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Karan Wahi gets death threats over post on Naga Sadhus in Kumbh in COVID-19
short by Pragya Swastik / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Actor Karan Wahi on Wednesday said that he's been receiving abusive messages, abusive content and death threats after a social media post about Naga Sadhus in Kumbh Mela amid the coronavirus pandemic. Several Instagram users accused him of 'hurting Hindu sentiments', while many others sent him abusive texts. Some users also called his post a 'propaganda story' against Naga Babas.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:19 pm on 14 Apr
The satellite pictures of Caribbean island of Saint Vincent taken before and after the multiple volcanic eruptions have surfaced online. While one satellite photo shows Richmond Vale waterfront before the volcano started to erupt, the other shows the same place covered in volcanic ash days after eruptions. La Soufrière started erupting last week and around 20,000 people have been evacuated.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:58 pm on 14 Apr
Denmark becomes 1st in EU to drop AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot fears
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Denmark has become the first nation in European Union to drop the AstraZeneca vaccine from its COVID-19 inoculation program. Danish Health Authority said "there's a link between rare, but serious" side effects and the AstraZeneca vaccine, including blood clots risk and haemorrhaging. People who have already received the vaccine's first shot will be offered their second dose from another producer.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 09:53 pm on 14 Apr
RCB defend lowest total under Kohli's captaincy, win 2nd match in a row
short by Anmol Sharma / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
RCB on Wednesday defended the lowest total under Virat Kohli's captaincy against SRH to win their second match in a row in IPL 2021. Driven by Glenn Maxwell's 59(41), RCB put up a total of 149/8. SRH were 115/2 at one stage but were restricted to 143/9 in their 20 overs. Shahbaz Ahmed took three wickets for RCB.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:32 pm on 14 Apr
Virat Kohli smashes a chair in anger after getting out, video goes viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
A video of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli smashing a chair in anger after getting out for 33(29) against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL 2021 has gone viral. In the video, Kohli can be seen looking down and hitting the chair in the dugout while walking to the pavilion. Kohli was dismissed in the 13th over.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:39 pm on 14 Apr
Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was on Wednesday questioned for eight hours by CBI regarding the corruption allegations against him, an official said. As per the reports, Deshmukh denied the allegations and told the officers that they were an attempt to malign the state government's image. The allegations were levelled by former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 10:55 pm on 14 Apr
A government official in northeastern China has been fired after a video showing a female employee beating him with a mop and accusing him of sexual harassment went viral online. She's also seen making phone calls, claiming the man had sent harassing texts to multiple women in the office. Many people praised the woman for standing up to her harasser.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:57 pm on 14 Apr
How did I get COVID without leaving house: Rahul Roy on testing +ve
short by Udit Gupta / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Rahul Roy and his family have tested positive for coronavirus. The 'Aashiqui' actor, who suffered a brain stroke in November, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the news. He wrote, "I know COVID is there...but how did I and my family contract this virus without leaving...house...or even without going for walks is a question I'll never be answered to."
short by Udit Gupta / 10:58 pm on 14 Apr
He was obsessed with Tom & Jerry: Amrish Puri's grandson Vardhan
short by Udit Gupta / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Actor Vardhan Puri, while speaking about his late grandfather Amrish Puri, said, "[He] was obsessed with 'Tom & Jerry', he could watch that show for hours at stretch." "He in fact gave a lot of credit for his acting prowess to 'Tom & Jerry', and considered them as two of the greatest characters of all time," Vardhan added.
short by Udit Gupta / 09:52 pm on 14 Apr
Lost cousin to COVID-19, situation in Gujarat terrible: Hansal Mehta
short by Udit Gupta / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Twitter on Wednesday to mourn the demise of a "very close cousin", who passed away in Gujarat's Ahmedabad due to coronavirus. The filmmaker wrote, "Lost a very close cousin in Ahmedabad to COVID-19." "His wife is also critical. The situation in Gujarat is terrible. Much, much worse than is being reported," Hansal added.
short by Udit Gupta / 10:35 pm on 14 Apr
Will keep working on myself to be better son: Dhanush on mom's b'day
short by Udit Gupta / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Dhanush took to Instagram on Wednesday to wish his mother on her birthday. He shared a picture of himself with his mother and wrote, "Happy birthday my Goddess my mother." "It's because of your unconditional love...I've come so far," he said, adding, "Long live my Goddess...I'll keep working on myself to be a better son and to make you proud."
short by Udit Gupta / 10:24 pm on 14 Apr
I've not injected anything to my face, I'm all natural: Mandira
short by Udit Gupta / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Mandira Bedi, who'll turn 49 years old on April 15, has said she doesn't believe in going through artificial treatments to look young. "I have a thing against using botox...That's not my thing at all," she added. "I've not injected anything to my face...I'm all natural and want to keep it that way as long as I can," said Mandira.
short by Udit Gupta / 10:05 pm on 14 Apr
Bangladesh announces 8-day complete lockdown till April 21
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Amid rising COVID-19 cases, Bangladesh has announced an eight-day-long complete lockdown in the country from April 14 to April 21. As per the order from the government, all government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices will be closed and all public transport services will be suspended. It's announced plans to ban all international and domestic flights for a week from Wednesday.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 10:01 pm on 14 Apr
Doctor, 2 others sell Remdesivir at higher prices in Mumbai; held
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Three men, including a doctor, were arrested for allegedly selling Remdesivir injections at higher prices in Mumbai, police said on Wednesday. They were selling three injections of the anti-viral drug at ₹59,000. The government has said that the production and supply of Remdesivir will be increased in the country amid the rising COVID-19 cases.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 09:52 pm on 14 Apr
Instagram to let users choose to hide 'likes' in global test
short by Hiral Goyal / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Instagram has announced a small global test which will let users choose whether to hide or show "like" counts on their own and other people's posts. This comes after Instagram ran experiments in which it removed "likes" for a small group of users. Last month, Instagram accidentally hid "likes" for a large number of users for a brief period.
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:29 pm on 14 Apr
Bezos' Blue Origin launches New Shepard with 'astronaut rehearsal'
short by Hiral Goyal / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin successfully launched the New Shepard rocket on Wednesday. The uncrewed reusable spacecraft soared roughly 105-km above ground to suborbital space and returned for a parachute-assisted landing at the launch facility. An “astronaut rehearsal” was also carried out wherein Blue Origin personnel entered the capsule prior to the launch to go through pre-flight operations.
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:22 pm on 14 Apr
Elon Musk's SpaceX raises $1.16 billion in equity financing
short by Hiral Goyal / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Billionaire Elon Musk-led space company SpaceX has raised about $1.16 billion in equity financing over the last two months, the company said in amended regulatory filing. Earlier in February, SpaceX reported that it had raised about $850 million at a reported valuation of $74 billion. SpaceX plans on landing its Starship rockets on Mars before 2030, Musk said last month.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:54 pm on 14 Apr
BR Ambedkar had proposed Sanskrit as official language: CJI Bobde
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said that Babasaheb Ambedkar had prepared a proposal to make Sanskrit the official language of India. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the academic building of the Maharashtra National Law University at Nagpur, he added, "I don't know if that proposal was tabled. It had signatures of some mullahs, pandits...and of Dr Ambedkar."
short by Navashree Nandini / 09:52 pm on 14 Apr
Hard to define essentials, allow all deliveries: Amazon to Maha govt
short by Krishna Raj / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Amid the new restrictions to curb COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, Amazon has urged the state government to allow deliveries of all products to customers. Amazon said that it was challenging to define a static essentials list. The company is currently delivering only essential products in the state in line with the new guidelines set by the government.
short by Krishna Raj / 11:17 pm on 14 Apr
Over 8,000 COVID-19 cases recorded in B'luru in last 24hrs
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Bengaluru on Wednesday reported 8,203 new COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths. The state's Department of Health and Family Welfare said that Karnataka has in total reported 11,265 new cases and 38 deaths in past 24 hours. With this, the tally of total active cases in the state has gone up to 85,480.
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:16 pm on 14 Apr
Pakistan bans Islamist party after clashes leave 7 dead, 300 hurt
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Pakistan has decided to ban a radical Islamist party, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, after its supporters clashed with the law enforcement agencies, leaving seven people dead and over 300 policemen injured. Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said, "I've approved a proposal...to ban...TLP." The TLP had launched the protest on Monday after its head Saad Hussain Rizvi was detained in Lahore.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 11:13 pm on 14 Apr
US First Lady Jill Biden tolerated medical procedure well: WH
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
After undergoing a "common medical procedure" on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden's wife and US First Lady Jill Biden came through it "well", the White House said. "The First Lady tolerated the procedure well," communications director Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement. President Joe Biden had accompanied his wife to an outpatient centre near the campus of George Washington University.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 10:52 pm on 14 Apr
Govt allows additional 3,675 tonnes of sugar export to UK
short by Krishna Raj / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
The government has permitted export of an additional 3,675 tonnes of raw or refined sugar to the United Kingdom under the tariff-rate quota. The additional quantity will be exported till September 30. The quota is for a volume of exports that enters the UK at relatively low tariffs and after the quota is reached, a higher tariff applies to exports.
short by Krishna Raj / 10:43 pm on 14 Apr
HDFC Bank to raise ₹50,000 crore via private placement of bonds
short by Krishna Raj / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
HDFC Bank said on Wednesday that it will raise up to ₹50,000 crore through private placement of debt instruments over the next 12 months. The proposal will be considered at the bank's board meeting on April 17, it said. Recently, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said that banks should ensure credit flow in a meeting with bankers.
short by Krishna Raj / 11:12 pm on 14 Apr
China's exports rise 30.6% y-o-y to $241.1 billion in March
short by Krishna Raj / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
China's exports in March rose 30.6% to $241.1 billion from a year earlier, while imports increased 38.1% to $227.3 billion, customs data showed. Customs spokesman Li Kuiwen said that it's a positive signal that global economic and trade activities are recovering and market confidence is increasing. However, he warned that the world's economic situation remains complicated and severe.
short by Krishna Raj / 10:49 pm on 14 Apr
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