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Delhi hospital highlights higher Covid fatality rate in cancer patients
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A study conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre here has highlighted the high rate of COVID-19 infection in cancer patients and also revealed that the fatality rate in such patients is 7.6 times more than the national average fatality rate for COVID-19.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab allows opening of higher education institutes
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) The Punjab government on Saturday allowed the opening of higher education institutions for Ph.D scholars and postgraduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratories and experimental works from September 21.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus fear reduces toll of non-Covid illnesses
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) The battle for human survival during the coronavirus pandemic has been on for the past few months. Data highlighting deaths due to the infection has created fear among people but there is a brighter side to it as well. The pandemic has turned around the way of living as people have stopped needlessly thronging the streets.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka dancer-actor Kishore, accomplice held in drugs case
Mangaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Dancer-actor Kishore Aman Shetty and another person were arrested on the charges of peddling and consumption of drugs, the Mangaluru city police said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dwayne Johnson tears down gate with bare hands
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Hollywood superstar and former wrestling champion Dwayne Johnson flaunted his physical strength off screen by ripping the gate off with his bare hands because he did not want to be late to work.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Telangana HC to watch web series before nod for release
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Telangana High Court will watch the web series 'Bad Boy Billionaires' before deciding whether to permit over-the-top platform Netflix to release it or not.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amazon, Microsoft invest in sustainable concrete producer
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) A Canadian cleantech company, CarbonCure Technologies, that develops carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions for the concrete industry has received investment from leading technology and property developers.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Apple patents micro LED display for fitness band, iPads and more
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Apple has reportedly patented a Micro-LED display for future MacBook, iPads and a fitness band.
2020-09-19
Category: International, China,Technology
From Doklam to Dalai Lama, Chinese intel paid Indian journalist for info
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Special Cell of the Delhi Police have arrested 61-year-old Indian freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, allegedly found working for Chinese intelligence. During a search of his house in Pitampura, New Delhi, one laptop, some confidential documents related to Indian Defence and some other incriminating papers were reportedly seized.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Selena Gomez urges Facebook CEO to help stop spreading of hate
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Pop star Selena Gomez has written a message to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the social network's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, urging them to help stop the spread of hate on the platform ahead of the November election.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
'52 BSF men injured by criminals operating in both B'desh, India'
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 52 BSF personnel have been injured by criminals operating in both India and Bangladesh, said Border Security Force Director General Rakesh Asthana on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
NCB seizes 670 gm cocaine in Delhi, nabs consignee in Palghar
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized 670 gm cocaine worth around Rs 4 crore from New Delhi, sourced from Ethiopia, and managed to nab a person from Palghar by employing a 'controlled delivery operation', a top official said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein stripped of CBE
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his honorary CBE that he was accorded for his contribution to the British film industry in 2004. The forfeiture was done on the directive of the Queen of England.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Sharif to virtually participate in multiparty conference
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London for treatment, will virtually attend the opposition-led multiparty conference (MPC) scheduled to be held on Sunday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan, Afghanistan joint action foils smuggling bid
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) In a joint operation, Pakistani and Afghan customs authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle tonnes of iodine, which can be used for the synthesis of drugs, an official said here.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Liverpool complete signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Liverpool FC have completed a deal for the permanent transfer of mid-fielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Nepal to resume railway services after 7-yr suspension
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) Nepal has planned to resume passenger railway services after a 7-year suspension as two sets of rails that Kathmandu purchased from India have arrived in Janakpur city.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Russia ready to work with new US Prez: FM Lavrov
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS) Russia is ready to work with the winner of the forthcoming US presidential election, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said here.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Can ignoring old loyalists hurt BJP in Bihar?
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of Bihar polls, key officials with just two to five years' history in the party have been made team leaders in the state organisation. This may backfire for the Bharatiya Janata Party as old loyalists associated with it for 30 to 40 years have been asked to play second fiddle.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
In-person early voting begins in Virginia
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) In-person early voting to elect a new US President began in the state of Virginia, much ahead of the November 3 election, and will continue till October 31.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Democrats call for probe into AG over possible poll interference
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Top Democrats in the US House of Representatives have called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General to open a probe into Attorney General William Barr and other political appointees, alleging that they will improperly influence the November 3 election.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
India permits onion export to B'desh on 'special consideration'
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian government has granted a special permission to export 25,000 tonnes of onion to Bangladesh, which was blocked in five trucks in the countries' border area, according to local traders.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal Covid-19 cases top 61k with record high daily spike
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) The overall Covid-19 cases in Nepal has increased to 61,653 after the Himalayan country reported a record high spike in the number of single-day infections, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
3 LeT men arrested in J&K, weapons sent by Pak drones recovered (Ld)
Jammu, Sep 19 (IANS) Three suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists have been arrested by the security forces from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir with a large cache of arms and ammunition they had received through drones, officials said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
European Commission unveils new action plan against racism
Brussels, Sep 19 (IANS) The European Commission has unveiled a new plan to step up enforcement and raise more awareness about racism, with the ultimate goal being a shift in people's mindset that such behaviour will not be tolerated in the Europan Union (EU).
2020-09-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Istanbul adopts alternate working hours to curb Covid-19
Istanbul, Sep 19 (IANS) Turkey's biggest city of Istanbul has adopted alternate working hours for public employees to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the wake of the increasing number of daily cases, Governor Ali Yerlikaya announced.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Nabbed Al Qaeda men amassed firecrackers to make IEDs: NIA
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The NIA on Saturday busted an inter-state terror module sponsored by Al Qaeda from Pakistan. There were nine men arrested from West Bengal and Kerala who were planning attacks with IEDS, made from potassium procured from firecrackers. They planned to go to Kashmir for weapons delivery.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
UN envoy calls for ceasefire in Syria
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen has called for a nationwide ceasefire in the war-torn country, on the basis of relative calm situation on the ground.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Firefighter dies while battling California wildfire
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) A firefighter died while battling a massive wildfire that was sparked by a gender reveal party two weeks ago in Southern California, bringing the total number of fatalities to 26 so far this year across the US state, authorities said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
3 militants arrested with weapons from J&K's Rajouri
Jammu, Sep 19 (IANS) Security forces arrested three militants along with arms and ammunition on Saturday from Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
San Francisco Mayor announces plan to restart indoor dining
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced the US city's plan for restarting indoor dining amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Al-Qaeda men nabbed from Kochi, rented homes during lockdown (3rd Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday busted an inter-state module of Al Qaeda operatives as it conducted raids in West Bengal and Kerala on Saturday morning. Three of the nine Qaeda men were arrested from Ernakulam district.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Terrorism
Maduro reaffirms Venezuela's commitment to UN 2030 Agenda
Caracas, Sep 19 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has informed the UN that his country was still committed to the world body's 2030 Agenda despite US aggressions.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Always enjoy battle against CSK, says Rohit ahead of IPL 13 opener
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the much-anticipated clash against Chennai Super Kings in the opening game of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be played on Saturday evening at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has said that he enjoys playing against the MS Dhoni-led side but is never "overawed" by them.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Guatemalan President tests Covid-19 positive
Guatemala City, Sep 19 (IANS) Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the government said in a statement.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Guatemala,Health/Medicine
US CDC updates guidelines on testing asymptomatic people
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidelines for testing people who do not show symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
In RS, BSP raises quota in Jammu, Cong digital divide
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) BSP's Rajaram on Saturday raised the issue of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes in the Jammu region in the upper House. He claimed in spite of having OBC population of around 35 per cent and SC population of around 17 per cent both groups get 2 and 8 per cent quota, respectively.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Level 3 Covid-19 response declared for Irish capital
Dublin, Sep 19 (IANS) Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin has declared a Level 3 response for the country's capital Dublin in order to suppress the rapid rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the city over the past few weeks.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Over 93K Covid cases take India tally across 53L
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Continuing with its massive daily spike, India recorded 93,337 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking its overall tally across the 53-lakh mark, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Boeing provides $700k to wildfire affected communities
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) American airplane giant Boeing has announced $700,000 in grants to help communities affected by the raging wildfires along the US West Coast.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tour de France: Soren Kragh Andersen wins again on Stage 19
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS) It was a double delight for Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen in the ongoing Tour de France after the Sunweb rider soloed clear of a select move to take a second victory in Stage 19 at Champagnole.
2020-09-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Global call for strengthening UN ahead of 75th anniversary
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of a high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN, a group of prominent former government leaders are calling for strengthening the world
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Peruvian Prez rejects audio recordings linking him to fraud
Lima, Sep 19 (IANS) Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has rejected the validity of the audio recordings that allegedly links him to the misuse of government funds due to which impeachment proceedings have started against him.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
NIA arrests 9 Al Qaeda terrorists planning attacks in Delhi-NCR (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Following raids in West Bengal and Kerala, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested nine militants linked with the Al Qaeda terror group, who were planning attacks at several key installations in Delhi-NCR, a spokesperson said.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US SC Justice Ginsburg dies setting up pre-poll confrontation (Ld)
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women's rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87 setting up a pre-poll confrontation and raising the stakes in the November 3 presidential election.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Italian Open: Djokovic, Nadal enter quarter-finals
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS) Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have entered the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with straight-set wins in their respective third-round matches.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Lang Ping is great master, says Poland legend Glinka
Warsaw, Sep 19 (IANS) Legendary volleyball player Malgorzata Glinka has said that Chinese coach Lang Ping had a great influence on her career.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
India at the hairpin bend (Comment)
Covid-19 caught the world off-guard. It is embarrassing. It is embarrassing that the economic distress is more acute in India than in the rest of the world, especially when India was projected by many as the emerging star. Published data indicates that GDP contracted by 23.9 per cent during the previous quarter, businesses have had to shut down, jobs are vanishing, incomes are stressed and with unfriendly taxation structures the expansion plans and investments by most businesses are on hold.
2020-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
FIFA approves revised 2019-2022 budget
Zurich, Sep 19 (IANS) Football's global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of $120 million in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Kids need FB account to play Oculus VR games, parents furious
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) The decision by the social networking giant to make it mandatory for users of its Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headset to have a Facebook account has put parents in a bind.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology