New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian showbiz is once again on the global map. "Delhi Crime" and Arjun Mathur won International Emmys, Adarsh Gourav had a BAFTA nomination. His film "The White Tiger" went to the BAFTAs, too, and is in contention at the Oscars. Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone hit the Hollywood highway.

The return of Covid

Biggest spike of 2.34L Covid cases in India, 1,341 deaths in 24 hrs

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India has reported 2,34,692 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever, pushing the country's overall Covid tally to 1,45,26,609, according to the Health Ministry data released on Saturday.


16.27% polling recorded in first 2 hrs in Bengal

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Brisk polling much on the line of the other phases was recorded in the fifth phase of polling in West Bengal where 45 constituencies across six districts including Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Aklimpong, Nadia, North 24 Parganas and East Burdwan are going for the...


The girl who made India her home, a temple her school to put Odissi dance on global map!

Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) This is the story of Colleena Shakti, a girl brought up in the US who made India her home, learnt Odissi classical dance here and started running a school in an ancient 300-year-old Pushkar temple in India which has been teaching dance mudras to thousands of ...


Tirupati LS by-poll starts off on smooth note

Tirupati, April 17 (IANS) Polling for the high-octane Scheduled Castes-reserved Tirupati Lok Sabha by-poll started off on a smooth note on Saturday, an official in the Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer's (CEO) office confirmed.


India, Kyrgyzstan special forces start 2-week counter-terror drills

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The special forces of India and Kyrgyzstan have started a two-week military exercise in Bishkek with a focus on counter-terror drills.


24 more Hefazat supporters held for massacre in B'desh

Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Twenty-four more people have been arrested in Bangladesh in connection with the massacre by the militants of the militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam. So far, 54 cases have been filed and 261 militants have been arrested over the violence.

Chennai Super Kings beat Punjab Kings by six wickets for their first win
Mrinal Dutt on playing a homosexual man in 'His Storyy'
India reports over 2 lakh new Covid cases for 2nd straight day


IAF to reorient itself for future challenges

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to reorient itself for future challenges across all threat domains and prepare a roadmap for effective utilisation of assets and future inductions, officials said.


Playing music as new method for treatment of Afghan drug addicts

Kabul, April 17 (IANS) Hundreds of drug addicts have recovered in the Jaghara Treatment Centre in Afghanistan's Herat province since its establishment eight years ago. In addition to giving medicines to the patients, the treatment centre also plays music and arranges a party twice e...


Petrol, diesel price unchanged for 2nd consecutive day

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Saturday as oil marketing companies decided to go on a pause mode and analyse the global developments on oil prices before effecting a revision.


Merkel receives 1st jab of AstraZeneca vax

Berlin, April 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she had received her first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.



I had tears when Zak sir called my name: MI's Yudhvir Charak

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians pace bowler Yudhvir Singh Charak says he had tears flowing down his cheeks the moment bowling head coach Zaheer Khan "raised the paddle" after his name was called during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on February 18 this year.


Aditi Rao Hydari: I am dying to go back to theatres

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Aditi Rao Hydrari says while OTT is doing a great job at entertaining the audience, she does miss the big screen.


2 tiger, 2 lion cubs born in Bengaluru zoo

Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Two tiger cubs and two lion cubs were born recently in the city's Bannerghatta zoo, an official said on Friday.


Oversight Board delays decision on Trump's FB ban

San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) The independent Oversight Board has announced to delay its decision on former US President Donald Trump's ban from Facebook and Instagram that will now arrive "in the coming weeks".

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On I-Day eve, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking exclusively to IANS just days after his government's decision on Article 370 noted how he was troubled and saddened by the fact that the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution pertaining to Panchayati Raj institutions did not apply to Jammu and Kashmir. He said that in the last few years, panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir got more powers to work towards peoples progress and various subjects transferred to panchayats under the 73rd Amendment were transferred to panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir.


Indian-origin scientist spots genes that fight Covid infection

New York, April 17 (IANS) A team of US scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes Covid-19.


Beat the heat with these refreshing cocktails

New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) As the country goes back into lockdown, beat the blues and the summer heat by sipping on some delicious home made cocktails. One would think, summer is all about sunshine, tan lines, tall drinks, and if you're lucky, a vacation or two, but as we stay home to stay safe,...