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World

5 New Countries, Including India, Begin 2-Year UN Security Council Term

The new countries will hold non-permanent seats on the 15-member council for two years.United Nations, United States: Five new countries -- India, Mexico, Norway, Ireland and Kenya -- formally joined the UN Security Council on Monday at a time of growing polarization in the body charged with keeping world peace and security.They took part in a first meeting aimed at approving an agenda proposed by the current chair of the council, Tunisia.The new countries will hold non-permanent seats on the 15-member council for two years.The permanent members -- the United States, Russia, China, France, and Britain -- hold veto power.Divisions within the council have sharpened in recent years as the US under President Donald Trump took a unilateral approach to diplomacy.While veto power by any of the...
Business

Akshay Kumar Just Announced the Launch Date of FAU-G and PUBG Memes are Back on Internet

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Sunday unveiled the anthem of upcoming game FAU-G and announced its launch date across his social media accounts.Days after PUBG was taken off the shelves following the fresh escalation with China in Ladakh, Kumar had announced the release of the multiplayer action game FAU-G, much to the amusement of gamers and Bollywood fans alike.Slated to release on India's Republic Day on January 26 and based on Indian Army, Kumar on Twitter wrote: "Whether it’s a problem within the country or at the border...these Bharat Ke Veer always stand tall. They are our Fearless And United Guards, our FAU-G! Witness the anthem."It was a matter of minutes that the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds aka PUBG lovers came across Kumar's post and were back on the Internet with joke...
Health and Lifestyle

My COVID story: I never tested positive but had excruciating pain and loss of smell – Times of India

Rakesh Pillai underwent immense body pain, headaches and loss of smell but he never tested COVID positive. He took a long time to recover from the virus attack. Here is his story Here is my COVID tale, if I could call it one. True to the mystic associated to its origins, it’s a mystery for me as to what hit me, as technically I never turned positive. I had spent the better part of 2020 courting the virus from an arm’s length, hoping and praying she remains at an arm’s length. Since I started going to the airport from May 2020, my day started with saltwater gargling. This was followed by Turmeric milk, vitamin-C tablets and finally sticking my nose into a steamer which was smeared with eucalyptus oil, which made me smell like a walking eucalyptus tree for the rest of the day. I was COVI...
Sports

Darren Fletcher Promoted To Manchester United’s First-Team Coaching Staff | Football News

Darren Fletcher's appointment comes with Man United in the midst of a Premier League title challenge.© Instagram Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has been promoted to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first-team coaching staff. Fletcher returned to Old Trafford last October to take up a coaching role with United's under-16 squad. The 36-year-old will now step in to help with Solskjaer's side on a full...
Sports

Hyderabad FC Thrash Chennaiyin FC 4-1 To Return To Winning Ways | Football News

Hyderabad FC returned to winning ways in the Indian Super League (ISL) season 7 as they registered a thumping 4-1 victory against Chennaiyin FC at the GMC Stadium here on Monday. Joel Chianese (50'), Halicharan Narzary (53', 79') and Joao Victor (74') were on the scoresheet for Hyderabad while Anirudh Thapa (67') scored the only goal for Chennaiyin, who suffered their first-ever defeat against the Nizams. The first half proved to be an entertaining, end-to-end contest with both goalkeepers finding themselves busy. Hyderabad created better chances but were guilty of missing them. Chennaiyin goalkeeper Vishal Kaith was called into action early in the ...
India

प. बंगाल में सियासी घमासान: ममता बोलीं- नेताजी के सम्मान में प्लानिंग कमीशन जैसी बॉडी बनाएंगे, कृषि कानूनों के खिलाफ प्रस्ताव भी लाएंगे

Hindi NewsNationalPlanning Commission In Bengal To Honour Netaji And Mamata Will Pass Resolution Against Farm LawsAds से है परेशान? बिना Ads खबरों के लिए इनस्टॉल करें दैनिक भास्कर ऐपकोलकाता24 मिनट पहलेकॉपी लिंकपश्चिम बंगाल की मुख्यमंत्री ममता बनर्जी ने कहा कि केंद्र की भाजपा सरकार बंगाल की जनता को गुमराह करने की कोशिश कर रही है। (फाइल फोटो)पश्चिम बंगाल की मुख्यमंत्री ममता बनर्जी ने सोमवार को केंद्र की भाजपा सरकार पर जमकर हमला बोला। उन्होंने कहा कि केंद्र सरकार ने नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस की अवधारणा वाले प्लानिंग कमीशन को खत्म कर दिया। हमारी सरकार उनके विजन और आइडियाज को आगे ले जाने के लिए प्लानिंग कमिशन जैसी बॉडी बनाएगी। उन्होंने नोबेल पुरस्कार विजेता इकोनॉमिस्ट अमृत्य सेन, अभिजीत बनर्जी और नेताजी के परपोते इतिहासकार सुगाता बोस से सुझाव मांगे हैं।उन्होंने कहा कि जल्द ही विधानसभा का विशेष ...
India

India Will Use Its Tenure At UNSC To Bring Global Peace, Security: Envoy

TS Tirumurti said India will not shy away from raising voice against terrorism (File)United Nations: India will not shy away from raising its voice against the common enemies of humanity like terrorism and will use its tenure on the UN Security Council to bring human-centric and inclusive solutions to matters of international peace and security, India's Ambassador to the UN said on Monday.India's Permanent Representative to the UN TS Tirumurti made the remarks while speaking at a special flag installation ceremony organised at the Security Council stakeout here. Flags of the five new incoming non-permanent members of the Security Council - India, Norway, Kenya, Ireland and Mexico - were installed at the stakeout during the special ceremony.On January 1, India began its tenure as non-per...
World

Iran Guards Seize South Korean Tanker Amid US Tensions

The picture shows South Korean-flagged tanker being escorted by Iran's Revolutionary Guards navy.Tehran, Iran: Iran said Monday its Revolutionary Guards had seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters for breaking "environmental laws," at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.Seoul demanded the release of the Hankuk Chemi and its multinational crew of 20 and deployed its military's anti-piracy unit to the area close to the strategic Straits of Hormuz.The Guards said on their Sepahnews website that the ship carrying 7,200 tonnes of oil chemical products "was seized by our force's (navy) this morning"."This tanker was headed from Saudi Arabia's Al Jubail port and was seized due to the repeated infringement of maritime environmental laws," it added.The seizure came d...
India

Will Get Vaccinated Once Priority Groups Inoculated: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Shivraj Singh Chouhan said all districts of Madhya Pradesh are ready for Covid vaccination (File)Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said he will take the Covid vaccine shot after priority groups are inoculated.Addressing commissioners, district collectors and superintendents of police in the state through video conferencing, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said all districts of Madhya Pradesh are ready for COVID-19 vaccination."All types of arrangements have been made. I have decided not to get vaccinated for now. First, we will ensure that the priority groups get vaccinated and later I will go for vaccination," the chief minister tweeted with details of his address during the meeting.India's drugs regulator on Sunday approved Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield,...
World

No Evidence Covid Vaccine Will Work If Booster Dose Delayed: BioNTech

Germany was considering on Monday whether to allow a delay in administering the second dose.Frankfurt: BioNTech and partner Pfizer warned on Monday that they had no evidence that their jointly developed vaccine will continue to protect against COVID-19 if the booster shot is given later than tested in trials."The safety and efficacy of the vaccine has not been evaluated on different dosing schedules as the majority of trial participants received the second dose within the window specified in the study design," the companies said in a joint statement, referring to prime and a booster shots given three weeks apart."There is no data to demonstrate that protection after the first dose is sustained after 21 days."Germany was considering on Monday whether to allow a delay in administering the...