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Sidhu questions Amarinder for 'evading' responsibility in sacrilege case
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) In a first veiled attack directly aimed at Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, his former Cabinet colleague and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday questioned him for 'evading' responsibility as the Home Minister during the 2015 sacrilege case.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Goa lowers price for Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) The Goa government on Friday lowered the existing capped price for Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals from Rs 10,000 per day to Rs 8,000 per day for treatment in a general ward.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
This human molecule is helping Covid virus escape antibodies
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A natural molecule called biliverdin present in human body is helping SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, escape antibodies - a discovery that can help explain why some Covid patients become severely ill despite having high levels of antibodies against the virus, report researchers.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Sonu Sood arranges airlift for critical Covid patient from Nagpur to Hyderabad
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood has arranged for a 25-year-old critically ill Covid patient to be airlifted in an air-ambulance from Nagpur to Hyderabad for treatment.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Despite pandemic, Kaziranga attracts 2 lakh tourists in 6 months
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic, the resultant economic fallout and the ensuing restrictions could not foil the spirit of around two lakh tourists, including 570 foreigners, from visiting the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR), considered as one of the best conserved wildlife reserves in India.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Andhra HC halts govt's plans to sell lands in Vizag
Amaravati, April 23 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday halted the state government's plans to sell government lands in Visakhapatnam.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab to hold virtual celebrations of 400th Prakash Purab
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to hold virtual celebrations to kick off the 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur from April 28 amid the uncertain situation resulting from the continuous surge in Covid-19 cases, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
TN Chief Minister requests PM to allot 20 lakh doses of vaccine
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send 20 lakh doses of vaccine for the state, as This is at least 10 days stock so that vaccination drive is not affected.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Be strict with hoarders of essential medicines: PM to States
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday requested the States to deal strictly with hoarding and black marketing of essential medicines and injections. Chairing a meeting of Chief Ministers of high burden states, Modi said that the Railways and the Air Force have been deployed to reduce travel time of oxygen tankers. The Chief Ministers of 11 states and Union Territories which have reported the maximum number of cases recently were present at the meeting.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UP BJP MLA succumbs to Covid-19
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Ramesh Chandra Diwakar succumbed to Covid-19 in Meerut on Friday. He was 56.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kartik Aaryan posts first picture after 'Dostana 2' controversy
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan on Friday shared his first picture on social media after his controversial exit from Karan Johar's upcoming production "Dostana 2".
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Need to be patient to survive in international hockey: Xess
Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) India hockey defender Nilam Sanjeep Xess said on Friday that the competition for a place in the team was so fierce that he might have to wait for some more time to add to the 14 caps he has earned so far.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Zydus receives emergency use approval for Covid drug 'Virafin'
Ahmedabad, April 23 (IANS) Zydus Cadila on Friday announced it has received restricted Emergency Use Approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for the use of antiviral 'Virafin' in treating moderate Covid-19 infection in adults.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Health/Medicine
Guardiola thanks Kohli for RCB jersey
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said that it may be time for him to learn the rules of cricket after being sent a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) jersey by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise's captain Virat Kohli.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
More oxygen, Remedesivir needed to control Covid: Yediyurappa to PM
Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure supply of 1,471 tonnes of oxygen per day and two lakh dose of Remdesivir for next 10 days.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bollywood mourns demise of actor Amit Mistry
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities took to social media on Friday to mourn the untimely demise of actor Amit Mistry, who succumbed to heart attack in the city.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amarinder seeks Centre-state parity on vaccination for 18+ group
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Terming the new vaccination policy for the 18-plus age group as unfair to the states, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday sought Centre-state parity in vaccination for that age group from May 1, while calling for urgent steps to ensure adequate oxygen supply.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Padikkal has class and ability to play all formats: Gavaskar
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal has the ability to play for India in all formats of the game, said former India captain Sunil Gavaskar.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Virat Kohli to create short videos for fans on social media
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli says that he is gearing up to share more of himself in short video format on social media, to have authentic conversations with fans globally.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chennai has less takers for vaccine despite high-profile campaign
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation has failed to achieve the target of 60,000 vaccinations a day it has set for itself, with the city's people not showing much interest in inoculating themselves.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Debina Bonnerjee urges all to donate plasma
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee encourages her fans to donate plasma, since plasma therapy is proving to be an effective way to combat Covid-19.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Specially abled AIIMS staff helping patients in testing times
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Santdev Chauhan is an employee in AIIMS for the last 25 years and is working day and night to help the poor during this pandemic. He is facilitating the treatment of the people coming to AIIMS from far flung areas.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SUV-bizman murder cases: NIA nabs 3rd cop, gets 5-day custody (Ld)
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency on Friday arrested Mumbai Police Crime Branch inspector Sunil Mane in connection with the twin cases of a SUV planted near the home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani and Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran's murder, official sources said.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kejriwal apologizes for live telecast of PM-CMs meet on Covid-19
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to follow the government protocol when the latter's office did a live telecast of the internal meeting on tackling Covid-19 on Friday between the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers of different states. Kejriwal later apologized for his act after Modi expressed displeasure.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tara Sutaria's 'beloved Insta family' grows to 6 million
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Bollywood actress Tara Sutaria on Friday garnered six million followers on Instagram. She thanked her "beloved Insta family" and asked them to be safe, well and happy.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andhra industries minister tests positive for Covid-19
Amaravati, April 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kerala's Left, Congress attack Modi govt's 'flawed' vaccine policy
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Both the traditional rivals in Kerala's political rubric, the ruling Left and the Congress-led Opposition, on Friday launched attacks on the vaccine distribution policy of the Narendra Modi government, terming it "flawed".
2021-04-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Puducherry bans sale of liquor after 2 p.m. from April 26 to 30
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) As part of containing the second wave of Covid-19 ,the Union Territory of Puducherry has banned the sale of all liquor including arrack, toddy and Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in bars and toddy shops from 2 p.m. onwards from April 26 to 30.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nine empty oxygen tankers airlifted to Odisha from Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Nine empty oxygen tankers from Telangana were airlifted to Odisha on Friday to bring back oxygen faster to the state for supply to hospitals treating Covid patients.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Shreya Ghoshal: I urge everyone to meet people only if unavoidable
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Singer Shreya Ghoshal on Friday urged people to stay at home at a time when India is struggling to contain a raging second wave of Covid-19 and witnessing a large number of deaths daily.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Saw hills, even guns in background, says outgoing CJI on virtual hearing
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Sitting on a bench in the Supreme Court for one last time, outgoing Chief Justice of India (CJI), S.A. Bobde, said on Friday that he did his best and also recalled his experience of virtual court hearing when he took up cases through video-conferencing for a large of part of his tenure.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab to recruit 400 nurses, 140 medical technicians
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) To strengthen the state's healthcare capabilities amid the Covid surge, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered immediate recruitment of 400 nurses and 140 technicians to the government medical colleges, while directing the department to expedite the medical college projects approved.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Spring in SRH's steps after maiden 2021 IPL victory
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) There is spring in the steps of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) after their nine-wicket win over Punjab Kings (PBKS) on April 21.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Son Sanjeev on father Shravan Rathod: He was our strength and role model
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Sanjeev Rathod, son of late music composer Shravan Rathod, has opened up on the vacuum left by his father's untimely death to Covid. Sanjeev is Covid positive, too, and currently hospitalised, while Shravan's other son Darshan Rathod performed the late composer's last rites in the city on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
OPPO to launch new 5G phone on April 27
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand OPPO on Friday announced that it is all set to launch a new 5G-ready smartphone -- A53s 5G -- in India on April 27.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Covishield offers protection from 'double mutant', says CCMB
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Covishield vaccine offers protection from double mutant variant of novel coronavirus, shows a study by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Mi India unveils flagship 75-inch Mi QLED TV
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Smartphone and TV brand Mi India on Friday launched new flagship 75-inch Mi QLED TV that comes with 97 per cent screen-to-body ratio at Rs 1,19,999.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Manipur court verdict on 'protecting' seven Burmese refugees
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The Manipur High Court has ruled in favour of extending protection and preventing deportation of seven Burmese refugees, posing a big question on the Centre's policy to stop the influx of people from the neighbouring Myanmar in the wake of military repression there after the February 1 coup.
2021-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shami's lengths affected when he bowls in death overs: Sehwag
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Fast bowler Mohammed Shami tends to lose his length while bowling in the death overs in T20s which makes him less effective as compared to Jasprit Bumrah, said former India batsman Virender Sehwag.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
World Book Day: Kajol reveals what reading means to her
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Kajol spoke of why it is important to keep reading, on the occasion of World Book Day on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mango museum to come up in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Mango, the king of fruits, will soon have its own museum.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Centre supplying drugs in biased manner, alleges Rajasthan govt
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) The Rajasthan Government has come out openly accusing the central government of adopting a biased attitude in supplying life saving drugs to the desert state as the COVID numbers surge each day, raising the demand for Remdesivir and oxygen in the state.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Won't be surprised if Padikkal plays in all formats for India: Gavaskar
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said that he won't be surprised if he sees Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Devdutt Padikkal playing for India in all formats.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Raj CM for uniform pricing of Covid vaccines, writes to PM
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to adopt a uniform policy for vaccinating people above 18, 45 and 60 years of age.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Provide vaccines to states at central govt rates: Baghel
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in a meeting with the Prime Minister has urged that vaccines to states should be given at the rates of the Centre.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi crematoriums operate at maximum level to keep up with rising deaths
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Rahul came to Nigambodh Ghat on Friday for funeral of her sister who was eight months pregnant. She died due to Covid related complications in LNJP. The family hails from Paharganj, New Delhi and was at the ghat for the funeral.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Allu Arjun doesn't tweet about something unless he really likes it: Allu Sirish
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Actor Allu Sirish says it was a special moment when his elder brother, Telugu star Allu Arjun, praised him on social media for his work in his debut Hindi music video "Vilayati sharaab". Sirish cherishes his brother's compliment all the more because Arjun is known to be a man of few words.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shastri hails 'student' Padikkal and 'master' Kohli
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri hailed Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal's performance in Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Education programme, university cricket important for India (Column: Close-in)
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become the most important cricket tournament for Indian cricket and cricketers. Performance in the league can make or break the career of a cricketer.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Delhi Capitals urge Covid-19 survivors to donate their plasma
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Alarmed by the rate of Covid-19 spread across the country, the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Capitals (DC) launched a campaign on Friday for people, who have recovered from the disease, to come forward and donate their blood plasma.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket