Africa’s Covid cases surpass 4.82 mn

Addis Ababa, May 31 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,823,795, according to authorities. On Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 130,286, while 4,360,778 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease, reports Xinhua news […]

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French Prez threatens to withdraw troops from Mali

Paris, May 30 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has threatened that the country would withdraw troops from Mali if political turmoil there leads to greater Islamist radicalisation. It follows a second coup in nine months in the West African nation, the BBC reported. Macron warned of the risk of Mali “moving towards” greater Islamist influence. […]

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S Korea opens conference on climate change, development

Seoul, May 30 (IANS) South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Sunday opened an international meeting on climate change and the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. The focus of the two-day summit is the development of partnerships between public bodies and private businesses to reach sustainble development goals and implement the Paris climate agreement, […]

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Telangana extends lockdown by 10 days

Hyderabad, May 30 (IANS) The Telangana government on Sunday decided to extend the lockdown for another 10 days but with an increased daily relaxation time. The decision was taken at the state Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. The lockdown, which was to end on Sunday, has been extended for 10 […]

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‘Antibody cocktail’ therapy used for Covid patient in Punjab

Mohali (Punjab), May 30 (IANS) The ‘antibody cocktail’ therapy was administered to a 72-year-old Covid positive patient who is a diabetic with chronic kidney disease, at the Fortis Hospital here on Sunday. Administered one dose of the cocktail intravenously, the patient is reportedly stable post infusion, said the Fortis Hospital. The ‘antibody cocktail therapy’ is […]

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SaveIN aims market expansion after pre-seed funding

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Social finance-based neo bank SaveIN aims at market expansion and product development after its recently completed pre-seed funding round. The company, which has not disclosed the funding amount, got investments from a number of Indian and international angel investors and industry leaders across banking, consulting, blockchain, and fintech. “The company […]

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Sasikala hints she will be back in TN politics

Chennai, May 30 (IANS) The close associate of former Chief Minister late J. Jayalalithaa and the former General secretary of AIADMK, V.K. Sasikala popularly known as “Chinnamma” among the AIADMK cadres has reportedly hinted that she would return to active politics. She in a telephonic call to a party worker on Saturday hinted that she […]

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Nvidia, NERSC claim Perlmutter is world’s fastest AI supercomputer

San Francisco, May 30 (IANS) US-based tech major Nvidia and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) has flipped the “on” switch for Perlmutter, billed as the world’s fastest supercomputer for AI workloads. Named for astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter, the new supercomputer boasts 6,144 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs and will be tasked with stitching […]

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Twist in tale as Bihar marriages fall apart

Patna, May 30 (IANS) The Covid-19 outbreak among other things have severely hit people’s dose of daily entertainment. Some in Bihar though have found this to be an opportunity to script their own daily soaps. A growing number of unfortunate incidents have been reported from the districts that could easily give the K-leagues on TV […]

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Haryana gives relief to municipal tenants

Chandigarh, May 30 (IANS) Giving relief to those owning houses and shops of municipality on lease or rent for 20 years in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced ownership rights for them. For the execution of the property, a policy has been framed under which the tenant will have to pay less […]

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Devas Multimedia to go for liquidation

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has ordered the liquidation of Devas Multimedia. The Bengaluru bench of the tribunal recently allowed the winding-up by allowing a petition filed by the Indian Space Research Organisation’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation Ltd. The two-member bench observed that Devas was incorporated in a “fraudulent […]

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AIADMK facing rough weather post-election results

By Arun LakshmanChennai, May 30 (IANS) The AIADMK which lost the 2021 assembly elections after ten continuous years in power, is now facing rough weather with its two most powerful leaders, former Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam (OPS) engaged in a fight over political supremacy within the party. […]

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Of sexual harassment, reputation and remedial action

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, May 30 (IANS) It is sexual harassment complaint season here shredding the reputation of organisations and individuals. Communication strategists and experts are of the view that one sexual harassment complaint is enough to bring down to dust an organisation/individual reputation built over decades. They also said it is the top management’s task […]

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Punjab Congress MLAs summoned to Delhi

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The three-member Congress committee which was constituted to resolve issues in Punjab between chief minister Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, has summoned 25 MLAs to Delhi on Monday to take their feedback on the ongoing tussle in the party, sources said. The meeting is scheduled at Congress war room […]

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UP records only 1,908 new Covid cases

Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has recorded only 1,908 cases in the past 24 hours, thereby, registering a decline of 95 per cent from its peak. According to the government spokesman, with reduction in fresh Covid cases and a fall in the transmission rate, Uttar Pradesh also recorded a sharp slide in the number […]

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High Covid rate in Bundesliga shocks physicians

Berlin, May 30 (IANS) Sports physician Wilhelm Bloch has expressed surprise with the “relatively high” number of coronavirus infections in the past Bundesliga season. According to a report published by the Deutschlandfunk broadcaster late Saturday, the 18 top-flight clubs made public the infection of 69 players last season. That would be about 13 per cent […]

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Special vaccination drive continues in Telangana

Hyderabad, May 30 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccination for high risk groups in Telangana was underway in full swing for the third consecutive day on Sunday. Beneficiaries identified under the category, also known as ‘super spreaders’, lined up at vaccination centres across the state to take the jab. Under the special drive, the state health authorities plan […]

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Priyanka sends 10L medicine kits for UP

Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Congress has launched its ‘Sewa Satyagrah’ during which party workers will distribute about 10 lakh medicine kits sent by party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Medicine kits have been sent to other districts from the party’s state headquarters in Lucknow. Each kit also includes a letter from Priyanka. […]

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Israeli FM in Egypt for talks on Gaza truce

Cairo, May 30 (IANS) Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with senior Egyptian officials over the ongoing ceasefire in place between Israel and the Islamist Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The trip is the first formal visit by an Israeli Foreign Minister to Egypt in nearly 13 years, dpa […]

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May 30: The day Sehwag, Watson dazzled in IPL

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Despite the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 final not being held as per schedule on Sunday, May 30 remains special in the league’s history, especially for hard-hitters like Shane Watson and Virender Sehwag. Seven years ago, Sehwag hammered 122 runs to lead Punjab franchise (then known as Kings XI Punjab) […]

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6 people dead in Colombia protests

Bogota, May 30 (IANS) At least six people have died in protests in the Colombian city of Cali, local media reported. Newspaper El Tiempo said there were six deaths on Saturday, while RCN Radio put the toll at seven, reprts dpa news agency. President Ivan Duque on Friday night sent additional military assistance to support […]

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56% Indians apprehend getting Covid infection

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Majority of Indians are afraid of being infected with the ongoing Covid-19 disease either by themselves or their family members. IANS-CVoter Covid tracker survey conducted on 56,685 people covering all 542 Lok Sabha segments between January 1 and May 27 this year reveals that 56 per cent are agreed that […]

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67 endangered turtles recovered from 4 poachers

Etawah, May 30 (IANS) Sixty-seven endangered turtles, including six of the Chitra-Indica species, were seized from four poachers in Etawah by personnel of the Uttar Pradesh Forest department in coordination with the Society for Conservation of Nature (Wildlife organisation) and Special Operation Group. The team seized 55 Sundari (Lissemys punctata), six Chitra-Indica (narrow-headed softshell turtle) […]

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71% show faith in Covid vaccines

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Amid a raging second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, over 71 per cent people in India have expressed faith in effectiveness of the vaccination drives undertaken to arrest the surge. Of them, 48.1 per cent people said they strongly believe the Covid vaccines will be effective, while 23.8 per cent just […]

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Vietnam records new Covid-19 variant with mutations

Hanoi, May 30 (IANS) Vietnam has detected a new coronavirus hybrid variant that possesses characteristics of of the B.1.17 variant, first identified in the UK, and the B.1.6172 strain, the media reported. Genetic sequencing by the National Institute Of Hygiene And Epidemiology found at least four Covid-19 patients in the country carrying the hybrid variant, […]

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Myanmar extends preventive measures till June 30

Yangon, May 30 (IANS) Myanmar’s Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment for Covid-19 has announced extension of the period for preventive measures against the pandemic until June 30. The extension will be applied to all orders, announcements, directives previously issued by the respective union level government organisations and ministries in order to contain the […]

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DIY tips for conscious decor choices

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, May 30 (IANSlife) This World Environment Day, let’s vouch to focus on sustainability and make environment-friendly changes to our interiors. Worried that it will cause a dent in your pocket? Fret not, Pepperfry’s latest DIY guide will help you fit these stunners within your home. Put on your decorators hat and […]

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New drug blocks Covid-19, variants in mice

New York, May 30 (IANS) US researchers have developed a novel drug that could not only prevent SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, and its variants, but also treat other respiratory coronaviruses in mice. A team led by University of Pennsylvania developed the drug diABZI, which activated the body’s innate immune response and effectively prevented severe […]

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Somalian Army kills 37 al-Shabab militants

Mogadishu, May 30 (IANS) The Somali Armed Forces have said that it killed 37 al-Shabab militants in the Middle Shabelle region amid the ongoing military operations to flush out the extremists in the southern part of the country. “The Somali National Army (SNA) last night carried out a planned operation in the Galka-Harare area of […]

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Tunisia, Libya discuss ways to enhance cooperation

Tunis, May 30 (IANS) Tunisian President Kais Saied met visiting President of the Libyan Presidency Council Mohamed Menfi here to discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation. Saied and Menfi affirmed the congruence of views between the two countries on bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest during a joint press conference held at Carthage […]

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India’s success due to focus on red-ball cricket, ex-cricketers’ contribution: Akmal

Lahore, May 30 (IANS) Former Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal said that Indian cricket is going through a golden period because the country never “compromised on their red-ball cricket” and also because former cricketers are keenly involved with the development of the game. India have made it to the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final with […]

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Houthis launch drone attack on Saudi air base

Sanaa, May 30 (IANS) Yemen’s Houthi militia said they attacked the King Khalid Air Base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Khamis Mushait with two explosive-laden drones. “The drones hit the air base accurately,” Xinhua news agency quoted Houthi spokesman Yehya Sarea as saying on the rebels-run al-Masirah TV on Saturday. But the Saudi-led coalition […]

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Petrol prices unchanged across metros

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Petrol prices across the four metros remained unchanged on Sunday, with the fuel priced at Rs 93.94 per litre in the national capital. In Mumbai, petrol remained unchanged above the Rs 100 per litre mark. On Saturday, the city witnessed petrol prices reached the landmark three-digit level at Rs 100.19 […]

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Early monsoon skincare

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, May 30 (IANSlife) While the monsoon might be enjoyable for a lot many of us, curling up with a good book and cup of tea while it pours outside is a great feeling, but our hair and skin doesn’t quite enjoy the weather. Due to the increase in humidity, our skin […]

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14 developmental projects completed in Afghanistan’s Laghman

Kabul, May 30 (IANS) Fourteen developmental projects have been completed and put into use in Afghanistan’s Laghman province, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development said in a sttement. “The projects have recently been completed by the Citizens’ Charter National Priority Program within Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in different parts of Qarghayi district […]

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Rouhani congratulates Assad on re-election

Tehran, May 30 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on his fourth seven-year term in last week’s presidential election. By high turnout in the presidential election, the Syrian people have taken a major step toward determining the fate and prosperity of their country, Rouhani was quoted as saying on Saturday. […]

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KMDA approves cycle tracks in Kolkata

By Saibal GuptaKolkata, May 30 (IANS) After the major metropolitan cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Chennai, Kolkata too allows cycle as a greener and more convenient mode of communication. The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) has approved five routes in the city for setting up cycle tracks. At present KMDA has earmarked […]

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Pak increases infiltration bids along border amid 2nd Covid wave (IANS Exclusive)

By Rajnish SinghNew Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Infiltration bids have increased along India-Pakistan borders this year compared to previous year’s corresponding four-and-half months with the neighbouring country pushing militants and smugglers into Indian territory to spread terrorism as well as grow illegal drug and arms trade. Backed by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), some of the […]

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