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Maharashtra kingdom people were affable: Chinese traveller Xuanzang
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The people of the ancient Maharashtra kingdom were "very warm, friendly and helpful, with high self-esteem", observed the great Chinese Buddhist monk and wanderer Xuanzang, according to a new book.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Adverse events following immunisation low, 2 deaths unrelated: Govt
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that a total of 4,54,049 people have been inoculated since the commencement of the vaccination drive, and only 0.18 per cent of beneficiaries developed adverse events following immunisation, while 0.002 per cent were hospitalised.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rapper Dino James shares his take on love in new song 'Chemicals'
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Rapper Dino James has unveiled his new song, Chemicals, which explains the emotional turmoil that people experience when they are in love.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India unlikely to use US facilities to store oil reserves
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India proposes to re-evaluate its plan to store its strategic oil reserves in facilities available in the US as the country looks to bolster domestic storage that is considered a safer and better option to deal with excess price volatility and supply disruptions.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ex-Roadies star Simba Nagpal blessed to complete a year as TV actor
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Former Roadies contestant Simba Nagpal has completed a year as an actor, and has shared his joy with fans.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AWS to power IT Ministry's quantum computing applications lab
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Tuesday launched a quantum computing applications lab in the country in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate quantum computing-led research and development and enable new scientific discoveries.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Link traffic offences with insurance premium: IRDAI committee
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Fined for parking in the no-parking area a couple of times? Be ready to pay an increased insurance premium for the traffic violation.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
'Saif Ali Khan is my style inspiration': Arjun Bijlani
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Arjun Bijlani says he looks up to Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan when it comes to fashion choices and maintaining an attractive look.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IT Ministry tells WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Raising concerns over the recently announced changes to WhatsApp's privacy policy, the Union Ministry of Electronics and IT has asked the messaging platform to withdraw the recent change.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Haryana govt reduces cost of RT-PCR test to Rs 499
Gurugram, Jan 19 (IANS) The Haryana government has reduced the rate of the Reverse Transcription- Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and Rapid Antigen tests for private laboratories from Rs 700 to Rs 499 while the charge for home collection has been capped from Rs 900 to Rs 699, with immediate effect.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Farm laws: SC-appointed panel holds maiden meeting
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A committee appointed by the Supreme Court to deliberate on issues related to the three new central farm laws on Tuesday held its maiden meeting here and discussed the road map ahead, the Agriculture Ministry said.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Urvashi Rautela: Biopics are a great challenge for actors
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela will soon be seen essaying a role that has been inspired from real life, and says narrating the life of someone else on the screen is always a big responsibility.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sajad Lone's PC breaks away from Gupkar Alliance
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) In a setback to the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), Sajad Lone's J&K Peoples Conference on Tuesday broken away from the opposition alliance over the recent District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Naseemuddin, Rajbhar arrested in 2016 case, sent to jail
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) Congress leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Ram Achal Rajbhar were arrested and sent to jail on Tuesday when they appeared before the MP/MLA court to seek bail in a criminal case.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vivian Dsena: Never thought my shows after 'Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani' would do good
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Vivian Dsena, who rose to fame as Abhay Raichand in the 2010 fictional supernatural show Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani, says he never imagined he could deliver a hit following the super success of that show. The actor, who likes his privacy, does not believe in posting about his daily life on social media.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
After dramatic entry into Test cricket, Sundar steals the show (Profile)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) How quickly fortune changes is evident in the dramatic manner in which Washington Sundar, originally selected only for the T20 series in Australia, was asked to stay back for the Tests, made his debut in the fourth Test in Brisbane after the mainline bowlers got injured, and became a toast of the nation with his gutsy performance in the win at the Gabba -- and with it the series -- on Tuesday.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No more food subsidy at Parliament canteen: LS Speaker
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) From the upcoming Parliament session beginning this month-end, there will be no food subsidy at the Parliament canteen.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vax beneficiary deaths in K'taka, UP unrelated: Health Ministry
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday clarified that deaths of two men in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka following immunisation were found to be not related to the vaccination, while also touching upon the grave issue of vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala: 17 men arrested for rape of minor girl
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) Seventeen men have been arrested and 30 cases registered under the POCSO Act for rape of a minor girl in Kerala's Malappuram district.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Students of Classes X, XII return to schools in TN
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Students of Classes X and XII in Tamil Nadu returned to schools on Tuesday after a gap of 10 months following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing restrictions.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
Guess who says sorry first when telly couple Ajay and Jyoti Chaudhary fight!
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Telly couple Ajay and Jyoti Chaudhary recently celebrated eight years of marriage. Jyoti reveals it is always Ajay who ends fights at home by apologising to her!
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Four more appear before NIA in SFJ case
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) On Tuesday, four more people appeared before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with its probe into the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) case, officials said.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dogfight: Airlines unleash deep discounts to dominate the sky (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Fare wars induced deep discounting has reappeared in India's aviation sector, as airlines seek to augment cash reserves, consolidate market share and bring back more capacity.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
12 candidates to be elected unopposed to UP Legislative Council
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) Ten members of the BJP and two of the Samajwadi Party are all set to be elected unopposed to the UP Legislative Council after the nomination papers of the 13th candidate - an independent - were rejected during scrutiny on Tuesday.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bigg Boss 14: 'Shikshika' Rubina Dilaik getting into aggressive mode?
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Bigg Boss 14 housemate Rubina Dilaik seems to be finally realising she needs to get out of her staid, 'shikshika' mode, and get dirty if she must survive in the house. Following her showdown with Eijaz Khan a few days ago, the Tuesday night episode of the reality show will see Rubina unleash her fury on Rahul Vaidya.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andhra CM hails India after fairytale victory in Gabba
Amaravati, Jan 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the fourth Test against Australia at the Gabba on Tuesday, thus retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 2-1 series victory Down Under.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Politics
Ishant Sharma in 18-member squad for first 2 Test vs England
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Experienced speedster Ishant Sharma, who missed the just concluded Australia tour due to an injury, was on Tuesday included in an 18-member Indian squad named for the first two Test matches against England, starting on February 5 in Chennai. Both matches will be played in Chennai.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Air sensing tech reveals adverse impact of Delhi air pollution (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A unique experiment to gauge the hazardous levels of polluted air in Delhi and surrounding areas, where a woman wore a backpack with novel air sensing technology, has revealed disturbing data both outdoor and indoor, a report said on Tuesday.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
MP starts DBT in power, allowed to borrow Rs 1,423 cr more
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Giving power sector reforms a fresh 'leg up', Madhya Pradesh has started Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of electricity subsidy to farmers in a single district of the state from December 2020.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sasikala will not be taken into AIADMK, says Palaniswami
Chennai/New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Joint Coordinator K.Palaniswami on Tuesday said V.K. Sasikala, the close aide of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, will not be admitted into the party.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India hopes for relaxed US visa regime under Biden
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) One of the biggest policy issues which will set the tone for the US-India strategic relationship under the new Joe Biden administration is work visas for Indians.
2021-01-19
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Kashmiri Pandits to move SC next week for probe into 1989-90 genocide
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) It has been 32 years since hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits were killed as part of ethnic cleansing in the Kashmir Valley, and their wounds remain raw as justice eludes many in the community who lost their loved ones. Seeking justice for the community, Roots in Kashmir, an organisation representing the displaced Pandits, will move the Supreme Court next week seeking a probe into the genocide.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
PM to visit poll-bound West Bengal on Netaji's B'Day
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit poll-bound West Bengal on the occasion of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary on January 23.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Image of India built by Cong being destroyed by PM: Rahul (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the Centre over the farmers' agitation, saying that the "image" of India built by the Congress is being "destroyed" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Catholic prelates meet PM over various issues, Kerala BJP upbeat
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Syro Malabar Church's Archbishop, Cardinal George Alanchery, the Malankara Syrian Church's Archbishop, Cardinal Baselious Mar Cleemus and Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mumbai's Cardinal Archbishop Oswald Gracias met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss various issues.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
CBI seizes Rs 2.04 cr more in railway bribery case
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The CBI seized more than Rs 2 crore on Tuesday during follow-up searches in bribery cases involving senior Northeast Frontier Railway officers, taking total seizures to Rs 4.43 crore in last three days, officials said.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Assam CM gives Rs 4 lakh each to 1,279 ex-NDFB ultras
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday handed over Rs 4 lakh each to 1,279 surrendered cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).
2021-01-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Sufi religious leaders meet Naqvi, discuss Waqf, Haj and dargahs
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A delegation of 20 religious leaders associated with the All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council (AISSC) met Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday. During the meeting various issues related to Waqf, Haj and dargahs were discussed.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tesla arriving soon: What fans can expect in India
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Your dream of owning a Tesla electric car will soon be a reality as the company is set to begin its India journey with its highest-selling Model 3, before the premium Model S and Model X, which would be available later in the year and in early 2022.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
R'sthan: Burglars fearing saint's wrath return stolen cash to shrine
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) In a rather unusual incident, burglars who had stolen Rs 2 lakh from a Dargah's donation box in Rajasthan's Nagaur district, returned half of the stolen amount after a month, apparently fearing the wrath of the "Pir Baba" (holy saint), villagers said.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPCB to SC: Delhi is habitual offender in Yamuna pollution
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Delhi government is a habitual offender in causing pollution in the Yamuna river.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UP fifth largest exporter during pandemic
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the fifth largest exporter of goods during the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Salman Khan confirms 'Radhe' for theatrical release on Eid
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan on Tuesday announced that his upcoming film Radhe will arrive in cinemas on Eid 2021. Salman's decision followed a request from exhibitors' associations across the country for a theatrical release of the film.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
'Sarfarosh 2' dedicated to CRPF personnel: Director John Mathew Matthan
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Filmmaker John Matthew Matthan says his upcoming film Sarfarosh 2 is dedicated to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Air sensing technology reveals adverse impact of Delhi smog
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi-based Karuna Chauhan tracked the air pollution exposure throughout the daily routine in phases and found that the pollution level increased with time, a global technology company Dyson's report said on Tuesday.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
BJP's new strategy: Sushil Modi's exit, Shahnawaz's entry in Bihar
Patna, Jan 19 (IANS) After the recent Bihar Assembly election, the BJP - a major constituent of the ruling NDA in the state - has been constantly rebooting its political strategy in the state.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Telangana Congress leaders detained during protest over farm laws
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Hyderabad police detained leaders and workers of opposition Congress party as they tried to march towards Raj Bhavan on Tuesday to protest against the new farm laws enacted by the Centre and the hike in petrol and diesel prices.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
#Metoo: Sherlyn Chopra accuses Sajid Khan of flashing his privates
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Sherlyn Chopra has brought fresh #metoo charges against Sajid Khan, alleging that the filmmaker had in 2005 flashed her and asked her to touch his privates.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Bird flu: Goa bans transportation of birds from Maharashtra, Karnataka
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) The Goa administration on Tuesday banned transportation and entry of birds and eggs from neighbouring Maharashtra and Karnataka in wake of the bird flu scare.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Sensex jumps 800 points; RIL, HDFC shares surge (3rd Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian equity indices surged on Tuesday, with the BSE Sensex gaining over 800 points.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy