Pfizer’s Covid vax not allowed yet for emergency use in India

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India’s drug regulatory authority has withheld approval of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine after the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) said that it does not recommend granting permission for its emergency use authorisation (EUA) in the country “at this stage”. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation’s (CDSCO) expert committee has noted number of […]

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J&K police arrest 3 LeT terror associates

Srinagar, Feb 5 (IANS) J&K police on Friday arrested three terror associates linked to proscribed terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba from Bandipora district and recovered incriminating materials from their possession, officials said. The officials said that acting on specific inputs, the police in Bandipora in a joint operation with the army and the CRPF apprehended three terror […]

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‘Arrest of Hindu Aikya Vedi leader to appease Islamic fundamentalists’

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party state president K Surendran has charged that the arrest of Hindu Aikya Vedi state general secretary RV Babu on non-bailable charges for speaking against Halal food certification is to appease Islamic fundamentalists. Hindu Aikya Vedi Kerala state general secretary RV Babu was arrested by the Ernakulam police on […]

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‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ turns 5: Directors recall casting Pak star Mawra Hocane as Telugu Brahmin

Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Sanam Teri Kasam, featuring Harshvardhan Rane and Mawra Hocane, released five years ago on this day. The writer-director duo — Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao — recalled how the film had no Bollywood superstar. They also shared the fascinating story of casting Pakistani model-actress Mawra Hocane as a Telugu Brahmin in […]

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Airbus partners Indian startup HyperVerge for geo-spatial AI

Bengaluru, Feb 5 (IANS) Aerospace major Airbus on Friday said its geospatial digital platform delivering satellite imagery, analytics and services, OneAtlas, will partner with Bengaluru-based startup, HyperVerge, to implement and integrate new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based analysis of satellite data. Through this partnership, HyperVerge will propose new AI-based algorithms for automatic analysis on change detection on […]

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How air pollution may up CVD risk

New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Researchers have identified that fine particulate matter has a detrimental impact on cardiovascular health by activating the production of inflammatory cells in the bone marrow, ultimately leading to inflammation of the arteries. The study indicates that tiny particles of air pollution — called fine particulate matter — can have a […]

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Maha: MVA-BJP stage protests against each other

Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi and Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party staged protests in different parts of the state against each other over the hike in fuel prices and recovery of alleged excess power bills, respectively, here on Friday. The Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress carried out vociferous protests in different cities slamming […]

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Himachal budget session from Feb 26

Shimla, Feb 5 (IANS) The budget session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly will begin on February 26 with Governor Bandaru Dattatreya’s address, an official said here on Friday. The session will have 17 sittings and will conclude on March 20 with no break. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who also holds the Finance portfolio, will […]

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Integrate women into int’l trade, biz and policy making: Experts

By Sujit ChakrabortyAgartala, Feb 5 (IANS) Integration of women in international trade and business and to ensure gender equality while crafting trade policies would further boost trade and business and accelerate the growth of women entrepreneurs, feel experts and industry body officials. While participating in a virtual discussion on “Mainstreaming Shepreneurs in International Trade”, the […]

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Andhra SEC annuls TDP manifesto for Panchayat polls

Amaravati, Feb 5 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar has annulled the Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) Panchayat elections manifesto, and ordered it to withdraw its copies as it defeats the very purpose of and object of apolitical nature of gram panchayat elections. “TDP Panchayati Ennikala Manifesto – 2021 is a suggestive […]

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Covid: Telangana cross 80 lakh tests mark

Hyderabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Telangana achieved a landmark in its fight against Covid-19 as the state crossed 80 lakh mark in the number of tests conducted so far. With 37,387 tests conducted during the last 24 hours, the cumulative number reached 80,34,038. According to the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, the samples tested […]

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Former Assembly Speaker Patole is new Maharashtra Cong chief

Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday appointed former Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Nana F. Patole as the new Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President, an announcement said here. He replaces senior leader and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, who became the MPCC President after former chief Ashok Chavan quit following the party’s debacle […]

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US Secretary of State meets Khalilzad on Afghan peace

Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington’s special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, during which they “discussed the way forward” for long-lasting peace in the war-torn country. Taking to Twitter following the meeting here on Thursday, Blinken said: “Great meeting with Ambassador Khalilzad to discuss the way forward in […]

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Risk of a sharp fall in Indian banks’ asset quality has receded

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Indian government’s support measures for bank borrowers have softened growth in non-performing loans (NPLs), averting the risk of a sharp deterioration in asset quality, according to Moody’s Investors Service in a new report. “Ample domestic liquidity, loose monetary policy, moratoriums on loan repayments and government-guaranteed loans to small businesses […]

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26 killed in Afghan clashes

Kabul, Feb 5 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed during clashes between security forces and Taliban militants in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province on Friday, a top official confirmed. “In the clash 16 pro-government militiamen including their commander Abdul Hakim and 10 Taliban rebels were killed and nine others including five rebels were injured,” the official […]

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PDM announces long march on March 26

Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance comprising 11 of the country’s opposition parties, has said that it will begin its anti-government long march to Islamabad on March 26, the media reported on Friday. “The decision to hold a long march towards Islamabad has been taken. Caravans from all over the […]

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US police officer shot dead

Santa Fe, Feb 5 (IANS) A police officer was shot dead by a gunman in the US state of New Mexico, leads to a 40-mile chase and shootout, according to authorities. The incident took place on Thursday at the eastbound interstate highway 10 near Las Cruces, reports Xinhua news agency. After killing the victim, identified […]

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2 engineers leave Google over firing of ethical AI researcher

San Francisco, Feb 5 (IANS) Two Google engineers, including one of Indian-origin, have left Google over abrupt firing of Timnit Gebru who was the technical co-lead of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence Team. While engineering director David Baker said Gebru’s dismissal “extinguished” his will to work at the company, software engineer Vinesh Kannan announced that he […]

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Pay homage to freedom fighters by making ‘Atmanirbharat’ dream come true

By S.RaviNew Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Inaugurating the year-long ‘Chauri Chaura’ centenary celebrations through video conference, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stressed on achieving Atmanirbharta through a national movement. Drawing a parallel, he said like the Independence movement, which witnessed a united stand by the Indians, the same sense of cooperation is required to make India […]

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Sir Winston Churchill’s only wartime painting offered at Christie’s auction

By IANSlife FeaturesNew Delhi, Feb 5 (IANSlife) Leading Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale on 1 March 2021 will be led by Sir Winston Churchill’s Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque (1943, estimate: e1,500,000-2,500,000), which is being offered from The Jolie Family Collection. The painting is the only work that Churchill created during the Second World […]

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Sensory South Africa: Your guide to treating all five senses in The Rainbow Nation

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Feb 5 (IANSlife) With its adventurous atmosphere, stunning wildlife, vibrant culture, rich heritage and a varied bouquet of scenic surroundings spanning all geographical landforms, South Africa is easily one of the most multi-sensory countries on the planet. You will feel the heartbeat of nature, hear the call of the wild, experience […]

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Treat for fish lovers

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Feb 5 (IANSlife) If you are in mood to cook some exotic fish dishes at home, Chef Ashish Singh from Cafe Delhi Heights shares two recipes that are a part of the ongoing ‘Fish Trap Festival’ at the restaurant. RAWA FRY BETKI INGREDIENTS: * Betki fish-180 gm * Semolina-75 gm * […]

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80-year-old woman raped in UP

Mahoba, Feb 5 (IANS) In a shocking incident, an 80-year-old woman was allegedly raped in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba district. The incident took place on February 2 when the woman was alone in the house as her family members had gone to attend a religious function. SHO, Kharela, Anil Kumar said that a […]

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Israeli firm to hard sell drones in India

Bengaluru, Feb 5 (IANS) Israeli defence and homeland security solutions firm, SpearUAV forayed into India to hard sell its micro-tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones for meeting the needs of defence and paramilitary sectors, an official said on Friday. Spear has signed an agreement with Paras Aerospace, a subsidiary of the city-based Paras Defence […]

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UP: Teacher beats up principal, gets arrested

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 5 (IANS) In a shocking incident, an assistant teacher allegedly thrashed the principal of a government inter-college for not being allowed to put his signature first on a register since that determines the seniority level. The principal, Mahender Singh, of Kisan Inter-College has been admitted to a hospital with injuries on […]

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IIT-K develops unmanned drone helicopter

Kanpur, Feb 5 (IANS) The Aeronautics Department at the theIndian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K), has developed an unmanned drone-helicopter, in collaboration with a start-up EndureAir. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operates on petrol and can carry weight up to 5 kg. “It is meant for long-endurance surveillance and can also be used for vaccine distribution,” […]

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Dissenters are put in jail: Raut

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday slammed the government for registering false cases against those who are dissenting. He was speak during the President motion of thanks. Referring to farmers’ agitation, Raut said, “MPs, Journalist are being booked under sedition cases, what kind of treatment you have meted out […]

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