale to win the women's 3000m Steeplechase in the 60th National Open Athletics Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Hanamkonda here on Thursday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Athletics
GST Council extends levy of compensation cess till March 2026
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) The GST Council has agreed to levy compensation cess for an extended period upto March 2026 to enable the Centre to repay the loans, including principal and interest taken, to compensate states for GST collection shortfall.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Andhra to seek Centre's support to develop infra in tribal areas
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to seek Centre's assistance for building infrastructure facilities in the tribal areas across the state.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid rebounds, affects children in China as vaccines turn ineffective
New Delhi Sep 17 (IANS) It was just three weeks ago that China announced no new cases of Coronavirus infections, leading the countrys health authorities to boast about its 'Zero Covid-19' approach.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
GST Council extends period for concessional rates on Covid medicines
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that applicability of concessional GST rates on Covid-19-related medicines has been extended till December 31, 2021.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Unethical to give Covid-19 booster doses now: Adar Poonawalla
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Friday said that it was unethical to start giving the third booster dose of Covid vaccine to someone when others in certain countries and populations have not even got two doses for full vaccination.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
China uncertain if Taliban will hold good on promise of ETIM crackdown
New Delhi/Dushanbe, Sep 17 (IANS) China is concerned whether the Afghan Taliban will keep their promise to crack down on the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM).
2021-09-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Markets descend from record highs, profit bookings subdue sentiments (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) India's key stock indices closed in the red on Friday as profit booking subdued sentiments after three consecutive sessions of rise.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Joe Root's grandfather slams The Hundred, compares it to Covid-19
Sheffield, Sep 17 (IANS) Don Root, the grandfather of England Test captain Joe Root, has slammed The Hundred which had its inaugural edition in July to August this year. In a letter to The Cricketer Magazine published on Friday, Root compared the 100-ball tournament to the COVID-19 virus.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Renowned cosmologist Padmanabhan dies of cardiac arrest in Pune
Pune, Sep 17 (IANS) Cosmologist Prof Thanu Padmanabhan, a globally renowned theoretical physicist and Dean of the Academic Department of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, passed away in Pune on Friday following a massive heart attack, a top scientist said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Science/Tech
Pak Minister links New Zealand tour cancellation to Afghanistan
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Hours after the New Zealand cricket team called off its tour of Pakistan just before the start of the first ODI in Rawalpindi, Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Friday that the tour was cancelled under an international 'conspiracy', Express Tribune reported.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Y chromosome regulates genes on other chromosomes, reveal CCMB studies
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) The Y chromosome regulates genes on other chromosomes involved in male reproduction, reveal studies done at CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, a statement said on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple facing financial difficulty, SC told
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Administrative Committee of Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple on Friday informed the Supreme Court that the temple is facing financial difficulty with expenses not met, as offerings are insufficient.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
NPS subscriber base crosses 4.5 cr by August 2021: PFRDA
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India's National Pension System (NPS) has reached a subscribers base of 4.53 crore by end-August 2021.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
7 Guj ministers face criminal cases; 19 are crorepatis
Gandhinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) The Gujarat Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) on Friday published a report on the members of the newly-formed Gujarat Cabinet.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Telangana attracts Rs 887 crore investment in jute sector
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Three companies have come forward to set up jute mills in Telangana with a cumulative investment of Rs 887 crore.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Baisoya leads by four shots in J&K Open golf
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) Honey Baisoya of Delhi, struggling for form for most of the season, is looking for a turnaround in fortune at this week's J&K Open 2021 Presented by J&K Tourism at the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Golf
SC collegium recommends 8 Chief Justices for various HCs
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a major decision, the Supreme Court collegium has recommended elevation of eight judges as Chief Justices of various high courts and recommended over two dozen names of high court judges for transfer.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two-day Goa Assembly session summoned from October 18
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on Friday summoned a two-day session of the state Assembly from October 18.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
India's forex reserves decline by over $1 bn
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves fell by $1.340 billion during the week ended September 10.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
J&K records 155 new cases as Covid surges
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) The upward surge in Covid spread continued in J&K on Friday, with 155 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours with the Srinagar district reporting around two-thirds of these.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Grant of Rs 2,427 cr released to states for urban local bodies
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Finance Ministry on Friday released an amount of Rs 2,427 crore to 11 states for the urban local bodies.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab extends free insurance cover to 15 lakh families
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Fulfilling his government's universal healthcare poll promise, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced free insurance cover for the 15 lakh families who were earlier not included in the ambit of the Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Top cosmologist T. Padmanabhan passes away in Pune
Pune, Sep 17 (IANS) Cosmologist Prof. T. Padmanabhan, a globally renowned theoretical physicist and Dean of the Academic Department of Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, passed away following a massive heart attack, a top official said here on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Science/Tech
Golfer Lakhmehar wins maiden WPG Tour title
Noida, Sep 17 (IANS) Lakhmehar Pardesi gave herself an early birthday present as she claimed a breakthrough maiden title in the 9th leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour here on Friday. The Chandigarh golfer, who turns 22 on October 15, stayed calm in the closing stages after trailing for most part of the final day.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Millets in daily diet will fight malnutrition: Agriculture Minister
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Urging the young generation to understand the importance of nutritious food grains such as millets, Union Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday asked them to make it a part of their daily diet.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ruckus in Raj Assembly after Bill passed to register child marriages
Jaipur, Sep 17 (IANS) After a heated debate, the Compulsory Registration of Marriages (Amendment) Bill 2021 was passed in the Rajasthan Assembly on Friday, which makes it compulsory to register all child marriages in the state within 30 days of the marriage.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Coronavirus might have multiple animal origins: Study
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, could have spilled from animals to people multiple times, according to a preliminary analysis of viral genomes sampled from people infected in China and elsewhere early in the pandemic.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
New Zealand just killed Pakistan cricket: Shoaib Akhtar
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) New Zealand's last-minute decision to cancel their limited-overs tour just before the first ODI in Rawalpindi has left former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar fuming. He slammed the touring team, saying "NZ just killed Pakistan cricket".
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India, Nepal to carry out joint army training exercise in U'khand
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India and Nepal will carry out joint military training exercise 'Surya Kiran' at Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh from September 20, the Indian Army announced on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Congress, BJP up in arms over CPI-M's note to party workers
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) A note by the CPI-M on how the presence of communalism and terrorism is attracting the youth in the educational institutions of Kerala has invited the wrath of both the Congress and the BJP.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sachin stuns World Championships medallist Gaurav Bidhuri at Men's National Boxing
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 17 (IANS) Haryana boxer Sachin made a spectacular start to his campaign at the 5th Elite Men's National Boxing Championships as he defeated World Championships bronze medalist Gaurav Bidhuri at the Inspire Institute of Sports in Bellary, Karnataka, on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Is gallbladder gangrene a new post-Covid risk?
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram hospital (SGRH) here on Friday reported five cases of gallbladder gangrene among people two months after they recovered from Covid-19 infections.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
PM's b'day celebrations to help BJP poll campaign in Goa: Party official
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday celebration is a "good opportunity" to canvas for the BJP for the 2022 state Assembly polls, Goa BJP President Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Policeman killed in militant attack in J&K's Kulgam
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) A constable of the J&K Railway Police was killed in a militant attack in J&K's Kulgam district on Friday, police said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bihar man arrested for 'worshipping' weapons on Vishwakarma Puja
Patna, Sep 17 (IANS) A man in Bihar's West Champaran was arrested on Friday for 'worshipping' illegal arms and ammunition on the occasion of Vishwakarma Puja, police said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Durand Cup: Army Green enter quarters; FC Goa push Jamshedpur out
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Former champions Army Green beat I-league side Sudeva Delhi FC 1-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the 130th Durand Cup here on Friday. Deepak Singh, their two-goal hero from their 3-1 win against Jamshedpur FC (JFC) earlier in the tournament, was on target again to see the Greens through.
2021-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
'Sukhbir Badal wasn't allowed to hold protest march after 11 am'
New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal was not allowed to carry out his protest march against the farm laws after 11 am on Friday in view of the existing Covid-induced guidelines, a senior Delhi Police officer said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's first pilot plant converts high ash coal to methanol
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India has developed an indigenous technology to convert high ash coal to methanol and established its first pilot plant by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) in Hyderabad, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
No respite from Covid in Kerala as 23,260 new cases logged
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) There is no respite from high daily Covid tallies for Kerala as on Friday, 23,260 people turned positive after 1,28,817 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 18.05 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
It feels great to be back here: MI's Suryakumar Yadav
Abu Dhabi, Sep 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav expressed his happiness over joining the training sessions ahead of the second leg of IPL 2021 in the UAE. Yadav, along with captain Rohit Sharma and pacer Jasprit Bumrah joined the practice sessions after completing the six-day hotel quarantine.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Behaviour of healthcare workers essential part of treatment: Mandaviya
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Health Mimister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday that the behaviour of healthcare workers towards the patients is also an essential part of the treatment, adding that ensuring safety of the patients is a continuation of the ancient healthcare practice.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mumbai Police book actor, others for driving ex-Mr India to suicide
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Mumbai Police have booked Bollywood actor Sahil Khan and four others for allegedly instigating prominent physique-builder and former "Mr India" Manoj Patil to commit suicide, officials said here on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
TN govt to extend free food scheme to more temples in state
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government is planning to extend the day-long "Annadhanam" (free food) scheme to more temples in the state, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister P.K. Sekar Babu said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Wishes pour in as PM Modi turns 71 (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena leaders, and several Chief Ministers, Governors and Bollywood stars on Friday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Punjipati Pujan Diwas', Congress takes jibe at PM's birthday
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) obseved 'unemployment day' across the country on Friday to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Which world is NZ living in?' PCB chief furious after Kiwis call off Pak tour
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The newly-appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ramiz Raja on Friday lashed out at the New Zealand Cricket for abandoning their international series at the last minute after claiming to have received a security alert from their government back home.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Not moved an inch': SC frowns over 78 adjournments by Dehradun court
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has expressed dissatisfaction on a trial court in Dehradun for granting 78 adjournments in a 2014 case of cheating and forgery against three persons and directed it to complete the trial within six months.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
IANS Review: 'Urf Ghanta': A comedy that comes loaded with messages (IANS Rating: **1/2)
Film: 'Urf Ghanta' (Streaming on Biiggbang)
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PM Modi changed India's political work culture: Nadda
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narednra Modi, politics of casteism and appeasement has been replaced with development, BJP chief J.P. Nadda said on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IANS Review: 'Don't Breathe 2': Unlike the first edition, it fails to deliver an immersive experience (IANS Rating: ***)
Film: Don't Breathe 2 (Showing in Theatres)
2021-09-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Is lack of 'outside exposure' a reason for mystery illness?
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has not only put a curb on children's studies at school and outdoor games, it has also dented their immunity levels -- which doctors see as a major reason why "mystery fever/illness" has gripped large number of kids in some parts of North India, particularly in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nawazuddin Siddiqui: 'No Land's Man' is a satire on issues the world is facing
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) The recently released first look of Nawazuddin Siddiqui on his social media from his first English feature film 'No Land's Man' has garnered a lot of attention.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab okays paddy procurement arrangements
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) With the state expected to produce 191 lakh metric tons of paddy, the Punjab Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Friday approved the Punjab Custom Milling Policy for Kharif 2021-22 for the conversion of paddy procured by state procurement agencies into custom milled rice and its delivery into the Central pool.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
PM Modi biopic starring Vivek Oberoi to be released on OTT
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) The biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, starring Vivek Anand Oberoi, titled 'PM Narendra Modi', is going to get a digital release.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Building 'Naya J&K': Train to Kashmir not far away
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who recently visited J&K, announced that the train would reach Kashmir by 2024. He also assured that Jammu-Poonch railway link would be completed after addressing viability issues of the area.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I am looking to take it match by match this season: DC's Nortje
Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) Delhi Capitals fast bowler Anrich Nortje said on Friday that he will be looking to take it match by match in the second half of the IPL 2021 in the UAE starting from September 19. Nortje, who came from Sri Lanka after playing for South Africa in the recent white-ball tour, picked up 22 wickets in 16 matches for Delhi in IPL 2020 and was instrumental in helping the side reach the final of the tournament.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Galaxy S22 Ultra to support 45W fast charging: Report
Seoul, Sep 17 (IANS) Samsung is planning to launch its next premium flagship Galaxy S22 as well as S22+, and now a new report has claimed that the S22 Ultra will come with 45W fast charging support.
2021-09-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
'Personal vendetta under PIL cloak': Asthana on challenge to his appointment
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana has told the Delhi High Court that the PIL challenging his appointment as Delhi Police Commissioner is either "personal vendetta" or a "proxy war under the cloak of public interest litigation".
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
MNM chief Kamal Haasan to campaign extensively for rural local body polls
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan will campaign extensively for his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) candidates in the ensuing rural local body elections to be held in nine districts of Tamil Nadu.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Telangana HC orders judicial probe into death of rape-murder accused
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Friday ordered a judicial inquiry into the death of the accused in rape and murder of a six-year-old girl.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Adopt natural farming, keep Himachal free from chemical fertilizers: Kovind
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) Urging the farmers to adopt natural farming and keep the land free from chemical fertilizers, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said the country is proud of the development story written by Himachal Pradesh in the past 50 years.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Now Bihar farmer turns 'crorepati' with Rs 52cr in a/c
Patna, Sep 17 (IANS) Crores of rupees keep pouring into individual bank accounts of people in Bihar these days. The latest incident is from Singari village in Muzaffarpur district. Ram Bahadur Shah, an elderly farmer has received Rs 52 crore in his bank account.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Rashmi Agdekar says 'The Interns 2' is close to her heart
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) 'Rasbhari' actress Rashmi Agdekar will be seen in the upcoming web series 'The Interns 2' on September 24.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
England's tour of Pakistan next month in doubt now: reports
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) England's tour of Pakistan next month was thrown into doubt on Friday after New Zealand abandoned their international series there on security grounds.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
After ED, CBI, now IT 'searches' Anil Deshmukh's Nagpur properties
Nagpur, Sep 17 (IANS) After the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Income Tax Department on Friday was "searching" premises linked with former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in Nagpur and other places for alleged tax irregularities.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
SC allows Kerala govt to conduct offline exams for Class 11
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday expressed satisfaction over the steps being taken by the Kerala government to ensure that no untoward situation is faced by students and approved its decision to conduct offline exam for Class 11.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bihar DM lodges criminal complaint against wife, mother in law
Patna, Sep 17 (IANS) The District Magistrate in Sheohar district in north Bihar on Friday filed a criminal complaint against his wife and mother-in-law.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab frames rules to extend legal framework to MSMEs
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Punjab have got a major impetus with the state Cabinet approving rules to provide a well-formulated legal framework for their operations, with effective mechanism to mitigate the problem of delayed payments to such enterprises.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ajay Devgn to Anand Mahindra: Was great shooting truck stunt commercial
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Bollywood star Ajay Devgn, who recreated his iconic 'Phool Aur Kaante' split stunt for an ad using trucks, has thanked Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra and said that it was great shooting the commercial.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP attacks Mamata over rising cases of 'mystery' fever among kids
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Amid rising paediatric cases of a 'mystery' fever that has taken six lives so far, the West Bengal Health Department has decided to send an expert committee to North Bengal on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sehaj, Sushmita win titles in AITA Champions Series 7
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) Sehaj Singh and Sushmita Ravi emerged champions in the Boys' and Girls' singles category respectively of the AITA Champions Series 7 Under-14 tennis tournament held under the aegis of KSLTA. In the finals played here on Monday, Sehaj outplayed Leethaesh S 6-2, 6-3 while Sushmitha halted the run of giant-killer Kashvi Sunil 6-3, 6-3 to wrest the title.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
R.N. Ravi to be sworn in Tamil Nadu Governor on Saturday
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Ravindra Narayan Ravi, who was transferred to Nagaland to Tamil Nadu as Governor, will be sworn in as the southern state's 26th Governor on Saturday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Indian cricketers could take part in upcoming Women's Big Bash League
Mackay, Sep 17 (IANS) Indian cricketers could take part in this year's Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) despite no current player having signed up for the league yet. The Indian team is currently in Mackay, preparing for the multi-format series against Australia with the first ODI from September 21. Previously, opener Shafali Verma and left-arm spinner Radha Yadav were strongly linked to have signed up with Sydney Sixers but nothing happened.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Periyar sowed seeds of social justice in TN, says Stalin
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday credited Dravida leader E.V. Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, championing the cause of social justice and "resurrecting" Tamil Nadu.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Telangana DGP dismisses doubts over death of rape-murder accused
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Telangana Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy on Friday dismissed doubts being expressed over the manner of death of Pallakonda Raju, the only accused in the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saif Ali Khan reveals why he can't sing lullabies to his kids on 'The Kapil Sharma Show'
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam and Jacqueline Fernandes will be the guests this Saturday on 'The Kapil Sharma Show'. The trio will be promoting their new film 'Bhoot Police' in which Yami and Jacqueline play sisters plagued by an ancient ghost while Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor become their 'shamans' in shining armour.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CM slams Goa Cong chief for casting doubts over vax efficacy
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) A day after Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar claimed that he, along with his family have not vaccinated themselves on account of doubts about the vaccine, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday urged Chodankar to shed his negative mentality and get himself and others inoculated against Covid-19.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Fire breaks out in basement of CBI building, doused
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A fire broke out in the basement of the CBI building located at the CGO complex in the Lodhi road area of the national capital on Friday afternoon.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WhatsApp users on stable iOS version receive multi-device support
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reportedly started rolling out the multi-device feature on the stable iOS version of the app.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Vengaboys: 'You could call us the Bharat Boys' (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Vengaboys are coming to 'Boom' once again with their party anthem taking their fans back to the '90s.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Back to the classroom': Kerala Ministers to undergo three day training
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) All 20 cabinet ministers in the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government will be undergoing a three day training programme to be held here over three days in various nuances of governance and new areas in e-governances from September 20.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Actress Wamiqa Gabbi on how her father introduced her to the world of performing arts
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Wamiqa Gabbi, who played a pivotal role in the web series 'Grahan', recalls how her father encouraged her and her brother to explore performing arts that eventually drew Wamiqa to acting.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
With over 1 cr jabs by afternoon, India sets new record for daily Covid doses
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Friday set a new record of administering Covid vaccines after administering over a crore jabs by 1.30 p.m., breaking its previous record of 1.33 crore inoculations in a day, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
All-India rainfall 4% less than LPA till Sept 15: IMD
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The weekly cumulative monsoon rainfall over central and northwest India was 150 per cent and 53 per cent higher, respectively, than the long period average (LPA), due to which the all-India monsoon rainfall deficit till September 15 shrunk 4 per cent of the LPA.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Gautam Rode, Esha Gupta on playing cops in 'Nakaab'
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actors Esha Gupta and Gautam Rode can be seen playing daredevil cops 'Aditi Amre' and 'Pawan Bisht' in the web series 'Nakaab'. They are shown solving and investigating mysteries and working tirelessly to get justice to the ones being wronged.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rakul Preet Singh enrolled for medical classes for 'Doctor G'
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh, whose look from the upcoming Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer 'Doctor G' was unveiled Friday, had to enroll for medical classes to get into the skin of her character in the film.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ATK Mohun Bagan name squad for AFC Cup inter-zone semifinal
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Antonio Lopez Habas on Friday announced the squad for their AFC Cup inter-zone semifinal against FC Nasaf in Uzbekistan after a series of tests at a camp in Dubai. There have been some changes to the squad that featured in Group D, South Zone last month in the Maldives.
2021-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Congress screening committee for UP polls announced
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi has constituted a screening committee for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
When Varun Dhawan's diet left Badshah surprised
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Rapper Badshah has revealed about the day when he was surprised to see actor Varun Dhawan eating four butter 'naans' and a large portion of butter chicken!
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Aerostructures of Boeing's F-15EX Eagle II to be built in India
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing has awarded a contract to India-based Dynamatic Technologies for manufacturing assemblies for its tactical fighter 'F-15EX Eagle II'.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Amika Shail of 'Hai Taubba 3' talks about playing a bisexual character
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Singer and actress Amika Shail is seen in the series 'Hai Taubba 3'. The actress, who has been part of shows like 'Mirzapur 2' and shared screen space with Akshay Kumar in 'Laxmii', plays a bisexual character in the series.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SC collegium recommends elevation of 8 CJs to various HCs
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a major decision, the Supreme Court collegium has recommended elevation of eight judges as chief justices of various high courts.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
New Zealand call off white-ball tour of Pakistan because of security concerns (Ld)
Rawalpindi, Sep 17 (IANS) New Zealand have called off their white-ball tour of Pakistan because of security concerns ahead of the first of three ODIs at Pindi Cricket Ground in Rawalpindi on Friday. New Zealand were visiting Pakistan for the first time after 18 years for a white-ball tour featuring three ODIs which were to be followed by five T20Is in Lahore.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
'Shiddat' director Kunal Deshmukh on why he wanted to make a musical love story
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Director Kunal Deshmukh, who currently awaits the release of his film 'Shiddat', says he wanted to craft a musical love story for quite a while, where songs bring you closer to the characters.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jonas Brothers release 'Who's in your Head' after Nick's birthday
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) A day after Nick Jonas' birthday, the Jonas Brothers released the single 'Who's In Your Head'.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Amit Trivedi: Happy to explore mediums for taking my music to a larger audience
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Noted music composer and singer Amit Trivedi is all set to engage with his fans through a soulful live performance on the short video platform MX TakaTak on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Mrunal reveals why she wanted to do Badshah's 'Bad Boy x Bad Girl'
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Mrunal Thakur will be seen shaking a leg on popular rapper Badshah's party number 'Bad Boy x Bad Girl' featuring Nikhita Gandhi. The actress says it is different from anything that she has done before.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
IANS Review: 'Nirmal Anand Ki Puppy': A warm and unexpectedly moving film (IANS Rating: ***)
IANS Review: 'Nirmal Anand Ki Puppy': A warm and unexpectedly moving film (IANS Rating: ***)
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP: Bank guard held after accidental firing
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 17 (IANS) A bank guard has been arrested here after three bank customers were injured in accidental firing from his rifle.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will take every game as a final for us and give 100 per cent: Rashid Khan
Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) leg-spinner Rashid Khan has said that his team will play every match of the second half of IPL 2021 as a final in an attempt to reach the playoffs. SRH had a forgettable run in the first half of IPL 2021 in India. The 2016 champions managed to win just one out of seven matches. They also had a change in captaincy as David Warner was replaced by Kane Williamson.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
At 84, this man enrolls to study law in UP varsity
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 17 (IANS) At 84, Sitaram Srivastava is delighted to be enrolled in the Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University to pursue a bachelor in law course.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Imran Khan cuts off Pakistani poet critical of his policies
New Delhi/Dushanbe, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan interrupted a poet who was criticising his policies after he addressed the Pakistan-Tajikistan Business Forum in the Tajik capital Dushanbe to attract foreign investment.
2021-09-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SAD protest leads to traffic congestion at Delhi-Gurugram border
Gurugram, Sep 17 (IANS) Heavy traffic congestion was witnessed at the Delhi-Gurugram border on Friday during the rush hours as the police beefed up security due to farmers' agitation against the three farm laws and the Shiromani Akali Dal's protest call.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
New Zealand's tour of Pakistan abandoned
Rawalpindi, Sep 17 (IANS) New Zealand are abandoning their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government security alert.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
'Australia's Covid response saved tens of thousands of lives'
Canberra, Sep 17 (IANS) Australia's coronavirus response has saved tens of thousands of lives, the government claimed on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Kaur detained briefly over farm law protests in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and Lok Sabha MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal were among several Akali leaders detained by the Delhi Police amid their protests against the three farm laws here. The leaders, however, were later set free.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I was told Anderson abused Bumrah: Shardul on pacers' spat at Lord's
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Indian seamer Shardul Thakur has shed light on the famous on-field spat between Jasprit Bumrah and James Anderson that took place during the Lord's Test which then continued at The Oval as well.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Seven new books to check out
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) A good read, a cup of hot coffee and a cosy couch is the best way to enjoy the monsoons. If you plan on tackling the rainy season here are our suggestions for what you pick.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra to feature 14.6-inch OLED display: Report
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to launch three Galaxy Tab S8 tablets alongside the Galaxy S22 smartphones.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Australians moving away from cities to rural living: Poll
Canberra, Sep 17 (IANS) A survey released on Friday showed that an ever-growing number of Australians are moving away from the nation's biggest cities in favour of rural living.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Campaigning for Japanese ruling party's leadership race starts
Tokyo, Sep 17 (IANS) Campaigning for the leadership race of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to choose Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's successor officially began on Friday, with four veteran lawmakers competing for the top position.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Sharath named chairman of BCCI junior selection committee
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Friday appointed the national junior selection committee with former Tamil Nadu batsman Sridharan Sharath as its chairman.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Aus-NZ quarantine-free travel to remain suspended
Wellington, Sep 17 (IANS) The suspension of quarantine-free travel (QFT) between New Zealand and Australia has been extended for another eight weeks, given the current Covid-19 outbreaks fuelled by the Delta variant, a Minister said here on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Upcoming series against Pakistan 'make or break' for de Grandhomme: Smith
Auckland, Sep 17 (IANS) Former New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Ian Smith said the upcoming ODI series between New Zealand and Pakistan is a "make or break" one for all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme. Smith believed that de Grandhomme must "draw on" that form (6/41 on Test debut against Pakistan in 2016) if given the opportunity in the three-match ODI series starting from Friday in Rawalpindi.
2021-09-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Texas to close points of entry amid soaring migration
Houston, Sep 17 (IANS) Texas is going to shut down six points of entry along the US-Mexico border amid a massive surge of migration, Governor Greg Abbott announced.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Palestine condemns Israeli opposition to 2-state solution
Ramallah, Sep 17 (IANS) Palestine has condemned the current Israeli government's position of rejecting the two-state solution and its attempts to undermine any opportunity to establish a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Mausoleum in China housing Terracotta Army reopens
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) The mausoleum of Qinshihuang, known for the famous Terracotta Army in China's Shaanxi province, reopened on Friday after the Covid-19 resurgence suspended operations for over a month.
2021-09-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Aim to harness tech for everyone's benefit: Teen coder-author Paarth Arya (IANS Interview, Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Hes all of 17 but his language is that of a Computer Science pro. He played chess at the national level in the Under-7 category, is disturbed at the "huge challenge" of the digital divide, hopes that his debut book on software programming for beginners is a "great way to start your coding journey" and in five years from now, aims to be in a position where he is "well-equipped to harness technology for the benefit of everyone".
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Sherlyn Chopra takes a dig at Shilpa Shetty's statement on Raj Kundra
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress and adult content creator Sherlyn Chopra has taken a dig at Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra, whom she addressed as 'didi' in a video, for giving a statement that she wasn't aware about her businessman husband Raj Kundra's activities.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
iPhone 13 Pro offers 55% better graphics performance than iPhone 12 Prp
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Apple introduced iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max with A15 Bionic running in both models featuring a 5-core GPU. Now, a Geekbench result shows that iPhone 13 Pro delivers up to 55 per cent better graphics performance when compared to last year's iPhone 12 Pro.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lockdown rules slightly eased in Australia's NSW
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) The Covid-19 lockdown rules were slightly eased on Friday in Australia's New South Wales (NSW), the current epicentre of the pandemic, as the state capital Sydney entered the 12th week of restrictions.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Political parties celebrate Telangana Merger Day
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Political parties in Telangana on Friday celebrated Telangana Merger Day by paying tributes to the freedom fighters who fought for accession of erstwhile Hyderabad State with the Indian Union.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NITI Aayog ties up with BYJU'S to provide free tech-driven learning in 112 dist
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) NITI Aayog on Friday partnered with BYJU'S to provide school-going children in 112 districts across the country free access to the edtech company's learning programmes.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education,Technology
Odisha records 628 new cases; 2 govt offices sealed
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 (IANS) Odisha on Friday recorded 628 fresh Covid-19 cases pushing the tally to 10,18,926, and two government offices were closed for two days after five cases were reported from the employees, officials said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
F1 drivers Vettel, Stroll to remain with Aston Martin for next season
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Formula 1 team Aston Martin have confirmed an unchanged pairing of Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll for next year.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Regional African bloc sanctions Guinea military over coup
Accra, Sep 17 (IANS) The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said that it sanctioned the Guinea military leaders and their relatives over declaring a coup.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Ghana,Politics
Inspiration4: All-civilian team healthy, happy in orbit, says SpaceX
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) A day after lifting off to space, SpaceX's Inspiration4 first all-civilian crew are healthy, happy and doing well in orbit, the company has said.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Wild elephant tramples farmer to death in Coimbatore
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) R. Chinnaswamy (63), a farmer from the Valliyur village in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district was trampled to death by a wild elephant on Friday, police said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's women artists weigh in on the impact of the pandemic
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) The pandemic has transformed the art landscape in India, driving art exhibitions to the digital medium and an influx of pandemic-inspired themes on the canvas.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Venezuela rejects US accusation against anti-drug policy
Caracas, Sep 17 (IANS) The Venezuelan government has rejected a US government report alleging it failed to make substantial efforts to fight drug trafficking.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
I was initially a little bit surprised: McCullum on Kohli stepping down as T20I captain
Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Brendon McCullum admitted he was initially "surprised" by Virat Kohli's announcement to step down as the T20I captain after the men's T20 World Cup in the UAE in October and November. He also said that thinking about how consuming being the captain in all formats is, the surprise has slowly gone down.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Vodafone Idea would opt for equity conversion during moratorium
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Vodafone Idea would opt for the equity conversion for interest payout during moratorium period, resulting in sizable dilution and might restrict potential equity infusion from any financial/strategic investor, analysts said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NZ continues crackdown on gangs, organised crime
Wellington, Sep 17 (IANS) New Zealand Police Minister Poto Williams said on Friday that the country is continuing its relentless crackdown on gangs and organised crime.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
High-level anti-terror meet underway at Delhi Police HQ (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A meeting of the heads of 14 Intelligence agencies and state counter-terrorism squads is currently underway at the police headquarters in the national capital, officials said here on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Radicalisation, trust deficit biggest challenges to peace: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for a shared template to fight against radicalisation and extremism while virtually addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Everything not well between CPI, Kerala Congress (Mani)
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) The second biggest ally in the ruling Left Democratic Front in Kerala, the CPI and the third biggest party, Kerala Congress (Mani) are not in the best of relations. And on Friday, it was made clear by Jose K. Mani, who heads the Kerala Congress (Mani).
2021-09-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics