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With 2,173 Covid deaths in a week in Delhi, space increased in a crematorium
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Delhi reported 6,430 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest since April 7 and the daily Covid positivity rate reduced to 11.32 per cent. For the last few days, Delhi has witnessed a sharp decline in daily positive cases, positivity rate and number of patients in home isolation etc.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Live streaming on Facebook helps man, minor child reunite with family in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) In a heartwarming news amid the gloom brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, a 42-year-old man and his seven-month-old child were reunited with their family in Kolkata after a live streaming on Facebook showed them wondering aimlessly in the Bhowanipur area of the city.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Haryana to open Covid hospitals
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will inaugurate two Covid hospitals each with a capacity of 500 beds in Panipat and Hisar towns on Sunday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Djokovic scripts comeback win over Tsitsipas, enters semis
Rome, May 15 (IANS) Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic raised his game after trailing 4-6, 1-2 on Friday to earn a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 comeback victory against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in a rain-hit quarter-final match of the Italian Open on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
China enjoys sweet spot in global trade, calls US confused
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Despite the belligerent rhetoric against the Chinese Communist Party regime across the world, China is likely to enjoy its exorbitant value to the US and the global economy.
2021-05-15
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Plea in SC seeks using PM Cares Fund for oxygen plants, vaccines
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking directions to utilise PM Cares Fund for the purpose of installation of oxygen plants, procurement of Covid-19 vaccines and other essential equipment at 738 district hospitals across the country.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yogi trying to incite hatred in Punjab: Amarinder
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath over his 'inflammatory tweet on the declaration of Malerkotla as the 23rd district of Punjab, terming it as an attempt to incite communal hatred in the peaceful state as part of the BJP's divisive policies.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Are Olympics happening in 2021? Federer wants an answer
Lausanne, May 15 (IANS) Tennis legend Roger Federer said on Saturday that athletes around the world were waiting for the Tokyo Olympic Games organisers to decide whether the sporting extravaganza "will go ahead or not" due to the evolving global Covid-19 situation.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Won't allow cynical encashment of public anger to trigger violence: J&K police
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday said they are keeping a very close watch on elements who are attempting to leverage the unfortunate situation in Palestine to disturb public peace and order in the Kashmir valley.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Delhi govt provides Rs 1,051 cr to civic bodies to pay staff salaries
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi government on Saturday allocated Rs 1,051 crore to the three municipal corporations to pay the salaries of employees and medical staff working amid the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Death of 18 elephants in Assam due to 'lightning': Govt probe panel
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) The committee constituted by Assams Wildlife Department on Saturday confirmed that the 18 wild elephants were killed in central Assams Nagaon district on Wednesday after being struck by a massive 'lightning bolt, officials said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
POCO M3 Pro 5G to feature Dimensity 700 chip, big battery
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) Ahead of the launch, Chinese smartphone brand POCO has confirmed that it will launch POCO M3 Pro 5G with MediaTek Dimensity 700 and 5000mAh on May 19.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Technology
Hundreds throng Chennai's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to get Remdesivir
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Hundreds of relatives of Covid-19 infected persons converged at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday to buy the Remdesivir injection.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal extends Corona curfew till May 26
Shimla, May 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday decided to extend the statewide Corona curfew till the morning of May 26.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
4.9L Remdesivir vials, 19 foreign oxygen plants delivered to states
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Nearly 4.9 lakh Remdesivir vials, 11,000 Oxygen Concentrators, more than 13,000 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation plants and over 6,800 ventilators received from abroad as medical Covid aid have been dispatched to the states so far, the government said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Top Jamaat leader held in B'dsh for instigating mayhem during Modi's visit
Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader and listed 1971 war criminal Shahjahan Chowdhury has been arrested by the police for allegedly instigating the violence unleashed by radical outfit Hefazat-e-Islam on March 26 during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh, said Abdullah Al Masum, Superintendent of Police (Special Branch), Chittagong. The arrest was made on Friday night.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Maha Corona crises: Fadnavis complains to Sonia Gandhi
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Marking an unprecedented step, Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis here on Saturday shot off a detailed letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi highlighting the acts of commission and omission by the state government in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Destitute woman mauled to death by stray dogs in B'luru
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a destitute woman was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs here, the police said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Katy Perry regrets being obsessed with boys in younger days
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Pop star Katy Perry, who revisits her teenage years in her new "Electric" video, says she would have liked her early life to have been less about the opposite sex.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Desperate villagers clash at Bihar health centre over getting vax
Patna, May 15 (IANS) In a bid to get the anti-corona jab, villagers fought with each other, sparking a massive clash at a primary health centre of Aurangabad's Dev block in Bihar on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Go for another test if symptoms persist after RT-PCR: AIIMS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) If the RT-PCR test comes out negative, but symptoms are present, it is recommended to go for another test, suggested All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Gangotri Dham doors opened amid Covid-19 protocols
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The doors of Gangotri Dham were opened with full religious rituals at 7.30 a.m. on Saturday morning during the auspicious occasion of Baishakh Shukla Tritiya. The idol of mother Ganga reached the Bhairon Ghati on Friday. Mother Ganga's Doli left for Gangotri Dham at 4 a.m. on Saturday. On this occasion, the aarti (puja) of Mother Ganga was performed wishing good luck for mankind. Due to the postponement of the Char Dham Yatra, the doors of the four dhams were opened in a symbolic way.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Man held from UP for duping needy by promising Remdesivir injections
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested a labourer turned cheat from Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur for duping needy persons in lieu of Remdesivir injections.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
IMA-Agra forms panel to address rising complaints against Covid hospitals
Agra, May 15 (IANS) The Agra branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has constituted a five-member committee to look into the flood of complaints and grievances against private nursing homes and hospitals, accused of over-charging and fleecing the victims of Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Divyanka Tripathi posts 'on location' pictures from Cape Town
Cape Town, May 15 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi on Saturday treated her fans to a series of pictures from Cape Town, South Africa, where she is shooting for the adventure reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi 11".
2021-05-15
Category: International, South Africa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
OPPO unveils 'Find X3 Pro Mars Exploration Edition'
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) As the lander carrying China's first Mars rover has touched down on the Red Planet, Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Saturday unveiled a special edition of Find X3 Pro, dubbed Find X3 Pro Mars Exploration Edition, as a tribute.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Technology
New pics show Lily James sporting fake bust to play Pamela Anderson in series
London, May 15 (IANS) New pictures of actress Lily James as nineties star Pamela Anderson in the limited series "Pam & Tommy" have gone viral from the set of the show.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Archer wants pace bowler Robinson in England Test squad
London, May 15 (IANS) England fast bowler Jofra Archer has made a strong pitch for the inclusion of Sussex team-mate Ollie Robinson in the England Test side for the upcoming summer.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Over 6 in 10 S Koreans wish to pardon jailed Samsung heir: Poll
Seoul, May 15 (IANS) More than six out of every 10 South Koreans support the idea of pardoning Lee Jae-yong, the jailed de facto leader of Samsung Group, a poll showed on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
One held in Delhi for black marketing of oxygen cylinders
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police said on Saturday that they have arrested one person for selling oxygen cylinders in black and seized four cylinders and a car used for transportation purposes from his possession.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
After HC order, Andhra ambulances passing freely to Telangana
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) Ambulance vehicles making their way to Hyderabad with Covid patients from Andhra Pradesh, are being allowed to cross the border into Telangana since Friday night. The development comes in the wake of the Telangana High Court's interim order barring the state government from stopping such vehicles at the border.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
AAP govt dismantled Covid Centre arranged by our MP: BJP
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday criticized the AAP Government for ordering to dismantle Covid Care Centre arranged by its Lok Sabha member from North East Delhi. The BJP said that MP Manoj Tiwari had arranged over 800 Covid beds in his constituency when the second wave was peaking but were dismantled out of vendetta politics by the Arvind Kejriwal government.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Daughter-in-law of late Malayalam actor P. Dev commits suicide
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The son of late actor Rajan P. Dev, Unni Dev, appears to be in trouble after his wife Priyanka ended her life on Wednesday at her home near here.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man carries Covid positive daughter's body on shoulders for cremation
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) In a heart-wrenching incident, a poor man carried his 11-year-old daughter's body on his shoulders to reach the burial ground in Jalandhar town. She died owing to Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
Haryana declares black fungus notified disease
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) After the surfacing of 27 cases of black fungus, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Saturday said black fungus has been declared a notified disease in the state.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata Banerjee's brother died of Covid
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) on a day when the state announced a nearly-lockdown condition to fight the spike in covid cases in the state for the next 15 days, chief minister Mamata Banerjee lost her younger brother who was battling for life in a private hospital for the last one month.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Govt suppressing actual numbers of Covid-related deaths, alleges Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday slammed the central government over the issuance of 1.23 lakh death certificates between March 1 to May 10 this year in Gujarat and said that government, in conjunction with some state governments, is suppressing the actual numbers of new infections and Covid-related deaths.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chitrakoot jail shootout: 5 officials suspended
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) The UP Government has taken serious note of the shootout in Chitrakoot jail in which at least three undertrials were killed on Friday. On the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, five personnel including Chitrakoot Jail Superintendent S.P. Tripathi and jailer Mahendra Pal have been suspended.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
20 Gurugram PCRs delivering O2 cylinders to Covid patients
Gurugram, May 15 (IANS) The district police department has pressed 20 police control vehicles (PCRs) into social service to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Haryana,National
Climate protection depends on political majorities: Merkel
Berlin, May 15 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed on Saturday that far-reaching climate protection measures could be implemented only with the corresponding political majorities.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Philippines reports more cases with Indian Covid variant
Manila, May 15 (IANS) More cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in India have been found in the Philippines, which led to the government to extend a ban on travellers coming from countries where the strain was found in recent days, officials said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Noel Gallagher: Oasis is done I'm afraid
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Legendary musician Noel Gallagher, who once shot to fame as an integral part of Oasis, says the iconic rock band won't reunite.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rupani govt rubbishes Gujarati media's Covid death figures
Gandhinagar, May 15 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Saturday refuted the reports of a Gujarati newspaper which claimed that the number of death certificates issued between March 1 and May 10 in the state were almost 61,000 in excess compared to the same period last year.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India tour to Eng: Sthalekar blasts BCCI for ignoring bereaved Veda
Sydney, May 15 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has come under fire from former Australia cricketer Lisa Sthalekar, who has taken it to task for not communicating with India woman cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy as she grapples with the loss of her sister and mother due to Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
PM emphasises on door-to-door Covid testing in rural India
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed on localised containment strategies in states where Test Positive Rate (TPR) in districts is high and adopt "door to door testing and surveillance in rural India" to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
FIH postpones Belgium-Argentina Pro League ties due to Covid
Lausanne, May 15 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey Pro League matches between Belgium and Argentina scheduled for May 22 and 23 in Antwerp have been postponed due to Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Cyclone Tauktae: Stalin orders to bring 82 fishing boats ashore
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Saturday ordered officials to take steps to bring back 82 fishing boats in deep sea at the earliest.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
NTPC augments Covid care facilities across the country
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) NTPC Ltd, India's largest integrated energy company, has added more than 500 beds with oxygen support and more than 1100 isolation beds across plants in various states to help in critical Covid care.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Navneet Kalra got Delhi Golf Club membership under Ajay Maken: BJP
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday alleged that Congress has close links with businessman Navneet Kalra, accused of hoarding and black marketeering of oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Last day for candidates to register for Iranian prez polls
Tehran, May 15 (IANS) Saturday marked the last day that candidates could register for Iran's presidential elections next month.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics