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Deepak Punia settles for silver at Asian Championships
Almaty (Kazakhastan), April 18 (IANS) Deepak Punia (86kg) settled for silver on the final day of the Asian Wrestling Championships after losing 10-0 to Iranian Olympic champion Hassan Yazdanicharati on Sunday while Sanjeet (92kg) won bronze.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Kazakhstan,Sports,Other Sports
19,067 new Covid cases spike in K'taka with 81 deaths
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Amid the pandemic's rising second wave, a record 19,067 new Covid cases were registered across Karnataka in a day, including 12,793 in Bengaluru, while 81 patients succumbed to the infection, said the state health department's bulletin on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka Guv tells govt to bring Covid situation under control
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Alarmed by the rapid surge in new cases, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Sunday directed the state government to bring the Covid situation under control soon.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Notice to 5 Bengaluru hospitals for not reserving Covid beds
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Cracking the whip, the Karnataka government on Sunday served notice to five major private hospitals here for not reserving 50 per cent of their beds for treating Covid patients amid surging cases.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Covid vaccine shortage forces Telangana to halt process
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccine shortage has forced Telangana to stop the vaccination process while state Health Minister E. Rajender on Sunday appealed to the Centre to address the issue immediately.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan sees over daily Covid cases cross 10K mark, 42 deaths
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Continuing to see a steep rise in Covid cases, Rajasthan on Sunday surpassed the 10,000 mark to record 10,514 cases while there were 42 fresh fatalities.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
75 isolation coaches to come at Shakurbasti, Anand Vihar
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Northern Railway has provided 75 isolation coaches, equivalent to 1,200 beds, as Covid Care Centres for the people of Delhi-NCR at Anand Vihar Terminal and Shakurbasti on the demand of the Delhi government.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Stop oxygen supply for industrial use, Home Secy tells states
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Sunday asked Chief Secretaries of states and administrators of Union Territories to issue necessary instructions to all authorities concerned to prohibit supply of oxygen for industrial purpose, except nine industries identified by the Union Health & Family Welfare Secretary.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nadda asks party workers to start 'Apna Booth Corona Mukt' campaign
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid rise in Covid cases in the country, Bharatiya Janata Party national president J P Nadda has asked party workers to start the campaign of "Apna Booth Corona Mukt" and make it a success.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Modi govt failed to make Chinese pull back from Indian land: Congress
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday accused the Narendra Modi government of "surrendering" India's strategic interests to China and "woefully compromising" national security, citing reports that China has refused to pull back its troops from Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang Plains during the last round of Corps Commander-level talks held on April 9.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Former Assam CM Bhumidhar Barman passes away
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Assam Chief Minister Bhumidhar Barman died here on Sunday evening after protracted illness, Congress leaders said. He was 89.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Surge continue amid curfew, Delhi govt knocks on Centre's door
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid the weekend curfew imposed in the national capital since 10 p.m. on Friday, in addition to the night curfew, as an attempt to break the chain of coronavirus, Delhi continued to see a surge in daily Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
American export controls risk Indian vaccine production
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Production lines in India, making at least 160 million doses of Covid vaccine a month, will come to a halt in the coming weeks unless America supplies 37 critical items, The Economist reported.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Tamil Nadu postpones Class 12 board exams
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) In view of the surge in Covid cases, the Tamil Nadu government on Sunday decided to postpone the Class 12 board examinations.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Four killed as truck overturns in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Four people were killed and 15 others injured when a lorry carrying them overturned at Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Sunday evening.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
F1: Verstappen wins turbulent Emilia Romagna GP
Imola (Italy), April 18 (IANS) Red Bull's Max Verstappen was the big winner of a wet and turbulent Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday which was red-flagged mid-way through after a big collision.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Motorsports
Universities, colleges and schools closed in J&K till May 15
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) With J&K logging 1,526 new Covid cases on Sunday, authorities ordered closure of all universities, colleges and schools in the Union Territory till May 15.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Gurugram reports 2,401 fresh Covid-19 cases
Gurugram, April 18 (IANS) The Covid surge in Gurugram continued on Sunday as 2,401 new cases were reported taking the total tally to 81,725 while with two more deaths the toll reached 378, health officials said.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Intensive sanitisation drive in Hyderabad due to Covid surge
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Municipal authorities in Hyderabad on Sunday took up intensive sanitisation drive and sprayed sodium hypochlorite at several places in the city in view of the massive surge in Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Ensure restrictions do not affect vaccination drive, states told
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Sunday asked the states and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure that various restrictions put in place by them to tackle Covid spread do not affect the ongoing vaccination drive.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar govt fixes hospital charges following complaints
Patna, April 18 (IANS) After several complaints about hospitals charging extra money from patients, the Bihar government has fixed the charges of hospitals for Covid patients in ever district.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Chennai corporation reopens tele-counselling centre
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation on Sunday again opened up its tele-counselling centre, with 100 lines, to help those in home isolation.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Night curfew in Bihar from Sunday night
Patnam April 18 (IANS) Amid the worsening Covid situation, the Bihar government has decided to impose night curfew from Sunday (April 18) across the state to break the chain of infection.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Google One is among world's first ioXt-certified apps
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) The Internet of Secure Things Alliance, an IoT security certification body (a.k.a. ioXt), has launched a new security certification for mobile apps and VPNs, with Google One among the first selected to participate.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CBI registers case against Deputy DG of Mines Safety
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday busted a racket involving public servant of Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) in collusion with private persons, who manipulated and influenced the members of Interview Board for ensuring qualification of certain candidates in oral examination.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No IOC confirmation for Bach visit to Japan in May
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday didn't confirm another visit of its president Thomas Bach to Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
O'Dowd becomes 1st Dutch player to score T20I ton
Kirtipur (Nepal), April 18 (IANS) Dutch player Max O'Dowd became the first cricketer from his country to hit a century in a T20 International, smashing a sensational unbeaten 133 to help his side defeat Malaysia by 15 runs in the second match of the tri-nation series in Kirtipur, Nepal on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Cricket
Super League threat ahead of Champions League reforms: Reports
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) Europe's ruling body UEFA is set to approve sweeping Champions League reforms on Monday amid new reports of a Super League threat.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Delhi govt not allowing MCD to use hospital for Covid care: BJP
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Hitting back at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for playing politics over hospital beds, Delhi BJP Spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said that before levelling allegations on BJP ruled MCDs, the AAP should ask Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal why the Delhi Government is not allowing municipal corporations to use its hospitals for Covid facilities.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amid violence in Pakistan, Dutch leader joins controversy
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) As violence continues in Lahore and other parts of Pakistan, Dutch businessman and right-wing politician Geert Wilders has joined the controversy over the ban on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party in Pakistan.
2021-04-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
S Korea to invest $38M in illegal drone response tech by 2025
Seoul, April 18 (IANS) South Korea said on Sunday it will spend 42 billion won ($37.6 million) by 2025 to develop a response system against illegal drones amid growing security threats from the fast-developing technology.
2021-04-18
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Will win Palakkad seat with comfortable margin: Sreedharan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) The "Metro Man of India", Dr E. Sreedharan is a late entrant to politics and he entered with a bang bringing in both bouquets and brickbats. While there has been an overwhelming response to his politics from the middle and upper class, there has been harsh criticism from the ruling Left Democratic Front and the opposition, United Democratic Front. The BJP on the other hand is brimming with confidence that their Kerala unit could rope in such a person with a national appeal to its fold. Metro Man spoke to IANS in a brief interview.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National
Underweight, overweight women at recurrent pregnancy loss risk
London, April 18 (IANS) Being underweight or overweight could significantly increase your risk of experiencing recurrent miscarriages, according to a study.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Delhi orders case against four airlines for carrying passengers without tests
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi government on Sunday ordered Delhi Police to lodge FIRs against four airlines for ferrying passengers from Maharashtra without valid RT-PCR reports.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Symptoms post Covid recovery may impact daily life: Doctors
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Are you a Covid-19 survivor, but still feel fatigued and not having fully recovered? You may be experiencing what is known as "Long Covid". The symptoms may not be life-threatening, but can persist for months and impact daily life, experts say.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Adding a pinch of modernity to 'mithais'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) Any celebration in India is incomplete without a box of 'mithai'. Laddoo, barfi, gulab jamun, halwa etc are age-old recipes that are staples in any Indian household.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
3 held in Bengaluru for hoarding remdesivir
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Three persons were arrested for allegedly hoarding the key remdesivir drug for treating Covid patients and selling it on the black market, police said on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Highest single day spike of 1,526 new cases in J&K
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Alarming rise in Covid-19 spread continued unabated in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday as 1,526 new cases came to light during the last 24 hours. This is the highest single day spike in the Union Territory since the beginning of the pandemic.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
24 hrs campaign ban on BJP's Sayantan Basu, TMC's Sujata Mondal
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday banned BJP leader Sayantan Basu and Trinamool Congress leader Sujata Mondal from campaigning for 24 hours for their recent comments.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal providing immunity dose to fight coronavirus
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Department of Ayurveda has been providing an immunity booster dose to people that help them fight coronavirus, officials said on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
'Delhi Corona App' updated to serve in current crisis
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi government has updated its Corona app, which was launched in early 2020, to help track availability of hospital beds and ventilators for Covid-19 patients, and schedule vaccine doses, among others.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Clashes between banned TLP, police leave 'few' dead in Lahore
Lahore, April 18 (IANS) Clashes erupted between members of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and police at Multan road in Lahore, leaving "a few" group supporters killed and more than 100 injured, sources said.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Andhra gets 2 lakh more doses of Covid vaccine
Amaravati, April 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Sunday received two lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine Covishield from Serum Institute of India, Pune.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Quirky ways to style your floors
New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) Before finalising on the design of the flooring of your home, keep in mind some aspects such as textures, material and finish. Decorating the floors can be an altogether daunting task.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Covid surge: Delhi HC to hear only urgent matters from Monday
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Sunday said that due to Covid surge it will only hear the urgent matters filed in the year 2021.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Scientists find 3,500 year-old honeypot from Africa
New York, April 18 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a 3,500 year-old honeypot from Africa, presenting the oldest direct evidence for honey collection in the continent.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
University exams in Kerala postponed
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Amid Covid surge in the state, the universities in Kerala have postponed all offline exams scheduled from Monday onwards following a communique from the Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Andhra Police claim attempt to implicate Jagan in uncle's murder
Amaravati, April 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh police on Sunday said suspended IPS officer A B Venkateshwar Rao pressurized his then subordinate officers to falsely implicate Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and his family in the murder of his uncle and former MP Y S Vivekananda Reddy.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rlws to create green corridor for fast movement of oxygen
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid demand of oxygen across the country after Covid surge, the railways is getting fully ready to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and Oxygen Cylinders from one place to another. The railways has geared up to run oxygen Express trains through green corridor for fast movement of LMO as availability of oxygen is key in the treatment of certain medical conditions due to Covid infection.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Karnataka opens war room for oxygen supply to hospitals
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Amid the pandemic's second wave and reported shortage of beds and drugs, Karnataka on Sunday set up a war room to ensure supply of medical oxygen to hospitals for treating Covid patients, especially in Bengaluru.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine