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Plea in SC seeks Covid vaccination for 18 yrs and above

New Delhi, April 16 | A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking direction to provide Covid-19 vaccine to people in...

Abdullah congratulates Afghan journo for question 11 yrs ago

Kabul, April 15 | In a sympathetic admission of an earlier mistake, Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of Afghanistan's High Council of National Reconciliation, on Thursday...

At current pace, all eligible Indians to get jabs in over...

New Delhi, April 11 | With India taking 85 days to administer 10 crore (100 mn) Covid vaccine doses, a rough calculation shows...

Up to 65% new Covid infections in Delhi below 35 yrs:...

New Delhi, April 11 | Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that the national capital is facing an alarming situation as around...

Midfielder Fernandes renews contract with FC Goa for 3 yrs

Goa, April 10 | Attacking midfielder Brandon Fernandes, who is also a vital member of the Indian national football team, will continue to be...

NIA court sentences Bangladesh terrorist to 7 yrs jail

Kolkata, April 8 | A special NIA court on Thursday sentenced Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) terrorist Rizual Islam aka Riyaz aka Sumon to seven-year...

Current Covid wave affecting people aged 20-45 yrs: Delhi Minister

New Delhi, April 8 | With the exponential surge in Covid-19 cases over the last few weeks in the national capital already a cause...

NIA court convicts 2 FICN racketeers to 4 yrs imprisonment

New Delhi, April 6 | A Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Tuesday sentenced two fake Indian currency notes racketeers to four years...

Meiyang Chang remembers SSR on 6 yrs of ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’

Mumbai, April 4 | Bollywood actor and singer Meiyang Chang on Sunday took to Instagram to remember his late co-actor Sushant Singh Rajput on...

Rajasthan’s octogenarian finds lost love after 50 yrs

Jaipur, April 4 | The 82-year-old man, serving as the gatekeeper in Kuldhara, a haunted village in Rajasthan, feels as young as 20 after...

After 2 yrs, smartphone users still hungry for 5G, fast speed

Seoul, April 4 | When 5G networks were first rolled out in South Korea in April 2019, telecom operators claimed that their ultrafast mobile...

Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vax shows 100% efficacy in 12-15 yrs old

New York, March 31 | Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech on Wednesday announced that their Covid-19 vaccine -- BNT162b2 -- demonstrated 100 per cent...

CBI court sentences 2 to 4 yrs jail in group housing...

New Delhi, March 31 | A CBI court here on Wednesday sentenced two private persons to four years rigorous imprisonment in connection with a...

France reopens Embassy in Libya after 7 yrs

Paris, March 30 | France has reopened its embassy in Libya after seven years, with the diplomatic representation tweeting "back to work".Monday's reopening comes...

Spain’s GDP drop in 2020 worst in 50 yrs

Madrid, March 27 | Spain's gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 10.8 per cent in 2020, the worst since 1970, amid the global Covid-19...

Asian poverty reduction stalls for 1st time in 20 yrs

Bangkok, March 26 | The World Bank said in a report on Friday that the "Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions it provoked" sparked "domestic...

Venice marks 1,600 yrs since its founding

Venice, March 26 | Venice, the capital of northern Italys Veneto region, has completed 1,600 years since it was traditionally founded in March 25,...

Somnath Bharti jailed for 2 yrs in AIIMS staff attack case

New Delhi, March 23 | A Delhi Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti relating to the...

People above 45 yrs to be vaccinated from April 1: Govt

New Delhi, March 23 | The Union Cabinet on Tuesday allowed administration of coronavirus vaccination for people above 45 years of age from April...

Israel set for 4th election in 2 yrs

Tel Aviv, March 23 | Israelis will vote in a fourth election in two years on Tuesday, which many fear will once again lead...

Israel to develop national AI system for massive drone traffic in...

Jerusalem, March 21 | Israel is expected to develop a national artificial intelligence (AI) control room that manages all the country's drone traffic by...

10,556 drug peddlers arrested in Karnataka in last 3 yrs

Bengaluru, March 18 | Karnataka Police arrested 10,556 persons involved in drug peddling in the last three years and filed 7,943 cases in this...

Rs 50 lakh in demonetised currency seized in Guj in two...

Gandhinagar, March 18 | Even four years since demonetisation, scrapped currency notes are still turning up in Gujarat with old notes with a face...

Gujarat: 157 custodial deaths in 2 yrs; kin of 1 victim...

Gandhinagar, March 17 | In a shocking revelation, the Gujarat government said on Wednesday that a total of 157 custodial deaths were reported from...

Turkey, Egypt launch 1st diplomatic-level contacts after 8 yrs

Ankara, March 13 | Turkey and Egypt have launched diplomatic-level contacts years after former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in 2013, Turkish Foreign...

210mn trees planted in Beijing in 40 yrs

Beijing, March 12 | Over 100 million people have participated in Beijing's voluntary afforestation campaign, planting a total of 210 million trees from 1980...

Studio apartments’ supply in 2020 drops for 1st time in 7...

New Delhi, March 11 | The share of studio apartments in new launches which had been rising since 2013 has witnessed a decline in...

Sher Singh Rana visits Behmai, 20 yrs after killing Phoolan (IANS...

Behmai (Uttar Pradesh), March 10 | Forty years ago, on February 14, 1981, a young girl, who was pushed into the ravines, had shot...

NIA charges 3 in Assam ASP killing after 7 yrs

New Delhi, March 6 | Seven years after the killing of an Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Assam, the National Investigation Agency (NIA)...

Give AAP 5 yrs, Kejriwal appeals to people of Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Feb 26 | Delhi Chief Minister and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday asked the people of Gujarat...

Over 130 Galaxy models to get 4 yrs of security updates:...

New Delhi, Feb 22 | Samsung Electronics on Monday said over 130 models of Galaxy devices will now receive regular security updates for a...

Covid vaccine for kids under 16 yrs by end of summer:...

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Feb 17 | "End of summer, beginning of Fall" is the earliest that US kids under the age of 16...

Myanmar: Protesters face upto 20 yrs’ prison under new law

Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 15 | Myanmar's military has warned anti-coup protesters across the country that they could face up to 20 years...

NIA court sentences 2 FICN racketeers to 5 yrs in jail

New Delhi, Feb 13 | A Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court has convicted two Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) racketeers to five year...

Rose Valley Group official sent to 7 yrs jail in money...

New Delhi, Feb 13 | A Special PMLA court has sent Rose Valley Group official Arun Mukherjee to seven years imprisonment with a fine...

Malaysia reports biggest GDP decline in 23 yrs

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 11 | Malaysia's GDP contracted 3.4 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of last year, rendering a 5.6 per cent...

Data traffic in India grew 60 times over past 5 yrs:...

New Delhi, Feb 11 | Data traffic in India grew approximately 60 times over the last five years which is amongst the highest globally,...

Govt to return to pre-COVID fiscal deficit path in 3 yrs:...

New Delhi, Feb 10 | The government, which announced higher spending in key sectors to propel economic growth after a COVID-triggered contraction, intends to...

S.Korea’s reports highest employment drop in 22 yrs

Seoul, Feb 10 | South Korea's employment dropped 982,000 in January from a year earlier, marking the highest fall in over 22 years since...

US, Russia extend nuclear arms control treaty for 5 yrs (Ld)

Washington/Moscow, Feb 4 | Russia and the US have officially extended the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) by five years as the...

Huawei loses spot in top 5 handset players for 1st time...

New Delhi, Jan 29 | First time in six years, Huawei (including Honor) fell outside the global top five smartphone vendors, garnering the sixth...

AAP to contest polls in 6 states in next 2 yrs

New Delhi, Jan 28 | Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his party will contest...

England win 5 consecutive Tests abroad for 1st time in 107...

Galle, Jan 25 | England's six-wicket win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle was their fifth consecutive win overseas -- a...

3 generations in K’taka fought for 40 yrs over ‘Kalasha’, Lok...

By N.B. HombalBagalkot (Karnataka), Jan 24 | Three generations from two adjacent villages in Karnataka fought over who should possess a 'kalasha' (holy pot)...

357,450 S.Sudanese refugees return home in 3 yrs: UNHCR

United Nations, Jan 22 | The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that 357,450 South Sudanese refugees have returned home from other regional countries since...

Japan witnesses largest foreign arrivals’ decline in 56 yrs

Tokyo, Jan 21 | The number of foreign visitors arriving in Japan in 2020 plummeted 87.1 per cent from a year earlier, marking the...

Centre disapproves administration of Covaxin to those below 18 yrs

By Ashish SrivastavaNew Delhi, Jan 15 | In a major shift of narrative, the government has now not disapproved the authorisation of Bharat Biotech's...

First time in 53 yrs, ‘invisible salutation’ at iconic K’taka temple

Bengaluru, Jan 14 | The annual spectacle of 'Surya Majjana' or 'Suryabhisheka' (Sun Ablution) that was to occur in Bengaluru's famous...

Israeli currency hits highest rate against USD in 25 yrs

Tel Aviv, Jan 14 | The Israeli shekel has increased to its highest rate since April 1996 against the US dollar, according to exchange...

Domestic funds see outflows after 5 yrs

New Delhi, Jan 11 | Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) recorded their first outflows in 2020 after five years of inflows. This is at odds...

Business

Airtel Payments Bank increases day-end balance limit to Rs 2 lakh

New Delhi, April 18 | In line with the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) guidelines, Airtel Payments Bank on Sunday announced that it has...