Archive News of January 19, 2022

No explosives found in unattended bag in Delhi's Trilokpuri: Delhi Police (Ld)

Delhi Police on Wednesday said that the two bags that were lying unattended in Delhi's Trilokpuri area contained no explosives.

Opener Smriti Mandhana named in ICC Women's T20I Team of the Year

India opener Smriti Mandhana on Wednesday was named in ICC Women's T20I team of the year for 2021. The team of the year announcements by the International Cricket Council acknowledges the best players in women's cricket who entertained one and all with their performances in a calendar year.

Farhan Akhtar recalls shooting of 'Lakshya' in Ladakh on 'Mission Frontline'

Film actor, director and screenwriter Farhan Akhtar gets nostalgic about his film 'Lakshya' on the show 'Mission Frontline'.

World Bank approves new financing to Cambodia for education improvement

The World Bank has approved new financing to help Cambodia improve equitable access to basic education, according to its press release on Wednesday.

Digital payments adoption accelerating: RBI-DPI

There has been a significant growth in adoption as well as deepening of digital payments across the country, showed the Reserve Bank of India - Digital Payments Index (RBI-DPI) on Wednesday.

Global inflationary woes subdue indices; realty stocks down (Lead)

Weak global cues along with a rise in crude oil prices as well as outflow of foreign funds subdued India's key equity indices -- S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- during the late-afternoon trade session on Wednesday.

Apple starts rolling out new firmware version for AirPods 3

Apple has started rolling out a new firmware version for its latest third-generation AirPods.

Microsoft Xbox Game Pass reaches 25mn subscribers

Microsoft has revealed that its Xbox Game Pass has gained 25 million subscribers amid coronavirus pandemic.

India extends ban on international commercial flights till Feb 28

India's civil aviation regulator, the DGCA, on Wednesday extended the ban on scheduled international commercial flights till February 28, 2022.

Australia to rebate visa fees for int'l students, backpackers

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday said the government would rebate visa fees for international students and backpackers to support the workforce challenge amid surging Covid-19 cases nationwide.

Mongolia's daily Covid cases exceed 3,000

Mongolia recorded 3,088 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, exceeding the 3,000 mark for the first time since September 23 last year, bringing the national tally to 415,765, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday.

Bomb scare: Two unattended bags found in Delhi's Trilokpuri

Delhi Police has received a call stating that two unattended bags are lying at the national capital's Trilokpuri area, an official said here on Wednesday.

Odisha police seizes live pangolin, arrests one

The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha police has seized one live pangolin and arrested one wildlife criminal in Bolangir district, police said on Wednesday.

Delhi Police ASI, accomplice held on graft charges

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Assistant Sub Inspector of Delhi Police and a private person in a bribery case, an official said here on Wednesday.

NGT to hear on Feb 23 plea on violation of environmental norms at Barhi Industrial area

The National Green Tribunal will hear on February 23 the plea stating continuous environmental violations by industrial units functioning at Barhi Industrial area in District Sonipat, Haryana despite the tribunal's last March 5 order which stated remedial action was required in the matter.

Odisha: Police officer, college principal suspended for violation of poll code

The Odisha government has suspended a college principal and a Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) on charge of violation of Model Code of Conduct (MMC), which is in force in the state for the ensuing Panchayat election.

Admiral R. Hari Kumar mourns INS Ranvir victims

The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R. Hari Kumar on Wednesday termed Tuesday evening's accident aboard warship INS Ranvir as "unfortunate".

Spurious liquor claims four lives in Himachal

Four people died and three were hospitalised in a village near Sundernagar town in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district on Wednesday after consuming spurious liquor.

Missing woman software employee found dead in Vijayawada

A woman techie, who was missing from her residence in Guntur since Sunday, has been found dead in Vijayawada under suspicious circumstances, police said.

Delhi govt deploys senior nursing officers in private hospitals to monitor Covid situation

Delhi government has decided to deploy senior nursing officers from state government-run hospitals as nodal officers in the private healthcare facilities to monitor the Covid situation and vaccination at private facilities.

Australian Open: Barty, Badosa and Azarenka cruise into third round

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty sealed a second win at the Australian Open in under an hour, defeating Italian qualifier Lucia Bronzetti 6-1, 6-1 to secure a spot in the third round of the opening Grand Slam of the year here on Wednesday.

U-19 CWC: Skipper Prest slams 93 as England crush Canada by 106 runs

England skipper Tom Prest scored a-run-a-ball 93, while opener George Thomas and middle-order batter George Bell slammed half-centuries as they defeated Canada by 106 runs in a Group A match of the Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup at the Warner Park here on Wednesday (IST).

Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi tests positive for Covid

Well-known Malayalam actor and politician Suresh Gopi on Wednesday announced that he had tested positive for Covid.

Fardeen Khan found positive for Covid

Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan has tested positive for Covid and says he is asymptomatic.

Fardeen, who is the son of late veteran star Feroz Khan, took to Twitter on Wednesday to share the news.

Malaysia reports 3,245 new Covid infections, 9 new deaths

Malaysia recorded 3,245 new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,813,934, according to health ministry.

Indonesia's capital on high alert of 'upcoming battle' with Omicron

The administration of Indonesia's capital has called upon all residents in the city to be more cautious in the coming weeks amid predictions of a third wave of Covid-19 in the country.

Equities extend losses; Sensex down 380 points in early trade

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) and broader 50-scrip Nifty on the National Stock Exchange extended their losses from the previous session and traded in the red on Wednesday.

Budget to focus on fiscal consolidation while pushing private capex

Union Budget 2022 will focus on gradual fiscal consolidation while pushing public capex, creating a conducive environment for private capex, and raising resources via strategic divestments, Morgan Stanley said in a report.

K'taka invites Elon Musk to set up Tesla plant in Bengaluru

Karnataka has invited business magnate, CEO of Tesla to set up its plant in Bengaluru considered as the Silicon Valley of India.

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

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.

At 2.82L new Covid cases, India sees over 18% single-day rise

India reported 2,82,970 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, which is a rise of over 18 per cent from the previous day's count. In the same time, 441 deaths were registered taking the toll to 4,87,202, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday.

Global Covid caseload tops 333.5 mn

Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 333.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.55 million and vaccinations to over 9.68 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Omicron causing hospitalisations, deaths worldwide: WHO

In a fresh warning, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Omicron variant of the coronavirus is causing hospitalisations and deaths the world over, and the narrative that it is a mild disease is misleading.

Weather to remain cloudy with light rain & snow in J&K, Ladakh

Weather remained cloudy in J&K and Ladakh on Wednesday as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast partly to generally cloudy weather in both UTs with possibility of light rain and snow at scattered places during the next 48 hours.

Fire breaks out in Delhi's Hari Nagar, 22 rescued

A fire broke out at a four-storey residential building in the Hari Nagar area of the national capital on Wednesday following which 22 people were rescued safely, a fire department official said.

UP: Man kills 5-year-old to avenge brother's death

To avenge his brother's death, a man identified as Sunil, kidnapped a 5-year-old child and strangulated him to death.

Police attacked after one dies in accident in UP

A police vehicle was damaged and an inspector seriously injured when a mob attacked the police, following the death of a person in an accident.

2 kids killed in leopard attacks in UP

Two children were killed by leopards in separate cases in villages near Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS), a forest department official said.

Man kills wife, attempts suicide, tests positive

A man allegedly murdered his wife and then tried to commit suicide by hanging himself in his residence in Alambagh in Lucknow.

Man stabs sister's friend to death in east Delhi

A man was allegedly stabbed to death in the national capital by three men for interacting with the sister of one of the accused, an official said here on Wednesday.