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Subhash Ghai's problem after working with Dilip Kumar
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says he hasn't met any actor who can match up to the talent of veteran star Dilip Kumar.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Men need to call out their peers for predatory behaviour: Padma Lakshmi
Juneau (Alaska), Sep 22 (IANS) India-born supermodel Padma Lakshmi has great respect for the women coming out with their own experiences of sexual abuse, and says it takes incredible courage to come forward in "our victim-blaming culture".
2018-09-22
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minissha Lamba debuts into theatre, enacts 13 characters
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) After a brief but fruitful career in Bollywood, actor Minissha Lambas acting career seems to take on a new lease of life -- but in a different medium. Minissha debuted into theatre with her solo play "Mirror Mirror", enacting 13 characters.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Unpublished autobiographical writings of A.K. Ramanujan to be published
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Previously unpublished autobiographical writings of late literary stalwart A.K. Ramanujan will be published in an upcoming volume, publisher Penguin Random House India announced.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
India and the World: Are we moving with the global social progress? (Comment)
The conversations on development have finally moved beyond the barriers of GDP and entered the arena that caters to the needs of the citizens of the nation.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
It's perfectly fine to prioritise yourself: Manisha Koirala
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Actress Manisha Koirala says it is okay to be a bit selfish and look after oneself.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Village Rockstars' is India's official entry to Oscars 2019
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) "Village Rockstars" was selected as Indias official entry to the 91st Academy Awards on Saturday, following which members of the Film Federation of India (FFI) urged the Indian film industry and the government to promote the Assamese film for the final round.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
NDA government dares to take decisions others don't: Modi on triple talaq
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 (IANS) Making a veiled attack on the Congress and other parties accusing them of stalling the triple talaq bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that his government dared to take decisions that others were afraid of taking.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Financing studies abroad while staying financially healthy (Educational Tips)
It's an inescapable reality that sending your child abroad to study can be prohibitively expensive. For most middle-class Indian families, the hefty amount is just not something they can afford to spend, even though some parents get caught up in the enthusiasm of providing their child with the advantage of a high-quality education and end up depleting their savings or going bankrupt.
2018-09-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Samsung India launches 2 smartphones in Galaxy J series
Gurugram, Sep 22 (IANS) Refreshing its budget J series, Samsung India on Saturday launched Galaxy J4+ and J6+ for Rs 10,990 and Rs 15,990, respectively.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Gun attack at Iran military parade, several killed
Tehran, Sep 22 (IANS) Gunmen on Saturday opened fire on an Iranian military parade in Ahvaz city, killing several people, the media reported.
2018-09-22
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Mastram' to get a sequel
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) The 2014 film "Mastram" will get a sequel, which will be set in the UK.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket all set for 100th launch on Sep 25
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Arianespace SA's heavy lift rocket Ariane 5's 100th launch slated for September 25 has been cleared for liftoff from the spaceport in French Guiana, the company said.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
India, Australia attempt to rescue injured Navy commander
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) India, Australia and other international agencies have launched a massive effort to rescue a seriously injured Indian Navy commander participating in the Golden Global Race (GGR) 2018, an official said here on Saturday.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Pete Davidson gets Grande's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' tattoo
Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) Comedian Pete Davidson is continuing his tattoo journey inspired by singer and his fiancee Ariana Grande.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Lily Allen 'had sex' with her father's famous friend
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen had sex with a TV star who was also a friend of her father when she was 14, she revealed in her new book.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hilary Duff in 'no rush' to marry boyfriend
Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) Singer-actress Hilary Duff is reportedly fast approaching the last leg of her pregnancy, but is in "no rush" to marry her boyfriend and musician Matthew Koma.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New battery may help cut Co2 emissions
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new battery made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Android Pie 9.0 comes to OnePlus 6
Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has announced rolling out the Android Pie 9.0 -- the ninth major update and the 16th version of the Android operating system (OS) -- for its OnePlus 6.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
4 killed in J&K road accident
Jammu, Sep 22 (IANS) Four persons were killed and seven injured in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Saturday, police said.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ekta is a complete package: Sumeet Vyas
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor Sumeet Vyas describes his wife and actress Ekta Kaul as a "complete package" and says he still wonders what she saw in him and decided to settle with him.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
NASA to conduct contest to name next Mars rover in 2019
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) NASA is on the look out for a partner to conduct a contest among students to name the agency's next rover to the Red Planet -- the Mars 2020 mission -- in the 2019 academic year.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Surgical strike' on defence forces, says Rahul as France, Dassault contradict Hollande on Rafale partner
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Even as the French government and Dassault Aviation contradicted former President Francois Hollande's claim on choosing of Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal, the Congress party on Saturday said the French government "conceals more than it reveals". Congress President Rahul Gandhi called it a "surgical strike" on Indian defence forces.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Deputy AG suggested secretly recording Trump: Report
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested wearing a "wire" to record conversations with President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office for being unfit, according to a media report.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Modi launches revival of Talcher fertiliser plant
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the revival of the Talcher fertiliser plant in Odisha will create huge job opportunities while making the country self-sufficient in fertiliser production.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Z' series full-frame mirrorless cameras to drive 30% sales in India: Nikon
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) For Tokyo-headquartered Nikon, there is immense potential in the full-frame mirrorless camera segment and the newly-launched "Z-series" line-up will be among its key growth drivers in India.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
How to pair polki jewellery with different bridal looks
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Jewellery choices of the modern-day bride have evolved over the years. Polki or uncut diamonds are the most popular type of jewellery for the 'pheras' because of the antiquity and royalty it offers, say experts.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nationality: Indian, Religion: Music, God: Lata Mangeshkar (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
Ever since I turned 5 or maybe 6, I have believed God lives in THAT voice. Many, many years later, it hasn't changed. To hear Lata Mangeshkar sing is to have known God. To have known her personally is to have found moksha, far beyond what any acknowledged religion can teach you.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Makeover gambits by RSS, Congress: Are they for real? (Column: Political Circus)
Two intriguing exercises in U-turns are on at the moment. While Congress president Rahul Gandhi is trying to rid the Congress of its pro-Muslim image, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief, Mohan Bhagwat, is claiming that a Hindu "rashtra" (nation) will include Muslims as well.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Militants attack trucks in Manipur
Imphal, Sep 22 (IANS) Suspected tribal militants have attacked and looted 20 trucks in Manipur here, abducted a driver and injured two others, police said on Saturday.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China closes over 4,000 porn, other 'harmful' websites
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) China has shut down more than 4,000 porn and other websites containing "harmful" information in the past three months.
2018-09-22
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Technology
Google asks employees to delete China search engine memo: Report
San Francisco, Sep 22 (IANS) In its bid to suppress a memo revealing information about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, Google has sent an email to employees asking them to delete the sensitive document, The Intercept reported.
2018-09-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Only virtual systems, hyperconvergence can tackle explosive growth in retail finance (Comment)
Financial inclusion ranks high on the Indian government's agenda today. The banking sector, with its legacy infrastructure and outdated modes of operating cannot meet the financial inclusion objectives unless it digitally transforms. Virtualisation and hyperconvergence have to be adopted by the banks to meet the challenges thrust upon them.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Village Rockstars' becomes India's official entry to Oscars 2019
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Rima Das' directorial "Village Rockstars", an Assamese movie, has been selected as India's official entry to the Oscars 2019.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US Army unlikely to hit 2018 recruitment goal
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Low unemployment combined with a strong economy means the US Army is unlikely to meet its recruitment goal for the 2018 fiscal year, according to the military.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Massive searches on in J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar, Sep 22 (IANS) The security forces started a massive search operation covering over a dozen villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday, police said.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
France concealing facts on Rafale deal: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) After the French government and Dassault Aviation contradicted former President Francois Hollande's claim in choosing Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal, the Congress on Saturday said the French statement "conceals more than it reveals".
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Mercury dips in Himachal after rains
Shimla, Sep 22 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Saturday due to widespread rain. The weather bureau here said more rains are in store till Monday.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
China cancels trade talks with US: Report
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) China has scrapped the trade talks with the US due next week by deciding not to send its Vice Premier Liu He for the negotiations, the Wall Street Journal reported.
2018-09-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Twitter bug may have sent users' DMs to unknown developers
San Francisco, Sep 22 (IANS) A bug in Twitter's platform for third-party app developers exposed some Direct Messages (DMs) from nearly 3 million users to outsiders, the micro-blogging platform has admitted.
2018-09-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Nun rape: Arrested bishop to be produced before Kerala court
Kottayam (Kerala) Sep 22 (IANS) Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been arrested in a nun rape case, will be produced in a Kerala court on Saturday, police said.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rafale controversy: France, Dassault Aviation contradict Hollande on Indian partners
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The French government and Dassault Aviation have contradicted former President Francois Hollande's claim in choosing Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal.
2018-09-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Infosys to offer cloud solutions on Google platform
Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) Software major Infosys would offer scalable services and solutions on demand to global enterprises on search engine's Google cloud platform, the IT major said on Saturday.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Facebook likely to launch 'Portal' video chat device
San Francisco, Sep 22 (IANS) Taking on Amazon smart home devices, Facebook is reportedly set to announce its own video chat device called Portal next week.
2018-09-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Widespread rainfall in Punjab, Haryana may damage paddy crop
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Widespread rainfall across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Saturday brought miseries to farmers as untimely showers have affected the standing paddy crop in the agrarian states.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Light rains, cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) It was a cloudy Saturday morning in the national capital with light rains recorded in few parts. The minimum temperature recorded was 22.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
The Equalizer 2: Vigilante justice drama does scant justice
Film: "The Equalizer"; Starring: Denzel Washington, Melissa Leo; Directed: Anoine Fuqua; Rating: ** ½ (2 and a half stars)
2018-09-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rafale controversy: France, Dassault Aviation denies involvement in choosing Indian partners
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The French government and Dassault Aviation have denied their involvement in the choice of Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal.
2018-09-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
'Peppermint' is a self-justice abomination
Film: "Peppermint"; Starring: Jennifer Garner; Directed: Pierre Morel; Rating: **(2 stars)
2018-09-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Beijing holds VegFest as veganism gains popularity in China
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) Around 10,000 people are expected to take part in a "Plant-Based Festival" in Beijing this weekend as many people in China are pursuing healthy, eco-friendly and trendy lifestyles and has prompted especially the younger generation, to go vegan.
2018-09-22
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Pompeo warns of 'a series of actions' against Venezuela
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the Trump administration will take "a serious of actions" against the Venezuelan government in the coming days.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Tejasswi believes in 'falling in love, going all out'
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Actress Tejasswi Prakash says she believes in falling in love and going all out.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
OTT platform offers choice of convenience: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Film and television producer Ekta Kapoor has said the new age digital entertainment platform offers a whole variety of content as per the convenience of the target audience.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
'Every Bollywood film can't be released in China'
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Bollywood producer Dinesh Vijan has said all Hindi films cannot be released in China due to censorship.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
UN General Assembly Memorial held for Kofi Annan
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the UN and Kofi Annan (the late former UN secretary-general) were inseparable and it is impossible to say where one ended and the other began.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Abhinay Deo shoots major part of 'Doosra' on film
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Abhinay Deo has chosen to shoot a major chunk of his next movie, a docu-fictional sports drama film titled "Doosra", on film.
2018-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US dollar ticks up on weaker pound
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) The US dollar rose on Friday due to the drop of British pound from continuous difficulties in Brexit negotiations.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UNSC underscores protection of civilians in armed conflict
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) The UN Security Council has reiterated the importance of protecting civilians in armed conflict and requested the secretary-general to report on this matter every 12 months.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Yash Birla gives fitness tips to Aayush Shah
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor Aayush Shah says fitness enthusiast Yash Birla helped him get fit for his role in "Night and Fog".
2018-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US stocks close mixed amid data
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed on Friday after a robust session as investors digested a slew of economic data.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Pakistan edge past Afghanistan in nail-biting Asia Cup tie
Abu Dhabi, Sep 22 (IANS) Pakistan got themselves prepared for the India challenge on Sunday with a nervy three-wicket win over Afghanistan in a nail-biting Super Four contest of the Asia Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Friday.
2018-09-22
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan disappointed at India's cancellation of Sushma-Qureshi meet
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday expressed deep disappointment at India's decision to cancel a meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi that was scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session next week.
2018-09-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Pompeo speaks with Japanese FM on N.Korea
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) The US State Department said on Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had spoken over phone with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Somen Mitra to head Congress in Bengal
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) The Congress on Friday appointed Somen Mitra as President of its West Bengal unit, replacing Adhir Ranajan Chowdhury who was bitterly anti-Trinamool Congress and pro-Left. Chowdhury will be the Chairman of the campaign committee.
2018-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Asia Cup: Rohit, Jadeja star in India's 7-wkt win over Bangladesh
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) India dished out another comprehensive performance to thrash Bangladesh by seven wickets in a Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday.
2018-09-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan: A hapless father seeks justice for her slain daughter
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) A hapless father and retired lecturer of Mundawar in Alwar district of Rajasthan has been running from pillar to post seeking justice for his daughter who was allegedly killed by her "greedy in-laws" on September 12 in Tijara of the district.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Kerala Catholic bishop arrested over nun's rape
Kochi, Sep 21 (IANS) After three days of questioning, the Kerala Police on Friday arrested Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who heads the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar and has been accused of repeatedly raping a nun, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ESI hospital sweeper held for raping minor
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday arrested a sweeper of an ESI hospital for raping a minor girl patient within the compound.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NSE ties up with London Stock Exchange for dual listing of masala bonds
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on Friday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) to create a dual listing route for masala bonds and foreign currency bonds of Indian issuers.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PNB fraud: Mehul Choksi seeks cancellation of NBW over threat to life on TV
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Gitanjali Group owner Mehul Choksi, wanted in Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, on Friday moved a special CBI court claiming danger to his life after his return to India and sought cancellation of a non-bailable warrant issued against him.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Property dealer shot dead in Bihar
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) A property dealer was on Friday shot dead in broad daylight in Bihar's capital city Patna by unidentified assailants, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya Cabinet approves state education policy
Shillong, Sep 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Cabinet on Friday approved the State Education Policy after 46 years of statehood.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
GMR's JV with Terna of Greece receives LoA for Crete airport
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Infrastructure conglomerate GMR Group announced on Friday that its joint venture with the Terna Group of Greece has won a Greek government contract to build a new airport on the island of Crete.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Women continue to be casualties of paternalistic traditions, mindset should change: Sonia
St. Petersburg, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said women in India continue to be the "casualties of paternalistic traditions" and still suffer the brunt of discrimination and gender inequality. She said her party is striving to fight these forces and called for a "change in mindset".
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Smaller films need more marketing: Dinesh Vijan
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Celebrated film producer Dinesh Vijan who is riding high on the success of his latest film 'Stree' says a smaller budget film needs much more marketing for its theatrical release since the film has no star power to bring the audience to the theatre.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Rafale controversy takes new turn after Hollande claim (Roundup)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The controversy over Rafale fighter jet deal took a new twist on Friday following former French President Francois Hollande's reported claim that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale offset contract, triggering an attack by Congress and other opposition parties who accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of favouring the company.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Congress not phasing out senior and elderly: former Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Sep 21 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Meghalaya assembly Mukul Manda Sangma on Friday denied that Congress party is embarking on a policy of "phasing out senior and elderly people".
2018-09-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Bill to protect public from fraudulent financial institutions in Meghalaya
Shillong, Sep 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday introduced the Meghalaya Protection of Interest of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Bill, 2018 to protect the public from any fraudulent intention of the financial institutions.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP for governor's action against Kumaraswamy for 'threatening' Yeddyurappa
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) The opposition BJP on Friday urged Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to act against Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for allegedly provoking the people to wage war against its state unit president B.S. Yeddyurappa.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
One more student dies in Bengal clash, toll two
Raigunj (West Bengal), Sep 21 (IANS) A youth, who sustained a bullet injury during a clash between agitating students and police in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, died on Friday taking the toll to two in the incident.
2018-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal felicitates Asian Games medallists
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday felicitated Asian Games 2018 Silver medal winners Pinky Balhara and Tanvi Khanna with a Rs 75 lakh cheque and Bronze medal winners with Rs 50 lakh cheque.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Politics
Fitch raises India's FY19 GDP growth forecast to 7.8%
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) US multinational Fitch Ratings on Friday raised India's GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent, up from their earlier estimate of 7.4 per cent, indicating, however, that tightening of financial conditions, global oil prices and accumulated bad loans of banks continued as headwinds to the country's growth.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chidambaram decries government's flip-flop on Pakistan
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday took a dig at the government's flip-flop over talks with Pakistan which the government called off in the wake of abduction and killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir by the Hizbul Mujahideen militants.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Six of 11 lions in Gir die in infighting: Forest Department
Gandhinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) As many as six of the 11 Asiatic lions found dead during the last eleven days in their only abode, Gir forests, died fighting among themselves, according to Gujarat Forest Department officials. The cause of death of the other five is yet to be ascertained.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Simeone questions Ronaldo's red card; backs use of VAR
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Atletico Madrid Argentine coach Diego Simeone on Friday said Juventus' Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo should not have been sent off the pitch during his football team's UEFA Champions League clash against Spanish side Valencia.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Roberto Bautista tops Cecchinato, qualifies for St Petersburg Open semis
St. Petersburg, Sep 21 (IANS) Fifth seeded Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut won Friday's match against Italy's Marco Cecchinato 7-6 (7-0), 6-3 to reach the St. Petersburg Open semi-final.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Real Madrid manager Lopetegui feels VAR will reduce mistakes
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui on Friday stressed that using the Video Assistant Referee technology will ultimately enable fewer mistakes in football.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Doctors should consider serving rural India: Venkaiah Naidu
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that doctors and medical practitioners should consider serving in rural India as it had limited access to healthcare.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Muharram observed in West Bengal
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Beating drums and thumping their chests, thousands of Muslims across West Bengal took out large processions on Friday to mourn the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussain at Karbala 1338 years back on the 10th day of the first Islamic month of Muharram.
2018-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Opposition laps up Hollande claim on Rafale, targets Modi government
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The opposition on Friday launched a renewed attack on the Narendra Modi government after French media reported former French President Francois Hollande as claiming that the Modi government had favoured a private Indian firm for the offset deal and France had "no choice".
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Asia Cup: Disciplined India restrict Bangladesh to 173
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja's immaculate bowling helped India restrict Bangladesh to a paltry 173 in the first match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
16 Congress MLAs issue notice for removal of Goa Speaker
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) In a fresh bid to pressure the BJP-led coalition government in Goa, several of whose ministers have been hospitalised due to severe ailments, 16 Congress MLAs on Friday issued notice to the State legislature Secretary demanding removal of Speaker Pramod Sawant.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Indian satellite-linked GPS module launched
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Ramakrishna Electro Component Pvt Ltd Group (REC), an India-based semiconductor distribution company, on Friday launched a Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), the first of its kind module that will primarily use an Indian satellite for navigation.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Congress terms 'Skill India' a scam, demands probe
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday demanded a probe into the Narendra Modi-led government's much vaunted "Skill India", claiming that the scheme was a massive scam benefiting people within the "BJP eco-system".
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Surgical Strike Day' stirs row, West Bengal defies UGC circular
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A controversy erupted on Friday after the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued a circular asking universities to celebrate September 29 as 'Surgical Strike Day', with the Congress calling the move politically motivated and West Bengal government refusing to follow the decision, terming it "BJP's agenda".
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Education
SEBI releases revised KYC norms for FPIs
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday published revised know-your-client (KYC) norms for foreign portfolio investors (FPI) providing relief to the foreign entities.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Complaint by Asthana against CBI Chief 'malicious, frivolous'
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CBI on Friday described the complaint by its Special Director Rakesh Asthana to the CVC against its chief Alok Verma as "malicious" and "frivolous" and said that the complaint is aimed to malign his image and intimidate the officials.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP organising Pooravnchal Mahakumbh on September 23
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Eyeing the votes of the Pooravanchal people residing in the national capital, the BJP on Friday attacked the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for politically exploiting them and said that it is organising the 'Poorvanchal Mahakumbh' on September 23 to raise the issues faced by these people.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India axes talks with Pakistan; 'unfortunate' says Pakistan (Roundup)
New Delhi/Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Blaming Pakistan for the killing of security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir and accusing it of glorifying terrorism, India on Friday called off talks between the two foreign ministers in New York in a move termed by Pakistan as "unfortunate" and "taken under internal pressure".
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Activist wants Jet Airways booked for 'attempted murder'
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) A day after 30 passengers of a Jet Airways flight suffered bleeding through ears and nose, a Mumbai activist on Friday asked the police to book the airline for 'attempted murder'.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sealing drive to be major agenda of BJP's executive meeting
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Delhi BJP on Friday began its preparations for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by holding a two-day executive committee meeting focused on the sealing drive in the city.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
19 smuggled exotic birds recovered in Bengal
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Nineteen exotic birds smuggled into India from Bangladesh in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, were recovered on Friday. One person has been arrested.
2018-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid volatility equity indices end in red; banking, financial stocks bleed (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) High volatility, following a likely credit crisis in the infrastructure lending and development sector, dragged the market in the red, with the S&P BSE Sensex swinging in around 1,500-point range on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Football is the future of Indian sports, says striker Jeje
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennaiyin FC star striker Jeje Lalpekhlua believes India's rise in stature and international rankings is no coincidence.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
2 injured in firing, friend claims employer attacked them
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Two men were shot and wounded by their employer's relative, a friend of the victims said on Friday. However, police said that they were wounded in a shootout.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Governments had no say in Rafale offset decision: Defence Ministry
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Amid media reports of former French President Francois Hollande claiming that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale offset contract, the Defence Ministry on Friday reiterated that neither government had any say in the "commercial decision".
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Academicians, researchers urged to join 'Open Access' movement
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) With the "Global Open Access Week" scheduled to be celebrated next month, Hyderabad-based Omics International has invited the academic and research communities to join the Open Access movement.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Education
Aadhaar, Ayodhya and adultery -- SC verdicts likely next week
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce next week a spate of judgement including on Aadhaar, Ayodhya and adultery that would have bearings on the right to privacy, politics and social morality.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
India's axing of talks unfortunate: Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday termed as "unfortunate" India's cancellation of talks with Islamabad in New York next week.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
PM to launch Jan Arogya Yojana in Ranchi on September 23
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) in Ranchi, Jharkhand, on September 23, officials said on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Manmarziyaan' scenes deletion not a big deal: Abhishek Bachchan
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) "Manmarziyaan" actor Abhishek Bachchan, who features in a smoking scene which is among the three deleted scenes from the film, says there's no harm in excluding some content if it hurts people's sentiments.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons
Washington/Beijing/Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS) The US has imposed sanctions against China's military for its purchases of Russian military equipment in a move US officials said is meant to punish Moscow for its "malign activities", prompting stern warnings from Beijing and Moscow on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sharing is contagious: Study
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) While we have always heard that sharing is caring, a new study has shown that an individual's tendency to be generous depends on how much people around him or her are sharing.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gold racket busted in Siliguri, one arrested: DRI
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) A gold smuggling racket operating through the India-China border in Sikkim's Nathula was busted on Friday with the arrest of tbe mastermind.
2018-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Petrol continues to climb, diesel prices unchanged
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Petrol prices in Mumbai inched up to the psychological Rs 90 a litre-mark and sold at Rs 89.69 in the country's financial capital on Friday, even as the fuel climbed to fresh highs across the four metros, while diesel rates were unchanged for the third consecutive day.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Naropa Festival ends in Ladakh with world record in dance
Leh, Sep 21 (IANS) A total of 299 women dressed up in traditional Ladakhi wedding attire danced together to mark the last day of the Naropa festival and also created a Guinness World Record in the process.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Agra cools after showers
Agra, Sep 21 (IANS) Ending a long dry spell, the clouds opened on Friday afternoon bringing relief to the lakhs of saplings planted by government departments and voluntary groups in the city this season.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Surgical Strike Day' stirs row, government defends move
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A controversy erupted on Friday after the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued a circular asking universities to celebrate September 29 as 'Surgical Strike Day', with the Congress calling the move politically motivated and the government countering it by saying the exercise will enhance national prestige.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Education
Two guards killed in robbery bid at Noida bank
Noida, Sep 21 (IANS) Two security guards on duty at a bank here were on Friday killed in a failed robbery attempt, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heavy rain alert in Punjab this weekend
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) The Punjab government on Friday issued an alert for heavy rains across the state till September 24.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tibetan PM-in-exile greets Japanese Prime Minister
Dharamsala, Sep 21 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Friday congratulated Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his re-election as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Five militants killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Three more militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight between security forces and terrorists on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, taking the number of rebels slain to five.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congress calls Modi government's Pak policy 'oxymoron', asks it to go
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Lambasting the Modi government's Pakistan policy and its "mishandling" of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting return of terrorism to the Valley, the Congress on Friday said the government had lost its right to continue.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
'Simmba', 'Zero' clash would've affected box office numbers: Rohit Shetty
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan's "Zero" and Ranveer Singh's "Simmba" are both much-awaited big ticket movies, which were earlier set for a clash during the Christmas season. Now they will release a week apart to avoid the box office collections getting affected, says "Simmba" director Rohit Shetty.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Atletico Madrid gears up for La Liga clash vs Getafe
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Atletico Madrid held their final training session Friday ahead of the Spanish football club's upcoming La Liga clash against neighbouring team Getafe.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Real Madrid concludes preparations for La liga clash against Espanyol
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid held their final training session Friday, in preparation for the upcoming La Liga clash against Espanyol.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kerala Catholic bishop arrested over nun's rape
Kochi, Sep 21 (IANS) After three days of questioning, the Kerala Police on Friday arrested Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who heads the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar and has been accused of repeatedly raping a nun, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Omaxe Group promoter moves NCLT against CMD
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Sunil Goel, second largest promoter of Omaxe Group, has filed a legal petition against elder brother and Omaxe CMD Rohtas Goel alleging mal-practices and financial mismanagement at the real estate company.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
File a case or face the case: Stalin dares TN Electricity Minister
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) DMK President M.K.Stalin on Friday said he would file a case against Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister P. Thangamani over alleged inappropriate payments made by state power utility if the latter fails to file a case against him within a week.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Indian singer wins music competition in Seoul
Seoul, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian singer Hanita Bhambri beat artistes from Australia, Thailand, South Korea and Taiwan to win 'Project: Aloft Star Asia Pacific' - a competition spearheaded by Aloft Hotels in partnership with Universal.
2018-09-21
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Karun Nair to lead Board President's XI against Windies
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Rising Test batsman Karun Nair will lead the Board President's XI, that will play a two-day warm-up match in Vadodara from September 29 against the visiting West Indies side ahead of their two-Test series against India next month.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bengal institutions won't celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day'
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Terming the University Grants Commission (UGC)'s circular to celebrate "Surgical Strike Day" on September 29 as "BJP's gimmick ahead of the elections", West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday said educational institutions in the state will not celebrate the day.
2018-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
'Love Sonia' to be screened at UN
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) "Love Sonia", a film about sex trafficking, will be showcased at the UN, marking its first screening in the US.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rajiv, Prabhu, Mithun grab pole positions at INMRC qualifying session
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Honda racer Rajiv Sethu snatched the pole position in the premier Super Sport Indian 165cc class ahead of his TVS Racing rivals to set up an intriguing contest on the morrow after the qualifying session in the fourth round of the MRF MMSC Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) at the Madras Motor Racing Track here on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
AAP to contest all 119 assembly seats in Telangana
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday announced that it will be contesting all the 119 assembly seats in Telangana in the upcoming elections.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MIT's new ML technique can detect credit card fraud
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Ever used your credit card at a new store or location only to have it declined? One reason could be that fraud-detecting technologies used by a consumer's bank have incorrectly flagged the sale as suspicious, researchers say.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Technology
Drug-free Tripura: Security agencies seize drugs worth Rs 33 cr
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) In line with the government's mission to make Tripura a "drug-free state", various security agencies in the last six months have seized huge quantities of several drugs valued at Rs 33 crore, officials said here on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ishita Dutta's first attempt at action
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Ishita Dutta says she will soon be seen doing action for the first time on screen.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Bishop arrested in rape case in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Kerala Police on Friday arrested Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Roman Catholic Diocese accused of sexually abusing a nun between 2014 and 2016, police sources said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rima Das' 'deja vu moment' with 'Bulbul Can Sing'
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Rima Das, whose "Bulbul Can Sing" is part of the India Gold section -- the competition category -- at the upcoming Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, says it's a deja vu moment as the platform gave her acclaimed film "Village Rockstars" a great start.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Blaming Pakistan's 'evil agenda', India calls off talks
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Blaming Pakistan for the killing of security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir and accusing it of glorifying terrorism, India on Friday called off talks between the two foreign ministers. It said Islamabad's "evil agenda" stood exposed.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Maharashtra varsity stonewalls cyber-attack
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Sep 21 (IANS) The Shivaji University Kolhapur (SUK) managed to successfully stonewall a potentially damaging cyber-attack on its computer system recently, an official said here on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
India's junior paddlers bag 2 silver, 3 bronze in Serbia
Kovilovo (Serbia), Sep 21 (IANS) India's young paddlers extended their purple patch on the international stage, clinching two silver and three bronze medals in the 2018 Serbian Junior and Cadet Open here.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Hindustan Zinc unveils unique technology-based football programme
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Hindustan Zinc on Friday announced its plans for embarking on a massive grassroots programme with Zinc Football that boasts of the country's first ever 'technology-hinged football training' - the unique F-Cube technology.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
India-US December dialogue to boost commerce: Prabhu
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Stressing the critical importance of the United States as a strategic trade partner for India, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Friday a vital India-US Strategic Commercial dialogue will be held in New Delhi in December which will help boost commercial ties between the two nations.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
ED to question jailed Dubai-based businessman to probe 26/11 funding
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate is planning to question Dubai-based hawala operator, Naval Kishore Kapoor, who is currently lodged in Tihar Central jail here, to find details of funding which emerged out of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India calls off talks with Pakistan
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India on Friday called off talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi set on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, saying Islamabad's "evil agenda" stood exposed.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Reliance Jio, Star India tie up to stream cricket matches on JioTV
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Friday announced a five-year partnership with Star India to stream cricket matches featuring India.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Sports,Technology
'Batti Gul Meter Chalu': Hard-hitting messages lost due to a weak narrative (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Batti Gul Meter Chalu"; Director: Shree Narayan Singh; Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Divyendu Sharma, Ana Ador; Rating: **1/2
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Samsung launches new 'Galaxy Watch' in India
Gurugram, Sep 21 (IANS) Samsung India on Friday launched a "Galaxy Watch" with lifestyle functions like stress and sleep-monitoring capabilities.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Vishal Bhardwaj's cinema comes from the roots: Abhishek Duhan
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) "Sultan" actor Abhishek Duhan, who has worked with Vishal Bhardwaj in the forthcoming film "Pataakha", says the filmmaker is a magical storyteller whose cinema is raw and rooted.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PM to visit Odisha, Chhattisgarh on Saturday
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha on Saturday to launch a series of projects including an airport at Jharsuguda and a fertilizer plant at Talcher.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC agrees to use AI to improve medical education
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court has agreed that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used in the process of verification of medical colleges by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Shabana, Imtiaz, Bhumi, Neha to attend Tomorrow's India Global Summit
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Shabana Azmi, Imtiaz Ali, Bhumi Pednekar and Neha Dhupia will share their wisdom on human rights, Indian cinema, fashion and women empowerment respectively at the fourth edition of Tomorrow's India Global Summit, to be held on October 6.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
India calls off talks with Pakistan at UNGA
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India on Friday called off the proposed talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan set to take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly later this month.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
First human oesophagus created in lab using stem cells
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) In a first, US scientists have used stem cells to grow human oesophagus -- known as the food pipe -- in the laboratory, an advance that will enable personalised disease diagnosis, regenerative therapies.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Three policemen killed in Kashmir, government denies cops have quit (Fourth Lead)
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) In a dramatic escalation in militancy, terrorists kidnapped and shot dead three Jammu and Kashmir policemen on Friday, stunning the police force. But the government denied that any policeman had quit following the murders and death threats by the Hizbul Mujahideen.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Shuttlers Srikanth, Sindhu crash out of China Open
Changzhou (China), Sep 21 (IANS) India's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu lost their respective matches to crash out of the $1 million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament here on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
TTFI vice-president Karunakaran passes away
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) P. Karunakaran, vice-president of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and Secretary of the Pondicherry Table Tennis Association, passed away on Friday at a Chennai hospital, where he was admitted for a kidney ailment, three days ago.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Eat fish thrice a week to boost your unborn's eyesight, brain
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Pregnant women can enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during the pregnancy, a new study has found.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Modi government has lost moral right to continue: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government over its alleged mishandling of Jammu and Kashmir and relations with Pakistan, the Congress on Friday said the government has lost its right to continue in the office.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Heavy rains forecast for UP
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) After a gap of almost 10 days, rains are set to return to some parts of Uttar Pradesh, the weatherman said on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bethany Joy Lenz in spin-off of 'Suits'
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Bethany Joy Lenz of "One Tree Hill" fame will be playing the main character in the spin-off of the "Suits" series.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mishal excited to play negative role
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Mishal Raheja finds it strange that his character is turning negative in the show "Kumkum Bhagaya", but he is excited about it.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aguero inks contract renewal with Man City until 2021
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Manchester City's Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has extended his contract by a year until 2021, the English football club announced Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hotel chain OYO plans to hire 2020 tech experts in 2 years
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India's largest hotel chain OYO on Friday announced its plan to hire over 2020 technology experts and engineers by the year 2020.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Somen Mitra to head Congress in Bengal
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday appointed Somen Mitra as President of its West Bengal unit, replacing Adhir Ranajan Chowdhury who was bitterly anti-Trinamool Congress and pro-Left. Chowdhury will be the Chairman of the campaign committee.
2018-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mediterranean diet may lower stroke risk in middle-aged women
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Middle-aged women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, potatoes, olive oil, seeds, fish, low saturated fat, dairy products and red meat -- may have a reduced risk of stroke, say researchers.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
World Bank commits $25-30 bn for India's transition to high middle-income country
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The World Bank Group (WBG) on Friday approved its largest country program for India with a likely assistance of $25-30 billion by fiscal 2021-22 to help India's transition to a higher middle-income country.
2018-09-21
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Russia: US playing with fire by imposing new sanctions
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS) The US' latest batch of sanctions targeting Russian businesses and China undermine global stability and are akin to playing with fire, officials here said on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pre-order new iPhones on Airtel Online Store
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) After Apple announced the availability of its latest iPhones globally on Friday, telecom services provider Bharti Airtel said "iPhone XS" and "XS Max" were available for pre-order on its online store.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India put Bangladesh in to bat in Asia Cup Super 4 tie
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat in the first match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Regular bedtime may boost your heart, metabolic health
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Ever thought why a good night's sleep is incredibly important for your health? A new study has found that regular bedtime and wake time may help you revive yourself and boost your heart and metabolic health.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sensex swings 1,500 points, closes 280 points lower
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) High volatility, following a likely credit crisis in the infrastructure lending and development sector, dragged the market in the red, with the S&P BSE Sensex swinging in around 1,500-point range on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lift sanctions or face consequences: China warns US
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China on Friday asked the US to lift the sanctions on the Chinese military for buying Russian fighter jets and weapons or "bear the consequences."
2018-09-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Half of retail bank customers unhappy with services: Report
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) At a time when non-traditional competition is posing a challenge to traditional banking services, a new Capgemini report on Friday showed that globally just half of the customers are satisfied with their banking experiences.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
RIL shuts permanently its only oilfield in KG-D6 block
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday said it has permanently shut down its only oilfield in the eastern offshore Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin D6 block after it stopped producing crude.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Surgical Strike Day to enhance national prestige: Javadekar
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday criticised Congress leader Kapil Sibal for terming the observance of Surgical Strike Day as a "jumla" (gimmick), contending that the exercise will enhance national prestige.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Education
Delhi government to give Rs 1 cr to slain BSF trooper's family
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that Rs 1 crore would be given to the family of a BSF trooper who was killed by Pakistani forces on the International Border near Jammu.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
US welcomes India, Pakistan foreign ministers' meeting
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The US has welcomed as "terrific news", India's acceptance of Pakistan's offer of a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two neighbours on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York later this month.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Amazon turns 'Echo' speaker into smart security system
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Amazon has added a new feature called "Alexa Guard" to its smart speakers "Echo" to turn it into a smart security system.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
J&K Police denies resignations by policemen
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday denied reports of resignations by policemen in the aftermath of the abduction and killing of three policemen in Shopian district.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Criminals snatch rifle from police
Ranchi, Sep 21 (IANS) Unidentified criminals on Friday snatched a rifle from a policeman sipping tea near the Jharkhand Chief Minister's official residence here on Friday but flung it after being chased by the police.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scientists decode mystery of gut-brain connection
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Ever felt nauseous before an important presentation, or foggy after a big meal? It is because your gut is directly connected to your brain and is not linked to the hormones, say researchers who found that messages from the gut travel to the brain in milliseconds.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Arrest orders issued against ex-Bihar minister's husband
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) Police on Friday issued an arrest warrant against former Bihar Minister Manju Verma's husband in an arms case related to a raid connected to the Muzaffarpur home rape horror.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parrikar threatening people from hospital: Congress
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday alleged that ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is "threatening people" from his hospital room.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Modi condoles death of Vietnamese President
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Minor girl sexually assaulted in MP school bus
Bhopal, Sep 21 (IANS) A three-and-a-half-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by the conductor of her school bus here. The accused has been arrested, police said on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Himachal may get heavy rains till Sep 24
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is likely to get heavy rains over the next three days, with the southwest monsoon remaining subdued for over a fortnight, the Met office here Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
DSLR leader Canon unveils its first full-frame mirrorless camera in India
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Japanese camera maker Canon which has been a leader in the professional-grade DSLR camera segment for years on Friday brought its first full-frame mirrorless camera called EOS R to India.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pakistan observes Muharram amid tight security
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan observed Muharram with solemnity on Friday to pay homage to Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, and other martyrs of Karbala amid strict security.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Solid waste in Himachal's industrial hub health hazard: Watchdog
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) For the last two years, the civic body of the Baddi town, Himachal Pradesh's biggest industrial hub, has been dumping municipal waste in Kenduwal village that has become a potential health hazard, an environmental watchdog said on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Vivo V9 Pro to be launched in India in October
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Vivo is all set to launch V9 Pro smartphone with 6GB RAM and FHD+ display in India in October.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IIT-ISM research scholar commits suicide in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 21 (IANS) An IIT-ISM research scholar committed suicide in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district on Friday, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 killed in UP road accident
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Five persons were killed and two dozen injured after a bus overturned in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha district on Friday, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eating food cooked on wood, coal may impair your lungs
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Love to eat food cooked on the barbecue? Beware, it is associated with increased risk of respiratory illness or death, researchers warned.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Three policemen killed in Kashmir, five cops quit after threat (Third Lead)
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) In a dramatic escalation in militancy, terrorists kidnapped and killed three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, stunning the police force and leading to resignations by five policemen following death threats by the Hizbul Mujahideen.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Abe to meet Trump during UNGA visit to New York
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet US President Donald Trump in New York next week during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), a government spokesperson said here on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Diplomacy
'Batla House' to release on Independence Day 2019, John confirms
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor John Abraham on Friday unveiled the first look of his film "Batla House", and announced that it will hit the screens on August 15, 2019, clashing with "Brahmastra" and "Made In China".
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sevilla gets back on track with 5-1 win in Europa League opener
Seville (Spain), Sep 21 (IANS) Sevilla shook off two recent defeats to rout Standard Liege 5-1 in its opening group-stage match of the Europa League football championship.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sensex recovers from day's low, still trades 500 points lower
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Amidst highly volatile trade, the key Indian equity indices slumped, with the S&P BSE Sensex losing over 1,000 points on Friday afternoon, only to recover from the day's lows within minutes.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DJ SHAAN unveils 'Say yes'
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) DJ SHAAN released a single titled "Say yes" on Friday. The song features Celina Sharma, a 16-year singer-songwriter from Australia.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Emami Paper to invest Rs 2K cr in Gujarat for greenfield plant
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Emami Paper Mills on Friday said it will invest Rs 2,000 crore for setting up its new manufacturing plant at Bharuch in Gujarat and also for adding capacity in the second phase.
2018-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Somen Mitra new Bengal Congress chief
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday appointed Somendra Nath Mitra as the president of the partys West Bengal unit replacing Adhir Ranajan Chowdhury who has been made the chairman of the state units campaign committee.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Manto' morning shows cancelled; Nandita Das disappointed
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) There was no first day, first show for Nandita Das' "Manto" in several cities in India, and that left the actress-filmmaker "hugely disappointed" on Friday. The situation normalised in the afternoon, according to Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
It's not about fame, money for Rajat Barmecha
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) "Udaan" actor Rajat Barmecha says he is more bothered about doing quality work rather than earning fame and money.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chris Evans to act in Apple series
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Chris Evans has been roped in for the lead role in Apple series titled " Defending Jacob".
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Varun Sharma's fan moment with Govinda
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Varun Sharma says dancing with actor Govinda was a dream come true moment for him.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Katie Price spotted 'splurging 600 pounds on perfume'
London, Sep 21 (IANS) TV personality Katie Price reportedly splurged 600 pounds on perfume despite bankruptcy woes.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Michael B Jordan to essay John Clark in next film
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Michael B Jordan will play the role of Tom Clancy's famous character John Clark in a new yet-untitled film series.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Huawei to bring Kirin 980 chipset to India this festive quarter
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei on Friday said that the company's seven nanometre mobile chipset equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, the Kirin 980, will reach Indian consumers in the fourth quarter of this year.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Harrdy's 'unique' song to give 'massive' competition to 'Naah'
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Singer Harrdy Sandhu says his upcoming "unique song" titled "Kya baat ay" will give massive competition to his 2017 pop hit "Naah".
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahman, Gulzar create official song for Men's Hockey World Cup
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman, along with celebrated lyricist-poet Gulzar, has created the official song for Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Gadkari to visit Shillong; will inaugurate NH-06
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will be on a two-day visit to Shillong for an extensive review of the National Highways projects in the seven northeastern states, a government statement said on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nikon Z7: Worth the wait for a professional shooter (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The camera game has now shifted to full-frame mirrorless and sensing the global $11 billion opportunity, Japanese camera maker Nikon has launched Z6 and Z7 -- its first full frame mirrorless range of cameras -- in India.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'First Man' to land in India on October 12
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Ryan Gosling-starrer "First Man", on the struggle and sacrifices made by the the first man to land on moon Neil Armstrong and his family, will release in India on October 12.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UN Secretary General to visit India with focus on renewable energy
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will embark on a four-day visit to India from October 1 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which he will attend a series of events on renewable energy and sanitation, it was announced on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Chidambaram takes dig over Indo-Pak meet at UN
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday took a dig at the government for agreeing to hold a meeting of the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
TV actress alleges rape on pretext of marriage
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) A Mumbai-based TV actress has alleged rape by a 25-year-old man at a hotel in Rajasthan's Neemrana, on the pretext of marriage, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
79 killed in Tanzania ferry capsize
Dodoma, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 79 people have died after a passenger ferry carrying hundreds capsized in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, officials said.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Tanzania,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian modern art 'stood test of time' sold for crores
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Paintings by several Indian modernist painters and members of Bombay Progressive Artists' Group were sold at an Evening Sale by auction house Saffronart, with the leading artwork grossing more than Rs 15 crore.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ajay-Atul to headline Bollywood Music Project 4.0
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Maharashtra's music sensation Ajay-Atul, whose music for "Dhadak" has topped charts, will headline the first day of the two-day Bollywood music festival, Hungama Bollywood Music Project 4.0, to be held next month.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Arsenal thump Vorskla 4-2 in Europa League opener
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Arsenal cruised to a 4-2 win over Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League football championship kick-off.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Cornerstone Sport sign wrestler Vinesh
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Cornerstone Sport, a sport management and talent representation agency, on Friday announced the signing of Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Ant McPartlin returns to Twitter
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Popular television presenter Ant McPartlin has returned to micro-blogging site Twitter after taking a break from social media following his drink-drive arrest earlier this year.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jet Airways says cooperating with IT department; shares down over 6%
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Jet Airways on Friday said it is cooperating with the authorities concerned and is responding to the questions raised by the Income Tax Department.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Manto' morning shows cancelled; Nandita Das disappointed
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) There was no first day, first show for Nandita Das' "Manto" in several cities in India, and that left the actress-filmmaker "hugely disappointed".
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US-based Palo Alto Networks partners Alibaba Cloud
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) In a significant move, US-based global cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of China's Alibaba Group, on Friday announced a technology partnership.
2018-09-21
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
80 Manipur University students arrested
Imphal, Sep 21 (IANS) Eighty students and six professors of the Manipur University were arrested after police stormed the boys hostel early on Friday following a complaint by the Vice Chancellor's office, officials said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
'T for Taj Mahal' scriptwriter to direct film set in Kanpur
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Scriptwriter Ashish Aryan, who won an award in Washington for his work in the film "T for Taj Mahal", will make his feature film directorial debut with a movie set in Kanpur.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Infosys hiring 1,000 American techies in US state
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian software major Infosys on Friday announced hiring 1,000 Americans in the Arizona state as part of its commitment to employ 10,000 Americans to bridge the IT skill gap in the US by 2023.
2018-09-21
Category: International, India,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Chelsea start Europa League campaign with win over PAOK
Thessaloniki (Greece), Sep 21 (IANS) Chelsea defeated PAOK Salonika 1-0 in their opening match of the Europa League football championship.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Greece,Sports,Football
VP ends visit to Serbia, Malta, Romania
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday ended a week-long visit to Serbia, Malta and Romania during which he garnered support for India's aspiration to be on the UN Security Council.
2018-09-21
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Privacy concerns of patients on smart pills must be addressed: Study
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) While smart pills have emerged as the new digital health tool that help patients and doctors track drug regimen compliance as well as increase patient adherence, its ethical issues such as patient privacy, consent and data sharing must be addressed, researchers argue.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Actress' films can't do Rs 500 cr business like Salman's films, says Kajol
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is busy promoting her forthcoming film "Helicopter Eela", says not a single actress' film can generate business worth Rs 500 crore the way a Salman Khan film can at the box office.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Three policemen announce resignation on social media
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Three Jammu and Kashmir policemen in Shopian district on Friday announced their resignation on social media after the abduction and killing of three of their colleagues by militants.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Sensex sheds over 1,000 points, recovers around 700
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Reversing all the gains made earlier in the day, key Indian equity indices slumped on Friday afternoon, with the BSE Sensex losing over 1,000 points.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DSLR leader Canon brings its first mirrorless camera to India
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Japanese camera maker Canon which has been a leader in the professional-grade DSLR camera segment for years on Friday brought its first full-frame mirrorless camera called EOS R to India.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Real Betis, Olympiacos play goalless draw in Europa League
Piraeus (Greece), Sep 21 (IANS) Real Betis and Olympiacos played a goalless draw in a match in which the Spanish football club controlled possession and had numerous scoring chances.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Greece,Sports,Football
Palmeiras register 2-0 win against Colo Colo in Copa Libertadores football league
Santiago de Chile, Sep 21 (IANS) Goals by Bruno Henrique and Dudu carried Brazil's Palmeiras to a 2-0 victory against Chilean club Colo Colo in Leg 1 of the Copa Libertadores football league quarter-finals.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Fluminense beat Cuenca in Copa Sudamericana football quarters
Guayaquil (Ecuador), Sep 21 (IANS) Brazil's Fluminense beat Ecuador's Deportivo Cuenca 2-0 in their first-leg match. With this victory, Fluminense moved closer to the quarterfinals of the Copa Sudamericana football league.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
Adobe to acquire Marketo for $4.75 billion
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Software major Adobe has struck a deal to acquire Marketo, a leading Cloud platform for business-to-business marketing engagement, for $4.75 billion.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
3 children drown in UP
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Three children drowned in a river in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot town on Friday, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Youth killed, another injured ahead of Tazia procession
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) A youth was killed and another injured in Bihar's Hajipur on Friday morning by unidentified assailants ahead of the Tazia procession to mark Muharram, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women leaders can change the world: Shabana Azmi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Veteran actress and philanthropist Shabana Azmi, an active spokesperson for women empowerment, believes having women as leaders can bring about a change.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centre exploring options to extend support to PCPIR projects
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Centre is exploring possibilities and options to extend its support in terms of strengthening infrastructure and ensuring availability of feedstock in the Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIRs) projects, an official said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Cyclone Daye weakens, dumps heavy rain in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha have been experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms under the impact of cyclonic storm Daye.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India a 'mixed picture' for gender equality progress: Report
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) While India is registering a strong commitment towards gender budgeting, the country has a low percentage of women in its Parliament, presenting a 'mixed picture' for gender equality progress, according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Gender Index report.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Militants abduct, kill three policemen in Kashmir
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Militants gunned down three policemen on Friday, hours after they were abducted from their homes in south Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Statement on retirement was a mistake: Robert Redford
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Veteran actor and director Robert Redford, who had earlier revealed that he might take retirement after "The Old Man and the Gun", now thinks his statement was a "mistake".
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Sacred Games' gets the green light for second season
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan will be back as police officer Sartaj Singh in the second season of crime drama series "Sacred Games", streaming platform Netflix announced on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Vietnam President dead after after prolonged illness
Hanoi, Sep 21 (IANS) Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday after prolonged illness. He was 61.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hinduism is ideal religion for modern age of incertitude: Tharoor
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Hinduism is a "wonderful" religion suited for the modern era of uncertainty and questioning because it values incertitude, according to Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor, who also excoriated the politicisation of the faith.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion
Vietnam President dead
Hanoi, Sep 21 (IANS) Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday after prolonged illness. He was 61.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Apple's new iPhones, Watch Series 4 now on sale
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Apple has announced that its newly-launched iPhone "XR" , "XS", "XS Max" and "Watch Series 4" are going on sale globally from Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Brave girls of West Bengal's Purulia lead by example, fight child marriage (Social Feature)
Purulia (West Bengal), Sep 21 (IANS) As a 15-year-old, she convinced her parents not to marry her off so she could fulfill a childhood dream of becoming a doctor and treating the poor. Now, two years later, Priyanka Bauri strives to make other girls and their parents conscious of the perils of child marriage.
2018-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Features,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Export credit falling due to heavy-handed approach to NPAs: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The BJP-Congress spat over bad loans of banks continued on Friday with former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram blaming the government's "heavy-handed" approach to the NPA problem for the sharp decline in export credit.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Quitting junk food cause withdrawals as drug addiction: Study
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) If you are planning to deprive your taste buds of junk food such as pastries, french fries and pizza, expect to suffer withdrawal symptoms similar to what drugs addicts experience, said a study.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Another key Tesla executive resigns
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Electric car maker Tesla's Vice President of Global Supply Management Liam O' Connor has resigned from the company.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
6 electrocuted in Assam
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Six people were electrocuted in Assam's Nagaon district on Friday, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kitchen is the best hospital, food the best medicine (Health Tips)
"Finding a cure is always less lucrative than finding a treatment." As science and technology grow at an exponential pace, it is pretty obvious that drugs and treatments will remain heavily incentivised.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Samsung multi-camera phones set to spoil Chinese players' Diwali
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) In February, DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, changed his strategy for the Indian market once he saw Chinese players getting the upper hand on innovations in some smartphone components -- and camera was one of those.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Chinese man with Indian passport held in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Police have arrested a 39-year-old Chinese man, who had been living in the country with an Indian passport for at least six years, an official said here on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prakash Jha is identity of 'Sare Jahan Se Achha': Director
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Director Prakash Bhardwaj, who is receiving positive response for his web series "Sare Jahan Se Achha", has said that host Prakash Jha is the identity of the show.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
A comprehensive history of America's ties with South Asia (Book Review)
Title: The Most Dangerous Place: A History of United States in South Asia; Author: Srinath Raghavan; Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane; Pages: 472; Price: Rs 799
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy,IANS Life
Nun rape: Bishop questioning enters Day 3
Tripunithura (Kerala) Sep 21 (IANS) The Kerala Police began questioning Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, for the third consecutive day on Friday, even as demands for his arrest grew.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Telangana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA balloon mission may help improve weather forecasting
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The images of a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds on the cusp of our atmosphere captured by a new NASA balloon mission may lead to improved weather forecasting, the US space agency has said.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Wealth, career, the purpose of life and fate (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Learn a strategic and practical way to create wealth; flick through easily accessible articles with ideas and wisdom that will help readers in their careers; know methods through which anyone can find their purpose; read stories of those being tested by fate and trials.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Education,IANS Life
'Mohalla Assi' to release on November 16
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Sunny Deol and Sakshi Tanwar-starrer "Mohalla Assi", which received a censor certificate after a battle that lasted almost two years, will finally hit the screens on November 16.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Religion
Infosys hiring 1,000 American techies in US state
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian software major Infosys on Friday announced hiring 1,000 Americans in Arizona state, as part of its commitment to employ 10,000 natives to bridge the IT skills gap in the US by 2023.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
A large part of my struggle was because I was a girl: Hard Kaur
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Rapper Hard Kaur says that ever since she was a child, she faced a lot of negativity and a large part of her struggle was because she was a girl, especially an Indian.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Militants kill 3 abducted policemen in J&K
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Militants on Friday killed three abducted policemen in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The US has imposed sanctions against China's military for its purchases of Russian military equipment in a move US officials said is meant to punish Moscow for its "malign activities", including attacks on American elections.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
44 killed in Tanzania ferry capsize
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 44 people were killed when a passenger ferry carrying hundreds capsized in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, officials said.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SRK, Aditya or me cannot take credit for DDLJ's success: Kajol
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Kajol has said that neither her co-star Shah Rukh Khan, nor director Aditya Chopra or she can take credit for the success of "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge", one of the biggest blockbuster of Indian cinema.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google still allowing third-party apps read your Gmail: Report
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) After facing a backlash over reports in July that third-party app developers can read your Gmail, Google has once again defended its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from Gmail accounts.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Technology
Light rains likely in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) It was a mainly clear sky on Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.8 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, with light rains predicted for the day ahead.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
New line-up of Amazon Echo smart speakers now in India
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Amazon on Friday launched a new line-up of Echo devices and an Echo companion device in India.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
New York Archdiocese names ex-judge to review abuse cases
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has named a retired Federal Judge to conduct an "independent, scrupulous" review of the cases of sexual abuse the Catholic Church is facing and recommend how to deal with them.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US announces cyber-strategy with emphasis on offensive measures
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed a new directive designed to protect the country from cyber-attacks that places the emphasis on "offensive operations" to dissuade adversaries from attacking US infrastructure.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Equity indices open in green; Sensex gains 280 points
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Friday tracking firm global cues, with the S&P BSE Sensex gaining around 280 points so far.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rather than paying reparations, Britain must acknowledge colonialism's evil: Tharoor
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Rather than paying reparations for the Raj's exploitation of India, Britain must acknowledge the evil legacy of its colonialism and teach its people, according to Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Restrictions to prevent Muharram procession in Srinagar
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Authorities in Jamuu and Kashmir on Friday imposed restrictions in parts of the Srinagar city to prevent the 10th Muharram procession, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security
'Pakhi': Amateurishly crafted and tedious to watch (IANS Review, Rating: *)
Film: "Pakhi"; Director: Sachin Gupta; Cast: Anamika Shukla, Sumeet Kant Kaul, Anmol Goswami, Tanmanya Bali; Rating: *
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 policemen, civilian abducted in J&K
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Three policemen and a civilian were abducted by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, authorities said on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Intensify international fight against tax evasion, money laundering: Guterres
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for intensifying the war on illegal financial transfers, money laundering and tax evasion as one of the ways to ensure countries had adequate funds for development.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Muslims, STs, Dalits made most progress in combating poverty: UN
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) While India has taken tremendous strides in combating poverty in the past decade, Muslims, members of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Dalits saw the most progress in in reducing the impact of poverty, according to data compiled in a UN project.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Scientists identify earliest known animal 558 mn years ago
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) A new study has revealed that the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record lived 558 million years ago.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Australian outlet fined for underpaying non-English-speaking staff
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) An Australian fast-food outlet was fined A$72,000 ($52,500) for underpaying their non-English-speaking staff, authorities said on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Nepali PM to lead delegation to 73rd UNGA session
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli will be leading a delegation to the 73rd session of UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said here.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
New nano-filter cleans water 100 times faster: Scientists
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) Australian scientists said on Friday that they have developed a nano-filter that can clean contaminated water 100 times faster than the current technology, pointing to better access to the crucial resource worldwide.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Australian government's Barrier Reef funding higher than requested
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) The Australian government has awarded the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) funding worth 90 times more than what was requested, it was revealed on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Philippines landslide toll reaches 22
Manila, Sep 21 (IANS) The death toll from a landslide in Philippines has reached 22, an official said on Friday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'A Star is Born' gets India release date
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Actors Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga starrer "A Star is Born" will release in India on October 12.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UN chief sees multilateral diplomacy under threat
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) Leading with a plea for implementation of the recent bilateral breakthrough to spare Idlib in Syria, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said his "overriding concern" is for international, multilateral diplomacy.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
271 mn people moved out of poverty in India: UNDP
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India has made momentous progress in reducing multidimensional poverty with its incidence almost halving between 2005-6 and 2015-16, climbing down to 27.5 per cent from 54.7 per cent, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
White House announces Trump's UN schedule
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The White House has announced the schedule of US President Donald Trump regarding the upcoming UN General Assembly next week.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
44 killed as Tanzanian ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria
Dodoma, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 44 people have been killed after a passenger ferry capsized in Lake Victoria, a Tanzanian government official said.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Tanzania,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US furthers sanctions against Russia
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order to further implement a US sanction act against Russia.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
US shooting: Woman kills three, turns gun on herself
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A woman shot dead three persons and injured three more before turning the gun on herself in an attack at a warehouse complex in Maryland in the US, police said.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Conflicts, climate worsen food insecurity in many countries
Rome, Sep 21 (IANS/AKI) Persistent conflicts and extreme weather are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, said a report issued on Thursday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
My wife, my hero: Maniesh Paul
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Host-actor Maniesh Paul says his wife Sanyukta has been his constant support since their kindergarten days.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US dollar weakens on improving risk appetite
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) The US dollar slipped on improving risk appetite and expectation of possible early end of monetary tightening by US Federal Reserve.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Equalizer 2': An enjoyable vigilante film despite mediocrity (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Equalizer 2"; Director: Antoine Fuqua; Cast: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Scarfe, Orson Bean; Rating: ***
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vicky Kaushal's no watch funda
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal says he doesn't like to wear a watch while shooting for a project.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
May's Brexit trade plan won't work: Donald Tusk
London, Sep 21 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed new economic partnership with the EU "will not work", the head of the European Council has said.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Ishqeria': An out-dated and poorly written love story (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Ishqeriaa; Director: Prerna Wadhwan; Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Richa Chadha, Raj Babbar, Manish Anand, Rating **
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Asia Cup: Afghanistan thrash Bangladesh by 136 runs
Abu Dhabi, Sep 21 (IANS) A disciplined all-round effort saw Afghanistan thrashing Bangladesh by 136 runs in their last group match of the Asia Cup here on Thursday.
2018-09-21
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
US stocks trade higher amid economic data
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) US stocks traded on an upbeat note on Thursday as investors were digesting a slew of economic data.
2018-09-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
6 held for robbing, assaulting wife, daughter of Delhi HC ex-CJ
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Police on Thursday arrested six persons, including a domestic help, for assaulting, robbing and holding captive the wife and daughter of a former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court here.
2018-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Angry over delay in serving food, youth kills mother
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Angry over the delay in serving the food, a youth killed his mother with a cricket bat and injured his sister here, police said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Manto': A moving biopic, astutely told (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Manto"; Director: Nandita Das; Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Duggal, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Tilottama Shome, Divya Dutta, Rishi Kapoor; Rating ***1/2
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Myanmarese senior general discusses security issues at Eastern Command HQ
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) A nine-member Myanmar delegation led by Vice Senior General Soe Win, Deputy Commander-in-Chief - Myanmar Defence Services and Commander-in-Chief (Army), visited Eastern Command headquarters on Thursday and discussed regional and security issues.
2018-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Manuel Lanzarote to captain ATK in coming ISL season
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Attacking Spanish midfielder Manuel Lanzarote Bruno will captain ATK in the upcoming season five of the ISL, the two-time champions club announced here on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Six held for robbing, assaulting daughter and wife of former CJ of Delhi HC
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhi Police on Thursday arrested six persons, including a domestic help, for assaulting, robbing and holding captive the wife and daughter of former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court here.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ram temple should be constructed without delay: Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Thursday that the Ram temple at Ayodhya should be built without delay and all sections of society should accept the "reality" of the issue.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
New ATK head coach wants trophy for ISL league winners
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) New ATK head coach Steve Coppell on Thursday suggested that the ISL be expanded with the participation of 18-20 teams and a trophy given to the side finishing atop the table after the league stage.
2018-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Two militants killed in Bandipora gunfight
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight between the security forces and the militants in north Kashmir Bandipora district.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Nagaland House urges Centre to find solution to Naga insurgency
Kohima, Sep 20 (IANS) The Nagaland Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution urging the Centre "to make all out efforts to expeditiously bring about an honourable, acceptable and inclusive settlement" to the vexed Naga insurgency issue.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra arrested for derogatory remarks against Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) Defence expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra was arrested in New Delhi for making a series of derogatory remarks against Odisha and its culture.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai Metro One to add 44 off-peak services on weekdays
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) In view of the ongoing festival season, the Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.'s Mumbai Metro One will augment services by 44 daily on weekdays, an official spokesperson said here on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Titan's arm Tanishq to sell branded silver jewellery
Bengalaru, Sep 20 (IANS) Titan's arm Tanishq on Thursday said it would sell branded silver jewellery along with gold jewellery for the discerning young women in the Indian market
2018-09-20
Category: India, Telangana,National,Business/Economy
Centre to conduct population-based screening for diabetes, cancer
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government will be conducting population-based screenings for diabetes, hypertension and three types of common cancers under National Health Mission (NHM), the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
FTA signing between India, Australia may slow down due to elections: Envoy
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) With India and Australia both slated to hold general elections next year, the process of signing a bilateral free-trade agreement could see a slowdown, a senior Australian envoy said here on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Clown prince' vs 'court jester': BJP-Congress spat gets uglier
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The war of words between the BJP and the Congress over the Rafale deal and bank NPAs got uglier on Thursday with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calling Congress President a "clown prince" and in turn getting dubbed a "court jester" by the grand old party.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre preparing perspective plan for chemicals, petrochemicals
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The centre is in the process of preparing a perspective plan for the chemicals and petrochemicals industry in order project the demand-supply scenario in the future, an official said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
CCI clears ArcelorMittal, JSW Steel's bids for steel assets
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday said it has no objection to ArcelorMittal's and JSW Steel's proposed bids to acquire debt-ridden Essar Steel and Bhushan Power, respectively.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Ex-HAL chief's statements on Rafale factually incorrect'
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Government sources on Thursday dismissed as "factually incorrect" media reports of former Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) chief T.S. Raju claiming that the defence undertaking had signed a work-share contract with French company Dassault Aviation -- the manufacturer of Rafale fighter jets.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Delhi's law and order demolished by BJP men: AAP
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj on Thursday said law and order system in the national capital has been "completely demolished" with BJP ministers thrashing people in the streets.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi lays stone for world-class convention centre in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) proposed to be built on the periphery of the national capital over an area spread over 221 acres.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
With over 300 companies, Medicall Expo to begin on September 21
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With over 300 medical companies, including participants from countries like Germany, Indonesia, China, South Africa and others, the Medicall Expo will begin here on September 21.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Allahabad HC seeks progress report in 'memorial scam' probe National
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Thursday sought the progress report of a vigilance probe into an alleged multi-crore scam in the building of monuments and parks when Mayawati was the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister between 2007 and 2012.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government appoints 14 EDs in 10 state-run banks
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A day after appointing Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in 10 public sector banks (PSBs), the government on Thursday appointed 14 Executive Directors (ED), ending the week that began with the announcement of merger of three state-run banks.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC to monitor CBI probe into Muzaffarpur rape case
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to monitor the CBI probe in the case of Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes and sought a status report from the central agency in four weeks. The top court asked the media to exercise caution while reporting the case.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MHA to set up emergency control room with ISRO help
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry (MHA) on Thursday roped in Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for setting up a state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in the MHA.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Odisha govt asks officials to remain alert for cyclone
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday asked officials to remain alert as the depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tigres UANL tops Toronto to win inaugural Campeones Cup
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Tigres UANL has won the inaugural edition of the Campeones Cup, getting a brace from Jesus Dueñas in a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Football
Petrol price touches new highs, diesel unchanged
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Petrol prices climbed fresh highs on Thursday across the four metros, while diesel prices were unchanged for the second consecutive day.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aavas Financiers Ltd to open IPO to raise Rs 1734 crore
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) Housing finance company Aavas Financiers Limited will open the Initial Public Offer on September 25 and will close it on September 27 to raise Rs 1,734 crore, said Sushil Kumar Agarwal, founder and CEO, addressing a press conference on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy
Gujarat doubles farmer accident insurance cover
Gandhinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) The Gujarat Government on Thursday doubled the personal accident insurance cover of farmers to Rs 2 lakh in case of death and from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh for physical impairment.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Mayawati jolts Congress, ties up with Jogi in Chhattisgarh
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday jolted the Congress by announcing an electoral pact with former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi in poll-bound Chhattisgarh.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi ACP booked after woman claims rape, harassment of daughter
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in Delhi was booked on charge of rape and under the POCSO Act on the complaint of a 38-year-old woman, who also alleged that her 16-year-old daughter was also sexually harassed by him, police said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FMs to meet in UN but no Saarc summit: India tells Pakistan (Roundup)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Breaking the ice in ties with Pakistan, India on Thursday agreed for a meeting between Foreign Ministers of the two countries in New York later this month but rejected the request for the holding of a Saarc summit in Islamabad, holding that terror and talks cannot go together.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shapovalov books place in St. Petersburg last-8
St.Petersburg (Russia), Sep 20 (IANS) Rising Canadian tennis star Denis Shapovalov on Thursday overcame late resistance by Italy's Matteo Berrettini and then eased to a 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-0 victory in the St.Petersburg Open's round-of-16.
2018-09-20
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Infosys, Trinity College to blend liberal arts with digital technology
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Infosys is partnering with the US-based Trinity College to create educational programmes that prepare liberal arts students and its techies for the digital workplace, said the software major on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Delhi government to collaborate with Australian High Commission on skill centres
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Partnership on developing world-class skill centres is on the cards as High Commissioner of Australia to India Harinder Sidhu called on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Over 4.5 lakh entries in 'sexual offenders' database, NCRB to maintain record
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a first, the government on Thursday came out with a National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO), containing a list of 4.5 lakh convicts with photos of about 3.5 lakh of them available.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Need for serious cultural policy for arts preservation: Ratan Thiyam
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Theatre being considered as a part-time, amateur activity has compromised its quality, senior theatrist and Padma Shri awardee Ratan Thiyam said here during a lecture, stressing the need for a serious cultural policy to preserve arts.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
NLU-Delhi cancels interview for CJI Research Fellows after complaints of discrimination
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The National Law University-Delhi (NLU-D) on Thursday withdrew an advertisement it had issued a day earlier inviting applications for the position of Research Fellows for the 'Office of Chief Justice of India', apparently after it received complaints of discriminatory eligibility criteria.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
School-level sports talent to get Rs 3 lakh incentive from Delhi government
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Under its recently launched Play and Progress scheme, the Delhi government on Thursday announced incentives of up to Rs three lakh per annum for school-level sports talent.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Education
Activists of upper caste bodies stage protest against SC/ST Act
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Activists from various upper caste organisations on Thursday protested against the amended SC/ST Act.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan didn't sufficiently act against LeT, JeM: US
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Terror groups like Lashkar e-Tayyaba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, which have organised terror attacks in India in the past, continue to pose a regional threat and Pakistan did not take sufficient action to address Washington's concern in 2017, the US State Department has said in a report.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Sundar's team will win FIDE elections: AICF official
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Apart from the performance of Indian open and womens teams in the chess Olympiad one more area of interest in Batumi, Georgia for Indian chess players is the FIDE Presidential elections slated next month.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Triple talaq ordinance politically motivated, unacceptable, say Muslim bodies
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A number of Muslim organisations on Thursday slammed the triple talaq ordinance, calling it politically motivated and "unacceptable".
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ceat partners Torino FC as official tyre partner
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Tyre manufacturing giant Ceat Limited on Thursday announced its partnership with Torino FC for the next two years as the Italian football club's official tyre partner.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Nun rape: Bishop questioned for 7 hours on Day 2
Tripunithura (Kerala) Sep 20 (IANS) Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was questioned for the second consecutive day on Thursday and has been asked to return on Friday, a police official said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Telangana,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Insurance coverage to further boost Ayurveda, says expert
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The insurance coverage for Ayurveda treatment is expected to give further boost to the ancient Indian form of medicine, says a leading Ayurvedic specialist.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
SC suggests appointment of Lt Gen Ganguly as DGMS (AF)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday suggested to the Centre to appoint Lt General Manomoy Ganguly as the Director General Medical Services (Air Force), observing that he was being deprived of the posting he deserved.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Need to innovate marketing, design and packaging in crafts industry: Irani
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday emphasised on the need to propagate new means of marketing, design and packaging in the crafts industry.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Iran sanctions: India in touch with all stakeholders
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Following fresh US sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme that puts the strategic Chabahar port in jeopardy and calls for a complete stop to all Iranian oil exports, India is in touch with all stakeholders in the matter, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Preventive vigilance more effective than punitive one: RBI Governor
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) RBI Governor Urjit Patel on Thursday said that preventive vigilance is the most effective governance mechanism at public sector institutions as opposed to punitive and detective vigilance.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Need for serious policy for arts preservation: NSD Chair
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Pointing out that consideration of theatre as a part-time, amateur activity has compromised its quality, NSD Chairperson Ratan Thiyam has said that the need of the hour is to formulate a serious cultural policy to preserve the arts.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dubai court order favours extradition of Michel in chopper bribery case
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates (UAE) court has favoured extradition of British national, Christian Michel James, one of the key middlemen wanted by the Indian investigative agencies in connection with its probe into Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India wants fair, credible election in Maldives
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) India hopes the upcoming presidential election in the Maldives will be held in "a fair, transparent and in a very credible manner", a senior official said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Goa panel advises against 'Momo Challenge'
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Thursday urged the state Education Department to initiate awareness programmes in order to prevent children from participating in the lethal "Momo Challenge," an online game.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Technology,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
World Bank, Bangladesh sign $50m deal to improve Rohingya healthcare
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh government on Thursday signed a $50 million grant financing agreement with the World Bank to improve the country's services to cater to the health, nutrition and family planning needs of the Rohingya refugee population.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
HC declassifies documents of Himachal girl's gang rape, murder case
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday decided to declassify the documents lying with it relating to the CBI and state police probes into the gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl and the subsequent custodial death of an accused.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid Goa power game, two Congress MLAs fly abroad
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Two of the 16 Congress legislators in Goa flew abroad on Thursday amid the ongoing power game between the BJP and the Congress in the state.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
N. Korea ready for fast denuclearization, wants summit with US: Moon
Seoul, Sep 20 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is ready to accelerate denuclearization in exchange for security guarantees from Washington and wants to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump at an early date, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Srikanth, Sindhu advance at China Open badminton
Changzhou (China), Sep 20 (IANS) India's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu advanced while mixed doubles and men's doubles pairs bowed out of the $1 million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament here Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
SC defers hearing on Congress leaders' plea on duplicate voters
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred to September 27 the hearing on pleas of Congress leaders alleging the existence of a large number of duplicate voters in electoral rolls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Infosys launches next-gen learning solution for enterprises
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Thursday launched "Infosys Wingspan" -- its next-generation learning solution to help organisations accelerate their talent transformation journey.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Cyclone alert for South Odisha and Coastal Andhra
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued a cyclone alert for South Odisha and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
HC bench opts out of hearing PIL on Adhaar details
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A Delhi High Court bench on Thursday recused from hearing the plea seeking a stay on a state government's circular that directs the city schools to collect Aadhaar and voter ID details of students and their family members.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
SC extends deadline by 3 months to probe Aircel-Maxis deal
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday extended by three months the deadline given to CBI and ED to complete their investigation in all 2G spectrum cases and related cases arising out of it, including the Aircel-Maxis deal.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EC reschedules bypolls in Karnataka, Maharashtra
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday announced the rescheduling of bypolls to Karnataka and Maharashtra Legislative Councils.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistani court orders separate rooms for transgenders in hospitals
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A court in Pakistan has ordered all state-run hospitals across the Punjab province to ensure separate rooms for the transgender community, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Landslide in Philippines kills 15
Manila, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 15 people died on Thursday and more than 50 were missing after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried several houses in the Philippines Cebu province, authorities said.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Woman, man caned in Indonesia for affair outside marriage
Banda Aceh (Indonesia), Sep 20 (IANS) A woman and a man were publicly caned in the Indonesian province of Aceh on Thursday for having an extramarital affair.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India rejects Pakistan's plea for hosting Saarc Summit
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Asserting that terror and talks cannot go together, India on Thursday rejected new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's proposal for holding a Saarc Summit in Islamabad. India, however, accepted Islamabad's request for a meeting of the foreign ministers on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session later this month.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Rahul targets 'chowkidar' PM, questions his silence on Rafale, Mallya
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) Sharpening his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a variety of stinging barbs, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned Modi's silence on Rafale fighter jet deal scam, the flight of businessmen facing money-laundering charges and demonetisation fiasco.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Kartarpur issue to figure in Sushma-Qureshi meeting
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The issue of Pakistan opening the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara corridor will figure at the meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session later this month, a senior official said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Diplomacy
Need to ban sale of energy drinks to kids: Expert
London, Sep 20 (IANS) There is a need to ban the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to children and young people to tackle obesity and mental health problems, says an expert.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Lucknow Metro bags coveted international award
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has become the first ever metro rail corporation from India to bag the International 'Royal Society For The Prevention Of Accidents' (RoSPA) Award, an official said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Indian start-up SigTuple awarded at Google's Demo Day Asia
Shanghai, Sep 20 (IANS) For their work in using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support the healthcare system in India, Bengaluru-based SigTuple was given the "Judges' Choice" award at the Google's first Demo Day Asia programme held in Shanghai, Google said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
SC refuses to interfere in appointment of acting J&K DGP
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere in the appointment of senior IPS officer Dilbagh Singh as the acting DGP of Jammu and Kashmir but asked the UPSC to expedite finalisation of the panel of names for making a regular appointment to the post.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Wrestler Bajrang questions selection criteria for Khel Ratna
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Dejected over the denial of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, seasoned wrester Bajrang Punia on Thursday said he was "hurt" and questioned the selection criteria for the country's highest sporting honour.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Telecom has revived, now among fastest growing sectors: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the country's telecom sector has revived from its period of "darkness" and is among the fastest growing sectors in the country.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Richa Chadha faces racism in Georgia
Tbilisi, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian actress Richa Chadha on Thursday took to Twitter to share her experience of meeting a "racist officer" at passport control while exiting Georgia.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Georgia,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Time running out for Brexit deal, EU leaders warn
Salzburg (Austria), Sep 20 (IANS) Time is running out for a Brexit deal, leaders of European countries warned on Thursday as they began an informal summit in the Austrian city of Salzburg to discuss the bloc's most pressing issues, including migration and strengthening external borders.
2018-09-20
Category: International, India,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Snoop Dogg bashes Trump supporters
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Rapper Snoop Dogg, who often raises his voice against US President Donald Trump and his political ideologies, has slammed his supporters including fellow rapper Kanye West.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
After 30 Jet flight passengers 'bleed', government orders safety audit plan (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 30 passengers of a Jet Airways flight suffered ear and nose bleeding due to low cabin pressure early on Thursday during the aircraft's ascent here, following which the government ordered a safety audit plan for airlines, officials said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi ACP booked in rape case
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in Delhi has been booked on the charge of rape on the complaint of a 38-year-old woman, police said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre, states working to take GDP to $5 tn by 2022: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The size of the Indian economy will double to $5 trillion by 2022 with manufacturing and agriculture contributing $1 trillion each, and the various states are competing with each other to help achieve this goal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Trek to conduct ride camps for cycling enthusiasts
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Cycling enthusiasts in India will now be able to connect with industry experts, share opinions and receive valuable tips on cycling when global bicycle manufacturers Trek launches the 'Trek Ride Camp across cities in October and November this year.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
More than 16,000 runners to participate in Mumbai Half Marathon
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) More than 16,000 runners have registered for the third edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon, across three race categories, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Anushka to front ads of premium leggings brand
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian premium leggings brand Softline Leggings has roped in actress Anushka Sharma as its ambassador.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
High gluten diet in pregnancy may up diabetes risk in kids
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Higher consumption of gluten -- proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley -- by women during pregnancy can significantly increase the risk of Type-1 diabetes in children, a study has claimed.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Congress won't make false promises like Modi: Rahul
Dungarpur (Rajasthan), Sep 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that his party will not make false promises like putting Rs 15 lakh in every citizen's bank account.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Glad to see non-film music reaching mass audience: Kanika Kapoor
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Known for giving an array of hit Bollywood songs like "Chittiyaan kalaiyyan" and "Baby doll", singer Kanika Kapoor, who has come up with her latest single "Cheater Mohan", feels happy to see that her non-movie song is reaching a wide audience.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Neil Nitin Mukesh, Rukmini blessed with daughter
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh and his wife Rukmini were on Thursday afternoon blessed with a daughter, said a source close to the family.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Paddler Manika inks deal with Herbalife Nutrition
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Rising paddler Manika was unveiled as one of the faces of Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, here on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Punjab offers support to war-torn Afghanistan
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday assured former Afghan President Hamid Karzai that his government would extend greater strategic support and cooperation to the war-torn nation.
2018-09-20
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
CBI arrests 4 over shelter home rapes in Bihar
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday arrested four persons including an Assistant Director of the Social Welfare Department in Bihar in connection with its ongoing investigation into the shelter home rape case in Muzaffarpur of the state.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asian countries at risk from 'Balkanisation' in cyber space: Kaspersky
Siem Reap (Cambodia), Sep 20 (IANS) India as well as other Asian countries are vulnerable to the risk of cyber threats from "Balkanisation" in cyber space, warned Russia-based global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Telangana,National,Defence/Security,Technology
SC reserves order on SIT probe into activists' arrest
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea seeking court-monitored SIT probe into the charge that the five rights activists have links with banned outfit CPI (Maoist) and were allegedly involved in a conspiracy to kill leaders.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Top ranking riders to participate in Hero-MTB Himalaya
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) Two top world ranking finishers of the UCI MTB World Marathon Championships will participate in the 14th edition of the annual Hero-MTB Himalaya cycling challenge here that is set to begin on September 27, organisers said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Asia Cup: India eyeing perfect start to Super-4 stage (Preview)
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) An upbeat India will be eyeing another convincing victory over Bangladesh in their first game of the Super four round of the 2018 Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Guitarist Dickey Betts critical
Florida, Sep 20 (IANS) Musician Dickey Betts, who has been in hospital following a fall at his home a few days ago, is in "critical" condition.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Harsh Vashisht's challenging role in 'RadhaKrishn'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Harsh Vashisht says playing Lord Krishna's ardent devotee Shreedhama in the TV show "RadhaKrishn" is a challenge for him.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Cate Blanchett's disgusting experience in her acting career
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett says she had a disgusting yet fabulous experience while shooting for gothic fantasy-based thriller "The House with a Clock In Its Walls".
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian music scene is in a messy situation: Amanda Sodhi
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian-American singer-songwriter Amanda Sodhi says most Bollywood composers sing their own songs so they can do more live shows to earn more money.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Arjuna Award is recognition of my hard work: Paddler Manika Batra (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Elated after being among those selected for this year's prestigious Arjuna Award, star paddler Manika Batra on Thursday said it was a recognition to her hard work over the years.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
RSS anti-minority, anti-Dalit: Mayawati
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Thursday accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of being anti-minority, anti-Dalit and anti-Constitution, saying it was trying to divert people's attention from the failures of BJP government at the Centre and in various states.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Now Congress calls Jaitley 'court jester'
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Returning Arun Jaitley's jibe of calling Congress President Rahul Gandhi a "clown prince", the Congress on Thursday dubbed the Finance Minister a "court jester" who is "desperate to stay relevant".
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Removing ovaries linked to chronic kidney disease
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Premenopausal women with no genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancer should not remove their ovaries as it can increase their risk of developing chronic kidney disease, a study has claimed.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Manmarziyaan' team angry over deleted scenes
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Thursday expressed angst after three scenes -- two involving Sikhs smoking -- were deleted from his latest movie "Manmarziyaan", apparently without his knowledge.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Naidu calls for augmenting Romanian investment in India
Bucharest, Sep 20 (IANS) Projecting India as an attractive investment destination and its booming economy, expected to touch $5 trillion mark by 2025, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday invited Romanian investors to be part of the growth story.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Romania,Business/Economy
Modi travels in Metro
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Going to lay the foundation stone for an international trade centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday travelled in Delhi Metro's Airport Express Line from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka and back.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Helmet must for women riders in Haryana
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) To ensure the safety of women while driving, Haryana on Thursday made the wearing of a helmet mandatory for women riding two-wheelers.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kohli, Mirabai named for Khel Ratna
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Sports Ministry on Thursday approved the names of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and ace weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for the country's highest sporting honour -- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- ard, which will be given away by President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organised function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Badminton,Tennis,Athletics,Golf
Netherlands train crash kills 4 children
Amsterdam, Sep 20 (IANS) Four children died when a train crashed into a cargo bike at a rail crossing in the Netherlands' Oss city on Thursday, officials said.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India successfully test fires Prahaar missile
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) India successfully test fired the surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile Prahaar from the Odisha coast amid a heavy downpour on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Karnataka CM to meet public once a month
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy would meet the public at his home-office in the city centre only once in a month, instead every week, an official said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
China ready to start world's first AP1000 nuclear reactor
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) After a long delay and cost spillover, China is set to start commercial operations of the world's first next-generation AP1000 nuclear reactor.
2018-09-20
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Under media glare, UP police kills two criminals
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Under full media glare, Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday shot dead two criminals, accused of murdering six persons including two Hindu priests, in Aligarh district.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet in New York
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Breaking the ice in ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session that begins later this month -- the first such high-level interaction between the neighbours after three years.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
RSS won't accept Muslims: Mayawati
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The RSS would never accept the Muslims even if they agreed to build not just the Ram temple in Ayodhya but many other temples, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Any hike in import duty on steel may widen CAD: EEPC India
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) of India (EEPC India) on Thursday cautioned that any move to raise import duty on steel or steel products would severely hit India's crucial engineering exports and lead to further expansion of the current account deficit (CAD).
2018-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Indian-origin doctor pleads guilty to healthcare fraud in US
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor has pleaded guilty to a healthcare fraud in the US, the Justice Department said.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Landslide in Philippines kills 6
Manila, Sep 20 (IANS) Six people died and at least 20 houses were buried on Thursday after a landslide in Philippines' Cebu province.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Upcoming concert to pay tribute to American female vocalists
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) In a musical tribute to celebrated American female singers Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin, budding Indian singer Sanjeeta Bhattacharya will spearhead a concert at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) here on Saturday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
SBI posts should be open to executives of nationalised banks, says AIBEA official
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Executive Directors (ED) of the nationalised banks should be considered for the post of Deputy Managing Directors (DMD) in the State Bank of India, an All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) official said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Facebook dating app now in testing phase
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Aiming to take on mobile dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, social networking giant Facebook on Thursday started testing its new dating product in Colombia.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
France and Belgium tie for leading FIFA classification
Madrid, Sep 20 (IANS) Current world champion France and Belgium shared the top spot of FIFA's ranking of men's national football teams issued on Thursday, something that has never happened before.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BJP controlling media: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday slammed the BJP for "controlling the media" by filing police cases against journalists. Kejriwal levelled the allegation following a BJP worker's complaint against several journalists for reporting that he washed a party MP's feet and drank the dirty water.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New multifunctional robotic 'skins' can assist in Mars exploration
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new "robotic skins" technology that allows users to turn everyday objects into robots as well as help astronauts for Mars exploration where the environment is unpredictable.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet in New York
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Breaking the ice in bilateral relations, Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan will meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session that begins later in September -- the first such interaction after a long hiatus.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Small savings: Q3 PPF, NSC rates hiked to 8%, for KVPs to 7.7%
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government on Thursday raised the interest rates on small saving schemes, including National Savings Certificates (NSCs), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), for the third quarter of the fiscal (October-December).
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fan makers seek lowering of GST to 12%
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Fan manufacturers on Thursday said they have sought a further reduction in goods and services tax (GST) to bring it to 12 per cent from 18 per cent. They also urged the Centre not to club the product with luxury items.
2018-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
World's first 2Gbps capable data call achieved
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) In a significant development, Ericsson, Telstra and Qualcomm have successfully completed the worlds first 2Gbps capable 4G data call using the live commercial network in Queensland, Australia.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Business/Economy
30 air passengers suffer bleeding, Prabhu orders safety audit plan
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 30 passengers of a Jet Airways suffered ear and nose bleeding due to low cabin pressure early on Thursday during the aircraft's ascent here, following which the government ordered a safety audit plan for airlines, officials said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bhumika becomes a singer for 'Nimki Mukhiya'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Bhumika Gurung, who plays Nimki in the TV show "Nimki Mukhiya", will lend her voice to one of its episodes.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet in New York
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan will meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly later in September in New York, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Saying 'no' to big money, visibility not easy: Divyendu Sharma
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Divyendu Sharma, who became popular with his debut film "Pyaar Ka Punchnama", is often asked why he isn't as visible as his contemporaries in showbiz. He says it is because he does not want to limit himself to comedy that he has to choose the tough path of saying "no" to some lucrative offers.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Railway zonal head writes to Goyal seeking early filling up of Board posts
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Amid the uncertainty and indecisiveness over filling up vacant posts at top level in Indian Railways, a General Manager of a zonal railway, in an unusual move, has written a strong letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Chairman, Railway Board, Ashwani Lohani, seeking the filling up of Member post in the Railway Board at the earliest.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Rahul Gandhi concocting lies on Rafale, NPAs: Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Calling him a "clown prince", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of "concocting lies" on the Rafale fighter jets deal and the bad loans of banks. The Congress leader was "polluting" public discourse, Jaitley said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Vivo 'V11 Pro' on Airtel online store for Rs 4,299
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced the availability of Vivo's "V11 Pro" on its online store at a down payment of Rs 4,299, along with its post-paid EMI plans.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian woman in New Zealand faces deportation after losing $33K to scamsters
Wellington, Sep 20 (IANS) An Indian woman is facing deportation in New Zealand after being duped by men who she says took more than $30,000 from her in return for work visas for jobs that did not exist.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
SC to monitor CBI probe in Muzaffarpur rapes case
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to monitor the CBI probe in the case of Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes and sought a status report from the central agency in four weeks. The top court asked the media to exercise caution while reporting the case.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
It's a challenge: KPCC chief Ramachandran
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) Newly appointed Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee President Mullappally Ramachandran said on Thursday that the new responsibility is a challenge.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rural health workers thank Modi for higher incentive
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 90 rural activists, who work under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday to thank him for the increase in their incentives, an official statement said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
This Alibaba robot will serve in China's hotels soon
Hangzhou (China), Sep 20 (IANS) China's e-tail giant Alibaba on Thursday unveiled a robot that will serve guests in the country's hotels soon.
2018-09-20
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Saab is interested in Indian fighter jet deal: Swedish official
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Amid the raging controversy over the Defence Ministry's procurement of the Rafale fighter aircraft from French firm Dassault Aviation, a senior Swedish official has said that his country's firm Saab, in its Gripen aircraft, has the requisite experience to contest for the upcoming Indian deal for manufacturing 110 new fighter jets under the Make in India programme.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Congressmen have forgotten democracy's decorum: Shivraj
Balaghat (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday accused Congressmen of forgetting the decorum and code of conduct expected in a democracy.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Gunfight erupts in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) A gunfight erupted between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday, police said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Dozens rally in Seoul to protest inter-Korean summit
Seoul, Sep 20 (IANS) Dozens of protesters took to the streets of central Seoul to voice their opposition to the third inter-Korean summit held in Pyongyang that concluded on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Four women in shortlist of six for Man Booker 2018
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson were announced on Thursday as the six authors shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Anderson, Piscotty lead Oakland Athletics to 10-0 win over Los Angeles Angels
Oakland (USA), Sep 20 (IANS) Starter Brett Anderson pitched more than six innings and outfielder Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer as the Oakland Athletics thrashed the Los Angeles Angels 10-0.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
SC dismisses plea against Shivraj Singh Chouhan in dumper scam
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson K.K. Mishra had filed the petition challenging a High Court order pertaining to a criminal complaint against Chouhan for his alleged role in the "dumper scam."
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC reserves order on SIT probe into activists' arrest
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea seeking court-monitored SIT probe into the charge that the five right activists have links with banned outfit CPI (Maoist) and were allegedly involved in a conspiracy to kill sovereign leaders.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Trump's former NSA to be sentenced on December 18
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will be sentenced on December 18, one year after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, according to court filing.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malaysian prosecutors file 25 corruption charges against ex-PM
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Malaysian prosecutors on Thursday charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak on 25 counts, including charges related to money laundering and abuse of power, in the corruption scandal related to the state-owned investment fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
2018-09-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Social-media commerce accounts for 79% of online selling in India'
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Sales through social media platforms account for over 79 per cent of the total online selling of goods and services in India, a PayPal report said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cyclone alert issued for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued a cyclone alert for Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Manchester City suffer shock home defeat to Lyon in Champions League opener
Manchester, Sep 20 (IANS) French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon stunned English champions Manchester City 2-1 in their UEFA Champions League group F match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Malaysia's Anwar to return to Parliament after October polls
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) The Malaysian Election Commission on Thursday set October 13 as the date for a key by-election that will be contested by the country's former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim for his return to active politics.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police solves murder mystery in J&K
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) The mystery over the murder of a 12-year-old boy in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district has been solved and the accused has been arrested, police said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hardik, Axar & Shardul ruled out of Asia Cup
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur have been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 owing to injuries, the BCCI announced on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Triple talaq ordinance undemocratic: CPI-M
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Terming the 'triple talaq' ordinance cleared by the Union Cabinet "undemocratic and uncalled for", the CPI-M on Thursday said that it tantamounts to bypassing Parliament where a bill on the issue is pending.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Perfect isn't real, embrace imperfections: Actress Neha Sharma
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Women should be lifting each other up, not tearing each other down by pointing out imperfections or shaming someone for being confident, says actress Neha Sharma.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 30 bn malicious login attempts detected under 1 year: Akamai
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologies on Thursday said it detected 30 billion malicious login attempts globally during a period of eight-months ending in June 2018.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Adcom launches feature phone with selfie camera
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Domestic feature phone brand Adcom on Thursday launched "A1 Selfie" feature phone as part of its new "A" series line-up.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Marvel series on female superheroes on TV soon
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) "Wonder Woman" writer Allan Heinberg is aiming to bring more female superheroes to the small screen.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tripura seeks Rs 1,500 cr central aid to hike government employees salaries
Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has demanded Rs 1,500 crore from the Centre to hike salaries and allowances of 214,661 state government employees and pensioners, an official said here on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
5 envoys present credentials to President Kovind
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Ambassadors of Iceland, the Netherlands, Guinea, Lithuania and Luxembourg presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
4 killed in UP accident
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Four people were killed and seven others injured when a mini truck rammed into a jeep in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh, police said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cary Fukunaga to direct new James Bond film
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Primetime Emmy award-winning American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga, best known for directing and executive producing the first season of the series "True Detective", will direct the new James Bond film.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Defence Minister must go for "misleading" on Rafale: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday demanded Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's resignation accusing her of "misleading" the country after former HAL chief T.S. Raju refuted her claim that the defence undertaking did not have the capability to build Rafale fighter jets.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Independiente, River see goalless draw in Copa Libertadores match
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Sep 20 (IANS) The goalkeepers Martin Campana, from Independiente, and Franco Armani, from River Plate, were responsible for the goalless draw of their respective teams in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores, played here.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
First trial flight operations begin in Kannur airport
Kannur (Kerala), Sep 20 (IANS) The first trial flight operations began at the Kannur airport on Thursday which is slated to soon become Kerala's fourth international airport.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Kiss band announce final tour
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) After 45 years of performing across the globe, popular rock band Kiss has announced their final tour.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bayern has good start in Champions League, beats Benfica 2-0
Lisbon, Sep 20 (IANS) German football club Bayern Munich won their first match of the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League season against Portugal's Benfica 2-0 in Lisbon.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
4 killed in Philippines landslide
Manila, Sep 20 (IANS) Four people died and at least 20 houses were buried on Thursday after a landslide in Philippines' Cebu province.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Quran reading at Goa BJP office held for Parrikar's recovery
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Ten maulanas from various mosques in Goa conducted Quran Khawani, a ritualistic reading of the Quran, for quick recovery of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, an official said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Hrithik shares first look of Sanjay Khan's autobiography
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan on Thursday shared the first look of veteran Bollywood actor and his former father-in-law Sanjay Khan's autobiography "The Best Mistakes of My Life". It is set to be launched during Diwali.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Ranveer Singh to endorse menswear brand Siyaram's
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh has been roped in to endorse menswear fashion brand Siyarams, which has a legacy of 40 years.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
ESA's Gaia detects unexpected disruption in Milky Way
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS) The Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that likely took place sometime in the past 300-900 million years and set millions of stars moving like ripples in a pond, the European Space Agency (ESA) has said.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Spain,Science/Tech
Richa in Georgia for 'Inside Edge 2'
Tbilisi, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha is in Georgia to start filming for the second instalment of Excel Entertainments "Inside Edge". Richa will reprise her role as Mumbai Maverick team owner Zarina Malik.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Georgia,Cinema/Showbiz
I've never dated: Malaika Arora
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora says she is new to the whole dating scene.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Living with Alzheimer's, the memory thief (Sep 21 is World Alzheimer's Day)
Imagine if you woke up one day and had no memory left? All the years you spent growing up, your family, friends, loved ones, the memories everyone grows to cherish...lost.
2018-09-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Google 'Emergency Location Service' for Android now in US
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Google is expanding its advanced location tracking feature for Android called "Emergency Location Service (ELS)" to the US.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Walking just 35 minutes daily can reduce stroke risk in elderly
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Older adults can prevent their risk of strokes by taking a daily stroll for just 35 minutes a day or four hours a week, say researchers.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sampdoria hold Fiorentina 1-1 in postponed match
Genova (Italy), Sep 20 (IANS) Sampdoria and Fiorentina battled to a 1-1 draw in a Serie A match originally set for last month that was postponed after the August 14 collapse of Genova's Morandi Bridge, which left 43 people dead and dozens more injured.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Ryan Coogler to produce 'Space Jam' sequel
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler will produce the sequel of animated sports comedy film "Space Jam". It stars American professional basketball player LeBron James.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mani Ratnam's films are always ahead of their time: Actress Dayana Erappa
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Model Dayana Erappa, who has flaunted creations of ace designers like Tarun Tahiliani and Manish Malhotra, is set to make her acting debut with Tamil film "Chekka Chivantha Vaanam". She says its director Mani Ratnam makes films that are ahead of their time.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
iVOOMi unveils affordable 'FullView' smartphone in India
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Chinese electronics company iVOOMi on Thursday launched an affordable "FullView" smartphone "iVOOMi iPro" for Rs 3,999 that will be available on Flipkart from September 20.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Homegrown Indian literature has come into its own: Writer Chetan Bhagat (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Bestselling author Chetan Bhagat, who has had his fair share of criticism by readers and writers of literary novels, says that there is a lot of "elitism" in Indian literary circles. He asserted that "there are no benchmarks in India" and that he doesn't have to prove his credentials to anybody.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
NIA to produce deported IS sympathiser in Kerala court
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The NIA will produce Nashidul Hamzafar, an alleged Islamic State (IS) sympathiser who was deported from Afghanistan to India on Tuesday, in a Kerala court later on Thursday, an official said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jet flight returns to Mumbai with 30 bleeding passengers
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 30 passengers on a Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight suffered ear and nose bleeding due to low cabin pressure, creating an alarming situation during the aircraft's ascent here on Thursday, officials said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy

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