Older adults most likely to make effort to help others

London, April 17 (IANS) A new research has found that older adults are more willing to make an effort to help others as compared to younger adults. According to the researchers, including Matthew Apps from the University of Birmingham, this study is the first to show how effortful ‘prosocial’ behaviour — intended to benefit others […]


AITA U-14: Ganapathy, Snigdha champs

Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Top seed Arya Ganapathy made short work of fourth seed Gandharv GK 6-2, 6-3 to clinch the boys’ title in the Sree Gokulam Floresta AITA U-14 CS tournament here on Friday. Second seed Snigdha Kanta created a minor upset, overcoming top seed Zynah Amber Salar 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the […]

Rahul Chahar is our wicket-taking bowler: Bond

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond has termed leg-spinner Rahul Chahar as a wicket-taking bowler. The 21-year-old picked four wickets for 27 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders as he ran through their top-order, dismissing the first four batsmen including captain Eoin Morgan and opener Shubman Gill. Mumbai Indians, who have a […]

Racer Rabindra geared up for European GT4 season

Monza (Italy) April 16 (IANS) India’s Akhil Rabindra commences his 2021 European GT4 Series season with AGS Events Racing Team, from April 16-18. The 24-year-old Bengaluru racer — the only Indian in the European GT4 Championship this season — will drive an Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4 in the ‘silver category’. He will be […]


8 killed in shooting at US FedEx facility (Ld)

Washington, April 16 (IANS) At least eight people were killed during a shooting incident that took place at a FedEx facility in the US city of Indianapolis, police said on Friday, adding there were multiple others who suffered serious gunshot wounds. Of those suffering gunshot wounds, at least one person remained in critical condition by […]

Biden names 2 Indian-Americans to key jobs

Washington, April 16 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has named Radhika Fox and Meera Joshi, two Indian-American women already working in his administration, to be part of a 10 member team to lead on climate and transportation matters across key agencies, the media reported. According to a White House announcement on Wednesday, Fox would become […]

Pelosi won’t bring bill to expand US SC

Washington, April 16 (IANS) US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has “no plans” to bring a bill to expand the Supreme Court from nine seats to 13 to the House floor for a vote. “No. I support the President’s Commission to study such a proposal, but frankly I’m not, right now, we’re back, our […]

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European Parliament committees vote for EU-UK trade deal

Brussels, April 16 (IANS) European lawmakers have voted in favour of EU-UK trade deal with a recommendation that European Parliament gives its consent to the agreement. On Thursday, the Trade and Foreign Affairs Committees gave their seal of approval by 108 votes in favour, one against and four abstentions, and recommended that Parliament’s plenary approves […]

EU calls for negotiated settlement in Afghanistan

Brussels, April 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has called for “firm commitment and constructive engagement by all parties” in the peace talks in Afghanistan, after the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced the pullout of their troops from the country. European Commission spokesperson Nabila Massrali told a press briefing on Thursday […]

EU’s von der Leyen gets 1st Covid jab

Brussels, April 16 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has received her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. “After we passed 100 million vaccinations in the EU, I’m very glad I got my first shot of Covid-19 vaccine today,” she said in a tweet on Thursday. “Vaccinations will further gather pace, as deliveries […]

Africa’s confirmed Covid cases pass 4.38 mn

Addis Ababa, April 16 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,383,168 as of Thursday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said the death toll from the pandemic stood at 116,727 while 3,933,939 patients […]

EU to borrow 800bn euros to fund recovery

Brussels, April 15 (IANS) The European Commission announced that it would borrow 800 billion euros from the capital market in current prices until 2026 to fund the European Union’s (EU) massive plan to bail out its Covid-stricken economy. A diversified funding strategy was created to ensure that the ember states of the bloc would receive […]