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New SL Parliament to meet on Aug 20
Colombo, Aug 4 (IANS) Sri Lankan President President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has summoned the new Parliament to meet on August 20 after the crucial general elections slated to take place on Wednesday, the Presidents Media Division (PMD) announced on Tuesday.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
RSS chief reaches Lucknow on way to Ayodhya
Lucknow, Aug 4 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat reached Lucknow on Tuesday morning enroute to Ayodhya to participate in the 'Bhumi Poojan' for the construction of the Ram temple on August 5.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Taliban violated Eid ceasefire 38 times: Afghan govt
Kabul, Aug 4 (IANS) The Afghan Interior Ministry said that the Taliban violated the three-day Eid ceasefire 38 times, killing at least 20 civilians and injuring 40 others.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US should get large share of TikTok sale proceeds: Trump
New York, Aug 4 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that the country should get a large percentage of the proceeds if part of the short video-sharing platform TikTok's business is bought by an American firm.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United States,Technology,Politics
Pompeo, Taliban deputy leader discuss intra-Afghan talks
Kabul, Aug 4 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Talibans deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar discussed the much-awaited intra-Afghan talks and the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, a spokesman of the group said.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
17 more K'taka IPS officers transferred now
Bengaluru, Aug 4 (IANS) A little more than a month after shuffling 13 senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, Karnataka government has again rejigged the police ranks to transfer 17 more officers, an official said.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Spurt in new cases in Agra as more samples are tested
Agra, Aug 4 (IANS) With the number of samples going up each day, there is a fresh spurt in cases of Covid-19 in the Taj city.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Negative list of weapons to boost domestic defence sector
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) To expand the domestic defence manufacturing ecosystem, a negative list of weapons and platforms would be notified with year-wise timelines for placing an embargo on import of such items from those dates.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Jabalpur woman's 28-year fast to end on Bhumi Pujan day
Jabalpur, Aug 4 (IANS) On August 5, when the 'Bhumi Pujan' for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya will take place, a 81-year-old Urmila Chaturvedi, a resident of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, will break fast after 28 years. When the disputed structure was demolished in Ayodhya in 1992, she had given up eating pledging that she would consume food only when the Ram temple construction will take place.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
PIA sacked 63 pilots last month
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said that it has sacked 63 employees last month on various charges, including fake pilot licences, false educational credentials, embezzlement and dereliction of duty, it was reported on Monday.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Balochistan extends 'smart lockdown' till Aug 17
Quetta, Aug 4 (IANS) The government of Pakistan's Balochistan province has extended the 'smart lockdown' enforced to curb the spread of the coronavirus till August 17.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Security forces defuse IED in Kashmir's Pattan area
Srinagar, Aug 4 (IANS) A road-opening party of the security forces averted a tragedy on Tuesday morning when it found an improvised explosive device (IED) planted at Tappar village in Pattan area in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Aug 5 anniv: J&K govt claims 100% success in 7 schemes
Srinagar, Aug 4 (IANS) A day ahead of the anniversary of nullification of special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory (UT) government claims 100 per cent achievement in seven schemes that include Saubhagya and PM Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).
2020-08-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Hurricane Isaias made a landfall in the US state of North Carolina, leading to floods and damages on its way up the coast.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Existing Sony PS4 controller not to work with PS5 games
Tokyo, Aug 4 (IANS) The Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony has confirmed that its existing PS4 controller will not work with PS5 games.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Lankan don with fake Aadhaar dies in TN; CBCID to probe
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) Police in Tamil Nadu has confirmed that Sri Lankan don Angoda Lokka, who had managed to remain in hiding in India for past two years under fake identity has died in mysterious circumstances. Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) will now probe the gangster's death that took place in early July.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPS officer under house arrest on pretext of quarantine: Bihar DGP
Patna, Aug 4 (IANS) Expressing his displeasure over what he called non-cooperation of Mumbai Police in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey claimed that IPS officer Vinay Tiwari was put under house arrest in Mumbai on the pretext of quarantine.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ahead of US Open, Murray receives Cincinnati wild card
New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Two-time champion Andy Murray is among the four players who have been handed wild card for this month's Western & Southern Open.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Another US diplomat in Cambodia tests COVID-19 positive
Phnom Penh, Aug 4 (IANS) Cambodian authorities on Tuesday confirmed that another US diplomat has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected Americans in the country to four.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Cambodia,International
Calls to suspend UK lawmaker grows over rape allegations
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Calls to suspend a lawmaker from the UK's ruling Conservative Party grew over allegations that he raped a young House of Commons (lower house of Parliament) researcher.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Karnataka's 85-year-old pond digger recovers from Covid
Mandya, Aug 4 (IANS) Karnataka's octogenarian farmer Kamegowda, whom Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised in his 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme for digging 16 ponds around his village to conserve water in Karnataka's Mandya district, recovered from Covid after 14 days of treatment at a state-run hospital here.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
US teen who executed Twitter hack owns Rs 22.5 crore worth Bitcoin
San Francisco, Aug 4 (IANS) The Florida-based juvenile who is the mastermind of the mega Twitter Bitcoin hack owns more than $3 million (over Rs 22.5 crore) worth of Bitcoin, the media reported.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
German Prez urges caution amid increasing COVID-19 cases
Berlin, Aug 4 (IANS) German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged citizens to "show consideration, caution and responsibility" in the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases in the country.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Beware of fake anti-Covid drug ads: Experts
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) With India crossing 18 lakh cases in seven months, fake drugs to fight the coronavirus abound in the market, their advertisements cover all spaces of social media platforms leading health experts to caution public against claims of these immunity-boosting products.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
71% African-Americans know people mistreated by police: Poll
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Up to 71 per cent of African-Americans said they personally knew "some" or "a lot of" people who were mistreated by the police, a much higher figure than among other racial groups in the US and twice the rate among white Americans, according to a new poll.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Woodhill to help BBL with global player recruitment strategy
Melbourne, Aug 4 (IANS) The Big Bash League (BBL) has announced the appointment of Trent Woodhill as a player acquisition and cricket consultant ahead of the 10th edition of the league.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Priest who fixed 'bhumi pujan' time receives threats, given security
Ayodhya, Aug 4 (IANS) Priest Vijayendra, 75, who calculated and fixed the auspicious time to conduct 'bhumi pujan' for the new Ram temple in Ayodhya has been provided security at his residence in Belagavi in Karnataka after threatening phone calls.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
US drugmaker starts phase 3 trial for COVID-19 antibody treatment
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) American pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company has announced the start of its phase 3 trial to study whether one of its experimental COVID-19 antibody treatments can prevent the virus infection in residents and staff at long-term care facilities.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Egypt rejects Ethiopia's 'unilateral move' over Nile dam
Cairo, Aug 4 (IANS) Egypt has reiterated its rejection against any "unilateral move" by Ethiopia to fill the reservoir of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River without reaching an agreement with the downstream countries.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
'Ramarcha' puja begins in Ayodhya ahead of 'bhumi pujan'
Ayodhya, Aug 4 (IANS) The 'Ramarcha' puja began in Ayodhya on Tuesday morning, a day ahead of the 'bhumi pujan' for the construction of the Ram temple.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Masks now mandatory in outdoor places across French cities
Paris, Aug 4 (IANS) The French authorities have ordered people to wear face masks in outdoor public places in many major cities as the COVID-19 spread and the admission to intensive care units have increased again after a month-long decline.
2020-08-04
Category: International, France,Politics
52K new Covid cases, 803 deaths in India in 24 hours
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) With 52,050 new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and 803 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall caseload stood at 18,55,745 while the total fatalities increased to 38,938, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed on Tuesday.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Parents are ultimate decision makers on sending kids to school: Cuomo
New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Parents are the "ultimate decision makers" on whether or not they want to send their children to school, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
PGI-Chandigarh among 17 trial sites for Oxford vaccine
Chandigarh, Aug 4 (IANS) The PGI Hospital here is among the 17 trial sites in India for conducting the second and third phases of human clinical trials of Covishield, the potential vaccine developed by Oxford University, its director said on Tuesday.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Colombian football set for September return
Bogota, Aug 4 (IANS) Colombian football is poised to restart in September, six months after it was suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Ivan Duque has said.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Ayodhya to be decorated with tonnes of flowers
Ayodhya, Aug 4 (IANS) Ayodhya will be decorated with nearly 400 quintals of flowers for the 'bhumi pujan' of the Ram temple on Wednesday.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
T20I series between Australia, West Indies postponed
Melbourne, Aug 4 (IANS) Cricket Australia on Tuesday announced the postponement of the proposed three-match T20I series against West Indies scheduled for the first week of October.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
AMU puts fighter plane gifted by IAF listed for sale
Aligarh, Aug 4 (IANS) A fighter plane gifted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to Aligarh Muslim University in 2009, was listed online for sale at a price of Rs 9.99 crore, creating a furore.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Two cops injured after run over by liquor smugglers in UP
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 4 (IANS) A sub-inspector and a constable were seriously injured when alleged liquor smugglers tried to crush them under their vehicle.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter faces $250mn FTC fine over misuse of users' data
San Francisco, Aug 4 (IANS) Twitter has disclosed that it may end up paying up to $250 million as fine to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a probe pertaining to improper use of users phone numbers and email addresses for advertising gains.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two brothers electrocuted in UP
Bhadohi, Aug 4 (IANS) Two brothers were electrocuted in Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi district after they came in contact with a livewire connected to a water pump at their home.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah tests COVID-19 positive (Ld)
Bengaluru, Aug 4 (IANS) Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has been admitted to a private hospital in the city, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National
UNSC to focus on counter-terrorism issues in August
United Nations, Aug 4 (IANS) UN Security Council (UNSC) is expected to have focus on counter-terrorism issues in August, it was reported.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Diamond League in Doha rescheduled for September 25
Zurich, Aug 4 (IANS) The 2020 Diamond League has announced a further change to its 2020 calendar amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the date for the Doha meet brought forward by around a fortnight.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
Heavy rains pound Mumbai, landslide hits road, rail traffic
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Heavy overnight rains lashed Mumbai, satellite cities, the suburbs and the coastal North Konkan belt on Tuesday hitting road and rail traffic, officials said here.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Alphabet issues $5.75 billion worth sustainability bonds
San Francisco, Aug 4 (IANS) In a bid to support environmental and social initiatives worldwide, Google has issued $5.75 billion in sustainability bonds, the largest sustainability or green bond by any company in history, as part of its $10 billion debt offering.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
2020-21 Serie A season to begin from September 19
Rome, Aug 4 (IANS) The 2020/21 season of the Italian Serie A will kick off from September 19 this year and will end on May 23, 2021.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Trump slams NY prosecutor's probe over his tax returns
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) US President Donald Trump called a New York City prosecutor's inquiry into his tax returns an attempt by Democrats to damage him in the election year.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Google invests $450mn in US-based ADT for secure home devices
San Francisco, Aug 4 (IANS) Google has announced a long-term, strategic partnership with ADT, a leading US security and home automation provider, with infusion of $450 million into the company to develop secure smart home audio and video devices.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cate Blanchett: Have always identified as a feminist
Los Angeles, Aug 4 (IANS) Hollywood star Cate Blanchett says feminism is all about equality, adding that true power lies in bringing up other people.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood