Delhi Health Min hits back at Haryana counterpart, says it’s ‘political talk’ on COVID-19 cases

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Hitting back at his Haryana counterpart Anil Vij, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said that the former is resorting to "political talk" while adding that over 1,000 COVID-19 cases are…

Cueist Pankaj Advani recovers from COVID-19

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Ace cueist Pankaj Advani has recovered from COVID-19. After finally testing negative for the virus, Advani talked about how he was bogged down after testing positive."I was quarantined for 8 days after…

France to use its EU presidency to take EU-India ties to even greater strategic level: Envoy

Paris [France], January 17 (ANI): French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on Monday said that France will use its European Union presidency from January to June to take EU-India ties to an even greater strategic level."From January to…

Bombay HC refuses anticipatory bail to Maharashtra BJP MLA Nitesh Rane in alleged attempt to murder case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 17 (ANI): The Bombay High Court refused anticipatory bail to Maharashtra BJP MLA Nitesh Rane in connection with an alleged attempt to murder case.However, the anticipatory bail of another co-accused Manish Dalvi wa...

26-yr-old IIT Bombay student jumps from seventh floor of hostel, dies

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 17 (ANI): A 26-year-old postgraduate student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay died allegedly by suicide on Monday morning, police said.As per information received by Mumbai police, the student jum...

Tamil Nadu: All school students between 15 to 18 years vaccinated with first COVID-19 dose

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], January 17 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Monday said the state has vaccinated all school students aged between 15-18 years with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. "100 per cent…

Formula 1: Ferrari’s 2022 car launch to take place on Feb 17

London [UK], January 17 (ANI): Ferrari will reveal the car that Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc will get the honour of driving in this season's 2022 F1 World Championship on February 17.The Italian squad bounced back from their…

Taliban ‘peace’ worse than war for Afghan people

Kabul [Afghanistan], January 17 (ANI): Since the Taliban came into power in Afghanistan in August last year, the people of the country believe that the so-called "peace" of the group is worse than the war of the last…

Assembly polls 2022: EC issues list of those who can cast vote through postal ballot in five states

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued a list of those persons working in essential services who can cast vote in upcoming assembly elections through postal ballot in five states. The…

Ons Jabeur withdraws from Australian Open due to back injury

Melbourne [Australia], January 17 (ANI): Number nine seed Ons Jabeur on Monday withdrew ahead of a scheduled first-round Australian Open match with Spain's Nuria Parrizas Diaz due to a lingering back injury.Australian Open lost its first top-10 seed…

U’khand Assembly polls: Harak Singh Rawat has not joined Congress yet, says Harish Rawat

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party Minister Harak Singh Rawat has not joined the Congress officially yet, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said on Monday. Harish Rawat is currently in Delhi and is…

SC hopes WB Assembly speaker will decide within 2 weeks over Mukul Roy disqualification

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday expressed hope that the West Bengal Legislative Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee will decide on the disqualification petition moved against Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Mukul Roy, within t...

Australian Open: Top-seed Ash Barty untroubled in opener, Qiang upsets Gauff

Melbourne [Australia], January 17 (ANI): Top-seed Ash Barty cruised into the second round of the Australian Open after defeating Lesia Tsurenko on Monday in the opening round.The Australian world number one thrashed Ukrainian qualifier by 6-0, 6-1 in…

SC defers hearing on WB govt’s suit against CBI probe in post-poll violence cases

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing of the West Bengal government's suit alleging that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is pressing ahead with an investigation into the post-poll violence…

Blast kills 2 in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province

Baghlan [Afghanistan], January 17 (ANI): An explosive device, leftover from the past years of war in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, went off on Sunday, claiming two lives and injuring two people, a media report said on Monday.The blast took…

EC should give demo on poll campaigning amid COVID, says Bhupesh Baghel, alleges polls panel’s ‘bias visible’

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Day after an FIR was registered against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for flouting COVID-19 norms during his recent visit to poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, he asked Election Commission to give a demo…

Punjab Assembly poll postponed, voting on February 20

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to postpone the voting dates for the Punjab Assembly election to February 20. Earlier, the State was scheduled to go for polls on February…

75 aircraft including 5 Rafale to feature in ‘grandest flypast ever’ during R-Day celebrations

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): As a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commemorating 75 years of India's independence, the "grandest flypast ever" with 75 aircraft will take place over Rajpath in Delhi during Republic Day…

Hockey Asia Cup: Good performances will give us momentum for upcoming challenges, says Deep Grace Ekka

Muscat [Oman], January 17 (ANI): The India Women's Hockey Team on Sunday travelled to Oman for the upcoming Women's Hockey Asia Cup which is set to take place from January 21-28 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in…

Haven’t given my name for IPL mega auction, confirms Root

Hobart [Australia], January 17 (ANI): England Test skipper Joe Root has confirmed that he has not given his name for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction as he wants to focus on rebuilding the Three Lions'…

Pakistan NSA set to visit Afghanistan this week

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 17 (ANI): Pakistan National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf is set to visit Kabul this week amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country.This would be the second high-level visit from Pakistan since the Taliban…

Study finds hydroxychloroquine delays disability for least treatable form of multiple sclerosis

Calgary [Canada], January 17 (ANI): A University of Calgary study has found promising results for the generic drug hydroxychloroquine when used to treat the evolution of disability of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the least treatable for...

Timer device with Ammonium Nitrate, RDX used in IED recovered from Delhi’s Ghazipur on Jan 14: NSG report to Delhi Police

By Rajnish Singh New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): A timer device with Ammonium Nitrate and RDX was used in the 3 kg Improvised Explosive Device (IED) recovered from Ghazipur Flower Market on January 14, mentions the report…

Sad day for us, sad day for West Indies cricket, says Pollard after Ireland win ODI series

Kingston [Jamaica], January 17 (ANI): West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard said the series defeat at the hands of Ireland is a "tough pill to swallow" for the home side.Andy McBrine and Harry Tector smashed respective half-centuries to help…

Google pays tribute to late star Betty White with search Easter egg

Washington [US], January 17 (ANI): Google has unveiled an Easter egg in honour of actor-comedian Betty White, who passed away just weeks before her 100th birthday.In honour of White's 100th birthday today, Google showered its search page with…

China’s birth rate at record low in 2021: Official

Beijing [China], January 17 (ANI): China's birth rate has reached a record low last year, according to official data on Monday.Citing demographers, Global Times reported that the number of newborns in the Chinese mainland dropped to 10.62 million…

Mumbai’s objective is to get to AFC Champions League after successful ISL season, says Des Buckingham

Panaji (Goa) [India], January 17 (ANI): Mumbai City FC head coach Des Buckingham said that the objective of the team will be to get to the AFC Champions League off the back of a successful Indian Super League…

Delhi HC issued notice on PIL alleging illegal construction by Delhi BJP chief

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to Delhi Government, Lieutenant Governor (LG), and others on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleging unauthorized constructions and encroachment on the public land by...

China’s reluctance to export chemical fertilizer creates a crisis in Nepal

Kathmandu [Nepal], January 17 (ANI): Nepal is facing a shortage of chemical fertilizer due to the reluctance of China to supply the important agricultural component despite an agreement between the two sides.Nepal is an agricultural country, where agri...

BJP’s Sanjeev Balyan meets BKU chief, day after Tikait withdrew his statement seeking support for RLD-SP alliance

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], January 17 (ANI): BJP Lok Sabha MP Sanjeev Balyan met Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) president Naresh Tikait in Sisauli village of Muzaffarnagar on Monday, ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.President of Bharat...

CJI expresses displeasure over lawyers using mobile phones for virtual hearing

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): The Chief Justice of India (CJI) on Monday expressed displeasure over lawyers attending virtual hearings through their mobile phones as the devices make it difficult for judges to hear or see advocates…

Cummins gave me confidence to go out and play my natural game: Travis Head

Hobart [Australia], January 17 (ANI): Australia batter Travis Head has revealed how some inspiring words from skipper Pat Cummins held him in good stead in the recently-concluded Ashes.Head managed to score two centuries in the five-match Ashes, and…

Remembering Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj: A man with unmatched rhythmic sensibility

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Kathak legend Brijmohan Nath Mishra, popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj, held onto his classical art with constant devotion. In a world where people get swayed by modern trends, the legendary dancer…

Actress assault case: Kerala HC allows re-examination, summoning of new witnesses

Kochi (Kerala) [India], January 17 (ANI): Kerala High Court has allowed the plea filed by the State Government in the Malayalam actress assault case, challenging the trial court's order seeking to re-examine three witnesses and summon five new…

Bundesliga: Augsburg hold Frankfurt to draw, Castro denies Furth three points

Berlin [Germany], January 17 (ANI): Michael Gregoritsch cancelled out Daichi Kamada's goal to earn Augsburg a 1-1 draw at home to Eintracht Frankfurt as Ricardo Pepi made his first Bundesliga start on Sunday.Frankfurt started the match at a…

New study reveals being in space destroys more red blood cells

Ottawa [Canada], January 17 (ANI): A world-first study has revealed how space travel can cause lower red blood cell counts, known as space anemia.Analysis of 14 astronauts showed their bodies destroyed 54 per cent more red blood cells…

Delhi HC to hear Alapan Bandyopadhyay’s plea against Central Administrative Tribunal order on January 24

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday said that it will continue hearing arguments on January 24 on the plea filed by the former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay against Central Administrative…

Kamal Haasan pens emotional tribute to Kathak legend Birju Maharaj

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Veteran actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan, on Monday, mourned the demise of Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj.Taking to Twitter, Kamal shared a picture of him learning dance from Birju Maharaj…

I feel we are trending in right direction: Khawaja on Cummins’ heartwarming gesture for him

Hobart [Australia], January 17 (ANI): Australia batter Usman Khawaja on Monday expressed gratitude following a heartwarming gesture by the home side after the Ashes series win.On Sunday, Australia Test skipper Pat Cummins called Khawaja back into the t...

JP Nadda to hold meeting on Assembly polls in UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda will hold a meeting on Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand on Monday. Earlier in the day, Nadda reached BJP headquarters in Delhi.…

AAP’s Punjab CM face will be announced tomorrow at noon: Arvind Kejriwal

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], January 17 (ANI): AAP's Punjab Chief Ministerial candidate's name will be announced on Tuesday at noon, party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday. "AAP's Punjab CM face will be announced tomorrow at noon," Ke...

AFC Champions League: Debutants Mumbai City drawn into Group B alongside clubs from Saudi, UAE, Iraq

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], January 17 (ANI): Indian Super League club Mumbai City FC is placed in Group B on their AFC Champions League debut after the draw for the 2022 edition of Asia's flagship club competition was completed…

North Macedonia’s Parliament elects new Prime Minister

Skopje [North Macedonia], January 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Members of North Macedonian Parliament late Sunday voted for a new coalition government, with Dimitar Kovacevski, leader of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), elected as a new prime mini...

Haryana, Delhi govt in war of words over rising COVID-19 cases

Ambala (Haryana) [India], January 17 (ANI): A word of words broke out between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij after the latter blamed the high COVID-19 infection rate in three districts of the State…

Pro Kabaddi League: Second-part schedule announced, 33 games to be played between Jan 20-Feb 4

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 17 (ANI): Mashal Sports, the organizers of Pro Kabaddi League, successfully completed 66 matches constituting the first half of the league stage ongoing Season 8, in complete conformity to the league schedule that...

Japan to develop comprehensive relations with Russia, including on energy: Japanese PM

Tokyo [Japan], January 17 (ANI/Sputnik): The Japanese government intends to continue negotiations with Russia to resolve the territorial issue and conclude a peace treaty, as well as to comprehensively develop relations with Moscow, including the coope...

You all have made India proud: Tendulkar congratulates Satwiksairaj, Chirag Shetty and Lakshya Sen

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Monday congratulated Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty for clinching the men's doubles final of the Indian Open 2022.Tendulkar also congratulated Lakshya Sen for winni...

Mirabai Chanu visits National War Memorial, pays tribute to Major Laishram Jyotin Singh

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu visited the National War Memorial in New Delhi which has been built to honour the courage, valour, and sacrifice of the Indian Armed Forces.Speaking about her visit…

The Milky Way’s feeding habits reveal dark matter

Chicago [US], January 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed the properties of dark matter enveloping our Milky Way galaxy, thanks to a new map of twelve streams of stars orbiting within our galactic halo.According to the research…