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Pope defends indigenous peoples in Chile
Temuco (Chile), Jan 17 (IANS) Pope Francis on Wednesday called for respect for all native American Indian cultures and the end of violence while visiting the southern Chilean region of Araucania, the land of the Mapuche Indians.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Chile,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Boy killed as UP Police, criminals exchange fire
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy was killed on Wednesday in a firing exchange between police and criminals in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura on Wednesday, police said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Vodka Diaries': A Thriller unlike any other (Film Review)
Film: "Vodka Diaries"; Starring: K.K. Menon, Mandira Bedi, Raima Sen, Sharib Hashmi; Director: Kushal Shrivastava; Rating: ***(3 stars)
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi to host travel and tourism exchange event
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The 25th edition of South Asian Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE 2018) will be held in the national capital from January 31 to February 2, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
British women's pay goes up, but gender pay gap remains
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Women's pay has increased more than the wages earned by men in Britain, but the gender pay gap remains at almost 10 percent, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a new report Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
NSA was not present in any political meeting, says Home Ministry
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Refuting the allegations of the CPI's Tripura unit, the Union Home Ministry on Wednesday clarified that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was not present in any political meeting at the Home Minister Rajnath Singh's house on January 14.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Likes balancing between serious and light-hearted roles: Taapsee Pannu
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who will soon be seen in rom-com "Dil Juungleee", says she enjoys balancing between intense serious and comedy roles.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
International coffee fest opens in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The seventh edition of the International Coffee Festival began here on Wednesday after a four-year gap.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Afghan forces kill 14 IS militants in Nangarhar
Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Jan 17 (IANS) Security forces during overnight operations killed 14 Islamic State (IS) terror group militants in the eastern Nangarhar province, provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogiani said Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Notice to Bihar teacher for urinating at public place
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) In a first of its kind action, a schoolteacher in Bihar's Darbhanga district has been issued a notice for urinating at a public place, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
DU launches school for transnational affairs
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi University on Wednesday inaugurated the Delhi School of Transnational Affairs, envisaged as a platform to promote "excellence in transnational, comparative and inter-disciplinary research".
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Second giant panda baby born in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 17 (IANS) A female giant panda in a zoo here has given birth to a second cub, zoo officials said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Environment/Wildlife
Australian Open: Youngsters trouble top seeds (Roundup)
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Many of the top seeds at the Australian Open tennis tournament struggled through their second round matches here on Wednesday, as young guns put on a show for the 70,000 fans in attendance at Melbourne Park.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
ISL: Jamshedpur snap Kerala's unbeaten run
Jamshedpur, Jan 17 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC snapped Kerala Blasters FC's three-game unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football,ISL
Coast Guard to sensitise eastern coast fishermen on security
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard will sensitise nearly 1,500 fishermen from West Bengal and Odisha to act as its "eyes and ears" to check for illegal movements along the eastern seaboard and the coastal waterways, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Lalu's son-in-law evades ED summons in money laundering case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Rahul Yadav, son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, on Wednesday evaded the Enforcement Directorate summons for questioning over a Rs 1 crore loan he had given to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi in connection with an ongoing probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case, officials said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslim bodies demand competitive bidding for Haj travel
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A day after the Narendra Modi government announced withdrawal of Haj subsidy, prominent Muslim organisations, including Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, on Wednesday reiterated their demand for competitive bidding among airlines to ferry Haj pilgrims between Delhi and Jeddah.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
Gadkari seeks states cooperation on river interlinking
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday called upon state governments to cooperate with each other and with the central government to expedite the projects for interlinking of rivers.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Adani Power net loss widens to Rs 1,290.74 cr in Q3
Ahmadabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Adani Power on Wednesday reported that its consolidated net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 has widened to Rs 1,290.74 crore from Rs 667.89 crore loss in the year-ago period.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy
LPG cylinder explodes in army train in Puri, 2 injured
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Two persons were injured in an LPG cylinder explosion in the pantry car of a stationary military special train at Puri Railway Station on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan leaders ask UNSC to mobilise global pressure on Pakistan: Haley
United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) Afghanistan's leaders have asked the Security Council to mobilise international pressure on Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists, United States Permanent Representative Nikki Haley said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
US decision on Jerusalem caused 30 deaths: Palestinian President
Cairo, Jan 17 (IANS) Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said that protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has left 30 people dead, 7,000 wounded and some 1,000 imprisoned.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
India-Israel ties get fillip with Modi, Netanyahu's Gujarat visit (Roundup)
Gandhinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The greetings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 'Dhanyavad Mere Pyare Dost' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and 'Aliechem Shalom' by Modi to his Israeli counterpart depicted the bonhomie between the two leaders during their visit to Gujarat on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
66% voting in MP local polls
Bhopal, Jan 17 (IANS) Elections to local bodies in various cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh along with Panchayati Raj Institutions in different districts were held peacefully on Wednesday, in which 66 per cent of the registered voters cast their votes, officials said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Haryana rapes: Khattar says don't politicise issue
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) As a series of rapes, gang rapes and murders, especially of minor girls, pushed the Haryana government and the state's police on the defensive, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday urged political parties not to politicise such issues.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC notice on plea regarding cruelty on dairy cattle
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the city government, civic bodies and others on a plea regarding cruelty inflicted on milch cattle housed at dairies in Delhi.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
PWL: Rana guides Marathas to maiden win
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Commonwealth Championship silver medallist Parveen Rana clinched a hard-fought victory to help Veer Marathas defeat Mumbai Maharathi in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Jayalalithaa died on Dec 4, not Dec 5, 2016: Sasikala's brother
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) In a new twist to the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the brother of her close aide, now jailed, V.K.Sasikala on Wednesday said that she died on December 4, 2016 and not on December 5 as officially announced by Apollo Hospitals.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
UP okays drinking inside liquor model shops
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) In good news for tipplers in Uttar Pradesh, they will now be allowed to consume liquor inside model shops.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Koreas to carry single flag in Winter Olympics opening
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) Bitter cross-border enemies North and South Korea on Wednesday said both countries would march under a single flag during the opening ceremony of the upcoming Winter Olympics.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
CJI Misra likely to meet four rebel SC judges on Thursday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Chief Justice Dipak Misra is likely to meet the four rebel judges -- Justices J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph -- on Thursday to resolve issues relating to the allocation of cases and the functioning of the court.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Air quality deteriorates across Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) After a brief respite, the air quality of the national capital and regions around it worsened on Wednesday again, with pollution levels slipping back to "severe" or "severe-plus" category in many areas.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi Assembly flays Centre for 100 per cent FDI in retail
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution criticising the Centre's decision to allow 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in single-brand retail.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC quashes aide's appointment; Amarinder asks AG to examine order
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) In a major blow to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday set aside the appointment of his Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, holding it ultra vires of the Constitution.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
HC seeks report on curbing open sale of army apparel
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to file a status report on the steps taken to stop the private manufacture and sale of army apparel and gear.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
South Korean skiers to conduct joint training with North
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) South Korea's ski sports federation said on Wednesday that it is considering sending the national team reserves and promising youngsters for joint training with North Korea at a resort north of the border, after the two Koreas agreed to unprecedented sports exchange ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
DU students to 'Occupy' Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Demanding roll-back in metro fare hike, students of Delhi University (DU) are to picket the Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station on Thursday, a student group said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education,Human Interest/Society
Aadhaar a giant electronic leash, reduces an individual to a number: SC told
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday was told that Aadhaar was "an electronic leash" to which every resident of India was tethered, and was violative of the Constitution as it reduces the recognition of an individual to a number.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Parents to get real-time access to CCTV footage of classrooms
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Parents whose children study in Delhi government schools will have real-time access to CCTV footage of classrooms to ensure transparency and safety of children, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Philippines volcano erupts forcing 34,000 to flee
Manila, Jan 17 (IANS) More than 34,000 people from a danger zone around Mayon volcano have been evacuated due to the threat of hazardous eruption, Philippine authorities said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Six dead in Bengal bus accident
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Six persons, including two women and a child, were killed while at least 20 others were severely injured in a bus accident in West Bengal on Wednesday, police said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lower GST collection indicates evasion by traders: Sushil Modi
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The sharp drop in revenue collection under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system indicated attempts to evade or suppress taxes, said Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Praneeth, Ashwini-Sikki advance at Malaysia Masters
Sibu (Malaysia), Jan 17 (IANS) India's B. Sai Praneeth and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Qatari royal member leaves after 'detention' in UAE
Doha, Jan 17 (IANS) A controversial member of Qatar's royal family has flown to Kuwait after his alleged detention by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), local media reported on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel PM arrives in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived here from Ahmedabad on Wednesday on a two-day visit, officials said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Adani to double its Rs 750 cr investment in Bengal in five years
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Adani Group, which is expecting to double the capacity of its edible oil refinery at Haldia in West Bengal, will double its current investment of Rs 750 crore in the state to Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years, a company official said here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
First European database of valuable e-waste created
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Expert organisations have joined hands to create the first European database of valuable materials available for "urban mining" from scrap vehicles, spent batteries, electronic waste, discarded electrical equipment and mining waste, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
CBI should probe TN doctors's death: Stalin
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the death of a Tamil Nadu doctor who was found dead in his flat in Delhi earlier in the day.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIR against TV channel for showing students as militants
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday lodged an FIR against a TV channel for showing two innocent students as militants.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Avalanche warning in seven Kashmir districts
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday issued avalanche warning in seven districts of the Valley, an official said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan government had withdrawn case against Togadia 3 years ago: Minister
Jaipur, Jan 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria said on Wednesday that the Vasundhara Raje government had withdrawn the case registered against VHP leader Pravin Togadia three years ago, but the police could not get the case withdrawn from the court which led to the present crisis.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netanyahus to be star of 'Shalom Bollywood'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - who arrived in Mumbai late on Wednesday - has a date with some of the biggest stars and film personalities at an exclusive 'Shalom Bollywood evening on Thursday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Rajnath to meet Aditynath over development in eight backward UP districts
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh will soon held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the expeditious development in the state's eight most backward districts, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IAS officers aided corrupt bank officials: Delhi Assembly panel report
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A multi-crore-rupee scam happened in a government cooperative bank and two IAS officers delayed a probe against corrupt bank officials and lied during an inquiry, according to a Delhi Assembly committee report tabled in the house on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rio decides to join NDPP ahead of Nagaland polls
Dimapur, Jan 17 (IANS) Lone Naga People's Front (NPF) Lok Sabha member Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday decided to join the newly floated Nagaland Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) ahead of the state assembly elections.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
BSE's India Inx records highest daily turnover at Rs 2,500 cr
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) BSE's India International Exchange (India Inx) on Wednesday said it witnessed a record turnover of over Rs 2,500 crore ($404.69 million) in daily trading turnover since its inception in January 16, 2017.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Eros Now renews platform integration deal with Jio
Isle of Man/New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Eros International Plc on Wednesday said Eros Now, its digital over-the-top (OTT) platform, and Reliance Industries Limited have renewed their platform integration partnership.
2018-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy
AAP MLA resigns as member of Waqf Board
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan on Wednesday submitted his resignation as member of the Delhi Waqf Board and urged Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to set up the board and appoint a chairman.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Bring petroleum, real estate under GST ambit: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A day ahead of the GST Council meeting, the Congress on Wednesday reiterated its demand for including petroleum products and real estate under the ambit of GST and said the government must consult all stakeholders before bringing any changes in the pan-India indirect tax law.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kohli loses cool during media interaction, hits out at scribe
Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday lost his cool while answering a journalist's question during the media interaction after India's 0-2 Test series loss in South Africa.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Iran denies talks on missile programme
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denied that Tehran has agreed to negotiate over its missile programme, media reports said.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Ola to provide 5,000 new cabs in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The West Bengal Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (WBTIDCL) and India's leading mobility platform Ola on Wednesday entered into an agreement to create 5,000 entrepreneurial opportunities in the state.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
260 players in fray at Chennai Open chess
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Around 260 players, including defending champion and fourth seed Grand Master (GM) Tukhaev Adam and 15 other GMs and 18 International Masters (IM), will be fighting it out for top honours at the 10th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2018 that starts here on Thursday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Amineni enters quarters of ITF junior tennis meet
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Third seed Shivani Amineni drubbed fellow Indian Kaavya Sawhney to enter the quarter-final of the girls singles Under-18 category in the ITF Juniors tennis championships here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Three who fired at police in Delhi held in Goa
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) Three persons wanted in the national capital for shooting at Delhi Police personnel during a routine check last week have been arrested in the beach village of Calangute in North Goa, police said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa government declares tourist taxi strike illegal
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) The Goa government on Wednesday declared as illegal a day-long strike called by tourist taxi operators on Friday even as the Transport Minister warned of strict action if the operators took law and order in their hands.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Pooja excited after conquering World champion
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Yet to come to terms with the fact that she has defeated reigning World and Olympic champion Helen Maroulis in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL), rising Indian star Pooja Dhanda is looking forward to creating more landmarks in the tournament.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Price Waterhouse moves SAT against SEBI's ban order
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Global audit firm Price Waterhouse on Wednesday moved the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) against the market regulator's order banning it from auditing the books of listed companies for two years, said an informed source.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saudi gives $2 bn to Yemen
Riyadh, Jan 17 (IANS) Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday ordered the transfer of $2 billion to the Central Bank of Yemen to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni people, media reports said.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Parents to get real-time CCTV footage of Delhi classrooms
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Parents whose children study in Delhi government schools will have real-time access to CCTV footage of classrooms to ensure transparency and safety of children, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
S. African captain du Plessis fined for over-rate offences
Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was on Wednesday fined 40 per cent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during the team's 135-run win against India at Centurion.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
BJP ally JD-U favours simultaneous Lok Sabha, assembly polls
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ally Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Wednesday said the party is in favour of holding simultaneous elections to parliament and state assemblies in 2019.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
India in Blind Cricket World Cup final
Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS) Dominant India continued their winning streak as they defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets to enter the final of the Blind Cricket World Cup at the MCC Ground in here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Koreas to march together at Winter Olympics opening
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) North Korea and South Korea announced on Wednesday that their delegations will march jointly at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Onir's romantic drama to release on Valentine's Day weekend
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir, known for movies like "My Brother?Nikhil" and "I Am", is excited that his first romantic feature film "Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz" will hit the screens on February 16, the Valentine's Day weekend.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Togadia alleges Modi conspiring with Gujarat Police to harass him
Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi played host to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in his home state on Wednesday, his once-close aide and VHP leader Pravin Togadia here accused Modi of conspiring with the Ahmedabad Crime Branch to harass him and VHP supporters.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath interacts with J&K school children
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday interacted with a group of school children from Jammu and Kashmir and wished them well for a better future.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi Metro begins art job at Moti Bagh station
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Metro has begun beautification work at the Moti Bagh Metro Station on the upcoming Pink Line (Shiv Vihar-Majlis Park) with traditional Indian mesh-work and artworks on the station facade, it said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
NABARD estimates Odisha's credit potential at over Rs 71 cr for 2018-19
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said NABARD has projected an overall credit potential for the state under priority sector at Rs 71,419 crore for the year 2018-19.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Batsmen let us down: Kohli
Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday blamed his batsmen for letting the team down after their 135-run loss in the second cricket Test at the SuperSport Park here.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SC seeks views on provision for government residence for ex-CMs
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre and the states to respond to a plea that challenged an Uttar Pradesh law wherein former Chief Ministers are allotted a government bungalow.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
People of Kashmir tired of terrorism: Army chief
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) People in Jammu and Kashmir are tired of terrorism as they have realised it cannot give them what they want, Army chief Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Graft in Waqf Board, AAP requests LG to appoint chairman
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Based on a committee report on corruption in the Delhi Waqf Board, the AAP on Wednesday urged Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to appoint a Chairman for the board to prevent graft.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
U19 World Cup: Proteas, Kiwis, secure knockout berths
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa and New Zealand won their respective Group A matches to qualify for the knockout stages of the ICC U19 World Cup on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Modi government will pay heavily for atrocities: Jignesh
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Dalit leader from Gujarat, Jignesh Mewani, on Wednesday said the Narendra Modi government will have to pay a heavy price for "the atrocities being committed on Dalits" across the country.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Golfer Vani leads after round 2 of Hero pro meet
Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Ace golfer Vani Kapoor held on to a slender lead despite a fine under-par card from Neha Tripathi in the second round of the inaugural event of the 2018 Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour at Kalhaar Blues and Greens here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
73% Indian organisations believe user identity management difficult on Cloud
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Seventy-three per cent organisations in India, another 73 per cent in the US and 82 per cent in France, believe that user identity management is more difficult in the Cloud than the on-premises environment, said a study by digital security giant Gemalto and the Ponemon Institute on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Simultaneous polls mother of all reforms: BJP MP
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Favouring the idea of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections in states, BJP's Rajya Sabha member and ICCR President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe on Wednesday said such an electoral reform will prove to be the "mother of all reforms".
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Egyptian 'Two Brothers' mummies were half-siblings: Study
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists have found that the 4,000-year-old Egyptian "Two Brothers" mummies, long believed to be of brothers from the same father actually shared a maternal relationship.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
BIS revises Indian standards on petrol, diesel to BS VI norms
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) has revised the Indian standards on petrol (IS 2796) and diesel (IS 1460) as per BS VI fuel norms, an official statement said here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Extreme weather most prominent risk, says World Economic Forum
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Extreme weather events have been seen as the single most prominent risk to the global economy by business leaders and policymakers, the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kareena to be showstopper at Anamika Khanna's LFW finale
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan will take to the ramp at the finale of the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer-Resort 2018 edition as showstopper in a creation by designer Anamika Khanna.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Global merger of Bayer CropScience and Monsanto needs Indian approval' (Special to IANS)
New Delhi, Jan (IANS) The global merger of Bayer CropScience and Monsanto cannot happen unless the Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves their merger in India, according to a top official of Bayer in India.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Wagon Cab app now available on iOS platform
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Cab aggregator Wagon Cab, which operates on a flat-rate model of Rs 10 per km, on Wednesday announced that its mobile application is now available on the iOS platform.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Du Plessis rates second game as 'one of the harder Tests'
Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) Hailing his side's all-round effort in hammering India by 135 runs in the second cricket Test here, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis on Wednesday admitted that it was one of the tougher Tests of his career.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Congress announces coordination committee for Nagaland polls
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday approved the Coordination Committee for the upcoming assembly elections in Nagaland, which are expected to be held in February or March this year.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajini offers best wishes to Kamal
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday said only time will answer the question whether he and Kamal Haasan could tie up in politics.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
New era - with 8 hours duty - dawns for Mumbai police
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) For the first time in its 154-year history, the Mumbai police has switched over to a compact eight-hour duty schedule for the lower echelons from Wednesday, Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar announced here.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India to become $5 tn economy in next 8-9 years: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India is expected to become a $5 trillion economy in the next eight-nine years with the manufacturing sector alone contributing 20 per cent towards that, Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India-China have returned to pre-Doklam bonhomie, says Army chief
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The India-China "bonhomie" before the Doklam standoff has returned, Army chief Bipin Rawat said, but added that one should be "prepared for anything".
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
ISL: Struggling ATK make several changes to squad
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) In a desperate bid to steady their ailing ship, two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK announced on Wednesday that they have parted ways with Njazi Kuqi, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Augustin Fernandes, replacing them with David Cotterill, striker Martin Paterson and former Delhi Dynamos goalkeeper Soram Poirei.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Sensex climbs mount 35k first time, Nifty50 hits 10,800 intra-day (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Optimism around quarterly corporate earnings, along with an upward rally in banking stocks and healthy inflow of foreign funds, lifted the key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- to record high levels on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals (Roundup)
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day "Bengal Global Business Summit 2018" organised by the state government has received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, which is less than last year by about Rs 15,000 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Quddusi moves court over leakage of phone transcripts
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi, accused of graft in the Lucknow medical college scam case, on Wednesday moved a Delhi court seeking court-monitored investigation into leakage of transcripts of his alleged telephonic conversations in the case.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Health/Medicine
CBSE reschedules physical education paper for class 12 to April 13
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday shifted the date for Physical Education exam for class 12 from April 9 to April 13.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Abu Dhabi Festival 2018 announces visual arts programme
Abu Dhabi, Jan 17 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi Festival 2018 will present a diverse visual arts programme throughout February and March, with over 100 artworks by more than 70 artists, including 20 Emirati artists.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Togo,Art/Culture/Books
Athletic Bilbao forward Williams renews contract
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao on Wednesday announced that Spain international striker Inaki Williams has agreed to a new contract which will keep him at the Basque football club until 2025.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nadal reaches Australia Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) World No.1 Rafael Nadal on Wednesday eased past Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the second round of the Australian Open third round.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
ostyuk, 15, stuns tennis world by reaching 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) With Aussie tennis fans out in force on Wednesday to cheer on local favourite Olivia Rogowska in her second round match against Marta Kostyuk, most in attendance had no idea her Ukrainian opponent was about to make history.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
B.D. Athani is new Director General of Health Services
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) B.D. Athani, presently posted as Special DGHS, has been appointed the new Director General of Health Services (DGHS) after incumbent Jagdish Prasad proceeded on 15-day leave, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Spirit of innovation pulled India, Israel closer: Modi
Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Innovation has played a major role in bringing India and Israel closer, and sentiments of mutual development is crucial for a better future of both countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
I'm not pregnant: Bipasha
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu on Wednesday denied she is pregnant.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bharti Infratel's consolidated net profit drops 6% in Q3
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Bharti Infratel's consolidated net profit dropped by 6 per cent for the third quarter of 2017-18, the company said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Over 1 million Rohingyas registered in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) Bangladeshi immigration authorities have registered more than a million Rohingyas -- or around 95 per cent of the estimated Muslim minority members living in refugee camps in the country, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Centre seeks Arunachal government's support for rural electrification
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday sought the support of the Arunachal Pradesh government for expeditious completion of the rural electrification programme under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramjyoti Yojana.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
UK should rejoin EU after Brexit: EU Commission chief
Strasbourg, Jan 17 (IANS) The President of the European Commission on Wednesday said he would like Britain to re-join the EU after Brexit -- using the little-known treaty clause "Article 49".
2018-01-17
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian politicians who flew in Su-30
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday became the second woman politician to fly in a Su-30 fighter jet. Here is a list of political leaders who earlier flew in the Sukhoi 30 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Governments should not fund any religious pilgrimages: CPI-M
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The central and state governments in India should not provide subsidy or funds to pilgrimages of any religion, the CPI-M said on Wednesday, a day after the Centre announced withdrawal of Haj subsidy.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Parents to get real-time access of CCTV footage in classrooms
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Parents whose children study in Delhi government schools will have real-time access to CCTV footage of classrooms to ensure transparency and safety of children,
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Golfers Ahmed, Srirampura qualify for National finals
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Golfers Zubaer Ahmed CAT (0-18) and Prabhu Srirampura CAT (19-24) qualified for the National finals of the Mercedes Trophy, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Direct tax collections till January 15 up 18.7 per cent
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The net Direct Tax collections by the government up to January 15 in the current fiscal (2017-18) stood at Rs 6.89 lakh crore (provisional) -- which is 18.7 per cent higher than during the corresponding period of last year, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Padmaavat' producers move SC against ban by some states
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday a plea by the producers of "Padmaavat" challenging the ban on the controversial movie in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Parties makes promises of development only during polls: Praful Patel
Tura (Meghalaya), Jan 17 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Tuesday said political parties make "tall promises" of development only during elections.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Breastfeeding for 6 months or more may halve diabetes risk
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Breastfeeding for six months or longer can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by nearly half for women throughout their childbearing years, according to a study.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Many mourn China's good samaritan beggar
Nanchang (China), Jan 17 (IANS) The death of a beggar who performed good deeds in his entire life has led to huge public mourning in a village in east China's Jiangxi province
2018-01-17
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
One injured in US drone strike in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) A person was injured when an alleged US pilotless aircraft fired a missile in the border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Pakistani Urdu media reported on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
TCS expands partnership with US-based Shure
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Wednesday announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with Shure Incorporated, a world-renowned audio equipment manufacturer, with the establishment of a Global Development Centre.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Israel PM set to arrive in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive here from Ahmedabad around 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday on a two-day visit, officials said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
China rejects conclusion of Vancouver meeting, insists on dialogue
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China on Wednesday rejected the conclusion of a meeting in Canada about North Korea's nuclear programme in which 20 countries participated, and insisted that dialogue is the only way to resolve the crisis.
2018-01-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
HUL's Q3 PAT up almost 28%
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) FMCG major Hindustan Unilever (HUL) on Wednesday reported a surge of almost 28 per cent in profit after tax (PAT) for the third quarter (Q3) ended on December 31, 2017.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Zimbabwe decries Trump's 'prejudicial' statement on Africa
Harare, Jan 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe has denounced US President Donald Trump's alleged utterances describing African states as "s**thole" countries.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Diplomacy
N. Ireland to play S. Korea for first time in friendly
Belfast, Jan 17 (IANS) Northern Ireland will lock horns with Asian football superpowers South Korea for the first time in a friendly match at Windsor Park here on March 24.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ECB clears Stokes' return to England squad
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Controversial English all-rounder Ben Stokes will return to international cricket in February, after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday lifted his suspension.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rs 98 crore demonetised currency seized in Kanpur
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Around Rs 98 crore in demonetised notes has been found in a businessman's house that was raided in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur, police said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
U19 World Cup: Proteas beat Windies, ensure berth in knockouts
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa produced a superb all-round performance to defeat defending champions West Indies by 76 runs in a Group A match of the ICC U19 World Cup here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Hero Team's Mena finishes 4th in 10th stage of Dakar Rally
Belen (Argentina), Jan 17 (IANS) Hero MotoSports Team Rally's Oriol Mena finished an impressive fourth in the 10th stage to jump to the overall 14th spot in the Dakar Rally here.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Motorsports
'Padmaavat' protests: Highway blocked in Rajasthan
Jaipur/Chittorgarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Shri Rajput Karni Sena members on Wednesday blocked the highway connecting Udaipur, Kota and Bhilwara with Chittorgarh to protest against the proposed screening of controversial movie "Padmaavat" from January 25.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Quddusi moves court over leak of phone conversation transcripts
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Retired Odisha High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi, accused of graft, on Wednesday moved a Delhi court to seek a court-monitored probe into leak of transcripts of his alleged telephonic conversation in a corruption case.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Pritam excited about his maiden North America tour
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Composer Pritam says he can't wait to kick-start his first North America tour, which will take place in April.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Terrorism mother of all disruptions: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Asserting that having radically divergent views of how the world runs is likely to enhance disruptive tendencies, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Wednesday said terrorism is the mother of all disruptions today.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Star India to target IPL 2018 reaching 700 million fans
Gurugram, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian Premier League's (IPL) new broadcaster Star India on Wednesday said it is targeting an unprecedented reach of 700 million Twenty20 cricket fans across TV and Digital platforms.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Cricket
Beauty hacks to swear by
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Starting your day with a dose of moisturisation is the perfect way to start your day, say experts.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PSPB, RBI favourites in Junior and Youth National TT meets
Durgapur (West Bengal), Jan 17 (IANS) All eyes will be on PSPB's Manav Thakkar when the 79th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships get underway at the Sidhu Kanu Indoor Stadium here from Thursday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Sitharaman flies in Sukhoi for 40 minutes
Jodhpur, Jan 17 (IANS) India's first woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday donned an olive green flight suit to fly in Indian Air Force's frontline aircraft, Sukhoi Su-30 MKI -- an indigenously-built twin-engine fighter jet capable of carrying out nuclear strikes.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Microsoft announces availability of Surface Book 2 in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its 2-in-1 detachable Surface Book 2 is coming to all Surface markets, including India.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
AAP minister calls BJP MLAs 'blanket thieves'
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain called the four BJP members in the assembly "blanket thieves" in the House here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Class I student stabbed by senior girl in Lucknow school, critical
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) A Class 1 student of a local school was in critical condition after he was stabbed by an unidentified girl student, police said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Odisha seeks Rs 6,500 cr for railway projects in Budget
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sought Rs 6,500 crore for railway projects in the state in the Union Budget for 2018-19.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day "Bengal Global Business Summit 2018" organised by the state government has so far received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics
China launches new scientific research ship
Qingdao, Jan 17 (IANS) A Chinese university has launched a new deep ocean scientific research ship in Shanghai.
2018-01-17
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Final Scoreboard
Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) Following is the final scoreboard of the second cricket Test between South Africa and India here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
China withdraws renowned human rights lawyer's licence
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Authorities have withdrawn the licence of Chinese lawyer and human rights activist Yu Wensheng following the publication of an open letter critical of President Xi Jinping.
2018-01-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Oppo launches A83 with AI beauty, full-screen display
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Wednesday launched the A83 smartphone that claims to deliver natural selfie experience to young consumers through its 'AI Beauty Recognition Technology'.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
S. Africa outsmart India to pocket Test series (Roundup)
Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa rode on debutant paceman Lungi Ngidi's maiden five-wicket haul to thrash an underwhelming India by 135 runs on the final morning of the second cricket Test at the SuperSport Park here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Obese middle-aged men and women who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss may have reduced their risk of death by 50 per cent than those tackling their weight through diet and behaviour alone, finds a study.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bengal to get Rs 4,300 cr investment in warehousing, logistics: JLL India
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) West Bengal is expected to receive over Rs 4,300 crore in investment over three years in warehousing and logistics, real estate services firm JLL India said here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
US present in South Asia to create chaos: Hina Rabbani
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) The US is not present in South Asia for peace and stability but to create chaos in the region, Pakistan's former Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sensex climbs mount 35k, Nifty50 hits 10,800 intra-day (Third Lead)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Wednesday surged to record high levels, with the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE closing above 35,000-mark and the NSE Nifty50 above 10,800-level intra-day -- both for the first time.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Leenesh to wear Manish Malhotra's creation (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Leenesh Mattoo is set to wear a sherwani by ace designer Manish Malhotra for his on-screen wedding.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Best ways to decorate your space with plants
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Plants look just adorable and keeping them indoors not only brings life to the entire place but they also improve the air quality by reducing toxins existing in the atmosphere so make sure you are decorating your abode with plants nicely.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata remembers Jyoti Basu on death anniversary (Lead, Correcting year in Para 3)
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday remembered former Chief Minister and Marxist leader Jyoti Basu on his seventh death anniversary.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
S. Africa beat India by 135 runs in 2nd Test
Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa bowled out India for 151 in their second innings, registering a 135-run victory in the second cricket Test here on Wednesday. With this win, the hosts have clinched the three-match cricket series.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Patience is key to survival in filmdom: Rahul Kapoor
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Rahul Kapoor, who featured in television show "Suryaputra Karn" and "Veera", is joining the Bollywood brigade with his first feature film "Vodka Diaries". He says patience is key to survival in showbiz.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Opposition demands removal of Jharkhand Chief Secretary, DGP
Ranchi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jharkhand Assembly's Budget Session began on a raucous note on Wednesday with the opposition vociferously demanding the removal of the state Chief Secretary and DGP in connection with treasury withdrawals in a fodder scam and an allegedly staged shootout, respectively.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Design veterans to take part in NIFT meet
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Fashion stalwarts like Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Sanjay Garg will participate in "Rediscovering Culture: Transforming Fashion", an international conference here organised by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Padmaavat' producers move SC against ban by some states
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear a plea by the producers of "Padmaavat" challenging the ban on the controversial movie in some states.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Amber Rose getting breast reduction surgery
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Model Amber Rose is getting a breast reduction surgery and she is scared.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
BenQ launches two 4K UHD HDR home cinema projectors
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics company BenQ on Wednesday launched two 4K UHD HDR projectors for the theatre-like experience at home.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Seoul, Pyongyang hold second meet on Winter Olympics
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) South and North Korea began their second high-level meeting on Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang's participation in the Winter Olympic Games, which will begin on February 9 in the South Korean county Pyeongchang.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Global semiconductor revenue to hit $451 bn in 2018: Gartner
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from $419 billion in 2017, a Gartner forecast said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Mamata remembers Jyoti Basu on death anniversary
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday remembered former Chief Minister and Marxist leader Jyoti Basu on his seventh death anniversary.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Every Indian to own smartphone in 5 years: Amitabh Kant
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Every Indian will have a smartphone in the next five years, Niti Aayog Chief Executive Amitabh Kant said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
CPI-M flays abrupt end to Haj subsidy
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday criticized the government for abruptly stopping the Haj subsidy for pilgrims when the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that this should be phased out over a 10-year period.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Railway budget to provide for installation of escalators and lifts at all major stations (Special to IANS)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) With the aim of providing better amenities, Railways will make a budget provision of Rs 3,400 crore for installing about 3,000 escalators and 1,000 lifts at all major urban and suburban stations across the country.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'The Darkest Hour': Oldman was waiting all his life to play Churchill's role (Review)
Film: "The Darkest Hour"; Director: Joe Wright; Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James; Rating: **1/2
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Haj 2018 likely to be costlier, but not because of subsidy abolition (News Analysis)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Haj 2018 is likely to be costlier than last year but not because of the abolition of subsidy that the government announced on Tuesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Bikinis allowed in Goa because of Opinion Poll: Deputy Speaker
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) The Opinion Poll of 1967, a historic referendum in Goa, may have helped the former Portuguese colony retain its own unique identity but Assembly Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo feels the Opinion Poll is also the reason why bikinis are allowed in the coastal state.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Kerala HC orders land survey in ex-Minister's case
Kochi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday ordered a detailed land survey in a case involving former Transport Minister Thomas Chandy who had been accused of usurping land.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Equity indices surge as banks stocks gain, Sensex climbs mount 35k
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Wednesday traded with substantial gains during the mid-afternoon session, with the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE hitting the 35,000-mark on an intra-day basis for the first time.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UN agency launches crowdfunding campaign after US aid cut
Ramallah, Jan 17 (IANS) The UN relief agency for Palestinians said on Wednesday that it has launched an international crowdfunding campaign after the US cut aid to the agency by over 50 per cent.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Twist in Haryana rape-murder; body of suspect found
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) The Haryana Police has been left baffled after recovering the body of a 19-year-old youth who was until now the prime suspect in the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Dalit girl in Kurukshetra district.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Do you have bad oral health? Beware, you may be at high risk of developing cancers of lung, colon and pancreas, researchers have warned.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Love to eat crispy roasted nuts and potato wafers that are high in salt? Beware, besides harming your heart, it may also harm your brain and lead to dementia, researchers have warned.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
No location on earth more beautiful than woman's body: RGV (Lead, correcting headline)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has shot a film titled "God, Sex and Truth" with American porn star Mia Malkova, says a woman's body is beautiful and monumental to capture.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wozniacki in Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on Wednesday fended off two match points to defeat Croatia's Jana Fett 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Guilt kept me away from working more with Nasir Hussain: Rishi
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor says he would have worked more with Nasir Hussain but it was the guilt that kept him away from working with the filmmaker.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Taliban senior commander among 6 killed
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) Six militants including a senior Taliban commander were killed after security forces air bombed a hideout of the Taliban in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sensex hits 35,000 mark for first time
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) The benchmark 30-scrip index of the BSE, Sensex, on Wednesday afternoon hit the 35,000-mark for the first time on intra-day trading.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kapil Mishra marshalled out of Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra was marshalled out of the Delhi Assembly here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BSE's currency derivatives segment yields highest turnover
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Wednesday said its currency derivatives segment hit a new record with the highest turnover of over Rs 45,000 crore.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Katy Perry says she never had plastic surgery
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry says she has never gone under the knife to enhance her looks.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal nets over Rs 2 lakh cr of investment proposals
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit organised by the state government has so far received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Cartosat-2 becomes operational, beams images
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) India's remote sensing satellite Cartosat-2 has become operational and started beaming images from the earth's lower orbit, a space official said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech
Man resembling Pakistani minor's rape-murder suspect arrested
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) The police has arrested a man resembling the prime suspect in the kidnapping, rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Pakistan.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Honor 9 Lite with glass body, four cameras in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Aiming to disrupt the selfie-focused market in India, Chinese major Huawei on Wednesday launched Honor 9 Lite smartphone with quad-camera setup and a glass body.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HC sets aside appointment of Punjab CM's aide
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) In a major blow to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday set aside the appointment of his Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, holding it ultra vires of the Constitution.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sitharaman flies in Sukhoi
Jodhpur, Jan 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday flew in an Indian Air Force frontline aircraft Sukhoi Su-30 MKI -- an indigenously-built twin-engine fighter jet capable of carrying nuclear strikes.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Rural India still poor when it comes to Internet penetration: Deloitte India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) With only 17 per cent Internet penetration, rural India is lagging behind in connectivity owing to challenges in deployment of fixed broadband networks, a Deloitte India report said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Doctor found dead in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A doctor working with the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital here was on Wednesday found dead in his flat, police said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 killed in Myanmar police firing
Naypyidaw, Jan 17 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 12 others injured during overnight clashes with police trying to clear a protest in restive southwest Myanmar, from where hundreds of thousands of members of the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority have fled an Army campaign.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security
Bitcoin falls over 20% in Asia over new restriction fears
Tokyo, Jan 17 (IANS) The price of Bitcoin fell by more than 20 per cent over the last 24 hours in major markets in Asia over fears of fresh restrictions in South Korea and China.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Failure has made me stronger, says Sean Paul (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning Jamaican rapper Sean Paul became a global star after his second album "Dutty Rock" hit the music stores in 2002. While his dancehall-oriented numbers often topped the charts, there were times when he also faded from prominence. But he believes that failure makes people stronger, and that's what it has done to him.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,National
Galaxy On7 Prime with 'Samsung Mall' now in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Refreshing its budget segment, Samsung India on Wednesday launched Galaxy On7 Prime -- the first smartphone from the South Korean tech giant that comes with a "Make for India" feature named Samsung Mall.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Countries that back terror must be tackled: Army chief
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Countries which support terrorism need to be "tackled" and terrorism is here to stay unless the world joins hands to end it, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Clicks can be bought, don't believe in number games: Sanjay Suri
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor-producer Sanjay Suri, whose next is "My Birthday Song", says he is not in the rat race of the number game.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congo Brazzaville edge Cameroon at African Nations meet
Rabat, Jan 17 (IANS) Congo Brazzaville beat Cameroon 1-0 in the African Nations Championship in the Moroccan city of Agadir.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Malta,Sports,Football
Feeling pressure to live up to expectations: Samir Soni
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Samir Soni, whose directorial debut "My Birthday Song" is releasing on Friday, says he is feeling the pressure to live upto the expectation of the audience and celebrities who have tweeted in favour of the film.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trolls on my sexual orientation affect me: Priyank
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Priyank Sharma was questioned about his sexual orientation with contestants throwing homophobic slurs during his stint in reality show "Bigg Boss 11". The actor says trolls on his sexual orientation and character do affect him.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Equity indices trade with gains, Sensex scales new high intra-day
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Optimism around quarterly corporate earnings, along with healthy buying in IT, banking and capital goods stocks, lifted the key Indian equity indices to trade at fresh high levels during the mid-afternoon session on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Facebook and YouTube helping MSMEs drive business growth
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Facebook and YouTube have become the platforms of choice for the Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), accounting for 80 per cent of their total social media traffic, followed by Instagram, Blogger and Quora, a report said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
I'm telling the truth: Farrow
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Dylan Farrow, adopted daughter of Woody Allen, says the sexual allegations she has put across against the veteran filmmaker are true.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former Atletico Madrid player Panadero Diaz dies
Buenos Aires, Jan 17 (IANS) Ruben "Panadero" Diaz, who played for Atletico Madrid in the 1970s, has died from complications following abdominal aortic surgery at a Buenos Aires clinic. He was 72.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Shraddha 'nervous, excited' to shoot 'Stree'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who on Wednesday began the shoot of horror-comedy "Stree", was a bag of mixed emotions.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
All wars are somewhat similar: '12 Strong' director
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) "12 Strong" director says Nicolai Fuglsig says all wars are similar in terms of the "human tragedy".
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Workers strike affects port activities in Paradip
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Cargo handling activities have been affected at Paradip Port as employees of different stevedore companies started an agitation on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Style camouflage in five different ways
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The military trend is a great way to inject energy and edge to ones winter wardrobe. A hint of camo print can give a right attitude and uber cool style statement be it a casual evening or an airport look so go for it.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Researchers locate Android spyware that can steal WhatsApp messages
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Researchers from Russian cyber security company Kaspersky Lab have found an Android spyware that has the ability to steal WhatsApp messages via Accessibility Services and connect an infected device to Wi-Fi networks controlled by cybercriminals.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
India is a big inspiration: Milan-based design expert
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian consumers, especially women, are becoming more educated in terms of understanding diamond jewellery pieces and India is a huge inspiration for designs, says Milan-based international design expert Federica Imperiali.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
No location on earth more beautiful that woman's body: RGV
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has shot a film titled "God, Sex and Truth" with American porn star Mia Malkova, says a woman's body is beautiful and monumental to capture.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Peterhansel edges closer to Dakar Rally lead
Belen, Jan 17 (IANS) France's defending champion Stephane Peterhansel edged closer to the overall Dakar Rally lead when he won the 10th stage in Argentina.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Motorsports
Hackers broke into 2 Twitter accounts that Trump follows
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Twitter accounts of former Fox News hosts Eric Bolling and Greta Van Susteren -- two of the 45 people who US President Trump follows -- were claimed to be hacked by a pro-Turkey entity, a media report said.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed
Hong Kong, Jan 17 (IANS) A Hong Kong court on Wednesday sentenced an activist to three months in prison for obstruction of justice during pro-democracy protests in 2014.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India thrash Japan in 4-nation hockey meet
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 17 (IANS) India got off to a winning start in the double-leg Four Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament, notching a comfortable 6-0 win against Japan at the Blake Park here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Hockey
Bengal nets over Rs 2 lakh cr of investment proposals
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANs) The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit organised by the state government has so far received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
151 Tripura police officers transferred on EC's order
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) Following the instructions of the Election Commission, ahead of the assembly elections, the Tripura police chief has transferred 151 officers, including 20 offcers-in-charge (OC) of police stations, a senior officer said here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
HP 3D printers now commercially available in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In a bid to take the industrial manufacturing in India to a new level, printing and PC major HP Inc on Wednesday made its acclaimed Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution commercially available in India.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gunn offers $100,000 to get Trump's weight
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Filmmaker James Gunn has offered $100,000 to know the accurate weight of US President Donald Trump.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Manchester City's Moreno joins Brazil's Flamengo
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 17 (IANS) Manchester City forward Marlos Moreno has joined Flamengo on a year-long loan, the Brazilian club announced.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Mary Winstead joins Will Smith in 'Gemini Man'
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been roped in as the lead actress in "Gemini Man", opposite actor Will Smith.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft patents 'mind control' brain interface
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Technology giant Microsoft has been granted a patent for a brain control device that can give users mind control powers to operate apps with just their brains, without any movement.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Ashok Leyland signs pact with Israeli firm for electric vehicle
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Wednesday announced it has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Phinergy of Israel to secure long-term arrangements for its electric vehicle plans.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Government cuts borrowing target, says Rs 20,000 cr is enough
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it has cut the size of additional borrowing to Rs 20,000 crore of government securities during the current fiscal.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ilaiyaraaja sings for 'Maari 2'
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-singer Dhanush says he is thrilled that music-composer Ilaiyaraaja sang a song for the upcoming film "Maari 2".
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Air India sale to go on, but suggestions welcome: Minister (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) "Suggestions" on Air India's strategic divestment are welcome but the proposed stake sale in the debt-ridden national carrier will go on, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju has said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hike 'Total' to let users access services without active data
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Instant messaging app Hike on Wednesday launched "Total, built by hike" that lets users access essential services such as messaging, news and recharge among others without an active data connection and allows get on data by providing packs for as low as Re 1.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Japan warns over North Korean 'charm offensive'
Ottawa, Jan 17 (IANS) As top diplomats from 20 countries met in the Canadian city of Vancouver to discuss the North Korea crisis, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono pushed for continued pressure on Pyongyang, saying that the world should not be blinded by Pyongyang's recent "charm offensive".
2018-01-17
Category: International, Canada,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
As PM2.5 emission norms kick in, threat from finer particles will emerge: Experts
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Better technology may not end the pollution crisis. Rather, it would allow one to monitor even finer particles which would become new health threats.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ronaldinho retires from football
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 17 (IANS) Brazil World Cup winner and two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has officially retired from football, more than two years after playing his last competitive match.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bellucci, Lollobrigida to be feted at Italian Culture Fest
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Iconic Italian actresses Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida will be honoured at a three-day cultural event sponsored by Filming on Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture Los Angeles Creativity Awards.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Veganism is the hottest food trend in Israel
Haifa/Tel Aviv, Jan 17 (IANS) Amira, a housewife belonging to the Druze community, is busy chopping vegetables in her home in Dalyat el Carmel, a serene and quaint town in the Carmel mountains near Israel's Haifa city. It takes her about an hour to roll out five vegan Middle Eastern dishes which are fresh and healthy. Veganism has gained popularity in Israel and is a growing trend.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Modi, Netanyahu in Ahmedabad; begin roadshow
Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Ahmedabad airport on Wednesday morning and the leaders proceeded in a roadshow toward the Sabarmati Ashram, with crowds thronging both sides of the road.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Diplomacy
ICC U19 WC: Pacer Thakare called as cover for injured Porel
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BCCI on Wednesday named rising Vidarbha paceman Aditya Thakare as cover for Ishan Porel, who suffered a heel injury during the India Under19 team's World Cup opener against Australia.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Brown: The colour of toil but non-acceptance across the West? (Book Review)
Title: Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone); Author: Kamal Al Solaylee; Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers; Pages: 344; Price: Rs 599
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Stay warm in saris this winter
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) You love wearing saris but the chilly winter deters you from opting the six-yard wonder, right? A new twist to your sari-draping tales will not just keep you warm this winter but will also make you stand out among a sea of anarkali suits and gowns at weddings.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Tiger Zinda Hai' gave us amazing memories: Katrina Kaif
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Katrina Kaif, who reunited on-screen with Salman Khan after five years for "Tiger Zinda Hai" -- which has turned out to be the actors' highest ever grosser -- says the film gave the entire team memories to cherish.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Budget 2018: Opportunity to fulfil housing expectations of millions (Comment: Special to IANS)
The "Housing for All by 2022" mission has set the stage for a robust recovery in the residential property market. In the past two years, we have seen an unprecedented focus on reforms channelised through the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act 2016, demonetisation, Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. So, this time, the Budget for FY2018-19 will be much more critical than ever. The provisions, if moved in positive directions, will have the power to continue the momentum and cement home buyers' confidence.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Google, Coursera launch new programme for entry-level IT jobs
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Google and US-based online education company Coursera on Wednesday launched Google IT Support Professional Certificate programme that will help create entry-level IT support jobs globally, including in India.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ex-CIA officer suspected of helping China arrested
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A former CIA officer suspected by investigators of helping China dismantle Washington's spying operations and identify informants has been arrested, the Justice Department said.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Apple, Tencent reach 'understanding' over WeChat tips
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Resolving its long standing issues with Tencent, the owner of WeChat, Apple has now allowed the social platform to send tips over the popular messaging app.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Leading Indian American tax expert honoured with Hind Rattan award
Santa Clara (California), Jan 17 (IANS) Leading Indian American tax consultant and certified public accountant Neeraj Bhatia has been conferred with the prestigious Hind Rattan Award for 2018.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Diaspora
Mixed response among UP's Muslim leaders on Haj subsidy revocation
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) The decision of the union government to scrap Haj subsidy and divert it to welfare of Muslim women and education of girls has evoked a mixed response from Muslim leaders and clerics in Uttar Pradesh.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
NIA to file chargesheet against Kashmiri separatist leaders on Thursday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A chargesheet against seven Kashmiri separatists and a businessman in a case of funding terror in the Kashmir Valley will be filed by the NIA on Thursday, the day their judicial custody ends, officials said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Japanese broadcaster apologizes for false N. Korea missile alert
Tokyo, Jan 17 (IANS) The Japanese state broadcaster NHK apologized for mistakenly issuing a news alert claiming that North Korea had launched a missile and citizens should seek refuge, only a few days after a similar incident in Hawaii.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Japan,Media,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US holds back $65m aid to Palestine
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The US has announced that it will withhold more than half of the funding it provides for a UN agency that supports Palestinians, about two weeks after President Donald Trump threatened to pull funding for the group.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Communities in Rajasthan have high tolerance for wildlife: Study
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Communities living near wildlife reserves in Rajasthan show a high tolerance for wildlife, comprising larger carnivores such as leopard and wolves. This is despite experiencing loss to crops and livestock, a study said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Key Indian equity market indices trading in green
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity market indices, which opened lower on Wednesday, are trading in green.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Foggy Wednesday in Delhi, 13 trains cancelled
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) It was a foggy morning here on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 5.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Google expands further in China, opens new office
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) After opening a research lab focused on artificial intelligence (AI) in China -- its first such centre in Asia - Google has reportedly opened another office in the country.
2018-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Cloud cover pulls up minimum temperatures in Valley
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Overnight cloud cover in the Valley on Wednesday improved minimum temperatures even as Kargil town of Ladakh region remained the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 19 degree Celsius.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Our employees not monitoring Direct Messages: Twitter
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Twitter has denied claims that its employees are monitoring Direct Messages (DM) exchanged among its over 300 million users on its platform.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Fog, cold return in UP after hiatus
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) After a three day hiatus, cold wave has returned to most parts of Uttar Pradesh and a thick blanket of fog enveloped the state capital and other parts on Wednesday morning, affecting normal life.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Window of opportunity' open to avoid war over N Korea nuclear arms: Guterres
United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) While warning about the risk of "potential nuclear catastrophe on the Korean Peninsula," Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that a "window of opportunity" was still open to avoid war over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Myanmar plans to extradite extremists from Bangladesh
Yangon, Jan 17 (IANS) Myanmar's Foreign Ministry has informed Bangladesh of its possible extradition of some members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremists, media reports on Wednesday said.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics,Terrorism
Second high-level inter-Korean meeting on Winter Olympics
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) South and North Korea began their second high-level meeting on Wednesday to discuss North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympic Games to be held in South Korea.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Bipartisan group of US senators to reveal immigration bill
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A bipartisan group of US senators will reveal on Wednesday an immigration bill that was agreed to by Democrats and Republicans, despite the fact that President Donald Trump rejected it.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Katie Holmes goes make-up free
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes slipped into a vintage-inspired khaki wool coat and cloche hat with no make-up to combat the chilly temperature for her outing here with a male friend.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Guterres will attend opening ceremony of Winter Olympics
United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that he will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Iran denounces US 'conspiracy' against Syria
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) The Iranian President said on Tuesday that the US government's initiative to create a largely Kurdish border force in northeastern Syria is aimed at undermining the country's territorial integrity.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Was always confident about becoming singer: Benny
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Benny Dayal, known for hit tracks like "Badtameez dil" and "Let's nacho", says he was confident about becoming a singer.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kuwait to host ministerial meeting of anti-IS coalition
Kuwait City, Jan 17 (IANS) Kuwait will host the ministerial meeting of the US-led International Coalition against the Islamic State on February 13, Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said on Tuesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kim Kardashian splurges on lavish nursery
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who is preparing to welcome her third child via a surrogate, has spent a huge amount on a lavish nursery and baby goods.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'World leaders head for Davos as global social contract faces crisis'
Geneva, Jan 17 (IANS) Founder and Chief Executive of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Klaus Schwab on Tuesday said after decades of prosperity, the global social contract is endangered.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy
Adam Shankman super happy with 'Enchanted 2' script
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Film director Adam Shankman is "super happy" with the "Enchanted 2" script, which he says will be more songs than its original.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump in excellent health, says doctor
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did well on cognitive screening, the White House physician said on Tuesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Health/Medicine
South Asia strategy working 'far more rapidly', says Trump
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that his South Asia strategy is "working far more rapidly than anybody would understand" and denying protection for terrorists in Afhganistan.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Copter crash kills 7 in Colombia
Bogota, Jan 17 (IANS) At least seven people were dead on Tuesday after a Colombian Army helicopter crashed in the northwestern department of Antioquia, according to military.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Guterres to convene counter-terrorism summit, calls for united action
United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) Calling for united global action against terrorism, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced that he is convening a summit of heads of counter-terrorism agencies.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Felt a responsibility playing Donatella Versace: Cruz
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Hollywood star Penelope Cruz says she felt a "responsibility" playing Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace in the series "The Assassination of Gianni Versace".
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Saudi intercepts ballistic missile fired from Yemen
Riyadh, Jan 17 (IANS) Saudi air force intercepted on Tuesday a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militants in Yemen targeting the southern province of Jazan, Al Arabiya news reported.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security,Technology
Peacekeeping facing unprecedented challenges: UN chief
United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that UN peacekeeping "is facing unprecedented challenges".
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Thought Khloe will never have kids, says Kris
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kris Jenner was "ecstatically surprised" when her daughter and reality TV star Khloe Kardashian told her she was pregnant because she didn't think she would ever have kids.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US trade deficit with China not sustainable, Trump warns Xi
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) President Donald Trump warned his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, that Washington's trade deficit with China "has continued to grow" and that the situation "is not sustainable," the White House said on Tuesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
S. African Parliament welcomes move to freeze assets of Gupta family
Cape Town, Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa's Parliament on Tuesday hailed an ongoing process to serve a summon on the Indian Gupta family and freeze its assets to the tune of 1.6 billion rand ($130 million).
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Kamal Haasan to annnounce political party's name on Feb 21
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Drop GST on Bio-diesel from 18 to 5 percent, demands industry
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Struggling to survive despite the government 's clean energy dream, biodiesel industies have demanded the Goods and Service Tax (GST) rate on them be slashed from the current 18 to 5 per cent.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bengal opposition parties demand white paper on business proposals
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition parties - the Congress, BJP and CPI-M - on Tuesday demanded "white paper" from the Mamata Banerjee government on the number of actual fructified proposals that the state had received in earlier business summits.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Course on sustainable urban planning launched at IIT Kanpur
Noida, Jan 16 (IANS) A new course on Sustainable Urban planning using remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) has been launched at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur's outreach centre here, NITI Aayog said on Tuesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Part of Delhi 'Dargah' land sold illegally by Waqf Board: Report
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A part of the land belonging to Hazrat Naseeruddin Aulia Dargah in the national capital was sold illegally in connivance with some Delhi Waqf Board officials in 2016, a Delhi Assembly-appointed committee has found.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
AU council decries Trump's 's***hole" remarks
Addis Ababa, Jan 16 (IANS) The Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union on Tuesday issued a statement against US President Trump's "s***hole" remarks.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Ethiopia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
WIFA, Mumbai City launch Baby League
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Western India Football Association (WIFA) and Mumbai City FC have launched the countrys first Baby League in the age group of eight to 12 years, by setting up 24 developmental centers here and in Pune.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Xi, Trump discuss trade, Korea over phone
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, on Tuesday discussed bilateral trade and the situation on the Korean Peninsula by phone.
2018-01-16
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
States should follow Tamil Nadu example in organ transplantation: Venkaiah Naidu
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday here urged Indian states to follow the example of Tamil Nadu in respect organ transplantation.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Pope Francis meets Chilean President Bachelet, her mother
Santiago, Jan 16 (IANS) Pope Francis had a private meeting Tuesday with Chilean President Michele Bachelet in the La Moneda palace's Blue Hall and was introduced to her 91-year-old mother, Angela Jeria, who was tortured by the military regime that ruled the South American country from 1973 to 1990.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Iraq,Religion,Diplomacy
Sonowal meets Rajnath, discuss Indo-Bangla border sealing
New Delhi/Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and discussed with him issues related to sealing of Indo-Bangla Border by year-end and the publication of the first draft NRC in the state.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka, China think tanks co-launch book on bilateral relations
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan and Chinese think tanks on Tuesday jointly launched a book on the Sino-Lanka relations titled "The Island of the Lion and the Land of the Dragon" in order to strengthen their bilateral links.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
New Vincent van Gogh drawing unveiled in the Netherlands
The Hague, Jan 16 (IANS) A drawing that had for several years been studied by experts was on Tuesday confirmed to have been created by the Dutch post-Impressionist master Vincent van Gogh.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Netherlands,Art/Culture/Books
China to build deep-space lab in Luxembourg
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) A leading Chinese science-technology institution announced Tuesday that it was going to establish a deep-space lab in Luxembourg.
2018-01-16
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology,Diplomacy
Death of Cranberries lead singer O'Riordan not suspicious: British police
London, Jan 16 (IANS) The death of Dolores O'Riordan, the 46-year-old iconic lead singer of the rock band The Cranberries, was on Tuesday ruled not suspicious by the British police.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
DoT to spend Rs 10,743 cr to improve connectivity in NE (Lead, Correcting second para)
Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it will invest Rs 10,743 crore for improving the telecommunication network in the northeastern states and along the National Highways in the region.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Technology
I-League: Neroca beat Arrows to cement third spot
Vasco da Gama (Goa), Jan 16 (IANS) Neroca FC defeated a valiant Indian Arrows 2-0 in an I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
UP CM to host states' meet to review minority welfare schemes
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going to host a coordination meeting between the Centre and various states and union territories to review the implementation on the ground of various central schemes for minorities welfare.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
43 artists to receive Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards on Wednesday
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2016 will be given away to 43 eminent musicians, dancers, and theatre artists at Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
UN's Palestinian refugee agency vows to work on despite US aid cut threats
Gaza, Jan 16 (IANS) The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) vowed on Tuesday to continue its services despite the possibility that the US will stop its financial aid.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Telangana signs agreement with Korea Mobile Internet Association
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The Telangana government has signed an agreement with Korea Mobile Internet Business Association for collaboration in the AI, VR, AR, IoT and electronics manufacturing sectors, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
US calls for new relationship with Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The US on Tuesday called for a new bilateral relationship with Pakistan at the conclusion of a top US diplomat's two-day visit here.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Modi to open business summit in Maharashtra in February
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a bid to attract investments to the state, the Maharashtra government has decided to hold a "Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018" conclave in Mumbai from February 18 to 20 and it will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rajasthan refinery will change state's future: Modi (Roundup)
Barmer (Rajasthan), Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the petroleum refinery he inaugurated in Barmer district will not only change the future of Rajasthan, but also help generate energy for the entire country.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Woman accuses father-in-law of rape
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman on Tuesday accused her father-in-law of rape in east Delhi's Ghazipur area, police said.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Scoreboard on Day 4
Centurion, Jan 16 (IANS) Scoreboard at stumps on the fourth day of the second cricket Test between South Africa and India here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
India to host Afghanistan's maiden Test in June
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India will host Afghanistan in their debut Test from June 14-18 in Bengaluru, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
People had come to kill me, claims Togadia, police say it is 'made-up' story
Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's international working president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed. But Gujarat Police have dismissed it as a "made-up story" while their Raj
2018-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Renowned Khasi author Pde dead
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Meghalaya bureaucrat and renowned Khasi author Leslie Harding Pde died at a hospital here on Tuesday following a brief illness, family sources said. He was 79.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Art/Culture/Books
Britain's landmarks among terror targets, court hears
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Big Ben and Heathrow Airport were among landmarks targeted by a British man who was "fascinated" by the Islamic State, media reports said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Investors pledge big investments at Bengal business meet
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Several corporate houses on Tuesday came forward with big investment proposals for West Bengal and right at the start of "Bengal Global Business Summit" here an estimated Rs 17,000 crore worth of investments were pledged.
2018-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Australia announces fund for ideas to save Great Barrier Reef
Sydney (Australia), Jan 16 (IANS) Australia announced on Tuesday a fund of Australian $2 million ($1.59 million) for innovative ideas to save the Great Barrier Reef, a Unesco World Heritage site located of its northeast coast.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi Assembly panel to look into sealing of commercial establishments
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A special committee of the Delhi Assembly will look into sealing of commercial establishments in the city by the three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led municipal corporations, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Industry hopeful of smooth trial run of e-way bill
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India Inc is hopeful of a smooth trial run for the e-way bill system which commenced on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2nd Test: Early blows put India in trouble (Roundup)
Centurion, Jan 16 (IANS) Chasing 287 runs for a series-equalising win, India faltered from the start in their second innings and lost three quick wickets to close the penultimate day of their second cricket Test against South Africa at 35 for three here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Romania Defence Minister named interim PM amid political crisis
Bucharest, Jan 16 (IANS) Romania's Defence Minister Mihai Fifor was on Tuesday appointed the country's interim Prime Minister after the ruling party forced the previous head of government to resign.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Romania,Politics
Former Goa CM wants river water privatised, exported
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Even as Goa and Karnataka slug it out over the disputed waters of the Mhadei/Mandovi river water, former Goa Chief Minister Ravi Naik has suggested a 'unique' idea to tap the excess river water flowing into the Arabian Sea.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Long lines in Germany to buy sneakers that double up as transport pass
Berlin, Jan 16 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Berlin waited in line for hours early on Tuesday in a bid to snatch a pair of limited edition sneakers that double as an annual transport pass.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Sri Lanka reimposes ban on sale of alcohol to women
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Cabinet on Tuesday unanimously decided to withdraw two gazette notifications which would enable women to buy alcohol and work in shops selling or manufacturing alcohol beverages, and extending the business hours of liquor shops across the island, a minister said.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Shabir Shah's wife alleges his slow poisoning in Tihar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah's wife on Tuesday told a court that her husband is not getting proper medical treatment in Tihar Central Jail and said there is a clear indication of his slow poisoning.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jerusalem 'definitely' Palestinian capital: Iran's top leader
Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said here on Tuesday that Jerusalem is "definitely" the capital of Palestine.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
GAIL renegotiates 'price and volume' of Gazprom's LNG
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Leading natural gas company GAIL on Tuesday said it has re-negotiated the "price and volume" of the long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Russia's Gazprom.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Iran says US Army plan in Syria border 'blatant interference'
Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry denounced the US plan to set up an Army force near Syria's border with Turkey and Iraq as a "blatant interference" in Syria's domestic affairs, media reports said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chinese Vice Premier calls for more efforts on Belt and Road plan
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Tuesday called for more efforts in building the One Belt One Road initiative.
2018-01-16
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
No heroes in 'Ferrous': Vijay Raaz
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Vijay Raaz says there are only "very dark" characters and no heroes in the upcoming film "Ferrous".
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
German inflation hits highest level since 2012
Berlin, Jan 16 (IANS) German consumer prices rose by the fastest pace measured since 2012 during the past year, official figures published on Tuesday by the Federal Statistical Office revealed.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy
Young man dies in police custody, four police officials suspended
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A young man arrested on the charge of sexual harassing a minor girl allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday in an east Delhi police station, following which three ASIs and one SI were suspended and an Inspector sent to police lines.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People had come to kill me, claims Togadia, police say it is 'made-up' story
Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's international working president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed. But Gujarat Police have dismissed it as a "made-up story".
2018-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA arrests two persons in Jharkhand MLA's murder case
Ranchi/New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said it had arrested two persons in connection with the murder of former state Minister and Janata Dal-United legislator Ramesh Singh Munda in 2008.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TCS bags $690 mn deal from Prudential arm
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday said it had won a $690 million (Rs 4,416 crore) new deal from M&G Prudential, the savings and investment arm of the London-based Prudential Plc.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BSF seizes 23 kg ganja near Bangladesh border
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The Border Security Force has seized 23 kg of ganja from near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal, it said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Maharashtra police trooper opens fire in public, killing three; held
Pune, Jan 16 (IANS) Three persons were killed when a trooper with Maharashtra's Special Reserve Police Force posted on duty in Daund here allegedly opened indiscriminate fire in two public places here on Tuesday, police said. He was arrested later.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Free surgery for Delhiites in private hospitals to continue
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Patients unable to undergo surgery in a city government hospital for 30 days will continue to get it done for free in private hospitals here, as Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal approved the scheme on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
India at 35/3; still 252 runs short of win in second Test
Centurion, Jan 16 (IANS) Chasing 287 runs for a series-equalising win, India faltered from the start in their second innings chase and lost three quick wickets to close the penultimate day of their second cricket Test against South Africa at 35 for three here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Army officer injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) An army officer was injured on Tuesday in Pakistan firing on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence officials said.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Experts call for re-skilling people to protect, create jobs
Hong Kong, Jan 16 (IANS) With automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and disruptive technologies increasingly replacing human beings, industry experts on Tuesday called for re-skilling techies for their retention and creating more jobs for future.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi government, Japan province ink agreement in environment
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi government and Japan's Fukuoka Prefecture on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement in various sectors including environment and air pollution.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Tuesday sees best air quality of month in Delhi, to worsen from Wednesday
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The national capital and regions around it saw the best air-quality of this year on Tuesday, though weather agencies called it a temporary relief as pollution is likely to worsen from Wednesday onwards.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab beat Haryana in PWL tie
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Latvia's Anastasija Grigorjeva and India's Pooja Dhanda powered Punjab Royals to a scintillating 4-3 victory over Haryana Hammers in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) tie at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Owaisi challenges Centre to lift subsidy for Hindu pilgrims
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday challenged the central government to stop the financial assistance and subsidy given to Hindu pilgrims in different parts of the country.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
Radical Islam challenging quest for modernity, innovation: Netanyahu
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Stressing upon the value of democracy in an increasingly multipolar world, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said today's quest for modernity and innovation is being challenged by radical Islam and its terrorists.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
HC asks for importing vaccine to check monkey population
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government to look into the feasibility of importing immunocontraception vaccines on an "emergency basis" to control the population of monkeys in the capital.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Odisha government approves 5 new projects worth Rs 328 cr
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday approved five investment proposals worth Rs 328 crore that will create employment opportunity for 1,674 people.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Djokovic makes victorious comeback at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Former World No.1 Novak Djokovic made a strong comeback to defeat Donald Young of the United States 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the men's singles competition at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Register case against MP CM for slapping securityman: Congress
Bhopla, Jan 16 (IANS) After a video clipping of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan allegedly slapping a security personnel went viral on social media, the Congress state unit on Tuesday demanded registration of a case against Chouhan.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NDA government didn't give Sangma due recognition: NCP leader
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker (late) Purno Agitok Sangma did not get the recognition he deserved when he was part of the BJP-led NDA government, NCP leader Praful Patel said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
ITF Juniors: Boys singles 2nd seed Sacchitt goes down to France's Erhard
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) France's Mathys Erhard pulled off an upset of sorts beating second seed Indian Sacchitt Sharma 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) in the first round of the boys singles under-18 ITF Juniors tennis championship at the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Modi, Netanyahu to visit Gujarat on Wednesday, tight security for roadshow
Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu will be in Gujarat for a day on Wednesday where they will first have a mega roadshow from the airport to Sabarmati Ashram, and then visit an entrepreneurial centre and a horticultural centre.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
SC to examine whether third party can file appeal in a criminal case
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With CBI not challenging the discharge of Britain-based Hinduja brothers - Srichand, Gopichand and Prakash Hinduja - in the alleged kickbacks in the purchase of Bofors 155 mm howitzers guns, the Supreme Court will examine whether third party can file an appeal.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Israeli PM in Agra, visits Taj Mahal
Agra, Jan 16 (IANS) The first Israeli Prime Minister to visit Taj Mahal, Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday spent over an hour with his wife Sara there, keenly watching the intricate inlay work and observing details of the architectural finesse of the 17th century white marble marvel.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Orphaned in 26/11 terror attacks, Moshe visits Mumbai after a decade
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Almost a decade after he narrowly survived the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the orphaned Moshe Holtzberg arrived in Mumbai on a cool Tuesday morning on his first visit to India.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Bhushan files complaint against CJI, requests senior judges to hold enquiry
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday said he had filed a complaint against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in the medical college scam case and requested five senior most apex court Judges, including the four rebel Judges, to hold an in-house inquiry into the matter.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Government revokes Haj subsidy from this year (Third Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major decision, the central government on Tuesday decided to end the subsidy given to thousands of Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage -- an issue which the BJP had always called a means of appeasement.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
(RN) Government revokes haj subsidy from this year
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major decision, the central government on Tuesday decided to end the subsidy given to thousands of Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage -- an issue which the BJP had always called a means of appeasement.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Students protest at Jadavpur University continues for second day
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Protesting the provisions of a bill that allegedly seeks an apolitical students' union, students of Jadavpur University continued their sit-in for the second day on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Australian state to double exports to India
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Australian state Victoria is taking action to double the value of its annual goods export to India to AUD 1 billion over the next decade, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Education
Number of new doctors inadequate for 1.3 bn people: Kovind
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the 67,000 undergraduate and 31,000 postgraduate medical seats in India are highly inadequate for a country with a population of 1.3 billion.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Investors pledge big investments at Bengal business meet
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Several corporate houses on Tuesday came forward with big investment proposals for West Bengal and right at the start of "Bengal Global Business Summit" here an estimated Rs 17,000 crore worth of investments were pledged by top business houses.
2018-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics
Countdown for Mission 2019 has begun: Delhi BJP chief
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The BJP's Delhi unit on Tuesday said it had launched the partys Mission 2019 by highlighting what he called the misgovernance of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI files chargesheet against 95 in Vyapam scam
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday said it has filed a chargesheet against 95 people in the multi-crore-rupee Vyapam examination scam linked with the 2011 Pre Medical Test (PMT) case.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Education
Stifling your sneeze may rupture your throat
London, Jan 16 (IANS) While pinching your nose and clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze may be part of the workplace etiquette, it can rupture the throat, doctors have warned.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Haj subsidy should be continued: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress' Kerala unit on Tuesday demanded that the central government should continue with the Haj subsidy, terming its removal yet another of its acts against the minority community.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Bring petroleum and natural gas products under GST: CII
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Tuesday sought the inclusion of petroleum and natural gas products under the unified indirect tax regime GST at the earliest.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress and drought are twins: Modi
Barmer (Rajasthan), Jan 16 (IANS) In a fierce attack on the Congress party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that drought and the Congress are "twins" and accused the party of "fooling people by making false promises".
2018-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Sri Lanka arrests 16 Indian fishermen for poaching
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday arrested 16 Indian fishermen for poaching illegally in the island's northern seas, its media unit said in a statement.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
JLR India launches 2018 Evoque Landmark Edition
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Jaguar Land Rover India on Tuesday launched a special model of its SUV 2018 Range Rover Evoque Landmark Edition priced at Rs 50.20 lakh (ex-showroom).
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
A challenge to practise sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A challenge on making innovative sustainable urban lifestyle choices for seven days begins here from Wednesday involving environment-friendly solutions on three categories: how you live, move and eat.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
India bowl out S. Africa for 258; need 287 to clinch second Test
Centurion, Jan 16 (IANS) India bowled out South Africa for 258 in their second innings on Tuesday -- the fourth day of the second cricket Test here -- and set themselves a 287-run victory target.
2018-01-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Amnesty International starts campaign to end use of pellet guns
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Amnesty International India on Tuesday launched a postcard campaign and online petition to ban use of pellet guns by security forces.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Register FIRs in all staged shoot-out cases in Manipur, SC tells CBI
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the CBI to register FIRs in all 30 cases of alleged fake shootouts by the security forces in Manipur.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru FC partners with Boost
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC have partnered with health food drinks brand Boost to develop grassroots football in Bengaluru, the city-based football club announced on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Government ends Haj subsidy
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The central government on Tuesday said it has decided to withdraw subsidy given to Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
NCP to go solo in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Sharad Pawar-led NCP on Tuesday said it will fight the coming assembly elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura on its own.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Chief Justice reaches out to rebel Supreme Court judges
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) There was an uneasy truce in the country's top court on Tuesday as Chief Justice Dipak Misra reached out to four dissenting judges to resolve a rift with them over the allocation of cases in the Supreme Court.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Icon players shine in PWL
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In the third season of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL), icon players have continued to live up to the expectations of their respective teams.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Rahul in Amethi-Day 2: BJP, Congress workers clash again
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Protests and pitched battles between the police and workers of the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) marked the second day of Congress President Rahul Gandhi's visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata's picture defaced in Kolkata varsity campus
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's picture on a hoarding was found defaced on Tuesday inside the Jadavpur University campus where students are on a protest against a bill seeking to regulate administration of state varsities and colleges.
2018-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Education
DU asks Delhi government to release funds for teachers' salaries
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Delhi University (DU) on Tuesday asked the Delhi government to "immediately" release funds for salaries of teachers of 12 colleges, which the government has not paid for the last two months on account of non-formation of governing bodies there.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Fast-track procurement of assault rifles, carbines cleared
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday, cleared a Rs 3,547 crore proposal for procurement of assault rifles and carbines on fast track basis.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Odisha government announces incentives for doctors doing PG
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to provide monthly financial incentives of Rs 18,000 to doctors doing their post graduation in pre and para clinical subjects.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Trial of Shabir Shah, Wani begins in money laundering case
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The trial of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah and alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani in a money laundering case began in a court here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2nd Test: Du Plesis, Philander help Proteas bolster lead (Tea Report)
Centurion, Jan 16 (IANS) South Africa rode on steady batting by Faf du Plesis and Vernon Philander to post 230/7 in their second innings at tea on the fourth day of their second cricket Test against India at the SuperSport Park Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Seventh arrest made in wake of Mumbai pub blaze
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) More than a fortnight after the Kamala Mills Compound blaze which claimed the lives of 14 people, Yug Tuli, one of the co-owners of The Mojo's Bistro where the fire first erupted, surrendered to the Mumbai police on Tuesday and was formally arrested.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
King's Cup quarters: A Barcelona derby and hope or despair for Zidane
Madrid, Jan 16 (IANS) The first leg ties of the Spanish King's Cup knockout football tournament will be played over the coming two days with some fascinating ties on offer. Perhaps the most interesting is the Barcelona derby between Espanyol and FC Barcelona on Wednesday night.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ensure efficacy of cyclone forecast technologies: Alphons
Kochi, Jan 16 (IANS) In the backdrop of the controversy surrounding forewarning about Cyclone Ockhi that devastated coastal Kerala, Union Minister of State for Tourism K.J. Alphons on Tuesday called for ensuring the efficacy of the existing technologies used for forecasting such disasters.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nine oil tankers set afire on Assam-Arunachal border
Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Suspected Naga militants set afire nine tankers loaded with crude oil in the remote Namsik area on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Tuesday evening.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
High fat western diet could make prostate cancer aggressive
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Eating a typical Western high-fat diet such as cheeseburgers and fries could make prostate cancer more aggressive and cause them to spread, finds a study.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Curbing junk food ads may cut rising obesity in teens
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Junk food advertisements (ads) shown during programmes that are popular with young people, such as talent shows and football matches, drives youngsters to snack more on unhealthy food.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Odisha Police issues advisory to ensure crime-free colleges
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) R.P. Sharma on Tuesday issued an advisory to the police, educational institutions and parents to ensure that colleges are free of crime.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Equity indices shed gains on widened trade deficit, crude prices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Breaking a three-day streak of record closing highs, the two key Indian equity indices on Tuesday ended the day in the negative zone with heavy selling pressure in almost all the sectors, except the IT and Teck (technology, media and entertainment) indices.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam gives Rs 1 cr to Himachal CM's Relief Fund
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) The public sector power generator Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), a company that owns and operates India's largest hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday contributed Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Now 'Padmaavat' banned in Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" was banned on Tuesday by Haryana's BJP government, even as massive protests against the movie's upcoming release continued in Rajasthan.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Veeam acquires Cloud data protection company N2WS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) IT company Veeam Software on Tuesday acquired N2WS, a leading provider of Cloud-native Enterprise backup and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an all-cash deal worth $42.5 million.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Train delays this winter can be worst in 4 years: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As temperatures in parts of northern India plunge during winter, an app-based railway ticketing service has predicted that train delays in the current fog season would be the worst in the last four years.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi Assembly panel to look into sealing drive
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A Special Committee of the Delhi Assembly will look into a sealing drive currently on in the city and allegations of corruption by BJP-led municipal corporations in the process, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Actor pledges to donate salary from Woody Allen film
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Timothee Chalamet has pledged to donate his entire salary from his upcoming Woody Allen-helmed film to three organisations as the director faces the fallout from allegations of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US trying to convince Pakistan that India is not a threat: Minister
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that the US has been trying to convince Pakistan that India is not a threat and that Islamabad should change its strategic stance towards its neighbour.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Soni turns negative for 'Naamkarann' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Soni Singh, who entered "Naamkarann" as a positive character, will now essay a role with grey shades.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Turkey threatens to attack US-backed Kurdish groups in 2 days
Ankara, Jan 16 (IANS) Tensions between Turkey and US-backed Kurdish militias in control of northern areas of Syria approached boiling point on Tuesday after the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's threat of imminent military action to secure the border area was met with a defiant message from Kurdish groups that they would stand their ground.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism
Country facing undeclared emergency: Sanjay Singh
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said India is facing its most serious crisis since Independence and his party will do its best to protect democratic values and constitutional institutions.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vani takes 2-shot lead in women's golf meet
Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Fancied Vani Kapoor had a highly eventful back nine on the opening day of the inaugural leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour at the Kalhaar Blues & Greens here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Pope begs forgiveness from child abuse victims
Santiago, Jan 16 (IANS) Pope Francis asked for forgiveness from victims of child abuse at the hands of the clergy in Chile, during a visit to the South American country on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Iraq,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global IT spending to reach $3.7 tn in 2018: Gartner
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Global IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018 -- an increase of 4.5 per cent from 2017, market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Karni Sena holds massive protest to demand countrywide ban on 'Padmaavat'
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) In another show of strength, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Tuesday took out a massive rally in Dholpur in Rajasthan to demand a countrywide ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat", which is scheduled for release on January 25. They have threatened mass immolation if the film is not banned.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Love, not pressure in Bengal; people will give hearts to investors: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) In an effort to move away from West Bengal's 'investor-wary' image and woo much-needed investments, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said its people will dedicate their hearts to Indian and foreign industrialists if they infused capital in the state.
2018-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Reliance Nippon Life declares Rs 5 per share interim dividend (Lead, correcting headline)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd on Tuesday said it closed the third quarter of the current fiscal with a net profit of Rs 130 crore and declared an interim dividend of Rs 5 per share.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HPE launches Intel-powered customer experience centre for smart cities
Gurugram, Jan 16 (IANS) Technology company Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) India on Tuesday launched an Intel-powered Customer Experience Centre (CEC) here that will demonstrate Internet of Things (IoT)-based smart city solutions.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Fast-track procurement of assault rifles, carbines cleared
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday, cleared a Rs 3,547 crore proposal for procurement of assault rifles and carbines on fast track basis.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Joining party won't ensure ministerial berth: Kerala NCP
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) Kerala chief T.P. Peethambaran on Tuesday made it clear that anybody joining the party should not do so with an intention to become a minister.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Discussing country's issues abroad is immaturity: Rajnath
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Asserting that the Congress move to take up national issues aboard was an "act of immaturity", Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that was the reason why people were rejecting the opposition party.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rail commuters vote Kozhikode station 'cleanest': Survey
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kozhikode railway station in Kerala has been declared the "cleanest" in the country by railway commuters while the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi is at the lowest rung, said a survey by an app-based travel portal on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Real estate sector likely to come under GST from April 1: Expert
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) To enhance transparency in property transactions, the GST Council is expected to bring the real estate sector under the purview of the unified indirect tax regime GST from April 1 next, an expert has said.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Hamara Tiranga' release date changed due to two big films: Ashmit
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Ashmit Patel says the release date of his film "Hamara Tiranga" has been changed due to two big films releasing on January 25.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-League: Aizawl hold East Bengal in I-League clash
Aizawl, Jan 16 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC held Kolkata football giants East Bengal to a goalless draw in an I-League encounter here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
ISL: Kerala challenge for Jamshedpur FC (Preview)
Jamshedpur, Jan 16 (IANS) Kerala Blasters FC will look to continue their good run against Jamshedpur FC when the two sides meet in an Indian Super League (ISL) tie here on Wednesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football,ISL
Azerbaijan's Naiditsch clinches Delhi Open chess title
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Top seed Arkadij Naiditsch of Azerbaijan drew in the tenth and final round against Italian David Alberto to seal the Delhi International Grandmaster Open chess title here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SpiceJet to explore manufacturing of sea planes in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Private airline SpiceJet would like to explore the possibility of manufacturing of sea planes in West Bengal as the state has potential for it, its chairman Ajay Singh said here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Patanjali to launch textile portfolio around Diwali: Ramdev
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Baba Ramdev-promoted Patanjali Group is planning to roll out its textile portfolio in the Indian market by November 2018 -- around Diwali.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cloud and Fibre Initiative is GCX's core plan for 2018
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM), on Tuesday unveiled key strategic plans for 2018 with its 'Cloud and Fiber Initiative at the core.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
R. Madhavan has no interest in politics
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Even as southern superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have announced their entry into politics, actor R. Madhavan says he has no interest in foraying into the field.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manish Malhotra awarded for 'Mughal-e-Azam' musical
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Fashion designer Manish Malhotra has bagged the Best Original Costume Design Award for "Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical" at the Broadway World India Awards.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Djokovic makes victorious comeback at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Former world No.1 Novak Djokovic on Tuesday made a strong comeback to defeat Donald Young of the United States 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Halep, Sharapova, Kerber, Muguruza advance at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) World No.1 Simona Halep of Romania and former top-ranked women tennis players, Maria Sharapova of Russia, Angelique Kerber of Germany, GarbiƱe Muguruza of Spain and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic progressed to the second round of the Australian Open here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Nakuul has been my biggest support: Surbhi
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Surbhi Chandna says her onscreen husband Nakuul Mehta has been her biggest support system.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Vikram Bhatt an ocean full of knowledge: Zareen
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan has praised her "1921" director Vikram Bhatt, saying he is an ocean-full of knowledge.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aizawl hold East Bengal in I-League clash
Aizawl, Jan 16 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC held Kolkata football giants East Bengal to a goalless draw in an I-League encounter here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Three killed as Maharashtra SRPF trooper fires in public place
Pune, Jan 16 (IANS) Three persons were killed when a trooper with the SRFP posted on duty in Pune allegedly opened indiscriminate fire at two public places here on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DoT to spend Rs 10,743 cr to improve connectivity in NE
Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it will invest Rs 10,743 crore for improving the telecommunication network in the northeastern states and along the National Highways in the region.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Technology,Business/Economy
No heroes in 'Ferrous': Vijay Raaz
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Vijay Raaz says there are only "very dark" characters and no heroes in the upcoming film "Ferrous".
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New system needed to up availability of doctors: Kovind
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday called for a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals as work load of the existing doctors was incredibly high.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Education
Striker Aubameyang causing trouble for Borussia Dortmund
Berlin, Jan 16 (IANS) Not for the first time striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's behavior is an insoluble mystery to his football club Borussia Dortmund. Despite many favours offered by the eight-time German champions, the series of provocations by the Gabon forward don't seem to end.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
2 killed as explosion destroys Belgium buildings
Brussels, Jan 16 (IANS) At least two people died in an explosion that destroyed three apartment buildings in the Belgian city of Antwerp, police reported on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Belgium,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two Kerala policemen, two others held for teenage girl's rape
Alappuzha (Kerala), Jan 16 (IANS) A probationary Sub-Inspector of the Kerala Police attached to a station near here and a police constable, besides two others, have been arrested for rape of a 15-year-old girl, police said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
N. Korean 'ghost ship' with 7 bodies runs ashore in Japan
Tokyo, Jan 16 (IANS) Japanese authorities recovered seven corpses, allegedly of North Korean fishermen, as another "ghost ship" from the country ran ashore along the western coast of Japan, the police said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
U19 World Cup: India thrash PNG by 10 wickets
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 16 (IANS) India crushed minnows Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 10 wickets to register their second consecutive win in Group B of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to repatriate Rohingyas
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that the repatriation of Rohingya refugees on Bangladeshi territory will be completed within two years of the process beginning, the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Madhya Pradesh loses two tigers as 2018 begins
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In the first reported incidents of 2018, a tigress was killed in retaliation by poisoning and its paws harvested as loot by villagers in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district, while another tigress died in an unusual battle with a male at Kanha National Park, in the state, officials said.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
HPE launches Intel-powered customer experience centre for smart cities
Gurugram, Jan 16 (IANS) Technology company Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) India on Tuesday launched an Intel-powered Customer Experience Centre (CEC) here that will demonstrate Internet of Things (IoT)-based smart city solutions.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
GSK Consumer Healthcare appoints Filippo Lanzi as Asia Pacific head
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) GSK Consumer Healthcare on Monday said Filippo Lanzi has been appointed the Regional Head of Asia Pacific region, constituted of 23 countries.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Wallaby hops through traffic on Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) A wallaby hopped along the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Tuesday before rush hour taking drivers by surprise.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Top Kosovo Serb politician shot dead outside party HQ
Belgrade, Jan 16 (IANS) A leading Kosovo Serb politician was on Tuesday fatally shot outside his party offices in Mitrovica, a restive Serb-held city in Kosovo, media reports said.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU Council chief: Brexit can be reversed if UK wants
Brussels, Jan 16 (IANS) Brexit could still be avoided if UK citizens changed their minds and decided they did not want their country to leave the European Union, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
ED summons Lalu's son-in-law in money laundering case
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In connection with its ongoing probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case, the Enforcement Directorate has summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son-in-law Rahul Yadav for questioning on Wednesday over a Rs 1 crore loan he had given to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Palestine issue top priority of Islamic world: Rouhani
Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said Palestine remains the most important issue for the Islamic world, media reports said.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Two injured in blast at army depot in J&K
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Two labourers were injured in an explosion inside an army field ammunition depot in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday, police said.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Had no administrative authority in 'Queen' remake: Tamannaah
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia says she didn't enjoy any administrative authority in the creative role play in the Telugu version of Kangana Ranaut-starrer "Queen".
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Nikkei closes at 26-year high on yen's softer tone
Tokyo, Jan 16 (IANS) Tokyo stocks closed higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Nikkei stock index finishing at its highest level in more than 26 years as the yen's softer tone against the US dollar lifted exporters' issues and raised hopes for earnings results at the end of the month.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Assocham seeks 10% customs duty on pulp imports in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Industry chamber Assocham has urged the Centre to impose 10 per cent customs duty on import of hardwood chemical pulp and bleached chemi-thermo mechanical pulp to encourage domestic production.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Reliance Entertainment to produce films for south Indian market
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Anil Dhirubai Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment on Tuesday announced a joint venture with S. Sasikanth's Y Not Studios and Sanjay Wadhwa's AP International for production of movies, marking its entry into the south Indian market.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
47 injured in school bus crash in Germany
Berlin, Jan 16 (IANS) At least 47 people, including children, were injured in a school bus crash involving several vehicles in Germany on Tuesday morning, according to local media.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Ruckus in Delhi Assembly, two MLAs marshalled out
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra and BJP MLA Manjinder Sirsa were marshalled out of Delhi Assembly House here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana cabinet approves 'Padmaavat' ban
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" has been banned by Haryana's BJP government.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Aizawl hold East Bengal in I-League clash
Aizawl, Jan 16 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC held Kolkata football giants East Bengal to a 0-0 draw in an I-League encounter here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Eligible elders denied old age pension in Manipur
Imphal, Jan 16 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday said severalof those eligible for old-age pension scheme have been left out of its ambit.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Government ends Haj subsidy
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The central government on Tuesday said it has decided to withdraw subsidy given to hundreds and thousands of Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
5 killed in insurgent mortar shelling in Afghanistan
Kabul, Jan 16 (IANS) Five civilians were killed and 45 others injured as insurgent used mortar to shell a local bazaar in Afghanistan's northern province on Tuesday, police said.
2018-01-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Volunteers to sign affidavits against joining politics: Hazare
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said he would ask volunteers joining his new movement to submit affidavits to the effect that they will not join politics in future and remain dedicated to social causes.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No pressure, intimidation in Bengal, only love, Mamata tells industrialists
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) In an effort to shed West Bengal's investor wary image and woo much-needed capital, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the people of the state will dedicate their heart to Indian and foreign industrialists if they infused capital in the state.
2018-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi lays foundation stone of Rs 43,000 cr Barmer refinery project
Barmer (Rajasthan), Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of the Rs 43,129 crore big-ticket refinery project here and said it will change the economic landscape of Rajasthan.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy,Politics
Rita Ora to star in British movie
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer and actress Rita Ora has teased her next movie, which will be based in Britain and will feature homegrown talent.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Equity indices close in red as investors book profits
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Breaking a three-day streak of closing at record highs, the two key Indian equity indices on Tuesday provisionally closed in the negative zone.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Patanjali debuts online, announces partnership with Amazon India, Flipkart
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Aiming to expand its footprint in the country's FMCG sector, Baba Ramdev promoted Patanjali on Tuesday launched its e-commerce platform under the tagline "Haridwar to har dwar" (Haridwar to every door step online).
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Shami reduces S. Africa to 173/5 at lunch on Day 4
Centurion, Jan 16 (IANS) Seamer Mohammed Shami took three wickets to India pull India into contention in the second Test as they reduced South Africa to 173/5 in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day here on Tuesday for a 201-run lead.
2018-01-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Adityanath breaks 16-year-old myth, spends night at Agra circuit house
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has broken a 16-year-old myth by spending a night at the Agra Circuit House -- a place not chosen by any state Chief Minister for the last 16 years, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Man United ease past Stoke City in EPL
Manchester, Jan 16 (IANS) Amid talk of the club being on pole position to rope in Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United displayed a clinical performance to trounce struggling Stoke City 3-0 in an English Premier League (EPL) clash at a rainy Old Trafford here.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Veteran film cinematographer W.B. Rao dead
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran cinematographer W.B. Rao, who worked on films like "Hum", "Khuda Gawah" and "Rangeela", died here on Tuesday, said an official of Western Indian Cinematographer's Association (WICA).
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man kills wife, infant son in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A man attacked his wife and infant son with a brick and then stabbed them to death after a minor scuffle here, police said on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India attends SCO military cooperation meet
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) India for the first time participated in the military cooperation meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which it joined last year.
2018-01-16
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Stand by us, for us, with us: Actresses against harassment
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Six actresses of colour urged people to say "time's up" to harassment and abuse at the NAACP Image Awards here.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle TV movie in works
London, Jan 16 (IANS) A Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV movie is in the works.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
74% Indians believe inflation will rise in 2018: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Over 74 per cent of Indians believe that inflation and cost of living are set to rise in 2018 as compared to the last year, reveals a survey.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India take on Japan in 4-nation hockey meet opener
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 16 (IANS) India will aim to make a winning start in the Four Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament -- the first event of 2018 -- as they take on Japan at the Blake Park here on Wednesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Hockey
Reliance Nippon Life Asset declares 5% interim dividend
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd on Tuesday said it closed the third quarter of the current fiscal with a net profit of Rs 130 crore and declared an interim dividend of Rs 5 per share.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Jio to cover 100% Bengal population by December 2018: Ambani
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Tuesday the Jio network will cover 100 per cent of West Bengal's population by December 2018 and also committed over Rs 5,000 crore of investments in the state for non-Jio businesses in the next three years.
2018-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Three Jallikattu spectators die in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Three spectators of Jallikattu or bull taming sport were killed and several injured at different places in Tamil Nadu when bulls attacked them, according to reports reaching here.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
Four decades in Malayalam filmdom, Asokan going strong as ever
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) After successfully donning the greasepaint in the Malayalam film industry for the past four decades, actor Asokan is going strong as ever before.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Healthureum unveils Blockchain-based technology to improve medical care
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Aiming to reduce inefficiencies in operations, resources, data, drug sourcing and technology, Estonia-based Healthureum has announced a Blockchain-based 360-degree ecosystem for administering medical care in a reliable manner.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Dolores O'Riordan was 'full of life' hours before death
London, Jan 16 (IANS) A friend of The Cranberries singer Dolores ORiordan has said she sounded "full of life" just hours before her sudden demise.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Foundation stone of over Rs 43k crore refinery project laid, to be completed by 2022
Barmer (Rajasthan), Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of the Rs 43,129 crore big-ticket refinery project here due to be completed by 2022 and said it will change the economic landscape of the state.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy
CPI-M writes to EC over Doval attending BJP poll meet
New Delhi/Agartala, Jan 16 (IANS) The Tripura unit of CPI-M on Tuesday wrote to Election Commission (EC), asking for an investigation and action over the reports of NSA Ajit Doval attending a BJP meeting in the national capital, pertaining to assembly elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google denies making comeback to China with Maps
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Denying media reports, technology giant Google on Tuesday said it is not making a comeback in China -- where many of its services remain blocked since 2010 -- with its Maps.
2018-01-16
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Women again outnumber men in Mizoram electoral list
Aizawl, Jan 16 (IANS) Women have once again outnumbered men in Mizoram's electoral rolls, Assistant Chief Electoral Officer Malsawmzuala said here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin -- the key hormone in diabetes -- from a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
ICC slaps 25% match fee fine on Kohli for misconduct
Centurion, Jan 16 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the second Test against South Africa, ICC announced on Tuesday
2018-01-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
After 'harami' comment, Goa Minister calls Karnataka government 'habitual liars'
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Days after he called Kannadigas "harami" or illegitimate, Goa's Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkar on Tuesday accused the Karnataka government of being "habitual liars" vis a vis the Mhadei water dispute issue.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
U19 World Cup: India thrash PNG by 10 wickets
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 16 (IANS) India crushed minnows Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 10 wickets to register their second consecutive win in Group B of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
RLSP chief and Union Minister Kushwaha has sympathy for Lalu and family
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, chief of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, an ally of the BJP, has been openly voicing sympathy for jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family, triggering speculation that he is likely to jump onto the RJD bandwagon.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Schwarzenegger finds Eliza Dushku 'courageous'
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is "proud" of actress Eliza Dushku, who starred as his daughter in "True Lies", for speaking out about her alleged molestation by the films stunt coordinator when she was 12 years old.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Padmaavat' banned in Haryana: Minister
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" has been banned by the BJP government in Haryana.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Kapil Mishra, Manjinder Sirsa marshalled out of Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra and BJP MLA Manjinder Sirsa were marshalled out of Delhi Assembly here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hand grenade found in army office in Manipur
Imphal, Jan 16 (IANS) Police in Imphal have recovered a foreign-made hand grenade on Tuesday here in M-Sector where some army offices, including the defence wing of the Press Information Bureau, are located.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Children with guardians may participate in human chain: Patna HC
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) In a setback to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's much hyped "human chain" against child marriage and dowry to be organised on January 21, the Patna High Court on Tuesday has directed the state government that children, including students will not participate in it without guardians.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education,Human Interest/Society
Janhvi a dedicated actor: Shalini Kapoor
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Shalini Kapoor, known for shows like "Qubool Hai" and "Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur", is set to play Janhvi Kapoor's mother in their upcoming film "Dhadak". She says the newcomer is a loving and dedicated actor.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Liam Gallagher still takes drugs
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, who had last year blamed drug consumption for troubles in his personal life, says he is still taking substances.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two Sherwood College teachers sentenced to 1 year in prison
Dehradun, Jan 16 (IANS) Two teachers of Sherwood College in Uttarakhand have been sentenced to a year in jail after being found wanting in discharge of their duties during an excursion in which two students were killed after a tractor trolley they were travelling in overturned, an official said.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maharashtra NGO to tackle grievances of sitting judges
Pune (Maharashtra), Jan 16 (IANS) In an unique initiative, an NGO, 'Law and Order' comprising prominent citizens, retired judges of the Supreme Court, High Courts and District Courts will now take up grievances of sitting judges across the country, an official said here on Tuesday.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Moss promises drama in 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Elisabeth Moss says the second season of "The Handmaid's Tale" will offer "good drama" to the audience.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood