Friday, January 21, 2022


Women's Asia Cup is very open: Cedric d’Sousa

LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND): The Women’s Asia Cup 2022 will be taking place from 21-28 January at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, in Muscat in Oman. The venue was switched from Bangkok, Thailand due to ongoing Covid-19 complications.

Rahul slams Centre on abduction of Indian by Chinese forces in Arunachal

NEW DELHI: After the Chinese Army reportedly abducted an Arunachal Pradesh teenager from the Indian territory where China had constructed 3-4 km road in 2018, the Congress has slammed the government for inaction in the entire episode.

Apple may launch 'iPhone SE+ 5G' in 2023

SAN FRANCISCO: Cupertino based tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to launch a fourth-generation iPhone SE+ with a larger 5.7-inch display as early as 2023.

Germany highlights Indo-Pacific doctrine with deployment of frigate Bayern in Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI: German frigate Bayern arrived in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit on Saturday. The submarine hunter vessel will remain docked at the Colombo Port till 18 January.

Apple iPhones log 48% growth in India in 2021 with 4.4% market share

NEW DELHI: Apple registered a massive 48 per cent growth in iPhone shipments in India in the calendar year 2021, and was on course to log a record 4.4 per cent market share for the full year, new data showed on Monday.

Germany highlights Indo-Pacific doctrine with deployment of frigate Bayern in Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI: German frigate Bayern arrived in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit on Saturday. The submarine hunter vessel will remain docked at the Colombo Port till 18 January.

Apple may launch iPad Pro 2022 with MagSafe charging glass logo

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is reportedly planning to launch two new iPad Pro models with low-power LTPO OLED displays and now a new report has claimed that the iPhone maker experimenting with at least one 2022 iPad Pro prototype with MagSafe on board.

Army won't let any attempt to unilaterally change status quo along borders: Gen Naravane

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army won't let any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo along the country's borders to succeed, said the force chief General MM Naravane giving a clear message to China on the eve of Army Day.

Surging global electricity demand peaks emissions to record levels: IEA

NEW DELHI: Global electricity demand surged in 2021, creating strains in major markets, pushing prices to unprecedented levels and driving the power sector's emissions to a record high, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday.

OnePlus 10 Pro sold out in a second of its first sale: Report

BEIJING: OnePlus recently launched its much-anticipated flagship smartphone 'OnePlus 10 Pro' in China and now a new report has revealed that the phone has received a good response in its first flash sale in the region.

Savita to lead India in Women's Hockey Asia Cup

NEW DELHI: Ace goalkeeper Savita will lead an 18-member Indian Women's Hockey team in the upcoming Women's Hockey Asia Cup which is scheduled to be held between January 21 to 28 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman.

Threats by no means reduced at borders with China: Army chief

NEW DELHI: While there has been partial disengagement, threat has by no means reduced at the northern borders with China, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Manoj Mukund Naravane, said on Wednesday as he stressed upon the fact that force deployment from the Indian side has enhanced.

SA to host Women’s Junior World Cup in April

LAUSANNE (Switzerland): The Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have decided that the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup, which was initially scheduled to be played in December 2021 but had to be put “on hold” due to the Omicron variant outbreak, will be staged from 2 to 13 April 2 to 13 at the originally planned venue, the North-West University of Potchefstroom in South Africa.

'Virgin coconut oil dissolves Covid virus': SC junks plea on seeking addendum to NDMA

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Monday junked a plea by a lawyer seeking directions to make a certain addendum to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) following research claiming that virgin coconut oil dissolves Covid-19 virus

India-UAE trade booms--volume to touch USD 100 billion in 5-8 years

NEW DELHI: The volume of the bilateral trade between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is tipped to increase from $60 billion to $100 billion in the next 5-8 years in tune with the growing partnership between the two countries.

OnePlus 10 Pro likely to feature dual-curved screen: Report

BEIJING: Smartphone brand OnePlus' upcoming flagship phone OnePlus 10 Pro is likely to feature a dual-curved screen with very narrow bezels on both sides, as well as the chin and the top.

Asymptomatic infection may lead to long Covid: Study

NEW YORK: Covid infection, even if mild, can trigger an immune response that lasts longer than the initial infection and recovery, according to a new study.

Troop disengagement at LAC key to future of Russia-India-China Trilateral

NEW DELHI: Russia plans to expand interaction with India on various regional and international issues of importance, not only at the bilateral level but also through various multilateral and plurilateral forums in 2022.

India's high import tariffs negating PLI, impacting competition: ICEA

NEW DELHI: As India doubles down on local manufacturing, the country's import tariffs in the electronics sector are still way higher than China, Vietnam and other economies, which is negating the performance-linked incentive (PLI) scheme and adversely impacting competitiveness and scale, a new study showed on Thursday.

Cabal of anti-Modi activists ignore anything positive Modi govt has done: Former IFS officers

NEW DELHI: A group of 32 former IFS officers and Ambassadors have slammed a motley group of activists for sustained smear campaign against the Modi government.

Chinese President signs mobilisation order for military training

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed a mobilisation order for the training of the armed forces, the first order of the Central Military Commission (CMC) in 2022.

Concerns over supplies after lockdown of largest port in China

NEW DELHI:A partial lockdown in Ningbo city in East China's Zhejiang province, home to the world's largest port, has led to problems like fewer drivers and trucks, raising concerns about supplies for international brands such as Nike and Adidas, Global Times reported.

30 injured after 5.5-magnitude quake hits China's Yunnan

BEIJING: At least 30 people were injured after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Ninglang County in China's Yunnan province two days, local authorities said on Tuesday.

'Spot where Chinese flag unfurled not in Galwan Valley demilitarised zone'

NEW DELHI: In the wake of the controversy over a video of Chinese PLA soldiers unfurling their national flag in Ladakh's Galwan Valley to celebrate New Year that went viral, army sources have clarified that the spot shown was not in the disputed area, which is a demilitarised zone as agreed in the series of talks following the June 2020 clashes.

China's action plan to takeover Latin America

NEW DELHI: Chinese Communist Party officials have unveiled an "action plan for cooperation" with Latin American countries that amounts to a "comprehensive" plan to influence the region and threaten US interests, following a new summit with the nearest neighbours of the US, Washington Examiner reported.

Withdraw cases against farmers, implement MSP: Cong

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday demanded withdrawal of cases against farmers and implementation of MSP as soon as possible.

Spider-Man' perched at No. 3 spot among all Hollywood films ever released in India

MUMBAI:In just 18 days since its theatrical release, 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', with Tom Holland and Zendaya playing the lead roles, has become the third highest grosser among Hollywood films in India, after 'Avengers: Endgame' (2019) and 'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018).

Western ads with narrow eyes seen as racist in China

NEW DELHI:Amid a growing sense of online nationalism and anti-West sentiment in China, some have seized upon advertisements as examples of racism towards Chinese people.

FIH Pro League ideal preparation for Asian Games: Hockey captain Manpreet

BENGALURU: The Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh has said that the FIH Pro League will help the side gain "some really good experience" ahead of the Asian Games in Guangzhou (China), which will serve as the direct qualification event for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

WHO chief optimistic that pandemic will be beaten in 2022

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that he is optimistic that the Covid-19 pandemic will be defeated in 2022, provided countries work together to contain its spread.

Indian athletes' top sporting moments in 2021

NEW DELHI: India fared really well in sports and it was not just cricket. IANS looks at the top sporting moments of Indian athletes in 2021.

Finally, Philippines will have India's Brahmos missiles

NEW DELHI: Exactly six months before his term expires, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has added final touches to the modernization of the country's armed forces with acquisition of missile corvettes, Black Hawk combat helicopters, Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and India's BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.

China's international project to revive Buddhist sites must involve India

NEW DELHI: Chinas decision to launch an international project, without India, to restore grottoes - Buddhist caves hewn out of cliffs, often bearing intricate wall paintings - along the ancient Silk Road is a deeply flawed step.

Wrestling: Future looks bright but challenges await courageous performers in 2022

NEW DELHI:Fortune favours the brave'. 'No pain, no gain'. In August this year, when Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia returned from Tokyo Olympics, they were welcomed with such banners at the IGI airport. Both grapplers made India proud in Tokyo and also proved what athletes can do to win an Olympic medal.

Europe turning a new page between 2021 and 2022

LONDON:Europe is unlikely to be in 2022 what it was in 2021. The empress of the continent - Angela Merkel - after 16 uninterrupted years as Germany's chancellor - stepped down from her position in December, as pre-announced.

Footprint legacy of the Sikh state in Kashmir

Maharaja Ranjit Singh conquered the Jammu region in 1800 CE. Firstly the areas of Mirowal and Nirol were captured. Heads of these areas offered Nazranas (Gifts) of rupees eight thousand to Sher-i-Punjab. When The Raja of Jammu, came to know that Khalsa army was approaching, he at once offered rupees Twenty thousand for the food and meals to Khalsa army. In return Sher-i Punjab gave a Khilat to Raja of Jammu.

In busy 2022, Neeraj Chopra to participate in CWG, Asian Games, World Championship

MUMBAI:India's Olympic gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wants to participate in the full season in 2022 including the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, World Championships, and the Diamond League.

Fortnite servers back online after major outage

SAN FRANCISCO: The popular mobile game Fortnite is finally back online after a major outage that lasted more than six hours

Rahul slams Centre as India-China trade crosses $100-bn mark

NEW DELHI: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a swipe at the Centre over India-China trade crossing $100-billion mark despite a military standoff, saying the country is waiting to see the current dispensation step down.

Piyush Jain sold perfume compounds to 50 countries

NEW DELHI: Financial intelligence teams probing the recovery of around Rs 200 crore during raids in Kanpur-Kannuj have now found that perfume and compound businessman Piyush Jain has links across 50 countries. The teams have also taken around 100 samples of compounds which will be sent to the lab for tests.


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