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Kerala entrepreneur converts Rolls Royce into luxury cab
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Businessman Boby Chemmanur who brought football legend Diego Marodana to Kerala, is again in the news for converting his Rolls Royce Phantom car into a tourist taxi.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Chinese construction along border, we are watching: India
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) China is undertaking construction work along the border areas, the Indian government said on Monday while categorically stressing that all developments having a bearing on India's security are being closely watched.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
CBI nabs 2 more railway engineers in bribery case, total 5 arrested (Ld)
New Delhi/Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Indian Railways Engineering Service officer and two others in an alleged graft case of Rs 1 crore, the agency on Monday continued its action as it arrested two more railway engineers, taking the total number arrests in the case to five and also recovered a total amount of Rs 2.39 crore, officials said.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EC team arrives in Assam to review poll preparations, to visit Bengal on Wed
Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) Ahead of the declaration of Assembly polls in five states, an Election Commission (EC) team headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora arrived in Guwahati on Monday to review the preparations for the Assam Assembly elections.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
J&K: 2 terror operatives nabbed
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir Police busted a terror module on Monday in Jammu's Ramban district by arresting two terror operatives and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession, officials said.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Oommen Chandy to head Cong committee for Kerala Assembly polls
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will head a panel of Congress leaders who would be supervising the upcoming Assembly elections. The Congress Supervisory Committee would comprise ten members which may have a few more inclusions later.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
From Shyamala Gopalan to Kamala Devi Harris: A timeline of two audacious journeys (Ld)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) When Kamala Harris takes oath as America's Vice President, it will be a moment without equal in the country's history. Harris will be the first Indian and Black American, first woman and first woman of colour to ever win election to America's highest political office.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hesistancy, Co-WIN glitches reign over 2nd day of inoculation drive
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Glitches in Co-WIN application and vaccine hesitancy continued to reign over the second day of the Covid-19 inoculation drive as the turnout remained shockingly low at many government hospitals of the national capital on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala town to flaunt coir, port and labour movement museums
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Once a bustling maritime town on the west coast and now a global houseboat tourism hub, Alappuzha in Kerala will launch India's first Labour Movement Museum, showcasing the fascinating history of the world labour movement that also left a deep imprint on the grim struggle of the workers here for their rights.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
CBI nabs 2 more in railway bribery case, total 5 arrested
New Delhi/Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Indian Railways Engineering Service officer and two others in an alleged graft case of Rs one crore, the agency on Monday continued its action as it arrested two more people taking the total arrests in the case to five, officials said.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Andhra introduces app to monitor attendance of school students
Amaravati, Jan 18 (IANS) In a bid to ensure that students of government schools in Andhra Pradesh do not play truant, the state government on Monday launched a special mobile application to monitor the regular attendance of the students in all the schools.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Delhi schools reopen for Classes 10, 12 for board exams prep
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Schools in Delhi have reopened only for students of classes 10 and 12 from Monday in view of the upcoming board exams, especially for practicals, project work and laboratory related activities.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Second ICGE to focus on empowering women, transgenders
Kozhikode, Jan 18 (IANS) Measures to unleash the economic potential of women and transgender persons that would empower them to become sustainable entrepreneurs will be the focus of the upcoming second edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE), a signature event of the Kerala government's Gender Park.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Tractor rally on R-Day: SC says cops to decide on entry of farmers in Delhi (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) With farmer unions insisting on holding a tractor rally on Republic Day, the Supreme Court on Monday told the Centre that the top court cannot be the first authority to deal with it, instead the onus falls on Delhi Police on whether to allow farmers' entry into Delhi or not.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Soren meets Rahul as JMM-Cong govt completes 1 yr in Jharkhand
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi here as the JMM-Congress alliance government completed a year in the state.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
This is which causes stomach discomfort in IBS patients
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
JLo: Have never done Botox or surgery
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has shut down trolls who have claimed that she has had botox treatment. She also said that she has never gone under the knife.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AP police nab drunken butcher for breaking Kakinada temple tridents
Kakinada, Jan 18 (IANS) At a time when allegations of multiple temple attacks are making headlines in Andhra Pradesh, the initiative of installing surveillance cameras at all religious places has enabled the state's East Godavari district police on Monday to arrest a drunken butcher for damaging the tridents (trishul) of a local temple in Kakinada more than a week ago.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Returning students 'behind' secondary Covid infections across UK
London, Jan 18 (IANS) A student infected with Covid-19 returning home from university for Christmas would, on average, have infected just less than one other household member with the virus, a UK-based study suggests.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
90% road accidents caused due to human error: Himachal CM
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) People must be sensitised about ensuring road safety and obeying traffic rules as almost 90 per cent of the road accidents are caused due to human error, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigerian peddler swallows drug pellets when nabbed by NCB
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) In a new modus operandi, a Nigerian with drugs concealed in his mouth, swallowed the cocaine pellets when a team of Narcotics Control Bureau nabbed him in Mumbai, officials said here on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Justin Timberlake finally confirms birth of second child
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Singer-actor Justin Timberlake and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, welcomed their second child in 2020. Timberlake has finally confirmed the news now. They have named their second child, a son, Phineas.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
MP: A teacher who worships daughters at school
Katni (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 18 (IANS) Setting a unique example, a teacher at a school in Madhya Pradesh starts teaching only after worshiping girl students every day. He has been following this for more than 23 years.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Punjab-based foundation bags road safety award
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The chief functionary of Patiala Foundation Ravee Singh Ahluwalia was honoured for his outstanding work in road safety by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in New Delhi on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Harsh Vardhan inaugurates 100-bed Plastic Surgery Block at AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday inaugurated the newly-constructed Burns and Plastic Surgery Block at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and dedicated it to the 'Father of Plastic Surgery' - ancient Indian physician Sushruta.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
2021 MacBook Pro to feature more ports: Report
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that upcoming MacBook Pro models would come with more ports built into the notebooks for expanded connectivity.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Odisha increases session sites for Covid vaccination
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) The Odisha government has increased the number of session sites for Covid-19 vaccination.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Cong's 12-hour shutdown call evokes partial response in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the opposition Congress in Tripura on Monday to protest against the alleged attack on the state's party president Pijush Biswas by "BJP goons", evoked a partial response.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Indian women's hockey team, Argentina juniors draw 2-2
Buenos Aires, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team returned to international competition after a year with a 2-2 draw against Argentina's junior women's national team, with goals from young striker Sharmila Devi (22nd minute) and the experienced Deep Grace Ekka (31st minute).
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Is friction increasing between Scindia and Tomar in Madhya Pradesh?
Gwalior, Jan 18 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia played a major role in the BJP coming back to power in Madhya Pradesh, but due to the increasing activity of Scindia in the Gwalior-Chambal region it is fast turning into a political storm. There are also indications that the relationship between Scindia and Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has turned sour.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid effect: UK shoot of Neena Gupta-Kalki Koechlin's 'Goldfish' postponed
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The UK shoot of the Neena Gupta and Kalki Koechlin-starrer international project, Goldfish, has been postponed owing to the emerging new Covid strain in that country. The film, also starring Rajit Kapur, was scheduled to go on floors this month in London.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Will be available to play' for Pak once Misbah and Co. leave: Amir
Lahore, Jan 18 (IANS) Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has made it clear that he would be available to play for Pakistan again only once the current support staff led by head coach Misbah-ul-Haq "leaves".
2021-01-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
'Media trial' obstructs justice, amounts to contempt: Bombay HC
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) In a significant verdict, the Bombay High Court on Monday said that "media trial" impacts investigations, violates laws, obstructs administration of justice besides amounting to a contempt of court.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Author Shubhrata Prakash discusses 'The D Word' at KLF
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Author Shubhrata Prakash, Director, NITI Aayog joined KLF Bhava Samvad and discussed her book 'The D Word' with Rakhee Bakshee.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Matt Damon joins 'Thor: Love And Thunder' cast
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Hollywood star Matt Damon will soon be seen in the superhero adventure, Thor: Love And Thunder, and has moved to Australia with his family to shoot the film.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Arm-twisting tactics won't work: Punjab CM again warns Centre
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Condemning the NIA notices issued to several farmers and their supporters amid the anti-farm laws agitation, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said such arm-twisting tactics will not weaken the resolve of the farmers fighting for their rights and future.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
WB polls: Sena 'tiger' to take on Royal Bengal Tigress (Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Hoping to extend its 'territory' beyond Maharashtra, the ruling Shiv Sena has announced it will sound the poll bugle soon in the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections due in another three-four months.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Vaccine won't kill you': AIIMS Director allays fears
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Monday allayed apprehensions about the coronavirus vaccines and assured that the side-effects will not result in death of the beneficiary.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Google providing $53 bn in benefits to businesses in Australia
Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) Fighting the Australian government over its news media bargaining code, Google has announced it providing businesses and users with a combined $53 billion in benefits every year in the country.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Peer support may be more beneficial to teens with anxiety
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) One in three parents strongly support schools having mental health programmes like peer support leaders, a new poll suggests.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Deliveries begin for Tesla's China-made Model Y
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) US-based electric carmaker Tesla on Monday began Shanghai deliveries of its built-in-China Model Y.
2021-01-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Mamata to contest from Suvendu's 'home turf' Nandigram
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) In an open challenge to her once confidante and ex-minister Suvendu Adhikari, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that she will contest the upcoming state Assembly elections from the Nandigram seat.
2021-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ayodhya saints up in arms against 'Tandav'
Ayodhya, Jan 18 (IANS) After the Yogi Adityanath government, it is now the saints of Ayodhya who are up in arms against the web series 'Tandav'.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Maha CM's tweet on border dispute: K'taka CM warns not to politicise issue
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Leaders cutting across political lines in Karnataka, including Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, on Monday came down heavily on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's tweet on "incorporating Marathi-speaking areas" in Karnataka into Maharashtra.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Israeli jets target Hamas sites in Gaza
Tel Aviv, Jan 18 (IANS) The Israeli military said on Monday that its warplanes struck sites belonging to the Hamas in the Gaza Strip after two rockets were fired from the besieged Palestinian enclave.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
The boy has become a man on this tour: Sehwag on Siraj
Brisbane, Jan 18 (IANS) Former Indian cricketers, including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, on Monday lavished rich praise on Mohammed Siraj after the right-arm fast bowler picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Virgin 'Cosmic Girl' jet sends 10 NASA payloads into space (Ld)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) In a historic feat challenging SpaceX CEO Elon Musk who has built reusable rockets, Virgin Orbit which is the sister company of billionaire Sir Richard Branson's space tourism outfit Virgin Galactic, on Monday successfully sent its LauncherOne rocket into space via air launch -- not through a traditional one from a launch pad on the ground.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
We will not quarrel, but celebrate R-Day: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait
Ghazipur, Jan 18 (IANS) The farmers protesting against the new Central farm laws have announced a 'Tractor March' on Republic Day. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard the petition of the Delhi Police on the issue. The apex court said it is for the Delhi Police to decide whether it would allow the farmers to enter Delhi or not.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Jaishankar raised Mallya's extradition, UK not giving details: Centre to SC
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that Vijay Mallya's extradition has been raised at the highest political level, but the UK government has refused to share the details of the confidential proceedings delaying his extradition.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Born in a refugee camp, raised in exile
When my parents and older brother left their home in Kashmir in the middle of the night in 1990, I was just a small foetus in my mother's womb.
2021-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society