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Fire safety audit in TN govt hospitals after mishap in Rajiv Gandhi hospital
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a fire and safety audit in all the state government hospitals.
2022-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid as US struggles for normalcy (Ld)
New York, April 27 (IANS) US Vice-President Kamala Harris has become the highest-ranking official in the current Biden administration to be infected with Covid-19 despite vaccinations as the US tries desperately to bring a semblance of normalcy after two years of restrictions and nearly a million deaths.
2022-04-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Health Minister chairs meeting with experts on new 'XE' Covid variant
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday chaired a meeting with the key experts and officials of the country on the new 'XE variant' of Covid.
2022-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Govt working tirelessly to augment India's health infrastructure: Modi
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the government was working tirelessly to augment India's health infrastructure.
2022-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Special Series,Politics
Mandaviya flags off 33 Indian Red Cross Society ambulances
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday flagged off 33 ambulances from Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
2022-04-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Jan Aushadhi medicine led to estimated savings of Rs 4,800 cr for people'
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Jan Aushadhi medicines are 50-90 per cent cheaper over market prices of branded medicines, and during the current financial year till February 28, 2022, have led to estimated savings of approximately Rs 4,800 crore to the citizens, the Parliament was told on Wednesday.
2022-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
MNS activists damage IPL team bus in Mumbai
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Activists of Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena smashed the windows of at least one of the luxury buses parked outside a five-star hotel to ferry players for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, officials said here early on Wednesday.
2022-03-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Politics
PM Modi interacts with Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana beneficiaries
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana beneficiaries via video conferencing.
2022-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Budget expands efforts to reform, transform healthcare system: PM
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The health budget expands the government's efforts to reform and transform the healthcare system over the past seven years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.
2022-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Modi to inaugurate post-Budget webinar of Health Ministry
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the post-Budget webinar of the Union Health Ministry on Saturday, officials said on Friday.
2022-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Group of youth to sue Japan's TEPCO over Fukushima disaster-linked cancer claims
Tokyo, Jan 27 (IANS) The operator of Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant will be sued by six young people on Thursday over claims that exposure to radiation after the plant's multiple meltdowns caused them to develop thyroid cancer.
2022-01-27
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Singapore reports 4,832 new Covid-19 cases
Singapore, Jan 27 (IANS) Singapore reported 4,832 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 327,602.
2022-01-27
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Politics
UAE delivers 1 mn Covid-19 vaccines to Gaza
Gaza, Jan 27 (IANS) The UAE has delivered 1 million Sputnik V vaccine doses to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing, an official said.
2022-01-27
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Fight Club' gets new ending in China which shows authorities come just in time
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) More than two decades after its release, cult film 'Fight Club has been given a very different ending in China -- and this time, the authorities win, the CNN reported.
2022-01-26
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Shillong couple's hunger strike against attacks on non-tribals
Shillong, Jan 24 (IANS) A middle-aged couple from Shillong on Sunday started their 'indefinite hunger strike till death' in protest against the alleged atrocities committed against the people belonging to non-tribal communities in Meghalaya.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Shah thanks Modi for unveiling hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for unveiling the hologram statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the India Gate in the national capital.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kuwaiti FM extends suggestions to Lebanese Prez on rebuilding trust
Beirut, Jan 24 (IANS) Visiting Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah has said that his country has made suggestions to Lebanese President Michel Aoun on how Lebanon might rebuild confidence with the Gulf states.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Lebanon,Diplomacy,Politics
Iran says UN voting right "naturally" restored after paying off membership arrears
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iran has regained its right to vote at the UN General Assembly after its membership dues to the organisation were paid by South Korea with frozen Iranian funds, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations announced.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Somali Army kills 6 al-Shabab militants in central region
Mogadishu, Jan 24 (IANS) Somali National Army (SNA)'s special forces, Gorgor, killed six al-Shabab militants and foiled a car bomb attack at a military base in Guriel town in Galgudud region in central Somalia, officials have said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Somalia,Politics,Terrorism
One killed in Hungarian hospital fire
Budapest, Jan 24 (IANS) A fire at Hungary's St. Imre hospital has killed one person and caused two others to suffer from smoke inhalation, authorities have said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Hungary,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 killed, 16 injured in rain-related incidents in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 16 others injured in separate rain-related incidents during a recent spell of heavy rains in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Burkina Faso govt denies Army takeover after barracks gunfire
Ouagadougou, Jan 24 (IANS) Burkina Faso's government has confirmed gunfire in some barracks but denied the information on social media about the Army takeover.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Politics
Fauci optimistic Omicron cases to peak in February
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Anthony Fauci, top US infectious disease expert, has said he is confident that most states in the country will reach a peak of Omicron infection cases by mid-February.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Suspected al-Shabab suspects burn down 8 trucks in Kenya
Lamu (Kenya), Jan 24 (IANS) Estimated eight construction vehicles and equipment were set ablaze by suspected al-Shabab militants at 29 km from Hindi Town in the coastal Kenyan county of Lamu, a government official said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Terrorism
Nightclub fire kills at least 16 in Cameroonian capital city
Yaounde, Jan 24 (IANS) A fire in a nightclub in Cameroon's capital city of Yaounde has killed at least 16 people, the country's Communication Minister, Rene Emmanuel Sadi has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Cameroon,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Armenian President resigns citing insufficient constitutional authorisation
Yerevan, Jan 24 (IANS) Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has announced his resignation, citing the lack of constitutional power for him to solve domestic and foreign policy problems.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Armenia,Politics
Battle for UP: BJP plans to connect with 12 Cr voters
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The BJP in Uttar Pradesh is going full steam on its ambitious plan to visit four crore houses of beneficiaries of the Central and state schemes under its 'Har ghar BJP' plan. The party aims at connecting with 12 crore voters through this.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Battle for UP: SP, allies face seat sharing trouble
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party's alliance seems to be running into rough weather over the issue of seat allotment.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Battle for UP: Bulandshar accused in the fray as independent
Bulandshahr (UP), Jan 24 (IANS) Yogesh Raj, an accused in the 2018 mob violence in Bulandshahr that led to the killing of two people, including an on-duty police inspector, is contesting the Syana Assembly seat in Bulandshahr as an independent candidate.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Number of discouraged workers in S.Korea hits new high
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) The number of discouraged workers in South Korea touched a fresh all-time high in 2021 due to a weak job market amid the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic, government data showed on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Seoul closely monitoring N.Korea's nuke, missile activities
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Monday that it is closely monitoring North Korea's nuclear and missile activities after Pyongyang hinted last week at lifting its self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Raj Guv Kalraj Mishra's Twitter account hacked, later restored
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra's official Twitter handle @kalrajmishra was hacked for almost three hours, confirmed police officials on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Battle for UP: Woman Minister's alleged audio goes viral
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Swati Singh, a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, is in news again. This time it is because of an audio recording that has gone viral on social media.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Heavy snowfall in Turkey disrupts flights, road traffic
Ankara, Jan 24 (IANS) Heavy snowfall across Turkey, including the main cities of Istanbul and Ankara, have disrupted flight services and road traffic, while meteorologists have warned that the cold spell could last until the end of next week.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
S.Korean central bank completes 1st phase of mock test of digital currency
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) The Bank of Korea (BOK) said on Monday that it has successfully completed its first phase of a two-step mock test of the feasibility of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as it is reviewing whether to introduce the potential new form of money.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Amarinder resolves to empower girls
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) On the National Girl Child Day, former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday resolved to empower the girls by giving them education, freedom and equal space.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Israel approves $716mn plan to plant 450,000 trees due to climate change
Tel Aviv, Jan 24 (IANS) In the wake of climate change, Israel has launched a national plan to plant 450,000 trees across the country, according to a joint statement issued the Ministries of Environmental Protection and Agriculture and Rural Development.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
36 MMTS trains cancelled in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The South Central Railway (SCR) has cancelled 36 MMTS trains in Hyderabad on Monday due to operational reasons and maintenance activity.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Charleston,National,Politics
S.Korean military to bolster coronavirus testing capacity
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korea's military plans to beef up its Covid-19 testing capacity amid the emergence of the omicron variant as the dominant strain in the country, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
K'taka govt revokes rule making Kannada lang mandatory for UG courses
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Karnataka government has rolled back the decision of making Kannada language mandatory for Undergraduate students.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
VCK asks TN govt to bring legislation against hate speech
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) The VCK, a coalition partner of the ruling DMK, has called upon the government to enact a legislation against hate speech in the next Assembly session.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Libya opens illegal immigrants' reception centre for women, kids
Tripoli, Jan 24 (IANS) The Libyan Foreign Ministry has announced the opening an illegal immigrants' reception centre in capital Tripoli specifically for women and children.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Israel approves new hi-tech R&D fund with UAE
Tel Aviv, Jan 24 (IANS) The Israeli Cabinet has approved the launching of an Israeli-Emirati industrial research and development fund (R&D), the Foreign Ministry said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Libyan Parliament urged to set 'new path' for polls
Tripoli, Jan 24 (IANS) A senior UN official has called on the members of Libyan House of Representatives, or Parliament, to set a "new path" for the general elections in the country.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Internal rift within JD-U widens in run-up to UP polls
Patna, Jan 24 (IANS) After failing to stitch an alliance with BJP in Uttar Pradesh, the top leadership of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has started targeting Union Minister R.C.P. Singh.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
About 70 arrested in Brussels protest against Covid curbs
Brussels, Jan 24 (IANS) About 70 people were arrested during a protest in Brussels against the Belgian government's restrictions against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Israel approves state probe into German submarine procurement
Tel Aviv, Jan 24 (IANS) Israel's cabinet has decided to launch a state investigation into the procurement of submarines and other vessels from Germany amid corruption allegations involving confidants of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Sri Lankan govt to auction boats seized from TN fishermen
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) The fisheries and aquatic department of Sri Lanka will be auctioning 105 fishing boats seized from Tamil Nadu fishermen over the years. The department has already issued advertisements in newspapers in the island nation calling for bidders to participate in the auction.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Battle for UP: BJP slams Akhilesh over Pak remark, seeks apology
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The BJP has mounted a blistering attack on Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav for his statement in which he reportedly said that it is China and not Pakistan which is India's real enemy.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Thousands march in Washington against Covid vax mandates
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Thousands of Americans from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. for a march against Covid-19 vaccine mandates and other pandemic restrictions, as people were frustrated and fatigued by the recent surge in cases and the overall health crisis.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics