London, Jan 21 (IANS) After the man coordinating Israel's Covid-19 response reportedly said that a single vaccine dose against the disease appeared less effective than expected and also lower than Pfizer had suggested, the country's health ministry said that fears about the effectiveness of the vaccine were "out of context and inaccurate."


Researcher shares Netaji's Great Escape route

Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) In 1941, 44-year-old Subhas Chandra Bose was under house arrest with the police guarding the entire area outside his Elgin Road residence in south Kolkata.


US rejoins Paris climate pact, WHO under Biden (Lead)

New York, Jan 21 (IANS) Getting to work soon after the inauguration festivities, President Joe Biden has signed orders for the US to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the first set of actions to undo the policies of his predecessor Donald Tr...

Nearly two-third Indians want Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Two thirds of respondents in the IANS C Voter Tibet poll have endorsed the demand for conferring Indias highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna on the Dalai Lama.


Vaccine hesitancy quite high in Delhi-NCR, reveals survey

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) According to a survey conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), about 20 per cent respondents are certain about not taking the Covid-19 vaccine.


Farmers body rejects govt proposal to suspend farm laws

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Farmer leaders on Thursday rejected the government's offer to suspend the three farm laws for 12 to 16 months. At a full general body meeting of the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, a complete repeal of three central farm laws and enacting a legislation for remunerati...


TN Guv to decide on pardon to Rajiv Gandhi assassin soon, SC told

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In a major development, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that the Tamil Nadu Governor will decide, in three-four days, on the state government's recommendation to release A.G. Perarivalan, one of the convicts in Rajiv Gan...


Poor roads, high prices, garbage hit Goa tourism: Study

Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) Safety issues, poor roads and garbage management, as well as exorbitant prices and theft are some of the key reasons for the decline in tourist growth in Goa, a big data study conducted by the Goa Institute of Management has revealed.

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Indian Covid vaccine arrives in Nepal

Kathmandu, Jan 21 (IANS) The Covid-19 vaccines that India has granted to Nepal arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday.


Experts divided over regulation of OTT content in India

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) As calls for regulating content showed on the over-the-top (OTT) platforms grow stronger and with the government also reportedly examining regulations in foreign countries, experts have cautioned that pros and cons of such measures need to be evaluated prope...


Majority of migrant labourers opted to stay back in Kerala during lockdown, says study

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Kerala is home to around 38.5 lakh migrant workers who have found shelter and home in the state. There are pockets such as Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district, Kottuli in Kozhikode, Cherthala in Alappuzha and in many parts of the industrial district ...


Twitter locks account of Chinese Embassy in US over Uyghur tweet

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Twitter has locked the official account of China's Embassy in the US over a controversial post that referred to Muslim Uyghur women as "baby-making machines" prior to government intervention.


Indian markets to continue their rally ahead with minor hiccups (Opinion)

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) After a tough 2020, Indian economy seems set for revival this calendar year.

Major fire in Serum Institute plant at Pune on 21 January 2021 (Photo IANS)
Major fire in Serum Institute plant at Pune on 21 January 2021 (Photo IANS)


I want to carry forward confidence gained in Australia: Speedster Siraj

Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Fresh from his impressive performance during his debut Test series in Australia, fast bowler Mohammed Siraj on Thursday said he wants to carry forward the confidence he gained Down Under and maintain consistency.


Title logo of Kichcha Sudeepa's Vikrant Rona to be launched at Burj Khalifa

Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) The title logo of Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeepa's multilingual upcoming film, Vikrant Rona, will see a grand launch at Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 31.


Water tank from Mughal era found in Fatehpur Sikri

Agra, Jan 21 (IANS) A water tank, with a fountain in the centre, dating back to the 16th century Mughal era, has been found by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Fatehpur Sikri.


World's youngest large brain tumour patient operated on in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Doctors at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here have created history by operating on the world's youngest large brain tumour patient that was removed through the nose, it was announced on Thursday.

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.


Hacker leaks 1.9mn user records of photo editing app Pixlr

San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) A hacker known as ShinyHunters has leaked 1.9 million user records stolen from free online photo editing application Pixlr.


A triumph for America, and a triumph for fashion

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANSlife) Over the past few months people have been asking the question why does fashion matter? Fashion matters for many reasons but at the heart of it, it is because fashion stands for something. What you wear speaks of who you are, especially if you are in the public eye, this ...