Get set for ‘Malayalam Mojo’ on OTT

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Jio Cinema celebrates Malayalam films with the upcoming movie marathon “Malayalam Mojo”, starting June 18, which will present stories from Kerala across genres, content, narrative and characters. An eclectic mix of six Malayalam titles will be available with English subtitles, including straight-to-digital release as well as previously-released films that will […]

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Logistics firm Chetak delivers over 400 ambulances via railways

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Logistics major Chetak on Monday said it has used multi-modal transport model for delivering ambulances to various military hospitals across India. According to the company, it has forayed into multi-modal transportation model by venturing into the transportation of finished auto goods, through railways. The company used ‘Rail and Road’ transport […]

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Sub-3nm aerosol particles with climatic implications form frequently in urban locations: Study

Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) have found frequent formation of sub-3nm neutral aerosols in the atmosphere over urban locations. The findings are of critical importance as a major fraction of these newly formed particles can reach sizes of cloud condensation nuclei, where they have climatic impacts. Vijay Kanawade and […]

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Child rescued from borewell in Agra

Agra, June 14 (IANS) Five-year-old Shiva has finally been rescued from inside a borewell on Monday evening, almost eight-and-a-half hours after he fell into it. The child is said to be well and conscious and has been sent to a hospital for medical examination. The rescue operation was successfully executed by the SDRF team along […]

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Notorious red sanders smuggler held in Andhra

Tanguturu, June 14 (IANS) Three persons, including one notorious red sanders smuggler, were arrested in Andhra Pradesh, police said on Monday. The kingpin Magunta Vishwanadha Reddy (42), along with his accomplices Sulakanti Uttham Kumar (48) and Vadde Maddayya (56), were nabbed by the Prakasam district police at Kulchuru village in Kurnool district. Police said that […]

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Google Workspace, Chat now open to all for seamless hybrid work (Ld)

San Francisco, June 14 (IANS) Google on Monday announced that its integrated communication and collaboration service Workspace is now available to everyone with a Google account. The company’s 3 billion-plus existing users across consumer, enterprise, and education have access to the full Google Workspace experience, including Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meet and more. […]

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AstraZeneca jab authorised for all age-groups, says EMA

Brussels, June 14 (IANS) AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine remains authorised for all populations, European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said. The clarification camme after Italian newspaper La Stampa earlier quoted Marco Cavaleri, head of the EMA’s vaccine strategy, recommending a stop to administration of AstraZeneca’s Covid shots in Europe to people aged over 60 and younger age […]

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Delhi HC bars Ghaziabad based firm from selling Khadi Prakritik paints

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has barred Ghaziabad based JBMR Enterprises from manufacturing and selling the Khadi Prakritik paints manufactured by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). According to KVIC, a Ghaziabad-based trader, who fraudulently started manufacturing and selling counterfeit Khadi Prakritik Paint, was ordered by the Court on June […]

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Chh’garh govt to pay school fees of Covid orphaned children

Raipur/New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday announced that the children studying in private schools, who have lost parents/guardians to COVID-19, would be provided free education by the government. Under Mahtari Dular Yojana, the Chhattisgarh government would bear the expenses of education of such children. “Such children will have the […]

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Dhanush was mentor for ‘Jagame Thandhiram’ songs: Composer Santhosh Narayanan

Chennai, June 14 (IANS) Composer Santhosh Narayanan of the upcoming Dhanush starrer “Jagame Thandhiram”, says that the actor has been like a mentor during the creation of the film’s soundtrack. The National Award-winning actor is also a known singer and lyricist. Santhosh reveals Dhanush helped bring out the musical elements best suited for the “Jagame […]

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Former Telangana minister Eatala Rajender joins BJP

Hyderabad/Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Former Telangana minister Eatala Rajender on Monday joined opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He along with his followers joined the party in New Delhi in the presence of central minister Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP’s incharge for Telangana Tarun Chug, union minister of state G. Kishan Reddy, BJP national vice president D.K. Aruna […]

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New climate-based solutions for eliminating malaria in India

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday partnered with Malaria No More, a non-governmental organisation, to launch an expert committee that will explore and advance climate-based solutions for eliminating malaria in India. The India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate (IEC) […]

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Google Workplace now open to everyone for seamless hybrid work

San Francisco, June 14 (IANS) Google on Monday announced that its integrated communication and collaboration service Workspace is now available to everyone with a Google account. The company’s 3 billion-plus existing users across consumer, enterprise, and education have access to the full Google Workspace experience, including Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meet and more. […]

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Petrol price goes past Rs 100 in Hyd

Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) With the latest fuel price hike, the price of petrol in Hyderabad crossed Rs 100 per litre mark on Monday. The oil companies on Monday hiked the prices of petrol and diesel by 29 and 30 paise per litre, respectively. With the latest hike, the price of petrol in Hyderabad has […]

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UPRTOU to set up study centres in UP jails

Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU) will be setting up study centres at 13 jails of the state to help inmates pursue higher learning courses. The UPRTOU is already providing admission to inmates of Naini central jail and runs a study centre on the jail premises. At present 41 […]

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Sri Lanka’s Covid caseload tops 223K

Colombo, June 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka’s overall Covid-19 caseload increased to 223,638 on Monday after over 2,300 new patients were detected in the last 24 hours, official figures from the Health Ministry revealed. Out of the total figures, the active patient count stood at 32,955, while a total of 2,136 deaths have been reported from […]

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Rahim, Kathryn voted ICC players of the month

Dubai, June 14 (IANS) Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and Scotland all-rounder Kathryn Bryce have been voted as players of the month for May, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday. Rahim, who won the ICC men’s player of the month award, played one Test and three ODIs against Sri Lanka in the month of […]

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NBRI to help turn Lucknow into natural oxygen hub

Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Scientists at the National Botanical research Institute (NBRI) in Lucknow have agreed to cooperate with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) in turning the city into a natural oxygen hub. CSIR and NBRI Director S.K. Barik promised all help in this direction. Barik has told the Lucknow Mayor Sanyukta Bhatia that peepal, […]

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Pak SC stops demolition of Hindu dharamshala

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, June 14 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court has barred the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) from demolishing a Hindu dharamshala in Karachi and leasing it out to an individual. A three-judge bench issued the order in the case related to the implementation of a 2014 judgment on minorities rights. Ramesh Kumar, the […]

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Covid2.0 wave hits consumer sentiment

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Fifty eight per cent of consumers think their income in the next six months will be lower than pre-Covid levels, according to BCG’s latest round of consumer sentiment poll which shows that people with similar sentiment has increased in a year’s time. In the last survey conducted in July 2020 […]

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Tibetans thank Himachal for supporting them

Shimla, June 14 (IANS) Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Penpa Tsering on Monday expressed gratitude to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for extending support to their community in the state. CTA’s Chief Representative Officer, based in Shimla, Tenzin Nawang presented a letter to the Chief Minister on behalf of Tsering. In the letter, the […]

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Do you have digital eye strain?

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, June 14 (IANSlife) If you have felt increased screen time is doing a number on your eyes and potentially contributing to digital eye strain, a survey shows you’re not alone. Findings show that 80 per cent of respondents say pandemic-prompted screen time put their eyes in “overdrive”. In fact, two-thirds of […]

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Sunny turns up the heat

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, June 14 (IANSlife) “Summer is here!” comments Sunny Leone, who raises temperatures with her latest social media post. The owner of StarStruck Cosmetics posted a sultry photograph in what can only be described as pencil high heels and a big hat which leaves much to the imagination for her debut picture for […]

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Why a menstrual cup?

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, June 14 (IANSlife) It is no secret that with changing times our problems change shape and so do our needs. While earlier menstrual hygiene issue was mainly seen as a quest to hygienically secure menstrual flow, people have now come to realise that there are many more problems surrounding it. […]

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Putin calls Trump ‘colourful individual’

Moscow, June 14 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin called his former US counterpart Donald Trump a “colourful individual” during an exclusive NBC News interview which will air on Monday “Well even now, I believe that former US President Trump is an extraordinary individual, talented individual, otherwise he would not have become US President,” TASS News […]

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Veteran Kannada producer KCN Chandru passes away

Bengaluru, June 14 (IANS) Karnataka’s legendary film producer K.C.N. Chandrashekhar, whose family banner – KCN Movies – had produced a large number of cult classic movies and delivered blockbusters, passed away due to multi-organ failures. He was 69. Chandrashekhar, was the son of the legendary producer late K.C.N. Gowda, who had founded the KCN Movies, […]

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Top benefits of lemon for your skin and hair

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, June 14 (IANSlife) Lemons have always been a fan-favourite when it comes to drinks, salads and foods. The zingy taste, refreshing aroma and bright yellow colour truly captivates all the senses. Plabita Sharma, National Training Manager, The Body Shop India, shares the benefits of this versatile ingredient used in body […]

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Pakistan reports 1,019 new Covid cases

Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan registered 1,019 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which increased the overall infection tally to 942,189, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Monday. According to the NCOC, the total active cases have dropped to 41,726 by more than 26,000 cases in the last 30 days, […]

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135-year-old Warangal Jail slides into history

Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) The 135-year-old Nizam era Warangal Central Jail in Telangana became history with the authorities demolishing the prison structures to build a multi super-specialty hospital. The demolition work, which was taken up on Sunday on a massive scale, was almost completed within 24 hours. Spread over 59.5 acres the jail was built […]

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China’s Guangdong reports 4 locally-transmitted Covid cases

Beijing, June 14 (IANS) China’s Guangdong province reported four locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on Saturday, all in the capital Guangzhou, health authorities said on Monday. The province on Sunday also reported three imported confirmed cases and 14 imported asymptomatic carriers, reports Xinhua news agency. Two medics in Guangzhou Eighth People’s Hospital tested positive on June […]

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Journalist found dead in UP, cops say accident

Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh), June 14 (IANS) A TV journalist based in Uttar Pradesh has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in Pratapgarh district. Just a day before his death, Sulabh Srivastava, who worked for ABP News and ABP Ganga, wrote to the Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday saying he felt threatened following his recent reportage […]

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Chile begins 2nd round of regional governor polls

Santiago, June 14 (IANS) The second round of elections for Chile’s regional governors, which for the first time will be chosen by a popular vote in the country, began as the country continues to grapple with the Covid pandemic. President Sebastian Pinera called the elections “very important and historic because today, for the first time, […]

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Andhra govt is under-reporting Covid deaths: TDP

Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party national general secretary and Andhra Pradesh opposition leader Nara Lokesh on Monday alleged that the state government is hiding the actual number of Covid deaths to deny paying compensation. “We have been saying this from the beginning – the YSRCP government is shamelessly covering up deaths to deny […]

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Vaxxinity’s new Covid jab tech will also treat Alzheimer’s

Washington, June 14 (IANS) US biotech company Vaxxinity is developing a novel coronavirus vaccine using synthetic proteins, which can also help treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the media reported. The company’s vaccine against Covid-19, known as UB-612, is currently in phase 2 trials. It uses the traditional recombinant protein coronavirus vaccine technology, but […]

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13 people dead, 16 wounded in S.Sudan clashes

Juba, June 14 (IANS) Inter-communal clashes have left 13 people dead and 16 others injured in South Sudan’s restive region of Lakes state, local police said. Elijah Mabor Makuach, police spokesperson in the state, said on Sunday they have deployed soldiers to restore calm following fighting which started on Saturday between the Gony and Theyieth […]

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6 held under anti-conversion law in UP

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), June 14 (IANS) A cleric and a barber are among six, who have been booked under the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 for surreptitiously conducting the circumcision ceremony of two minor boys, below 12 years old. The incident took place on Saturday in Shahbad area of Rampur. […]

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UK reports another 7,490 coronavirus cases

London, June 14 (IANS) Britain reported another 7,490 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,565,813, according to official figures released on Sunday. The country also recorded another eight coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain to 127,904. These figures […]

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Zimbabwe imposes lockdown in two more districts

Harare, June 14 (IANS) The Zimbabwean government has announced a two-week localised lockdown for Hurungwe and Kariba districts in Mashonaland West Province following a spike in Covid-19 infections. The development comes after the government extended a localized lockdown for Kwekwe district in the Midlands Province after detecting the highly transmissible Delta variant first detected in […]

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Russia adds 14,723 Covid cases

Moscow, June 14 (IANS) Russia has reported another 14,723 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest number of daily infections since February 13, according to official data released on Sunday. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 5,208,687, Xinhua reported. The national Covid-19 death toll rose by 357 […]

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