Sony to soon launch its new PlayStation Plus tiers

Japanese tech giant Sony has announced that its revamped PlayStation Plus gaming subscription tiers will be soon launched for the global audience.

Viktor Orban takes 5th oath of office as Hungary's PM

Viktor Orban took the oath of office for the fifth time as Prime Minister of Hungary.

BCCI announces squads for Women's T20 Challenge 2022

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma as captains of Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity respectively.

When camaraderie, bonding were the key ingredients in India's Thomas Cup triumph

India's maiden Thomas Cup title on Sunday came on the back of some solid camaraderie shown by the players on and off the court. However, HS Prannoy has revealed that 'bonding' is something which is not common in a sport like badminton, where shuttlers play individually in tournaments.

Viswanathan Anand for FIDE deputy president's post

International Chess Federation (FIDE) president Arkady Dvorkovich has announced former world champion, India's Viswanathan Anand, as the candidate for the deputy president's post.

Bypoll to 1 Rajya Sabha seat in Odisha on June 13

Bypoll to one Rajya Sabha seat in Odisha will be held on June 13, the Election Commission announced on Friday.

Polls to 57 Rajya Sabha seats on June 10, result same day

The biennial poll for 57 Rajya Sabha seats will be held on June 10 and the counting of votes will be done on the same day, the Election Commission announced on Thursday.

Rajiv Kumar named new Chief Election Commissioner

Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar has been appointed the new Chief Election Commissioner of India with effect from May 15, an official statement said.

NY Governor tests Covid positive

New York state Governor Kathy Hochul said she has tested positive for Covid-19.

Bengal's noted elocutionist Partha Ghosh dies

Partha Ghosh, the noted elocutionist and recitation artist from West Bengal, died on Saturday at a private hospital in Howrah district. He was 83.

Spike in postal votes could delay Australia poll results

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) on Tuesday warned that a spike in postal votes could delay results of the May 21 general election.

Newly-elected Hungarian Parliament holds 1st session

The newly-elected Hungarian Parliament held its first session here, electing its key officials.

Mexican President proposes overhaul of electoral system

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he plans to submit a bill to Congress to overhaul the country's electoral system.

Maxwell again misses out on Australia Test berth for Sri Lanka series

Despite rumours and calls for his selection for Test-match cricket, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will remain an exclusively white-ball player, as Cricket Australia (CA) announced its sides for the multi-format, five-week tour of Sri Lanka.

Gloucestershire sign former Pakistan's bowler Mohammad Amir

Former Pakistan's pacer Mohammad Amir will make a return to first-class cricket after signing a three-match deal to play for Gloucestershire in the County Championship.

Centre announces merger of Delhi's civic bodies

The Centre has issued a Gazette notification announcing the merger of the three municipal bodies into one to be called "Municipal Corporation of Delhi".

Japan's FY 2021 wholesale prices surge at fastest pace on record

Japan's wholesale prices leaped 7.3 per cent in the year to March 2022 as compared to 2021, marking the fastest pace on record, owing to surging prices for crude oil and other commodities, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) said in a report on Tuesday.

Romania's main ruling party elects PM as new leader

Romania's main ruling National Liberal Party (PNL) elected incumbent Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca as its new chairman.

Indian Youth Congress starts poster campaign against rising inflation, fuel prices

The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Monday launched a poster campaign against the Modi government over rising inflation, petrol, diesel and gas cylinder prices across the country.

Shehbaz Sharif set to be elected Pakistan PM

As the Pakistan National Assembly (NA) convenes on Monday to elect a new Prime Ministter after PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi their nomination papers, the PTI seems divided over its erstwhile decision of en masse resignations by its lawmakers.

France prepares for first round of presidential polls

The first round of the 2022 French presidential elections will be held on Sunday and if none of the 12 eligible candidates receive an absolute majority, a run-off will take place on April 24 between the top two candidates from the first round.

France announces health protocol for voting stations during prez polls

The French Interior Ministry announced a health protocol for voting stations across the country during the upcoming presidential elections on April 10 and 24.

Diesel price in Hyderabad breaches Rs 100/litre-mark

The price of diesel crossed Rs 100 per litre in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

With the latest hike in fuel prices, the price of diesel reached Rs 100.70 per litre in Hyderabad.

Youth Cong protests against fuel price hike

The Youth Congress on Tuesday staged a demonstration outside the Petroleum Ministry against the hike in fuel prices across the country with petrol crossing Rs 100 a litre in the national capital.

Bonner's patient century gives West Indies the edge in opening Test

West Indies middle-order batter Nkrumah Bonner scored a patient century as the hosts took a morale-boosting 62-run lead on Day 3 of the opening Test against the Joe Root-led England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Friday (IST).

Chhattisgarh announces old pension scheme for govt employees

After Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday announced the restoration of the old pension scheme (OPS) for government employees during the budget for the year 2022-2023.

Goa may know its new MLAs at 11 am on Thursday

Goa may know its new legislators by as early as 11 a.m. on Thursday, Chief Electoral Office for Goa, Kunal said on Wednesday. He also urged the people of the state not to believe in rumours.

Reports of EVM mishandling are very serious: Kharge

Amid reports of EVM mishandling, the Congress has said the allegations are serious and questioned whether the Election Commission has become an extended arm of the BJP.

Aus leaders urged to acknowledge climate change as major factor in floods

Australian leaders have been urged to acknowledge the role of climate change in the catastrophic floods across the country's east coast.

14-year high: Ukraine crisis pushes Brent crude oil price to $130 a barrel

Ongoing hostilities between Russia and Ukraine, as well as the lack of fresh supplies, have pushed crude oil price to a 14-year high of $130 per barrel on Monday.

Equities settle low; Nifty auto index top loser (Ld)

Key equity indices -- S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- have settled sharply lower on Wednesday as investors continued to be on the sidelines amid the ongoing full-scale war in Ukraine.

Cop killed, 11 injured in road mishap while on poll duty in Manipur

A security personnel was killed and 11 others were injured on Wednesday when their vehicle met with an accident due to mechanical failure in northern Manipur's Tamenglong district, officials said.

1 killed in explosion in UP's Prayagraj

A 21-year-old youth was killed and his friend injured when a suspected crude bomb exploded near a polling centre in the Kareli area of Sangam city on Sunday evening.

Rs 1K cr worth of cash, liquor seized in poll-bound states

The Election Commission has said the enforcement agencies have seized cash, liquor and drugs worth over Rs 1,000 crore during the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa.

Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out of T20I series against Sri Lanka due to wrist injury

India opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad on Saturday was ruled out of the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka due to wrist injury, said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). It also said that opener Mayank Agarwal has been added to India's squad for the remaining two T20Is on Saturday and Sunday.

Sukhjeet new face in India squad for FIH Pro League games against Spain

The Indian men's hockey team will continue to be led by experienced midfielder Manpreet Singh, with drag-flick specialist Harmanpreet Singh his deputy as it prepares to take on Spain in the FIH Men's Pro League matches here on February 26 and 27.

Malta to hold general election on March 26: PM

Malta will go to the polls on March 26, announced Prime Minister Robert Abela.

Savita to lead women's hockey team in Pro League games against Spain

Indian women's hockey team goalkeeping stalwart Savita will continue to lead the team while Deep Grace Ekka will be her deputy during the FIH Pro League games against Spain in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on February 26 and 27.

Illegal arms recovered in UP, 6 arrested

Police in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli police have unearthed an illegal arms manufacturing unit, while the Azamgarh police have arrested six arms smugglers.

Voting for 171 Zilla Parishad seats in Odisha on Feb 20

The State Election Commission (SEC), Odisha has made elaborate arrangements for the third phase of Panchayat election to be held on Sunday.

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