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Kashmir tourism in top gear towards revival (KASHMIR PART- 4)
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) One of the most important sectors of Jammu and Kashmir's economy is tourism.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Andhra opens vaccination for all above 18 from today
Amaravati, June 21 (IANS) Starting Monday, all people above 18 years of age are eligible for vaccination in Andhra Pradesh as the government has made arrangements for the same.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
NYC, rising from Covid restrictions, celebrates Yoga Day
New York, June 21 (IANS) Rising from the pall of Covid-19 restrictions, New York City celebrated International Yoga Day at the Times Square with day-long performances of the ancient Indian art of developing a healthy mind and body.
2021-06-21
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Retail business likely to be RIL's next growth engine
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Oil-to-telecom giant Reliance Industries (RIL) which has largely seen its growth coming on the back of its petrochemical business over the past decades, is set to see a shift in the anchor's role with the retail business, including its e-commerce operations, to drive the company's growth.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Historical fiction gives unencumbered access to art of storytelling' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) As one walks through the ruins of Nalanda, every stone speaks of a bygone era that asks to be kept alive in our collective consciousness, says the multi-faceted Shivani Singh of her captivating historical thriller that is a fascinating tale of how one of the worlds most ancient universities got destroyed.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Progcap raises $25mn funding from Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Progcap, the pioneer in corporate led last mile retailer financing solutions in India has raised $25 million equity capital as part of its Series B investment round led by Tiger Global and existing investor, Sequoia Capital India.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UP Cong leader caught in donation row
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) The Congress, which was targeting the right-wing leaders over the alleged scam in purchase of land for the Ram temple trust, has now landed in a major controversy itself.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Shaadisthan' helmer Raj Singh Chaudhary: Being good matters as then people stand by you
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Raj Singh Chaudhary impressed all with his acting in "Gulaal" all those years ago, but the response to his recent effort as a debutant director in "Shaadisthan" has been below expectations.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KKR invests $625 million for controlling stake in Vini Cosmetics
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) KKR, a leading global investment firm, and Vini Cosmetics, a leading branded personal care and beauty products company on Monday announced the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which the Company's Founder Group -- led by Darshan Patel, Chairman & Joint-Managing Director, and Dipam Patel, Joint-Managing Director -- and Sequoia Capital will sell a majority stake in the Company to KKR for approximately $625 million (Rs 46 billion).
2021-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung launches Galaxy M32 with segment-leading display in India
Gurugram, June 21 (IANS) Samsung on Monday launched Galaxy M32 with segment-best 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display and smooth 90Hz refresh rate in India that starts from Rs 14,999.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Mamata's ex-fratia for women takes a hit due to fund crunch
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee promised in her election campaign "Lakshmi Bhandar (Lakshmi's treasure)" - a monthly ex-gratia of Rs 1,000 to women heads of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe families and Rs 500 to those in general categories, but government officials said that all the families of the state cannot be included in the scheme because of shortage of funds.
2021-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Reliance Retail best placed to win share in fresh food, rapidly accelerate store rollout
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Reliance Retail is best placed to win share in fresh food, rapidly accelerate store rollout and target the widest assortment through multiple formats and channels, Goldman Sachs said.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Honeywell launches authentication tech to prevent counterfeit pharma products
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Global technology company Honeywell on Monday announced digital authentication technology for pharmaceutical products in a bid to fight rising counterfeit crime in India.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Arab League eyes more European support for Palestinian cause
Cairo, June 21 (IANS) Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, Secretary-General of the Cairo-based Arab League (AL), held talks with a top European Union (EU) official, during which they discussed the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Somali army kills 24 al-Shabab terrorists
Mogadishu, June 21 (IANS) The Somali National Army (SNA) said 24 al-Shabab terrorists were filled after its forcesfoiled an attempted on a military base in the southern town of Diinsoor.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Somalia,Politics,Terrorism
Mask-wearing can increase struggles with social anxiety
Toronto, June 21 (IANS) Masks have become an integral part of life due to Covid-19. However, people who struggle with social anxiety might experience increased distress related to mask-wearing during and even after the pandemic, finds a study.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
PNB Housing moves SAT against SEBI's halting of preferential issue
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) PNB Housing Finance has filed an appeal before the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) against the SEBI directive to halt the company's proposed preferential issue of shares worth Rs 4,000 crore.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Security beefed up in TN ahead of the farmer's agitation
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Security has been enhanced in Tamil Nadu following the intelligence reports of the possibility of violence erupting during the farmers' protest.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
15 people killed in Mexico attacks
Mexico City, June 21 (IANS) At least 15 people died in armed attacks in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, local authorities said in a statement.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK scientists warn of 'miserable winter' due to new viruses
London, June 21 (IANS) British scientists have warned of a "pretty miserable winter" in the UK this year due to new respiratory viruses likely to emerge, with further lockdowns a possibility.
2021-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Iraq approves 8,273 polling centres for parliamentary elections
Baghdad, June 21 (IANS) The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said that it has approved 8,273 polling centres across the country as part of its preparations for the parliamentary elections scheduled for October 10.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
England players tried to distract us but we didn't heed to that: Deepti Sharma
Bristol, June 21 (IANS) India batter Deepti Sharma, who played a crucial role in the Mithali Raj-led side stealing a draw in the one-off Test against England, said that the England players tried to "distract us" during the match but "I made sure I didn't heed any of that".
2021-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Police probe accident that killed 5 Kerala youths
Kozhikode (Kerala) June 21 (IANS) The local police here began a detailed probe into the road accident that took place near here around 4.45 a.m. on Monday.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Experts suggest inoculating kids, teenagers at the earliest
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) As studies conducted by the Tamil Nadu State Public Health revealed that the Delta Covid variant has led to a majority of positive cases in the state, experts are of the opinion that children and teenagers should be inoculated against the virus at the earliest after conducting trials.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
yellow.ai launches voice bots to boost customer experience
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) yellow.ai, formerly known as Yellow Messenger, on Monday unveiled a new brand identity and a platform suite, along with AI-powered voice bots to help brands deliver better customer experiences.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Documents for n-deal almost ready: Iranian negotiator
Tehran, June 21 (IANS) Senior Iranian negotiator Abbas Araqchi said that documents for an agreement on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, commonly known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are almost ready.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Kishan Reddy celebrates yoga day with Hyderabad
Hyderabad/Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy joined yoga enthusiasts and proponents in International Yoga Day celebrations on Monday.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Sunny Hinduja reveals how his father reacted on learning about his acting plans
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actor Sunny Hinduja, who was recently seen in "The Family Man 2" decided to become an actor when he was in standard seven. However, he recalls not revealing his plans to his family, especially his father Satram Hinduja, until he was in class 12.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Israel launches commission to probe festival stampede
Tel Aviv, June 21 (IANS) The Israeli cabinet has approved the establishment of a state commission of inquiry into the deadly Jewish religious festival stampede in April that claimed 45 lives.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Man dupes woman of Rs 2.5 cr after befriending her on FB
Jaipur, June 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Police have arrested a man for duping a woman of Rs 2.5 crore after befriending her on Facebook as a foreign woman.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IKEA, Rockefeller Foundation collaborate to set up $1bn global platform
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) The IKEA Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation on Monday announced that they will join forces to set up a $1 billion global platform to fight climate change and energy poverty.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
South Africa in command after Van der Dussen's half century
Gros Islet (St Lucia), June 21 (IANS) A 70-run, eighth-wicket partnership between Rassie van der Dussen and Kagiso Rabada put South Africa in the driver's seat on the third day of the second and final Test against the West Indies at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground here.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
Sensex trims losses after losing 600 points
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) The domestic stock market witnessed a gap-down opening on Monday, tracking global markets after Federal Reserve official Jim Bullard suggested that the first interest rate hike by the US central bank could come as early as the end of 2022.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Vietnam receives China's Sinopharm vaccines
Hanoi, June 21 (IANS) Vietnam has received a fresh batch of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines as part of the country's efforts to fight the worst wave of the pandemic.
2021-06-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Humbert overcomes Russian Rublev for Halle title
Halle (Germany), June 21 (IANS) Frenchman Ugo Humbert overcame fourth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev 6-3, 7-6 (4) to clinch his maiden ATP 500 title at the Noventi Open here.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
World Music Day: Shekhar Ravjiani talks of India's 'great undiscovered treasure of musical talent'
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) On the occasion of World Music Day on Monday, singer-composer Shekhar Ravjiani of the popular duo Vishal-Shekhar has shared his take on remixes, which currently play a dominant role in Bollywood music.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sons beat father to death over property
Kaushambhi (Uttar Pradesh), June 21 (IANS) A 61-year-old retired railway employee was allegedly beaten to death by his sons at Gandhi Mohalla here.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bangkok to lift more restrictions
Bangkok, June 21 (IANS) From Monday onwards, more Covid-19 restrictions will be further eased in Bangkok, according to Thai authorities.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Berrettini overcomes Norrie, clinches Queen's title
London, June 21 (IANS) Top seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy defeated home favourite Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3 to become the first player to win the Queen's Club Championships on debut since 17-year-old Boris Becker of Germany in 1985.
2021-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
North Korean group 'hacked' S Korean nuclear institute
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) Cybercriminals from North Korea allegedly hacked into South Korea's state-run nuclear research institute last month, the media reported.
2021-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Armenia votes in snap parliamentary polls
Yerevan, June 21 (IANS) Armenians went to the polls to elect the country's lawmakers for the next five years.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Armenia,Politics
Fuel prices unchanged on Monday
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Fuel retailers spared consumers of further increase in prices by keeping retail rates of petrol and diesel unchanged on Monday.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Copa America: Pena sets tone as Peru beat Colombia
Goiania (Brazil), June 21 (IANS) Peru ended a 10-year winless run against Colombia with a 2-1 victory in their Copa America Group A match.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Switzerland's 3-1 win seals Turkey's group-stage exit in Euro 2020
Baku, June 21 (IANS) Switzerland snatched a 3-1 victory and will have to wait if they have done enough for their progression as Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice in the last Euro 2020 Group A game late on Sunday.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Italy beat Wales 1-0, but both sides into last 16
Rome, June 21 (IANS) Italy made it three wins from their Euro 2020 three Group A matches without conceding a goal as they beat Wales 1-0 in Rome.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Sri Lanka's Covid-infected lion recovering
Colombo, June 21 (IANS) An 11-year-old lion infected with Covid-19 at the Dehiwala Zoo in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo has been recovering, wildlife officials said.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
India records 53,256 new Covid cases, lowest since March 24
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Covid-19 cases in India continued to witness a declining trend with the country recording 53,256 new cases, lowest since March 24. In the same time span, 1,422 fatalities were reported, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Raisi becoming Prez final wake-up call to not renew Iran n-deal'
Tel Aviv, June 21 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that Ebrahim Raisi becoming the new Iranian President is a "final wake-up call" for the world powers not to renew the the 2015 nuclear deal.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Yogi assures Samsung of all help in UP
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has assured a Samsung delegation all help in carrying out business activities in the state.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
UK watchdog raises alarm over live face recognition tech
London, June 21 (IANS) The chief data protection regulator in the UK has expressed grave concerns over the inappropriate use of live facial recognition (LFR) technology in public places.
2021-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Defence/Security
UP: 3 children drown in pit filled with water
Badaun (Uttar Pradesh), June 21 (IANS) Three children, aged between 7 and 11, accidentally fell and drowned in a large pit, allegedly dug for illegal sand mining near Sot River in Islamnagar area of Badaun district.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5.4-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Hokkaido
Tokyo, June 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture, according to authorities.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Big B's family priest involved in clash with police
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), June 21 (IANS) Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's family priest, who has also reportedly performed 'pujas' for the Gandhi family, was allegedly beaten up during a scuffle between priests and the police at the Vindhyavasini temple in Vindhyachal area.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 Taliban militants arrested in Afghanistan
Kabul, June 21 (IANS) Ten suspected Taliban militants have been arrested in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, a top official said.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Samsung unveils upgraded Odyssey gaming monitors
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Monday announced the global launch of its upgraded gaming monitors as the South Korean tech giant tries to boost sales amid the stay-at-home trend.
2021-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
BJP top leaders back in Lucknow for more meetings
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary (organisation) B.L. Santhosh and party vice-president Radha Mohan Singh, who is also in charge of Uttar Pradesh, will arrive in Lucknow on a two-day visit on Monday to hold crucial review meetings.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
As curfew eases, Yogi asks cops to be on vigil
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) As curfew restrictions are being further relaxed from Monday in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the police to step up patrolling and not let crowds gather in large numbers.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Libyan experts review draft law on combating violence against women
Tripoli, June 21 (IANS) Libyan experts have held a discussion to review a draft law on combating violence against women in the war-torn country, the Tripoli-based UN mission said.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
International Yoga Day: Malaika Arora says yoga is 'a way of life' for her now
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) On the occasion of International Day of Yoga on Monday, Malaika Arora draws focus on yoga and urges fans to integrate the form of fitness as a part of their in their lives.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 178.4mn
Washington, June 21 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 178.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.86 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
3 booked for 'malicious post' against Champat Rai's family
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), June 21 (IANS) Three persons, including an NRI woman, have been booked by the police for allegedly trying to 'tarnish' the image of the brother and family members of Ram Mandir trust general secretary, Champat Rai.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ITBP performs Yoga at 18,000ft icy heights of Ladakh
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, deployed at India-China border, performed Yoga at the icy height of 18,000 feet at the snow covered Himalayan peaks on the Indian-China border on Monday.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
UP Law Commission framing draft bill to check population growth
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Law Commission is mulling a proposal to bring in a la to check increasing population.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Farmers to observe 'Hool Kranti Diwas' on June 30
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has decided to observe 'Hool Kranti Diwas' on June 30 on all the border protest sites as the farmers' agitation against the farm laws passed by the Central government is nearing its seventh month.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yoga remains a ray of hope amid Covid crisis: Modi
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) At a time when the entire world has been fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said people's enthusiasm for Yoga Day has not diminished and Yoga remained a ray of hope amid the crisis.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Yoga helps boosting immunity: Haryana Governor
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) Extending wishes on International Yoga Day, Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Monday said the immunity of the body can be enhanced by performing regular yoga, exercises and 'pranayama'.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
World Music Day: For Arjun Kanungo, it's a day to remember why he started all of it
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Singer-composer Arjun Kanungo feels while music should be celebrated every day, occasions like World Music Day give everyone a chance to reflect upon their musical journeys.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 terrorists killed in J&K's Sopore
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Three terrorists were killed in an encounter that started on Saturday night between terrorists and security forces at Gund Brath area of Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Monday.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US prepares new sanctions against Russia over Navalny
Washington, June 21 (IANS) The US is preparing additional sanctions against Russia over the alleged poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has said.
2021-06-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Talks to revive Iran nuclear agreement closer to a deal: EU official
Vienna, June 21 (IANS) Talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are "closer to a deal," said a European Union (EU) official on Sunday after the latest meeting that wrapped up the previous six rounds of negotiations.
2021-06-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
UK scientists warn of 'miserable winter' due to new respiratory viruses
London, June 21 (IANS) British scientists on Sunday warned of "pretty miserable winter" ahead for the country due to likely emergence of new respiratory viruses, with further lockdowns a possibility.
2021-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
BCCI to donate Rs 10 crore to Indian Olympic Association
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) The Indian cricket board will "donate" Rs 10 crore to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to support Indian athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games next month, it was decided at an emergent meeting of its apex council.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
UK reports another 9,284 coronavirus cases
London, June 21 (IANS) Britain has reported another 9,284 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,630,040, according to official figures released on Sunday.
2021-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Vijayan a 'gangster', says son of CM's political mentor
Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) While new state Congress chief, K. Sudhakaran has opened up against his old foe, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan now faces an outburst from former CPI-M leader from his home Pinarayi village in Kannur district, Pandayala Shaji, who calls him a "gangster".
2021-06-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
WTC final: New Zealand look in control at end of Day 3
Southampton, June 20 (IANS) When play ended prematurely due to poor visibility on the third day of the World Test Championship final here on Sunday, New Zealand were in a strong position at 101 for two wickets, replying to India's 217 first-innings' 217.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Import of US blueberries to India increases: USHBC
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The US Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has said that the import of US blueberries to India has increased over the past few years.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gunfight breaks out at J&K's Sopore
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) An encounter broke between terrorists and security forces in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Sunday night, officials said.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Karnataka's Covid cases fall below 5K mark
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Karnataka's Covid cases dropped below 5,000 mark on Sunday after a gap of two-and-a-half months, health officials said.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana minister escapes unhurt in accident
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) Telangana Finance Minister T. Harish Rao escaped unhurt when his convoy of vehicles met with an accident in Siddipet district on Sunday night.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka to give Covid jabs for Tokyo-bound sportspersons, others
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan on Sunday said that anti-Covid vaccination drive for sportspersons, travelling to Tokyo for the Olympics, as well as students and employees who are set to leave for abroad for studies or work, will start from June 22.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Health/Medicine
WTC final: New Zealand 101/2, replying to India's 217 (Close)
Southampton, June 20 (IANS) New Zealand ended a truncated third day of the World Test Championship final against India on 101 for two wickets here on Sunday. India had scored 217 in their first innings. The day ended prematurely when dark clouds covered the Hampshire Bowl, making the visibility poor for play.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Swadeshi Jagaran Manch demands patent waiver for Covid vaccines
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) on Sunday demanded that patents on Covid-19 vaccines be waived.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Verstappen of Red Bull wins Formula One French Grand Prix
Le Castellet, June 20 (IANS) Max Verstappen of Red Bull pipped Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes to clinch the Formula One French Grand Prix race here on Sunday. This was Red Bull's third consecutive win of the Formula One season.
2021-06-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Motorsports
No heat wave expected over next five days: IMD
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) No heatwave is expected in the country over the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
K'taka: Public transport services to operate with 50% capacity from Monday
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) A day after Karnataka eased Covid-induced lockdown norms, the state-run public transport corporations on Sunday announced to operate buses and metro services with 50 per cent seating capacity from Monday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
105-year-old man beats Covid in Assam
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) A centenarian in Assam has recovered from Covid-19 and was discharged from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Chirag Paswan to take out Bihar yatra on father's birth anniversary
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) LJP chief Chirag Paswan will take out a yatra across Bihar from his father and party founder Ram Vilas Paswan's birth anniversary on July 5.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Major role for Jadeja and Ashwin, says veteran Dilip Doshi
Ageas Bowl (Southampton), June 20 (IANS) Dilip Doshi, a former India left-arm spinner, has probably played more cricket in England than any other Indian, including enjoying successful county stints with Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire. Under Covid restrictions, other than Sunil Gavaskar and Dinesh Kartik in the commentary box, he appears to be the only erstwhile India test player present at the final of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship.
2021-06-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Indian GP IV: Maldives teams to compete in relay races
Patiala, June 20 (IANS) Maldives athletes will compete in the men's and women's relay competitions of the one-day Indian Grand Prix IV scheduled for Monday here.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
India says IT Rules framed after consultations
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a rejoinder to the UN Special Rapporteurs who had commented that India's new IT Rules do not meet international human rights norms, India has firmly said that these rules were formulated only after wide ranging discussions in 2018.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Three suspected cattle lifters hacked to death in Tripura
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) Three suspected cattle lifters were hacked to death by a mob in western Tripura's Khowai district on Sunday, police said.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian women archers lose, crash out of Olympic contention
Paris, June 20 (IANS) The Indian women's recurve archery team lost 0-6 to Colombia in the first match and crashed out of an Olympic qualification tournament here on Sunday. It was the last opportunity for them to win a team quota place.
2021-06-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Photo of man shielding studying daughter goes viral on Father's Day
Sullia (Karnataka), June 20 (IANS) A photograph of a girl attending her online class amid heavy rains as her father stands besides holding an umbrella over her has gone viral on social media in Karnataka on Father's Day.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Telangana a role model for other states, says KCR
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday inaugurated integrated district offices complex and police commissionerate in Siddipet and Kamareddy districts and called the state a role model for other states in administrative reforms.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Govt announces setting up of five 'Divyangta Khel Kendras'
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot on Sunday announced setting up of five 'Divyangta Khel Kendras' in different parts of country.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Bengal's Alipurduar DM braves hills, jungle to vaccinate villagers
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) A small hillside village in West Bengal's Alipurduar district on the border with Bhutan, Adma often sees its population of around 200 people left out of state benefits because the only way to it is through a nearly 6-hour walk through difficult terrain of steep hills and dense forest. District Magistrate Surendra Kumar Meena was, however, determined that its residents not be left out of the vaccination drive.
2021-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
'J&K will achieve 100% vaccination for 45+ age group by June end'
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said that Jammu and Kashmir will achieve 100 per cent vaccination for the 45 plus age group by June end.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
East UP, Bihar may see very heavy rainfall at some places: IMD
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and coastal parts, the IMD said on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
PM to address 7th International Yoga Day prog on Monday
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 7th International Yoga Day programme on Monday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K sees 585 Covid cases, 1,354 recoveries
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) J&K on Sunday saw 1,354 Covid patients recover on Sunday while 585 new cases and 14 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Increase regional representation in SC, DMK MP urges President
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) DMK Rajya Sabha member and senior advocate P. Wilson on Sunday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking increased regional representation in the Supreme Court.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
WTC final: New Zealand 36/0 replying to India's 217 (Tea)
Southampton, June 20 (IANS) New Zealand were 36 for no wicket in their first innings at the tea interval, replying to India's 217, on the third day of the World Test Championship final here on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
On Ganga Dussehra, Braj Mandal activists resolve to save dying Yamuna
Agra/Mathura/Vrindavan, June 20 (IANS) As thousands of Shri Krishna devotees celebrated Ganga Dussehra, which marks the appearance of the Ganga river on Earth, groups of river activists in Agra, Mathura, and Vrindavan resolved to impart momentum to their efforts to save the Yamuna river, the lifeline of the Braj Mandal.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Streptokinase useful in management of acute pancreatitis: PGI study
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) In a first in the world, the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology in the PGI History published a path-breaking study which has established the role of streptokinase in the management of the dreaded disease of severe acute pancreatitis.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Parvati temple in Karnataka dug up in 'treasure hunt', 7 held
Hassan (Karnataka), June 20 (IANS) Hunt for treasure purportedly buried under the sanctum sanctorum of a century-old temple in a village in Karnataka's Hassan district led seven people, including a priest, to try to dig up the structure, police said on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Delta variant caused widespread infection in TN: Study
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) A recent study on the genome sequencing of the SARS- Cov2 released by the Tamil Nadu's health department shows that the widespread infection in the state was due to the Delta variant.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Venezuela midfielder Herrera to miss rest of Copa America
Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) Venezuela midfielder Yangel Herrera has been ruled out of the rest of the Copa America because of a fractured lower leg, the country's football federation has announced.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Arjun Bijlani is missing his 'champ' Ayaan
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Arjun Bijlani, who is currently in Cape Town, shooting for adventure reality show "Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi", uploaded a collage of pictures with his son Ayaan.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How Yogi has benefitted Muslims in UP
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has created a larger-than-life image for himself as a Hindu torchbearer.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Minor girl raped in Bihar's Aurangabad
Patna, June 20 (IANS) A 12-year-old girl, residing in a school hostel in Bihar's Aurangabad district, was allegedly sexually assaulted by the school owner, police said on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Andhra logs 5,646 new Covid cases, 50 deaths
Amaravati, June 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has logged 5,646 new Covid cases and 50 deaths during the 24 hour period ending 9 a.m. on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Vivo V21e 5G likely to launch in India at Rs 24,990: Report
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand Vivo is expected to launch its upcoming smartphone Vivo V21e 5G in India at Rs 24,990.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pool party at Gurugram farmhouse: 15 arrested for flouting Covid norms
Gurugram, June 20 (IANS) The Gurugram police have arrested 15 people for allegedly partying at a farmhouse in Bhondsi area here in violation of curbs imposed to fight Covid-19, officials said on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two injured in bomb blast in Bihar's Siwan
Patna, June 20 (IANS) Two persons, including an infant, were seriously injured after a crude bomb exploded in Bihar's Siwan district on Sunday, police said.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Engaging in family care work prevents risk of suicide in men
New York, June 20 (IANS) While suicide rates are generally higher in men than in women, but those who indulge in family care work are less vulnerable to take their lives, according to a new study.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite will come in three colour options in India
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Global smartphone brand Xiaomi has announced that it will launch the upcoming smartphone Mi 11 Lite in three colours in India on June 22.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
FICN case: NIA arrests absconding accused carrying Rs 50K bounty
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested wanted Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) supplier Sariful Islam in connection with his links with Bangladeshi gang involved in the illegal trade.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A.K. Sharma's appointment as BJP's Uttar Pradesh VP surprises many
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Appointment of former bureaucrat A.K. Sharma as Vice President of the Uttar Pradesh BJP has come as a surprise to many in the party and government. Till last week, there was a strong buzz across Lucknow and New Delhi that Sharma could be inducted into the Yogi Adityanath government.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kriti Sanon will always be 'Daddy's little girl'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon took to social media on Sunday to express love for her father on the occasion of Father's Day.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Adani Power gets letter of intent for Essar Power MP resolution
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Adani Power has received the letter of intent for the resolution of the bankrupt Essar Power MP Ltd (EPMPL).
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Shama Sikander: This pandemic allowed me to do a lot of meditation
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actres Shama Sikander says that in these mentally strenuous times of the pandemic, practicing yoga has really helped her.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Andhra vaccinates 11.85 lakh people in a single day
Amaravati, June 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh set a new record on Sunday by administering over a million doses of Covid-19 vaccines in a single day.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
EPFO payroll data shows 12.76 lakh subscribers added in April
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The provisional payroll data of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Sunday shows that it has added around 12.76 lakh net subscribers during April this year.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Top Indian women's hockey administrator Amrit Bose dead
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Amrit Bose, a secretary of the erstwhile Indian Women's Hockey Federation (IWHF), passed away on Sunday. She was 84.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Covid survivors still at reinfection risk from Alpha, Beta variants
London, June 20 (IANS) Immune response following a coronavirus infection can vary between individuals and may not be enough to fight Alpha, and Beta variant of Covid-19, finds a study reinforcing the need for vaccination.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
KTR seeks vaccine testing centre in Hyderabad to ramp up production
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) Telangana Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao has demanded the Central government establish a Vaccine Testing and Certification Laboratory in Hyderabad on war-footing to expedite production of Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Practicing Yoga has helped Vivana Singh in acting
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Vivana Singh, who seen playing the role of Maharani Rajeshwari in the show "Apna Time Bhi Aayega", says practicing yoga has helped her in more ways that one.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Belgrade swimming: Indians win 3 gold, miss Olympic qualification (Ld, correcting opening para)
Belgrade, June 20 (IANS) India's Sajan Prakash won gold in the men's 200 meters butterfly event in the Belgrade Open Swimming competition, but narrowly missed qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Other Sports
Doctors to face action for failing to certify Covid deaths, SC told
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Centre has told the Supreme Court that any death resulting from Covid-19 infection should have to be certified as Covid death, and if not done so, the certifying doctor will face action.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Athletics GP IV: Only 7, including Dutee, to race in 100m (Preview Women)
Patiala, June 20 (IANS) Ace sprinter Dutee Chand and Daneshwari A.T. will battle it out for supremacy in women's 100 meters in the Indian Grand Prix IV scheduled to be held here on Monday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Authum selected as H1 bidder by Reliance Home Finance lenders
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Authum Investment and Infrastructure, a NBFC with around 15 years of presence and over Rs 1,500 crore net worth as on December 31, was selected by the lenders of Reliance Home Finance Ltd (RHF) as the winning bidder.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shah Rukh Khan wishes parents the most beautiful moments with 'lil naughty munchkins'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to social media on Sunday to share an adorable message dedicated to parents on the occasion of Father's Day.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian Grand Prix IV: Entries of 16 athletes rejected
Patiala, June 20 (IANS) Entries of as many as 16 athletes, including five in men's 1,500 meters event, have been rejected by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the Indian Grand Prix IV, an Olympic qualification competition, here on Monday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Several top athletes to miss Monday's Indian GP IV (Preview men's)
Patiala, June 20 (IANS) Muhammed Anas, the national 400m record holder, and Noah Nirmal Tom will be the notable absentees from the individual 400m race of the one-day Indian Grand Prix IV to be held here on Monday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Haryana extends lockdown, allows bars to operate till 10 pm
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) The Haryana government on Sunday extended the statewide Covid-19 restrictions till June 28, but allowed bars and restaurants to operate till 10 pm.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Shilpa Shetty to husband Raj Kundra: To our family you are our world
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra took to social media on Sunday to share a special message for hubby Raj Kundra on the occasion of Father's Day.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi sees 124 Covid cases, 7 deaths, more public activities from Monday
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday reported 124 new Covid-19 cases, while its daily test positivity rate stood at 0.17 per cent, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal to visit Punjab on Monday
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arivind Kejriwal, will be visiting Punjab on Monday to discuss the state Assembly elections slated for next year.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WTC final: India totter at 211/7 on Day 3 (Lunch)
Southampton, June 20 (IANS) New Zealand bowlers ran through India's middle-order, picking four wickets for 65 runs in the first session, to leave India tottering at 211/7 at lunch on the third day of the World Test Championship final here at the Hampshire Bowl on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
WTC final: India 211/7 at lunch on Day 3
Southampton, June 20 (IANS) New Zealand bowlers ran through India's middle-order, picking four wickets for 65 runs in the first session, to leave India on 211/7 at lunch on the third day of the World Test Championship final here at the Hampshire Bowl on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
20K people could be allowed for Olympics opening ceremony
Tokyo, June 20 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympics organising committee could allow 20,000 people to attend the opening ceremony at the National Stadium on July 23, but that would include both the ticket holders and Games officials.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Accura Scan aims to aid banks, telcos with realtime ID forgery detection
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Accura Scan, a business-to-business (B2B) solution provider, is aiming to support the banking, financial and telecom sectors with its recently launched 'ID Forgery for Real-Time Document Verification'.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hubble telescope on halt after trouble with payload computer: NASA
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US Space agency NASA continues to work on the payload computer on the Hubble Space Telescope, which halted probably due to a degrading memory module.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Amitabh Bachchan shares last page of Milkha Singh's book, calls it 'inspiration'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan took to social media on Sunday to remember athletics legend Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Harsh Vardhan unveils 'My Joys and Sorrows - as a Mother of a Special Child' book
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan has unveiled Krishna Saksena's book "My Joys and Sorrows ? as a Mother of a Special Child".
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
'Hate crimes' increase when elections approach, says Jamiat chief
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Citing alleged incidents of mob lynchings at Haryana's Mewat, UP's Loni and some other places, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind President Maulana Arshad Madani on Sunday said that cases of hate increase when elections are around.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Tollywood stars pour love for their fathers on Father's Day
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) Celebrities from Telugu film industry took to social media and expressed their love for their fathers.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Belgrade swimming: Indians win 3 gold, all miss Olympic qualification
Belgrade, June 20 (IANS) India's Sajan Prakash on Sunday won gold medal in the men's 200 meters butterfly event in the Belgrade Open Swimming competition late Saturday evening, but narrowly missed qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Other Sports
This gut bacteria may help fight Covid-19
Seoul, June 20 (IANS) Certain commensal bacteria that reside in the human intestine produce compounds that can inhibit SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, researchers have found.
2021-06-20
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Research, innovation thrive in educational institutes amid lockdown
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Despite the second wave of the Covid pandemic and consequent lockdown, research in various educational institutes continued without any problem. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and many other higher educational institutions were busy in world-class research, innovation and devising new curriculum and setting up new campus during these tumultuous times.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Science/Tech,Technology
Three held for availing loan against spurious gold ornaments
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested for fraudulently availing loan of Rs 11 crore against spurious gold in connivance with bank officials, Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) said on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kangana Ranaut reveals how she inspired her family to start yoga
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Ahead of International Yoga Day, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut took to social media on Sunday to share the story of how she inspired her family to start practicing Yoga.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
On Father's Day, India defender Adil recalls family challenges of sportspersons
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India football team defender, Adil Khan, on Sunday said sportspersons often had to make sacrifices and "forego the simple pleasures of life" in order to maximise their performance on the pitch.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Bollywood celebs express love for dad on Father's Day 2021
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities took to social media on Sunday to express love for their father and wish everyone a happy Father's Day.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siddhaant Vir Surryavanshi: Lockdown has been tough, particularly for kids
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Siddhaant Vir Surryavanshi, who is seen playing the role of Kuldeep in the show "Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti", says that while his family bonded well during lockdown, he wishes that things get normal soon, so his children can connect with outside world again.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'NHRC notice to J&K govt over writer gunned down by Pak militants in 1990'
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the J&K government in connection with the case of a writer and poet gunned down by the Pakistani militants in 1990.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
TN announces fresh relaxations in 27 districts
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Sunday announced fresh relaxations in 27 districts. The government, however, continued the extension of Covid lockdown till 6 a.m. on June 28.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Twinkle shares Akshay Kumar's photo with daughter, says 'he is her wall'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress-author Twinkle Khanna took to social media on Sunday to share an adorable photograph of her husband, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar along with their daughter Nitara as a mark of celebration of Father's Day.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facial recognition to verify unemployment recipients 'doesn't work well'
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) The facial recognition programme, used by nearly two dozen US states to verify people seeking unemployment benefits, is working inconsistently, leading to many people being denied benefits or having their applications put on hold, media reports said.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Agra admin under fire for Covid death figures
Agra, June 20 (IANS) The report of the two-member probe into alleged death of 22 Covid-19 patients in a private hospital in Agra due to a "mock drill" to assess the need for Oxygen, has invited the ire of opposition leaders and local health activists.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Life returns to normal in Telangana after 39 days of lockdown
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) After 39 days, normal activities resumed in Telangana from Sunday with the state government lifting the lockdown totally, following the drastic drop in the number of Covid-19 positive cases.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tahira Kashyan announces new book 'The 7 Sins of Being a Mother'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Author and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap Khurrana announced her next book "The 7 Sins of Being a Mother" on Father's Day on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
UP plantation drive with aim on immunity-building
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will launch a plantation campaign with a difference in July.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Sale of government lands in Telangana kicks up row
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) Desperate to mobilize resources to tide over the financial crisis aggravated by the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the Telangana government is set to begin sale of government lands to raise Rs 20,000 crore while the move has drawn the ire of opposition parties.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cricketers take to social media to wish Happy Father's Day
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Several Indian cricketers took to social media on the occasion of Happy Father's Day, with the likes of Ishan Kishan and Kuldeep Yadav posting pictures along with messages of gratitude to celebrate the day.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Our democratic credentials recognised, IT rules framed post talks with stakeholders: India to UN
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Office has responded to the concerns raised by Special Procedures Branch of the Human Rights Council regarding India's new IT norms, wherein the Permanent Mission has stressed that India's democratic credentials are well recognised and the new norms were finalised after due consultation with various stakeholders.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Badal to appear before SIT in 2015 police firing case
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) Five-time Punjab chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Parkash Singh Badal will appear before a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Kotkapura police firing case of 2015 at his residence here on June 22.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Mamata govt denied Hindu's OBCs of their fair share of quota: BJP
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday alleged that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has denied Hindu's Other Backward Classes (OBCs) communities of their fair share of reservation and representation by over representing Muslims in it.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No rush to re-open Australia's borders: Minister
Canberra, June 20 (IANS) Australia's Trade Minister Dan Tehan has declared that the government is in "no rush" to re-open the country's international borders.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Rigorously implement public health, social measures: WHO
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The World Health Organisation on Sunday called upon countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to scale up and rigorously implement public health and social measures, along with efforts to accelerate vaccination for Covid-19 and prevent another surge.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
S.Korea to apply new social-distancing guidelines in July
Seoul, June 20 (IANS) South Korea's Health Ministry said on Sunday that it will apply new four-tier social-distancing guidelines next month from the current five-tier scheme in a bid to adopt a more sustainable quarantine campaign.
2021-06-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Low-intensity earthquake hits Delhi, no casualties or loss
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A low-intensity earthquake with a magnitude of 2.1 hit west Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area on Sunday, said the National Center for Seismology.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Liverpool pleads with Unesco to keep World Heritage status
Liverpool, June 20 (IANS) Civic leaders in Liverpool have pleaded with the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee to keep the English city's World Heritage status.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Monsoon over Delhi, neighbouring states likely to be slow: IMD
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Further advance of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of Delhi, Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab is likely to be slow.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
China administers 1bn Covid vaccine doses
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) More than 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines has been administered in China, as the country is pushing ahead with the largest vaccination drive in its history, according to the National Health Commission (NHC) on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Will demand effort and hard work: New Kerala Blasters coach
Kochi, June 20 (IANS) New Kerala Blasters FC head coach Ivan Vukomanovic said on Sunday that there will be "no lack of effort and hard work" when the team begins its campaign in the 2021/22 Indian Super League (ISL) later this year.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Alpha, Beta Covid infections less likely to be asymptomatic: Study
New York, June 20 (IANS) While Alpha and Beta Covid variants are associated with higher transmission, patients with these variants show no evidence of higher viral loads in their upper respiratory tracts compared to the control group, a study led by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine study found on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Reliance Group market capitalization surges 1,000% to nearly Rs 8K cr
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The market capitalization of Anil Ambani led Reliance Group has surged by over 1,000 per cent in less than 3 months.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India to hold 2-day BRICS meet on Green Hydrogen initiatives
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India is set to host a two-day summit on Green Hydrogen initiatives starting June 22 involving the BRICS nations.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Brazil's Covid death toll tops 500K
Brasilia, June 20 (IANS) Brazil surpassed half a million Covid-19 deaths after registering 2,301 more fatalities from the fatal disease in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Laxman, Jaffer, Raman congratulate India women's team for Bristol draw
Bristol, June 20 (IANS) The Indian women's cricket team was flooded with messages of appreciation after it drew the one-off Test against England here, with former cricketers like Venkatesh Prasad, Wasim Jaffer and VVS Laxman, among others, congratulating the Mithali Raj-led side for its efforts.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Germany's ruling conservatives move up in polls
Berlin, June 20 (IANS) Three and a half months before the federal elections in Germany, the governing conservative parties, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU), are moving up in the polls, while the Green Party is losing ground.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics
India spent Rs 2,386 cr in 2020 on oral cancer treatment: Study
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Multiplying the cost per unit of early and advanced cancer as per the results of a study, India spent approximately Rs 2,386 crore in 2020 on oral cancer treatment, paid for by insurance schemes, government and private sector, spending out of pocket payments and charitable donations or a combination of these.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Peru extends suspension of flights from India, Brazil, S.Africa
Lima, June 20 (IANS) Peru has extended the suspension of commercial flights from India, South Africa and Brazil until July 11 to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, the government announced.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Congress Kerala chief Sudhakaran dares Vijayan for a debate
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president and member of parliament, K. Sudhakaran has dared Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan to have a debate with him. The slugfest between the two started after the KPCC president, in an interview with a popular Malayalam weekly, said that he had kicked Pinarayi Vijayan during their college days and that Pinarayi was a timid person those days.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Egyptian, Libyan FMs hold talks in Cairo
Cairo, June 20 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks with his visiting Libyan counterpart Najla al-Mangoush in Cairo on the latest developments of the Tripoli's roadmap for a political settlement.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Delhi bar & restaurant raided for violating Covid norms
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Delhi Police conducted a raid at a bar and restaurant in East Delhi on Sunday for violating Covid norms and serving liquor to minors.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Biden to host Israeli Prez in WH on June 28
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Joe Biden will host his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin at the White House on June 28, Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced here.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Israel reports Covid outbreak in 2 schools, 45 students infected
Tel Aviv, June 20 (IANS) The Israeli Ministry of Health reported a Covid-19 outbreak in two schools in the town of Binyamina, 60 km north of Tel Aviv, which has infected 45 students.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Tropical storm Dolores makes landfall in Mexico
Mexico City, June 20 (IANS) Tropical storm Dolores made landfall near the town of San Juan de Aldama in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Mexico,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Turkey's daily Covid vaccination exceed 1.5 mn
Ankara, June 20 (IANS) The number of Turkey's daily Covid-19 vaccination has exceeded 1.5 million, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Hyderabad Metro to run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) With the Telangana government totally lifting Covid-19 lockdown, the Hyderabad Metro Rail has rescheduled the timings of its services from June 21.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UP likely to have stricter laws for chain snatching
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to amend criminal law to give strict punishment to chain snatchers.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Most of Italy to be in 'white zone' from Monday
Rome, June 20 (IANS) Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza has signed a new ordinance, extending the white or lowest-risk pandemic zone to most of the country from monday onwards.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics
'Baba Ka Dhaba' owner's health improves, taken off ventilator support
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The condition of 81-year-old Kanta Prasad, who is the owner of 'Baba Ka Dhaba', a popular eating joint located in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar, has shown improvement. He has been taken off the ventilator support at Delhi's Safdarjung hospital since his health has improved, said the hospital authorities.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
'You cannot stop', Milkhaji once told me: India goalkeeper Sandhu
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Sandhu recollected an "unforgettable" memory with athletics legend Milkha Singh, who passed away at the PGI Hospital in Chandigarh after a prolonged battle with Covid-19 late on Friday night.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,Athletics
Bundelkhand leads in medicinal farming in UP
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh is reaching new heights in medicinal farming, with the Yogi Adityanath government promoting cultivation of medicinal plants in a big way.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Modi congratulates Iran's new President
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent Chief Justice of Iran, for winning the country's presidential election, saying India looked forwards to work with him to strengthen ties between the two countries.
2021-06-20
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Bug in iOS can break iPhone Wi-Fi using rogue hotspot name
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) A bug has been discovered in iOS that can disable an iPhone's ability to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots if it attempts to initially connect to a hotspot with a specific name that breaks the function.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Massachusetts 'MassNotify' Android app for Covid auto-installed
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) MassNotify, the US state of Massachusetts' exposure notifications app for Covid-19, was automatically installed on some Android phones without warning, according to many users.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Covid vax shipment to Palestine totally normal: Israel
Tel Aviv, June 20 (IANS) Israel's Ministry of Health said the Covid-19 vaccine shipment to the Palestinian Authority was "totally normal", which the latter rejected cancelled as it did not match the specifications.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Houthi drone strike kills 4 newly-recruited Yemeni soldiers
Sanaa, June 20 (IANS) Four newly-recruited Yemeni soldiers were killed and dozens others injured in a Houthi drone attack on a pro-government military base in the southeastern province of Hadramout, a military official said.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Defence/Security
Tendulkar pips Sangakkara to be the greatest Test batsman in 21st century
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who holds the record for most Test and ODI runs as well as most centuries across the two formats, pipped former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara as the greatest men's Test batsman of the 21st century in a poll.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Yoga improves clinical outcome in Rheumatoid arthritis: Study
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In India, yoga is celebrated as an ancient tradition, which has grown into a global phenomenon. As India gears up for International Yoga Day on June 21, a research paper released by an expert at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said, yoga can be used as an adjunct therapy in the management of severe arthritis.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Pfizer Covid vax provides higher antibody levels than Sinovac: Study
Hong Kong, June 20 (IANS) People who got Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine showed "substantially higher" levels of antibodies compared to those who received China's Sinovac shots, according to a new study.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Google Messages now allow font size changes in conversation threads
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Google is rolling out a new option where users can now pinch-to-zoom to change the font size in Google Messages for Android.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Restaurants, bars in Delhi to operate at 50% capacity: DDMA
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to decline in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Sunday announced that restaurants and bars in the city will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent seating capacity from Monday onwards.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
W.Africa suffered 700 terror attacks, 2,000 deaths since 2020
Accra, June 20 (IANS) West Africa has suffered a total of 700 terrorist attacks resulting in 2,000 civilian and military deaths from 2020 to now, said an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) official.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Ghana,Politics,Defence/Security
Curious case of Raghurama Krishna Raju, YSRCP's Trojan horse
Amaravati, June 20 (IANS) Kanumuru Raghurama Krishna Raju, rebel Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Member of Parliament (MP) from Narasapuram constituency has emerged as an unlikely Trojan horse in the ruling dispensation of Andhra Pradesh.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Myanmar records highest daily Covid cases
Nay Pyi Taw, June 20 (IANS) Myanmar recorded the highest spike of Covid-19 cases in recent months with 546 new infections in the past 24 hours, bringing the case tally to 147,615, according to a statement from the Health and Sports Ministry.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine
B'desh resumes Covid inoculation with Chinese vax
Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has resumed the Covid-19 inoculation drive in parts of the country using the Chinese Sinopharm vaccines.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Market correction has just begun (Market Outlook)
It was an eventful week at the markets and in hindsight looks as one, where indices have turned downwards at least in the short term. After hitting new highs, markets were unable to capitalise on the momentum and it looks like the Dow Jones impact has hit us hard. BSESENSEX closed the week with losses of 130.31 points or 0.25 per cent to close at 52,344.45 points. NIFTY lost much more at 116 points or 0.73 per cent to close at 15,683.35 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 0.92 per cent, 1.28 per cent and 1.31 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP lost 3.01 per cent while BSESMALLCAP lost 1.86 per cent.
2021-06-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
'Finances strained', Centre says can't pay 4L to Covid victims (Ld)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the finances of states and Centre are under severe strain, due to the reduction in tax revenues and increase in health expenses on account of the coronavirus pandemic. And Rs 4 lakh compensation can't be paid to all those who died due to Covid-19 as it would exhaust the disaster relief funds, and also impact the Centre and states' preparation to address future waves of COVID-19.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hungary on heatwave alert
Budapest, June 20 (IANS) Hungarian authorities have issued a second-level heatwave alert, as the first hot spell of the summer hit the central European country.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Hungary,Environment/Wildlife
Thailand to issue e-voucher to stimulate domestic consumption
Bangkok, June 20 (IANS) Thai citizens can apply as recipients to the government's Ying Chai Ying Dai (the more use, the more benefit) e-voucher campaign from Monday, a top official said here.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
5G: A new start to the world/India
A break in the growth pattern of countries is a function of industrial revolutions aided by new technologies. Industrial Revolutions (IR) 1.0 and 2.0 were based on manufacturing technologies, while IR 3.0 was a communication revolution. IR 4.0 operated on the same medium as 3.0, fixed line and wireless in a globalised and interconnected world. The IR 4.0 is a fusion of advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), genetic engineering, quantum computing, and more.
2021-06-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Big psychological boost for us; will put England on back foot: Mithali
Bristol, June 20 (IANS) India women's team skipper Mithali Raj said the draw against England in the one-off Test had given her "teammates a big psychological boost" and it "definitely will put England on the backfoot" as the series progresses.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Edtech sector witnesses surge in demand for digital skills'
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Edtech sector has witnessed a 90 per cent surge in demand for digital skills amid the pandemic, according to TeamLease Edtech.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Ramdroh', money siphoned off in name of Lord Ram: Congress
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) After second land deal in Ayodhya surfaced, the Congress was quick to attack the government for allowing such loot and profiteering and termed it a "Ramdroh" and those involved "chandajeevi."
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Arjun Kapoor talks about his newest relationship: Beards!
New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) Who doesn't like a sovereign and uncompromised beard? An incredible beard gives your appearance and new look and is high on the style quotient. Taking inspiration from B-town's boy next door, Arjun Kapoor, it's time to fashion yourself a beard.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Malaika Arora guides your yoga journey
New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind and helps manage stress and anxiety while keeping one relaxed. It also helps to increase flexibility, muscle strength, tone the body and improves respiration, energy and vitality. Practicing yoga might seem like just stretching, but it can do much more for your body from the way you feel, look and move.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Video showing monkey travelling in Delhi Metro goes viral
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A video showing a monkey travelling in the Delhi Metro along with other commuters has gone viral on social media.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Himachal BJP ministers to collect feedback before next year's Assembly polls
New Delhi, June 20 (AINS) Ahead of next year's Assembly polls, Ministers in Himachal Pradesh will directly collect feedback from people to take stock about the BJP government's performance in the state.
2021-06-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Bahrain announces 2-month summer ban on outdoor work
Manama, June 20 (IANS) Bahrain will enforce the annual two-month summer ban on all outdoor work starting from July.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Bahrain,Politics
Thailand targets full reopening in 120 days to reboot economy
Bangkok, June 20 (IANS) Thailand is aiming to fully reopen to foreign visitors in 120 days and provide at least one shot of vaccine to about 50 million people by October to revive the economy, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said .
2021-06-20
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Public Wi-fi available at all 15 railway stations of Kashmir Valley
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Public Wi-fi connectivity has been made available at all the 15 railways stations of the Kashmir Valley.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Man declared dead in 2010 rail accident found alive
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) A 38-year-old man, declared dead in the Jnaneswari train accident in 2010, has been found alive after 11 years.
2021-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIDC urges govt to address issues of MSME borrowers & NBFCs
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC) has urged the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) to address issues faced by MSME borrowers and the NBFCs catering to these enterprises.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Irrespective of co-morbidities, classified as deaths due to Covid: Centre
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Centre has told the Supreme Court that all deaths with a diagnosis of COVID-19, irrespective of co-morbidities, are to be classified as deaths due to COVID-19.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Netizens sign petition to deny Jeff Bezos re-entry to Earth after space launch
Washington , June 20 (IANS) Thousands of netizens have in the past week signed a petition to bar Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from re-entering Earth after his space company Blue Origin's launches a trip to the edge of space next month, the media reported.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United States,Technology
England, West Indies tours ideal preparation for T20 WC: Misbah
Lahore, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan cricket team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq said the upcoming tours of England and West Indies will provide his team enough practice to prepare well for the ICC T20 World Cup later this year in India.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Current bull market in India is up 106%, the historical average is 284%
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Including the current bull market rally which is on, India has had six bull markets over the past three decades.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
An author's musings on parchments and ballpoint pens
New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) A chef's knife. A painter's brush. A writer's pen. What would artists be without their tools, and the mild obsession we have with them? Since time immemorial the image of the writer has been a figure bent over paper -- or parchment, depending on how far you want to go -- with a quill and a pot of ink. Next to a flame. There is always a flame!
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Grant full statehood, conduct elections in J&K, says Congress
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister's meeting with leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress on Sunday said that restoring full statehood and conduct of elections is a way forward to restore democracy.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
An entertaining narrative of inner-workings of Indian politics, policy
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Irreverent and hilarious, wise and introspective, Kaushik Basus "Policy Makers Journal" (Simon & Schuster) records the course of his career over seven years, first in India as the Chief Economic Adviser and after that as the Chief Economist at the World Bank in Washington.
2021-06-20
Category: International, India,Art/Culture/Books
Two Indian workers die in Nepal fire
Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) Two Indian nationals died in a fire that broke out at a steel factory in Nepal's Bara district.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karthik leaves fans entertained on commentary-box debut
Southampton, June 20 (IANS) India cricketer Dinesh Karthik's stint in the commentary box during the second day of the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand saw him pull a fast one on fellow commentator and former England skipper Nasser Hussain, which left his fans well entertained.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
J&K on long road to chase excellence in education (KASHMIR PART-3)
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir did not have a great educational system despite the fact that since the 1950s education from primary to the university level has been free in state run institutions.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education
Highlights of Christie's forthcoming Old Masters Evening Sale
New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) The auction houses announces Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Utrecht 1606--1684 Antwerp), a banquet still life and Dirck Hals (Haarlem 1591--1656) and Dirck van Delen (Heusden 1604/5-1671 Arnemuiden) A Merry Company in a palatial interior, as two leading highlights in the forthcoming Old Masters Evening Sale taking place live on July 8 at Christie's King Street. The Sale is part of the marquee series of auctions comprising this season's Classic Week calendar.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Over 3-cr Covid jabs still with states/UTs, 24L in pipeline
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Amid shortage of Covid jabs in many states, the Centre on Sunday announced that more than 3.06 crore vaccine doses are still available with the states and the Union Territories (UTs) to be administered, and over 24 lakh will be provided to them within three days.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hundreds of trees chopped off along Yamuna, furore on social media
Agra June 20 (IANS) Hundreds of trees along the Yamuna river, close to the Taj Mahal have been chopped off to lay a water pipeline by the Smart City Corporation Employees.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Four health tips to keep your dad healthy
New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) The pandemic has caused many of us to reimagine our lifestyle and take cognizance of the potential health risks. Give your father the gift of great health by getting him to adopt a wise sodium-intake diet and a little bit of exercise. Ensure he makes small lifestyle changes for positive impact, starting with these four tips.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Superfoods to keep hypertension at bay
New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) Hypertension is one of India's most common lifestyle diseases and often termed as a "silent killer" disease. The condition exhibits no symptoms even if blood pressure reaches a dangerously high level, making a person prone to having a cardiac arrest or stroke.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Tradition meets art
New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) India has been enormously honoured by having a rich legacy of craft skills assimilated through the rhythmic movement of historical events that rest upon cultural practices and strict convictions.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UP to launch 'Dastak' campaign from July 1
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will launch the 'Dastak' campaign from July 1, which is part of a comprehensive Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) strategy embraced by the Yogi Adityanath government.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Screen time during Covid pandemic linked to depression
New York, June 20 (IANS) Increased screen time among young adults during the Covid-19 crisis correlated with a rise in pandemic-related mental distress, according to a research.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Raashii Khanna: We have a bank of great actresses in the South
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) Actress Raashii Khanna, who works predominantly in Tamil and Telugu films, feels roles for actresses in the South are no longer just about being pretty.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rotational ministerial berths for BJP MLAs in Puducherry
Puducherry, June 20 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janata Party in Puducherry has decided to give ministerial berths to its MLAs on rotational basis for a year after party MLA John Kumar's supporters picketed the state committee office for non-inclusion in the cabinet.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Wedding in family brings Yadav clan together
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), June 20 (IANS) A wedding in the family has provided the much-needed opportunity to the Yadav clan to come together, despite their differences.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
India sees surge in AI-enabled automated customer service agents
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Automated customer service agents became the top Artificial Intelligence (AI) use case for the Indian organisations in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic kept millions at home and face-to-face interactions diminished across industries, according to a new report.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SEBI asks PNB Housing to halt Rs 4,000 cr preferential issue of shares
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has directed PNB Housing Finance to stall the proposed preferential issue of shares worth up to Rs 4,000 crore to entities led by the The Carlyle Group Inc.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Garton set for ODI debut for England, Stone out due to fracture
London, June 20 (IANS) Sussex fast bowler George Garton could make his debut for England after the 24-year-old was named by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in the 16-member squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting in Durham on June 29.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
EU warns of sanctions over delay in Lebanese Cabinet formation
Brussels, June 20 (IANS) Josep Borrell, the European Union's (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, warned that the bloc could impose sanctions on Lebanese politicians over their involvement in the ongoing political stalemate of the country.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
TN Police opens helpline for women, aged in Cuddalore
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) The Cuddalore district police have launched a round-the-clock helpline for women and the aged.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gang running online sex racket busted in Noida, 2 held
Noida, June 20 (IANS) The Noida police have busted a gang running an alleged sex racket, supplying call girls through online booking. Two accused have been arrested in connection with the case.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PayPal raises merchant fees on some of its products in US
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Global digital payments platform PayPal has increased merchant fees for some of its products in the US starting from August 2.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
The curious case of 2 'Anils' in UP
Bareilly, June 20 (IANS) 'Anil Kumar' had been working at a primary school in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar since 2016. And the same 'Anil Kumar' was also working as a cop in Moradabad simultaneously.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Vikas Dubey aide booked under NSA
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), June 20 (IANS) The Kanpur police have invoked the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against Shivam Dubey, an aide of slain gangster Vikas Dubey.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can't pay Rs 4L compensation to Covid victims, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the finances of states and Centre are under severe strain, due to the reduction in tax revenues and increase in health expenses on account of the coronavirus pandemic. And Rs 4 lakh compensation can't be paid to all those who died due to Covid-19 as it would exhaust the disaster relief funds, and also impact the Centre and states' preparation to address future waves of COVID-19.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
India may open derivatives market for power sector next fiscal
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) After prolonged delays, India may open derivatives market for the power sector in the next financial year (FY 2022-23), allowing both power generators and consumers to enter into futures contract and use it as a new hedging tool to mitigate price volatility and other associated risks.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UP man held before attempting 6th marriage
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), June 20 (IANS) A self-proclaimed occultist, who was preparing for his sixth marriage, has been arrested by the police.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saudi-led coalition intercepts 7 bomb-laden drones in Yemen
Sanaa, June 20 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition intercepted seven bomb-laden drones in the war-torn Yemen, according to the local media.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Afghanistan appoints new security ministers as violence intensifies
Kabul, June 20 (IANS) The Afghan government has appointed two new key security ministers amid growing insurgency and violence in the war-torn country, Administrative Office of the Presidential Palace said in a statement.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
'Great advert' for women's cricket, make it a 5-day affair: Heather
Bristol, June 20 (IANS) England women's cricket team skipper Heather Knight said the drawn one-off Test against the Mithali Raj-led India was a brilliant advertisement for the game and it "shows that women's Test cricket has a place in the game".
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Redmi Note 10S revs up affordable smartphone segment in India
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a bid to offer more options in the affordable segment, global smartphone brand Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 10S that is available in two storage variants for the Indian consumers.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Museum of Trees curator wants Central Vista landscape with sacred trees
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) After earning name and fame for the first-of-its-kind Museum of Trees, a unique environmental landmark here for conservation of sacred trees of Sikhism after which many Sikh gurdwaras are named, former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer D.S. Jaspal is now keen to plant sacred trees in the Narendra Modi governments Central Vista project in the national capital.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
Petrol crosses Rs 97/litre in Delhi, diesel nears Rs 88
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) again raised fuel prices on Sunday with petrol price in the national capital crossing the Rs 97 per litre mark.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Another jolt for BSP as Ambika Chaudhary quits
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) In another major jolt to the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh, senior leader and former state minister Ambika Chaudhary has resigned from the party, citing 'lack of any responsibility' and also on moral grounds.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Can Akshay Kumar's 'Bell Bottom' reboot Bollywood?
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Can Akshay Kumar do a Vijay? Or Ravi Teja? Ever since the Bollywood superstar announced "Bell Bottom" for a theatrical release on July 27, excitement is on the rise. Fans as well as industry watchers have applauded the move. The hope that, pandemic practicalities permitting, Akshay's gesture will initiate the first step at box office normalcy for the Hindi film trade.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Africa's Covid caseload tops 5.16 mn
Addis Ababa, June 20 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has increased to 5,160,473, according to health authorities.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
4 teachers injured during firing on school van in Pak
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Four teachers were injured after unidentified gunmen open fire on a school van in Pakistan's Balochistan province, local reports said.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
If Sachin Pilot is asset, then why Gehlot not listening?
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress has termed Sachin Pilot as an asset to the party, but almost a year after Pilot revolted against chief minister Ashok Gehlot along with his MLAs and subsequent return after intervention from Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, no issue has been resolved yet and the ministers sacked at that time had not been rehabilitated. The supporters of the former deputy chief minister have been putting pressure on the party to listen to their grievances.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid awareness campaign through puppetry in NE India
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura Puppet Theatre (TPT) group, which has performed in many countries and in states in India, is educating people about Covid-19 through the traditional "Putul Nach" (puppet dance), garnering peoples attention and appreciation.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Facebook to update its policies on handling satirical content
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Facebook has decided to update its community standards to be more transparent about how it handles satirical content, after the independent Oversight Board asked the social network to do so.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mithali Raj pitches for more Tests after draw against England
Bristol, June 20 (IANS) On a day when India put up a gritty display to steal a draw in the one-off women's Test against England here, skipper Mithali Raj pitched for more Test matches to help her team get used to the rigours of the longest format of the game.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
BJP in wait and watch mode in AIADMK fight (News Analysis)
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Even as the AIADMK is training its guns on estranged former interim general secretary of the party, V.K. Sasikala, its alliance partner BJP is adopting a wait and watch approach in this battle.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Opinion/Commentary
LG Electronics launches world's first 83-inch OLED TV
Seoul, June 20 (IANS) LG Electronics said on Sunday it has launched an 83-inch OLED TV as the South Korean tech giant tries to beef up its presence in the premium TV market.
2021-06-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
J&K's Mawya becomes 12th fighter pilot in IAF
Jammu, June 20 (IANS) Flying officer Mawya Sudan from Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district has become the 12th woman officer in the country to be inducted as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force (IAF).
2021-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
SA's Mulder grabs three as West Indies lose initiative
Gros Islet (St. Lucia), June 20 (IANS) West Indies were bowled out for 149 runs late on the second day to give South Africa a big 149-run first-innings lead in the second Test at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
India gears up for robot campaigners in 2022 Assembly polls
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As mass public gatherings remain an obvious danger in India amid the lethal Covid-19 waves, you may see humanoid robots performing campaigning on behalf of political leaders in the 2022 Assembly elections.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
One of world's largest open modern art galleries coming up in Raj
Jaipur, June 20 (IANS) Rajasthan will soon house one of the worlds largest open modern art galleries, the Mandawa Art Village, which will bespeak the stories of desert, beautiful 'havelis', colourful dresses, camels, sands and much more.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Saudi Aramco announces completion of share sale worth $12.4bn
Riyadh, June 20 (IANS) Saudi Aramco has announced the completion of a $12.4 billion sale in its natural gas pipeline to an international investor consortium.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy,Politics
Taliban offensive on key Afghan district repulsed
Kabul, June 20 (IANS) Afghan security forces have repulsed a Taliban offensive to overrun the key Tala-o-Barfak district in Baghlan province, a police spokesman said.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Negative politics of Chirag Paswan can be lesson for others
Patna, June 20 (IANS) In the third week of June, Chirag Paswan lost his political status within his own party, thanks to his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras who was instrumental in the coup over becoming president of the party founded by Late Ram Vilas Paswan.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Pak-Iran goods train service suspended after derailment
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The goods train service between Pakistan and Iran was suspended after a freight train derailed in Balochistan province, sources said.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Milkha Singh: The 'Bharat Ratna' of athletics didn't get his due
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) When I called up Milkha Singh, who was much more than an athletics legend, on the landline phone of his Chandigarh home in the first week of August 2001 to get his reaction on being picked belatedly for the Arjuna Award, he poured his heart out, without being one bit diplomatic.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-TN Minister Manikandan arrested from Bengaluru
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Minister and AIADMK leader M. Manikandan was arrested in Bengaluru on Sunday morning by the Chennai city police in a case related to allegedly raping a Malaysian national after promising to marry her.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kenyan national arrested for visa fraud in Gurugram
Gurugram, June 20 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have nabbed a Kenyan national for visa fraud. The accused had fraudulently converted his student visa into e-visa to get a job in a call centre, the police said on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Berrettini to take on Norrie in Queen's final
London, June 20 (IANS) Top seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy continued his impressive week at the Queen's Club Championships here, defeating Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-4, 6-4, to reach the final in his debut at the tournament.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Maha NGO whips up ready-to-cook food kits for tribals, migrants
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) As the country battles the 15-month long Covid-19 pandemic, a Mumbai NGO has come up with a unique mass-feeding solution that is bringing succor to the poor tribals in remote areas or even to the jobless migrants displaced during the series of lockdowns.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
At over 58K Covid cases, India sees lowest tally in 81 days
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Covid-19 cases in India continued to witness declining trend with the country recording 58,419 new cases, lowest in the last 81 days. In the same time span, 1,576 fatalities were reported, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BSP's caste games go awry as 2022 UP polls draw near
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The iron gates of the Bahujan Samaj Party office in Lucknow are firmly shut. Peeping through a side door, one can see the sprawling campus, completely deserted. The security men outside are busy watching songs on their mobile phones.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sharp decline of marriages because of Covid
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Sudip Saha, an IT employee working in a multi-national company was supposed to get married to Sejuti Saha, a civil engineer working in a construction company, in May this year. But on April 20, Sudip developed Covid and a week later Sejuti had also tested positive. Naturally the couple had to postpone the marriage and it is now scheduled in December.
2021-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Russia's Rublev enters Halle final, to face Humbert
Halle (Germany), June 20 (IANS) Russia's Andrey Rublev secured a place in his maiden ATP Tour grasscourt final at the Noventi Open with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
Students seek fee reduction through social media campaign
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Students of the Lucknow University have launched a Twitter campaign, 'No exam, no fee', to seek reduction in course fee and scrapping of examination fee in view of pandemic situation.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
NHRC notice to UP govt on chained prisoner
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh government, seeking its response within six weeks over the chaining of an 84-year-old ailing jail convict at a hospital bed in Etah district last month.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Euro 2020: Spain, Poland in danger of early exit after 1-1 draw
Seville, June 20 (IANS) Both Spain and Poland are in danger of failing to qualify for the knockout stage of the European Championships after drawing their second Group E game 1-1.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Gujarat's Dahod becomes role model in providing jobs under MGNREGA
Ahmedabad, June 20 (IANS) At a time when lakhs of people employed in different sectors have been left jobless owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, Gujarat's Dahod, one of the tribal districts of the state, has created record number of jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
2021-06-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Curfew to be reimposed in UP district if Covid cases cross 500
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has said that it will reimpose corona curfew in any district if it reports over 500 Covid-19 cases in a day.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tigress rescued from abandoned UP factory
Bareilly, June 20 (IANS) A four-year-old tigress has been rescued from an abandoned rubber factory in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
16 UP districts on flood alert as rivers swell
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Sixteen districts in Uttar Pradesh have been put on high alert for floods in the coming days.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Euro 2020: Germany stun Portugal 4-2 to keep last-16 hopes alive
Berlin, June 20 (IANS) Germany bounced back in style and overpowered defending champions Portugal in a six-goal thriller in Euro 2020 Group F at the Football Arena Munich.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
AICF's new team chalks out positive opening moves
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) The All India Chess Federation (AICF) is in discussions with a couple of parties for launching its Professional Chess League, said a senior official.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
No parallels to mainstream cinema (Column: B-Town)
The Generation Now, the ones who love films, do know cinema as cinema, a source of entertainment and pastime. They love to talk and debate over films, and if you have got into one such debate, drop this term Parallel Cinema or, worse still, Art Film. You end up getting into a longer debate and spending a lot of time explaining what you mean!
2021-06-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi's own school education board on course
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With the national capital witnessing a declining trend in daily Covid-19 cases, the state government has initiated the process of setting up its own school education board -- the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE).
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Disaster management and internal security (Column: Spy's Eye)
India is among the five most vulnerable countries as far as natural disasters are concerned. Such a disaster comes unannounced -- there cannot be any Intelligence on earthquakes -- but a lot has been done in India following the Disaster Management Act passed by Parliament in 2005 to identify geographical segments that were prone to different kinds of natural disasters and fix a framework for handling them.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for June 21-27.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Writing my memoir was both cathartic and revelatory: Kabir Bedi
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Looking back at his younger self, actor Kabir Bedi says he now sees himself with more compassion, more understanding. That the process of writing the book, "Stories I must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor" (Westland Books), allowed him to forgive himself of many mistakes.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 178mn
Washington, June 20 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 178 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.85 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Father's Day: Binge list to watch with your dad
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) It's Father's Day, but there's a pandemic playing spoilsport. You can't venture out, take him to a movie or dinner. You could settle down for an OTT binge together, of course, to hang around with him and make his day special.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hot on OTT: Coming up this week (June 20-June 26)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Here's a look at highlight films, shows and series that are scheduled to drop in the digital space this week.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dick Van Dyke, 95, looks forward to turning 100
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Actor Dick Van Dyke, 95, is determined to make it to his milestone birthday in 2025.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Russia adds 17,906 Covid cases
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Russia has reported another 17,906 Covid-19 cases in the past 24-hour period, according to the official data released on Saturday.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Third wave of Covid 'definitely under way' in UK: Scientist
London, June 20 (IANS) A new wave of coronavirus infections is "definitely under way" in England due to the Delta variant first identified in India, a British government advisory scientist said on Saturday.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Now, politics over orphaned children in Rajasthan
Jaipur, June 20 (IANS) Politics, these days, seem to be centred around the orphaned kids in Rajasthan with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot criticising the package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for children orphaned due to Covid and praising the package announced by Rajasthan government.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Kisan Rail' carrying mangoes chugs to Delhi from K'taka
Kolar (Karnataka), June 20 (IANS) A special train 'Kisan Rail' carrying 250 tonnes of mango grown in Kolar region left Doddanatta Halt Station (Chintamani), Kolar district for Adarsh Nagar railway station in Delhi on Saturday, an official said here.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
13 injured in gas cylinder explosion in Delhi
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) At least 13 people were injured after a gas cylinder exploded at a house in outer Delhi's Mangolpuri area, fire officials said.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK reports over 10K Covid cases for 3rd consecutive day
London, June 20 (IANS) Britain reported more than 10,000 coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day on Saturday as there has been a 79 per cent rise in the highly contagious Delta variant in the country in the past week.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
India looking at a score of 250, says batting coach Rathour
Southampton, June 20 (IANS) India are hoping to get to 250 runs in their first innings of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand here at the Hampshire Bowl, said batting coach Vikram Rathour on Saturday.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
One-off women's Test: Sneh, Taniya take India to fighting draw (Ld)
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) Powered by a gritty unbeaten 80 (154 balls) by debutant Sneh Rana and her unfinished 104-run partnership for the ninth wicket with Taniya Bhatia (44 not out, 88 balls), India stole a draw in the one-off women's Test against England here on Saturday.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
WTC final: India reach 146/3 as poor light ends Day 2 early
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) After the first day of the World Test Championship final was lost to rain, the second day allowed only 64.4 overs of play before poor light ended play with India 146/3 wickets against New Zealand at the draw of stumps.
2021-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat continues to witness heavy rains, Anjar worst hit
Gandhinagar June 19 (IANS) Most parts of Gujarat continued to witness heavy rains on Saturday, affecting normal life.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
TTD to build temples in Mumbai, Varanasi
Tirupati, June 19 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has decided to construct Lord Venkateswara temples in Mumbai and Varanasi.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Boeing establishes 100-bed hospital in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing India along with Doctors for You (DFY) and SELCO Foundation has established a 100-bed hospital here within just 20 days of its commencement, which was inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Goa extends Covid curfew till June 28
Panaji, June 19 (IANS) The Goa government on Saturday extended the Covid-19 curfew till June 28.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
PM praises LS Speaker for enhancing Parliament's productivity
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday received laurels from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for enhancing productivity of Parliament proceedings during his two years in office.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka Cong chief asks party colleagues to stop projecting anyone as CM face
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president D.K. Shivakumar on Saturday asked his party colleagues to stop projecting anyone as Chief Ministerial candidate but rather focus on bringing the party into power in 2023 Assembly polls.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Euro 2020: Fiola earns Hungary a point against France
Budapest, June 19 (IANS) Hungary produced a brave defensive display while France were guilty of missing a host of chances as the two sides drew their Euro 2020 Group F game 1-1 in the Ferenc Puskas Stadium here on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Football
India can be reasonably satisfied after 'opening' day's play
Ageas Bowl (Southampton), June 19 (IANS) In a crucial, prestigious winners-take-all Test for the mantle of crickets official and undisputed world champions, India have reason to be satisfied with their performance, having denied greater inroads to New Zealand, who called correctly with the coin in conditions distinctly advantageous to swing bowlers.
2021-06-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Assam to vaccinate three lakh people daily from Monday
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) The Assam government has set a target of inoculating three lakh people every day from June 21 under the enhanced vaccination programme, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
'Minority Affairs Ministry to run Covid vax awareness campaign to dispel rumours'
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Minority Affairs Ministry will be launching an awareness campaign 'Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai' in rural and remote areas to dispel rumours against the ongoing Covid vaccination drive in the country.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amit Shah to visit Gujarat on Monday
Gandhinagar June 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit his home state Gujarat on Monday to inaugurate a few development projects, besides taking part in some other functions.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Fans resort to boos, Kohli annoyed as bad light plays spoilsport
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) Fans at the Hampshire Bowl on Saturday resorted to boos after the third session of the second day's play in the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand was interrupted by poor light for the third time in a day.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Centre allocates Rs 5,601 crore to Assam under Jal Jeevan Mission
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Centre has allocated Rs 5,601 crore to Assam under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) for 2021-22, the Ministry of Jal Shakti said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Olympic qualification: Indian women archers aim for bullseye
Paris, June 19 (IANS) All eyes are on the Indian women recurve team as it lines up on Sunday with the goal of earning an Olympic team quota place at an Olympic qualification tournament.
2021-06-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
MHA directs states to take action against assault on healthcare workers
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Saturday directed the states and the Union Territories (UTs) to proactively engage with the members of the medical fraternity to assuage their concerns, and take strict action against those who assault healthcare professionals.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chirag urges LS Speaker to review decision to appoint Paras as LJP leader
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Six days after being removed from the post of leader of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in the Lok Sabha, Chirag Paswan met Speaker Om Birla on Saturday and urged him to review his decision of accepting one of suspended party MPs as the leader of LJP in the Lower House.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka announces partial relaxation of lockdown curbs in 16 districts
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Saturday announced partial relaxation of the Covid-induced lockdown restrictions in 16 districts from June 21 to July 5, in view of the positivity rate falling below five per cent.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Delta variant of Covid-19 found in two NE states
Aizawl/Imphal, June 19 (IANS) The Delta variant of coronavirus has been found for the first time in two northeastern states -- Manipur and Mizoram -- following which the authorities have asked the people to be more cautious and follow Covid appropriate behaviour, officials said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Major narco-terror module busted by J&K Police, 10 arrested
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested 10 persons after busting a major narco-terror module, seizing arms and ammunition, heroin, cash and several vehicles from the arrested persons, officials said here on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gurugram's mega vax drive aims to inoculate 30K people
Gurugram, June 19 (IANS) Gurugram is gearing up for a mass vaccination drive aimed at inoculating 30,000 people in the district.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
One-off women's Test: India fighting back to avoid defeat (Tea)
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) Indian women put up a fight for survival, taking a 78-run lead as they reached 243/8 wickets at tea on the fourth and final day of the one-off Test against England here on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rajveer Singh: Have realised a father is the only friend one has
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) As the world celebrates Father's Day on Sunday, television actor Rajveer Singh says he and his father are introverts but their bond strengthened over the past few months.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala reports 12,443 new Covid cases, 115 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) The daily Covid caseload continues to remain high in Kerala with the state reporting 12,443 new cases on Saturday out of the 1,21,743 samples tested in the past 24 hours, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
When Milkh's name in Arjuna Awards' list created a furore
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Athletics legend Milkha Singh had the courage to speak up against the system when his name was included in the list of Arjuna Award for lifetime contribution to sports in 2001.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Ajay Devgn on planting trees: I can set example, all including kids should be involved
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood star Ajay Devgn and his son Yug were spotted Saturday planting trees in the city on Saturday, as part of Mega Vriksha Campaign of Campaign Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal Guv meets Amit Shah for second time in two days
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) On a day when the Calcutta High Court snubbed the West Bengal government for its 'inaction' over the post-poll violence in the state, Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital on Saturday for the second time in 48 hours.
2021-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Delhi govt to give Rs 1 cr ex-gratia to kin of 6 personnel killed on duty (Ld)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs one crore each to the families of six persons, who were residents of Delhi, and were killed while performing their duty.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 has entered mass production: Report
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone -- Galaxy Z Flip3-- has entered mass production.
2021-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
J&K clocks 521 fresh Covid cases, four deaths
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) J&K on Saturday reported 521 new Covid cases, even as recoveries continue to outnumber the infections in the Union Territory.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Aarya' turns one: Sushmita Sen posts a 'thank you' note
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Sushmita Sen took to social media on Saturday to celebrate one year of release of her web series "Aarya".
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Medha Patkar moves SC seeking release of elderly prisoners amid Covid
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Activist Medha Patkar has moved a PIL in the Supreme Court for decongesting jails across the country by adopting a uniform mechanism to release inmates above 70 years of age, in the backdrop of the prevailing Covid situation in the country.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
WTC final: Kohli holds on as India reach 120/3 at tea on Day 2
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) India were 120/3 when they were forced to take an early tea break due to poor visibility here on the second day of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
K'taka Cong launches video contest for children to promote vaccination, BJP terms it duplicity
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Intensifying its efforts to gain public traction in its fight against Covid, the Karnataka unit of the Congress party is now wooing children. Karnataka Pradesh Congress President DK Shivakumar on Saturday launched the "Vaccinate Karnataka" campaign, a social media video contest for children to make videos that urge adults to get vaccinated.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amol Parashar opens up on shooting with Sara Ali Khan
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actor Amol Parashar recently shared the screen with actress Sara Ali Khan in an advertisement. He recalls how they didn't have a problem settling into their characters despite not getting enough time to know each other.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andhra logs 5k new Covid cases, tally at 18.3 lakh
Amaravati, June 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Saturday reported 5,647 new Covid cases, pushing the state's overall tally to over 18.4 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 65,244.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Job losses in Nepal after Covid surge unlikely to hit Oli's political fortunes
New Delhi, June 19: Unemployment has only risen in Nepal, hit by a severe second wave of Covid 19 and the subsequent lockdowns. A survey by the Nepal Rashtra Bank last year indicated that more than 60 per cent of the businesses in the Himalayan country may completely shut down. Large number of Nepalese, looking for employment opportunities, are once again firming up plans to move out of the country.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 1100 students move SC, seek cancellation of pvt, compartment exams by CBSE
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Hundreds of students have moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the CBSE to cancel Class XII private/compartment examinations in physical mode and urged for adoption of a performance evaluation formula similar to the CBSE assessment formula for the regular students. The results should be released in a time bound manner, said the plea by the 1152 students.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Ammonia levels in Yamuna rise again, to hit water supply in Delhi'
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Saturday said the water supply will be affected in several parts of the national capital on Sunday due to the rise in ammonia concentration in the Yamuna.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Lakhvi among India's top 31 wanted terrorists (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Maulana Masood Azhar, the founder of Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) co-founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, and key Mumbai attacks perpetrator Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi feature in India's list of 31 most wanted terrorists.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
WTC final: Umpire Illingworth helps NZ save a review
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) Umpire Richard Illingworth's confusion, which led him to refer an appeal against Indian skipper Virat Kohli to the TV umpire, helped New Zealand save a review on the second day of the World Test Championship (WTC) final here at the Hampshire Bowl.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NTPC reports highest ever FY21 profit at 13.8k cr
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The country's largest power generator- NTPC Ltd., on Saturday reported highest ever net profit of Rs 13,769.52 crore for fiscal year 2020-21 ending March 31 beating the pandemic through increased generation and sale of power.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
KTDC rolls out 'in-car dining' to serve food in parked vehicles
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) is rolling out a novel facility 'in-car dining' that serves diners in their parked vehicles.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Fukrey' co-actors Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh in 'Chutzpah'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Varun Sharma and Manjot Singh have been roped in for a quirky new web-show titled "Chutzpah". The show also "A Suitable Boy" actress Tanya Maniktala and Elnaaz Norouzi, along with Gautam Mehra and Kshitij Chauhan.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mumbai again takes lead in active Covid caseload
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) With the Covid-19 situation improving in Pune, Mumbai has again taken the lead in terms of active Covid cases in the state, accounting for 18,764 of the state's 134,747 ill patients, health officials said here on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Tesla built its own Model 3-based police car in UK
London, June 19 (IANS) Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle company Tesla has reportedly built its police car based on the Model 3 electric sedan in the UK and it plans to use it to test the UK emergency vehicle market.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Kriti Sanon is black magic woman in new post
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon spreads black magic in a new photo-op that she has shared on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Women now comprise 41% of global supply chain workforce
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Women comprise 41 per cent of the supply chain workforce globally in 2021, up from 39 per cent last year, according to a new survey. However, 54 per cent of survey respondents said that retaining mid-career women is an increasing challenge.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Track legend Milkha Singh laid to rest with full state honours
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Chandigarh on Saturday bid a tearful farewell to 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh (91), who passed away at the PGI Hospital here after a prolonged battle with Covid-19 late on Friday night.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Arshi Khan seeks Salman Khan's help to find a groom on 'Swayamvar'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Arshi Khan, who rose to fame on "Bigg Boss 14", is back to reality TV with the show "Swayamvar". She wants actor and "Bigg Boss" host Salman Khan to help her choose the right life partner.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Footprints of last dinosaurs walked 110M years ago in UK found
London, June 19 (IANS) A team of researchers in the UK has discovered footprints from at least six different species of dinosaur -- the very last dinosaurs to walk on the UK soil 110 million years ago.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
American Crouser breaks 31-year-old shot put world record
Eugene, June 19 (IANS) Olympic champion Ryan Crouser broke the 31-year-old world record of Randy Barnes in men's shot put at the US Olympic Trials, recording a throw of 23.37 metres here.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
Nearly 28% of all-electric scooters reported injuries affected head, neck
New York, June 19 (IANS) If you ride an e-scooter, take safety precautions as new research shows that nearly 28 per cent of all-electric scooters reported injuries were head and neck injuries.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
Varun Dhawan gets first jab of Covid vaccine
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan on Saturday posted photos getting vaccinated with the first shot for Covid-19.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jobs to wives of murder accused CPI-M supporters trigger row in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Congress workers staged a protest in front of the Kanhangad district hospital in Kasaragod on Saturday against the manner in which the wives of three CPI-M supporters, presently jailed for the murder of two Youth Congress workers, were given temporary jobs by the district authorities.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Milkha's mantra: Cross-country running, climbing hill with stones
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The secret behind late Milkha Singh's consistent performances at international level in 400m races was cross-country running which he did while building up for main competitions during his time in the Indian Army.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Regional parties can never do good for the state: Jitin Prasada
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) After joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earlier this month Jitin Prasada, who visited the BJP headquarters in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow for the first time, hit out at regional parties and said they can never do good for the state.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Women's one-off Test: Deepti's gritty knock keeps India afloat
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) Indian women wiped off the deficit and took a six-run lead as they went into lunch at 171/3 in the second innings thanks to Deepti Sharma's gritty 168-ball 54 which ended just before the break on the fourth and final day of the one-off Test against England here.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Railways ferries 32 lakh passengers in one week
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) With the number of new Covid cases dropping significantly in the last few days and several states announcing unlock measures, the Indian Railways is helping to bring workers to their respective workplaces from different parts of the country, ferrying over 32 lakh people in the last seven days.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
By giving clean chit to Agra hospital, UP govt did mock drill of inquiry: Priyanka
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for giving a clean chit to an Agra hospital where 22 patients died after oxygen supply was allegedly cut during a drill.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook doubles down on detecting deepfakes
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Facebook has collaborated with researchers at the Michigan State University (MSU) to develop a method of detecting and attributing deepfakes.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kris Jenner: Kourtney the toughest among the sisters to manage
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Television personality Kris Jenner, who is also the manager of her children's career, says her eldest daughter Kourtney Kardashian, is the toughest to manage.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Facebook rolls out v30 update for Quest owners
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Facebook is rolling out its v30 software update to the Oculus Quest and Quest 2 VR headsets that will bring the microphone swapping and new accessibility features soon to users.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Andhra to hold EAPCET from Aug 19 to 25
Amaravati, June 19 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) has announced to conduct Engineering, Agriculture and Pharmacy Common Entrance Test (EAPCET-2021) from August 19 to 25.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Ankur Bhatia gets nostalgic as 'Aarya' completes one year
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actor Ankur Bhatia feels his negative role of Sangram in the web show "Aarya" helped in establishing him as a strong performer. The series completed one of release on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
PNBHF proposed capital infusion to strengthen equity buffer: Ind-Ra
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The proposed capital infusion in PNB Housing Finance Limited (PNBHF) would strengthen the company's equity buffers to absorb any asset-side stress, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AirAsia India operates 9 flights with fully vaccinated crew
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Passenger carrier AirAsia India has operated nine flights with fully vaccinated crew including cabin crew and pilots.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi govt to give Rs 1 cr ex-gratia to kin of 6 slain security personnel
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs one crore each to the families of six persons, who were residents of Delhi, and sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WTC final: India lose openers, go to lunch at 69/2
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) India were 69 for two at lunch on the second day of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand here at the Hampshire Bowl on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics organisers may further reduce overseas delegates by 25,000
Tokyo, June 19 (IANS) The Tokyo 2020 organisers could further reduce the number of foreign delegates attending the Olympic and Paralympic Games by as much as 25,000 to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 during the showpiece event next month.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Bengal teen killed 4 members of family, kept bodies buried in godown for 4 months
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A shocking incident has come to light at Kaliachak in West Bengals Malda district, where a 19-year-old youth allegedly killed his parents, sister and grandmother and kept the bodies buried in the godown of the house for the last four months.
2021-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FPOs federation needed to enhance farmers income: Grant Thornton Bharat
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Federation of 'Farmer Producer Organisation' (FPO) is required in each state to exploit economies of scales as well as enhance farmers' income levels, Grant Thornton Bharat said in a report.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian film industry mourns Milkha Singh's death
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Several film personalities took to social media on Saturday to express shock and grief over the demise of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Repo rate expected to remain unchanged in FY22: Emkay Global
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India's repo rate is expected to remain unchanged during FY22, said Emkay Global in a report.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Leaders across party line greet Rahul Gandhi on birthday
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on Saturday, turned 51 with several political leaders across party line wishing him on his birthday, which he has decided not to celebrate in view of the Covid pandemic.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
City administration let Milkha down on synthetic track
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Milkha Singh's efforts for a synthetic running track in the city went in vain as his proposal, which he had made during his 21-year tenure as head of Chandigarh athletics body, couldn't see the light of day due to apathy from administration.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
BJP's J&K unit to organise Yoga Day events at booth level
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has planned major events across Jammu and Kashmir on International Yoga Day (IYD) observed on June 21 every year, to further expand its base in the Union Territory (UT), including the valley.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Poor sleep may up dementia, early death risk among olders
New York, June 19 (IANS) Older adults who struggle to fall asleep and experience frequent night awakenings are at high risk for developing dementia or dying early from any cause, a new study suggests.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM announces Milkha Singh Chair in Patiala sports varsity
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced a Milkha Singh Chair at the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University in Patiala in memory of the legendary athlete who passed away on Friday night due to Covid complications at the age of 91.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
IYC, NSUI hold free Covid vax camps on Rahul's birthday
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress (IYC), National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Delhi Congress on Saturday organised free Covid vaccination camps here and distributed ration kits among the people on the birthday of former party president Rahul Gandhi.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kumbh mela was biggest super spreader event: AICC official
Panaji, June 19 (IANS) All India Congress Committee general secretary Dinesh Gundu Rao, on Saturday, said that the Kumbh mela organised in Uttarakhand amid the second Covid wave, was the "biggest super spreader event in the world", even as he blamed Prime Minister Narendra modi for not doing enough to rein in the rapid spread of infections earlier this year.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Smartphone apps 'valuable tool' for patients during pandemic
London, June 19 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that smartphone apps and telehealth initiatives have the potential to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare systems and patients' quality of life in relation to pain management.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
UP govt to connect all health centres with main roads
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to provide easy access to better health and medical facilities to the people in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has given instructions to connect all the community health centres (CHCs) and primary health centres (PHCs) in urban and rural areas with the main roads.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Telangana decides to lift Covid lockdown completely
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) The Telangana government has decided to totally lift the lockdown in the state. At its meeting held on Saturday, the state cabinet discussed the matter and decided on total removal of the lockdown which was imposed to control the spread of Covid in the state.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
ISL side Hyderabad FC sign young striker Aaren D'Silva
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Hyderabad FC have signed 23-year-old striker Aaren D'Silva on a three-year contract till the end of the 2023-24 season, the club announced on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Dinner invite from Milkha invaluable, says man who broke his record
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Former athlete Paramjeet Singh said he was honoured to be invited by Milkha Singh for dinner at his residence in Chandigarh after he broke the legend's 38-year-old national record in 400 metres at a domestic meet in 1998.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Sunny Leone has 'no time to be blue'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sunny Leone looks pretty in blue in a series of new pictures she posted on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP demands attempt to murder case against Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Joining issue in the ongoing war of words between chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and new Congress president K. Sudhakaran, on Saturday, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan demanded that an attempt to murder case against Vijayan be lodged.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Rashmika Mandanna on 'Dear Comrade' Hindi dub crossing 250mn views
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) The Hindi dubbed version of the Vijay Deverakonda-starrer Telugu blockbuster "Dear Comrade" has crossed 250 million views on YouTube, and the film's lead actress Rashmika Mandanna is naturally elated.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Will interfering in elections give farmers victory?
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As the farmers agitation, which started on November 26 last year, entered the 205th day on Saturday, the question arises whether by adopting an arbitrary attitude and interfering in the elections, will the farmers be able to get what they want?
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Spl cancellation stamp to mark Yoga Day 2021
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Department of Posts or India Post is coming out with a special cancellation stamp to capture the essence of International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21 -- one among the largest such simultaneous philatelic commemorations ever.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Stalin wishes his 'beloved brother' Rahul Gandhi Happy Birthday
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday wished Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on his birthday calling him "my beloved brother".
2021-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
How anti-science tweets could flag a Covid outbreak
New York, June 19 (IANS) Anti-science, partisan tweets like do not use mask or vaccines are of no use could flag a Covid outbreak in a particular region, scientists have found, a discovery that can help policymakers and public health officials.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
YouTube for iOS getting picture-in-picture mode in US
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) After a long wait, YouTube for iOS is officially gaining picture-in-picture (PiP) support that will allow all users -- non-premium and premium -- to close the YouTube app and continue to watch their video in a small pop-up window.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Aarya' turns one: Namit Das says series gave him 'recognition an actor vies for'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Sushmita Sen-starrer "Aarya" released last year on this day. Namit Das, who played an important role in the show, credits the web series for giving him recognition an actor vies for.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Raisi wins Iran prez polls by landslide: Preliminary results (Ld)
Tehran, June 19 (IANS) Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent Chief Justice of Iran, has won the country's presidential election by a landslide, according to preliminary results released on Saturday by the Interior Ministry.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Adivi Sesh-starrer 'Major' to resume shooting in July
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) Telugu actor Adivi Sesh took to social media on Saturday to inform fans that the shoot of his upcoming bilingual film "Major" will resume in July.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India wear black armbands to honour Milkha Singh
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) The Indian cricket team that took the field for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand is wearing black armbands in memory of sprint king Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Equity cult spreads from Assam to Andhra in Corona times
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) States not known for a strong equity culture like Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana have shown a big jump in stock market investors compared to the last quarter.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sr. PDP leader released hours after Mehbooba receives invite for June 24 meeting
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Hours after former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti received an invitation to attend the all-party meeting headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24, authorities in J&K on Saturday released her uncle and senior PDP leader, Sartaj Madni, from detection.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
India's FY22 GDP expected to grow by 8.7%: MOFSL
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's FY22 GDP is expected to grow by 8.7 per cent said Motilal Oswal Financial Services (MOFSL) in a report.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
American shot putter Crouser smashes world record in Eugene
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Olympic champion Ryan Crouser broke the 31-year-old men's shot put world record as he topped the US Olympic trials event in Eugene, Oregon.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
K'taka-Maha form three-tier water management committees to check floods
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka and Maharashtra on Saturday jointly decided to form three-tier water management committees to check floods in both the states during the monsoon season.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Software to help identify patients who may require ventilator support
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A software can now identify whether a patient will require ventilator support in an ICU or referral, and will make necessary arrangements before emergency sets in.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Aus govt urged to deploy forces to fast-track vax rollout
Canberra, June 19 (IANS) Medical experts in Australia have urged the government to deploy defence forces to fast-track the troubled coronavirus vaccine rollout, which has been plagued by supply issues and safety concerns.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics
4 lions in Chennai zoo diagnosed with Delta variant of Covid-19
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Four lions at Arignar Anna Zoological Park or popularly known as Vandalur Zoo are suffering from the contagious Delta variant of coronavirus, the Zoo said.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Cambodia reports highest daily Covid deaths
Phnom Penh, June 19 (IANS) Cambodia on Saturday confirmed 20 new Covid-19 fatalities, the highest ever single-day spike, increased te overall death toll to 414, the Health Ministry said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
WTC final: New Zealand win toss, elect to bowl
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl in the World Test Championship final against India here at the Hampshire Bowl on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Calcutta HC snubs Mamata govt on post-poll violence
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Four days after West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar wrote to chief minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that the state government has been inactive and indifferent about the sufferings of the people due to post-poll violence, the Calcutta High Court on Saturday criticised the Mamata Banerjee government and observed that the state has not taken any concrete steps to address the complaints pertaining to post-poll violence.
2021-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Dream Sports Foundation extends aid to Covid-hit sports professionals
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Over 3,500 sports professionals across 29 sports -- including 3,300 current and retired athletes -- have received financial and equipment support from Dream Sports Foundation (DSF) through its 'Back on Track' initiative to tide over the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Taliban attack on Afghan city repulsed
Kabul, June 19 (IANS) Afghan security forces have repulsed a Taliban attack on the northern Kunduz city on Saturday and the militants fled after suffering casualties, an army spokesman said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Milkha wanted to see an Indian win Olympic athletics medal
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Sprint king Milkha Singh, who missed an Olympic medal by a whisker 60 years ago, wanted to see an Indian win an Olympic medal in athletics -- a dream that remained unfulfilled.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Over 4K youth clubs being set up in J&K, one in each Panchayat halqa
New Delhi, June 19: In order to boost the local youth engagement with the Union Territory governments developmental initiatives, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has ordered establishment of youth clubs, one in each Panchayat halqa, for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir. An outlay of Rs 12 crore has been earmarked in the current financial years annual budget for the purpose of making this novel engagement a success in the region of the youths limited access to the governments developmental initiatives.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
All J&K parties being invited for June 24 meeting with PM
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Amid reports that New Delhi is extending invitation to all mainstream political parties in J&K, former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti confirmed on Saturday that she has received the invitation while NC patron, Dr Farooq Abdullah said he is yet to receive it.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Apple releases updates for iMovie, Final Cut Pro
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Apple has released a series of updates to its consumer and professional video editing apps for the Mac to bring a range of workflow improvements and new features.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Prithviraj releases teaser of his new Malayalam thriller 'Cold Case'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran released the teaser of his upcoming thriller "Cold Case" on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Remittance inflow rise in Nepal, but is it also cause for worry?
New Delhi, June 19: Overseas remittances in Nepal have risen notwithstanding the Covid 19 pandemic. According to Nepal Times, inflow of remittances between July 2020 to May 2021 stood at (Nepalese) Rs 810 billion up 19.2 per cent compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.
2021-06-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
7 people dead after plane crash lands in Russia
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Seven people were killed after a plane made an emergency landing in Russia's Kemerovo Oblast in Siberia, an emergency services official said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP vociferously opposes Tipu Sultan's statue in Andhra
Amaravati, June 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are vociferously opposing plans to install a Tipu Sultan statue in Kadapa district's Proddatur by a section of people. The BJP leaders have warned that statewide agitations will be held if the decision is not withdrawn.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Young Kerala cricketer mesmerises India skipper Mithali, industrialist Mahindra
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A six-year-old girl, Mehak Fathima, from Kozhikode in Kerala has caught the attention of India women's Test team captain Mithali Raj and industrialist Anand Mahindra after she posted a video of her batting practice in full cricketing gear on Instagram recently.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kim Jong-un vows to overcome all difficulties
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to break through all difficulties facing the country at the end of a plenary session of the ruling party, state media reported on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
J&K LG to interact with DDCs, BDC & panchayat representatives
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Taking governance to the grassroots level and strengthening the participatory democracy, J&K Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha will interact with the DDCs, BDC and Panchayat representatives once every month.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
For a refreshing summer skin
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) Adding to its existing range of Ayurvedic products, beauty brand Kama Ayurveda has launched a steam-distilled toner 'Pure Neroli Water' that helps tone and smoothen the skin.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pak's Qureshi says Af doesn't share border with India, but what about PoK?
New Delhi, June 19: Pakistan is obsessed with India, and its ruling elite goes ballistic when the conversation shifts to New Delhis role in Afghanistan. The outburst by Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is the latest edition when there has been a free flow of vitriol targeting India.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Latest Covid testing kit 'SENSIT' exhibits 86-100% specificity
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday said that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved DBT-BIRAC supported product 'SENSIT Rapid Covid-19 Ag kit' exhibits sensitivity and specificity of 86 per cent and 100 per cent, respectively and has a shelf life of 24 months.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Women turned to yoga during pandemic to beat the blues: Survey
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) This last year, along with the impact on physical health, Covid-19 has led to many mental health challenges such as isolation, stress, anxiety and depression. This is highlighted in a recent survey conducted by Enamor, which finds that one in every two women say that the pandemic has affected their mental health in a negative way.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Father's Day Gifting Guide 2021
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) Undoubtedly, fathers are special. They are the real-life superheroes who have got your back, no matter how old you are. If this Father's Day is about making your dad feel valued and loved, we have the perfect inspiration for you with these gifts.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
S.African military personnel to help hospitals against resurgence
Johannesburg, June 19 (IANS) South Africa has deployed military personnel in hospitals in the province of Gauteng to help fight against a latest Covid-19 resurgence, said Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.
2021-06-19
Category: International, South Africa,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
#VToo: Now, Mumbai college complains of Vaccine scam
Mumbai (Maharashtra), June 19 (IANS) A Mumbai College on Saturday claimed it may have been cheated in a vaccination drive on it campus, conducted by an event management company earlier this month.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
19-year-old charged teen over Arizona shooting spree
Phoenix, June 19 (IANS) Authorities US state of Arizona said that a 19-year-old teenager was charged over a shooting spree that left one dead and 12 others injured in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
I don't have any mafia links, Vijayan has: Sudhakaran
Kochi, June 19 (IANS) A day after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan went hammer and tongs against new Congress chief K.Sudhakaran, the latter responded with equal fire and termed the left leader as "a mafia", saying it suits him better than anyone.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Heavy rains in Gujarat, Anand gets 173 mm in 4 hours
Gandhinagar, June 19 (IANS) Heavy showers lashed almost all parts of Gujarat inundating many areas in Anand and Surat districts, which affected the normal lives of the people.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Yahoo Mobile announces to shut down after 1 year of launch
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Yahoo Mobile, a mobile phone service that uses Verizons network, is shutting down, the service announced on its official website.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Security challenges led to monumental changes in force: IAF chief
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Indian Air Force has gone through monumental transformation with unprecedented and rapidly evolving security scenario in the neighbourhood, said Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, on Saturday, pointing out that this has led to intense combat power in operations.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Farhan mourns Mikha Singh's death: You represented a dream
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actor Farhan Akhtar, who played Milkha Singh in the film "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", has mourned the death of the legendary Indian athlete, who passed away aged 91 after a long battle with Covid-19.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Foodgrains worth Rs 1.6K cr procured in Andhra
Amaravati, June 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh civil supplies commissioner Kona Sasidhar said food grains worth 1,637 crore have been procured until now and noted that Rs 200 crore funds will be paid to farmers from Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Your last-minute Father's Day gifting guide
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) As Father's Day is on Sunday, it is time to pick the right gift for your dad. Being a challenging year for the country, these special occasions play a significant role in taking a break and showering love on your families and friends.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Study shows grey matter loss post-Covid infection
New York, June 19 (IAS) An analysis of brain scans from people once infected with Covid-19 suggest a consistent pattern in loss of grey matter over time, say researchers.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Avika Gor on appearing in Telugu game show 'Sixth Sense 4'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Avika Gor appeared on the Telugu game show "Sixth Sense" season 4 and raised Rs 1 lakh for an NGO.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran presidential race by landslide
Tehran, June 19 (IANS) Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent Chief Justice of Iran, has won the country's presidential election by a landslide, according to preliminary results released on Saturday by the Interior Ministry.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
SL middle order big worry for coach Mickey Arthur
London, June 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka cricket coach Mickey Arthur is worried about the lack of depth in the middle order as his team gears up to take on England in six white-ball matches, beginning with a T20 International in Cardiff on June 23.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Raise spirits this Father's Day with this gifting guide
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) If your old man is an alcohol lover, he's going to be chuffed when these brands turn up at his doorstep this Father's Day. It is the perfect opportunity for you to treat, if we dare say, the most important man in your life to their favorite spirits.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Pride Month: Of men and the rainbow hues of make-up
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) For gay activist and make-up and beauty enthusiast, Sanyam Sharma, makeup has always been a form of self-expression. Speaking on the practice of men experimenting with beauty products, he says that slowly things are changing, more and more creators are venturing and embracing the concept of "guy beauty".
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka resumes free milk distribution to boost immunity
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka decided to resume free distribution of milk powder - Ksheera Bhagya - temporarily to school children enrolled in all government schools across the state aimed at boosting their immunity levels.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kashmiri migrants seek release of Mirwaiz Umer Farooq from detention
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Demands are being made to release Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq from house detention. He has been in detention since last 23 months
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
California launches digital Covid vax portal
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) California has launched a digital platform through which the state's residents can access their Covid-19 vaccination records.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Politics
China's Guangdong reports 6 new locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China's Guangdong province reported six new locally-transmitted confirmed Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Venezuela forced into war economy to confront US sanctions: Maduro
Caracas, June 19 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that his country has been forced to implement a "war economy" to confront US sanctions and promote the development of productivity.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
NTPC among top 50 Great Place to Work in India
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) NTPC has been recognised as a 'Great Place to Work' for the 15th year in a row by the Great Place to Work Institute.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
All eyes on J&K all-party meet on June 24
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) All eyes are on the Jammu and Kashmir all-party meeting even as former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has received a call to take part in the all important meeting of mainstream political parties of the union territory on June 24 in Delhi to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
UN, partners raise $3.7bn for Covid relief in 2020
United Nations, June 19 (IANS) The UN said that $3.7 billion was raised with partners for Covid-19 relief in 2020, amid conflicts and a mounting climate crisis which already generated record-high humanitarian needs.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Santhosh to visit UP again, fuels fresh speculations
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) BJP National General Secretary, Organisation, B.L. Santhosh, who had visited Lucknow 15 days ago, is again coming to UP on June 21. Speculations are rife about his second visit in less than a month.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Relaxing Covid curbs should be carefully calibrated: MHA
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As many states and Union Territories (UTs) have started relaxing restrictions with decline in number of active Covid-19 cases, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on Saturday, advised them to ensure the opening process in "carefully calibrated" manner.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Brazil sets new daily Covid vaccination record
Brasilia, June 19 (IANS) The Brazilian government broke its daily record for vaccination against Covid-19, after accelerating its immunisation pace in recent days, the Ministry of Health said on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
India should have had a fast-bowling all-rounder in playing XI: Mishra
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Veteran leg-spinner and a member of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Capitals, Amit Mishra feels that while the India playing XI for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand "looks great", a fast-bowling all-rounder could have further strengthened the side.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
IMF proposes setting up of an int'l carbon price floor
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has proposed to set up an international carbon price floor to help limit global warming and achieve the transition toward low carbon growth over this decade.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
With hardliner Raisi likely to be Prez, women's freedom in Iran may get hit: Israeli expert
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) As an Iran-expert at one of the most important security institute in Israel and the Middle East, Dr. Raz Zimmt's views on Iran, its domestic and foreign policies, are keenly followed by the strategic and political community globally.
2021-06-19
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Portuguese EU Presidency launches new educational program
Lisbon, June 19 (IANS) The Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) has launched the new Erasmus+ educational funding program, with a total budget of 28.4 billion euros ($33 billion).
2021-06-19
Category: International, Portugal,Education
EU-UK ties 'at crossroads', warns official
Brussels, June 19 (IANS) The relationship between the European Union (EU) and the UK is "at crossroads" amid the Northern Ireland row, warned Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of inter-institutional relations and foresight.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Lebanon, UN open probe into Israeli claim of foiled arms smuggling
Beirut, June 19 (IANS) The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the authorities in Beirut have opened an investigation into a claim by Israel that it has thwarted an attempt to smuggle weapons, a security source said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Three Punjabis appointed Ministers in Ontario
Toronto, June 19 (IANS) Three Punjabis were appointed as Ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle in Canada's Ontario province.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Politics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE perfectly blends productivity with fun
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As the demand for tablets continues to grow in India amid the continuing virtual work, learning and fun times, consumers are looking to upgrade their devices to keep up with their new lifestyles. Tablets need to evolve and Samsung has now brought two new tabs to India which are designed to meet the daily needs of consumers.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Boeing completes successful first flight of 737-10
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Global aerospace major Boeing has completed successful first flight of -- 737-10 -- the largest airplane in the 737MAX family.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yoga helps these artists better their art
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) International Yoga Day is celebrated across the globe on Monday, June 21. To get you inspired, IANSlife speaks to eight exemplary visual artists, classical dancers and musicians who share insights on how their yogic lifestyle helps them with life and art.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
27 dead in Peru bus accident
Lima, June 19 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed and several injured after a bus overturned in the southern Peruvian region of Ayacucho, according to the police.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Sweden,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pavan Malhotra and Zoya Hussain talk about playing father-daughter in 'Grahan'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Pavan Malhotra and Zoya Hussain have opened up on playing father and daughter in the upcoming web series "Grahan", ahead of Father's Day on Sunday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russia to leave Open Skies Treaty on Dec 18
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Russia will officially withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies, an arms control pact with the US that permitted unarmed surveillance flights over military facilities in both countries, on December 18, the Foreign Ministry said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Fuel prices remain unchanged on Saturday
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Fuel retailers spared consumers of any further increase in prices by keeping retail prices of petrol and diesel unchanged on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
30 to 40 countries unable to give 2nd Covid shots: WHO
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) Between 30 to 40 countries are unable to provide second doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, especially those expecting jabs from AstraZeneca, officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
PM Modi may hold all-party meet on J&K next week
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to hold an all-party meeting on Jammu and Kashmir next week, a first such move taken since the abrogation of Article 370 from the region and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories in August 2019, sources said.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aussie players will find it hard to justify going back to IPL: Finch
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) Australia's white-ball skipper Aaron Finch has expressed his "surprise" at so many players pulling out of the tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh and said that "they would find it hard to justify going back and playing the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL)".
2021-06-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
One attire, different avatars
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) Fashion trends keep evolving, but it is impossible to continuously splurge on different items bi-monthly to be at the fashion forefront. Keeping in mind the upcoming wedding season and the new mantra of reusing heritage and preowned items, here are few styling options for your loved saree to give them a different look.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
J&K could become country's most sought after, affordable healthcare destination (KASHMIR PART-2)
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is spending 2.86 per cent of its Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) on healthcare which is the highest by any state or UT in the country.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
US to invest over $3bn for Covid antiviral medicines
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US government is investing more than $3 billion to accelerate the development and manufacturing of antiviral medicines to treat Covid-19, according to a statement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Delta likely to become dominant strain in US: CDC
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The Delta coronavirus variant is expected to become the dominant strain in America, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Gurugram: FIR against ex-BJP MLA for forging court records
Gurugram, June 19 (IANS) Following a complaint by the District Town Planner (DTP), the Gurugram police on Friday registered FIRs against three persons, including a former Gurugram BJP MLA for allegedly forging court records and circulating them on social media, the police said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mexico to recover full economic activity in Q3: Prez
Mexico City, June 19 (IANS) Mexico's economy will recover full activity in the third quarter of 2021, reaching the levels prior to the arrival of Covid-19 over a year ago, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
FinMin refutes reports of alleged black money held by Indians in Switzerland
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Union Finance Ministry on Saturday said that increase in deposits of Indians in Swiss Banks could be on account of increase in business of Swiss bank branches located in India and raised Inter-bank transactions, rather than due to an increase in alleged black money held by Indians in Switzerland.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Actress Ayesha Sultana leaves for Lakshadweep to appear before cops
Kochi, June 19 (IANS) Lakshadweep film personality Ayesha Sultana, on Saturday, left for the island, to appear before the Kavaratti Police which had served her a notice to appear before them on Sunday evening.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Good competition to bowl to Shafali: England spinner Sophie
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) England left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone feels that bowling to India's prolific run-getter Shafali Verma is an interesting challenge as one "never knows what's going to happen".
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket