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The Ashes, 1st Test: When Joe Root won the toss it was the perfect set up for Cummins, says Fleming
Brisbane, Dec 8 (IANS) Former Australia pacer Damien Fleming said that England captain Joe Root winning the toss was the perfect setup for pat Cummins to have a dream start into Test captaincy.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
CDS Gen Rawat, wife, 11 others killed in helicopter crash
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India's first Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others were killed when their IAF Mi-17 helicopter crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district on Wednesday, the IAF announced.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No proposal under consideration to make Law Commission statutory body: SC told
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Central government has told the Supreme Court that the appointment of the members of the Law Commission of India and its chairperson was under the consideration with the concerned authorities, and there is no proposal under consideration to make it a statutory body.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter
Srinagar, Dec 8 (IANS) Three terrorists were killed in an encounter between terrorists and security forces at Check Cholan area in South Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday, officials said.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Centre trying to further delay J&K polls: Farooq Abdullah
Jammu, Dec 8 (IANS) Lok Sabha member and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday alleged that the Central government was mulling another extension to the delimitation commission thereby deviating from its promise that the commission would get no further extension beyond March 6, 2022.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Gen Rawat, wife, 12 others killed in chopper crash, says IAF
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India's first Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others were killed when their IAF Mi-17 helicopter crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district on Wednesday, the IAF announced.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Post bail formalities, Sudha Bharadwaj to walk out of jail soon
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) After the Supreme Court rejected the NIA's plea against the Bombay High Court's December 1 verdict granting default bail to lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, the route was clear for her release from the prison as soon as the bail formalities are completed.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Water quality in lower stretches of Ganga alarming: study
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Water quality in the lower stretches of the river Ganga was found to be alarming by a team of scientists, who developed the much-needed baseline of Water Quality Index (WQI) of the place.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi riots: Court frames attempt to murder charges against man who waved gun at cop
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A Delhi Court has framed charges of rioting and attempt to murder against Shahrukh Pathan, who was seen in a viral video aiming a gun at a police constable during the riots in Delhi in February 2020.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet approves continuation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) To ensure housing for all in rural areas, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved continuation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) till March 2024.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashes, 1st Test: Cummins rotated his bowlers and himself well, says Hussain
Brisbane, Dec 8 (IANS) Former England captain Nasser Hussain said Australia captain Pat Cummins did well in rotating the bowlers, including himself, on day one of first Ashes Test at The Gabba on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
AIADMK gears up for Urban local body polls
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) The opposition AIADMK is gearing up for the urban body elections and has elected former Chief Ministers O. Panneerselvam and Edappadi K. Palaniswami as the Coordinator and Co-Coordinator respectively.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Gloom descends on Defence Services Staff College after CDS chopper crash
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Gloom descended on the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district on Wednesday afternoon after news of the Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper carrying senior military officials, including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, going down.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple likely to launch new iPhone SE models in 2022, 2023
San Francisco, Dec 8 (IANS) Tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to launch two new iPhone SE models over the next two years.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
S.Korea, Russia to bolster cooperation in nuclear energy sector
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) South Korea and Russia agreed to expand their cooperation in developing reliable atomic technology, including the safe dismantling of nuclear plants, the science ministry said Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S. Korea, Denmark agree to boost cooperation on polar issues
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) South Korea and Denmark agreed to enhance cooperation on research and development of polar regions, Seoul's Oceans Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Amid opposition boycott, Rajya Sabha passes two bills
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed two bills as opposition boycotted the proceedings expressing solidarity with the suspended members. The opposition demanded the revocation of suspension, but the chair declined to do that and said that the leaders of the house and the opposition should sort out the issues between themselves.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lok Sabha passes Bill amending higher judiciary's salary, service conditions
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed, by voice vote, the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021, which changes the salary and service conditions of the judges of the higher judiciary and provide an additional quantum of pension or family pension when they attain a certain age in accordance with a specified scale.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former England cricketers surprised by decision to drop Broad for first Ashes Test
Brisbane, Dec 8 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan and spinner Phil Tufnell have been surprised by Joe Root's decision to drop pace bowler Stuart Broad from the Playing XI in the opening Ashes Test at The Gabba here on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
BJD MPs urge Goyal for lifting of surplus parboiled rice from Odisha in KMS 2021-22
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs from Odisha on Wednesday urged Union Minister Piyush Goyal to direct FCI for lifting of surplus parboiled rice from Odisha during upcoming kharif marketing season (KMS) 2021-22.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Air crashes claimed many prominent personalities in the past
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Several senior military officials were feared dead after an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday afternoon with Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 12 others onboard.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
3 killed in suicide attack in Kenya
Nairobi, Dec 8 (IANS) Three persons including a suicide bomber were killed in a blast in Kisumu County in Western Kenya, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Kenya,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Apple says looking into iPhone call drop issue
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) Apple said on Wednesday it is looking into the dropped call issue on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 devices as users continued to complain of reception failure even after updating the mobile operating system.
2021-12-08
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Palestine hails opposition to Israeli settlement project in East Jerusalem
Ramallah, Dec 8 (IANS) Palestine hailed the international community's opposition to the reconstruction of 9,000 units in Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
No question of withdrawing support from Nitish govt: Manjhi's son
Patna, Dec 8 (IANS) A day after HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi threatened to withdraw support from the Nitish Kumar government if his demand of Rs 1,000 crore grant to develop his constituencies was not met, his son and cabinet minister Santosh Kumar Suman on Wednesday said that question of pulling out does not arise.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Couple sentenced to 30-yr prison for starving daughter to death
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) An appellate court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's 30-year prison sentences for a couple in their 20s convicted of abusing and starving their 8-year-old daughter to death.
2021-12-08
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Couple sentenced to 30-yr prison for starving daughter to death
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) An appellate court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's 30-year prison sentences for a couple in their 20s convicted of abusing and starving their 8-year-old daughter to death.
2021-12-08
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Iranian official slams new US sanctions amid nuclear talks
Tehran, Dec 8 (IANS) An Iranian official slammed fresh sanctions imposed by the US on Iranian governmental agencies and officials.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Traffic light' shines as Scholz set to take over as German Chancellor
Berlin, Dec 8 (IANS) Germany has got a new leader after a decade and a half with SDP leader Olaf Scholz on Wednesday getting confirmed as the new Chancellor, bringing to an end to the Angela Merkel era.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Negative Covid report or vax certificate must to enter Colombia
Bogota, Dec 8 (IANS) Travellers wishing to enter Colombia must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test report or vaccination certificate starting December 14, Health Minister Fernando Ruiz has announced.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Colombia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi homes record poor indoor air quality: Study
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Delhi's citizens long for clean air but do they call for it? A new two-year research at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC India) has indicated that demand for air pollution information and defensive technologies may be low among India's national capital residents.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Man ends life after killing wife, 2 children in K'taka
Dakshina Kannada (Karnataka), Dec 8 (IANS) In a disturbing incident, a man on Wednesday ended his life after killing his wife and two children, leaving a death note which said he is doing this to prevent his family from getting converted to another religion.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huawei to expand development of flagship foldable phones: Report
Beijing, Dec 8 (IANS) Huawei is planning to expand the development of flagship smartphones, especially those with foldable displays along with P-series flagship phones.
2021-12-08
Category: International, China,Technology
Over 1,700 old vehicles impounded in Delhi to combat vehicular pollution
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) To curb vehicular pollution, the Delhi government has impounded 1,754 vehicles, including diesel cars older than ten years or petrol cars over 15 years old.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Omicron: 4 from 'at-risk' countries test Covid+ve in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) At least four individuals who arrived in Odisha from 'at-risk' countries -- where the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is infecting people, have tested Covid-19 positive, an official said on Wednesday, adding their samples have been sent for genome sequencing.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
UN chief in self-isolation after contact with Covid-positive person
United Nations, Dec 8 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been in self-isolation after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, his deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said.
2021-12-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid vax, Squid Game among top searches in 2021: Google
San Francisco, Dec 8 (IANS) While people throughout the globe continued to search for information about the Covid-19 pandemic, South Korean drama Squid Game on Netflix took the top spot this year for searches for TV shows to watch, tech giant Google said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Palestinian PM says Algeria's grant to help alliviate financial crisis
Ramallah, Dec 8 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye has said that Algeria's grant of $100 million to support the Palestinian Authority's budget will help ease the financial crisis it is going through.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
IAF chopper crash: Stalin rushing to accident site
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday has left for Coimbatore en route Coonnor to visit the site of the crash of the IAF helicopter, carrying Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and others.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IAF chopper crash: Stalin rushing to accident site
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday has left for Coimbatore en route Coonnor to visit the site of the crash of the IAF helicopter, carrying Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and others.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chris Hemsworth playfully trolls brother Liam in new Instagram post
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth recently took to his Instagram account to playfully troll his younger brother and actor Liam Hemsworth.
2021-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Number of Omicron suspects mounts to 37 in Delhi, 28 test positive for Covid
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A total of 37 Omicron variant suspects have been admitted to Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital in the capital city so far.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Women's Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India player tests Covid-positive, match vs Korea cancelled
Donghae (South Korea), Dec 8 (IANS) A member of the Indian women's hockey team competing in the Women's Asian Champions Trophy 2021 here has tested Covid-19 positive, the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
CDS chopper crash: Some unanswered questions
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) One of the big questions that is facing the armed forces as well as the nation is -- how a helicopter carrying a very very important person - India's Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat -- crashed resulting in the death of several persons.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CDS chopper crash: Rajnath asks IAF chief to rush to spot
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari to reach the military aircraft crash site in Tamil Nadu where the chopper carrying Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat met an accident on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India players Agarwal and Ashwin make big progress in ICC Rankings
Dubai, Dec 8 (IANS) Indian cricketers Mayank Agarwal and Ravichandran Ashwin made big progress in the updated ICC Rankings released on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
NIRA formal announcement likely soon
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Ministry of Jal Shakti is likely to make official announcements of National Interlinking of Rivers Authority (NIRA) and Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the Ken Betwa interlinking project.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Will the TTP and the Afghan Taliban become flagbearers of Pashtun nationalism in AfPak?
New Delhi, Dec 8: The month-long ceasefire after the secret deal between the Imran Khan government and the banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is ending on December 9 and it was said that the truce could be extended if talks continue to make progress. While there is no news about these talks, the TTP has asked its fighters to resume attacks on the Pakistani Army from December 10.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt created 64 posts for Ministry of Cooperation
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Union Government on Wednesday said it created 64 new posts for the Ministry of Cooperation from Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service (CSSS).
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tim Cook secretly signed $275 bn deal with China, alleges report
San Francisco, Dec 8 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook 'secretly' signed a deal estimated to be worth more than $275 billion with Chinese officials allegedly promising Apple would do its part to develop China's economy and technological prowess through investments, business deals and worker training, The Information reported.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology