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Spectrum auction concludes with bids of Rs 77,810 cr (Ld)
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The spectrum auction 2021 concluded on Tuesday with the government receiving total bids worth Rs 77,814.80 crore.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Karnataka minister caught in sex scandal
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) A CD allegedly featuring Karnataka water resources minister Ramesh Jarakiholi seeking sexual favours was released to news channels on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Mobile use can change how kids see the world
New York, March 2 (IANS) It appears that the use of digital devices changes how children perceive the world as a new study has found that pre-schoolers who frequently use tablet or mobile devices often tend to miss the forest for the trees.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
NIA takes over railway station blast probe in poll-bound Bengal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Almost 13 days after West Bengal Minister Jakir Hossain and several others were seriously injured in a bomb blast at Nimtita railway station in poll-bound West Bengal, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday took over the probe.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
3rd hockey match: Germany women beat India 2-0
Dusseldorf, March 2 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team once again impressed in defence but couldn't stop Germany from winning their third consecutive game in the four-match series here in Dusseldorf on Tuesday. World no. 3 Germany won by a 2-0 margin through goals from Sonja Zimmermann (26th) and Franzisca Hauke (42th).
2021-03-02
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
IAF to take part in Exercise Desert Flag-VI in UAE from Wed
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) To enhance military cooperation with the friendly countries, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will for the first time take part in the Exercise Desert Flag-VI along with air forces from hosts UAE, the US, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Bahrain.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
'States claim wedding season, polls behind Covid resurgence'
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) NITI Aayog member (health) and chairperson of the National Task Force on Covid-19, V.K. Paul, said on Tuesday that the wedding season coinciding with elections in some states are few of the reasons behind the resurgence of Covid cases in some parts of India.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kin of legislators rejected by Gujarat voters in civic polls
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) From the poll results unfolding on Tuesday of the local bodies in Gujarat, it is clear that the people of the state have rejected the relatives of sitting legislators from major parties. Around ten such legislators' kin contesting these elections have been shown the door.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Spectrum Auction: Govt gets bids worth Rs 77,814 cr
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) As the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) completed the spectrum auction on Tuesday, government receives bids worth Rs 77,814 crore in total, with Reliance Jio being the largest bidder.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Alcohol sales rose during early pandemic phase
New York, March 2 (IANS) In a finding that shows that the pandemic may also have harmful indirect consequences, a new study has found that alcohol and tobacco sales in the US rose during the early months of Covid-19.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Over 50 lakh registered on Co-WIN: Health Ministry
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Around 50 lakh people have self-registered for vaccination through CoWIN since the portal was opened for registration, Ram Sevak Sharma, chairman of the empowered panel on Covid vaccination, said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Over 2L doses administered to senior citizens, 45+
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) As many as 2,08,791 doses of Covid vaccine have administered to people above 60 years of age and the 45+ population with comorbidities, taking the total doses administered so far to 1,48,55,073, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Heropanti 2' release date announced on Tiger Shroff's birthday
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The release date of Tiger Shroff's upcomming action film Heropanti 2 was announced on his birthday, March 2. The actor celebrates his 31st birthday on Tuesday and on the occasion it was announced that his upcoming action drama will release in theatres on December 3.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
J'khand to pay compensation to kin of kerosene stove blasts victims
Ranchi, March 2 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Tuesday announced a financial compensation of Rs four lakh to the kin of all five persons who died in kerosene stove blasts in Hazaribagh district.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huawei AppGallery now has over 530mn active users
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei has revealed that it now has over 530 million active monthly users, reporting an 83 per cent yearly increase in in-app distribution, reaching 384 billion installs in 2020.
2021-03-02
Category: International, China,Technology
Akali Dal demands two-day debate on farmers' issues
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday requested the Vidhan Sabha Speaker to allocate two days for an exclusive discussion on issues concerning the farmers during the ongoing budget session. It also demanded that the Congress government announce a minimum support price (MSP) for vegetables and fruits.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Feeling threatened by Sena, Kangana asks SC to transfer cases to Himachal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Citing threats by Shiv Sena, ruling party in Maharashtra, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of cases pending against them in Mumbai to a court in Shimla. The petitioners said Shiv Sena will leave no stone unturned to eliminate them, due to Kangana's continuous outspokenness against the wrongs done by the Shiv Sena in collusion with big names of the Bollywood.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rakhi Sawant shares pictures from 'Bigg Boss 14' get-together
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Bigg Boss 14 contestant Rakhi Sawant shared a sting of pictures from a get-together she had with fellow housemates of the recently-concluded season of the reality show.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ruckus in Himachal Assembly over suspension of Cong members
Shimla, March 2 (IANS) The suspension of five Congress legislators in Himachal Pradesh, including the Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri, for the entire Budget session rocked the state Assembly on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
2nd phase of I-League to start on March 5
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) The second phase of the 2020/21 I-League season will be played from March 5 to 27, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Ronit Roy: I owe my career to television
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy says he loves to work on the small screen and that he owes his career to television.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
97-year-old Communist veteran Achuthanandan calls it a day
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) It was a foregone conclusion that one of the tallest leaders of the Communist movement in the country -- V.S. Achuthanandan who is 97 years old -- will not contest the April 6 assembly polls on account of his age.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Indian mobile retailers' body slams Amazon, phone vendors
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stressing that Amazon's operations in India should be suspended until a probe into the company is done.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kamal Haasan to contest from 2 seats in TN Assembly polls
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan is likely to contest from two constituencies in the coming Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu -- Anthaloor and Coimbatore South -- party sources said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Gauahar on 10 years in Bollywood: I pat my back
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Actress Gauahar Khan has had a decade-long journey in showbiz, and she sure is in the mood to celebrate the feat.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kunal Kemmu captures 'morning stillness of Mumbai'
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu has clicked a series of pictures of the city, giving creative vent to his love for photography. The actor took to the streets of Mumbai to capture the spirit of the city through his lens.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
JP Aggarwal to head Cong screening committee for Bengal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday appointed former MP and ex-Delhi Congress chief JP Aggarwal as the chairman of the steering committee for West Bengal with Rajasthan leader Mahesh Joshi and Maharashtra leader Naseem Khan as the members of the panel.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telangana records 163 new Covid cases
Hyderabad, March 2 (IANS) Telangana surpassed 2.99 lakh Covid-19 cases on Tuesday with 163 more cases detected during the last 24 hours.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Bipasha Basu goes cycling in black bikini
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu says she loves cycling. The actress has posted a video that sees her cycling in Maldives. In the Instagram clip, she rides her wheels in a black bikini paired with a hot pink bottom and a black cover up.
2021-03-02
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
About 5K Indians stalking their partners via mobile spyware
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) As some people try to digitally control the lives of their intimate partners, nearly 4,627 mobile users in India have been found to be the victim of stalkerware -- a secret surveillance software used in the field of domestic violence, a new report revealed on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Demi Lovato celebrates her body: 'I am full of peace'
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) American singer-songwriter Demi Lovato took to Instagram and told her fans that she is celebrating her body.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Varun Sharma wants to try horror comedy again after 'Roohi'
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Actor Varun Sharma has developed a liking for the genre of horror comedy, after working in the upcoming film, Roohi. He says he would love to work in a horror comedy again.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ashwin, Root, Mayers in player of the month shortlist
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, England captain Joe Root and West Indies batsman Kyle Mayers are in the shortlist for the International Cricket Council's (ICC) player of the month for February. England's Tammy Beaumont and Natalie Sciver and New Zealand's Brooke Halliday are in the list for the women's player of the month.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gurugram family held hostage for feeding stray dogs
Gurugram, March 2 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a family from an upscale condominium at Vatika 21, sector-83 in Gurugram, were held hostage in their car by protesting residents of their housing society for feeding stray dogs.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP set to better its 2015 tally in Gujarat local body polls (2nd Ld)
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is headed to better its 2015 tally in the Gujarat local body polls.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Fish farming gets a boost in UP
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) The 'Blue Revolution' launched by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to promote fish production has started yielding good results.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
IndiGo flight makes medical emergency landing in Karachi
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) An IndiGo flight from Sharjah to Lucknow made a medical emergency landing in Karachi on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
With $83 billion, Mukesh Ambani richest in India (Ld)
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) With $ 83 billion, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is the richest man in India, second richest in Asia and 8th richest in the world.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No injury issues, Bumrah gets rest ahead of big season
Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah, whose request to sit out the fourth and final Test against England was accepted by the BCCI, faces no injury issues.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
ED attaches Rs 1.54 cr assets of Kerala-based accountant
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has attached properties worth Rs 1.54 crore of a Kerala-based accountant who forged documents and swindled funds while working in Qatar's Doha.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Penguin to publish memoir of award-winning film-maker Onir
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Award-winning film-maker and craftsman extraordinaire Onir is to share his intimate and dramatic journey in his memoir, co-written with his sister, Irene Dhar Malik, an award-winning film editor, screenwriter and short-story writer, that is to be published by Penguin Random House.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Fauji Calling' declared tax free in Delhi
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Sharman Joshi-starrer upcoming film Fauji Calling has been declared tax free by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Three Kerala Ministers take Covid vaccine jabs
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Three Kerala ministers, including Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, on Tuesday received the coronavirus vaccination jabs during the ongoing second phase of the vaccination drive being held nationwide.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Badshah: I have an option to settle in Canada but don't want to
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Rapper Badshah has sung a promo song for the television show Udaariyaan, which focuses on people migrating from Punjab to Canada. Badshah says he prefers the lush fields of Punjab to Canada, adding that he has the option to settle in that country but does not want to.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RJD MLAs protest with LPG cylinders, onions in Vidhan Sabha
Patna, March 2 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal MLAs demonstrated in the Bihar Vidhan Sabha over the rising prices of LPG cylinders and onions on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Bihar,National
BOE showcases 360-degree display for foldable phones
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) Chinese display maker BOE has unveiled the world's first flexible display that folds up to 360 degrees.
2021-03-02
Category: International, China,Technology
Indian coaches can compete with foreign counterparts: Khalid Jamil
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Khalid Jamil seems to be a man with a Midas touch. In the 2017 I-League season, Jamil took over the reins of Aizawl FC, a team that was supposed to be relegated the previous season but due to the withdrawal of Goan teams, it got reinstated.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Kartik Aaryan's 'Dhamaka' set for an OTT release
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan's upcoming thriller Dhamaka will drop directly on OTT platform, bypassing theatrical release. Kartik confirmed the news to fans with an Instagram post on Tuesday, although the date of release is yet to be officially declared.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
England's Beaumont jumps to top of women's ODI rankings
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) England opener Tammy Beaumont has jumped five places to grab the top position among batters in the women's ODI rankings after an excellent display in the three-match series against New Zealand which her team won 2-1.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Will Smith will 'consider' running for President in future
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith sees himself running for American President some day. Speaking to filmmaker Jon Favreau for a podcast, the actor spoke about many things including his dream of running for POTUS in the future.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
EC issues notification for 1st phase of Assam Assembly polls
Guwahati, March 2 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday issued the notification for the first phase of the elections in 47 Assembly constituencies of Assam, officials said.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Arjun Mathur is in awe of Manoj Bajpayee
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actor Arjun Mathur can't stop raving about Manoj Bajpayee, his co-star in the upcoming mystery thriller "Silence: Can You Hear It". Arjun adds he learnt a lot working with Manoj.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mohit Chadda-starrer 'Flight' trailer unveiled
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The trailer of the upcoming Reliance Entertainment film titled Flight starring Mohit Chadda was unveiled on Tuesday. The action thriller film is slated to release date on March 19.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Govt pension to designated terrorists: India exposes Pak at UNHRC
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India on Tuesday exposed Pakistan for hosting the largest number of terrorists proscribed by the United Nations and providing them pensions out of state funds.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Jennifer Garner: This has been such a bad year for moms
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Last year's quarantine and lockdown stretch wasn't easy, especially for mothers, asserts Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Garner, who is a mother to three kids.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Indira Varma in Star Wars spin-off show 'Obi Wan Kenobi'
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) British-Indian actress Indira Varma has been cast in the upcoming show, Obi Wan Kenobi, a spin-off of the Star Wars film Franchise. The 47-year-old actress joins Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen who are set to reprise their Star War roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader respectively.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Kangana: Javed chacha got warrant against me with Maharashtra govt help
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday took a jibe at lyricist Javed Akhtar for issuing a warrant against her. A Mumbai court had issued a bailable warrant against Kangana the day before, when she failed to appear for the hearing of Akhtar's defamation case against her.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IndiGo flight makes medical emergency landing in Karachi
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) An IndiGo flight from Sharjah to Lucknow made a medical emergency landing in Karachi on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
1st Test: Muzarabani bags 4 wkts as Zim dismiss Afg for 131
Abu Dhabi, March 2 (IANS) Pace bowler Blessing Muzarabani took four wickets as Zimbabawe dismissed Afghanistan for 131 in the first Test at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Tuesday. Zimbabwe's fast bowlers made the most of the pacer-friendly conditions on offer as Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi and Donald Tiripano took eight wickets between them.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
BJP factions stand united as Nadda visits Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 2 (IANS) BJP national president JP Nadda on Tuesday was accorded a warm welcome at 12 places on his way from Jaipur airport to the Birla Auditorium, as the state unit of the party presented a united face with different fractions standing together to welcome him.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Want to be part of Kannada Bigg Boss: BJP leader Vishwanath
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) Karnataka BJP MLC, A.H. Vishwanath on Tuesday expressed his desire to be part of the ongoing Kannada version of the Bigg Boss reality show, which is in its eighth season now.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Amazon manager alleges race bias at workplace
San Francisco, March 2 (IANS) A senior-level manager at Amazon has filed a lawsuit against the tech giant, alleging race and gender discrimination at the workplace.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Petitioner writes 'Tom, Dick & Harry' in plea, faces HC wrath
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has pulled up a petitioner for writing 'Tom, Dick and Harry' in his application against the National Company Law Tribunal and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Small parties in Bihar to try their luck in Bengal Assembly polls
Patna, March 2 (IANS) Political parties in Bihar will now be seen trying their luck in the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal. The interesting part is that the parties contesting together as allies in Bihar will now be pitted against one another.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
SC says Centre dragging feet on CCTVs in Central agencies
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up Centre for dragging its feet by seeking more time for installing CCTV cameras in the offices of Central probe agencies like the CBI, NIA, ED and others.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
MP budget presented, Kamal Nath calls it a 'pack of lies'
Bhopal, March 2 (IANS) Finance Minister Jagdish Deora presented the Budget for the 2021-22 in the Madhya Pradesh assembly on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
OPPO ropes in Varun Dhawan as product ambassador
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Smartphone maker OPPO on Tuesday announced its association with Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan as its ambassador for the upcoming 'F' series phone.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
realme showcases 108MP sensor for upcoming 8 series
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Smartphone brand realme on Tuesday unveiled industry-leading 108MP camera with trendsetting features that will arrive in the upcoming realme 8 series.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
VIL acquires spectrum in 5 circles to enhance 4G services
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) on Tuesday said it has acquired spectrum in five circles, which would help the telco to enhance its 4G coverage and capacity.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Parliamentary panel invites view on Bilateral Investment Treaties
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Parliamentary committee on External Affairs has invited memoranda containing views and suggestions from stakeholders, industry representatives, experts as well as members of general public as it started examining the India's Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs).
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung erupts again
Jakarta, March 2 (IANS) Mount Sinabung located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted again on Tuesday, spewing ash clouds as high as 5,000 metres into the sky.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Youth Cong protests fuel price hike
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Hundreds of Youth Congress activists on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Union Petroleum Ministry here over the rise in the prices of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG), petrol and diesel saying the people were plagued by inflation while the government was showing arrogance.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Japan arrests 2 men linked to Ghosn escape
Tokyo, March 2 (IANS) Japanese authorities on Tuesday arrested two American men who are suspected of helping ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape to Lebanon in 2019 while on bail.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Massive fire breaks out in Nepal town
Kathmandu, March 2 (IANS) A massive fire broke out on Tuesday Dobhan Bazaar, a small town in Nepal's Taplejung district, and has gutted around 40 houses.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls freed
Abuja, March 2 (IANS) Hundreds of girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria's Zamfara state last week, have been released, a local official confirmed on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Terrorism
India's Feb YoY merchandise exports slips marginally
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India's February merchandise exports slipped by 0.25 per cent on a year-on-year basis, preliminary data showed on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mary Kom, Panghal one win away from medal in Spain
Castellon (Spain), March 2 (IANS) Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51 kg) and World Championship silver medallist Amit Panghal (52 kg) are both one win away from securing a medal at the Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain after they were drawn in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Close to 40 Lakh signed up on CoWIN till Tue morning: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Close to 40 lakh people have registered themselves to receive the Covid vaccines shot on the CoWIN portal till Tuesday morning, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan told reporters on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pak issues fresh travel advisory
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) Pakistan issued a fresh travel advisory under which the categorised country list concerning inbound travel has been amended, the media reported on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Students in MP can take exams despite non-payment of fees
Bhopal, March 2 (IANS) With reports emerging of many private schools in Madhya Pradesh harassing the students for not paying fees, Minister of State for School Education (Independent Charge) and General Administration, Indersingh Parmar, has clearly said the children would not be barred from appearing for their exams due to non-payment of fees.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Education
Airtel acquires 355.45 MHz spectrum for Rs 18,699 cr
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said that it has acquired 355.45 MHz spectrum across Sub GHz, mid band and 2m300 MHz bands for a total consideration of Rs 18,699 crore in the latest spectrum auction conducted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tough eligibility may limit benefits to large Cos under proposed PLI for automotive sector
New Delhi, Mar. March 2 (IANS) The government will soon come out with detailed scheme to offer production linked incentive (PLI) to automobile and auto components industry that will lay the roadmap and raise India's bar as a global manufacturing hub.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
LG launches new OLED TV for Rs 1,99,990
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) LG on Tuesday launched a new OLED 48CX TV which promises an incredibly seamless and immersive gaming experience with blazing fast gameplay at Rs 1,99,990 in India.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Vaccine acceptance high among Indian women
New York, March 2 (IANS) AS India has started rolling out the next phase of its Covid-19 vaccination drive for people above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities, a new survey by Harvard researchers has found that vaccine acceptance among women in India is among the highest in the world.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Baghel presents 'bold' budget to take Chhattisgarh to new heights
Raipur, March 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday presented a bold budget with an estimated gross expenditure for 2021-22 at Rs 105,213 crores and fiscal deficit pegged at 4.56 percent, and claimed it will take the state to new heights.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Pujara's struggles with left-arm spin after Aus heroics continue
Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) Back in 2019 when Cheteshwar Pujara arrived in India after frustrating Aussie bowlers and playing the lead, man-of-the-series role in India's first-ever Test series win in Australia, he got stuck against a little-known left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate of Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy final.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
As Kerala candidates' list gets ready, will there be fireworks in Cong?
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Leaders and ordinary party workers of the Congress in Kerala are watching eagerly as the list of candidates who will contest the April 6 assembly polls is being readied.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Pak Senate polls to be held as per past practice
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday said that the Senate polls scheduled to take place on Wednesday will be held according to the "Constitution and law as per past practice".
2021-03-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
60 institutions to be affiliated to Atal University
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) As many as 60 government and private medical colleges will be affiliated to the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University (ABVMU) which will be ready by the end of 2021.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Cong slams Centre for allowing 'sale' of Covid vaccine by pvt hospitals (Ld)
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday questioned the Centre's move to allow private hospital charge people Rs.250/ for the Covid-19 vaccine dosage, the Phase-2 of which was launched nationwide on March 1.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nitish Kumar flags off 12 electric buses in Bihar
Patna, March 2 (IANS) In a bid to maintain an eco-friendly environment, the Bihar government has commissioned 12 electric low-floor buses in the state.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'Andhra aims for 10% share in India's overall exports'
Amaravati/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday said that the state is aiming for a 10 per cent share in the overall India's exports basket by 2030.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sensex reclaims 50K-mark, auto stocks shine (Ld)
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded in the positive territory during the mid-afternoon session on Tuesday with the S&P BSE Sensex reclaiming the 50,000 points-mark.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gujarat local body polls: BJP could better than 2015 (Ld)
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) As the counting of votes through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for local body elections in Tehsil, district and Municipalities in Gujarat gathered momentum on Tuesday, the trending figures indicate that the BJP may better its performance in the 2015 local bodies elections.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NH-9 opened for commuters at Ghazipur border after a month
Ghazipur, March 2 (IANS) The road blockade was finally lifted at the Ghazipur border on the outskirts of the national capital on Tuesday amid the ongoing farmers' agitation against the new Union farm laws for the last three months. National Highway (NH)-9 has now been opened for commuters from Delhi going towards Ghaziabad and Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Landmine blast in Pakistan kills 2 kids
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) A landmine blast killed two children in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police officials said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Haryana DGP gets one year extension
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) Despite the reservations of Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij, Director General of Police (DGO) Manoj Yadava, who was due to return to central deputation, on Tuesday got a one-year extension to continue in the state, said a notification by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
2021-03-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Miguel Cardona confirmed as US Education Secy
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The US Senate has voted to confirm Miguel Cardona, a former public school teacher, as the country's new Secretary of Education.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Delhi riots: Judge quotes Russian Novelist, says 'hundred suspicion don't make a proof'
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) : "From a hundred rabbits you can't make a horse, a hundred suspicions don't make a proof," said the Additional Sessions Judge of a district court in Delhi, quoting Russian Novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, while dropping charges of attempt to murder against two accused in the Delhi riots case.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
Trumps received Covid vax before leaving WH
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Former US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump were administered coronavirus vaccines in private before they departed the White House in January, according to a media report.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Cong workers protest against Azad for praising Modi
Jammu, March 2 (IANS) The Congress workers on Tuesday staged a protest against senior leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in Jammu for praising Prime Minister Narindra Modi.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Lamborghini delivers 100th Urus Super SUV in India
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Sports automobile manufacturer Lamborghini has delivered the 100th Urus Super SUV in India.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Voices against dissenters rising in Congress
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The first voice against senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has been raised in his hometurf in Jammu with scores of party workers raising slogans against him, even burning his effigy.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi air quality 'moderate'
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital improved to 'moderate' category on Tuesday, but is likely to deteriorate due to an increase in mineral dust contribution in the coming days.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
EU to introduce health passport system
Brussels, March 2 (IANS) The European Commission's Vice President Margaritis Schinas said that it is set to introduce a Digital Green Pass that will enable the continent's safe opening "while preserving the sacrifices done so far".
2021-03-02
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Jio partners Firework for video 'stories'
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Reliance Jio has roped in Silicon Valley-based short video platform Firework to offer vertical video "stories" to its over 100 million KaiOS users in India, the two companies said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
US official resigns amid power outage criticism
Houston, March 2 (IANS) DeAnn Walker, Chairperson of the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) which that regulates the state's electric, telecommunications, and water and sewer utilities, has resigned amid criticism over power outages.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
London tightens emissions standards for heavy vehicles
London, March 2 (IANS) London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that buses, coaches and heavy trucks will have to pay 300 pounds a day ($418) to enter Greater London if they do not meet low emission levels.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi Assembly Budget session to begin from March 8
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly's Budget session for 2021-22 will kick start from March 8, sources told IANS.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashwin wants to be the best, compete against the best: Laxman
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Ravichandran Ashwin works out the weaknesses of batsmen and plans his deliveries accordingly which is why he is so difficult to face, said former India batsman V.V.S. Laxman.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
1st African-American sworn in as Secy of Senate
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Sonceria "Ann" Berry, the first African-American and eighth woman to serve as Secretary of the US Senate, has been sworn in.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Fuel price hike: UP lawyer wants to ride horse to work
Varanasi, March 2 (IANS) In an interesting incident, a lawyer in Varanasi has sought admission in the horse riding training school being run by the mounted police unit.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Tiger found electrocuted in UP district
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) , March 2 (IANS) A five-year-old tiger was found electrocuted in a field near Bhikhampur village under the Mohammadi range of south Kheri forest division.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Woody Allen autobiography publisher to sue HBO over 'Allen V Farrow'?
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Publishers of Woody Allens autobiography, Apropos Of Nothing, have reportedly threatened to sue the network HBO, and the makers of the documentary series Allen V Farrow, if they fail to furnish evidence for authorised use of audio from Allen in the documentary which has become a talking point ever since its first episode was aired recently.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Cong slams Centre's move to 'sell' Covid vax
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday questioned the Centre's move to charge people Rs 250 for the Covid-19 vaccine dosage.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
PTR gets new equipment for rescue ops
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), March 2 (IANS) Staff at the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) have been provided equipment and kits for conducting rescue operations and avert man-animal conflict in the region.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Neetu Chandra: Must include Maithili in Bihar school curriculum
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Maithili language might get included in the curriculum of Bihar schools, and actress Neetu Chandra welcomes the move.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CRED members can avail offers on Uber rentals
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) CRED, a credit card bill payment platform on Tuesday announced its partnership with Uber India to provide its member community with exclusive offers including discounts up to 10 per cent to 50 per cent on their next two UberGo rentals or sedan rentals, and two Uber intercity trips.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Spain's Covid-19 figures continue to dip
Madrid, March 2 (IANS) Coronavirus-related figures in Spain, including new cases, deaths and 14-day incidence rate of the disease, have continued to drop, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine
India to begin 23 waterways by 2030: PM (Ld)
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Inviting the world to come to India and be a part of the country's growth trajectory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that India aims to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Surge testing underway in England
London, March 2 (IANS) UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that surge testing was underway in parts of England after six cases of the coronavirus variant first found in Brazil were detected.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Djokovic equals Federer for most weeks as world no. 1
London, March 2 (IANS) Novak Djokovic has tied Roger Federer's all-time record for the most weeks at the top of the men's tennis rankings.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Frustration could lead to drug addiction
New York, March 2 (IANS) While traditional addiction research has focused on three aspects of substance use disorders, namely craving, impulsivity, or habit, a new study suggests that frustration could also lead to escalation of drug use and addiction.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
35-member probables released for India's friendlies
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India football team head coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday named a 35-member list of probables ahead of their friendlies against Oman and the United Arab Emirates, which will be held in Dubai, UAE on March 25 and March 29, respectively.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Shilpa Rao: We are all dying to get back on stage
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Singer Shilpa Rao has been active in the independent and playback music scene, and is also known for her live performances. However, with Covid 19, everything in the music scene came to a halt. Shilpa says she can't wait to be back on stage, though she understands the importance of maintaining social distance during the pandemic.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ayushmann Khurrana salutes efforts of CISF Guwahati regiment during Covid
Guwahati, March 2 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is currently shooting for his film "Anek" in the Northeast, is greatly impressed by the work Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been doing in that region to control Covid-19. He recently filmed a video message for the entire unit stationed in Assam.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Assam,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ahan Shetty, Tara Sutaria-starrer 'Tadap' in theatres on Sep 24
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) "Tadap", starring Sunil Shetty's debutant son Ahan Shetty and actress Tara Sutaria, is all set to hit the big screen on September 24. Tara and Ahan on Tuesday shared the poster of the film on Instagram. It has Ahan hugging Tara.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rome's Mausoleum of Augustus set to reopen
Rome, March 2 (IANS) For the first time in its more than 2,000-year history, the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome will be fully open to the public starting from Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Italy,Art/Culture/Books
Parineeti Chopra-starrer 'Saina' to release on March 26
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra took to Instagram to announce the release date of her new film Saina. The biopic based on the life of badminton ace Saina Nehwal is slated to release on March 26.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fissures erupt between AIADMK, DMDK over seat-sharing
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Ahead of the Assembly elections, fissures seem to have erupted between the ruling AIADMK and the DMDK over the seat-sharing pact in Tamil Nadu.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mukesh Ambani turns 8th richest person in the world
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani is now the eighth richest person in the world with a fortune of $83 billion, according to the Hurun Global Rich List 2021.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Starting the First Spring post-Covid 19 on a bright note
New Delhi, March 2: Welcoming Vasant or Spring with open arms, especially after the gloomy spell of the Covid-19 pandemic, six artists are exhibiting their works, full of colour and vigour. The group show "Vasantotsav" organised by Noidas Art Life Gallery, is available online till March 2. The artists include Neelam Sachan, Shweta Nim, Debjani Dakshit, Sabia Khan, Dr. Chitra Singh and Vivek Singh.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Those who can afford should get vaccinated in pvt hospitals'
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan along with his wife Nutan Goel received their first Covid vaccine doses on Tuesday in the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
China's increasing 'red lines' slammed by foreign media in annual report
New Delhi, March 2: Media freedom in China deteriorated significantly in 2020 as the Chinese authorities employed more strategies, ramping up surveillance on journalists and sources, both physically and electronically, harassing especially those who were reporting in regions deemed sensitive by the government, including Xinjiang, Tibetan-inhabited areas such as Sichuan or Gansu, Inner Mongolia and Hong Kong.
2021-03-02
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Cashfree, PayPal to help Indian firms sell to 350M customers
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) Payments and banking technology firm Cashfree on Tuesday announced a partnership with digital payments company PayPal to enable international payments for merchants.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Advocates at J&K HC advised to take Covid test
Srinagar, March 2 (IANS) After a senior advocate tested positive for Covid-19, all lawyers practising at the Srinagar wing of Jammu and Kashmir high court have been advised to test for the virus.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
1st UAE ambassador arrives in Israel
Tel Aviv, March 2 (IANS) Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja, the first ever Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Israel, has arrived to begin his term, about six months after the two countries established official ties.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics
More screen time linked to binge eating in kids
New York, March 2 (IANS) Children who spend a lot of time on social media platforms or watching TV at ages 9-10 are more likely to develop binge-eating disorder one year later, new research has found.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Farooq Abdullah gets Covid vaccine shot
Srinagar, March 2 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah took the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Mexico faces fragile economic recovery'
Mexico City, March 2 (IANS) Mexico's economy is facing a "fragile and hesitant" recovery amid signs of weakness in the manufacturing and service sectors, it was revealed
2021-03-02
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
LS, RS TV channels merged into Sansad TV
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said that it has merged two Parliament channels -- Lok Sabha TV and the Rajya Sabha TV, which will now be called Sansad TV.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Myanmar journalist arrested by military
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) A journalist working for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) was arrested by the military after being roughed up over his reports of the crackdown last weekend in Myanmar, in which 19 people died.
2021-03-02
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ecotourism in Saudi Arabia on the rise
New Delhi, March 2 (IANSlife) While Saudi Arabia has been known for its oil in the past, the kingdom is launching a variety of ecotourism efforts for its future. Enter Vision 2030, an ambitious plan to decrease the kingdom's oil dependence in part by increasing tourism to account for 10 per cent of Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product by 2030, up from 3 per cent today.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
How yoga during pregnancy helps mother and child
New Delhi, March 2 (IANSlife) Giving birth to a baby can be extremely challenging for the mother's body, and yoga can help with both the elasticity and endurance power of expecting mothers, in turn increasing chances of a normal delivery, says a maternity yoga expert who runs a Gurgaon-based health and wellness yoga centre.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh deposes before ED
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader and spokesperson Kunal Ghosh on Tuesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with its probe into the Saradha chit fund case.
2021-03-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Italy's Covid infection rate inches higher
Rome, March 2 (IANS) Italy's Covid-19 infection rate has started to increase over the last week for the first time since December 2020, as the head of the country's coronavirus task force was sacked and other health experts called for greater diligence from the public.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Shipping Corp shares up 15% as govt gets multiple EoIs
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Shares of Shipping Corporation of India Ltd surged over 15 per cent on Tuesday as its disinvestment process gathered momentum with the government receiving multiple Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the privatisation of the company.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Govt-NUSI ink MoUs for Rs 225 Cr benefits to seafarers
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) In a third major achievement in 3 months, the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) signed six memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with the Centre to extend various benefits worth Rs 225-crore to the 4,00,000 Indian seafarers across all categories, a top unionist said here on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi invites world to be part of India's growth
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited the whole world to come to India and be a part of its growth trajectory considering its seriousness towards the maritime sector.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Foldable iPhone with 8-inch display in works
San Francisco, March 2 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is planning to launch its foldable iPhone soon and now Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the company may launch a device with a 7.5-8-inch display in 2023.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Bhagat Singh's is a story that needs to be told & retold' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Punjabi folklore is full of the brave deeds of the two 'Shaheeds' of Bhagat Singh and Udham Singh, who have legendary status, and as a young child, Satvinder Singh Juss grew up listening to stories about them from his grandfather. Upon arrival in the UK at the age of nine, he recalls the annual commemoration of them held by the Indian Workers Association in town halls across the country for the future of a free India and the unfulfilled promise that they came to represent.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Germany urged to be carbon-neutral by 2040
Berlin, March 2 (IANS) In the run-up to the German federal elections later this year, around 140 aid and climate organisations have urged all the competing political parties to significantly raise the country's climate targets, the Climate Alliance said.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Germany,Environment/Wildlife
This low-cost portable machine grabs plastic bags
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) A team of students has developed an innovative portable and low-cost machine that efficiently collects discarded plastic bags.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Hamas welcomes Abbas' decree to form electoral court
Gaza, March 2 (IANS) The Islamic Hamas movement, ruling faction of the Gaza Strip, has welcomed a decree issued by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to form an electoral court ahead of the general elections as "a positive step toward the right direction".
2021-03-02
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
'Above normal' temp in N.India this summer
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that there will be 'above normal' seasonal temperatures over North India during March to May.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Petrol, diesel prices unchanged for 3rd straight day
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The rise in the prices of petrol and diesel has paused for the last three days as oil marketing companies (OMCs) have decided to wait and watch the developments on global oil market before finalising their India retail strategy.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP MP Nandkumar passes away, PM expresses grief (Ld)
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of Lok Sabha MP from Khandwa Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, saying the leader will be remembered for his contribution to Parliamentary proceedings and many efforts in strengthening the BJP.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bollywood's year of big masala revival
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood has seen a surge in slice-of-life entertainers in recent years. However, this year, many top filmmakers seem bullish about reloading the vintage larger-than-life formula that was a rage in the eighties and the nineties.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shastri receives first dose Covid vaccine
Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday said that he received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Shastri, 58, got vaccinated in here, where he is with the Indian team for the Test series against England.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Biden appoints Indian-American Director of WH Military Office
New York, March 2 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American Maju Varghese, who was the Chief Operating Officer of his campaign, as his deputy assistant and Director of the White House Military Office.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Hotels witnessed RevPAR decline in Jan: Report
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) As the Indian hospitality sector is yet to recover completely from the pandemic-induced slowdown, the revenue per available rooms (RevPAR) of hotels in the country declined by 4-6 per cent in January on a month-on-month (MoM) basis, said a report by HVS and Anarock.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Armenian PM says ready to hold snap polls
Yerevan, March 2 (IANS) Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said the ruling party is ready for snap elections if Parliament approves it.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Armenia,Politics
Bank of Ireland to close 103 branches
Dublin, March 2 (IANS) Bank of Ireland has confirmed that it will close 103 branches in Ireland and Northern Ireland starting from September onwards.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Nasscom, Microsoft launch 'AI Gamechangers' programme
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) In a bid to boost the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in India, The National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) along with Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new AI Gamechangers programme.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
BJP MP Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan passes away
Bhopal, March 2 (IANS) Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa passed away Tuesday morning. He was 68.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India records 12,286 new Covid-19 cases
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Amid a worrying upward trend, India registered 12,286 new coronavirus cases and 91 fatalities in the last 24 hours, which pushed the overall infection tally and death toll to 1,11,24,527 and 1,57,248, respectively, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Flipkart Grocery now available in over 50 cities
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) Flipkart on Tuesday said it has expanded its grocery services to more than 50 cities via Marketplace, and aims to reach over 70 cities in the next six months.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
iPhone 12 MagSafe battery to feature reverse charging
San Francisco, March 2 (IANS) Apple is reportedly working on two MagSafe battery pack models for iPhone 12 and one version of the battery pack is expected to feature reverse charging support.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jadeja now wondering what happened to his thumb: Gavaskar
Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja may not be able to just walk into the Indian Test squad considering how his replacement Axar Patel has performed in his first two games, said former captain Sunil Gavaskar.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
US airstrikes in Syria killed 1 militia
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The Pentagon has announced that US airstrikes in eastern Syria last week killed one militia member and injured two others.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Cheats meet at PUBG game, join hands to dupe people
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The voice feature on PUBG game made two cheats become friends during the Covid induced lockdown. Both joined hands and started duping people through spoofed sms services to send phishing messages of points redemption.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Primary, secondary schools in Ireland reopen
Dublin, March 2 (IANS) Primary and secondary schools in Ireland have reopened as scheduled under a phased plan previously announced by the government.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Ireland,Education,Politics
IAEA concerned about unreported nuke material in Iran
Vienna, March 2 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that it was deeply concerned about unreported nuclear material in Iran.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rapper Krsna: I am not a fan of virtual concerts
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Delhi-based rapper Krsna's "Still Here" is his first full-length album in over seven years. He says a majority of the songs on the album were written during lockdown last year.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Toolkit case: Nikita Jacob's bail plea on March 9
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Tuesday said that it will hear Mumbai-based activist lawyer Nikita Jacob's anticipatory bail plea on March 9, a day before her protection from arrest ends in connection with the 'Toolkit' case related to the farmers' agitation.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Argoid to build on its technology, grow customer base
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) AI enterprise Argoid plans to further build on its technology to increase its customer base along with sustaining product leadership positioning with its latest fund raiser of $1.7 million, according to a company statement.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UK's Prince Philip transferred to 2nd hospital
London, March 2 (IANS) The UK's Prince Philip has been transferred to a different hospital for infection treatment and heart condition tests, a Buckingham Palace statement confirmed.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
6 held for helping Vikas Dubey escape
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), March 2 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) has arrested six persons on charges of providing shelter and financial aid to slain gangster Vikas Dubey and his aides.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IBM eyes India's public sector for Hybrid Cloud growth
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) In a bid to empower the public sector enterprises in India, tech company IBM on Tuesday announced it has achieved a full cloud service provider (CSP) empanelment from the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeiTY).
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Thailand preps for area quarantine to reboot tourism
Bangkok, March 2 (IANS) About 6,700 hotel rooms in five tourist hotspots of Thailand have been prepared for use as an area quarantine for inoculated foreigners in an aim to reboot tourism, a Minister has confirmed.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Yogi to set up film institute
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will set up a film institute in the upcoming film city in Noida.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
MoS Kishan Reddy receives Covid vax
Hyderabad, March 2 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy on Tuesday received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine here.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Apple reopens all 270 US retail stores
San Francisco, March 2 (IANS) After almost a year, Apple has reopened all of its 270 retail stores in the US. It was on March 13, 2020 when Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of Greater China.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BJP leads in majority areas in Gujarat polls
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) As counting of the votes cast in Gujarat's local body polls was underway on Tuesday, trending figures showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in majority of the areas.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
85% of Indian women missed out on raise, promotion
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Women have been disproportionately impacted amid the Covid-19 pandemic in India and 85 per cent of those surveyed have missed out on a raise and promotion because of their gender, a new LinkedIn report revealed on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Japan receives 3rd batch of Pfizer vax
Tokyo, March 2 (IANS) Japan has received its third batch of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, with the shipment containing up to 526,500 doses developed by US pharmaceutical giant and its German partner BioNTech.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Motor vehicle strike in Kerala partial
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) The dawn to dusk statewide motor vehicle protest called by a joint protest committee in Kerala on Tuesday evoked a partial response.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Zoom revenue up 369%, set for strong growth
San Francisco, March 2 (IANS) Riding on work-from-home scenario in the pandemic, video collaboration and chat platform Zoom has reported a staggering 369 per cent rise in its quarterly revenue at $882.5 million.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Finland declares state of emergency
Helsinki, March 2 (IANS) The Finnish government has declared a state of emergency due to the worsening situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Toolkit case: Environmentalist seeks anticipatory bail
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) A Goa-based environment activist Subham Kar Chaudhuri has approached the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail, fearing that he would be "falsely implicated" by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police in connection with the recent FIR filed against Disha Ravi, Shantanu Muluk and Nikita Jacob related to the farmer protests' Toolkit case.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bobby Deol: I was a big star once but things didn't work out
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) He was dubbed the Italian Stallion when he entered Bollywood, long mane adding to his dashing loverboy charm. Although his debut film Barsaat fared way below expectation in 1995, he had a few top hits in the early decade of his career, notably Gupt, Soldier, Baadal and Bichhoo.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
3 new Ebola cases confirmed in DRC
Kinshasa, March 2 (IANS) Three new cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) North Kivu province, a senior health official told the media.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The,Health/Medicine
Out on bail rape accused shoot's victim's father
Hathras (Uttar Pradesh), March 2 (IANS) A rape accused, who was out on bail, has allegedly shot dead the victim's father.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal Prez calls House session on March 7
Kathmandu, March 2 (IANS) Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called a session of the House of Representatives on March 7 on the recommendation of the government led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Real Madrid drop 2 vital points in La Liga title race
Madrid, March 2 (IANS) Real Madrid dropped two vital points in the race for the La Liga title when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Real Sociedad.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ex-FC Barcelona President arrested in raid
Madrid, March 2 (IANS) Former FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu was arrested along with the club's general manager, Oscar Gray and the former director to the Presidency, Jayme Masferrer as part of an investigation into a corruption scandal.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sensex opens 400 points higher, reclaims 50,000
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Tuesday with the BSE Sensex surging over 400 points.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Will challenge HC order on Goa municipal polls'
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) The battle for deciding the date of five municipal polls in Goa will soon reach the Supreme Court of India.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Israel's natural gas, oil revenues hit record high
Tel Aviv, March 2 (IANS) Israel's natural gas and oil revenues hit a record high in 2020, totalling 1.09 billion new shekels ($330 million), according to an annual report issued by the Ministry of Energy.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics
LG Innotek develops 1st automotive Wi-Fi 6E module
Seoul, March 2 (IANS) LG Innotek, a major electronics parts maker in South Korea, said on Tuesday that it has developed an automotive Wi-Fi module with advanced wireless communication technology as the company eyes to expand its presence in the future mobility market.
2021-03-02
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Twitter to block users tweeting Covid misinformation
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Twitter has announced to label Tweets that may contain misleading information around Covid vaccinations and will permanently suspend repeated offenders.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Mainly dry weather likely in J&K, Ladakh till weekend
Srinagar, March 2 (IANS) The Met Department said on Tuesday that mainly dry weather is likely to continue in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh till the weekend.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Man kills daughter, gives body to elder child
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), March 2 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a man strangled his two-year-old daughter and handed over the body to his elder daughter in a village here.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel accused of 'inducing panic' in Persian Gulf
Tehran, March 2 (IANS) Iranian authorities have accused Israel of "inducing panic" in the Persian Gulf while rejecting the country's claim that Tehran was involved in a blast aboard an Israel-owned ship last week.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Farmers in 3 UP villages stop milk supply
Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), March 2 (IANS) In an unexpected development, dairy farmers in three villages in Amroha district have stopped supply of milk to the cooperative societies to express their solidarity with the farmers' movement.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP corporator's wife, 2 kids burnt alive
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), March 2 (IANS) A woman and her two children were burnt alive when their tenant set them on fire in their house.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Duterte thanks China for Covid vaccines
Manila, March 2 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has thanked China for donating a batch of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine, CoronaVac.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
6 killed as coal-laden truck overturns in UP
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), March 2 (IANS) Six persons were killed and about 20 seriously injured when a coal-laden truck overturned in Bhognipur area on Tuesday morning.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sara Ali Khan: My mother has gone through so much more than I have
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood's gen-next star Sara Ali Khan has shared that there are days she does not feel positive, and that it is when her mother, veteran actress Amrita Singh, becomes key to all her solutions.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Cong defends its Left-ISF alliance in WB
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) After Anand Sharma expressed objection to the Congress-Left-ISF alliance in West Bengal, the state chief and the party leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhry and the state in-charge Jitin Prasada have defended the alliance.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US CDC warns against ruining Covid progress
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Rochelle Walensky, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has warned that the country was at risk of losing its recent progress in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic if states roll back health measures.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Guterres upset over Yemen pledging event's outcome (Ld)
United Nations, March 2 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the outcome of a high-level pledging conference for Yemen was disappointing.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 114.4 mn
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 114.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.53 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Puppetry needs more platforms and grants: Dadi Pudumjee
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) "It is important that more festivals come up and grants be given so as to ensure that the art of puppetry thrives in the country. Unfortunately, the recent budget witnessed a substantial cut in the cultural budget," internationally renowned puppeteer Dadi Pudumjee told IANS.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Biden admin to allow migrant families to reunite
Washington, March 2 (IANS) President Joe Biden's administration will allow migrant families separated at the US-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump to reunite inside the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Moscow to respond to EU sanctions against Russia over Navalny
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) Russia will respond to the recent personal sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU) over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
US rolls out Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The United States started rolling out Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine to states, after the single-dose vaccine got green light from regulators to be administered to people 18 and older.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
World won't finish with Covid-19 by end-2021: WHO
Geneva, March 2 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) said that it is "unrealistic" to expect the Covid-19 pandemic to be over by the end of 2021.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
UK records 5,455 new Covid cases, 104 deaths
London, March 2 (IANS) Another 5,455 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,182,009, according to official figures released.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Melissa Rivers: Red carpets are on life support
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Actress Melissa Rivers says that the red carpet that celebrities walk for events seem to have lost its charm. The 53-year-old said that this has been happening since some time now.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
H1B on backburner as Biden focuses on 470,000 pending US immigrant visa cases
New York, March 2 (IANS) Processing of non immigrant visas, including H1B cases are taking a backseat for now as the Joe Biden administration turns its attention to more than 470,000 immigrant visa cases currently pending in US consulates across the globe - a 7x year on year uptick in this category since January 2020, according to latest data from US government.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
1st Covid-19 vaccination begins in Africa: WHO
Geneva, March 2 (IANS) The first Covid-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using doses provided by COVAX, a global initiative for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, began in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick on taking advice from superstar dad
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Actor Patrick Schwarzenegger said he takes acting advice from his father, Hollywood action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Iran warns of '4th wave' of Covid-19
Tehran, March 2 (IANS) Iranian health authorities issued a warning over a 'fourth wave' of the COVID-19 epidemic, after registering more than 100 deaths in 24 hours for the first time since early January, state TV reported.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
EU, China to promote, protect specific agri-food products
Brussels, March 2 (IANS) With the bilateral agreement on geographical indications (GIs) entering into force, the European Union (EU) and China will work on promoting the registered agri-food products as well as protecting the iconic names.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
No compromise on quality standards: Goyal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Union Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution, Railway and Commerce and Industries Minister Piyush Goyal while presiding over the third Governing Council meeting of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) said that there will be no compromise with the quality standards of the projects which are exported and strict action will be taken against people who demand bribe for doing any work related to quality standards.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Conservatives clash on Indian-American associate attorney-general nominee
New York, March 2 (IANS) With the nomination of the Indian-American cabinet nominee, Neera Tandon, deadlocked, the focus is now on Vanita Gupta, who is soon to face the Senate for confirmation as the third highest-ranking official in the Justice Department.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ugandan schools, tertiary institutions reopen in phased manner
Kampala, March 2 (IANS) Schools and tertiary institutions in Uganda reopened in a phased manner as the east African country grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-02
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
UN chief asks for generous donations for Yemen
United Nations, March 2 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asked for generous donations for humanitarian operations in war-torn Yemen.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Virat Kohli becomes 1st Indian cricketer to reach 100mn followers on Insta
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the first cricketer to hit 100 million followers on Facebook owned photo and video sharing social networking platform Instagram.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Sports
BJP, Cong fight for political survival in TN
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) With the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu round the corner, the BJP and the Congress are fighting for their political survival against the background of Dravidian parties ruling the roost in the southern state.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Class X board exam in K'taka from June 21 to July 5
Dharwad (Karnataka), March 2 (IANS) Amid fears of rise in Covid-19 cases in the last couple of days, Karnataka Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar announced on Monday that the Class X (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) board examinations would be held in the state from June 21 to July 5, which is a week's difference compared to the tentative timetable that was announced last month.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
Delhi govt delists Tata Nexon EV XZ+ from subsidy under EV policy (Ld)
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday announced that it has suspended the subsidy given under its electric vehicle (EV) policy to Tata Nexon EV XZ+ vehicles. The delisting came after receiving complaints from an owner of the said model.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rahul takes up push-up challenge at Kanyakumari
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former AICC President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accepted a 'push-up' challenge posed to him by a 10th standard student at Kanyakumari, where he was on a visit as part of his people connect programme during the election campaign in Tamil Nadu.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Rights body moves HC for legal aid to NRC excluded people
Guwahati, March 1 (IANS) A rights body on Monday has approached the Gauhati High Court seeking apposite legal aid for those left out in the Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) list, released on August 31, 2019.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
World Athletics Council approves return of Russian body
London, March 1 (IANS) Following detailed work by World Athletics' Russia Taskforce, its independent experts, and Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), a final plan for the reinstatement of RusAF to membership of World Athletics (WA) was recommended to the World Athletics Council last week, WA said on Monday.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
4 drug traffickers held in Handwara narco terror case
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Tightening its noose in the Handwara narco-terror case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested four more drug traffickers from Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New Covid cases dip to 349 in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 1 (IANS) In a relief to the virus-ravaged Karnataka, new Covid cases declined to 349 on Sunday from 521 on Saturday, while 324 recovered in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Recent NSE glitch cost immensely, says Sitharaman
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Days after the National Stock Exchange had to halt trading on its platform for around four hours, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday that the incident came with immense cost for the financial markets.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Wildlife Day webinar to focus on whale sharks
Amaravati, March 1 (IANS) Whale shark conservation along Andhra Pradesh coast and similar efforts on Asian elephants, tigers, olive ridley turtles and king cobras among others are some of the topics the state forest department will deliberate, commemorating the World Wildlife Day on Wednesday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Vijayawada division achieves highest goods trains interchange
Vijayawada, March 1 (IANS) The South Central Railway (SCR) zone's Vijayawada division achieved the rare feat of highest ever interchange of goods trains on a single day.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
'JD(S) formed ally with Cong to prevent poaching'
New Delhi/Bengaluru, March 1 (IANS) Almost a week after Mysuru Mayor was elected, former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (S) supremo H D Deve Gowda on Monday alleged that a section of leaders in Congress party planned to break JD (S) and elect their own mayor, which was prevented by JD(S) by forming an alliance with them.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
92% faced difficulty in registering for vaccination via Co-WIN
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Only 8 per cent of those who tried to get the Covid vaccine appointment on Co-WIN site or app were able to do so, as per a Local Circles survey.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India tour a journey into the unknown: SA women captain
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) South African women's cricket captain Sune Luus believes her team will be stepping into the unknown during their tour to India this month.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Ex-Congress corporator in Surat joins AAP
Gandhinagar, March 1 (IANS) A former Congress corporator in Surat, Dinesh Kachhadiya, who lost in the recent municipal polls, joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday, saying he took the decision in the interest of Surat and the society at large.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
LPAI expected to complete all Centre's projects on time
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Sanjeeva Kumar, Secretary, Border Management in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) while addressing an event organised to celebrate the 9th Foundation Day of the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) on Monday said that it is expected from the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) to successfully complete all new projects approved by the Central government within the given timelines.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Section 138 NI Act a civil sheep in a criminal's wolf clothing: SC
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Monday that Section 138 of the NI Act proceeding can be termed as "civil sheep" in a criminal wolf's clothing.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Akanksha makes main draw of ITF women's $15K event
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association's (AITA) 'Return to Tennis' endeavour -- the High Performance Training Camps (HPTC) -- has started to bear fruit as Akanksha Nitture, a 17-year-old HPTC trainee from Pune, ousted Snehal Mane in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 in the final qualifying round at the ITF Women's $15,000 event here on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
SBI reduces home loan interest rates to 6.70%
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Lending major State Bank of India on Monday announced a limited period 'home loan' offer entailing a concession of up to 70 bps with interest rates starting from 6.70 per cent onwards.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
WI cricket head congratulates T&T's Super50 Cup triumph
St John's (Antigua), March 1 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt has congratulated the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on their outstanding performance and the CG Insurance Super50 Cup triumph.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
I-League: Diawara header seals win for Punjab vs NEROCA
Kalyani, March 1 (IANS) Papa Diawara's 65th-minute header led RoundGlass Punjab FC to a narrow 1-0 win over NEROCA on Monday, as the Curtis Fleming-coached side garnered three points to move to the second spot in the I-League table.
2021-03-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I feel proud to help Lions win T20 title: Speedster Rabada
Durban, March 1 (IANS) Imperial Lions fast bowler Kagiso Rabada feels proud to have played a major role in helping his team win the Betway T20 Challenge on Sunday.
2021-03-01
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Leach doesn't criticise pitches, but wants Tests to last longer
Ahmedabad, March 1 (IANS) The England cricket team has refrained from criticising the pitches at all even though the surfaces over the two Tests have aided turn from the first session of the first day of matches. On Monday, left-arm spinner Jack Leach too refrained from criticising it but said as a fan he would want a Test match to last for at least more than two days.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3 Rohingya Muslims held in UP for forging Indian citizenship
New Delhi/Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Three Rohingya Muslims were arrested from Uttar Pradesh on Monday for living illegally in India using forged documents besides facilitating others from Bangladesh and Myanmar to come to India.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Facebook launches Live Rooms in Instagram
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Facebook on Monday introduced Live Rooms in Instagram that will let users go live on the photo-sharing platform with up to three people.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
5 burglars arrested in B'luru; Rs 80L recovered
Bengaluru, March 1 (IANS) The Bengaluru police on Monday arrested five burglars involved in 13 cases and recovered stolen gold ornaments and silver articles worth Rs 80 lakh from their possession.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi score big win, enter pre-quarters
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Unbeaten Mumbai, Saurashtra, Kerala, and Uttar Pradesh on Monday entered the quarter-finals of Vijay Hazare Trophy.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Naver, Softbank launch Japanese joint venture
Seoul, March 1 (IANS) South Korea's leading internet portal Naver and Japanese telecom giant Softbank on Monday completed a merger of their subsidiaries to tap deeper into the Japanese market with a wide range of services.
2021-03-01
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Anand Sharma objects to alliance with ISF in Bengal
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) One of the leaders of Congress' dissenting group, Anand Sharma, on Monday objected to the Congress-Left alliance in West Bengal, saying that the core ideology cannot be compromised, adding that the Congress cannot be selective in fighting communalists but must do so in all its manifestations.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HMSI's total sales up 29% in February
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) on Monday reported a rise of 29 per cent in its total sales for February.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Freedom of Religion Bill introduced in MP assembly
Bhopal, March 1 (IANS) The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh on Monday introduced the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021 in the assembly. It will be discussed later.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
SC rejects plea challenging Centre's power on transfer of IPS officers
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea which sought quashing Rule 6(1) of the Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954, which confers powers on the Centre to override decisions of state governments on transfer and deputation of IPS officers.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Credit IPL for giving India fast bowling options: Vinay Kumar
Ahmedabad, March 1 (IANS) Former India and Karnataka pacer R. Vinay Kumar, who quit all forms of cricket on Friday, has credited Indian Premier League (IPL) and the elaborate domestic structure for producing a battery of fast bowlers. The set-up, he said, allows experienced bowlers to take time off and youngsters to step up and take their place.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Ceasefire will help check infiltration: Indian army
Srinagar, March 1 (IANS) The Indian army said on Monday that the recent agreement between the DGMOs of India and Pakistan to implement bilateral ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border will provide better capacity for checking infiltration into J&K.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
1,576 senior citizens vaccinated on Day 1 in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 1 (IANS) As many as 1,576 senior citizens above 60 years of age took the first dose of the anti-Covid vaccine in private and state-run hospitals across Karnataka on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Atrocities against women highest in Assam: Priyanka (Ld)
Guwahati, March 1 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who arrived in poll-bound Assam on Monday, said that in India, the highest number of cases of atrocities against the women are reported from Assam.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
CBSE practicals begin amid Covid protocol
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Practical exams of students appearing in CBSE board examinations have commenced from March 1. The CBSE board has instructed schools to conduct practical, project, assignments and internal assessment by June 11.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
DGGI Gurugram arrests man for defrauding exchequer
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Gurugram Zonal Unit of Directorate General of GST Intelligence has arrested a man for defrauding exchequer in excess of Rs 13.76 crore.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SEBI proposes amendments to further strengthen Independent Directors
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed several regulatory amendments to strengthen Independent Directors and eventually give more voice to the minority shareholders.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ED files charge sheet against 3 TPC extremists in Jharkhand
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday filed a charge sheet against three extremists of Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) and their three firms in a case of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) of Jharkhand for collecting funds through extortion from coal traders, coal transporters and contractors in Magadh Amrapali Coal Block area of Jharkhand.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Inter-state ganja selling syndicate busted in Hyderabad
Bengaluru, March 1 (IANS) Bengaluru zone Narcotics Control Bureau unearthed an inter-state Ganja selling syndicate in Hyderabad by arresting eight persons and seized 681.8 kg Ganja from them, the NCB, stated in its statement.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Low interest rates, pent up demand buoy Feb auto sales (Roundup)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Low interest rates along with pent-up demand and ongoing discounts accelerated the year-on-year sales of major automobile players' during February.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC to hear plea against CBI probe in WB coal mining case on March 10
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said it will examine on March 10 an appeal filed by Anup Majee challenging the Calcutta High Court order allowing a CBI probe into the illegal coal mining and transportation scam around Railways sidings, "without the state's consent".
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
World Table Tennis Contender: Manika, Harmeet start with wins
Doha, March 1 (IANS) Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medallist Manika Batra on Monday began her campaign the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender on a winning note here.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Bengaluru police unearth illegal inter-state arms sale network
Bengaluru, March 1 (IANS) The Bengaluru police unearthed an illegal inter-state arms selling racket and recovered 13 pistols and 52 live rounds of bullets from them on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DTC nod to purchase 300 AC low-floor CNG buses
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) in its board meeting on Monday approved funds for the purchase of 300 AC low-floor CNG (BS-VI compliant) buses in view to increase the number of buses required in the city.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Choksi still an Antiguan citizen, his citizenship has not been revoked: Advocate
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Fugitive Indian businessman Mehul Choksi's counsel Vijay Agarwal on Monday refuted the claims that his client's citizenship has been revoked and said that he is still an Antiguan citizen.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cong dissenters take a hard stance as party goes soft (Ld)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Monday launched a broadside against the party's tie-up with the Indian Secular Front (ISF) in West Bengal, saying that it should have been discussed and approved by the Congress Working Committee (CWC).
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cairo World Cup: Manisha 5th in trap opening qualifying round
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) India's promising junior shooter Manisha Keer finished fifth in the opening qualifying round of the women's trap event in the ongoing Cairo World Cup on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
34 countries in queue to receive Covid vaccines: Jaishankar (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The coronavirus vaccine - one of the world's most in-demand commodities - has become a new currency for international diplomacy, in which India seems to be having an upper hand over its competitor China.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rotation policy impacts number of farmers at Ghazipur border
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) With the farmers agitation continuing for more than three months, farmer leaders are also tweaking their tactics. This was apparent on Monday in a new policy that have adopted to counter the fluctuating number of farmers at Delhi's borders.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Reservation for women, ST wards done on whim in Goa municipal polls: HC
Panaji, March 1 (IANS) Billed as a crucial round of local body polls ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in Goa, the Bombay High Court bench in the coastal state on Monday picked fist-sized holes in the Goa government's reservation procedure, with the court order exposing glaring instances of illegalities and violation of the constitutionally mandated provisions for reservation.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
GST compensation shortfall released to states reaches Rs 1.04L cr
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Finance Ministry has released the 18th weekly instalment of Rs 4,000 crore to the states to meet the GST compensation shortfall.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cong dissenters take hardline stand, but party weakens
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Monday launched a broadside against the party's tie-up with the Indian Secular Front (ISF) in West Bengal, saying that it should have been discussed and approved by the Congress Working Committee (CWC) as the the party is weakening in the show of dissent.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Income Tax Department conducts searches in Hyderabad
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Income Tax Department carried out search and seizure operations on February 24 on a major Pharmaceutical group based out of Hyderabad.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Life Mission Scam: Kerala govt used proxy firms, CBI to SC
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The CBI has informed the Supreme Court that the Kerala government used proxy firms like Unitac and Sane Ventures to receive funds directly from a foreign agency, violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Credit to large industries declines, inflow rises in services
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) As credit flow from banks improve with the acceleration in economic activities post the gradual lifting of the lockdown restrictions, credit growth has not been on the same lines across sectors.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Budget session: Gujarat Guv offers condolences over Covid-19 deaths
Gandhinagar, March 1 (IANS) Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat on Monday addressed the Assembly on the first day of the budget 21-22 session, which will continue for the month. Devvrat expressed condolences over the deaths in Gujarat due to Covid-19. Condolences over the passing away of members of the Assembly, including former Chief Ministers Madhavsinh Solanki and Keshubhai Patel were also offered in the House.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Indian boxers reach Spain, start with light training sessions
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Fourteen elite Indian boxers, including six-time world champion M.C. Marykom, on Monday began preparation for the Boxam International Tournament beginning on Tuesday in Castellon, Spain, with two light training sessions.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
ED attaches properties worth Rs 65 cr of Naresh Jain, others
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties to the tune of Rs 65.75 crore belonging to several persons associated with international hawala kingpin Naresh Jain and his companies in connection with a money laundering prtobe.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rashmika Mandanna to start 'Mission Majnu' shoot on March 4
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Telugu actress Rashmika Mandanna will start shooting for her Bollywood debut film Mission Majnu on March 4. She will be seen alongside Sidharth Malhotra in the film.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mumbai Oct. blackout: Needle of suspicion on Chinese cyber-attack
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, the Maharashtra government on Monday said that the massive and unprecedented power blackout that paralysed Mumbai and surroundings for several hours on Oct. 12 2020, was caused by a suspected cyber-attack originating in China.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Atul Kulkarni hopes viewers learn from his new crime show
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actor Atul Kulkarni, will soon be hosting a crime show and he hopes that the audience learns something from the series.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab to make spurious liquor law more stringent
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) To eradicate the menace of illicit and spurious liquor in the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday gave its approval to amend the Punjab Excise Act of 1914 and to introduce a Bill in this regard in the ongoing Budget session of Vidhan Sabha.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Home Minister Amit Shah gets vaccinated
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah is another prominent face from the central government to take the Covid-19 jab on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Prateik Babbar hopes to showcase versatility in cop avatar on new series
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Prateik Babbar plays an angry young police officer in the upcoming web series Chakravyuh: An Inspector Virkar Crime Thriller. He hopes to showcase his versatility as an actor in the role of a cop.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chinese cyber-attack suspected behind Mumbai blackout: Maha Govt
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, the Maharashtra government said on Monday that the massive and unprecedented blackout that paralysed Mumbai and its surrounding areas on October 12 last year was caused by a suspected cyber-attack originating in China.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bounce Back: GDP numbers, auto sales lift market (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) India's key equity benchmark indices staged a bounce back on healthy Q3FY21 GDP growth numbers during Monday's Trade session.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India thwarted China's cyber attacks on power sector
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) China carried out cyber attacks on Indian power and ports sectors when troops were engaged at the borders along the Line of Actual Control but there was "no impact" on critical infrastructure, sources in the power ministry said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
World champ para javelin thrower 'skips' anti-doping test
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) World-record holder para-athlete Sandeep Chaudhary could face a problem after he failed to take an out-of-competition dope test when a foreign team of officials reached his room at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here last week, said an official of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Gautam Rode is back to his 'favourite person'
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Television actor Gautam Rode tweeted a message for his wife, actress Pankhuri Awasthy, on Monday afternoon.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi govt delists Tata Nexon EV XZ+ from subsidy under EV policy
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday announced that it has suspended the subsidy given under its electric vehicle (EV) policy to Tata Nexon EV XZ+ vehicles. The delisting came after receiving complaints from an owner of the said model.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Randeep Hooda excited to spot gangetic dolphin during UP shoot
Ayodhya, March 1 (IANS) Actor Randeep Hooda on Monday took to social media to share his excitement over spotting a gangetic dolphin during a boat ride on the Saryu river. The actor is currently shooting in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, for his upcoming web series Inspector Avinash.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ex-French Prez Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption
Paris, March 1 (IANS) A French court has sentenced former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to three years in jail for corruption and influence peddling, but suspended two years of the sentence.
2021-03-01
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Abhishek Kapoor on 'Kai Po Che': Adapting the book took 3 years
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor, whose film Kai Po Che completed eight years recently, took to social media on Monday to share his experience of making the film.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chinese hackers target SII, Bharat Biotech: Report
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Chinese and Russian-linked hacking campaigns in recent weeks targeted Indian vaccine makers Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech, cyber intelligence and threat discovery platform Cyfirma said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Armaan Malik reminds music lovers to wear masks at live concerts
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik on Monday reminded fans of the importance of wearing masks while attending public gatherings such as live concerts amid the ongoing Covid pandemic.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab to provide jobs to train accident victims families
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) In a major reprieve to distressed families, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday gave approval to provide jobs to the next of kin of 34 people who died in the rail tragedy in Amritsar as per their qualification by relaxing norms as a special case.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
PM's gesture may give boost to Covaxin
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Covaxin, India's first indigenous vaccine for Covid-19, received a shot in the arm with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, among other senior politicians, choosing to take the jab on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Jason Bateman shot for Golden Globes at Jennifer Aniston's house
Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston has revealed that her friend Jason Bateman shot for his virtual Golden Globes appearance from her home. Jennifer shared the news on Instagram story on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Activist Nikita Jacob seeks anticipatory bail in 'Toolkit' case
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Mumbai-based activist lawyer Nikita Jacob has moved a Delhi Court seeking anticipatory bail in the 'Toolkit' case.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kangana's 'heart broke again' on visiting partially demolished office
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday was at her Bandra office for a meeting, and she tweeted to express that visit left her heartbroken.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Batsmen, bowlers should adapt to any type of pitch' (Ld)
Ahmedabad, March 1 (IANS) Former India left-arm spinner Dhiraj Parsana, who served as curator in Ahmedabad for 36 years (1982-2018), says that an ideal pitch is one where you don't give anything to anyone for free and ensure that batsmen and bowlers have to earn their runs and wickets.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Taapsee reacts with 'disgust' as SC asks rape accused if he'll marry victim
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu on Monday reacted strongly to Supreme Court asking a rape accused if he is willing to marry his victim.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google Chrome to increase browser security
San Francisco, March 1 (IANS) Google's Chrome browser will soon try to use HTTPS as default when users forget to type the HTTP or HTTPS prefix.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Many return without vaccine jab at some govt hospitals in Delhi
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The vaccination drive against coronavirus for people above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities began on Monday with many facing a tough time at several government hospitals in the city. Senior citizens who turned up to get vaccinated at the centres without prior registration expressed their anger as many of them had to return without getting vaccinated.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
J&K reports 63 fresh Covid cases
Jammu, March 1 (IANS) J&K on Monday reported 63 new Covid cases, even as 56 people were discharged after recovery, health officials said.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Tejashwi meets Mamata, promises her support
Patna, March 1 (IANS) In a bid to offer her the party's support in the forthcoming assembly elections, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav met Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Amber Heard not fired from 'Aquaman 2': Report
Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Hollywood actress Amber Heard has not been fired from the upcoming sequel to the superhero film franchise Aquaman, contrary to reports last week that suggested that the 34-year-old star has been sacked from her role.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Govt committed to support travel & hospitality sector'
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that with the goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, the government is committed to create multiple opportunities for MSMEs, boost tourism with the help of upcoming infrastructure projects.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Uber opens 'Public Transport' option in Chennai
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) Ride-hailing major Uber on Monday announced the launch of its 'Public Transport' journey planning feature in Chennai which will allow riders in the city the option to plan their transit journey with service information and end-to-end directions all within the Uber app.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
Bank credit to grow 400-500 bps higher at 9-10% next fiscal
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Bank credit is seen growing 400-500 basis points (bps) higher at 9-10 per cent next fiscal as the Indian economy recovers, supported by budgetary stimulants and measures announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Crisil said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kangana Ranaut issued bailable warrant
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A Mumbai court issued a bailable warrant against actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday after she failed to appear for the hearing of lyricist Javed Akhtar's defamation case against her. Akhtar's advocate Vrinda Grover then filed an immediate response asking the court to issue a non-bailable warrant against the actress.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
HMSI's total sales up 29% in February
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India on Monday reported a rise of 29 per cent in its total sales for February.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
As Pak pushes in terrorists, BSF adopts new training regime (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Amid the ongoing terrorist influx from Pakistan along the International Border (IB), the BSF, India's first line of control, has changed its commando training module.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Siemens completes Rs 2K cr acquisition of C&S Electric in India
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Siemens on Monday announced that it has completed the acquisition of electrical equipment manufacturer C&S Electric in India after receiving regulatory approval from the Competition Commission of India in August last year.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
13 spas sealed for operating without licence in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 1 (IANS) Thirteen spa centres operating in zone-4 of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) jurisdiction were sealed by a team led by the MCG Zonal Taxation Officer on Monday. They were allegedly found to be operating without a valid trade licence, said the MCG official.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hero MotoCorp's Feb sales up 1.45%
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp on Monday reported a rise of 1.45 per cent in its total sales during February.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bids worth Rs 77K cr received for spectrum auction
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The first day of the much anticipated telecom auctions attracted Rs 77,146 crore of bids, said Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pak requests Ukraine to provide 200 Zaslon defensive equipment
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan has approached Ukraine for the procurement of 200 units of Zaslon Active Protection System and to integrate them with its existing fleet of tanks, top sources in the defence industry said.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Feeling perfectly fine and confident: Jaishankar after vaccine shot
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Minister of external affairs, S Jaishankar took his first jab of the Covid vaccine at AIIMS here on Monday in the ongoing phase 3 of the Covid immunization programme in the country.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rapper MC Altaf's new track tries showing 'personal outlook to life'
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Mumbai-based rapper MC Altaf has released his new single, "Soch". According to the 19-year-old rapper, the song serves as a clarion call for millennials to pursue their dreams.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G gets One UI 3.1 update
Seoul, March 1 (IANS) Samsung has released the One UI 3.1, the latest version of its custom Android skin update for the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G smartphone.
2021-03-01
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Hansal Mehta congratulates 'Nomadland' for Golden Globe haul
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Twitter on Monday to congratulate the makers of the film Nomadland. The film won the award for Best Motion Picture -- Drama at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Paytm logs 1.2B transactions in Feb, grows 15%
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Paytm said on Monday that it achieved over 1.2 billion transactions in February across its Wallet, UPI, cards and net banking payment methods, logging 15 per cent growth (month-on-month).
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
BPCL board approves sale of its equity in Numaligarh Refinery
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Privatisation bound public sector refiner Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) said on Monday that its board has approved the proposal for sale of the company's equity shares in the Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) to a consortium of Oil India Limited and Engineers India Limited, along with the government of Assam.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vijayendra Kumeria: I am glad I have the privilege of saying no
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Television actor Vijayendra Kumeria, who is part of the show Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha, has no qualms in refusing roles that are not to his liking. The actor says that when it comes to roles, he is careful about what he chooses to do.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
OnePlus CEO teases 'moonshot' announcement for March 8
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on Monday teased a "moonshot" announcement, hinting the next big launch on March 8 which is going to be the OnePlus 9 series.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
CPI-M likely to field best team for Kerala polls
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) The CPI-M led Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala, which is aiming to create history by becoming the first ruling dispensation to retain power in the southern state, appears to have decided to field its best team for the April 6 Assembly elections after being stung by reverses in the form of protests by qualified jobless youth and the deep sea fishing fiasco.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Youth held for raping 3-yr-old girl in Bihar
Patna, March 1 (IANS) A 20-year-old youth has been arrested by the Bihar police for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl in the state's Jamui district on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCW takes suo motu cognisance of attack on BJP worker's mother
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) : The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday took suo-motu cognizance of an incident regarding assault on the mother of a BJP worker in West Bengal.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Batsmen, bowlers should earn on any type of pitch: Parsana
Ahmedabad, March 1 (IANS) Former India left-arm spinner Dhiraj Parsana, who served as curator in Ahmedabad for 36 years (1982-2018) says that an ideal pitch is one where you don't give anything to anyone for free and ensure that both batsmen and bowlers earn their runs and wickets, respectively.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
realme narzo 10, 6i get access to UI 2.0 update
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Smartphone brand realme on Monday said it has started rolling out early access of UI 2.0 update for the users of realme 6i and realme narzo 10 following the UI 2.0 (Android 11) roadmap.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mohit Suri: Hope to recreate 'Ek Villain' magic with sequel
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Shoot of "Ek Villain Returns" started in the city on Monday with scenes filmed on John Abraham and Disha Patani. Director Mohit Suri and producer Ekta Kapoor say they are glad that things are getting back to normal in the film industry, and they hoped to see the audience at the movies once again.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
308 centres for 2nd phase vaccination in Delhi: Minister
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) As the second phase of the vaccination drive began in the Capital on Monday, the Delhi government said as many as 308 centres have been set up in 192 hospitals for the vaccination.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
CBI searches 3 states in corruption case
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday carried out searches at three locations across three states in connection with a case registered against the senior Divisional Manager of South West Railways for fake payment to a contractor.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC: Can sexual intimacy between a live-in couple be called rape?
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) While examining the issue of consent for sexual relationship between a couple living together, the Supreme Court on Monday queried whether sexual intercourse between them can be termed as rape.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vijay Deverakonda presents first look of brother Anand's next
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Actor Vijay Deverakonda on Monday tweeted the first look of his brother Anand Deverakonda's next Telugu film, "Pushpaka Vimanam".
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC asks rape accused if he is willing to marry victim
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked a 23-year-old man, who has been accused of raping a minor girl, whether he will marry the victim.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goyal asks BIS to create Customer Charter for transparency
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal on Monday instructed the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to create a Customer Charter to usher in the highest transparency in its certification process and inspections.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2 dead in shootout in Delhi's Nangloi
New Delhi, March 1 ( IANS ) A shootout in Outer Delhi's Nangloi area left two people dead. The deceased have been identified as Zakir and Saleem Qureshi, police said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Top priority to Jewar airport: Yogi Adityanath (Ld)
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that his government has accorded top priority to the development of the Jewar International Airport in Noida.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Noida Int'l Airport signs support pact with UP govt
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Noida International Airport (NIA) on Monday entered into a 'state support agreement' with UP state government.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Akali Dal promises MSP for vegetables, fruits in Punjab
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal on Monday announced that the party would not only implement the three agricultural laws in Punjab but will also provide minimum support price (MSP) on vegetables and fruits.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
KTR, BJP leader engaged in Twitter war over jobs
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) The political war of words between the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress continued over the former's claim that the state government had created 1.32 lakh jobs in the last six years.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Fascinated by how locals celebrate cricket in India: Waugh
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Former Australia captain Steve Waugh said that he had a culture shock when he came to Mumbai for the first time.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
February GST collection stands at Rs 1.13 lakh Cr
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The gross GST revenue collected in February 2021 increased 7 per cent on a year-on-year basis to over Rs 1.13 lakh crore.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Beauty pageant winner Mansi Sehgal joins AAP
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Mansi Sehgal, who won the title of Miss India Delhi 2019, joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday. Besides being a pageant winner, Mansi is a trained engineer, TEDx speaker and an entrepreneur who has set up her own startup. While giving her introduction at the Miss India Delhi competition, she revealed herself to be a philanthropist and showed a keen interest in organ donation.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Biden backs Amazon workers' effort to unionise
San Francisco, March 1 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has offered his support to unionisation efforts of workers, as employees of Amazon in an Alabama warehouse vote on whether to unionise.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
Centenarian takes first dose of Covid vaccine in Hyd
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) A 100-year-old man on Monday took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a private hospital here and said that he wants to enjoy the social life.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Provide 5five free masks to violators: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday issued directions to provide at least five free masks to those not wearing them in public and start the drive to impose fine on the violators.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Akhilesh meets Khali in Lucknow
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Monday met well-known wrestler, 'The Great Khali' a.k.a Dilip Singh Rana, at his party office in Lucknow.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Smooth Covid vaccination process at hospitals in Delhi
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The second phase of the corona vaccination drive which began on Monday for senior citizens who are 60 years and above at hospitals in the national capital went smoothly despite some problems while downloading the Co-WIN app.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Stalin turns 68, DMK releases campaign song
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin turned 68 on Monday and the party marked the occasion by releasing a campaign song for the April 6 Assembly elections.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tunnel trends catching up in Jaipur but for wrong reasons!
Jaipur, March 1 (IANS) Tunnel trends seem to be the new innovation catching up with riches in this design city but for all the wrong reasons.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
RSP declares first list of candidates for Kerala polls
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) The Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), an ally of the Congress-led opposition in Kerala, on Monday became the first political outfit to come out with the first list of three candidates for the Assembly elections in the state scheduled to be held on April 6.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Spotify suspends music streaming service of K-pop
Seoul, March 1 (IANS) Global streaming giant Spotify on Monday suspended the streaming service of K-pop tracks licensed by Kakao M on its global platform as their license deal has expired, officials said.
2021-03-01
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
SP Group's litigation stalls resolution process for RHFL
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) The debt resolution process of Reliance Home Finance Ltd (RHFL), which is at the final stages, has been hit by the Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group's litigation against the home finance company.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Fresh survey for Jagadhari-Paonta Sahib line'
Shimla, March 1 (IANS) A fresh survey will be conducted for the Jagadhari-Paonta Sahib new railway line in Himachal Pradesh with a focus on freight from industrial area in Paonta Sahib, while a study would be conducted to examine the feasibility of strengthening the Kalka-Shimla track to improve the speed of the trains.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress names Chavan as screening committee head for Assam
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Extending an olive branch to the dissenting camp in the Congress, interimparty chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday appointed former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan as the chairman of the screening committee for Assam.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kapur, Malvika win titles at Uganda International
Kampala, March 1 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Varun Kapur and Malvika Bansod emerged champions at the 2021 Uganda International in Kampala on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Badminton
Twitter testing Clubhouse-like Spaces on Android
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Alarmed at the growing popularity of invite-only, audio-chat app Clubhouse, several tech giants have begun to develop its rival and now, Twitter has finally started testing 'Spaces' on Android.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
I-League: Churchill survive late Kerala scare, extend lead
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Churchill Brothers squeezed past a last-minute scare to beat 10-man Gokulam Kerala FC 3-2 at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Monday, and extended their lead at the top of the I-League table to five points.
2021-03-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Left-Cong alliance yet to finalise seat-sharing deal
New Delhi/Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) A day after the Left-Congress' first rally in Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground drew a huge crowd, senior Congress leaders on Monday said that the parties are yet to finalise their seat-sharing arrangement, even as the state Assembly poll schedule has been announced.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BOC Aviation, IndiGo ink aircraft purchase-and-leaseback pacts
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Global aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation on Monday said it has signed a purchase-and-leaseback agreements with InterGlobe Aviation for eight new Airbus A320NEO aircraft.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Arunachal reports zero Covid cases for 10 days
Itanagar/Agartala, March 1 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh has reported zero Covid cases during the last ten days, even as the state's recovery rate stands at 99.67 per cent, the second highest in the country after the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu having a recovery rate at 99.82 per cent, health officials said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
More than 31K UP gram panchayats become hi-tech
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh, under the National Broadband Mission, has connected as many as 31,149 gram panchayats of the state with optical fibre.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Mia Farrow encouraged daughter to bond with Woody Allen before discovering their affair
Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) American actress Mia Farrow has revealed that she encouraged her adopted daughter Soon-Yi to "bond with" Farrow's ex-husband, actor-filmmaker Woody Allen, before she discovered about the affair between the two.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Saradha chit fund: ED summons Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh for questioning
New Delhi/Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Ahead of the high-octane assembly elections in West Bengal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Trinamool Congress leader and spokesperson Kunal Ghosh for questioning in connection with its probe into the Saradha Chit Fund money laundering case, officials said.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Army plans skiing trips in high altitude areas to counter China
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) To counter expansionist China's habit of creeping forward by making small incremental moves, the Indian Army has planned mountaineering expeditions and research studies at high-altitude areas in the northern borders of the country.
2021-03-01
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Kiara Advani, Bani J feature in Raja Kumari's new track 'I'm a Rebel'
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) With International Women's Day coming up on March 8, actresses Kiara Advani and Bani J, along with rapper Raja Kumari, have released a track titled "I'm a Rebel", which focuses on women's empowerment and gender equality.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Preity to hubby: Cannot believe we clocked a decade together
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta marked her fifth wedding anniversary on Monday with a social media post for husband Gene Goodenough.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vijender's next bout on casino ship rooftop in Goa on March 19
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh's next bout will take place on the rooftop of a casino ship docked in the Mandovi river in Goa on March 19. His opponent is, however, yet to be revealed.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kriti Sanon gets nostalgic as 'Luka Chuppi' turns 2
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon played the character of a journalist in the social comedy "Luka Chuppi", which released two years ago on this day. Looking back at the film, Kriti says she connected with her character Rashmi Trivedi on a personal level.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prashant Kishor named Principal Advisor to Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday appointed strategist Prashant Kishor as his Principal Advisor for shaping the Congress poll campaign in 2022.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National
2nd phase of vaccine drive begins, elderly people queue up
Gurugram, March 1 (IANS) The second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Gurugram began on Monday as elderly citizens queued up to receive their first vaccine jabs, health officials said.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
UP girls to train in self-defence
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Under the ongoing Mission Shakti programme, girl students in more than 40,000 upper primary schools will learn self-defence techniques between March 1 and 31.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Centre's Rs 29,290 cr GST dues to Maha unpaid: Guv (Ld)
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said on Monday that a huge amount of Rs 29,290 crore in GST compensation remains unpaid to Maharashtra out of a total of Rs 46,950 crore.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Yogi in Bengal on Tuesday
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will join the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections from Tuesday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
New AI tool brings old photos to life
San Francisco, March 1 (IANS) What if you could make your late grandfather in an old photo look up and smile at you? This and numerous other possibilities have intrigued social media users after discovering an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered service called Deep Nostalgia that animates the faces in still photos.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Vivo S9 5G to feature Dimensity 1100 chipset
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Vivo is planning to launch its next smartphone 'Vivo S9 5G' on March 3 in China and now a new promo video has confirmed that it would be powered by the Dimensity 1100 chipset and UFS 3.1 storage.
2021-03-01
Category: International, China,Technology
Maruti Suzuki's Feb sales up 11.8%
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Monday reported a growth of 11.8 per cent in its overall sales during February 2021 on a year-on-year basis.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Russo Brothers on Chadwick Boseman's Golden Globe win: 'Your legacy is everlasting'
Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) The Russo Brothers took to Twitter on Monday to congratulate late actor Chadwick Boseman for winning a Golden Globe. Boseman bagged the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his role as a jazz musician in the film, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi riots: Court adjourns cognisance of 3rd chargesheet for Tue
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday adjourned for Tuesday the hearing on cognisance of the supplementary chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police in connection with the conspiracy relating to the violence which erupted in the national capital in February 2020.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Russo Brothers on Chadwick Boseman's Golden Globe win: 'Your legacy is everlasting'
Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) The Russo Brothers took to Twitter on Monday to congratulate late actor Chadwick Boseman for winning a Golden Globe. Boseman bagged the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his role as a jazz musician in the film, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Suu Kyi in court 1st time since military coup (Ld)
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Myanmar's tallest leader Aung San Suu Kyi, denied a second tenure in power by a military takeover on February 1, faced court on Monday through a video link, her lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said.
2021-03-01
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Not many can bowl straight balls on spinners' track like Axar: Parsana
Ahmedabad, March 1 (IANS) Dhiraj Parsana, former India left-arm spinner and the long-time curator at the Motera stadium here, remembers a young Axar Patel as someone who had a beautiful high-arm action when the youngster would visit Motera for camps and age-group cricket tournaments.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Maninee De to play a bigger role in 'LSD: Love, Scandal & Doctors' season 2
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Maninee De, who is part of the series LSD: Love, Scandal & Doctors, says that although she didn't get much screen time this season, her character will have more to do next season.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kangana Ranaut reminisces about childhood memories
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has reminisced about her childhood as it is her birthday month.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
435 IIM-B'lore students get placement offers
Bengaluru, March 1 (IANS) All the graduating students of the state-run Indian Institute of Management (IIM-B) got placement offers from global reputed firms, an official said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Swara Bhasker, Shikha Talsania topline 'Jahaan Chaar Yaar' cast
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Swara Bhasker, Shikha Talsania, Meher Vij and Pooja Chopra topline the cast of Jahaan Chaar Yaar. The upcoming film goes on floors on March 5.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sensex closes 750 points up; auto, metal index surge (Ld)
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices soared on Monday with the BSE Sensex closing nearly 750 points higher.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Governor: Rs 29,290 crore Centre's GST dues to Maha unpaid
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday said that a huge amount of Rs 29,290 crore in GST compensation remains unpaid to Maharashtra out of a total of Rs 46,950 crore.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Shilpa Shetty suggests yoga for injury
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday suggested a solution for yoga enthusiasts who have sustained injury. She also suggested that a yoga posture should be modified to suit your body if you have any injury.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karishma Tanna goes grunge for March
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Karishma Tanna has shared a stunning photo set on social media sporting a white shirt dress.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CM, cabinet to take Covid vaccine: Kerala Health Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Monday said that in a day or two Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, ministers and legislators will be taking the Covid vaccine.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Khashoggi's fiancee demands punishment for Saudi Prince
Istanbul, March 1 (IANS) The Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Monday demanded that Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud be "punished without delay" over the murder.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Follow '5-a-day' rule for longer, healthier life
New York, March 1 (IANS) If you are scouting for a magic potion to live a longer and healthy life, try five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, in which two are fruits and three are vegetables, according to new research that combed through studies representing nearly 2 million adults globally.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Nitish takes first jab as Bihar launches free vax campaign
Patna, March 1 (IANS) After frontline health workers and Corona warriors, a vaccination drive for those aged above 60 and those above 45 with co-morbidities began in Bihar on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
'Modi taking his 1st jab will help promote vax drive'
Bengaluru, March 1 (IANS) BJP leaders including Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the Covid-19 vaccine jab at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi and appealed to the people to join in the fight against the pandemic.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gionee launches budget smartphone for Rs 6,999
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Smartphone maker Gionee on Monday launched its new budget smartphone 'Gionee Max Pro' for Rs 6,999 in the Indian market.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
J&K Police arrest JeM terror associate
Srinagar, March 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested a person, who was helping the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, at Awantipora in South Kashmir's Pulwama district and recovered incriminating material from his possession, police said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
PM calls for efforts in farming from 'sowing to earning' (Ld)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave a call to make concerted efforts in the farming sector in the country to find a comprehensive technological solution from "irrigation to sowing, till harvesting and earning".
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
People queue up for Covid jabs at Gzb pvt hospitals
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), March 1 (IANS) As the third phase of Covid vaccination took off on Monday for all above 60 years and those with comorbidities above 45 years of age at a minimal price at private hospitals and for free at government units, long queues were witnessed at Ghaziabad hospitals.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Punia shuts down social media handles until end of Olympics
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Ace wrestler Bajrang Punia said on Monday that he is shutting down all his social media handles until the end of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics which are scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8. The 27-year-old Asian Games gold medallist is one of the favourites to win a medal for India at the Games.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kerala Fisheries Minister is a liar: Chennithala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) Continuing his tirade against Kerala Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Monday alleged that she has been consistently telling lies about the now cancelled deep sea fishing project.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Covid vaccination underway at 93 centres in Telangana
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Telangana's health minister Eatala Rajender on Monday launched the second phase of Covid vaccination by receiving the first dose at government-run Area Hospital at Huzurabad.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Hyd airport bags best airport award
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) has bagged Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award for 2020.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Feb manufacturing growth remains flat: PMI
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) India's manufacturing sector growth remained flat-to-positive in February, as improving business environment pushed order flow.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NASA astronauts complete 7 hour-long spacewalk
Washington, March 1 (IANS) In the third spacewalk of the year outside the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover concluded their spacewalk after 7 hours and 4 minutes.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
ED quizzes Maha Min Vishwajeet Kadam's wife
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is questioning Swapnali Bhosale, wife of Maharashtra Minister Vishwajeet Kadam in connection with its probe in a Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) case, officials said.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Suu Kyi appears in court via video link
Nay Pyi Taw, March 1 (IANS) Myanmar's former de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday appeared in court here via video link, marking her first public appearance since her detention and the sebsequent military coup on February 1.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Girl knocks court's doors after tolerating torture of child marriage for 12 years
Jaipur, March 1 (IANS) After suffering for 12 long years subsequent to marriage at the tender age of seven, 18-year-old Mansi Gurjar has finally summoned courage to initiate steps to annul her child marriage.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vaccination opens for senior citizens, above 45s in Andhra
Amaravati, March 1 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday commenced the third phase of Coronavirus vaccination, opening the opportunity to senior citizens above 60 and people with comorbidities above 45 years of age.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Raj Guv gets first dose of Covid vax
Jaipur, March 1 (IANS) Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra was administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Raj Bhavan here on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
itel gears up to launch Made in India Android TVs for its customers
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) After witnessing massive success with the television launch last year, itel is rumoured to launch its range of Android TVs in India.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Around 64% polling in local body elections in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, March 1 (IANS) There was an average of around 64% polling in the local body elections for municipalities, district and tehsil panchayats in Gujarat on Sunday. Voting for 8,473 seats in municipalities, 980 in district panchayats and 4,773 in taluka panchayats took place across 36,008 booths. The counting of votes will take place on March 2.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
New law to protect Yangtze River takes effect
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) The Yangtze River conservation law took effect on Monday amid China's intensified efforts to protect its "mother river".
2021-03-01
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Get Ashwin back in India ODI squad: Hogg
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg on Monday said that India should select Ravichandran Ashwin for their upcoming ODI series against England. Hogg said in a tweet that the 34-year-old off-spinner adds depth to the batting lineup apart from being a wicket-taking option.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vice President Naidu takes home-grown jab in Chennai
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has also announced that he has received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a government hospital in Chennai, kicking off an expansion of the country's immunisation campaign that began in mid-January with healthcare workers.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'One jab of either Pfizer or Oxford-AstraZeneca offers 90% protection'
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Just one vaccine shot reduces the risk of being hospitalised by Covid-19 by more than 90 per cent, according to new findings, Daily Mail reported.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Elderly queue up for vaccine jab on optimistic note
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) As the vaccination drive for people above 60 years and those in the 45-59 age bracket with comorbidities began on Monday, the elderly people were seen queuing up at several hospitals in the national capital.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
JD(U) celebrates Nitish Kumar's birthday as 'Vikas Diwas'
Patna, March 1 (IANS) Greetings and birthday wishes have been pouring in from all political parties across the spectrum as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar celebrated his 70th birthday on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Rental growth surpasses capital price growth in luxury markets: Report
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The growth rate of rentals in the top seven luxury housing markets of the country rose by 17-26 per cent in the past seven years, surpassing the rise in luxury property prices in the same localities during the same period, with average capital prices increasing by 15 per cent, according to an Anarock report.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 to come with 5G: Report
San Francisco, March 1 (IANS) Microsoft launched its ambitious, dual-screen smartphone 'Surface Duo' in the US and Europe last year and now a new report has claimed that the company is working on the second-generation foldable display smartphone called the Microsoft Surface Duo 2.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Congress appoints 7 new district chiefs in UP
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) The Congress has appointed seven new presidents for district unit in Deoria, Maharajganj, Jalaun, Kanpur, Unnao, Bulandshahr, and Lucknow City (South).
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
AIADMK banking on Vanniyars to romp home in North Tamil Nadu
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK which is aiming to retain Tamil Nadu in the Assembly elections on April 6, is playing all the cards up its sleeve.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bhumi recalls Sushant as 'Sonchiriya' turns 2 (Ld)
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pedenekar has remembered late actor Sushant Singh Rajput on the second release anniversary of their film Sonchiriya. She recalled him asan actor with a "restless mind".
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maha Cong ministers protest high fuel prices on bicycles
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Adopting a unique approach to highlight the spiralling fuel prices, all Congress Ministers and legislators on Monday took to the roads on bicycles and furiously pedalled to the Maharashtra Legislature on the opening day of the Budget Session, here.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Dubai Hindu temple to virtually celebrate Shivratri
Dubai, March 1 (IANS) The Hindu temple in Dubai will virtually celebrate the upcoming Maha Shivratri festival virtually this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, while the premises will be closed to prevent the spread of the virus, according to a media report.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Religion
Afridi adds to age confusion, says he is turning 44
Lahore, March 1 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi while thanking his fans on Monday for their birthday wishes, said in his tweet that he is turning 44 this year, despite saying earlier in his autobiography that he was born in 1975.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Google India offers new courses for scribes
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Data journalism, reverse visual search and mobile journalism are among the new courses that the Google News Initiative announced on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Boy killed, 2 injured in Bihar bomb blast
Khagaria, March 1 (IANS) A child was killed and two others were critically injured in a blast in a playground in Bihar's Khagaria district near the Gogri police station area.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka begins poll campaign in Assam
Guwahati, March 1 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived here on Monday to campaign for the party in Assam, where the Congress-led seven-party alliance will take on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led three-party coalition.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
S.Korean Prez ready to talk with Japan
Seoul, March 1 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that his government is ready to talk with Japan amid the prolongation of the frayed ties between Seoul and Tokyo over historical and trade issues.
2021-03-01
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
3rd Covid wave feared in Pak
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Due to the easing of most of the coronavirus restrictions across Pakistan, health experts have sounded alarm over a third wave of the pandemic if there was a resurgence of fresh cases, a media report said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Bhumi recalls Sushant as 'rare mind' as 'Sonchiriya' turns 3
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS)   Actress Bhumi Pedenekar has remembered Sushant Singh Rajput on the second release anniversary of their film Sonchiriya. She recalls the late Sushant as an actor with a restless mind.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chaos reigns as CoWIN keeps shutting down
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The excitement for getting vaccinated on Day 1 of the third phase of massive immunization drive turned into a chaos after the CoWIN portal kept shutting down intermitently while processing the inoculation exercise, several hospitals complained while speaking to IANS.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Don't need Covid jab owing to high antibodies: Hry Min
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday said he didn't need the Covid-19 vaccine as his antibodies count was quite good owing to the shots taken during trials for the vaccine.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Govt focussing on empowerment of small farmers: PM
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Amid ongoing farmers' protest against three farms laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the Central government's vision is to empower small farmers and expand the options for them to sell their produce.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre gets more time to file report in WhatsApp privacy case
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday granted more time to the Centre to file the status report in a petition seeking direction for an injunction against the updated privacy policy by WhatsApp.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Disha Patani starts shooting for 'Ek Villain Returns'
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani has started shooting for the sequel of the 2014 hit, Ek Villain. 
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Istanbul-Islamabad freight train to resume ops
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) The Istanbul-Islamabad freight train will resume operations from this week after a gap of nine years, connecting the three countries of Pakistan, Turkey and Iran, a senior official has confirmed.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kareena shares first picture post delivery
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has shared her first picture on Instagram after giving birth to her second baby, a son. 
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Evelyn Sharma 'ready to slay' her Monday
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Evelyn Sharma took to Instagram to post a motivating message on Monday. To start the week, she spoke of how she is all set to "slay" the day.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Interfaith couple's 'marriage' put on hold endlessly
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), March 1 (IANS) Four months ago, a 27-year-old Muslim man had allegedly 'eloped' with a girl from another faith to get married, which had created a lot of sensation. The man was later caught and jailed for over a month.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Manappuram Finance board mulls debt securities
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Manappuram Finance on Monday said that its Board of Directors is likely to consider and approved the issuances of debt securities this month.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bhojpuri star files FIR against rivals
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Bhojpuri singer and actor Pawan Singh has lodged an FIR with the Gomti Nagar police station here against his professional rivals Mahesh Pandey, Sumit Dwivedi and others for maligning his image by uploading fake contents on YouTube and issuing life threats to him.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australia establishes 'myth busting' team
Canberra, March 1 (IANS) The Australian government has established a "myth-busting unit" to address coronavirus vaccine misinformation, a Minister revealed on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Australia,Politics
I'd rather miss Olympics than take vaccine: Blake
Kingston, March 1 (IANS) Jamaica's two-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter Yohan Blake said that he would rather not participate in the Tokyo Olympics than take a vaccine for Covid-19. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has "encouraged" all athletes travelling for the Games to take a vaccine but it is not compulsory.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
Hackers hit SBI users with text phishing scam
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Several users of the State Bank of India (SBI) have been targeted with a phishing scam where hackers have flooded them with suspicious text messages, requesting them to redeem their SBI credit points worth Rs 9,870.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sleep apnea could be linked to memory issues
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) A disorder called obstructive sleep apnea that occurs when breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep is common in people with thinking and memory problems, says a new study.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Missing girl's body found in Aligarh field
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), March 1 (IANS) The body of a 16-year-old girl, who had been reported missing, was found in a field in Aligarh district, police said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soma Rathod: No matter how my mood is, I need to make viewers laugh
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Television actress Soma Rathod, who is part of the sitcom Jijaji Chhat Parr Koii Haii, says she has always been a big fan of comedy. The actor, who has been a part of comedy projects including Pyar Mein Thoda Twist, Jijaji Chhat Par Hai and Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai, feels that people have always found her funny.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Harman acquires 5G, V2X firm Savari
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Audio equipment maker HARMAN, owned by South Korean major Samsung on Monday announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Savari, a Silicon Valley-based automotive technology company developing vehicle-to-everything communications (V2X) technology in 5G Edge and automotive devices.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UP primary schools reopen with Covid protocol
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Primary schools in Uttar Pradesh reopened on Monday after almost a year.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Alia 'thrilled' to produce Darlings along with SRK
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt says she is "thrilled" to co-produce her upcoming starrer "Darlings" under her brand new banner Eternal Sunshine Productions along with Shah Rukh Khans Red Chillies Entertainment.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
South Africa eases lockdown restrictions
Johannesburg, March 1 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases decline, the South African cabinet has eased lockdown restrictions from alert level three to one, allowing political and religious gatherings, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced.
2021-03-01
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Will not be stopped & silenced: Naidu (Ld)
Tirupati, March 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh opposition leader and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Monday accused the state government of trying to silence him after he was detained and not allowed to proceed for a protest.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Big B thanks fans for concern over his health
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has thanked fans who expressed concern following his blog announcement that he was undergoing a surgery.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tejpal rape trial hearing adjourned
Panaji, March 1 (IANS) The scheduled final argument in the rape trial against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal could not be conducted on Monday, because of a death in the judge's family, special public prosecutor Francisco Tavora said.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
US upset by Iran's response to n-talks
Washington, March 1 (IANS) The White House said that it was disappointed that Tehran had rejected an offer to hold informal talks with European countries and the US over the Iran nuclear issue.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
Can a cursed inheritance be turned into a blessing?
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Award-winning author and poet, Sutapa Basu brings to you a heady mix of mystery and the paranormal, a treasure hunt, and an amateur detective at work that will remind readers of the works of Satyajit Ray and Ruskin Bond.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
HC picks flaws in Goa municipal polls procedure
Panaji, March 1 (IANS) In a set back to the Goa government, the Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Monday scrapped municipal elections in five municipal council, citing faulty reservation procedures, even as the Court allowed polls to be conducted as per schedule in the remaining six municipal councils and one municipal corporation.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
AustralaSian Covid-19 trial starts in India
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The AustralaSian Covid-19 trial (ASCOT) which aims to discover which existing treatments are most effective in hospitalised patients has been expanded into India.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Cyber intel firm warns Chinese hackers infiltrated India's power sector (Ld)
New York, March 1 (IANS) A cyber intelligence company says it has found that hackers linked to China have infiltrated power systems and ports in India in a "show of force" and they have the ability to create disruptions.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Feb manufacturing growth remains flat: PMI
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) India's manufacturing sector growth remained flat-to-positive in February, as improving business environment pushed order flow.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ranbir-Parineeti starrer 'Animal' on Dussehra 2022
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) The Ranbir Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra starrer Animal will hit screens on Dussehra 2022. Members of the cast -- Parineeti, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol -- took to Twitter on Monday to confirm the release date.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mumbai Indians announce partnership with DHL
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians (MI) on Monday announced its partnership with DHL Express. The international express service provider has joined MI as a principal sponsor and official logistics partner ahead of the 2021 season of the IPL.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Hyundai Motor India's overall Feb sales over 26%
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Hyundai Motor India on Monday reported a growth of 26.4 per cent in its overall sales including exports during February.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Freiburg stun Leverkusen in Bundesliga
Berlin, March 1 (IANS) Freiburg scored twice after the break to snatch all three points on the road against wasteful Bayer Leverkusen in the closer of the 23rd round matches in Bundesliga.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Felt honoured after vaccinating PM: AIIMS Nurse
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) It was a moment of great surprise for P.Niveda, nursing officer at AIIMS here, when she was asked to administer the first shot of vaccine to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday morning.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tensions simmer at volatile Iran-Pakistan border
New Delhi, March 1: Repeated border flare-ups in the last few weeks have exacerbated the tensions between Pakistan and Iran threatening to further destablise an already volatile region. Various agencies have reported the killing of at least two people in a shooting incident at the common border of the two countries, triggering large scale protests in Sistan-Baluchistan, the second largest province of the 31 provinces of Iran.
2021-03-01
Category: India, New Delhi,National
India-Pakistan agreement on LoC angers Kashmir terror group
New Delhi, March 1: The revival of the 2003 ceasefire accord on February 25 along the Line of Control has driven a deeper wedge between Pakistan and the Kashmir militant groups affiliated with Al Qaeda.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
'China hit Mumbai with blackout as troops clashed in Ladakh last year'
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) China launched a cybercampaign hit against Indias power grid targeting Mumbai on October 13 last year, in a warning message after the tension at Ladakh border.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Technology
Time not appropriate for Iran to hold meeting with US
Tehran, March 1 (IANS) Iranian authorities have said that the time is "not appropriate" for the Islamic Republic to hold an informal meeting with the US and also Europe.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Golden Globes 2021: 'Nomadland', 'Borat' 'The Crown' win top honours
Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" and "Nomadland" were the big winners of the 78th Golden Globe Awards. "The Crown" and late star Chadwick Boseman were among winners, too, while veteran Jane Fonda was feted with the lifetime achievement award.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Person representing Tamils, culture will become CM: Rahul
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that Tamil Nadu will be ruled by a person who truly represents the Tamil culture and its people.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Hundreds in NY rally against anti-Asian hate
New York, March 1 (IANS) Hundreds of people from various races rallied in New York City's Lower Manhattan area in protest against violence and crimes targeting Asian-Americans.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
RGCB certifies Aerolyz air steriliser
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) In a path-breaking fight against Covid-19, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram, the national autonomous institute under the Department of Biotechnology, has certified Aerolyz, the patented air steriliser operating in visible light photo-catalytic technology as 100 per cent safe air treatment sterilisation technology for air-conditioned, closed environments.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
High drama at Tirupati airport as Naidu stages sit-in
Tirupati, March 1 (IANS) Dramatic scenes played out at the Renigunta airport near Tirupati on Monday when police blocked Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu from proceeding to carry out his programmes.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Oli lays foundation stone for largest industrial park
Kathmandu, March 1 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli laid the foundation stone for the country's largest industrial park located in Jhapa district.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Covid hampers firms' RPA goals in Asia-Pacific
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) First-wave adopters of robotic process automation (RPA) in the Asia-Pacific region have seen early success but struggle with scale, as the pandemic has hampered their growth plans, a new report said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Yemen govt, Houthis swap 36 prisoners
Sanaa, March 1 (IANS) The Yemen government and the Houthi militia group swapped 36 prisoners in the country's conflict-ridden northeastern province of Marib, a military official has confirmed.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Adah Sharma: Feel more comfortable around animals than humans
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Adah Sharma says she is more comfortable around animals than humans. Animals, she adds, are uncomplicated and easy to interract with.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
England, Wales train fares to rise above inflation
London, March 1 (IANS) Millions of train passengers in England and Wales will be hit by higher fares from Monday onwards as fares are expected to rise above inflation for the first time in eight years.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Meditation for happiness, peace goes up as one ages: Survey
New Delhi, March 1 (IANSlife) What makes Indians meditate? According to a recent survey by meditation and mindfulness app ThinkRight.me, it is the pursuit of happiness, peace, and personal growth that keeps most Indians going in the meditatation sphere.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
India with 15.5K new cases touches 1.11Cr
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Fresh Covid-19 cases are showing a worrying upward trend over the last two weeks. Single-day rise of 15,510 new Covid cases reported in the last 24 hours pushed India's tally to 1,11,12,241 on Monday, while 106 fatalities mounted the death toll to 1,57,157, the Union Health Ministry said.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Alia Bhatt announces production house
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has launched her production house Eternal Sunshine Productions. She has posted her company's logo on Instagram along with the official announcement.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Raje's 'Power Play' for Raj begins
Jaipur, March 1 (IANS) The "power play" by a "fragmented" BJP appeared to be gaining steam with former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje looking all set to kick off her much talked-about religious yatra from March 8, which is co-incidentally her birthday and as well as the International Women's Day.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics