Syria to hold presidential election on May 26

Damascus [Syria], April 19 (ANI): The Parliament of Syria has announced that the country will hold its presidential election on May 26, while the candidate registration is to begin on April 19.The announcement was made by the parliament…

Choice of ‘friendship and enmity’ is in Pakistan’s hands, says Afghan president

Kabul [Afghanistan], April 19 (ANI): The announcement of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan will require that Pakistan make a decision on its Afghan policy -- whether to opt for cooperation or enmity with its neighbour, Afghanistan…

South Africa men, Namibia women secure places at 2022 Indoor Hockey WC

Durban [South Africa], April 19 (ANI): South Africa men and Namibia women have sealed their spots at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in Belgium next year after an intense three days of hockey competition at the Indoor…

‘India is very committed’ on climate action, says Macron

Washington DC [US], April 19 (ANI): Stressing on the need for innovation on the issue of climate change, French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday lauded actions taken by India to tackle the climate crisis, saying that New Delhi…

Moscow expels 20 Czech diplomats in response to expulsion of Russian diplomats

Moscow [Russia], April 19 (ANI): The Russian Foreign Ministry has decided to expel 20 Czech diplomats in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Prague and gave the Czech diplomatic staff time until Monday to leave Russia."A…

Bitcoin crashes nearly 12 per cent after days of booming prices

Moscow [Russia], April 19 (ANI/Sputnik): Bitcoin nosedived by almost 12 per cent in the past 24 hours to trade at around USD 54,916 early on Sunday, the lowest intraday level in months.The drop coincided with reports that the…

UK demands private medical care for jailed Russian activist Navalny

London [UK], April 19 (ANI/Sputnik): The UK Foreign Office has demanded that Axey Navlealny, a jailed Russian opposition activist, be granted access to private medical care amid reports that his health has deteriorated."The UK is deeply concerned by…

IPL: Changing the ball would be fair to the team bowling second, says KL Rahul

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 19 (ANI): Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul wants that the ball to be changed every two overs in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as it becomes difficult for the bowlers to have…

IPL: Have already started enjoying captaincy, says DC skipper Pant

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 19 (ANI): Newly appointed Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant, who on Sunday led his team to their second win in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), said he has started enjoying captaincy.Pant was made…

Three people killed in shooting incident in US’ Texas

Austin (Texas) [US], April 19 (ANI): At least three people were on Sunday killed in a shooting incident in the US city of Austin, Texas and the attacker is still at large, according to the local police. "Active…

COVID-19: Hong Kong suspends flights connecting India from April 20 to May 3

Hong Kong, April 19 (ANI): Hong Kong has announced the suspension of all flights connecting with India for 14 days starting Tuesday amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region. The authorities have also suspended flights…

Hong Kong ‘prohibits’ landing of two flights carrying COVID-19 patients

Hong Kong, April 19 (ANI): Hong Kong's Department of Health on Sunday announced it invoked a flight-specific suspension mechanism to prohibit the landing of flights operated by two airlines.The Prevention & Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-b...

IPL 2021: Dhawan fires as Delhi Capitals register easy win over Punjab Kings

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 18 (ANI): Mayank Agarwal masterclass had put Punjab Kings on course of victory but Shikhar Dhawan's ferocious knock took the game away from the KL Rahul-led side as Delhi Capitals registered an easy win…

IPL 2021: SRH bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan undergoes angioplasty in Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan spinner and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan has undergone angioplasty here in Chennai.According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the bowling legend has had a stent...

Google to introduce new feature, linking to highlighted text on webpage

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): Search engine Google is planning to roll out a new feature for its extension- Chrome 90 that will allow users to create a link to a section of a website that they have…

Meghan Markle sent handwritten note, flowers for Prince Philip’s funeral

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who could not attend Prince Philip's funeral service held at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday (local time) due to medical reasons, sent a handwritten…

Prince William, Kate Middleton pay tribute to ‘devoted’ Prince Philip after funeral service

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): Shortly after attending the funeral service of Prince Philip, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge- Prince Williams and Kate Middleton paid tribute to the late royal on social media.According to People Magazine, Prince…

Pakistan clashes: First round of talks between police, TLP fails

Lahore [Pakistan], April 18 (ANI): The first round of talks between Pakistan police and leaders of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) which has been protesting across the country following the arrest of its chief, has failed.The talks come amid the…

COVID-19 cases rise to 142,630 in Myanmar

Yangon [Myanmar], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar has increased to 142,630 as of Sunday, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.They included two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported on Sunday.No…

UK records another 1,882 coronavirus cases, 10 deaths

London [UK], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Another 1,882 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,387,820, according to official figures released Sunday.The country also reported a...

DMX scheduled concert venue turns into tribute show in Texas

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): To honour the late American legendary rapper DMX, who passed away on April 9, after being on life support following an April 2 drug overdose, a bar in Texas who scheduled a live…

IPL 2021: Maxwell has taken to RCB like duck to water, says Kohli

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli lavish praise on Glenn Maxwell after the swashbuckling batsman's knock played an important role in the team's win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on…

IPL 2021: Shahrukh Khan’s cameo propels Punjab Kings to 195/4 after Mayank show

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 18 (ANI): Mayank Agarwal's sensational knock and a final over cameo by Shahrukh Khan propelled Punjab Kings to put an impressive 195 for four against Delhi Capitals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match…

Neetu Singh puts out ‘Mera Chotasa’ moment with daughter Riddhima

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Bollywood veteran star Neetu Singh, on Sunday treated fans to her priceless throwback picture with daughter Riddhima.The 62-year-old actor, who is one of the most active senior celebrities on social media, hopped…

Taylor Swift breaks ‘The Beatles’s 54 years chart record

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): With the re-release of her much-anticipated album 'Fearless', American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, on Saturday (local time) topped the UK's Official Albums Chart, beating a long-held record by the English rock band ...

Dwayne Johnson pens down adorable birthday note for daughter Tia

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): As her daughter, Tia Giana turned 3 today, actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson penned down an adorable note for her 'sweetest little one'.The former pro-wrestler who is one of the most active celebrities…

Emilia Romagna GP: Verstappen edges out Hamilton, Norris to gain victory

Imola [Italy], April 18 (ANI): Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen took a superb victory in an action-packed Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that was red-flagged halfway through after a high-speed crash involving Valtteri Bottas and George Russell, which both…

Waiting to hear from Boucher: De Villiers ‘absolutely’ ready to don South Africa jersey for T20 World Cup

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): AB de Villiers might have played his last game in the shortest format for South Africa in 2017 but the right-handed batsman is "absolutely" ready to be in the Proteas squad…

‘Special evening’: Kohli after RCB’s registers emphatic win over KKR

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): As Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) registered an emphatic 38-run over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday in the Indian Premier League (IPL), skipper Virat Kohli termed the evening as 'special'.It was…

Madhuri Dixit’s goofy Sunday post is sure to drive away your weekend blues

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Known for always holding her elegant demeanour, Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit, was seen embracing her inner goofiness in her latest social media post on Sunday. In the picture shared by Madhuri on…

IPL 2021: Narine will come into our calculations for the coming games, says McCullum

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): After stumbling to a 38-run loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach Brendon McCullum on Sunday said that his side could have bowled Varun Chakravarthy for an…

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…

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…

‘Sound Of Metal’ and ‘Soul’ win big at Cinema Audio Society Awards

Washington [US] April 18 (ANI): The 57th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards announced on Saturday that Amazon Studios drama 'Sound of Metal' and Disney and Pixar's 'Soul' won out in top categories.According to Deadline,' Sound of Metal' was…

Here’s why heavy energy drink consumption may be detrimental for your health

London [UK], April 18 (ANI): In the journal BMJ Case Reports, researchers have warned that heavy energy drink consumption may be linked to heart failure, the doctors suggested so after treating a 21-year-old, who had regularly drunk 4…

Study claims good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): According to a new study, maintenance of good oral health is more important than the use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria…

Here’s why some people are hungry all the time

London [UK], April 18 (ANI): Wondering why you end up feeling hungry all the time? A recent study has got the answer. The findings of a new research show people who experience big dips in blood sugar levels,…

Intoxicating effects of alcohol linked with brain regions, finds study

Baltimore (Maryland) [US], April 18 (ANI): A recent study has pointed out that slurred speech, poor coordination, and sedative effects of drinking too much alcohol may actually be caused by the breakdown of alcohol products produced in the…

Sportscaster Joe Buck set to guest host ‘Jeopardy!’

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): Fox Sports Announcer Joe Buck will guest host a stint at the popular American TV show 'Jeopardy!'Deadline quoted several reports as saying that the 'Hall of Fame' broadcaster will see his episodes air…

Ishaan Khatter shares hilarious Instagram Vs Reality’ lockdown edition video

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 18 (ANI): Keeping it light for people amid COVID-19 induced lockdown, Bollywood star Ishaan Khatter on Sunday treated fans to a rib-tickling 'Instagram Vs Reality' video.The 'Khaali Peeli' star took to Instagram and ...

Britney Spears says she’s ‘extremely happy’ in ‘Q and A’ fans session

Washington [US] April 18 (ANI): American singer-songwriter Britney Spears recently got indulged in a Question-and-Answer session and said to her concerned fans that she's "totally fine."According to Page Six, the 39-year-old singer took to Instagram Fr...

Paris Hilton reveals sex tape experience gave her PTSD

Washington [US] April 18 (ANI): American media personality Paris Hilton opened up about her infamous sex tape in a chat shot and revealed that the aftermath of the video has left her with 'PTSD' (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).According…

Black Rob, rapper and former ‘Bad Boy’ artist passes away at 51

Washington [US] April 18 (ANI): Black Rob, the New York City rapper formerly part of Sean 'Diddy' Combs' 'Bad Boy' label, has died, according to his former label mate, Mark Curry. He was 51.Variety has reported that Rob's…

First time seeing such crowd of sick and dead, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the ongoing political rallies, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he has seen such a crowd of sick and dead for the first time.Taking to Twitter,…

West Bengal: TMC MLA alleges bombs hurdled in North 24 Parganas

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) [India], April 18 (ANI): TMC MLA Nirmal Ghosh has alleged that miscreants backed by the BJP hurdled bombs in the Panihati area on Saturday night. According to TMC workers, BJP miscreants hurdled bombs…

Meghan Markle watched Prince Philip’s funeral at California home

Washington [US] April 18 (ANI): The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle watched Prince Philip's televised funeral on Saturday from her California home, confirmed Fox News.According to the outlet, Markle's absence from the Duke of Edinburgh's royal funeral ...

Anupam Kher pays tribute to ‘Harry Potter’ actor Helen McCrory

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 18 (ANI): Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Sunday paid tribute to 'Harry Potter' actor Helen McCrory and penned down an emotional note stating that her demise is a 'deep sense of loss' even when…

Researchers discover new amphibious centipede species in Okinawa, Taiwan

Tokyo [Japan], April 18 (ANI): A new species of large, tropical centipede of genus Scolopendra has been discovered by researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Hosei University in Okinawa and Taiwan.It is only the third amphibious centipede id...

Varun Dhawan shares hilarious video amid ‘Bhediya’ shoot

Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) [India], April 18 (ANI): Bollywood star Varun Dhawan who is currently shooting for his upcoming film 'Bhediya' in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday treated fans to a hilarious video that featured him celebrating a little baby's…

To avoid heart attack, stroke; heart patients advised to move more

Sophia Antipolis [France], April 18 (ANI): A large study reveals that increasing activity levels in people with elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, is associated with a reduced likelihood of heart events and mortality.The research i...