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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
'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
Gul Panag: Was able to leverage film career to do other things
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Gul Panag has been in the Hindi film industry for almost 18 years now, and she says her acting career enabled her to do other things that are important to her.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid resurgence to cause short-term disruption in credit off take: HDFC Securities
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) The second wave of pandemic is expected to cause short-term disruption in credit off take, said HDFC Securities in a report.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
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
Mumbai Police give 'Friends' reunion witty spin to spread Covid awareness
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Mumbai Police have given a witty, quirky twist to the much-hyped and upcoming "Friends" reunion special, in a bid to create Covid-19 awareness.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bowlers were aware of ball-tampering tactics, hints Bancroft
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft, who was suspended from cricket for his involvement in ball-tampering scandal along with Steve Smith and David Warner during a Test match against South Africa in March 2018, has indicated that Australian bowlers too were aware of the unfair tactics.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Breather to consumers as OMCs pause fuel price rise
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A day after steep increase in retail prices of petrol and diesel, fuel retailers on Saturday spared consumers of any further increase in fuel prices.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Twitter asks users to protect its ad dollars in iOS 14.5 prompt
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Twitter has joined companies like Facebook in asking users to protect its targeted ad dollars in a new iOS 14.5 prompt, as the new Apple App Tracking Transparency forces developers to ask permission from users if they want to enable ad tracking.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Rahul Sharma on 'Ramyug' music: Subject of 'Ramayan' drew in classical greats
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Santoor player and musician Rahul Sharma has composed and sung songs for the recent web series "Ramyug", and he says that he wanted an amalgamation of classical and modern sounds for the show's soundtrack.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hyd hospital saves life with US FDA-approved non surgical pump technology
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) A 45-year-old man who is working in an IT Software Company Bengaluru got a new lease of life after a team of cardiologists at Medicover Hospitals, here, performed a critical heart procedure using US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved non-surgical pump technology.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
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
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
Rajkummar Rao: Want filmography I can be proud of after 50 years
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao has been tagged one of Indias best actors. He has been feted with the National Award and has essayed characters that have redefined the Bollywood hero. The actor shares the kind films he wants in his filmography.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
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
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
Karnataka minister favours extension of lockdown in state
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashoka on Friday favoured extension of the 14-day lockdown to contain the Covid spread in the state, which is in the grip of the pandemic's second wave.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid tally crosses 21-lakh mark in K'taka with 373 deaths
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) With no let-up in the pandemic's second wave, total positive cases in Karnataka crossed 21-lakh mark, while 373 patients died of the infection in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Triage centres soon in all B'luru civic wards for Covid-hit
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) With hospitals overwhelmed by surging Covid cases during the pandemic's second wave, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to set up triage centres in all its 198 civic wards across the city, a top official said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ex-KKR pacer Gurney decides to retire from cricket
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and England left-arm speedster Harry Gurney has decided to retire from cricket following a shoulder injury.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Shafali included in women's ODI, Test squads for England tour
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Dashing teenaged opener, Shafali Verma was on Friday included in the Indian women's Test and ODI squads for the June-July tour of England after her absence from the South Africa ODIs in March had drawn widespread criticism.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
2 killed in road mishap on Dwarka Expressway
Gurugram, May 14 (IANS) A gym trainer and a cab driver were killed in a road accident on the Dwarka Expressway, the Gurugram police said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Implementing PM-KISAN scheme in Bengal shows BJP's commitment for 'Sonar Bangla': Nadda
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The national President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), J.P. Nadda, on Friday said that the money transferred to the farmers of West Bengal under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) is a testimony to the party's commitment to turn the state into 'Sonar Bangla'.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DRDO anti-Covid drug to be game changer: Karnataka Minister
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Lauding the Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) contribution in the fight against the pandemic, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said its anti-Covid drug would be a game-changer in treating the infection.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra Pradesh CID arrests rebel YSRCP MP Raghu Ramakrishna Raju
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh CID booked disgruntled YSRCP MP from the Narsapur Lok Sabha constituency, Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, on Friday, and filed cases under Sections 124A, 153A, and 505 of the IPC against him.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Indian women's cricket squads named for England tour
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Indian national selection committee on Friday picked two squads for the tour of England, where they will play a one-off Test, three ODIs, and three T20 Internationals against the host. The tour takes placed between June 16 and July 15, said an Indian cricket board statement.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rates under the RoDTEP scheme to be announced in 15 days: DGFT
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The much-delayed announcement of the rates under the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme will be made in 15 days, Director General, Foreign Trade, Amit Yadav said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Leader of Opposition shoots five questions to Raj govt on vaccination
Jaipur, May 14 (IANS) In the wake of the Rajasthan government blaming the Centre for the vaccine crisis in the state, BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, Gulab Chand Kataria, on Friday put five questions before the ruling Congress government, asking it who gave it free vaccines for the 45+ age group for which it is boasting of vaccinating the largest number of people in the country.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Swimming body seeks exemption from quarantine for Monaco event
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) is in talks with French Sports Ministry as it seeks exemption for Indian team from the mandatory 10-day quarantine ahead of an international competition in Monaco on May 29.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
India's April exports rise to over $30 bn
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The low base effect powered India's merchandise exports to grow by over 195 per cent on a year-on-year basis last month.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SpiceXpress airlifts 55K oxygen concentrators in 3 weeks
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) SpiceJet's air cargo arm SpiceXpress has airlifted 55,000 oxygen concentrators and Covid relief materials in just over three weeks, the company said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Assam keen to boost trade, connectivity with Bhutan, says CM
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is keen to increase trade and further improve connectivity with neighbouring Bhutan, officials said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Congress urges Palestinians, Israel to cease hostilities immediately
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Congress on Friday raised concern over the spiralling violence in the Palestinian territories and Israel and urged an immediate cessation of hostilities.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDMC floats medical helpline for Covid infected staff, families
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Amid the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the national capital, a medical team under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has launched an initiative to provide consultations to its employees and their family members who have been infected by Covid and are in home isolation.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Big B buys oxygen concentrators from Poland, donates ventilators to BMC
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has blogged about how he purchased 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland and donated ventilators to BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BSB, BGB exchange sweets on Eid-ul-Fitr
Agartala/Silchar/Shillong, May 14 (IANS) On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Friday exchanged sweets at various frontier posts along the 4,096-km-long India-Bangladesh border, officials said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
Macrotech Developers report 31% growth in Q4 net profit
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Macrotech Developers on Friday reported a nearly 31 per cent growth in its consolidated net profit for the January-March quarter at Rs 312.19 crore.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Covid resurgence subdues equities, metal stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Economic impact of Covid resurgence dented investors' sentiments during Friday's trade session.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AIFF league panel proposes relegation freeze due to pandemic
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The All India Football Federations (AIFF) league committee on Friday proposed to do away with relegation for last seasons I-League, given the extraordinary circumstances arising due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
20 civil servants appointed to joint secretary-level posts
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, 20 civil servants were on Friday appointed to joint secretary-level posts.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's forex reserves up by over $1 bn
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $1.444 billion during the week ended May 7.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy