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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 DueƱas 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
Tagliafico scores brace in Ajax's 3-0 win over AEK Athens
Amsterdam (Netherlands), Sep 20 (IANS) Nicolas Tagliafico scored two goals to lead Ajax to a 3-0 home victory over AEK Athens in Group E action in the Champions League, Europe's premier club football competition.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
I don't let others' opinions affect me: Manoj Bajpayee
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who has impressed the audience and critics alike with two back-to-back films "Gali Guleiyan" and "Love Sonia", says he doesn't let appreciation or criticism affect him.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Want to be part of diversity wave in Hollywood: Ali Fazal
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) "Furious 7" and "Victoria & Abdul" gave Ali Fazal a thrust into the world of international cinema. The actor, who had first starred in American TV series "Bollywood Hero" in 2009, says he wants to be a part of the diversity wave that is now taking Hollywood by storm.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Uttarakhand's lower courts can now give anticipatory bail
Dehradun, Sep 20 (IANS) People seeking anticipatory bail will not have to knock at the doors of the High Court in Uttarakhand as they will now be able to get it in the lower courts, an official said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Reed Morano to create TV content for Amazon Studios
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Emmy-winning director and producer Reed Morano has signed an overall television deal with Amazon Studios.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'III Smoking Barrels': Echoing the voice of Far East India (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "III Smoking Barrels"; Director: Sanjib Dey; Cast: Indraneil Sengupta, Subrat Dutta, Mandakini Goswami, Amrita Chattopadhyay, Shiny Gogoi, Siddharth Boro, Nalneesh Neel, Rajni Basumatary, Disha Thakur, Bijou Thaangjam, Niloy Sankar Gupta and Vikram Gogoi; Rating: ***1/2
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Samsung launches Galaxy A7 with triple rear camera
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Thursday joined the smartphone camera war, launching the affordable Galaxy A7 that comes with a powerful rear triple camera system.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Danny Boyle's yet untitled comedy film preponed
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Director Danny Boyle's upcoming directorial yet untitled comedy film which was scheduled to release on September 13, 2019, will now open much earlier on June 28 next year.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Imagine Dragons write, record song for 'Ralph Breaks...'
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons has written and recorded the end-credit song "Zero" for Walt Disney Animation Studios film "Ralph Breaks the Internet".
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LG G7+ ThinQ: Smart device but not flashy (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) South Korean tech major LG has always been a darkhorse in the flagship smartphone race in India, in a market that is essentially dominated by the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung -- not to forget top Chinese smartphone player OnePlus.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Nun rape: Bishop questioning restarts on Day 2
Tripunithura (Kerala), Sep 20 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Thursday began questioning Bishop Franco Mulakkal accused of raping a nun for the second consecutive day.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Telangana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WhatsApp phases out support for older iOS versions
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has started phasing out support for Apple devices running iOS version 7 and older, the media reported.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mahesh Bhatt turns 70, will return to direction with 'Sadak 2'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) On Mahesh Bhatt's 70th birthday on Thursday, his daughters Pooja and Alia announced that the veteran filmmaker will return to the director's chair after a nearly 20-year hiatus with "Sadak 2", in which he will direct them.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MoEngage grows 200%, aims $25 mn in revenue by 2020
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Bengaluru-based user analytics platform MoEngage that grew 200 per cent in the financial year 2017-2018 is now targeting an annual recurring revenue of $25 million by 2020, the company said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Not always necessary to do issue-based films: Yami Gautam
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam, who stars in "Batti Gul Meter Chalu", says it is neither necessary nor possible for an actor to do issue-based films all the time.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA's Parker Solar Probe sends back first images
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Just over a month into its seven-year mission to touch the Sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has beamed back the first-light data from each of its four instrument suites, the US space agency said.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Saudi Arabia will play leading role in countering extremism and terrorism (Comment)
On September 23, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will celebrate its 88th National Day. It marks the day the Kingdom was unified under the founding King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud in 1932. On this occasion, we also celebrate the progress our great nation has made over the last nine decades to become a modern state and a major player on the international arena.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
Rahul terms Sitharaman 'Rafale Minister', demands resignation
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Terming Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman the "Rafale Minister", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday demanded her resignation after former HAL chief T. Suvarna Raju refuted her claims that the state-owned aerospace and defence company did not have the capability to build the fighter jets.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Japanese PM wins 3rd consecutive term as ruling party president
Tokyo, Sep 20 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won the ruling Liberal Democratic Partys (LDP) leadership election on Thursday, securing a historic third term that will effectively extend his time in power by another three years.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Japan,Politics
State governments fast embracing AWS Cloud in India: Teresa Carlson
Gurugram, Sep 20 (IANS) When it comes to Cloud adoption, state governments in India are quickly shifting their workloads to the platform -- even faster than the US state governments, a top executive from Amazon Web Services (AWS), online retail giant Amazon's Cloud business arm, has stressed.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US backs Morocco's autonomy plan for Sahara region
Rabat/Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) The US has reiterated that Moroccos autonomy plan for the Sahara region is "realistic" and "credible" and a "potential approach to resolving the Sahara issue".
2018-09-20
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Diplomacy
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 during the ascent here on Thursday, an official said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
'The House with a Clock in Its Walls': A clunky and familiar tale (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "The House with a Clock in Its Walls"; Director: Eli Roth; Cast: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Sunny Suljic, Collen Camp, Lorenza Izzo, Kyle Maclachlan, Renee Elise Goldsberry; Rating: **1/2
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Receiving Smita Patil award validates my choices: Anushka Sharma
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma who has received the Smita Patil award for best actor, said it validates the choices that she has made so far in her career.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Malaysian PM to face more money laundering charges
Kula Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will appear before a court on Thursday where he faces 21 fresh charges of money laundering linked to the corruption case involving the state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
2018-09-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook building war room ahead of Brazil, US elections
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) To tackle the spread of misinformation and fake news, Facebook is building a war room at its headquarters in California for both Brazil and the US midterm elections.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
Global terrorism deaths decreased 27% in 2017: US
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) The number of deaths and attacks attributed to terrorism significantly decreased in 2017, according to a new report by the US State Department.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) It was a sunny Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nawazuddin's 'Manto' echoes Guru Dutt's 'Pyaasa' (Movie Review)
Film: "Manto"; Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Duggal, Tahir Raj Bhasin; Director: Nandita Das; Rating: 4.5/5 stars
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Japanese cryptocurrency operator hacked, $60 mn stolen
Tokyo, Sep 20 (IANS) A Japanese cryptocurrency operator revealed on Thursday that hackers had accessed its systems last week and stole about 6 billion yen ($60 million).
2018-09-20
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moon, Kim take historic trip to sacred N.Korean mountain
Pyongyang, Sep 20 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un embarked on a historic trip on Thursday to the summit of Mount Paekdu, a sacred mountain on the country's border with China, at the end of their three-day bilateral summit.
2018-09-20
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Over 300 mn children not in school: Unicef
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Over 300 million children globally between the age of five and 17 years of age were not in school, the Unicef said in a news report.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Education,Human Interest/Society
Australian woman critical after shark attack
Canberra, Sep 20 (IANS) An Australian woman was in a critical condition on Thursday after being attacked by a shark.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1 killed in US courthouse shooting
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) A gunman who opened fire in a courthouse building in the US state of Pennsylvania and injured four people, has been shot dead by the police, authorities said.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akbar Sami happy with growing acceptance of DJs
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) DJ Akbar Sami is happy with the growing acceptance of DJs in India, and says DJing was an alien profession for many when he entered the industry.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump visits areas affected by Florence, promises residents aid
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited the two states most heavily affected by Hurricane Florence and promised that "a lot of money" will be coming from Washington and significant resources will be invested in reconstruction in the region, although he also sparked controversy by expressing interest in an area where he owns a golf course.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN urges peace in Yemen to avoid 'full-blown' famine
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations World Food Programme on Wednesday called for "an immediate cessation of hostilities" in Yemen's devastating three-and-a-half-year civil war, warning that "full-blown" famine loomed in the war-wracked country.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
Vishal Bhardwaj 'tempted' to compose song for reality show contestant
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Filmmaker-composer Vishal Bhardwaj says he is tempted to compose a song, especially for "Indian Idol 10" contestant Salman Ali.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US demands N. Korea denuclearise by January 2021
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday set a deadline by which North Korea must denuclearise, saying that the process must be completed by January 2021, when President Donald Trump's current term would end.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Trump rips Sessions, but refuses to say whether he will fire AG
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday railed against Attorney General Jeff Sessions saying he did not "have an attorney general", though he avoided mentioning if he planned on firing him.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Saudi Arabia intercepts missile shot towards border city
Riyadh, Sep 20 (IANS) Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen announced on Wednesday the interception of a missile shot towards border city Jazan.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Defence/Security
France's Macron pledges to 'do better' to honour terror victims
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday pledged to "do better" and act "more" to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist assaults that had rocked one of Europe's leading powerhouse.
2018-09-20
Category: International, France,Politics,Terrorism
Kritika Kamra found Ahmedabad 'very cool'
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Kritika Kamra, who has made her Bollywood debut with the Gujarat-set film "Mitron", says she found Ahmedabad very cool.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Trade should be propeller of peace: Jack Ma
Hangzhou, Sep 20 (IANS) Alibaba chairman Jack Ma said efforts should be made to promote the healthy development of China-US trade even though it is hard to fulfill his previous promise of creating 1 million jobs for the United States under current circumstances.
2018-09-20
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Trump insists he wants to hear Kavanaugh accuser's testimony
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) President Donald Trump on Wednesday insisted that he is interested in hearing the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has endangered Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court by accusing him of trying to rape her when they were both teenagers.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Toll rises to 37 from storm Florence in US East Coast
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) The death toll from storm Florence has risen to at least 37 in the US East Coast, including two mental health patients drowned in a van overtaken by floodwaters, the media reported on Wednesday.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Italy assessing how to help female Pakistani student's return
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Foreign minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi is "closely following" the case of a 23-year-old woman who wrote to her school in Monza begging for help to return to Italy from Pakistan, where she was taken last year "against her will", the foreign ministry said late on Tuesday.
2018-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Education
Hudson, boyfriend prepare for daughter's arrival
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson and boyfriend Danny Fujikawa are preparing for their soon-to-be-born daughter's arrival by decorating nursery.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Imran Khan, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss bilateral ties
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, met Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday, discussing enhancing of bilateral ties.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Man attacks daughter, son-in-law over inter-caste marriage
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A man attacked his daughter and son-in-law with a machete and baldy injured them here on Wednesday, in another case of assault for family honour.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi aviation firm buys Mallya's two choppers in e-auction
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhi-based Choudhary Aviation Facilities Ltd had bought two helicopters of fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya in an e-auction conducted by the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT-II) here, a company official said on Wednesday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
'Global NCAP World Congress' to be held in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) UK-based charity Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) will host its first-ever four-day "Global NCAP World Congress" in Delhi.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
By tradition, nationalism and ancestry, we are all Hindus: Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that the Sangh has reservations on the use of word "minority" and noted that it would always maintain that the people of the country are Hindus by tradition, nationalism, and ancestry.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Rohit praises bowlers after win over Pakistan
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma praised his bowlers after India thrashed arch rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Wife,daughter of ex-CJ of Delhi HC assaulted, robbed
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Wife and daughter of a former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court were allegedly assaulted and held captive in thier south Delhi residence by their domestic help and his accomplices who later escaped with jewellery and cash, police said on Wednesday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat MLAs to get Rs 1.16 lakh salary a month
Gandhinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, the Gujarat legislators on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill in the State Assembly proposing to hike their salaries by at least Rs 45,000 a month with retrospective effect from February this year.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India against peace talks with Taliban sans Afghan government
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Even as media reports cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying that Taliban was prepared to attend multilateral peace talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, sources here said on Wednesday that India is against any dialogue with the militant group without the presence of the Afghan government.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
ICICI Bank, Kochhar have not filed for any settlement application, says SEBI
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Securities market regulator SEBI on Wednesday said that ICICI Bank and its MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar have not filed for any settlement application under the consent mechanism.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Government appoints MD & CEO in 10 PSU banks
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government has appointed Managing Directors and Chief Executives of 10 public sector banks (PSBs) including the Indian Bank and the Syndicate Bank, said an official on Wednesday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Crazy Rich Asians' India release pushed
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) 'Crazy Rich Asians', which was scheduled to release in India on September 21, has been pushed. It will now release on October 5.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Asia Cup: India overpower Pakistan by eight wickets
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) A strong bowling performance followed by some power-packed batting saw India thrash arch rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
UP farmers offer land for Jewar airport
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) Representatives of farmers from Jewar in Noida met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday and handed him letters agreeing to offer their land for the proposed Jewar international airport, an official said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka minister cries foul over BJP's graft charges
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of trying to destabilise the coalition government in Karnataka, state's Water Resources Minister of the Congress D.K. Shivakumar on Wednesday cried foul over the graft charges levelled by the BJP against him and his party.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India happy with Maldives opposition floating joint presidential candidate
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the presidential election to be held in the Maldives on Sunday, the Indian establishment is happy that the opposition parties in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation have put up a joint candidate against incumbent President Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diaspora
Man wanted in 3 murder cases held in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A 26-year-old man, accused in three murder cases, has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asia Cup: India overpower Pakistan by eight wickets
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) A strong bowling performance followed by some power packed batting saw India thrash arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Important for women to become financially independent: Twinkle Khanna
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna, who has been vocal about several social issues especially those related to gender equality, believes that the best way for a woman to empower herself is through financial independence.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Shah, Nitish discusses seat sharing in Bihar
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Thursday held a discussion with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to work out a seat-sharing formula between the two NDA allies ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Alibaba's cloud services to help Kenya protect wildlife
Hanghzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China's e-tail giant Alibaba's computing arm would help Kenya to protect its wildlife in Africa using its cloud services, said an official at a technology conference here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Telangana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CCEA approves revised cost for safety of 198 dams
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the revised cost estimate of Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) at Rs 3,466 crore for 198 dams in the country, an official statement said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Ensure CPEC's safety, Xi tells Pak Army Chief
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednsday told visiting Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to ensure the safety of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the key artery of Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road connectivity project.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
No Sushma-Qureshi meeting at UN
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) No meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has been scheduled yet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session later this month, it is learnt.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Jayalalithaa case:CCTV footages overwritten automatically, Apollo tells panel
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The CCTV recordings of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's stay in the hospital has been overwritten several times automatically, Apollo Hospitals has told the Justice A. Arumughaswamy Commission.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bhagwat favours early construction of Ram temple, disapproves politics of power (Roundup)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Articulating his position on a range of raging issues, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday favoured construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya "at the earliest" and uniform civil code and population control, lauded the work of Modi government but also disapproved politics of "shamshan-kabristan" and saffron terror in election campaigns.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Salvini defends 'slave' remarks for African migrants
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday defiantly defended his recent remarks calling African immigrants "new slaves", saying his comments had been misinterpreted.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Politics
IndiGo to operate Amritsar-Dubai service from October
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Low-cost carrier IndiGo will operate its first daily flight from Amritsar to Dubai from October.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Protest in Agra over restrictions on industries
Agra, Sep 19 (IANS) Workers, industrialists and social activists marched here on Wednesday to protest restrictions on industries in the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone spread over 10,400 sq.km.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SpiceJet to commence Hyderabad-Bangkok flight service from October
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet will launch flights between Hyderabad and Bangkok from October 10, 2018.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Will you question Pakistan on border killings, Akali leader asks Sidhu
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday asked Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to come clean on the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara corridor in the wake of Pakistan's official stand on the issue.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Sevilla coach confident ahead of Europa League clash vs Standard Liege
Seville (Spain), Sep 19 (IANS) Sevilla coach Pablo Machin on Wednesday said about the upcoming UEFA Europa League match against Belgium's Standard Liege that he has confidence in his squad.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Club employees threaten strike before Superliga Argentina showcase match
Buenos Aires, Sep 19 (IANS) The UTEDYC sports workers union staged a protest at the Argentine Football Association (AFA) headquarters to demand pay raises and threatened to go on strike during the sixth round of Superliga Argentina play, which includes the "Super Classic" between Boca Juniors and River Plate.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Government assessing how to help female Pakistani student return to Italy
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi is "closely following" the case of a 23-year-old woman who wrote to her school in Monza begging for help to return to Italy from Pakistan, where she was taken last year "against her will", the Foreign Ministry said late on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
UN urges peace in Yemen to avoid 'full-blown' famine
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations World Food Programme on Wednesday called for "an immediate cessation of hostilities" in Yemen's devastating three-and-a-half-year civil war, warning that "full-blown" famine loomed in the war-wracked country.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chandrababu Naidu not to appear before Maharashtra court
Amaravati, Sep 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, against whom a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued by a Maharashtra court last week in a 2010 case, will not attend the court on September 21.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NIA team in Assam to grill arrested Hizbul link men
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Days after the arrest of a Hizbul Mujahideen man from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrived in Assam on Wednesday to grill the seven accomplices of the Hizbul cadre, who have been arrested subsequently from the state.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Morumbi, Maracana stadiums to host key matches of 2019 Copa America in Brazil
Asuncion (Paraguay), Sep 19 (IANS) South America's football federation (Conmebol) has confirmed the venues for the 2019 Copa America in Brazil, with Sao Paulo's Morumbi Stadium and Rio de Janeiro's emblematic Maracana Stadium to serve as the sites for the opening match and the final, respectively.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Congress will be ousted from power in Mizoram: NPP leader
Shillong, Sep 19 (IANS) Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister and National People's Party (NPP) leader, Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday voiced confidence that ruling Congress will be ousted from power in Mizoram in the upcoming Assembly elections.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Haryana to be made stray cattle-free by January 26
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Haryana will be made stray cattle-free by January 26 next year, announced a senior state officer on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India protests brutal killing of BSF trooper by Pakistan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India has strongly protested the brutal killing of a BSF soldier by Pakistani troopers along the International Border near Jammu on Tuesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Mullappally Ramachandran appointed Kerala Congress chief
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday appointed former Union Minister and Lok Sabha MP Mullappally Ramachandran as the President of party's Kerala unit, replacing M.M. Hassan.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sisodia urges people to preserve Delhi's historical sites
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday urged the people to engage in "preserving" historical sites around them.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
ESIC to provide cash benefit during job loss
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Taking cognizance of lack of long-term jobs, the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Wednesday said it has rolled out a scheme to financially support those who lost their jobs even as it relaxed norms for its other benefits.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Charity football match for Kerala flood victims in Kolkata
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Legendary former footballer I.M. Vijayan and defender Debjit Ghosh will take part in a charity match at Kalyani on Saturday to raise funds for the victims of the devastating Kerala floods.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Start filing of NRC claims from September 25: SC
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the commencement of submission of claims and objections on inclusion of names in Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft from September 25.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Articles 370, 35-A must go, says Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid the raging debate, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that Articles 370 and 35-A of the Constitution, which give special status to Jammu and Kashmir, must go.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Alibaba developing quantum chips to power diverse industries
Hangzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China's e-tailer giant Alibaba group is developing quantum chips (processors) to power a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceuticals, a senior official said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
BSES energises 1,000 solar rooftop connections in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major achievement on clean energy in the national capital, Delhi distribution company (discom) BSES on Wednesday announced it has energised a record over 1,000 rooftop solar connections in the city with a sanctioned solar load of over 40,000 KW (40 MW).
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Sevilla wraps up preparations for Europa League clash with Standard Liege
Seville, Sep 19 (IANS) Sevilla held a final training session on Wednesday on the eve of their UEFA Europa League group stage home opener against Belgian club Standard Liege.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
No need to make enemy of English: Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that people do not need to make an enemy of English to assert primacy of local languages and that supremacy of English is only in their minds.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education,Human Interest/Society
Plan for 21 nuclear reactors on track: DAE Secretary
Vienna, Sep 19 (IANS) India's plan to build 21 nuclear reactors by 2030 by using different technologies is on track, Atomic Energy Department Secretary Sekhar Basu said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,National,Technology
Anganwadi workers meet PM Modi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A group of over 100 Anganwadi workers from across the country, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to thank him for increasing the honorarium amount by up to 60 per cent.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One nation, one code: RSS chief on UCC, population policy
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Making a case for Uniform Civil Code and implementation of a uniform population policy, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that people of one nation should be governed by a common law.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Asia Cup: India restrict Pakistan to low total
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav took three wickets each as India restricted Pakistan to a paltry 162 in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Politics of quota is problem, not reservation: Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Asserting that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) always supported reservation system, its chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that reservation was not a problem, but the problem was the politics of reservation.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chattisgarh orders probe into lathicharge on Congress workers
Raipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday ordered a probe into the incident of lathicharge on Congress workers in the state and dumping of garbage in the house of state Minister Amar Agarwal.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Congress constitutes 9 committees for poll-bound Telangana
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the ensuing Assembly elections in Telangana, the Congress party on Wednesday constituted nine committees besides naming two working presidents of the state unit.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Ghani concerned over growing IS presence in Afghanistan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani expressed concern over the growing presence of Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Afghanistan at his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Democratic institutions should be robust enough to accommodate opposition: SC
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said democratic institutions should be robust enough to accommodate opposition and that a distinction has to be drawn between an opposition, attempt to create a disturbance or overthrow the government.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India reiterates commitment to Afghan-led peace process
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India reiterated its commitment and support to Kabul's efforts towards an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace and reconciliation process at a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Asia Cup: India restrict Pakistan to low total
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) India produced a strong bowliung performance to restrict Pakistan to 162 runs in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Not received any communication from authorities to extradite Christian Michel: CBI
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian authorities said on Wednesday they have not received any communication from the UAE regarding the extradition order of British national Christian Michel James, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, even as they claimed that a court there had ruled that he can be extradited.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
RBI relaxes ECB norms to prop up rupee
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday liberalised some aspects of the external commercial borrowings (ECBs) policy including those related to rupee-denominated bonds to help check rupee depreciation.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
TVS Radeon launched in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) TVS Motor Company on Wednesday launched a new 110cc commuter motorcycle -- Radeon, in Rajasthan.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy
Yes Bank CEO Rana Kapoor's tenure to end on Jan 31, 2019
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided against extending the tenure of Yes Bank's MD and CEO Rana Kapoor beyond January 31, 2019.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistan court orders release of Sharif, daughter, son-in-law
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday ordered the release of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, providing them huge relief and prompting celebrations among supporters.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Father's obesity in puberty may up asthma risk for offspring
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Men who have considerable weight gain between their childhood and puberty are at an increased risk of having asthma as an adult, as are their future offspring, a new study has found.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ram Mandir should be built at the earliest: Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that Ram Mandir should be built "at the earliest" in Ayodhya which would remove a major cause of discord of between Hindus and Muslims.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GRSE gears up for bagging export orders
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) State-run ship maker Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) is gearing up to bag export orders through both competitive bidding process as well as on a nomination basis, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
UK Foreign Secretary in Myanmar to discuss Rohingya crisis
Naypyidaw, Sep 19 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday on his first official visit to the country for discussions expected to include the Rohingya refugee crisis and the jailing of two Reuters reporters.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Bengaluru tops among Asian cities for technology enterprises
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Bengaluru is the best location in Asia for technology companies to operate, said a Colliers International report.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ircon IPO subscribed 9.5 times, to fetch Rs 466 crore
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Ircon, through which the government is selling 10.5 per cent of its stake in the company, has been subscribed 9.5 times, the government said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shah meets party leaders, no breakthrough on Goa leadership
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) The BJP's quest to find a replacement for ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar met with a setback on Wednesday as a meeting of top state BJP officials with party President Amit Shah in Delhi failed to resolve the issue.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nadal withdraws from Asian tournaments due to knee injury
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Spain tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, World No. 1, on Wednesday announced his withdrawal from his upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to a knee injury.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
States told to frame solid waste management rules
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) States in northern India were told on Wednesday to frame solid waste management rules by next year, an official said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
India, Morocco enter revised air services pact
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India and Morocco have entered a revised air services agreement to spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchanges between the two countries.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sewer worker's death: Rahul says PM's Swachh Bharat a hollow slogan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the "tragic death" of sewer worker Anil in west Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said "PM's Swachh Bharat is a hollow slogan, when he is blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Five held in Goa road rage case
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on Wednesday in a North Goa village on charge of assaulting and seriously injuring two men in a case of road rage.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India can produce 100 tonnes of gold per year: Expert
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India has the capacity to produce over 100 tonnes of gold per year to better satisfy the country's enormous demand for the precious metal which is mostly met by imports, a foreign expert said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BSE, NSE get SEBI nod to launch commodity derivatives trade
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) India's leading stock exchanges BSE and NSE have received the securities market regulator SEBI's approval to offer platforms for commodity derivatives trade from October 1, 2018.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajasthan Cricket Association dissolved
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of Assembly elections, the government has dissolved the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), removing veteran Congress president C.P. Joshi as its chief, making the other camp of former RCA president Lalit Modi stronger.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Kerala Police questions rape-accused bishop for 7 hours
Kochi (Kerala), Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala Police on Wednesday questioned Bishop Franco Mulakkal accused of raping a nun for seven hours and asked him to report back on Thursday morning, said a police official.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana gives NOC for Kishau dam
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Haryana has given a no-objection certificate for the construction of the Kishau dam on the Tons, a tributary of Yamuna river along the borders of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, official sources said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PIL on EVM: Bombay HC for notices to EC, Centre, Maharashtra (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) In a significant development, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered issue of notices to the Election Commission, Maharashtra State Election Commission (M-SEC) and two public sector makers of electronic voting machines (EVM) and others in a public interest litigation filed by an RTI activist.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Why no noise over cattle smugglers attacking gaurakshaks, asks Bhagwat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In the midst of a raging controversy over lynchings by cow vigilantes, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that there were "double standards" over violence in the name of cow with nobody making any "noise" about cattle smugglers attacking the gaurakshaks.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
RBI relaxes ECB norms to prop up rupee
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday liberalised some aspects of the external commercial borrowings (ECBs) policy including those related to rupee-denominated bonds to help check rupee depreciation.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India committed to Afghan-led peace process: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India on Wednesday reiterated its commitment and support to the Afghanistan government's efforts towards an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace and reconciliation process.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Pandya suffers acute lower back injury
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) The BCCI has issued an update on all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was stretchered off the field following a lower back injury during the match against Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Honorarium hike for Anganwadi, ASHA workers
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a hike in honorarium for Anganwadi and ASHA workers.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Triple talaq bill diversionary ploy: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) With the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approving an ordinance criminalising triple talaq, the Congress has accused the Modi government of using the issue for "vote garnering" and a diversionary ploy amid rising incidents of rape.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Trade tensions dent indices; equities slip for third consecutive day (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues on the back of escalation in trade tensions dragged the key Indian equity indices into the red on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
GRSE expects to get orders of building 2 bridges in Kolkata
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) State-run Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), which was approached by the West Bengal government for erection of two bailey bridges in the city after the partial collapse of a bridge at Majherhat in South Kolkata, is hopeful of bagging the order, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Amid trade war, India looks to resume oil meal export to China
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington, an Indian business delegation on Wednesday held talks with Chinese oil meal importers as New Delhi looks to resume export of its crop banned by China in 2012.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Congress and corruption has become synonymous: BJP
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) registered a case of money laundering against Karnataka Minister D.K. Shivakumar, the BJP on Wednesday hit out at Congress, saying the Congress and corruption has become synonymous.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hong Kong airlines spells own name wrong on plane
Hong Kong, Sep 19 (IANS) Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has had to send a new plane back to the paint shop after the company's name was spelled incorrectly on it.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Renewable energy need for sustainable development: Bihar Energy Minister
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Bihar Energy Minister Bijendra Yadav on Wednesday said renewable energy is a need for sustainable development in view of global warming posing a big challenge worldwide.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
CCEA nod for Rs 1,000 cr infusion in Talcher Fertiliser Ltd
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to undertake works for revival of the Talchar fertiliser project with an investment outlay of Rs 1,033.54 crore.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jharkhand Minister on dharna against arrest of Hindus over communal clashes
Ranchi, Sep 19 (IANS) Jharkhand Urban Development Minister C.P. Singh on Wednesday launched an indefinite fast at Kotwali Police Station here to protest against the arrest of five persons of the majority community over communal clashes.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Salaries of Gujarat MLAs go up by Rs 45,000 a month
Gandhinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill proposing to hike the salaries of legislators, Ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Leader of Opposition by at least Rs 45,000 a month.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New kabaddi league up against PKL
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The newly formed New Kabaddi Federation (NKF) on Wednesday slammed the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) for negligence in the Indian squad selection for the recently concluded 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Human brains are naturally attracted to laziness: Study
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) Some people are often called lazy, because of their brains, say researchers who found that our brain is innately attracted to sedentary behaviours.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Chelsea's young midfielder Ampadu inks 5-year contract extension
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Chelsea defensive midfielder Ethan Ampadu has signed a contract extension tying him to the club until 2023, the English Premier League side announced on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hate crime: Indian-origin family targeted in UK aron attack
London, Sep 19 (IANS) An Indian-origin family was forced to flee their home in the UK after it was targeted in an arson attack which the police on Wednesday treated as a "hate crime".
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
High sugar levels in yogurt may up obesity risk
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Often marketed as a healthy dairy product, yogurt is not necessarily good as it contains free or added sugars and fat -- even more than soft drinks and fruit juices, thus increasing the risk of obesity, a study has claimed.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Harpath mobile app becoming popular
Gurugram, Sep 19 (IANS) Harpath, a road grievance mobile app launched by Haryana in partnership with ISRO, has become popular since being launched last year.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology
SC directs start of submitting claims for inclusion in NRC
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the commencement of the process of submitting claims and objections for inclusion of names in Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft list from September 25.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kharge again declines to attend Lokpal selection panel meet
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday again declined to attend a meeting of the Lokpal Selection Committee, reiterating that "invitation as special invitee without the right of participation, recording of opinion and voting was an eyewash".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-T department conducts verification surveys at Jet offices
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Income Tax department officials conducted "verification surveys" at the business premises of Jet Airways at four locations in New Delhi and Mumbai on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'RadhaKrishn' shoot stopped as actor falls ill
Umbergaon (Gujarat), Sep 19 (IANS) The shooting of the show "RadhaKrishn" was stalled on Wednesday as its lead actor Sumedh Mudgalkar fell ill.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Gujarat,Cinema/Showbiz
Carrie Underwood, Post Malone to perform at AMAs
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) The 2018 American Music Awards will include Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign as performers.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ariana Grande steps out with friends as she 'heals'
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande, who has kept a low profile following the death of her former boyfriend Mac Miller earlier this month, stepped out to enjoy a day out with friends a day after she chose not to attend the Emmy Awards.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fujifilm launches X-T3 mirrorless digital camera in India
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm Corp. on Wednesday launched its latest model in the X Series of mirrorless cameras, the X-T3, in India at a starting price of Rs 117,999.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
UP on austerity drive, government events at hotels banned
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) No government parties, events, functions and workshops of the Uttar Pradesh government will now on be held in private hotels, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rafale deal: Congress goes to CAG, says report soon in Parliament
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Escalating its attack on the Rafale deal, a high-level Congress delegation on Wednesday met Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi with its demand for a probe into the Narendra Modi government's deal with France to purchase 36 fighter jets.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sewer worker's death: Rahul says PM's Swachh Bharat a hollow slogan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the "tragic death" of sewer worker Anil in west Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said "PM's Swachh Bharat is a hollow slogan, when he is blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Cabinet nod to extension of special package for J&K
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension for one year, during FY 2018-19, of special financial package for implementation of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission for Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
194 Haryana hospitals empanelled for Ayushman scheme
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) As many as 194 government and private hospitals in Haryana have been empanelled for the Centre's Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Health Minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
India girls beat Pakistan in AFC U-16 Women's Championship qualifier
Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Sep 19 (IANS) The India U-16 girls football team beat arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 in the ongoing AFC U-16 Women's Championship Qualifier at the MFF Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Mongolia,Sports,Football
Kanye West moving back to Chicago
Chicago, Sep 19 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West told a crowd at his hometown here that he plans to move to Chicago for good.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
First gut bacteria determines ability to fight chronic diseases later
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) The first bacteria that arrives into the gut after birth and order of their arrival has a lasting impact on the individual's ability to ward off serious chronic diseases in adulthood, finds a study.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Email distractions prevent bosses from being good leaders
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) If you want to be a better boss, check your emails less often. Distractions from email can impact managers, their productivity and their role as leaders, suggests a study.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Man killed in Bihar for raising voice against corrpution
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) A woman Sarpanch's brother-in-law was allegedly shot dead in Bihar's Sitamarhi district for pointing to corrupt practices in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY), police said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ADB approves $110 mn for Bangladesh healthcare services
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on Wednesday an additional loan financing of $110 million for a project that is improving access to urban primary healthcare services in Bangladesh through public-private partnerships.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Bagri Market fire now under control
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Bagri Market fire that broke out on Sunday in Kolkata's Burrabazar area is now under control, the Fire Department said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Didn't mean to hurt Sikh community: Anurag Kashyap
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose film "Manmarziyaan" has reportedly upset some Sikhs, says the Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal-starrer is a story of three persons and not Sikhism. He is sorry though the intention was not to hurt the community.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion
CCEA approves Rs 1,225 crore for rural health workers
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved a package of Rs 1,224.97 crore for the government scheme ASHA, doubling the incentives given to workers under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Sudarsan to head Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday appointed Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik as the President of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Act against illegal pathology labs, HC tells Delhi government
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government to take action against illegal pathology laboratories and diagnostic centres here.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Muslim women's body hails triple talaq ordinance
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) on Wednesday welcomed the ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence with a three-year jail term.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
OnePlus among top 5 premium Android OEMs in Q2 2018: Report
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Driven by strong sales in India, China and the UK, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus entered the top five premium Android Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) globally, in the second quarter of 2018, said a report on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
My father inspires me a lot: Shahid Kapoor
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor says he seeks inspiration from his father Pankaj Kapur, and thinks he can never match up to the veteran actor's level.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shibani Dandekar to come out with a music show soon
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress-singer Shibani Dandekar says she is planning a special show with her friend and singer Monica Dogra.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
131 tribals return home to Mizoram after 21 years
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) A total of 131 of the 32,876 Mizo tribals on Wednesday returned to their homes in Mizoram brightening the prospect of the remaining, who have been sheltering in Tripura camps for the past 21 years.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
PIL on EVM: Bombay HC issues notices to EC, Centre, Maharashtra
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) In a significant development, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered issuing of notices to the Election Commission of India (EC), Maharashtra State Election Commission (M-SEC) and two public sector makers of electronic voting machines (EVM) and others in a public interest litigation filed by an RTI activist.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan court orders Sharifs' release
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) In a huge relief to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended their prison sentences in a corruption case and ordered their release.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Congress to take part in J&K polls
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said it will participate in the upcoming municipal and panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
China won't devalue yuan, says PM Li
Tianjin (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China will stick to market-oriented reform of the exchange rate formation mechanism and will not pursue competitive devaluation of its currency, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
PIL on EVM irregularities: Bombay HC issues notices to EC, Centre, Maharashtra and two PSUs (Lead, Correcting Name in Third Paragraph)
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) In a significant development, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered issuing of notices to the Election Commission of India (EC), Maharashtra State Election Commission (M-SEC) and two public sector makers of electronic voting machines (EVM) and others in a public interest litigation filed by an RTI activist.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Cinema changing pre-conceived notions about small towns: Radhika Madan
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Popular television actress Radhika Madan, who plays one of the leading ladies in the upcoming film "Pataakha" -- set in a small town of Rajasthan -- says such hinterland stories are changing the urban audience's perception about small towns.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HC seeks Centre's response on plea against Ansal's passport
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre, the Delhi government, the Chief Passport Officer and businessman Sushil Ansal to file responses on a plea that sought cancellation of his passport.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NSUI writes to VC for action against Baisoya
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress-affiliated National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Wednesday approached the Delhi University's Vice Chancellor seeking revocation of newly-elected students' union President Ankiv Baisoya's admission and a criminal action against him for furnishing "fake certificates".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Former Malaysian PM arrested, to face fresh charges
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday to face fresh corruption charges related to scandal-hit state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, the Malaysia's anti-graft body said.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet clears revised cost estimate for dam rehabilitation project
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the revised cost estimate of Rs 3,466 crore for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP), with the World Bank funding the major part of it, an official said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Anti-government protests in Jharkhand are sponsored: CM
Ranchi, Sep 19 (IANS) Dubbing all anti-government protests across the state as "sponsored", Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has ruled out any resentment among tribals against his government on land issues and said the maoists and other forces are hampering the development works of the government.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Unchanged Pakistan opt to bat vs India in Asia Cup
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat against India in the final Group A match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
BSF trooper honeytrapped by ISI arrested in Noida
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) Constable was arrested on Wednesday in Noida for passing "secret and sensitive" information to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, officials said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Triple talaq ordinance will do more injustice to women: Owaisi
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said the ordinance passed by the Union Cabinet making triple talaq a criminal offence will do more injustice to Muslim women.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
PIL on EVM irregularities: Bombay HC issues notices to EC, Centre, Maharashtra and two PSUs
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) In a significant development, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered issuing of notices to the Election Commission of India (EC), Maharashtra State Election Commission (M-SEC) and two public sector makers of electronic voting machines (EVM) and others in a public interest litigation filed by an RTI activist.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Australian students use robotics to design room that changes shape
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Combining machine learning and kinetic architecture, a team of computational design students in Australia have developed a unique origami-style meeting room that can learn human behaviour and change shape in response to the behaviour of people.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology
2 BSF troopers, civilian killed in Jammu-Srinagar highway accident
Jammu, Sep 19 (IANS) Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and a civilian driver were killed on Wednesday in a road accident on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, police said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
CCEA approves 205 km Budni-Indore railway line in MP
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the construction of new 205 km railway line between Budni and Indore (Mangaliyagaon) in Madhya Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 3261.82 crore.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BAI doles out cash incentives of Rs 1.6 crore to state units
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Wednesday doled out a cash incentive of Rs 1.6 crore to its 32 member associations for developing the sport across the country.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
'Khoobsurat' was an unforgettable experience, says Sonam
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) As Shashanka Ghosh's "Khoobsurat" completed four years on Wednesday, actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja became nostalgic and called the film an "unforgettable experience".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Alibaba developing quantum chips to power diverse industries
Hangzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China's e-tailer giant Alibaba is developing quantum chips (processors) to power a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceuticals, a senior official said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
Rupee fall temporary, long-term path stable: Top official
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) As the rupee keeps falling to new lows, a top government official on Wednesday said it was a temporary phenomenon and the long-term path for rupee-dollar exchange rate was "quite stable".
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Trade tensions dent indices; equities slip for third consecutive day
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues on the back of escalation in trade tensions dragged the key Indian equity indices into the red on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rs 2 cr scam unearthed in women, child department in MP
Bhopal, Sep 19 (IANS) A scam of around Rs 2 crore has been unearthed in Madhya Pradesh's Women and Child Development (WCD) Department, police said on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1,420 Central Acts repealed by Modi government: RTI response
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has done away with 1,420 laws, considered "redundant and obsolete", in the past four years, a reply to a query under the RTI Act has revealed.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pakistan court suspends jail terms of Sharifs
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in a corruption case.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
I underwent untold misery, suffering: Nambi Narayanan
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court cleared his name in a so-called spy scandal, former ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan alleged on Wednesday that he had to undergo "untold misery" and "suffering" when he was jailed.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Science/Tech,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two teachers arrested for seeking sexual favours from student in Maharashtra
Nashik, Sep 19 (IANS) Two teachers have been arrested for allegedly demanding sexual favours from a student in exchange for good marks in the HSC examination, police said here on Wednesday.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman, two children burnt to death in UP
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) A woman and her two children were burnt to death in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district on Wednesday when a fire broke out in their house, police said.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICC opens probe into Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas
The Hague, Sep 19 (IANS) The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary examination into Myanmar's alleged crimes against its Rohingya Muslim minority, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Netherlands,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident

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