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15-Apr-2021 Chandigarh

Chief Secretary Orders Covid Test Results Within 24 Hours

Punjab Chief Secretary, Vini Mahajan, has directed the Medical Education and Research Department to ensure that the Covid test results reach the concerned person within 24 hours. She also urged the eligible persons to come forward for a jab as vaccine can prevent...

15-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Rajnath Singh pats Air Force for timely response during Chinese threat

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh patted Indian Air Force on Thursday for ensuring a timely and befitting response to the sudden developments in eastern Ladakh. China had made attempts of transgression at Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh last year...

15-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Former Delhi MLA facilitating cremation of Covid victims

Almost a year after getting infected by Covid while helping people in conducting the last rites of patients who died due to the virus infection, former Delhi MLA Jitender Singh Shunty has once again started doing the same. Shunty provides help through his social...

15-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Bring 'life-saver' Remdesivir under drug price control: Maha Barrister

A prominent Maharashtra legal luminary on Thursday petitioned the Centre to declare the Remdesivir medicine - currently in huge demand owing to the Covid-19 pandemic - as a 'life-saving' medicine with controlled pricing to prevent blackmarketing and corruption.Remdesivir...

15-Apr-2021 Srinagar

The saga of damage and desecration of mosques in Kashmir

The damage caused to the village mosque at Hadipora in southern Kashmirs Shopian district during an encounter between the security forces and the militants on 9 -10 April has outraged the local population but, in contrast to some previous incidents, the...

15-Apr-2021 Tehran

Iran to negotiate n-deal according to own logic : Hassan Rouhani

Iran has no problem negotiating the return to the 2015 nuclear agreement, but will do so "according to its own logic", President Hassan Rouhani said during a cabinet meeting."We are not in a hurry for negotiations to be held today or tomorrow, and that depends...

15-Apr-2021 Copenhagen

Denmark stops AstraZeneca vax rollout

Denmark has decided to entirely cease administering the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, the country's health authority confirmed."Based on the scientific findings, our overall assessment is there is a real risk of severe side effects associated with using the...

15-Apr-2021 Washington

Joe Biden announces complete US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden has announced that all US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan before September 11, a move to end the longest war in American history."The United States will begin our final withdrawal, begin it on May 1 of this year," Biden...

15-Apr-2021 London

Novak Djokovic beats Sinner in straight sets in Monte Carlo

Top seed Novak Djokovic felt at home as he coasted past teenager Jannik Sinner in straight sets to book his place in the third round of the Monte-Carlo Masters on Wednesday.World No. 1 Djokovic, making a first appearance since his Australian Open success...

15-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Ileana D'Cruz flaunts 'golden glow' in white cut-out number

Actress Ileana D'Cruz dazzles in white, in her latest Instagram post that she shared on Thursday.In the image, Ileana wears an ivory coloured low-neck, cut-out crop top paired with a linen shirt. She completed the look with thin gold chains and earrings.As caption,...

15-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Diana Penty runs on 'sunshine and some tea'

Actress Diana Penty's latest post on Thursday should send waves of positivity among fans.The actress looks in a cheerful mood as she sips her tea in the Instagram image."I run on sunshine and some tea #teawithD. Ps. Sending everyone some virtual hugs and positivity....

15-Apr-2021 Mumbai

AR Rahman says Edilsy Vargas was apt for '99 songs' heroine

Latina actress Edilsy Vargas will be seen in AR Rahman's "99 Songs". Oscar-winning composer Rahman, who turns producers with the film, says close to 600 auditions took place for the role of Sophie, before Edilsy bagged it.She is the first Latina to play the...

15-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

Farnaz Shetty worried about debut Telugu film shoot amid pandemic

Actress Farnaz Shetty, who has been shooting for her debut Telugu film "Indu Vadana" in the city, is concerned about how the rest of the film will be shot, given the current Covid situation.The actor informs the climax of the film is still to be shot."I just...

15-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Maanvi Gagroo to be seen in virtual play 'Islands Of Contentment'

Actress Maanvi Gagroo, who is currently shooting for the new season of the popular series "Four More Shots Please", will be seen in a virtual play titled "Islands Of Contentment"."Islands Of Contentment" is written by Dipti Bramhandkar, and co-directed by Arpita...

15-Apr-2021 New Delhi

'Fast & Furious' not senseless action for sake of action : John Cena

WWE champion and Hollywood star John Cena is the latest addition to the "Fast & Furious" world. He admits being aware he is getting the opportunity to be a part of a legacy body of work, and adds that the franchise is not senseless action.In the upcoming...

15-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Don't believe in black and white world except for picture : Vidya Bala

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan shared a monochrome picture on Thursday on social media, saying she does not believe in a black and white world except for a picture.Vidya posted the picture on Instagram, where she is seen sitting on a chair dressed in a black outfit....

15-Apr-2021 New Delhi

People feel they've grown up with 'Fast & Furious' saga : Vin Diesel

Hollywood action superstar Vin Diesel has opened up about what makes his "Fast & Furious" franchise so popular globally. He also spoke of the biggest difference between the first film, which was released in 2001, and the ninth installment that is all set to...

15-Apr-2021 New Delhi

I am constantly doubting myself : Fatima Sana Shaikh

Fatima Sana Shaikh became popular even before the audience knew her name. Way back in 1997, she endeared herself to viewers playing Kamal Hassan and Tabu's daughter in "Chachi 420". Years later, she would score her first blockbuster with the 2016 Aamir Khan-starrer...

15-Apr-2021 Mumbai

'Bigg Boss' star Jasmin Bhasin on shooting 'Pani di gal' video

"Bigg Boss 14" sensation Jasmin Bhasin recently shot for the music video of the independent track "Pani di gal" with Punjabi singer Maninder Buttar. The romantic track is a part of "Jugni", Buttar's debut album.Along with lending his vocals to the song with...

15-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Big B recalls 'the years when films did 50 weeks and 100 weeks'

Amitabh Bachchan went down memory lane to recall how he had nearly half a dozen releases the same year, in the seventies. He shared a throwback picture from his younger days along with his post, dressed in a white T-shirt and is sporting big chunky retro sunglasses."The...

14-Apr-2021 Chennai

Glenn Maxwell's knock was the difference : Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli paid compliments to Glenn Maxwell saying that his team's No. 4 batsman was the difference in Wednesday's victory over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).Maxwell's 59 off 41 balls helped RCB make 149 for eight which...

14-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Dr Harsh Vardhan announces launch of `Aahaar Kranti’

Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhanhas launched“AahaarKranti”, a mission dedicated to spreading awareness about nutrition and accessible to all locally available nutritious food, fruits,...

14-Apr-2021 Jaipur

Rajasthan imposes 6 pm to 6 am curfew in all cities from April 16-30

Looking at the alarming surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state in the past few days, the Rajasthan government on Wednesday announced to impose night curfew in all the cities between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. from April 16-30.All markets, work places and...

14-Apr-2021 London

AstraZeneca's drug Tagrisso approved in China in early lung cancer

British drugmaker AstraZeneca on Wednesday said its drug Tagrisso has been approved in China for treatment of some patients with early stage lung cancer.China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approved the drug as an adjuvant therapy for early-stage...

14-Apr-2021 Bengaluru

Bengaluru police bust Andhra based network, seize 141 kgs of marijuana

Bengaluru police has arrested two persons and seized 141.250 kg marijuana valued at around Rs 84.60 lakh from them, the Koramangala police said here on Wednesday.According to the police, the arrested are Chaddakrishnan aka Santhosh, 22 years, resident of Visakhapatnam,...

14-Apr-2021 New York

Moderna Covid jab efficacy marginally drops to 90% in US trial

Updated results from an ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial in the US have shown Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine to be 90 per cent effective against all cases of the disease, and greater than 95 per cent against severe cases.While the updated cases show continued strong...

14-Apr-2021 New Delhi

'15-day' lockdown must to break deadly chain of transmission

As India witnesses an unprecedented surge in Covid caseloads, voices for a short-duration national lockdown or in severely-hit states/UTs grew louder on Wednesday and experts urged the Centre to immediately plan and execute a 15-day lockdown to break the...

14-Apr-2021 Los Angeles

Chrissy Teigen calls little Luna her 'dream daughter'

Model Chrissy Teigen penned a note on daughter Luna's fifth birthday, calling her a "dream daughter", and tagging the little girl as a "prop" to her and her husband John Legend.Teigen posted a string of pictures from her vacation on Instagram on Wednesday...

14-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Shama Sikander stars in music video 'Hawa karda'

ctress Shama Sikander will be seen in the music video "Hawa karda" and the track is set to reach the audience on April 15. The song stars Shama alongside Gaurav Bajaj.The track is sung by Afsana Khan and Sahil Syndicate. The music is by Geet and the lyrics...

14-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Rashmika's parents 'almost couldn't believe' she'd work with Big B

South actress Rashmika Mandanna, who will sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in the film "Goodbye", says her family almost could not believe the news that she had bagged the film."Amitabh Bachchan -- the name brings in so much respect. When my parents...

14-Apr-2021 Shimla

Jai Ram Thakur pays tribute to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur paid floral tribute to the Father of Indian Constitution and first Law Minister of India Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary by garlanding his statue at Ambedkar Chowk here today.While interacting with electronic...

14-Apr-2021 Hoshiarpur

Decks Cleared For Medical College At Hoshiarpur : O P Soni

Punjab Medical Education and Research Minister OP Soni today announced that the construction of Hoshiarpur medical college would start soon as the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to lay the foundation stone this Rs. 375 crore prestigious project in first...

14-Apr-2021 Singapore

Why are some Covid-19 survivors at risk of blood clot?

People who have recovered from Covid-19, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, may be at risk of developing blood clots due to a lingering and overactive immune response, according to a study.The study, led by researchers from the Nanyang...

14-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Babar Azam ends Kohli's reign as No.1 ODI batsman

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has climbed to the No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) rankings for ODI batsmen, thus ending his India counterpart Virat Kohli's nearly three and a half year reign at the top of the rankings.Babar's player of the...

14-Apr-2021 Shimla

Bandaru Dattatreya offers tribute to Father of Indian Constitution

Governor Bandaru Dattatraya offered floral tributes to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the Father of the Indian Constitution, on his 130th birth anniversary at Ambedkar Chowk, Chaura Maidan here today. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also paid tribute to Dr. Ambedkar on...

14-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Ranveer Singh to star in Shankar's adaptation of 'Anniyan'

Tamil hit machine Shankar directs Bollywood star Ranveer Singh in the official adaptation of his 2005 Tamil blockbuster "Anniyan", which stars Vikram. The film is slated to go on the floors in Mid 2022.The yet-untitled project is being announced around the...

14-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Rahul Vaidya-Disha Parmar's video 'Madhanya' to release on April 18

Celebrity couple Rahul Vaidya and Disha Parmar have shared the first poster of their upcoming music video "Madhanyaa on social media. The music video will premiere on April 18.The poster sees the singer and the actress-model, dressed as bride and groom, in a romantic...

14-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Shilpa Shinde, Darshana Banik join cast of 'Boondi Raita'

"Bigg Boss 11" winner Shilpa Shinde and Bengali actress Darshana Banik have joined cast of the forthcoming comic family drama "Boondi Raita"."When I heard the story of the film, I found it interesting. I play Bobby, a bubbly and middle-class Punjabi girl....

14-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Neha Kakkar excited to hear Ramleela stories live on 'Indian Idol'

Singer Neha Kakkar, who is a judge on the music reality show "Indian Idol 12", is excited about the upcoming Ramnavmi Special on the show.In the episode, top contestants will sing songs magnifying the festival mood.They will narrate the story of Ramleela through...

14-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Katrina Kaif has just herself for company

Bollywood star Katrina Kaif, who tested Covid positive earlier this month, is currently enjoying her own company, going by her social media post on Wednesday.Katrina posted a picture on Instagram, where she is seen posing for the camera lens dressed in an oversized...

14-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Shefali Shah opens up on what terrifies her

Actress Shefali Shah, who took her acting to the next level with the International Emmy-winning series "Delhi Crime", says she tackles self-doubt every day."It's every single day I go to work. For me, it gets difficult to get out of the vanity van because I...

14-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Singing is my second love after acting : Sara Khan

TV star Sara Khan opens up on her love for singing, saying that the vocation is her second love after acting."I have always been fond of singing. It's my second love after acting. I am so glad that my fans have loved my renditions. I hope to do a lot more...

14-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Boman Irani, Arshad Warsi to host 'LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse'

Actors Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi are all set to host in the upcoming digital reality comedy show "LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse".Boman shared: "The Indian audience loves comedy, and with an entirely unique format with 10 popular Indian comedians, this show is power-packed...

14-Apr-2021 Thiruvananthapuram

Prithviraj Sukumaran drops 'Kuruthi' poster on Vishu

Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran released the poster of his upcoming socio-political thriller "Kuruthi" on the occasion of Vishu on Wednesday.The poster shows the actor giving an intense look to the camera, with other characters of the film surrounding. The...

14-Apr-2021 Mumbai

AR Rahman presents '99 Songs' special digital concert

Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman has released the 99 Songs Special Concert -- a digital show chronicling the music of his upcoming film "99 Songs". He says the initial idea was to perform in every city and college."My initial idea was that I should go to every city,...

14-Apr-2021 Nawanshahr

Use Of Drone To Check Illegal Mining In Nawanshahr

In order to eliminate illegal mining in the State, all-out efforts are being made by the government to check such mining activities as immediate cognizance is taken by the Police and Mining Department jointly.RN Dhoke, ED Mining, Punjab had directed Khanna...

13-Apr-2021 Chennai

Suryakumar Yadav bats fearlessly, that's what we want: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma praised Suryakumar Yadav for his fearless batting even though the Mumbai Indians skipper considered the pitch at the MA Chidambaram tough for batsmen to play strokes from the word go."I think Yadav is carrying that form that he had when he played...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Sushil Chandra takes over as the 24th CEC of India

Sushil Chandra today assumed charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner of India, succeeding Shri Sunil Arora. Shri Arora demitted the office on 12th April, 2021 after completing his tenure.Shri Chandra has been serving in the Commission as Election Commissioner...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

All you need to know about the Sputnik V Covid jab

As Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (DRL) announces it has received permission from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to import Sputnik V vaccine in India for restricted use in emergencies, here are a few things that...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi/Moscow

RDIF sets target of 50m doses a month for Sputnik in India

More than 50 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine will be produced in India in a month over the summer in partnership with five Indian companies, Kirill Dmitriev, the CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), said on Tuesday.Over 850 million doses of Sputnik...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

India plans to allow select foreign produced Covid vaccines

Amid the exponential surge in Covid-19 cases, India is mulling to allow vaccines manufactured in countries like the US, the UK, Japan or which are listed in the WHO's emergency use listing.The aim is to augment the basket of vaccines available for fighting...

13-Apr-2021 Handwara

Al-Badr terror module busted by J&K Police, 5 held

A module of terror outfit Al-Badr was busted in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara on Tuesday and two terrorists and three of their associates held, police said.Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition was also recovered, officials said on Tuesday.Police...

13-Apr-2021 Thiruvananthapuram

Sunny Leone heads to Kerala to begin shoot of 'Shero'

Sunny Leone returns to Kerala to start the shoot of her upcoming film, the psychological thriller "Shero". The actress was in Kerala recently, to shoot for the reality TV show "MTV Splitsvilla"."I am elated to be back to Kerala to shoot for the first schedule...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

India permits use of Sputnik-V vax in emergency situations

After Covishield and Covaxin, India on Tuesday granted permission to inject the third Covid-19 vaccine 'Gam-COVID-Vac' combined vector vaccine, popularly called Sputnik-V, in emergency situations.The Drugs Controller General India (DCGI) gave its nod for the...

13-Apr-2021 New York

Covid pandemic linked to 6 unhealthy eating behaviours

A new research into the lingering impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviours.The study found six key themes of eating behaviour changes -- mindless eating and snacking; increased food consumption; generalized...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Still hooked to 'kadhas' to beat Covid-19? Let's burst the myths

The past one year has been extremely difficult for people. While the pandemic brought much-needed focus on health and hygiene, it also created a lot of confusion among people about what is good for health and what is not. A steep rise in demand for immunity-boosting...

13-Apr-2021 Palghar (Maharashtra)

Maharashtra: 10 Covid patients die, VVMC denies oxygen shortage

In a shocking tragedy on Gudi Padva, at least 10 Covid-19 patients have died in two private hospital in the Vasai town due to alleged shortage of medical oxygen, here on Tuesday.While confirming the fatalities that occurred at the Vinayak Hospital and Riddhi...

13-Apr-2021 London

New insect species from Kosovo named after coronavirus

A team of scientists have named a small caddisfly -- native to a national park in Kosovo -- after the Coronavirus pandemic.The Potamophylax coronavirus was collected near a stream in the Bjeshket e Nemuna National Park in Kosovo by the team led by Professor...

13-Apr-2021 Amaravati

Chennai South Korean Consul General calls on Andhra CM

Kwon Young Seup, Consul General of the Republic of South Korea at the Chennai Consulate met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and held discussions on cooperation and development of the state.Reddy and Young deliberated on Korean cooperation...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories gets authorisation for Sputnik V in India

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. has announced that it has received the permission from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to import the Sputnik vaccine into India for restricted use in emergency situations.This is as per the provisions of the New...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Inflation, falling IP, declining rupee in NDA rule: P. Chidambaram

A month ahead of the BJP-led NDA government completing seven years, the Congress has attacked the government over economic issues, which it says are looming in the country.Former Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram crticising the government said in a statement,...

13-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Sanya Malhotra flaunts perfect skin in latest photo-op

Actress Sanya Malhotra shared a new picture on social media on Tuesday and she looks every inch stunning in the post.In the Instagram image, Sanya is dressed in an ivory crochet dress with a plunging neckline. The actress is seen flaunting her curly hair and...

13-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Yami Gautam urges everyone to 'go natural'

Actress Yami Gautam is utilising Tuesday for self care, going by her social media post.Yami posted a picture on Instagram stories, where she is seen wearing a hair mask."Homemade pack for hair -- Kinda day #gonatural," Yami wrote on the image.Speaking about...

 

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