No shortage of medical oxygen in Karnataka, says K Sudhakar

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], April 18 (ANI): There is no shortage of medical oxygen in Karnataka, said state health minister Dr K Sudhakar on Sunday as COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise, adding that industries have assured…

Bangladesh likely to extend lockdown for another week as COVID-19 situation worsens

Dhaka [Bangladesh], April 18 (ANI): Bangladesh is likely to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown for another week as the COVID-19 situation in the country continues to worsen."The ongoing nationwide lockdown is likely to be extended for another week,...

Bangladesh likely to extend lockdown for another week as COVID-19 situation worsens

Dhaka [Bangladesh], April 18 (ANI): Bangladesh is likely to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown for another week as the COVID-19 situation in the country continues to worsen."The ongoing nationwide lockdown is likely to be extended for another week,...

Delhi Police arranges 20 oxygen cylinders after receiving distress call from Nangloi hospital

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): After receiving a call from Nangloi-based Mansa Ram Hospital about their fast depleting oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients, Delhi police on Sunday arranged 20 Oxygen cylinders for the hospital.According to Delhi Poli...

Delhi Police arranges 20 oxygen cylinders after receiving distress call from Nangloi hospital

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): After receiving a call from Nangloi-based Mansa Ram Hospital about their fast depleting oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients, Delhi police on Sunday arranged 20 Oxygen cylinders for the hospital.According to Delhi Poli...

NGO distributes free meals in Mumbai as Covid restrictions disrupt livelihood of people

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 18 (ANI): As Covid restrictions disrupted the lives and livelihood of people, a Mumbai-based NGO has taken up the initiative to distribute food among the needy in the city.According to Ruben Mascarenhas, Co-founder o...

NGO distributes free meals in Mumbai as Covid restrictions disrupt livelihood of people

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 18 (ANI): As Covid restrictions disrupted the lives and livelihood of people, a Mumbai-based NGO has taken up the initiative to distribute food among the needy in the city.According to Ruben Mascarenhas, Co-founder o...

IPL 2021: Chennai wicket has stumped me, can’t gauge the pitch, says Morgan

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): After stumbling to a 38-run loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan on Sunday said that the Chennai wicket has stumped him as he is…

Delhi: Manpower crunch, infected professionals delaying COVID test reports

New Delhi [India], April 18(ANI): Amid rising COVID-19 cases in Delhi, private diagnostic labs are witnessing a spike their staff contracting the infection, snowballing into delayed tests results."There is definitely a surge, many laboratory data entry...

Delhi: Manpower crunch, infected professionals delaying COVID test reports

New Delhi [India], April 18(ANI): Amid rising COVID-19 cases in Delhi, private diagnostic labs are witnessing a spike their staff contracting the infection, snowballing into delayed tests results."There is definitely a surge, many laboratory data entry...

At least eight people killed, 26 injured as train derails in Egypt

Cario [Egypt], April 18 (ANI): At least eight people have been killed and 26 injured after a train derailed in Egypt's Qalyubia Governorate on Sunday.Citing an eyewitness, Al Arabiya reported that several victims are trapped underneath overturned carri...

At least eight people killed, 26 injured as train derails in Egypt

Cario [Egypt], April 18 (ANI): At least eight people have been killed and 26 injured after a train derailed in Egypt's Qalyubia Governorate on Sunday.Citing an eyewitness, Al Arabiya reported that several victims are trapped underneath overturned carri...

IPL 2021: Maxwell, ABD and spirited bowling hand RCB 38-run win over KKR

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers' knocks of 78 and 76 were backed up a spirited bowling performance as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 38 runs…

Army rescues civil tractor from stream in J-K’s Kupwara

Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 18 (ANI): Indian Army on Sunday rescued a tractor that had skidded off into a stream in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara. The tractor, with sand bags, strayed into the Muhri Nala near…

Army rescues civil tractor from stream in J-K’s Kupwara

Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 18 (ANI): Indian Army on Sunday rescued a tractor that had skidded off into a stream in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara. The tractor, with sand bags, strayed into the Muhri Nala near…

Bangladesh reports record 102 daily deaths from COVID-19

Dhaka [Bangladesh], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Bangladesh on Sunday reported its deadliest day of COVID-19 so far, with a record 102 deaths from the coronavirus epidemic.It was the third consecutive day for more than 100 daily deaths from COVID-19…

Bangladesh reports record 102 daily deaths from COVID-19

Dhaka [Bangladesh], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Bangladesh on Sunday reported its deadliest day of COVID-19 so far, with a record 102 deaths from the coronavirus epidemic.It was the third consecutive day for more than 100 daily deaths from COVID-19…

IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals win toss, opt to bowl against Punjab Kings

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 18 (ANI): Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant on Sunday won the toss and elected to bowl against Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at the Wankhede Stadium.At the time of the…

Family of Sikh killed at FedEx facility in US’ Indianapolis terms shooting as ‘racial killing’

Hoshiarpur (Punjab) [India], April 18 (ANI): The family of 68-year-old Jaswinder Singh, who was among the eight people killed in the mass shooting at a FedEx facility the US city of Indianapolis, termed the attack as "racial killing".Speaking…

Family of Sikh killed at FedEx facility in US’ Indianapolis terms shooting as ‘racial killing’

Hoshiarpur (Punjab) [India], April 18 (ANI): The family of 68-year-old Jaswinder Singh, who was among the eight people killed in the mass shooting at a FedEx facility the US city of Indianapolis, termed the attack as "racial killing".Speaking…

Russia sees US trace in expulsion of diplomats from Czech Republic, says Foreign Ministry

Moscow [Russia], April 18 (ANI/Sputnik): The expulsion of Russian diplomats from the Czech Republic is the continuation of a series of anti-Russian actions and one cannot but see a US trace in this, the Russia Foreign Ministry said…

Russia sees US trace in expulsion of diplomats from Czech Republic, says Foreign Ministry

Moscow [Russia], April 18 (ANI/Sputnik): The expulsion of Russian diplomats from the Czech Republic is the continuation of a series of anti-Russian actions and one cannot but see a US trace in this, the Russia Foreign Ministry said…

Lockdowns, curfews should not affect Covid vaccination drive: Centre to States, UTs

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): The Union Health Ministry has written to States/UTs to ensure that movement restriction imposed by them for curbing COVID-19 spread does not adversely impact the vaccination exercise, by restricting access of benefici...

Oscar 2021: Producers disclose plans for show with strict COVID-19 guidelines

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): Months after the nominees and certain details of the 93rd Academy Awards were announced, the show's producers- Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh spelt out the plans for the ceremony and how…

Oscar 2021: Producers disclose plans for show with strict COVID-19 guidelines

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): Months after the nominees and certain details of the 93rd Academy Awards were announced, the show's producers- Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh spelt out the plans for the ceremony and how…

Oscar 2021: Producers disclose plans for show with strict COVID-19 guidelines

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): Months after the nominees and certain details of the 93rd Academy Awards were announced, the show's producers- Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh spelt out the plans for the ceremony and how…

Indonesia reports 4,585 new COVID-19 cases

Jakarta [Indonesia], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 4,585 within one day to 1,604,348, with the death toll adding by 96 to 43,424, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.According to the ministry, 4,873 more…

WB: EC bans BJP’s Sayantan Basu, TMC’s Sujata Mondal from poll campaigning for 24 hrs

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], April 18 (ANI): The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday imposed a 24-hour ban on West Bengal BJP leader Sayantan Basu and TMC's Sujata Mondal from election campaigning.The EC imposed a ban on Mondal from…

Delhi: FIR against 4 airlines for failing to check Covid RT-PCR negative report of passengers

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): The Delhi government on Sunday lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against four airlines for allegedly failing to check their passengers travelling from Maharashtra to the national capital with a Covid RT-PCR…

3 killed, 2 injured in shooting at US’ Wisconsin

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): A shooting at Wisconsin city of Kenosha, killed three people and seriously injured two others, on Sunday, CNN reported citing Sheriff's Department spokesperson Sgt. David Wright's statement.The shooting took place at So...

Delhi govt requests Railways to arrange COVID-19 beds at Anand Vihar, Shakur Basti stations

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): As COVID-19 cases in the national capital continues to rise at an alarming rate, the Delhi government on Sunday requested the Indian Railways to arrange COVID beds at Anand Vihar and Shakur…

Pakistan: TLP supporters ‘brutally torture’ DSP, kidnap 5 policemen

Lahore [Pakistan], April 18 (ANI): The supporters of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), a proscribed far-right organisation, "brutally tortured" a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in Punjab province of Pakistan and took him along with four other of...

Railways gears up to transport liquid medical oxygen

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): As some states are facing scarcity of medical oxygen amid surging COVID-19 cases in the country, the Railways is getting ready to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and oxygen cylinders across the…

Pakistan: Major clashes between security forces, outlawed TLP members in Lahore

Lahore [Pakistan], April 18 (ANI): Major clashes have erupted between police and Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) supporters in Lahore on Sunday.At least three TLP supporters were killed and many injured, including policemen in an operation launched by...

Officials deny lack of oxygen as reason of death of COVID patients in MP’s Shahdol

Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh) [India], April 18 (ANI): The Shahdol District Magistrate (DM) Satendra Singh has denied that the death of 12 COVID-19 infected patients in Shahdol Medical Hospital was due to shortage of medical oxygen."Nobody died of oxygen…

With biggest daily spike of 6,127 new cases, Pakistan’s Covid tally reaches 7,56,285

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 18 (ANI): Scrambling to control the surge in coronavirus cases, Pakistan has reported 6,127 infection cases over the last 24 hours, marking the highest daily number of cases since June 14, 2020. The total number…

Hockey India mourns death of former international umpire Anupama Punchimanda

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Hockey India on Sunday mourned the death of 40-year-old Anupama Punchimanda, former international umpire. She passed away this morning in Bengaluru due to COVID-related complications. Anupama, a former national-level ...

Arjun Kapoor weighs on importance of love as his movie ‘2 states’ clocks 7 years

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): As the multi-starrer romantic drama '2 States' clocked 7 years of its release on Sunday, the film's lead actor Arjun Kapoor marked the day by sharing some of the scenes from the…

Groom, father bull-ied Covid protocol in Maharashtra, booked

Thane (Maharashtra) [India], April 18 (ANI): A groom and his father were booked for violating Covid-19 protocol during a pre-wedding function in Maharashtra's Kalyan on Friday.The incident happened in the state's Thane district after a video, showing t...

China blocks US-based think tank’s website over critique on sanctions

Beijing [China], April 18 (ANI): In light of the worsening ties between the United States and China, Beijing has blocked the Centre for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) website in China, after the Washington-based group released a piece…

IPL 2021: Maxwell, ABD masterclass propel RCB to 204/4 against KKR

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) might have been 9/2 in the second over, but Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers' knocks of 78 and 76 ensured that the side posts a total…

Mamata writes to PM Modi requesting 5.4 cr doses of COVID-19 vaccine for Bengal

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], April 18 (ANI): As COVID-19 cases across the country continue to rise at an alarming rate, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested the…

Thailand reports 1,767 new COVID-19 cases

Bangkok [Thailand], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Thailand on Sunday reported a new daily record of 1,767 COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths as the government's fresh round of restrictions came into effect amid the third wave of infections.The latest…

3 held as NCB raids multiple locations in Mumbai, drugs seized

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 18 (ANI): The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested three persons on Sunday after conducting raids at various locations in Mumbai and seized drugs from their possession.The raids took place at Agripada, Nagpada, an...

IPL 2021: Maxwell might just end up being player of tournament, says Vaughan

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): Former England skipper Michael Vaughan feels Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell might end up as the player of the tournament in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.Maxwell might have a bad…

PM Modi takes stock of COVID-19 situation in Varanasi

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reviewed COVID-19 situation in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi through video conferencing and directed the officials to provide all possible assistance to the public at t...

Key to fight against COVID-19 must be ramping up vaccination effort: Manmohan Singh to PM Modi

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Amid surging COVID-19 cases in the country, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 'resist the temptation to look at the absolute number of vaccinations…

Kejriwal writes to PM Modi, says Covid situation in Delhi ‘serious’, requests for help from Centre

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday regarding the "serious situation" in the national capital concerning COVID-19 and highlighted the "grave shortage of COVID…

5.9-magnitude quake hits southern Iran

Tehran [Iran], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): A 5.9-magnitude quake shook the Iranian coast of the Gulf near the city of Bandar Genaveh, at 0641 GMT on Sunday, according to the Iranian Seismological Center.The epicenter was monitored at 29.76 degrees…

Railways converted 4,002 train coaches as COVID-19 care-cum-isolation facility

New Delhi [India] April 18 (ANI): The Indian Railways has converted 4,002 train coaches as a COVID-19 care-cum-isolation facility to provide assistance to state governments amid surging coronavirus cases in the country.The Union Minister of Railways, P...