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EC to set up 'core committee' to identify shortcomings during recently-held assembly polls
According to a statement issued on Thursday, the committee will also look into the need to strengthen the legal and regulatory framework to allow the commission to more effectively ensure compliance of guidelines and directions, including COVID-19 norms.

HC criticises "irritating" dialer tune asking people to get vaccinated when there is no vaccination
The court said that a lot of "publicity and propaganda" was there last year on washing of hands regularly and wearing of masks and now there should be similar audio-visual initiatives on use of oxygen, concentrators, medications, etc.

Navjot Singh Sidhu asks Punjab CM to ‘stop firing' from colleagues' shoulders
The cricketer-turned-politician made the diatribe against the chief minister, reiterating his demand for justice in the 2015 sacrilegious incidents in which several torn pages of the Guru Granth Sahib were found strewn in Punjab Faridkot's district.

Bengal governor's visit to violence-hit areas unconstitutional: TMC
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Dhankhar claiming that his visit to Cooch Behar would be "violative of the long-standing norms as evolved over several decades" and urged him to desist from "abrupt decisions with regards to field visits".

18 elephants killed in lightning strikes in Assam`s Nagaon
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed concern over the deaths of 18 elephants in Nagaon district and asked Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya to visit the spot to inquire into the matter.
DNA Exclusive: Predicament of rural India amid COVID-19 pandemic surge
Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary on Thursday (May 13) brought the third edition of the series focusing on coronavirus in villages. He discussed the troubles the villagers have to go through just to get tested for COVID.
GSEB SSC 2021: Gujarat Board exam cancelled, Class 10 students to be given mass promotion
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, GSEB SSC Exams 2021, which was scheduled to be held from May 10-25, have been cancelled. The state government announced that mass promotion would be given to students of clas
PM Narendra Modi expected to join G7 summit virtually: UK
Modi was invited by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as India is one of three guest nations to the June 11-13 summit, alongside Australia and South Korea.
We kept warning of a second COVID-19 wave, coronavirus peak can emerge again: Centre
The government warned that the coronavirus may emerge again and that Centre and states need to collaborate, ramp up infrastructure, impose curbs and encourage COVID-appropriate behaviour.
Cyclone Tauktae: Kerala may receive heavy rains on May 14-15, `Red` alert sounded, ban announced on fishing
As per the national weather forecasting agency, a low-pressure area over Southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 16. The IMD has issued a warning for fishermen to no
Netizens applaud CM Yogi Adityanath for steps taken to contain COVID
Since the second wave of COVID-19 began, the Yogi Government has taken several stringent steps to prevent the surge of Coronavirus infection.
Afghan envoy Farid thanks Sikh NGO for relief for refugees, pay homage to CG Kalra
The Afghan envoy also paid homage to India's Consul General in Afghan city Mazar-e-Sharif Vinesh Kalra who died due to COVID. He said CG Kalra was a "patriot, a very noble diplomat" who represented "India with great passion."  
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DNA Special: How 'Iron Dome' is protecting Israel from Hamas' rockets
More than 1,000 rockets have been fired in the last 40 hours on the three major cities of Israel by the terrorist organization Hamas.

Eid Mubarak 2021: WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook status, greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr for your loved ones
Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-al-Fitr marks the first day of Shawwal month, which is the tenth month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar.

Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Significance, date, auspicious timings for buying gold, puja muhurat
Akshaya Tritiya 2021: People prefer buying gold on this day in the belief that it brings forth more wealth and prosperity in the future.

Is all not well in Karan Mehra and Nisha Rawal's marriage? 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' actor reacts
The report claimed that Karan and Nisha 'haven't been going too well' for the past few months and they 'are trying to sort out their differences.'

Cyclone Tauktae forming over Arabian sea, may hit Gujarat coast on May 18-19
The word 'Tauktae' is suggested by Myanmar, which means gecko, a lizard known for its distinctive vocalizations.

Akshaya Tritiya 2021: List of city-wise auspicious timings to buy gold
It is believed that gold bought on Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, never diminishes and continues to grow and bring wealth.

Brothers and Sisters in Dharma
Buddha Day is observed by Buddhist communities in and beyond India as the day of the birth, enlightenment and death (Parinirv?na) of Gautama Buddha.

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Thu May 13 2021  Australian Dollar 56.8182
Thu May 13 2021  British Pound Sterling 103.1992
Thu May 13 2021  Canadian Dollar 60.4230
Thu May 13 2021  European Euro 88.7311
Thu May 13 2021  United States Dollar 73.5294

India added 42.3 tonnes gold to its reserves in FY21
Gold’s share in the total Fx reserves decreased from about 6.69% as at end-September to about 5.87% as at end-March 2021

Is gold headed for more hiccups this week?
Rising open interest along with a dip in prices could be a bearish signal

SEBI mulls a spot bullion exchange in Mumbai
Move could overlap with GIFT City’s plans

Jewellers body seeks to put off mandatory hallmarking
Out of 733 districts in the country only 245 districts have marking centres

Gold imports rise by 22.58 per cent to $34.6 billion in 2020-21
Demand for gold is likely to increase on account of Akshaya Tritiya

BIS ready for mandatory hallmarking of gold
BIS offers reduction in annual marking fee to micro industries, women enterprenuers and start-ups

Fall in gold prices to trigger demand for more collateral
Gold loan customers forced to reset or renew their loans at the new LTV

Gold price fall not much of a worry for NBFCs: Crisil
On 30-day rolling basis the price has corrected about 10% over the past six months

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Joe Biden names Indian-American Rohit Chopra to helm consumer finance body
US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named Indian-American Rohit Chopra as the head of a federal agency tasked with protecting the interests of consumers financials.

Hindu-American community donates over 1.3 lakh kg food to needy during Diwali
The food drive, a collective effort of cultural and religious communities, yoga institutions, and numerous other organisations rooted in the Dharmic value, has been recognised by many states, cities and local governments, a community release issued said.

Eminent Indian-American physician Ajay Lodha passes away due to COVID-19 complications
Lodha, former president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), battled COVID for the last eight months at Cleveland Clinic and breathed his last on November 21. He was 58.

Four Indian-Americans among 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars from US
American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust Elliot Gerson announced the names of the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the US on Sunday. The four Indian-American students include Swathi R Srinivasan, Vijayasundaram Ramasamy, Garima P Desai and Savarni Sanka.

Jill Biden's policy director, Mala Adiga, has roots in Udupi
She belongs to the family of K Suryanarayana Adiga, founder of the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada districts private sector Karnataka Bank Limited, and Aravind Adiga, who won theMan Booker prize in 2008.

Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Mala Adiga as policy director of incoming First Lady
Adiga was a senior adviser to Jill and senior policy adviser for Biden's 2020 campaign. She previously worked for the Biden Foundation as director for higher education and military families.

Indian-American uses Bollywood music to spread message of Biden and Harris during US polls
Slogans like- "America Ka Neta Kaisa Ho Joe Biden Jaisa Ho", "Trump Hatao America Bachao", "Biden-Harris ko Jitao, America ko aage badao" and "Jaago America Jaago- Biden Harris ko Vote do"- were also released in 14 Indian languages.

Indian-American doctor identifies possible COVID-19 treatment
The researchers detailed how the inflammatory cell death signaling pathway worked, which led to potential therapies to disrupt the process.

Maharashtra sugar mill produces medical grade oxygen from ethanol plant
This will be a big boost to our area which has no plant, says Osmanabad District Collector.

Sombre Eid amidst pandemic in J&K
India, Pakistan armies exchange sweets across LoC

After Mizoram, African swine fever strikes in Meghalaya
Though 573 pigs are suspected to have died, the confirmed cases are 320.

CJI hails judiciary, court staff for braving the pandemic
34 judicial officers, 3 HC Judges have lost their lives, he said

In Maharashtra, MVA and BJP trade blame over vaccine supply
The row between the Centre and the Maharashtra government over COVID-19 vaccine roll-out has turned into a full-blown slanging match between the trip

Panel to monitor use of medical oxygen at patient level in Bengal
State registers 20,839 new cases of COVID-19 infections and 129 deaths.

Coronavirus | Rahul Gandhi has tested negative, says Priyanka
On May 10, Mr. Gandhi skipped the Congress Working Committee meeting citing health reasons.

Covid-19 | Allow Public Accounts Committee to discuss vaccination policy, says Adhir
It should be allowed to discuss matters of larger concern, he tells Speaker Om Birla.

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Live Updates: India's Cumulative Vaccination Coverage Nears 18 Crore Mark
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country reached nearly the 18 crore mark as per the 8 pm provisional report, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.
Poll Body Sets Up Panel To Identify Shortcomings In Recent Assembly Polls
The Election Commission has formed a core-committee to identify shortcomings from recently held Assembly polls in states.
Moved To US To "Break Cycle" Of Family "Pain And Suffering": Prince Harry
Prince Harry moved his wife and son to California to break a family cycle of "pain and suffering" after realizing his father Prince Charles "treated me the way he was treated," he said in an interview...
PM Modi Condoles Death Of Times Group Chairperson Indu Jain
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed anguish at the death of Times Group Chairperson Indu Jain, and said she will be remembered for her community service initiatives, passion towards...
Reports Of Delay In Licensing For Covaxin ''Factually Incorrect'': Centre
The government on Thursday dismissed as "completely baseless and factually incorrect" reports in a section of media followed by some tweets alleging delay in licensing for Covaxin and delayed approval...
Joe Biden Calls Lifting Of Indoor Mask Rule "Great Day"
President Joe Biden told Americans on Thursday that the lifting of the rule on indoor mask wearing was "a great day" in the fight against Covid-19 and that they could now "smile again."
Covid Patient Raped By Nurse In Bhopal Hospital, Died In 24 Hours: Police
A coronavirus patient was raped by a male nurse at a government hospital in Bhopal and died within 24 hours, the police said on Thursday, in a shocking incident made public only after a month...
4 Arrested For Trying To Extort Money From Factory Owner In Delhi: Police
Four people, including two women, were arrested from west Delhi's Nangloi area for allegedly trying to extort money from a factory owner by posing as Sub-Divisional Magistrate office staff, police...
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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'

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