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'Life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Award-winning childrens author Vaishali Shroff belongs to a family of wildlife enthusiasts. While her husband and children look for interesting sightings and topographies to photograph, she looks for stories and lessons to be learnt, like for instance, that life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Gul Panag: Was able to leverage film career to do other things
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Gul Panag has been in the Hindi film industry for almost 18 years now, and she says her acting career enabled her to do other things that are important to her.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid Care: Boeing plans to set up field hospitals in India (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing has tied-up with state governments along with NGOs to set up field hospitals in India to treat Covid patients.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Harsh Vardhan to hold video meet with 4 CMs on Covid
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will be holding a meeting with Health Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat on Covid-19 situation and progress on vaccination drive in these states later on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rahul takes potshot at Modi over dead bodies in Ganga
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) After several decomposed bodies were found floating in the river Ganga in several cities of Uttar Pradesh, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday indirectly took a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the one who said that Mother Ganga has called him, has made it cry.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahul urges Cong workers to help people as Cyclone Tauktae approaches
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appealed to his party workers to provide all possible assistance to those in need in view of cyclone Tauktae alert issued in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
PM Modi holds key meeting on Covid crisis
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a crucial meeting on Saturday to review the Covid-19 situation and vaccination progress across the country.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bowlers were aware of ball-tampering tactics, hints Bancroft
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft, who was suspended from cricket for his involvement in ball-tampering scandal along with Steve Smith and David Warner during a Test match against South Africa in March 2018, has indicated that Australian bowlers too were aware of the unfair tactics.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Breather to consumers as OMCs pause fuel price rise
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A day after steep increase in retail prices of petrol and diesel, fuel retailers on Saturday spared consumers of any further increase in fuel prices.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Twitter asks users to protect its ad dollars in iOS 14.5 prompt
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Twitter has joined companies like Facebook in asking users to protect its targeted ad dollars in a new iOS 14.5 prompt, as the new Apple App Tracking Transparency forces developers to ask permission from users if they want to enable ad tracking.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Over 3.26L new Covid cases, 3,890 deaths in India in 24 hrs
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Witnessing a decline, India on Saturday reported 3,26,098 new Covid cases and 3,890 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Commonwealth nations target inclusive shift to clean energy
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Second Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum concluded with strong recommendations for member countries to work together to fast-track an inclusive, just and equitable transition to low-carbon energy systems across the Commonwealth.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Ex-KKR pacer Gurney decides to retire from cricket
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and England left-arm speedster Harry Gurney has decided to retire from cricket following a shoulder injury.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Shafali included in women's ODI, Test squads for England tour
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Dashing teenaged opener, Shafali Verma was on Friday included in the Indian women's Test and ODI squads for the June-July tour of England after her absence from the South Africa ODIs in March had drawn widespread criticism.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Implementing PM-KISAN scheme in Bengal shows BJP's commitment for 'Sonar Bangla': Nadda
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The national President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), J.P. Nadda, on Friday said that the money transferred to the farmers of West Bengal under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) is a testimony to the party's commitment to turn the state into 'Sonar Bangla'.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian women's cricket squads named for England tour
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Indian national selection committee on Friday picked two squads for the tour of England, where they will play a one-off Test, three ODIs, and three T20 Internationals against the host. The tour takes placed between June 16 and July 15, said an Indian cricket board statement.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rates under the RoDTEP scheme to be announced in 15 days: DGFT
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The much-delayed announcement of the rates under the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme will be made in 15 days, Director General, Foreign Trade, Amit Yadav said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Swimming body seeks exemption from quarantine for Monaco event
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) is in talks with French Sports Ministry as it seeks exemption for Indian team from the mandatory 10-day quarantine ahead of an international competition in Monaco on May 29.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
India's April exports rise to over $30 bn
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The low base effect powered India's merchandise exports to grow by over 195 per cent on a year-on-year basis last month.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SpiceXpress airlifts 55K oxygen concentrators in 3 weeks
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) SpiceJet's air cargo arm SpiceXpress has airlifted 55,000 oxygen concentrators and Covid relief materials in just over three weeks, the company said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress urges Palestinians, Israel to cease hostilities immediately
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Congress on Friday raised concern over the spiralling violence in the Palestinian territories and Israel and urged an immediate cessation of hostilities.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDMC floats medical helpline for Covid infected staff, families
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Amid the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the national capital, a medical team under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has launched an initiative to provide consultations to its employees and their family members who have been infected by Covid and are in home isolation.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
AIFF league panel proposes relegation freeze due to pandemic
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The All India Football Federations (AIFF) league committee on Friday proposed to do away with relegation for last seasons I-League, given the extraordinary circumstances arising due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
20 civil servants appointed to joint secretary-level posts
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, 20 civil servants were on Friday appointed to joint secretary-level posts.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Let them eat dark chocolate.' India's Covid-19 crisis is devastating its most desperate people: The Economist
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's covid-19 crisis is devastating its most desperate people, The Economist said in a report.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
3D Shankar may switch teams in bid to stage comeback to Indian team
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) All-rounder Vijay Shankar, who represented India at the 2019 World Cup but fell out of favour soon after, said he needs chances to bat up the order for Tamil Nadu and may not rule out switching to a different state team for that as he eyes return to the Indian team.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BJP MP Parvesh Verma provides 100 oxygen concentrators for his constituency
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party Lok Sabha member from West Delhi, Parvesh Verma on Friday started providing oxygen concentrators to patients in his parliamentary constituency. Verma's organization 'Rashtriya Swabhiman' has arranged 100 oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi's death toll drops below 300, 14K recoveries in a day
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The national capital reported 8,506 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, the lowest since April 10, while its daily positivity rate came down to 12.40 per cent in the last 24 hours, the Delhi governments daily health bulletin said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Piyush Goyal's PS Ravi Kant Gupta given premature repatriation
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal's Private Secretary Dr Ravi Kant Gupta was on Friday given premature repatriation to his parent cadre, an unexpected move by the government taken four years before he completed his tenure in the current posting.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bata India appoints Gunjan Shah as new CEO
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Footwear major Bata India Limited on Friday announced the appointment of Gunjan Shah as its new Chief Executive Officer.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Commerce Minister discusses measures to enhance Covid vaccine production with the USTR
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Friday had a virtual meeting with United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Chi Tai.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Resolution of pending issues of exporters would give impetus to trade: EEPC India Chairman
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The value of engineering goods shipments registered a year-on-year growth of 238.27% during April, 2021 owing primarily to lower base effect and strong demand from traditional markets. This shows recovery in external trade is very much on track and improved trade outlook, said EEPC India Chairman Mahesh Desai.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi's vaccine stock for 45+ to last for 2-3 days: AAP
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The national capitals Covaxin stock for the 45-plus age group and healthcare and frontline workers will last for two days, while the Covishield stock for the same beneficiaries would last for three more days, the Aam Aadmi Party said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oppn should not indulge in needless politics: Gambhir on police questioning
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) As the Congress attacked the Government over questioning by the Delhi Police of its Youth Wing President for arranging essentials for Covid patients, the BJP urged the main opposition party not to indulge in needless politics.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi Police perform last rites of elderly man whose family couldn't come from US
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Presenting a human face, the Delhi Police on Friday performed the last rites of an elderly person after his family members expressed their inability to come to India.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
India's trade performance improves in April
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's export performance continued to improve in April, according to Commerce Ministry data.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centralise vaccine purchase, decentralise distribution: Rahul
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the central government's vaccine policy, saying it is compounding problems and demanded that the vaccine purchase should be centralised and distribution decentralised.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's April exports rise to over $30 bn
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The low base effect powered India's merchandise exports to grow by over 195 per cent on year-on-year basis last month.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2021-22 to be issued at Rs 4,777 per gm
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The new series of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2021-22 will be opened May 17-21, 2021, and the issue price during the subscription period shall be Rs 4,777 per gram.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MediBuddy, HCL to support India's Covid mitigation efforts
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Digital healthcare platform MediBuddy has tied up with more than 350 top hospitals across 130 cities to strengthen the vaccine rollout across the country, the company said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
COVID-19 second wave: India fights back, counters negative campaign (Comment)
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) As COVID-19 cases rise in South Asia, some elements have launched a campaign suggesting India has not been able to handle the crisis. In the fight against COVID-19, India is following a human centric approach to furthering global good.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Plea in SC seeking probe into recovery of bodies from Ganga
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) to conduct the investigation into over 100 corpses, found floating in the Ganga river in Bihar's Buxar, and Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur and Unnao districts, amid the ongoing second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rescuer always greater than one who kills: Rahul on Police at IYC office (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Hours after Delhi Police Crime Branch officers visited the office of the Indian Youth Congress, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the government saying the rescuer is always greater than the one who kills.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kazakhstan extends humanitarian aid to India
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In accordance with instructions from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and guided by the principles of strategic partnership between the two states, the Kazakhstan government has provided humanitarian assistance to India during this serious epidemiological situation of Covid-19.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Hussey tests negative, may fly home next week
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey has tested negative and will leave for Australia hopefully over the next week, the franchise has said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Oxygen concentrators case: Delhi HC denies interim protection from arrest to Navneet Kalra till May 18
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant interim protection from arrest to Navneet Kalra in connection with alleged black marketing of oxygen concentrators. Kalra has approached the High Court seeking anticipatory bail after a sessions court on Thursday dismissed Kalra's anticipatory bail plea.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't mislead about my Covid-19 status: SRH's Saha
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) cricketer Wriddhiman Saha on Friday urged people not to spread rumours that he was still Covid-positive, saying that it was still inconclusive as one test had come positive and the other negative.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India needs its own crypto unicorns: Experts
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Stressing that India needs smart and sensible crypto regulation, leading cryptocurrency players in the country on Friday urged the government against the ban and sought engagement to build consensus on crypto regulation.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Centre to supply 192L vax doses to states, UTs from May 16-31
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Centre on Friday announced to supply nearly 192 lakh Covid-19 vaccines 'free of cost to the states and the Union Territories (UTs) in the next fortnight from May 16 to 31.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Recoveries outnumber daily Covid cases 3rd time in 4 days
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Recoveries from Covid-19 registered at 3,44,776 in the last 24 hours, on Friday outnumbered India's daily new Covid cases for the third time in the last four days.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine