Six cases of 'black fungus' detected in Goa: Official

Panaji, May 17 (IANS) For the first time, six cases of mucormycosis or black fungus were detected in Covid patients in Goa on Monday, a senior health official said.


Cyclone Tauktae: Ahmedabad airport shut for 9 hours

Gandhinagar, May 17 (IANS) With Cyclone Tauktae likely to hit Gujarat in about an hour, the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad shut all its operations for nine hours from 7.30 p.m. on Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.


Mumbai airport shut for 11 hrs, 7 flights diverted (2nd Ld)

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Faced with threats from the raging Cyclone Tauktae, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai shut all its operations for 11 hours -- from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. -- on Monday.


'Oxygen for India' marathon fundraiser to collect $2mn launched in Canada

Toronto, May 17 (IANS) The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), along with 80-odd community bodies, launched its 'Oxygen for India marathon fundraiser to collect $2 million to send oxygen equipment to India, even as Ontario announced to send 2,000 more ventilators to the Covid-ba...

'Extremely Severe' Cyclone Tauktae wreaks havoc in Mumbai
India's daily Covid cases drop below 3L for first time since April 21
WHO sends out grim warning says, this year will be 'far more deadly'


Ex-Mumbai CP moves SC alleging witch-hunt, cites threats to withdraw complaint against Anil Deshmukh

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh has moved the Supreme Court for transfer of all inquiries ordered against him outside the state of Maharashtra. Singh has alleged a witch-hunt after he accused then home minister Anil Deshmukh of adopting co...


Covid spiked burnout rates for cardiology clinicians: Survey

New York, May 17 (IANS) Cardiovascular clinicians experienced a 38 per cent burnout as the coronavirus pandemic increased, according to a survey.


Online gambling soared during Covid pandemic lockdown: Study

London, May 17 (IANS) Gamblers were more than six times more likely to gamble online compared to before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research.


UK further eases Covid-19 restrictions

London, May 17 (IANS) People in England, Scotland and Wales can now sit indoors in pubs and restaurants and can hug each other again, in the biggest single lifting of coronavirus restrictions since the start of the UK's successful vaccination campaign.



Warner's manager hits out at CA for being partial in investigation

Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Australia opener David Warner's manager has blamed Cricket Australia (CA) for treating his client as well as Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft 'despicably' and not interviewing other players while investigating a 2018 ball-tampering scandal on the tour of South ...


'Lihaaf: The Quilt' discussed at Delhi HC Women Lawyers Forum's Virtual Canteen (lead)

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) "Lihaaf: The Quilt", a cinematic representation of Ismat Chughtai's classic short story, was discussed at the Virtual Canteen conducted by the Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum. The film features Sonal Sehgal and Tannishtha Chatterjee.


Karnataka foresters rescue elephant calf stuck in puddle, earn praise

Mysuru, May 17 (IANS) An elephant calf, stuck in a mud puddle, was rescued by forest officials in the Maleyur range of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka.


Indian art community to raise funds for Covid relief via auction

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the Indian art community has united to raise funds to assist with the ongoing relief efforts through 'Art Rises for India', a 24-hour online fundraiser auction hosted by Saffronart from May 19-20.

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.


Apple Watch introduces new Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop

Cupertino (California), May 17 (IANS) Apple on Monday launched a new Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop for Apple Watch that comes for Rs 7,900 along with a dynamic Watch face and a Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop for Rs 3,900.


Widening the market for Nashik-based jamun agroforestry

Ndew Delhi, May 17 (IANSlife) In Maharashtra, a women's self-help group comprising of ten farming community women successfully supplies the pulp of indigenous Indian fruit jamun to a Nasik-based company named Van Durga which manufactures wine from this pulp. A unique concept as jamun wine is, what i...