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ICC T20 rankings: Bhuvneshwar moves up to 16th spot
Dubai, July 28 (IANS) After his Player-of-the-Match performance in the first T20 against Sri Lanka on Sunday, India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar moved up four slots to 16th in the latest weekly men's International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 rankings released on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Resurgent Indian hockey team aims to get past Olympic champs Argentina
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Having registered a comprehensive 3-0 win over Spain, the Indian men's hockey team will look to keep the momentum going when they take on defending Olympic champions Argentina in their fourth match of the Tokyo Olympics at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Thursday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Google announces new bug bounty platform
San Francisco, July 28 (IANS) As Google celebrated 10-year anniversary of its Vulnerability Rewards Programme (VRP), the tech giant announced a new bug bounty platform for bug hunters.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Spotify now has 165 mn premium subscribers
San Francisco, July 28 (IANS) Swedish music streaming giant Spotify on Wednesday announced that it now has 165 million premium subscribers and 365 million monthly active users.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Deepika Kumari moves to Round of 16 with a close win
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Indian archer Deepika Kumari registered a close win to move into the Round of 16 in the women's individual archery competition at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Kathleen Ledecky wins gold as women's 1500m freestyle makes Olympic debut
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) After the ups and downs in the hours leading up to the event, Kathleen Ledecky of the United States became the first Olympic gold medallist in the women's 1500m freestyle after winning in a time of 15:37.34 here on Wednesday morning.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Covid: US CDC reimposes mask mandate for vaccinated people
Washington, July 28 (IANS) Barely three months after suggesting that vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks, indoors or out, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now recommended people to resume wearing masks amid the surging delta variant, the media reported.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
China's Nanjing reports 47 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases
Nanjing, July 28 (IANS) Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, reported 47 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and one asymptomatic infection on Tuesday, local authorities said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Pak Covid-19 case count crosses 4,000 for first time in two months
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) Pakistan's daily Covid-19 case count crossed 4,000 for the first time in two months on Wednesday morning after the National Command and Operation Centre reported 4,119 fresh infections.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bob Odenkirk hospitalised after collapsing on 'Better Call Saul' set
Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) "Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the set of the show.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ryan Reynolds loves 'hidden cameos' in 'Free Guy'
Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds feels that the audiences will love the "hidden cameos" in his upcoming sci-fi comedy film "Free Guy".
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US and India closely coordinating on Afghanistan
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The US and India are also closely coordinating on regional security issues, such as Afghanistan.
2021-07-28
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Sindhu makes it to knockout round with win over Hong Kong's Cheung
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Rio Olympics silver-medallist in badminton, India's PV Sindhu entered the women's singles Round of 16 at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Wednesday, overcoming world No. 34 Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong 21-9, 21-16 in her final Group J tie.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Google Search, YouTube sales soar to record high in pandemic
San Francisco, July 28 (IANS) Riding on Search and YouTube advertising growth amid the pandemic, Google has posted a record $61.88 billion in revenue for its June quarter.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
No time to plan my wedding: Jenna Dewan
Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Actress Jenna Dewan says she has had no time to discuss her wedding plans with fiance Steve Kazee, because she's been too busy raising their baby son Callum, who was born one month after the pair got engaged.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Portugal's 98% Covid-19 patients not fully vaccinated
Lisbon, July 28 (IANS) People not immunised or having received only one dose of vaccine constitute 98 per cent of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 in Portugal, the Portuguese General Directorate of Health (DGS) reported on Tuesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Turkey reports 19,761 new Covid-19 cases
Ankara, July 28 (IANS) Turkey on Tuesday registered 19,761 new Covid-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 5,638,178, according to its health ministry.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
New Zealand reports 1 case of Covid-19 in managed isolation
Wellington, July 28 (IANS) New Zealand reported one case of Covid-19 in a recent returnee in a managed isolation facility, and no cases in the community on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Microsoft posts $46.2 bn revenue riding on Azure Cloud growth
San Francisco, July 28 (IANS) Riding once again on the stronger-than-expected Azure Cloud growth, Microsoft has posted a healthy revenue of $46.2 billion, up 21 per cent, with $16.5 billion in net income that rose 47 per cent in the June quarter.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Olympics: Indian scullers finish sixth and last in semifinals
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) India's woes at the Tokyo Olympic Games continued with the men's lightweight double sculls rowing team of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh falling short of making the medals round at the Sea Forest Waterway, finishing sixth and last in the semifinals on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Starc the best death-overs bowler in the world: Aussie coach Langer
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 28 (IANS) Australian cricket team coach Justin Langer said a day after his team's victory against the West Indies in the One-day International series that pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was the best death-overs bowler in the world and that he was a "great asset to the team".
2021-07-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Typhoon Nepartak makes landfall in Japan
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that typhoon Nepartak has turned northward and made landfall on the Pacific coast of the northeastern Miyagi prefecture on Wednesday morning, veering off its primarily expected course toward the Tokyo area, local media reported.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 195.2 mn
Washington, July 28 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 195.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.17 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.91 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Not planning to retire anytime soon: Paddler Sharath Kamal
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) India's top table tennis player, 38-year-old Achanta Sharath Kamal has said that he will take a "lot of positives" from his defeat against China's former world No. 1 and three-time world champion Ma Long in the third round at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
19 militants arrested in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 28 (IANS) At least 19 militant leaders and workers of Jamaat-e-Islami, and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir have been arrested in Bangladesh's Chattogram city, officials said.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,International
Dutch rowers set world best time to win men's quadruple sculls
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) The Netherlands set a world best time of five minutes and 32.03 seconds to claim the men's quadruple sculls gold here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
WH considering vaccine mandate for all federal workers: Biden
Washington, July 28 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has said his administration is considering a mandate that requires all federal workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19, escalating the push for vaccination amid the rampant spread of the Delta variant and still-high vaccine hesitancy rates in parts of the country.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
UK reports another 23,511 coronavirus cases
London, July 28 (IANS) Britain has reported another 23,511 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,745,526, according to official figures released on Tuesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Russia confirms 23,032 new Covid cases
Moscow, July 28 (IANS) Russia registered 23,032 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 6,172,812, the official monitoring and response centre said on Tuesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Ex-England pacer Hendrick, who shook India in 1974, no more
London, July 27 (IANS) Former England pace bowler Mike Hendrick, who took 26 of his 87 Test wickets against India during the 1974 and 1979 series and held the world record for most Test wickets without a five-wicket haul, died on Tuesday. He was 72.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
6 Rohingya refugees killed in flood, landslides in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 27 (IANS) Five Rohingya refugees, including three children, in camps at Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, died in landslides and two others were injured, while a child drowned on Tuesday as floods inundated camps 10 and 18 at Palongkhali of Ukhia following three days of non-stop heavy rain, officials said.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
The Hundred: Smriti's unbeaten 61 helps Southern Brave win
Cardiff, July 27 (IANS) Indian opening batswoman Smriti Mandhana hammered an unbeaten 61 off 39 balls (5x4s, 3x6s) to power Southern Brave Women to an eight-wicket win over Welsh Fire Women in The Hundred here at the Sophia Gardens on Tuesday.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian Test team uses innovative method to practice catching
Chester-le-Street (Durham), July 27 (IANS) Some of the top fielding sides in world cricket like New Zealand, Australia and South Africa play rugby as warm-up. The Indian team in England took it a step further on Tuesday and improvised the rugby warm-up using the cricket ball.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Japanese duo, Boll ousted from men's singles table tennis
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) Local favorites Tomokazu Harimoto and Koki Niwa, as well as six-time Olympian Timo Boll of Germany, failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympic Games table tennis men's singles event with defeats here on Tuesday.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Over 1.5L Afghans seek refuge as fighting rages in Kandahar
Kabul, July 27 (IANS) Over 22,000 Afghan families have fled from their homes to escape fighting in the former Taliban bastion of Kandahar as authorities arrested four suspected insurgents over this weeks rocket attack on Kabul.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Israel,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Kohli, Rahane back to training on centre wicket after missing warm-up
Durham, July 27 (IANS) Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who missed the tourists' lone warm-up match against County Select XI due to niggles last week, were back to practice and geared up for the Test series beginning on August 4, with a practice session in the centre wicket.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pollard hits out at poor pitches after ODI series loss to Australia
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 27 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has hit out at the quality of pitches laid for the ongoing ODI series against Australia after the Caribbean side lost the series 2-1 here.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Tibetan President thanks US for flagging China's abuses
Dharamsala, July 27 (IANS) The President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Penpa Tsering, said on Tuesday that he is encouraged that concerns about the ongoing abuses in Tibet are being raised by the US, and hoped that China would put an end to 60 long years of repression in Tibet.
2021-07-27
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Olympics gymnastics: Simone withdraws from team final, USA finishes 2nd
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) American Simone Biles, the biggest name in world of gymnastics, was withdrawn from the team event final following an error on vault which led to a low score and mental health issues.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
IMF cuts India growth to 9.5% due to Covid Delta, but it retains top spot
United Nations, July 27 (IANS) The Delta variant-spurred Covid-19 second wave has shaved off 3 per cent from the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) previous projection for India's economic growth for fiscal year 2021-22, pegging it now at 9.5 per cent, but the country still remains the world's fastest-growing large economy.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Canada, Germany to lead roadmap in mobilising climate finance
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Climate ministers have taken a step forward towards a successful UN climate summit named COP26, as a constructive meeting in London concluded with countries, including India, coming closer on key issues such as actions to keep the 1.5-degree Celsius goal alive, adaptation finance and concluding the Paris rulebook.
2021-07-27
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
China clinches 6th straight Olympic gold in women's synchronised 10m platform
TOKYO, July 27 (IANS) Chen Yuxi and Zhang Jiaqi stormed to a resounding victory in the women's synchronised 10m platform at Tokyo 2020 on Tuesday, extending China's perfect record in the event since the 2000 Olympics.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Second Covid shot safe after allergic reactions to first dose: Study
New York, July 27 (IANS) An allergic reaction after the first mRNA Covid-19 vaccine dose scares people from taking the next shot. However, a new study has shown that the second shot is safe and does not present any complications.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Naomi bows out as Garbine, Paula & Belinda advance (Ld)
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka's bid for a gold medal in her home country ended quickly on Tuesday with the world No. 2 being ousted by Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Tokyo Olympic Games here.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Japan,Sports
New index ranks rainforests' vulnerability to climate, human impact
Washington, July 27 (IANS) An international team of scientists, including from NASA, have created a tropical rainforest vulnerability index which shows how the world's rainforests are responding to warming climate and deforestation.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Krunal Pandya tests positive for Covid-19, 2nd T20I postponed
Colombo, July 27 (IANS) The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka scheduled to be played on Tuesday night has been postponed by a day after Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan aim to fine-tune side before T20 WC with series vs West Indies
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 27 (IANS) The four-match T20I series between West Indies and Pakistan will begin at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday with the tourists aiming to dominate the home team and fine-tune their squad ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman later this year.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Test Covid shots in more children, FDA tells Pfizer, Moderna
Washington, July 27 (IANS) As the US government plans to soon roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children under 12, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna to expand their trial size on coronavirus shots to include several thousand school-aged children before seeking authorisation, media reports said.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
China's Nanjing tightens restrictive measures
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) Authorities in Nanjing, capital of China's Jiangsu Province, on Tuesday ordered the tightening of restrictive measures in the wake of the recent spike in Covid-19 infections.
2021-07-27
Category: International, China,Politics
WeChat suspends new users registrations in China
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) Social messaging app WeChat said on Tuesday it has temporarily suspended registration of new users in China, as the regulators in the country comes down heavily on the internet firms.
2021-07-27
Category: International, China,Technology