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2nd T20I: Depleted India lose to Sri Lanka by four wickets
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) A depleted India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, stretched Sri Lanka before losing by four wickets in the last over of the second T20 International here on Wednesday night. India had made 132/5 at the R Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka, riding on Dhananjaya de Silva's 40 off 34 balls, won with two balls to spare.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Slovenian wins men's cycling time trial gold
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won gold in the cycling road men's individual time trial at the Olympic Games here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: World No.1 shuttler, local favourite Momota ousted
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) World No.1 shuttler Kento Momota was on Wednesday unexpectedly knocked out of men's singles competition after losing to South Korea's world No.38 Heo Kwang-hee 2-0 in a group stage tie of the Olympic Games here.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
2nd T20: Sri Lanka restrict under-strength India to 132/5
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) A below-strength India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, could muster 132 for five wickets in the allotted 20 overs of the second T20 International against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday night.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
21st century born Padikkal's finds 'feat' on debut
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) Devdutt Padikkal, who became the first player born in the 21st century to play international men's cricket for India, scored 29 off 23 balls on his debut in the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sinusitis related to Covid may lead to facial infection
Sao Paulo, July 28 (IANS) A 28-year-old Covid positive man who developed orbital cellulitis -- a severe skin infection in the orbital area (around the eye) -- may represent an unusual complication of the infectious disease.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Demand rises for Hungarian ministers to resign over Pegasus surveillance
Budapest, July 28 (IANS) The opposition in Hungary has called for ministerial resignations from Viktor Orban's far-right government over allegations that it had selected journalists, media owners and opposition political figures as potential targets for the invasive Pegasus spyware, The Guardian reported.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Hungary,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
2nd T20 vs SL: India forced to field reserves after players isolated
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) The Indian team was on Wednesday forced to field only four specialist batsmen as well as a wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson in the second T20 International against Sri Lanka after Covid-stricken Krunal Pandya and eight of his close contacts were left out of the squad.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Global dementia cases may triple by 2050: Study
New York, July 28 (IANS) The number of people with dementia will nearly triple to more than 152 million by 2050, researchers estimate, based on anticipated trends in smoking, high body mass index and high blood sugar.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Boxer Pooja Rani enters quarterfinals in Olympic Games
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Boxer Pooja Rani stormed into the quarterfinals in the women's middle-weight category (69-75 kg) after beating Ichrak Chaib of Algeria 5-0.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics tennis match timings changed due to heat: ITF
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said that the tennis fixtures at the Ariake Tennis Park in the Tokyo Olympics will start at 3pm Japan Standard Time from Thursday. The decision was taken after requests from players who had struggled to play in hot and humid conditions.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
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
Inhalable dry antiviral powder may be effective against Covid
Hong Kong, July 28 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed an inhalable dry powder formulation of tamibarotene -- a repurposed drug -- which has showed broad-spectrum antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV and influenza A H1N1 virus following pulmonary delivery in animal models.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Elina, Marketa and Belinda secure semifinal berths at Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) World No. 6 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine -- the highest-ranked player left in the Tokyo Olympic Games draw after Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka and Aryna Sabalenka made early exits -- overcame Camila Giorgi of Italy, 6-4, 6-4, to book a semifinal spot on Wednesday and guarantee herself an opportunity to play for a medal.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Laos opposes politicisation of vaccines, Covid-19 origin tracing
Vientiane, July 28 (IANS) The Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that politicization of vaccines or the origin tracing of Covid-19 virus should be avoided.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oz Ariarne Titmus hailed as icon after 200m freestyle gold in Tokyo
Canberra, July 28 (IANS) Ariarne Titmus has cemented herself as one of Australia's greatest Olympians with a gold medal in the 200m freestyle and a second victory over the reigning champion Katie Ledecky of the US at Tokyo 2020.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports
LG to finally sell iPhones at S Korean stores: Report
Seoul, July 28 (IANS) South Korean tech giant LG Electronics will begin selling Apple products like iPhones at its South Korean stores, the media reported on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Philippines logs 4,478 new Covid-19 cases, total rises to 1,566,667
Manila, July 28 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Wednesday 4,478 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,566,667.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tokyo's daily Covid-19 cases surpass 3,000 for 1st time
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) The number of new Covid-19 cases in Tokyo reached 3,177 for the first time in a single day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ugandan scientists warn of third wave of Covid-19 as second wanes
Kampala, July 28 (IANS) As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Uganda wanes, scientists in the east African country on Tuesday warned of a third wave if there is no persistent behavioural change towards the spread factors.
2021-07-28
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ashwin differs from Gavaskar, calls The Hundred outstanding
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian Test team off-spinner R Ashwin has hit out at critics of The Hundred tournament that is gaining popularity in England. The 100-ball format, which is in its inaugural edition, has attracted crowds as well as record viewership for this year's cricket in England. Its critics include former India captain and opener Sunil Gavaskar.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
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