New Zealand Probes First ‘Probable’ Community COVID-19 Case In Months

New Zealand is one of the most successful developed nations in controlling spread of pandemic. Wellington: New Zealand health officials said on Sunday they were investigating what they said was probably the country’s first community coronavirus case, in months in a woman who recently returned from overseas. The 56-year-old, who returned to New Zealand on … Read more

In Uttarakhand, Shrishti Goswami, 19-Year-Old Student Becomes Chief Minister For A Day

Shrishti Goswami was designated as one-day Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Shrishti Goswami, a 19-year-old girl, was designated as one-day Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on the occasion of National Girl Child day on Sunday. Speaking on the development, Ms Goswami’s elated parents said, “Today we feel very proud, every daughter can achieve a milestone, we just … Read more

Priyanka Chopra “Approached” Her Role In The White Tiger With This Question

Priyanka Chopra shared this image. (courtesy priyankachopra) Highlights ‘The White Tiger’ premiered on Netflix globally The film opened to largely mixed reviews “Comment below and tell me what you thought,” wrote Priyanka New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra, before taking up any role that she portrays onscreen, always has a question and an important one – “how … Read more

India Vaccinates Over 15 Lakh In A Week After Slow Start

1.46 lakh people were vaccinated on Saturday in 3,368 sessions, according to the Health Ministry. New Delhi: After a slow start, India’s vaccination numbers are gradually picking up. 15.37 lakh people have been vaccinated in 27,776 sessions since January 16, when the mass inoculation drive was launched. 1.46 lakh people were vaccinated on Saturday in … Read more

Kevin Pietersen Says “IPL A Priority Over Early Season Tests” For England Players

Kevin Pietersen called for England players to be T20 mercenaries even as he criticised the team selection for the first two Tests against India starting February 5. Calling for England to play their best team against India, Pietersen said the best players “want to play as many games as possible against India” before “they go … Read more

7 Injured As Bus Collides With Truck In UP’s Chitrakoot: Police

Seven persons were injured in the incident, police said (Representational) Chitrakoot: Seven persons were injured, two of them seriously, when a bus of the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) collided head on with a truck here on Sunday morning, police said. Senior sub-inspector at the Raipura police station Shivkumar Yadav said the accident … Read more

Rahul Gandhi’s Dig Over Petrol, Diesel Price Hike: “Tremendous Growth In GDP”

Rahul Gandhi said that centre was busy collecting taxes while the public is plaqued with inflation. New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the record hike in petrol and diesel prices, claiming that his government was busy collecting taxes while the public is plaqued with inflation. … Read more

Big Bash League: Adelaide Strikers Batsman “Run Out At Both Ends” In Bizarre Dismissal. Watch

Jake Weatherald was found short of his ground at both ends in a Big Bash League game on Sunday.© BBL/Twitter Adelaide Strikers opener Jake Weatherald found himself short of the crease at both ends of the pitch in a bizarre dismissal during a Big Bash League match against Sydney Thunder on Sunday. In the 10th … Read more

France To Tighten Laws On Incest, Says Emmanuel Marcron After Book Sparks Outrage

Macron also said that better psychological help for victims of incest would be made available. Paris: France will tighten its laws on incest, President Emmanuel Macron said in a series of tweets on Saturday, after publication of a book accusing a top French political commentator of abusing his stepson sparked outrage across the country. Macron … Read more

Ahead Of Republic Day, Farmers Scramble For Permission For Tractor Rally

Farmers have planned a massive tractor rally in Delhi on January 26. Highlights Farmers have planned a massive tractor rally in Delhi on January 26 More than a thousand tractors will take part in the rally Farmers say the rally would not interfere with the parade held on Rajpath New Delhi: Farmers protesting against the … Read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On National Girl Child Day: We Salute India’s Daughter

National Girl Child Day: This day was first initiated in 2008 by Ministry of Women and Child Development. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning urged the nation to ensure that every girl in the country “leads a life of dignity and opportunity” as he elaborated his government’s efforts to ensure gender equality, and … Read more

A Farmer’s Letter To PM’s Mother

“One can refuse anyone except one’s mother,” the letter to the PM’s mother says. New Delhi: A farmer from Punjab, protesting for months along with thousands like him, has written an emotional letter to the Prime Minister’s aged mother, urging her to convince her son to repeal three Central agricultural laws that have sparked a … Read more

Immune System Of Patients After Covid Recovery May Fight Variants: Study

Antibodies against covid linger in the blood plasma for several weeks or months (Representational) New York: People who recover from COVID-19 are protected against the novel coronavirus for at least six months, and likely much longer, according to a study which says the immune system evolves long after the infection and may block even mutant … Read more

On His Wedding Day, Here’s A Pic Of Varun Dhawan Chilling With His Squad In Alibaug

Varun Dhawan with his squad. (courtesy v arun.nat.forever) Highlights Varun Dhawan will marry Natasha Dalal tonight They will be getting married at The Mansion House in Alibaug The couple have been dating for several years New Delhi: Bollywood star  Varun Dhawan is all set to marry designer Natasha Dalal in Alibaugh tonight and pictures from … Read more

Justin Trudeau Co-Opts Bernie Sanders Meme To Urge Canadians To Stay Home

COVID-19: On Friday, Justin Trudeau warned Canadians not to travel. Montreal, Canada: Bernie Sanders may be most familiar in a US political context, but that hasn’t stopped Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from using a now famous meme of the Vermont senator to warn people to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, Trudeau … Read more

South African Hindu Priests Accused Of “Overcharging” For Funerals Of Covid Victims

A morgue attendant applies a biohazard warning on the body of a coronavirus victim. Johannesburg: Some Hindu priests in South Africa have come under fire for allegedly charging high rates to conduct funerals of COVID-19 victims. Pradeep Ramlall, Manager of the Clare Estate Crematorium in Durban, slammed priests who are doing this. Ramlall, who is … Read more

7 Magnitude Earthquake Near Chilean Antarctic Base: Officials

Chile is one of the most seismically active countries in the world (Representational) Santiago, Chile: A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday off the coast of Antarctica, with authorities issuing a tsunami warning for Chile’s Eduardo Frei base on the frigid continent, emergency officials said. The quake struck at 8:36 pm (2336 GMT) about 210 kilometers (130 … Read more

Boris Johnson After Call With US President

“Great to speak to President Joe Biden this evening,” Boris Johnson tweeted (File) London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he looked forward to working with U.S. President Joe Biden on their shared goals, including tackling climate change. Johnson used his first phone call with the U.S. president to welcome Biden’s announcements that … Read more

US Condemns Russia’s Use Of Harsh Tactics Against Navalny Supporters

Police clashed violently with protesters in Moscow, arrested over 2,500 across Russia (File) Washington: Washington on Saturday rebuked Moscow over its use of “harsh tactics” against protesters demanding the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Police clashed violently with protesters in Moscow and arrested more than 2,500 in cities across the country Saturday as … Read more

Biden Administration To Unveil Climate Change Policies, Says Adviser Gina McCarthy

John Kerry, a former US secretary of state, is Joe Biden’s special climate envoy Washington: US President Joe Biden’s administration is poised to release within days the policies it believes are needed to tackle climate change, Gina McCarthy, the White House’s national climate adviser, said on Saturday. “We’ve already sent signals on the things that … Read more

Amit Shah To Covid Vaccine Critics

Amit Shah said the vaccines developed by Indian scientists are fully safe. (File) Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday hit out at those who have been criticising the efficacies of COVID-19 vaccines, saying that there should be no politics over public health. Mr Shah launched ‘Ayushman CAPF’ in Guwahati to extend the benefit … Read more

Contradicting Centre’s Every Move Against Spirit Of Federalism: Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Jagdeep Dhankhar made the remarks at an event in Raj Bhavan (File) Kolkata: Supporting the Centre’s decision to celebrate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary as “Parakram Diwas“, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday said that disagreeing with every move of the Union government goes against the spirit of federalism. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, … Read more

Haryana Minister Anil Vij’s Bull Comparison To Mamata Banerjee-Jai Shri Ram Row

Mamata Banerjee said such an “insult” was unacceptable Chandigarh: Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Saturday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying ”Jai Shri Ram” slogan to her is like “red rag to a bull” that is why she stopped her speech at an event in Kolkata. Ms Banerjee had declined … Read more

Boris Johnson, Joe Biden Vow To Deepen Ties In Their First Call: UK PM’s Office

Boris Johnson congratulated Joe Biden on his inauguration (File) London: Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to deepen ties and cooperate on tackling climate change in their first conversation since the US president’s inauguration, the British prime minister’s office said. Johnson congratulated Biden on his inauguration and “the two leaders looked forward to … Read more

Air Force Ready For Any Challenge From Leh To Kanyakumari: Rafale Pilot

“The Rafale fleet is ready to undertake any operation,” Squadron Leader Sarthak Kumar said Jodhpur: Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Rafale fighter jet pilot and Squadron Leader Sarthak Kumar on Saturday asserted that the force is ready to undertake any challenge from Leh to Kanyakumari, with their fleet of Rafale jets. Squadron Leader Kumar, who was … Read more

Hackers Demand Rs 10 Crore From Ghaziabad Man, Blackmail Him: Police

The cyber crime cell of the Ghaziabad police are probing the case (Representational) Ghaziabad: A Ghaziabad man has been asked to pay up Rs 10 crore by a group of hackers who have threatened to circulate his obscene pictures and his family’s personal details online if the demand is not met, the police said on … Read more

Pride And Caution In China’s Wuhan On Coronavirus Lockdown Anniversary

A year ago, Wuhan shocked the world by ordering 11 million citizens be confined at home Wuhan, China: Exactly one year after it thrust the word “lockdown” into the global conversation, Wuhan passes the anniversary on Saturday with a mix of pride at recovering from the coronavirus and caution over a possible relapse. A year … Read more

Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauri

RKS Bhadauri addressed a press conference on the sidelines of India-France bilateral exercise (File) Jodhpur: Amid threats of China getting hostile on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the coming months, Indian Air Force Chief (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Saturday said India too can be aggressive if Beijing tries to get … Read more

Bernie Sander’s Mitten Maker Jennifer Ellis Flooded With Nearly 13,000 E-Mail Orders

Bernie Sander wore the mittens in shades of brown and beige to Biden-Harris Inauguration New York: Jennifer Ellis has never met Bernie Sanders but she is enjoying a taste of his celebrity as the woman behind the mittens that gave the Vermont senator his viral moment at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Ellis, a 42-year-old elementary … Read more

US Talk Show Host Larry King Dies Weeks After Testing Positive For Covid

Millions watched Larry King interview world leaders, entertainers on CNN’s “Larry King Live”. Los Angeles: The iconic talk show host Larry King, one of the most recognizable figures on US television as he quizzed everyone who was anyone over a career spanning 60 years, died Saturday at the age of 87. The company he co-founded, … Read more

Deaths Of Six Healthcare Workers Not Linked To Covid Vaccination: Health Ministry

15,37,190 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 6 PM on Saturday through 27,776 sessions (File) New Delhi: The deaths of six healthcare workers, who were inoculated, are not related to the Covid vaccinations, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. “At least six deaths have been reported so far. In the last 24 hours, one person, 56, … Read more

Moscow Police Arrest Over 2,500 As Thousands Rally In Support Of Kremlin-Critic Navalny

Protesters clash with police during a rally in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny Moscow, Russia: Police clashed violently with protesters in Moscow and arrested more than 2,500 demonstrators in cities across the country Saturday as Russians took to the streets to denounce Kremlin rule and demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. … Read more

Ajinkya Rahane’s Dressing Room Speech At The Gabba After Test Series Win In Australia. Watch

Ajinkya Rahane, India’s stand-in skipper in the just-concluded Test series in Australia, addressed the team after the visitors secured a memorable win at the Gabba. India, marred with injuries, beat Australia by three wickets in the fourth Test and in the process ended the hosts’ 32-year-long unbeaten run at the Gabba. The Board of Control … Read more

Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra Urges Centre For Infrastructure Development Along India-China Border

Governor requested for better infrastructure along the India-China border. Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra on Saturday requested the Centre to initiate measures for the development of infrastructure along the India-China border in the state. The governor, speaking at the inaugural day of the 69th plenary of the North East Council (NEC) at Shillong under … Read more

Ram Temple Trust General Secretary Champat Rai Targets Sonia Gandhi Over Citizenship

“Sonia Gandhi is a citizen. Anyone can become a citizen by filling in the form,” Champat Rai said. (File) Allahabad: Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) vice president and Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust general secretary Champat Rai on Saturday took a dig at Congress president Sonia Gandhi over her citizenship, saying anyone can acquire Indian … Read more

Will Restructure GST, Give One Tax, Minimum Tax If Elected: Rahul Gandhi

“You cannot have disharmony and have economic growth,” Rahul Gandhi said. (File) Coimbatore: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his party is committed to reconceptualising the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime if voted to power at the Centre and assured ushering in ”one tax, minimum tax.” The current tax system has crippled the … Read more

Madhya Pradesh Officials Face Privilege Motion After NDTV Report

The Madhya Pradesh government cited the coronavirus pandemic to cancel the assembly session. Bhopal: The opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh has moved a privilege motion against three senior health department officers, accusing them of manipulating and suppressing COVID-19 data to get the state’s three-day winter session of the assembly called off last month. The move … Read more

Lalu Yadav Admitted To Delhi’s AIIMS

Lalu Yadav, 72, convicted in fodder scam cases, was undergoing treatment in Ranchi. (File) Highlights A team of doctors has been constituted to evaluate Lalu Yadav’s condition He has been admitted in the CCU of the cardiothoracic centre of AIIMS He was undergoing treatment at RIMS in Ranchi for multiple ailments New Delhi: Jailed Rashtriya … Read more

Sri Lanka vs England: Kevin Pietersen Shares Rahul Dravid’s Email For England Openers To Take Tips On Playing Spin

Rahul Dravid had helped Kevin Pietersen tackle spin bowling back in 2010.© AFP Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter on Saturday to share an email that Rahul Dravid had sent him in a bid to help out the former England batsman to tackle spin bowling in Sri Lanka. Pietersen urged the England Cricket Board to print … Read more