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UN aiding Palestinians amid escalating violence

United Nations, May 15 (IANS) The UN, in the face of escalating violence between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip and rising casualties, is aiding as many people in the Palestinian territory in need as possible.

15 May 2021 9:15 am
Shah Rukh Khan's Eid wish for fans: Be compassionate

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan tweeted Eid wishes to his fans on Friday evening, urging all to be compassionate and helpful towards others.

14 May 2021 9:06 pm
Parvati Sehgal says fans want her rude, negative avatar back on 'Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya 2'

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actress Parvati Sehgal says the personality of her character Komal in the show Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya 2 has changed over two seasons, but fans want the old Komal back.

14 May 2021 9:00 pm
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.

14 May 2021 8:48 pm
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.

14 May 2021 8:39 pm
Vaccination for 18-45 years to begin in Goa from Sat: CM

Panaji, May 14 (IANS) The Goa government will launch a free vaccination drive for persons in the age group of 18-45 years from Saturday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.

14 May 2021 4:48 pm
Jio comes up with special initiatives for JioPhone users amid pandemic

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Jio has come up with special initiatives for the pandemic period including free 300 minutes of outgoing calls per month for the entire period of the pandemic, to JioPhone users who have not been able to recharge due to the ongoing pandemic.

14 May 2021 12:48 pm
1st Sputnik dose given in Hyd, priced at Rs 948+GST (Ld)

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Friday announced that the first consignment of imported doses of the Sputnik V vaccine that landed in India on May 1 received regulatory clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli, on May 13.

14 May 2021 12:48 pm
First Sputnik dose given in Hyd, priced at Rs 948+GST

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Thursday announced that the first consignment of imported doses of the Sputnik V vaccine that landed in India on May 1 received regulatory clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli, on May 13.

14 May 2021 12:45 pm
3rd locally-transmitted Covid case reported in China

Beijing, May 14 (IANS) China's Anhui province on Friday reported its third locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, according to health authorities.

14 May 2021 12:39 pm
Covid outcomes may be more severe in children: Study

New York, May 14 (IANS) Children with Covid-19 may not display typical symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, therefore more screening and vigilance are required, researchers warned.

14 May 2021 12:36 pm
9 wounded in US shooting

Washington, May 14 (IANS) Nine people were injured, with three in critical condition, in a shooting incident in the US state of Rhode Island, local media reported.

14 May 2021 12:33 pm
2 TN cops lose life even after both shots of vaccine

Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Assistant Commissioner of Police, Easwaran, 52, and Special Sub Inspector, Ravi, 57, lost their lives in the fight against Covid.

14 May 2021 12:30 pm
Asim Riaz drops debut rap song 'Back to start' on Eid

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Bigg Boss 13 star and model Asim Riaz dropped his debut track as a rapper on the occasion of Eid on Friday. Titled Back to start, Asim has written his debut song besides singing it.

14 May 2021 12:15 pm
Kerala hit hard by drop in remittances as 1.2mn workers return: World Bank

United Nations, May 14 (IANS) Kerala has been hit hard by the drop in remittances from the Gulf countries from where about 1.2 million workers returned to the state due to the Covid-driven layoffs, according to the World Bank.

14 May 2021 8:45 am
Greece reopens to vaccinated int'l tourists

Athens, May 14 (IANS) Greece will reopen to international tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 starting from Friday, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.

14 May 2021 8:36 am
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 160.8mn

Washington, May 14 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 160.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.34 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

14 May 2021 8:24 am
New Covid cases decline to 35,297 in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Reversing over the month-long trend, new Covid cases in Karnataka declined to 35,297 in a day, while deaths due to the infection reduced to 344 during the day, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.

14 May 2021 12:33 am
Nokia tops India's optical networks market: Report

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia grew by more than 10 per cent in 2020, acquiring over 25 per cent market share to gain the top position in India's optical networks market, a report said on Thursday.

13 May 2021 8:15 pm
IIT develops portable eco-friendly mobile cremation system

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has developed a prototype of a moveable electric cremation system which claims to be using first-of-its-kind technology that involves smokeless cremation despite using wood.

13 May 2021 4:15 pm
Bengal ups Ganga vigil to block floating bodies

Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) After large number of bodies were fished out of Ganga in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the West Bengal government asked Malda district administration to step up vigil along the river for bodies found floating downstream and cremate them in keeping with protocol.

13 May 2021 12:33 pm
Hefazat militant pleads guilty over involvement in March riots

Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) A top Hefazat-e-Islam militant has pleaded guilty to his involvement in the violent riots that erupted across Bangladesh during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka in March.

13 May 2021 12:24 pm
Saloni Batra: Bagging a 'massy' film is not the only way to fulfil my dreams

Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Saloni Batra has made a mark with a couple of content-driven roles so far, and she doesn't agree with the idea that working in a film meant for the masses is the only way to make it big in Bollywood.

13 May 2021 12:21 pm
Delaying 2nd Covid vax dose in under 65 may cut deaths: Study

New York, May 13 (IANS) A team of US researchers has found that delaying the second dose of Covid-19 vaccines, at least for people aged under 65, could result in up to 20 per cent lower mortality, but only under certain conditions.

13 May 2021 12:21 pm
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 160mn

Washington, May 13 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 159.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.32 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

13 May 2021 8:18 am
Covid human dimension series: A week after delivery, Telangana doctor loses battle to virus

Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) This is another heartbreaking story of a Covid warrior. A young lady doctor lost her battle to the deadly virus barely a week after delivering a baby.

13 May 2021 8:15 am