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Huawei unveils Children's Watch 4 Pro in China
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Tech giant Huawei has unveiled a new child-centric smartwatch -- Children's Watch 4 Pro -- in China for CNY 998 (Rs 11,500 approx).
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Technology
J&K's schools, colleges, universities to remain closed
Srinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) All schools, colleges and universities in Jammu and Kashmir will remain closed till further orders, it was announced on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Indonesia reports 30,738 new Covid cases, 1,604 deaths
Jakarta, Aug 1 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 30,738 within one day to 3,440,396, with the death toll adding by 1,604 to 95,723 on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Siri accused of anti-China bias after inaccurate Olympic medal tally
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) To the vocal annoyance of iPhone users in China, Siri was reportedly unable to read aloud the number of gold medals won by the country, the media reported.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Technology,Sports
Delhi saw 141% above normal rainfall in July
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Despite a heat wave condition in the initial days of July and the number of days it rained was only 16, Delhi's Safdarjung Observatory recorded 507.1 mm rainfall, nearly 141 per cent above normal in July.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
No dearth of vaccine, Health Minister Mandaviya tells Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya on Sunday advised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi "to feel proud at the tireless efforts" of health workers who have administered over 13 crore vaccine doses in July.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJD MPs seeks GI tag for Odisha's sweet dish 'Rasabali'
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Three Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs from Odisha on Sunday demanded Geographical Indication (GI) tag for 'Kendrapara Rasabali', a sweet dish claimed to have originated from the 400-year-old Baldevjew temple in the state's Kendrapara district.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Sindhu beats Bingjao to win bronze in women's singles
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the bronze medal in women's singles badminton at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Rajput, Tomar India's last medal hopes in shooting on last day of competition
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Former Navy man Sanjeev Rajput, now into his third Olympics, and young Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, who is on his Olympic debut, will look to bring cheers to the Indian shooting contingent in Tokyo, when they compete in the men's 50m Rifle 3 positions qualification round, at the Asaka Shooting range on Monday, the 10th and concluding day of the shooting competitions.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Covid virus, vaccines does not enter human DNA: Study
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Covid-19 cannot enter a person's DNA, say Australian researchers refuting claims of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the infectious disease, integrating its genetic material into the human genome.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Punjab to reopen schools for all classes from Aug 2
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) Punjab School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Sunday said the Education Department is all set to reopen schools for all classes from August 2 by following Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Shah lauds Yogi for development of religious places
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday laid the foundation for the Vindhyachal Corridor project and congratulated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for ensuring all round development of the places of religious significance.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Syrian president asks PM to form new cabinet
Damascus, Aug 1 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday renamed Hussein Arnous as Prime Minister and ordered him to form a new government, state news agency SANA reported.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
23 students in TN enrol for supplementary Class 12 exam
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Of the 8.16 lakh students who have received their Class 12 marks, under the Tamil Nadu School Education Department's weightage system, only 23 have opted to appear for the supplementary examination, an official statement said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
CPM member likely to face action over article in TMC daily
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Four days after the late CPI-M politburo member and party's state General Secretary Anil Biswas' daughter Ajanta Biswas' article appeared in Trinamool Congress' daily 'Jago Bangla', CPM West Bengal State Secretary Surya Kanta Mishra said that there is no reason to take the issue lightly and a decision will be taken following the disciplinary action of the party.
2021-08-01
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Samsung Galaxy S21 series receiving August 2021 security patch
Seoul, Aug 1 (IANS) After releasing the August 2021 Android security patch for the Galaxy A52 and A72, the company has now rolled out the latest security patch to three more smartphones -- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
2021-08-01
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Congress workers block central health officials at Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) A group of Congress workers blocked the central team of health officials which is touring eight districts of Kerala since Saturday to study the reason behind the surge in Covid-19 cases following the directive from the union health ministry. The Congress workers bloacked them at Chaliyam in Kozhikode on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Indian team reaches Nottingham ahead of Test series against England
Nottingham, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian cricket team, led by Virat Kohli, has reached Nottingham from Durham on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NASA set to launch Boeing Starliner cargo spacecraft to ISS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA on Sunday announced the launch of its Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) second mission to the International Space Station on August 3.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Congress to sort out Rajasthan issue in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) After taking feedback from Rajasthan leaders and MLAs, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken has returned to Delhi and will meet top party leaders in a few days to discuss the issue and adjustments to be made in the state unit and the government.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan reports 5,026 new Covid cases
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday reported 5,026 new Covid-19 cases across the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Zverev beats Khachanov to clinch gold medal in men's singles
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) German tennis player Alexander Zverev beat Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) 6-3, 6-1 to clinch the gold medal in the men's singles tennis final of the Tokyo Olympics at the Ariake Tennis Park on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Jaipur's Amagarh fort, Amba Mata Temple trigger community war
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Jaipur's historical Amagarh fort and the Amba Mata Temple situated inside the fort has triggered a community war in Rajasthan.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
United Opposition corners govt first time in 7 yrs, impasse persists
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Parliament's Monsoon session has seen little business, so far, due to the stand-off between the government and the opposition over the Pegasus snooping controversy, except on one occasion when in the upper house, newly-appointed Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya made a strong defence of its Covid management in a nearly-hour-long speech.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Revamped Apple Maps now being tested in Italy, Vatican City
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Tech giant Apple has begun testing the new Apple Maps on the Italian peninsula as part of the iOS 15 developer and public betas.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Olympics hockey: Germany, Australia win to set up semifinal meeting
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) World No. 1 Australia will meet four-time champions Germany in the semifinals of the men's hockey competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games after overcoming favourites, the Netherlands, in a thrilling shootout.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
'Muslim Women Rights Day' observed to mark triple talaq ban
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) 'Muslim Women Rights Day' was observed on Sunday by different organisations across the country to mark the second anniversary of the enactment of law against the 'triple talaq'.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
3 held for running sex determination test racket from Ghaziabad
Gurugram, Aug 1 (IANS) A joint team of the Gurugram Health department and the Gurugram Police has busted an illegal sex determination test racket and arrested three people from Ghaziabad's Kamla Nagar area on Sunday, said a Gurugram Health department official.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru to have 4 cycling tracks soon: K'taka CM
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government will build the "best cycling tracks in all four directions of the city" to encourage the cycling enthusiasts.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
K'taka to give Rs 5 lakh compensation to flood-hit families
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for families whose houses were damaged due to landslides and floods across 13 of the 30 districts in the state.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Olympics: American Schauffele wins golf gold; Lahiri ends tied-42nd
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Xander Schauffele of the United States won the men's golf gold at the Tokyo Olympics with 18-under-par 266 on Sunday at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
TN, K'taka enforce strict curbs on passengers from Kerala
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) As Kerala shows no respite in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases for the past several days with the number of cases on Saturday touching 20,624 and test positivity rate at 12.31 per cent, the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have taken tough measures for passengers coming from Kerala.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Taliban targeting critics with revenge killings
New Delhi/New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Taliban forces in Afghanistan are targeting known critics for attack despite claiming that they have ordered their fighters to act with restraint, Human Rights Watch said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Vice President visits GMR Valakashmi Foundation
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday visited GMR Varalakshmi Centre for Empowerment and Livelihoods at Shamshabad here.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Intense wet spell to continue over west MP, east Raj till Aug 3
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Madhya Pradesh between August 1 and 5.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Olympics: Fouaad Mirza slips to 22nd position in eventing
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) India's Fouaad Mirza has dropped down to the 22nd spot in the standings after the cross-country stage of the three-day eventing discipline at the Tokyo Olympics equestrian competitions on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Pressure will be on Australia as they are top ranked: Hockey coach Marijne
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne believes the onus will be on Australia, heading into the quarterfinal clash on Monday, adding that his side was in "good rhythm" ahead of the knockout match.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Myanmar likely to hold general elections in 2nd half of 2023
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 1 (IANS) Myanmar is likely to hold new general elections in the second half of 2023, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, chair of the newly-formed State Administration Council, said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Congress slams Centre over vaccine shortage
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday questioned the shortage of vaccines in the country amid claims by the government that 47 crore people have been vaccinated so far in the country.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Weather info at fingertips on Apps but how good are they? (Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Earlier this year when Cyclone 'Tauktae' and 'Yaas' hit the western and the eastern coastal states, scores of people, including those not even living in the path of the two cyclones, shared either a screenshot or a link that showcased the strong wind currents on the Windy.com app.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Basketball player Durant becomes USA's top scorer at Olympics
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Two-time NBA champion and two-time Olympics gold medallist Kevin Durant has now scored the most points for the United States in the Olympics.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Andhra Guv not to celebrate birthday this year
Vijayawada, Aug 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has decided not to celebrate his birthday on August 3 this year, too, due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the state.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
UN mission in Afghanistan calls for probe into attack on compound
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday called on the Taliban to undertake a full investigation and provide answers concerning a recent attack on its compound in Herat province.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
China renews alert for heavy rainfall
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China's National Meteorological Centre on Sunday renewed its blue weather alert for heavy rainfall and severe convection in parts of the country.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Birds' brain may hold clue why they outlived other dinosaurs
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) US researchers have discovered a new bird fossil which showed that a unique brain shape may be the reason why the ancestors of living birds survived the mass extinction that claimed all other known dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Alexa app adds 'Ask Alexa' widget for iOS home screen
San Francisco, Aug 1 (IANS) The Amazon Alexa app for iOS has received a highly anticipated feature with its latest update -- Ask Alexa.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Market volatility and surfeit of primary issuances to dominate markets
Markets have a mind of their own and when at the end of the previous week, a new high on the benchmark indices looked a certainty, they decided to correct themselves. BSESENSEX lost on four of the five trading sessions and lost 388.96 points or 0.73 per cent to close at 52,586.84 points. NIFTY lost 61 points or 0.39 per cent to close at 15,763.05 points.
2021-08-01
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
NZ PM apologises to Pacific communities for 'Dawn Raids'
Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday formally apologised to Pacific communities affected by the Dawn Raids in the 1970s.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Bonalu celebrated with gaiety in old Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Bonalu, which symbolizes the unique culture of Telangana, was celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety in the old city of Hyderabad on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Morale of differently-abled DU students high despite Covid
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all educational institutes have remained closed across the country. While students are finding it tough to cope with the situation, the problems for the differently-abled students may have compounded but have not dampened their spirit to excel and learn.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education