Author: IANS

S’pore set for worst recession due to pandemic

Singapore, May 26 (IANS) Singapore’s economy is set for its worst recession in the history of the city state, with its 2020 GDP growth forecast downgraded to between -7 per cent and -4 per cent due to the economic crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said on Tuesday.[Read More…]

WWII-era planes fly over California to commemorate Memorial Day

San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) World War II-era planes flew over southern California to honour veterans and frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers on Memorial Day. A total of 18 of the historic planes performed the flyover onMonday in Riverside County and soared over national cemeteries, memorial parks, hospitals, medical centre, airports[Read More…]

Next AirPods to sport light sensors for health tracking

San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to add Ambient Light Sensors in future versions of AirPods to monitor data such as blood oxygen level and heart rate. According to DigiTimes, Apple has tasked supplier ASE Technology to manufacture ambient light sensors which could be used to monitor[Read More…]

German court rules against Volkswagen in Dieselgate case

Berlin, May 26 (IANS) Germanys top civil court has ruled that automaker Volkswagen must partially reimburse a customer whose vehicle had been fitted with software to manipulate emissions during testing. The ruling on the individual case could pave the way for similar suits, with around 60,000 cases against the German[Read More…]

Woman with 2 minor daughters murdered in UP district

Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), May 26 (IANS) A woman with her two minor daughters were found murdered on Tuesday morning in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district. The bodies of three were found on the banks of a dry pond in the Subhankheda Tikra village, the police said. The deceased woman has been[Read More…]

Annual fishing ban days reduced to 47

Chennai, May 26 (IANS) The Central government on Monday has reduced the annual fishing ban days to 47 from the earlier 61 days, said a top official of the National Fisherfolk Forum (NFF). In a statement issued, M. Ilango, Chairperson, NFF said: “Accepting the demands of various coastal state Fisheries[Read More…]

Would have instigated Kohli to pull or cut me: Akhtar

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes if he were playing today, India skipper Virat Kohli and him would have been friends and enemies at the same time. “We are both Punjabis with a big heart. We would have been best of friends off-field and fierce[Read More…]

Libyan Coast Guard rescues over 300 illegal immigrants

Tripoli, May 26 (IANS) The Libyan Coast Guard has rescued more than 300 illegal immigrants and brought them back to the capital Tripoli, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said. “Today at dawn, Libyan Coast Guard returned to Tripoli 315 refugees and migrants after being intercepted/rescued at sea aboard several boats,”[Read More…]

Major fire at shoe factory in Delhi

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A massive fire broke out at a shoe factory in Delhi’s Keshavpuram area on Tuesday morning, following which 23 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames, officials said. There are no reports so far of anyone left trapped in the building,[Read More…]

Donations pour in for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya

Ayodhya, May 26 (IANS) The lockdown and the Corona crisis have not prevented devotees of Lord Ram from making donations to the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, which is responsible for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. A sum of Rs 4.60 crore has been deposited in the[Read More…]

10 shot dead in Chicago during Memorial Day weekend

Chicago, May 26 (IANS) Ten people were shot dead and 32 others injured in Chicago during the city’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015, when 12 persons were killed. Despite the Illinois’ stay-at-home order, the weekend’s death toll has already surpassed last year’s holiday weekend, when seven people were killed[Read More…]

Zoos in Lucknow, Kanpur instal coolers for animals

Lucknow/ Kanpur, May 26 (IANS) As temperatures rise in parts of central Uttar Pradesh, authorities in the Lucknow and Kanpur zoos have installed water coolers and hay curtains to protect animals. Dilip Gupta, Kanpur Zoo Range Officer said: “With a sudden increase in day temperatures, we are taking measures to[Read More…]

UP migrants resent quarantine posters pasted on houses

Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Various districts in Uttar Pradesh have now started putting up posters outside the houses of those who have been kept in home quarantine, particularly migrant workers. People in quarantine, however, resent the move because it adds to the social stigma of being the corona carriers. Agra[Read More…]

7 new cases take Agra’s Covid-19 tally to 864

Agra, May 26 (IANS) With daily new cases of Covid-19 patients remaining under ten for over ten days in a row, there was some relief in the health circles and the Agra district administration. Till late Monday evening, there were only seven new cases, taking the tally in the Taj[Read More…]

Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets approval for ECG, BP monitoring

Seoul, May 26 (IANS) South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has granted approval to Samsung to use the Electrocardiogram (ECG) feature for measuring heart rhythms on the Galaxy Watch Active 2. The feature is already availiable on Apple Watch globally. The Samsung Health Monitor app also received clearance[Read More…]

Sensex gains 350 points to trade above 31K-mark

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The BSE Sensex rose over 350 points on Tuesday to trade over the psychological mark of 31,000 points tracking gains in the Asian markets. Healthy buying was witnessed in FMCG, capital goods and metal stocks. Around 10 a.m., Sensex was trading at 31,030.52, higher by[Read More…]

Nepal plans to increase COVID-19 testing

Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Nepal, the country has planned to increase testing for the virus substantially to identify the infection early, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said. In an televised address to the nation on Monday evening, Oli said that the[Read More…]

UP: Cops join in prayers, display communal harmony

Amroha (UP), May 26 (IANS) In a rare show of communal harmony, a photograph of a Uttar Pradesh police constable and an inspector, both from two different communities, praying together has gone viral on the social media. The constable, Asghar Khan, is shown in the photograph offering namaaz at the[Read More…]

Raj govt allows opening of parks, cab and auto services

Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) Amending the guidelines announced during Lockdown 4.0 on May 18, the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan allowed the restoration of taxi, auto and cab services in the Red Zone and also permitted the public parks to open from 7 a.m. to 6.45 p.m. Permitting the sale[Read More…]





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