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Mumbai's COVID tally drops by 1,400 in 1 day as 3,500 cases reported
short by Shalini Ojha / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Mumbai on Saturday reported 3,568 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours while 84% of the new patients are asymptomatic. The city had reported 5,008 fresh infections on Friday, nearly 1,400 higher than today. As per the bulletin, 485 patients were hospitalised today and the active caseload stands at 17,497. All patients who died had co-morbidities.
short by Shalini Ojha / 08:16 pm on 22 Jan
Shraddha Kapoor officiates her makeup artist's wedding, pics surface
short by Daisy Mowke / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Actress Shraddha Kapoor officiated the wedding of her makeup artist and friend Shraddha Naik. "From getting introduced in a professional set up 12 years back to becoming friends then best friends to you being the officiator of my wedding...We've come a long way!" Naik wrote on Instagram. "Thank you for this honour of being your officiator and bridesmaid," Shraddha replied.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:02 pm on 22 Jan
A journalist who was hit by a car during a live news report got back up and continued reporting the news in the US. In a now-viral video, WSAZ-TV reporter Tori Yorgey is seen getting knocked over by a car and then telling the channel's anchor, "I just got hit by a car but I'm okay, Tim."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:52 pm on 22 Jan
After several people shared memes about Dolo-650 amid rise in COVID-19 cases, the tablet's maker Micro Labs Limited MD Dilip Surana said, "We did not expect the kind of popularity that Dolo-650 gained recently." "Fever and body pain have been the main symptoms of COVID, for which Dolo-650 proved to be the right remedy," Surana added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:08 pm on 22 Jan
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Saturday confirmed that IPL 2022 will begin in the last week of March and will run until May end. "A majority of the team owners expressed their wish that the tournament be held in India...We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that IPL stays in India," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:54 pm on 22 Jan
Gandhiji's favourite hymn dropped from Beating Retreat ceremony
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Mahatma Gandhi's favourite hymn 'Abide with Me' (written by Henry Francis Lyte) has been dropped from the list of songs to be played during the Beating Retreat ceremony scheduled for January 29. 'Ae mere watan ke logon' (written by Kavi Pradeep) will replace it this year. 'Abide with Me' was dropped in 2020 but was reinstated in 2021 following backlash.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:54 pm on 22 Jan
Republic Day parade to have 25 tableaux & 17 military bands: Army
short by Shalini Ojha / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
The Indian Army said in a statement that this year's Republic Day will have 17 military bands, 25 tableaux and 16 marching contingents of various states, departments and armed forces. The six marching contingents of the Indian Army will be of Rajput Regiment, Assam Regiment, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, Sikh Light Infantry, Army Ordnance Corps Regiment and Parachute Regiment.
short by Shalini Ojha / 08:20 pm on 22 Jan
Allies of the imprisoned Russian activist Alexei Navalny have published hundreds of photos of what they claim is the inside of President Vladimir Putin's secret palace. They include images of what Navalny's team called a "hookah" lounge featuring a strip pole, a bedroom and other amenities. Putin had earlier denied owning the $1.35 billion Black Sea palace.
short by Daisy Mowke / 07:17 pm on 22 Jan
A 35-year-old Pakistani inmate serving a life sentence for murder scored the highest marks in the general high school exams among private candidates in Karachi last year. He has been awarded a scholarship for further studies from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. "What I've achieved while languishing in jail isn't possible if one doesn't have conviction," he said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:28 pm on 22 Jan
B'wood trying to find its ground, takes a lot from south: Raashii
short by Amartya Sharma / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Actress Raashii Khanna said Hindi cinema is trying to find a balance between commercial and content-driven cinema. She added that Bollywood "takes a lot from the south" which is the reason why there are several Hindi remakes of south films. "Malayalam cinema is completely content-driven...Telugu cinema is mostly commercial. Hindi cinema is still trying to find its ground," she stated.
short by Amartya Sharma / 08:24 pm on 22 Jan
Singapore reports its first death from Omicron COVID-19 variant
short by Shailesh / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Singapore has reported its first death from the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said. The victim was a 92-year-old unvaccinated woman who had caught the virus from a family member. The Singaporean government on Friday said that the country is likely to see a "significant wave" of COVID-19 cases as the Omicron variant spreads through the community.
short by Shailesh / 06:52 pm on 22 Jan
Australia head coach Justin Langer has done an amazing job: Finch
short by Amartya Sharma / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch said head coach Justin Langer has done "an amazing job". Finch stated, "To win the T20 World Cup when no one...gave us a chance...then dominate the Ashes 4-0, was super impressive." Talking about Langer's contract situation, Finch said, "Whatever happens from the Cricket Australia side of things, that's out of our control as players."
short by Amartya Sharma / 07:04 pm on 22 Jan
Open with Venkatesh, bring in Suryakumar & Deepak: Sanjay Manjrekar
short by Amartya Sharma / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Ex-India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said Venkatesh Iyer should open for Team India in the third ODI against South Africa to "fit" Suryakumar Yadav in the middle-order. He added Deepak Chahar should replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Manjrekar said India could include pacers Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj if they rest Jasprit Bumrah. "And Jayant Yadav in place of Ravichandran Ashwin," Manjrekar added.
short by Amartya Sharma / 07:21 pm on 22 Jan
James Ward-Prowse is the best free-kick taker in the world: Guardiola
short by Veer Badani / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he believes Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse is the best free-kick taker in the world. "He is a guy who adapts in midfield positions, a team player who has great quality with or without the ball, and in understanding the game," Guardiola added. Manchester City play against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
short by Veer Badani / 06:58 pm on 22 Jan
Top seed PV Sindhu entered women's final at Syed Modi India International 2022 in Lucknow on Saturday. The Indian shuttler was leading Russia's Evgeniya Kosetskaya 21-11 in semi-final match before the fifth seed withdrew due to an injury. Sindhu will face compatriot Malvika Bansod in her first final this year. Bansod beat Anupama Upadhyaya 19-21, 21-19, 21-7 in other semi-final.
short by Anant Kaur / 07:05 pm on 22 Jan
England all-rounder Sam Curran took to Twitter to reveal the reason behind opting out of the IPL mega auction 2022. "To focus on my rehabilitation," he wrote. "I'm back in the nets and feeling great, so hope to be back soon," the tweet further read. Curran added that he will be starting his season with Surrey Cricket.
short by Anant Kaur / 07:51 pm on 22 Jan
AAP's Bhagwant Mann challenges Punjab CM Channi to contest from Dhuri
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
AAP's CM candidate from Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, on Saturday, invited Congress leader and Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi to contest against him from Dhuri seat. "I can't fight from Chamkaur Sahib [constituency of Channi]...it's...reserved seat, but he can fight from Dhuri...I welcome him," Mann said. Notably, Mann on Saturday visited the Shri Ram Tirath Mandir and Golden Temple in Amritsar.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 07:57 pm on 22 Jan
Naxals kill police informer, burn 3 vehicles in Chhattisgarh
short by Ramanpreet Singh Virdi / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
The police on Saturday said a 45-year-old police informer was killed and three vehicles engaged in road construction were torched allegedly by Naxals in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. The deceased has been identified as Ando Ram, an official told PTI, adding that the three vehicles were set afire in a separate incident at Cherkanti Patelpara village in the district.
short by Ramanpreet Singh Virdi / 08:03 pm on 22 Jan
Bodies of 2 Indians killed in UAE drone attack reach Punjab
short by Ramanpreet Singh Virdi / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
The bodies of two Indians who were killed in a suspected drone attack in UAE's capital Abu Dhabi reached Punjab on Friday. The deceased have been identified as 28-year-old Hardeep Singh and 35-year-old Hardev Singh. Hardev Singh's body was taken to his native Baghapurana village in Moga district while that of Hardeep Singh was taken to Mehsampur village near Amritsar.
short by Ramanpreet Singh Virdi / 08:25 pm on 22 Jan
1.8 kg gold in paste form & worth ₹75 lakh seized by Mumbai Customs
short by Shalini Ojha / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
The Mumbai Customs has seized 1.8 kg gold in paste form worth ₹75 lakh from a Sudanese national. The gold was hidden in a pouch and was kept between rods of a trolley that is used for transporting the baggage. As per police officials, he was arrested right after his arrival from Sudan.
short by Shalini Ojha / 07:12 pm on 22 Jan
Pak man gets 1-yr jail term for justifying lynching of Sri Lankan
short by Shailesh / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
A 27-year-old man was handed a one-year jail sentence and ordered to pay a fine of PKR 10,000 by a Pakistani court for justifying the lynching of a Sri Lankan national in a video. Muhammad Adnan had uploaded the video on his YouTube channel, which went viral. Priyantha Kumara was lynched by a mob in the Sialkot district last year.
short by Shailesh / 07:31 pm on 22 Jan
Ex-Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad stable after treatment: Family
short by Atharva Pande / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Former Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is in a stable condition after undergoing treatment, his daughter, Marina Mahathir, said on Saturday. The 96-year-old was readmitted and underwent two days of treatment following an elective medical procedure in early January. "His wife and and family ask for the people to pray for his speedy and full recovery," added Marina.
short by Atharva Pande / 08:20 pm on 22 Jan
Kuwait Foreign Minister to visit Beirut for 1st time since 2021 rift
short by Atharva Pande / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah is set to visit Lebanese capital, Beirut, for the first time since a diplomatic rift last year. Sheikh Ahmed would meet Lebanon Prime Minister Najib Mikati, the prime minister's office said. In October 2021, Kuwait expelled Lebanese diplomats after a minister's critical comments on the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.
short by Atharva Pande / 08:16 pm on 22 Jan
NATO will begin a 12-day maritime exercise in the Mediterranean Sea from Monday, a senior US official announced on Friday. Notably, the exercise will take place amid tensions between Russia and NATO countries over a Russian troop build-up near the border with Ukraine. "There was due consideration...given tensions right now, about our exercise posture," the official said.
short by Shailesh / 08:15 pm on 22 Jan
Ethnic wear retailer Fabindia has filed the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with SEBI to launch an IPO in 2022, reported Moneycontrol. The offer reportedly comprises a fresh issue of ₹500 crore and an offer for sale of around 2.5 crore equity shares. Fabindia's promoters, Premji Invest, Bajaj Holdings and Investment and the Nilekani family are among selling shareholders.
short by Hiral Goyal / 07:56 pm on 22 Jan
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