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B’deshi folk music legend Fakir Alamgir dies due to Covid

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 24 | Bangladeshi folk music legend Fakir Alamgir passed away due to Covid-19 at a hospital here. He was...

Chinese President makes surprise visit to Tibet

New Delhi, July 23 | Chinese President Xi Jinping has made an unannounced visit to Tibet.Video clips shared on Chinese social media by the...

This Rs 3,600 malware stealing information of Mac, Windows users

New Delhi, July 22 | A malware, available for just a little over Rs 3,600 ($49) on the Dark Web, is helping hackers steal...

Rain batters coastal, western Maharashtra; thousands marooned

Mumbai, July 22 | Incessant torrential rains played havoc with normal life in western and coastal Maharashtra since the past 24 hours, disrupting normal...

Novel autoantibody sparks inflammation, blood clots in Covid patients

New York, July 20 | US researchers have discovered a functional autoantibody in Covid-19 patients that contributes to the disease's development and the "firestorm"...

Myanmar junta urged to free protesters, journos, restore media licenses

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, July 20 | IFEX, the global network of over 100 organisations dedicated to defending the freedom of expression and information, has...

Israel halts Covid booster jab for cancer patients

Jerusalem, July 19 | A week after rolling out a booster shot of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to people with weak immune systems, Israel has...

Siddiqui’s death highlights media’s dangers in Afghanistan

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, July 17 | The death of Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, while caught in a crossfire between the Taliban and Afghan forces,...

Risat-1A, GISAT-1 : More eyes in sky for India soon

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, July 17 | Indian space agency ISRO is gearing up to put two eyes in the sky to look at the...

Top militant outfit leader arrested in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 17 | Mahmud Hassan Gunbi, a top leader of the banned militant outfit Ansar Al-Islam and Hefazat-e-Islam,...

SL top court to hear petition against selling Colombo’s strategic lands...

Colombo, July 16 | The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has fixed the hearing of a rights petition filed to stop selling lands in...

UK Carrier Strike Group reaches Indian Ocean region

New Delhi, July 16 | The UK Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2021, led by the HMS Queen Elizabeth, has sailed into the Indian Ocean...

India, B’desh reaffirm commitment to strengthen partnership

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 16 | India and Bangladesh have reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen the partnership and expanding multifaceted cooperation, and also...

Hunt underway for leader of Al Qaeda-affiliated group in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 15 | A hunt is underway for Mahmudul Hasan Gunbi, the top leader of 'Dawatul Islam', an Al...

Cells damaged by chronic lung disease can result in severe Covid

New York, July 14 | The airway cells of patients with chronic lung diseases are "primed" for infection by the Covid-19 virus, resulting in...

Britain to decarbonise domestic transport by 2050

London, July 14 | Cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs are set to become reality thanks to the...

Mumbai among 31 world’s cities to be significantly greener

New Delhi, July 14 | Thirty-one of the world's great cities, including Mumbai, will be significantly greener in the years ahead, as leading mayors...

Remdesivir, HCQ have no antiviral effects: WHO study

London, July 13 | Neither Remdesivir, nor hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) helps in recovery of patients hospitalised due to Covid-19, according to a new study conducted...

Serum Institute to start Sputnik V production in Sep

Moscow, July 13 | The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Serum Institute of India (SII) on Tuesday announced plans to start producing of...

China’s expansionist policy and unlawful claims – A threat to sovereignty...

The competition over marine resources and territorial claims has led to conflict in the South China Sea and elsewhere. Chinese expansionism, its growing presence...

IIT-Madras develops AI algorithm to spot cancer-causing mutations

Chennai, July 12 | Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed an Artificial Intelligence-based mathematical model to identify cancer-causing alterations...

Pfizer vaccine booster plan sparks controversy in US

Washington, July 10 | The announcement by US drugmaker Pfizer of a plan on developing a booster dose of its Covid-19 vaccine to better...

Taliban now claim to control 85% of Afghanistan

Kabul, July 9 | Islamist insurgents now claim to control 85 per cent of Afghanistan as the US-led mission draws to a close and...

Treatment for non-Covid patients hit amidst focus on Covid: Study

New Delhi, July 9 | The Covid-19 pandemic had a significant effect on most spheres of clinical practice, including the outpatient attendance and elective...

Covid infection severity risk in children extremely low: Study

London, July 9 | The overall risk of children becoming severely ill or dying from Covid is extremely low, a new study has confirmed.The...

Punjabi trucker arrested in Canada for smuggling cocaine

Toronto, July 9 | A Punjabi trucker has been arrested in Canada for smuggling about 112.5 kg of cocaine into the country from the...

Norway’s Telenor exits Myanmar, sells stake to military-linked firm

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, July 9 | Norwegian telecom behemoth Telenor has sold off its Myanmar operations to the Lebanese investment firm M1 Group, a...

Global gold ETF flow subdued in June at 2.9 tonne

New Delhi, July 8 | Flows into global gold ETFs were mostly flat in June, with slight inflows of 2.9 tonne, worth $191...

Over 1,000 Afghan soldiers flee to Tajikistan

New Delhi, July 6 | More than 1,000 Afghan soldiers have fled to the neighbouring Tajikistan after clashing with Taliban militants, officials have said.The...

No deal at OPEC to hit fuel consumers badly in India

New Delhi, July 6 | There may be no respite for fuel consumers in the country facing high prices of petrol and diesel for...

Over 99% Covid-related deaths in US were preventable by vaccine: Fauci

Washington, July 5 | As many as 99.2 per cent of Covid-related deaths in the US were avoidable and preventable with vaccinations, the country's...

94% of patients with cancer respond well to Covid vax: Study

New York, July 3 | Nearly 95 per cent of people with cancer developed a good immune response to the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines three...

Walt Disney to reinstate production of branded merchandise in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 3 | The Walt Disney Company has decided to reinstate its production of branded merchandise in Bangladesh after more than...

Health Ministry joins ShareChat, Moj to spread Covid vax awareness

New Delhi, July 2 | The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHWF) partnered with Indic language social media platform, ShareChat and short video...

NewSpace India can also lease ISRO assets

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, July 2 | The NewSpace India Ltd, the commercial arm of Department of Space (DOS) apart from buying satellites from Indian...

Emiratis banned from travelling to India, 13 other nations

By Joy ChakravartyDubai, July 2 | UAE authorities have prohibited Emiratis from travelling to 14 countries, including India, amidst fears of the highly...

Covid worsens malnutrition, lifestyle ailments in Africa

Nairobi, July 2 | Many African countries are reeling from a spike in hunger, malnutrition and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) due to the Covid-19 pandemic-linked...

Amazon marches towards monopoly by singing tune of antitrust

New Delhi, July 2 | Amazons business strategies and current market dominance pose anti-competitive concerns that the consumer welfare framework in antitrust fails to...

Jammu sizzles at 42.9 C, Srinagar records 33.8

Srinagar, July 1 | The MeT forecast mercury to rise further till the weekend even Jammu city recorded seasons hottest day at 42.9 degrees...

First human rated test flight for India’s Gaganyaan not in 2021

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, July 1 | The first test flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mk III (GSLV Mk III) that will carry the Indian...

‘Khaleda has to seek presidential pardon to go abroad legally’

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 1 | Bangladesh Law Minister Anisul Huq has said former prime minister Khaleda Zia has no other alternative but to...

How Covid variants turns more infectious, antibody resistant

New York, June 30 | US researchers have identified how multiple mutations on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein independently create variants that are more transmissible...

Nearly 2000% surge in tweets on medical help

New Delhi, June 30 | The Covid-19 pandemic has magnified Twitter role in keeping people connected and amplifying authoritative information from credible sources.The...

India badly needs cyber regulator to tame social media entities

By Nishant AroraNew Delhi, June 30 | As the Indian government struggles to tame the social media giants and force them to comply with...

Indian artist gets UAE’s coveted Golden Visa

Dubai, June 30 | An Indian artist, who has been living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2007, received the Gulf nation's coveted...

WHO certifies China malaria-free after 70-yr effort

Geneva, June 30 | Following a 70-year effort, the World Health Organization on Tuesday certified that China is malaria free, a notable feat for...

India among 5 nations responsible for 80% of world’s planned coal...

New Delhi, June 30 | Five Asian countries, including India, are responsible for 80 per cent of the world's planned new coal plants. These...

Lightning strikes claim 2,000 lives annually in India: Experts

Mumbai, June 29 | Thunderstorm, accompanied by lightning strikes, is the single-biggest natural killer in the country causing more than 2,000 deaths each...

India-Abu Dhabi flight suspension extended till July 21: Etihad

Abu Dhabi, June 29 | The Abu-Dhabi based Etihad Airways on Tuesday that suspension of flights from India to the United Arab Emirates' (UAE)...

Life could exist in clouds of Jupiter, not Venus: Research

New Delhi, June 29 | Jupiter's clouds have water conditions that would allow earth-like life to exist, but this isn't possible in Venus' clouds,...

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IRSDC invites RFQ for redevelopment of Udaipur railway station

New Delhi, July 24 | The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd (IRSDC) has invited Requests for Qualification (RFQ) to redevelop Udaipur City Railway...