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India reaches halfway mark of no new coal: Analysis
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) States and companies that cumulatively operate 50 per cent of existing installed power generation capacity in India are committed to not building new coal power plants, a new analysis said Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Suspected ULFA kidnaps three ONGC employees in Assam
Kolkata, aPRIL 21 (ians) Within a fortnight of releasing two employees of a private oil exploration firm, suspected ULFA militants kidnapped three employees of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) early on Wednesday from a rig in Lakwa of Assam's Sivasagar district.
2021-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Rohit Sharma fined Rs 12L for MI's slow over rate vs DC
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma has been fined Rs 12 lakh after his team maintained a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, the organisers said in a statement.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
T'gana CM's daughter sets up helpline for Covid affected
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter and a state legislator K. Kavitha has opened a helpline to provide assistance to the Covid-19 infected people during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
16 years of touching lives, Alpha Palliative Care keeps memories alive with 'Upasana'
Kochi, April 21 (IANS) Entering its 16th year of extending soothing and loving palliative care to the needy, the Thrissur based Alpha Palliative Care has launched a new feature to its services and has named it 'Upasana' which will remember all those who passed away, when under their care.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National
Incentivising Gujarati villages to stay crime-free
Ahmedabad, April 21 (101Reporters) Being a good citizen and obeying the law of the land is not just a legal or moral obligation for thousands of villagers in Gujarat but it also comes with its own set of financial incentives. As part of a scheme named Tirthgam-Pavangam, the state government has gifted nearly Rs 23 crore to over 1,300 crime-free villages in 16 years.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
OPPO to launch its own e-store in India on May 7
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases in the country surge, the Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Wednesday announced that it is all set to launch its e-store in India on May 7.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
adidas unveils 20-film series 'Seeing Possibilities' to change lives
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Global sportswear brand adidas on Wednesday introduced a new global film series titled 'Seeing Possibilities that is about rebellious optimism, rooted in the purpose from adidas in the power of sports to change lives.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Andhra CM, Guv extend Sri Ramanavami greetings to people
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Wednesday extended Sri Ramanavami greetings to all the people in the state.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Purple Cap: Harshal remains highest wicket-taker
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fast bowler Harshal Patel retained the Purple Cap with Delhi Capitals' Avesh Khan and Mumbai Indians' Rahul Chahar both ending up with a wicket less than him after their match in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Rs 100 crore up In Bengal poll air
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) West Bengal is reeling under an acute shortage of Covid-19 vaccines amidst a dreary long eight-phase assembly election, but leaders campaigning here have already spent Rs 100 crore to fly around to pitch for votes.
2021-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
With 6,542 new cases, Telangana sees biggest spike
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) In the biggest daily spike, Telangana reported 6,542 new Covid-19 cases during 24-hour period.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tesla strengthens India team ahead of rolling electric cars
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As Tesla firms up its plans to roll out its first all-electric car in India this year, the Elon Musk-run company has hired top executives in the country who has taken charge of some of its operations in the country.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
It's April end and still snowing in Himachal
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) It's April end and tourist resorts in higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh were still snowing, weather officials said on Wednesday. The state capital Shimla, which saw the night temperature at 7.4 degrees Celsius, recorded 16.2 mm rain.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
India sees biggest spike of nearly 3L Covid cases, 2,023 deaths
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It has been a week since India reported over 2 lakh new Covid-19 cases on a daily basis since April 15. India on Wednesday hit another record high of 2,95,041 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the country's overall Covid tally reached 1.56 crore, according to the health ministry's data released on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Orange Cap: Dhawan returns to top of standings
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan got back the Orange Cap after scoring 45 in his team's six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhawan currently has 231 runs in four matches thus far this season.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Guj HC issues notices over 'illegal' hoarding of Remdesivir
Gandhinagar, April 21 (IANS) A division bench of the Gujarat High Court issued notices to the state BJP president and Navsari MP, CR Paatil, the Surat MLA, Harsh Sanghvi and state government as well as Surat Collector on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Leader of Opposition (LOP) in Gujarat state assembly, Paresh Dhanani over the 'illegal and unauthorised distribution of Remdesivir injection' from Surat BJP's office.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Politics
Netflix user growth stalls in Q1 2021 amid production delays
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delayed production and fewer shows have led to a slump in user growth for Netflix as the streaming giant came in 2 million short of its target of 210 million paid users globally in Q1 2021.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nearly one crore people vaccinated in UP till now
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Nearly one crore people have received the vaccination for Covid in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid surges: 75% of govt hospital beds in Chennai occupied
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Seventy five per cent of the beds in Chennai have been occupied, according to the state health department's report as the Covid cases continue to mount.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal has opportunity to speak for the country: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Ahead of the sixth phase of polling in West Bengal, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the voters can speak for the entire country as elections are to hold the government "accountable".
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B Praak dedicates National Award to fans
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) B Praak recently won the National Award as Best Playback Singer for his track "Teri mitti" in the Akshay Kumar-starrer 2019 film "Kesari". He calls the win a blessing and expresses gratitude.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TN hoteliers want 'oxygen' to breathe as night curfew 'choking' business
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) With nearly 50 per cent of the business gone since the outbreak of coronavirus and the lockdown last year, the night curfew and ban on tourists visiting hill stations will further wipe out the restaurant business, said hoteliers in Tamil Nadu.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
LIC earns Rs 1.84 trillion new premium in FY21
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) One of Asia's life insurance giants, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) closed last fiscal with a new business premium or first year premium of Rs 1.84 trillion, the company said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Samsung tops global smartphone market with 23% share in Q1 2021
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Samsung defended its leading position in the global smartphone market in the first quarter of the year, shipping 77 million smartphones and capturing 23 per cent market share (a growth of over 32 per cent on-year), according to a new report.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IFC loan to increase Bajaj Finance's lending to women led MSMEs
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) International Finance Corporation (IFC) part of the World Bank Group has proposed to loan up to $150 million to Bajaj Finance Ltd.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Kafeel Khan wants to treat Covid patients, asks Yogi to revoke suspension
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Suspended paediatrician of BRD medical college, Dr Kafeel Khan has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, requesting him to revoke his suspension so that he could use his medical expertise to treat Covid patients.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
73,000 committees monitoring Covid situation in UP
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has set up 73,000 monitoring committees in the rural and urban areas of Uttar Pradesh to collect door-to-door details of Covid-infected persons and also create awareness for vaccination along with effective prevention.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UP Police gets clean chit from Chauhan panel in Bikru case
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Justice B.S. Chauhan inquiry commission, set up by the Uttar Pradesh government, has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Uttar Pradesh Police in the encounter killings of gangster Vikas Dubey and his five associates, allegedly staged to avenge the murder of eight policemen in the Bikru carnage.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infant killed in fire caused by matchsticks' play
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) A nine-month-old infant charred to death in Gangavas village in Gunnaur town when a fire broke out.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Crisis averted with 5,000 cubic metres of oxygen supply: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) With the supply of 5,000 cubic metres of oxygen to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital by the Delhi government, a crisis has been averted.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Five UP police personnel attacked while trying to stop party
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Five police personnel, including a station in-charge, were injured and their vehicle was damaged in stone pelting when they tried to stop a dinner party being hosted by a zila panchayat candidate.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Freddy Daruwala: Playing cop in 'Poison' was special
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Freddy Daruwala says working in the series "Poision" has helped him understand the struggles of men in uniform. The show, co-starring Aftab Shivdasani and Tanuj Virwani, recently completed two years of release.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Petrol, diesel price unchanged for 6th consecutive day
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Wednesday as oil marketing companies decided to go on a pause mode and analyse the global developments on oil prices before effecting a revision.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
In season of pandemic, it's not gold but cigarettes where smuggling rings are making big money
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Even as Covid protocols restrict international and domestic transport, the cross border crime syndicates continue to make big money by smuggling truck loads of 'sin goods' into India through land and sea routes. Two major transit hubs, Tamu (Myanmar) and Dubai have emerged as bases of top smuggling syndicates, involved in pushing large consignments of branded cigarettes, seen as the most lucrative commodity having profit margins much higher than gold.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drawing social narratives
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) "It's important for me as a person to comment on social and political issues. Social media is a powerful tool to project my opinions into the world. It is also a great place to find alternate points of view and to engage with people outside of our echo chambers. My tool is drawing, so that is what I use to express myself," says artist Ikroop Sandhu, whose illustration, re-imagining painter Amrita Shergill's famous 'Three Girls' to mark Woman's Day during the ongoing farmers' agitation went viral.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Narayani Shastri: Would choose TV over movies, ads
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Narayani Shastri, who is currently seen on the show "Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha", says that she loves being part of the television industry.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Yogi announces free vaccination for those above 18 years
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will now offer the Covid vaccine free of cost from May 1, as India's vaccine net widens to include all people over the age of 18.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
'All-party meet convened by K'taka Guv unconstitutional'
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Karnataka leader of the opposition, Siddaramaiah termed on Tuesday the all party meeting convened by Governor Vajubhai Vala was 'unconstitutional' and he has no power to do so.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Lockdown should be the last resort: Modi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advised the state governments to use lockdown as the last resort to contain the spread of the Covid-19 cases. He said that instead of lockdown, the focus should be on creating 'micro containment zones'.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 1.2K Covid patients died in Delhi in last one week
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) While the streets of the national capital wore a deserted look on the first day of the six-day lockdown on Monday, sounds of ambulance siren echoed in the city roads, especially in the areas having dedicated Covid-19 hospitals.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Eveything helps in the end: Pant
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant admitted that pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah's no-balls also contributed to his team's six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) here on Tuesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka enforces night curfew, bans pubs, bars and religious activity
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Amid surging cases during the second wave of the pandemic, Karnataka on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines to contain the spread of Covid.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Oxygen stocks only next 8-12 hrs in many Delhi hospitals: Sisodia
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, concerns over oxygen supply for coronavirus patients continued in the national capital on Tuesday, with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia flagging the urgent need in both government and private hospitals across the city.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
We aren't able to capitalise on starts: Rohit Sharma
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma blamed yet another below par show by his team's batsmen in the middle overs for the loss against Delhi Capitals (DC) in their Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday night.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Mishra's four-wicket haul powers DC to win over MI
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Leg-spinner Amit Mishra's four wickets for 24 runs helped Delhi Capitals (DC) ease to a six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in an Indian Premier League match here at the M A Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday night.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
New Covid cases soar to 21,794 in K'taka
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) In the grip of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Karnataka reported 21,794 new cases, with 13,782 cases getting reported from epicentre Bengaluru alone, said the state health department bulletin on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
New guidelines for Covid care in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Amid surging cases during the second wave of the pandemic, the Karnataka Health Department on Tuesday issued new guidelines for treating Covid patients.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Roads go deserted as night curfew comes into force in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Roads in Hyderabad and the rest of Telangana wore deserted look on Tuesday night as the night curfew came into force to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Take strict measures to curb Covid, K'taka Guv tells state govt
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Tuesday urged the state government to take strict measures to contain the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the southern state.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics