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India is not for sale: Ex-hockey coach recalls Dhyanchand's response to Hitler (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The date August 15 holds a great significance for every Indian around the world but 11 years before that day in 1947, the Indian flag flew highest in another part of the world -- Germany. At the 1936 Olympics, the players of the Indian hockey team were creating an unbelievable sort of frenzy around them, courtesy of their performances in front of packed arenas of Berlin.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
ED continues questioning Rhea, Showik, now dad Indrajit also joins
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and father Indrajit Chakraborty on Monday deposed before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in a money laundering probe connected to the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC decides to hear Prashant Bhushan's 2009 contempt case
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that it will hear in detail whether any comment on corruption against judges tantamount to contempt of court or not, adding that it will hear the 2009 contempt case against lawyer Prashant Bhushan.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
B'desh police station blast: Negligence suspected in handling of explosive
Dhaka, Aug 10 (IANS) Explosives must be neutralised by a bomb disposal team at the spot to avoid any accident, but the Pallabi police team chief and Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nazrul Islam of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) did not do this.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Mahatma Gandhi's glasses to go on sale in UK
London, Aug 10 (IANS) A pair of Mahatma Gandhi's glasses will go on sale after staff at the East Bristol Auctions, the largest auction house in South West England, found them in a plain envelope.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Samsung boosts mobile privacy with Make in India tool 'AltZLife'
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) In a bid to empower people especially young smartphone users maintain privacy, Samsung on Monday launched a new feature called AltZLife that will help them easily switch between normal mode and private mode by simply double-clicking on the power key.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Over 100 buildings damaged in North Carolina quake
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) More than 100 buildings were damaged in North Carolina, after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit the US state, officials said.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
PM inaugurates submarine OFC connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated a submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair, which will enable delivery of faster and more reliable mobile and landline telecommunication services to the islands, on par with other parts of India.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mumbai Customs, DRI seizes heroin camouflaged as 'ayurvedic' medicine
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) In one of the biggest narcotics haul in Mumbai, the Mumbai Customs and Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have seized 191 kg of heroin worth around Rs 1,000 crore from a cargo container at Nhava Sheva Port Trust, officials said here on Monday.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Researchers to study inhaled sedatives for severe Covid-19
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) In a fight against the novel coronavirus, Canadian researchers will be looking at whether the inhaled sedatives can replace those that are delivered intravenously in infected patients requiring ventilation.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Canada,National
Sensex up 300 points, Nifty above 11,300 mark
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a positive note on Monday morning with the BSE Sensex gaining over 300 points.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Composer Karan Kulkarni: Background score has its challenges
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Music director Karan Kulkarni, who composed the background score of the recent digital releases "Shakuntala Devi" and "Raat Akeli Hai", says that creating the essence of a story through its background music is nothing less interesting than composing a song.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Review appointment of Kamath as head of loan rejig panel: AIBEA to RBI
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) has expressed its opposition to the appointment of ICICI Banks former CEO and non Executive Chairman K.V.Kamath as the Head of the Expert Committee on Resolution Framework for Covid19-related Stress as his name figures in a CBI First Information Report (FIR).
2020-08-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Fight coronavirus like a soldier: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday appealed to the people of the state to fight the coronavirus pandemic in unison and with morale like that of a soldier.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
50% Indian workforce may be AI ready in next 6-10 years: Microsoft
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The organisations that have deployed Artificial Intelligence (AI) with skilling initiatives in India are generating most value from this new-age technology, and senior executives predict that half of all employees will be equipped with AI skills in the next 6-10 years, a new Microsoft survey said on Monday.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Education
1 dead, 20 injured in Washington D.C. shooting
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) One person was killed and 20 others were injured in a shooting in a Washington D.C., according to authorities.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Darshan Kumaar: Took me years to understand how industry functions
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Actor Darshan Kumaar says insiders do have an edge over outsiders in Bollywood, but nothing can outshine talent.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Saudi Aramco distributes $18bn dividend for Q2
Riyadh, Aug 10 (IANS) Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil producer, announced the dividend distribution of $18.75 billion to shareholders for the second quarter of 2020.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy
It's not unusual, Chidambaram comes out in Kanimozhi's support
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, a native of Tamil Nadu, has come out in support of DMK MP Kanimozhi, who had tweeted about an incident at an airport wherein she was asked about her citizenship, and pointed to his own experiences.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Microsoft's next-gen console to be called 'Xbox Series S'
San Francisco, Aug 10 (IANS) Microsoft is expected to unveil its second, cheaper next-gen Xbox console this month and a report claims it would be called Xbox Series S.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iraq yet to hit COVID-19 pandemic peak: Official
Baghdad, Aug 10 (IANS) Despite the overall coronavirus caseload increasing to 150,115, Iraq was yet to reach the peak of the pandemic, Deputy Minister of Health Hazim al-Jumaili said.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Father questions son's encounter by UP Police STF
Mau (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 10 (IANS) Just over a fortnight after the Supreme Court in slain gangster Vikas Dubey's case observed "don't resort to further encounters to eliminate dreaded gangsters", a father has questioned the Uttar Pradesh Police STF action after his son was killed in an encounter.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Babar needs to establish himself as a match-winner, says Akhtar
Lahore, Aug 10 (IANS) Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes Babar Azam needs to do more if he wants to create a name and establish himself as a match-winner.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Turkey becomes 3rd country to develop COVID-19 vaccines: Prez
Ankara, Aug 10 (IANS) Turkey has become the third country to develop vaccines locally against COVID-19 after the US and China, claimed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Turkey,International
Will probe into security woman's question to Kanimozhi: CISF
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has said that it has ordered an inquiry into an incident wherein one of its female security personnel posted at the Chennai airport had questioned DMK MP Kanimozhi whether she was an Indian.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Israel resumes outdoor concerts, shows
Tel Aviv, Aug 10 (IANS) The Israeli government has allowed outdoor entertainment and cultural events to resume under COVID-19 restrictions.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Ohio Guv warns against seeing COVID-19 tests as unreliable
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has warned Americans against seeing coronavirus tests as unreliable after he received a false positive result.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
West Ham United's Julia Simic departs for AC Milan
London, Aug 10 (IANS) West Ham United have confirmed that midfielder Julia Simic has joined Italian club AC Milan. The German made the switch to the Serie A side after two seasons in the FA Women's Super League with the Hammers.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Missing' woman returns to find family in jail for her 'murder'
Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 10 (IANS) One and a half years after remaining missing, a woman in Uttar Pradesh surfaced at her home, only to find that her father, brother and another family member has been languishing in jail all this while for apparently murdering her.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India records 62,064 new corona cases, record over 1,000 deaths
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India, the third country worst hit by COVID-19 pandemic, recorded a spike of 62,064 coronavirus cases on Monday, pushing the total tally to 2,215,074. The country tested a record over 1,000 deaths in a single day.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Abducted UP boy found abandoned in bus
Lucknow, Aug 10 (IANS) A five-year-old boy, who was kidnapped from Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district, was found abandoned in a bus in Ghaziabad.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Paytm launches portable Android POS device for Rs 499 a month
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Leading digital payment service Paytm on Monday launched an Android-based, pocked-sized point of sale (POS) device that is enabled with integrated billing software, camera for QR scanning and supports 4G SIM cards Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
EU urges independent inquiry into cause of Beirut blasts
Brussels, Aug 10 (IANS) European Council President Charles Michel has urged an independent investigation into the cause of the two deadly explosions in the Port of Beirut last week that killed 158 people and injured over 6,000 others.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
'COVID-19 pandemic will continue for 6 more months in Iran'
Tehran, Aug 10 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue for another six more months in the country which is currently the hardest-hit in the Middle East.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Former WWE wrestler 'Kamala' passes away
Florida, Aug 10 (IANS) WWE legend James Harris, popularly known to fans as Kamala, has passed away at age 70.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Sports,Other Sports
BJP worker in Kashmir succumbs to his injuries
Srinagar, Aug 10 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker in Kashmir who was shot and critically wounded in a terror attack, succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Toshiba wraps up laptop business, sells remaining shares to Sharp
Tokyo, Aug 10 (IANS) Japanese tech giant Toshiba, once well-known for its satellite range of laptops meant for heavy use, has finally decided to quit the laptop business.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Technology
38 fresh cases in Agra as B.Ed examinees flout Covid norms
Agra, Aug 10 (IANS) As India's Covid tally breached the 22-lakh mark on Monday, Agra reported a surge of 38 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 2,103.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Mandeep Singh latest hockey player to test positive for coronavirus
Bengaluru, Aug 10 (IANS) Striker Mandeep Singh is the latest member of the Indian men's hockey team to test positive for the novel coronavirus. He is, however, asymptomatic.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
EU concerned over Turkey's energy exploration in E.Mediterranean
Brussels, Aug 10 (IANS) Josep Borrell, the European Union's (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has expressed concerns over Turkey resuming energy exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
64 dead in Pakistan due to heavy rains
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) At least 64 people were killed across Pakistan due to the heavy monsoon rains currently lashing the country, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
2020-08-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
No new COVID-19 case reported in NZ for 5th day
Wellington, Aug 10 (IANS) For the fifth consecutive day, there was not a single new COVID-19 case in New Zealand on Monday, while the number of active infections in the country stood at 21, all in managed isolation and quarantine facilities, according to the Ministry of Health.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
WhatsApp to soon sync your chat history on multiple devices
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will soon allow its over two billion users sync their chat history on at least four different devices.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ahead of CL clash, Atletico Madrid confirm 2 positive coronavirus tests
Madrid, Aug 10 (IANS) Atletico Madrid have confirmed that two members due to travel to Lisbon on Monday for the quarterfinals of the Champions League have tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
UP woman commits suicide after allegedly being beaten up by police
Jalaun, Aug 10 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun after she was allegedly beaten up by a police inspector.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Atul Kulkarni: Pandemic will enhance disparity, impact economy and education
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will only enhance the existing inequality and disparity in Indian society, and also impact economy and education, feels actor Atul Kulkarni.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Akhara Parishad wants installation of Singhal's statue
Prayagraj, Aug 10 (IANS) The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), the apex body of saints and seers, has demanded that a statue of late Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal, who was the architect of the Ram temple movement, should be installed in Ayodhya and Prayagraj.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Twitter working on new tool to help users view 'quote retweets'
San Francisco, Aug 10 (IANS) Twitter is working on a new feature where the users will be able to view retweets with quotes (formerly known as retweets with comments) on each of their posts.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tricolour sales dip sharply due to pandemic
Lucknow, Aug 10 (IANS) With schools, colleges and a majority of other private establishments still closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there was an uncertainty over Independence Day functions which has had a direct impact on the sale of tricolours by the Khadi Gram Udyog.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Fiona Ferro ousts Anett Kontaveit to win Palermo Open title
Palermo (Italy), Aug 10 (IANS) Rising French star Fiona Ferro registered a straight-sets victory over No.4 seed Anett Kontaveit in what turned out to be a rather one-sided final of the 31st Palermo Ladies Open.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Australian PM maintains high popularity amid pandemic: Poll
Canberra, Aug 10 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has managed to maintain high popularity amongst the people in the country despite a spike in coronavirus cases, a poll released on Monday revealed.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Brazilian Serie A match postponed amid coronavirus outbreak
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS) Sao Paulo's opening match of the Brazilian Serie A season at Goias was postponed after the hosts reported 10 positive coronavirus cases.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Belgian cyclist Remco Evenepoel wins Tour de Pologne 2020
Warsaw, Aug 10 (IANS) Belgian cyclist Remco Evenepoel from Deceuninck-Quickstep won the general classification of the Tour de Pologne 2020, while his teammate won the last stage in Krakow, Poland.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
HK media mogul arrested over suspected foreign collusion
Hong Kong, Aug 10 (IANS) Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was arrested on Monday "for collusion with a foreign country" under the new national security law imposed in the city by Beijing, a media report said.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Global COVID-19 cases top 19.7mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 19.7 million, while the deaths have increased to over 729,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United States,International
Shah Faesal likely to join back administration
Srinagar, Aug 10 (IANS) Former IAS officer turned politician, Shah Faesal is likely to join back administration after he was conveyed by authorities that his resignation has not still been accepted, top sources said.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Swastika Mukherjee: People tend to get intimidated by successful women
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) From trolling to rape threats, popular Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee has dealt with a lot lately. The actress says in our society, successful women are always targeted and humiliated. However, she adds, she has never let people shame her for the choices she has made in life.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
8 including 6 French tourists killed in Niger gunmen attack
Niamey, Aug 10 (IANS) Eight persons including six French tourists and two Nigeriens -- a guide and a driver, have been killed by armed individuals in the Koure area, according to the Nigerien ministry of interior and public security.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Niger,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese mainland reports 49 new confirmed Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) Chinese health authority said on Monday it received reports of 49 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Chinese mainland on Sunday, including 35 imported cases and 14 locally-transmitted ones.
2020-08-10
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
BJP MP urges Modi to table Population Control Bill in Parliament
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anil Agarwal has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce the Population Control Bill in the next session of the Parliament.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
64 Covid-19 patients discharged in Chinese mainland
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) The National Health Commission on Monday said 64 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the Chinese mainland on Sunday.
2020-08-10
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
'Set up a commission to probe ex-B'desh army officer's murder'
Dhaka, Aug 10 (IANS) Bangladesh Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury has demanded the formation of an 'impartial commission' to look into the murder of retired army officer Major Sinha Md. Rashed on Marine Drive Road in Coxs Bazars Teknaf.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Israel's Covid-19 death toll rises to 600
Jerusalem, Aug 10 (IANS) The Covid-19 death toll in Israel has reached 600 with seven new deaths, Israeli Ministry of Health has said.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
UAE reports 225 new COVID-19 cases, 62,525 in total
Dubai, Aug 10 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday announced 225 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 62,525.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Russian jet intercepts US reconnaissance plane over Black Sea
Moscow, Aug 10 (IANS) A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled over the Black Sea on Sunday to intercept a US Navy radio-technical reconnaissance aircraft, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Politics
With Swaraj Pakhwada, ABVP attempts to reclaim spaces of unsung heroes
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The unit of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is celebrating first half of August as Swaraj Pakhwada to honour the uncelebrated heroes. They challenged the colonial rule of the East India Company in India's freedom struggle.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
India dismisses controversy over Buddha's birthplace
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India categorically said on Sunday that Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini in Nepal thereby defusing a controversy about Buddhas birth place after Nepal had responded to remarks attributed to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 cases surpass 1.03mn; toll rises to 22,966
Addis Ababa, Aug 10 (IANS) The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Sunday revealed that the number of Covid-19 cases across the African continent surged to 1,036,564.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Haryana: 30 youngsters nabbed for holding booze party
Gurugram, Aug 10 (IANS) The Gurugram police have arrested 30 youngsters including eight girls for drinking publicly on Gurugram-Faridabad expressway and also violating the Covid-19 pandemic precautions.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Campaign starts', BJP responds to Kanimozhi's Hindi imposition charge
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) After DMK leader Kanimozhi cried of Hindi imposition while narrating an incident in an airport where she was allegedly asked about her citizenship, the BJP took a sharp jibe at her, alleging that the southern party's charge is motivated with electoral benefits in mind.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US Covid-19 cases surpass 5 million
New York, Aug 10 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 cases in the US surpassed the 5 million mark on Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Karnataka shepherd, marooned five days on river island, rescued
Yadgir (Karnataka), Aug 10 (IANS) A 20-year-old shepherd, marooned on a small island in the Krishna river in Karnataka's Yadgir district, has been rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), its chief said on Sunday.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Richard E. Grant still feels overwhelmed about having a daughter
Los Angeles, Aug 10 (IANS) Actor Richard E. Grant says he felt overwhelmed when his daughter was born.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Separate emission norms for agri, construction machinery proposed
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to separate the emission norms for agricultural machinery, including tractors, power tillers and combined harvesters along with those for construction equipment vehicles.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Billie Piper finds social media 'terrifying'
Los Angeles, Aug 10 (IANS) British actress Billie Piper feels social media is terrifying.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
MP to go into mute mode during festive season
Bhopal Aug 10 (IANS) Ganesh Utsav, Janmashtmi and other festivals will not be celebrated publicly in Madhya Pradesh in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced through a video conference on Sunday.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
AP reports 10,820 fresh Covid cases; tally at 2,27,860
Amaravati, Aug 10 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Sunday reported 10,820 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 2,27,860, while 98 fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,036, health officials said.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Covid hits 3,800 central security personnel in northeast
Guwahati/Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 10 (IANS) As coronavirus spreads across the northeast, nearly 3,800 central security force personnel have so far infected by the disease in almost all the states in the region, officials said on Sunday.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
Delhi Police intensify vigil ahead of I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Ahead of the Independence Day, the Delhi Police have intensified their vigil across the national capital with special focus on intelligence sharing on anti-social elements taking refuge in the NCR and the need to launch concerted drive regarding tenant verification and border checking.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM-Kisan Scheme benefitted 52.5 lakh K'taka farmers: CM
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) As many as 52.5 lakh Karnataka farmers, who have been benefitted by the PM-Kisan Scheme, will collectively receive the first installment amounting to a total of Rs 1,049 crore into their accounts, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP playing with future of MCD school students, says AAP
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) With the MCD polls approaching, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday attacked the BJP, which holds power in the city's three civic bodies, for "playing with the future" of students in municipal corporation schools.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Goa govt issues advisory ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival
Panaji, Aug 9 (IANS) In a fresh set of guidelines for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, the Goa government has allowed worshippers to leave the state and re-enter within 24 hours, without undergoing testing for Covid-19, even while banning fire-crackers and limiting the entry of only 10 persons at public Ganesh pandals at a time.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Covid-19: 6,202 persons discharged from different hospitals in TN
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) As many as 6,020 persons were discharged from various hospitals in Tamil Nadu after recovering from Covid-19 on Sunday, while 5,994 persons have tested positive for the disease in the past 24 hours, said the state Health Department.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Railways to save 10-15% per annum by procuring via GeM: Goyal
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said that Indian Railways will save at least 10-15 per cent by procuring all the required goods and services through the government e-marketplace (GeM).
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Drag China into int'l fora for building 'potential water bomb': Congress
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday asked the Modi government to take up, in various international fora, the issue of China building an artificial lake just upward of Arunachal Pradesh which can be a "potential water bomb" and have devastating effect on the Siang basin in the border state.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
First SAT centre established in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) For the first time, a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) centre has been established in Jammu and Kashmir to provide opportunity to the students to appear for the prestigious test.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education
Maha sees new high of 390 Covid deaths, million in quarantine (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Maharashtra notched a staggering new high of 390 Covid-19 deaths on Sunday - a day after crossing the half-million case tally mark - besides recording the second-highest figure of daily new cases, at 12,248, health officials said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
South African Binder claims shock win in Czech Republic GP
Brno (Czech Republic), Aug 9 (IANS) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Brad Binder clinched his first MotoGP win at the Czech Republic Grand Prix here on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Motorsports
Delhi Police nab kingpin of ATM uprooting gang
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Special Cell team of the Delhi Police has busted an interstate gang of robbers indulging in ATM uprooting in Delhi-NCR by arresting the kingpin of the gang identified as Arshad Khan (27), a resident of Alwar (Rajasthan), from near the Nangaldewat village in South Delhi on Sunday after a brief exchange of fire.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
NCLAT dismisses insolvency plea against Gujarat Ambuja Exports
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has upheld the NCLT order setting aside a plea seeking initiation of insolvency proceedings against agro-processing company Gujarat Ambuja Exports Ltd.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Active Covid cases in K'taka breach 80K mark, tally 1.78 lakh
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) Active coronavirus cases in Karnataka breached the 80,000 mark on Sunday with 5,985 new infections, a health officials said on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
IBBI comes up with 'red flags' for IPs to detect avoidance transactions
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has come up with a document which lists 'red flags' to detect avoidance transactions by corporate debtors.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
COVID-19: Mohun Bagan's Diawara leaves for Senegal after being stuck
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) I-League champions Mohun Bagan's Senegalese forward Baba Diawara on Sunday left for his home after being stuck here since March due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the club said in a statement.
2020-08-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
507 new cases take J&K's Covid tally near 25K-mark
Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 507 new Covid cases, taking the Union Territorys tally near the 25,000 mark, while 13 people succumbed to the dreaded disease in the last 24 hours.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
RSS chief holds meeting of central region officer-bearers in Bhopal
Bhopal, Aug 9 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat resumed his outreach with the party cadre post-lockdown with a meeting of select parivar office- bearers from the Malwa and Central Madhya Pradesh regions on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Red Bull's Verstappen wins F1's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
Silverstone, Aug 9 (IANS) Red Bull's Max Verstappen became the first non-Mercedes driver to clinch a race in 2020, as the Red Bull racer won the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix ahead of the Mercedes pairing of Lewis Hamilton and pole sitter Valtteri Bottas after an incredible display here.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Gujarat's COVID-19 tally breaches 70K mark; toll climbs to 2,654
Gandhinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Gujarat's COVID-19 tally breached the 70,000 mark on Sunday as 1,078 fresh cases were reported, while 25 more deaths took the toll to 2,654, health officials said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Khadi's first silk training-cum-production centre to come up in Arunachal soon
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The far-flung tribal village of Chullyu in Arunachal Pradesh will soon be bustling with spinning and weaving activities with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) set to open the first-of-its kind training-cum-production centre of silk in the state.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In new high, India conducts over 7 lakh Covid tests in 24 hrs
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Though its tally of Covid-19 cases has crossed 21.53 lakh so far, India is continuing with its policy of ramping up tests and has set a new high of over 7 lakh tests in a single day, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Johnson leads packed leaderboard at PGA C'ship, Woods at T59th
San Francisco, Aug 9 (IANS) Tiger Woods is too far back to mount a serious challenge at the PGA Championships even as a dozen players are within three shots of the sole leader Dustin Johnson after 54 holes.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
TV star Prachi Tehlan shares her wedding pics
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Prachi Tehlan , who recently got married to Delhi-based businessman Rohit Saroha, has treated her fans with her wedding pictures on Instagram.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka Health Minister Sriramulu tests Covid positive
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) Karnataka Health Minister B. Sriramulu on Sunday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Willian pens emotional letter to confirm Chelsea departure
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Brazilian footballer Willian on Sunday shared an emotional letter with the fans on social media to confirm his departure from Chelsea after seven years with the London-based club.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Now 'boat ambulance' service to be launched in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has given the green signal for launching a "boat ambulance-cum-mobile medical unit" service between Mumbai and Raigad, on an experimental basis, an official said here on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
PCA names upcoming stadium after erstwhile Patiala ruler
Chandigarh, Aug 9 (IANS) The Punjab Cricket Association has decided to name its upcoming stadium near here after the last ruler of erstwhile Patiala state, late Maharaja Yadavindra Singh, who had played a Test match for India in 1934.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Sports
Solksjaer provides update on defender Jones' knee injury
Manchester, Aug 9 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that defender Phil Jones will continue his recuperation process from a knee injury which has kept him out since football resumed after the lockdown period.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Goa reports 506 fresh Covid cases; Health Min calls for more vigilance
Panaji, Aug 9 (IANS) In the wake of increasing number of coronavirus cases in Goa, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said that there is a need to remain vigilant in the next "45 to 60 days", even as he appealed to people to visit hospitals and other health facilities only in case of emergencies.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab a new headache for Congress amid Rajasthan crisis
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) With crisis still looming large in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the Congress is now facing a tough time to contain the feud in Punjab where two Rajya Sabha MPs -- Partap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo -- have openly targeted the state government led by Amarinder Singh.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab Governor tests negative for Covid, aide positive
Chandigarh, Aug 9 (IANS) Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Sunday tested negative while his Principal Secretary J.M. Balamurugan tested Covid-19 positive and was home quarantined.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Masood, Woakes move up in ICC rankings after Manchester Test
Dubai, Aug 9 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Shan Masood and England all-rounder Chris Woakes on Sunday took giants strides in the latest ICC rankings after the conclusion of Manchester Test, which the hosts won by three wickets.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Barcelona always dangerous, says Lewandowski ahead of UCL Q/F
Warsaw, Aug 9 (IANS) Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has emphasised that he is fully focused on the clash against FC Barcelona after the German champions thrashed Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday to advance into the Champions League quarterfinals.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Football
Capt Sathe's body brought to Mumbai, last rites on Tuesday
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The mortal remains of Air India pilot, Captain Deepak V. Sathe - who was killed in Friday's Dubai-Kozhikode Air India Express flight crash, were brought to Mumbai on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huma Qureshi recalls working in 'Gangs of Wasseypur 2'
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Huma S. Qureshi considers "Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2" as one of her most special films.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twinkle Khanna takes up thread therapy
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Author-producer and former actress Twinkle Khanna feels that moving hands can still the mind.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
10 dead in Andhra Covid centre fire, govt sets up probe panel (2nd Lead)
Vijayawada, Aug 9 (IANS) At least 10 patients were killed and several others injured in a fire at a hotel functioning as a Covid care facility early on Sunday, Andhra Pradesh Health Minister Alla Nani said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stokes to miss Pakistan Test series for 'family reasons'
London, Aug 9 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the #raisethebat Test series against Pakistan due to family reasons, it was announced on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Four Maoist camps busted in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) At least four Maoist camps were busted and a huge cache of live ammunition and other articles were seized following an exchange of fire between the ultras and the security personnel in the Gandhamardhan reserve forest in Odisha's Bargarh district, the police said on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa gets new Covid hospital amid record positive cases
Panaji, Aug 9 (IANS) With the state recording a record jump in the number of Covid-19 cases on Sunday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the Goa government had designated a second dedicated hospital for treating Covid patients.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
TikTok lawsuit against Trump ban could come as early as Tuesday
San Francisco, Aug 9 (IANS) TikTok could file a lawsuit against the Donald Trump administration in the US as early as Tuesday over an executive order prohibiting transactions with the short video sharing platform's Chinese owner within 45 days, NPR reported.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
President's 'At Home' for freedom fighters skipped this year
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Unlike previous years, President Ram Nath Kovind did not host the 'At Home' reception to honour freedom fighters on the 78th anniversary of 'Quit India' Day on Sunday due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
After 'Digital Andaman', PM plans to make it hub of 'blue economy'
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Andamanese people via the digital mode amid the Covid-19 pandemic on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bipasha Basu: Thrillers make for a perfect canvas for an actor
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu loves to do thriller projects as they give her a chance to emote so much, ranging from drama, action, romance to fear.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thai woman gang-raped in Haryana hotel, one held
Chandigarh, Aug 9 (IANS) A woman from Thailand was allegedly gang-raped in a hotel in Haryana's Hisar town, police said on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gomes signs for French side Lille after leaving Man United
Manchester, Aug 9 (IANS) England U-17 World Cup winner Angel Gomes has completed a move to French club Lille on a five-year contract following his departure from Manchester United, the Ligue 1 club announced on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Can't wait for season to begin: Raina ahead of IPL 13
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Veteran batsman Suresh Raina expressed his excitement ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is scheduled to be played in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sehwag expresses his love for dogs on social media
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Dashing former India opener Virender Sehwag is known for his love for dogs and on Sunday he once again took to social media to express the same.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kartik Aaryan wants to patent his new hairstyle
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Not only for his looks and acting, actor Kartik Aaryan is also quite famous for his voluminous hair. And it seems he has made the best use of lockdown by growing his hair and beard.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
740 tn ammonium nitrate to be moved to Hyderabad from Chennai CFS
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) Ammonium nitrate weighing 740 tonnes stored in 37 containers at a container freight station (CFS) here is being moved to Hyderabad in a phased manner, said an official of the CFS.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pirlo can do even better than Zidane as manager, says Del Piero
Turin, Aug 9 (IANS) Former Italy forward Alessandro Del Piero believes compatriot Andrea Pirlo can go onto become even a better manager than Zinedine Zidane, who is currently at helm at Spanish giants Real Madrid.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
K'taka mulls TOEFL-like Kannada language test
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) Karnataka government is mulling creation of a Kannada language test on the lines of TOEFL for people interested in studying or working in the state, an official said on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Party won't become 'headless' at stroke of midnight: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) With Sonia Gandhi set to complete a year as interim President on August 10, the Congress on Sunday maintained that the party will not suddenly become "headless" at the "stroke of midnight" and she will continue to head it for now.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Manipur to hold vital one-day Assembly session on Monday
Imphal, Aug 9 (IANS) A crucial one-day session of the Manipur Assembly would be held on Monday when a confidence motion would be moved by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, officials said here on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Players will have to follow COVID-19 rules: Lee on IPL 13
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Players will follow the bio-secure protocols in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE, according to former Australian fast-bowler and commentator Brett Lee.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Amazon Easy' stores launched in upgraded format
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) Online retail giant Amazon on Sunday launched an upgraded Amazon Easy store format that integrates multiple services through a single touchpoint.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Pity to see a player like Bale in stands, says former Real chief
Madrid, Aug 9 (IANS) Former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon has said that it was "sad" to see Welshman Gareth Bale in the stands for the La Liga champions' matches in the Champions League.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Man goes missing, returns to find he is 'dead and buried'
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 9 (IANS) When Ahmad Hassan quarrelled with his wife Nagma a week ago and went missing for a few days thereafter, little did the couple or their family know they would soon be faced with a mystery over an unidentified body.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Disha Salian's alleged last party video goes viral
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) An undated video of Disha Salian, the former manager of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has found its way on the internet, and shows her in good spirits, enjoying a house party with friends.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Deepika Padukone looks back at 'Chennai Express' memories
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone said working with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Rohit Shetty on film, Chennai Express, was an unforgettable experience.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Couldn't stop crying after Liverpool's title win, says Klopp
Liverpool, Aug 9 (IANS) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that the club winning the title after Chelsea beat second-placed Manchester City was one of the best football moments he has ever had while not being in the stadium.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Jones urges Pak fans to prioritise victories over Azam's runs
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones urged Pakistan fans to prioritise winning matches rather than just being happy with Test vice-captain Babar Azam scoring runs for the team.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Can't wait for what's to come: Kohli shares excitement ahead of IPL
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday took to social media to share his excitement at the prospect of leading Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which is set to begin from September 19 in the UAE.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
6 die of suffocation inside septic tank in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 9 (IANS) Six labourers died in Jharkhand's Deoghar district on Sunday due to suffocation while they were cleaning a septic tank, police said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA probe prepares for first asteroid sample collection attempt
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) NASA's first asteroid sampling spacecraft is now just one rehearsal away from grabbing a sample from asteroid Bennu's surface.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United States,Technology
Sushant's brother-in-law calls out scribe for 'toxic Bihari families' comment
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Vishal Kirti, the US-based brother-in-law of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has slammed a media report for what he feels are demeaning remarks about Bihari families.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ahead of polls, NZ Premier visits Temple in Auckland
Wellington, Aug 9 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who recently launched her campaign for the upcoming elections in September, was seen visiting a Radha Krishna Temple in Auckland.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Priyanka, Nick welcome new member to their family
Los Angeles, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra and her singer husband Nick Jonas have adopted a new dog, and are already in love with him.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Aramco's Apr-Jun profit down 73%, but sees oil market recovery
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Energy giant Saudi Aramco has reported a 73 per cent fall in its profit, or the net income, for the April-June quarter to $6.6 billion amid the pandemic.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Affle India reports 42% rise in Q1 consolidated net profit
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Affle (India) Ltd has reported a 42.3 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit for the April-June quarter at Rs 18.77 crore. During the corresponding period of last fiscal, it had reported a net profit of Rs 13.19 crore.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Disha Salian's body was not found naked, says Mumbai Police
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Mumbai Police on Sunday categorically denied reports in a section of the media that the body of Disha Salian, the former manager of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, was naked when it was discovered.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Call from Ireland alerts cops, helps save man's life in Mumbai
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Quick thinking, coordination, and concerted efforts on part of the Delhi Police officials and their counterparts in Mumbai helped save the life of a man in Mumbai by reaching out to him as he was exhibiting suicidal tendencies.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Rhea shares screenshots of chats with Sushant Singh Rajput
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Rhea Chakraborty has shared screenshots of the conversation she had with her boyfriend, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, in which he expressed concerns about his sister Priyanka, calling her evil and manipulative.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Markets to trade in broad range
Markets continued their volatile movement in the week gone by and manged to close with gains for the week. BSESENSEX gained 433.68 points or 1.15 per cent to close at 38,040.57 points while NIFTY gained 140.60 points or 1.27 per cent to close at 11,214.05 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.42 per cent , 162 per cent and 1.83 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 3.34 per cent while BSESMALLCAP gained 4.97 per cent. The midcap and Smallcap indices were helped in no small way by the relaxation in circuit filters by the exchanges on Friday where over 600 stocks were positively impacted. This would increase the volatility in this segment. The benchmark indices in the last week gained on two days, lost on one and were sideways on the remaining two days.
2020-08-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Former Indian footballer Manitombi Singh passes away
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) Former Indian footballer Laishram Manitombi Singh passed away on Sunday. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) condoled the death of Manitombi.
2020-08-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Evacuation of stranded Indians to continue: Puri
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) In the aftermath of the Air India Express plane crash that killed 18 people, Union Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) for evacuating stranded Indians across the globe amid the pandemic will continue with the "same undaunted spirit".
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Preity Zinta flaunts her hair dressing skills
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta has surely learned how to cut hair during the lockdown.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
South Western Railway zone creates museum on Malgudi Days
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) zone's Mysuru Division has created a museum themed on 'Malgudi Days' at one of its stations, recreating scenes and ambience from the famous television serial, an official said on Saturday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
50% drop in deaths of security men in J&K in 2020 (IANS Exclusive)
Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) There has been a 50 per cent decline in incidents of security forces killed in Jammu & Kashmir during operations this year so far compared to last year's corresponding period, data has revealed.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Adidas, Puma look to fight it out for Team India kit sponsorship
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Sports apparel companies Adidas and Puma are set for a head on battle to gain the rights to become Team India's next kit sponsors as Nike's 14-year deal with the 'Men in Blue' comes to an end in September 2020.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
One ultra killed as Army foils infiltration bid on J&K LoC
Jammu, Aug 9 (IANS) A terrorist was killed and two others injured as the Army foiled their infiltration bid on Sunday from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
RIL has 15-year vision to be a new energy company: Report
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Oil and telecom major Reliance Industries (RIL) has a 15-year vision to become a new energy company aimed at turning into a net carbon-zero company, according to a report by BofA Securities.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Microsoft's TikTok deal a 'poisoned chalice': Bill Gates
San Francisco, Aug 9 (IANS) As Microsoft pursues talks to purchase the US business of TikTok, Bill Gates has termed the potential deal between the two companies a poisoned chalice.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
BHU to promote start-ups through BioNEST
Varanasi (UP), Aug 9 (IANS) The Banaras Hindu University is all set to play a key role in promoting and invigorating entrepreneurship and start-ups, especially in the areas related to life sciences, biotechnology, health care, agritech, food technology and allied fields.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Technology
Simon Cowell hospitalised with broken back
Los Angeles, Aug 9 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell has been hospitalised after breaking his back in an electric bike accident.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stand with truth, Rajasthan CM writes to MLAs
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) Ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly session scheduled to begin on August 14, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday wrote a letter to all MLAs, appealing to them to listen to the people's voice to save democracy and to stand by truth.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Qatar stadiums look amazing for 2022 World Cup: Jung
Doha, Aug 9 (IANS) South Korean footballer Jung Wooyoung stated that 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar look in top shape. Jung started his professional experience overseas, playing for clubs in Japan and China PR from 2011 to 2018 before joining Al Sadd of Qatar, where he is in his second season.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
AAP is 'laughing stock' on Covid-19 management: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, Aug 9 (IANS) Ridiculing the so-called "Delhi model" as nothing more than a desperate bid by the Arvind Kejriwal government to divert attention from its own failures, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was making a laughing stock of itself with its absurd claims on Covid-19 management in the national capital.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pretty gutted: Knight on women's WC postponement
London, Aug 9 (IANS) England captain Heather Knight said that she was "gutted" that the 2021 Women's World Cup in New Zealand has been postponed by a year and hopes it doesn't turn out to be an excuse for boards to put women's cricket on the backburner for the next 12 months.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
KXIP will be aided by Kumble's knowledge and experience: Lee
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Former Australia speedster Brett Lee heaped praise on former India captain Anil Kumble and stated the latter will do well as head coach of India Premier League (IPL) side Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Woakes England's most under-valued cricketer: Hussain
Manchester, Aug 9 (IANS) Former England captain Naseer Hussain feels Chris Woakes is the most under-valued England cricketer and he would have the all-rounder in the side for the second Test against Pakistan over veteran James Anderson.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bengaluru plasma donor plays saviour, saves six lives
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) Kunal Ganna, a 21-year-old city-based businessman who recovered from coronavirus has emerged as a saviour, with his three plasma donations saving the lives of six infected patients, an official said on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
New corona cases coming up in Agra's rural belt
Agra, Aug 9 (IANS) A number of new coronavirus cases now getting reported from the rural hinterland of Agra has got the authorities worried, even as 34 new cases took the district's total tally to 2,065.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Hrithik Roshan misses 'Jaadu' from 'Koi...Mil Gaya'
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) As Koi Mil Gaya completed 17 years, actor Hrithik RoshanA went down memory lane and fondly remembered his alien friend, Jaadu.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
11 members of Pak migrant family found dead in Jodhpur
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) Eleven members of a family that had migrated from Pakistan were found dead on Sunday morning at a farmhouse in Lodta Achlawata village in Dechu police station area in Jodhpur district, officials said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rana Daggubati-Miheeka Bajaj wedding : Celebs pour in wishes for newlyweds
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) After actor Rana Daggubati tied the knot with his ladylove Miheeka Bajaj, several celebrities from Indian film industry too to social media to congratulate the couple.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Sushant case: Shiv Sena slams BJP for 'maligning' Thackerays
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "politicising" the Sushant Singh Rajput case by linking a state minister for alleged political gains.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bigg Boss 2020: Salman shoots for promo in Panvel
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan is all set to come up with the fourteenth season of the controversial reality TV show, Bigg Boss.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Essential Commodities Act was used to intimidate: PM
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a significant statement, said on Sunday that "legal hurdles" pertaining to essential commodities related to the agriculture business, that plagued farmers, investors and consumers alike, are being removed.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pak can still win series despite Manchester loss: Inzamam
Karachi, Aug 9 (IANS) Former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq believes Pakistan can still go on to win the series against England despite suffering a heartbreaking defeat in the first Test at Old Trafford in Manchester.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
IndusInd bank picks stake in Eveready, McLeod Russel
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) IndusInd bank has acquired more than 7 per cent stake in both Eveready Industries India and McLeod Russel India by invoking pledged shares.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New education policy will boost STEM in India
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) With the National Education Policy 2020 recognising the need for flexibility in choosing the subjects that a student wants to study, implementation of this policy will boost science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in India, edtech startup SP Robotic Works has said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Artisans in Etah make 2,100kg bell for Ram temple
Etah (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 9 (IANS) A team of artisans at Jalesar town in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh have forged a bell weighing a whopping 2,100 kg for the new Ram temple in Ayodhya and are preparing to give it final touches before sending it to the holy town.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Balochistan, Sindhi nationalists unite to oppose Pak, China, CPEC
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The closer Pakistan slides to China, the further Balochistan inches away from Pakistan. Surging Baloch nationalism has found a new partner?a pro-freedom organisation in Sindh, which also plans to oppose the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) - a mammoth $62 billion infrastructure project.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
China starts blocking HTTPS connections with encrypted SNI: Report
San Francisco, Aug 9 (IANS) In an update to its national censorship tool, known as the Great Firewall, China has reportedly started blocking HTTPS connections with Encrypted Server Name Indication.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
It's a work in progress: Lampard after heavy Bayern defeat
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is confident that the English Premier League side will be back after their heavy 7-1 aggregate defeat to German champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 tie.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Natasha Suri tests positive for Covid-19
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Natasha Suri has tested positive for Covid-19 and will have to skip promotions of her upcoming thriller, Dangerous.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Some students in Dakshina Kannada climb hilltops for internet
Shibaje (Karnataka) Aug 9 (IANS) With the unexpected advent of online classes for students post the Covid pandemic, some of them from a few villages in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district could not easily connect to the virtual lessons, forcing them to climb small hills to catch the signal.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Bitcoin-crazy rich Indians falling prey to fake crypto wallets
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) With the Supreme Court striking down the curb on cryptocurrency trade in India in March this year, there has been a surge in Indians investing in Bitcoin and with this, cybercriminals have started mobile-based fake Blockchain-based crypto wallets to lure and con the rich and the wealthy in the country.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
As China marches ahead, who will be the winner? (Comment)
IR 4.0 and 5.0 are on the horizon today. These technologies work on the same medium, wire or wireless, which has taken both China and India forward, like in IR 3.0. India had the additional advantage of having IT and mobile technologies in their genes. Perhaps such genes ensure most of the world chiefs of such companies being Indians, and also most writing software or algorithms in the world being Indians.
2020-08-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Desi app Chingari raises nearly Rs 10 crore in seed funding
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Homegrown short video-sharing app Chingari which came into prominence as a TikTok alternative amid anti-China sentiment in the country has raised 1.3 million (around Rs 10 crore) in a seed round led by AngelList India, Utsav Somanis iSeed, Village Global, LogX Ventures, and Jasminder Singh Gulati of NowFloats.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Rural economy still strong on record procurement of farm produce: PM
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) As the pandemic severely hits the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the rural economy of India is on a strong footing, bucking the overall economic slowdown, courtesy the 'record' procurement of farmers' produce by the government.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India conducts record tests with more than 7 lakh samples in 24 hrs
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A record number of over 7 lakh samples of COVID-19 were tested in the last 24 hours taking the total tests conducted to 2,41,06,535, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Explaining time-sensitiveness of assisted reproduction
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANSlife) According to WHO, every 1 in 8 couples (or 12 per cent of married women) has gone through complexities getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. This calls for a timely intervention and awareness amongst the patients to when to consider medical intrusion and opt for an IVF procedure.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Road trips, outdoor time linked to happiness: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANSlife) Social distancing norms is the ''new normal" and it has the world spending more time indoors than ever, but a new survey revealed that 94 per cent of people report they are happier and healthier when they spend time outdoors.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Singaporean PM calls for resilience in face of economic downturn
Singapore, Aug 9 (IANS) Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday called for resilience in the face of severe economic downturn on the 55th National Day.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
2022 CWG organisers begin search for training camp hosts
London, Aug 9 (IANS) 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games organisers have started searching for locations for competing nations to set up their training camps as part of the build-up to the event.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
A virtual tour dedicated to 150 years of Abanindranath Tagore
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANSlife) A founding artist of the Bengal school of art, Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951) has had a profound impact on modern Indian art as we know it today. A virtual tour of his artworks, dedicated to his 150th birth anniversary is currently live on the website of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Unique police cafe opens in Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarnagar (UP), Aug 9 (IANS) After setting up a washing line for police personnel in April this year, Muzaffarnagar SSP Abhishek Yadav has now opened a 'police cafe' in the district.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Delhi Police focusing on missing minors; traces 537 in 2 months
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) With Delhi Police now focusing its efforts to trace and rescue missing children in the wake of involvement of hundreds of juveniles in recent crime incidents in the capital, 537 minors have been recovered in the last two months.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Assisted living homes: Why they matter for elderly care?
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANSlife) Shrinking family sizes, lack of awareness about age-related conditions and availability of specialised care homes for the elderly are some of the reasons why families in India are opting to go for assisted living for their senior members.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Robert Pattinson's sneaky 'Batman' audition story
Los Angeles, Aug 9 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson said he lied to filmmaker Christopher Nolan to make it to the screen test for superhero film, The Batman.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Wouldn't call it financial crisis: Ganguly on Vivo's exit
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly stated that Vivo's exit as title sponsor for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) shouldn't be seen as financial crisis.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Dravid was a difficult and determined batsman: Akhtar
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar said that Indian batting great Rahul Dravid was a difficult proposition for him to bowl. Akhtar said that Dravid's determination and ability meant that the latter could play him pretty easily.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
The Beauty of Bandhani
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANSlife) A vibrant, colourful and exuberant fashion trend seems to have emerged in these uncertain times; the confinement of Covid-19 has seen the resurgence of tie and dye. Judging by social media feeds in the last few months you have either baked banana bread or tie-dyed t-shirts.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Kohli, Azam play in straight lines like Tendulkar did: Bishop
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Former West Indies fast-bowler Ian Bishop said that the way Pakistan's Babar Azam and India captain Virat Kohli play in straight lines, reminds him of batting great Sachin Tendulkar.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Don't let the pandemic get in the way of redecorating your home
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANSlife) After coping with the sudden disruption caused by the lockdown, families across India are now settling down to make the best of their lockdown situation. In the initial few weeks of the lockdown in April, there was anxiety-led buying as users scrambled to stock home necessities and personal protection supplies.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mukhtar Ansari's aide, accomplice shot dead by STF in Lucknow
Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) A dreaded shooter, said to be a close aide of mafia don turned politician Mukhtar Ansari, was gunned down along with an accomplice by a team of Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on the outskirts of Lucknow on Sunday morning.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sustainability is all about developing consciousness: Dia Mirza
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Dia Mirza says sustainability is all about "developing a consciousness". It is nothing but a reminder to everyone that all life is connected, she adds.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Hamilton fears tyres could explode again at Silverstone
Silverstone, Aug 9 (IANS) Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton urged for more tyre management ahead of 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone as he fears his tyres could explode again if he pushes them at the iconic circuit.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
'Troops in Afghanistan to be reduced below 5,000 in months'
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper confirmed that US troops in Afghanistan would be reduced to less than 5,000 by the end of November.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rajnath promised a bang, but ended with whimper: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) After Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced an import embargo on 101 defence items, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram took a dig at him on Sunday and called his announcement a "whimper".
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's new PM
Colombo, Aug 9 (IANS) Leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party Mahinda Rajapaksa took oath as the nation's new prime minister on Sunday after his party secured a landslide victory in the recently concluded parliamentary election.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
PM launches Rs 1 lakh cr Agriculture Infrastructure Fund
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the financing facility under the Agricuture Infrastructure Fund worth Rs 1 lakh crore.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lili Reinhart on her decision to come out as bisexual
Los Angeles, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Lili Reinhart said she was attracted to women from a young age, and people close to her knew her truth all along.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
B'desh FM seeks help to find fugitive killers of Mujib
Dhaka, Aug 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen has appealed to all Bangladeshis, including expatriates, to help in the search for the remaining fugitive killers of the nation's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,International
OMCs hold fuel prices, diesel price same for 9th day
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMCs) continued to keep automobile fuel prices unchanged on Sunday, with diesel prices across the four metros remaining untouched for the ninth day in a row.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India bans import of 101 defence items to boost indigenisation
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) To make the Indian defence industry self-reliant and boost indigenisation, the Ministry of Defence banned the import of 101 items on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Every citizen must fight the Covid war: Experts
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) With the government easing more restrictions under Unlock3.0 to further revive the economy since August 1, the war against the Coronavirus pandemic has to be fought by each and every citizen across the country, according to health experts, including epidemiologists.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
13 more Covid deaths, 1,734 new cases in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) As many as 1,734 new coronavirus cases were reported along with 13 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours in Odisha, taking its case tally to 45,927 and death toll due to the disease to 272, the Health Department said on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
World leaders to hold aid summit for Beirut
Beirut, Aug 9 (IANS) International leaders will hold talks on Sunday to raise aid for Beirut, five days after the massive explosion which devastated the Lebanese capital.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
ED grills Rhea's brother; both to be quizzed again on Monday
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Continuing its probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has grilled Showik Chakraborty, brother of actress Rhea Chakraborty, for the second time in connection with their financial transactions.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Human sperm swims in entirely different way than earlier thought
London, Aug 9 (IANS) In a breakthrough for fertility science, scientists have shattered the universally accepted view of how sperm 'swim'.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Captain missed a trick: Akram on Pakistan's defeat in Manchester
Manchester, Aug 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels current skipper Azhar Ali missed a trick during the team's defeat in the first Test of the series against England at Old Trafford in Manchester.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'1806 not 1857? History of Indian freedom struggle should be rewritten'
Agra, Aug 9 (IANS) Unfazed by the possibility that her assertions could open up a Pandora's Box of controversies and trigger a north-versus-south India debate, historian S. Chandni Bi says there is need for a thorough review and rewriting of history of pre-independence India, objectively assessing the role of each region and community.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Microsoft set to leverage cloud dominance in console war with Sony
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) With foraying into Cloud-based gaming, Microsoft is racing ahead against its rivals, especially Sony, when it comes to console war.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mahesh Babu gets 'super' special b'day wishes from wife, daughter
Hyderabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, who turned a year older on Sunday, has received an adorable birthday wish from his wife Namrata Shirodkar.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Andhra fire: Centre assures help to state govt
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday assured the Andhra Pradesh government of all possible support in the wake of a fire at a COVID-19 treatment facility in Vijayawada that killed seven people.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MP: Congress MLA in trouble for 'morphing' PM's photo
Indore, Aug 9 (IANS) Jitu Patwari, Congress MLA and president of the Madhya Pradesh Congress media cell, may find himself in trouble for allegedly tampering with a photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
No word on meeting with IPL GC, happy that govt approval has come: Franchise
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are yet to hear from the Governing Council when it comes to the date for a formal meeting between the two with an eye on the 13th edition of the league. But the teams are happy to have been informed that government approval has come in and the teams are looking to finish off all logistical decision-making as they gear up to hit UAE around the last week of August.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Nokia 5310 (2020): Nostalgia is back for die-hard fans
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) HMD Global-owned Nokia brand has brought back the nostalgia-filled feature phone 'Nokia 5310' in a new avatar for its Indian fans.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Chhetri all praise for Messi after wonder goal against Napoli
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India captain Sunil Chhetri was all praise for Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi after the Argentine turned it on once again in the UEFA Champions League to help his side stroll past Napoli in their Round of 16 fixture.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Rs 4,000cr fabless seed fund needed for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat': IESA
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Setting up a Rs 4,000 crore fabless seed fund with the goal of creating and supporting 100 successful fabless companies in the next five years is needed to make the country self-reliant on semiconductor chip products, industry body India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India may be moving away from Covid-19 exponential rise: Niti Aayog member (Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Currently, India is experiencing the worst phase in its fight against Covid-19 with a total of 64,399 new coronavirus cases getting reported in the last 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 21,53,011, while the death toll mounting to 43,379 with 861 fresh fatalities.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India may be moving away from Covid-19 exponential rise: Niti Aayog member
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Currently, India is experiencing the worst phase in its fight against Covid-19 with a total of 64,399 new coronavirus cases getting reported in the last 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 21,53,011, while the death toll mounting to 43,379 with 861 fresh fatalities.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Ishq Mein Marjawan 2' newcomer Manasvi Vashist: Nothing is easy
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Manasvi Vashist quit a corporate career to take up acting, which is something he always wanted to do.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Musk's Boring Company gets nod to expand Las Vegas Loop tunnels
San Francisco, Aug 9 (IANS) Elon Musks Boring Company has received approval to begin expanding its electric transport system using Tesla vehicles in Las Vegas in the US.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ask for 4 weeks' time to reply to Sports Ministry's questions: IOA to NSFs
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) suggested that National Sports Federations (NSF) ask for four more weeks' time to reply to a questionnaire that they have been asked to fill by the Sports Ministry.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
iPhone 12 series may support China's BeiDou navigation system
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) New Apple iPhones may support China-based BeiDou navigation system in the global market, a new report has claimed.
2020-08-09
Category: International, China,Technology
India records 64K+ cases in 1 day, tally now at 21,53,011
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India, the third-worst COVID-hit country globally, recorded a single-day spike of 64,399 coronavirus cases, pushing its total tally to 21,53,011.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Experts call for vitamins, minerals rich diet to fight against Covid-19
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) During a session held at the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the health experts stressed the need for inclusion of vitamins and minerals in daily diet to build immunity for the battle against the COVID-19.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
UP MLA, wife, son booked for grabbing house, threats
Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 9 (IANS) Gyanpur MLA Vijay Mishra, his wife Ramlali Mishra, and their son Vishnu Mishra have been booked by the district police on charges of grabbing property and intimidation on his relative's complaint.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Twitter had talks about a 'combination' with TikTok: Report
San Francisco, Aug 9 (IANS) Twitter discussed a "potential combination" with China-based TikTok, currently facing immense political heat in the US, a new report has claimed.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Two brick laying ceremonies for Ram: Which one was kosher? (Comment)
It reflects on the civilizational power of Lord Rama in this ancient land that independent India's five Prime Ministers involved themselves in the affairs of his birthplace at Ayodhya. Nehru, Rajiv Gandhi, P.V. Narasimha Rao, Narendra Modi and, tangentially, V.P. Singh in between.
2020-08-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Father held for thrashing minor son
Agra, Aug 9 (IANS) A father has been arrested for beating his 11-year-old son after tying him upside down.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Here's why 'Justice for Sushant' will benefit BJP in Bihar polls
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput had a caste and that is all that matters in the current socio-political milieu of Bihar where, in spite of being just 4 per cent of the total population, Rajputs are a dominant and influential community that can swing elections and the deceased actor belonged to that very community.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid complications on the crime front (Column: Spy's Eye)
The impact of corona pandemic on the economies of the world is predictably harsh because of the disruption of supply chains, shrinkage of demand in several sectors and a drastic cut in jobs and India too is affected in a major way. It goes to the credit of Prime Minister Modi that India used the National Disaster Management Act in a prudent, calibrated and bold manner to limit the devastation of life that Covid could have caused in this country -- through an effective spell of lockdowns followed by phased Unlock relaxations in which states were given a primary say about fixing their limits.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Apps that Facebook copied before taking on TikTok with Reels
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has always believed in a simple formula: If you want to beat your rivals, either acquire them or copy them in such a way that they never recover from it.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Andrea Pirlo announced as new Juventus head coach
Turin, Aug 9 (IANS) Italian midfield great Andrea Pirlo has been announced as the new head coach of Serie A champions Juventus. Pirlo will replace Maurizio Sarri in the role, who was sacked after the Champions League exit and the 41-year-old former World Cup winner was announced as his successor.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Sufi music has the power to heal: Harshdeep Kaur
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) "Sufi music has a peculiar magic to it. It metamorphoses one to a distant world, and the lyrics tend to touch the heart in the most peculiar way. Most importantly, it has the power to heal," says singer Harshdeep Kaur.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vaani Kapoor: Fear is the biggest roadblock
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor says she is working at busting fear.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Dual-class shares: Essential for Atmanirbhar Bharat (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
As India debates the tools and mechanisms to drive the next phase of growth, attention towards mechanisms in the capital markets that can help provide wings to India's objective is essential. While a variety of measures have been assessed, one that specifically deserves attention is the need for India to create dual-class shares. Simply stated, Indian companies in India must be able to separate ownership and control. To unlock growth opportunities, allow companies to grow faster and assist businesses to make value-creating capital structure decisions, there could not be a better time than now for India to create dual-class shares.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Opinion/Commentary
7 die in Andhra Covid care centre fire (Ld)
Vijayawada, Aug 9 (IANS) In a shocking incident, seven persons were killed in a fire that broke out at a paid Covid Care Centre run from a hotel by a private hospital here early Sunday morning, officials said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Counter-attacking was the way to go on that surface: Woakes
Manchester, Aug 9 (IANS) Chris Woakes stormed back to form with the bat as he hit a match-winning 84 not out for England against Pakistan in the first Test at Old Trafford. With England 117/5 chasing a target of 277, Woakes joined Jos Buttler in the middle and changed the tide of the game by taking the attack to the charging Pakistan outfit.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Woakes-Buttler stand comparable to Stokes' Headingley heroics, says Azhar
Manchester, Aug 9 (IANS) Pakistan captain Azhar Ali felt that Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler's partnership against them in England's thrilling three-wicket in the first Test between the two sides at Old Trafford was comparable to Ben Stokes' famous match-winning century in the third Ashes Test at Headingley last year.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
44 PAC Constables test corona positive in UP district
Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 9 (IANS) Forty-four Constables who attended a passing- out parade on July 30 at the Reserve Police Lines in Pratapgarh district have now tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Sunday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Lawyer found hanging from tree in UP district
Sant Kabir Nagar (UP), Aug 9 (IANS) The body of a 55-year-old lawyer was found hanging from a mango tree near a village in Sant Kabir Nagar district on Saturday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Diminishing relevance of film censorship (Column: B-Town)
There is a curious situation vis a vis the Censor Board of Film Certification! How relevant is its existence now? The Board, which was the pawn of the ruling regimes and which made or marred a film's prospects at the box office.
2020-08-09
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 50 scribes get anti-India audio messages
Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) A case has been registered against unnamed persons after about 50 scribes in the state capital received audio messages regarding protests against the construction of Ram temple on Independence Day and demand for a separate nation for Muslims.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bikru accused makes a dramatic surrender
Kanpur, Aug 9 (IANS) In a dramatic incident, one of the accused in the Bikru massacre where eight policemen had been killed on July 3, appeared at the Chaubeypur police station on Saturday, wearing a placard around his neck.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP activist injured in militant firing in J&K's Badgam
Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist was injured on Sunday when militants fired at him in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Shruti Haasan on working with family in a film
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Shruti Haasan says that working with her family in a film will not necessarily make it a great film.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bangamata's decision at a crucial phase changed the history: Hasina
Dhaka, Aug 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said a correct decision by her mother -- Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib, at a crucial period changed the country's political history.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
3 dead in fire at hotel turned Covid care centre in Andhra
Vijayawada, Aug 9 (IANS) At least three persons were killed on Sunday in a fire that broke out at a hotel turned Covid-19 care centre here, officials said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Encounter underway in J&K's Kulgam
Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Sunday morning, officials said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pak again resorts to unprovoked ceasefire violation on LoC
Jammu, Aug 9 (IANS) Continuing its series of unprovoked ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan used small arms and mortars on Sunday to target Indian positions in Poonch district, officials said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jerry O'Connell's family time with wife Rebecca Romijn, kids
Los Angeles, Aug 9 (IANS) Actor Jerry OConnell is having a fun time with family.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
B'desh condoles deaths in Kozhikode plane crash
Dhaka, Aug 9 (IANS) Bangladesh has expressed deep shock at the loss of lives following an Air India Express plane crash at an airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 18 people and injuring over 100.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Covid-19: Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths; 3 mn cases
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 9 (IANS) Brazil has registered over 100,000 deaths and more than 3 million cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the government has reported.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 deaths in Chile top 10,000
Santiago, Aug 9 (IANS) The Chilean Ministry of Health reported on Saturday that 53 more deaths from Covid-19 were registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 10,011.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Israel reports 1,333 new Covid-19 cases; 82,324 in total
Jerusalem, Aug 9 (IANS) Israel's Ministry of Health has reported 1,333 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total number to 82,324.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Man shot at in Delhi over monetary dispute
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A 30-year-old man received bullet injury during a scuffle over a monetary issue in West Delhi's Janakpuri area, police said on Saturday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PLZ CHK: J&K LG directs to appoint 200 nursing orderlies to attend COVID patients
Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) The J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has directed to appoint 200 nursing orderlies to attend COVID patients, J&K Government Spokesperson Rohit KanSAL said.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Gujarat sees 1,101 more Covid cases, Surat stays in lead
Gandhinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Gujarat recorded 1,101 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, sending its tally up to 69,986, while 23 more deaths took its toll to 2,629.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Gurugram health dept busts sex-determination racket in Jhajjar
Gurugram, Aug 9 (IANS) The Gurugram health department has busted a sex-determination racket operating from Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar, police officials said on Saturday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kozhikode airport's red flagged issues were rectified: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday stated that several issues regarding the Kozhikode airport which were red flagged by the regulator - DGCA - were duly addressed by the airport operator. These issues pertain to excessive rubber deposits, water stagnation, cracks, among others.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Treasure hunter crushed to death in temple outside Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) A youth was killed and three others injured as a pillar of an old temple on the outskirts of Bengaluru fell on them as they and five others dug under it in search of treasure, police said on Saturday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DJB employee jumps into water tank, dies
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Delhi Jal Board (DJB) employee committed suicide by jumping into a water tank in East Delhi's Mayur Vihar phase 2, police officials said on Saturday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cylinder blast in south Delhi leaves 6 injured
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A cylinder blast was reported in a house in JJ Camp in Tigri in south Delhi on Saturday evening. At least six people, including a woman, were injured in the blast. Their condition is said to be out of danger.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fake call centre busted in Haryana, one arrested
Gurugram, Aug 9 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's flying squad have busted another illegal call centre operating from Sohna Road that allegedly duped 600 foreign nationals of Rs one crore, police officials said on Saturday.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kozhikode flight tried to land once before final skid on runway
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The ill-fated Air India Express flight from Dubai to Kozhikode tried to land amid heavy rains and low visibility at around 16 minutes before it landed and skidded off the table top runway causing a major accident.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vijayan bursts out at media for the second day running
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 9 (IANS) For the second day in succession, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday lashed out at the media after facing a spate of questions on the role played by gold smuggling case prime accused Swapna Suresh in a key project of his government.
2020-08-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Politics
'There is something indicating India may be moving from Covid-19 exponential rise'
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Currently, India is experiencing the worst phase in its fight against Covid-19 with a total of 61,537 new coronavirus cases getting reported in the last 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 20,88,611, while the death toll mounting to 42,518 with 933 fresh fatalities.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Meghalaya's Covid tally crosses 1K-mark, Arunachal's 2K
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) As the deadly coronavirus spreads across the country, Meghalaya became the latest state in the northeastern region to see its tally cross the 1,000-mark, with 1,023 Covid-19 cases as on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
AP's COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,939
Amaravati, Aug 8 (IANS) The COVID-19 death toll in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday reached 1,939 after 97 more people succumbed to the disease, the highest so far in a single day, according to health officials.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
States asked to focus on reducing Covid mortality: Health Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) All states and Union Territories (UTs) have been asked to focus on reducing the Covid-19 mortality rate, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Eng v Pak 1st Test: Woakes, Buttler lead hosts to thrilling 3-wicket win
Manchester, Aug 8 (IANS) Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler led England to an extraordinary three-wicket win over Pakistan in the first Test between the two sides at Old Trafford on Saturday. Finding themselves at 117/5 while chasing a target of 277, Woakes and Buttler's ballistic 139-run stand for the seventh wicket brought England right back into the chase.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Krishna river in rain-hit Karnataka flows near danger mark
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) Krishna river and its tributaries in Karnataka inched close to the danger mark due to heavy rains and discharge from neighbouring Maharashtra into the state's northern region, officials said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Karnataka's COVID-19 death toll breaches 3K mark
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) The death toll due to COVID- 19 in Karnataka crossed the 3,000-mark on Saturday with 93 more fatalities, taking the total to 3,091, a Health Department official said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar cop's quarantine not to stall probe, CBI acted hastily: Mumbai Police
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Mumbai Police, in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, denied that sending IPS officer Vinay Tiwari into quarantine was aimed at obstructing the investigation by the Bihar Police in the case registered by late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father in Patna.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sanjay Dutt hospitalised, tweets to say he is 'doing well'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was hospitalised on Saturday evening after he complained of breathlessness and uneasiness in the chest.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Enraged employee orders sex toys, lists boss' number as escort
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) Frustrated over the non-clearance of provident funds benefits, an enraged employee listed his boss' number as an escort service and ordered erotic toys for his family members, an official said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Bernie Sanders mulls 'Make Billionaires Pay Act', zones in on Bezos, Musk, Zuckerberg
New York, Aug 8 (IANS) Three Senators, led by Bernie Sanders, have attracted global attention for introducing the "Make Billionaires Pay Act," aiming to tax US tech's top leaders tens of billions of dollars in wealth made during the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Union Minister who endorsed 'papad' to boost immunity against Covid-19 tests positive
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, who had recently endorsed an indigenous "papad" brand claiming that eating the "papad" will help fight the deadly coronavirus, on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
AI Express plane landed deep in touchdown zone, inclement weather blamed (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Heavy rains, along with low visibility, are being cited by aviation industry experts as the key reasons that caused the horrific plane tragedy at Kerala's Kozhikode airport on Friday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tokyo 2020 staffer tests positive for COVID-19, second case in two days
Tokyo, Aug 8 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympics organising committee said on Saturday that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee becomes the second positive test on consecutive days from Tokyo 2020's Harumi office in the Japanese capital's Chuo ward.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Czech MotoGP: Zarco takes shock poll after Quartararo crash
Brno (Czech Republic), Aug 8 (IANS) Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing) took a shock pole at the Czech Grand Prix after a late crash from Fabio Quartararo on Saturday at Brno. His Petronas Yamaha team mate Franco Morbidelli will start P3, 0.311 seconds behind poll.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Motorsports
J&K HC orders medical termination of rape victim's pregnancy
Jammu, Aug 8 (IANS) In a landmark judgement, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered the termination of a rape victim's pregnancy.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub: Cinema is here to stay
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub feels the cinema experience will stay, despite the emergence of digital platforms in India. He adds that the OTT wave will not affect the popularity of the big screen.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Maha sees new daily Covid high, tally crosses half mn mark (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) With a new high of 12,822 cases, Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally on Saturday shot past the half-million mark, while the state saw 275 more deaths, health officials said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Sword brandished at Goa birthday celebration; probe on
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) Goa police on Saturday launched a probe in a bizarre birthday celebration by unidentified persons outside the state's biggest dairy plant in South Goa on August 4, in which a person was photographed brandishing a sword.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Neha Dhupa reacts after Suchitra Krishnamoorthi calls her Karan Johar's bestie
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia has reacted to allegations by actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi that she is a sycophant and the new best friend of filmmaker Karan Johar.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
SpiceJet operates first long-haul wide-body charter flight to Canada
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Airline major SpiceJet on Saturday became the first Indian budget carrier to operate a long-haul wide-body charter flight to North America.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Anshul Chauhan co-stars with Divyenndu Sharma in crime series
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Budding actress Anshul Chauhan has often impressed playing strong character roles in films and shows. She is now all set to co-star with Divyenndu Sharma in a new web series.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Eng v Pak 1st Test, Day 4: Buttler, Woakes counter Pak charge (Tea)
Manchester, Aug 8 (IANS) Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes' counter-attacking partnership for England stopped the Pakistan charge in the second session on Day four as the first Test between the two sides gears up to a dramatic conclusion at Old Trafford. While England need 110 more runs to win, Pakistan need 5 more wickets.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Badshah denies involvement in fake social media followers scam
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Rapper Badshah has denied any involvement in the fake social media followers scam, which is being investigated by the Mumbai Police.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi's first district E-Lok Adalat disposes of 5,838 cases
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi State Legal Services Authority on Saturday organised its first-ever E-Lok Adalat, in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in all the district courts, where 5,838 pending cases were disposed of.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kozhikode plane crash: CISF men in forefront of rescue mission
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Assistant Sub-Inspectors Ajit Singh and Mangal Singh of the CISF prevented the loss of many lives with their quick response following the crash of an Air India Express flight at the Calicut International Airport on Friday evening. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said that had the two officers not reacted quickly, the loss of lives could have been much more.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Small places of worship to open in Chennai from Aug 10
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said small places of worship where the annual earnings are less than Rs 10,000 in the city and other municipal corporation areas can be opened for public worship from August 10.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Inspired reading in the lead-up to Independence Day
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Quite obviously, Independence Day - August 15 - means different things to different people. Is it tainted with pain, despair, and bloodshed due to Partition and the long drawn struggle for freedom, or is it coloured with hope and happiness - looking forward towards the endeavours of an independent nation?
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tendulkar, Sehwag lead wishes after Chahal announces engagement
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Fabled opening pair of batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag joined hands once again, this time to bless Yuzvendra Chahal after the India leg-spinner announced his engagement with choreographer and YouTube personality Dhanashree Verma.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Palghar lynching: Maha CID submits first report to Juvenile Board
Palghar (Maharashtra), Aug 8 (IANS) Moving ahead in the April 16 Palghar triple lynching case, the Maharashtra CID has filed its report against two juveniles, arrested in connection with the murder of two Sadhus and their driver, with the Juvenile Board, Bhiwandi (Thane), officials said here on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LeT terror module busted in J&K, six arrested
Jammu, Aug 8 (IANS) Six persons were arrested after a terror module of the proscribed terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was busted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
70th Anniversary GP: Bottas pips Hamilton to pole
Silverstone, Aug 8 (IANS) Valterri Bottas beat his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole with a sensational final lap while Nico Hulkenberg, who is filling in for Sergio Perez at Racing Point, took a remarkable third place at Silverstone in qualifying ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. It is the first time since the 2016 Austrian GP that Hulkenberg has managed to finish in the top three at the end of qualification.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Sidharth Malhotra: 2020 is a mood in itself
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra has felt a wide range of emotions over the past few months.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
13 districts with 14% Covid deaths to advance ICU beds, oxygen stocks
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Saturday directed 13 districts including Delhi, which reported 14 per cent of the COVID-19 death toll, to advance the preparedness for critical clinical infrastructure in their hospitals.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Prashant Bhushan plea listed before another SC bench, explanation sought
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In yet another lapse by the Supreme Court registry, some of its officials are in the dock for listing a petition jointly filed by Prashant Bhushan, N. Ram and Arun Shourie challenging the validity of criminal contempt before a bench other than the one headed by Justice Arun Mishra which has already taken up similar matters.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Odisha BJP MP tests positive for COVID-19
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) Odisha BJP MP Suresh Pujari has tested positive for coronavirus, officials confirmed on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Juhi Chawla 'amused by the fun stuff fans send'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla sure knows how to amuse herself.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
5,883 new Covid cases push TN's tally to 290,907
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu recorded 5,883 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the state's tally to 290,907, a health official said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Kalki posts pic with daughter on 'six months of breastfeeding'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin gave a glimpse of her maternal side in a new Instagram post.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
IITH to resume campus activities in phased manner from Aug 10
Hyderabad, Aug 8 (IANS) As the unlock process started across the country, the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IITH) is also preparing to resume academic activities on campus - albeit in very measured steps.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Dismissed from Transport dept, man impersonates as Cop to extort money
The Delhi police have arrested an ex-employee of the Delhi Transport department for impersonating as a policeman and robbing people in the national capital. The man identified as Subhash Chander, is a resident of Loni in Ghaziabad and was on the prowl in Delhi looking for easy prey. His latest victim was a zomato delivery boy who was robbed of his mobile phone. However, the delivery boy managed to give the fraudster a slip just as he was trying to force him to withdraw cash from an ATM.
2020-08-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pending India-Bangladesh issues will be resolved: Momen
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen on Saturday said that India and Bangladesh have resolved major bilateral issues, achieved progress on water sharing and will soon also resolve the other pending issues.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
PM Modi inaugurates 'Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra'
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a special project on Saturday that is close to his heart -- the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, which is an interactive experience centre on Swachh Bharat Mission.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arnold Schwarzenegger, daughter Christina take a bike spin
Los Angeles, Aug 8 (IANS) Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger recently headed out for a spin on the bike with his youngest daughter Christina.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Will abide by what SC rules on Sushant probe, says Maha govt
Nagpur, Aug 8 (IANS) Though the Maharashtra government opposes a CBI probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, it will abide by the Supreme Court's decision in the matter, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Weapons shortage a big issue for militants in J&K, says DGP (IANS Exclusive)
Srinagar, Aug 8 (IANS) Militants in Jammu and Kashmir have been facing a shortage of weapons despite Pakistan's attempts to provide arms to various terrorist organisations active in the valley, Director General of Police (Jammu and Kashmir) Dilbag Singh said on completion of one year of the abrogation of Article 370 in the former state. The situation is that if Pakistan manages to recruit militants, it is not able to provide them with weapons, Singh told IANS here.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Bournemouth appoint Jason Tindall as new manager
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Just-relegated English football club AFC Bournemouth on Saturday roped in Jason Tindall as the club's new manager.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Vidyut Jammwal reveals secret of his upper body strength
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Action star and fitness enthusiast Vidyut Jammwal has revealed the secret of his upper body strength.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Salim Merchant reveals the one song that plays at every Salim-Sulaiman gig
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Salim Merchant, of the composer duo Salim-Sulaiman, has revealed one of their most loved songs.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Massive python rescued from playground in Agra
Agra, Aug 8 (IANS) An eight-foot long Indian rock python was rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit from a playground beside the Central Hindi Institute's residential hostel in Khandari, Agra. After being kept under observation for a few hours, the python was released into its natural habitat.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
J&K's Covid-19 tally crosses 24K, toll rises to 459
Srinagar, Aug 8 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday recorded 463 new cases of coronavirus, taking the Union Territory's tally above 24,000, while the death toll rose to 459 as 11 more succumbed to the disease.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Here's Rasika Dugal's reaction 'when asked to multitask on a Saturday'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal has a funny reaction when she is asked to multi-task.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bumrah's action makes it difficult for his back to hold up, feels Akhtar
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar felt that Jasprit Bumrah will find it difficult to sustain himself in all formats of the game due to his unique action. Bumrah averages in the early 20s in all formats of the game and has 68 wickets in Tests alongwith 104 in ODIs and 59 in T20Is.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Madonna has been co-writing a screenplay
Los Angeles, Aug 8 (IANS) Singer Madonna has revealed that she has been writing a screenplay lately.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Now, Rajasthan BJP sends 18-20 MLAs to Gujarat
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) It is not only the Congress that fears poaching of its MLAs by the BJP in Rajasthan, but also the latter which wishes to keep its flock intact. Close on the heels of the Congress sending its MLAs to plush hotels, the desert state's opposition party is busy packing off 18-20 MLAs to BJP-ruled Gujarat.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rapper Badshah paid Rs 75 lakh for fake social media likes, followers
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Continuing its probe into the sensational social media racket linked to creating fake 'followers and likes', busted last month, the Mumbai Police has investigated at least 20 prominent personalities including rapper Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, alias Badshah, official sources said here on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Sexual assault case: Cong women activists protest outside CM's residence
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Women activists of the Congress on Saturday staged a demonstration outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here over the issue of women's safety. They demanded justice for the 12-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted and brutally attacked at her home in Paschim Vihar on Tuesday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala activist Rehana Fathima surrenders in obscenity case
Ernakulam (Kerala), Aug 8 (IANS) A day after the apex court rejected her plea against the Kerala High Court order denying her anticipatory bail in a case under the POCSO Act and IT Act over her controversial video, woman activist Rehana Fathima surrendered before the police on Saturday evening.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Gloom deepens at Kerala landslide site; 24 bodies dug out so far (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) As the confirmed death toll in the landslide in Kerala's Idukki district climbed up to 24 with the recovery of five more bodies on Saturday, the gloom deepened as the loud wails of a survivor Manjula rent the air when her son's body was dug out of the debris.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Juventus sack coach Sarri after Champions League exit
Turin, Aug 8 (IANS) Juventus on Saturday sacked head coach Maurizio Sarri after he failed to guide the Italian champions to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, losing to Lyon in the last-16 stage.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Kisan Congress writes to Tomar on farmers' loan issues
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Kisan Congress Vice President Surendra Solanki on Saturday wrote a letter to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar demanding the extension of loans to farmers from August this year to March 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No relief for flood-hit, say Bihar villagers
Muzaffarpur, Aug 8 (IANS) Nearly 16 of the 38 districts in Bihar have been inundated with people rendered homeless and struggling to get food. Although the water levels in the Bagmati river at Bharthua in Muzaffarpur district and the Gandak river in Dharfari village have receded the flood-hit people are in dire straits.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bharat grows at 3X of India in FMCG
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Bharat is outpacing India in FMCG growth trends with demand in the rural areas at three times the national average in June.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Thak Thak gang members behind viral robbery video nabbed
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi police nabbed the Thak Thak gang members involved in a robbery case of July 21. The CCTV video of the robbery went viral on social media platforms including Whatsapp and Facebook. In the CCTV video, the victim of the robbery was seen in a blue car as he was targeted by the 'Thak Thak' gang. A boy was seen lifting a bag from back seat of the car.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
70th Anniversary GP: Hamilton tops FP3, Norris finishes 3rd
Silverstone, Aug 8 (IANS) Lewis Hamilton finished P1 in the third free practice ahead of qualifying for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone while his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was 0.163s behind in second place. McLaren's Lando Norris put his hat at the top of the grid as well, finishing third, +0.581s behind Hamilton.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
PSBs need to step up provisioning to restructure Covid-hit loans
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Public sector banks would need to increase their provisioning buffer factoring in the incremental provisioning requirement on restructured loans and potential NPAs, a report said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nepalese priest condemns Oli's statement on Lord Ram's birthplace
Ayodhya, Aug 8 (IANS) The Nepalese priest who performed the bhumi pujan rituals for the construction of the Ram Mandir here on August 5, strongly criticised Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli for his statements on Lord Ram and Ayodhya.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Huawei working on Mate X2 with inward folding display
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) Huawei is reportedly planning to launch the second-generation foldable smartphone Huawei Mate X2 with an inward folding display by the end of this year.
2020-08-08
Category: International, China,Technology
Musk gives a day off to SpaceX staff after successful missions
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) SpaceX employees were given a day off on Friday as a reward after the company's Crew Dragon capsule completed the historic NASA Demo-2 mission.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Payal Dev composes her first monsoon song
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Singer-composer Payal Dev is set to release her first monsoon song.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress MP Bajwa favours change of guard in his party
Chandigarh, Aug 8 (IANS) Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa on Saturday once again demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the hooch tragedy in Punjab which has so far claimed 121 lives. He also favoured changing the leadership of his party's government.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Eng v Pak 1st Test, Day 4: Sibley, Root steady in chase of 277 (Lunch)
Manchester, Aug 8 (IANS) England opener Dom Sibley and captain Joe Root dug deep and played watchful cricket as the hosts reached 55/1 at Lunch on Day 4 of the first Test, chasing a target of 277 for victory against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Goa oppn MLA questions shortening of Mopa airport runway
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) Hours after an Air India Express flight crashed in Kerala, an opposition MLA in Goa on Saturday expressed concern over a July decision to reduce the length of a runway at the upcoming Mopa greenfield airport in the coastal state.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
COVID-19 positive hockey players doing fine: Coach Graham Reid
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The five hockey players who tested positive for COVID-19 at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) centre in Bengaluru are being attended to by the centre's in-house doctor in addition to a doctor from the state government, SAI said on Saturday. Additionally, SAI said that it has "got on board expert doctors from Manipal Hospital."
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Youth Congress to launch 'rozgar do' campaign from August 9
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Amid the economic crisis in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) will launch a nationwide 'Rozgar Do' (give employment) campaign for unemployed youth from August 9.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'China's BRI ultimate instrument of economic blackmail' (Book Review)
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) For the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), determined to shape the world in its own image without a shot being fired, the Cold War never ended 30 years ago as it aims to make China the number one global power, says a scholarly new work that traces how the party has been relentlessly going about the reshaping. To this end, the Bridge and Road Initiative (BRI) is the ultimate instrument of economic blackmail through which Beijing is changing the post-war international order, the book says.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Aviation Ministry, DGCA were forewarned in 2011 about dangers in Kozhikode runway (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Precious lives have been lost in the Air India Express runway mishap on Friday evening, but the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had been alerted about the dangers associated with the runway of the Kozhikode airport as far back as in 2011.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Seamer Ollie Robinson added to England's bio-secure bubble
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Seamer Ollie Robinson has been withdrawn from the Sussex squad for their upcoming Bob Willis Trophy game against Kent, starting Saturday at Canterbury, after he was asked to join the England national side.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Jennifer Aniston: You're never going to get rid of 'Friends'
Los Angeles, Aug 8 (IANS) The much-awaited Friends reunion may have been deferred twice already owing to the Covid pandemic, but actress Jennifer Aniston promises the delay gives the cast and crew time to make the experience even more special for fans.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab govt withdraws state police security of 'outspoken' MP
Chandigarh, Aug 8 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to withdraw the state police security of Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa, who has been slamming his own party's state government, after an assessment showed that he had virtually no threat perception. He was, in any case, getting central security directly accorded to him by the Union Home Ministry.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Punjab,National
Sushant case: Maha govt files probe report in SC, hearing on Aug 11
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has submitted, in a sealed cover, the investigation report in the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput to the Supreme Court.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Family, friends of Kerala crash pilot find his demise 'hard to believe' (Ld)
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Family, friends and relatives of Captain Deepak V. Sathe, the pilot who was killed in Friday's Air India Express aircraft crash at Kozhikode International Airport, find it hard to believe their loss.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maha govt files Sushant probe report in SC, hearing on Aug 11
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has filed the investigation report in the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the Supreme Court, in a sealed cover.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yuzvendra Chahal announces engagement to Dhanashree Verma
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Saturday announced his engagement with choreographer and YouTube personality Dhanashree Verma. The latter also announced the news on social media.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sushant Singh Rajput's pet dog still waits for him
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Fudge, the pet black Labrador of Sushant Singh Rajput, still waits for his master.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Union MoS Choudhary tests corona positive
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) After a number of prominent politicians in the country were infected with the coronavirus, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary too has tested positive.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Pregnant woman saved by delay in getting fitness certificate
Dubai/Kozhikode, Aug 8 (IANS) Dubai-based Ijaz Ummar and his seven-month-pregnant wife Jasleena are left stunned at their narrow escape, for she was slated to be on the Air India Express flight that crashed at Kozhikode on Friday evening, leaving at least 18 passengers and crew members dead.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
48 child labourers rescued from two Punjab factories
Chandigarh, Aug 8 (IANS) Forty eight children -- 35 boys and 13 girls -- were rescued from two factories in Jalandhar city in Punjab, a government spokesman said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid-19 brings back plan for credit enhancement NBFC
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The government proposes to give the go-ahead for a new credit enhancement non-banking finance company (NBFC) that will act as a guarantor for lower-rated bonds issued by infrastructure companies to help them raise funds at competitive rates.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
After Prime Day, Amazon India announces 4-day 'Freedom Day' sale
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Buoyed by the success of its two-day Prime Day sale, Amazon India on Saturday announced its 'Freedom Sale which will run until August 11 and includes hundreds of deals on popular mobile phones, laptops, TVs, Amazon devices and more.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Indian-American student Randeep Hothi sues Tesla CEO Elon Musk
New York, Aug 8 (IANS) An Indian-American student and Tesla critic Randeep Hothi has sued Elon Musk, claiming that the accusation made by the Tesla CEO that he "almost killed" his factory employees is defamatory, the media reported.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora
Sunny Leone: 'Another day in Covid paradise'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone seems to be romancing the season of pandemic.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
HI officials participate in AHF online indoor hockey forum
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) As part of AHF's plan for development through Distance 'AHF Online Education' initiative of hockey in the Asian continent, the AHF organised an online indoor hockey forum for experienced coaches, umpires and staff across the Asian continent through the Microsoft Teams application on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
AI Express aircraft landed deep in touchdown zone, inclement weather blamed
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Heavy rains along with low visibility are being cited by the aviation industry experts as the key reasons that caused the horrific plane tragedy at the Kozhikode airport on Friday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infant kidnapped for ransom in Assam found murdered, 3 held
Silchar, Aug 8 (IANS) A five-month-old baby was kidnapped for ransom and later murdered, following which three persons have been arrested, police said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spirit of para-athletes celebrated in a music video
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Tata Structura in collaboration with SVF Entertainment Private Ltd. announced the release of the "Ekla Chalo Re" campaign on Saturday involving para-athletes.
2020-08-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Athletics
Big B to Abhishek Bachchan: Welcome home Bhaiyu
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is ecstatic at the news of son Abhishek finally getting discharged from hospital after almost a month. Big B took to Twitter on Saturday to welcome Abhishek home.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Zomato announces up to 10 days menstrual leave in a year
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Foodtech unicorn Zomato on Saturday announced that all its women (including transgender people) employees can avail up to 10 days of period leaves in a year.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion
New approach to predict which babies will develop diabetes
New York, Aug 8 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have come up with a new method to predict which babies will develop type 1 diabetes.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Small towns have highest risk of intimate partner violence: Study
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Despite common perceptions that big cities have more violence, women living in small towns are most at risk of violence from a current or former spouses and partners, say researchers.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zimbabwe-Afghanistan T20I series called off due to COVID-19
Harare, Aug 8 (IANS) Zimbabwe Cricket on Saturday officially called off their five-match T20I home series against Afghanistan scheduled for August amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Rakul Preet Singh's 2020: Happy to confused to 'new normal'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh has shared her moods for every month of the year 2020 in a quirky new collage of pictures she posted on Instagram.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Wolves to play with depleted squad if they qualify for Champions League
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Wolverhampton Wanderers have reached a settlement with UEFA wherein they will have to play with a depleted squad if they qualify for Europe next season for breaching the European football governing body's Financial Fair Play rules.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
No flight ops at M'luru airport in rain: Official
Mangaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) The state-run Mangaluru international airport at Bajpe in coastal Karnataka does not allow flight operations while it rains owing to poor visibility thereby preventing planes from skidding, an official said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We are here to try and win the Champions League: Guardiola
Manchester, Aug 8 (IANS) Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has set his sights on winning the Champions League after his team made the quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory over 13-time winners Real on Friday, going through 4-2 on aggregate.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Subrata was everywhere against Australia in 2011, says Cahill
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Everton legend Tim Cahill has lauded Subrata Pauls work ethic and commitment which he believes enabled India's veteran goalkeeper to stay at the top of his game all throughout.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Decision in Oracle's favour will limit consumers' freedom: Google
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) As Google and Cloud major Oracle look forward to the US Supreme Court hearing on October 7 into a decade-long copyright legal battle, the search engine giant has filed a supplemental brief to augment its position, saying a decision in Oracles favour would limit consumers freedom to use technologies on a range of devices.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Woman dupes Odisha doctor, another person of lakhs of rupees
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly cheating two persons of lakhs of rupees. The victims included a retired homoeopathic doctor in Odisha's Angul district, the police said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Orissa,National
Hrithik: Helplessness engulfs me as I witness a series of tragic events
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan feels helpless witnessing the series of tragic incidents that has plagued us over the past months.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
BJP proposes cells to link all sections of society
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is engaged in making inroads into all sections of the society, right from intellectuals to fishermen. The saffron party has made preparations to reconstitute 17 cells to achieve this feat. A directive has been issued by the party for the formation of these cells at the earliest along with new working committees across the states.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kozhikode plane crash: Bollywood offers prayers, condolences
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express shock and grief over the Kozhikode plane crash incident.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IMA writes to PM as 196 doctors succumb to Covid in India
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Disturbed by incidences of doctors not receiving proper beds and treatments after getting infected with Covid-19, the Indian Medical Association has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday to draw his attention.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
National cycling camp to begin from August 14 in New Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The national camp for cycling will start from August 14 at the Indira Gandhi National Stadium in the national capital, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Saturday. This comes after announcements of resumption of national camps for hockey and badminton this month.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'China, Russia, Iran trying to influence US prez election'
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) A top US intelligence official has warned that China, Russia and Iran were trying to influence the upcoming American presidential election scheduled to be held on November 3, according to an official statement.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Happy birthday Roger Federer: Swiss great turns 39
Zurich, Aug 8 (IANS) Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer turned 39 on Saturday. The Swiss has been at the top of his sport for nearly two decades, first breaking into the top 10 of the world rankings in October 2002 and becoming number one for the first time in February 2004.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Abhishek Bachchan tests Covid negative, discharged from hospital
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan has tested negative for Covid-19 and has been discharged from hospital, the actor revealed on his verified Twitter and Instagram accounts on Saturday afternoon.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Two disasters in 48 hours has affected Kerala badly: Governor
Kozhikode, Aug 8 (IANS) Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan who arrived here with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and a few of his cabinet colleagues on Saturday, expressed deep sadness at the tragedy after visiting the injured at the Medical College hospital.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Poco X2 starts receiving MIUI 12 update in India
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Xiaomi sub-brand Poco has started rolling out its first-ever update to the latest version of in-house Android-based skin MIUI 12 for 'Poco X2' users in India.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Saudi holds back oil to Pak after Qureshi's threat to split OIC
Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has halted the provision of oil on loan for Pakistan after the Imran Khan government threatened to split the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) over Kashmir.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Dhoni will be very good in the IPL, feels Manjrekar
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) There will be no dip in M.S. Dhoni's form when the glitzy Indian Premier League (IPL) caravan touches base in the UAE, feels former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
K'taka takes crowdsourcing route to draw cycling maps in B'luru
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) Karnataka's Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) has invited city cycling enthusiasts to mark the routes where they prefer cycling lanes, considering cycling picking up traction during Coronavirus and also for being a socially distanced personal transport option, an official said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National
CBI studying documents received from Bihar Police
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which took over the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case on the request of Bihar government, has now collected the case documents from the Bihar Police.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Is Kriti Sanon's poem about rain, storm and truth a comment on Sushant case?
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon has penned a cryptic poem that could be as much about the ongoing heavy spell of rains in the city as about the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
China's top representative in HK mocks US sanctions
Hong Kong, Aug 8 (IANS) China's top representative in Hong Kong has mockingly offered to send US President Donald Trump $100 as "assets" for the latter to freeze in response to the American government's move to impose sanctions due to the national security law imposed in the city by Beijing, the media reported on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Let's not speculate; wait for DGCA report on crash: Puri
Kozhikode, Aug 8 (IANS) Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said here on Saturday that there was no need to speculate on what happened before or during the aircraft crash at Kozhikode airport in Kerala. He said all should wait for the DGCA investigation report.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
PM to launch Rs 1 lakh crore financing facility on Sunday
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund on Sunday and also release the sixth instalment of funds of Rs 17,000 crore to 8.5 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Williamson not fond of birthday wishes on social media, reveals Neesham
Auckland, Aug 8 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who turned 30 on Saturday, does not like being wished on social media, revealed teammate and all-rounder Jimmy Neesham.
2020-08-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Liquidity scheme for NBFCs, HFCs: 15 proposals get Rs 6,399 cr sanction
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The special liquidity scheme (SLS) for NBFCs and HFCs has received a positive response from the financial sector with 15 proposals involving an amount of Rs 6,399 crore already sanctioned upto August 7.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Airline adequately insured, compensation will be paid'
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Air India Express on Saturday said it is adequately insured and would pay the compensation in accordance with applicable law at appropriate time after its Dubai-Kozhikode flight crashed at Kozhikode airport a day ago.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesia's Sinabung volcano erupts, flight alert issued
Jakarta, Aug 8 (IANS) Indonesian authorities on Saturday issued a flight alert following the eruption of the Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra province.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Rhea Chakraborty reveals 'only property of Sushant that I possess'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Rhea Chakraborty has revealed the only two things of her late boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput that she possesses.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shouldn't have done it: Akhtar regrets bowling beamer to Dhoni
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that he shouldn't have bowled a beamer to Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni during the 2006 Faisalabad Test. Akhtar said that it was the first time he had done so on purpose and he apologised to the former Indian captain after that.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
ASEAN can overcome COVID-19 pandemic: Duterte
Manila, Aug 8 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Saturday expressed optimism that the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) can overcome the COVID-19 pandemic through joint efforts.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Kozhikode crash: Pending fine saves Kerala expatriate's life
Dubai/Kozhikode, Aug 8 (IANS) T. Noufal considers himself extremely lucky to be alive and kicking, with his previous job too under his belt now. This comes a day after he was all despair after failing to board a flight back to native Kerala.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
China's Li surges leads PGA; Woods ensures weekend action
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) Even as the big boys had a mixed day, Li Haotong became the first player from mainland China to hold the lead in a Major as he birdied three of first five holes at TPC Harding Park to move into a two-shot halfway lead at the ongoing PGA Championship. He shot a bogey free five-under 65 and is now 8-under 132.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Golf
AI Express to pay interim compensation to Kozhikode victims
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Air India Express on Saturday said that it will pay an interim compensation to the victims of Friday's Kozhikode accident in order to provide them immediate relief.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Ankita posts pic of Sushant's mother: Believe you both are together
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Ankita Lokhande has shared a picture of the late Usha Singh, mother of her ex-boyfriend, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, saying that she believes mother and son are together now.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AIFF Finance Committee vice-chairperson Mohd Shamsuddin passes away
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Saturday condoled the demise of Mohd Shamsuddin, Vice-Chairperson, AIFF Finance Committee.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Electric cooker an easy way to sanitize N95 masks: Study
New York, Aug 8 (IANS) Owners of electric multicookers may be able to add another use to its list of functions, as it can sanitize N95 respirator masks, say researchers. This could enable wearers to safely reuse limited supplies of the respirator masks originally intended to be one-time-use items.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Technology
Banned outfit's key militant arrested in B'desh
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) A key militant of the banned Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) outfit has been arrested, a police official said.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
New India-led insurers not to be majorly hit by Kozhikode crash
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) The public sector New India Assurance Company Ltd-led consortium which insured the Air India's fleet of about 170 aircrafts, including the ill-fated Air India Express plane that crashed at Kozhikode, may not be hit hard by the claims owing to reinsurance cover, said industry experts.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England need him to come out of it: Prior defends 'battling' Buttler
Manchester, Aug 8 (IANS) Right-arm fast bowler Chris Woakes feels England have the players in their arsenal and they just need to bat well to win the first Test against Pakistan at the Old Trafford.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Slippery runway, tailwind likely led to Kozhikode crash: Experts (Ld)
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) A deadly combination of a slippery runway, strong tailwind, bad weather conditions, and landing ahead of the threshold spot could have resulted in the skidding of the ill-fated Air India Express in Kozhikode that claimed 18 lives, two aviation experts said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA maps Beirut blast damage in high-precision image
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) NASA in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore on Saturday released a detailed high-res image that maps the devastating explosion in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, that killed over 150 people and is estimated to have caused billions of dollars' worth of damage.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
B'desh govt employees ordered to return to work
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) All Bangladesh government employees have been ordered to return to their offices, ending a window for 75 per cent of staffers to work from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
My eyes fixed firmly on Women's World Cup trophy: Mithali Raj
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Veteran India batter Mithali Raj has said that she is "definitely looking" at the ICC Women's World Cup, which has been postponed to 2022 and has added that her eyes are firmly fixed on the trophy.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Corruption reaches new high in Afghan govt's financial institutions'
Kabul, Aug 8 (IANS) Corruption has reached new highs in the Afghan governments financial institutions, despite pledges to fight it, according to watchdogs.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Jr. NBA Global C'ship: Players hail Bruce Bowen's session
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) NBA Legend Bruce Bowen recently interacted with over 1,000 participants from Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Program and spoke on mental health and wellness in these tough COVID-19 times as part of the virtual Jr. NBA Global Championship.
2020-08-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
ED again questioning Rhea's brother in Sushant death case
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty for over eight hours in a money laundering probe vis-a-vis the Sushant Singh Rajput case, her brother Showik again arrived at the agency's office here on Saturday for the second round of questioning.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Rhea influencing key witness, took U-turn on CBI probe'
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput's father K.K. Singh has informed the Supreme Court in a counter-affidavit that Rhea Chakraborty has already begun to influence witnesses connected with the case and has also taken a U-turn on the CBI probe.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Heavy rains continue to lash S.Korea, toll reaches 21
Seoul, Aug 8 (IANS) Heavy rains in South Korea that started on August 1, continued to lash the country on Saturday, with the death toll increasing to 21, according to authorities.
2020-08-08
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Our solar system looks like a deflated croissant, reveals NASA
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Our solar system looks like a deflated croissant, NASA has revealed after developing a new prediction of the shape of the magnetic bubble surrounding our solar system.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Kin of Kerala crash pilot find his demise 'hard to believe'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) The family and relatives of Captain Deepak V. Sathe, the pilot who was killed in Friday evening's Air India Express aircraft crash at Kozhikode International Airport, grieved for their "unbelievable" loss, here on Friday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid nos drop in Telanagana capital region, but spike in districts
Hyderabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Even as the Telanagana capital region registered a dip in the number of coronavirus cases, the state's single-day tally revealed a further spike in districts.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Sweet nutrition which packs a punch
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANSlife) 2020 is unlike any year we have seen and in parts of the country this monsoon is unlike any we have seen.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
DSP case: NIA raids in J&K to look for Hizbul links
Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is carrying out searches at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir, including premises of carpet businessman Sahil Jaroo, to look for financial links with Pakistan-based terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen vis-a-vis the DSP Davinder Singh case.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Unlock feelings of fear or remorse during Unlock 3.0
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANSlife) The coronavirus pandemic and the pandemic-induced lockdowns world-over have forced people to stay indoors - prompting a global socio-economic imbalance. This has led to adverse implications including unprecedented exodus, massive loss of lives and jobs, among others things.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Eyeing int'l return, Shakib Al Hasan to start training in Sept
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will return to training at the BKSP facility in Savar from next month as he eyes his return to international cricket.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Hardeep Puri, Vijayan, Kerala Guv among others to visit crash site (Ld)
Kozhikode, Aug 8 (IANS) A large group of top political personalities, including Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and various of his cabinet colleagues will arrive at the Karipur international airport on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Dedicated clinics can reduce impact of flu pandemic: Study
New York, Aug 8 (IANS) Opening clinics dedicated to treating influenza can limit the number of infected people and help to flatten the curve or reduce the peak prevalence rate, say researchers.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 a wake-up call for healthcare: Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANSlife) The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a wake-up call for our entire healthcare system, feels Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala, CEO of Wockhardt Foundation.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14: Fixes work life balance beyond gaming
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Greek God Zephyrus signifies the gentlest of the winds, the messenger of spring. However, when it comes to PC gaming, you need a powerful machine that keeps it cool and produces seamless, lag-free and smooth experience.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Hasina wrote to Trump to extradite Mujibur's killers: Momen
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has written a letter to US President Donald Trump extradite the killers of the country's founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul Momen said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Apple, T-Mobile offer discounted iPads for 1 million US students
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) Apple is teaming up with T-Mobile to help the California Department of Education (CDE) provide up to one million discounted iPads for the needy students in California.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hardeep Puri, Vijayan, Kerala CM among others to visit crash site
Kozhikode, Aug 8 (IANS) A large group of top political personalities, including Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan , and various of his cabinet colleagues will arrive at the Karipur international airport on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Indians and Thais confident to travel
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANSlife) According to a new global study on travel in the post-COVID world, India and Thailand have the most citizens confident of travelling in the "new normal", with a score of 76. It also reveals that Asian countries like India, Thailand, China, Indonesia, and Singapore are more eager than their Western counterparts when it comes to resuming travel.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
GC Murmu sworn in as new CAG
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu was on Saturday sworn in as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kalki Koechlin gives herself a Makeover At-Home
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANSlife) Bored of tying your hair in a top knot, hiding those dull, lifeless strands? It doesn't help that the monsoons make the hair frizzy, weak and create all sorts of havoc to our tresses.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Mild 3.8-magnitude quake hits Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) A mild earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale hit parts of Odisha's Ganjam and Gajapati districts on Saturday, the Met centre said, adding there were no reports of any damage or casualties.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Covid-19 may have longer incubation period than thought
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) Chinese scientists have come up with a new estimate for the incubation period of Covid-19, which is around 7.76 days, longer than previous estimates of 4 to 5 days.
2020-08-08
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 31 new COVID-19 cass
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) At least 31 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the Chinese mainland in the last 24 hours, taking the total caseload in the country to 84,596, health authorities said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: International, China,International
Armies of India, China discuss disengagement in Depsang plains
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The talks between military representatives of India and China to discuss disengagement in the Depsang plains north of Galwan area started on Saturday morning near the Line of Actual Control, sources said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Boxing Day Test to stay at MCG if crowd can come, says Hockley
Melbourne, Aug 8 (IANS) Cricket Australia believe they still have a lot of time left to decide whether they would shift the Boxing Day Test match between India and Australia from the Melbourne Cricket Ground amid the spike in COVID-19 cases in the state of Victoria.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
16 worst-hit districts asked to ramp up testing, ensure ambulance for all
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry advised 16 districts in four states reporting Covid mortality above the national and state's average to ramp up testing and ensure availability of ambulances with the target of zero refusal. It will reduce case confirmation percentage in the area, the ministry has said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India reports 61,537 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs (Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A total of 61,537 new coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours in India, which took the overall caseload to 20,88,611, while the death toll increased to 42,518 with 933 fresh fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Solar-powered classrooms in 122 Karnataka schools
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has set up solar-powered smart classrooms in 122 government schools across the backward Yadgir district in north Karnataka, an official said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Cinema/Showbiz
California COVID-19 deaths surpass 10k
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) The number of coronavirus deaths in California, the new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, has surpassed the 10,000 mark, according to the state's Department of Public Health.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
15 cases of poisoning from ingesting alcohol-based sanitizers in US
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 15 cases of methanal poisoning due to ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Shimla's table-top airport 'riskiest': Aviation experts
Shimla, Aug 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh state capital's airport at Jubbarhatti -- located 2,196 metres above the sea level -- is one of country's 'riskiest' table-top airport like Kozhikode and needs timely expansion, aviation experts said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imphal boy Annaroy Soibam joins Odisha FC youth set up
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Annaroy Soibam, who captained the Unique Model Academy, Imphal to the title in the Sub-Junior (U-14) Boys category at the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) National Championships for 2019-20, has earned a call-up to join the youth squad of ISL club Odisha FC.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
WH rejects Democrats' offer for $2tn COVID-19 relief package
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) The White House has rejected an offer for a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package proposed by Democratic leaders.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Lootcase' director felt like kindergarten kid at Harvard amid seasoned cast
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Rajesh Krishnan made his directorial debut with the recent OTT release, Lootcase, and he says working with a seasoned cast that includes Kunal Kemmu, Vijay Raaz, Gajraj Rao, Rasika Dugal and Ranvir Shorey was quite an experience.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Canada to impose $2.7bn tariffs on US goods as countermeasure
Ottawa, Aug 8 (IANS) The Canadian government has decided to impose tariffs worth C$3.6 billion($2 billion) on American products as a countermeasure against US President Donald Trump's move to reimpose a 10 per cent tariff on Canadian aluminium imports.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 gets ECG feature in South Korea
Seoul, Aug 8 (IANS) Samsung has finally activated the ECG (electrocardiogram) functionality on Galaxy Watch Active2 in South Korea.
2020-08-08
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Dozens of Palestinians injured in West Bank clashes
Ramallah, Aug 8 (IANS) Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators were injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers near the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Qalqilya, medical sources said.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Google, IBM, Microsoft AI models fail to curb gender bias
New York, Aug 8 (IANS) Revealing another dark side of trained Artificial Intelligence (AI) models, new research has claimed that Google AI datasets identified most women wearing masks as if their mouths were covered by duct tapes.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Technology,Human Interest/Society
'Cricketainment' will be back once again (Column: Close-in)
The postponement of the T20 World Cup gave BCCI the opportunity to conduct their most popular 'cricketainment' tournament -- the Indian Premier League (IPL). Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to stage cricket's premium show in India. The BCCI have, therefore, opted to hold it in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the blessing of the Emirates Cricket Board.
2020-08-08
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Black box of Air India Express flight recovered
Kozhikode, Aug 8 (IANS) A team of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) investigating the crash of Air India Express aircraft at the Kozhikode airport recovered its black box on Saturday, officials said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Turkish resumes energy exploration in eastern Mediterranean
Ankara, Aug 8 (IANS) Turkey has resumed energy exploration activities in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
61,537 Covid 19 cases in past 24 hours
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) While a total of 61,537 people tested positive for Covid-19, another 933 lost their lives to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours in the country, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
UN experts call for end of all unilateral sanctions
Geneva, Aug 8 (IANS) A group of UN experts have called for the lifting of all unilateral sanctions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so that people in countries under sanctions can protect themselves against the deadly virus.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
EU member states urged to help unmarried couples reunite amid pandemic
Brussels, Aug 8 (IANS) The European Commission has called on the European Union (EU) member states to ease travel restrictions that have prevented unmarried couples from reuniting, a spokesman for the bloc said.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
'Sathe was a great human being, excellent pilot'
Kochi, Aug 8 (IANS) I have lost a good friend who was a great human being and a pilot par excellence, says retired naval commander Sam T.Samuel recalling Deepak Vasant Sathe, the pilot of the ill-fated Air India Express flight that crashed killing 18 on board including the two pilots.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National
Kozhikode plane crash: Cricket fraternity expresses shock & grief
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Cricket fraternity has expressed shock and offered condolences after an Air India Express plane skidded while landing at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode, leaving 18 dead -- including the two pilots -- and several others injured.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Returnees to ensure physical distancing while deboarding: K'taka govt
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) Even as the Karnataka government issued revised guidelines for returnees, Health and Family Welfare Department Additional Chief Secretary Jawaid Akhtar said on Saturday that travellers from abroad would have to maintain a physical distance of two metres while deboarding in the state.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
UK records hottest day in August in 17 years
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The UK recorded its hottest day in August after 17 years, as temperatures reached 36.4 degrees Celsius in south-east England, the Met Office said.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
All NY school districts authorized to reopen: Cuomo
New York, Aug 8 (IANS) All school districts across the US state of New York have been authorized to reopen for the fall semester, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Education,Politics
Poland reintroduces restrictions following COVID-19 spike
Warsaw, Aug 8 (IANS) Poland has reintroduced restrictions in some parts of the country following a spike in the number of coronavirus cases.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Poland,Politics
Netflix launches Hindi-language user interface
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Netflix has launched its user interface in Hindi to enable users who prefer the most-spoken language to easily discover, access and enjoy their favourite streaming content in the country.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Swati Semwal's new short film an 'upbeat take on shades of women'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Swati Semwal, who is normally occupied with film and television projects, tried out a short film and is quite happy with the outcome.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ex-US NSA Brent Scowcroft passes away
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Brent Scowcroft, a two-time US National Security Advisor (NSA) for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, has passed away at the age of 95.
2020-08-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Facebook builds 600 affordable homes to address housing crisis
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) Facebook has produced and preserved approximately 600 affordable homes near its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, of which roughly 70 per cent are reserved for extremely low and very low-income residents.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cyclist Groenewegen suspended after crash leaves Jakobsen in coma
Warsaw, Aug 8 (IANS) Cyclist Dylan Groenewegen, who was involved in a horror crash on the Tour of Poland which left his Dutch compatriot Fabio Jakobsen in a coma, has been suspended by his team.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Corona enters VIP areas of Agra
Agra, Aug 8 (IANS) After the common man in the mohallas and besties in the inner city, the Covid-19 virus has spread to posh colonies, bungalows of 'sahabs', besides the rural blocks.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Idukki landslide: 18 dead, search resumes for 50 missing
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) A massive search operation using man and machine, is underway on Saturday to find 50 odd people reported missing after a landslide in Kerala's Idukki district.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook makes key Instagram security tool available to all
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) Facebook has formally open-sourced one of its secret security tools for Instagram that finds and fixes bugs. The tool called Pysa is now available on open-source repository GitHub.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
3 senior Beirut port officials arrested
Beirut, Aug 8 (IANS) Three senior officials at the Port of Beirut, where two deadly explosions earlier this week killed over 150 people, have been arrested.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Slippery runway, tailwind likely caused Kozhikode crash: Experts
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) A deadly combination of a slippery runway, strong tailwind, bad weather conditions, and landing ahead of the threshold spot could have resulted in the skidding of the ill-fated Air India Express in Kozhikode that claimed 18 lives, two aviation experts said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gun violence on the rise in Sweden
Stockholm, Aug 8 (IANS) Gun violence has been on the rise in Sweden in recent years, according to researchers.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Sweden,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Chelsea's Christian Pulisic out for six weeks due to injury
Munich, Aug 8 (IANS) Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic could miss the start of the 2020-21 English Premier League season because of a hamstring injury which is likely to keep him out for a six weeks.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Take gamble, play for a club abroad: Bhutia advises young footballers
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia has stressed on Indian players needing to ply their trade abroad suggesting to young professionals that playing overseas is a "gamble" which they should take.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Raj's Covid-hit Manganiyar, Langa artistes on verge of starvation
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) The Manganiyar and Langa magic that have brought alive the rhythms of Rajasthan to the world audience for decades is on the verge of dying an untimely death, as these folk singers from the western end of the desert state have not had a live audience to enthrall for months amid the Covid onslaught.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Restrictions reimposed in parts of Ireland
Dublin, Aug 8 (IANS) Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin announced that restrictions will be reimposed in some parts of the country due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
After Microsoft, Facebook blasts Apple for restricting its gaming app
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) After Microsoft blamed Apple for not letting its Cloud gaming service to appear on the App Store, Facebook has criticised the iPhone maker, saying the company prevented the social network from launching its gaming app on iPhones and other devices.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
With Reels' launch, Zuckerberg's personal wealth hits $100bn
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) The personal wealth of Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has touched $100 billion after the social network launched a Tik-Tok rival called Instagram Reels this week.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Top-seeded Petra Martic reaches Palermo Open semis
Rome, Aug 8 (IANS) Top-seeded Petra Martic defeated Belarussian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to advance to the semi-final of the ongoing Palermo Open.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Anushka on success as producer: Life experiences helped in storytelling
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma says watching films does not always help understand the medium better, and that experiences in life help add value to storytelling, too.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ronaldinho set for release after plea deal
Asuncion, Aug 8 (IANS) Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis could be released from custody within days after having striking a plea deal with Paraguayan investigators.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Italy passes $29bn stimulus package for COVID-19 recovery
Rome, Aug 8 (IANS) The Italian cabinet on Friday has passed a new decree containing new supportive measures worth 25 billion euros ($29 billion) to address the COVID-19 emergency and encourage economic recovery.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Italy,Politics
FIR against 6 in Gurugram for flouting norms on EWS flats sale
Gurugram, Aug 8 (IANS) An FIR has been registered here against six persons for allegedly flouting norms on the re-selling of EWS category flats, police said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident