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BAFTA 2021: Anthony Hopkins wins Best Actor award

London: Adarsh Gourav, who was nominated for the BAFTA in the best leading actor category for his performance in Netflix’s 'The White Tiger', l...

Britain's Prince Philip passes away

Edinburgh: Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth and a leading figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died aged 99...

New Zealand suspends entry of Indian travellers due to COVID-19 surge

  New Zealand: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India, including its own citizens, f...

Police officer killed in vehicle attack on U.S Capitol

Washington: A motorist rammed a car into U.S Capitol police and brandished a knife, killing one officer and injuring another and forcing the Capitol ...

Train derails in Taiwan, 4 feared dead, says rescue centre

Taiwan: A train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan on Friday after apparently hitting a truck, with at least four people feared dead and more tha...

4 dead in shooting incident at office complex in California

California: Four people, including a child, were killed on Wednesday evening in a shooting incident at a business complex in the city of Orange in Ca...

OCI card holders no longer required to carry old passports for India travel

Washington: People of Indian origin and the Indian diaspora having Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards are now not required to carry their old, ex...

Suez Canal traffic resumes after cargo ship is refloated

Cairo: Shipping traffic through Egypt's Suez Canal resumed after a giant container ship that had been blocking the busy waterway for almost a week wa...

Container ship stuck in Suez Canal 'partially refloated'

  Suez: The stranded container ship blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week was re-floated on Monday and is currently being secured, Inchc...

Pfizer, BioNTech launch COVID-19 vaccine trial in children under 12

New Delhi: Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE began testing their COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12, with hopes of expanding vaccination t...

10 people killed in shooting at grocery store in Colorado

Washington: At least 10 people, including a police officer, were killed when a gunman opened fire at a grocery store in the U.S state of Colorado, au...

6.76 mn Indians brought back through 'Vande Bharat Mission'

New Delhi: India has brought back 6.76 million stranded passengers with the help of the special international flights as Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) o...

U.S House passes key bills providing citizenship to dreamers, immigrants

Washington: The US House of Representatives has passed two key bills that would create a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigran...

Firing at two massage parlors in Atlanta; 8 dead

Georgia: Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs on Tuesday evening left eight people dead, many of them women of Asian de...

EU nations halt rollout of AstraZeneca coronavirus jabs

Berlin: The EU's largest countries joined a stream of states halting their rollouts of AstraZeneca jabs over blood clot fears, as the World Health Or...

Boris Johnson to visit India at end of April to 'unlock' Indo-Pacific opportunities

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit India at the end of April in what will be his first major international trip after Britain's ...

BBC honour for Anju Bobby George, Koneru Humpy

New Delhi: Tokyo Olympics-bound Indian shooter Manu Bhaker has been named as India’s Emerging Player of the Year by the British Broadcasting Co...

French Billionaire Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash

Paris: French billionaire Olivier Dassault, a politician and scion of the Dassault aircraft-making family, was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday, w...

Maju Varghese appointed deputy assistant to Joe Biden

  Washington: Indian-American Maju Varghese, who previously served as a key member of the Biden campaign and the inaugural committee, has been ap...

WHO says 'premature' to think COVID-19 pandemic will end by 2021

Geneva: A senior World Health Organization official said it was premature and unrealistic to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the ye...
 

10 states show steep rise in daily COVID-19 cases

New Delhi: Ten states -- Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan have s...

COVID-19 surge: Hotels, shops to remain open till 9 pm only in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Considering the surge in Covid-19 cases in Kerala, it has been decided to intensify the restrictions. Duration of public events w...