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Musk impersonators steal more than $2M in cryptocurrency
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) Over the last six months, consumers have lost over $2 million in cryptocurrency to scammers impersonating Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
2021-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Video shows bodies being burnt with tyres & petrol, action ordered
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh), May 18 (IANS) Five policemen have been sent to the lines after a video went viral in which bodies were being cremated with tyres and petrol in the presence of the police personnel.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Italy postpones night curfew, plans further reopening
Rome, May 18 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's cabinet has decided to postpone the anti-coronavirus night curfew and approved a plan for further reopening, while pandemic trends in the country remained positive.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Anna varsity likely to conduct re-exam in June for Engineering students
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) The Anna university, Chennai is most likely to conduct re-examination for Engineering students in June. Students who have appeared for the third, fifth and seventh semester online examinations in February can appear for the unsupervised test. The exams which are optional for the students will be conducted online, according to a statement from the University.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
Nine 'Shilas' installed at foundation of Ram temple
Ayodhya (UP), May 18 (IANS) Nine consecrated shilas, silver and copper urns worshipped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ram Janambhoomi during the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony on August 5 last year, have been placed at the foundation of the temple's 'garbh griha' (sanctum sanctorum) on Monday.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
WTC has made Test cricket exciting: NZ captain Williamson
Southampton, May 18 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson acknowledged World Test Championship (WTC) for bringing context to Test cricket and making the longest format of cricket exciting.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Husband, in-laws arrested for J&K woman's murder
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) Police in J&K's Budgam district on Tuesday arrested four people, including the husband of a woman, who was found dead more than a week back.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel fires artillery into southern Lebanon
Tel Aviv, May 18 (IANS) Israel fired artillery into southern Lebanon after six rockets were fired toward the Jewish state but fell short within Beirut's territory, the army here said.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Puducherry CM recovers from Covid, discharged from hospital
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) Puducherry Chief minister N. Rangasamy who was admitted at MGM hospital here has recovered from Covid-19 and was discharged on Monday.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Will be interesting if Warner writes a book after retiring: Broad
London, May 18 (IANS) England fast bowler Stuart Broad said that it will be interesting to read a book written by Australia's David Warner whenever the latter retires considering the conversation that has cropped up in recent days about the 2018 ball-tampering scandal.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US state Illinois adjusts mask mandate
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has adjusted the US state's mask mandate, saying fully vaccinated people will no longer be required to wear face coverings in most situations.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
EU suspends increasing counter measures against US metal tariffs
Brussels, May 18 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has decided to temporarily suspend the increase of its counter measures against the additional tariffs the US has imposed on the imports of steel and aluminium products, European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
TN Finance Minister gets down to nuts & bolts of O2 tanker
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) Even as he is getting down to the nuts and bolts of state finance, the newly appointed Tamil Nadu Finance Minister, P.Thiagarajan, literally got down to the nuts and bolts to unlock oxygen stored in a tanker.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
Austrian doctors treat AstraZeneca Covid vax induced thrombosis
Vienna, May 18 (IANS) A team of doctors at Medical University of Vienna treated a 62-year-old woman suffering from a rare thrombosis observed in people following AstraZeneca vaccination against Covid-19.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Malana, known for hashish, 'keeps' pandemic at bay!
Manali, May 18 (IANS) Malana, known for Malana Cream, the most sought-after forms of hashish across the globe, has kept outsiders and the Covid-19 pandemic at bay -- an uphill task for the ancient Himalayan village where the legend of Alexander the Great lives on -- when the entire country is battling with the second wave.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
California won't implement CDC mask guidance
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) Health authorities in California have said that the most populous US state will not "implement the CDC guidelines that allow fully vaccinated people to go without a mask in most situations" before June 15.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Majority of Germans want new political beginning: Survey
Berlin, May 18 (IANS) A majority, around 62 per cent, of German citizens said it would be good if there was a change in government after September's federal elections, while only 13 per cent preferred things to remain as they were, according to a new survey.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Baboon cutouts to counter monkey menace at Covid Centre
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) It looks funny, but the idea turned very effective when Baboon cutouts were used to keep monkeys away from Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre, Radha Soami Beas in Delhi's Chhattarpur -- India's largest Covid care facility.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
KKR's Seifert tests negative, could soon be on his way back home
Auckland, May 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert, who had tested positive for Covid-19 during the Indian Premier League (IPL) and was stranded in India, has tested negative and could soon be on his way back home.
2021-05-18
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Situation in Ethiopia's Tigray region horrific: WHO
Geneva, May 18 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has called for a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray and said that humanitarian workers should be granted unfettered access as the "overwhelming" majority of the region's inhabitants need immediate assistance.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Emissaries arrive to decide Leader of Opposition in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Congress high command emissaries Malikarjuna Kharge and former Puducherry Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam on Tuesday will have a one-on-one interaction with the 21 Congress legislators to decide who should become the Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Assembly.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Chennai Transpeople contribute Rs 50K to CM fund
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) Despite a large population of the ordinary transpeople being in penury with no work, a group of fifty members of the community have pooled Rs 1,000 each and contributed an amount of Rs 50,000 to the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund (CMPRF).
2021-05-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Don't want to get carried away: Vihari ahead of WTC final
London, May 18 (IANS) India batsman Hanuma Vihari said he doesn't want to get carried away with the importance of playing World Test Championship (WTC) final.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
France, Germany, Spain conclude deal over new fighter jet
Paris, May 18 (IANS) France, Germany and Spain have reached a deal over the next phases of the development of a new fighter jet project known as the Future Combat Air System (FCAS), which the countries consider Europe's "most important tool" to preserve its sovereignty and security amid "fast growing threats". .
2021-05-18
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
'Aakashvani' on Covid safety in Varanasi soon (Ld)
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) Soon citizens of the holy city Varanasi will hear a voice from the skies to follow Covid-19 safety protocols!
2021-05-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Cyclone effects: Navy goes to rescue 297 stuck on oil rig, barge
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The Indian Navy (IN) has despatched its warship INS Talwar to an oil rig and a barge with total 297 people stranded on board in the Bombay High Fields vicinity as the fallout of the Cyclone Tauktae continues, here on Tuesday.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Spain to start mass vaccination of under-50's in June
Madrid, May 18 (IANS) Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said that the mass vaccination of people under the age of 50 will begin in June as the country's Covid inoculation program continues to pace up.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka declares new travel restriction
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have announced that an island-wide travel restriction will come into force from 11 p.m. on Friday, until 4 a.m. on May 25 in an effort to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Google launches News Showcase in India with 30 news publishers
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Google on Tuesday announced it has rolled out News Showcase in India with 30 news publishers including national, regional and local news organisations like Indo Asian News Service (IANS), ABP LIVE, India TV, Zee News, Amar Ujala, Deccan Herald, Punjab Kesari, The Tribune, Kalinga TV and others.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Technology
Varanasi Smart City to try medicine deliveries by drones
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency, the city of Varanasi will try out delivery of medicines by drones from Chennai based start-up Garuda Aerospace.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
Kids are key to ending Covid pandemic in US: Survey
Washington, May 18 (IANS) A new survey has revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic in the US will not come to an end until children are vaccinated against the disease.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Drunk man stabs 3 people to death in Russia
Moscow, May 18 (IANS) A drunk man stabbed three people to death in Russia's Yekaterinburg city, authorities said, adding that the perpetrator has been apprehended.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HK Disneyland posts $348mn net loss
Hong Kong, May 18 (IANS) The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has reported a net loss of HK$2.7 billion ($348 million) in the fiscal year 2020 as its theme park was closed for nearly 60 per cent of the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Amazon may acquire film giant MGM for $9B: Report
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) Amazon is reportedly in talks to acquire movie giant MGM for $9 billion, at a time when the world's largest telecommunication company AT&T has announced to merge WarnerMedia with Discovery to create a new media giant that will compete with leading streaming players like Netflix.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Technology
Microsoft Teams available for personal use with free video calls 24/7
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) Microsoft has launched the personal version of its communication app Teams for use among friends and families that offers all-day free video calling.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Education
RaGa hopes Modi 'system' will wake up for kids' sake
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed concern over the Narendra Modi government's preparedness and plans as experts forecast a likely Covid3.0, which could prove deadly for children.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cyclone fallout: Navy rescues 146 from barge near Bombay High
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The Indian Navy (IN) has managed to rescue at least 146 of the 273 personnel of the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) from the drifting Barge P-305 near the Bombay High Fields, and augmented its efforts by dispatching a helicopter, officials said here on Tuesday.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2,323 cases of Indian Covid variant recorded in UK: Hancock
London, May 18 (IANS) A total of 2,323 cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in India have been recorded in the UK, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Samsung unveils 3 power management ICs for DDR5 DRAM chips
Seoul, May 18 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled new power-controlling chips that minimise overall power consumption while boosting performance of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM).
2021-05-18
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Lavrov expects professional dialogue with Blinken in Iceland
Moscow, May 18 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that he looked forward to a professional dialogue with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Iceland on Thursday.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
S Korea launches alliance to develop 'metaverse' tech
Seoul, May 18 (IANS) South Korea's ICT ministry said on Tuesday the country has launched an industry alliance to bolster the development of "metaverse" technology and ecosystems.
2021-05-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
US, EU to start talks on steel tariffs
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US and the European Union (EU) will begin talks on the steel tariffs imposed during the administration of former President Donald Trump, according to a joint statement.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Colombian slips while doing yoga in Mathura, dies later
Mathura (UP), May 18 (IANS) A 43-year-old citizen of Colombia, slipped and fell to his death from the terrace of Shri Yugal Bhajan Kuti Ashram in Mathura while practicing yoga.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India witnesses worst Covid toll as 4,329 die in a day
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) With 4,329 deaths in last 24 hours, India on Tuesday recorded highest fatalities from Covid infection, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
208 dead in Israeli-Palestinian hostilities: UN
United Nations, May 18 (IANS) At least 208 people have been killed and some 1,500 others injured in a week of the ongoing airstrikes and rocket shellings between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
2021-05-18
Category: International, United States,Opinion/Commentary
Help reaches Agra villages after alarm over rising deaths
Agra, May 18 (IANS) Help reached a large number of villages in Agra, after a series of reports highlighting an alarming increase in the number of deaths in the Uttar Pradesh district.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UP religious leaders to spread awareness against dumping bodies
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to take the help of various religious leaders to create awareness among people not to dump bodies in the rivers.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Nearly one-fourth of US adults worse off financially amid Covid
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Nearly one-fourth of American adults said that they were worse off financially in 2020 compared to a year earlier, reflecting the economic fallout and distress resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, a Federal Reserve survey revealed.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bomb hurled at BJP MLA's house in Kanpur
Kanpur, May 18 (IANS) A bomb was hurled outside the residence of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Surendra Maithani. Three men were arrested.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Japan's FY 2020 GDP shrinks to sharpest on record
Tokyo, May 18 (IANS) Japan's GDP in fiscal year 2020 shrank 4.6 per cent in real terms, down for the second straight year, marking the largest annual contraction on record since data compilation began in 1955, government statistics revealed on Tuesday.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy