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  • Ex-champion boxer Dingko Singh tests positive for COVID-19
    New Delhi, May 31 (PTI): Asian Games gold medal-winning former boxer Dingko Singh, who is already battling liver cancer, has tested positive for COVID-19, a source close to him told PTI on Sunday.   The 41-year-old was flown to the national capital earli
  • When you look at Virat, you're thinking male model, pin-up boy: Gould
    New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Former ICC elite panel umpire Ian Gould has named Jacques Kallis, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli as three batsmen that he loved watching while officiating and also pointed how the current India skipper is a lovely guy.   "
  • Can't wait to start playing matches, says Real Madrid's Marcelo
    Madrid, May 31 (IANS) Real Madrid left-back Marcelo said that the players 'can't wait' to get back to playing regular football. Spanish top-flight football league, La Liga, has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic and is now lookin
  • COVID-19: England's EFL confirms 17 positive tests
    London, May 31 (IANS) The English Football League (EFL) on Sunday confirmed that 17 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing.   While 10 positive tests returned from eight clubs in the Championship, there have been seven
  • People would boo: Joshua rules out Tyson fight
    London, May 31 (IANS) British heavyweight boxing star Anthony Joshua categorically ruled out any chance of fighting the legendary Mike Tyson. Tyson has been hinting at making a comeback to the ring for exhibition matches and Joshua said that he himself would be boo
  • Honoured & humbled: Rohit on being nominated for Khel Ratna
    Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) India white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Sunday expressed his gratitude after being nominated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.   The BCCI uploaded a video of
  • Mahi is always emotional about cricket, it's his love: Sakshi
    Chennai, May 31 (IANS) The common perception might be that Mahendra Singh Dhoni does not show a lot of emotion on the field and is 'Captain Cool'. But on Sunday, the iconic former India captain's wife Sakshi said that Dhoni is always emotional about the
  • Frankie Dettori on Stradivarius celebrates after winning the 4.20 Gold Cup (Reuters File Photo)
    Competitive sport in England gets green light for Monday restart
    LONDON, May 30 (Reuters): After a near three-month shutdown, elite competitive sport in England can resume from Monday behind closed doors provided strict conditions are met, the government said on Saturday.   The first major live event is expected
  • La Liga clubs free to start full training from Monday
    MADRID, May 30 (Reuters): Clubs in Spain's top two soccer divisions can hold full training sessions from Monday for the first time since returning to activity after action was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers La Liga have said. &nb
  • Austria gives OK to crowd-free Formula 1 races on July 8, 12
    ZURICH, May 30 (Reuters): Austria's health ministry on Saturday gave the green light to two Formula One motor races on July 8 and 12 - the delayed season-openers - to be held without spectators in line with plans aimed at halting the spread of COVID-19.
  • Tennis: Italian Fognini undergoes surgery on both ankles
    LONDON, May 30 (Reuters): World number 11 Fabio Fognini underwent surgery on both ankles on Saturday to cure a long-standing problem.   In a statement posted on Twitter, the 33-year-old Italian said he had hoped the two-month break due to the corona
  • Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in action with AC Milan's Davide Calabria and Simon Kjaer R(Reuters File Photo)
    Coppa Italia final to be played before Serie A restart
    ROME, May 30 (Reuters): The Italian football season will resume with the final stages of the Coppa Italia knockout cup before Serie A gets under way on June 20, following a vote by the 20 top-tier clubs on Friday.   Serie A said in a statement that
  • Freiburg's Manuel Gulde in action against Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of COVID-19. (Reuters Photo)
    Havertz goal gives Leverkusen 1-0 win at Freiburg
    FREIBURG, Germany, May 30 (Reuters): Bayer Leverkusen secured a scrappy 1-0 Bundesliga victory at Freiburg on Friday, bouncing back from a midweek setback to win with an opportunist goal by forward Kai Havertz.   The result lifted Bayer, who were ha
  • Red Bull Salzburg players celebrate with the trophy after winning the final. Play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of COVID-19. (Reuters Photo)
    Salzburg win Austrian Cup as season restarts
    KLAGENFURT, Austria, May 30 (Reuters): Salzburg won the Austrian Cup with a ruthless 5-0 destruction of second tier Austria Lustenau in the final as the season resumed following the coronavirus stoppage on Friday.   In a match played without sp
  • Cori Gauff of the US acknowledges spectators as she walks off court after losing her match against Sofia Kenin of the US. (Reuters Photo)
    'Am I next?' Tennis star Gauff joins chorus of protest after Minneapolis death
    NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters): Teenage tennis phenomenon Coco Gauff released a video protesting killings of African-Americans in the United States on Friday, joining a chorus of outrage across the country that followed the death of an unarmed black man in Minneap


  • COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery at high death risk: Lancet
    London, May 31 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that patients undergoing surgery after contracting COVID-19 are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, according to a new global study published in The Lancet journal.   Published in 'Th
  • New method to help epidemiologists map COVID-19 spread
    New York, May 31 (IANS) Researchers have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists predict more efficiently the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The study, published in the journal Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, outlines a solution to the 'SIR' epidemi
  • 'Covid-19 vac likely in 2020, but production only by 2021-end'
    New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Sweden's chief epidemiologist Dr Anders Tegnell said Covid-19 vaccine may be developed in 2020, but its production will only start by the end of 2021.   In a webinar organized by Public Health Foundation of India, Tegnell, who is also the architect o
  • Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by October, claims Pfizer CEO
    New York, May 30 (IANS) Global pharmaceutical major Pfizer believes that a vaccine to prevent Covid-19 could be ready by the end of October, the company's CEO Albert Bourla said.   Pfizer is conducting clinical trials in the US and Europe for the BNT162 vaccine programme to
  • Timely heart surgery saves woman's life amid corona lockdown
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Even as non-COVID patients were facing problems in getting treatment amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, a very high-risk open-heart surgery at a hospital in Delhi helped save a 31-year-old woman's life during the ongoing nationwide lockdown.   Kirt


  • People look to India how Modi responded to Covid-19: C'wealth Secy-Gen
    New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The world is looking towards India how Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government and the people have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, controlled it and minimised it, said Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.   She said she was impresse
  • No crisis can determine India's future
    BY PM NARENDRA MODI  Dear friends, A year ago, a golden chapter was added to the history of Indian democracy. After decades, the people of the country gave a second opportunity to a government elected with a full majority. You have played a major role in writing this chapter
  • World leaders warn coronavirus could roll back progress for women
    The United Nations estimates that the pandemic could cause 7 million unwanted pregnancies over the next six months as women lose access to contraception and reproductive healthcare   WASHINGTON, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus is threatening to undo recent gains
  • Niti Aayog CEO suggests customs reforms to Finance Ministry
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Niti Aayog has recommended to the Finance Ministry the setting up of a National Trade Network (NTN) on the lines of GSTN to facilitate import and exports and flagged negative interventions at the field level where customs officers raise irrelevant queries without a
  • 'Coronavirus may remain active in high 40s C for 6-12 hours'
    By Sumit Saxena New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Temperatures in the high 40s Celsius (as in India these days) would not make much difference to the coronavirus. It may still be active at these temperatures for six to 12 hours, said leading virologist Shahid Jameel, who is also CEO of Wellcome


  • World No Tobacco Day: Ways to use this lockdown as a catalyst to quit smoking
    New Delhi, May 31 (IANSlife) Tobacco kills more than 1 million people each year in India, according to the World Health Organisation. While no organ is immune to the destructive effects of cigarette smoke, it has one of the worst impacts on lungs.   With the COVID-19 pandemic, t
  • Jacqueline Fernandez: Hope to be an action icon one day
    New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) It's been an 11-year journey for Jacqueline Fernandez in Bollywood. The actress, who first set her foot in 2009 with "Aladdin", says she has learned a lot with every role she has done so far and hopes to be an action icon one day.   Over th
  • Dia Mirza, Adrian Grenier chat about nature and more
    Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier and actress Dia Mirza recently engaged in a conversation about the power of personal choice and its impact on the planet.   The "Entourage" actor was a guest on Dia's weekly virtual session #DownToEarthWithDee.
  • Aus court allows release of Queen Elizabeth II's letters
    Canberra, May 29 (IANS) An Australian court on Friday ruled in favour of historian Jenny Hocking and allowed her access to letters between Queen Elizabeth II and her representative in the country during the dismissal of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975 following a political cris
  • Bhumi Pednekar supports education programme
    New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar has lent her support to Whispers initiative, "Mobileshaala", which aims to provide free education as schools across the country remain closed due to the pandemic. Whisper is one of India's leading names in Feminine