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Stalin orders to book hoarders, black marketers under Goondas Act
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday ordered to book those who hoard and sell Remdesivir injection in black market under the Goondas Act. He also ordered to book those who sell oxygen cylinders at premium rates under this Act.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Covid can trigger blood clots in arms, finds NRI scientist
New York, May 15 (IANS) A team of US researchers led by an Indian American scientist has reported the first instance of Covid-19 triggering a rare recurrence of potentially serious blood clots in patient's arms.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Biden signs executive order revoking measures issued by Trump
Washington, May 15 (IANS) US President Joe Biden signed an executive order that will revoke several measures issued by his predecessor Donald Trump.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Europe has right conditions for safe reopening of tourism'
Lisbon, May 15 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has already had the right conditions for a "safe reopening" of tourism in summer, European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
'Life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Award-winning childrens author Vaishali Shroff belongs to a family of wildlife enthusiasts. While her husband and children look for interesting sightings and topographies to photograph, she looks for stories and lessons to be learnt, like for instance, that life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Mindat, new symbol of resistance against Myanmar military, fights on
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Heavy fighting continued in Mindat town in Myanmar's Chin state on Saturday, as civilian fighters fought the Myanmar military or Tatmadaw, braving heavy artillery barrages.
2021-05-15
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
US city to pay $10mn to family of unarmed black man killed by police
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The US city of Columbus has agreed to pay $10 million to the family of Andre Hill, an unarmed African-American man who was shot dead by police in December 2020, local media reported.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Covid Care: Boeing plans to set up field hospitals in India (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing has tied-up with state governments along with NGOs to set up field hospitals in India to treat Covid patients.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Harsh Vardhan to hold video meet with 4 CMs on Covid
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will be holding a meeting with Health Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat on Covid-19 situation and progress on vaccination drive in these states later on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Johnson, Irish leader agree to maintain 'smooth trade' after Brexit
London, May 15 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Micheal Martin have agreed to work together to "maintain smooth trade" between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Rahul takes potshot at Modi over dead bodies in Ganga
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) After several decomposed bodies were found floating in the river Ganga in several cities of Uttar Pradesh, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday indirectly took a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the one who said that Mother Ganga has called him, has made it cry.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Washington state to reopen on June 30
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced that the US state will reopen on June 30, after witnessing a steady decline in Covid-19 trends.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump defender elected House Republican Conference chair
Washington, May 15 (IANS) US House Republicans have voted for former President Donald Trump's staunch defender Elise Stefanik to fill the No. 3 leadership position of conference chair after veteran lawmaker Liz Cheney was removed from the position.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rahul urges Cong workers to help people as Cyclone Tauktae approaches
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appealed to his party workers to provide all possible assistance to those in need in view of cyclone Tauktae alert issued in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Ujjain MP gets staff vaccinated in office, sparks controversy
Ujjain (MP), May 15 (IANS) Even as common citizens are struggling to get vaccines against Covid-19, BJP's Ujjain MP Anil Firozia got his staff vaccinated in his office. A video of this has also gone viral on the social media.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Scientists spot genes linked with severe Covid-19 risk
New York, May 15 (IANS) Scientists have decoded genes that put certain people at high chances of contracting the virus and developing severe Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,National,Science/Tech
BJP set to give tough time to Trinamool in Assembly
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) BJP boycotted the Speaker election in the West Bengal Assembly protesting against post-poll violence in the state and that is indicative enough that the saffron party will not leave grounds to the Trinamool Congress though the ruling party captured over two-third majority in the recently concluded assembly polls.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
England team to call bio-bubble 'team environment' for positivity
London, May 15 (IANS) The England cricket team has been urged to use the term 'team environment' instead of 'bio-bubble' when it gathers at the end of this month for a home Test series against New Zealand. According to reports in British media, the change in nomenclature has been done to avoid negative connotation of the term 'bio-bubble' and make team camp a relaxed place to live.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
PM Modi holds key meeting on Covid crisis
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a crucial meeting on Saturday to review the Covid-19 situation and vaccination progress across the country.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Israel-Gaza violent tension continues unabated
Jerusalem, May 15 (IANS) Tensions between Israel and the Islamic Hamas movement, the worst since 2014, has continued unabated in the Gaza Strip with no sign of any ceasefire between the two sides to end te violence.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Heavy rain lash Kerala, coastal areas badly affected
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The after effects of the deep depression formed over Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea that intensified into a cyclonic storm (Tauktae) over the archipelago and adjoining southeast east central Arabian Sea moving northwards during the past six hours, has caused huge damage to the coastal areas in Kerala.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Cisco to acquire threat assessment platform Kenna Security
San Francisco, May 15 (IANS) Networking major Cisco has announced to acquire Kenna Security, makers of a risk-based vulnerability management platform, for an undisclosed sum.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Pak reaffirms support for Afghan peace process
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed his country's support to the Afghan peace process for a sustainable political settlement in the war-torn neighbouring country.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China cancels 487 inbound flights over Covid concerns
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China has so far cancelled 487 inbound flights due to concerns over the the spread of Covid-19, according to aviation authorities.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Politics
Court dismisses Facebook bid to block EU data sharing ruling
San Francisco, May 15 (IANS) Ireland's High Court has dismissed a bid by Facebook bid to block a European Union privacy regulation that could suspend the flow of data from the EU to the US.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chilean govt calls for maintaining SOPs during weekend polls
Santiago, May 15 (IANS) Chilean Health Minister Enrique Paris has called on citizens to maintain protective measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 during the landmark polls slated to take place on Saturday and Sunday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Japan expands emergency to 3 more prefectures
Tokyo, May 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced an expansion of a state of emergency over Covid-19 to the three additional prefectures of Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Isolated light rain likely in J&K in next 24 hours
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) Erratic weather accompanied by thunder and hailstorm occurred in J&K during the last 24 hours as the meteorological (MET) department said isolated light rain is likely to occur during the next 24 hours.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
6 dead, 218 injured after tornado hits Wuhan
Wuhan, May 15 (IANS) Six people were killed and 218 others injured after a tornado hit Wuhan city, the capital of China's Hubei province, government sources said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Google fights to protect work status for immigrants' spouses in US
San Francisco, May 15 (IANS) Google has filed a legal brief with over 40 companies including Apple, Amazon, Twitter and Microsoft to protect a work authorisation programme that allows the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the US.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
China reports 5 new locally- transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported five new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Russia included US, Czech Republic in 'unfriendly countries' list
Moscow, May 15 (IANS) Russia has included the US and the Czech Republic in a list of countries that have been classified as "unfriendly", according to a document published on the nation's official legal information portal.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Opinion/Commentary
UK to speed up Covid vaccination amid concerns over India variant
London, May 15 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the country is planning to accelerate its coronavirus vaccination program for priority groups amid concerns over the spread of the Indian variant.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
China succeeds in first Mars landing
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) The lander carrying China's first Mars rover has touched down on the Red Planet, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) confirmed on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Over 3.26L new Covid cases, 3,890 deaths in India in 24 hrs
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Witnessing a decline, India on Saturday reported 3,26,098 new Covid cases and 3,890 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Deal reached on bipartisan commission to review US Capitol riot
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Democratic and Republican members of the US House Homeland Security Committee have reached an agreement on a legislation to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to review the deadly January 6 Capitol riot, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Six-time Congress MP Bhatia dies at 100
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Six-time Congress MP and two-time Governor R.L. Bhatia passed away in Amritsar on Saturday, his family members said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Scotland police frees 2 Indians from detention van after protests
Glasgow, May 15 (IANS) Police in Scotland have freed two Indian nationals, who were held inside a detention van, after protesters surrounded the vehicle demanding their release, according to a media report.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
'Pace of Covid recovery depends on speed of vaccination'
Athens, May 15 (IANS) The global economic outlook has improved in recent months, but uncertainty remains very high, Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), told a forum here.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Greece,Politics
UN aiding Palestinians amid escalating violence
United Nations, May 15 (IANS) The UN, in the face of escalating violence between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip and rising casualties, is aiding as many people in the Palestinian territory in need as possible.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mamata's agenda for first 100 days
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) After securing a thumping majority in the recently concluded elections Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had made it clear that vaccination and controlling the spread of Coronavirus will be her government's priority and she has already initiated some formidable steps to restrict the unchecked spread of the pandemic.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
US states, cities scramble over no-mask guidance
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The latest decision by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allowing fully vaccinated people from not wearing a mask in most indoor and outdoor settings has set off a scramble across the country to update local Covid rules and adjust social norms, media reports said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guterres calls for unified UNSC over Israel-Palestine conflict
United Nations, May 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a unified Security Council over the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and regretted the lack of multilateralism.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
China cancels climbing on Mt. Everest
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China has decided to cancel all climbing activities on Mount Everest amid fears of possible imported Covid-19 cases, according to an official statement.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 161.5mn
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 161.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.35 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mindy Kaling learnt a lot from pregnancy during pandemic
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actress Mindy Kaling has talked about hiding her pregnancy during the Covid-19 pandemic, saying although she learned a lot from the experience it is not something she wishes to experience again.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Commonwealth nations target inclusive shift to clean energy
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Second Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum concluded with strong recommendations for member countries to work together to fast-track an inclusive, just and equitable transition to low-carbon energy systems across the Commonwealth.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cuba reports record number of daily Covid-19 cases
Havana, May 15 (IANS) Cuba registered the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since March 2020, recording 1,277 infections in the last 24 hours, for a tally of 121,838 cases, the Ministry of Public Health said on Friday, reporting seven deaths as well, to total 785.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kenya to start second dose of Covid-19 jabs in June
Nairobi, May 15 (IANS) Kenya will start administering the second dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the first week of June, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chris Rock wants sequel to his new horror flick 'Spiral', wishes he's in it
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actor Chris Rock hopes his horror thriller "Spiral: From The Book Of Saw" has a sequel and he gets to be part of that, too.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion