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Ramesh Kumar again takes over as Andhra SEC after HC order
Amaravati, May 29 (IANS) Within hours of his reinstatement by the Andhra Pradesh High Court as the State Election Commissioner (SEC), Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Friday assumed charge of the post.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Telangana sees biggest spike with 169 new cases
Hyderabad, May 29 (IANS) In the biggest ever single day spike in Covid-19 cases in Telangana, 169 people tested positive while four more died due to the dreaded virus on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
RBI slaps Rs 4 cr penalty on Citibank for non-compliance of regulations
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of Rs 4 crore on Citibank for non-compliance of regulations.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Revolutionary poet Varvara Rao admitted to Mumbai hospital
Hyderabad, May 29 (IANS) Revolutionary Telugu poet and writer Varavara Rao, who is in judicial custody in Maharashtra in the Bhima Koregaon case, has been admitted to JJ Hospital at Mumbai, officials said on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
TN CM reaches out to MNCs like Apple, Amazon for investment
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami has written to the heads of 13 multinational companies (MNCs) in the electronics sector to invest in the sourthern state.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Bollywood lyricist Yogesh passes away at 77
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood lyricist Yogesh passed away in Mumbai on Friday. He was 77.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Vande Bharat: Air India announces more flights to evacuate Indians
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Air India on Friday announced additional flights between June 4 and 6 to bring back Indians stranded abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
CBI files charge sheet against J&K cop for murdering his wife
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a charge sheet against Jammu and Kashmir Police Inspector Vivek Bassan for allegedly murdering his wife with his service pistol in February 2018.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Domestic returnees add to Karnataka corona woes (Ld)
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) A record 248 new coronavirus cases were reported in Karnataka in 24 hours till Friday evening, of which 84 per cent were returnees, mostly from Maharashtra. The state's total tally has reached 2,781, an official said on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Freefall: India's FY20 GDP growth lowest in the last 11 yrs
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The general economic slowdown, along with the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic, pulled India's GDP growth rate down to 3.1 per cent in the last quarter of 2019-20.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Apurva Asrani, partner pretended to be cousins for 13 yrs to rent a home
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) "Aligarh" writer Apurva Asrani and his partner Siddhant pretended to be cousins for 13 years, so that they could rent a home in Mumbai together. Asrani took to Twitter and revealed the fact on Friday evening, now that the couple has finally managed to buy a home in Mumbai.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
8 NE states have 1,057 active corona cases
Guwahati/Agartala/Itanagar, May 29 (IANS) The eight northeastern states have till date reported 1,384 coronavirus cases, including 1,057 active cases. Assam alone has 1,024 corona patients, with the state's Kamrup Metro (313) and Golaghat (159) districts accounting for 472 patients, officials said on Friday night.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
10 Delhi hotels to offer paid stay to home quarantine-eligible
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday allowed 10 hotels, including two premium hotels, in the city to offer paid stay to those eligible for home quarantine.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
New high toll takes Maha Covid-19 deaths above 2K, record 8,381 cured (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Maharashtra on Friday notched a new high of 116 Covid-19 fatalities - up by 31 over Thursday - to cross the 2,000 figure of deaths, while a record 8,381 patients were fully cured and discharged across the state, health officials said.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Two more COVID-dedicated hospitals in Delhi
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday declared Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital and Satyavadi Raja Harish Chander Hospital as designated COVID-19 treatment facilities.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Strong tremors felt in Delhi-NCR as earthquake hits Haryana
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale, in Haryana's Rohtak district, jolted the national capital and its surrounding regions on Friday evening.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
COVID-19: Delhi's total tally crosses 17k-mark, death toll 398
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The count of novel coronavirus cases in Delhi witnessed a record jump of 1,106 in a day, taking its total tally on Friday to 17,386. The death toll due to coronavirus has reached 398, the Delhi Health Department said.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Soon after DD cameraperson's death, channel shifts operation base
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Soon after the national broadcaster lost one of its senior camerapersons, Doordarshan in an internal communique has said that it has decided to shift its partial operations to Delhis Khel Gaon area.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Five Delhi luxury hotels made extended Covid hospitals
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To ensure sufficient beds to deal with the increasing coronavirus cases, the Delhi government on Friday directed that five luxury hotels in the city be converted into extended Covid hospitals, attached with five hospitals.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi HC bids 'virtual farewell' to Justice Sangita Sehgal
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) While the country is under lockdown due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus and all public gatherings prohibited, the Delhi High Court on Friday bid a first-of-its-kind "virtual farewell" to Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Siddharth Roy Kapur on film industry's plans to restart post pandemic
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Bollywood producer Siddharth Roy Kapur says it is important to take baby steps while restarting the entertainment industry once the lockdown is over.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: Bengal selector Sagarmoy Sensharma tests positive
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Bengal selector Sagarmoy Sensharma has tested positive for COVID-19, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Avishek Dalmiya confirmed on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
71 Shramik Special trains diverted between May 21-24: Chairman
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Facing criticism over diverting the Shramik Special trains through longer routes without intimating the passengers, Chairman Railway Board V.K. Yadav on Friday refuted the claims that the trains "lost" their ways and said that 71 trains were diverted out of the total 3,840 Shramik Specials run so far.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi increases covid testing, sample pendency goes down
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) In the past three weeks, the Delhi government has scaled up testing for Covid-19 by collecting almost double the amount of samples, while the pendency of the reports have reduced to half, data from the Health Department said.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kriti gorges on cheese sandwich by her 'kinda man' Pulkit
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actress Kriti Kharbanda's "kinda" man Pulkit Samrat treated her with her "kinda cheese sandwich".
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
A big family effort: Warner remembers 2016 IPL win
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) David Warner took Sunrisers Hyderabad fans on a trip down memory lane by sharing a picture of their first Indian Premier League (IPL) win. Warner had led SRH to the title in 2016, beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in a run-feast of a final.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Renault plans to save 2 bn euros by 2022 at 1.2 bn euros cost
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) As a part of its plan to reduce its costs by two billion euros by 2022, French automotive group Renault on Friday said it would be sending out 14,600 of its employees around the world over the next three years.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Govt, non-govt offices to reopen from June 8 in Bengal: CM
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) As the fourth phase of Covid-19 lockdown draws to a close in India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that all government and non-government offices will resume their operations from June 8 across the state.
2020-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
On Pankaj Kapur's 66th b'day, Deven Bhojani says 'there's so much to learn from him'
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) On Pankaj Kapur's 66th birthday on Friday, his former "Office Office" co-star Deven Bhojani opened up to reveal the valuable lessons he learnt from the veteran actor.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Can create excellence once we have sports culture: Rijiju
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday stressed on the importance of fitness, saying more than 1.6 lakh schools have got registered under the Fit India Movement.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Rain lashes Delhi-NCR, brings respite from intense heat
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed the national capital and neighbouring areas on Friday evening, bringing much-needed respite to the people reeling under intense heat.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
GDP figures running commentary on economic mismanagement: Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) As India's GDP growth rate came down to 3.1 per cent in the last quarter of 2019-20 fiscal from 4.1 per cent in Q3, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday slammed the central government, saying the latest figures were a "running commentary on economic mismanagement in the country".
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maha seeks time on DD, AIR for educational programmes
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has sought time on the state-run Doordarshan National Channels and All India Radio to telecast-broadcast educational programmes for children in rural areas of the state during the ongoing lockdown period.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Zaira Wasim deletes Twitter, Insta accounts on being trolled for quoting the Quran
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Former Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim has deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts after being heavily trolled for quoting from the Quran while talking about locust attacks.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
90 COVID-19 patients recover in Odisha, 63 new cases
Bhubaneswar, May 29 (IANS) As many as 90 more novel coronavirus patients have recovered in Odhisha -- the highest number of recoveries in a single day so far -- while 63 new cases were reported on Friday, the Health Department said.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Bev Q app gets 'tipsy', liquor sales in disarray in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) The virtual queue app that the Kerala government gave the nod for online booking of tokens for getting liquor from vends, appeared to have gone haywire, with people slamming the "ineffective app" and opposition claiming foul play.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
India's Q4 FY20 GDP down to 3.1%, 2019-20 growth shrinks to 4.2%
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A massive contraction in manufacturing and construction activities pulled India's GDP growth rate down to 3.1 per cent in the last quarter of 2019-20 from Q3's 4.1 per cent and 5.7 per cent rise reported for the like period of the previous fiscal.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Timely heart surgery saves woman's life amid corona lockdown
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Even as non-COVID patients were facing problems in getting treatment amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, a very high-risk open-heart surgery at a hospital in Delhi helped save a 31-year-old woman's life during the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amyra Dastur has a 'strange' question
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actress Amyra Dastur has a strange question. She asks her fans if they would tolerate her inherent strangenenss.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian Army officer to be honoured with UN Gender Advocate Award
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) An Indian Army officer Major Suman Gawani is being awarded the prestigious United Nations Military Gender Advocate award later on Friday. She served as a women peacekeeper with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan in 2019.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ajit Jogi: Clever, confident and ever controversial (Obituary)
Raipur, May 29 (IANS) Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi (1946-2020) will always be remembered as one who could have put his immense political and administrative acumen to better use to give Chhattisgarh a head-start as its first Chief Minister.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Army top brass discusses Chinese standoff at Ladakh
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Over three days, the Indian Army top leadership discussed upon various aspects related to existing and developing security challenges, including China's transgression attempts in Ladakh and Sikkim regions.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
SC to hear plea seeking renaming India to Bharat on June 2
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear a plea on June 2 seeking direction to the Centre to amend the Constitution and change the name of the country from India to 'Bharat'. The plea claimed that this will help citizens of the country get over the colonial past and instil a sense of pride in their nationality.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra doctor's mother says his life is in danger
Visakhapatnam, May 29 (IANS) Suspended government doctor Sudhakar Rao's mother Kaveri Bai on Friday alleged that there is a threat to his life in Government Hospital for Mental Health and demanded that he be shifted to another hospital.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ekta Kapoor to Kriti Sanon: You are a dinosaur like me!
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Ekta Kapoor feels Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon is a "dinosaur"!
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NDBA: Lawyers' chambers in district court open on odd-even basis
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The New Delhi Bar Association on Friday allowed lawyers to open their chambers in Patiala House Court complex on odd-even basis for three hours.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Thanks to Covid, many Indie film fests won't survive: DIFF organisers
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Every year in winters, the small town of McLeod Ganj, also known as 'Little Lhasa', engulfed by the Dhauladhar mountain range comes alive with filmmakers and viewers from across the globe coming in to soak different tales during a festival ruled by cinematic narratives and not celebrities, entertainment or distribution agents.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
When shirtless Siddhant 'shyly' sipped on hot chocolate
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) A shirtless Siddhant Chaturvedi "shyly" sips on hot chocolate in a new Instagram photo the actor has shared with fans.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
70% capacity of pvt labs for testing Covid-19 lies unused
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Even as India is conducting over 1 lakh tests per day in the country for novel Coronavirus in private and public labs, at least 70 per cent of the testing capacity of private laboratories lies unutilised across the country.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Indore has 1,545 active cases, recovery rate encouraging: Official
Indore, May 29 (IANS) Indore in Madhya Pradesh remains one of the most coronavirus-infected cities in the country, with 1,545 active cases and 21 containment zones, health authorities said.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine