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Lack of Vitamin D may up opioids addiction
New York, June 12 (IANS) Vitamin D deficiency strongly exaggerates the craving for and effects of opioids, potentially increasing the risk for dependence and addiction, a new study suggests.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Saliva can be more effective for Covid testing: Study
New York, June 12 (IANS) The addition of a simple processing step to saliva samples before testing may improve Covid-19 detection rate, eliminate the challenges of nasopharyngeal testing and facilitate mass surveillance, researchers say.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Shankar bags silver in USA, but misses Olympic qualification mark
Eugene (Oregon), June 12 (IANS) Tejaswin Shankar, India's men's high jump national record holder, won silver by clearing with a height of 2.23 metres at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships here in the USA.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
Your digital life may soon be stored on DNA data files
New York, June 12 (IANS) As the world produces humongous amount of data -- there is now about 10 trillion gigabytes of digital data on earth -- scientists have shown that a technique for labelling and retrieving DNA data files from a large pool could help make DNA data storage feasible in the near future.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
Indian-origin man charged with cyber attack on US hospital
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The US Department of Justice has filed charges against Indian-origin Vikas Singla, a former cybersecurity official, for a cyber-attack on a hospital in the state of Georgia in 2018.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Technology,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eleven Indian domestic cricketers sign up for USA league: Report
New York, June 12 (IANS) As many 11 cricketers with domestic experience in India, including ex-India under-19 player Smit Patel, former Delhi batsman Milind Kumar and ex-Gujarat pacer Siddharth Trivedi have been named in the roster for Minor League Cricket T20 (MiLC), a 27 city-based franchise tournament in United States of America (USA), said a media report.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
AI predicts how patients with viral infection will fare
New York, June 12 (IANS) A team of researchers has used an Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm to sift through terabytes of gene expression data to look for shared patterns in patients with past pandemic viral infections, including SARS, MERS and swine flu.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
WH returns Pentagon military funds diverted for border wall
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The White House announced that it has returned more than $2 billion of military funds to the Pentagon that former President Donald Trump had diverted for building the controversial border wall on the country's southern border with Mexico.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
US state Illinois fully reopens
Chicago, June 12 (IANS) The US midwest state of Illinois, including the country's third largest city of Chicago, has fully reopened amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Masks no longer required in US Senate for vaccinated people
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The Attending Physician of US Congress has sent new guidance announcing that masks are no longer required on the House floor for those who are fully vaccinated, a media report said.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Iran regains voting rights at UNGA
United Nations, June 12 (IANS) Iran has regained its voting rights at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) after a partial payment of its dues in arrears, a spokesman at the world body has confirmed.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Biden to host Merkel in WH on July 15
Washington, June 12 (IANS) US President Joe Biden will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House on July 15, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
South Africa have Windies on the mat after de Kock ton
St Lucia, June 12 (IANS) South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock hit an unbeaten 141 to hand his team a strong first-innings lead on the second day of the first Test against West Indies who, with just six second-innings wickets remaining, are still 143 runs adrift and look set for an innings defeat.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
NASA seeks proposals for 2 new private astronaut missions to ISS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The US space agency is seeking proposals for two new private astronaut missions to the International Space Station (ISS).
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Indian-origin journo wins Pulitzer for exposing China's Muslim detention camps
New York, June 12 (IANS) Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan has won the US' top journalism award, the Pulitzer Prize, for innovative investigative reports harnessing satellite technology that exposed China's mass detention camps for Muslim Uighurs and other minority ethnicites.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Media
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 175mn
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.78 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Pentagon announces $150mn in security assistance for Ukraine
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The Pentagon has announced $150 million of security assistance package for Ukraine to enhance its defense capability.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
Kashmiri Pandit Kevin Kishore Kaul readying for California Guv race
New York, June 12 (IANS) Kevin Kishore Kaul, a Kashmiri Pandit who arrived in South Dakota on a student visa 30 years ago is wading into a crowded field of candidates betting that California will likely hurtle into a recall election for Governor in 2021.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Meghan Markle's estranged dad threatens to expose 'dirty laundry'
Los Angeles, June 12 (IANS) Meghan Markle's estranged father Thomas Markle has threatened to expose "dirty laundry" in an upcoming interview scheduled to be aired on Sunday.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
US states warned over scaling back on reporting Covid data
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Only about half of US states still provide daily updates on key Covid-19 metrics such as new cases, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations, a trend that worries some public health experts, the media reported on Friday.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Alicia Silverstone says people have been pronouncing her first name wrong
Los Angeles, June 11 (IANS) Hollywood star Alicia Silverstone says people have been pronouncing her first name wrong all along.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Markets with live wild animals create utmost risk for human health: Lancet
New York, June 11 (IANS) Markets selling live wild animals pose the greatest risk to human health and biodiversity, say researchers while arguing against the blanket ban on "wet markets" around the world.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Twitter India seeks rockstar 'designer' amid silence on compliance officer
New York, June 11 (IANS) After getting slammed for not complying with Indias new Digital Media Ethics Code which dramatically alters intermediary liability in the country and mandates the appointment of a chief compliance officer, Jack Dorsey's Twitter is scrambling to hire a "staff designer" who can "locally tailor" its "global product" for India, besides aggressively pushing an open position based in Bengaluru, also the backyard of homegrown competitor Koo.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,National,Technology
Covid-19 creates hearing, balance disorders, worsens tinnitus: Study
New York, June 11 (IANS) After loss of taste, respiratory distress, researchers have found evidence that Covid-19 also leads to hearing and balance disorders, as well as aggravating tinnitus symptoms.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Moderna seeks US FDA approval for Covid jabs in adolescents
Washington, June 11 (IANS) US-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Moderna has sought the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) emergency authorisation for its mRNA Covid-19 vaccine for use in adolescents 12-to 17-year-olds.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US Senate confirms 1st Muslim federal judge
Washington, June 11 (IANS) The US Senate has confirmed Zahid Quraishi to become the first Muslim American federal judge in the country's history.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Politics
3 dead in Florida supermarket shooting
Miami, June 11 (IANS) Three people, including a child, were killed in a shooting inside a supermarket in the US state of Florida, local media reported.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Multiple wildfires in Utah amid extreme drought
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Multiple wildfires are currently raging in the US state of Utah, with authorities warning of escalating danger due to extreme drought.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Pfizer Covid-19 jabs protective against Beta, Gamma variant
New York, June 11 (IANS) US pharmaceutical Pfizer's vaccine against Covid-19 can effectively neutralise Beta, Gamma variant of the Coronavirus disease, according to a study.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
US FDA panel discusses Covid vax for kids under 12
Washington, June 11 (IANS) A key panel of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a meeting during which they discussed the potential use of Covid-19 vaccines in children under 12 years of age.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
BJP most popular party among Indian diaspora in US: Survey
New York, June 11 (IANS) While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the most popular Indian political party among the Indian diaspora in the US, a majority is critical of government policies despite showing overall strong support for the country, according to a study.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
US budget deficit tops $2tn
Washington, June 11 (IANS) The US budget deficit soared to $2.1 trillion during the first eight months of fiscal year 2021, which ends on September 30, the Treasury Department reported.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Politics
US sanctions network financing Houthis
Washington, June 11 (IANS) The US Treasury Department has sanctioned members of a smuggling network that helps fund the Houthi militia in Yemen and Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF).
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Politics
WI's Bonner suffers blow to his head, out of first Test
St Lucia, June 11 (IANS) West Indies No. 3 batsman Nkrumah Bonner suffered concussion after a sharp bouncer from South Africa pacer Anrich Nortje hit his helmet leading to Keiran Powell taking field as like-for-like replacement on the first day of the first Test.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
4 dead in eight-vehicle collision in Arizona
Phoenix, June 11 (IANS) Four people were killed and multiple others injured in a road accident in the US state of Arizona involving a commercial truck transporting milk and seven other vehicles, authorities said.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Seales rocks SA after Ngidi's fifer leads to Windies collapse
St Lucia, June 11 (IANS) Opener Aiden Markram's 60 helped South Africa reach 128 for four at the end of first day's play in the first Test against West Indies here. The Proteas now lead by 31 runs, after having dismissed the host for 97 in their first innings thanks to a five-wicket haul by pacer Lungi Ngidi.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
US inflation highest in 13 years but markets at record highs
New York, June 10 (IANS) US consumer prices continued to climb strongly in May, surging 5 per cent from a year ago to reach the highest annual inflation rate in nearly 13 years, Wall Street Journal reported.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Covid lockdowns cut NOx emissions, global ozone by 15%: NASA
Washington, June 10 (IANS) As the coronavirus pandemic slowed global commerce to a crawl in early 2020, emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) -- which create ozone, a threat to human health and to climate -- decreased by 15 per cent globally, according to a study led by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in southern California.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
1st Test: Windies win toss, elect to bat against South Africa
St Lucia, June 10 (IANS) Host West Indies won the toss and elected to bat in first of the two Tests against South Africa here on Thursday.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Blake Lively's father, actor Ernie Lively, passes away
Los Angeles, June 10 (IANS) Hollywood actress Blake Lively's father and actor Ernie Lively, who worked in films such as "The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants" and "Turner & Hooch", passed away aged 74.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
US sanctions Nicaraguan officials for backing Ortega's rule
Washington, June 10 (IANS) The US Treasury Department has sanctioned four individuals who support President Daniel Ortega's regime that has "undermined democracy, abused human rights, enacted repressive laws with grave economic consequences, and tried to silence the independent news media".
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
US to buy 500 mn Pfizer Covid vax doses to donate to 100 countries
Washington, June 10 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's administration plans to buy 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and donate them among about 100 countries over the next year, according to media reports on Thursday, citing people familiar with the plan.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
US hospital workers suspended for not complying with vax requirement
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Nearly 200 employees at the Houston Methodist Hospital in the US state of Texas have been suspended for not complying with the facility's Covid-19 vaccine requirement, the media reported.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Windies mull adding video collage, message to anti-racism gesture
St Lucia, June 10 (IANS) West Indies are looking to add a bit of activism to their anti-racism stand on the field even as they look to continue with 'taking the knee' during the Test series against South Africa that begins here on Thursday.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Unicef regrets reduction of UK funding
United Nations, June 10 (IANS) The Unicef on Thursday voiced grave concern about the decision of the UK government to reduce funding to the agency.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
1 in 2 Indian-Americans discriminated in past yr: Study
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A new study has revealed that one in two Indian-Americans have reported being discriminated against in the past one year.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Selena Gomez: It's so hard to tour
Los Angeles, June 10 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez has revealed that she finds touring hard because it leaves her lacking in self-love.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Biden revokes executive orders targeting TikTok, WeChat
Washington, June 10 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has revoked and replaced executive orders targeting TikTok, WeChat and eight other software applications signed by his predecessor President Donald Trump.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Biden, Senate Republicans end infrastructure talks without deal
Washington, June 10 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has ended infrastructure talks with Senate Republicans after weeks of intense negotiations between the two sides, according to top negotiator Shelley Moore Capito.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 174.3mn
Washington, June 10 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.75 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine