No indication Covid-19 variants can escape current vaccines: Expert

New York, Jan 28 (IANS) Study so far has proved that the current vaccines remained effective against the variants of the Covid-19, which already infected over 100 million people worldwide, Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) news portal on Wednesday quoted an expert as saying. “Unfortunately, several recent mutations appear to have been beneficial to the […]

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UN chief calls for renewed approach to multilateralism

United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for renewed approach to multilateralism and international cooperation through a new peacebuilding appeal. “An approach that goes beyond crisis response and boosts long-term investments in prevention and peacebuilding, hand-in-hand with our efforts to deliver the Sustainable Developments Goals,” the UN chief […]

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Miss Teen Diva 2020 winners announced

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Jan 27 (IANSlife) Rashi Parasrampuria, Wachi Pareek, Aishwarya Vinu Nair and Sayali Ayre won the title of Miss Teen International, Miss Teen Universe, Miss Teen Earth and Miss Teen Multinational, respectively at the grand finale of the Miss Teen 2020 beauty pageant, held recently in Delhi NCR. Aayushi Dholakia, the reigning […]

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The beauty of slow living

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Jan 27 (IANSlife) “Choosing a garment means deciding the identity of our future dreams, in connection with the world and the people who inhabit it,” says Vidur Adlakha, Co-founder La Fuori. Brainchild of designers Adlakha from India and Riccardo Benedini from Italy, La Fuori focuses on organic and sustainable clothing. It […]

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A hip new spot in the Capital

By IANSlife FeaturesNew Delhi, Jan 27 (IANSlife) Strategically located in a cozy nook, at the plush environs of Shangri-Las — Eros, hotel in Delhi, BO-TAI Switch is the latest to join the elite premium dining segments in the Capital. The verbal pun on ‘Switch’ in BO-TAI Switch connotes the dynamics of a chic dining space […]

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2 soldiers injured in Kashmir terror attack

Srinagar, Jan 27 (IANS) Two soldiers were injured after terrorists attacked an army patrolling party in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. According to details the attack was carried out by terrorists in the Wanpoh area. The two injured soldiers were rushed to hospital. Additional forces have been brought in. The area […]

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Sensex down nearly 400 points

Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) The key Indian equities declined on Wednesday morning with the BSE Sensex losing nearly 400 points, coming down from the 48,000-mark. Heavy selling was witnessed in banking, finance and oil and gas stocks. Around 10.25 a.m., Sensex was at 47,954.05, lower by 393.54 points or 0.81 per cent from its previous […]

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JD(U) to go alone in 2022 UP Assembly polls

Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Janata Dal (United) has decided to contest the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls independently. JD(U) national General Secretary K.C. Tyagi has been entrusted the responsibility of strengthening the party organization ahead of the assembly elections next year. Tyagi recently held meetings with party office bearers in this regard. According to […]

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Ethiopia reports 437 fresh Covid cases

Addis Ababa, Jan 27 (IANS) Ethiopia has reported 437 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 134,569, health officials said on Wednesday. Officials added the death toll in the country reached 2,075 with four fresh fatlities, even as 549 more recoveries were registered on Tuesday, Xinhua reported. Ethiopia, Africa’s second […]

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IOC urges Olympians to take Covid-19 vaccines

Lausanne, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the teams competing in the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled to be held later in the year in Tokyo, to be vaccinated against novel coronavirus. According to a news release on IOC website, IOC president Thomas Bach last Friday consulted National Olympic Committees […]

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Stray bull gores man to death in UP

Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 27 (IANS) A man was gored to death by a stray bull in the Barramau village in Pilibhit. The victim, identified as Radha Krishna, a 34-year-old farmer, was shifted to a nearby community health centre, where doctors proclaimed him dead on arrival. Police have sent the body for autopsy. Barkhera Station […]

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Senate confirms Blinken as Secretary of State with mission to redirect US diplomacy

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 27 (IANS) Anthony Blinken has been confirmed as the Secretary of State to steer US diplomacy in a new direction of greater engagement with international organisations and recasting ties with allies. President Joe Biden’s nominee received the Senate confirmation on Tuesday with 78 votes to 22, the dissenters being Republicans […]

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Guterres calls for non-violence, respecting peaceful protests

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) In reaction to the Republic Day farmer protest developments in Delhi, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for non-violence and for respecting peaceful protests. “As we say (in) many of these cases, I think it’s important to respect peaceful protests, freedom of assembly and non-violence,” his Spokesperson Stephane […]

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Andhra announces incentives on unanimous polls

Amaravati, Jan 26 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday announced attractive financial incentives up to Rs 20 lakh in the forthcoming panchayat polls to encourage unanimous elections and thereby enable the gram panchayats to concentrate on the developmental work. “The government with a view to encourage unanimous elections to the post of sarpanches and […]

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Biden appoints 2 Indian Americans to leadership posts at US mission to UN

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) President Joe Biden appointed two Indian Americans, Sohini Chatterjee and Aditi Gorur, to the leadership team of the US mission to the UN on Tuesday. The mission said that the appointments “reflect President Biden and Vice President (Kamala) Harris’s commitment to building a talented, experienced, and diverse administration […]

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Tractor rally passes off peacefully in Gurugram (Ld)

Gurugram, Jan 26 (IANS) Following their fellow protesters in the national capital, agitating farmers in Gurugram named their tractor rally on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway (NH-48) on the occasion of Republic Day as ‘Kisan Gantantra Parade’. The tractor parade on the National Highway started from Masani barrage and Dharuhera in Rewari and reached Gurugram at around […]

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Serial killer of women arrested in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Hyderabad police have arrested a serial killer who was targeting women after his wife eloped with another person. Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar on Tuesday announced the arrest of Maina Ramulu, a labourer, for killing two women. Police found that the 45-year-old was earlier involved in 16 murders and had escaped […]

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‘Higher allocation needed for power distribution infra in Budget FY22’

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Centre needs to come up with higher budgetary allocation for power distribution infrastructure in the upcoming Union Budget, sector stakeholders and experts said. ICRA has recommended higher budgetary allocation to strengthen the power distribution infrastructure and improve the financial viability of the distribution segment, including the implementation of amendments […]

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Anyone who wants Covid vaccine could get it ‘this Spring’: Biden

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Jan 26 (IANS) US President Joe Biden’s underpromise-overdeliver strategy on Covid-19 vaccine allocation landed its most optimistic message yet, pointing to vaccination for any American who wants a shot by “this Spring”. Responding to a reporter’s question on when ordinary Americans can hope to get the vaccine on demand, Biden said, […]

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Kerala reports 6,923 new Covid-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Kerala seems to have no respite from the Covid-19 pandemic as the state reported nearly 7,000 fresh infections on Tuesday, according to health officials. Of the 60,315 samples tested, 6,923 turned positive while the positivity rate was 10.43 per cent. Meanwhile, 5,290 people were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the […]

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Akali Dal condemns violence in Delhi

Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday condemned the incidents of violence in Delhi as some farmers entered into the city and clashed with the police, saying the party stands for peace and communal harmony and believes in democratic values. The party also appealed to the people to maintain peace and […]

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Delhi-NCR to get major arts centre

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Delhi-NCR region is all set to get a major new cultural centre for the arts, a space that will encourage experimentation, research, education, residences, and performances of all kinds including visual, performing, and culinary arts. A virtual launch of Confluence Ideathon 2021 x Serendipity Arts Foundation, an […]

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Neha Dhupia joins Vidyut Jammwal in ‘Sanak’

Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia on Tuesday confirmed joining action star Vidyut Jammwal and debutante Rukmini Maitra in the upcoming action thriller, Sanak. “Happy to be joining this cool crew… When love is in danger, nothing can stop the rage! Presenting #Sanak, our next action extravaganza, A #VipulAmrutlalShah Production, starring @mevidyutjammwal, @rukminimaitra, @nehadhupia […]

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Peaceful farmers’ rally in Gurugram on R-Day

Gurugram, Jan 26 (IANS) Over 300 tractors, SUV vehicles and motorcycles clogged the Delhi-Jaipur expressway (NH-48) near the NSG campus on Tuesday as hundreds of farmers from different states protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws streamed into Gurugram on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day. The rally near Manesar women’s polytechnic college on […]

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Low-key Beating Retreat at Attari border

Amritsar, Jan 26 (IANS) India’s Republic Day ceremonies on Tuesday on the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah international border near Amritsar in Punjab were held in the absence of spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. The flag-hoisting, ceremonial drill and Beating Retreat on the country’s 72nd Republic Day was a low-key affair at […]

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UK Covid-19 deaths top 100,000

London, Jan 26 (IANS) Since the onset of the still raging coronavirus pandemic in the UK, the country’s Covid-19 death toll has topped the grim milestone of 100,000 mark on Tuesday. According to health authorities, the country’s death toll now stands at 104,000, the thid highest number of fatalities after the US, Brazil and India, […]

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