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EURO 2020: Belgium, Netherlands book their spot in last 16 access_time2021-06-18

BERLIN, June 17: The Netherlands and Belgium reached the Euro 2020 last 16 as both the teams registered victories in their second matches in the group stage.  The Dutch team made it to the last 16 from Group C with one game to spare after beati...

Sergio Ramos leaving Real Madrid after 16 years access_time2021-06-17

MADRID, June 16 :Real Madrid confirmed on Wednesday that central defender and club captain, Sergio Ramos will leave the club at the end of this month. The club published a brief communique on their official website saying "Real Madrid communica...

Coca Cola's share price falls as Ronaldo physically distanced himself from the sugary beverage access_time2021-06-16

June 16: Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to remove two Coca-Cola bottles from his Euro 2020 press conference table and drink water instead has wiped billions of dollars off the beverage company's value. The company's stock ...

Neymar on target as Brazil rout Venezuela in Copa America opener access_time2021-06-14

BRASILIA, June 13 : Neymar scored a goal and provided an assist as Brazil cruised to a 3-0 victory over Venezuela in their Copa America opener here on Sunday. The hosts took the lead in the 23rd minute when Richarlison's angled header from a Ney...

Sterling scores to help England win opener at Euro 2020 access_time2021-06-13

LONDON, June 13 : Raheem Sterling's second-half goal helped England beat Croatia 1-0 in the opening match of Group D at Euro 2020 on Sunday. This game was played at London's Wembley Stadium as the British capital is one of the 11 cities to h...

Belgium ease 3-0 past Russia in Euro 2020 access_time2021-06-13

BERLIN, June 12 Belgium scored twice in the first half and paved the way for all three points following a 3-0 win over hapless Russia at their opening game in Group B on Saturday. A brace from Romelu Lukaku and a goal from substitute Thomas Meunier ...

ICC announces expansion of global events, Men’s T20 World Cup to be participated by 20 teams access_time2021-06-02

DUBAI, UAE, June 2: The ICC Board on Tuesday confirmed the schedule of ICC events from 2024 to 2031 with both the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to be expanded and a Men’s Champions Trophy to be re-introd...

WHO announces simple, easy-to-say names for corona variants access_time2021-06-01

GENEVA, June 1: WHO has assigned simple, easy to say and remember labels for key variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, using letters of the Greek alphabet. These labels were chosen after wide consultation and a review of many ...

China to allow couples having third child access_time2021-05-31

BEIJING, May 31: China will support couples that wish to have a third child, according to a meeting of the Political Bureau of Communist Party of China Central Committee held on Monday, Chinese state media outlet Xinhua reported. Implementing the po...

New UK-Indian corona variant detected in Vietnam, health officials say access_time2021-05-30

May 30: A new variant of coronavirus has been detected in Vietnam that appears to be a combination of the Indian and UK variants and can spread quickly by air, reported BBC quoting the local officials. Vietnam's Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long...

Israeli warplanes stage more heavy strikes across Gaza City access_time2021-05-17

ISRAEL, May 17:  Israeli warplanes unleashed a new series of heavy airstrikes at several locations in Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers would rage on....

Nepal in  need of emergency aid to combat coronavirus: WHO access_time2021-05-15

KATHMANDU, May 15: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that South Asian countries including Nepal are in need of emergency aids in a fight against a recent surge of coronavirus cases.  Spreading during a press statement organized in Ge...

EU mobilizes Rs 282 million to help Nepal  contain recent coronavirus surge access_time2021-05-13

KATHMANDU, May 13: Responding to Nepal’s request to provide necessary assistance to contain the explosion in COVID-19 cases in recent days, the European Union has mobilised an initial Rs 282 million in humanitarian funding.  Accordin...

Govts in South Asia must take urgent action to combat COVID-19 surge across region: Amnesty Intl access_time2021-05-13

KATHMANDU, May 13:  Governments across South Asia must immediately address healthcare shortages and urgently strengthen their healthcare systems to respond to the rapid surge of COVID-19 cases in the region, said Amnesty International. With Ind...

Delhi reports 19,832 new COVID-19 cases, 341 deaths in last 24 hrs, positivity rate at 24.92 pc access_time2021-05-08

Delhi recorded 19,832 fresh COVID-19 cases and 341 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi government's health bulletin on Friday. As many as 79,593 tests including 65,663 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/True NAT tests and 13,930 rapid antigen tests w...

Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage access_time2021-05-04

May 4: Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, stating "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple". "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we ...

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 18 million access_time2021-04-30

NEW DELHI, April 29: India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 18 million, reaching 18,376,524 on Thursday, as a fresh high of 379,257 new cases were recorded during the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry. As many as 3,645 deaths reported ac...

Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 rattles India’s Assam access_time2078-01-15

Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 rattles India’s Assam NEW DELHI, April 28: An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale shook large parts of lower Assam in India on Wednesday morning.  The quake struck at 7:51 am and the epicenter w...

India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 15 million access_time2021-04-20

NE DELHI, April 20:  India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 15-million mark, reaching 15,061,919, on Monday, revealed the latest data by the federal health ministry.  There was an increase of 273,810 COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hou...

Manmohan Singh tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to AIIMS access_time2021-04-20

NEW DELHI, April 20: Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Dr Manmohan Singh was admitted to All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre in Delhi after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday. "Former PM Manmohan Si...