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Mohan Bhagwat, Bhaiyyaji Joshi get Covid jab
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and General Secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi took the first dose of Corona vaccine on Saturday at the National Cancer Institute in Nagpur.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sub-Jr National Tennis: Shelke fights hard to win
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Pradnyesh Shelke of Maharashtra edged out Vimal Dhairya of Maharashtra 9-8 (4) to move into the final qualifying round of boys' under-12 group at the 15th MSLTA Ramesh Desai Memorial Junior Tennis Nationals for boys and girls on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
FIH Pro League: Netherlands women, Germany men win
Amsterdam, March 6 (IANS) The Netherlands women and Germany men claimed deserved FIH Hockey Pro League wins on Saturday, as the first matches of a weekend double header between two of hockey's fiercest rivals took place at the Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Hockey
Stage set for Mamata-Suvendu Battle Royale
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) A day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed Kolkata visit to address a mega rally at the city's iconic Brigade parade ground, the BJP on Saturday released its first list of 57 candidates for the first two phases of the high-octane West Bengal Assembly elections.
2021-03-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Stage set for Mamata-Suvendu Battle Royale
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) A day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed Kolkata visit to address a mega rally at the city's iconic Brigade parade ground, the BJP on Saturday released its first list of 57 candidates for the first two phases of the high-octane West Bengal Assembly elections.
2021-03-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I-League: Sudeva Delhi back in form, beat Chennai City 2-1
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Sudeva Delhi came back from a goal down to beat Chennai City 2-1 in their Group B fixture of the I-League at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League: Gallant Indian Arrows score big win vs NEROCA
Kalyani, March 6 (IANS) A daring performance by the Indian Arrows, led by Ahan Prakash, the youngest captain ever in the I-League, saw the Venkatesh Shanmugam-coached side inflict a 3-0 defeat on NEROCA on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
3rd hockey match: Late Simranjeet goal gives India draw
Antwerp (Belgium), March 6 (IANS) A determined Indian men's hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against Great Britain in their third match of the Europe Tour on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Hockey
BJP riding on arrogance of brute majority: Surjewala
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) As the farmers' agitation over the three Central farm laws completed 100 days on Saturday, the Congress attacked the BJP-led government at the Centre, alleging that riding on the arrogance of majority, it has gone blind as it can't see anything beyond power.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WTT Star Contender: Sutirtha, Ahyika make winning starts
Doha, March 6 (IANS) Indian paddlers Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ahyika Mukherjee started their campaign at WTT Star Contender Doha with comfortable wins in women's singles qualifying Round One on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
ISL: NorthEast-Bagan first bout end with late thriller
Goa, March 6 (IANS) Antonio Habas was just minutes away from recording his maiden first-leg playoff win in the Indian Super League (ISL). But then, Idrissa Sylla headed in a stoppage-time header to help NorthEast United hold ATK Mohun Bagan to a 1-1 draw at GMC Stadium on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Raj mandates negative Covid report for arrivals from 4 states
Jaipur, March 6 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Saturday made it mandatory for people arriving from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab to produce a negative Covid-19 report on arrival to the state.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Modi calls for enhancing indigenisation in security system, doctrines and customs
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed on the importance of enhancing indigenisation in the national security system and also in the doctrines, procedures and customs practiced in the armed forces.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Ahead of polls, fissures emerge in Vijayawada's TDP unit
Vijayawada, March 6 (IANS) At a time when the TDP supremo N.Chandrababu Naidu is busy in campaigning for the urban local body elections in North Andhra Pradesh, internal fissures among the party leaders have come to the fore in Vijayawada.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Nonagenarian among 7L senior citizens vaccinated in Raj (Ld correcting last para)
Jaipur, March 6 (IANS) Ninety-five-year-old socialist leader and former Bharatpur MP, Pandit Ramkishan, was among those who were administered the Covid-19 vaccine along with others aged above 60 and those above 45 years with comorbidities in Rajasthan on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Rohit's 161 most defining moment of series: Kohli
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) Facing criticism for his devil-may-care attitude and not putting a heavy price on his wicket in Australia series and in the first Test against England in Chennai, Rohit Sharma's knock of 161 in the second Test emerged as the defining moment.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Nonagenarian among 7L senior citizens vaccinated in Raj
Jaipur, March 6 (IANS) Ninety-five-year-old socialist leader and former Bharatpur MP, Pandit Ramkishan, was among those who were administered the Covid-19 vaccine along with others aged above 60 and those above 45 years with comorbidities in Rajasthan on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Central agencies can't tarnish our govt's image: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday slammed the Central agencies, especially the Customs and the Enforcement Directorate, claiming that they cannot tarnish the image of the Left government in the state, which is like an open book.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kozhikode plane crash pilot's wife: I just wish my hero returned
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The documentary "Vande Bharat IX 1344: Hope To Survival" gives an account of the tragic plane crash that took place in August 2020 at the Kozhikode International Airport.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Posing as minister's PS, former Andhra Ranji cricketer conned companies, arrested
Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) The Hyderabad Police have arrested a former Ranji cricketer who pretended to be the personal secretary to Telangana minister KT Rama Rao and conned several companies of Rs 40 lakh.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ashwin not surprised at Sundar's batting, dad upset at tailenders
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) Twice in the four-Test series against England that concluded on Saturday, Washington Sundar has been left a few runs short of a century by the Indian tail.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Inquest proceedings begin in Muthoot group chairman's death
New Delhi, March 6 ( IANS ) An inquest proceeding has been initiated in the death of 72-year-old Muthoot Group Chairman MG George Muthoot in East of Kailash, the Delhi Police said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India finish atop World Test Championship table, enter final
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) India are through to the final of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship (WTC) after completing a 3-1 series victory over England here on Saturday, and finishing atop the points table.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
K'taka mulling over new law to prevent political conspiracies: Minister
Bengaluru, March 6 (IANS) A day after half-a-dozen Karnataka ministers moved to a Bengaluru city court in connection with the recent sleaze CD case, state Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Saturday that the state government is mulling over to bring a law to prevent the media from being misused to defame political opponents.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Teacher on his way to give tuitions robbed, 3 held
New Delhi, March 6 ( IANS ) A teacher on his way to give tuitions was robbed at knifepoint by three robbers in South East Delhi's Kalindi Kunj area.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parties again swing into poll mode for Bihar panchayat elections
Patna, March 6 (IANS) After completion of Bihar assembly elections a few months ago, political parties in the state have swung into poll mode again with the objective to put up a good show in the upcoming Panchayat elections expected to be held next month.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Bihar,National
Patient given fake Tosilizumeb injection died: Gujarat govt
Gandhinagar, March 6 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Saturday admitted in the state assembly that the Ahmedabad patient who was administered a dose of fake Tosilizumeb injection had died later. The state government had nabbed five involved in the manufacturing of the fake injections. Tosilizumeb, a costly drug, is believed to be vital in the corona infection treatment.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sudha gung-ho about qualifying for Olympic marathon on Sunday
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) From sleeping in an 'altitude tent' and running a weekly mileage of 270 kms, Sudha Singh is set to crack the qualification time of the Olympic Games women's marathon at the National Marathon on Sunday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Sudha gung-ho about qualifying for Olympic marathon on Sunday
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) From sleeping in an 'altitude tent' and running a weekly mileage of 270 kms, Sudha Singh is set to crack the qualification time of the Olympic Games women's marathon at the National Marathon on Sunday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Sonam Kapoor posts b'day wish for 'dearest Jaanu' Janhvi
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja took to social media to wish cousin sister, actress Janhvi Kapoor, on the occasion of the latters birthday on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Maha BJP belligerent as mystery over Hiren's death deepens
Mumbai, Mar. March 6 (IANS) A shroud of mystery continues to envelop the death of Thane businessman after his autopsy report remained inconclusive on the exact cause/s of his demise as the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party aggressively demanded a probe by NIA, here on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India beat bio-bubble as victory brings a whiff of fresh air (Ld)
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of the Indian cricket team has been in a bio-bubble for almost half a year now, locked up in hotels through the IPL, Australia tour and in the home series against England with the Indian cricket board and the team management not giving them any break as has been afforded to players from England.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
AT&T accused of selectively providing info to analysts
San Francisco, March 6 (IANS) The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged AT&T and three executives with selectively disclosing nonpublic information to some research analysts in a bid to lower expectations ahead of earnings.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
AT&T accused of selectively providing info to analysts
San Francisco, March 6 (IANS) The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged AT&T and three executives with selectively disclosing nonpublic information to some research analysts in a bid to lower expectations ahead of earnings.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
TV star Saurabh Kaushik on dad's tip that worked for him
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Television actor Saurabh Kaushik, who is seen in the show Jija Ji Chhat Par Hai, believes that actors must learn to tackle the ups and downs faced in their career as it only pushes them to make wise decisions.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AAP accuses BJP-run MCD of financial irregularities in flyover project
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday accused the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) being ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of financial irregularities in the construction of the Rani Jhansi flyover.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Vizag corporation polls should herald Jagan's downfall'
Visakhapatnam, March 6 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president N.Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said that the Visakhapatnam corporation elections should herald the downfall of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Operations of 36 medical stores suspended in Jammu
Jammu, March 6 (IANS) The J&K Drugs Control Organisation (DCO) has suspended the operations of 36 retail sale edtablishments across the Jammu province for violation of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, officials said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab bracing up for 2nd wave of Covid pandemic
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan chaired a high-level meeting here on Saturday to discuss ways to contain the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, which is expected to witness a spike of 3,000 cases per day by the end of March.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Nitish Kumar requests media to forgive Sahani
Patna, March 6 (IANS) Facing criticism over the controversy surrounding Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Mukesh Sahani, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday requested the media to forgive him, saying that Sahani became a minister for the first time and will not repeat the mistake again in future.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Jacqueline Fernandez loves her new hobby
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has joined horse-riding sessions and she posted a picture on Saturday to share the experience with fans.
2021-03-06
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India beat the bubble as victory brings a whiff of fresh air
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) The majority of the Indian cricket team has been in a bio-bubble for almost half a year now, locked up in hotels through the IPL, Australia tour and in the home series against England with the Indian cricket board and the team management not giving them any break as has been afforded to players from England.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
ED arrests Hitesh Patel, Suresh Patel in Rs 325 cr money laundering probe
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said that it has arrested Hittesh Patel and Suresh N Patel, directors of Shinago Plantations Pvt Ltd, in connection with its probe into a Rs 325 crore money laundering case.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
ED arrests Hitesh Patel, Suresh Patel in Rs 325 cr money laundering probe
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said that it has arrested Hittesh Patel and Suresh N Patel, directors of Shinago Plantations Pvt Ltd, in connection with its probe into a Rs 325 crore money laundering case.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Night curfew in Punjab towns
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Night curfew in Punjab's towns -- Jalandhar and Kapurthala -- was imposed from Saturday by the local administration to tackle the recent surge in coronavirus cases.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Punjab,National
Kardashians to start greeting cards line
Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Socialite and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian and her family -- sisters Kourtney and Khloe, and mother Kris Jenner -- are reportedly planning to foray the greeting cards business.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kardashians to start greeting cards line
Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Socialite and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian and her family -- sisters Kourtney and Khloe, and mother Kris Jenner -- are reportedly planning to foray the greeting cards business.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kardashians to start greeting cards line
Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Socialite and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian and her family -- sisters Kourtney and Khloe, and mother Kris Jenner -- are reportedly planning to foray the greeting cards business.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi cabinet nod for state education board
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the government will set up a Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE). A decision in this regard was approved by the Delhi Cabinet on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Telugu star Allu Arjun celebrates anniversary at Taj Mahal with wife Sneha
Agra, March 6 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun and wife Sneha Reddy celebrated their 10th marriage anniversary at Taj Mahal. Arjun uploaded pictures from their trip on Saturday, and wished his wife on their anniversary.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sadananda Gowda flays six K'taka ministers for seeking restraining order
Bengaluru, March 6 (IANS) Disapproving six ministers' from Karnataka taking a legal recourse to restrain media houses from publishing any content that could be deemed defamatory, Union minister of chemicals and fertilisers, D. V. Sadananda Gowda on Saturday said that taking such actions under present circumstances only adds to the confusion.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
POCSO invoked against 4 for raping minor girl in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 6 (IANS) A minor girl has alleged that she was gang raped by four men on March 3 in Gurugram's Basai Enclave area, the police said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP releases 1st list for Bengal polls; Suvendu vs Mamata in Nandigram
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday announced its first list of 57 candidates for the high octane Assembly elections in West Bengal, which will be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bijay Anand drew from inherent 'tamas' to play terrorist in 'Rudrakaal'
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actor Bijay Anand, who is still best remembered as Kajol's on-screen fiance in the 1998 rom-com Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, was in focus last year when he resurfaced as a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Central observers give breather to Uttarakhand CM Rawat, reshuffle likely in Cabinet
Dehradun/New Delhi, 6 March (IANS) The much-awaited core committee meeting of the BJP in Uttrakhand on Saturday gave a breather to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, who faces growing resentment from his party MLAs and MPs.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
J&K clocks 79 new Covid infections, 87 recoveries
Jammu, March 6 (IANS) With 79 new Covid infections, J&K's caseload rose to 126,932, while the recovery count reached 124,089 after 87 more people were discharged in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
J&K clocks 79 new Covid infections, 87 recoveries
Jammu, March 6 (IANS) With 79 new Covid infections, J&K's caseload rose to 126,932, while the recovery count reached 124,089 after 87 more people were discharged in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Uttar Pradesh shooting event attracts big response
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh shooting competition was cancelled due to pandemic Last year, and when but there was overwhelming response to the state competition held recently, said Ramendra Sharma, general secretary of the Uttar Pradesh State Rifle Association.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Wildfire smoke more harmful than other pollution sources'
New York, March 6 (IANS) Fine particles in wildfire smoke can be several times more harmful to human respiratory health than particulate matter from other sources such as car exhaust, say researchers.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
President stresses on timely justice delivery
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday emphasised on implementation of a judicial system in which obstacles behind the delay in delivery of justice could be removed to ensure timely justice.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SUV outside Ambani home: Hiren's family accepts body (Ld)
Thane, March 6 (IANS) Nearly 18 hours after the autopsy on businessman Mansukh Hiren - whose body was fished out of the Thane Creek marshes - his distraught family accepted his mortal remains for the last rites, here on Saturday evening.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Screening panel asks Cong leaders in Kerala not to rush to Delhi
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala will be contesting on 92 seats out of the 140 in the Kerala Assembly, leaving the rest to its allies, said a top Congress leader on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Screening panel asks Cong leaders in Kerala not to rush to Delhi
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala will be contesting on 92 seats out of the 140 in the Kerala Assembly, leaving the rest to its allies, said a top Congress leader on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Himachal CM sees boom in legalising hemp cultivation
Shimla, March 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur is projecting an economic boom in legalising the hemp cultivation as thousands of families depend on it.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Jharkhand govt signs MoUs with FICCI, Flipcart Internet
Ranchi/New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Saturday signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd at the stakeholders' meet on the draft Jharkhand Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy 2021 in New Delhi.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy
Reduce VAT on petrol, diesel: Punjab fuel dealers
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) The Petrol Pump Dealers Association in Punjab on Saturday lamented the negative impact of higher prices of petrol and diesel on their business and the rising burden on the common man.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Lack of exercise linked to depression risk amid pandemic
New York, March 6 (IANS) Exercise has for long been recommended as a cognitive-behavioural therapy for patients of depression, yet new evidence suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic changed the nature of the relationship between physical activity and mental health.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Fake call centre busted in Gurugram, 1 held
Gurugram, March 6 (IANS) The Cyber Crime team of the Gurugram police busted an illegal call centre on Saturday operating at Nirvana Courtyard in Sector-50 and arrested one person in connection with the case.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Arthritis drug cuts death risk in severe Covid patients'
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Arthritis drug tocilizumab has been found to reduce the risk of death among patients with severe Covid-19 in a phase 3 trial conducted in India.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hybrid physical hearing to begin in SC from March 15
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Come March 15, the Supreme Court will begin hybrid physical hearing after a gap of nearly one year, when it switched to hearing matter through video conferencing to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Declare NSD an institute of national importance, says Paresh Rawal
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The National School of Drama (NSD) in the Capital is pushing several major initiatives to strengthen the present system of imparting theatre education and reaching out to more practitioners and theatre enthusiasts across the country.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Centenarian vaccinated in Delhi's Gangaram Hospital
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) A 104-year-old man was administered the first dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine at Sir Gangaram Hospital (SGRH) here on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Centenarian vaccinated in Delhi's Gangaram Hospital
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) A 104-year-old man was administered the first dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine at Sir Gangaram Hospital (SGRH) here on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Anjali Tatrari: My mother doesn't miss even one episode of my shows
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actor Anjali Tatrari, who is currently seen on the show Sargam Ki Sadhe Satii, says that her mother is the biggest fan of her show and also her biggest critic.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tripura Gramin Bank posts profit for 20th year in a row
Agartala, March 6 (IANS) Amid the Covid-induced economic slowdown, the Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) has become the first among the 45 Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) in India to post a net profit for 20 straight years, after it reported net profit of Rs 133.61 crore till December last year of the current fiscal, doing business of over Rs 10,000 crore, a top bank official said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
In consensual relationship, no rape case if promise to marry not false at inception:SC
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said if a couple had a consensual relationship, and there was no allegation of a false promise made to the woman at the inception, then it isn't rape. The top court quashed the FIR registered by a woman alleging rape by the accused in guise of false marriage promise.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Farmers, labourers to throng rail tracks on March 13: BKU
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh on Saturday informed that a nationwide agitation against corporatisation and privatisation would be held on March 13 where farmers and labourers would throng the railway lines and agitate there.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Batting success rubbed off on wicket-keeping: Pant
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) Less than three months ago, Rishabh Pant was considered a second choice wicket-keeper across formats. Someone who was not fit to be in the limited-overs squads for the Australia tour.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Dinesh Trivedi joins BJP
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Former Trinamool Congress leader and union minister Dinesh Trivedi on Saturday said that politics is serious business and that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has forgotten her ideals.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal CM presents Rs 50,192 cr populist Budget
Shimla, March 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday presented a Rs 50,192 crore populist but deficit Budget for 2021-22, with no provision for any new taxes despite the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Ranveer Singh wishes ace lensman Rohan Shrestha with epic throwback
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh on Saturday posted a throwback picture to wish his friend, well known photographer Rohan Shrestha, on the latters birthday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nikitin Dheer has a busy line-up of biggies ahead
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actor Nikitin Dheer has a busy year ahead, with three major Bollywood films lined up, as theatrical business slowly trickles back to normalcy post lockdown.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Verdict in Gopalganj hooch tragedy lesson for law-breakers: Bihar CM
Patna, March 6 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday termed the judgment given by a local court in Gopalganj's Khajurbani locality hooch tragedy case as a lesson for the people involved in the sale and consumption of illicit liquor in the state.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Verdict in Gopalganj hooch tragedy lesson for law-breakers: Bihar CM
Patna, March 6 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday termed the judgment given by a local court in Gopalganj's Khajurbani locality hooch tragedy case as a lesson for the people involved in the sale and consumption of illicit liquor in the state.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Youngsters on bench keep India alive and kicking
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) As soon as the fourth and final Test between India and England finished and the presentation ceremony was over here on Saturday, batsman K.L. Rahul went to the pitch on which the final Test was played and started smashing a few balls.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Youngsters on bench keep India alive and kicking
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) As soon as the fourth and final Test between India and England finished and the presentation ceremony was over here on Saturday, batsman K.L. Rahul went to the pitch on which the final Test was played and started smashing a few balls.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
India's glorious unbeaten home run of 13 Test series wins
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) India on Saturday registered their 13th consecutive Test series win at home as they thrashed England 3-1 in the four-Test series here. India's winning streak began with a 4-0 mauling of Australia in 2013.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Assam farmer gets over 3 years' jail for wild elephant's death
Guwahati, March 6 (IANS) An Assam court has sentenced a farmer to 39 months in jail and a fine of Rs 10,000 for the death of a wild elephant by electrocution, forest and wildlife officials said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amy Poehler: Mothers get flattened out in films
Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Actress Amy Poehler, who has directed as well as acted in the new OTT release Moxie, says she ensured the role of a mother was well defined in the film.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rakesh Sharma, first Indian in space, recounts his tough journey
Jaipur, March 6 (IANS) The IAS Literary Secretary of the IAS Association in Rajasthan, Mugdha Sinha, on Saturday held a conversation with Wing Commander (Retd) Rakesh Sharma on 'Mission Space'.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Science/Tech
Rakesh Sharma, first Indian in space, recounts his tough journey
Jaipur, March 6 (IANS) The IAS Literary Secretary of the IAS Association in Rajasthan, Mugdha Sinha, on Saturday held a conversation with Wing Commander (Retd) Rakesh Sharma on 'Mission Space'.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Science/Tech
My confidence carried me through, says Axar Patel
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Axar Patel said on Saturday that it was his confidence that helped him take a nine-wicket haul in the fourth and final Test against England here.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Body of missing girl found in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) The semi-nude body of a six-year-old missing girl was found in the forest adjoining Hallomajra on the city's outskirts on Saturday, the police said. The police are suspecting sexual assault of the victim, whose body was allegedly dumped after the crime.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak lawmaker's marriage with minor questioned in Parliament
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 64-year-old lawmaker of Jamiat-Ulema-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) has married a 14-year-old minor girl, raising serious questions and demands of explanation from the party leadership in the Pakistan parliament.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
OpenAI reveals human brain-like working of artificial neuron
San Francisco, March 6 (IANS) Elon Musk-founded startup OpenAI has discovered multimodal neurons in an Artificial Intelligence system that work just like some neurons work in the human brain.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Govt sends teams to Maha, Punjab for Covid control
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Central government on Saturday rushed high level multi-disciplinary public health teams to Maharashtra and Punjab in view of surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases being consistently reported by these states.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
JP Dutta's daughter Nidhi set to wed, celebrations begin
Jaipur, March 6 (IANS) Filmmaker JP Dutta and veteran actress Bindiya Goswami's daughter Nidhi is all set to tie the knot with director Binoy Gandhi on Sunday. Nidhi's mehndi and sangeet ceremonies took place on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Boxam boxing: Pooja beats world champ, 9 Indians in finals
Castellon (Spain), March 6 (IANS) Asian Championship gold medallist Pooja Rani (75 kg) defeated world champion Atheyna Bylon of Panama in a semi-final bout as nine Indian boxers stormed into the finals of the 35th Boxam International boxing tournament here.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Boxam boxing: Pooja beats world champ, 9 Indians in finals
Castellon (Spain), March 6 (IANS) Asian Championship gold medallist Pooja Rani (75 kg) defeated world champion Atheyna Bylon of Panama in a semi-final bout as nine Indian boxers stormed into the finals of the 35th Boxam International boxing tournament here.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Farmers' protest at KMP e-way ends peacefully
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Vehicular movement resumed on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway near the national capital after a five-hour peaceful blockade by farmers to mark the 100th day of protests against the three new farm laws on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Farmers' protest at KMP e-way ends peacefully
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Vehicular movement resumed on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway near the national capital after a five-hour peaceful blockade by farmers to mark the 100th day of protests against the three new farm laws on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bobby Deol: Abbas-Mustan are like family to me
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actor Bobby Deol will work Abbas-Mustan after eight years in the director duos upcoming film, Penthouse. Bobby has worked with Abbas-Mustan in films such as Soldier, Humraaz, Ajnabee and Players.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vision impairment linked to mortality
New York, March 6 (IANS) People with more severe vision impairment are at a higher risk of all-cause mortality as compared to those with normal vision or mild vision impairment, says a new study.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sooraj Pancholi: Tedious but thrilling to learn professional dancing
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Pancholi will soon be seen in the dance film, Time To Dance, opposite Katrina Kaifs sister Isabelle. Sooraj says he underwent extensive training twice a day for months to imbibe a few new dance forms for his role.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Farmers evolve rotation strategy to balance protests and farming
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The season for harvesting crops is arriving next month and the agitating farmers from Punjab and Haryana have devised a "rotational" strategy to deal with the shortage of manpower in their respective villages since most of the men are involved in agitation at different protest sites.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Row over saffron, ash smeared on Periyar statue
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) The BJP and Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) leadership are raising allegations and counter allegations over the desecration of the statue of Periyar EV Ramaswamy in front of Sirkazhi DSP office, which was found smeared with saffron and ash on its forehead, on Saturday morning.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Row over saffron, ash smeared on Periyar statue
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) The BJP and Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) leadership are raising allegations and counter allegations over the desecration of the statue of Periyar EV Ramaswamy in front of Sirkazhi DSP office, which was found smeared with saffron and ash on its forehead, on Saturday morning.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
JD-U eyeing upper caste voters in Bihar
Patna, March 6 (IANS) The ruling Janata Dal (United) has been trying to increase its outreach among the people in Bihar ever since it got fewer seats in the Assembly elections held in Bihar last year. The party is now focusing on wooing the upper caste voters.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Another Pak varsity introduces dress code for girls
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) The University of Peshawar (UoP) has joined the Hazara University, Abbottabad and Bacha Khan University (BKU), Charsada, in introducing strict dress codes for female students and teachers, banning them from wearing modern attire, a decision that has already raised serious concerns over the conservative approach towards women in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Another Pak varsity introduces dress code for girls
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) The University of Peshawar (UoP) has joined the Hazara University, Abbottabad and Bacha Khan University (BKU), Charsada, in introducing strict dress codes for female students and teachers, banning them from wearing modern attire, a decision that has already raised serious concerns over the conservative approach towards women in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
How 'Dil Chahta Hai' broke a jinx for Shaan
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Singer Shaan has opened up on why Dil Chahta Hai will always be special for him.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Quicker decrease in Covid infection treated with Molnupiravir
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, LP on Saturday announced preliminary results from Ridgebacks Phase 2a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA of Molnupiravir, an investigational oral antiviral agent.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Pak asks India not to shy away from talks
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) Pakistan has reiterated its offer for dialogue and table talks to India, asking it not to shy away from negotiations on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Vehicular movement resumes on KMP expressway after farmers end blockade
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Vehicular movement resumed on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, after a five-hour blockade by farmers on Saturday to mark the 100th day of protest against the three contentious farm laws.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India win 4th Test, series 3-1, reach WTC final
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) India on Saturday defeated England by an innings and 25 runs to win the fourth and final Test and with it the series 3-1 here. The result takes India into the final of the World Test Championship, to be played at Lord's, London, in June. New Zealand have already qualified for the final.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Govt razes illegal structure built by Mukhtar Ansari's associate
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday razed an illegal structure built by a person named Shahid, said to be a close associate of Mukhtar Ansari, strongman MLA from Mau in the heart of state capital Lucknow.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pannu hits back at Sitharaman-Kangana, says 'not so sasti' now (Ld)
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu, whose premises was searched earlier this week by the Income Tax (IT) department among several others, on Saturday took a jibe at Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying 'not so sasti' (not so cheap) anymore.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
'Privatisation will lead to increase in service charges'
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) All India Nationalised Banks Officers Federation (AINBOF) has opposed privatisation of public sector banks as it will lead to increase in service charges and will take banking beyond the reach of common man.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Privatisation will lead to increase in service charges'
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) All India Nationalised Banks Officers Federation (AINBOF) has opposed privatisation of public sector banks as it will lead to increase in service charges and will take banking beyond the reach of common man.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Privatisation will lead to increase in service charges'
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) All India Nationalised Banks Officers Federation (AINBOF) has opposed privatisation of public sector banks as it will lead to increase in service charges and will take banking beyond the reach of common man.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Elderly farmers lead the way in KMP Expressway protest
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Braving the scorching heat, elderly farmers formed the majority of protesters at Haryana's Palwal toll plaza on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway. Many of these senior citizens told IANS that the rising mercury won't deter them or dampen their spirits.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arnold Palmer golf: Lahiri misses cut, Conners leads
Orlando, March 6 (IANS) For the third consecutive year, Korean standout Sungjae Im entered the weekend rounds at the Arnold Palmer Invitational inside the top 10 on the leaderboard. He finished in the top-three in his first two appearances at Bay Hill Club & Lodge and hopes to be third-time lucky by winning the prestigious PGA Tour tournament.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
Every household in Gujarat to have piped water by 2022: CM
Gandhinagar, March 6 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani told the assembly on Saturday that the state government will ensure piped water in every household in Gujarat including those in the slums and shanties by 2022.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Microsoft to launch new Azure cloud region in China
San Francisco, March 6 (IANS) In a bid to ramp up its cloud portfolio in China, Microsoft is planning to open a new Azure region in the country through its local operating partner, 21Vianet.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sleaze CD may well be part of bigger conspiracy: K'taka Min (Ld)
Bengaluru, March 6 (IANS) A day after six ministers approached a Bengaluru city court seeking ex-parte restraining order against media houses from publishing or airing 'defamatory' content in the sleaze CD case, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday expressed strong suspicion that 'some forces' could well be trying to create political instability in the state by resorting to blackmail with this episode.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Imran secures vote of confidence (Ld)
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday secured a vote of confidence in the National Assembly (NA) or the lower house of Parliament, dashing the opposition's hopes to challenge the legitimacy of the incumbent government.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Ready for talks but modifications in farm laws not acceptable'
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) On completion of 100 days of the farmers' stir, Punjab's Balbir Singh Rajewal on Saturday said the farmers are ready for the next round of dialogue with the Central government, but they will not accept the three contentious farm laws with modifications.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shield yourself from Covid with three-layered masks: Experts
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) While buying a new face mask to protect yourself against Covid-19 infection, make sure you go for a three-layered mask as it is more effective than single or double-layered alternatives, health experts emphasised on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
England reach 100 for loss six wickets, soon after tea
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) England reached 100 runs for six wickets in their second innings, after having conceded a first-innings lead of 160 to India, soon after tea on the third day of the fourth and final Test here on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Elli AvrRam shot '24 hours non-stop' for new video 'Fidaai'
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actress Elli AvRam stars in the new music video "Fidaai", which dropped on Saturday, alongside dancer-choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan. She recalls a particularly challenging shoot to bring alive the Latino moves in the song.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Elli AvrRam shot '24 hours non-stop' for new video 'Fidaai'
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actress Elli AvRam stars in the new music video "Fidaai", which dropped on Saturday, alongside dancer-choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan. She recalls a particularly challenging shoot to bring alive the Latino moves in the song.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
adidas provides 100% support through its Formotion collection for all women making moves
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) In its commitment to creating an inclusive space in society for women, global sportswear giant -- adidas, has launched Watch Us Move -- a campaign to celebrate womanhood and their freedom of movement.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Janki Express collides with earth mover, 1 injured
Patna, March 6 (IANS) The Jaynagar-Manihari Janki Express collided with a Earth Mover Machine (EMM) at Bakhri Dala village on the Samastipur Khagaria rail section in Bihar on Saturday morning.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPI(M) cadre in Kerala stage protest, march towards Customs offices
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) Workers of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Saturday hit the streets and marched towards Customs offices in the state capital, Kochi and Kozhikode.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
CPI(M) cadre in Kerala stage protest, march towards Customs offices
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) Workers of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Saturday hit the streets and marched towards Customs offices in the state capital, Kochi and Kozhikode.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
TTD lines up series of religious events
Tirupati, March 6 (IANS) In an effort to promote the Hindu Sanatan Dharma (religion), the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has been observing rituals and pujas (prayers) in different Telugu months.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Tesla, Ford only carmakers not gone bankrupt: Elon Musk
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) As several carmakers bleed in the US and beyond, Tesla is profitable and according to Elon Musk, his electric car company and Ford are the only two carmakers in the US which have not gone bankrupt.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Brazil reports over 1,600 Covid deaths for 4 days
Brasilia, March 6 (IANS) Brazil has registered more than 1,600 Covid-19 deaths for a fourth consecutive day, following a single-day count of 1,800 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Tech bids open for Mum-Ahm Bullet train bridge project
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Saturday said that it has opened two technical bids for construction or building of bridges for the 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor in the state of Gujarat and Dadra and Nagar Haveli in which nine companies have participated.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
6.1-magnitude aftershock jolts NZ
Wellington, March 6 (IANS) A day after three massive temblors jolted New Zealand, an aftershock measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of the North Island on Saturday, according to GeoNet NZ.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Pon Radhakrishnan is BJP candidate from Kanyakumari LS seat
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday nominated former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan as its candidate from Kanyakumari Lok Sabha constituency.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kangana to Taapsee over tax raid jibe: 'You will always remain sasti'
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The war between Kangana Ranaut and Taapsee Pannu just heated up on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
California theme parks, stadiums to reopen
Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Theme parks and stadiums in the US state of California will reopen as early as April 1 with capacity restrictions and other safety modifications, local authorities said.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
How this man impressed the world with Tom Cruise's deepfakes
San Francisco, March 6 (IANS) A visual effects specialist who created deepfake photos and videos of Hollywood actor Tom Cruise that went viral on various social media platforms, has defended his work, saying the public should not be worried about 'one-click fakes.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Goa bus operators oppose 15-year scrapping rule
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Bus operators in Goa from Monday will launch protests against the Central government's new vehicle scrapping policy, which advocates scrapping of public transport vehicles every 15 years and necessitates a green test midway after eight years.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Need for PSF in oil sector gains ground
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The government may consider a price stabilization fund (PSF) in the oil sector to control prices of auto fuels like petrol and diesel.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
NIA charges 3 in Assam ASP killing after 7 yrs
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Seven years after the killing of an Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Assam, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against three National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) militants.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Delhi Cabinet gives nod to state education board
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that the capital will have its own school education board in the line of other state education board.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Gavaskar felicitated on 50th anniversary of his Test debut
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) Legendary former India opening batsman and captain Sunil Gavaskar was felicitated on the 50th anniversary of his Test debut, here on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
5 killed in Pak landmine blast
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) At least five people were killed and five others injured in a landmine blast in Pakistan's Balochistan province, it was reported on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Antibody 'cocktail' found to block UK, Brazil Covid variants
New York, March 6 (IANS) A monoclonal antibody "cocktail" developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre (VUMC) in the US to neutralise the Covid-19 virus is effective against all known strains, or variants, of the virus, including those detected in the UK and Brazil, said a new study.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
SUV near Ambani home: 'Don't politicize Hiren's death'
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Terming the mystery death of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiren as "unfortunate", Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Saturday said it would be wrong to politicize it and point accusing fingers at the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Base effect subdues pharma market's growth in Feb
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) High base effect along with volume decline subdued the growth of India's pharmaceuticals market, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AI can predict new atrial fibrillation, stroke risk: Study
New York, March 6 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF-related stroke.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
AI can predict new atrial fibrillation, stroke risk: Study
New York, March 6 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF-related stroke.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Tejpal case: 'Hotel CCTV footage will demolish prosecution'
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Hotel CCTV footage will demolish the arguments of the prosecution in the rape case filed against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, defence lawyer Rajeev Gomes said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
TVS to provide free Covid-19 vaccination to all employees
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor Company on Saturday said that it has extended free Covid-19 vaccination for all employees and their immediate family members.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Imran secures vote of confidence
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday secured a vote of confidence in the National Assembly, dashing the opposition's hopes to challenge the legitimacy of the incumbent government.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Dozen privatisation proposals may be considered in FY22
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The government's privatisation drive will see about a dozen profit-making entities being put up for disinvestment under the strategic route in FY22, two persons familial with the matter said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Commuters face trouble as farmers block KMP e-way
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Commuters on Saturday faced a harrowing time after farmers blocked the 136-km long Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway to mark 100 days of their protests against the three farm bills passed by the Central government.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Amit Shah to reach Kanyakumari on Sunday, BJP cadres enthused (Ld)
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) With seat arrangement finalised between the Bharaiya Janata Party (BJP) and AIADMK, the poll fever is gradually building up in Tamil Nadu. The Union Home Minister and BJP stalwart Amit Shah will reach Kanyakumari on Sunday after flying down to Thiruvananthapuram. He will be travelling by road from Thiruvananthapuram amidst heavy security cover.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Biden agrees war power authority needs to be updated
Washington, March 6 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has agreed that Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) that justify American military operations, need to be updated, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
3 free LPG cylinders likely again for Ujjawala subscribers
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Government may examine a proposal to extend provision of free LPG cylinders for Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries for three months again in FY22 to provide relief to over 83 million BPL households from rising price of the cooking gas.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Person infected with Covid 'variant of concern' found in UK
London, March 6 (IANS) UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed that the mystery person infected with the coronavirus "variant of concern", which first emerged in Brazil, has been found.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
China steps up plans for Arctic foray raising fears of military build-up
New Delhi, March 6: Amidst growing tensions in the South China Sea, Beijing has unveiled an ambitious plan to construct a "Polar Silk Road" and actively participate in the development of Arctic and Antarctic regions raising fears of increased militarisation and environmental damage to the planets fragile ecological area.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Belgium,National
EU, US agree to suspend tariffs over Airbus-Boeing disputes
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) and the US have agreed to suspend the tariffs imposed over the Airbus-Boeing disputes, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said after a phone call with American President Joe Biden.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Teachers, not parents can guide student's careers: Goa CM
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Teachers, alone and not parents can guide students to achieve career goals, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday, while speaking at a function in his Assembly constituency of Sanquelim to felicitate meritorious students.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Teachers, not parents can guide student's careers: Goa CM
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Teachers, alone and not parents can guide students to achieve career goals, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday, while speaking at a function in his Assembly constituency of Sanquelim to felicitate meritorious students.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Teachers, not parents can guide student's careers: Goa CM
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Teachers, alone and not parents can guide students to achieve career goals, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday, while speaking at a function in his Assembly constituency of Sanquelim to felicitate meritorious students.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
US adds 379,000 jobs in Feb
Washington, March 6 (IANS) US employers added 379,000 jobs in February, with the unemployment rate little changed at 6.2 per cent, the Labour Department reported.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
2nd lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Democratic House lawmaker Eric Swalwell, one of the nine impeachment managers, filed a lawsuit accusing former President Donald Trump of inciting the deadly January 6 Capitol riot.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
10 dead, 30 hurt in Mogadishu suicide blast
Mogadishu, March 6 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 30 others injured in a suicide car bombing outside a popular restaurant in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, a police official said.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Somalia,Politics,Terrorism
Can BJP in Kerala go past rhetoric?
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) In Kerala's hitherto heavily loaded bipolar political scenario, the BJP for long has been trying to make its grand entry by becoming the third force, but so far, apart from mere rhetoric, it has not been able to move forward, especially the way they would have wanted to.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Agri Minister takes 1st Covid vax jab at RML
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine as India expanded the world's biggest vaccination drive on Monday including all over 60 and those above 45 with comorbidities.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Agri Minister takes 1st Covid vax jab at RML
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine as India expanded the world's biggest vaccination drive on Monday including all over 60 and those above 45 with comorbidities.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid-19 caused more mass trauma than WW2: WHO
Geneva, March 6 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) officials have said that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused more "mass trauma" than World War II and warned of its lasting consequences.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 caused more mass trauma than WW2: WHO
Geneva, March 6 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) officials have said that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused more "mass trauma" than World War II and warned of its lasting consequences.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
SBI,Canara Bank and United India to reimburse Covid vaccine cost
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Government owned two banks and a general insurance company has decided to bear the Covid-19 vaccination cost incurred by employees and their dependents who are 45 years of age with co-morbidities.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
What makes most people swipe right on Tinder
New York, March 6 (IANS) What makes you swipe right a profile on Tinder or any other dating apps? May be attractiveness and the race of a potential partner, a new study reveals.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
COVAX delivers over 20mn doses to 20 nations
Geneva, March 6 (IANS) COVAX, the international vaccine campaign co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners, has so far delivered more than 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to 20 countries.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
IOC may monetise hydrogen units to raise Rs 10K Cr
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Country's largest public sector refiner Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) plans to hive off hydrogen producing units and sulphur recovery facilities at its refineries to a separate entity and then sell stakes in it to the private sector to raise close to Rs 10,000 crore.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Greater humanitarian access urged in Ethiopia's Tigray
United Nations, March 6 (IANS) There is a need for greater access in Ethiopia's conflict-ridden Tigray region to reach large groups in dire humanitarian need, although more UN humanitarian workers are getting into the region, a spokesman of the world body said.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Comets brought carbon to Earth, Mars: Study
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Comets could have been an essential source of carbon on planets like Earth and Mars during the early formation of the solar system, says a new study.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Technology
Saudi coalition foils Houthi drone attack
Riyadh, March 6 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in the war in Yemen foiled a drone attack by Houthi militia toward the Kingdom, a top official said.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi coalition foils Houthi drone attack
Riyadh, March 6 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in the war in Yemen foiled a drone attack by Houthi militia toward the Kingdom, a top official said.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
NCB's 12K-page charge sheet 'damp squib': Rhea's lawyer
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Terming the voluminous 12,000-page charge sheet filed against Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and 31 others as "expected", their lawyer Satish Maneshinde launched a sharp attack on the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), virtually accusing it of a witch-hunt, here on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
NCB's 12K-page charge sheet 'damp squib': Rhea's lawyer
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Terming the voluminous 12,000-page charge sheet filed against Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and 31 others as "expected", their lawyer Satish Maneshinde launched a sharp attack on the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), virtually accusing it of a witch-hunt, here on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Rasika Dugal joins Stephen Fry, Michelle Gomez in 'The Empire' audio series
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Rasika Dugal has joined an international cast including Stephen Fry, Michelle Gomez and Alexander Owen in the BBC audio comedy series, The Empire.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
K'taka ministers approach court on sleaze CD case
Bengaluru, March 6 (IANS) Days after former Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi's alleged 'sleaze CD' surfaced, several incumbent ministers have moved a city court here, seeking to restrain media organisations from publishing or airing any 'defamatory or unauthenticated' material against them.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Higher infra spend ups 'Construction Equipment' volumes
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Heightened focus on infrastructure spend, particularly in the road infrastructure segment has led to a sharp scale up in 'Construction Equipment' volumes since July 2020, said ratings agency ICRA.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Woman loses cool with farmers at Dasna toll plaza
New Delhi/Ghaziabad, March 6 (IANS) A woman who was going to a visit her relatives following a death in the family blasted protesting farmers when she was unable to cross the Dasna toll plaza on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
'High coal inventory to keep domestic production levels under check'
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) High coal inventory at power stations may continue to keep the domestic production and offtake levels under check in the near term, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'High coal inventory to keep domestic production levels under check'
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) High coal inventory at power stations may continue to keep the domestic production and offtake levels under check in the near term, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Importance sexual health and well-being in communities
New Delhi, March 6 (IANSlife) Change is the primary theme of adolescence. There are rapid bodily changes, emotions run high and society suddenly views you as an adult! Curiosity, excitement and urge for independence takes control but these changes can also be confusing and uncomfortable if adolescents are not guided and heard.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Importance sexual health and well-being in communities
New Delhi, March 6 (IANSlife) Change is the primary theme of adolescence. There are rapid bodily changes, emotions run high and society suddenly views you as an adult! Curiosity, excitement and urge for independence takes control but these changes can also be confusing and uncomfortable if adolescents are not guided and heard.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
BJP to contest 20 TN Assembly seats & Kanyakumari LS seat
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be contesting in 20 Tamil Nadu assembly seats alongside the Loksabha seat from Kanyakumari where bypolls was necessitated following the death of sitting Member of Parliament H. Vasanthakumar.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
T'gana logs 170 new Covid infections; tally 2.99L
Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) Telangana on Saturday recorded 170 new Covid-19 cases, raising the state's tally to over 2.99 lakh, even as 196 more people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, officials said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
T'gana logs 170 new Covid infections; tally 2.99L
Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) Telangana on Saturday recorded 170 new Covid-19 cases, raising the state's tally to over 2.99 lakh, even as 196 more people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, officials said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Erdogan, Merkel hold video conference
Istanbul, March 6 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a video conference during which they discussed the Covid-19 pandemic and other regional issues.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
US mission in Lebanon denies alleged sanctions
Beirut, March 6 (IANS) The US embassy in Lebanon has denied media reports about Washington's intention to impose sanctions on Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
US mission in Lebanon denies alleged sanctions
Beirut, March 6 (IANS) The US embassy in Lebanon has denied media reports about Washington's intention to impose sanctions on Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Gay love, eroticism & Botox: OTT digs into hush-hush topics
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) OTT shows seem to pushing the envelope in terms of storylines and plots, and there are a lot of taboo and sensitive topics being dealt with on the platform. With shows such as The Married Women, which is based on a homosexual relationship, and Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives, where Botox and face upliftment procedures are openly discussed, the Indian audience is now exposed to content on topics that have not been dealt with freely on the Indian screens before.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Can probiotics help improve nutrient absorption in the malnourished?
New Delhi, March 6 (IANSlife) Living in a country like India which is home to one fifth of the world's population, one cannot help but worry about the state of health and nutrition in the country. According to data on nutrition, despite economic growth during the last few years in India, 14 per cent of India's population is undernourished, writes Neerja Hajela.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Can probiotics help improve nutrient absorption in the malnourished?
New Delhi, March 6 (IANSlife) Living in a country like India which is home to one fifth of the world's population, one cannot help but worry about the state of health and nutrition in the country. According to data on nutrition, despite economic growth during the last few years in India, 14 per cent of India's population is undernourished, writes Neerja Hajela.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Christie's Announces Global Sustainability Initiative
New Delhi, March 6 (IANSlife) Christie's confirmed its commitment to more sustainable operations, pledging to be net zero by 2030. The company is committing to a 50 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions, achieving 90 per cent diversion from landfill for its waste and providing all clients with packaging and printed material that is 100 per cent recyclable.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
England 6/0 in 2nd innings, after conceding 160-run lead (Lunch)
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) England were six without loss in their second innings at lunch on the third day of the fourth and final Test against India here on Saturday. Zak Crawley was batting on five and Dominic Sibley was on one at the break.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
England 6/0 in 2nd innings, after conceding 160-run lead (Lunch)
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) England were six without loss in their second innings at lunch on the third day of the fourth and final Test against India here on Saturday. Zak Crawley was batting on five and Dominic Sibley was on one at the break.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
CBI summons two IPS officers in cattle smuggling case
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned two senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers for questioning in connection with the illegal cross-border cattle smuggling case, sources said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran FM slams US' continued sanctions
Tehran, March 6 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed the US' continued sanctions against the Islamic Republic amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Covid survivors may suffer cognitive complications
London, March 6 (IANS) A large proportion of Covid-19 survivors may be affected by neuropsychiatric and cognitive complications, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Farmers from Singhu reach KMP Expressway
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers riding trolleys reached the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway from the Singhu border on Saturday, and are waiting for instructions to implement the blockade planned by the farmers' group.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Farmers from Singhu reach KMP Expressway
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers riding trolleys reached the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway from the Singhu border on Saturday, and are waiting for instructions to implement the blockade planned by the farmers' group.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Thailand mulls Covid-19 vax passports
Bangkok, March 6 (IANS) Thailand is considering Covid-19 vaccine passports and quarantine exemption amid efforts to boost the country's ailing tourism sector.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand mulls Covid-19 vax passports
Bangkok, March 6 (IANS) Thailand is considering Covid-19 vaccine passports and quarantine exemption amid efforts to boost the country's ailing tourism sector.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Love, loss and the sea's darkness in Jim Sarbh's 'Sea Wall'
New Delhi, March 6 (IANSlife) When Simon Stephens' critically acclaimed play 'Sea Wall' opens, one does not find themselves seated in a large auditorium in close proximity to other theatre-watchers, but to one of the screens that opened a window to life and work for almost the whole of 2020. It is this essence of the disrupted familiarity and deep loss, that the brief play starring Jim Sarbh also encloses.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sundar hits 96 not out as India make 365, take 160-run lead
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) Washington Sundar remained stranded on 96 as India were all out for 365 in their first innings -- a crucial lead of 160 runs -- in reply to Englands 205 in the fourth and final Test here on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Global representation of women in Parliament reaches 25.5%
Geneva, March 6 (IANS) The Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said that the global representation of women in Parliament reached a record high in 2020, however progress in this regard is "still excruciatingly slow".
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Designer Tarun Tahiliani's Spring collections in stores
New Delhi, March 6 (IANSlife) One of the country's seminal designers of bridal and ready-to-wear luxury launched his S/S 2021 collection -- Timelessness -- on Instagram via a virtual fashion show. Presenting patrons with a light yet exquisite collection the focus remained on quality.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
What does it mean to love?
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) "Klara and the Sun", the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dyson V11 cord-free vacuum now has 2 hour run time
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Global technology company Dyson on Saturday announced that its latest V11 Absolute Pro cord-free vacuum cleaner now comes with a run time of 120 minutes to capture hidden dust, owing to a new click-in battery system.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ford Trophy: Northern Districts score 289/7 in final
Christchurch, March 6 (IANS) Katene Clarke scored 82 of 104 balls (7x4s, 1x6) to help Northern Districts to 289 for seven wickets in 50 overs against Canterbury in the day/night final of the Ford Trophy limited overs competition at Hagley Oval here on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Customs summons Kerala's key Left leader's wife
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) The Customs Department on Saturday served a notice to former Kerala CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's wife Vinodhini asking her to appear before it on March 10.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
3 HuJI militants remanded in Dhaka
Dhaka, March 6 (IANS) A Dhaka court on Saturday placed three members of the banned militant outfit, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B), on a three-day remand.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Non-film music and the lockdown advantage
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Last year, the imposition of lockdown put a pause on the release of film music, pushing people towards the independent/non-film music, which in the pre-Covid times was, arguably, the secondary source of listening to music for most Indians.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Katrina Kaif looks forward in 2021
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) With game nights, workout videos and fun with family and friends, Katrina Kaif's social media platform has been followed avidly by fans. The actress recently spotted in PepsiCo India Slice's newly launched TVC which encourages consumers to take the 'Sabse Thick Sabse Tasty' challenge thereby reaffirming its position as the thickest and tastiest mango drink in India. IANSlife caught up with the star to talk about the shoot, her days in lockdown and what she's looking forward to in 2021.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bihar Police arrest arms trafficker in Lakhisarai
Patna, March 6 (IANS) Police in Lakhisarai town of Bihar on Saturday arrested an inter-state arms trafficker, who was planning to smuggle huge cache of arms and ammunitions to poll-bound West Bengal.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Apple Watch garners 51% global market share, India sweet spot
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Packed with industry-leading health and fitness tools, Apple Watch has once again dominated one of the key wearable segment, leading the smartwatch category with a 51 per cent global share in 2020 and further cementing its position in the India market, according to latest reports this week.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'EU committed to backing Cyprus issue talks'
Nicosia, March 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is strongly committed to supporting the upcoming talks on the Cyprus issue, Josep Borrell, the bloc's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Security tightened on KMP E-way ahead of farm protests
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Security arrangements have been heightened in Palwal district on the 136-km-long Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway ahead of the five-hour blockade called by farmers.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iran foils plane hijacking plot
Tehran, March 6 (IANS) Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that a plot to hijack a passenger plane was successfully thwarted.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Matteo Pellicone wrestling: Sarita bags silver in 57kg
Rome, March 6 (IANS) Asian champion Sarita Mor settled for silver in the women's 57kg category of the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series wrestling after going down to Giullia Rodrigues of Brazil 2-4 in the final here.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Highways to be blocked; farmers to sport black bands on ploughs
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) To mark the 100th day of the agitation on Saturday, the farmers are preparing to block the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway among others, while at the Ghazipur border the peasants will register protests by sporting black bands on their ploughs.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Highways to be blocked; farmers to sport black bands on ploughs
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) To mark the 100th day of the agitation on Saturday, the farmers are preparing to block the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway among others, while at the Ghazipur border the peasants will register protests by sporting black bands on their ploughs.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jack Dorsey puts his 1st tweet on sale, bid reaches Rs 2 cr
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Twitter CEO and billionaire Jack Dorsey on Saturday announced to sell his very first tweet of March 6, 2006 in the form of a unique form of cryptocurrency, and the bid had already reached $2,67,000 (nearly Rs 2 crore).
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Dalai Lama takes first dose, appeals to get Covid-19 jab
Dharamsala, March 6 (IANS) Appealing to get themselves vaccinated, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is revered as a 'living god', on Saturday took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in a state-run hospital near his residence here in Himachal Pradesh, doctors said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
UK's Covid 'R' number remains below 1
London, March 6 (IANS) The UK's coronavirus reproduction number, also known as the R number, remains still below one, the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has announced.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
German energy firms to be paid for nuke phase-out
Berlin, March 6 (IANS) The German government would pay around 2.4 billion euros ($2.9 billion) to four energy companies in compensation for losses incurred due to the country's accelerated nuclear phase-out, according to an official statement.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Germany,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
22-yr-old shot dead in Delhi
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) A 22-year-old man was shot dead on Saturday in North Delhi's Bawana area over personal enmity, according to police.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Software guru John McAfee charged in crypto scam
San Francisco, March 6 (IANS) Prominent tech figure John McAfee, who founded the leading antivirus software provider McAfee, has been charged with securities fraud in the US over a cryptocurrency scheme that he ran on Twitter.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Software guru John McAfee charged in crypto scam
San Francisco, March 6 (IANS) Prominent tech figure John McAfee, who founded the leading antivirus software provider McAfee, has been charged with securities fraud in the US over a cryptocurrency scheme that he ran on Twitter.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Father, son among 3 murdered in Bihar
Munger (Bihar), March 6 (IANS) Three persons, including a man and his son, were killed during a heavy gunfight over a land dispute in Munger district of Bihar, police said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lebanese banks witness mass layoff
Beirut, March 6 (IANS) As the continuing economic crisis heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic was deepening, banks in Lebanon were witnessing mass layoffs.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Rajkummar on B'wood journey: Came to city with no background or backbone
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao has time and again proved that he is one of the best actors in Hindi cinema. Be it his performance as the strong-willed lawyer in Shahid, a dreaded terrorist in Omerta, a gullible boy in Stree or the naive Pritam in Bareilly Ki Barfi, the actor has raised his bar with every new role.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chinese hackers hit 30K US organisations in new attack
San Francisco, March 6 (IANS) In yet another big cyber-attack after SolarWinds, at least 30,000 organisations across the US, including government and commercial firms have been hacked by China-based threat actors who used Microsoft's Exchange Server software to enter their networks.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese hackers hit 30K US organisations in new attack
San Francisco, March 6 (IANS) In yet another big cyber-attack after SolarWinds, at least 30,000 organisations across the US, including government and commercial firms have been hacked by China-based threat actors who used Microsoft's Exchange Server software to enter their networks.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SUV outside Ambani home: Hiren's autopsy kept 'reserved'
Thane (Maharashtra), March 6 (IANS) The autopsy on the body of businessman Mansukh Hiren -- whose body was fished out of the Thane Creek marshes -- was completed here early on Saturday, police officials said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
21 African nations' Covid fatality rates higher than global average
Addis Ababa, March 6 (IANS) Twenty-one African countries are reporting Covid-19 fatality rates higher than the global average, according to health authorities.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Hungarian PM justifies new restrictions
Budapest, March 6 (IANS) Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has justified the newly-implemented stricter regulations to flatten the curve of the third wave of the pandemic, as the country's total Covid-19 caseload topped 450,000.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Hungary,Politics
'YouTube removes 5 TV channels run by Myanmar's military'
San Francisco, March 6 (IANS) In the wake of further violence in the country, video-streaming platform YouTube has taken down channels connected to five TV stations run by Myanmar's military (Tatmadaw).
2021-03-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Technology
Austrian firm to contribute more vax doses to EU
Vienna, March 6 (IANS) Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced that a company will contribute 5 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses to the European Union (EU) after it managed to increase its production.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama takes first dose of coronavirus vaccine
Dharamsala, March 6 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is revered as a 'living god', on Saturday took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in a state-run hospital near his residence here in Himachal Pradesh, doctors said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Shah to launch door-to-door campaign in TN on Sunday
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Tamil Nadu and Kerala once again.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tokyo region's state of emergency extended again
Tokyo, March 6 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has extended the state of emergency covering the Tokyo metropolitan area by two weeks to March 21 for a second time since January, as Covid-19 infection numbers have continued to increase in the region.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Use encrypted personal number for privacy, S Korea tells public
Seoul, March 6 (IANS) The South Korean government on Saturday asked the public to use their encrypted personal numbers, instead of phone numbers, to protect privacy when they have to write down entry logs at places like restaurants and cafes as part of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
2021-03-06
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Chile reports highest daily Covid cases since June 2020
Santiago, March 6 (IANS) The Chilean Health Ministry reported 5,325 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest figure since June 2020, increasing the overall caseload to 845,450,
2021-03-06
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
'Mexico to return to economic normality by June end'
Mexico City, March 6 (IANS) Mexico could return to "economic normality" by the end of June, with employment at the levels registered before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
'Nadiyon paar' singer Rashmeet: Remakes if done beautifully, sound good
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Singer Rashmeet Kaur is on cloud nine following the success of her song, "Nadiyon paar", a recreation of the popular Shamur track "Let the music play" she recorded for the upcoming horror comedy "Roohi", starring Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Sharma.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Coral reefs in Solomon Islands hit by bleaching
Solomon Islands, March 6 (IANS) Scientists have identified a widespread coral bleaching event on shallow, inshore reefs that had been previously thought to be less reactive to climate stress, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Solomon Islands,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 116 mn
Washington, March 6 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 116 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.57 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
9 charged for attack on ex-US envoy to B'desh
Dhaka, March 6 (IANS) The Detective Branch (DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have submitted a chargesheet against nine persons, including a worker of the ruling Awami League's student wing, for an attack on former US Ambassador to Bangladesh, Marcia Bernicat's motorcade.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Julius Baer upgrades India, fastest growing major economy
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Singapore-based fund house, Bank Julius Baer, has upgraded India to overweight as it will be the fastest growing major economy in 2021.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NASA's Perseverance rover performs first drive on Mars
Washington, March 6 (IANS) NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Mars on Thursday, covering 6.5 meters across the Martian landscape, said NASA on Friday.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Janhvi Kapoor to have a working birthday
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Janhvi Kapoor will have a working her birthday on Saturday, with no time to chill. While she has been busy promoting her upcoming film Roohi lately, the actress will be shooting the whole day in Patiala for her next film Good Luck Jerry on her birthday, March 6.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UN to monitor Covid-19 vaccine roll-outs in countries in humanitarian crisis
United Nations, March 6 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched a new element of a data tool focusing on the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines in countries experiencing humanitarian emergencies, said the office.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Farmers to block KMP expressway for 5 hours today
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Agitated farmers are slated to block the 135-km-long Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, from 11 a.m. to till 4 p.m. on Saturday to mark 100 days of protest against the Centre's farm laws.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Raja Kumari teams up with Rita Wilson, Claudia Leitte for Women's Day song
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) American-Indian rapper Raja Kumari has teamed up with Hollywood actress Rita Wilson and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, for a song titled "Hello World", which will release on the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
For Lisa Snowdon, modelling was an escape
London, March 6 (IANS) Fashion model Lisa Snowdown has revealed that her ramp career started because she wanted to escape an abusive relationship. The 49-year old, who is also a television presenter, started her modelling career in early twenties.
2021-03-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
52.7% Israelis vaccinated against Covid-19; Oman to administer 2nd jabs
Cairo, March 6 (IANS) The number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 in Israel has surpassed 4.9 million, or 52.7 per cent of its total population. Meanwhile, the Omani health authorities announced that the second doses of Covid-19 vaccines will start to be administered from Sunday.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Pamela Anderson on selling Malibu property: 'Many sexy, fun times were had here'
Malibu, March 6 (IANS) Actress Pamela Anderson had a twist of nostalgia while putting up her Malibu property for sale, ahead of moving to Canada.
2021-03-06
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russia pilots its first 5G network
Moscow, March 6 (IANS) Russia's leading telecom operator MTS announced that it has launched the country's first 5G network for trial use in Moscow.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Canada approves use of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine
Ottawa, March 6 (IANS) Canada announced its approval of the use of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, making it the fourth vaccine that can be administered in the country.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Bihar govt committed to promote industrial farming: Shahnawaz Hussain
Patna, March 6 (IANS) Bihar Industry Minister Shahnawaz Hussain during the budget speech said that his department is making every effort to promote industry based farming to enhance the source of earning of farmers.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Greek economy contracts by 8.2% in 2020: Report
Athens, March 6 (IANS) The Greek economy contracted by 8.2 per cent on an annual basis in 2020, according to the first estimate the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) released.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Greece,Business/Economy
9 get death penalty in spurious liquor case in Bihar
Patna, March 6 (IANS) Additional District and Sessions Judge Luv Kush Kumar of Gopalganj district court in Bihar sentenced death penalty to nine persons and life imprisonment to four women in poisonous liquor case on Friday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Swiss Open badminton: Rankireddy-Shetty in men's doubles semis
Basel (Switzerland), March 6 (IANS) Second seeds Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India rallied hard to beat Malaysians Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 12-21, 21-19, 21-12 to enter men's doubles semi-finals in the Swiss Open BWF World Tour Super 300 on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases near 3.94 mn
Addis Ababa, March 6 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 3,937,028, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Delhi govt urges RWAs to adopt EV policy
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday sought Residents Welfare Association (RWAs) participation in its ongoing 'Switch Delhi' campaign, launched to encourage people to adopt electric vehicles to make the national capital a clean and pollution-free city.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi: Senior citizens dominated vaccination drive
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Senior citizens dominated the vaccination drive in the national capital on Friday as out of 27,057 people who recived vaccine shots, 14,874 were above the age of 60 years, the health and family welfare department said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala Assembly speaker summoned by Customs
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) Senior CPI-M leader and Kerala Assembly Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan has been summoned by the Customs department to appear before it on March 12 in connection with the gold smuggling case.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Cong disrupts K'taka Assembly over 'One Nation, One Election'
Bengaluru, March 6 (IANS) The Opposition Congress legislators, under its leader Sidddaramaiah, disrupted the proceedings of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly for the second consecutive day on Friday , over the special discussion on ''One Nation, One Election''.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
50% Congress seats in Kerala to go to youth, new faces
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) The Kerala Congress announced on Friday that the list of probable candidates for the coming Assembly polls in the state is ready, and 50 per cent seats would go to the youth and new faces, said the chairman of the party's election committee, Oommen Chandy.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Doctor duped on pretext of updating KYC
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Delhi Police arrested two cheats for duping a Delhi-based woman doctor on the pretext of updating KYC of her bank account.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All women PCR units to rally on International Women's Day
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Delhi Police is all set to hold a carcade rally on International Women's Day, March 8, in which 15 All Women PCR MPVs along with women staff will take part and march from India Gate to New Police Headquarters.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
2 ex-Cong ministers, 11 new faces, 3 Muslims in BJP 1st list for Assam (Ld)
Guwahati, March 6 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam, which on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first two phases of Assembly elections in the state, has given tickets to two former Congress ministers, 11 new faces and three Muslim candidates.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BJP to hold a dozen big rallies in poll-bound Assam
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The BJP will hold fewer rallies in poll-bound Assam as compared to West Bengal, which is also slated to go to the polls in March-April.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AP police crack temple burglary in 2 days with help of CCTV
Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), March 6 (IANS) Installation of extensive surveillance cameras at religious places in Andhra Pradesh after a spate of alleged temple attacks over the months helped Chittoor district police to nab two thieves, involved in a temple burglary, in just two days' time.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
T'gana: Over 21K people take Covid jabs on Friday
Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) The Telangana health officials on Friday administered Covid-19 vaccine to over 21,000 people who are 60 years of age or above, and those with comorbidities in the 45-59 years age group.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Goyal stresses on manufacturing high quality containers in India
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday emphasised on the manufacturing on the indigenous high quality containers in India saying that India has excellent steel making capabilities.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TSRTC pays salaries to staff with support from govt
Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has paid salaries to its employees with the state government's budgetary support.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
MoU signed between Army's Northern Command and IIT Jammu
Jammu, March 6 (IANS) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Headquarters Northern Command represented by Chief of Staff Lt Gen S Harimohan Iyer and Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu (IIT Jammu) represented by its Director Prof Manoj Singh Gaur on Friday, army said.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Education
ED searches 12 locations of Shivalik Group in Mumbai
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) A team of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has carried out searches at several locations linked to the Shivalik Group in connection with the Unitech Developers case, sources said on Friday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED searches 12 locations of Shivalik Group in Mumbai
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) A team of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has carried out searches at several locations linked to the Shivalik Group in connection with the Unitech Developers case, sources said on Friday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New Covid cases rise by 677 in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 6 (IANS) Contrary to expectations of the virus flattening, 677 new Covid cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, while 427 patients were discharged, said the state health bulletin.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra again surpass 10K-mark
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Compounding health concerns, the number of Covid-91 new cases in Maharashtra cross the 10K mark, first time since mid-October, officials said here.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Six Indian boxers enter men's semi-finals at Boxam International
Castellon (Spain), March 6 (IANS) Vikas Krishan Yadav outpunched 2012 London Olympic Games bronze medallist Vicenzo Mangiacapre to progress to the men's 69kg semi-finals on the third day at the Boxam International Tournament here.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra again surpass 10K-mark
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Compounding health concerns, the number of Covid-91 new cases in Maharashtra cross the 10K mark, first time since mid-October, officials said here.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Man whose SUV was found near Ambani's home found dead (2nd Ld)
Thane (Maharashtra), March 5 (IANS) In an intriguing development, police recovered the body of a Thane-based businessman whose stolen SUV with 20 gelatin sticks was found parked near Antilia, the iconic home of Reliance Industries Ltd. Chairman Mukesh Ambani, officials said here on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
2 ex-Cong ministers, 11 new faces, 1 Muslim in BJP 1st list for Assam
Guwahati, March 5 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam, which on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first two phases of Assembly elections in the state, has given tickets to two former Congress ministers, 11 new faces and a lone Muslim candidate.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Arms cache recovered at Mahore in J&K
Srinagar, March 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition in the Mahore area of Reasi district in Jammu, officials said.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
I-League: Bidyashagar hat-trick helps TRAU get past Mohammedans 4-0
Kalyani, March 5 (IANS) Bidyashagar Singh became the first Indian to score a hat-trick this season as he helped Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) steam past Mohammedan SC 4-0 at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Friday, and move up the I-League table.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League: Antwi's penalty takes Kerala to second place
Kalyani, March 5 (IANS) Dennis Antwi's 17th-minute penalty strike proved to be the difference as Gokulam Kerala FC defeated RoundGlass Punjab FC 1-0 win at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Friday, and go second in the I-League table.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Sindhu, Srikanth enter semi-finals of Swiss Open badminton
Basel, March 5 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth on Friday stormed into the women's and men's singles semi-finals, respectively, of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton here.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
AIADMK opposed to new transshipment project in Kanyakumari
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The AIADMK local leadership has petitioned the state leadership of the party against the new transshipment port to be commissioned at Kanyakumari in a public-private partnership (PPP) model.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kashmir youth activists hold conference to revive Sufism
Jammu, March 5 (IANS) Young activists from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday held a conference to revive Sufism and promote peace and coexistence in the Union Territory.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Pax on flight says he is Covid positive just before take-off
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a passenger on-board IndiGo's Delhi-Pune flight informed the crew of his "positive" Covid-19 status just before the take-off.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Muthoot Group Chairman MG George Muthoot passes away
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Chairman of The Muthoot Group, M G George Muthoot passed away in the national capital on Friday evening.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AP govt school girls to receive free sanitary napkins
Amaravati, March 5 (IANS) In a first, girl students in Andhra Pradesh government schools and junior colleges will start receiving free branded sanitary napkins from the state government.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
5 ministers, 18 sitting MLAs set to be dropped from Kerala CPI-M list
Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 (IANS) In what is seen as a stamp of complete dominance by Pinarayi Vijayan, it's almost certain that five Cabinet colleagues of the Chief Minister along with 18 sitting legislators will in all likelihood be dropped from the list of candidates for the April 6 Assembly elections in Kerala.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Vaccination drive: Senior citizens form chunk of beneficiaries
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The senior citizens continued to turn out in large numbers for the inoculation at various sites across the country.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India's Belarusian athletics coach passes away
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Belarusian Nikolai Snesarev, who was appointed as India's middle and long-distance coach till September by the Sports Ministry, passed away in his room at Patiala's National Sports Institute (NIS) on Friday. He was 72.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Gold futures lose shine, down 20% from record highs
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The bull run in the bullion market which peaked at the height of the pandemic last year has come to a halt as gold futures have declined around 20 per cent from the record highs.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
2 held for defrauding exchequer of over Rs 392 cr
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Commissionerate, Delhi (East) had unearthed a network of fictitious firms set up to generate and avail fake Input Tax Credit (ITC) of GST.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Is Digvijaya Singh inching closer to AICC setup?
New March 5 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has been given the important role of shortlisting the candidates for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after being appointed as the Chairman of the screening committee of the party for the two poll-bound state/Ut.
2021-03-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Trifecta Capital closes 2nd debt fund at Rs 1,025 cr
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Trifecta Capital on Friday announced that Trifecta Venture Debt Fund-II, its second venture debt fund, launched in March 2019 has been oversubscribed in its final closing.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Surprised to see Leach not bowl to Pant: Eng bowling coach
Ahmedabad, March 5 (IANS) England spin bowling coach Jeetan Patel said on Friday he was surprised that England skipper Joe Root did not persist with Jack Leach against Rishabh Pant and instead trusted his own off-spin bowling and that of Dom Bess on the second day of the fourth Test.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
School shut in B'luru after 7 students test positive
Bengaluru, March 5 (IANS) A government school in the eastern suburb of Bengaluru has been shut for 14 days after seven of its students and two teachers of Class X tested positive for Covid-19, a top official said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
GVA growth more accurate than GDP numbers for FY21: DEA
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of the Finance Ministry has said that following the growth of Gross Value Added (GVA) for FY21 would be more appropriate rather than tracking the GDP growth (contraction) which has been "distorted" for the current financial year.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
J&K logs 81 fresh Covid cases, one death
Jammu, March 5 (IANS) J&K on Friday reported 81 fresh Covid cases, taking the tally to 126,853, while the toll mounted to 1,960 with another death, health officials said.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Pant is the spark we need in middle: Rohit Sharma
Ahmedabad, March 5 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma called Rishabh Pant a "spark" that Indian team needs in the middle-order and has called on people to be more patient with his style of play that sees him get dismissed often in casual manner.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Pant is the spark we need in middle: Rohit Sharma
Ahmedabad, March 5 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma called Rishabh Pant a "spark" that Indian team needs in the middle-order and has called on people to be more patient with his style of play that sees him get dismissed often in casual manner.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Delhi LG reviews 3rd leg of Covid vaccination drive
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday reviewed the ongoing third phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, which kicked off from March 1.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
National award winning director to release 2nd Sanskrit movie
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) G Prabha, a retired professor and head of the department of Sanskrit at Loyola College here, is coming out with his second Sanskrit movie 'Taya' after his award-winning Sanskrit film 'Ishti'.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Pujara has now played 28 Test innings without a century
Ahmedabad, March 5 (IANS) India's No.3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has now played 28 Test innings without scoring a century. His last century had come 17 Test matches ago, when he scored 193 against Australia in Sydney in January 2019. Since then he has scored nine half-centuries, but has not been able to convert any of those into three-figure knocks.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Ezstays completes seed round of funding
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Student housing startup Ezstays has completed its seed round of funding raising $400,000 from Richard Rekhy, former CEO of KPMG India among other private investors.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CM Gehlot & former CM Vasundhara get vaccinated in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 5 (IANS) : Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, former CM Vasundhara Raje and state medical health minister Raghu Sharma were on Friday administered the first dose of the corona vaccine.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Biden appoints 2 Indian-Americans as policy advisors
New York, March 5 (IANS) A day after US President Joe Biden joked that Indian-Americans were taking over the US, he appointed two of them as special assistants for advising him on domestic policies.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
KMP expressway blockade: Commuters won't be troubled, promise farmers
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) To mark 100 days of farmers' agitation against the Centre's farm laws on Saturday, farmers will block the 135-km-long Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, from 11 am to till 4 pm.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra now targets 90m barrier
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) After setting a national record of 88.07 metres during the third leg of Indian Grand Prix on Friday in Patiala, Neeraj Chopra exuded confidence of breaking the 90-metre barrier before the Tokyo Olympic Games in July.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Soaring crude prices a credit negative for PSU OMCs: ICRA
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The PSU oil marketing companies (OMCs) may go slow in automatic pass through of rise in international crude oil prices to the consumers due to the already high cost of transportation fuel such as petrol and diesel, ratings agency ICRA.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Soaring crude prices a credit negative for PSU OMCs: ICRA
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The PSU oil marketing companies (OMCs) may go slow in automatic pass through of rise in international crude oil prices to the consumers due to the already high cost of transportation fuel such as petrol and diesel, ratings agency ICRA.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EC issues notification for 2nd phase of Assam polls
Guwahati, March 5 (IANS) With political parties in Assam busy with candidate selection and campaigning for the ensuing Assembly polls in the state, the Election Commission on Friday issued notification for the second phase of polling in 39 constituencies, officials said.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Estonia's Ambassador calls on T'gana Chief Secretary
Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) Estonia's Ambassador to India, Katrin Kivi and Deputy Chief of Mission Juui Hiio on Friday called on Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar here.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rewire to expand product portfolio post $20M fundraise
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Fintech start-up Rewire has raised $20 million in its Series B funding and plans to add more products along with expanding its network geographically with the latest fundraise.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Failure of Indian top-order batsmen continues
Ahmedabad, March 5 (IANS) Rishabh Pant's back-to-the-wall and power-packed rearguard century on Friday seems to have helped avert a chastisement of Indian top-order batting that has looked off-colour so far this year.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Odisha CM inaugurates World Skill Centre
Bhubaneswar, March 5 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated the World Skill Centre (WSC), a premier advanced skill training institute, here.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Free power to farmers to continue: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that a number of free benefits to the citizens of the state will continue. This includes free power to farmers and subsidies to the industry. Along with this, 200 free units of power to the Scheduled Castes, those below poverty line and Backward Classes households and freedom fighters will be continued.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
3rd GP Athletics: Hima runs alone, wins 100m; double for Poovamma
Patiala, March 5 (IANS) Absence of elite women sprinters robbed the sheen off the most glamorous athletics event at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix (IGP) Athletics event here on Friday, and it was amplified when Assam's Hima Das ran the 100m dash all alone.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
3rd GP Athletics: Hima runs alone, wins 100m; double for Poovamma
Patiala, March 5 (IANS) Absence of elite women sprinters robbed the sheen off the most glamorous athletics event at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix (IGP) Athletics event here on Friday, and it was amplified when Assam's Hima Das ran the 100m dash all alone.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
BJP releases first list of 70 candidates for Assam
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The BJP on Friday announced the first list of 70 candidates for the Assembly elections in Assam.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MG Motors launch 'Womentorship' to support social enterprises stated by women
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer MG Motor India has launched a mentorship programme 'Womentorship' to scale up social ventures started by women.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lana Del Rey 'didn't feel like singing' after Amy Winehouse's death
London, March 5 (IANS) Amy Winehouse's death in February 2011 had a big impact on a lot of people including singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey, who recently opened about being devastated upon hearing the news. Winehouse died owing to alcohol poisoning.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
DDA to conduct draw for allotment of flats on March 10
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Friday said that it will conduct the draw for allotment of flats under the Housing Scheme 2021 on March 10.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED searches forex companies in Mumbai, Goa on suspicion of 'trade-based hawala'
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said that it conducted searches at several locations in Mumbai and Goa on the premises of two Forex companies and their directors in connection with a Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) case on the suspicion of "trade-based hawala".
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Paris Hilton 'shocked' by Sarah Silverman's apology
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton has revealed that she was "shocked" after actress-comedian Sarah Silverman apologised for making fun of her in 2007, at the MTV VMAs.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Selfish Love' sees DJ Snake, Selena Gomez collaborate for second time
Paris, March 5 (IANS) French music producer DJ Snake has collaborated with pop star Selena Gomez for a new bilingual single titled "Selfish Love".
2021-03-05
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Oppn in Goa slams rescheduling of municipal poll dates
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) The opposition in Goa has slammed the State Election Commissioner for rescheduling the dates for polls in five municipal council areas, even as the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its judgement on the matter on March 9.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
SC Collegium approves elevation of judicial officer, advocates to various HCs
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice S. A. Bobde has approved the proposal for elevation of judicial officer A. Badharudeen as judge of the Kerala High Court. Justice Badharudeen's elevation was cleared in the collegium's meeting held on March 2.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man whose SUV was recovered near Ambani home, found dead (Ld)
Thane (Maharashtra), March 5 (IANS) In an intriguing development, police have recovered the body of a Thane-based businessman whose stolen SUV with 20 gelatin sticks was found parked near Antilia, the iconic home of Reliance Industries Ltd. Chairman Mukesh Ambani, officials said here on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Travis Barker gushes about 'great mom' Kourtney Kardashian
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Musician Travis Barker couldn't stop raving about girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian on actress Drew Barrymore's popular chat show.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
BRO restores connectivity to 13 remote villages in U'khand
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The connectivity to 13 border villages in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, which were cut off after the floods last month, have been restored, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maha police raze Maoists' illegal arms factory in Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli/Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) In a significant achievement, commandos of the Gadchiroli Police bust an illegal arms manufacturing factory after multiple gun-battles with Maoists in the deep forests of Aheri, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said here on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mika Singh responds to casting Sunny Leone lookalike in new video
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh on Friday evening reacted to a news piece that he had cast Sunny Leone's lookalike in his latest music video, Glassiyan. The reference is to Punjabi actress-model Aveera Singh.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Belarussian athletics coach passes away in Patiala
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Belarussian Nikolai Snesarev, who was appointed as a middle and long-distance coach till September by the Sports Ministry, passed away in his room at Patiala's National Sports Institute (NIS) on Friday. He was 72.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Bond yields, profit booking unleash bears, banking stocks down (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) India's key equity indices ended lower for the second straight day on the back of weak global cues which emanated from rising global bond yields on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bhushan Power lenders accept conditions of JSW Steel
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) In a breakthrough in one of the country's most high profile and delayed insolvency cases, majority of the lenders of the bankrupt Bhushan Power and Steel have accepted the condition of the JSW Steel that if the Supreme Court rules against the takeover, the lenders would return the money to the company.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bhushan Power lenders accept conditions of JSW Steel
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) In a breakthrough in one of the country's most high profile and delayed insolvency cases, majority of the lenders of the bankrupt Bhushan Power and Steel have accepted the condition of the JSW Steel that if the Supreme Court rules against the takeover, the lenders would return the money to the company.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP tries to make Rahul comment on Modi govt- British Raj a big poll issue
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP is trying to make the statement of Rahul Gandhi, which he made at St Thomas Matric Higher Secondary School on March 1, comparing the Modi government to the British regime, a big election issue.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Drew Barrymore opens up on hero-worshipping Ralph Macchio
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Talking movies with actor Ralph Macchio, actress Drew Barrymore was heard saying that although she grew up playing one of the leads of "Charlie's Angels", she was not attached to the franchise in the way he was with "The Karate Kid".
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Centre doing injustice to Telangana, alleges KTR
Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) Continuing his attacks on the Centre, Telangana's industry minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Friday that it has been doing injustice to Telangana since its inception.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Grand alliance releases partial list of candidates for Bengal polls
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Hours after Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee announced her party's candidates' list for the Assembly elections in West Bengal, the grand alliance comprising Left Front, Congress and the Indian Secular Front (ISF) on Friday announced its the first list of candidates for the first two phases of West Bengal Assembly elections, to be held on March 27 and April 1.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Will campaign for the party in poll-bound states: Azad
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Amid strife in the Congress, Ghulam Nabi Azad, an important leader of the G-23 group of dissenting leaders, said on Friday that he'll campaign for the party wherever he is called since the assembly elections are important for the party.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karan Johar urges all to 'go green'
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has urged all to go green in his latest post on social media. In an Instagram Story image, Johar poses in a green tie-dye sweatshirt and green sunglasses to put across his message.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mohit Chadda: Viewers want global content irrespective of where it is created
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Actor Mohit Chadda, who will soon be seen in the thriller, "Flight", says the audience these days is eager to watch global content irrespective of where and by whom it was created.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pant emerges as a complete batsman-wicket-keeper package
Ahmedabad, March 5 (IANS) The new Mr. Natural has arrived, not since Australia's Adam Gilchrist has a precocious batsman-wicketkeeping talent burst on the cricketing scene. Remember that Pant's big hitting is now a familiar thing in Test cricket.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
101-yr-old woman takes vaccine shot in Delhi
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Boosting the morale of those who are still sceptical about getting the vaccine shot against Covid-19, a 101-year-old woman on Friday received her first vaccine dose at a municipal hospital here, officials told IANS.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Global Encyclopaedia on Ramayan to release on Saturday
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is going to give a unique gift to Ram devotees across the world.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Rashmika Mandanna starts 'Mission Majnu' in Lucknow
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Actress Rashmika Mandanna joined co-star Sidharth Malhotra to begin shooting for her debut Hindi film "Mission Majnu" in Lucknow on Friday. The actress will reportedly play a RAW agent in the film.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amritsar gearing up to provide potable water for next 30 yrs
Amritsar, March 5 (IANS) Though late, Amritsar Municipal Corporation (AMC) has finally come up with a project to provide potable water, a key constituent of any smart city, to its residents for at least the next thirty years and check the menace of stray dogs in the holy city by controlling their population.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National
Trinamool gives tickets to 42 Muslim candidates
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has given tickets to as many as 42 Muslim candidates out of the 291 seats in which the ruling formation has fielded its candidates for the forthcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal, to be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Papon experiments with electronic genre in new song
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Singer Papon has dropped a new number titled "Main aaj bhi wahin", and he says the song gave him scope to experiment with the electronic genre, a stream of music he is particularly fond of. He has a chance to multi-task on the song, too.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
How Priyanka Chopra inspired Nick Jonas' single 'This Is Heaven'
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Singer-actor Nick Jonas has revealed that his latest single, This Is Heaven, was about how he felt after he reunited with wife, actress Priyanka Chopra, when she returned from Germany post her shooting for the upcoming film in The Matrix franchise.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Summer is here in Goa and so is the season's urrak
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) To a Goaphile, the first signs of summer in the coastal paradise have little to do with the obvious change in weather.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Delhi Assembly Budget session sans Question Hour
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly Budget session for 2021-22 scheduled to commence from Monday, will not have its usual Question Hour due to the Covid-19 pandemic, sources told IANS.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We have finished organised crime in UP: Yogi
Gorakhpur (UP), March 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that his government has put an end to organised crime in the state.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saroj Khan-choreographed 'Raag' in theatres on March 26
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) "Raag", a film close to the heart of late Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, is all set to hit theatres on March 26.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC seeks Centre's reply on bar on transgenders from donating blood
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the guidelines in the Blood Donor Selection and Blood Donor Referral, 2017, which prohibit transgender persons, gay men and female sex workers from donating blood, as they are considered a high-risk category as being HIV/AIDS infected.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tech hiring in India above pre-pandemic levels: Indeed
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) A study of tech job postings on job site Indeed on Friday showed that hiring in tech roles between April 2020 and January 2021 was consistently above pre-pandemic levels, peaking 17 per cent in November 2020.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
Govt. in position for sharp Rs 8 per litre cut in duty on petrol and diesel to provide relief to consumers
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The government may surprise consumers with a sharp cut in excise duty on petrol and diesel to tame rising prices of auto fuels that have already reached historic high levels.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Saath Nibhaana Saathiya' co-stars Vishal Singh, Tanya Sharma reunite in music video
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) "Saath Nibhaana Saathiya" co-actors Vishal Singh and Tanya Sharma feature in the video of a peppy new Punjabi wedding song, "Vyaah wali jodi".
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hansal Mehta lauds BMC efforts while dealing with Covid patients
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Twitter to applaud the efforts of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) while taking care of Covid patients in the city.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Speed of expression offers vital visual cues: Study
London, March 5 (IANS) The speed at which we produce facial expressions plays an important role in our ability to recognise emotions in others, a new study suggests.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
SC: New OTT rules lack teeth, no mechanism to screen content (Ld)
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Friday that the government's new rules for OTT platforms have "no teeth, as there is no provision for prosecution of those who do not abide by these rules".
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Punjab to bring Record of Right Bill of properties
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday gave the go-ahead to introduce the Punjab Abadi Deh (Record of Right) Bill of 2021 in the ongoing budget session of the assembly.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National
Karan Singh Grover promises 'different flavour to love story' in 'Qubool Hai 2.0'
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Actor Karan Singh Grover promises more intense drama and "a little different flavour to the love story" in "Qubool Hai 2.0".
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vahan places 5K workers a month through WhatsApp
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Vahan, an Artificial Intelligence-enabled livelihood platform, on Friday said that it is placing 5,000 blue-collar workers every month through its WhatsApp-enabled chatbot called Mitra.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pujara has now played 38 innings without a Test century
Ahmedabad, March 5 (IANS) India's No.3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has now played 38 Test innings without a century. His last century had come 17 Test matches ago, when he scored 193 against Australia in Sydney in January 2019. Since then he has scored nine half-centuries, but has not been able to convert them into three-figure knocks.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Gauahar Khan: My father has passed, to the ever after as an Angel
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Actress Gauahar Khan took to social media on Friday to share a few emotional lines about the loss of her father, Zafar Ahmed Khan.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ED summons ex-J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti on March 15
New Delhi/Jammu, March 5 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed for questioning on March 15 in connection with a money laundering case.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Punjab assembly again passes resolution to withdraw farm laws
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Even as he led the state Assembly in seeking unconditional withdrawal of the three farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday asked 10 questions from the nation to expose the intent of the Centre behind the legislations.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Himanta Biswa Sarma likely to contest Assam Assembly polls
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to field Assam Minister and senior party leader, Himanta Biswa Sarma, in the upcoming Assembly polls.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
What happens when we get stuck in a puzzle
New York, March 5 (IANS) When we fail to solve a puzzle and start all over again, this indicates that our brain is recognising that our current strategy is not working and we need a new way to solve the problem, says a news study.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Haryana tackling Covid-19 efficiently: Governor
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) While lauding the state for efficiently tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Friday said just like other states, the state Legislative Assembly has also been facing the pandemic.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Illicit liquor warehouse turned into police station in Bihar
Patna, March 5 (IANS) The Liquor Prohibition Department of the Bihar police has shifted the Bypass police station here to a warehouse, which was once used for storage of illicit liquor, in violation of the prohibition laws.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal's growth estimated to contract by 6.2%
Shimla, March 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's economic growth is expected to contract by 6.2 per cent this fiscal as against 5.6 per cent in the previous one, while its per capita income is estimated to drop by 3.7 per cent to Rs 1,83,286 for 2020-21, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the Assembly on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Adele's divorce finalised
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Singer Adele has finalised her divorce with Simon Konecki. The couple separated two years ago.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TikTok makes it easier for creators to connect with fans
San Francisco, March 5 (IANS) Chinese short-video making app TikTok has officially launched a new question and answer feature that gives viewers and creators new ways to connect.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kiren Rijiju replies to Taapsee's rumoured boyfriend over IT raid
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Sports Kiren Rijiju on Friday responded to a tweet posted by Danish badminton player Mathias Boe seeking help regarding the Income Tax raid at his rumoured girlfriend and actress Taapsee Pannu's residence.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kiren Rijiju replies to Taapsee's rumoured boyfriend over IT raid
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Sports Kiren Rijiju on Friday responded to a tweet posted by Danish badminton player Mathias Boe seeking help regarding the Income Tax raid at his rumoured girlfriend and actress Taapsee Pannu's residence.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bhutia's football school starts talent hunt in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) BBFS Residential Academy, a flagship initiative of Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS), announced that it will be conducting trials for admissions for year 2021 at Delhi-NCR as well as Chandigarh on Sunday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
I-League: NEROCA begin quest for survival against Indian Arrows
Kalyani, March 5 (IANS) Tenth-placed North Eastern Re-Organising Cultural Association Football Club (NEROCA) will start their quest to survive the drop in this season of the I-League, with a tough test against the Indian Arrows at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Saturday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Hollywood friends show support to Meghan Markle
London, March 5 (IANS) Celebrity friends have come out in support of former actress Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, amid bullying claims by royal aides at Buckingham Palace.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India-Japan collaboration on for prosperous NE: Foreign Secy
Agartala/Shillong, March 5 (IANS) For developing a prosperous northeast India under the India-Japan collaboration, Tokyo is providing financial support to diverse the projects in all the eight states of the region, top officials, diplomats, experts and economists said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Karti urges TN Cong to field Priyanka from Kanyakumari LS seat
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, a Lok Sabha Congress Member of Parliament from Sivaganga, has requested the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee to field Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat, which would be going to the polls along with the state Assembly elections on April 6.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Karti urges TN Cong to field Priyanka from Kanyakumari LS seat
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, a Lok Sabha Congress Member of Parliament from Sivaganga, has requested the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee to field Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat, which would be going to the polls along with the state Assembly elections on April 6.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Jasmin Bhasin, Aly Goni to feature in music video
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Bigg Boss 14 housemates Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni, who are a couple in real life too, will soon be seen in a music video titled Tera Suit.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Victims of apathy, camel numbers dwindling in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 5 (IANS) As the camel population in Rajasthan witnesses a sharp decline, there are apprehensions whether the ship the of desert can weather the challenges it is facing and survive for the next five years.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Anushka Sen on 'Crashh': Can't wait to be part of season 2
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sen had a lot of fun shooting for her debut web series "Crashh" and cannot wait for season 2.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Anushka Sen on 'Crashh': Can't wait to be part of season 2
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sen had a lot of fun shooting for her debut web series "Crashh" and cannot wait for season 2.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I-League: Injury-time goal helps Churchill beat Kashmir 2-1
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Fredsan Marshall's strike in injury time at the end of the second half helped Churchill Brothers seal a 2-1 win over Real Kashmir FC in the I-League at the VYBK stadium in Kolkata on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Nepal PM Oli faces no-confidence motion by his own party
Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) The rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka 'Prachanda' on Friday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli from the post latest by Sunday or get ready to face a no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
New way to halt excessive inflammation
London, March 5 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new way to 'put the brakes' on excessive inflammation by regulating a type of white blood cell that is critical for the immune system.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
New way to halt excessive inflammation
London, March 5 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new way to 'put the brakes' on excessive inflammation by regulating a type of white blood cell that is critical for the immune system.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Man whose SUV with gelatin sticks was parked near Ambani home found dead
Thane (Maharashtra), March 5 (IANS) In an intriguing development, police have recovered the body of a Thane-based businessman whose stolen SUV with 20 gelatin sticks was found parked near Antilia, the iconic home of Reliance Industries Ltd. Chairman Mukesh Ambani, officials said here on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man whose SUV with gelatin sticks was parked near Ambani home found dead
Thane (Maharashtra), March 5 (IANS) In an intriguing development, police have recovered the body of a Thane-based businessman whose stolen SUV with 20 gelatin sticks was found parked near Antilia, the iconic home of Reliance Industries Ltd. Chairman Mukesh Ambani, officials said here on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A long overdue tribute to Sanjeev Kumar
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Cine goers will long remember the veteran actor Sanjeev Kumar in movies like "Sholay", "Dastak", "Koshish" (for both of which he had won the National Film Awards), "Aandhi", "Angoor", "Patni Patni Aur Woh" and "Satyakam", among many others.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India now has over 700 commercial aircraft: DGCA (IANS Special)
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) India's civil aviation sector, which was heavily battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, added over 20 aircraft during the year 2020.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jabra launches new headset for Rs 10,922
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Denmark-based wearable brand Jabra on Friday launched a new headset 'Jabra Evolve2 30' at a starting price of Rs 10,922.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Neeraj Chopra sets national record in javelin
Patiala, March 5 (IANS) Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra began the 2021 season with an outstanding performance and a new national mark -- of 88.07 metres -- in the third leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix meet at Patiala's National Institute of Sports on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
4th T20I: Finch, spinners help Aus level series 2-2
Wellington, March 5 (IANS) Captain Aaron Finch's unbeaten 79 and a brilliant effort from the spinners helped Australia beat New Zealand by 50 runs in the 4th T20I at the Westpac Stadium on Friday. Finch led Australia to 156/6 after which New Zealand were bowled out for a meagre 106 runs in 18.5 overs.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sara Ali Khan pens quirky post on brother Ibrahim's birthday
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Actress Sara Ali Khan on the occasion of her brother Ibrahim Ali Khan's birthday on Friday has penned a hilarious note. She calls him Iggy Potter.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sara Ali Khan pens quirky post on brother Ibrahim's birthday
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Actress Sara Ali Khan on the occasion of her brother Ibrahim Ali Khan's birthday on Friday has penned a hilarious note. She calls him Iggy Potter.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rajnath discusses formation of theatre commands
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Going forward with the modernisation process of the armed forces, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday discussed the creation of integrated theatre commands and infusion of modern technology at the Combined Commanders Conference in Gujarat.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Megan Thee Stallion extends help to blizzard-hit Houston
Houston, March 5 (IANS) Grammy nominated musician Megan Thee Stallion is helping her native town Houston get back to its feet, following the devastation due to heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures across the state of Texas, caused by the winter storm Uri last month.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maha police bust illegal arms factory of Maoists in Gadchiroli
Mumbai/Gadchiroli, March 5 (IANS) In a significant achievement, the commandoes of Gadchiroli Police bust an illegal arms manufacturing factory deep in the forests of Aheri, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Maha police bust illegal arms factory of Maoists in Gadchiroli
Mumbai/Gadchiroli, March 5 (IANS) In a significant achievement, the commandoes of Gadchiroli Police bust an illegal arms manufacturing factory deep in the forests of Aheri, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bagan face resurgent NorthEast in 1st leg of semis (Match Preview 112)
Bambolim (Goa), March 5 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United lock horns in the first leg of their Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final tie at the GMC Stadium on Saturday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bagan face resurgent NorthEast in 1st leg of semis (Match Preview 112)
Bambolim (Goa), March 5 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United lock horns in the first leg of their Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final tie at the GMC Stadium on Saturday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Nora Fatehi is first African Arab female artiste to hit 1bn mark with 'Dilbar'
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The Nora Fatehi dance number "Dilbar" has touched the one billion mark on YouTube, making her the first African Arab female artiste to achieve the feat. The superhit dance number features in the 2018 film "Satyamev Jayate".
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
17% of food available at consumer level is wasted: UN study
Nairobi, March 5 (IANS) An estimated 931 million tonnes of food, or 17 per cent of the total food available to consumers in 2019, went into the waste bins of households, retailers, restaurants and other food services, according to new UN research.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Gym trainer and his female friend found dead in Delhi
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A 29-year-old gym trainer and his 23-year-old female friend have been found dead in a room in Tilak Nagar in West Delhi. Police said that the bodies were highly decomposed.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Badhai Ho' maker Amit Sharma's ad-film 'Pooja Didi' wins at Spikes Asia
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Amit Sharma, who is currently shooting for the upcoming Ajay Devgn-starrer "Maidaan", has won two awards at the renowned Spikes Asia creative awards.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Disha Patani does her make-up for first time
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Bollywood actress and fitness enthusiast Disha Patani did her make-up for a professional shoot recently, and she is over the moon with the experience.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
4th Test: Pant's 101, Sundar give India 89-run lead (Stumps)
Ahmedabad, March 5 (IANS) Rishabh Pant's third Test century (101 off 118 balls) and Washington Sundar's unbeaten 60 on Friday took India to 294/7 wickets at close of the second day of the fourth Test against England -- a lead of 89 runs. Axar Patel was the other unbeaten batsman with 11.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Mamata to contest from Nandigram, take BJP head on
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) After announcing Trinamool Congress' list of 291 candidates for the high octane Assembly polls beginning this month, party supremo Mamata Banerjee made her intention clear on Friday that she will only contest from Nandigram in East Midnapore district, considered a stronghold of newly-inducted BJP leader and once close aid to the Chief Minister, Suvendu Adhikari.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Fujifilm launches new mirrorless cameras in India
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm on Friday launched GFX 100S and X-E4 mirrorless cameras in the Indian market.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'WHO recommended vaping ban could be counterproductive'
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Millions of vapers across Asia could feel forced to return to smoking if a proposal from the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes and other smokeless products is passed by lawmakers, Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine
Fujifilm launches new mirrorless cameras in India
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm on Friday launched GFX 100S and X-E4 mirrorless cameras in the Indian market.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
It will be 40C in J'khand by next week
Ranchi, March 5 (IANS) Jharkhand is likely to literally feel the heat from next week as the mercury is expected to touch 40 degrees Celsius.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Political storm after Bihar Minister's brother inaugurates govt event
Patna, March 5 (IANS) Opposition leaders created a furore in the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Friday after Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department Mukesh Sahani's brother Santosh Sahani participated in a government programme at Hajipur in Bihar's Vaishali district and handed over the keys of vehicles under a state government scheme to the beneficiaries.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Amazon India, UN Women partner to launch special storefront
Bengaluru, March 5 (IANS) Tech giant Amazon India on Friday announced a collaboration with UN Women to launch a special International Women's Day (IWD) storefront with a selection of products made available by women-owned businesses.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Prachi Desai: Playing police officer made me bit nervous
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Bollywood actress Prachi Desai will be seen essaying a police officer for the first time in her film "Silence... Can You Hear It". She says essaying the role made her a bit nervous.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prachi Desai: Playing police officer made me bit nervous
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Bollywood actress Prachi Desai will be seen essaying a police officer for the first time in her film "Silence... Can You Hear It". She says essaying the role made her a bit nervous.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Twitter finally working on 'Undo Send' button: Report
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) As millions of Twitter user demand an Edit button to correct spelling errors in their tweets, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong has spotted a new "Undo Send" button that is in the works.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Benedict Cumberbatch: Spies are interesting meat, drink for actors
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) English actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who currently awaits the release of his upcoming film The Courier, says spies are interesting meat and drink for actors because there's always mask play and role play, and the shifts are very sudden and quick.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Ek Duje Ke Vaaste 2' crosses 200 episodes
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The television series Ek Duje Ke Vaaste 2, which stars Mohit Kumar and Vidhi Pandya, has completed 200 episodes.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata releases list of Trinamool candidates, will contest from Nandigram (Ld)
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Setting the stage for a high-octane political battle, West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Friday released the candidates list for 291 assembly seats in the state. The remaining three seats in Darjeeling will be contested by Trinamool allies. The party will not be putting up candidates there, she said.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CGHS's AYUSH wing gets more manpower
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) In a major exercise to streamline the functioning of the AYUSH units of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), the AYUSH Ministry on Friday promoted a panel of 78 AYUSH Physicians to the post of Chief Medical Officers in the Senior Administrative Grade.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
DRDO conducts successful demo flight of SFDR tech
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out a flight demonstration based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology from Integrated Test Range Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
AAP again exposed on farm laws issue: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday lashed out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for once again exposing its "true colours" on the issue of the farm laws and the farmers' agitation by walking out of the House before the resolution seeking repeal of the legislations was put to vote.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SC seeks Centre reply on 81-year-old mom's plea seeking son's return from Pak jail
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Last 23 years have been traumatic for a mother, who is fighting an endless battle to have one sight of her son, an Indian Army man who she believes is languishing in a Pakistani jail after he had gone missing from the India-Pakistan border at the Rann of Kutchh in Gujarat.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Airtel best on smartphones for gaming, HD video calling: Report
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) When it comes to demanding applications such as 1080p video streaming, real-time mobile gaming and HD video calling, Airtel is offering its subscribers best mobile experience in India, a new report revealed on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
OPPO becomes no. 1 smartphone brand in China
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) OPPO has risen through the ranks to become the number one smartphone brand in China for the first time in January 2021, a new report said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, China,Technology
'A Quiet Place Part II' to release on May 31
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker John Krasinski took to Twitter to announce that the sequel to his 2018 hit, A Quiet Place, will release on May 31. The film stars Krasinskis wife Emily Blunt, and also brings back the actor-director in flashback sequences.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa govt corporations work on plans for self reliance: CM
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) The Goa government's major corporation, the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation has been directed to come up with concrete plans to bid for central government infrastructure projects in the near future, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
The Sopranos' star Edie Falco to play Hillary Clinton
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Three-time Emmy award winning actress Edie Falco, of "The Sopranos" fame, will play former US First Lady Hillary Clinton in the upcoming series, "Impeachment: American Crime Story".
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PMK manifesto promises govt jobs for Tamils only
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) released its election manifesto on Friday, promising state government jobs for Tamils only, and also reserving 85 per cent of the jobs in the private sector for locals.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
313 lions died in Gujarat in 2 years
Gandhinagar, March 5 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Friday told the state assembly that in the last two years a total of 313 lions have died at the Gir National Park of Junagarh district.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Southee handed one demerit point for showing dissent
Wellington, March 5 (IANS) New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third T20I against Australia in Wellington. Southee was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match".
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Coming 2 America: Fitfully funny (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2)
Coming 2 America (film on Amazon Prime); Cast: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Teyana Taylor, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones; Direction: Craig Brewer; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2021-03-05
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Coming 2 America: Fitfully funny (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2)
Coming 2 America (film on Amazon Prime); Cast: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Teyana Taylor, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones; Direction: Craig Brewer; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2021-03-05
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gurugram college students protest, demand online exam
Gurugram, March 5 (IANS) Hundreds of students of the Dronacharya Government College here staged a protest and blocked the road in front of the college on Friday, which led to huge traffic congestion on the stretch.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education
Priyanka to address Kisan Panchayat in Meerut on March 7
New March 5 (IANS) On March 7, Congress General Secretary in-charge of UP Priyanka Gandhi is scheduled to address a Kisan Panchayat in Meerut against the three farm laws enacted by the government last year. This is a part of series of meetings organised by the party to highlight the plight of farmers.
2021-03-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
DC announce JSW as principal sponsors from 2021 to 2023
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) on Friday announced the JSW Group as the team's principal sponsor for the years 2021-2023. The JSW insignia will be sported on the front of the team's jersey, and complemented by in-stadia branding of the JSW product portfolio during the Indian Premier League (IPL). The JSW Group first came on board as the team's principal sponsor in 2020.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
FarEye acqui-hires logistics tech start-up PY Technology
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Logistics management startup FarEye on Friday said that it has acqui-hired logistics technology startup PY Technology in a bid to scale customer implementation as well as incubate new ideas.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pope Francis to begin 1st-ever Iraq visit
Vatican City, March 5 (IANS) Pope Francis is set to embark on the first ever papal visit to Iraq on Friday, despite the raging coronavirus pandemic and security concerns in the Middle Eastern country, it was reported on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion
Now 'Fleather' - an alternative to animal leather
Kanpur, March 5 (IANS) Phool.Co, backed by IIT-Kanpur, has awarded the BIRAC Innovator Award 2021 for making 'Fleather', a bio alternative to animal leather.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Women to lead protests at Singhu border on March 8
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The scenario at the site of protest against the newly passed Central farm laws on the Singhu border is going to be different on March 8 on the occasion of International Women's Day, as the women protesters will occupy the driver's that day to steer the demonstrations against the contentious legislations.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Japanese held at detention centre in B'luru for overstaying
Bengaluru, March 5 (IANS) A Japanese student has been sent to a detention centre on the citys outskirts for overstaying in the country after his visa expired and an exit permit lapsed, a police official said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
166 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in Telangana
Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) Telangana reported 166 new Covid cases and two deaths during the last 24 hours, health officials on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Bond yields unleash bears, equity indices trade in red (Ld)
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) India's key equity indices traded in the red during Friday's mid-afternoon session on the back of weak global cues which emanated from rising global bond yields.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Vivo brings VISION+ to boost mobile photography culture
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Vivo on Friday launched VISION+, a global initiative reaffirming its long-term commitment to leadership in mobile photography technology in India.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
England eye lead as India reduced to 153/6 at Tea
Ahmedabad, March 5 (IANS) Ben Stokes took the all-important wicket of Rohit Sharma (49) as England continued to chip away at the Indian batting order in the second session of Day 2 of the fourth Test on Friday at the Narendra Modi Stadium. India ended the session on 153/6 with Rishabh Pant (36) and Washington Sundar (1) in the middle.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
14 dead in Afghanistan avalanche
Kabul, March 5 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed following a major avalanche in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, officials said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
President Kovind to reach MP on 2-day visit on March 6
Bhopal, March 5 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind is set to embark on a two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh in which he would be participating in events organised in Jabalpur and Damoh districts. The preparations by the state administration for the President's arrival are going on in full swing.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Rhea instrumental in procuring, financing drugs: NCB in SSR case (3rd Ld)
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The first charge sheet filed in the drugs case probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has mentioned briefly about the role of his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty for being instrumental in procuring and financing the drugs.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Vanniyar quota forces DMK to concede more seats to VCK, Cong
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The DMK, which is aiming for a victory in the upcoming Assembly elections, is currently on the backfoot following the AIADMK decision to provide 10.5 per cent reservation to the Vanniyar community under the Most Backward Class (MBC) quota.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
22-year-old woman hangs herself, two children
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging herself along with her two children following an argument with her husband in Subhash Place area of Delhi, the police said.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CM Palaniswamy from Edappady, OPS from Bodinayakanur in AIADMK first list
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK has released the first list of its candidates for the assembly elections which has six senior leaders.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Apple may launch iPad Mini Pro soon
San Francisco, March 5 (IANS) Apple is reportedly working on "iPad Mini Pro" and could come as soon as "in the second half of the year."
2021-03-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Imran to seek confidence vote after shocking defeat (News Analysis)
Islamabad, March 5 (IANS) After witnessing the shocking defeat of a ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate in this week's Senate polls, Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought a vote of confidence from Parliament on Saturday, which is being seen a symbolic move to ensure his standing as the country's premier.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mika: Will get married only after Salman Khan
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh has declared that he will get married only after Bollywood's most eligible bachelor Salman Khan ties the knot!
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TV prices have soared 300% in the last 8 months
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The per unit cost of TVs will go up by at least Rs 2000-3000 starting April 1st, 2021.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mamata releases Trinamool's list for Bengal polls
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Friday released her partys candidate list for all 294 seats in the Bengal Assembly.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian-American named 1st VP, COO of NY Fed
New York, March 5 (IANS) Indian-American Naureen Hassan, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, has been named as the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian-American named 1st VP, COO of NY Fed
New York, March 5 (IANS) Indian-American Naureen Hassan, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, has been named as the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
HC grants 10 days time to govt to file reply on plea to re-open Nizamuddin Markaz
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday granted 10 days time to Centre, Delhi government and the city police to file a reply to an application seeking reopening of Nizamuddin Markaz, which is locked since the last one year.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Raids on Kashyap, Pannu: Manipulation in crores found, says IT dept
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The searches at the premises of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and his partners who launched the now shuttered production house Phantom Films, and Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu by the Income Tax (IT) department have landed them in trouble as the tax agency has found "discrepancy and manipulation of income" running into crores.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Raids on Kashyap, Pannu: Manipulation in crores found, says IT dept
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The searches at the premises of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and his partners who launched the now shuttered production house Phantom Films, and Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu by the Income Tax (IT) department have landed them in trouble as the tax agency has found "discrepancy and manipulation of income" running into crores.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Tight security blanket, 1,500 CCTV cameras in Kolkata in place for PM's Kolkata rally
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s West Bengal unit is gearing up for the upcoming mega show of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kolkata's brigade parade ground on Sunday, the City of Joy has been virtually covered with a tight security blanket by the Kolkata police and security agencies coming from the Centre.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
4th Test: Rohit Sharma departs, Eng continue chipping away (Tea)
Ahmedabad, March 5 (IANS) Ben Stokes led the way as England continued to chip away at the Indian batting order in the second session of Day 2 of the fourth Test on Friday at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
ICICI Bank reduces home loan interest rate to 6.70%
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Lending major ICICI Bank reduced its home loan interest rate to 6.70 per cent, the company said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ICICI Bank reduces home loan interest rate to 6.70%
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Lending major ICICI Bank reduced its home loan interest rate to 6.70 per cent, the company said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Patna HC issues notice to Tej Pratap
Patna, March 5 (IANS) The Patna High Court on Friday issued a notice to Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Auckland lowers Covid restriction level
Auckland, March 5 (IANS) Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, will lower its Covid-19 restriction level to Alert Level 2 on Sunday after a week of citywide lockdown, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
Akhilesh to join anti-farm laws chorus with mahapanchayat
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) Joining the 'panchayat bandwagon' against the three farm laws introduced by the Centre, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will hold a 'mahapanchayat' in West UP's Aligarh. Before him, Rashtriya Lok Dal Vice President Jayant Chaudhary, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have held Kisan Panchayats.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP farmers to be linked to food processing units
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is all set to create employment opportunities through the food processing units in the villages.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
90 dead in Afghanistan in 24 hrs
Kabul, March 5 (IANS) At least 90 people were killed in clashes and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, an independent war monitoring group said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pak approves emergency use of Sinopharm vax
Islamabad, March 5 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday approved the emergency use of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for people over 60 years of age, a statement by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Congress hopes to seal deal on seat sharing with DMK soon
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Central Election Committee of the Congress is scheduled to hold a meeting on Saturday to finalise candidates for the first phase of the Assam and West Bengal assembly polls.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
14 UP cities to be developed with new master plan
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) In view of the growing urban requirements, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to further develop 14 big cities, including Lucknow.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics