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Canon launches 2 'EOS R' full-frame mirrorless cameras in India
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Expanding its EOS R lineup, Canon India on Thursday launched two full-frame mirrorless cameras, the EOS R5 and the EOS R6, in India.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Adopt slums to make Mumbai disease free: Thackeray to NGOs
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) After the success in taming coronavirus in Dharavi, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, here on Thursday, called upon the 838 non-government organisations (NGOs) to 'adopt slums' to make Mumbai Covid-19-free.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Sai Ballal is television's new Shakuni
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) "Udann" actor Sai Ballal has been confirmed for the role of Shakuni in the mythological show "RadhaKrishn".
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Quake jolts Mizoram again, no damage reported
Aizawl, July 9 (IANS) With a fresh moderate earthquake of 4.3 on the Richter scale on Thursday, mountainous Mizoram continues to be hit by mild and moderate tremors since June 22, officials said.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa faces health, finance, law & order emergencies: Kamat
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) Goa was in a health, finance and law & order emergency and "no one could say what will happen" in the state over the next 15 days, said Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, here on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delay in MP portfolio allocation weakening BJP
Bhopal, July 9 (IANS) The twice-postponed meeting of the Madhya Pradesh cabinet which was expanded a week ago was cancelled on Thursday evening. The meeting was first scheduled for 10.30 a.m. The dramatic arrest of Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey and the subsequent bustle in the administration was said to the immediate cause for the postponement.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Prem Chopra: Always admired Jagdeep for his comic timing (FIRST PERSON)
(Veteran actor Prem Chopra was a co-actor in late comedian Jagdeeps last release, "Masti Nahi Sasti" in 2017. Shocked by the news, Chopra remembered Jagdeep as a brilliant artiste who was always dedicated towards his work)
2020-07-09
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
England name 24-member training group for Ireland ODIs
London, July 9 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday announced a 24-member training group that will prepare behind closed doors for the ODI series against Ireland.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Set up citizens committees to combat Covid, says Thackeray
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Stressing the need to involve the common people, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday called for setting up local 'Corona Vigilance Committees' to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Add fruit, veggies and grains to diet to reduce type 2 diabetes risk
London, July 9 (IANS) Higher consumption of fruit, vegetables and whole-grain foods are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, say researchers.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Non-life insurance sector posts 4.24% negative growth in Q1
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) The non-life insurance industry has logged a degrowth of 4.24 per cent during the first quarter of the current fiscal, said the sectoral regulator on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Cash award worth 1.8 lakh awaits winners at LGBTQIA+ film fest, Kashish 2020
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Total cash award worth Rs 1,80,000 will be given out at Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, which will be held online from July 22 to 30 this year, owing to the Covid- 19 pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
'Localised outbreak' of Covid, no community transmission: Govt
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that there is no community transmission of Covid-19 in the country but a "localised outbreak" in some geographical areas.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India's pro league campaign to restart in April with tie in Argentina
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team's FIH Pro League campaign is scheduled to restart on April 10 and 11, 2021 with a tie against Argentina away from home as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday announced a new schedule for the men's and women's Pro League.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Apple expands iPhone repair programme to Europe, Canada
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Apple has announced that over 140 more repair businesses are now participating in its Independent Repair Provider Programme in the US which is now being expanded to Europe and Canada as well.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
FIH organises facilities workshop for Hockey India state member units
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Facilities and Quality Programme Manager at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Alastair Cox conducted a facilities workshop for Hockey India State Member Units through Microsoft Teams on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Punjab CM gives nod for formation of plasma bank
Chandigarh, July 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Thursday, gave the nod for formation of a plasma bank to facilitate Covid plasma therapy, which is being carried out as an ICMR trial project in state's government hospitals.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Govt mobile app services may help raise efficiency 80%
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Use of mobile applications in public services, offered by the central and the state governments, can help increase efficiency of administrative processes by 80 per cent, according to a report by the India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) and the KPMG India.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hate desk job? It may be good for your mental health
London, July 9 (IANS) People who work in jobs that require less physical activity - typically office and desk-based jobs - are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than those whose work is more physically active, according to a study.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
King Kaazi's new song supports ban of Chinese goods
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Singer King Kaazi has come up with a song titled "Made in China", in support of the demand to ban Chinese goods in India.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Yes Bank case: ED attaches Rs 2,203 cr assets of Rana Kapoor, others
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 2,203 crore assets of Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, his family, Dewan Housing Finance (DHFL) promoters and others under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the Rs 3,700 crore fraud case, according to officials, here on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Eng v WI Test, Day 2: Gabriel, Holder restrict hosts to 106/5 at Lunch
Southampton, July 9 (IANS) West Indies bowlers lived up to the billing of being arguably the finest since the great days as they restricted England to 106/5 at Lunch on Day 2 of the first Test at Ageas Bowl on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
I have no role in gold smuggling: Swapna Suresh
Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) The prime suspect in the recent gold smuggling case in Kerala, Swapna Suresh, who is on the run, has finally broken her silence in an audio message, saying she had no role to play in the matter.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rights issues back in demand as India Inc on fund raising spree amid Covid crisis
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India Inc is beefing up its war chest as business uncertainty looms large with the lockdown, and more fund raising and rights issues are back in flavor.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cattle smuggling on B'desh border to go up before Eid: Intel
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With just three weeks to go for Eid-ul-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice, the Border Security Force (BSF) has deployed more force on India-Bangladesh border apprehending surge in cattle smuggling -- an annual affair, but which dropped by 96 per cent last year.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
No confirmation on securing all venues yet: Tokyo Olympics spokesperson
Tokyo, July 9 (IANS) A Tokyo Olympics spokesperson said on Thursday that reports of organisers securing all venues for the postponed Games are "optimistic" but nothing has been officially announced yet. While organisers had previously announced that 80 percent of venues had been secured, Japanese media reports on Wednesday said that they have secured all venues.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Varun's new video is dedicated to 'saare ladkiyon ko'
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan has dedicated his new post, where he lip-syncs to a song, to all the girls.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Existence of NDR fund does not prohibit PM-CARES: Centre to SC
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that there are several funds which were either established earlier or now for carrying out various relief works, and PM-CARES is one such fund with voluntary donations.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Diljit Dosanjh channels his inner Govinda in latest dance video
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh was clearly in the mood to live out his Govinda instincts recently.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Do not set wrong narrative about syllabus cut: Nishank
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has slashed its syllabus by 30 per cent for students from Class IX to XII to reduce course load in view of the extraordinary situation arising due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move is applicable only for the current academic year.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Cong, BJP spat on foundations' funding
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) After the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday set up an inter-ministerial committee to probe various alleged violations of legal provisions by the Gandhi family-run Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, the verbal sparring between the two sides has escalated.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Interups Inc says it is a serious contender for Air India
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) US-based fund Interups Inc will be submitting its bid for Air India on or before August 31, 2020, unless there is any further extension of the deadline.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
DU turning turtle too often: HC on varsity's changing stance
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted more time to the Delhi University to draw up a plan for conducting examinations for final year students, expressing displeasure on its changing stance. The court said that the varsity is turning turtle too often.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
IIT Hyderabad, Nvidia team up for AI research centre
Hyderabad, July 9 (IANS) Graphics giant Nvidia, here on Thursday, unveiled a technology centre at the Indian Institute of Technology that will accelerate research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its commercial adoption.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Science/Tech,Technology
ISL winner in 2014, defender Biswajit's food stall is his last hope
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) He was a part of history when ATK (then Atletico de Kolkata) lifted the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) title in 2014. But six years down the line, footballer Biswajit Saha is struggling to make ends meet with his fast food joint close to shutting shop in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Javicia Leslie is first Black actress to play Batwoman
Los Angeles, July 9 (IANS) Actress Javicia Leslie has been cast as the new Batwoman in the superhero series, becoming the first Black actress to portray the superhero in a live-action television or film production.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Rising global temperature creates 'enormous challenge' for meeting climate goals
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least one degree Celsius above the levels it was before the industrial era in each of the ensuing five years and there is a chance that it may exceed 1.5 degrees in at least one year, according to an analysis published by the World Meteorological Organization.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
B'luru to be divided into zones to contain COVID-19: Minister
Bengaluru, July 9 (IANS) Alarmed over surging COVID-19 cases, the Karnataka government has decided to divide this tech city into containment zones to curb the spread of the pandemic, a state minister said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Kaif takes hilarious dig at Yuvraj on workout video
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Former India batsman Mohammed Kaif recently took a hilarious dig at his former team mate Yuvraj Singh on the latter's workout video. Yuvraj could be seen performing various workout routines in the gym in the video that he uploaded on Wednesday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Aatmanirbhar Bharat not self-containment': PM assures global investors
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Inviting global companies and investors to India amid his government's push for import substitution and a self-reliant India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the call for an 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' is not about being self-contained or being closed to the world.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Trott & I got 'spiked' during Hong Kong Sixes, claims Bresnan
London, July 9 (IANS) Former England cricketer Tim Bresnan recently opened up about his struggles with mental health and also recounted an incident where he claimed he was drugged along with his former teammate Jonathan Trott during a Hong Kong Sixes tournament.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Now MP Minister faces heat over Dubey's surrender, Oppn says arrest 'stage-managed'
Lucknow/Bhopal, July 9 (IANS) The war of words between the Congress and the BJP over dramatic surrender of Uttar Pradesh's most wanted gangster Vikas Dubey, has taken a turn for the worse. UP Congress, in a tweet, has named Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra as having allegedly facilitated the surrender of Dubey in Mahakaal temple at Ujjain. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi too raised questions on Mishra's role in the much-talked about surrender.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
YouTube star Prajakta Koli makes acting debut with short film 'Khayali Pulav'
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Indian YouTube sensation Prajakta Koli has made her acting debut with the short film "Khayali Pulav".
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Will Congress go alone in Bihar elections?
Patna, July 9 (IANS) While the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), a fringe party in Bihar, has expressed its unhappiness over the non-formation of a coordination panel in the grand alliance of opposition parties for the upcoming Assembly elections, the Congress is contemplating its own course of fighting the elections separately.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
DMK leader writes to PM on US student visa issue
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Dayanidhi Maran has urged Prime Minister's diplomatic intervention over the US decision on students holding F1/M1 visa.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
WhatsApp Business hits 50mn users globally, 15mn in India
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With the Covid-19 disruptions bringing more businesses online, WhatsApp Business has reached a new milestone of 50 million monthly users globally with almost a third of them being in India, the Facebook-owned platform said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Samantha Akkineni and her pet pooch have 'a case of Covid blues'
Hyderabad, July 9 (IANS) Southern star Samantha Akkineni says she and her pet puppy Hash are having a case of Covid-19 blues.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Its 'Vocal for Local' in Rajasthan on Raksha Bandhan this year
Jaipur, July 9 (IANS) The 'Raksha Bandhan' festival this year will be celebrated with local flavour in Rajasthan, as many organisations in the state are following the Prime Minister's call for 'Vocal for Local'.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
AIIMS-Bhubaneswar to close OPD service
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) The Out Patient Department (OPD) of AIIMS-Bhubaneswar will remain closed from July 10 until further orders, informed Director Gitanjali Batmanabane on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Sanjana Sanghi recalls first day at shoot with Sushant Singh Rajput
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) It was two years ago that budding actress Sanjana Sanghi started shooting with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput for the upcoming "Dil Bechara".
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Masks, sanitizers rule the roost inside Southampton bio-secure bubble
Southampton, July 9 (IANS) The Jason Holder-Ben Stokes mix-up during the toss gave an insight into how players are still getting used to the fact that the new normal in cricket is to maintain social distancing. While players are still getting used to this, the strictness to follow protocols in wake of coronavirus pandemic seems to be admirable. Players and officials have been put under bio-secure environment in order to successfully host a cricket series, the sports' first after 117-day long hiatus.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Jagdeep funeral: Sons Jaaved, Naved pay last respects, along with Johnny Lever
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Late comedian was laid to rest at Mumbai's Mazgaon cemetery on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Divestment seen behind scrapping of general insurers' merger
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) While employees of the three public sector non-life insurers are baffled at the Centre's U turn by scrapping the proposal to merge them, a labour leader termed the decision as a step towards disinvestment.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Mindy Kaling: It's been wonderful working with Priyanka Chopra
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Mindy Kaling cannot stop gushing about Priyanka Chopra, with whom she is collaborating on for an upcoming wedding comedy.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Vivo enters premium smartphone segment with X-series
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday announced its entry into the premium smartphone segment with the new X-series in India which will be manufactured at the companys Greater Noida facility.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Flipkart Group invests Rs 260 crore in Arvind Fashions' arm
Bengaluru, July 9 (IANS) The Flipkart Group on Thursday announced it has invested Rs 260 crore to purchase a significant minority stake in Arvind Youth Brands, a subsidiary of Arvind Fashions (AFL).
2020-07-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Fans remember Sanjeev Kumar on his 82nd birth anniversary
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) The legendary Sanjeev Kumar would have been 82 today had he been around. He was only 48 when he passed away on November 6, 1985.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Truecaller says ban by Indian Army 'unjust'
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With the Indian Army asking its personnel to delete 89 apps, Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Thursday termed its inclusion in the list of the prohibited applications as "unfair" and "unjust".
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
How 'beauties' have wrecked havoc with Kerala govts
Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) Over the years if one looks back, the role of 'beauties' wrecking Kerala governments has happened a number of times and the latest gold smuggling case is another example where the primary accused Swapna Suresh is on the run.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kashmir: Geelani didn't quit, he was dumped by Pak (Comment)
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the patriarch of the pro-Pakistan separatist movement in Kashmir, quit the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. That was the impression that his parting letter sought to give, but hidden somewhere was the fact that Pakistan terminated his services. He was dumped because he was old, unwell, bickering with his own separatist colleagues and was not fitting into Pakistan's new scheme of things vis-a-vis Kashmir.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
No BLM logo during 3TC match as jerseys have gone to print, says Smith
Johannesburg, July 9 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) will be discussing ways to express support for the Black Lives Matter movement but it may not be possible for having a BLM logo on the jerseys for the 3TC match as they have already been made. CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith said that there will be a discussion with players about how to go about it.
2020-07-09
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
No business forces shops in K'taka bus stations to shut
Bengaluru, July 9 (IANS) Several commercial establishments, hotels and restaurants operating in the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Karnataka State Transportation Corporation (KSRTC) have shut down business following lack of income and buyers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Pak court issues notices to US embassy over COVID-19 damages suit
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) A civil court Lahore has issued notices to the US Embassy in Pakistan and others on a $20 billion damages suit filed by a citizen over the spread of COVID-19, a lawyer said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Fans remember Sanjeev Kumar on his 82nd birth anniversary
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) The legendary Sanjeev Kumar would have been 82 today had he been around. He was only 48 when he passed away on November 6, 1985.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Defence/Security
Funskool bets on toy exports, plans foldable table for kid
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Indian toy major Funskool (India) Ltd hoping to increase its toy exports during the current year will soon be launching a foldable wooden table which would be a child's own workstation, said a top company official.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Fake pilot licenses scandal triggers grounding of Pak pilots
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) Pakistan airlines continues to suffer global embarrassment after the revelation by the country's Aviation Minister, admitting that at least 262 pilots were holding fake or dubious licenses, following which a probe was initiated against the Pakistani employees, grounding pilots, engineers and putting a halt on flights coming from the country.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Pakistan,National
No int'l sport events in China in 2020 except Beijing 2022 trials
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) China will not hold international sport events in 2020 except for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic trials, the General Administration of Sport of China announced the decision on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Incomplete Dhaka Premier League likely to be held at only 2 venues
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) The incomplete 2019-20 season of the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), might resume at two specific places -- Krira Shikhkha Protishthan (BKSP) and the stadia in Cox's Bazar. The league was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Cleric seeks govt nod for slaughter on Bakrid
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, a senior Sunni cleric and Imam of the Aishbagh Eidgah, has requested UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allow goat markets to be put up at pre-designated spots across the state in view of the upcoming Bakrid festival.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Officer told George Floyd to stop yelling: Court documents
Washington, July 9 (IANS) The US police officer accused of the murder of unarmed African-American man, George Floyd told him to "stop yelling" as he repeatedly gasped under the man's knee, according to court documents.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Record single day spike takes AP Covid tally to 23,814
Amaravati, July 9 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported yet another record single day spike as 1,555 positive cases surfaced in the last 24 hours ending 9 a.m. on Thursday, the health officials said. The tally includes 55 returnees from outside the state. The previous single day high was recorded on Monday when 1,322 new cases were reported.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers can hold online classes
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has finally allowed teachers working in its schools across the country to work from home till July 31 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
'Glee' star Naya Rivera goes missing
Los Angeles, July 9 (IANS) Former "Glee" star Naya Rivera is missing after a swimming accident at Lake Piru in California.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Melania Trump sculpture in Slovenia set ablaze
Ljubljana, July 9 (IANS) A quirky wooden sculpture of US First Lady Melania Trump near her hometown in Slovenia was reported to have been set on fire, prompting its removal, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Slovenia,Politics
Self-isolation may increase susceptibility to Covid-19: Study
New York, July 9 (IANS) Researchers now claim that time spent in isolation may actually increase the vulnerability to upper respiratory viruses and perhaps coronavirus (Covid-19).
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Googly will be my most important weapon against Eng, says Yasir Shah
Worcester, July 9 (IANS) Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah is hopeful of dry wickets during their upcoming series against England as he feels it will aid his bowling against a high-profile batting line-up of The Three Lions.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
49% Indians want Chinese firms to sell goods, with data security (Ld)
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A survey has found that around 49 per cent of its respondents feel that Chinese companies should be allowed to sell products in India, but they want their data to be placed in India and should be transferred to the companies' China headquarters.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Oil & Gas: OMCs set to start FY21 with a bang in Q1
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Covid-19 demand suppression in early part of the year is likely to abate for oil marketing companies, now with state-run companies -- IOC, HPCL and BPCL making a strong beginning to FY21 returning high levels of earnings per share between 37 and 266 per cent in three months, ICICI Securities has said in a report.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ball tampering was rampant during 1989 Ind-Pak Test series, says More
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More has said ball tampering was almost a norm during the team's 1989 Test tour of Pakistan. More, however, said that neither side reported the other for it and everyone learnt how to scratch the ball and then generate reverse swing.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Katrina reveals what keeps her busy 'all day every day'
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Katrina Kaif's new video on Instagram gives a sneak peek into what she and her sister Isabella do "all day everyday".
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Australia suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty
Canberra, July 9 (IANS) Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to fears over a new national security law imposed by China, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Big B mourns 'Sholay' and 'Shahenshah' co-star Jagdeep
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog on Thursday to mourn the demise of veteran comedian Jagdeep.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Vikas Dubey: Grand arrest or smart surrender?
Bhopal, July 9 (IANS) Former UP DGP Arvind Kumar Jain said that it seems that gangster Vikas Dubey most probably planned his surrender at Ujjain's Mahakaal Temple in Madhya Pradesh and disclosed his identity to the guard who then called the police.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India to play leading role in global economic revival: PM
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) As the world goes through a recession amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India will play a leading role in the global economic revival.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We will assess the extent of Henderson's injury, says Klopp
London, July 9 (IANS) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said the club will wait and watch how serious Jordan Henderson's injury is after the club captain hurt his knee during the Premier League champions' 3-1 win over Brighton.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
DU gets more time to plan for holding final year exams
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted more time to the Delhi University to draw up a plan for conducting examinations for final year students studying in the varsity.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajkumar Santoshi: I would always think of Jagdeep while casting for my films (FIRST PERSON)
(Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi cast veteran Bollywood comedian Jagdeep in five of his films, including "Andaz Apna Apna". He says he really liked Jagdeep as an artiste, and the late actor was no less than a family member.)
2020-07-09
Category: International, Nepal,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Floods leave 2 dead, 18 missing in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 18 others reported missing due to floods in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, police confirmed on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Bangladesh: Hindu Life Matters' campaign gathers steam
London, July 9 (IANS) The universal protest against the recent brutal killing of George Floyd, the black American in the US by the police has triggered off another protest-campaign in Bangladesh and the UK with the catchy slogan, 'Bangladesh: Hindu Life Matters! Stop religious minority persecution!.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Samsung to make all Smart Watches in India, unveils 1st desi device
Gurugram, July 9 (IANS) Announcing that it will make the entire portfolio of its Smart Watches in India, Samsung India on Thursday launched the first 'Make in India Galaxy Watch Active2 4G (aluminium edition) for Rs 28,490.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Never seen anyone like him: Guardiola lauds Silva after Newcastle win
Manchester, July 9 (IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola heaped praise on veteran playmaker David Silva after the latter starred in the team's 5-0 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Saudi Arabia limits expat repatriation plan
Riyadh, July 9 (IANS) A Saudi initiative facilitating return home for expatriates, stranded by travel restrictions due to the novel coronavirus, is restricted to legal residents, authorities have said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy
B-Town pays tribute to 'Soorma Bhopali' Jagdeep
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor and Shabana Azmi mourned the death of veteran comedian Jagdeep, who passed away aged 81 on Wednesday due to age-related health problems.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
SC pulls up Maha govt on migrant workers issue
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday cited the responsibility of the Maharashtra government to find out which group of migrants is getting food, etc. and also pointed out gaps in the affidavit detailing the information on the migrant workers.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Abu Dhabi Malayalam parish to honour frontline workers
Abu Dhabi, July 9 (IANS) The Youth Movement of the Church of South India in Abu Dhabi has decided to honour the members who are part of the frontline warriors fighting the coronavirus pandemic in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2020-07-09
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Religion
K'taka, Maha setting up panel to manage floods in monsoon
Bengaluru, July 9 (IANS) Karnataka and Maharashtra would set up a joint committee to manage floods in the Krishna river basin during the monsoon when heavy rains lash both states, an official said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Shaw is special, needs to understand his game better: Jaffer
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Former India batsman and Uttarakhand Ranji team head coach Wasim Jaffer has lavished praise on Prithvi Shaw, comparing the young opener to legendary Virender Sehwag.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Gough 'really surprised' by Broad's omission from Southampton Test
Southampton, July 9 (IANS) Former England fast bowler Darren Gough has said he was surprised to see pace spearhead Stuart Broad sit out of the first Test of the three-match #raisethebat series against West Indies which started at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Delhi Police ASI succumbs to Covid-19
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A Delhi Police ASI on Thursday succumbed to Covid-19, a senior police officer said.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Why kids are often spared from severe COVID-19, reveals study
New York, July 9 (IANS) Differences in lung physiology and immune function in children could be why they are more often spared from severe illness associated with COVID-19 than adults, say researchers.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
IPL an integral part of calendar, also important financially: Rhodes
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Former South Africa batsman Jonty Rhodes feels playing in front of empty stands will not have that much of an impact on players in Test matches as compared to ODI or T20Is as they are used to less crowd while playing red-ball cricket.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bids for Ladakh solar project may see 1st Indian action against Chinese firms
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The deadly border conflict between India and China in the Ladakh region is now setting the ground for a first set of restrictions that India proposes to impose on imports from the Asian giant.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gangster's mother says govt must do what it deems fit (Ld)
Bikru (Kanpur), July 9 (IANS) After the dramatic arrest of notorious gangster Vikas Dubey, accused of killing eight policemen in Kanpur, from the Mahakal temple in Ujjain early on Thursday morning, his mother Sarala Devi said the government is free to decide her son's fate.
2020-07-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala gold smuggling case: Swapna moves anticipatory bail
Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) Swapna Suresh -- the 'accused' in the controversial gold smuggling case involving the 'diplomatic' baggage of the UAE Consulate and presently on the run since last Saturday -- filed anticipatory bail in the Kerala High Court.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
9% Indians want Chinese firms to sell goods, with data security
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A survey has found that around 49 per cent of its respondents feel that Chinese companies should be allowed to sell products in India but they want their data to be placed in India and should be transferred to the companies' China headquarters.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
HK mulls restaurant seating limit over new COVID-19 cases
Hong Kong, July 9 (IANS) The Hong Kong government is planning to once again restrict the number of diners to eight per table in the citys restaurants, as at least 16 more locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were detected among Thursdays total of 24, according to sources.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
My rivals have faced fewer injuries than I have had to face: Nadal
Madrid, July 9 (IANS) Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has revealed a lesser number of injuries would have helped his already illustrious career further, saying that is the only thing he envies about his rivals.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Clijsters steps up comeback with World Team Tennis
New York, July 9 (IANS) Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Kim Clijsters is all-set to ramp up her professional comeback when she participates in the World Team Tennis (WTT) tournament starting Sunday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
PM Modi's visit to his village Nimo, comforts 1962 war veteran (IANS Spl Ground Report)
Nimo/Leh, July 9 (IANS) In a quaint little village with tall poplars swinging gently in the summer bloom against the bare lofty mountains, 1962 war veteran Tsering Tashi giggles with exuberance over the thought that Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his village just a week ago.
2020-07-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Defence/Security
The Oberoi reopens hotels in Mumbai
New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) Oberoi Hotels & Resorts reopens properties in Mumbai from 8th of July. The Oberoi, Trident Nariman Point and Trident Bandra Kurla have taken all necessary precautions recommended by the World Health Organization and Ministry of Tourism guidelines, to further enhance hygiene and safety standards at the properties.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Home-schooling tips during COVID-19
New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) Parenting could be hard during a pandemic, especially when your child's physical classes are on hold. If you are helping your child learn from home or home-schooling them, a few tips can make it a positive experience.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,IANS Life
Priyanka Gandhi demands CBI probe in Vikas Dubey case
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) After the arrest of Vikas Dubey in Ujjain, the Congress has upped its ante on the Yogi Government, party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday demanded a CBI inquiry into the whole case.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Educating youth on cyber awareness
New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) Online learning has become the need of the hour and the most viable resource that has come to the aid of children and their learning in this time of crisis. But, at the same time, there is a pressing need to be aware and informed about some of the grave cyber threat that students may be exposed to while learning online.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,IANS Life,Technology
6 critical in Andhra after 70 fall sick consuming beef
Visakhapatnam, July 9 (IANS) At least 70 people in an Andhra Pradesh village have reported sick of whom six at least are battling for their lives after allegedly consuming cooked beef from a cow that went missing and was later discovered dead.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Cloud kitchens the new normal in dining
New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) The coronavirus pandemic has transformed consumer behaviour in the F&B sector.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
MacBook Pro with mini-LED display to enter production in 2021
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Apple suppliers are reportedly getting ready to manufacture the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops with mini-LED displays starting from 2021.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sterling Biotech: ED questions Ahmed Patel for 4th time
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday began fresh session of questioning Congress leader Ahmed Patel, a close aide of party interim chief Sonia Gandhi, here at his residence for the fourth time in connection with multi-crore bank fraud case by Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech and Sandesara brothers.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Foreign aircrew refusing to fly to HK over testing concerns
Hong Kong, July 9 (IANS) Foreign pilots and cabin crew are refusing to fly to Hong Kong over the potential consequences of testing positive for COVID-19, sources said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Sanjay Garg launches online studio
New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) Design House, Raw Mango has launched its Online Studio making its collections, textiles, garments and objects available in India and globally. The brand which currently has four stores in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru makes an entry in to the digital retail space.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Dealing with muscle pain
New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) In times of COVID-19 and the lockdown, most people have been staying indoors and levels of activity have decreased significantly. Work from home has become the new norm and we may see more of it even if the COVID-19 pandemic resolves.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Contactless vacations within driving distance the new choice
New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) After a long stretch of staying-at-home, consumers are quick to show willingness to go out and travel again, albeit within driving distance and with all necessary precautions.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Making khadi the 'fabric of empowerment'
New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) The nationwide lockdown slumped demand in most sectors bringing the economy to a crashing halt. And the most deeply impacted have been the daily wage workers. There is a large percentage of rural and semi-urban India that work in the handicraft and handloom sector which employs about 4.6 lakh artisans. This crisis has let to unemployment leaving the artisans struggling for their daily bread and butter.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Satellite images show previously undeclared N.Korean facility
Washington/Seoul, July 9 (IANS) New satellite imagery has revealed a previously undeclared North Korean facility that experts suspect could be used to build nuclear warheads, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
6 new critically key bridges in J&K thrown open for people
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Six major bridges in Jammu and Kashmir constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) at a cost of Rs 43 crore were thrown open for the people on Thursday. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated these bridges and said that these bridges would facilitate movement of the Armed Forces in strategically important sectors and also contribute towards the overall economic growth of remote border areas.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor: Home-cooking is the healthiest cooking
New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) Indian home-cooking saw the turn of a new leaf when celebrity chefs like Sanjeev Kapoor created lip-smacking recipes on a unique format of cooking shows on television. With the stay-at-home orders infusing new energy into the country's home kitchens, the celebrated chef and Padma Shri recipient feels happy seeing people cook at home.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Yogi govt approves new start-up policy
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has approved the UP-Start-up Policy 2020 to promote fledgling units in various areas including agriculture, health, power, education, tourism and transport.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Navtez Bal to lead Microsoft's public sector business in India
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Microsoft has appointed former McKinsey & Company executive Navtez Bal to lead its public sector business in India.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Biden-Sanders task force launches platform recommendations
Washington, July 9 (IANS) A task force set up by presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden and former contender Bernie Sanders has released platform recommendations that lays out a progressive roadmap for party members, the media reported.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bikru village remains cold to Vikas' arrest
Bikru (Kanpur), July 9 (IANS) An eerie silence sits heavy on the Bikru village, hours after the news of the arrest of gangster Vikas Dubey in Ujjain and the death of his accomplice Prabhat Mishra in Kanpur earlier on Thursday, seeps in.
2020-07-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People more likely to donate when reminded of own mortality
Toronto, July 9 (IANS) People are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own mortality, say researchers.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Have not offered to host IPL: New Zealand Cricket
Wellington, July 9 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket has refuted the reports that it has offered to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which currently stands indefinitely postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Girl hangs self after tiff with brother over mobile phone
Jaipur, July 9 (IANS) The ugly face of mobile phone addiction once again came to fore when a 16-year-old girl committed suicide in Jhunjhunu town of Rajasthan after scuffle with brother over phone.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hussain hails Holding for his powerful message against racism
Southampton, July 9 (IANS) Former England captain Nasser Hussain has paid tribute to former West Indies speedster Michael Holding after the latter delivered a powerful and eloquent message against racism in Southampton.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
LeT behind murder of Kashmir BJP leader
Srinagar, July 9 (IANS) The proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is behind the killing of BJP leader and two of his family members in North Kashmir's Bandipore district on Wednesday night, Inspector General (IG) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Houston cancels Texas Republican Convention
Houston, July 9 (IANS) The US city of Houston has cancelled plans to host the Texas Republican Convention next week due to a surge in the number of new COVID-19 cases across the state, it was announced.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Portion of roof collapsed in North Block
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A portion of a roof at the second floor, North Block that houses the Finance Ministry, collapsed. One official received minor injuries in the incident.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US SC to decide who can see Trump's tax returns
Washington, July 9 (IANS) The US Supreme Court is set to unveil its decision on Thursday about whether Congress gets to see President Donald Trumps tax returns and financial records, a media reports said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Brazil with same population as UP recorded more deaths: Modi
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday compared Uttar Pradesh with Brazil and asserted that even though the Indian state has the same population as the latter, it has witnessed less deaths due to coronavirus.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Petrol and diesel prices again go a momentary pause
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Auto fuel prices have again gone a momentary pause with oil marketing companies keeping the pump prices of petrol and diesel unchanged on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Google Cloud democratising, reinventing Cloud for all in India
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Empowering remote workforce is the single biggest challenge today for millions of organisations of all sizes in India and Google Cloud is busy democratising and reinventing Cloud for all, especially the homegrown companies in the 'Local ke liye Vocal' times, Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, Google Cloud India, said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
How Vikas Dubey scripted his Bollywood-style arrest (3rd Ld)
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey, who has had a thing for Bollywood, on Thursday surrendered over a thousand kilometres away from what could be his swan song of a criminal life in the Mahakaal temple premises of Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain as he announced in Sanjay Dutt's "Khalnayak" style: "Mein huin Vikas Dubey, Kanpurwala".
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump Jr's girlfriend reports being asymptomatic
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. and a top fundraiser for the US President re-election campaign, revealed that she was "asymptomatic" after she tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,International
Solksjaer hopeful of Pogba's long-term future at Old Trafford
Manchester, July 9 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated the club's desire to keep hold of top players and build a squad for the future that will be challenging for top honours in England and also in Europe.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Lava launches entry-level smartphone for Rs 5,774
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Domestic mobile manufacturer Lava on Thursday launched a new smartphone Z61 Pro as the latest addition in its Z series for Rs 5,774.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Afghan people will have final say on peace process'
Kabul, July 9 (IANS) The Afghan government has the responsibility to merge the Taliban into the structure of the political system, but it is the Afghan people who have the right to decide the final fate of the peace process, said President Ashraf Ghani.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Odisha records worst single-day spike of 577 corona cases
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) Odisha has reported 577 new COVID-19 positive cases, which is the highest single-day spike, taking the total tally to 11,201 in the state, informed the health department on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
UK economy likely to take longer to recover
London, July 9 (IANS) As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted a 10.2 per cent contraction of the UK economy in 2020, economic watchers said the country's economy hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than previously thought could take longer than expected to recover.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Shahid Afridi Foundation logo to feature on Pak players' kits
Lahore, July 9 (IANS) The Pakistan cricket team, which is currently in England to play three Tests and as many T20Is in August and September, will be having the logo of Shahid Afridi Foundation on their playing kits.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Langer wants tour of England, IPL for 'health of world cricket'
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer wants the team to tour England and he also batted for star players to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to help cricket get back on its feet following a long break put forward by coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19 brain complications found across the globe: Lancet
London, July 9 (IANS) Cases of brain complications linked to Covid-19 are occurring across the globe, according to a new study, published in the journal The Lancet Neurology.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Tokyo COVID-19 cases surge to highest since outbreak
Tokyo, July 9 (IANS) The number of new COVID-19 cases in Tokyo surged to a record high of 224 on Thursday, the highest since the virus outbreak hit the Japanese capital, officials said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Japan,International
Imran Khan clean bowled by Muslim clerics over Hindu temple
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Pakistan manages to nip secularism in the bud even before that endearing modern thought raises its head. The Islamic republic has done this successfully and escaped unscathed for decades as it swayed between sometimes-democratic and mostly-military governance.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
NASA picks 4 US small businesses to build Artemis lunar tech
Washington, July 9 (IANS) NASA has selected four US small businesses to develop a range of technologies for sustainable exploration of the Moon under the Artemis programme which aims to land the first woman and next man on the lunar surface in 2024.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Opposition questions role of police in Vikas Dubey case (Ld)
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) In an expected development, the opposition has started questioning the role of the Uttar Pradesh Police in the Vikas Dubey case and the related encounters of five criminals.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
PIA to resume regular UAE flights from Thursday
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will resume regular flight operations to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Thursday, but the passengers are required to get their COVID-19 tests carried out 48 hours prior to the travel date.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak schools should reopen in September: Education Ministers
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) Schools across Pakistan should be reopened in September subject to approval from the National Coordination Committee (NCC) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, provincial Education Ministers said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Naomi Scott: Important to see women working together on screen
Los Angeles, July 9 (IANS) Actress Naomi Scott says it is important to show women on screen coming together and working as a team.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Surrender or arrest, asks Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has asked the Yogi Adityanath government to clarify whether Vikas Dubey had surrendered or he was arrested.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
135 Bangladeshis stopped from disembarking in Rome
Rome, July 9 (IANS) At least 135 Bangladeshi passengers were rejected from getting off a plane in Rome's Fiumicino Airport over COVID-19 concerns, a health official said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
How Vikas Dubey was arrested (2nd Ld)
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) Dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey, who has been on the run for almost a week now, ever since the ambush and killing of eight police personnel in Kanpur, was finally arrested on Thursday from inside the Mahakaal temple in the Madhya Pradesh town of Ujjain.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Access all Oracle Cloud services on-premises, starting from $500K a month
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle has launched a dedicated fully-managed service for enterprise customers running workloads on-premises that starts from $500,000 a month which, according to the company, is a small fraction of what customers to pay for a one-off region from other cloud providers.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Yes Bank's Rs 15K cr further public offering opens on July 15
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Yes Bank has filed a red herring prospectus for its further public offering (FPO) to raise up to Rs 15,000 crore.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
African Athletics boss eyes future development after COVID-19 pandemic
Paris, July 9 (IANS) African Athletics Confederation (CAA) President Hamad Kalkaba Malboum has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the sport in Africa, adding that they are working to ensure that sport in Africa can survive similar disasters in the future.
2020-07-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Google video 'reveals' Android 11 coming on September 8
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Google has accidentally revealed that it is preparing to release Android 11 to the public on September 8.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UK resumes arms sales to Riyadh amid Saudi-Yemen conflict
London, July 9 (IANS) The UK government has decided to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite concerns that the arms could be used to commit human rights abuses and war crimes in Yemen.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Aus PM warns number of returning travellers could be limited
Canberra, July 9 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned that the number of returning travellers allowed to enter the country could be limited.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Why India must be wary of China's deception (Comment)
We have not learnt our lessons from history. Only the historians have. It will not be entirely irrelevant to discuss, once again, China's intrusion in 1962. At the time, Jawaharlal Nehru's chief spy was the son of Bengal, Bhola Nath Mullik. He received the Padma Bhushan in 1964. Many have criticized this Bengali babu for his failure to warn Nehru about China's intent. Rather, the military officials understood China's "aggressive strategy".
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sensex gains 250 points tracking Asian markets
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices rose over 250 points on Thursday morning in line with a positive trend in the Asian indices.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Is govt diluting India's claim on Galwan Valley: Cong
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday raised questions before Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the status of India's position in the Galwan Valley. It asked whether a buffer zone in own territory was being created and the claim over the Galwan Valley being diluted.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal scientists develop immunity booster herbal tea
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), July 9 (IANS) State-run Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya in this town in the picturesque Kangra Valley has developed immune boosting herbal tea to combat Covid-19, scientists said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Microsoft goes after app-based consent phishing attacks in Cloud
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) As app-based consent phishing grows multifold on Cloud services, Microsoft has said it will double down on its investments and efforts to ensure its application ecosystem is secure, by enabling customers to set policies on the types of apps users can consent to as well as highlighting apps that come from trusted publishers.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
London's National Gallery reopens after over 100-day closure
London, July 9 (IANS) The National Gallery in London has reopened its doors to visitors after being closed for more than 100 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Vkas Dubey 'surrenders' in Ujjain's Mahakaal temple (Ld)
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) Dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey, who has been on the run for naerly a week after the killing of eight police personnel in Kanpur, was finally arrested on Thursday from inside the Mahakaal temple in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia vows retaliation if Open Skies treaty rights limited
Moscow, July 9 (IANS) Russia has vowed to take retaliatory measures if there were attempts to limit its rights under the Treaty on Open Skies, after the US decided to withdraw from the deal, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Arrests at press conference; Goa Opposition cries foul
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) The Opposition in Goa has accused the BJP-led coalition government in the state of "stifling democracy", a day after three persons were arrested by the police in North Goa's Melaulim village, mid-way through a press conference called to oppose land acquisition procedures for the upcoming IIT-Goa campus project.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Samsung may skip in-box phone chargers from early next year
Seoul, July 9 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly considering selling smartphones without in-box chargers from as early as next year.
2020-07-09
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Protests erupt over policeman kneeling on Indian-origin man's neck
New York, July 9 (IANS) The video of a policeman appearing to kneel on the neck of an Indian-origin man during his arrest in New York has sparked outrage amid the nationwide protests against police brutality.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,National
Nearly 25K cases in 1-day takes India corona tally to over 7.67L
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India recorded the highest single-day spike of over 24,879 new coronavirus cases and 487 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 7,67,296 with 21,129 deaths, Health Ministry's data revealed on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
UP cop killer Vikas Dudey arrested in MP
Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), July 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's most wanted gangster Vikas Dubey, who along with his aides ambushed and killed eight Kanpur district policemen barely seven days ago, was arrested from the Mahakaal temple here on Thursday morning.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK announces new measures to support jobs, spur recovery
London, July 9 (IANS) The UK government has announced a package of fresh measures to support jobs and boost economy as part of a comprehensive plan to secure the country's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Bollywood wakes up to Covid-19 insurance
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) The upcoming Taapsee Pannu-starrer "Looop Lapeta" could become one of the first films to be covered for Covid-19 insurance in Bollywood.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PCB unaware even as BCCI chief Ganguly says 2020 Asia Cup is cancelled
Lahore, July 9 (IANS) With BCCI President Sourav Ganguly announcing that the Asia Cup 2020 has been cancelled, Pakistan Cricket Board has said that they have heard nothing from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) regarding the same.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Sit with colleagues in same room with Microsoft Teams, share emojis
Sam Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Microsoft has announced new exciting features in its video conferencing app Teams including a Together Mode that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to digitally place participants in a shared background, as if they are sitting in the same room with everyone else in the meeting or class.
2020-07-09
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
30 Pak cities under smart lockdown
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) The Pakistan government has imposed a smart lockdown in 30 cities across the country in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Prime Minister's Office.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Canadian spending hits level not seen since WW2
Ottawa, July 9 (IANS) Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tabled a fiscal snapshot that shows the government's deficit is expected to hit C$343 billion this year, largely attributed to COVID-19 pandemic-related support programs that have pushed federal spending to a level not seen since the Second World War, the media reported.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Slain officer's letter never reached Kanpur SSP office: Report
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) The controversial letter written by circle officer Devendra Mishra to former Kanpur SSP, accusing station officer Chaubeypur, Vinay Tiwari, of shielding gangster Vikas Dubey, was typed on a computer of the circle officer by a lady constable, but it was not received at SSP Kanpur office.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter plans new paid subscription service, shares up
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Twitter has hinted that it is planning a paid subscription platform that can be reused by other teams in the future.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Agreement on ambitious recovery package top priority for EU
Brussels, July 9 (IANS) Reaching a swift agreement on an ambitious recovery package is the European Union's highest priority for the coming weeks, the bloc's leaders agreed at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Officials, staff booked in UP PCS officer's suicide case
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh), July 9 (IANS) A day after PCS officer Manimanjari Rai, 30, was found hanging in her house in Ballia, the Maniyar Nagar Panchayat (MNP) Chairman Bhim Gupta, tax clerk Vinod Singh, computer operator Akhilesh, executive officer Sikandarpur Sanjay Rao, a driver and some unidentified persons have been booked in a case of abetment of suicide at the Kotwali police station.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Damini' app can protect against lightning: UP govt
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has issued an advisory to farmers, asking them to install the 'Damini' app on their mobile phones.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
IIT-Kanpur professor found dead on campus
Kanpur, July 9 (IANS) Pramod Subramanian, an assistant professor in the department of computer science and engineering of IIT-Kanpur, was found dead on campus which has been deserted due to the pandemic induced lockdown.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
USC joins lawsuit to stop student visa restrictions
Los Angeles, July 9 (IANS) The University of Southern California (USC) has joined an amicus brief strongly supporting a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against US President Donald Trump administration's decision to ban foreign students taking only online courses.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
With 17 fresh cases, Agra risks another partial lockdown
Agra, July 9 (IANS) Concerned over fresh Covid-19 spurt in cases after the Unlock-1, Agra district authorities have warned people to observe the ICMR guidelines and avoid crowding in markets, if they wish to avoid another lockdown.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Facebook kills over 100 fake accounts linked to Trump's close ally
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Facebook has removed over 100 fake accounts and pages that were posting misinformation with links to Roger Stone, a long-time Republican and trusted ally of US President Donald Trump.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
US steps up COVID-19 vaccines, therapies development
Washington, July 9 (IANS) The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced the establishment of a new clinical trials network aiming to step up vaccines and monoclonal antibodies testing, as the country's COVID-19 cases has surpassed 3 million.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Sao Paulo state announces football restart
Sao Paulo, July 9 (IANS) Sao Paulo's regional football championship will resume on July 22 as Brazil's major competitions emerge from their coronavirus shutdowns, state governor Joao Doria has said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Ryder Cup golf tournament postponed until 2021
Washington, July 9 (IANS) The PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and the PGA TOUR have jointly announced that both the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup have been rescheduled and will now be played one year later than originally planned.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
Trudeau concerned over US tariffs on aluminium, steel
Ottawa, July 9 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he was concerned about reports that the US was considering reimposing tariffs on Canadian aluminium and possibly steel.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Rakul Preet: I totally believe in institution of marriage
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh believes in love and the institution of marriage, and says that she doesn't understand how people think of it as "some sort of pressure".
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sophie Devine confirmed as permanent captain of New Zealand
Auckland, July 9 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket on Thursday confirmed that Sophie Devine has been named as the permanent captain of the national side, with Amy Satterthwaite to take the role of vice-captain following her return from maternity leave.
2020-07-09
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Suarez goal keeps Barcelona's title hopes alive in La Liga
Madrid, July 9 (IANS) Luis Suarez's 55th-minute goal gave FC Barcelona a narrow win at home to local rivals Espanyol to pull his club to within a point of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga while at the same time condemning their neighbours to relegation to the Spanish second division.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Looking for Rama, everywhere
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) For author and former Rajya Sabha MP Pavan Varma, the Hindu philosophy, its spiritual tenants and the link between spirituality and highest forms of refinement which can be witnessed in civilizations associated with Hinduism, especially in the ancient past is something that constantly fascinates him.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 cases spike in US city after Trump rally
Washington, July 9 (IANS) The US city of Tulsa has witnessed a sudden spike in the number of COVID-19 cases after President Donald Trump held his re-election campaign rally on June 20 amid the pandemic, authorities said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,International
8 security guards of slain Kashmiri BJP leader arrested
Srinagar, July 9 (IANS) All eight security guards deployed in the protection of BJP leader, Sheikh Wasim Bari, who was killed by terrorists along with his father and brother on Wednesday, have been arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Trump's withdrawal from WHO act of true senselessness: Pelosi
Washington, July 9 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's official withdrawal of the country from the World Health Organization (WHO) is "an act of true senselessness", Hous Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
2 Vikas Dubey aides shot dead in separate encounters in UP
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), July 9 (IANS) Two accomplices of gangster Vikas Dubey were shot dead by the state police in two separate encounters on Thursday morning.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global COVID-19 cases pass 12mn mark: Johns Hopkins
Washington, July 9 (IANS) The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has surpassed the 12 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 548,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,International
Ayushmann Khurrana: It was great to shoot again after so many months
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who has returned to the sets for an advertisement in Chandigarh, finds it great to be back in action.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Chinese mainland reports 9 new imported Covid-19 cases
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) The Chinese mainland reported nine new imported Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,958, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Aditi Rao Hydari: Dropping 'fair' from a beauty product takes us closer to inclusivity
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) A cosmetic brand recently dropped the word 'fair' from the name of their skin-whitening product that, till a while back, endorsed the idea of fair complexion as the parameter of beauty. Many celebrities have applauded the decision. Among them is actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who feels such a step take us a step closer to beauty inclusivity.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
US surpasses 3 million Covid-19 cases
Washington, July 9 (IANS) More than three million people in the US have now tested positive for Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Harvard, MIT file case to stop student visas restriction
New York, July 9 (IANS) Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have filed a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump administration's decision to ban foreign students taking only online courses, according to heads of the two institutions.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN chief highlights need for decent jobs to fuel Covid-19 recovery
United Nations, July 9 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has highlighted the need for decent jobs to fuel the Covid-19 recovery. In a video message, the UN chief told heads of state and government and others attending a virtual meeting that they are essential to global efforts to "build back better" after the pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Israel reports 1,335 new COVID-19 cases; 33,557 in total
Jerusalem, July 9 (IANS) Israel's Ministry of Health reported 1,335 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the second highest daily rise since the pandemic outbreak in the country in late February. This brings the total coronavirus cases to 33,557, of which 14,875 are active cases.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
US dollar dips as risk-averse sentiment eases
New York, July 9 (IANS) The US dollar weakened in late trading on Wednesday as safe-haven demand reduced amid momentum in riskier assets. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was down 0.45 per cent at 96.4337.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Indian Army bans 89 apps for its personnel, including FB, Insta
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Indian Army has asked all its personnel and soldiers to remove 89 apps by July 15 owing to the national security risks.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Fire breaks out at logistics godown in Delhi
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A huge fire broke out at a logistics godown here in Mundka on Wednesday night, officials said. At least 34 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to control the blaze.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Canada decides to keep Khalistani extremists on no-fly list
London, July 9 (IANS) Canada has decided to keep two Khalistani extremists on no-fly list. One of them, Bhaghat Singh Brar, is accused of working with Pakistans ISI intelligence service to plan an attack in India that was disrupted in 2017, the Global News reported.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
445 new Covid-19 cases reported in UAE; 53,045 in total
Dubai, July 9 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday announced 445 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 53,045.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
PIL in Guj HC for saffron symbol on 'Made in India' products
Gandhinagar, July 9 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has issued notice to the Centre and state governments on a PIL seeking colour coded symbols on products sold online, so that ignorant or illiterate persons can also recognise the place of the origin of the product and seeking direction to assign saffron coloured symbol to products 'Made in India.'
2020-07-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Empirical data suggests air travel safest mode of transport'
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Empirical data has shown that air travel is the safest and fastest mode of transport, a senior official said on Wednesday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India has done its best to respond to Chinese aggression: Pompeo
New York, July 8 (IANS) India has done its best to respond to China's confrontation and the world must unite to act on Beijing's pattern of aggressive behaviour seen in Ladakh, Bhutan and around Asia, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Bengaluru's active Covid containment zones rise to 3,181
Bengaluru, July 8 (IANS) Active Covid containment zones in the city have shot up to 3,181 as cases continue to spike, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Veteran comedian Jagdeep passes away at 81 (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood comedian Jagdeep is no more. He passed away here on Wednesday owing to age-related health problems at the age of 81.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa sees record jump in Covid cases, 136 reported in a day
Panaji, July 8 (IANS) Goa recorded its biggest spike of Covid-19 cases so far, with 136 persons testing positive for the viral disease, taking the state's tally of active coronavirus cases to 824, according to statistics released by the state's Health Ministry on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Assam sees record jump of 8 deaths, Covid cases at 13,336
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) Assam reported eight more Covid-19 deaths, highest so far in 24 hours, taking the death toll to 22 in the state, while the number of positive cases sharply rose to 13,336, health officials said here on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
At 1,924, Telangana sees record jump of new Covid cases
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) In the steepest single-day jump, Telangana on Wednesday reported 1,924 more Covid-19 cases, pushing the state's tally to 29,536.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Veteran comedian Jagdeep passes away at 81
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood comedian Jagdeep is no more. He passed away here on Thursday owing to age-related health problems at the age of 81.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
To forestall Dubey's surrender, police presence near news channels, courts bolstered
New Delhi/Noida, July 8 (IANS) Amid speculation that wanted gangster Vikas Dubey might surrender either in a court or a news channel office, police presence has been increased outside such premises in Noida.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Veteran comedian Jagdeep passes away at 81
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood comedian Jagdeep is no more. He passed away here on Thursday owing to age-related health problems at the age of 81.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Eng v WI 1st Test: Burns, Denly hold fort as cricket gets off to rainy restart
Southampton, July 8 (IANS) England ended Day 1 of their first Test against West Indies on 35/1 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as the return of cricket after the nearly three-month long break enforced by the coronavirus pandemic turned out to be a rainy affair. Joe Denly and Rory Burns held fort after Burns' opening partner Dom Sibley fell early in the innings to Shannon Gabriel.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Opposition making propaganda out of India-China ties'
Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) Addressing a webinar on 'India and China relations in present scenario', Union Minister of State V.K. Singh said that the opposition parties have been making propaganda out of it, giving an impression that they have been bought by China.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Where is KCR, reads placard as youth protests at CM's house
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Amid ongoing debate in political circles and social media on the whereabouts of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, police on Wednesday detained a youth for standing outside his official residence with a placard asking "where is KCR".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Assam floods claims 40 lives, affect two lakh people
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) With one more death in Assam's Barpeta district on Wednesday, the death toll in the ongoing current wave of floods has increased to 40, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sports Ministry asks Hockey India President to step down
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Hockey India President Mushtaque Ahmed has been asked to stand down from his post by the Sports Ministry, declaring that his 2018 election violated the 2011 National Sports Development Code.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Net inflow to equity MFs plunges 95% in June
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Likely profit booking led to a plunge of over 95 per cent in net investments into equity mutual funds schemes in June, compared to May.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maha again zooms to over 6K Covid cases, sees 198 new deaths
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) After two days of relief, Maharashtra on Wednesday again shot to the the 6,000-plus range of new daily Covid-19 cases though deaths fell below the 200 mark.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Record 54 deaths, over 2K Covid cases registered in K'taka
Bengaluru, July 8 (IANS) Karnataka registered a record 2,062 Covid positive cases, more than half of which emerged from Bengaluru, raising the state's tally to 28,877, even as a record 54 people succumbed to the virus, health officials said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
BJP leader, family members killed by terrorists in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 8 (IANS) A BJP leader and an ex-district president of the party for North Kashmir's Bandipore was killed by suspected terrorists on Wednesday evening.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Amid Covid, Bengaluru corp earmarks dedicated maternity hospital
Bengaluru, July 8 (IANS) The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has designated one of its hospitals as a dedicated maternity hospital, following many pregnant women testing Covid positive at some point of time when they visited government hospitals for healthcare, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Google to provide quick facts about images you search
San Francisco, July 8 (IANS) Google on Wednesday announced a new feature that will make it easy to find quick facts about what people see on Google images in the form of a Knowledge Graph.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CBDT, SEBI sign MoU for data exchange
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for data exchange between the two organisations.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Facebook's decision not to remove Trump posts 'deeply troubling'
San Francisco, July 8 (IANS) A highly-anticipated audit of Facebook practices revealed on Wednesday that the company's decision not to remove controversial posts by President Donald Trump was deeply troubling.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Delhi records 2,033 coronavirus cases, 48 deaths in 24 hrs
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) With 2,033 new coronavirus cases and 48 deaths in the last 24 hours, the national capital on Wednesday recorded a total tally of 1,04,864 and 3,213 deaths.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra celebrates YSR's birth anniversary as 'Farmer's Day'
Amaravati, July 8 (IANS) The 71st birth anniversary of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy was celebrated as farmers' day on Wednesday with Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy laying the foundation stone for various projects and announcing slew of welfare measures.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Defence Minister to unveil 6 critical bridges in J&K
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will unveil six critical bridges constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday, sources said.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Pixie Lott might postpone wedding
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) Singer Pixie Lott and her fiance, Oliver Cheshire, might postpone their wedding due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
J&K records highest single day surge of 330 Covid cases
Srinagar, July 8 (IANS) Three hundred thirty persons tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir, recording the highest one day surge in COVID-19 cases as the total number crossed 9,000 in the union territory.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
When Johnny Depp was 'pooped' by Amber Heard's prank
London, July 8 (IANS) Actress Amber Heard had once pranked her former husband Johnny Depp with faeces while they were married. She had tagged her gag as "harmless".
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Young Kannada TV serial actor found dead in Karnataka
Mandya (Karnataka), July 8 (IANS) Kannada television serial actor Susheel Gowda was found dead by hanging in a friend's house at a village near Karnataka's Mandya town, police said on Wednesday. He was 32.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion,Southern Cinema
Tower infra industry seeks urgent resolution of issues
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has written to Telecommunications Secretary Anshu Prakash to urgently intervene and resolve the issues faced by the industry as the strain on the sector has also increased in the past few months amid the pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dheeraj Dhoopar has a secret passion
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) "Kundali Bhagya" star Dheeraj Dhoopar says had he not been an actor, he would have taken up cooking as a career.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
BSES 'geared up' for seamless power supply in Delhi in monsoon
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Power distribution company (discom) BSES on Wednesday said that it was geared up to ensure incident-free power supply to its over 44 lakh consumers in the national capital and issued an advisory to the public on adopting simple safety precautions during the rainy season, including maintaining "social distancing" from electricity infrastructure.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CAG appeals in SC: Former BCCI official says focus must remain on game
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In a major move, the CAG has sent in an application to the Supreme Court and has prayed that it may be allowed to exit the Board of Control for Cricket in Indias (BCCI) Apex Council as well as the IPL Governing Council.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan police on alert over Vikas Dubey entering state
Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) Rajasthan police are on alert mode with the possibility of gangster Vikas Dubey entering the state, officials said.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shama Sikander enjoys virtual photoshoot sessions
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, actress Shama Sikander loves the results of her virtual photoshoots, and says she does her own costume and makeup.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Billy Butcher short film to be out soon
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) A short film set in the universe of "The Boys" will soon let audiences into the world of the fictional character Billy Butcher, essayed by Karl Urban in the popular web series.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Eng v WI 1st Test: Burns, Denly hold fort for England after early wicket (Tea)
Southampton, July 8 (IANS) England are 35/1 at the end of the second session of what has been a rain-hit Day 1 of their first Test against the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. Opener Rory Burns and Joe Denly held fort for the hosts after they lost Dom Sibley for a duck in the second over of the innings. Only 17.4 overs could be bowled in this session with rain forcing a brief break in between.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Why Ram Madhvani used 'Bade achhe lagte hain' song in 'Aarya'
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Director Ram Madhvani has opened up about using the classic song "Bade achhe lagte hain" in his web series "Aarya", saying the idea was to use the song to express "every human emotion".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian tech co settles allegations it discriminated against Whites
New York, July 8 (IANS) An Indian technology company has settled allegations that it discriminated against White applicants in favour of Asians by paying back wages and agreeing to meet legal non-discrimination requirements, according to the federal Labour Department.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK unrolls 30 bn pound Covid response plan for 'green recovery'
London, July 8 (IANS) UK's 30 billion pound Covid-19 response plan, announced on Wednesday by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, includes an additional three billion pound investments in energy efficiency schemes in 2020-21, taking the overall low carbon investments to about 20 billion pounds.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Environment/Wildlife
I want to be manager, love change: David James
London, July 8 (IANS) Former England goalkeeper David James said that he learned a lot during his time as coach of the Kerala Blasters but the way it ended was "damaging." James coached the Indian Super League (ISL) side in two stints, the first in the inaugural 2014 season in which the team finished runners-up and the second in 2018. James said that the second stint was a more challenging one due to multiple factors such as the financial implications of the 2018 Kerala floods, uncertainty over the calendar for the 2018/19 season and to a lesser extent, his relationship with striker Dimitar Berbatov ending acrimoniously in the 2017/18 season.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Guilty' actor Gurfateh Pirzada's productive lockdown period
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Gurfateh Pirzada garnered abundant praise with his role in the digital film "Guilty" earlier this year, but he has been using the lockdown break to further brush up his acting skills and also learn film direction.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Opposition too scattered to take on BJP: Pavan Verma
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Stressing that at the moment he sees no credible force that can take on the BJP or pose a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former JD-U National General Secretary Pavan Varma says, "The biggest disappointment has been the Congress party's unwillingness and inability to reinvent itself. As far as the emergence of a third front is concerned, let us not forget that the opposition is completely scattered and divided. Not to mention, the single largest opposition party is hopelessly adrift."
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Krishna posts about a side of Tiger only she knows
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Action star Tiger Shroffs sister Krishna has posted about a side of the actor only she knows.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sisodia flags reservations over CBSE's syllabus rationalisation move
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday expressed reservations over the content of the syllabus reduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and emphasised on the need for children to learn them from authentic sources rather than from "WhatsApp University".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Gujarat sees highest spike of 783 new corona cases
Gandhinagar, July 8 (IANS) For the eighth consecutive day of July, Gujarat continued to set record in the number of daily corona cases, as 783 new ones were detected on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
After syllabus row erupts, CBSE comes up with clarification
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) After the controversy broke out over the CBSE's decision to drop topics like citizenship, federalism, secularism etc while reducing the syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 due to Covid-19 pandemic, the education board came up with a detailed clarification on Wednesday, stating that topics claimed to be dropped "are either being covered by the rationalised syllabus or in the Alternative Academic Calendar of NCERT".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Delhi govt issues SOPs for food delivery at doorsteps
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Delhi government's Department of Women and Child Development on Wednesday issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure the delivery of Supplementary Nutrition Food to the beneficiaries at their doorsteps through 10,755 Anganwadi centres of all eleven districts.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
CAG files application in SC, wishes to exit BCCI Apex Council & IPL GC
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has filed an application in the Supreme Court over its role in the functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The application is based on the observation or experience of its nominees for past 6 months. It says that a different approach would address the 'oversight better and prays for a limited relief relating to the applicant CAG.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tanuj Virwani dons multiple hats for suspense horror short film
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actor Tanuj Virwani has acted in and produced, written and directed the suspense horror short film "Anisht".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Telangana balladeer Nissar succumbs to Covid
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Revolutionary balladeer Mohammed Nissar Ahmed, popularly known as Suddala Nissar, who recently penned and sang a folk song to create public awareness about coronavirus, succumbed to the same disease in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 865 Plus, will power ASUS, Lenovo devices
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Qualcomm Technologies on Wednesday unveiled the Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform which will power the ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion gaming phones in the coming months.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Shubhangi Atre: Laughter is need of the hour
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actress Shubhangi Atre is set to return to her familiar turf of small screen humour. She has resumed shooting for the popular sitcom "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai!".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Harvard, MIT sue Trump admin over foreign students visa policy
New York, July 8 (IANS) Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Donald Trump administration in the US over its new policy to bar foreign students from staying in the country if their classes are held entirely online.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kajol reveals why she can never be diplomatic
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) On Wednesday, Kajol was in the mood for a confession. She took to social media and declared she is not at all diplomatic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Gujarat plans panel to examine ST status of OBCs in Gir
Gandhinagar, July 8 (IANS) The Gujarat government, here on Wednesday, said a five-member panel would be set up to authenticate the Scheduled Tribes (ST) certification to Other Backward Class (OBC) communities living in the Gir forest region.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Divyanka to hubby Vivek: Nothing can match the magic your presence creates
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi has a romantic message for her husband Vivek Dahiya on the occasion of their wedding anniversary.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Alonso set for F1 return with Renault in 2021
Madrid, July 8 (IANS) Spanish motorsports great Fernando Alonso is set to make a comeback to Formula 1 after retiring from the sport in 2018. Alonso will be returning to Renault, with whom he had won both of his world championship titles, partnering Esteban Ocon for the 2021 season.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Tall children have higher risk of developing obesity: Study
New York, July 8 (IANS) If your child is taller, kindly take note. Researchers have found that children who are relatively tall for their age have a higher risk of developing obesity.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Taapsee unhappy as CBSE curriculum skips secularism, federalism, citizenship, nationalism
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Taapsee Pannu is unhappy with the decision of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to scrap chapters on federalism, citizenship, nationalism, and secularism from the political science curriculum of class XI owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
LaLiga representative backs VAR amid growing criticism
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) A LaLiga spokesperson, who was previously a semi-professional referee, has backed the officials amid growing discontent over Real Madrid benefiting from VAR (video assistant referee) in the Spanish league.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Delhi CM opens 500-bed Covid care centre
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, here on Wednesday, opened through video link a 500-bed Covid care centre, set up in record six days, at the Commonwealth Games stadium.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Fans' reaction to artificial crowd noise has been ravishing: LaLiga
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) There were scepticism before, but eventually Spanish LaLiga viewers have lapped up the artificial crowd, not only in Spain, but across the Indian subcontinent, said the league's top official and presenter.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Residents at International Border to get job reservation: Minister
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Minister of State in PMO and for Personnel Jitendra Singh has said that residents at the International Border will get reservation in jobs advertised by the Jammu Kashmir Service Selection Board.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No stoppage of trains in Odisha district due to Covid-19
Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) With the increase of COVID-19 positive cases in Ganjam district, the Odisha administration has sealed its borders and requested the railways to withdraw all train stoppages in the district, said an official on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Holder almost forgets handshake rule in post-toss mix-up
London, July 8 (IANS) Ben Stokes and Jason Holder are leading England and West Indies in the first of the historic three-match Test series between the two sides at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The match, and the rest of the series will be played under the International Cricket Council's (ICC) temporary rules for the sport to be played amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bipasha Basu: 'Corporate' was 'a memorable and learning experience'
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu on Wednesday went down memory lane and recalled shooting for her 2006 release, "Corporate",which turned 14 recently.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
PM Modi to interact with people of Varanasi on Thursday
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will play the role of a Member of Parliament, come Thursday. He will interact with select individuals from Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency, at 11 a.m.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asia Cup has been cancelled: BCCI President Ganguly
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday confirmed that this year's Asia Cup has been cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Delhi adopts 'Survive, Revive, Thrive' approach for economic recovery
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Delhi government's 12-member committee, which is tasked with the responsibility to suggest ways to boost businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic, on Wednesday decided to adopt the 'Survive, Revive, Thrive' approach to chart out the roadmap for economic recovery.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
GB Nagar reports 81 new Covid cases in 24 hours
Noida, July 8 (IANS) Even with the national capital struggling to keep its daily Covid-19 tally under the 2,000-mark, its neighbouring Gautam Buddh Nagar, which comprises Noida and Greater Noida, witnessed 81 new cases in the last 24 hours.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
Sensex snaps 5-day rally on profit booking, weak global cues (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) The Indian stock market broke its five-day gaining streak with a last-hour plunge as traders took to profit booking on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tata group sole contender for Air India
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Tata group is the only bidder in the fray for national carrier Air India with just a month left for the final bidding date.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maharashtra hotels all decked out -- but guests elusive
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Following the Maharashtra government's nod on Monday, thousands of hotels, lodges, resorts and other places of accommodation in the state reopened spick and span for business on Wednesday, only to find the guests were still elusive.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Suspected Covid patient who jumped to death tests negative (Ld)
Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) The suspected Covid-19 patient who jumped to his death on Wednesday from the second floor of the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) building here, has tested negative for coronavirus, confirmed district collector Anand Singh Nehra.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
BJP top leadership backs 'tough administrator' Yogi
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Congress may be upset with the UP government after the Kanpur shootout in which 8 police personnel were killed, with party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi alleging that the state government was indulging in "jugglery" of figures on crime, but Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath seems to have the backing of the top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership, as of now.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sushant Singh Rajput's lookalike Sachin Tiwari is trending
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Not many know of Sachin Tiwari but everyone is familiar with his style! Sachin, who has been trending on social media lately, is Sushant Singh Rajputs lookalike and does a close job cloning the late actors dance moves and mannerism.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
LaLiga joins hands with MEDIAPRO to enhance viewing experience
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) LaLiga along with its partner MEDIAPRO has joined hands to improve its production workflow to master remote production techniques owing to the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
2,000 cr takas for B'deshi workers returning from Gulf: PM Hasina
Dhaka, July 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told Parliament that her government has taken multi-layered initiatives to bring back Bangladeshi workers from the Middle East and various initiatives have been taken for the returning migrants.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Asia Cup has been cancelled: BCCI President Ganguly
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday confirmed that this year's Asia Cup has been cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
SBI okays up to Rs 1,760 cr investment in Yes Bank's FPO
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI), on Wednesday, said that its Executive Committee of Central Board (ECCB) has approved an investment of up to Rs 1,760 crore in the Yes Bank's further public offering (FPO).
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
England skipper Joe Root celebrates birth of second child
London, July 8 (IANS) England Test captain Joe Root welcomed the birth of his second child. Root on Wednesday posted a picture with his two children on his Instagram handle to make the announcement.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Black Lives Matter movement is about equality, says Holding
Southampton, July 8 (IANS) Former West Indies bowler Michael Holding on Wednesday sent out a powerful message on racism and Black Lives Matter movement, saying the protest is about equality and not one-upmanship in society.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Aditi Rao Hydari finds true love
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari found "true love" on the set of her debut Malayalam film, "Sufiyum Sujatayum".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Kartik Aaryan calls himself 'bua'
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan's social media posts are a great source of entertainment. From witty remarks to funny videos featuring family members, Kartik is never short of ideas to regale fans.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Indian Navy brought back 3,992 citizens from various countries
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Indian Navy has brought back 3,992 citizens from various countries stranded due to the Covid pandemic, the force said on Wednesday. The Navy launched Operation Samudra Setu on May 5 as part of the national effort to bring back Indian citizens from overseas during the pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal govt fighting counterfeiting amid pandemic: Minister
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) West Bengal Minister in-charge for Consumer Affairs, Sadhan Pande, has said that counterfeiting and smuggling are two major economic crimes across the globe and the state government is making extra efforts to combat such crimes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nestle launches virtual internship programme amid Covid
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Nestle India on Wednesday announced the launch of a virtual internship programme, 'Nenternship'. The programme will focus on upskilling around 1,000 young people.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vijayan can't wash his hands off gold smuggling case: Union minister
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) A day after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state government has nothing to do with the gold smuggling case and any action has to be taken by the Centre, Union Minister V. Muraleedharan, also from Kerala, said that the Vijayan cannot wash his hands off.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sussanne Khan visits salon after four months
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan's former wife Sussanne Khan managed to drop by at her salon after almost four months of lockdown, and she is naturally elated.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
TN corona count goes up by 3,756 to a total of 122,350
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) As many as 3,756 persons tested positive for coronavirus infection in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, the state health department officials said.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Djokovic still undecided over US Open participation
Belgrade, July 8 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has said that he is still not sure of participating in the US Open and that there is a "witch-hunt" against him after the events of his ill-fated Adria Tour.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Tennis
Kerala records highest ever daily tally of 301 Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) For the first time, Kerala on Wednesday registered 301 new Covid positive cases, the highest number so far on a single day.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Thunderbolt 4 PCs expected later this year: Intel
San Francisco, July 8 (IANS) The first computers and accessories with Thunderbolt 4 ports are expected to be available later this year, Intel said on Wednesday even as Lenovo confirmed that it is working with the chipmaker to introduce such devices.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Form panel to look into patients' problems, HC asks Delhi govt
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Kejriwal government to form a panel to look into the problems faced by patients in getting treated at the Vasant Kunj's Fortis Hospital after it was converted to a dedicated COVID-19 facility.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lionsgate joins JioFiber to deliver premium content in India
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Global content platform Lionsgate on Wednesday announced it has formed an alliance with Jio to bring the Lionsgate Play streaming service to JioFiber customers as part of the its biggest partnership to date for large screens in South Asia.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Ali Fazal urges people to pay their house helps, drivers
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal has donated money saved from his parked cars to his support staff, and is urging people to pay their house help and drivers.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
GoM to meet on Thursday to review Covid situation
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) With the number of coronavirus cases zooming past the 7-lakh mark in India, the Group of Ministers (GoM) will hold a meeting to take stock of the Covid-19 situation in the country at the Nirman Bhawan here on Thursday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kangana's team alleges Mahesh Bhatt threw chappals at her, called her 'mad'
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) On Wednesday morning, Pooja Bhatt tweeted to remind how the Bhatts had launched Kangana Ranaut in their 2006 production "Gangster". Reacting to the tweet Kanganas team has now launched a tirade on social media saying Poojas father, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, threw chappals at Kangana, called her "mad" and humiliated her. They also alleged that Poojas uncle, producer Mukesh Bhatt, is not very keen to pay artistes.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Alaya F: I really do need to stop slouching
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actress Alaya F has posted a stunning photograph on Instagram but it is the caption that grabs your attention.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Withdraw proposed electricity Bill, Sukhbir urges PM
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Power Minister not to pursue the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and to withdraw it to ensure the federal rights of the states are not compromised in any manner.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab to appeal against school fee payment order
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) The Punjab government will file a letters patent appeal (LPA) in the high court this week against the decision of a single-judge Bench on school fees for lockdown.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Southampton Test: England opt to bat against West Indies
Southampton, July 8 (IANS) England stand-in captain Ben Stokes won the toss and elected to bat against the West Indies in the first Test of the three-match #raisethebat series at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Undekhi' more than a murder mystery, conventional thriller: Ashish R. Shukla
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Directer Ashish R. Shukla, who was creative head in "Dev.D", says his upcoming series "Undekhi" is more than a murder mystery.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi govt seeks report on factors leading to Covid deaths
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday sought a detailed report from the Delhi government's Health Secretary on factors responsible for COVID-19 deaths in the city. The death rate in the city has seen a sharp decline since June.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab okays Rs 3,200 cr industrial park, IMC projects
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) To boost the economy, the Punjab cabinet here on Wednesday approved development of a modern industrial park and integrated manufacturing cluster (IMC) near Ludhiana and Rajpura, respectively, at a cost of Rs 1,600 crore each.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Siddhant Chaturvedi wants corona to go back to 'chin chin'
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi wants the world to reopen and wants coronavirus to go back to "chin chin".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
NDMC's order on 100% attendance leaves employees tensed
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) With over 100 New Delhi Municipal Council staff members affected by COVID-19 and part of the building sealed, a new notice to resume office work with 100 per cent staff presence has left the employees in lurch.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab's Q1 revenue receipts fall 21 pc, CM to do monthly reviews
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) With the state's revenue receipts falling by 21 per cent in the first quarter of the 2020-21 fiscal, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will now undertake monthly reviews of the state's financial situation for more efficient management of the limited resources.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Vandalism of Ambedkar's Mumbai home sparks political furore
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) The shocking incident of at least two persons vandalising 'Rajgruha' - the Mumbai home of the late Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar - sparked off a political uproar in Maharashtra on Wednesday with various political parties demanding for stringent action.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art ready to go online for bidding
New Delhi, July 8 (IANSlife) A total of 64 works retrace 100 years of creative endeavours and artistic production in the South Asian subcontinent will be available as part of Asian Art Week online, presented by Christies.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Yuvraj pays tribute to 'eternal captain' Ganguly on 48th B'day
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh referred to former captain and current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly as his eternal captain after the latter turned 48 on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Food that improves sleep
New Delhi, July 8 (IANSlife) There is a strong correlation between sleep quality and dietary pattern. High intake of confectionary and noodles was associated with poor sleep quality, whereas a high intake of fish and vegetables was associated with good sleep quality.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
All you need to know about perimenopause
New Delhi, July 8 (IANSlife) Most women know the signs of menopause which happens around the age of 50. But there is another phenomenon called perimenopause which many are unaware of and tend to ignore.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
ED seizes Nirav Modi's Rs 329 cr assets in India, UAE & UK
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has confiscated fugitive diamantaire Nirava Modi's Rs 329.66 crore properties in Mumbai, Rajasthan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the UK.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nasscom Launchpad to help Indian tech startups explore US market
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) IT industry's apex body Nasscom on Wednesday announced the virtual launch of its Launchpad in New Jersey in the US that will provide a platform for member companies to explore opportunities to do business in New Jersey and the greater New York area.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Those who fight for truth cannot be intimidated: Rahul
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) After the Union Home Ministry set up an inter-ministerial committee to probe alleged violations of law by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit back saying truth cannot be "intimidated".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vir Das on being served 13 legal notices in 2020
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Comedian-actor Vir Das feels freedom of speech in India is not "free".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Keeping Renaissance art alive
New Delhi, July 8 (IANSlife) Fine arts photographer Sanjeev Verma draws inspiration from master painters like Rembrandt, Leonardo Da Vinci Caravaggio, Vermeer, and Velazquez to keep Renaissance art alive.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Shahid to Mira: Thank you for helping me be a better me
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor has left message for his "love" Mira Rajput on completing five years of marriage.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Would have picked Buttler as stand-in captain over Stokes, says KP
London, July 8 (IANS) Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen feels wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler would have been a better choice to cover for regular Test skipper Joe Root in the first Test against West Indies in Southampton starting Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Loving Local: The Open Road Series
New Delhi, July 8 (IANSlife) Preferred Hotels & Resorts, has launched an initiative called 'Loving Local' which is a global travel series designed to facilitate highly localized, luxury hotel experiences across 21 compelling regional markets including India - as consumers prepare to hit the open road once again for exploration and rediscovery of destinations close to home.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Time limit for availing LPG cylinders by Ujjwala beneficiaries extended
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In order to allow Ujjwala beneficiaries get their full quota of three cooking gas cylinders free of charge, the government on Wednesday extended the time limit for availing the benefit by three months till September 30.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC notice on DMK leader plea on disqualification petition of 11 MLAs
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice on a plea by DMK leader R. Sakkrapani seeking a direction to the Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Assembly to immediately decide on disqualification petition in connection with 11 MLAs, who had voted against Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami in 2017.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Petrol-diesel price gap decrease to hasten shift to petrol PVs: ICRA
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) A decrease in the gap between petrol and diesel prices is likely to accelerate the shift towards petrol or CNG passenger vehicles in the coming years, an ICRA analysis showed on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sanjay Garg launches online studio
New Delhi, July 8 (IANSlife) Design House, Raw Mango has launched its Online Studio making its collections, textiles, garments and objects available in India and globally. The brand which currently has four stores in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru makes an entry in to the digital retail space.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
How remdesivir can save lives in nations with lower hospital capacity
New York, July 8 (IANS) Amid news that the US has bought up virtually the entire global supply of remdesivir, a new study outlines how the drug could save lives in countries with a lower hospital capacity, such as South Africa, where Covid-19 is beginning to overwhelm intensive care units (ICUs).
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Travel platform introduces health and safety features
New Delhi, July 8 (IANSlife) Health and safety is a crucial aspect when it comes to travel in times of Coronavirus. Guests seek information in order to make informed travel and accommodation decisions.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
B'luru civic body building to be eveloped as Covid hospital
Bengaluru, July 8 (IANS) The Karnataka government is developing a city civic body building into a full-fledged Covid hospital to scale up the health infrastructure amid the Covid-19 pandemic, said a minister on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Acute skin problems in the summer
New Delhi, July 8 (IANSlife) Summers are for eating mangoes, watermelons, and other nutrient fruit like apricots. The bright sun improves of Vitamin D and lightens our mood as the sweat detoxifies us making us lose weight. Monsoons are for blissful rainy days and cups of tea with samosa. But this is the time when your skin can break out leading to acute skin problems which can spoil all the fun.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ranveer Singh's fans release an anthem dedicated to the star
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranveer Singhs fans have come out with an anthem for the actor. It goes, "Bollywood ka king, Ranveer Singh".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
2 civilian injured in Pak firing in J&K's Tangdhar
Srinagar, July 8 (IANS) Hours after a 63-year-old woman was killed and two civilians were injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Mendhar sector near the Line of Control in Poonch, two civilians were injured in Pakistani firing in the Tangdhar sector in Kashmir on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Hazy I-card hinted at Vikas Dubey's presence in Faridabad
Faridabad, July 8 (IANS) A mismatch of the photo identity card, provided by two men at a hotel, here on Tuesday, made the hotel manager suspicious. When he asked them for another identity card to book the room at the hotel, they failed to provide that and left.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Violence mars protests over renewed weekend lockdown in Belgrade
Belgrade, July 8 (IANS) Scores of demonstrators were injured in a clash with police that broke out outside the National Assembly here over the decision to re-impose a weekend curfew because of a surge in COVID-19 cases in Serbia and across the western Balkans.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Politics
Now Gaana unveils TikTok-like short video app 'HotShots'
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Joining the short-video making app race, music streaming service Gaana on Wednesday launched HotShots - a platform to create and share short viral videos and stories with its more than 150 million audience base.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Fresh lockdown in containment zones for week: Bengal CM (Ld)
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that a fresh lockdown would be imposed in certain pockets identified as containment zones for seven days from Thursday evening and extended by another week if the situation was not under control.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Pak bowlers to struggle more in England due to saliva ban, says Junaid
Karachi, July 8 (IANS) Left-arm pacer Junaid Khan feels Pakistan bowlers are likely to struggle more due to the saliva ban than their English counterparts when the two teams lock horns in a series involving three Tests and as many T20Is in August.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Covid tally crosses 22K mark as AP reports 1,062 new cases
Amaravati, July 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 1,062 fresh novel coronavirus cases on Wednesday, slightly lower than the 1,178 reported during the preceding 24 hours. The Wednesday tally includes 11 returnees from outside the state. The Covid-19 tally has now touched 22,259 in Andhra Pradesh.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
NCOEs to be divided into facilities devoted for seniors & juniors: Rijiju
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that National Centres of Excellence (NCOEs) will be divided into senior and junior facilities for each sport. Rijiju also said that there will be regional talent identification teams who will be further divided on the basis of each sport for scouting athletes for the proposed junior Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
SpiceJet offers Covid-19 insurance cover for passengers
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) To boost passenger confidence, airline major SpiceJet on Wednesday announced a unique initiative to provide passengers with a facility to opt for Covid-related insurance cover.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samantha Akkineni 'keeping up with fashion'
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Southern star Samantha Akkineni says she is really keeping up with the fashion in her latest social media post.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
SHO, another policeman arrested for tipping off Dubey
Kanpur, July 8 (IANS) The UP Police, on Wednesday, arrested suspended Chaubeypur Station Officer Vinay Tiwari who had allegedly helped gangster Vikas Dubey.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MHA suspends J&K cadre IPS Basant Rath for misconduct
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday suspended senior Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS officer Basant Rath for alleged misconduct and misbehaviour with the Director General of Police of the Union Territory.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Spotify-led global music streaming market hits 394mn subscribers
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Led by Swedish music streaming service, the global online music streaming subscriptions increased 35 per cent (year-on-year) in the first quarter this year to hit 394 million subscriptions globally, a new report said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
K'taka govt teachers to donate 1 day's salary for pvt counterparts
Bengaluru, July 8 (IANS) Responding to Karnataka Education Minister S. Suresh Kumars appeal, teachers of state-run schools agreed to donate a day's salary to their counterparts in private schools, as they have not been paid since April due to the Covid-induced lockdown, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Police search for weapons in well in Dubey's village
Kanpur, July 8 (IANS) The Kanpur Police have launched a search operation following inputs that some arms belonging to gangster Vikas Dubey may have been hidden in a well near the gangster's house in Bikru village.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arman Malik's new music video directed by dad Daboo Malik
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Veteran music composer Daboo Malik has turned director for son Armaan Malik's music video, "Zara thehro".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Cabinet okays affordable rental housing projects for urban poor
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the development of affordable rental housing complexes (AHRC) for the urban poor or migrants.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flipkart, Amazon among ecommerce players asked to indicate country of origin on products
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Consensus is building within the government that e-commerce players like Flipkart, Amazon will have to indicate the country of origin of the product on their merchandise.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Tiger goes back on the 'bachpana' trail
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff shared a throwback picture of himself from the times he did not have facial hair.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
CAIT plans drive to boycott Chinese goods during festive season
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Wednesday said that it will spearhead a movement to boycott goods imported from China during the upcoming festive season in India.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Police ordered to crackdown on indoor, outdoor parties: Goa CM
Panaji, July 8 (IANS) Days after a party organised for political workers by a ruling MLA caused embarrassment for the BJP-led coalition government, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that police had been orderd to crackdown even on house parties henceforth.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Goa,National
Rajkummar Rao: 'Omerta' was emotionally and physically draining
Mumbai July 8 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao recalls how Hansal Mehtas 2017 release "Omerta" allowed him to push his boundary as an actor.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Banks' cyber risks rise as Covid spurs digital trends: Moody's
London, July 8 (IANS) Banks face a growing risk of cyber-attacks as the coronavirus crisis accelerates the shift to digital banking and remote working, Moody's Investors Service said in a report on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Dier banned for 4 games for jumping into crowd in FA Cup
London, July 8 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier on Wednesday was banned for four matches after he jumped into the stands and chased a supporter following the team's defeat at the hands of Norwich in the FA Cup.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Bengal CM protests removal of topics from CBSE curicula
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed shock over the CBSE decision to drop many topics like citizenship, federalism, secularism etc while reducing curricula for Classes 9 to 12 due to Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Cabinet okays Rs 12,450 cr recap of 3 PSU general insurance cos
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved capital infusion of Rs 12,450 crore for three state run insurance companies - the Oriental Insurance Company, the National Insurance Company and the United India Insurance Company.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
New sanitiser makers face action for GST evasion (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The urgent requirement for alcohol-based hand sanitisers amid the Covid-19 pandemic enthused many firms, including sugar mills and alcohol producers, to jump on the bandwagon.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
K'taka panel for pre-recorded classes for select students
Bengaluru, July 8 (IANS) An expert committee constituted by the Karnataka government on online classes has recommended live and pre-recorded classes for children aged three and above, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
ED serves notice to TMC leaders in Narada probe
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has served a fresh notice to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders in connection with the Narada sting operation.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huawei patents clamshell foldable phone like Galaxy Z Flip
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has filed a new patent for a new clamshell design foldable phone, which resembles Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.
2020-07-08
Category: International, China,Technology
Sri Lanka, Maldives eliminate measles, rubella in SE Asia: WHO
Colombo, July 8 (IANS) Maldives and Sri Lanka were verified on Wednesday for having eliminated rubella, making them the first two countries in the World Health Organization South-East Asia region to achieve that ahead of the 2023 target, the WHO in Sri Lanka said in a statement.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jacqueline admits dealing with 'some major anxiety' lately
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has admitted that she has been "dealing with some major anxiety" lately.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Olympia Lightning: Usain Bolt reveals name of baby girl
Kingston, July 8 (IANS) Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has shared an adorable first picture of his baby daughter, revealing her name - Olympia Lightning.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
RGF has nothing to hide, why holy cows not questioned: Cong
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) After the Centre set up an inter-ministerial committee to probe alleged violations of legal provisions by the Gandhi family's Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, the Congress on Wednesday hit back saying the RGF had nothing to hide.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DU online exams postponed till Aug 15
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Delhi University on Wednesday informed the High Court that it has postponed the online Open Book Examination (OBE) till August 15. The exams were slated to commence from July 10.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jude Law to play Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan'
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) Actor Jude Law is in talks to play the classic villain Captain Hook in the upcoming live action film, "Peter Pan & Wendy".
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Smartphones not a barrier to good parenting: Study
Sydney, July 8 (IANS Parents may worry that spending time on their smartphones has a negative impact on their relationships with their children, however, a new study found that this is unlikely to be the case .
2020-07-08
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Tablighi Jamaat case: Foreigners including Chinese granted bail
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to Chinese, Brazilian, Australian, Fijian, and Philippines nationals who participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz here in March.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
COVID-19: Japan Open table tennis tournament cancelled
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and Japan Table Tennis Association (JTTA) have announced that the 2020 Japan Open will not be going ahead, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Trade, connectivity in BBIN region for stability stressed
Agartala/Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) Trade and connectivity can help reduce poverty and ensure stability in the BBIN ((Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal) sub-region, say experts and economists.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
No registration of BS-IV vehicles sold after March 31: SC
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday recalled its March 27 order, where it had allowed the sale of BS-IV compliant vehicles for 10 days, barring in Delhi-NCR, after the lifting of the nationwide lockdown imposed to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Russell Crowe: Have been self-isolating for past 30 years
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) Actor Russell Crowe says he is pretty good at self-isolating as he has been practicing it for the past 30 years.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sindh CM flays PTI's Ali Zaidi over JIT report
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday slammed Minister for Shipping and Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi for "acting irresponsibly" by releasing what the Minister claimed was the "original" joint investigation team (JIT) report on infamous Lyari gangster Uzair Jan Baloch.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Aussie snowboarding champion dies while spearfishing near Gold Coast
Melbourne, July 8 (IANS) Two-time snowboarding world champion Alex Pulling of Australia on Wednesday passed away after he drowned near a Gold Coast beach, as per local media reports. He was 32.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
AWS-powered Covid-19 diagnostic tool seeks lung scans from India
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Experts at University of British Columbia in Canada who are building an Artificial Intelligence-powered Covid-19 diagnosis tool with the help of resources from Amazon Web Services (AWS) are seeking lung scan images from India to refine their open source model, a researcher involved with the project said.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Pavleen Gujral on the time she nearly went into depression
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actor Pavleen Gujral, best known for playing Pamela in the award-winning 2015 film "Angry Indian Goddesses", says there was a time when she had nearly gone into depression.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Vikash Dubey's nephew, brother-in-law nabbed in MP
Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh), July 8 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday detained Gyanendra Prakash Nigam, alias Raju Khullar, gangster Vikas Dubey's brother-in-law from Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rana Daggubati's Instagram force grows to 4 million
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Telugu star Rana Daggubati now has a following of four million on Instagram.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Solskjaer urges United to keep Villa forward Grealish in check
Manchester, July 8 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels his team has to be careful about Jack Grealish when they take on Aston Villa on Thursday in their next English Premier League encounter.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
TN Minister Thangamani tests corona positive
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister and senior AIADMK leader P. Thangamani on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus and ws admitted to a private hospital here for treatment.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Classy Rohit never looks to bludgeon the ball, says Hazlewood
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood believes star Indian opener Rohit Sharma has a phenomenal record when it comes to white-ball cricket and his batting style is filled with pure class and elegance.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pooja Bhatt reminds Kangana Ranaut was launched by the Bhatts
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has countered nepotism allegations aimed at the Bhatts, claiming that as a family of filmmakers they have always supported newcomers and outsiders.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
India looks to strengthen peace as UNSC member: Prez
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said that India looked forward to working with the international community to strengthen global peace and prosperity as a member of the UN Security Council for the term 2021-22.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
More beds, ambulances for Covid-hit in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, July 8 (IANS) With coronavirus cases spiking, the Karnataka government is adding more beds in Covid Care Centres (CCC) and hospitals in this tech city for treating the infected, said state Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
If I was there from beginning, Milan would have won the title: Ibrahimovic
Milan, July 8 (IANS) Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return to AC Milan has coincided in a reversal of fortunes for the San Siro giants. The side, which has struggled to match up to its glory years of the past for nearly a decade now, have since the return of the football in Italy beaten title contenders Lazio and Juventus, with the latter coming after Milan went 2-0 down on Tuesday.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Meditation helps boost immunity, says study
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Heartfulness meditation improves immunity against infections and cancer and is an effective adjunct in the treatment of several autoimmune disorders, a study said.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
China's state media propaganda will not win it a war with India
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Galwan Valley incident marks a new low in recent times in bilateral relations between India and China. While the details of the incident are still unfolding and both sides are engaged in high-level military talks, there are clear signs that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants to deter India from reacting and accept illegal encroachments in the Galwan Valley and Pangong Tso area.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
MSME stand destroyed, large companies under stress: Rahul
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the Modi government over economic distress, saying that small and medium enterprises were "destroyed" and even large companies and banks were in "distress".
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Eyeing post-Covid recovery, Vedanta announces 2 big appointments
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Diversified natural resources company Vedanta on Wednesday announced two senior level appointments to get itself ready for the next phase of growth post-Covid, with the focus on building domestic capacity.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian Railways places 55 COVID care isolation coaches at Patna
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) As many as 12,712 isolation beds have been provided in 828 COVID Care Coaches deployed at junctions in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar, out of which 12,581 are currently vacant, the Indian Railways stated on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Cong raises issue of students in US affected by change in policy
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) After the US Department of Immigration and Custom Enforcement said that students whose classes are going completely online will not be issued visas for the next semester nor will such students be allowed to stay, the Congress has lashed out at the government for not paying heed to the sufferings of these students.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Irrfan's son Babil: My father was defeated at the box office by hunks with six pack abs
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Late actor Irrfan Khan's son Babil has taken a dig at Bollywood's "blatant sexism and same-old conventional representations of patriarchy". Babil shared that Irrfan had once told him that Bollywood is seldom respected in world cinema.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Arteta miffed with Nketiah sending off in Arsenal vs Leicester 1-1 draw
London, July 8 (IANS) Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta is not happy as to how Eddie Nketiah was sent off against Leicester City on Tuesday night and insisted if Nketiah's red card was warranted then Jamie Vardy, who scored a late equaliser for the 1-1 draw, also should have been sent off.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Pvt franchisees in power sector will lead to cherry-picking: TN CM
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday told the central government that allowing private franchisees in power sector will lead to cherry-picking.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Don't offer sacrifice on roads in Bakrid: JIH to Muslims
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Jammat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has urged Muslims to take precautions during Eid ul-Adha (Bakrid), to be celebrated in the last week of July, and has issued guidelines on offering prayers and sacrifices.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Big B is 91 kg and 'off to the gym'
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Did Amitabh Bachchan just hint that he presently weighs 91 kilos? Going by his latest social media post, it could seem so.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Childhood obesity linked to poor heart health signs: Study
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Dear parents, read this carefully. Toddlers who were obese or overweight show concerning signs of cardiovascular disease at 11-12 years of age, say researchers.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Investments for building long-term presence in India remain intact: Coca-Cola
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Beverage major Coca-Cola's long-term investment plans in India remain intact despite coronavirus-induced economic turbulence, a key company executive said.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Need calibrated call in reducing import dependence from China: SBI Ecowrap
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India needs to take a calibrated call in reducing import dependence from China and not through sudden stops.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fringe outfits emerge from within UP Congress
Lucknow, July 8 (IANS) Even as the Congress in Uttar Pradesh intensifies its attack on the Yogi Adityanath government in the state, the party faces fragmentation from within.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian mobile users seek superior fast-charging tech, long battery life: Survey (Ld)
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) With smartphones becoming the primary device for work, streaming and gaming, seven in every eight smartphone users in India feel innovation in the fast-charging technology is the key and long battery life is what matters the most, a new survey revealed on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Vidya Balan resumes work amid Covid-19 pandemic
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) After Taapsee Pannu, actress Vidya Balan shared that she has resumed shooting amid the ongoing Covid pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
COVID-19: PCI President Malik virtually interacts with APC chief
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In her first international meeting in capacity as the President of the Paralympic Committee of India, Deepa Malik met virtually with Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) President Majid Rashed who assessed the current situation in the country owing to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Chinese PLA moves back at Patrolling Points 14, 15
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Chinese People's Liberation Army troops have pulled back around 2 kilometres at Patrolling Point 14 and Patrolling 15 in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh while the process of pull back has started at the Hot Springs, sources said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Neetu Kapoor turns 62, daughter Riddhima hosts dinner
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) It's veteran actress 62nd birthday, and her daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni has tried her best to make mom's day special.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Pak claims Kulbhushan Jadhav refuses to file review petition
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Pakistan has claimed that captured Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav has refused to file a review petition and has decided to go ahead with his pending mercy plea.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
NSDC, Microsoft to impart digital skills to 1 lakh youth in India
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Microsoft on Wednesday announced a partnership aimed at providing digital skills to over 1 lakh youth in the country over the next 12 months.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
Blood plasma therapy for Goa corona patients from next week: CM
Panaji, July 8 (IANS) Goa will start treating Covid-19 patients in a critical condition with blood plasma therapy from next week, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Bangladesh COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,197
Dhaka, July 8 (IANS) Bangladesh has reported 46 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus, taking the total number of the COVID-19 fatalities in the country to 2,197, health officials said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India footballer Kotal helping those in need realise their dreams
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India defender Pritam Kotal has seen struggles from close quarters and wishes no one faces the hardship as he did in his growing years.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Sales plunge to dent auto dealers' credit metrics this fiscal
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Two consecutive years of double-digit decline in sales volume and a 50-100 basis points (bps) moderation in already thin operating profitability are expected to materially dent the credit metrics of automotive dealers this fiscal, a study of 2051 CRISIL-rated dealers indicates.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TN rescinds order extending 'Friends of Police' across state
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday rescinded its earlier order to extend the 'Friends of Police' (FOP) initiative across the state.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Prabhas's next to be announced on July 10
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) The title and the first look of actor Prabhas and Pooja Hegde's upcoming film will be unveiled on July 10, it was announced on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Samsung Crystal UHD, Unbox Magic 3.0 Smart TV series now in India
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Samsung on Wednesday launched its 2020 Smart TV line-up with the new Crystal 4K UHD and Unbox Magic 3.0 series in India.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Online open book examination postponed: DU to Delhi HC
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Delhi University on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it has postponed the online Open Book Examination (OBE) which was slated to commence from July 10.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Diesel maintains gain over petrol in Delhi, prices unchanged
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Diesel has maintained its gain over petrol in Delhi as oil marketing companies kept the prices of auto fuels unchanged on Wednesday after raising the price of diesel by 25 paisa per litre in the city a day earlier.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jharkhand CM goes into home quarantine
Ranchi, July 8 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, has home quarantined himself after a Minister and legislator were tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
AICF faction fight affecting players: Chess Players Forum
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) The Chess Players Forum (CPF) representing the interests of Indian chess players has termed the resignation of Grandmaster R.B. Ramesh from the team Selection Committee as shocking and shameful.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
7 in 8 Indian users seek superior fast-charging tech, OPPO leads
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) With smartphones becoming the primary device for work, streaming and gaming, seven in every eight smartphone users in India feel innovation in the fast-charging technology is the key and long battery life is what matters the most, a new survey revealed on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
SC agrees to examine plea on ashrams run by fake babas
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine a petition that sought a direction to the Centre to close down the 'ashrams' and spiritual centres run by fake 'babas' who it claimed kept hundreds of women inmates in unhygienic conditions that could potentially lead to Covid-19 outbreak.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Delhi HC orders aerial survey of Sanjay Van to check for encroachments
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) After various videos of Mazaars inside South Delhi's Sanjay Van surfaced, the Delhi High Court while taking suo motu cognizance of the situation directed the authorities to conduct an aerial survey of the area and ascertain whether there are encroachments or not.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Football Association to allow players to take a knee in FA Cup final
London, July 8 (IANS) English football's governing body Football Association (FA) won't discipline players for taking a knee in the FA Cup final which is currently scheduled to be played next month.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hold Xi Jinping accountable for genocide: Uyghurs to UN
New York July 8 (IANS) The Uyghur Turks and other Muslim communities in China have asked the United Nations and other international organisations to put pressure on China and investigate the acts of genocide perpetrated against the Uyghurs.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,National
Protests erupt in PoK: Save river, save Muzaffarabad, save us from Pak and China
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) How much is $1.5 billion in Pakistani rupees? The figure would make many eyeballs pop out in Islamabad. But, for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), it's zilch.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Limping' Vikas Dubey flees Faridabad hotel, NCR on alert (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's most wanted gangster Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the killing of eight policemen last week in Kanpur district, was reportedly seen in a hotel in Haryana's Faridabad adjoining the national capital on Tuesday, sources said.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TMC protests in Kolkata over fuel price hike
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress on Wednesday held sit-in in Kolkata to protest against increase in prices of petroleum products and the "anti-people" policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra, Anurag Kashyap among ambassadors for Toronto film fest 2020
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap are among global celebrities who have been invited to be ambassadors of the 45th Toronto International Film Festival, slated to take place from September 10 to 19.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Amazon Prime Video rolls out user profiles feature globally
San Francisco, July 8 (IANS) After first making it available for users in India and Africa, Amazon Prime Video has finally started rolling out the user profile feature globally that allows customers to create six profiles against one account.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Mike Hesson recalls 'toughest time' of his coaching career
Auckland, July 8 (IANS) Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has conceded that he could have handled the axing of Ross Taylor as captain in 2012 better but added he has no regrets over his call.
2020-07-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
BJP advertises 'pro-poor' Centre, calls opposition 'irresponsible'
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday listed a series of welfare measures and policy decisions taken by the Centre in the last few months during and after the lockdown, to project the BJP-led government as 'pro-poor' which aims to make India 'self reliant' and it lashed out at the Opposition for critiquing Government calling it a 'disservice to the nation'.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Order probe, resign over gold smuggling case: Congress, BJP tell Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF and BJP-led NDA on Wednesday demanded Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's resignation and a probe into the gold smuggling case allegedly involving a woman working in the IT Department. The Congress said a CBI investigation was needed in the case.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Lucy Liu on being Hollywood's 'black sheep'
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) "Charlies Angels" star Lucy Liu says she faced a lot of difficulties initially in her career due to racism in Hollywood.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
B'luru police bust second prostitution racket in less than a week
Bengaluru, July 8 (IANS) The women's wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) has busted a second prostitution racket in the city in less than a week, arresting two men and rescuing five women, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SOS from Indian expat stuck at Frankfurt airport for 3 days
Dubai, July 8 (IANS) An Abu Dhabi-based Indian woman, stranded at Frankfurt International Airport for close to four days, has appealed to authorities to let her back into the UAE.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
SC plea says police use 'colonial coercive machinery', seeks norms to curb custodial death
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In the backdrop of the alleged custodial death of father-son, Jayaraj and Bennix, in Tamil Nadu, a plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking laying down of guidelines to prevent custodial torture/ deaths/ rape.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maha NGO honours Good Samaritans for services in lockdown (IANS Impact)
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Four prominent Good Samaritans from Maharashtra who rendered yeoman services during lockdown to lakhs of stranded migrants, were felicitated and honoured with Certificates of Appreciation by a Mumbai NGO, an official said here on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Kerala gold smuggling: Brother not in talking terms with accused Swapna
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) Swapna Suresh, the high-profile lady who moved in the corridors of power, rubbing shoulders with the high and mighty in Kerala, was reportedly not in talking terms with her elder brother.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Kerala,National
Don't want year 2020 to finish without an IPL, says Ganguly
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has stated they would like to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year and their first priority is to host the tournament within the country itself.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Team needs to play well abroad, will have a word with Virat & Ravi: Ganguly
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that he will have a chat with India captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri, trying to gauge what went wrong in New Zealand where the team was whitewashed in the Test and ODI series.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Tuticorin custodial deaths: CBI registers two cases, constitutes team
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday took over the investigation into the Tuticorin custodial deaths case and registered two FIRs after the Centre gave nod to the agency.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
It used to take 14 days to reach LAC, now just a day: Ladakh Scouts (IANS Exclusive)
Leh, July 8 (IANS) China is frustrated with India in Ladakh because a journey that used to take 16 to 18 days for the Indian Army to reach the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in 1962 takes just a day today.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Virat Kohli feasts on neer dosa made by Shreyas Iyer's mother
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli was recently treated to some fine neer dosa cooked by teammate Shreyas Iyer's mother.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Vikas Dubey flees Faridabad hotel, 3 aides nabbed (Ld)
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's most wanted gangster Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the killing of eight policemen last week in Kanpur district, was reportedly seen in a hotel in Haryana's Faridabad adjoining the national capital on Tuesday, sources said.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIFF academy accreditation 2020-21 deadlines extended
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The All India Football Federation has decided that the deadline for clubs and academies to submit their application form along with the prescribed fee for AIFF academy accreditation for the 2020-21 season is July 15.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
MHA forms panel to probe three Gandhi family trusts (Ld)
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has set up an inter-ministerial committee to probe alleged violations of legal provisions by three Gandhi family trusts, namely Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NLU student death: SC directs police to complete probe in 2 months
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Rajasthan police to complete the probe, within two months, into the death of a third year student of Jodhpur-based National Law University in August 2017.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Dell launches premium XPS consumer laptops in India
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Dell Technologies on Wednesday launched new XPS 13 and XPS 15 premium consumer laptops in India, at a starting price of Rs 1,44,807.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Covid patient jumps to death from Raj hospital
Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) A Covid-19 patient on Wednesday jumped to his death from the second floor of the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) building here.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Sourav Ganguly: Captain who is still steering the ship of Indian cricket
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Many refer to him as the "Bengal Tiger". For some, he is the "Prince of Kolkata". But what he is most famous as is "Dada". Dada generally means elder brother in Bengali and in colloquial terms, it also refers to as don. And Sourav Ganguly is rightly called the "Dada" of Indian cricket.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Players need time to adjust to conditions in England, says Azhar Ali
Worcester, July 8 (IANS) Pakistan Test skipper Azhar Ali feels the players still need some time to acclimatise themselves to the conditions ahead of the series against England which includes three Tests and as many T20Is.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Men and younger adults less active in lockdown: Study
London, July 8 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the researchers have found that men and younger adults have been less physically active during the Covid-19 lockdown.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Temporary relief for Zee as HC admits appeal against selling of shares worth Rs 740M
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court in an interim relief to Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd stayed IDBI Trusteeship and Franklin Templeton from selling or transferring the company's shares worth Rs 740 million, after the court admitted an appeal filed by Zee.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Woman killed in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pak (Ld)
Jammu, July 8 (IANS) One woman was killed and two others were injured on Wednesday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Sangay hails Pompeo on visa restrictions for Chinese officials
Dharamsala, July 8 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay on Wednesday expressed gratitude to the United States for imposing visa restrictions on Chinese officials under the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Zoom Video launches new hardware as a service
San Francisco, July 8 (IANS) Zoom Video Communications has launched a new hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) offering to help its enterprise customers scale video conference rooms and phones with budget-friendly hardware options and simple technology upgrades at an affordable, fixed monthly price.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gmail for iPad update adds support for Split View multitasking
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Google has updated its Gmail app for iPad to add long-awaited Split View multitasking support.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
PM Modi to address global audience on Thursday
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be making the inaugural address at the India Global Week 2020 on Thursday, his first speech to a global audience in the post Covid-19 era.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three policemen killed in suicide bomb blast in Kandahar
Kabul, July 8 (IANS) At least three policemen were killed and 18 others wounded in a suicide attack on Police HQ in Kandahar province on Wednesday morning, a security source said.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Chopped body of woman found in UP's Barabanki
Barabanki (UP), July 8 (IANS) A dismembered body of an unidentified woman was found stuffed in a suitcase and polythene bags near a closed factory in Safedabad area here on Tuesday night.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ganguly recalls NatWest final at Lord's, leaves Mayank in splits
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Former India captain and current President of the Board of Control for India Sourav Ganguly left Mayank Agarwal in splits when the latter asked him about the famous shirt episode in the NatWest Trophy final in 2002.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19 can cause delirium, brain inflammation: Study
London, July 8 (IANS) Covid-19 can cause severe neurological complications, including delirium, brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage, warn researchers.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Yogi claims UP law and order is 'better'
Lucknow, July 8 (IANS) To counter the mounting pressure by the opposition on the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has now released crime figures based on the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data to prove that the crime situation in the state is 'satisfactory'.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vikas Dubey now carries a bounty of Rs 5L
Lucknow, July 8 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has increased the reward on gangster Vikas Dubey to Rs 5 lakh.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Unacademy acquires PrepLadder to boost presence in medical entrance
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Bengaluru-based edtech firm Unacademy has acquired Chandigarh-based PrepLadder, a leading post-graduate medical entrance exam preparation platform, for $50 million (approx Rs 375 crore).
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ex-MLA's property razed for encroaching graveyard in UP
Badaun (Uttar Pradesh), July 8 (IANS) A part of a two-storied building belonging to former Legislator Ramsewak Singh Patel, was demolished on Tuesday for being illegally constructed on graveyard land.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal to release redefined containment zone list
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government will issue a fresh list of containment zones across the state later on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
7 more Covid-19 patients die in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) As many as seven more Covid-19 patients died in Odisha, informed the health department on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
SBI reduces MCLR by 5-10 bps in shorter tenors
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday announced reduction in its marginal cost of funds-based lending rates (MCLR) on loans by 5-10 basis points (bps) in the shorter tenors -- up to three months -- with effect from July 10.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Instagram brings TikTok-like short videos to India with 'Reels'
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) With the ban on TikTok creating a huge vacuum for the 15-second videos in the Indian Internet space, Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday announced the extension of the testing of Reels which allows users to record, edit and share short multi-clip videos, to India.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Andhra CM pays tributes to father YSR, releases mother's book
Amaravati, July 8 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on his 71st birth anniversary on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
J'khand Min, MLA, scribes test Covid positive
Ranchi, July 8 (IANS) Jharkhand Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Minister Mithilesh Thakur, Jharkahnd Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Mathura Mahto, and 20 media person of Dhanbad districts have tested positive for the Coronavirus.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Hiring activity improves 33% in June: Naukri.com
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In a silver lining amid the growing Covid-19 cases, the hiring activity in India saw 33 per cent improvement in June compared to May, a new Naukri.com report said on Wednesday, adding that the hiring activity was still down by a massive 44 per cent (year-on-year) when compared to the same period last year.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Another Odisha MLA tests COVID-19 positive
Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) A day after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker contracted COVID-19 in Odisha, ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Prasant Behera has also tested positive for coronavirus, said an official on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Tendulkar inaugurates COVID-19 plasma therapy unit at Mumbai hospital
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday inaugurated the plasma therapy unit for treating COVID-19 patients at Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri. An initiative of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the plasma therapy unit opens a new front in the battle against the novel coronavirus.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Landslide buries nine in China
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Rescue operations are underway after a landslide caused by heavy rainfall swept away nine people on Wednesday in central China's Hubei province.
2020-07-08
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Important to give 100 % & have self-belief, says defender Kothajit
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team defender Kothajit Singh Khadangbam has revealed that his biggest learnings from the COVID-19 induced lockdown were to value the importance of patience and the requirement of believing in oneself in every situation.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hackers break into 570 e-commerce stores including in India
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) A hacker group has broken into at least 570 e-commerce stores in 55 countries, including in India, in the last three years, leaking information on more than 184,000 stolen credit cards and generated over $7 million (over Rs 52 crore) from selling compromised payment cards.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Srman Jain: Comedy shows bring in a lot of positivity
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Actor Srman Jain, known for his roles in shows like "Saas Bina Sasural" and "Adaalat", has joined the cast of Harsh Limbachiyaas "Funhit Mey Jaari". The actor feels comedy shows bring in a lot of positivity, especially in difficult times like these.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion