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Mumbai lashed by heavy rains, traffic hit
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) In the current season's first major downpour, rain lashed vast areas of Konkan, including Mumbai since early Friday morning, hitting road traffic movement in several parts of the city, officials said.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Portuguese Paulo Sousa quits as Bordeaux's coach
Paris, July 3 (IANS) Paulo Sousa has chosen to end the spell as coach of French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
2020-07-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Tesla CEO Elon Musk again taunts US market regulators SEC
San Francisco, July 3 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has again provoked the US market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission, while celebrating the surge in the company's stock.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Accountability needs to be fixed: Priyanka on Kanpur firing
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Alluding to the recent killings in Uttar Pradesh, Congress General Secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Friday emphasised on the need to fix accountability in the state.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Saroj Khan's last Instagram post was in memory of Sushant Singh Rajput
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Saroj Khans last Instagram post was interestingly about Sushant Singh Rajput.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
In Covid days, I-T Deptt refunds Rs 62K Cr to 20L taxpayers
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) In pursuance of the exercise to meet liquidity needs taxpayers during COVID-19 pandemic, the income tax department has fast tracked its tax refund process and processed 20.44 lakh cases amounting to more than Rs 62,361 crore upto June 30.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Beijing threatens retaliation against UK for offering residency to Hongkongers
London, July 3 (IANS) China says the UK will "bear all consequences" if it grants residency to Hongkongers fleeing a harsh new national security law.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Eyeing promotion, 55-year-old K'taka cop writes Class 10 exams
Bengaluru, July 3 (IANS) A 55-year-old Karnataka police constable is writing the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board exam at Kolar to get promotion before his retirement in 2025.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Japan lodges protest with China over ships near disputed islets
Tokyo, July 3 (IANS) Japan on Friday said that it has lodged a protest with China over the intrusion by two China Coast Guard ships into Japanese territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Japan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pinarayi Vijayan has badly let down Kerala diaspora: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) Senior Congress Legislator and former State Minister for Diaspora K. C.Joseph on Friday said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has badly let down the Kerala diaspora on all fronts.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Moderna phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trial could still begin in July
San Francisco, July 3 (IANS) US-based pharmaceutical major Moderna has said that it still expects to begin phase-3 clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate in July after a report said that the late stage trial of the vaccine involving 30,000 participants got delayed due to changes in the study plan.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Subhash Ghai: Saroj Khan will live in history of choreography for Indian cinema
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai has described prolific choreographer Saroj Khans death as a "personal loss", and said that she will forever live in the history of choreography in Indian cinema.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Men more likely to be seen as 'brilliant' than women: Study
New York, July 3 (IANS) Men are more likely to be seen as 'brilliant' than women, say researchers in a new study measuring global perceptions linked to gender.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Late fee on GST returns capped till July to Rs 500
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) In a major relief to the GST taxpayers, the government has decided to cap the maximum late fee for Form GSTR-3B at Rs 500 per return for the extended tax period of July 2017 to July 2020 subject to the condition that such returns are filed before September 30, 2020.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Virtual activities to break the monotony
New Delhi, July 3 (IANSlife) It has been months of gloom amidst these unprecedented times and everyone is scouting for new ways to keep the excitement on while staying safe at home. While we sulk at home thinking about the travel restrictions and our summer vacations and other exciting holiday plans canning, One can opt for travel and unique experiences to you virtually.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Country of Origin' a matter of consideration for Indian consumers
New Delhi, July 3 (IANSlife) As the government orders e-commerce players to display the "Country of Origin" of products sold on their platforms, a survey reveals three in ten urban Indian respondents (31 per cent) consider the Country of Origin of a product important when buying it, but it ranks lower than other factors. The Quality of the product (77 per cent), its price (53 per cent) and the brand name or the parent brand (34 per cent) are all notably more important when deciding what to buy.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Have already started preparing for Australia tour, says Kuldeep
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Indias left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has revealed that he has already started preparing for the Australia tour, scheduled to take place towards the end of the year.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
IBBI proposes to limit cases with insolvency professionals
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) In what may bring about major reform and efficiency in the insolvency regime in India, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has proposed to limit the number of cases an insolvency professional can handle to five as it noted that few insolvency professionals (IP) are handling too many cases
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Have already started preparing for Australia tour, says Kuldeep
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Indias left-arm unorthodox spin bowler Kuldeep Yadav has revealead that he has already started preparing for the Australia tour, scheduled to take place towards the end of the year.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Be monsoon ready with these skincare essentials
New Delhi, July 3 (IANSlife) Monsoon takes a toll on your skin and hair. Frizzy hair, lackluster skin and chapped lips are all a result of the humidity. Whether youre staying indoors or stepping outside, all you need to do is tweak your skincare routine to introduce products that address these issues.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The flipside side of banning TikTok
New Delhi, July 3 (IANSlife) Video-sharing application TikTok was a rage for people in India and its ban - along with 58 other Chinese apps - will certainly have a massive impact on people who were part of it every day, every minute. The followers, who had become addicted to the antics of the content developers, and spent hours glued to their handsets, can now experience a series of withdrawal symptoms.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Encouraging' data but Covid vax nowhere near us
New York, July 3 (IANS) There are currently 18 candidate vaccines in key clinical trials globally but despite encouraging preliminary data coming from some research labs, a Covid-19 vaccine is nowhere near while new corona cases are mounting in several countries including in India.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Imtiaz Ali: Saroj Khan behaved like a teenager on winning National Award for 'Jab We Met' (FIRST PERSON)
(Saroj Khan won her third National Award as choreographer for the song "Yeh ishq haye" in Imtiaz Alis 2007 film, "Jab We Met", which was picturised on Kareena Kapoor. Ali recalls how Khans choreographing the song happened by sheer coincidence, and also how they would collaborate again in his 2009 film "Love Aaj Kal")
2020-07-03
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Another proof of hooliganism in UP: Rahul on Kanpur firing
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday raised questions about the safety of the common people in Uttar Pradesh after eight policemen were shot dead in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha reports highest 1-day spike of 561 COVID-19 cases
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) Odisha has reported 561 COVID-19 positive cases, highest single-day spike in last 24 hours, and two death cases due to the virus, informed the health department on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Sushmita Sen: 'Aarya' is a personal win
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) For Sushmita Sen, "Aarya" is not just a professional choice, but a personal win.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
It's been challenging without teammates at SAI Bengaluru, says Karkera
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) When Hockey India announced a month-long break for all members of both men's and women's teams on June 19, everyone except Suraj Karkera decided to make their way home.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Taj Mahal to reopen from July 6, tourism industry upbeat
Agra, July 3 (IANS) The Tourism industry captains in Agra have welcomed the decision of the Union Culture Ministry to reopen the Taj Mahal and other ASI protected monuments for visitors from July 6.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Apple patents unique MacBook Pro with 5 displays
San Francisco, July 3 (IANS) Apple's new patent has revealed that the company is working on a MacBook Pro with five displays.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
New, more infectious strain of Covid-19 now dominates global cases: Study
London, July 3 (IANS) In a new study, researchers have shown that a variation in the viral genome of Covid-19 improved its ability to infect human cells and helped it become the dominant strain circulating around the world.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Science/Tech
France expressses concern over tense situation in Libya
Paris, July 3 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has expressed his country's concern over the current tense situation in Libya, stressing importance of Libya's security and stability.
2020-07-03
Category: International, France,Politics
Bereaved pet jumps to death after master passes away
Kanpur, July 3 (IANS) Ever heard of a dog committing suicide? In a soul-stirring incident, a dog jumped to death from the fourth floor of a building after his master, a woman doctor, passed away.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Manchester City honour PL champions Liverpool before thashing them
Manchester, July 3 (IANS) In a humble gesture, newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool were given a guard of honour by Manchester City players before the start of Thursday night's game played at the Etihad Stadium. However, City showed no respite in their performance and were absolutely ruthless as they thrashed Liverpool 4-0.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kerala baby thrown by father recovers, to be discharged
Kochi, July 3 (IANS) The two-month-old baby girl, who was flung away by her father last month, has recovered and will be discharged on Saturday, according to the doctors treating her.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madhuri Dixit on Saroj Khan's demise: Devastated by the loss of my friend and guru
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit has mourned the loss of veteran choreographer Saroj Khan saying she has lost a "friend and guru".
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
RIL net debt to dip with rights issue, Jio stake sale
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Asset monetization in Jio Platforms along with the $7 billion rightsissue s hould reduce Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)s net debt by more than half, according to a report by Morgan Stanley.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Messi unwilling to extend contract with Barca after 2021: report
Barcelona, July 3 (IANS) Star striker Lionel Messi has reportedly expressed his unwillingness to renew his contract with Barcelona, which is set to expire next year.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Windows users annoyed at being forced to install Chromium Edge browser
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Microsoft is apparently forcing Windows users to upgrade to its new Chromium Edge browser via an automatic update and most of them are not just happy with the intrusion.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
PM visits forward location in Ladakh amid tension with China (Ld)
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Amid ongoing tension at borders with China in Eastern Ladakh, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to Leh and forward locations on Friday morning to review the ground security situation, barely 18 days after a violent stand-off.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
ICMR to launch 1st indigenous Covid vax by Aug 15
Hyderabad, July 3 (IANS) The Indian council of Medical Research (ICMR) plans to launch indigenous vaccine for COVID-19 by August 15 after the completion of the clinical trials.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL discontinued before Pixel 4a release
San Francisco, July 3 (IANS) Google has confirmed it is discontinuing its mid-range smartphones Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL ahead of Pixel 4a release.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex above 36,000 mark, Nifty at 10,600
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices rose on Friday morning with the Sensex trading above the psychological mark of 36,000 points.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
2020 T20 WC would be a logistical nightmare, feels Hussey
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey believes the 2020 T20 World Cup, slated to be played in October-November Down Under, will have to be postponed to 2021 or even 2020 as it will be a logistical nightmare to bring different teams and get them prepare for the tournament amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Worst 1-day spike of 20,903 takes corona tally to 6.25L
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) India on Friday recorded the highest single-day spike of 20,903 cases, pushing the total tally to 6,25,544, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Modi in Leh to review situation post June 15 Galwan clashes
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Leh on Friday morning to review the situation 18 days after a violent faceoff in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh with the Chinese forces, in which 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Kanpur bloodbath: 2 aides of gangster Dubey shot dead (Ld)
Kanpur, July 3 (IANS) Two criminals, purportedly belonging to the Vikas Dubey gang that shot dead eight police personnel early on Friday, have been shot dead by the police, hours after the incident.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kim Jong-un calls for 'maximum alert' against COVID-19
Pyongyang, July 3 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for "maximum alert" against the coronavirus pandemic, during a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party, warning that premature easing of anti-virus measures will lead to "unimaginable and irretrievable crisis," state media reported on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: International, North Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sony PlayStation joins Facebook ad boycott
San Francisco, July 3 (IANS) Sony Playstation has joined over 400 advertisers who have decided to pull out ads from Facebook and Instagram over its failure to curb hate speech and misinformation.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Only tourists with reservations in safe hotels allowed in Goa
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) Tourists visiting Goa will be allowed into the state with only pre-booking hotel stays in registered hotels, which have the "highest safety and hygiene standards", a new advisory issued by the state Tourism Ministry has said.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Global COVID-19 cases top 10.8mn: Johns Hopkins University
Washington, July 3 (IANS) The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to over 10.8 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 520,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Choreographer Saroj Khan passes away after cardiac arrest at 71 (3rd Ld)
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passed away after a cardiac arrest on early on Friday. She was 71.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
All places of worship closed in Kanpur till July 31
Kanpur (UP), July 3 (IANS) All places of worship in Kanpur will remain closed till July 31 in view of the continued rise in the number of Corona cases.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Madame Gandhi: Have felt quieted because I identify as female
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Madame Gandhi has seen talented women being questioned, silenced and overlooked simply because of their gender, and felt belittled because of the same. The multi-talented artiste feels we have to "press mute on lyrics or visual imagery that perpetuate stereotypes about women, girls and LGBTQIA+ folks".
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kanpur encounter: 2 Vikas Dubey aides dead
Kanpur, July 3 (IANS) Two criminals, purportedly belonging to the Vikas Dubey gang that shot dead eight police personnel early on Friday, were also killed by the police, hours after the bloodbath.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World Athletics freeze two Russia panels over unpaid fine
Paris, July 3 (IANS) World Athletics has announced that it will stand down both the Doping Review Board (DRB) and the Russian Taskforce as it has not received the payments due from the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), nor any information on when the money may be paid, despite reminders and correspondence with the federation, the deadline of which was July 1.
2020-07-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Amazon Prime Video app arrives on Windows 10 devices in India
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Amazon has announced that its customers in India can now access Prime Video through a dedicated app available on the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 devices.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Tesla building RNA microfactories to help fight Covid-19: Musk
San Francisco, July 3 (IANS) Tesla is helping German vaccine maker CureVac build portable molecular RNA printers to help produce quick doses of vaccine maker's Covid-19 candidate.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Opposition slams Yogi govt on Kanpur incident
Lucknow, July 3 (IANS) Opposition parties have mounted a blistering attack on the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over the killing of eight policeman in Kanpur on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sunny Leone recalls 'brief encounter' with Saroj Khan teaching her folk dance
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Sunny Leone has shared a brief encounter with choreographer Saroj Khan, who passed away following a massive heart attack here on Friday morning.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Jaya Prada gets reprieve from Allahabad HC
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), July 3 (IANS) The Allahabad high court has quashed the non-bailable warrants (NBWs) issued against film actress and former MP Jaya Prada in two separate cases related to making derogatory remarks against some political leaders during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Choreographer Saroj Khan passes away after cardiac arrest at 71 (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passed away after a cardiac arrest on Thursday night. She was 71.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Intel to invest Rs 1,894 crore in Jio Platforms
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Jio Platforms Limited on Friday announced that Intel Capital will invest Rs 1,894.50 crore in Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.91 lakh crore and an enterprise value of Rs 5.16 lakh crore.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
From Army HQs to PMO, how Chinese envoy Hou 'rules the roost' in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 3 (IANS) From Nepal's Chief of Army Staff, General Purna Chandra Thapa to Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's office, the Chinese Ambassador in Kathmandu, Hou Yanqi has access to almost any place under the sun in the Himalayan Republic.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nine more NBA players test positive for COVID-19, tally goes upto 25
New York, July 3 (IANS) A total of 25 players have so far tested positive for novel coronavirus in the first eight days of testing, the NBA has announced.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Want to delve deeper into 'Make in India' strategy: OnePlus
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Despite a surge in anti-China sentiment in the country, a top executive of smartphone brand OnePlus said on Friday that the company has commenced manufacturing TVs in India and remains committed to achieving long-term growth as it seeks to integrate and delve deeper into the Make in India strategy.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Raja Kumari releases new single 'Peace'
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Indian-American rapper-songwriter Raja Kumari has come out with her new single "Peace", through which she wants to encourage people to look within themselves to find "true inner peace".
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Patient beaten to death for not paying hospital bill
Aligarh (UP), July 3 (IANS) A daily wage labourer was allegedly beaten to death by the hospital staff following an argument over payment of bills on Thursday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Family claims gangster Dubey was not home during firing
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), July 3 (IANS) The family members of Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the killing of eight police personnel on Friday, are now claiming that Dubey has not been home since the past two days.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sam Curran suffering from sickness & diarrhoea; isolates self
Manchester, July 3 (IANS) England all-rounder Sam Curran has put himself under self isolation at his room at the Ageas Bowl after falling ill on Wednesday night, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has informed.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Twitter will give edit button when 'everyone wears a mask'
San Francisco, July 3 (IANS) Twitter says it will roll out the much-anticipated Edit button if everyone wears a face mask to help health authorities fight the Covid-19 pandemic globally.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Zydus vaccine gets DCGI nod for human trial
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Zydus vaccine for COVID-19 (ZyCoV-D) has successfully completed pre-clinical development and received permission to initiate human clinical trials.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kenya seek foreign coach to guide 7s rugby team to Olympics
Nairobi, July 3 (IANS) Kenya is searching for a rugby sevens team coach to take over from New Zealand's Paul Feeney, who stepped down in June.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
With Saroj Khan's demise Hindi cinema has lost its 'adaa', mourn celebs
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Farah Khan took to social media to mourn the death of veteran choreographer Saroj Khan, who passed away following a massive heart attack here on Friday morning.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Social app Chingari crosses 10mn downloads on Google Play Store
Bengaluru, July 3 (IANS) Social app Chingari, a desi alternative to Chinese TikTok, on Friday said it has crossed 10 million downloads on Google Play Store and content creators are making a beeline to join the app.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Shannon Gabriel added to Windies squad for England Tests
Manchester, July 3 (IANS) Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been added to the West Indies Test squad for the ongoing tour of England where both the teams are scheduled to play a three-match series beginning July 8 at the Ageas Bowl.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ramos penalty takes Real Madrid four points clear in La Liga
Madrid, July 3 (IANS) Real Madrid moved four points clear of FC Barcelona at the top of La Liga, courtesy a narrow 1-0 win at home over Getafe, which came thanks to a Sergio Ramos penalty with 12 minutes to play.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Choreographer Saroj Khan passes away after cardiac arrest at 71
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passed away after a cardiac arrest on Thursday night. She was 71.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passes away
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passed away following a massive heart attack here on Friday morning, Bollywood sources said.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Intel Capital invests Rs 1,894 crore in Jio Platforms
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited on Friday announced that Intel Capital, the investment arm of chip giant Intel, has invested Rs 1,894 crore in Jio Platforms.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Home and a question mark
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) He has always believed that a specific geographical location may not contain the identity we possess, despite the fact that we 'belong' there. No wonder, New-Delhi based multimedia artist Gigi Scaria has always considered himself a perpetual outsider.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nithya Menen: Acting is emotionally draining at times
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Actress Nithya Menen says there are times when she finds her job emotionally draining.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pelosi urges expansion of US sanctions against Russia
Washington, July 3 (IANS) The United States should restore sanctions against Russian intelligence and defence sectors, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after being briefed by top intelligence officials on the Russian-Taliban bounty intelligence.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Supreme Court to decide if House gets Mueller grand jury material
Washington, July 3 (IANS) The US Supreme Court said it will decide whether the House of Representatives can get access to grand jury material gathered by special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US general elections.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN chief warns of impacts of COVID-19 on peace and security
United Nations, July 3 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reminded the Security Council of the multi-faceted implications of COVID-19 on international peace and security.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Eight policemen killed by gangster in Kanpur
Kanpur, July 3 (IANS) In a shocking incident, eight police personnel, including a circle officer, were shot dead and six policemen seriously injured when a local criminal, Vikas Dubey, and his gang sprayed them with bullets in Vikru village under Chaubeypur police circle in Kanpur in the wee hours of Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ayushmann Khurrana: I have been a cycling enthusiast all my life
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is determined to stay super fit during the pandemic and has taken up cycling. He says he has been a cycling enthusiast all his life.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Eight policemen killed by gangster in Kanpur
Kanpur, July 3 (IANS) In a shocking incident, eight police personnel, including a circle officer, were shot dead and six policemen seriously injured when a local criminal, Vikas Dubey, and his gang sprayed them with bullets in Vikru village under Chaubeypur police circle in Kanpur in the wee hours of Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak PM launches initiative to protect, promote national parks
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan launched an initiative to preserve nature by protecting and promoting 15 national parks in an effort to increase the country's forest cover.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,International
UN chief saddened by enormous loss of life in Myanmar landslide
United Nations, July 3 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was deeply saddened by the reported death of dozens of people following a large landslide in Myanmar, said his spokesman.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
US sees record daily COVID-19 cases count: CDC
Washington, July 3 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a new single-day record of COVID-19 cases across the country at 54,357.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
10,000 COVID-19 cases recorded in Florida; highest in a day
Washington, July 3 (IANS) The southeastern US state of Florida reported 10,109 new cases of COVID-19, smashing the previous single day record, the state's Department of Heath reported.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
US stocks rise following better-than-expected jobs report
New York, July 3 (IANS) US stocks ended higher after data showed the economy added 4.8 million jobs in June.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Myanmar jade mine landslide kills 160
Yangon, July 3 (IANS) At least 162 bodies have been found after a landslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, officials said.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Fauci slams lack of unified US response; remains hopeful for vaccine
New York, July 3 (IANS) America's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci tore into the lack of a unified, national response to the coronavirus and warned that a "devil may care" interpretation in wide swathes of America to the re-opening effort is working to the country's "detriment".
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
'Hanna 2': Predictable but packs a punch (IANS Review; Rating: * * * )
"Hanna" season 2 (streaming on Amazon Prime); Cast: Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Dermot Mulroney, Yasmin Monet Prince; Created by: David Farr; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2020-07-03
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prominent democracy activist flees Hong Kong
Hong Kong, July 3 (IANS) One of Hong Kong's most prominent young democracy activists has fled the territory after China imposed a sweeping, controversial security law.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hungary will not allow entry of non-EU citizens: PM
Budapest, July 3 (IANS) Hungary will not allow citizens from non-European Union (EU) countries, except for Serbia, to enter the country in wake of an EU recommendation, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Hungary,Politics
Delhi Police retired ASI's son shot dead
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A Delhi Police retired Assistant sub inspector's son was shot multiple times by an unidentified man in Delhi's Rohini Aman Vihar on Thursday night. He was rushed to the hospital but was declared brought dead.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jeffrey Epstein ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI
London, July 3 (IANS) British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, an ex-girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, is facing charges in the US after being arrested by the FBI.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
ED under some pressure, says Patel after third grilling
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) After hours of grilling by Enforcement Directorate (ED) on links with fugitive Sterling Biotech promoters, Congress treasurer Ahmed Patel said the financial probe agency is working under some pressure as no proof has been found against him despite answering 128 questions.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TSJC felicitates sports personalities on World Sports Journalists Day
Agartala, July 3 (IANS) The Tripura Sports Journalists Club (TSJC) on Thursday felicitated 10 sports personalities on the occasion of the World Sports Journalists Day.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
35 acres of land allotted for burial of Covid victims in B'luru
Bengaluru, July 3 (IANS) The Karnataka government has set aside 35 acres of land to exclusively bury Covid victims from the city, following some people objecting to burials near their dwellings, an official said on Thursday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Hidden in a secret cavity, 500 kg of cannabis recovered
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Crime Branch has seized 500 kg of contraband cannabis, valued at more than Rs 5 crore in the international market, brought here in a truck, police said on Thursday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa reports highest single-day spike of 95 Covid cases
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) Goa witnessed its highest single-day spike in the number of Covid-19 cases on Thursday with 95 persons testing positive, taking the tally of active cases in the state to 744, according to state Health Ministry data.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
How can probe, prosecution become one, Delhi govt argues in HC
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) While the Centre and Delhi governments' tussle over who will represent the city police in matters concerning the February riots revived before the Delhi High Court on Thursday, counsel for the state government raised concern about the investigation and prosecution joining hands.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Third railway coaching terminal commissioned in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, July 3 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) has commissioned the Rs 240 crore third coaching terminal at Baiyyappanahalli in the city's eastern suburb for starting passengers trains, an official said on Thursday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Name Priyanka as CM candidate for UP: Karti Chidambaram
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Amid the row over the eviction notice served by the Centre to Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, party MP Karti Chidambaram has suggested that Priyanka Gandhi should be made the chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All Nagaland declared 'disturbed area', AFSPA extended 6 mths
Kohima, July 3 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry (MHA) has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland for another six months, officials said here on Thursday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Defence/Security
One terrorist killed in Srinagar encounter (Ld)
Srinagar, July 3 (IANS) One terrorist was killed and a CRPF jawan was injured in an encounter at Malbagh in Srinagar on Thursday night.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CBI files fraud case against Punjab Basmati Rice Ltd
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Punjab Basmati Rice Ltd for cheating a consortium of six banks to the tune of Rs 350.84 crore by disposing off the stock and prime security.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JioMeet takes on Zoom, can support up to 100 participants
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Amid growing calls for 'Made in India' digital tools, Reliance Jio has launched a free video-conferencing application called JioMeet, taking on US-based Zoom platform.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Woman's paramour kills her five-year-old daughter
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) A woman's alleged friendship with two men took a tragic turn on Thursday with one of them killing her five-year-old daughter and injuring her and the other friend, police said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI books GVK Group Chairman, son; MIAL denies any wrongdoing (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Four days after registering a case against GVK Group of Companies Chairman Gunupati Venkata Krishna Reddy and his son and Mumbai International Airport Ltd Managing Director G.V. Sanjay Reddy among others for alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 705 crore in the running of the airport, the CBI carried out searches at several locations in Mumbai and Hyderabad, sources said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Picnic turns tragic as 5 youths drown in Maha waterfall
Palghar (Maharashtra), July 2 (IANS) Five youths, aged 18-22 years, drowned in the popular Kal Mandavi Waterfalls near the Jawhar town here on Thursday evening, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah discusses Covid strategy with Delhi, UP, Hry CMs (Ld)
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired a meeting via video conference with the Chief Ministers of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana for a unified strategy to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Biggest single-day jump takes Telangana Covid tally to 18,570
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) In the biggest surge since the outbreak of Covid-19, Telangana on Thursday registered 1,213 cases, taking the tally to 18,570 cases.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Motherson Sumi Systems approves 'Group Reorganisation Plan'
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Specialised automotive component manufacturer Motherson Sumi Systems' Board on Thursday approved a group reorganisation plan.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Guidelines for reopening of monuments, museums issued
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday issued a slew of directions for reopening of monuments and museums, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, from July 6.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
BSE's yoyo swing: From 42K to 25K to 35K in less than 6 months
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The BSE Sensex is on a roller-coaster ride as it went from a high in January to a low in March and continuing the pattern, has gained almost 11,000 points in 66 sessions.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IndiGo offers 25% discount to docs, nurses fighting Covid
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo will provide up to 25 per cent 'Tough Cookie' discount on airfares to nurses and doctors who have served in these challenging times.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Encounter breaks out in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) An encounter has started between terrorists and the security forces at Malbagh, Srinagar on Thursday night.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Unable to comment on rumours about deal with Future Group: RIL
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has clarified that it is unable to comment on speculation and rumours on a deal to acquire the retail businesses of Future Group.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Karnataka to ramp up Covid-19 testing for early detection
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) Concerned over rising Covid-19 cases in the state, Karnataka would ramp up testing to detect infected people early for isolating and quarantining them for treatment, said state Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Kuwaiti officer linked to trafficking accused B'desh lawmaker suspended
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) A Kuwaiti major general, working in the Interior Ministry, has been suspended in connection with his alleged link with human trafficking and visa trading business of Bangladesh lawmaker M. Shahidul Islam Papul in the Gulf kingdom, as per reports.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
No charges for receiving plasma, Delhi Plasma Bank clarifies
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Delhi Plasma Bank clarified on Thursday that it does not charge any amount for providing plasma to the patients, after a document started doing the rounds on social media where it was mentioned that the bank would charge Rs 25,000 from private and corporate hospitals against the plasma provided to them.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Set method to receive complaints on PPE kits, HC to AAP
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday suggested the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government to formulate a mechanism wherein healthcare workers including doctors, nurses and paramedical staff can put forth their grievances anonymously against hospitals or nursing homes that fail to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, masks or other safety gears.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maha sees new high of 6,330 Covid cases, Mumbai cases cross 80K
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 cases scaled a new record of 6,330 - up from Wednesday's high of 5,537, with Mumbai's tally crossing the 80K mark, health officials said here on Wednesday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Pro-Khalistan activist Pannu booked in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) A day after Gurpatwant Singh Pannu of the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) was declared a designated terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Punjab Police on Thursday registered two FIRs in Amritsar and Kapurthala against him and his associates, including SFJ member Joginder Singh Gujjar, who reportedly came to India from Italy in February this year.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
HC seeks police response on transfer of case involving Italian lawyer
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has sought a response from the Delhi Police over a petition seeking transfer of a case, involving Italian lawyer Stefano Bagianti, from the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the grounds that the probe has been compromised in collusion with the accused and the Italian lawyer.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Surat becomes new hotspot as Gujarat's Covid tally nears 34K
Gandhinagar, July 2 (IANS) Gujarat again recorded the highest single-day spike in the number of positive cases on Thursday, as 681 fresh cases took the states Covid-19 tally to 33,999.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
1,502 Covid-19 cases in Karnataka zoom tally to 18,016
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) Karnataka registered the highest single-day rise of 1,502 Covid-19 cases, with Bengaluru contributing the lion's share as the state's tally rose to 18,016, an official said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Singer Thomson Andrews set to debut as show host
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Singer Thomson Andrews, who makes his debut as an anchor of a music travel show, says his new calling was exciting because it gave him the opportunity to experience music, food and culture while interacting with music icons through the episodes.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Malls' operating income could decline 45-60%: ICRA Research
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Malls' operating income is expected to decline by 45-60 per cent in FY2021, ICRA Research said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonal Sehgal to romance Russian co-star in debut co-production
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actress Sonal Sehgal will romance Russian actor Jurijs Dyakonovs in her debut co-production, the sci-fi thriller "Manny". The film is directed by Latvian director Dace Puce and stars Russian, British, Latvian, French and Indian actors.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Singapore reports 188 new Covid-19 cases; 44,310 in total
Singapore, July 2 (IANS) Singapore's Ministry of Health reported 188 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 44,310.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
20 ISRO officials to go into isolation as trainee Covid positive
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) As many as 20 officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) here were on Thursday asked to go into isolation after a young trainee was found to be Covid positive.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Madras HC should rule fast on OBC quota in medical seats: TN
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has moved the Supreme Court, seeking a direction to the Madras High Court to "expeditiously hear and dispose" off petitions against the Centre's decision not granting 50 per cent quota to OBCs in medical seats surrendered by the state in the all India quota in 2020-21.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Diana Penty follows her gut feeling while picking scripts
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actress Diana Penty follows her gut feeling when it comes to picking scripts, and says that it has never let her down.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Zuckerberg refuses to bow down, expects advertisers to return 'soon'
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) As hundreds of companies halt advertising on Facebook and Instagram, Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg is confident the brands would soon return on the platform.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Can't wait to get back into that dressing room: Pujara
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara shared a photograph of the Indian Test side celebrating their series win in Australia last year on Thursday and said that he can't wait to get back among the players in the dressing room. Pujara last played for India in their second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch in March.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Elle Macpherson is not stressed about ageing
Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Supermodel Elle Macpherson believes in inner beauty more than the outer charm.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Star Sports to ring in Dhoni's b'day with specially packaged shows
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Broadcaster Star Sports will be airing some of M.S. Dhoni's best innings playing for India and his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Chennai Super Kings for a week till July 8 to celebrate the former India captain's 39th birthday on July 7. Viewers and fans can catch full match highlights of some of MSDs greatest matches on the Star Sports network.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Aditi Rao Hydari: Every story will find space, in OTT or at the theatres
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) "Sufiyum Sujatayum" going to be the first Malayalam film to be released on OTT platform on Friday, and lead actress of the film Aditi Rao Hydari feels though the magic of watching a film on the big screen will always remain, OTT indicates the future.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CBI books Bulandshahr-based company for cheating banks of Rs 424 cr
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Cracking its whip against bank defaulters, the CBI on Thursday carried out searches at the premises of Bulandshahr-based Santosh Overseas Limited and its director Sunil Mittal in connection with an alleged fraud of over Rs 424 crore.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tesla delivers over 90K vehicles in Q2 2020, stock up 9%
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Tesla stocks were up 9 per cent on Thursday after the electric car maker posted stronger-than-expected quarterly deliveries.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
UoH forms task force to chart resumption of academic activities
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has set up a task force that will chalk out a roadmap for resumption of academic activities, which have remained suspended since March 15 this year.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Trusted and respected Sir Everton Weekes tremendously, says Lara
Port of Spain, July 2 (IANS) Former captain Brian Lara on Thursday mourned the demise of legendary West Indies batsman Everton Weekes, saying he was a man he trusted and respected tremendously.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
NCLAT suspends court work till July 10 after two Covid cases
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Thursday suspended court work, including virtual hearings and filing, till July 10 after detection of two coronavirus cases.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Singer Thomson Andrews set to debut as show host
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Singer Thomson Andrews, who makes his debut as an ancor of a music travel show, says his new calling was exciting because it gave him the opportunity to experience music, food and culture while interacting with music icons through the episodes.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Railways runs record 2.8-km-long 'Shesh Naag' freight train
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Days after the Indian Railways created history by joining three trains carrying more than 1,500 tonnes in an 'Anaconda' formation, the Indian Railways on Thursday broke its own record by operating 'Shesh Naag', a 2.8-km-long freight train amalgamating four empty BOXN rakes.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Senior National Conference leader tests Covid-19 positive
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) Senior National Conference leader Ali Mohammad Sagar and three of his family members have tested Covid-19 positive.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Scindia manages to get a substantial share in MP ministry
Bhopal, July 2 (IANS) With 14 non-MLAs bagging ministerial berths, the 33-member BJP ministry in Madhya Pradesh has the look of Jyotiradiya Scindia's team with Shivraj Singh Chouhan as the "caretaker Chief Minister".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
NIA arrest another accused in 2019 Pulwama attack case
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in the 2019 Pulwama terror attack case in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said it has arrested one more accused who was in touch with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) members in Pakistan.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Alia Bhatt: Social media that is meant to connect people divides them
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt on Thursday took to social media to express her gratitude to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting her to be a member. In the same message, Alia claimed that social media divides people.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Water of historic Telangana well believed to have medicinal value
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) The water from this historic well was once used to quench the thirst of the Nizams, the rulers of then Hyderabad State. Centuries later, it is still believed to have the same medicinal properties.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Shivam Bhaargava on being Akasa's 'bechara boyfriend' in 'Naiyyo'
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actor Shivam Bhaargava has revealed that he became a part of Akasa and Raftaars song "Naiyyo" because of his social media post.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bharti Airtel's Ajai Puri appointed COAI Chairman
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Thursday announced the appointment of Ajai Puri, Chief Operating Officer (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel as its Chairman for the year 2020-21.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Arjun Kapoor visits hair salon as lockdown is eased
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) With lockdown restrictions being eased in Maharashtra, many salons and parlours have re-opened after a gap of almost three months. Actor Arjun Kapoor was quick to make a visit for a hair crop.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Jasleen Royal's musical thank you to 'delivery heroes'
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Singer Jasleen Royal has thanked the "delivery heroes" in these difficult times, in a musical way.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Need culture of 'computational drug discovery': Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday emphasised on the need to establish a culture of Computational Drug Discovery in the country.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Sidharth Shukla shares words of wisdom on life
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" winner and television actor Sidharth Shukla has shared a few words of wisdom on life.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
One arrested for rape and murder of 7-year girl in TN (Ld)
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) One person has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault and death of a seven-year-old girl in Aranthangi in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai district, police said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malhar Pandya feels lucky to play Karna in 'RadhaKrishn'
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) "Nazar" actor Malhar Pandya feels very lucky to have got the opportunity to essay the role of Karna in "RadhaKrishn".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Vidya Balan-starrer 'Shakuntala Devi' gets a release date
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) "Shakuntala Devi", which will see actress Vidya Balan as math genius Shakuntala Devi, will premiere digitally on July 31.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Delhi's coronavirus tally goes up to 92,175, toll 2,864
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Delhi witnessed a spike of 2,373 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing its Covid-19 tally to 92,175 on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Foreign investors face curbs and lawless regime in China
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) China may be crying foul as some of its companies are being shut out of bids in other countries, but it has been for long following discriminatory policies against foreign investors.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Urvashi Rautela attends first public event post lockdown
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela attended her first public event post lockdown when she attended the launch of a hand sanitizer brand in Mumbai on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
J&K records highest single-day Covid-19 deaths
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) Eight patients succumbed on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir as the union territory on Thursday recorded the highest single-day Covid-19 deaths so far.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Would love to play under Dhoni bhai or RCB: Sreesanth
Kochi, July 2 (IANS) Back in the mix after the Kerala Ranji team decided to give him an opportunity if he can prove his fitness, fast bowler S. Sreesanth has said he wants to return to the Indian Premier League (IPL). It was his alleged involvement in a spot-fixing scandal that not only rocked the 2013 edition of the cash-rich league, but also saw Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings serve suspensions.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Sushant's family launches 'Nepometer', rates 'Sadak 2' as 98 per cent nepotistic!
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) A Twitter handle dedicated to 'Nepometer, described as an app to gauge how 'Nepotostic a film is, has been impressing netizens no sooner it was launched by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's brother-in-law Vishal Kirti's brother Mayuresh Krishna.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Started understanding MS Dhoni after 2013: Ishant Sharma
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Fast bowler Ishant Sharma said that he truly got to know M.S. Dhoni only after 2013. He interacted with him more in that period and understood Dhoni's famously calm nature and how he treats younger players in the side.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vedanta to be excluded from Nifty50 due to delisting
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Bellwether stock index NSE Nifty50 will exclude natural resources major Vedanta from July 31.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi govt forms expert panel to explore economic reforms
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday formed a 12-member expert committee to explore economic reform measures to help businesses recover from the impact of Covid-19.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assam moves MSME ordinance, protests on conversion of land
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) The Assam Cabinet's approval of an ordinance to allow conversion of land without multiple clearances from the certain authorities for setting up Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) set off protests within and outside the state on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
PIL in J&K HC challenges interest on loans during moratorium
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Union Finance Ministry, the Union Home Ministry, the J&K government, the Reserve Bank of India and the J&K Bank Ltd, the lead bank in the UT, on a PIL challenging charging of interest on loans during the moratorium period.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Adria Tour aftermath shows the health risk that exists: Sania
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Tennis ace Sania Mirza feels that the aftermath of World No.1 Novak Djokovic's infamous Adria Tour will make players think twice before getting back to the tour. Sania's comeback year has been hampered because of the coronavirus pandemic that has enforced a break in competitive tennis since the second week of March.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
OnePlus enters affordable TV segment with 2 new series in India
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Chinese tech brand OnePlus on Thursday entered the affordable TV segment with the launch of two new series, U Series and Y Series, in India at a starting price of Rs 12,999.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
26 die in fresh lightning strikes across Bihar (Ld)
Patna, July 2 (IANS) In Bihar, more people were killed by lightning strikes in a week than due to coronavirus. On Thursday, 26 more people died in fresh lightning strikes across the state.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exercise may help prevent vision loss: Study
New York, July 2 (IANS) Exercise can slow down or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may also help reduce other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, say researchers.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
UN court rejects Italy's claim of compensation from India in 2012 naval dispute
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) An independent court of the United Nations has held Italy guilty of breaching India's freedom of navigation in the 2012 naval dispute between the two countries and rejected Italy's claim of compensation from India.
2020-07-02
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fair & Lovely to be known as Glow & Lovely
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)'s flagship skin care brand Fair & Lovely will now be known as Glow & Lovely.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi launches remote learning plan to minimise academic loss
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday announced the commencement of remote teaching-learning activities for students of city government schools starting next Monday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
NHRC asks J&K, Ladakh to inform about custodial, encounter deaths
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh to inform it about any custodial death within 24 hours and any encounter death within 48 hours, as per its guidelines.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Global cues push equity markets higher, auto, IT stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Buoyant global cues along with initial signs of an economic turnaround pushed the key Indian equity indices higher on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Facebook to shut down its first TikTok clone Lasso
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook is killing its TikTok-inspired video app Lasso which was launched last year.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Indian Paralympic shooting team to take part in online league
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) The Online Shooting League starting from Saturday will have Indian participation in the form of paralympic shooters who will form a three-member team called the 'Indian Tigers' with the approval of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
'Crunched' Maha Power Ministry seeks Rs 10K cr central grant
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Faced with a cash crunch, a debt burden of Rs 38,282 crore and falling revenues in view of Covid-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra Power Department on Thursday sought a grant of Rs 10,000 crore to tide over the immediate crisis.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Ghungroo' singer Shilpa Rao recalls performing in UK
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) "Ghungroo" fame singer Shilpa Rao went down memory lane and recalled performing at the Glastonbury Festival in United Kingdom.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Eng vs WI: English players to carry Black Lives Matter logo on shirts
London, July 2 (IANS) The England Mens Test team will wear a Black Lives Matter logo on their playing shirts when they face West Indies in the #raisethebat three-match Test Series, starting July 8. The decision was taken by the England and Wales Cricket Board, fully supported by the England players led by Test captain Joe Root and stand-in captain for the first Test Ben Stokes.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
TN reports 4,343 new Covid-19 cases, 57 deaths
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu touched a new high on Thursday as 4,343 people tested Covid-19 positive, said the State Health Department, here. The total number of cases in the state is 98,392.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Neha Dhupia: Be kind to yourself and your body
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia says it took awhile for her to be proud and comfortable in her own skin, adding that it is important to be "kind to yourself and your body".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Congress objects to opening PwC office in Kerala Secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in Kerala on Thursday slammed the Pinarayi Vijayan government for going ahead with opening the office of PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd inside the state Secretariat.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Goa Speaker urges MLAs to undergo Covid test ahead of session (Ld)
Panaji, July 2 (IANS) Two days after a ruling BJP MLA tested positive for Covid-19, Speaker of the Goa assembly Rajesh Patnekar on Thursday urged all legislators to get themselves tested for the virus.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Likee, Bigo Live suspend services, TikTok says no legal action
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Short-video platform Likee on Thursday said it has temporarily pulled off the app from Google Play and Apple App Stores and has suspended its service in India.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Containment zones further reduced in Gurugram
Gurugram, July 2 (IANS) With the recovery rate higher than fresh Covid cases in Gurugram, the district administration has announced a marginal decrease in fresh containment zones after a review meeting held in the city's mini Secretariat.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Goa hotels await SOP, govt guidelines on reopening
Panaji, July 2 (IANS) The Goa travel and tourism industry on Thursday welcomed the state government decision to open the tourism sector, even as hoteliers continued to await government guidelines and SOPs.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Day after boyfriend's suicide, girl ends life in Mohali
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) A day after a 22-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging himself from a wooden ladder, his girlfriend too ended her life in Mohali on Thursday in a similar manner, the police said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Varun Sood on how he aced the lockdown period
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) "Ace The Quarantine" host Varun Sood said that the lockdown period has given him an opportunity to revisit some old habits and explore new ones.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi riots: HC vacates bail granted to Rajdhani School owner
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) After there seemed no sign of conclusion of the tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government inside the court room, the Delhi High Court on Thursday vacated the bail granted to Delhi riots accused school owner Faisal Farooq.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Contracts of foreign coaches to be extended till September 30, 2021: SAI
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Thursday announced that contracts of all foreign coaches will be extended till September 30, 2021 due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to next year. Additionally, it also said that contracts for new foreign coaches will henceforth last four years.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Bihar polls: BJP state in-charge Bhupendra Yadav on temple run
New Delhi/Patna, July 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party which is preparing for the Bihar Assembly election, is in action mode. BJP national general secretary and state in-charge Bhupendra Yadav, who is on a 10-day visit from Delhi to take stock of the election preparations in Bihar, is visiting temples in the state daily.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Utkarsh Ambudkar to headline comedy pilot 'Ghosts'
Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Indian origin American actor Utkarsh Ambudkar, who acted in "Pitch Perfect" and "Blindspotting", will be seen as the male lead in the single-camera comedy pilot "Ghosts".
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Samsung set to launch over 20 Smart TVs next week from Rs 20K
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) After launching a bouquet of premium and ultra-premium TVs in India, Samsung is geared up to unveil over 20 new models of Smart TVs next week, with price starting from Rs 20,000.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Global e-waste surges 21% in five years: UN report
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, the UN's Global E-waste Monitor 2020 said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Wife & daughters clear of COVID-19, says Afridi
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday revealed that his wife and two daughters have tested negative for COVID-19 after initially testing positive for the deadly virus.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Shah discusses Covid-19 situation with Delhi, UP, Haryana CMs
New Delhi, July (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting via video link with the Chief Ministers of Delhi, UP and Haryana and discussed Covid-19 situation and its management, here on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
IIT-R develops device to disinfect personal belongings
Roorkee, July 2 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) announced on Thursday that they have developed a disinfection box that can be used for sterilising a wide variety of personal belongings to reduce the transmission risk of Covid-19.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Health/Medicine
SpiceJet brings back 30K Indians on 200 charter flights
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Airline major SpiceJet has operated 200 charter flights since May till now to fly 30,000 Indian nationals back home.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
One arrested for rape and murder of 7-year-old girl in TN
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu police have arrested one person in connection with the sexual assault and death of a seven-year-old girl in Aranthangi in Pudukottai district, police said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Odisha govt to start plasma therapy for Covid-19 patients
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday decided to start plasma therapy for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in the state, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Bhumi Pednekar gives make-up lessons on social media
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar treated her fans and followers with a make-up tutorial on social media, "just for fun".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
K'taka's 'man of ponds' rewarded with free lifetime bus pass
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has rewarded octogenarian pond rejuvenation champion Kamegowda with a free lifetime bus pass, an official said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Sameksha, Shael's new song a tribute to doctors fighting COVID-19
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Singer Shael Oswal has launched his latest single titled "Tere naal" along with actress Sameksha. The song is being pitched as a tribute to the "corona warriors".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Near-stampede situation in Bengal village over Amphan relief
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) The South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal on Thursday witnessed a near-stampede like situation as thousands of people queued up in front of a local BDOs office to submit documents for Amphan relief. A few villagers were injured in the melee.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kerala records 160 new Covid-19 positive cases
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) It was another day of high in terms of Covid-19 positive cases in Kerala as the state on Thursday recorded 160 new infections -- the second-highest in a day so far, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
NPCI to build Rs 500 crore smart data centre in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), the umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in the country, will develop its smart data centre in Hyderabad at an investment of Rs 500 crore.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
NPPA plans price control on critical Covid-19 medical equipment
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) In order to keep a check on the price rise of critical medical equipment during Covid-19 pandemic, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has asked all manufacturers and importers of pulse oximeters and oxygen concentrators to immediately provide price-related data so that necessary verification could be done.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Kriti Kharbanda watches Pulkit, pet dog 'meditate'
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kriti Kharbanda had a witty jibe when she caught her rumoured boyfriend Pulkit Samrat and his pet dog Drogo sleeping on the floor.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
WI cricketers observe a minute's silence in memory of Weekes
London, July 2 (IANS) The West Indies cricket team in England observed a minute's silence in memory of the legendary Everton Weekes who passed away at the Christ Church home on Wednesday in Barbados. He was 95.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Modi may open Rohtang tunnel named after Vajpayee in Sept: HP CM
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the strategic Rohtang tunnel named after the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in September, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Azam wants to be compared with Pakistan greats, not Kohli
Worcestershire, July 2 (IANS) Pakistan white-ball skipper Babar Azam on Thursday said that he wants to be compared with former batting greats of his own nation rather than India skipper Virat Kohli.
2020-07-02
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Anushka Sharma: People have seen enough of formula
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actress-producer Anushka Sharma feels people have seen enough of formula and are done with traditional ways of storytelling.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
23 more ITBP jawans tested Covid-19 positive in Himachal
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) A day after five Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans tested Covid-19 positive in Himachal Pradesh, 23 new patients belonging to the paramilitary force and with travel history to Srinagar were reported on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal bureaucrat tests positive for Covid-19
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) A senior bureaucrat of the West Bengal government was detected with Covid-19 disease on Thursday. He was posted at the state secretariat Nabanno buildings.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi Cong chief calls on MPs, MLAs to rise against fuel price hike
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Delhi Congress chief Anil Kumar has written to all MPs and MLAs from Delhi across parties, to rise above narrow political considerations to join hands with the Congress to prevail upon the Modi government at the Centre and the AAP government in Delhi to reduce the excise duty and VAT on petrol and diesel.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress alleges PPP model in Railways is " jugglery of words"
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Congress has said that the government is pushing railways into private hands and the Public Private Partnership is just "jugglery of words" after the government invited private participation in passenger train operations on 109 pairs of routes.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India at the forefront of a fast bowling renaissance: Bishop
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Commentator and former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop said that world cricket is currently going through a golden period of fast bowling and India are at the forefront of what he called a "fast bowling renaissance." He also said that the best fast bowlers in the world who can play all three formats need to be preserved somewhat like how India have done with Jasprit Bumrah.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Younis once brought a knife to my throat, Arthur had to intervene'
London, July 2 (IANS) Former Pakistan skipper Younis Khan had once held a knife to ex-batting coach Grant Flower's throat for offering him batting tips, the former Zimbabwe batsman has claimed.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Online education might create digital divide: Sisodia
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Asserting that online education might create a 'digital divide', Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday emphasised on the relevance of 'one-to-one learning' and 'learning with human feel'.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
No Covid community infection in Maha, says Health Minister
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Warning hospitals fleecing patients of stringent action, Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday asserted that despite the growing numbers, "there is no community transmission" of Covid-19 in Maharashtra.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Gauff can change the world for the better, feels Navratilova
London, July 2 (IANS) Legendary tennis player Martina Navratilova heaped praise on 16-year-old America sensation Coco Gauff for her powerful speech at a 'Black Lives Matter' protest recently.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
TN custody deaths: Cops arrested, face murder charge
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police's Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) have arrested five suspended policemen working in Sathankulam police station in Tuticorin district for the murder of P. Jeyaraj and his son J. Bennicks, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Now experience travel at home (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, July 2 (IANSlife) Life in lockdown and through Coronavirus has been tough, even on the most optimistic of souls. Travel feels like a lifetime ago, especially for those who enjoy adventure and the outdoors.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Parth Samthaan opens up on his moments of depression during lockdown
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Like many others, "Kasautii Zindagii Kay" actor Parth Samthaan has also faced moments of depression and sadness during the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pvt trains' fares to be competitive with airlines: Chairman
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A day after inviting the request for qualifications from private entities for running 151 trains on 109 pairs of routes, Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav on Thursday said the private train operations would begin by April 2023 and the fares in these trains would be competitive with air fares on similar routes.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Only 5% operations by private players in rlys: Chairman
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A day after the Indian Railways announced a major push for the private sector by inviting request for qualifications for passenger train operations on 109 pairs of routes through 151 modern trains, Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav on Thursday said that only five per cent of the total operations of the Railways will be given to private players.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Alaya F takes up the 50 push-up challenge
Her Instagram series of "#AlayaAF" has been providing a motivational factor during the lockdown. She has treated her fans with a lot of short videos that urge them to utilise their time productively. The interactive video series also helps her to stay in touch with fans and the audience.
2020-07-02
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Kangana Ranaut denies being called for questioning in Sushant case yet
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut's social media team has denied reports that the actress will be questioned by Mumbai Police as a part of the investigation of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
17 die in fresh lightning strikes across Bihar
Patna, July 2 (IANS) At least 17 more people died in lightning strikes in various parts of Bihar on Thursday, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pvt trains will help people get confirmed ticket: Chairman
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A day after the Indian Railways made a major privatisation push by inviting request for qualifications from private entities for participation in passenger train operations on 109 pairs of routes through 151 modern trains, Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav said it would help in providing confirmed tickets to passengers on the high-demand routes.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US H-1B visa suspension should be revoked: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has demanded that suspension of the H-1B visas should be revoked as it will impact millions of Indians. He also said that America has benefited from India's talent.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Kabir Singh' actress Geetika Mehandru joins 'Choti Sarrdaarni'
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) "Kabir Singh" actress Geetika Mehandru says she has replaced actress Jinal Jain in the show "Choti Sarrdaarni".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Railways achieves 100% punctuality first time
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Indian Railways, here on Thursday, claimed to have achieved 100 per cent punctuality of trains -- first time in its history.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kohli lauds Hardik for fly push ups, takes up the challenge
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Impressed by teammate Hardik Pandya's fly push ups, India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday posted a video on social media doing the same exercise.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Amazon driver quits via Twitter, leaves van with packages on road
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) A young Amazon delivery driver Derick Lancaster took to the Twitter to quit his job an abandoned a van full of packages at a Marathon gas station in Michigan state of the US.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Guardiola rules out Sancho's return to Manchester City
Manchester, July 2 (IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola categorically denied that Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho could return to Etihad Stadium and stated the move won't make any sense. Sancho played for two years in the Manchester City youth set-up before deciding to move to Bundesliga with Dortmund in 2017.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sushant top trending in June on Google Search in India
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The top trending topic in India over June was Sushant Singh Rajput and the interest for the late actor spiked sharply on June 14 to reach an all-time high in a national level, Google said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Indigenous systems will immensely benefit forces: DRDO
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said on Thursday that the armed forces and the industry will be immensely benefitted by the manufacturing of indigenous systems.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Sri Lanka's active Covid-19 cases down to 227
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's active Covid-19 cases reduced to 227 on Thursday as 79 more patients recovered and were discharged from hospital, according to health ministry's statistics.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,National,Health/Medicine
Voters above 65 yrs, Covid patients get postal ballot rights
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Centre has allowed voters above 65 years and Covid-19 positive people under home or institutional quarantine to use postal ballot to cast their votes in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh crosses 16,000
Amaravati, July 2 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh crossed 16,000 on Thursday with 845 people testing positive during the last 24 hours, health officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Djokovic and wife Jelena test negative for COVID-19
Belgrade, July 2 (IANS) Tennis World No.1 Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have both tested negative for coronavirus, the player's media team said on Thursday. Djokovic was the fourth player to test positive after participating in his Adria Tour which ended up producing a cluster of coronavirus cases.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Tennis
How China openly discriminates against foreign firms, investors
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) As India takes a tough stand against Chinese companies and their operations on its turf in the wake of deadly Galwan Valley standoff, China which calls itself a harbinger of new-age trade has long been discriminating across industries, especially against foreign entities that come to work in that country.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Technology
UKIBC appoints Jayant Krishna as group CEO
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The UK India Business Council has appointed Jayant Krishna as its new Group Chief Executive Officer, effective from August 3, 2020.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Coal miners' strike hits production in Telangana's Singareni
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Coal production in Telangana's Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) came to a halt on Thursday as miners began a three-day strike called by various unions to protest against the Centre's decision to privatise the mines.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Tendulkar, Kumble lead tributes as Everton Weekes passes away aged 95
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Former India cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble led the way in paying tribute to legendary West Indies cricketer Everton Weekes after he passed away, aged 95, at his Christ Church home in Barbados on Wednesday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Akshay-starrer 'Bellbottom' is an untold true story: Writer Aseem Arrora
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Screenwriter Aseem Arrora is currently busy with his upcoming Akshay Kumar-starrer "Bellbottom". The writer says the rollercoaster spy ride will overwhelm the audience with strong emotions.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Threat perception of Priyanka, Rahul has not changed: Cong
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) After Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra got an eviction notice from the government, the Congress said that the threat perception of the Gandhi family has not changed. They are still Z plus protectees and only the protection agency has been changed from the SPG to another agency, the party said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19 cases in Russia increase to 661,165
Moscow, July 2 (IANS) Russia recorded 6,760 more Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 661,165, the country's coronavirus response centre said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Health/Medicine
Aastha Gill: Lockdown will change the tastes of people
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Singer Aastha Gill feels the lockdown scenario amid the coronavirus pandemic will have an impact on the taste of people when it comes to music.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
WHO: Covid-19 hitting livelihoods, causing anxiety, stress
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the global Covid-19 pandemic has hit the lives and livelihoods of the people, besides causing fear and depression in them.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Don't stop home collection of Covid samples: HC to pvt labs
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Keeping in view the prevailing circumstances when the Covid-19 cases are on the rise, the Delhi High Court has advised the private labs not to stop home collection of samples.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Coronil' controversy: Plea seeks FIR against Ramdev for false claims
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Days after yoga guru Ramdev launched 'Coronil', claiming that it can cure coronavirus, a plea has been filed in a Delhi court seeking a direction to police to register FIR against the him, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, Acharya Balkrishna and others for making false claims and gaining money out of misery of people.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tendulkar, Kumble lead tributes as Everton Weeks passes away aged 95
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Former India cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble led the way in paying tribute to legendary West Indies cricketer Everton Weeks after he passed away, aged 95, at his Christ Church home in Barbados on Wednesday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Now, bio-tech, B.pharma students to aid research on Covid-19 drug
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Amid the rising cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country, professionals, teachers, researchers and students from various fields of studies such as computer science, chemistry, pharmacy, medicine and biotechnology will extend assistance in the process of research and preparation of a vaccine.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Everton Weekes to feature in cricket museum at Eden Gardens
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), while mourning the demise of West Indian legend Everton Weekes, on Thursday announced that the iconic cricketer would feature in the soon to come up cricket museum at Eden Gardens. Legendary West Indies batsman Weekes passed away at the Christ Church home on Wednesday in Barbados. He was 95.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Women with high BP during pregnancy susceptible to heart disease
London, July 2 (IANS) Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, warn researchers.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Delhi cops pull the trigger on street crime
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) To check the sudden spurt in street crime cases in the capital, the Delhi Police it seems have decided not to hesitate while opening fire on criminals in case they are challenged.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Huawei Mate X2 to launch in 2020 with 120Hz display: Report
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is reportedly planning to launch its another foldable smartphone Mate X2 in India this year with 120Hz display refresh rate.
2020-07-02
Category: International, China,Technology
B'luru MP tests negative after meeting infected doctor
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya has tested negative for Covid-19 following a meeting with an infected doctor at the Victoria Hospital here.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Spitting in Connaught Place, posh markets will cost you Rs 1K
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Spitting at public places will now attract an on-the-spot fine of Rs 1,000 or punishment under provisions of law, for violators visiting the national capital's posh markets like Connaught Place, Khan Market, Gole market and Sarojini Nagar Market. It will be a part of a phase wise anti spitting drive launched by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Priyanka to shift to Lucknow after Covid 19 subsides'
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) After the government sent Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi a notice to vacate her 35 Lodi Estate official bungalow within a month, party sources said that being in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh she is likely to shift to Lucknow.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India rushes to buy fighters amid border standoff with China
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Amid the tense situation at the border with China, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a proposal for procurement of 21 MiG-29 fighter aircraft, along with upgradation of 59 Mig-29s, and 12 more Su-30 MKI aircraft.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Liverpool will want to continue their dominance against City, feels Shearer
London, July 2 (IANS) Newcastle great and former England striker Alan Shearer feels Premier League champions Liverpool will go after Manchester City's records now as the two sides meet on Thursday night.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Urban forest' set up at CAG's office in Delhi
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) In a bid to control air pollution in the national capital, an 'urban forest has been set up in the park of the Comptroller and Auditor Generals (CAG) office.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
DP asked to file FIR against cop for throwing man off roof
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Amid nation-wide outrage over the police brutality, a Delhi court has ordered the city police to register FIR against the cop who, along with two others, allegedly threw a man off the roof in the Burari area of North Delhi.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saif gets trolled for claiming he is a victim of nepotism
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Saif Ali Khan declared in an interview that he has been a victim of nepotism, but he only ended up being a target of memes and tolls in social media.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Philippines frees over 15,000 prisoners amid Covid-19 outbreak
Manila, July 2 (IANS) The Philippines has released a total of 15,322 prisoners amid a rising number of Covid-19 cases, officials said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Sopore girl first to get J&K domicile certificate
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) Aliya Tariq, 10, from Sopore in North Kashmir became the first person to receive the domicile certificate on June 22 under the new law that has been introduced after the scrapping of Article 370 and splitting of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Delete 'Chinese spyware' TikTok now: Anonymous hacker group
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The popular Hacker group Anonymous has mounted a fierce campaign on the social media platforms to ban TikTok globally, saying its a malware from the Chinese government that is spying on its millions of users.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh surpass 150,000 mark
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh on Thursday surpassed 150,000 as 4,019 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, the biggest daily jump since March 8, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine
Shivakumar swears to bring Congress back to power in K'taka (2nd Lead)
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) Congress' newly-installed Karnataka President D.K. Shivakumar on Thursday vowed to bring the party back to power in the southern state with the support of its leaders and cadres.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
FIFA U-17 Women's WC: LOC, Maharashtra govt discuss preparations
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) The Local Organising Committee of the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup 2021 held a video conference meeting with the Sports Minister of Maharashtra, Sunil Kedar and Vice President of Western India Football Association and Minister of Tourism and Environment of Maharashtra, Aaditya Thackeray, to take stock of preparations for the upcoming tournament.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Pathan slams Twitter user for calling him 'next Hafiz Saeed'
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan on Thursday slammed a Twitter user for saying he is "not hiding his ambitions to become the next Hafiz Saeed," referring to the leader of the terrorist organisation Jamat-ud-Dawa (JUD).
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cake makes Kunal Kemmu emotional
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Bollywood actor Kunal Kemmu in a new post shared how cake made him emotional a few times in the past.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Qatar Airways starts to reinstate 18 more destinations till July 15
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Doha-based Qatar Airways has started to reinstate 18 more destinations worldwide from July 1-15.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi, Putin agree to further strengthen strategic partnership
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation on Thursday reiterated their commitment to further strengthen the special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India in all spheres.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Tigmanshu Dhulia to direct Hindi remake of French film 'Gang Story'
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Tigmanshu Dhulia is all set to direct a Bollywood remake of the French film 'Gang Story.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chhattisgarh attributes rise in automobile sale to Nyay
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has recorded second highest automobile sale in the country and the maximum sale of cars and bikes was recorded in Raipur. In June, 27,000 bikes were sold against 7,603 in May in Raipur.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vanilla Ice in soup for planning 4th of July concert amid COVID-19
Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Rapper Vanilla Ice is gearing up to perform at a 2,500-capacity concert in Texas despite the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state. However, his plan for a Fourth of July concert amid the lockdown has not gone down well with people. He is being severely trolled on social media.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NHAI to set up InvIT for investment in highway sector
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) With an aim to facilitate investment in the highway sector, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is in the process of setting up an Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT).
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Could've built a better relationship with Pietersen, says Flower
London, July 2 (IANS) Former Zimbabwe cricketer Andy Flower opened up regarding his relationship with former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen during his time as the head coach of the 'Three Lions'.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Everton Weekes a distinguished name in cricket: ICC pays tribute
Dubai, July 2 (IANS) The International Cricket Council has condoled the demise of legendary West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes. The 95-year-old breathed his last at the Christ Church home on Wednesday in Barbados.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
People who stayed home before lockdown helped slow COVID-19 spread
New York, July 2 (IANS) A new study has found that people who stayed home even before lockdown and sheltering-ati-home orders were implemented may have helped slow the spread of the novel coronavirus back in March and April.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google Meet noise cancellation to roll out in India
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Google has announced that its noise cancellation feature for Meet teleconferencing app will soon start rolling out in more markets, including India.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mumbai centre treats corona patients for just Rs 1K/day (Ld)
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Amid unending complaints of fleecing by private hospitals and medicos, a centre in north-Mumbai stands out like an oasis of hope for panicky COVID-19 patients.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Former F1 boss Ecclestone 'proud' after becoming father again at 89
London, July 2 (IANS) Former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has become a father for the fourth time at the age of 89.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
England internal match shows future of cricket celebrations
London, July 2 (IANS) Sedate elbow dabs have made their way to cricket, as was seen during England's internal practice game ahead of their first Test against the West Indies. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recently tweeted a video of veteran fast bowler James Anderson dismissing Joe Denly and followed that up with elbow dabs.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Russia ready to strengthen strategic partnership with India
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) In a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reiterated his nation's commitment to further strengthen the "special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries in all spheres".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Nora Fatehi hits 14mn mark on Insta, celebrates with video that changed her life
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Dancing sensation and actress Nora Fatehi has garnered over 14 million followers on Instagram, and to celebrate she has shared a moment that she believed has changed her life.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Bank resolution framework changes credit positive: Moody's
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Amendments to India's bank resolution framework are credit positive, according to Moody's Investors Service.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Raj hoteliers seeking solutions to check-in to future with smile
Jaipur, July 2 (IANS) As India entered Unlock 2 mode from Wednesday, the hospitality industry, one of the worst-affected sectors due to the COVID-19-induced crisis, has started gearing up to revert to their earlier levels across the country.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Jason Momoa to voice Frosty the Snowman
Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa will voice the character of Frosty the Snowman in an upcoming live-action film of the same name.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Mumbai centre treats corona patients for just Rs 1K/day
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Amid unending complaints of fleecing by private hospitals and medicos, a centre in north-Mumbai stands out like an oasis of hope for panicky COVID-19 patients.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Newell's VP doesn't rule out doing a Maradona with Messi
London, July 2 (IANS) Argentine club Newell's Old Boys vice-president Christian D'Amico feels there remains a chance that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi might end up finishing his career at his boyhood club.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Delhi govt to launch massive plantation drive from July 10
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) In a bid to reduce air pollution in the national capital, the Delhi government is all set to launch a campaign to plant as many as thirty-one lakh plants, trees, and shrubs across the city by July 26.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Man kills self for failure to give smartphone to daughter
Agartala/Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a day labourer committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in western Tripura after he failed to provide an Android smartphone to his daughter for her online studies.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society
Namrata shares lockdown diaries with her 'two big boys'
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Actress Namrata Shirodkar shared moments from her lockdown diaries with her "two big boys" -? her husband Mahesh Babu and son Gautam.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hamilton targets record as F1 returns after lengthy COVID-19 hiatus
Spielberg, July 2 (IANS) Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will be targetting Michael Schumacher's record when Formula One returns this weekend after the 2019-20 season was savaged due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
World Chess Championship to be postponed to 2021: FIDE chief
Moscow, July 2 (IANS) The World Chess Championship will "almost certainly be postponed to the next year," International Chess Federation (FIDE) President Arkady Dvorkovich has confirmed. The championship was scheduled to take place in Dubai in December and Dvorkovich said that the federation is looking at spring and autumn of 2021 as options.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Prateek Kuhad collaborates with fans on new music video
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad has released a new video of his song "Kasoor" that includes fan submissions from across the globe.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mindy Kaling's 'Never Have I Ever' renewed for second season
Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Mindy Kalings coming-of-age comedy series "Never Have I Ever", about an Indian teenager growing up in the US, will be getting a second season.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UP Congress claims it's being spied upon
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president Ajay Kumar Lallu has alleged that the police and intelligence agencies are spying on the Congress office.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Trishala Dutt speaks about her mental health post boyfriend's death
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Bollywood star Sanjay Dutts daughter Trishala Dutt has penned an emotional note to mark one year of her boyfriend's death on Thursday. She opened up about going for therapy and quitting her job post his demise.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
SC's action may clear way for electricity futures in India
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) After years of delays, India may soon open a derivatives market for the power sector allowing both power generators and consumers to enter into futures contracts and use it as a new hedging tool to mitigate price volatility and other associated risks.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Salim-Sulaiman launch their fashion merchandise
New Delhi, July 2 (IANSlife) Music composer duo Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant are launching their own fashion merchandise label, inspired by their iconic songs, hobbies and personal interests.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Warehousing demand grew 44% in 3 years: Knight Frank
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Warehousing demand has seen strong growth in the last few years and has recorded a significant 44 per cent CAGR since 2017, mostly after introduction of the goods and services tax (GST), according to a report by Knight Frank.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sobhita Dhulipala describes herself in new post
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actress Sobhita Dhulipala has shared a character sketch of herself in a new social media post.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Geelani's departure from separatist politics exposes myth of 'peaceful resistance'
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) The resignation of hardline separatist leader, Syed Ali Shah Gealani from the all-party Hurriyat conference has exposed the myth of 'peaceful resistance' against Indian rule in Kashmir.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
IIT Hyderabad researchers use novel method to study biofuels
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) on Thursday said its researchers are using computational methods to understand the factors and impediments in incorporating biofuels into the fuel sector in India.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology
When Dhoni landed at the CSK camp, he didn't look rusty: Chawla
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings captain M.S. Dhoni was not looking rusty in the nets while practicing for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League, according to spinner Piyush Chawla. Dhoni was set to make his comeback to competitive cricket in this IPL before the coronavirus pandemic forced its indefinite postponement.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Child artistes of 'Natkhat' were untrained non-actors: writer Annukampa Harsh
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) The child artistes in the short film "Natkhat", which sheds light on the various issues surrounding gender inequality, are all untrained non-actors.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Adhir Ranjan slams ED for grilling Ahmed Patel
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Leader of the Congress in the lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has slammed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for grilling party treasurer Ahmed Patel, who has been interrogated for the third time on Thursday for links with promoters of Sterling Biotech.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SLC hopeful about hosting LPL in August despite border reopening concerns
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket is still hopeful of conducting its inaugural T20 league from August 8 to 22 despite the government's decision to postpone the reopening of the island country's international airport till August 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka revamps diet for Covid patients in hospitals
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) The Karnataka government has issued orders to provide quality nutritious food suggested by dieticians to Covid-29 patients receiving treatment in designated hospitals, an official said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Sports Minister Rijiju, Sindhu and Chhetri to launch Fit India Talks
July 2, New Delhi (IANS) The government of Indias flagship program Fit India on Thursday announced that it is launching a series of interactive sessions with some of the top sportspersons of our country intended to inspire the school children.
2020-07-02
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
On this day: Rohit's masterclass against Bangladesh in 2019 WC
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) India white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma was at his absolute best on this day last year against Bangladesh in a group stage match at the 2019 World Cup.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Software provider Amdocs to lay off 1,000 employees: Report
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) US-based software and communications service provider Amdocs is laying off around 1,000 employees amid uncertainties surrounding the financial recovery owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the media reported on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
AIADMK MLA Sathan Prabhakar turns coronavirus positive
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Ruling AIADMK legislator N. Sathan Prabhakar representing the Paramakudi Assembly constituency has tested positive for Coronavirus, said an official.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Goa Speaker urges MLAs to undergo Covid test ahead of session
Panaji, July 2 (IANS) Two days after a ruling BJP MLA tested positive for Covid-19, Speaker of the Goa assembly Rajesh Patnekar on Thursday urged all legislators to get themselves tested.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
ISL has given Indian football much-needed exposure: Jhingan (IANS Exclusive)
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Sandesh Jhingan feels Indian football is no longer a pushover in Asia and a major role in making that happen has been played by the Indian Super League (ISL) which has given the sport the exposure it never had, both on and off the field.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
'US risks greater COVID-19 outbreak if latest surge not controlled'
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Anthony Fauci, the top US expert in infectious diseases, has expressed his concern over the sudden spike of COVID-19 cases in the country, warning of the risk of a greater outbreak if the latest surge is not controlled.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
CBI books GVK chairman, son for siphoning off Rs 705 cr (Ld)
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Four days after registering a case against Gunupati Venkata Krishna Reddy, the chairman of the GVK Group of Companies and his son G.V. Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director of Mumbai International Airport Ltd. among others for alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 705 crore in the running of the airport, the CBi carried out searches at multiple locations in Mumbai and Hyderabad, sources said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rashami Desai unveils first look from her upcoming project 'Tamas'
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actress Rashami Desai has shared the first poster from her upcoming project, "Tamas".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Turkey delays decision on turning heritage site into mosque
Istanbul, July 2 (IANS) A Turkish court on Thursday delayed a decision on whether the Hagia Sophia, a 1,500 year old Unesco World Heritage site, in Istanbul can be converted into a mosque.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Religion
Big B gets nostalgic as 'Sarkar' turns 15
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) It's a flashback Thursday for Amitabh Bachchan, what with "Sarkar" turning 15. The film was released on June 2, 2005.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Hoping Pakistan won't settle for a draw in England, says Akhtar
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has urged the team to not settle for a draw but go for victory in their upcoming series against England.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Samantha Akkineni gives Spider-Man a twist of yoga
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Southern star Samantha Akkineni turned into Spider-Man in a new picture she shared on social media.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Multiplex body unhappy with govt decision to keep theatres shut amid Unlock 2.0
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) The Multiplex Association of India (MAI) is unhappy with the central government's decision to keep cinema halls and multiplexes shut even as Unlock 2.0 gets underway, although several associated consumer services have been allowed to open up.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Himachal tribal women protest Covid 'violation' by minister
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) Tribal women settled in tiny hamlets spread over Himalayan peaks of the picturesque Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, it seems, are no more immune to apathy by the state's administrators.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Indian Army Brigadier dies of Covid-19 in Kolkata
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) An Indian Army Brigadier posted at the Eastern Command headquarters died of Covid-19 on Thursday in Kolkata.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Privatising trains, govt taking away lifeline of poor: Rahul
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sharpened his attack on the Narendra Modi government over its moves to allow private firms to run passenger trains. He said government was taking away the lifeline of the country from the poor, and the people will give a befitting reply.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL 13 likely overseas, toss-up between UAE & Sri Lanka
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is in all probability headed to foreign shores with UAE and Sri Lanka in the race to host the 2020 edition of the cash-rich league. The final announcement is expected soon as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is still awaiting an official decision on the fate of the T20 World Cup which was to be held in Australia in October-November.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Iker Casillas bids goodbye to FC Porto
Madrid, July 2 (IANS) Spain's World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas has brought an end to his five-year stint with Portuguese club Porto. His contract with the club ended on Wednesday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Higher metal concentration in Moon's craters provides new insights to its origin
New York, July 2 (IANS) Scientists have found new evidence that the Moon's subsurface might be richer in metals, like iron and titanium, than previously thought.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
No question of deporting foreign Tablighis till criminal cases exist: SC told
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that the Home Secretary has written to chief secretaries of all states/ Union Territories requesting the foreign nationals, found involved in Tablighi activities on tourist visa, should not be immediately deported to their countries after their quarantine is over, as criminal cases exist against them.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Uma Bharti appears before CBI court in Babri case
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) Former union minister and senior BJP leader, Uma Bharti, on Thursday, appeared before a special CBI court here to record her statement in Babri mosque demolition case.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Nearly 78% of Russian voters back constitutional reforms
Moscow, July 2 (IANS) Nearly 78 per cent of Russian voters backed constitutional reforms that could keep President Vladimir Putin in power until 2036, election officials said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
K'taka: Conman held for duping people on pretext of promising jobs
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) A conman who has duped people to the tune of Rs 1 crore on the pretext of providing them government jobs and releasing pending amounts has been arrested in the city, an official said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Liquidity, asset quality risks for NBFIs remain elevated'
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Rating agency Fitch Ratings on Thursday said that India's non-bank financial institutions will continue to face elevated near-term risks, even as economic activity picks up with the easing of the country's nationwide lockdown.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US House approves new Hong Kong-related sanctions
Washington, July 2 (IANS) The Democrats-led US House of Representatives has approved new Hong Kong-related sanctions, after Beijing imposed a security law for the city that has been condemned by countries around the world.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Myanmar jade mine landslide kills 113 (2nd Ld)
Yangon, July 2 (IANS) At least 113 bodies were found on Thursday, while several others were reported missing after a landslide hit a jade mining site in Myanmar's Kachin state, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch district
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) Pakistan again violated ceasefire on Thursday on the line of control (LoC) in two sectors in J&K's Poonch district by using automatic gunfire and mortar shelling.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sterling Biotech: ED questions Ahmed Patel again for 3rd time
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Tightening its noose around Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who is considered a close aide of party interim chief Sonia Gandhi, a team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday arrived at his residence for the thirds time in less than a week time in connection with its probe into multi-crore bank fraud case by the Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Woman ends her life two days after marriage
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), July 2 (IANS) A young woman who was married two days ago, ended her life by committing suicide, police said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maha makes CCTV must in all Corona wards
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Amid unending complaints of overcharging by hospitals, the Maharashtra government has made CCTV mandatory in all Covid-19 wards, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
After ouster from UDF, door open for Kerala Congress (M) in LDF
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) While discussions continue whether the party founded by late K.M. Mani -- Kerala Congress (Mani) if they have been ousted or suspended from the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) for defying its directive to vacate the president post of the Kottayam district panchayat, the statements from the ruling CPI-M led Left Democratic Front (LDF) appears to have brought a fresh air for Jose K. Mani, son of K.M. Mani.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
IRDAI sets up group to find space for selling Surety Bonds
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a nine member working committee to look at the possibility of Indian non-life insurers offering Surety Bond to contractors.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
UP MLA to provide free masks to those deleting Chinese apps
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Minister and BJP legislator from Bahraich, Anupama Jaiswal has announced that she will provide free face masks to all those who delete Chinese applications from their mobile phones.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Athletes laud scribes on World Sports Journalists Day
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Indian sportspersons on Thursday hailed journalists on the special occasion of World Sports Journalists Day. Athletes from different sports took to social media to pay tribute to the scribes who, according to them, are the link between sportspersons and fans.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana
Gaborone, July 2 (IANS) Mystery surrounds the "completely unprecedented" deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana over the last two months, a media report said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Botswana,Environment/Wildlife
Woman commits suicide with 2 children on rail tracks
New Delhi, July 2 ( IANS) In a shocking incident, a woman committed suicide with her two children on Thursday by jumping in front of a train in East Delhi's Mandawali area, the police said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JSPL reports 12% rise in Q1 Steel Sales amid Covid-19
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) has beaten the trend reporting healthy growth in production and sales volume during April-June quarter in the midst economic crisis triggered by coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New bride being aloof, shunning chores, not cruelty: Delhi HC
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has observed that it is the duty of the husband's family to make a new bride feel at home and has held that her conduct of trying to remain in her room or not showing initiative in doing household work cannot be described as cruelty.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jadeja is one of the most reliable cricketers across formats: SCA chief
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Saurashtra Cricket Association on Thursday congratulated all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for being named by Wisden as Indias Most Valuable Player in the 21st century. The 31-year-old's MVP rating, which was calculated using the cricket data analysis tool CricViz, was 97.3.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Shivakumar takes reins of Karnataka Congress in style
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) Congress troubleshooter D.K. Shivakumar, 58, took reins of the party's Karnataka unit as president in style, with hundreds of party leaders and cadres witnessing the spectacle across the state through live streaming under the shadow of Covid cloud on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Security researcher finds flaw in Chingari site, firm says app safe
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Well-known French security researcher Elliot Alderson claimed that the website of Globussoft, the company behind social media app Chingari, a desi alternative to Chinese TikTok, has been compromised. The company said that the app is completely safe.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Kejriwal announces India's first plasma bank in Delhi
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced the first plasma bank in the country for the novel coronavirus patients in the city and urged the Covid survivors to come forward and donate plasma to save lives.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
1 in 2 workers say company productivity apps are 'nonsense': Survey
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) Nearly one in two workers globally think they can get away with using a non-work app to get the job done as the solutions provided by their company are just nonsense, a new survey revealed on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
'Library Khidki' for primary students in UP
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) The basic education department in Uttar Pradesh has collaborated with the Tata Trust, for a concept of an e-magazine for children in primary and upper primary classes.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Who is responsible for kids infected with Covid: Parents to RBSE
Jaipur, July 2 (IANS) As a class X student in Kota tested positive for COVID-19 on June 30 after appearing in RBSE exams held on June 29 and 30 and 357 students from her examination centre were sent for home quarantine, the parents in Rajasthan have expressed their concern on the issue and asked who will take the onus of the kids who were infected with COVID-19.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Lightning kills 3 in UP district
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh), July 2 (IANS) Three persons were killed and 12 injured when lightning struck in Sikandarpur and Bhimpura areas of the district.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bounce Back: IndiGo expects traffic to rebound within 5 months (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Despite Covid-19 induced economic challenges, senior executive of airline major IndiGo estimates a rebound in domestic passenger traffic within the next 5 months.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aubameyang 'willing to stay' at Arsenal, insists Arteta
London, July 2 (IANS) Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said star striker and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is willing to stay at the club despite reports linking him with a move away from Emirates Stadium in recent times.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Poison 2' director: Difficult to shoot with social distancing restrictions
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Director Vishal Pandya, who is known for helming the "Hate Story" franchise and "Wajah Tum Ho", has started shooting for his upcoming web-series "Poison 2". He says it is tough to shoot with all the restrictions.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Relive the nostalgia of books
New Delhi, July 2 (IANSlife) College Street in the heart of the City of Joy is ubiquitous to the city. Located in the bustling neighbourhood of Central Calcutta, it is a source of nostalgia to every one who has lived or worked in the city.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Indian paramilitary to induct transgender officers
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Indian government has decided to induct members of transgender community in the country's elite paramilitary forces ending discrimination against the marginalised section.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pause on petrol, diesel price hike for 3rd consecutive day
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Fuel prices seems to have gone for a longer pause after rising in 22 of the past 26 days as oil marketing companies (OMC) kept the pump prices of petrol and diesel unchanged again on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Manohar must evaluate damage done to BCCI during his tenure, says Shah
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah has said that Shashank Manohar stepping down as ICC Chairman was rather obvious and he must now look back and evaluate what he did during his time at the helm.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
China warned against 'clear, serious' violation of treaty with UK
London, July 2 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said China's imposition of a new security law in Hong Kong constituted a clear and serious breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration signed in 1984 and aimed at smoothing the transition when the territory was handed back to Beijing in 1997.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
A new platform brings joy to kids in lockdown
New Delhi, July 2 (IANSlife) Toys are an intrinsic part of a child's formative years. From ancient times they (toys) have been a tool for learning and developing social and cognitive skills. The importance of toys is undeniable in a child's growing years.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
CWI chief says Simmons' job safe despite attending funeral
London, July 2 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt has come to the aid of head coach Phil Simmons after the latter came under scrutiny for going out of the bio-secure bubble to attend a funeral recently.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
A push for women entrepreneurship in India
New Delhi, July 2 (IANSlife) We are one of the biggest and fastest growing economies, however there is data prove that if female employment rates were equal to male employment rates, that alone will make India richer by 27 percent. The actual participation of women in both the formal and informal economies has actually shrunk from 36 percent to 24 percent in the last 10 years, points out Vinay Subramanyam - Head - Marketing - Britannia Industries.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
28 ministers including 12 from Scindia camp sworn in MP (Ld)
Bhopal, July 2 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inducted 28 new ministers on Thursday including 12 from Jyotiraditya Scindia's camp. Of the 22 Congress MLAs who resigned from the Congress to join the BJP, 14 are now in the expanded ministry.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
LAVA launches contest to design the 'next Indian' smartphone
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) As chorus grows against the use of Chinese brands, domestic mobile manufacturer Lava on Thursday launched 'Design in India contest, inviting students and professionals to design the next Indian smartphone and grab job opportunities along with cash prices.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education
Managing allergies during Covid-19
New Delhi, July 2 (IANSlife) In this unprecedented ?global crisis, health should be a top priority. With the onset of the monsoons and the rise in indoor pollution, allergies are on the rise? - along with Covid-19 itself - and have a direct impact on body's respiratory system.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
96 killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide (Ld)
Yangon, July 2 (IANS) At least 96 people were killed and many others were reported missing on Thursday after a jade mine collapsed due to a landslide in Myanmar's Kachin state, authorities said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bajaj Auto reports 31 % decline in June sales
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto on Thursday reported a fall of 31 per cent year-on-year in total sales, including exports, for June 2020.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Civilian's killing in Sopore firing needs to be impartially probed (Comment)
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) The killing of an innocent 65-year old civilian accompanied by his toddler grandson in Sopore town Wednesday during a firing incident has shocked Kashmir with differing versions about what resulted in the brutal murder.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Opinion/Commentary
HK chief's top aide to head security law committee
Hong Kong, July 2 (IANS) China has appointed Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lams top aide as secretary general of the new local committee overseeing national security law policy in the city, ait was reported on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Visa application centres reopen in India for select countries
New Delhi, July 2 (IANSlife) Complying with the norms, regulations and relaxation of the Centre as well as the state governments and specific embassies, VFS Global is all set to accept visa applications for select countries across a few Indian cities.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
S'pore airport to offer travellers contactless safe experience
Singapore, July 2 (IANS) Singapore's Changi Airport has started deploying proximity sensors and other devices to provide passengers with contactless and safe experience, in preparation for the gradual resumption of air travel.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Actor Patrick Stewart's memoir announced
New Delhi, July 2 (IANSlife) The memoir of award-winning and globally renowned actor Sir Patrick Stewart, who has starred in 'X-Men' and 'Logan', will be published by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
28 ministers sworn in including 11 Scindia loyalists in MP
Bhopal, July 2 (IANS) Twenty eight ministers have been sworn in at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan in Bhopal on Thursday morning.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Zidane rests Hazard & warns Real Madrid about overconfidence
Madrid, July 2 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane caused a surprise after he left winger Eden Hazard out of his squad to face Getafe in the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Thursday night.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Talent and content to play differentiator: Lubna Sen
New Delhi, July 2 (IANSlife) Ahead of her digital exhibition of art created during the lockdown, as an ode to the unrestrained creative spirit of artists, senior art curator Lubna Sen says the art world must increasingly re-calibrate to embrace the digital world and feels "this is the best time to make a difference to art and artists".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Nokia phone maker acquires cybersecurity firm Valona Labs
Helsinki, July 2 (IANS) HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on Thursday announced it has acquired assets of mobile, enterprise and cybersecurity software firm Valona Labs for an undisclosed amount.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Zoom CEO says 90-day privacy pledge just a first step
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has announced to double down on the efforts to bring meaningful change to its video meet app after the 90-day pledge ended, saying the company would put mechanisms in place to make sure that security and privacy remain a priority in each phase of its product and feature development.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
UP: Multiple teachers with same PAN number under STF lens
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) After multiple 'teachers' were found to be working on one identity of Anamika Shukla in the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) in Uttar Pradesh, it has now come to light that scores of teachers have been working on the same PAN number.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Aakash Chopra picks winner between Ganguly XI and Kohli XI
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Former opener Aakash Chopra has put together two illustrious Indian teams of different eras against each other and tried to pick who would come on top in an imaginary battle.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip gets Rs 7K price drop in India
Gurugram, July 2 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday announced Rs 7,000 price cut on its foldable premium Galaxy Z Flip smartphone in India.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
N.Korea ranks among most dangerous places in world: Report
Seoul, July 2 (IANS) North Korea ranks among the most dangerous places to live as its people are exposed to high risks of natural disaster, poverty and social injustice, a report showed on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Lockdown halted preparations for junior women's hockey WC, says captain
Imphal, July 2 (IANS) The Indian junior women's hockey team was preparing for the 2020 Junior Asia Cup in Kakamigahara, Japan which was to begin on April 6 this year when COVID-19 pandemic halted the team's quest to achieve a berth for the Junior Women's World Cup by winning the continental championship.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Hockey
Reinvestigation into S,Korea's worst serial murder case closed
Seoul, July 2 (IANS) South Korean police on Thursday closed the country's longest-standing cold case involving a series of brutal rapes and murders that began more than three decades ago.
2020-07-02
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cap on Covid charges, pushes small Delhi nursing homes to brink
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Pankaj Solanki, doctor who runs the 50-bed Dharamveer Solanki Hospital in Rohini, spent Rs 5 lakh to create a separate entrance for the COVID patients, installed monitors, jumbo oxygen cylinders, air conditioners, and a host of other structural changes to comply with COVID treatment norms.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Students can study online even if campus reopens: Ahmedabad University
Ahmedabad, July 2 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, students joining Ahmedabad University can opt to attend classes online till December this year, even if the campus is reopened earlier, the University announced on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education
Nikki Haley praises India for 'not backing down' against China
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Nikki Haley, the first Indian-American to serve in the US cabinet, has praised India's decision to ban 59 Chinese apps, saying New Delhi "is continuing to show it wont back down from Chinas aggression".
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
FIFA hands Punjab FC 3-window transfer ban for failing to honour player contract
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Punjab FC, formerly known as Minerva Punjab FC, have been handed a three-window transfer ban by FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) for failing to pay the dues of North Macedonian footballer Hristijan Denkovski. The fiasco took place in August last year when Ranjit Bajaj was still an active decision-maker at the club and the ban was handed on Tuesday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Cybersecurity top priority for Indian CIOs post Covid-19: Adobe
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) As hacking threats increase from nation-state bad actors from China and North Korea, a staggering 89 per cent of CIOs in India say that cybersecurity remains to top investment area for them, a new Adobe survey revealed on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Struggle against injustice is religion: Scindia
Bhopal, July 2 (IANS) Prior to the second expansion of Shivraj Singh Chouhan's cabinet in Madhya Pradesh, former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday said the struggle against injustice is the religion.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Odisha's COVID-19 death toll rise to 27
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) The death toll due to COVID-19 in Odisha has increased to 27 as two more patients succumbed to the deadly virus, informed the health department on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
50 killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide
Yangon, July 2 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed and many others were reported missing on Thursday after a jade mine collapsed in Myanmar's Kachin state, authorities said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sathankulam death: 5 cops held, FIR altered to murder case
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) The Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) of Tamil Nadu police have arrested five policemen working in Sathankulam police station in Tuticorin district for the murder of P. Jeyaraj and his son J. Bennicks, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Singer Vishal Mishra: I know the value of opportunity
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Known for belting out hits like "Kaise hua" in "Kabir Singh", "Selfish" in "Race 3", "Muskurayega India" and his latest Punjabi song "Kithe" among others, singer Vishal Mishra wants to support new artistes because he knows the value of an opportunity.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Global cues push equity markets higher; financials rise
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Following Asian peers, the key indices of the Indian equity market made a gap-up opening and sustained their upward trajectory during the opening session on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Google 'Nearby Sharing' feature to launch soon
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Google has confirmed that its 'Nearby Sharing' feature is coming soon and is rolling out to some beta users on Android.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
SL Prez orders not to use his pics in poll campaign
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered not to use his photographs by candidates contesting for the upcoming parliamentary elections in their propaganda campaign, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Apple may ship 15-20mn iPhone 12 series phones this year
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to ship 15-20 million units of 5G iPhone 12 this year.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hyderabad man, who killed two sisters, found hanging
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) A man, who murdered his two sisters and injured the third in the old city of Hyderabad on Monday, has committed suicide, police said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apparel, restaurants, footwear among retail to take a hit by Covid
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Covid 19 will have an impact across the board on discretionary categories in the retail sector as limited social interactions and increased WFH trends may hit apparel, quick service restaurants (QSR) and footwear players.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
2 corona patients succumb taking J&K toll to 109
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) Two COVID-19 patients succumbed on Thursday in a hospital in the Srinagar city taking the death toll to 109 in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
No Dukes, only Kookaburra ball to be used in Sheffield Shield
Sydney, July 2 (IANS) Cricket Australia has decided to axe the English Dukes cricket ball from the Sheffield Shield tournament this summer and will go back to using the Kookaburra ball for the entire season.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
IIT alumnus makes sanitizer using deodorant
Kanpur, July 2 (IANS) A former IIT-Kanpur student, in collaboration with an assistant professor of IIT-Guwahati, has prepared a deodorant-cum-sanitizer that not only keeps the coronavirus at bay for about seven to 10 hours but also smells good.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
4 injured in California shooting
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) At least four people were injured in a shooting along a highway in Oakland, California, police said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
JP Dutta: I am like a father figure to Kareena, Abhishek
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Ace filmmaker JP Dutta had launched actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Abhishek Bachchan in Bollywood 20 years ago with his directorial "Refugee".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
French govt confirms massive job cuts at flag carrier
Paris, July 2 (IANS) The French government has confirmed that flag carrier, Air France would cut nearly 7,600 posts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on the airline to make as few compulsory redundancies as possible.
2020-07-02
Category: International, France,Politics
India now has over 6L corona cases, death toll reaches 17,834
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) India on Thursday crossed the six lakh mark in the coronavirus cases with the highest spike of 19,148 positive cases and 434 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Khalilzad holds talks with Pak FM on Afghan peace process
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad held talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi here on the peace process in Afghanistan.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Microsoft OneDrive gets 100GB file upload limit, Dark Mode
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Microsoft has announced new OneDrive features across Microsoft 365 for a more connected and flexible files experience to business users, more control to admins, and a more personal touch to users at home.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Germany takes over EU presidency in 'difficult time'
Berlin, July 2 (IANS) Germany took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) from Croatia for the next six months at a "difficult time" due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chancellor Angela Merkel in a speech to the Bundestag (Parliament) here.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Germany,Politics
UP's wild west: Rare sighting of endangered swamp deer
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), July 2 (IANS) Once infamous for hunters and poachers, Muzaffarnagar, a town located midway between the Delhi-Dehradun highway, is once again nature's paradise where a large herd of swamp deer, a critically endangered species, was spotted lately.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Apple reclosing more stores as Covid-19 cases surge in US
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Apple which has reclosed 47 own-branded retail stores in the US would shut 30 additional stores by Thursday, the media reported.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iran, Russia, Turkey urge political solution to Syrian crisis
Tehran, July 2 (IANS) A trilateral summit between Iran, Russia and Turkey has called on conflicting parties in Syria to adhere to a political solution in order to settle their differences.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Libyan PM indicates commitment to dialogue with rival: UN
United Nations, July 2 (IANS) Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj has indicated his commitment to a dialogue within the 5+5 Joint Military Commission and expressed on Wednesdayinterest in a political solution based on elections, said a UN spokesman.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
UP gets 50,000 antigen test kits for critical districts
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has procured 50,000 antigen testing kits to strengthen the battle against COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Global cues push equity markets higher
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Following Asian peers, the key indices of the Indian equity market made gains during the opening session of the day's trade on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Apple-Google deal on default search engine harming competitors: UK
London, July 2 (IANS) The UK competition watchdog has revealed that the deal between Apple and Google over the default search engine in the mobile Safari browser has created a significant barrier to entry for other players, thus inhibiting competition in the search market.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Masturbating police official now terminated after arrest
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) First he was suspended, then arrested and finally terminated from service.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Recently publicized swine flu not new: WHO expert
Geneva, July 2 (IANS) A World Health Organization (WHO) expert said that the recently publicized swine flu in China was not new and that it's under close surveillance.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
UP girl killed by father, brother over love affair
Pratapgarh, July 2 (IANS) In a case of honour killing, a man was arrested along with his son for allegedly killing his 18-year-old daughter in Chaupai village in Kandhai police circle on Wednesday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Peter Fulton steps down as NZ batting coach to join Canterbury
Auckland, July 2 (IANS) Former New Zealand batsman Peter Fulton is all set to take up the role of Canterbury's head coach and thus will step down from the position of Black Caps batting coach.
2020-07-02
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
US city to remove multiple Confederate statues
Washington, July 2 (IANS) The Mayor of Richmond, the capital of US' Virginia state, has invoked emergency powers to remove multiple Confederate statues from the historic city.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Vaani Kapoor cast opposite Akshay Kumar in 'Bellbottom'
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor will star opposite superstar Akshay Kumar in upcoming espionage thriller "Bellbottom". This will be Vaani's first film with Akshay.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Twitter deletes image tweeted by Trump for violating its policy
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Twitter has taken action against US President Donald Trump, this time removing an image he tweeted, saying the image violated the companys privacy policy.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tough norms for Varanasi temples during 'Saawan'
Varanasi, July 2 (IANS) The holy city of Varanasi is gearing up to meet the rush of devotees during the month of 'Saawan' even as the coronavirus continues to spread.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
UNSC adopts resolution on COVID-19
United Nations, July 2 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution on COVID-19, demanding a general and immediate cessation of hostilities.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,International
West Indies legend Sir Everton Weekes passes away
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes has passed away. He was 95. He breathed his last at the Christ Church home on Wednesday in Barbados.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Top tech CEOs agree to testify before US House committee
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet CEOs have agreed to testify before the US House Judiciary Committee that is working on proposals to reform and regulate the digital market.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan's inflation rises to 8-year-high in FY20
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) Pakistan's inflation rose to an eight-year-high inflation rate of 10.74 per cent in FY20 (July 2019-June 2020) due to multiple factors, according to official figures.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
24 killed in Mexico rehab centre attack
Mexico City, July 2 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and seven others injured after armed assailants attack a rehabilitation center in Mexico's Guanajuato state, authorities said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Facebook purges 5,000 apps that accessed data after 90 'inactive' days
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Nearly 5,000 developers continued to receive personal information from Facebook users for their apps in recent months, despite those not being in use for over 90 days and the social network has purges those apps.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
CBI case against GVK chairman, son for siphoning off Rs 705 cr
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against Gunupati Venkata Krishna Reddy, the Chairman of the GVK Group of Companies and his son G.V. Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director of Mumbai International Airport Ltd. among others for alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 705 crore in running of the airport, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manchester United confirm Angel Gomes departure
London, July 2 (IANS) Manchester United have confirmed that Angel Gomes has left the club as the 19-year-old rejected the offer of a new contract.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mexico goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera secures Pumas move
Mexico City, July 2 (IANS) Mexico international goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera has ended his 11-year spell with Toluca to join their Liga MX rivals Pumas.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
New Zealand health minister resigns amid criticism
Wellington, July 2 (IANS) New Zealand Health Minister David Clark on Thursday announced that he decided to resignand leave the cabinet amid criticism.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Door-to-door COVID-19 survey underway in Taj city
Agra, July 2 (IANS) The Agra district administration has begun an extensive exercise for door-to-door survey in all areas to check the further spread of COVID-19. Two days ago, the state government had announced that all areas will be thoroughly screened to ensure the infection from the coronavirus was effectively stopped.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Global COVID-19 cases top 10.6mn: Johns Hopkins University
Washington, July 2 (IANS) The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to over 10.6 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 515,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,International
In the matrix of mythology, time travel and gaming
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) When you ask the last question first -- will Amish, whose name is synonymous with mythology will ever work in another genre, he pauses. Then laughs. "Look, I go with what inspires me. But I admit, for the last one year, I have been thinking about a book set in modern times, complete with elements of time travel and gaming," he leaves it at that.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
I'm all for masks, says Trump
Washington, July 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, who has long resisted wearing a mask in public, has said he likes face coverings and they make him look like the Lone Ranger, the media reported on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guru Randhawa: It was good to perform after almost 3 months
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) With his gloves on and maintaining safe distance from his audience, singer Guru Randhawa hit the stage after almost three months.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
US official tallies likely undercount deaths due to COVID-19: Study
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Official tallies of deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States underestimated the full increase in deaths associated with the pandemic in many states, according to a new study.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
UN chief highlights countries' financial needs in response to COVID-19
United Nations, July 2 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the financial needs of countries, particularly low- and middle-income countries, in their response to COVID-19.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Turkey's Istanbul Airport inaugurates 1st COVID-19 test centre
Istanbul, July 2 (IANS) Turkey's biggest Istanbul Airport inaugurated its first COVID-19 test centre for international passengers.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Indian origin cardiologist to pay $400K to settle false billing allegation
New York, July 2 (IANS) An Indian origin cardiologist and the administrator of her company have agreed to pay $400,000 to settle allegations that they submitted irregular billings to Medicare, the government health insurance programme for senior citizens, according to officials.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,National
US House committee votes to ban Confederate flag at Pentagon property
Washington, July 2 (IANS) The US House Armed Services Committee voted to approve an amendment to ban the public display of the Confederate battle flag on all Pentagon property.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Israeli PM to continue talks over annexation plan "in the coming days"
Jerusalem, July 2 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will continue discussing his West Bank annexation plan "in the coming days," his office said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Esme Creed-Miles: As actor it is fun to be someone you don't relate to
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Esme Creed-Miles feels it is fun to get into the skin of a character without relating to it on any level. The "Hanna" star says it is a privilege that actors enjoy, and she cherishes that escape.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
COVID-19 cases in Tokyo hit highest since state of emergency lifted
Tokyo, July 2 (IANS) The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 67 new COVID-19 infections, marking the sixth straight day new daily cases in the Japanese capital have topped 50 and the highest number since the state of emergency was lifted in late May.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Japan,Politics
With 176 new deaths UK COVID-19 death toll rise to 43,906
London, July 2 (IANS) Another 176 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 43,906, the British Department of Health and Social Care said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Russian fighters intercept US reconnaissance plane over Black Sea
Moscow, July 2 (IANS) Russian Su-27 fighters were scrambled over the Black Sea to intercept a US reconnaissance plane, the Russian Defence Ministry had said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
New North American free trade deal comes into effect
Ottawa, July 2 (IANS) A new trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico came into effect on Wedensday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Canada,Politics
US stocks end mixed amid economic data
New York, July 2 (IANS) US equities finished mixed as investors digested a slew of economic data.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trump sees Chinese aggression in Ladakh as sign of its 'true nature'
New York, July 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump sees China's aggressive action along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh confirming the Chinese Communist Party's "true nature", according to his Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,National
ECI seeks report on condition of states; will then decide on elections (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked for a detailed report from the election officials of the states where assembly elections or by-elections are to be held in the coming time. The Election Commission has asked for the report to review the situation in the states, an Election Commission official told IANS on Wednesday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iran's confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 230,211 with 2,549 new cases
Tehran, July 2 (IANS) Iran reported 2,549 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total confirmed novel coronavirus cases to 230,211, according to official IRNA news agency.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Turkey,National,Health/Medicine
World Bank approves US $500 mln in budgetary support for Pakistan
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) The World Bank (WB) has approved US $500 million in budgetary support for Pakistan to address the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, achieve macroeconomic stability and support reforms, local media said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Those responsible for Sopore killings should be held to account: UN chief
United Nations, July 2 (IANS) Those who were responsible for the killing of a civilian and a CRPF head constable in Kashmir have to be made to account for it, according to the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
First arrests under Hong Kong 'anti-protest' law
Hong Kong, July 2 (IANS) Hong Kong police have made their first arrests under a new "anti-protest" law imposed by Beijing, as crowds marked 23 years since the end of British rule.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Australian PM announces US $186-bln plan to expand military
Canberra, July 2 (IANS) Australia will be armed with long-range missiles under a 10-year plan to upgrade the capability and potency of the Australian Defence Force, said Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Kamal Nath serves notice to BJP leaders
Jabalpur (MP), July 2 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee President Kamal Nath has sent legal notices to BJP Vice President Prabhat Jha and MP state President VD Sharma for accusing him of favouring Chinese firms by reducing import duty.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Gmail down in India, company working on a fix
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Google users had a harrowing time in India as Gmail and other internet services went down for Airtel users for hours on Wednesday evening.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Shivakumar to take over reins of K'taka Congress on Thursday
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) Congress troubleshooter D.K. Shivakumar would take over as the party's Karnataka President on Thursday and the event would be streamed live for party leaders and cadres across the state, a party leader said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Frustrated attempt: Surjewala on eviction notice to Priyanka
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday hit back at the BJP-led Centre, terming the Union government's decision to ask Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi to vacate her Lodhi Estate bungalow as a "frustrated attempt".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
KSRTC stamping passengers at Majestic station in B'luru
Bengaluru, July 1 (IANS) The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is stamping passengers boarding its buses at one city bus station amid spiking Covid cases in Bengaluru, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
'Sooryavanshi' update: Karan Johar not dropped as co-producer
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) A unconfirmed report that had gone viral on Wednesday suggesting Karan Johar has been dropped as co-producer of the much -hyped Akshay Kumar-starrer "Sooryavanshi" has been refuted as fake news by the makers.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Muslim groups urge KCR to scrap Narasimha Rao centenary events
Hyderabad, July 1 (IANS) An umbrella group of various Muslim organisations in Telangana has appealed to the state government to withdraw its decision to celebrate birth centenary celebrations of former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, saying the move has hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Let even pvt doctors prescribe Covid tests, Centre urges states
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) In what can be good news for citizens, Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan and ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava have told the states to ensure full utilisation of all Covid-19 testing laboratories. They also said that even qualified private doctors should be allowed to recommend a Covid test, given the criteria are met.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana's daily Covid tally again crosses 1K-mark
Hyderabad, July 1 (IANS) Telangana saw another big surge in Covid-19 cases on Wednesday with 1,018 people testing positive for the virus, pushing the state's tally to 17,357.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
US welcomes India's 'clean app' policy banning Chinese apps
New York, July 1 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has welcomed India's ban on 59 Chinese apps, saying the "clean app" policy will promote India's national security against the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) spying on the country.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gmail down in India, company working on a fix
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Google users had a harrowing time in India as Gmail and other internet services went down for hours on Wednesday evening.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Gujarat reverses its decision to hold university exams
Gandhinagar, July 1 (IANS) Following directives from the Union government, the Gujarat government on Wednesday reversed its earlier decision to hold final year examinations of all universities and colleges in Gujarat.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
June auto sales show sequential uptrend (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) India's major automobile players reported a sequential uptrend in June, as the rate of sales de-growth decelerated.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Highest single-day spike takes Gujarat's Covid taly to 33,318
Gandhinagar, July 1 (IANS) Gujarat on Wednesday reported the highest single-day spike in the number of Covid-19 cases as 675 fresh infections were reported across the state, taking the tally of positive cases to 33,318, officials said.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
'Militants seek to target B'desh security agencies but lack capacity'
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Militants in Bangladesh have the police, the RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) and other law enforcement agencies as their main targets and are trying to instigate attacks on them, a top police officer said.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
RSS backed BMS joins hands with Left, Cong for 3-day coal mine strike
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) It looks like Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is not the only one who is opposed to the Centre opening up the coal sector for private players. A key RSS affiliate, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), too has now joined the joint call for a three-day strike in all coal mines across India starting Thursday.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assam floods death toll rises to 33, 15L affected
Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) The ongoing wave of floods in Assam, triggered by the monsoon rains, claimed six more lives on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 33, besides affecting around 15 lakh people in 21 of the state's 33 districts, officials said.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
K'taka Covid tally crosses 16k with record 1,272 new cases
Bengaluru, July 1 (IANS) Karnataka registered a record 1,272 Covid positive cases to breach the 16,000- mark to take the states tally to 16,514, while seven people succumbed to the dreaded virus, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
United need 3-4 players of Fernandes' quality: Neville
London, July 1 (IANS) Manchester United will have to get three or four more players in the mould of Bruno Fernandes so as to challenge for the title next season feels Gary Neville. United have not lost a match in which Fernandes has played since the Portuguese midfielders joined the Premier League giants from Sporting CP in a 55 million Euro move in January.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Congress slams eviction notice to Priyanka
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Congress leaders have reacted sharply on the eviction notice served to party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra though sources close to her said she will comply with the notice.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maha sees new high of 5,537 Covid cases, deaths cross 8K (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) On the first day of a new phase of lockdown till July 31, Maharashtra's Covid-19 cases rose to a new high of 5,537 - up from the previous high of 5,493 on June 28, while there were 198 more deaths with Thane district fatalities shooting above the 1,000 mark, health officials said here on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine