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Active Covid cases continue to rise in Andhra
Amaravati, March 8 (IANS) Continuing the upward trend, Andhra Pradesh's active Covid-19 cases rose to 1,009 on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Veteran multilingual scribe Arif Shaikh passes away
Aurangabad, March 8 (IANS) Veteran English and Urdu Journalist Arif Shaikh passed away in a private hospital following a brief illness here on Monday evening, family sources said.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Media
Doldrums to continue for power distribution sector: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Ratings agency India Ratings and Research has maintained a negative outlook on the power sector for FY22, on account of a further weakening in the financial position of distribution companies due to Covid-19 led business disruptions.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IYC passes resolution for Rahul as Congress President
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Voices for bringing back Rahul Gandhi as the Congress President have started gathering momentum once again as the Indian Youth Congress on Monday passed the resolution for the same on the first day of its two-day national executive.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mizoram awaits MHA decision to deal with Myanmarese nationals
Aizawl, March 8 (IANS) The Mizoram government has been providing relief and shelter to the people who have sneaked into the Indian territory from military coup hit Myanmar, state Home Minister said on Monday adding that the government is waiting for advice from the Centre "to handle the foreign nationals".
2021-03-08
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
First transgender news anchor makes debut in B'desh
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Tasnuva Anan Shishir became Bangladesh's first transgender news anchor, as she presented the news on a private television channel on the occasion of International Women's Day on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Mumbai enter 1st ISL final by beating Goa on penalties (Ld)
Bambolim (Goa), March 8 (IANS) Mumbai City FC reached their first Indian Super League (ISL) final after beating FC Goa 6-5 on penalties in the second leg of the semi-final at the GMC Stadium on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
There is no 'rajniti', but 'dharm niti' in my yatra: Raje
Jaipur, March 8 (IANS) Addressing the people on the second day of the religious 'yatra' taken out in the eastern belt of Rajasthan on Monday, former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that it is not a show of strength, but a show of devotion.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Verreynne double ton powers Cape Cobras vs Warriors
Cape Town, March 8 (IANS) A maiden career double century by Kyle Verreynne, together with George Linde's ton, helped the Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras enjoy one of their best days of the season as they scored 513 for six declared on the second day of their match against the Warriors in Cape Town on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Mumbai beat Goa on penalties, reach 1st ISL final
Bambolim (Goa), March 8 (IANS) Mumbai City on Monday reached their first Indian Super League final after edging out FC Goa 6-5 on penalties at the GMC Stadium. Both teams failed to score in the regulation time and also the extra-time, after which the match was decided through penalties.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Major fire breaks out at a building in Kolkata
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) A major fire broke out on the 13th floor of a multi-storeyed building in Kolkata's Strand Road area on Monday evening. At least 15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to take the situation under control.
2021-03-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Teen raped by 9 people for 8 days in Raj
Jaipur, March 8 (IANS) A 15-year-old girl was reportedly raped at different places by around nine people for eight days in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district, the police said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Quantum research centres to rekindle scientific temperament:Yediyurappa
Bengluru, March 8 (IANS) Karnataka chief minister, B. S. Yediyurappa on Monday announced projects for establishment of - quantum computing centres, International science centres and sub regional centres across the state to cultivate and popularise scientific learning among children.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Telangana giving priority to education sector: KTR
Hyderabad, March 8 (IANS) Telangana's Minister for Industry and Information Technology K.T.Rama Rao on Monday said the state government is giving priority to education sector and it has taken several steps during the last six years.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
SC: NCLT can decide disputes related to insolvency of corporate debtor
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday held that National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has jurisdiction to decide disputes in connection with the insolvency of a corporate debtor.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shah enquires about violence in Telangana's Bhainsa town
Hyderabad, March 8 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday enquired about the violence in Telangana's Bhanisa town and voiced his concern over the incident.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rape in Raj police station: SHO suspended, 18 cops transferred
Jaipur, March 8 (IANS) The station house officer (SHO) of Kherli police station in Alwar district in Rajasthan has been suspended, and 18 policemen along with the circle officer (CO) have been transferred for their alleged role in protecting a sub-inspector who was accused of raping a complainant inside the police station.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Senior men's, women's weightlifting nationals deferred
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has postponed the 73rd men's and 36th women's Senior National Championships, scheduled to be held at Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu from March 12 to 18, due to spike in coronavirus cases, said a federation official.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Jai Ram Thakur invites PM for Himachal Day event
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and invited him to visit the state on April 15 on the occasion of Himachal Day to inaugurate the 'rath yatra' showcasing the 50 years glorious journey of development.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIMIM seals alliance with AMMK in TN, to contest 3 seats
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has entered into a political alliance with the Amma Makkal Munnetra Katchi (AMMK) of T.T.V. Dhinakaran in Tamil Nadu.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
South Africa names teams for new domestic cricket structure
Johannesburg, March 8 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) in conjunction with an Independent Evaluation Committee (IEC) on Monday announced the teams that will make up the new domestic cricket structure for the next two seasons.
2021-03-08
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka estimates Rs 15,13 cr revenue deficit in 2021-22
Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) Reeling under the impact of the Covid-induced lockdowns and stringent restrictions to contain the pandemic spread, Karnataka is estimated to have Rs 15,134-crore revenue deficit in fiscal 2021-22, said state Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Nearly 36K vaccinated in Delhi, 56% senior citizens
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The national capital recorded 35,738 vaccinations on Monday, the highest it has achieved so far since the Covid immunisation drive started here, the department of health and family welfare of the Delhi government said.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
J&K clocks 70 new Covid cases; one death
Jammu, March 8 (IANS) J&K has reported 70 fresh Covid cases, pushing the tally to 127,114, even as 90 more people were discharged after recovery in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
LS Speaker insists on raising women's participation for nation building
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that development and progress of the country is possible because of the participation of women in each and every stage of nation building.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Credit ratio nears 1 as rating upgrades pick up speed: Crisil
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) A sprightly recovery in demand has spawned guarded optimism about the credit quality of India Inc, and led to CRISIL's credit ratio (upgrades to downgrades) inching closer to 1 between October and February this fiscal.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Seeds tumble at AITA under-18 National Ranking tennis
Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) It was a disastrous day for seeded players as the top seeds in the boys' and girls' categories tumbled out of the opening round of the AITA under-18 CS-7 National Ranking Championship tennis here on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
SC: Frivolous litigations can't become order of the day, trial courts must act
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Monday that trial courts have the power and also the duty to nip frivolous litigations in the bud even before they reach the stage of trial by discharging the accused in fit cases.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
MCA strikes off over 10K companies in FY21
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has struck off over 10,000 companies during the ongoing financial year, which have not carried on any business or operation for a period of two immediately preceding financial years and not made any application within such period for obtaining the status of dormant company.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Football Delhi starts 'Gift A Ball' drive for poor girls
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) To celebrate International Women's Day with a specific purpose and impact football development in Delhi, Football Delhi on Monday launched 'Gift A Ball' campaign at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex here.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Women to get 33% ration depots: Haryana Minister
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Monday said the state has decided that 33 per cent of all ration depots will be allotted to women.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India's recovering growth, vaccine lead to help world overcome pandemic: Gopinath
United Nations, March 8 (IANS) As India recovers from the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, its leadership in vaccine production and its growth projection of 11.5 per cent will have an important role in helping the world overcome the pandemic, Gita Gopinath, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,National
Indians appeal to foreign ministry, seek proactive role on Myanmar
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) Nearly thirty Indian jurists, civil rights activists, media personalities and academics who work and write on Myanmar have appealed to the Modi government to play a proactive role for bringing "an immediate end to the current bloodshed and confrontation, and a restoration of peace in Myanmar."
2021-03-08
Category: International, India,Politics
Indian men beat Britain 3-2 in final hockey match
Antwerp (Belgium), March 8 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team ended their tour of Europe with a splendid 3-2 win against Great Britain here on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Hockey
'Women Borrowers form 28% of India's Retail Credit Consumer Base'
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Latest insights from TransUnion CIBIL indicate sustained growth in the participation of women borrowers in India's retail credit market, which now includes more than 47 million active women borrowers.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
6-member archery team picked for World Cups
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Army archer Pravin Jadhav and Jharkhand's Deepika Kumari dominated the men's and women's categories at the five-day national selection trials in recurve event on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Women take centre stage at Tikri border on Women's Day
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The scene at Tikri border on Monday was refreshingly different from other days as the stage was exclusively reserved for the women agitators to mark International Women's Day.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
After meeting Baluni, Uttarakhand CM Rawat heads to Nadda's residence
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Amid the political storm brewing in the Capital triggered by dissenting MLAs in Uttarakhand, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met Anil Baluni, Rajya Sabha MP from the state and National media in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Monday evening.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Emirates offers complimentary hotel stay for Dubai-bound passengers
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) To lure more passengers travelling to Dubai, Emirates has offered special fares, free additional baggage allowance and up to complimentary hotel stay from March 15 to June 30.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Emirates offers complimentary hotel stay for Dubai-bound passengers
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) To lure more passengers travelling to Dubai, Emirates has offered special fares, free additional baggage allowance and up to complimentary hotel stay from March 15 to June 30.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Roman Kemp opens up on struggle with depression
London, March 8 (IANS) British Radio Host and television personality Roman Kemp says that he suffered from difficult mental health during teenage and his mother Shirlie played an instrumental role in helping him.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
India's banks' recovery faces asset-quality risks: Fitch Ratings
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to pose challenges to the Indian banks' improving financial performance once asset-quality risks manifest in the financial year ending March 2022 (FY22), says Fitch Ratings.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
(RELEASE at 7am) Roman Kemp opens up on struggle with depression
London, March 8 (IANS) British Radio Host and television personality Roman Kemp says that he suffered from difficult mental health during teenage and his mother Shirlie played an instrumental role in helping him.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
LPG, petroleum price hike rocks Lok Sabha on Monday
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The first day of the second-leg of the Budget Session failed to conduct normal business on Monday as the joint opposition created pandemonium inside the House by raising slogans against the government over rising prices of LPG cylinders and petroleum products.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC agrees to re-examine 50% quota cap, issues notice to states/UTs (Ld)
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) After nearly three decades of the Indra Sawhney judgment, the Supreme Court said on Monday that the 50 per cent cap on reservation laid down by a nine-judge bench in 1992 could be re-examined in view of the subsequent constitutional amendments and the socio-economic changes that followed.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
WTT Star Contender: Kamal, Sathiyan, Manika Batra in 2nd rd
Doha, March 8 (IANS) Ace paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, and Manika Batra started their campaign at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Star Contender on a winning note and progressed into the second round of singles competition here on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Poems of resilience, healing and hope in Covid times
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Written against the backdrop of the global pandemic, Nikita Gill's new collection, "Where Hope Comes From" (Trapeze) shines a light into the darkness as we begin our journey back to hope.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
6 labourers killed after wall falls on them in Bihar
Patna, March 8 (IANS) At least six labourers died on Monday when the wall of a primary school fell on them in Bihar's Khagaria district, police said.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raised in deprivation, Karunanidhi became a metaphor for modern Tamil Nadu
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) In "Karunanidhi: A Life" (Penguin), A.S. Panneerselvan tells the story of the man who became a metaphor for modern Tamil Nadu, where language, empowerment, self-respect, art, literary forms and films coalesced to lend a unique vibrancy to politics.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi education department achieved 75% target in 2020-21
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Delhi government presented its fourth consecutive Outcome Budget for 2020-21 on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
43 years on, Shiv Nath's Indian marathon record remains intact
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The oldest Indian record in athletics, the men's marathon, has amazingly stood unchallenged for almost 43 years in the name of Shiv Nath Singh. The latest attempt to break it here at the New Delhi Marathon was also futile as the winner, Srinu Bugatha, clocked 2 hours 14 minutes and 59 seconds.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Bengaluru gets Rs 7,795 cr to give impetus to civic projects
Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) In a bid to give impetus to Bengaluru, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday allocated Rs 7,795 crore to the tech hub as part of the 2021-22 Budget proposals for the comprehensive development of the city.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Aerial LiDAR survey begins for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Monday said it has once again started the Aerial LiDAR survey for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project to capture the data related to the vertical ground profile.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
OPPO F19 series debuts in India at a starting price of Rs 21,490
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Smartphone maker OPPO on Monday launched its latest F 19 Pro Series smartphones - F19 Pro+ 5G and F19 Pro with quad rear cameras and feature Super AMOLED displays in the Indian market.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Amit Shah's biography released in Assamese
Guwahati, March 8 (IANS) A biography of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, which has been translated by Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from English to Assamese, was released here on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
SEBI rationalises compliance norms for UCC, PAN
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) SEBI on Monday rationalised the compliance norms of collecting and maintaining copies of PAN (permanent account number) of clients by members of the exchanges which have commodity derivatives segment.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dannii Minogue hated homeschooling son during lockdown
Sydney, March 8 (IANS) Australian singer-songwriter Dannii Minogue says that homeschooling her 10-year-old son was the toughest thing to do during lockdown. She admits she is not a good teacher, and had to remember maths concepts in order to teach him.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Women's Day: Javadekar honours women IFS officers, field staff
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) On the occasion of International Women's Day on Monday, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar lauded women for their compassion, consistency and courage, while honouring the women officers in the Indian Forest Service (IFS).
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priya Banerjee: OTT has reduced TV viewership
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) With fresh plots and storylines coming up on OTT platforms, actress Priya Banerjee says that people are increasingly preferring shows on the digital platforms than on television. The actor, who is currently part of the web series "Bekaaboo 2", says that the accessibility of OTT sets it apart, besides content.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I was not jailed in any murder case but you were: Vijayan tears into Amit Shah
Kannur, March 8 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday tore into Union Home Minister Amit Shah, stating that he was never jailed in any murder case but there is one person called Amit Shah who was jailed for it.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Singapore Airlines to pilot IATA's 'Travel Pass' mobile app trials
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Singapore Airlines will become the world's first airline to pilot the International Air Transport Association's 'Travel Pass' mobile application trials for digital health verification.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sayantani Ghosh: Nothing I cannot do that a man does
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) For actress Sayantani Ghosh, women's empowerment means a healthy co-existence because women today are no way less than men.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ambani SUV case: Something fishy, says Thackeray as NIA enters probe
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Soon after the Centre took over the case of the SUV with 20 gelatin stick found near the home business tycoon Mukesh Ambani from the Maharashtra ATS, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray described the development as "something fishy".
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pearl V. Puri: Used to stand outside coaching class to nab eveteasers
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Television actor Pearl V. Puri revealed an interesting side of his persona on Monday, on the occasion of International Women's Day. The actor claimed he used to stand outside his coaching class for hours with friends just to nab eveteasers red-handed!
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Govt's privatisation plan will see it retaining minority shareholding in select companies
New Delhi, Mar. March 8 (IANS) The government may retain non-controlling stake in some of the public sector enterprises that would be put for strategic sale involving change of management control next year.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Five from Trinamool jump ship to BJP ahead of Bengal polls
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) Barely a few weeks ahead of the high-voltage Assembly polls in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress leader Sarala Murmu, who had received a ticket for the upcoming elections last week, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Hyper localisation to drive customer engagement: Report
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Hyper localisation and hyper personalisation will drive customer engagement in a digitally connected world, said a new report on Monday from Airtel Business, the business-to-business unit of telecom major Bharti Airtel.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
CBI acting chief, officers take Covid-19 vaccine shots
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) acting Director Praveen Sinha was among those of the agency's officers and staff, to receive the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Varun Dhawan: Real job will be done when we make our country safe for women
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) While it is okay to celebrate International Womens' Day by posting pictures on social media, respect for women can be actually shown by making our country a safer place for them, feels actor Varun Dhawan.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Varun Dhawan: Real job will be done when we make our country safe for women
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) While it is okay to celebrate International Womens' Day by posting pictures on social media, respect for women can be actually shown by making our country a safer place for them, feels actor Varun Dhawan.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bombay HC orders payout to NSEL small claimants of Rs 2-10L on priority basis
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) The Bombay High Court has ruled that the competent authority (CA) in the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) payment default case must distribute the amount lying in its escrow account to genuine claimants whose outstanding s between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 10 lakh on a priority basis.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Larissa Bonesi on working with Abbas-Mustan in 'Penthouse'
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Larissa Bonesi will be seen in the upcoming web-series "Penthouse" by Abbas-Mustan. She says she cannot put into words how incredible the directors are.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Janhvi Kapoor tried multiple look tests for 'Roohi'
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor plays a character that is possessed by a ghost in the upcoming film "Roohi", and she had to undergo "multiple look tests" to perfect her appearance for the role.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
FII holdings in Nifty50 at 5-year high
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Holdings of foreign institutional investors (FII) in Nifty50 have reached a five-year high as investments flowed in at an unprecedented rate amid the pandemic.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
FII holdings in Nifty50 at 5-year high
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Holdings of foreign institutional investors (FII) in Nifty50 have reached a five-year high as investments flowed in at an unprecedented rate amid the pandemic.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Karnataka, Gujarat enter semi-finals
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Captain Ravikumar Samarth (192, 158 balls, 22x4s, 3x6s) and Devdutt Padikkal (101, 119 balls, 10x4s, 2x6s) scored centuries as Karnataka beat Kerala by 80 runs in a quarter-final match and storm into the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Palam Air Force Ground on Monday here.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Olympic-bound rider Mirza gets a male for his mare in quarantine
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Rider Fouaad Mirza, the first Indian to qualify for the Olympic Games after 20 years, is facing an unprecedented situation as his mare, 'Dajara 4', is in a long quarantine in Germany due to an outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus among horses across Europe from last month.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Jasmin Bhasin: Collaborating with Aly is special
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 14" couple Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni co-star in the music video of the new song, "Tera Suit". This is Jasmin's first music video, and that too with Aly, and the actress says it was indeed a special experience.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, marries school teacher
New York, March 8 (IANS) MacKenzie Scott, billionaire ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has married Dan Jewett, a chemistry teacher from Seattle.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Technology
Taapsee recalls working with 'mad man' Sujoy Ghosh
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) The Taapsee Pannu-starrer Badla released two years ago on this day. The actress recalls working with filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, whom she lovingly called a mad man.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Air travel continues to accelerate in Feb 2021: ICRA
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Domestic air travel continued to accelerate in February 2021 with a sequential improvement of 1 per cent, said ratings agency ICRA.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indians on stock buying spree drives doubling of demat accounts
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Indian are on a stock buying frenzy as the increase in demat accounts in financial year 2021 is at the highest ever at 10.7 million.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ruling party intimidating voters of graduate MLC polls: Telangana Cong chief
Hyderabad, March 8 (IANS) With campaigning on at full swing for the two graduate MLC constituencies that go to polls on March 8, the opposition Congress party has accused the ruling TRS of intimdating voters.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Devoleena Bhattacharjee: Grew up in a family of women with no men
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee looks back at her challenging childhood after her father passed away. On International Women's Day on Monday, she says that the circumstance meant she grew up in a family of strong women.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SL serves kick-in-teeth for Imran
Pakistans Prime minister Imran Khans attempt to bluff his way into appeasing the Sri Lanka government and her people during his two-day visit on February 23 has back-fired. His attempt to sell himself as an ambassador of Belt and Road Initiative and its secondary project known as CPEC, a crusader of the Muslim ummah so that he could boost his image both at home and to the international money lenders and foreign investors has proven nothing more than a Kick-in-the-teeth for Imran Khan.
2021-03-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
No proposal to give martyr status to farmers: Hry minister
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Monday informed the state legislative assembly that no proposal is under the consideration to give martyr status to the farmers who died in the ongoing agitation against three Central farm laws.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
No proposal to give martyr status to farmers: Hry minister
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Monday informed the state legislative assembly that no proposal is under the consideration to give martyr status to the farmers who died in the ongoing agitation against three Central farm laws.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ex-Aviation Min caught attacking TDP woman in viral video
Visakhapatnam, March 8 (IANS) On International Women's Day on Monday, a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) woman member in Vizianagaram purportedly faced public humiliation at the hands of her party veteran and former Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Youth beaten up on charges of theft in Ranchi, dies
Ranchi, March 8 (IANS) A 22-year-old youth was allegedly lynched on charges of theft in state capital Ranchi, the Jharkhand police said.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google TV adds kids profiles, gives more controls to parents
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Google on Monday announced separate profiles for kids on Google TV that will let parents choose which apps are appropriate for them to watch.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Overall 325 UDAN air routes operationalised till date
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India has till date operationalised 325 air routes under the regional connectivity scheme 'Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik' or RCS-UDAN.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Alison Hammond wants to adopt a child
Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) Actress and television presenter Alison Hammond has said that she dreams of adopting a child in future, and reveals that while she was nervous when her now-teenage son Aiden was born, she is open to the idea of being a mother again.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Overall 325 UDAN air routes operationalised till date
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India has till date operationalised 325 air routes under the regional connectivity scheme 'Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik' or RCS-UDAN.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AIADMK caught unawares as DMK promises slew of welfare schemes
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) The opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo MK Stalin promised a slew of development projects during his mega roadshow at Siruganur in Trichy if voted to power. This has reportedly put the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on the backfoot.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Andhra to incorporate 'Gender Budget' to better serve women
Amaravati, March 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh could be the first state in India to incorporate a concept called 'Gender Budget' in its annual Budget for FY 2021-22 aimed at better serving women.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Why Jason Sudeikis thanked ex Olivia Wilde on Critics Choice win
Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) Actor Jason Sudeikis won the Critics Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series on Monday for his show "Ted Lasso". While accepting the award, he thanked his children and ex-partner Olivia Wilde.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kajol shares hilarious skincare routine
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Kajol posted a video showcasing her skincare routine, and it is hilarious.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Here comes India's first vernacular dating app
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Aisle, India's second most downloaded dating app on Monday launched its vernacular dating app 'Arike', for Malayalees residing in and out of India.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Monica Dogra: OTT could surpass Bollywood in terms of content
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Monica Dogra, who is currently seen on the web series The Married Woman, is sure that content on OTT will soon surpass what is shown in films. The actress says that soon talent will replace stardom in Bollywood.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fatehabad soon to have tertiary cancer care centre
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday informed the Assembly that the process of setting up of tertiary cancer care centre in Fatehabad town is underway.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Sona Mohapatra slams troll who call her and Taapsee Pannu 'militant feminists'
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Singer Sona Mohapatra on Monday slammed a troll who called her and Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu militant feminists and said they were always at war with men.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tata Motors shareholders' give nod to hive-off PV biz into new entity
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Shareholders of Tata Motors have approved the hiving off of its passenger vehicles business into a separate entity.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha forms task force to contain forest fires
Bhubaneswar, March 8 (IANS) With the cases of forest fires increasing in the state, the Odisha government on Monday constituted a task force to review the forest fire incidents and suggest immediate containment measures.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Celebs who brought private woes to public spotlight
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Prince Harry-Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey has thrown open a can of worms. It is but just one recent examples of celebrities using public platforms and forums to, as the saying goes, wash dirty linen in public.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP leadership meet on Uttarakhand situation at Parliament House
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Keeping in few the fast-changing political scenario in Uttarakhand, a high-level meeting of the top BJP leadership group began in the Parliament House complex on Monday evening.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kharge makes his presence felt on first day as LoP
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The newly-appointed Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Rajya Sabha, Malliakarjun Kharge, began his stint on an aggressive note on the first day of the House proceedings after recess.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kharge makes his presence felt on first day as LoP
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The newly-appointed Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Rajya Sabha, Malliakarjun Kharge, began his stint on an aggressive note on the first day of the House proceedings after recess.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DDC chairpersons given status of administrative secretaries/IGPs in J&K
Jammu, March 8 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday amended the warrant of precedence placing the chairpersons of district development councils (DDCs) equivalent to administrative secretaries/inspectors general of police.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Pradhan seeks National Institute of Virology at Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, March 8 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday requested Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for setting up one of the proposed four National Institute of Virology (NIV) at Bhubaneswar.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Soldier commits suicide in J&K's Kupwara
Srinagar, March 8 (IANS) A soldier reportedly committed suicide overnight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Soldier commits suicide in J&K's Kupwara
Srinagar, March 8 (IANS) A soldier reportedly committed suicide overnight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Covid vax for sale on darknet for $250 to $1,200
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Cybercriminals have posted sales advertisements for three major Covid-19 vaccines and the prices per dose range from $250 to $1,200, with an average cost of about $500, said a report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Maha budget 2021-22 focuses on 'Nari-Shakti'
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) With a strong focus on 'women-power', the Maha Vikas Aghadi government gifted a slew of benefits and schemes for girls and women coinciding with the International Women's Day being celebrated globally, in the state Budget 2021-2022, here on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Espargaro gets a taste of life with Repsol Honda
Doha, March 8 (IANS) Pol Espargaro got his first taste of the Repsol Honda team's RC213V as testing ahead of the 2021 MotoGP season got underway in Qatar.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Motorsports
Espargaro gets a taste of life with Repsol Honda
Doha, March 8 (IANS) Pol Espargaro got his first taste of the Repsol Honda team's RC213V as testing ahead of the 2021 MotoGP season got underway in Qatar.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Motorsports
Equities slip on high crude oil prices; Realty stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) India's benchmark equity indices ended Monday's trade session on a flat-to-positive note even as high crude oil prices along with rising bond yields subdued sentiments.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Web series 'Kamathipura' postponed for 'necessary changes'
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) The release date of the web series Kamathipura has been postponed to make certain changes, following the new guidelines of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry for OTT platforms. The series was supposed to release on March 8, but a new release date will be announced soon.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Gold smuggling accused was pressurised to name Vijayan'
Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) In an ongoing tiff between the central probe agencies and the Kerala government led by Pinarayi Vijayan in the gold smuggling case, on Monday it took yet another turn when a woman Kerala Police officer testified before a special probe team of the state police that the prime accused Swapna Suresh was asked loaded questions and was pressurised, so as to make her name the Chief Minister.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
DJB supplying piped water to 93% households in city: Delhi Govt
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday said that it has so far covered up to 93% households across the national capital under pipeline water supply. The Kejriwal-led AAP government said this while presenting the economic survey for Delhi in the Assembly.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google unveils online training for Indian scribes covering polls
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) As India gears up for assembly elections in four states and one Union Territory, Google on Monday announced to train journalists covering the polls with a new online training series.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Gulzar, Vishal Bhardwaj reunite for Alia Bhatt's 'Darlings'
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Iconic lyricist Gulzar teams up with composer Vishal Bhardwaj once again, to score the music of the upcoming dark comedy "Darlings". The film is a mother-daughter relationship drama starring Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gender sensitised school curriculum in Punjab
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday launched the Department of School Education's partnership with Breakthrough and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to integrate a gender sensitisation curriculum for government schools.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Stalin lifted ideas from my vision document, alleges Kamal Haasan
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has lashed out against DMK president and chief-ministerial candidate of the party M.K. Stalin for allegedly lifting several programmes from his party's vision document.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Stalin lifted ideas from my vision document, alleges Kamal Haasan
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has lashed out against DMK president and chief-ministerial candidate of the party M.K. Stalin for allegedly lifting several programmes from his party's vision document.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
PTI approaches poll panel to delay former Pak PM's winning notification
Islamabad, March 8 (IANS) After facing an embarrassing defeat in the high-stake Senate seat elections at the hands of the opposition's candidate, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has approached the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), asking it to put on hold the winning notification.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Fujifilm launches new range of mirrorless cameras in India
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Fujifilm on Monday launched the FUJIFILM X-E4 in its flagship X series range of mirrorless digital cameras.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Women farmers sport mehendi with 'protest' slogan at Ghazipur
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Scores of women farmers at the Ghazipur border have got the 'protest' slogan painted on their palms with mehendi, as a mark of protest against the Centre's three agri laws, on the occasion of International Women's Day.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chadwick Boseman's wife: Actor 'deserves' Critics Choice Award
Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) "Black Panther" star, Chadwick Boseman, who died last year due to colon cancer won the Best Actor award for his performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards. The trophy was accepted by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward who, in a moving speech, said that the actor "deserved" the award.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chadwick Boseman's wife: Actor 'deserves' Critics Choice Award
Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) "Black Panther" star, Chadwick Boseman, who died last year due to colon cancer won the Best Actor award for his performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards. The trophy was accepted by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward who, in a moving speech, said that the actor "deserved" the award.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hard 'hic' as Maha hikes excise duty, VAT on liquors
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday hiked the State Excise Duty and VAT on most types of liquor to collect an additional revenue of Rs 1,800-crore.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ruckus over price hike, LS adjourned till 7 p.m.
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The first day of the second-leg of the Budget Session on Monday witnessed the Opposition mount an attack on the government over rising prices of LPG cylinders and petroleum products leading to the adjournment of the Lok Sabha till 7 p.m. minutes after it began the session.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra: My family is my greatest blessing
London, March 8 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas shared a picture dressed in a sweater knitted by her mother Madhu Chopra, adding that her family is her greatest blessing.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
E-Auction of wine shop attracts bid of Rs 510 cr in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 8 (IANS) The change in excise policy this year brought in golden times for a wine shop in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan as it attracted the highest bid of Rs 510 crore starting from a base price of Rs 72 lakh.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
WhatsApp to password protect your chat backups on Cloud
San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp is working on a new password protection feature that will encrypt chat backups in Cloud, making them accessible only to the users.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Nimrat Kaur starts shooting for 'Dasvi'
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Nimrat Kaur took to Instagram to share with fans that she has started shooting for her film Dasvi. The actress plays the role of Bimla Devi in the film.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Uptick in consumption of online branded meat in India: Report
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Indian meat market -- fairly nascent with a large growth headroom -- is expected to reach $80-85 billion by 2024 and is up for disruption by branded players especially in the online space, a new report said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Bagan, NorthEast face off with final at stake (Match Preview 114)
Margao (Goa), March 8 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United face each other in the second leg of the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at the Fatorda Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tripura,Sports,Football
Bridge over River Feni bridge to strengthen India-B'desh ties (IANS Special)
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) A bridge over Feni river in Tripura is set to turn the dream of the northeastern region into reality, as it would connect the landlocked region with the rest of the world through the Chittagong international sea port in Bangladesh.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
Gabrielle Union: I fell into something so dark in December it scared me
Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union recently opened up about having suicidal thoughts over the years.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
There is now awareness about crime against women: Yogi
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, on Monday, said that there was now an awareness about crime against women.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Biden admin gives 4-point strategy to govt in Kabul
Islamabad, March 8 (IANS) The new US administration under President Joe Biden has chalked out a four-point strategy for the Afghanistan government under President Ashraf Ghani, with a vision to end the decades long war, warning of dangerous and dire consequences if the peace deal with the Taliban is scrapped.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Centre's proposal on direct payment to farmers is a provocation: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Even as he termed the Centre's proposal on direct payment to farmers, bypassing 'arhtiyas' (commission agents) as another provocation that will aggravate the crisis over farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said the apathetic attitude of the government of India wouldn't help resolve the situation.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Centre's proposal on direct payment to farmers is a provocation: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Even as he termed the Centre's proposal on direct payment to farmers, bypassing 'arhtiyas' (commission agents) as another provocation that will aggravate the crisis over farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said the apathetic attitude of the government of India wouldn't help resolve the situation.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Madhur Bhandarkar wraps up 'India Lockdown'
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has wrapped up shoot of his upcoming film "India Lockdown" in a start-to-finish schedule. The film has been shot in various parts of Mumbai and Pune.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Anoushka Shankar announces new track 'Sister Susannah'
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Grammy-nominated sitarist, composer and producer Anoushka Shankar has announced the release of her new track, "Sister Susannah", slated to drop on March 22.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka Cong boycotts CM Yediyurappa's Budget speech
Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) Opposition Karnataka Congress leaders protested against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government by wearing black armbands during the Budget speech by Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Ola showcases 1st electric scooter, aims 1 cr bikes by 2022
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Before Elon Musk-led Tesla finally makes its India entry, ride-hailing platform Ola on Monday announced world's largest two-wheeler manufacturing facility called Ola FutureFactory that will have annual production capacity of one crore vehicles and will be operational by 2022.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Covid vax-related phishing attacks up 26%: Report
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The number of vaccine-related phishing attacks increased by 12 per cent after pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Moderna announced the availability of vaccines in November 2020 and by the end of January 2021, the average number of attacks was up 26 per cent, said a new report on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kohli pays tribute to wife, daughter on Women's Day
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India cricket captain Virat Kohli on Monday posted a touching message to his wife Anushka Sharma and their newborn daughter, Vamika, on the occassion of International Women's Day.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Scindia once decision-maker in Cong, now BJP backbencher: RaGa
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a jab at his once close friend and former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, saying "who earlier was counted among 'decision makers' in his former party, now only gets to enjoy from the back seat as a spectator ever since he crossed over to saffron pastures".
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rani Mukerji inspired 'Bunty Aur Babli 2' star Sharvari to be an actress
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Sharvari forays Bollywood with "Bunty Aur Babli 2" later this year, and she credits Rani Mukerji, her senior co-star in the film, for her entry into showbiz. Sharvari says watching Rani's films on screen was what motivated her.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Parliament's usual functioning to resume from Tuesday
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Both the Houses of the Parliament will resume their usual functioning from Tuesday with proceedings beginning at 11 a.m., after a gap of two earlier sessions in which morning and evening hours were scheduled to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi govt maintained consistency in revenue surplus: Sisodia
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said the advanced estimate of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Delhi was Rs 7,98,310 crore in 2020-21 with a contraction of 3.92 per cent in the previous financial year 2019-20.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CSK ink deal with Myntra as jersey sponsor for IPL 2021
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) Fashion e-commerce giant Myntra on Monday announced its partnership with three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings. As part of the association, Myntra's logo will feature in the front of CSK's jersey during IPL 2021 which is set to start on April 9.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Mamata holds mega roadshow with women activists to counter BJP
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) A day after an all-women grand show in Siliguri, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday hit the road with a massive rally in the heart of Kolkata to observe International Women's Day.
2021-03-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
2 Maoists surrender in Jharkhand
Ranchi, March 8 (IANS) Two Maoists carrying bounties on their heads, surrendered before police in Jharkhand on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bank accounts of Prajapati, sons, Cos had suspicious transactions: ED
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) which confronted former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati with the bank accounts linked to him and his sons Anurag Prajapati and Anil Prajapati has said it led to revelation of several "suspicious transactions".
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No tax or duty hikes in Karnataka budget for 2021-22
Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) The Karnataka budget for fiscal 2021-22 has not proposed increase in sales tax on petrol and diesel or excise duty on liquor or in registration fee on transport vehicles, said Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India retail sector to add 2.5 cr new jobs by 2030: Report
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Indian retail sector is likely to generate 2.5 crore new jobs by 2030 and a lion's share will be the offline+online model which will account for nearly 50 per cent of the total retail employment addition, a Nasscom report said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Yedi's budget woos K'taka women with freebies
Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) Marking the International Women's Day, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday announced a slew of freebies, sops and welfare measures for women in the Karnataka Budget for fiscal 2021-22.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Nawazuddin Siddiqui to star in B. Praak's new music video
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all set to make his debut as a music video star, with B. Praak's new song "Baarish ki jaaye".
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BTS, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa among top gigs at 63rd Grammys
Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) Big-ticket gigs scheduled at the 63rd Grammy Awards will include Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Cardi B, BTS, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Chris Martin.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Motorola 4K Android TV Stick launched on Flipkart
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Flipkart, India's homegrown e-commerce marketplace on Monday launched Motorola 4K Android TV Stick in India for Rs 3,999.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Tokyo Olympics to be 1st-ever 'gender-balanced' Games: IOC
Lausanne, March 8 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympics, which will be held from July 23 to August 8 this year, will be the first "gender-balanced" Games in Olympic history, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Urvashi Rautela: We need representation that reflects all women and girls
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela feels every industry needs more representation of women, so that progressive change comes along.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab FM presents populist Budget; woos farmers, employees
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Almost a year ahead of the Assembly polls in Punjab, state Finance Minister Manpreet Badal on Monday tried to woo the farmers, women, elderly and government employees by presenting a populist but deficit Budget for the next fiscal.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Web series on Delhi cop Seema Dhaka who rescued 76 missing kids
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) On International Women's Day, a web series has been announced on the life of Seema Dhaka, the Delhi Police head constable who became a hero after rescuing 76 missing children within three months last year.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nitish Kumar loses his cool again in Bihar legislative council
Patna, March 8 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday lost his cool again after RJD MLC Subodh Rai interrupted the rural development minister during supplementary questions in the Bihar legislative assembly.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Bihar,National
Simi Garewal calls Meghan Markle 'evil', gets trolled
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Indian actress-TV host Simi Garewal was trolled for her tweet on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, following the couples 90-minute explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Girl who beat up miscreants, made collector for a day
Katni (Madhya Pradesh), March 8 (IANS) Archana Kewat, 21, the daughter of a vegetable vendor, who took on criminals who were teasing two minor girls and handed them over to the police, was on Monday appointed as collector of the district for a day in Madhya Pradesh's Katni district.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Women's Day: DCW honours 48 people including Chandrayaan-2 scientists
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) On the occasion of International Women's Day on Monday, the Delhi Women's Commission honoured a total of 48 people who have worked for the interests of women. The Commission organised an award ceremony with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the chief guest. In the programme, defence, sports, social institutions and common citizens were honoured for their work.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B Town wishes fans: Every day should be Women's Day
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Bollywood actors took to social media to wish fans on the occasion of International Women's Day. They shared pictures of women who inspire them and also shared motivational quotes celebrating the day.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Women's helpdesk launched in all Andhra police stations
Amaravati, March 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy launched dedicated women's help desks at all police stations in the state virtually on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Andhar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
4 held for duping Pune co-op bank of over Rs 71Cr
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested four persons on charges of defrauding Pune's Shivaji Bhosle Co-operative Bank Ltd to the tune of Rs 71.78 crore deposited by small investors. The fraud was noticed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 2019.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meet Delhi Police woman constable who 'mans' the lock-up (IANS Special)
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Every day as the clock strikes 8 a.m. Sunita Meena takes charge of the sentry guard duty at South Delhi's Hauz Khas police station lock-up. It's a duty which is usually considered a man's forte, but Meena has broken the barriers and guards the most crucial spot in a police station.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bihar Police to get two dozen sniffer dogs soon
Patna, March 8 (IANS) Bihar Police will soon be strengthened with the addition of over two dozen sniffer dogs.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security
Sunny Leone: Need in women of today to accept themselves as they are
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) In a new transformation video on the occasion of Women's Day, Sunny Leone is seen celebrating winning over the challenges in the form of judgmental and sexist comments, uncalled criticism for her dance steps, non-cooperation from the industry and also, the industry boycotting her at awards functions.
2021-03-08
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haptik partners with Zendesk for AI-driven customer support
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Jio Haptik Technologies Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Jio Platforms, on Monday announced a strategic collaboration with San Francisco-headquartered Zendesk, to help businesses transform customer experience and combine AI-driven automation with human-powered empathy.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
Excitel launches OTT entertainment plan at no extra cost
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Broadband network provider Excitel on Monday unveiled a special broadband plan curated to cater to the growing OTT consumption.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
EU approves Microsoft's $7.5B ZeniMax Media acquisition
London, March 8 (IANS) The European Commission has approved Microsoft's $7.5 billion deal to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, one of the largest, privately held game developers and publishers in the world.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
2021 International Women's Day: Gifting Guide
New Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) Whether you want to express your gratitude to your mother for her unconditional love, or appreciate your wife for the little efforts she puts in each day to make you smile or thank your sister to simply keep you at ease, here's your chance!
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Huge need for today's women to accept themselves: Sunny Leone
New Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) Actress Sunny Leone feels there is a need in today's women to accept and love themselves in their own skin.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Shilpa Shetty signs as fitness ambassador of nutrition brand
New Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress and fitness icon Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been roped as the fitness ambassador of active nutrition brand Fast&Up.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
SCBA moves SC against SoP on hybrid hearing
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has filed a plea in the top court to issue direction to quash the Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) issued on March 5 for hybrid hearing without due consultation with the lawyers' body.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Djokovic breaks Federer's record for most weeks as world No. 1
London, March 8 (IANS) Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic on Monday set a record for most weeks at No. 1 in the 48-year history of the ATP rankings. Djokovic entered his 311th week at the top of the rankings, one week longer than Swiss 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer's record.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic breaks Federer's record for most weeks as world No. 1
London, March 8 (IANS) Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic on Monday set a record for most weeks at No. 1 in the 48-year history of the ATP rankings. Djokovic entered his 311th week at the top of the rankings, one week longer than Swiss 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer's record.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Anupria Goenka: Women judged on basis of how they dress and speak
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) As the world celebrates International Women's Day on Monday, actress Anupria Goenka hopes that everyone learns how to respect women.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
As Kushwaha gets a jab, speculation on joining JD(U) gets stronger
Patna, March 8 (IANS) In Bihar's political circles, the merger of Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) with the Janata Dal-United has been discussed for a long time.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Whip up a meal for that special woman in your life
New Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) This International Women's Day treat an important woman in your life with these delightful recipes that will make the occasion worthwhile.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Wearing face mask during exercise safe: Study
London, March 8 (IANS) Researchers have found that wearing a face mask during vigorous exercise appears to be safe for healthy people.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Banksy to auction artwork for UK's NHS
London, March 8 (IANS) Banksy, the acclaimed anonymous British street artist, has offered to auction a piece of his artwork in an effort to raise funds for the UK's National Health Service (NHS), the media reported on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Model barrack for UP women cops in Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), March 8 (IANS) At first glance, it looks like a three-star hotel, but it is actually a newly constructed women's barrack in the Mahila police station in Muzaffarnagar.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Aahana Kumra annoyed after airline cancels flight without informing her
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Aahana Kumra on Monday expressed her annoyance after an airline, without prior information, cancelled a flight she was scheduled to board.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Apple may launch AR 'contact lenses' in 10 years
San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) Known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple will release augmented reality "contact lenses" in the 2030s.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple may launch AR 'contact lenses' in 10 years
San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) Known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple will release augmented reality "contact lenses" in the 2030s.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NIA to probe explosives recovery case near Mukesh Ambani's house
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday started an investigation into the case related to explosives recovered in an abandoned car found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house in Mumbai.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Parties in Bihar now planning strong presence in village politics
Patna, March 8 (IANS) Many political parties in Bihar are now devising strategies to capture the maximum number of panchayats in the upcoming elections. They are working on ways to boost the chances of their party workers who are in the electoral fray for the panchayat elections.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
NY Democrats call on Cuomo to resign
New York, March 8 (IANS) Top Democratic lawmakers from New York have urged state Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after two more former aides accused him of inappropriate behaviour, as well as due to allegations that his administration was altering Covid data, it was reported.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
WTT Star Contender: Manika, Sathiyan in 2nd round
Doha, March 8 (IANS) India's Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran on Monday went through to the second round of the WTT Star Contender table tennis tournament in Doha.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Batla House encounter: Court convicts Ariz Khan
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Monday convicted Ariz Khan, an alleged Indian Mujahideen terrorist, in a case related to the 2008 Batla House encounter, noting that he intentionally caused the murder of encounter specialist and Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'If we don't raise our voice now, future will call us cowards' (IANS Special)
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) One striking feature of the farm protests running for over 100 days now, is the mammoth participation of women in it.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
International Women's Day: DIY recipes
New Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) It's a day to celebrate yourself, pick your favourite dram, be it scotch, gin, vodka, or liqueur and curate some lip-smacking cocktails with these recommendations from Diageo India's finest Brand Ambassadors and mixologists.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
International Women's Day: DIY recipes
New Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) It's a day to celebrate yourself, pick your favourite dram, be it scotch, gin, vodka, or liqueur and curate some lip-smacking cocktails with these recommendations from Diageo India's finest Brand Ambassadors and mixologists.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
A Toast to the #WomenWhoMakeYou
New Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) As International Women's Day is around the corner, Grant's Distinction recognises their efforts and toasts to them with an indulgent drink.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Double murder in Agra leads to panic
Agra (UP), March 8 (IANS) A mother and her daughter were brutally murdered in their house by a young man of the same village.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himalaya Drug Company partners Shell India to reward women service champions
Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) To celebrate the spirit of womanhood on the occasion International Women's Day, The Himalaya Drug Company has partnered with Shell India to sponsor gift hampers for all women service champions at their fuel stations and giveaways for the women who visit Shell stations on Women's Day.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Lahiri to play at The Players Championship after Koepka withdraws
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri will compete at the The Players Championship next week after American four-time PGA Tour champion Brooks Koepka withdrew due to injury, the tournament said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
John, Madhuri, Sunny join PETA 20th anniversary celebration
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Bollywood stars John Abraham, Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shetty and Sunny Leone joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for its 20th anniversary. A virtual party was organised and awards were given to those who have been championing animal rights. 
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Govt plans 60K km national highways by 2026
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Centre has planned to expand aroud 60,000 km of National Highways (NHs) in the next five years.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Khaleda may get extension to stay out of jail
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh Law Ministry on Monday recommended extending a freeze on the jail sentences of opposition leader Khaleda Zia by six months in two corruption cases.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ariz Khan convicted in Batla House encounter case
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday convicted Ariz Khan, an alleged Indian Mujahideen terrorist, in a case related to the 2008 Batla House encounter.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Dutee Chand: Every girl is a leader waiting to happen
New Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) Studies have shown that even today, 2.3 crore girls drop out of school at the onset of their periods and 71 per cent of adolescent girls in India remain unaware of menstruation till they get their first period. Adding to the challenges, the global pandemic has impacted 74 crore school girls, and could severely affect their return to school, according to UNESCO.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Maha ATS forms multiple teams to probe Hiren's 'murder'
Thane/Mumbai, Mar. March 8 (IANS) Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday said that the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has registered a murder case and launched investigations into the mystery of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiren's body being recovered from the Thane Creek wetlands on March 5.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Maha ATS forms multiple teams to probe Hiren's 'murder'
Thane/Mumbai, Mar. March 8 (IANS) Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday said that the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has registered a murder case and launched investigations into the mystery of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiren's body being recovered from the Thane Creek wetlands on March 5.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UN seeks leading role for Afghan women in peace
Kabul, March 8 (IANS) The UN said on Monday that it sought a leading role for Afghan women in the country's peace process that is expected to enter a new phase in the coming weeks or months.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
UN seeks leading role for Afghan women in peace
Kabul, March 8 (IANS) The UN said on Monday that it sought a leading role for Afghan women in the country's peace process that is expected to enter a new phase in the coming weeks or months.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Arjun Kapoor: Crucial for women to stand up for themselves
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor feels it is crucial for women to stand up for themselves and their dreams, and shatter stereotypes.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala BJP asks CM to reply to Shah's questions
Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah took on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, shooting a volley of questions at him in the gold smuggling and reverse dollar hawala cases that have rocked the state for months now, state BJP president K. Surendran on Monday demanded the answers.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
NH-9, NH-24 shut over farmers stir, heavy traffic on NH-44
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Due to the ongoing protests against farm laws, National Highway 9 and National Highway 24 are closed at the Uttar Pradesh-Delhi border also called the "UP Gate", said Delhi Traffic Police on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
C-vax: WHO chief appreciates Russia's investment in science
Geneva, March 8 (IANS) Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has appreciated Russia's investment in science during a video call with Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko as the two sides discussed a range of issues including the application for emergency use authorisation for Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
Woman photographers making an impact
New Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) "People always call me 'sir' when they first call as they don't expect a woman to be behind the camera" are the words of Gurugram-based maternity and baby photographer Anega Bawa. While the rise in number of women taking to professional photography may be slow, it sure is steady. But behind the camera, is gender still at play?
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Punia, Vinesh take back top spot after winning in Rome
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India's Bajrang Punia got back to the No. 1 spot in the 65 kg wrestling world rankings after winning gold at the Matteo Pelicone Ranking Series in Rome. Earlier, Vinesh Phogat took back the top spot in the 53 kg rankings after winning gold in her weight category at the ranking series.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
5 Female Motorcycle Riders 'Breaking' Stereotypes
New Delhi, March 8 (IANSlife) International Women's Day is about celebrating equality, progress and achievements of amazing women who help make the world a better place.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
CJI: Never suggested accused to marry rape victim
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde on Monday said news reports and quotes by activists have taken "out of context" a query posed by the apex court to a rape accused "on marrying the victim", while emphasising that it always holds women with highest regard and respect.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Aurat Marches to take place across Pak
Islamabad, March 8 (IANS) Aurat Marches are scheduled to take place on Monday across Pakistan to mark International Women's Day, during which participants will demand for the protection of female rights in the country.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
TN polls: CPI-M, CPI to contest 6 seats each in DMK alliance
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) The two Communist parties, CPI-M and the CPI will contest in six seats each in the upcoming Assembly polls as part of the DMK alliance.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Gurugram: Only 400 of 58,580 recovered patients donated plasma
Gurugram, March 8 (IANS) Although the Covid-19 vaccine has been introduced in Gurugram, the district health facilities are still struggling to find donors for plasma.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Meghan says Kate Middleton made her cry, not other way round (2nd Ld)
Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) In the 90-minute-long interview Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave to Oprah Winfrey, she spoke about he moments she shared with the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Williams wife Kate Middleton.  Meghan revealed that the reports which had suggested that she made Middleton cry over "flower girl dresses" actually werent true.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Uzbek & Indian soldiers to start anti-terror drills on U'khand hills
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Uzbek soldiers will carry out counter-terror operation drills along with their Indian counterparts to enhance capabilities starting Tuesday till March 21 in Chaubatia near Ranikhet in Uttarakhand.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Uzbek & Indian soldiers to start anti-terror drills on U'khand hills
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Uzbek soldiers will carry out counter-terror operation drills along with their Indian counterparts to enhance capabilities starting Tuesday till March 21 in Chaubatia near Ranikhet in Uttarakhand.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
K'taka Budget cuts stamp duty on flats to 3%
Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) The Karnataka Budget for fiscal 2021-22 reduced stamp duty on buying apartments priced Rs 35-45 lakh to 3 per cent from 5 per cent, said Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
5 terrorists killed in Pak
Islamabad, March 8 (IANS) At least five terrorists were killed on Monday in a police operation in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
AINR likely to go solo in Puducherry Assembly polls
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) N.Rangaswamy, former Chief Minister of Puducherry and President All Indian N.Rangaswamy Congress (AINR) is likely to go it alone in the Assembly elections to be held on April 6.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Everyone in NZ will have access to vax: PM
Wellington, March 8 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that everyone in the country will have access to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine after it secured an additional 8.5 million doses.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Goa: Two senior citizens found murdered in a storeroom
Panaji, March 8 (IANS) Two persons, both senior citizens were found dead, believed to be murdered, in South Goa's Fatorda area, police said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S.Korea-US kick off joint military drills
Seoul, March 8 (IANS) The combined forces of South Korea and the US kicked off their joint annual military exercises in a scaled-back manner in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Western Digital launches line of SanDisk extreme portable SSDs
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Storage solutions major Western Digital on Monday launched its two new SanDisk portable SSDs that aim to offer nearly 2x the speed over previous generations.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Drunk men fire shots near Singhu border
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Some drunk men fired shots in the air from inside a car near the farmers' protest site at the Singhu border, police said, adding that the vehicle has been identified a search was underway to nab the perpetrators.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
No fuel tax hike in Karnataka budget for 2021-22
Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) The Karnataka Budget for ensuing fiscal 2021-22 has not proposed increase in state tax on petrol or diesel to avoid financial burden on the people, said Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Drug peddler linked to SSR probe arrested in Goa (Ld)
Panaji, March 8 (IANS) Three persons, including one Hemant Sah alias Maharaj, who is allegedly linked to the drug probe launched following the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput last year, have been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials in Goa, an official statement said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Vietnam begins Covid vax campaign
Hanoi, March 8 (IANS) Vietnam on Monday kicked-off its mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign, deemed to be largest inoculation drive in the country's history, with over 100 million doses expected to be administered nationwide.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Maha Guv called for discussion as BJP summons U'khand CM (Ld)
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Troubles may escalate for Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat as the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership has summoned him to Delhi on Monday. Moreover, many big leaders, including Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari will also be a part of the discussion.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Verdict in Batla House encounter case shortly
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) A Delhi court will pronounce it's verdict in a case related to the 2008 Batla House encounter at 2 p.m. on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Punjab assembly salutes indomitable spirit of women
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) The Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Monday unanimously passed a resolution saluting the "indomitable spirit of women in contributing to the progress of the nation", with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh declaring his government's strong and continued commitment to the empowerment of women and the girl child at every level.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
IS operative killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, March 8 (IANS) Afghan forces have killed an operative of the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Nangarhar province, an official statement issued on Monday said.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Crude oil prices rise on global tensions
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Global crude oil prices jumped above $70 a barrel on Monday for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC agrees to re-examine 50% quota cap, issues notice to states/UTs
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) After nearly three-decades of the Indra Sawhney judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday said the 50 per cent cap on reservation laid down by a 9-judge bench in 1992, could be re-examined in view of subsequent constitutional amendments and the socio-economic changes that has followed.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Focused Covid sampling drive in UP on Holi eve
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will run a 15-day "focused sampling" drive from March 13 to 27, in view of the upcoming festivals like Shivratri and Holi.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Parineeti Chopra: Huge responsibility to essay Saina Nehwal on screen
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who essays badminton ace Saina Nehwal in the biopic "Saina", says admits being apprehensive about how people will react to her in the role.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
More Australian states begin Covid vax rollout
Canberra, March 8 (IANS) Australia continued the rollout of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine continued on Monday, with the state of Queensland administering it's first doses to frontline hospital and medical staff.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Ex-Rajasthan Guv Anshuman Singh passes away
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) Former Rajasthan Governor Anshuman Singh passed away at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow on Monday at the age of 86.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
The magnificent women of Vedanta and their machines
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Vedanta is one of the world's leading natural resources companies and its Aluminium and Power business is by far India's largest producer of Aluminium and also one of the largest private power producers.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Nomadland', 'The Crown' win big at Critics Choice Awards
Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) The 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards saw Chloe Zhaos Nomadland and the series, The Crown, win most of the accolades during the ceremony hosted by Taye Diggs in an in-person/virtual hybrid show on Monday morning according to Indian time.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Small, mid-cap stocks outperform amid current market weakness
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) As the markets have largely taken to a downward trend amid high bond yields in the US, small and mid-cap stocks continue to buck the bearish trend.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
2 police personnel shot dead in Pak
Islamabad, March 8 (IANS) Two police personnel were shot dead and two others injured in separate attacks in Pakistan, authorities said.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Delhi GSDP contracted by 5.68% in 2020-21: Baijal
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The annual Budget Session of Delhi Assembly began with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's address on Monday. Baijal read out achievements and new developments introduced by the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government since 2019.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala: Free for all as candidate lists get ready
Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) With just 28 days left for the upcoming Kerala Assembly polls, none of the traditional rival political fronts have been able to keep down the rush of candidates seeking a seat to contest.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
OnePlus joins Hasselblad for next-gen camera, 9 series on Mar 23
Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) Ahead of its flagship OnePlus 9 series launch on March 23, the global smartphone brand on Monday announced a three-year partnership with legendary camera manufacturer Hasselblad to co-develop the next generation of smartphone camera systems for future premium devices.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
NASA names Mars rover touchdown site after Octavia Butler
Washington, March 8 (IANS) NASA has named the landing site of its Perseverance Mars rover after the science fiction author Octavia Butler.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Rhea Chakraborty returns to social media on Women's Day
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS)  Actress Rhea Chakraborty, who was named in the the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, has made a comeback on social media on the occasion of International Womens Day on Monday, months after she was released from jail. 
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Hockey Pro League: Double wins for Germany, Netherlands
Amstelveen (Netherlands), March 8 (IANS) The Netherlands women and Germany men both claimed a maximum six points from their FIH Hockey Pro League fixtures at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen this weekend, with the two teams adding to Saturday's wins with hard-earned victories on Sunday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Hockey
Sajid: As long as I'm alive, will work hard so people remember Wajid
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Sajid Khan, of the popular composer duo Sajid-Wajid, says his life has changed drastically ever since brother Wajid's demise in June last year.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ICC announces expansion of women's event post 2023
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the expansion of women's events after the 2023 cycle. More teams will participate in the 50-over Women's World Cup and the Women's T20 World Cup from 2026.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Brazilian state's hospital network collapsing
Brasilia, March 8 (IANS) The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has announced that its hospital network has started to collapse, as there is a lack of intensive care unit beds due to the increasing number of Covid-19 patients suffering from Covid-19.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Rahul at national executive meet of Youth Congress
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attended the national executive meeting of the Indian Youth Congress here.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Houthis confirm attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities
Sanaa, March 8 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi militia has confirmed attacking Saudi Aramco facilities with eight ballistic missiles and 14 bomb-laden drones, an official of the rebel group said.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Save our livelihoods: Big Bazaar female staff appeal to PM
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) On the International Women's Day, over 2,600 women across Big Bazaar outlets in India appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save the livelihood of over 2,00,000 women working for the Future Group's retail chain, here on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Telangana's Bhainsa town tense after clashes
Hyderabad, March 8 (IANS) The situation in Telangana's Bhainsa town remained tense on Monday after overnight clashes between members of two communities.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel's annual budget deficit hits record $52.2bn
Tel Aviv, March 8 (IANS) Israel's annual budget deficit reached a record of 173.9 billion new shekels ($52 billion), according to a report issued by the Ministry of Finance.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Landmines kill 18 in Syria
Damascus, March 8 (IANS) As many as 18 people were killed and three others were injured after two landmines exploded in Syria's central Hama province, state news agency SANA reported.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Terrorism
40 active members & RLSP key leader leave party
Patna, March 8 (IANS) After the mass exodus from Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), internal dispute has now caused a similar purge in the Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) as well.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Nepal PM gets vaccinated
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli received his first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as the government began the second phase of inoculation against the disease in the Himalayan country.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
T'gana movement activist K Chiranjeevi passes away
Hyderabad, March 8 (IANS) Dr. Kolluri Chiranjeevi, one of the first activists of separate Telangana movement, passed away at a private hospital here on Monday following a brief illness. He was 74.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
realme Watch S: Affordable yet stylish
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The love for fitness and style is increasing among the millennials in the country. Keeping this in mind, popular smartphone brand realme has launched a set of smartwatches with a circular dial, a blood oxygen monitor and lot of other features for the Indian consumers.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
5 killed in Afghan targeted attacks
Kabul, March 8 (IANS) Five people were killed and five others injured in the latest targeted attack in Afghanistan, according to an independent war monitoring group.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Drug peddler linked to SSR probe arrested in Goa
Panaji, March 8 (IANS) Three persons, including one Maharaj Shah, who is allegedly linked to the drug probe following the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput last year, have been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau officials in Goa, an official said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Oppn forces 2nd adjournment in RS on fuel hike
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The opposition forced second adjournment in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, the first day of the second half of the Budget Session as it pressed for discussion on the fuel price hike.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM Modi salutes 'Nari Shakti' on International Women's Day
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the indomitable spirit of women as the world celebrated the International Women's Day observed on March 8 every year.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AGEL commissions 100 MW Gujarat Wind Power ahead of schedule
Ahmedabad, March 8 (IANS) Adani Wind Energy Kutch Three Limited ('AWEKTL'), a subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited, commissioned a 100 MW Wind Power Plant in Kutch (Gujarat) five months ahead of its schedule.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
Reopening schools national effort to beat Covid: UK PM
London, March 8 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the reopening of schools in England as a "national effort" to beat coronavirus, even though some experts warned that the country is still not "out of the woods".
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
On women's day, Maha gives females exclusive vaccination centres
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) In an unique gesture to mark the International Women's Day being celebrated globally on Monday, Maharashtra government has set up 189 special vaccination centres exclusively for females, an official said here.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Shiv Pande conferred 'Citizen of Honour' award by city of Liverpool
Liverpool, March 8 (IANS) Professor Dr. Shiv Pande, an Indian doctor who was previously made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the UK's honours list, has become the first Asian to be made a 'Citizen of Honour' by the north-west England City of Liverpool.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
'China is not 10 feet tall'
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) "China is not 10 feet tall", and alarmism is undermining American strategy towards Beijing, says Ryan Hass, Michael H. Armacost Chair in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.
2021-03-08
Category: International, India,Politics
Uttarakhand CM summoned to Delhi by BJP leadership
Dehradun, March 8 (IANS) The BJP high command on Monday called Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to New Delhi in the face of the serious discontent within a section of the state party MLAs and MPs who are bitterly opposed to his style of functioning, top party sources said here.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Anushka Sharma: How we portray women in films can alter how people perceive them
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) On the occasion of International Women's Day, actress Anushka Sharma promises to make sure all her films have progressive women characters. She says it has always been about women empowerment and equality for her and this is reflected in her films.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cong gives adjournment notice on fuel prices in LS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Congress MP from Anandpur Sahib Manish Tewari on Monday gave adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha to discuss the price hike in petrol, diesel and LPG.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pichai pledges $25mn to empower women including in India
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) In a bid to support the economic empowerment of women in India, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced $25 million in grants to non-profits and social enterprises in India and around the world.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Harry, Meghan accuse UK royals of racism in Oprah interview (Ld)
Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle claimed she felt alone fighting constant media speculation and "falsehoods perpetuated" by "the firm", her description for the British royal family, ever since her marriage to the Prince Harry in 2018, in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Kareena Kapoor posts first picture of newborn son
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan shared the first image of her newborn son on Instagram on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Petrol, diesel prices steady even as crude crosses $70/b
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Oil marketing companies have spared fuel consumers of yet another petrol and diesel price hike even though the global oil market is on boil with crude crossing a year high of $70 a barrel.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi police acknowledge the women power on Women's Day!
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Delhi police pledged again to keep Delhi safe, secure and vigilant against all forms of discrimination and abuse. Various programmes are being organised to emphasise the women power and acknowledge their efforts on duty in police force.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kharge's demand of suspension of Business rejected in RS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha M.Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the demand of Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge to suspend the Business under rule 267.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Microsoft starts testing Edge Browser on Xbox consoles
San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) Microsoft has started testing its Chromium-powered Edge browser on the newly-launched Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Show of strength: Raje warns Gehlot, silences anti-faction
Jaipur, March 8 (IANS) Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje showed her strength and warned the incumbent Gehlot government during her two-day religious sojourn in the eastern belt of the state. She also took on her anti-faction in a fiery speech.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Tolerance and coexistence central to humanity (Opinion)
Pope Francis' historical Iraq visit underlined his commitment to interfaith dialogue, tolerance and coexistence, and their necessity in today's world.
2021-03-08
Category: India, New Delhi,Opinion/Commentary
Covid-19 worsened gender inequalities in Africa: WHO
Nairobi, March 8 (IANS) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated gender inequities in Africa, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said here.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Wary Of Cong leaders jumping fence, DMK reduces its seats
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) After rounds of tough bargaining for seat-sharing, the DMK has provided only 25 seats to the Congress, much lower than 41 it contested in the 2016 Assembly elections.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Telangana's Covid tally crosses 3 lakh-mark
Hyderabad, March 8 (IANS) Telangana's Covid-19 tally crossed the 3 lakh mark on Monday with the state reporting 111 new cases during the last 24 hours.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Russia used fake news sites to malign Pfizer, other vaccines
San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, the Wall Street Journal has reported that Russian intelligence agencies used fake new websites to undermine public confidence in Pfizer and other US-based Covid vaccines.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Russia used fake news sites to malign Pfizer, other vaccines
San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, the Wall Street Journal has reported that Russian intelligence agencies used fake new websites to undermine public confidence in Pfizer and other US-based Covid vaccines.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
India reports over 18K cases for 3rd straight day
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India on Monday reported 18,599 new coronavirus cases, the third consecutive day the single-day tally remained over the 18,000 mark, pushing the overall total to 1,12,29,398, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Women police to lead from the front on Monday
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) Women police personnel in Lucknow are leading from the front, taking charge at some of the major intersections of the city on Monday to mark International Women's Day.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Women MPs seek passage of Women's Reservation Bill
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) On the International Women's Day, the chair allowed the women MPs to speak on the occasion on several issues.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
United end City's record streak, Liverpool lose again
London, March 8 (IANS) Manchester United ended Manchester City's record breaking 21-game winning run on Sunday when they won 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Madrid derby ends in draw, Barcelona win
Madrid, March 8 (IANS) Karim Benzema's 88th minute goal kept Real Madrid in the race for the La Liga title on Sunday as he canceled out Luis Suarez's opener for Atletico Madrid in a 1-1 draw in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Maharashtra Budget 2021-2022 to be tabled on Monday
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Despite a sharp economic slump in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic ravage, fall in revenues and mounting debts, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA)'s second Budget is likely to focus on mobilising resources, further increase health facilities, bolster social initiatives and boost infrastructure.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Krunic, Dalot seal win for Milan in Serie A
Rome, March 8 (IANS) A pair of stunners from Rade Krunic and Diogo Dalot helped AC Milan cement second place in the Serie A table, as the Rossoneri won 2-0 away to Hellas Verona.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
32 militants killed in Afghan army offensives
Kabul, March 8 (IANS) At least 32 militants have been killed and 23 others injured during clashes and airstrikes within the past 24 hours amid escalation of violence across the country, authorities said.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pooja Bhatt: For me, gender problem began when I became a star
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, says things were always equal in the house when it came to gender. However, when she entered the film industry, she realised that life was not so simple here.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
3rd T20I: Windies beat SL by 3 wickets, win series 2-1
Antigua, March 8 (IANS) West Indies beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in the third T20I to win the three-match series 2-1 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. Fabian Allen smashed three sixes in the second last over of the match to help the West Indies chase down Sri Lanka's 131/4 with an over to spare.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Tesla expanding full self driving beta to more drivers: Musk
San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the company is expanding its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta to more drivers and will eventually increase the number of participants tenfold.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iran urges full implementation of UN resolution on n-deal
Tehran, March 8 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 is needed to maintain and revive the 2015 international nuclear agreement.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
UP DGP seeks details of policemen who died of Covid
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP), Hitesh Chandra Awasthi has sent a letter to all state police departmental heads, seeking details of police personnel who died due to Covid-19 in the past one year.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
3 new members take oath in RS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Three new members of the Rajya Sabha took oath on Monday, the first day of the second half of the Budget Session of Parliament.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google advised 'mental health care' over racism complaints
San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) Several Google employees have said that the company allegedly suggested them to go for mental health counselling or apply leave when they complained about racism or sexual harassment at workplace, the media reported.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
One year of lockdown, good takeaways for hospitality industry
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) Holistic cost management, accelerating cost saving measures, increasing hygiene levels, cashing on the new revenue streams are some of the takeaways for the hospitality industry from the Covid-19 pandemic, hospitality and management experts said.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
LG Innotek joins hands with Microsoft for 3D sensing cameras
Seoul, March 8 (IANS) LG Innotek, a major electronics parts maker in South Korea, on Monday said it has joined hands with Microsoft to better expand its presence in the 3D sensing component market.
2021-03-08
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Rain, light snow lash J&K
Srinagar, March 8 (IANS) Rain lashed plains and light snowfall occurred in higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday as the meteorological (MeT) department forecast fair weather from Monday afternoon.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
China ready to work with US: Wang Yi
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi said that Beijing is ready to work with the US to bring bilateral relations back on the right track.
2021-03-08
Category: International, China,Politics
Equity indices open in green, Nifty above 15,000
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) The stock market opened in the green on Monday with the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) reclaiming the 15,000 mark.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Two nuclear power units in Kudankulam not powering South now
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) The two 1,000 MW atomic power generation units of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu account for the bulk of the 5,820 MW forced power plant shutdowns in the Southern states.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
French billionaire MP Olivier Dassault dead
Paris, March 8 (IANS) Olivier Dassault, deputy of the Les Republicains (LR) conservative party and son of billionaire industrialist Serge Dassault, was killed in a helicopter crash, President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter.
2021-03-08
Category: International, France,Politics
UP Home Guard official found dead in forest
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), March 8 (IANS) The body of an assistant company commander (Home Guard) who had gone missing from Malasa area, has been found in the jungles of Vijayipur in the Musanagar area here.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rape accused lynched in UP
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), March 8 (IANS) A rape accused, who was brutally thrashed after being caught by the villagers in Sachendi area, has succumbed to injuries.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Proposal to restart train movement through PTR
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), March 8 (IANS) There is a proposal to restart the train movement through the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung to launch Galaxy A42 5G smartphone this week
Seoul, March 8 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Monday said it will release a new 5G budget smartphone in South Korea this week to expand its dominant status on home turf.
2021-03-08
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
UP man held for faking his own abduction
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), March 8 (IANS) A 30-year-old man, steeped in debt, staged his own abduction and demanded Rs 30 lakh ransom from his family.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK Queen praises frontline workers across Commonwealth
London, March 8 (IANS) The UK's Queen Elizabeth II has praised those across the Commonwealth working on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Rani Mukerji: Power with women to change how she's represented
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji says the power lies with women to change the perception about how they are represented in every aspect of filmmaking. On the occasion of Womens Day on Monday, Rani added that if women celebrated each others success, they would be heard all the more.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Some 140k in London suffer long Covid symptoms
London, March 8 (IANS) About 140,000 residents in London have suffered from Covid-19 symptoms after contracting the disease amid warning of healthcare "gaps" that could leave them struggling to get support, a media report said.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
China 10 times ahead of US in 5G: Eric Schmidt
New York, March 8 (IANS) Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the government of US President Joe Biden to crank up its 5G game, warning that "China is about 10 times ahead of us" and that the "dire situation" is already an "emergency".
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Technology
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 116.8 mn
Washington, March 8 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 116.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.59 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Women's Day: Women in UP get priority for Covid jab
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) To mark the International Women's Day on Monday, the state health department of the Uttar Pradesh government is planning to prioritise women for its vaccination drive against Covid-19, even reserving some facilities for them.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Meghan tears into royal family in Oprah interview
New York, March 8 (IANS) Meghan Markle told Oprah Winfrey that she was utterly unprepared for the "monster machine" of the British royalty when she married Prince Harry.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Yogi govt to spend Women's Day in big way
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government will celebrate International Women's Day in the most special way under its ambitious 'Mission Shakti' campaign across Uttar Pradesh.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jonita Gandhi: 'Top Tucker' took around 20 minutes to record
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Jonita Gandhi's new song Top Tucker is climbing the charts and she said the number, which saw her collaborate with Badshah and Yuvan Shankar Raja, was recorded in less than 30 minutes.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US, South Korea reach agreement on defense cost-sharing
Washington, March 8 (IANS) The United States and South Korea reached an agreement on defence cost-sharing with increased contribution from South Korea, US State Department said.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Russia logs 10,595 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, March 8 (IANS) Russia registered 10,595 more Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 11,022 a day earlier, the country's COVID-19 response centre said.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
France logs nearly 22,000 new Covid-19 cases
Paris, March 8 (IANS) France reported 21,825 new Covid-19 cases in a 24-hour span, down from Saturday's 23,306, while the surging number of hospitalized patients indicated mounting pressure on the country's health system.
2021-03-08
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
San Francisco plans to reopen in-person classes for youngest students
San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) San Francisco school officials plan to reopen in-person classes for some of the youngest students, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Neil Bhoopalam: Audience entitled to their opinion
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actor Neil Bhoopalam has been part of many youth-oriented, mass-inclined shows that have garnered good response, be it "24", "Four More Shots Please" or "Masaba Masaba". He has become a familiar name in the OTT space, he is also aware of the criticism that comes with it, and he has an interesting take on it.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on rebel sites in Sanaa
Sanaa, March 8 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition launched a series of airstrikes on Houthi-controlled military sites in Yemen's capital Sanaa, local residents said.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Kerry Katona would prefer surrogacy if she opts for more kids
Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona, who has five children, said she physically wouldn't be able to give birth to a child again, though she and her current partner Ryan Mahoney could consider surrogacy.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK records 5,177 new Covid cases
London, March 8 (IANS) Another 5,177 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,218,520, according to official figures released.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Israel's Covid-19 cases surpass 800,000
Jerusalem, March 8 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 cases in Israel reached 800,721 with 994 new cases added since Saturday evening, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 3.95 mn
Addis Ababa, March 8 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 3,955,148, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Punia wins 65kg gold at Rome Ranking wrestling
Rome, March 8 (IANS) Decorated wrestler Bajrang Punia on Sunday won a second successive gold medal at the Matteo Pallicone ranking series here as he defeated Mongolia's Tulga Tumur Ochir 2-2 by criteria in the 65kg freestyle event final.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
'US, allies dropped 46 bombs per day on other countries since 2001'
Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) An average of 46 bombs have been dropped on other countries per day by the United States and its allies since 2001, recent research by anti-war group CODEPINK revealed.
2021-03-08
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
Nigerian president gets Covid-19 vaccine jab
Abuja, March 8 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, together with his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, received first doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, urging Nigerians to do the same.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Nigeria,Health/Medicine
Boxam boxing: India finish with 10 medals
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Continuing his splendid run, Manish Kaushik clinched gold as Indian boxers concluded their impressive campaign at the Boxam International Tournament with 10 medals in Castellon, Spain.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Free-of-charge dialysis hospital at Delhi's Bangla Sahib
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) A 101-bedded dedicated free-of-charge kidney dialysis centre is up and running at the premises of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib from Sunday onwards.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maiden Bosch ton hands Dolphins edge over Lions
Johannesburg, March 8 (IANS) A maiden century by Ethan Bosch rescued the Hollywoodbets Dolphins from an innocuous position and in turn helped them close day one of their four-day Domestic Series encounter in control against the Imperial Lions on Sunday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi: Man involved in 25 robbery, snatching cases held
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) A 23-year-old man, involved in at least 25 cases of snatching and robbery, was arrested after a brief exchange of fire in Delhi's Lado Sarai area, police said on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
622 new Covid cases in K'taka, 351 recover
Bengaluru, March 7 (IANS) Continuing the rising trend, 622 new Covid cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, even as 351 patients recovered from the infection, said the state health bulletin on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
ITF WTT Cup tennis: Tejasvi in final round of qualifying
Pune, March 7 (IANS) Wild card entrant Tejasvi Kate knocked out fourth seeded Emma Van Poppel of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-2, 10-5 to enter the final round of qualifying for the $25,000 KPIT-MSLTA ITF WTT Cup tennis championships on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
'Fair, equitable vax distribution need of the hour'
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Underlining the importance of equitable distribution of vaccines, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that India cannot remain safe from Covid-19 if the disease continues to dominate the rest of the world.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka ex-Minister's brother seeks CBI probe into sleaze case
Bengaluru, March 7 (IANS) Hours after social activist Dinesh Kallahalli withdrew his complaint against former Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi in the sleaze CD case, the latter's brother Balachandra Jarkiholi sought a CBI probe into it as it was a honey trap with international ramifications.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SuperSport steers South Africa Cricket to broadcast gain
Johannesburg, March 7 (IANS) Women's cricket placed on a pedestal, the fight against Gender-Based Violence amplified and the domestic game taken to a new level -- these are some of the major milestones that SuperSport helped Cricket South Africa (CSA) achieve during the current season.
2021-03-07
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
NCB raids in Mumbai, Goa, 1 foreigner arrested
Panaji, March 7 (IANS) Officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau late on Sunday carried out simultaneous raids in several places in Goa and Mumbai as part of an anti-narcotics drive, an official said.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Only Tata, Spicejet now in the fray for Air India
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Only the Tata Group and private airline Spicejet remain in the fray for buying Air India as all the other bids have been rejected, according to sources close to the development.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
National Tent Pegging: Haryana Police, Indian Navy win titles
Greater Noida, March 7 (IANS) Haryana Police won the Indian File competition while Indian Navy clinched the Paired Tent Pegging event at the National Equestrian Tent Pegging Championship here on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Tripura: Ruling allies BJP-IPFT ties sour
Agartala, March 7 (IANS) The strained ties between the ruling BJP and its ally IPFT further deteriorated on Sunday after the junior partner unilaterally announced its candidates for the April 4 elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), which is considered as a mini-state Assembly in terms of political significance.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
24-member Indian squad picked for Para Sports World Cup
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Wheelchair-bound 10-metre air rifle shooter Sriharsha Devareddi is usually not satisfied easily with his performance. Even though he booked a berth in the Indian team that will compete in this month's World Cup, he felt he could have performed better, but for a bad throat.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
World Varsity Games: Dutee may skip trials to pick Indian team
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Double Asian Games silver medallist Dutee Chand is likely to skip the All India University (AIU) selection trials to pick the team for the World University Games China in August, hinted her coach N. Ramesh on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Sleaze case: Activist Kallahalli withdraws plaint against ex-Minister
Bengaluru, March 7 (IANS) In a dramatic twist to the sensational sleaze CD, city-based social activist Dinesh Kallahalli withdrew his compliant against former Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi in the case, police said on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhiites to get free Covid jabs in 3rd phase
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Delhi government is working on a budgetary allocation where vaccination against Covid-19 will be provided free of cost to city residents at Delhi government-run public hospitals, sources said.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Depressed over looks, schoolboy jumps to death from Noida high-rise
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a class 11 student jumped to his death from his 15th floor apartment in Noida's sector 78.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala farmers' pour into protest site at Ghazipur border
Ghazipur, March 7 (IANS) Crowds swelled at the Ghazipur border on Sunday as scores of farmers from Kerala joined the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) members who have stayed put on the protest site demanding repeal of the Centre's new farm laws.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Govt committed for speedy vaccination: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Sunday said the Centre is committed to provide speedy vaccination with ease to citizens.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cong to oppose curtailment of Budget session
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Congress has decided that it will not accept the proposal by the government to curtail the second leg of the Budget session of Parliament.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi under threat of water crisis as Haryana reduces supply
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) With the onset of summer, threat of water scarcity looms large in Delhi as Haryana has reduced its supply of raw water to the national capital.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Warburg Pincus arm to invest Rs 800 cr in Adani Ports
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Windy Lakeside Investment Ltd, a unit of Warburg Pincus, will invest Rs 800 crore in Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited for a 0.49 per cent stake.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
OYO, Zostel at loggerheads over arbitration award (Ld)
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) In a stretched battle, hospitality major OYO Hotels & Homes and hostel chain Zostel are at loggerheads over an arbitration award as OYO said that the Arbitration Tribunal adjudicating the dispute between two entities has granted no specific relief to Zostel in terms of receiving ownership in the hospitality major.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Swiss Open: Sindhu suffers crushing defeat to Marin in final (Ld)
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu on Sunday crashed to a 12-21, 5-21 defeat to Spanish Olympic champion and world No. 3 Carolina Marin in the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Nita Ambani launches women-centric digital platform 'Her Circle'
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Reliance Foundation's Chairperson, Nita Mukesh Ambani has launched 'Her Circle', an empowering and comprehensive content, social media, and goal-fulfilment digital platform for women.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
JLR takes to job cuts in India to achieve agility
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Tatas-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reducing its workforce in India in a bid to cut cost along with become an agile organisation.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Two held with 20 kg marijuana
Gurugram, March 7 (IANS) The Gurugram police have arrested two drug peddlers and seized 20 kg of marijuana, worth Rs 1.32 lakh, from them, officials said on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Swiss Open: Sindhu runner-up after crushing defeat to Marin
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu on Sunday crashed to a 12-21, 5-21 defeat to Spanish Olympic champion and world no. 3 Carolina Marin in the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Sindhu runner-up after crushing defeat to Marin
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu on Sunday crashed to a 12-21, 5-21 defeat to Spanish Olympic champion and world no. 3 Carolina Marin in the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Retinal implants can give artificial vision to blind: Study
London, March 7 (IANS) Researchers are developing a retinal implant that works with camera-equipped smart glasses and a microcomputer that may help the blind people in getting artificial vision.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Aparshakti Khurana talks about his favourite female directors
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Actor Aparshakti Khurana, who has been directed by some well known female directors says that he has been lucky in his career. As everyone celebrates International Women's Day on Monday, the actor talks about his favourite female directors and the positive energy they bring with their craft.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
realme rolls out UI 2.0 based on Android 11 for narzo 20
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Smartphone brand realme has started rolling out the stable version of user-interface (UI) 2.0 based on Android 11 for the users of realme narzo 20.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
OYO says no specific relief for Zostel in arbitration as latter claims victory
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) In a stretched battle, hospitality major OYO Hotels & Homes and hostel chain Zostel are at logger heads over an arbitration award as OYO said that the Arbitration Tribunal adjudicating the dispute between two entities has granted no specific relief to Zostel in terms of receiving ownership in the hospitality major.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Matteo Pellicone wrestling: Punia enters 65 kg final
Rome, March 7 (IANS) World Championship bronze medallist Bajrang Punia will take on Tulga Tumur Ochir of Mongolia in the final of the men's 65 kg freestyle event of the Matteo Pellicone World Ranking Series wrestling on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
AAP continues attack on BJP over Rani Jhansi flyover project
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday continued its attack on the rival BJP's Delhi unit, accusing it of financial irregularities in the construction of Rani Jhansi flyover.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'I'm pure Cobra, can kill in one bite': Mithun
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborty, who joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Kolkata on Sunday, referred himself as a "pure Cobra who can kill in just one bite".
2021-03-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
LS to resume Budget Session from Monday amid Oppn ruckus
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) After a brief interval, the Lok Sabha is all set to resume the Budget Session of Parliament from Monday with the united Opposition prepared with a strategy to create pandemonium in the House.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assam polls: Cong fields fresh faces, 15% women, 5% Muslims
Guwahati, March 7 (IANS) Around half of the 40 candidates announced in the Congress' first list for the Assam Assembly polls are fresh faces, while 15 per cent of them are women and five per cent Muslim nominees.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
'More health factors should be considered for healthy heart'
Sydney, March 7 (IANS) Managing single risk factors like blood pressure rather than looking at overall risk may be wasting scarce resources in countries where cardiovascular disease (CVD) is on the rise, a new study finds.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Prez stresses on women's safety, independence on Women's Day
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday appealed to all countrymen to work relentlessly towards women's safety, education and independence, on the eve of International Women's Day.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will stand with farmers till my last breath: Priyanka
Meerut, March 7 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said that she will continue to fight for the farmers till her last breath, whether it is 100 days or 100 years.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid pandemic in endgame in India: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stated on Sunday that the Covid-19 pandemic which brought the whole world to its knees is in the endgame here in India, given that the people adhere to three steps.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
J&K reports 112 fresh Covid cases, tally at 127,044
Jammu, March 7 (IANS) J&K on Sunday reported 112 fresh Covid cases, pushing the tally to 127,044, even as 101 more patients were discharged after recovery, health officials said.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Weird that no teams will play matches at their home venues'
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress and Indian Premier League team Punjab Kings co-owner Preity Zinta on Sunday took to Twitter to share that she feels weird about the fact that no teams will play any matches at their home venues and there will be no crowds in the stadiums in the present season of the IPL.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fate of Bengal can't be decided by 'bombs, bullets': Gambhir
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Expressing concern over political violence in West Bengal, former cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir has said that the fate of the people as well as of the state cannot be decided by "bombs and bullets".
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China talks peace, partnership, prosperity with India
New Delhi/Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China on Sunday talked peace, partnership and prosperity with India, insisting that it is committed to settling the boundary dispute with New Delhi through dialogue and consultations.
2021-03-07
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Business confidence in India touches decadal high: FICCI
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) As the demand scenario improves and economic activities gather momentum, a FICCI survey shows that confidence among Indian businesses and entrepreneurs is significantly high and the business confidence index is at a decadal high.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi Assembly likely to witness uproar over Question Hour
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The first day of the Delhi Assembly Budget Session, which begins from Monday, is likely to witness some noisy scenes as the BJP-led Opposition has decided to protest against the AAP government's decision to dispense with the Question Hour proceedings.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BCCI invites bids for construction services at NCA
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday invited bids for turnkey design build construction services for the upcoming campus of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) at Bengaluru, through a tender process.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mumbai face depleted Goa in quest for 1st ISL final (Match Preview 113)
Bambolim (Goa), March 7 (IANS) Mumbai City and FC Goa start on a clean slate in the second leg of their Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final on Monday at the GMC Stadium after the first leg ended in a 2-2 draw.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Mamata takes out march in Siliguri against LPG price hike
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a public rally at in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday took out a protest march in north Bengal's Siliguri against hike in domestic LPG cylinder prices.
2021-03-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Hry first to achieve targets in rural road construction: Dy CM
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Sunday said Haryana is the first state to successfully complete the first-batch of phase-III of the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Borat' sequel was form of peaceful protest
Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) British actor-filmmaker Sacha Baron Cohen said that Borat Subsequent Moviefilm was a peaceful protest.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Borat' sequel was form of peaceful protest
Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) British actor-filmmaker Sacha Baron Cohen said that Borat Subsequent Moviefilm was a peaceful protest.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Yediyurappa to present K'taka Budget on Monday
Bengaluru, March 7 (IANS) Amid the Covid pandemic and its year-long fallout, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa is set to present the state Budget for ensuing fiscal year 2021-22 in the Assembly on Monday, an official said on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Heartfelt thanks to Indian Army for inviting me to Uri Base Camp'
Uri, March 7 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal on Sunday expressed gratitude to the Indian Army for inviting him to the Uri Base camp in Kashmir.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Heartfelt thanks to Indian Army for inviting me to Uri Base Camp'
Uri, March 7 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal on Sunday expressed gratitude to the Indian Army for inviting him to the Uri Base camp in Kashmir.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Focussed on Olympics, javelin ace Neeraj Chopra shuns mobile
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) To stay away from distraction, Olympic Games-bound star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wouldn't interact with people on his cell phone, said his uncle on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Deep learning among top in-demand skills of 2020 in India'
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Deep learning and data engineering are top nanodegree programmes showing the country's growing interest towards artificial intelligence (AI) and data, says a new report.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Google Camera 8.2 improves long-press video recording
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Google has started rolling out its Camera app version 8.2 on the Pixel series phone bringing an improved experience for taking videos with a long-press of the shutter button.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Speculation in Assam BJP on CM face after Sarma gets ticket
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Speculation is rife in BJP's Assam unit over its Chief Ministerial candidate after it decided to field state leader Himanta Biswa Sarma in the Assembly polls.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Delhi govt providing lowest tariff for EV charging stations'
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Delhi government under its 'Switch Delhi' campaign is focused on setting up charging stations for electric vehicles in the residential colonies across the city, said Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Bio-bubble gave us options, helped players get to know each other'
Ahmedabad, March 7 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday credited life in a bio-bubble for the Indian Test team having multiple options for each position and also cocked a snook at the inconsistent World Test Championship points system that almost cost the team a place in the final.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Sam Asghari ready to take things to next level with Britney Spears
Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) Actor Sam Asghari, who has been dating pop star Britney Spears since the two shot for Spears' music video for "Slumber Party" in 2016, has said that he wasn't interested to be in the music video initially.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Trinamool ka khela khatam, vikas shuru': PM Modi (Ld)
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) In his first public rally after announcement of dates for the eight-phase Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday went full-throttle against the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal.
2021-03-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CBS paid $7 mn for Meghan-Harry interview: Report
Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) The widely anticipated 90-minute interview of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with American talk show host Oprah Winfrey reportedly cost the American broadcasting network CBS several million dollars.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
'Nomadland' censored in China after filmmaker faces backlash
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) "Nomadland", a Golden Globe winning film and one of the favourites at the upcoming Oscars this year, has been censored in China following the backlash over film director Chloe Zhao's past comments about the Asian country.
2021-03-07
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Women operating over 1,000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras: Modi
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) While addressing the 'Jan Aushadhi Diwas' celebrations through video conferencing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the 'Jan Aushadhi' scheme is fast becoming the medium of both social service and employment. These schemes are becoming a boon for the poor sections of society and especially the middle class families.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kisan Cong protest in Delhi against farm laws
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Kisan Congress workers on Sunday carried soil from 101 villages across the country to protest against the three farm laws in the national capital.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP to launch drive to assess work done by civic agencies
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party would soon launch a drive to get an assessment from the people about the development works done by the civic bodies in the city ruled by the BJP.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi records 286 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in 24 hrs
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday recorded 286 fresh Covid-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 6,41,101 and the death toll to 1,092.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nia Sharma is just a modern brown girl with goals
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Television actress Nia Sharma has shared a sizzling picture on social media and labelled herself just a modern brown girl with goals.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi beat Uttarakhand by 4 wickets
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) All-round performances from captain Pradeep Sangwan and Nitish Rana and an unbeaten 95 by Anuj Rawat helped Delhi beat Uttarakhand in a one-off pre-quarter-final in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Sunday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Jake Gyllenhaal remembers being 'in awe' of Heath Ledger
Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) American Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal loves learning from his co actors and one such actor who left a lasting impression on him was late Heath Ledger.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Future iPhones may arrive with Smart Magnetic Connectors
San Francisco, March 7 (IANS) Apple has patented different types of Magnetic Smart Connector systems that might be used in the company's iPads and iPhones.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Unregistered HCWs, FLWs can get Covid jab on site
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Health care and frontline workers who were not registered on CoWIN portal for vaccination can now avail it offline after procuring proof of employment from their workplaces. The government has outlined a standard operating procedure in this regard, mentioned in an order issued by Delhi Health Department, officials said.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
PM suggests farmers to promote coarse grain (Ld)
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Aim to double farmers' income by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday suggested them to promote coarse grain to add to their income as well as to provide nutritious food grain.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal SC annuls unification of NCP factions
Kathmandu, March 7 (IANS) In a surprise and unexpected decision, Nepal's Supreme Court on Sunday annulled the unification of the ruling Nepal Communist Party's factions and paved the way for them to be divided into two separate parties.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
MANUU to organise mobile film festival on women empowerment
Hyderabad, March 7 (IANS) Moulana Azad National Urdu University's Instructional Media Centre will be organising a thematic film festival on women empowerment on the occasion of International Women's Day on Monday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Multilayer masks effective to prevent aerosol generation: IISc
Bengaluru, March 7 (IANS) As triple-layered and N95 masks offer best protection from Covid, they must be used where health officials have made it mandatory to prevent aerosol generation, according to a study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc)on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
New Delhi Marathon: Bugatha, Sudha win, miss Olympic qualification
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Army's Srinu Bugatha and Asian Games gold medallist Sudha Singh won the men's and women's titles respectively of the sixth New Delhi Marathon on Sunday. Both the winners, however, fell short of the qualification timings of this year's Olympic Games.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Jai Shri Ram' works everywhere: Yogi
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the magic of 'Jai Shri Ram' will work across the country.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
PM to address rally to mark 3 yr of BJP govt in Tripura
Agartala, March 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mega rally in Tripura on Tuesday to mark the completion of three years of BJP government in the state.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Ronit Roy looking for peace of mind, freedom of soul
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy is looking for peace of mind and freedom of soul. The 55-year-old actor took to social media on Sunday to share with his fans what he wants from life.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Centre proposes to raise LIC's authorised capital to Rs 25K cr
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) With a view of listing the state-run insurance major Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), the government has proposed to raise the authorised capital of LIC to Rs 25,000 crore.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
1st ODI: SA cruise to eight-wicket win over India
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Openers Laura Wolvaardt and and Lizelle Lee led South Africa to a eight-wicket win over India after spinner Shabnim Ismail's 3/28 restricted the hosts to 177/9 in the first ODI at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium on Sunday. South Africa have thus taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Arshad: A year ago this was our last normal week
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi on Sunday recalled memories from March last year, which witnessed the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in India.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Worst phase of Covid appears to be over: V-P
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Referring to the largest vaccination drive in the world against Covid-19 being undertaken in India, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the worst phase of the pandemic appears to be over.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Yami gives tutorial on how to get clicked for picture
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Yami Gautam has shared steps on how to get the perfect picture on her social media platform.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitter tests new e-commerce features for tweets
San Francisco, March 7 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter said it is testing a new way to display tweets that link out to e-commerce product pages.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Alaya F: O Romeo, where is my suntan lotion?
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Alaya F has a quirky spin to Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare in her latest post on social media.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Huawei files two patents related to electric vehicles
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei is planning to make electric cars under its own brand, and now a new report has claimed that the company has filed a couple of patents relating to the same.
2021-03-07
Category: International, China,Technology
UP to get 16 new ITIs soon
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued directives to set up 16 new Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) based on a PPP model, across the state.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Modi prepares development roadmap for Bengal
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) Preparing a roadmap for the upcoming state Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government has shattered the expectations of people in West Bengal.
2021-03-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
AAP gives Zero Hour notice in RS over MP's death
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has given a Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over the death of Dadra and Nagar Haveli MP Mohan Delkar allegedly by suicide.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ban or no ban? Huawei bags Airtel contract
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment company, Huawei has bagged a new contract from Bharti Airtel at a time when Chinese companies are under the government scanner.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
MIT-WPU to offer Blockchain-anchored digital degrees
Pune, March 7 (IANS) The MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU) announced that it has become the first in India to offer Blockchain-anchored digital degrees and diplomas to its students.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology,Education
HFPA vows 'transformational change' after 'lack of diversity' claims
Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has promised a "transformational change" after the organisation came under fire for "lack of diversity".
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Heated debate likely in RS as Oppn plans to corner govt (Ld)
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) As the Parliament is all set to reconvene on Monday after a brief interval during the Budget Session, the Opposition is gearing up to corner the government over various issues.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Saudi-led coalition intercepts 10 bomb-laden drones
Riyadh, March 7 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in the war in Yemen announced on Sunday that it intercepted 10 bomb-laden drones in less than five hours, local media reported.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Swiss Open finals: Sindhu, Marin renew rivalry
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion PV Sindhu will face Olympic champion Carolina Marin in a clash of the top two seeds in the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 on Sunday. This will be the 14th time that the two players face each other in their senior career and Marin currently leads the head to head record 7-6.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
JPMorgan says up to $316bn selling in equites by quarter end
New York, March 7 (IANS) US financial services major, JP Morgan (JPM) has predicted massive selling to the tune of $316 billion as investors are trying to balance their portfolios.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
IPL to start on April 9, MI face RCB in opener (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on April 9 and its final will be held on May 30, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday. Mumbai Indians face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of the season which will be played in Chennai.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Garmin launches new smartwatch in India for Rs 20,990
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Smart wearables and GPS tracker maker Garmin on Sunday launched its new smartwatch - 'Lily' at a starting price of Rs 20,990 in the Indian market.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Suvendu confident to defeat Mamata, urges people to have faith
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari on Sunday challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying that he would defeat the Trinamool Congress supremo in East Midnapore's Nandigram in the Assembly elections.
2021-03-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nicolas Cage confirms marriage with Riko Shibata
Las Vegas, March 7 (IANS) Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage married Riko Shibata on February 16 in Las Vegas as confirmed by E! online. "It's true, and we are very happy," he was quoted as saying.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pak Navy suffers casualties in targeted attack
Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) At least two Pakistan Navy officials were killed one other was injured in a targeted attack on their vehicle by unidentified gunmen in the coastal district of Gwadar's Ganz area.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Google rolls out Android 12 developer preview 1.1
San Francisco, March 7 (IANS) Google has started releasing a minor update for its Android 12 developer preview '1.1' to address some bugs and early issues found by app developers.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
IT raids on 2 Chennai-based groups reveal Rs 1k cr undisclosed income
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Income Tax Department has carried out searches on two Chennai-based groups, one of which is a leading bullion trader in Tamil Nadu and the other is one of the biggest jewellery retailers in South India.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ileana's 'killer workouts' have made her arms sore
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Ileana D'cruz has shared that she cannot raise her arms courtesy her killer workouts in a hilarious new post on social media.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US Senate passes $1.9tn relief bill (Ld)
Washington, March 7 (IANS) The evenly split US Senate has narrowly passed a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill after a marathon overnight session, with lawmakers voting along party lines.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
IPL to start on March 9, call on fans to be taken later (Ld)
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on April 9 and its final will be held on May 30, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday. Mumbai Indians face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of the season which will be played in Chennai.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chrissy Teigen slams media, supports Meghan Markle
Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) American model-actress Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to slam the media for their scrutiny towards the Duchess of Sussex and former actress Meghan Markle. "This Meghan Markle s**t is hitting, too, close to home for me. These people won't stop until she miscarries. F***** stop it," she wrote on the micro blogging platform.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ariana Grande enjoys rare night-out with fiance Dalton Gomez
Santa Monica (US), March 7 (IANS) American singer Ariana Grande and her fiance -- a real estate agent, Dalton Gomez, were spotted enjoying the weekend, after the paparazzis clicked the couple stepping out of a restaurant in Santa Monica at California.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Brazil,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Online tutoring market booming in China
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) A new survey has revealed that more than 87 per cent of Chinese parents have signed their children up for online tutoring sessions to supplement their education amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-07
Category: International, China,Education,Politics
Amaravati is the right of Andhra people: Chandrababu Naidu
Vijayawada, March 7 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said that Amaravati is the right of Andhra people and called upon all to fight for it.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
4mn people in Chile vaccinated against Covid
Santiago, March 7 (IANS) More than 4 million people in Chile have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and more than half a million have received two doses, the Ministry of Health reported.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Brazil reports 1,555 new Covid deaths
Brasilia, March 7 (IANS) Brazil has registered 1,555 new Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the nationwide death toll to 264,325, the second highest in the world, the Ministry of Health reported.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Guterres calls for inclusive justice
United Nations, March 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an inclusive justice system that is intolerant of discrimination and works for all.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Many applications for DU VC post; acting VC may get extension
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The term of Delhi University's Vice Chancellor expires on March 10. The exercise to find a new Vice Chancellor is started six months before the end of the tenure. However, this time it has been late. Now after this delay, the Union Ministry of Education is expected to extend the tenure of the current acting Vice Chancellor P.C. Joshi.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Nishad Party distance itself from BJP in UP (IANS Special)
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) In an unexpected move, the Nishad Party has distanced itself from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh and said that it will contest the upcoming panchayat polls on its own.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Two get 30 years jail for raping minor in UP
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), March 7 (IANS) A local court in Bulandshahr district has sentenced two persons to 30 years' imprisonment each, for raping a 13-year-old girl in January this year.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Markets to trade with positive bias (Market Watch)
Markets continued to remain volatile and have sharp two-sided movements. They gained on the first three days of the week and then witnessed profit booking on the remaining days of the week. BSESENSEX ended the week with gains of 1,305.33 points or 2.66 per cent to close at 50,405.32 points, while NIFTY gained 408.95 points or 2.81 per cent to close at 14,938.10 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 2.84 per cent, 2.97 per cent and 2.99 per cent, respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 3.05 per cent while BSESMALLCAP gained 3.87 per cent. The rally was widespread and there were no sectoral losers. The top gainer was BSEIT up 4.13 per cent, while the one to rise the least was BSEMETAL up 1.36 per cent.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Opinion/Commentary
U'khand CM Rawat told to go strict on 'resentment'
Dehradun, March 7 (IANS) The BJP High Command has asked Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to take "serious action" in the face of the simmering resentment within a section of the state party MLAs and MPs who are opposed to his style of functioning, top party sources said here on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
AI reveals current drugs that may help combat Alzheimer's
New York, March 7 (IANS) Researchers have developed a method based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that rapidly identifies currently available medications that may treat Alzheimer's disease.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Amit Shah kicks-off BJP poll campaign in TN
Chennai, March 7 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday kick-off the election campaign of BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan, who is contesting from the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat, by conducting a road show.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
IPL 2021 to start on April 9, final on May 30
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on April 9 and its final will be held on May 30, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pulkit tags 'Haathi Mere Saathi' character as 'yeda dimaag'
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Actor Pulkit Samrat is gearing up for the release of his upcoming movie "Haathi Mere Saathi". He describes his character as having a good heart but with a crazy brain.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Labourers fall from under construction building, one dead
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) One labour died and another injured after they fell from an under construction building in South Delhi's Hauz Khas, police said on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonia chairs meeting on Parliamentary strategy
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Ahead of the second leg of the budget session, Congress parliamentary party chairman Sonia Gandhi chaired a virtual meeting of the party leaders on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Is vegan diet linked to poorer bone health?
London, March 7 (IANS) People consuming vegan diet may have poorer bone health, suggested a new study.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Pak seeks economic re-engagement with US
Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) The Pakistan government is looking to explore economic avenues to re-engage with the new US administration under President Joe Biden, with a possibility of exploring investment under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Armaan Malik: Wouldn't be where I am today without my mother
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik on Sunday expressed gratitude to his mother Jyothi Malik saying he would not become what he is today without her.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ranvir Shorey: Taste and smell are still lost
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranvir Shorey has shared a health update after testing negative for Covid-19. He says his taste and smell are still lost.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kangana: Signed 'Queen' thinking this will never release
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut starrer "Queen" released seven years ago today. The Bollywood actress shared that she signed the film thinking this will never be released, and signed it for money.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
S.Korea's Covid caseload reaches 92,471
Seoul, March 7 (IANS) South Korea reported 416 new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 92,471, health authorities said here on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Kim Kardashian flaunts tiny waist in itsy-bitsy bikini
Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian showcased her perfect hourglass figure in a picture she shared on her social media.
2021-03-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Harmanpreet 5th Indian to play 100 women's ODIs
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Harmanpreet Kaur on Sunday became the fifth Indian to play in 100 women's ODI matches. Harmanpreet is also the only Indian woman to make 100 appearances in ODI and T20I cricket.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP rally in Kolkata
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) National Award winning Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s mega show at Kolkata's iconic brigade parade ground.
2021-03-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Top 10 offbeat beach destinations in Maharashtra
New Delhi, March 7 (IANSlife) If you really want to explore offbeat destinations then Maharashtra boasts of an extensive beaches where you can seek some quiet time or adventure. With 720km of coastline in the Arabian Sea, it is home to incredible beaches and breathtaking shorelines. The state government's Tourism department has announced an enviable list of ten lesser-known, serene beaches in the State that tourists can explore during their visit to the mainland.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Delnaaz Irani: Never said I want to be an A-lister
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Actress Delnaaz Irani, who made a name with her roles in films such as Kal Ho Naa Ho, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha and Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, says she has never felt the pressure of competition. The actress adds that she always wanted to just concentrate on her work.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Women's Day Celebrations at ITC Maurya!
New Delhi, March 7 (IANSlife) ITC Maurya is all set to celebrate the spirit of women with specially curated activities for ladies. From exciting offers on restaurants, to laundry and salon services, experience an array of delightful Women's Day celebrations.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Taj Mahal, New Delhi announces the launch of the re-imagined new chambers
New Delhi, March 7 (IANSlife) India's first and most revered business club, The Chambers, enjoys an illustrious patronage since its inception over four decades ago. On Friday, March 6, it unveiled its re-imagined and re-designed avatar -- The iconic Taj Mahal, New Delhi.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Xiaomi patents new foldable smartphone
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has patented a new foldable smartphone, which will be part of the Mi MIX series.
2021-03-07
Category: International, China,Technology
1st ODI: Mithali's half-century takes Ind to 177/9 against SA
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Captain Mithali Raj scored her 54th ODI half century but a late collapse led to India being restricted to 177/9 in their first ODI against South Africa on Sunday at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
'Local shops on Amazon' gets over 50K retailers onboard
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) E-commerce major Amazon's programme to get onboard small retailers and neighborhood stores, 'Local shops on Amazon', has expanded its network to over 50,000 retailers, said a company statement.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
6 states showing steep rise in daily new Covid cases: Govt
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Sunday said that the six states of Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra were reported a high number of new single-day Covid-19 cases.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
National School of Drama may have a J&K centre soon
New Delhi, March 7 (IANSlife) The National School of Drama (NSD), in an initiative to strengthen theatre education and reach across India, says it looks forward to opening new centres other than four regional centres in Varanasi, Bengaluru, Agartala and Gangtok, said Paresh Rawal, senior actor and Chairman, NSD.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
A promising Indian art investment scenario
New Delhi, March 7 (IANSlife) According to the recent Knight Frank Wealth Report 2021, from the vantage of Indian UHNWIs, or Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, after jewellery topping the list of the most preferred passion-led investment, art and watches come in as the second, followed by wine and classic cars. For the worldwide trends however, art tops the list of the 'objects of desire'.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Free entry for women to protected monuments on Women's Day
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) As the International Women's Day is observed on March 8 every year to salute the struggles of women, the Central government has announced a major gift to the women across the country. On March 8, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has decided to allow free entry to women visiting protected monuments across the country.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics