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Pakistani IS 'supporter' expelled from Italy
Rome, Sep 22 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities on Friday deported an alleged Pakistani Islamic State supporter "for reasons of national security" - the 76th terrorism suspect to be expelled this year, the Interior Ministry said.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Homeless cleared from St Peter's Square 'for security reasons'
Vatican City, Sep 22 (IANS/AKI) Vatican police have this week been removing the tents and belongings of scores of down-and-outs from St Peter's Square during the day due to security concerns, Vatican Radio reported on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Defence/Security
Modi offers prayers at Tulsi Manas, Durga Kund temples in Varanasi
Varanasi, Sep 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening visited the famous Tulsi Manas and Durga Kund temples here and offered his prayers.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Arunachal cabinet endorses CM's stand on Chakma, Hajong issue
Itanagar, Sep 22 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet on Friday unanimously endorsed the stand taken by Chief Minister Pema Khandu over the issue of granting citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees and said that the rights of the state's indigenous people will not be compromised with.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Sushma Swaraj, Tillerson discuss jointly fighting terrorism, Indo-Pacific cooperation
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed on Monday how their two countries can jointly fight terrorism and promote security in the Indo-Pacific region.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Centre to hold one lakh LPG Panchayats to push Ujjwala Yojana
Ahmedabad, Sep 22 (IANS) The Central government will on Saturday launch a country-wide LPG Panchayat as a backup to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to distribute LPG connections among the rural areas where conventional fuel is used for domestic purposes, an official said.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Karnataka court stays graft probe against Yeddyurappa
Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Friday stayed an inquiry into the corruption charge against BJP MP and former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in a land deal for lack of evidence from the state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
2017-09-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unesco decries Indian journalist's killing, urges probe
Paris, Sep 22 (IANS/AKI) United Nations culture body Unesco on Friday deplored the killing of Shantanu Bhowmick, a TV reporter who was beaten to death covering violent clashes in northeast India, and called for a probe into his murder.
2017-09-22
Category: International, France,Media,Diplomacy
Absolute lie that Karti has offshore accounts: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday described as an "absolute lie" the CBI statement in the Supreme Court that his son Karti has many offshore accounts.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP launches nationwide protest against high petrol, diesel prices
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The AAP on Friday launched a nationwide protest against high petrol and diesel prices.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress asks EC to ensure Gujarat polls free and fair, seeks more VVPAT time
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Congress on Friday asked the Election Commission to take appropriate steps so that the forthcoming Gujarat assembly polls are "free and fair".
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trinamool warns Mukul Roy about his meetings with BJP leaders
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday issued a strict warning to its sidelined leader Mukul Roy, saying the party was keeping a close watch on his purported meetings with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Fair police probe key to justice, must be overseen: R.K. Singh
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy R.K. Singh on Friday stressed the need to oversight police investigation and suggested that it be kept insulated from political interference.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI registers FIR in Ryan school murder case
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The CBI on Friday said it has registered a case in connection with the murder of a Class 2 student of the Ryan International school in Gurugram after it received the request from the Haryana government.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Why is the government so silent, asks Pradhuman's father
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The father of murdered class 2 student Pardhuman on Friday asked why the government is silent on his son's death and did it mean that they are providing safe passage to the accused.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pay SPOs through Aadhar linked bank accounts, J&K told
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Central government has asked Jammu and Kashmir government to make payment to Special Police Officers (SPOs) through Adhaar-linked bank accounts to bring in more transparency, an official said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
15 migrants perish in shipwreck off Turkey's Black Sea coast (Lead, Changing Dateline)
Izmit (Turkey), Sep 22 (IANS/AKI) At least 15 migrants died when a fishing boat, with up to 75 people on board, sank in the Black Sea off Turkeys northwestern province of Kocaeli on Friday, the Turkish coastguard said.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nagpur has potential to become centre of development: Kovind
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that Nagpur has the potential to become the centre of development for having both infrastructure and culture.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tax official's kidnapped son found murdered near Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) A 19-year-old son of an Income Tax officer was found murdered after his friends allegedly kidnapped him over a week ago and demanded a Rs 50 lakh ransom for his release, police said on Friday. Six persons have been arrested.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata police tightens security before Durga Puja, monitors metro stations
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) In a bid to intensify surveillance during the Durga Puja festivity this year, Kolkata police would keep an eye on the CCTV footage of all 23 metro rail stations in the city during the puja days, besides bolstering other security arrangements, a senior officer said.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Sushma Swaraj takes up H1B visas with US, Tillerson thanks for help in Afghanistan
New York, Set. Sep 22 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took up the issues of H1B visas and the rights of illegal immigrant children when she met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday morning.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Government invites proposals to appoint asset valuer for Air India
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The government has invited proposals to appoint an "Asset Valuer" for national passenger carrier Air India, its subsidiaries and joint ventures (JVs).
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India thrash Bhutan at SAFF U-18 football championship
Thimpu (Bhutan), Sep 22 (IANS) India thrashed hosts Bhutan 3-0 in their second encounter of the ongoing SAFF U-18 Championship 2017 at the Changlimithang Stadium here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Yushan,Sports,Football
Cricket betting racket busted in Delhi, seven held
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) An online betting racket was busted in Delhi and seven bookies arrested from north Delhi during the India-Australia cricket match a day earlier in Kolkata, police said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian riders improve timings at Asia Road Racing Championship
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) India's Shank Sarath Kumar and Rajiv Sethu improved their timings in their respective categories as the fifth round of the Asia Road Racing Championship, being hosted by the Madras Motor Sports Club, got off the blocks in style here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
SC refuses to interfere with HC order refusing anticipatory bail to film producer Morani
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) In a set-back to Bollywood producer Karim Morani, who is accused in an alleged rape case, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the Andhra Pradesh High Court order rejecting his plea for anticipatory bail.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
U Mumba register narrow 30-28 win over Dabang Delhi in PKL-5
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) U Mumba kept their play-offs hopes alive beating Dabang Delhi 30-28 in the opening game of the Delhi leg of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 5 at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Ding Junhui reaches semis at Snooker World Open
Yushan (China), Sep 22 (IANS) Home favourite Ding Junhui came from behind to beat compatriot Li Hang 5-3 in the quarter-finals of the Snooker World Open held here on Friday night.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Yushan,Sports,Other Sports
Pink Line trials till South Campus station begin
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Delhi Metro on Friday began "full signal" trials between the Majlis Park and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus stations lying on the upcoming Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar).
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Modi releases postal stamp on Ramayana
Varanasi, Sep 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released a postal stamp on 'Ramayana' during his visit to historic Tulsi Manas temple here, an official statement said.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Threats endangering South Asia's peace on rise: Sushma
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) In a veiled reference to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that threats and incidents endangering South Asia's peace and stability are on the rise.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
SpiceJet to launch evening flight service between Udaipur and Jaipur
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Low-cost passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday said that it will launch a new daily evening direct flight on the Jaipur-Udaipur-Jaipur sector starting from October 13, 2017.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indo-US joint military exercise met all objectives: Army
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The ongoing Indo-US joint military training exercise 'Yudh Abhyas 2017' that started on September 14 has met "all the desired objectives" and it has helped the armies of both countries "to develop the due synergy", the Indian army said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Renault India unveils SUV Captur, commences bookings
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Renault India on Friday unveiled the premium SUV -- Captur -- and commenced its bookings.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's smallest baby discharged after 132-day neonatal care
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Nirvaan, India's smallest and youngest pre-term baby born after 22 weeks only, who had to remain in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for 132 days, was discharged from a city hospital here on Friday, said hospital authorities.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bullion dealer nabbed for money laundering after note ban
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) A leading bullion dealer, Chandrakant Narsidas Patel of Messrs. Pushpak Bullions Pvt. Ltd. here was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for alleged money laundering post the demonetization in November last year, officials said here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smart Cities to get digital 'brain centres'
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Upcoming Smart Cities shall now go to a new level of monitoring and delivery of civic services through Digitally Integrated Central Command and Control Centres, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy downpour ends long dry spell in Taj city
Agra, Sep 22 (IANS) Heavy showers lashed Taj city on Friday, ending a long dry spell which had raised fears of drought.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha to assess deficit rain areas
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 (IANS) With nearly 100 blocks in the state recording deficit rainfall this year, the Odisha government has decided to declare as drought affected the areas getting below 50 per cent of the normal rain for three consecutive weeks, a Minister said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Honeypreet was Baba's lover, father-daughter relationship a sham: Ex-husband
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's "adopted daughter" Honeypreet's former husband Vishwas Gupta on Friday accused them of having illicit relations and said their father-daughter relationship was a sham to fool followers and others.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Rain showers respite on Delhi residents, temperature down 8 degrees
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) After two weeks of hot weather conditions, rain on Friday brought respite for Delhi's residents as the mercury dropped eight degrees in 24 hours, with the maximum temperature recorded at 27.5 degrees Celsius.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Karti Chidambaram has several overseas accounts, CBI tells SC
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Justifying the continued operation of lookout circular against Karti Chidambram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the (CBI) on Friday told the Supreme Court that he has several overseas accounts in which he has transferred money.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
May proposes 2-year Brexit transition period
Florence (Italy), Sep 22 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday suggested a two-year transition period for Britain in order to secure a smooth withdrawal from the European Union.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Juventus post $51mn profit
Turin, Sep 22 (IANS) Record Italian football champions Juventus on Friday announced a profit of 42.6 million euros ($50.96 million) in the club's accounts for the year ending June 30, 2017.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Centre extends PMAY subsidy benefit to MIG by 15 months
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) The Centre has given a 15-month extension in benefit of interest subsidy of Rs 2.60 lakh on home loans under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for middle-income group (MIG) beneficiaries beyond December, a top official said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
WB CID arrests three GJM leaders from Gurugram
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department on Friday arrested three Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leaders from Gurugram near the national capital for their alleged involvement in violence and arson in the Darjeeling hills, an official said.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government provides Rs 12,000 crore more to fight malnutrition
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The government has provided an additional Rs 12,000 crore to fight malnutrition over the next three years in the country after revising cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in Anganwadis and in the scheme for adolescent girls, an official said.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Government realises it needs Viagra boost to revive economy: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Mocking the government's earlier claim of rise in GDP, the Congress said what the ruling dispensation had meant by that was increase in prices of gas, diesel and petrol (GDP), and added that it has now realised that the economy needs a "boost of Viagra".
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Will strive for more Congress tickets for women: Sushmita
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Congress MP Sushmita Dev took charge as the All India Mahila Congress chief on Friday and said she would work to get more party tickets for women for assembly and Lok Sabha polls.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Higher manganese levels may cause fatal heart infection
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Higher intake of dietary manganese -- an essential mineral found in leafy green vegetables, fruits and nuts -- could lead to infection of the heart by a bacterium, researchers warned.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
32 nations lack policies for families with children: UNICEF
New Delhi/New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Thirty-two countries, having the world's 85 million children under the age of five, do not have any essential policy that supports families with young children, a UNICEF report said.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
India to host global meet on stroke from September 23
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India will host a global conference on stroke, which is likely to be attended by over 500 experts from various medically advanced nations. The meet will focus on the advancements in stroke management.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar final nominees for Best FIFA Men's Player
London, Sep 22 (IANS) FIFA on Friday announced the final nominees for the Best FIFA Football Awards, including Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's star Lionel Messi and his former teammate Neymar for the Men's Player honour.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
We have proved sceptics wrong: Manmohan Singh
Mohali (Punjab), Sep 22 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday that the economic policies of the past 25 years, which have resulted in significant development in India, have proved sceptics wrong about the concept of liberalisation.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sushma meets US Secretary of State, raises H1-B issue
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session here and strongly raised the issue of H1-B visas.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
AIADMK symbol case to be heard on October 6
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) As the merged factions of the AIADMK sought the "Two Leaves" symbol for itself, the Election Commission on Friday fixed October 6 as the date for hearing of the symbol case, deferring it by a day.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Judiciary should also be held accountable: Law Minister
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday deprecated the tendency of courts to take over governance saying they should also be held accountable to their powers.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Eco-friendly sewage treatment plant inaugurated in Mathura
Mathura, Sep 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Friday inaugurated an eco-friendly sewage treatment plant of 75,000 liters capacity here, developed by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) using indigenous technology.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Over 12 lakh houses provided to rural beneficiaries in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 (IANS) The Odisha government has so far provided 12.76 lakh houses to beneficiaries under different rural housing schemes since 2014-15, an official said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Musharraf should return if he's brave: Zardari
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party leader Asif Ali Zardari, responding to allegations levelled by former President Pervez Musharraf of being complicit in Benazir Bhutto's assassination, said on Friday that the former general should return to Pakistan and face the courts if he is "brave".
2017-09-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Government working towards getting back earlier growth rate: Jaitley
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government was working towards getting back the earlier growth rate numbers of the country and was fully prepared for a "responsive action".
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Online general insurer Acko General Insurance gets IRDAI nod
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian insurance sector regulator IRDAI has given the final nod to online non-life insurer Acko General Insurance Ltd, the company said.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Post-Tripura killing, journalists seek safety mechanism
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Gathered here to condemn the death of one of their fraternity members, journalists on Friday resolved to fight for a better protection mechanism for those who cover news from conflict-hit locations.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
New sensor may boost antibotic treatment
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a prototype sensor that can rapidly determine whether an antibiotic has the potential to combat a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
US diplomat bats for building on Indian diaspora connect
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) American diplomat Jeffrey Sexton on Friday batted for building on the Indian diaspora in the US to bolster relations, noting it is becoming more and more active in promoting cross cultural ties.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Hyderabad, Punjab emerge victorious in IJPL
Dubai, Sep 22 (IANS) Recovering from a middle-order collapse after a brilliant start, Hyderabad Hawks notched up their second consecutive win in the Indian Junior Players League (IJPL) beating Assam Rangers by two wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Goldstone Infra's electric bus starts plying in Himachal
Hyderabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Goldstone Infratech Ltd on Friday announced that its zero-emission electric bus has started running in Himachal Pradesh.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Indian paddlers put up good show at Slovenia meet
Slovenia, Sep 22 (IANS) India's young paddlers put up a spectacular show in Slovenia Junior and Cadet Open, winning an unprecedented gold and silver in the junior boys' team event and another silver in the Cadet girls's team competition.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Slovenia,Sports,Other Sports
LG stalls Delhi government's students loan scheme
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has blocked the Delhi government's students loan scheme and asked that opinion of the central government be taken on the issue, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Friday, adding that it would delay disbursal of the loans by two to four years.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Immersion will be allowed on Oct 1 if situation is found fit: Bengal government
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) A day after the Calcutta High Court lifted restrictions on Durga Puja immersion imposed by the West Bengal regime, the administration on Friday said it would allow the immersion on the 'Ashura' day of Muharram only if the situation and circumstances are found fit.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Saudi Arabia to join CPEC soon: Envoy
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will soon join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and make investments at Gwadar Port to play a role in the progress and prosperity of Pakistan, a top official has said.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Didn't want to cheat audience with bad story: Rohit Shetty
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Director Rohit Shetty, who unveiled the trailer of his much-awaited "Golmaal Again" here on Friday, says it took him long to come up with a new movie under the "Golmaal" franchise because he didn't want to cheat the audience with a bad story.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mohun Bagan hail youth star's U-17 selection
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Former I-League champions Mohun Bagan have hailed Rahim Ali after the young forward was selected in the India U-17 squad for next month's FIFA U-17 World Cup.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
May to set out Brexit vision in Florence amid protests
Florence (Italy), Sep 22 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in the central Italian city of Florence on Friday amid protests from local residents and British citizens in the area as she prepares to set out her vision for Brexit.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
WHO control room in Cox's Bazar for health response to Rohingyas
Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh), Sep 22 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has set up a control room here as part of the humanitarian health response to 422,000 Rohingyas residing in camps and settlements, said a statement from the global body on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Multinationals aggravating ocean pollution: Greenpeace
Manila, Sep 22 (IANS) Greenpeace on Friday accused multinational majors like Nestle and Unilever of aggravating plastic pollution in the sea and listed the Philippines as the third worst polluter of the world's oceans.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Philippines,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Infosys offers sound-based payment solution
Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) IT major Infosys on Friday announced partnership with software services provider ToneTag to offer sound-based payment solution to bank customers using its financial product Finacle.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Golfer Tvesa wins 12th leg of Hero WPG Tour
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Rising golfer Tvesa Malik battled tough weather conditions and a challenging Delhi Golf Club golf course to clinch the 12th leg of the Hero Womens Pro Tour 2017 here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
CBI summons Lalu, Tejashwi in IRCTC hotels case
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The CBI on Friday said that it has issued fresh summons to RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi Yadav to appear before it for questioning regarding alleged irregularities in issuing contracts for two IRCTC hotels in 2006 to a private company.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Many species on verge of extinction: Minister
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Warning many species of animals are on the verge of extinction due to crimes against wildlife, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday called for awareness and sensitisation as well as upholding the law to protect them.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC asks Delhi to implement ban on crop waste burning
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Delhi and neighbouring states to strictly implement the Air Pollution Act that bans the burning of crop residue and paddy straw.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Yamaha to invest over Rs 200 crore in Chennai plant
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Japanese group Yamaha plans to invest more than Rs 200 crore in its two-wheeler plant near here, a statement from India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Illicit relations between dera chief, Honeypreet: Ex-husband
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's "adopted daughter" Honeypreet's ex-husband Vishwas Gupta on Friday accused them of having illicit relations and said their father-daughter relationship was a sham to fool followers and others.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eight-year-old boy murdered by uncle in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Sep 22 (IANS) In a gruesome incident, an eight-year-old boy in the old city area here was kidnapped and murdered by his uncle on Friday due to jealousy, police said.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Global investors evince interest in DMIC's industrial smart cities'
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The government on Friday said that investors and business houses from around the world have expressed interest in investing in the industrial smart cities that are being developed under the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EC to use 75,000 VVPAT machines in Gujarat polls
Gandhinagar, Sep 22 (IANS) Gujarat, which goes to the polls this year-end, will be among the two states where as many as 75,000 verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) gadgets will be used for the first time with the electronic voting machines, officials said Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
CBI to register FIR in Ryan school murder case
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The CBI on Friday said it will file a case in the murder of a Class 2 Ryan International school student as it has received the notification from the government.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Golfer Baisoya retains PGTI Players Championship
Noida, Sep 22 (IANS) Delhis Honey Baisoya successfully defended his title at the PGTI Players Championship at Noida Golf Course with an emphatic nine-shot triumph here on a rainy Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Decision on allowing PE firms to buy stake in insurance firms soon: IRDAI
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) The Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) will come out with a decision in a months time on allowing private equity (PE) firms to buy stake in insurance companies, its chairman T.S. Vijayan said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Jumbos feast on fruit buffet in Mathura
Mathura, Sep 22 (IANS) Animal lovers on Friday celebrated Elephants Appreciation Day at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation Centre in Mathura during which a jumbo buffet was organised for the pachyderms rescued from a life of suffering at human hands.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
BCCI amends schedule to add North East teams in junior tourneys
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday wrote letters to all state associations saying that the domestic schedule for junior and women's cricket matches has to be changed in order to accommodate teams from the North East states and Bihar for the upcoming season.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
UP man offers Rs 1 lakh for information on Honeypreet
Lucknow, Sep 22 (IANS) A social worker in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district on Friday offered a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information on the whereabouts of Honeypreet, the missing aide of jailed Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
London Tube blast: Teen charged with attempted murder
London, Sep 22 (IANS) An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with last week's terror attack on a London Tube train, officials said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
NITI Aayog, IRF to work for intelligent transport system in India
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The NITI Aayog has signed an agreement with Geneva-based International Road Federation for cooperation in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and to design a policy framework for the same, a statement said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ashok Leyland targets Russian LCV market
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Commerical vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd hopes to start shipping left hand drive, light commercial vehicles (LCV) to Russia and Gulf region next year once the company comes out with its model in January 2018, said a senior company official here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
NBA changes rules to prevent reckless foot fouls
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) NBA referees can hand a heavier penalty to players who intentionally occupy the space where the shooters need to come down, a senior National Basketball Association (NBA) official confirmed.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
CII calls for interest rate cut, rupee depreciation to boost economy
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) In the wake of dampening economic growth, a top industry body on Friday called for an interest rate cut of 100 basis points and interventions for depreciation of rupee to increase export-related jobs.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CBI arrests IT official for bribe
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said that it had on Friday arrested a Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax in Mumbai and two others in a bribery case.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nagaland CM calls for better connectivity in North-East
Kohima, Sep 22 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Friday underscored the need for improved connectivity in the North-East region for further growth in the mostly landlocked area and better people-to-people connect.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Boeing expands aerospace engineering operations in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) Global aerospace major Boeing on Friday announced expanding its engineering and technology operations here to focus on data analytics, internet-of-things, avionics, design, testing and research.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Freedom of expression should not hurt others: Naidu
Mohali (Punjab), Sep 22 (IANS) While maintaining that freedom of expression is important, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said it should not hurt the feelings of others.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
'Madman' Kim calls Trump 'dotard' as Pyongyang hints at H-bomb
Pyongyang/Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Responding directly for the first time to US President Donald Trumps threat at the UN to destroy nuclear-armed North Korea, its leader Kim Jong-un called Trump a "mentally deranged US dotard" while the latter responded by terming the regime leader a "madman" who would be "tested like never before".
2017-09-22
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Muguruza advances to Tokyo Open semis
Tokyo, Sep 22 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza on Friday advanced to the Tokyo Open semi-finals at the expense of French player Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6-4 here.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
'JD': A partially impressive tale (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "JD"; Director: Shailendra Pandey; Cast: Lalit Bisht, Vedita Pratap Singh, Govind Namdev, Aman Verma, Arvind Gaur, Meenakshi, Amar Singh; Rating: **
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New 3-in-1 antibody protects monkeys from HIV-like virus
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a three-pronged antibody that has the potential to protect monkeys from infection of SHIV -- a form of HIV in the primates, which may in the future pave the way for treatment of humans.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Government advises taxpayers to confirm identity of income tax search authorities
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The government on Friday asked taxpayers to confirm the identities of the income tax authorities who conduct search exercises in case of suspected tax evasion, in the wake of forged identities being used by miscreants.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Bhoomi': A gory and regressive revenge saga (IANS Review, Rating: *1/2)
Film: "Bhoomi"; Director: Omung Kumar; Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sidhant Gupta, Sharad Kelkar, Riddhi Sen, Veer Aryan, Puru Chibber and Shekhar Suman; Rating: *1/2
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Micromax launches camera-centric 'Selfie 3' at Rs 11,999
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Expanding its Canvas Selfie range, domestic smartphone maker Micromax Informatics on Friday launched camera-centric 'Selfie 3' smartphone at Rs 11,999.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Panasonic launches 2-in-1 detachable toughbook in India
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Japanese tech firm Panasonic on Friday introduced "Toughbook CF-33" -- a detachable rugged laptop -- at Rs 2.7 lakh in India.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Amarinder orders release of farmers; committee to hold talks on demands
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the release of over 350 farmers taken into preventive detention ahead of their protest in Patiala demanding waiver of crop loans among other things.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi inaugurates 17 projects, lays foundation stone of six more in Varanasi
Varanasi, Sep 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated 17 projects in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi and 'digitally' laid the foundation stone of six other projects.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Equities fall steepest in 10 months on global cues, weak rupee (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Friday witnessed the steepest fall since November 2016, on the back of escalating geo-political tensions between North Korea and the US, a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in capital goods, metal and banking stocks.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NTPC shareholders approve raising Rs 15,000 cr via bonds
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) State-run power generator NTPC has announced receiving the approval of its shareholders to raise Rs 15,000 crore through non-convertible bonds on a private placement basis for capital expenditure, working capital and other corporate purposes.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Himachal CM Virbhadra synonymous with corruption: Shah
Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 22 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress government in Himachal Pradesh saying its Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is synonymous with corruption.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy unveiled in Kochi
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Kerala Minister for Industries, Sports & Youth Affairs A.C. Moideen on Friday unveiled the FIFA Under-17 World Cup trophy at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium here.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Fashion designer Rohit Bal held for brawl with neighbour
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Fashion designer Rohit Bal was arrested here on Friday on the charge of forcibly entering his neighbour's house and creating a ruckus under the influence of alcohol but was released on bail later, police said.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Lifestyle/Fashion
Break the monotony, try different sari drapes like nivi, dhoti or rajrani
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Give a break to the sari draping style you are accustomed to. Try out new styles like the nivi style, dhoti style, rajrani style and Coorgy style, suggest experts.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Uber loses licence to operate in London
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Ride-hailing app Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Government considering clearing exporters' refunds manually
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) With exporters complaining of their working capital being blocked under the GST regime, the Finance Ministry on Friday said that it was considering ways, including manual clearance, to speed up refunds.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian basket of oils at $55; producers meet on output cuts
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Even as petrol prices in India breached levels last reached before the Narendra Modi goverment took charge in 2014, OPEC and non-OPEC ministers are meeting in Vienna on Friday to discuss extending their oil production cuts to further boost prices.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Fissures out in open in Kerala unit of NDA
Malappuram (Kerala) Sep 22 (IANS) Even as the Vengara assembly by-poll in Kerala is set for October 11, the BJP-led NDA is facing tough times, as its second-biggest constituent BDJS stayed away from the alliance's first election meeting near here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Make In India' can further boost relations with Finland: Envoy (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Make In India initiative to encourage national and multi-national companies manufacture their products in the country can play a role in boosting Finlands relations with India, the country's Ambassador, Nina Vaskunlahti, has said.
2017-09-22
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Education
Darjeeling tea workers' to get bonus at 19.75% of wages
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Tea garden workers in Darjeeling will likely to get bonus at a rate of 19.75 per cent of their annual wage earnings for 2016-17, officials of an union and tea producers' association said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pit latrine toilet, being promoted in India, gets global funding
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A self-closing pit latrine plastic toilet costing $10 or less is among five sanitation-for-all projects funded under Urban Sanitation Challenge that addresses dangers of inadequate sanitation among rural consumers worldwide, including India.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
HC notice to CBI for 'raid by mistake' on judge's house
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 (IANS) The Orissa High Court on Friday issued a show cause notice to the CBI and the central and state governments days after a CBI team wrongly showed up at the house of a sitting judge post midnight while looking for a retired judge in a graft case.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Dawood in good health, lives in Pakistan, Iqbal Kaskar tells police
Thane (Maharashtra), Sep 22 (IANS) Under interrogation in police custody, Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar has categorically stated that his brother and fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is very much in Pakistan and in good health, official sources revealed on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Get rid of frizzy hair this winter season
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Moisture in the air, humidity, rain or even perspiration, can cause your hair to become fuller and wilder! To keep puffy hair in control, there are some tips and techniques which can help you achieve tamed, lustrous and groomed tresses for instance going for hair taming or systematizing your routine, say experts.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
States obliged to compensate victims of cow vigilante groups: SC
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that states were obliged to compensate the victims of cow vigilante groups and asked all of them to file a report on the compliance of its order by appointing a nodal officer to prevent violence by the such vigilante groups.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Opinion/Commentary,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Voges pushes for Finn's inclusion for Ashes series
London, Sep 22 (IANS) A day after he rocked Middlesex with an eight-wicket haul, pacer Steven Finn was backed by his county captain Adam Voges to be part of England's Ashes squad, to be played later this year in Australia.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Karti Chidambaram can't leave India for now: SC
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, cannot leave the country for now as the court will hold a further hearing on the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) plea on October 4.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Governance must be left to those elected to govern: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said that he has "great respect" for the judiciary, but governance must be left to those elected to govern.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
HC judgment on idol immersions an appeal to peace: Bengal Governor
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) A day after the Calcutta High Court lifted the state government's restrictions on Durga idol immersions on October 1 during Muharram, West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Friday said the judgment was "an appeal to maintain peace and work in coordination".
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
'Newton' is India's official entry for Oscars 2018
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) "Newton", a Hindi film set against the backdrop of elections in the world's largest democracy, was on Friday announced as India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018. The film's team says it's an encouragement for filmmakers who are willing to take risks.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajasthan HC sets up high-level committee for Pakistani minority migrants
Jodhpur, Sep 22 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Friday set up a three member high-level committee comprising a retired High Court Judge to advise the state government in relation to different issues pertaining to migrants from Pakistan belonging to the minorities.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Not addressing devotional music a disservice: Sonu Nigam
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Singer Sonu Nigam feels devotional music is an important part of Indian culture, and says that not addressing it is a huge disservice to music.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi flags off Mahamana Express
Varanasi, Sep 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the new Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express via videoconferencing here.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Meat exporter Moin Qureshi's judicial custody extended
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A court here on Friday extended, to October 6, the judicial custody of meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi, who was arrested in a money laundering case.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
La Liga sees Madrid face Alaves and Atletico vs Sevilla
Madrid, Sep 22 (IANS) With barely time to catch breath, the weekend at the Spanish La Liga football championship sees FC Barcelona and Real Madrid facing accessible rivals away from home, while Atletico Madrid entertain second placed Sevilla.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Benzema says role of a modern forward is more than scoring goals
Madrid, Sep 22 (IANS) Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema has shrugged off criticism about his lack of goals this football season and said the role of a modern forward is more than just scoring.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pranaav-Sikki reach semis; Srikanth, Prannoy lose in Japan Open
Tokyo, Sep 22 (IANS) India's mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy reached the semi-finals, while the men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy fell in the quarter-finals of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Goa opposition leader appears in illegal gambling probe
Panaji, Sep 22 (IANS) Goa opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar on Friday appeared before the Goa Police's crime branch in connection with an illegal gambling probe.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Modi in Varanasi on two-day visit
Varanasi, Sep 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on a two-day visit amid high security.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
South Africa name two uncapped players for first Bangladesh Test
Johannesburg, Sep 22 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday named uncapped opening batsman Aiden Markram and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo for the first game of the two-Test series against Bangladesh, to be played at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom from September 28 to October 2.
2017-09-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Chanakya returns in new avatar for Delhi's movie buffs
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The iconic Chanakya theatre is back in a revamped avatar -- as PVR ECX, The Chanakya -- a three-screen multiplex with a seating capacity of 1,001, upgraded technology, luxurious ambience and set in a retail space with a string of international brands.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Now talk to Samsung digital assistant Bixby in India
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Samsung on Friday announced that digital assistant Bixby will now be available with voice capabilities in India that will help consumers interact better with their smartphones.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
India raises continued infiltration along LoC during DGMO talks
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India told Pakistan on Friday that infiltration along the Line of Control continues "with active support of Pakistan forward posts" and warned that it reserves the right to retaliate appropriately to any loss of life of Indian troops.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
'Call For Fun' makers to launch call centre
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) In an attempt to help people suffering from loneliness and anxiety, the makers of forthcoming film "Call For Fun" will be coming out with a call centre with which they wish to eliminate people's problems in a fun way.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Swine flu kills 87 in 83 days in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Sep 22 (IANS) The death toll due to swine flu in Madhya Pradesh stands at 87 in 83 days (July 1 to September 21), even as 129 persons are being treated for the disease in different hospitals, officials said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Bhumi Pednekar to walk at India International Jewellery Week
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar will walk the ramp at the India International Jewellery Week 2017 (IIJW 2017) for Reliance Jewels.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rs 65,000 cr transitional credit claim not 'incredibly high': FinMin
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Rs 65,000 crore claimed as transitional credit under GST by businesses so far is not "incredibly high" and will not burn a hole in the revenue collections of the government, as the amount will be used up over subsequent months and not in one go, the Finance Ministry said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tabu signed 'Golmaal Again' without reading script
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Rohit Shetty's "Golmaal Again" is gearing up for its Diwali release. Actress Tabu says she signed the multi-starrer entertainer even before reading the script.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rajinikanth, Rajamouli extend support to Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva'
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth and filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli on Friday extended full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' movement.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
New Zealand election campaign ends
Wellington, Sep 22 (IANS) Election campaign in New Zealand ended on Friday with the ruling National Party topping latest polls that had also predicted the possibility of a coalition government.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
B-Town celebs congratulate Rajkummar for 'Newton' Oscar nomination
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) A string of Bollywood personalities including names like Paresh Rawal, Anil Kapoor and Karan Johar have congratulated National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao, whose latest release "Newton" has been selected as India's official entry at the Oscars 2018.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa-Portuguese cultural festival kicks off
Panaji, Sep 22 (IANS) A two-month-long celebration of Goa's colonial tryst with Portugal, "Semana de Cultura Indo-Portuguesa", got underway in the coastal state on Friday, with a Portuguese film festival.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Trump doesn't understand healthcare: Jimmy Kimmel
Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) TV show host Jimmy Kimmel has continued his tirade against the Cassidy-Graham health care bill, and said that the US President Donald Trump doesn't understand healthcare.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
What more could I ask for, says 'Newton' director on Oscar entry
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Amit V Masurkars highly-acclaimed "Newton" has been selected as Indias official entry to the Oscars for the Foreign Language Film category. He says the reviews preceding the film's release and a news like this on the day of the movie's release, is like a "windfall".
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK banks to carry out immigration checks
London, Sep 22 (IANS) UK banks will carry out immigration checks on 70 million current accounts from January in the biggest extension of Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to create a "hostile environment" for illegal immigrants in Britain, the media reported.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Atletico's Koke thrilled with return of Diego Costa
Madrid, Sep 22 (IANS) Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke Resurreccion said that he was delighted to be welcoming back striker Diego Costa to the capital football club after the Spanish international's three years at Chelsea.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Iran unveils new ballistic missile
Tehran, Sep 22 (IANS) Iran on Friday unveiled a new long-range ballistic missile as the country marked the beginning of Defence Week.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security
Even low levels of air pollution could damage your kidneys
Besides, negative effects on cardiovascular health and life expectancy, increased exposure to air pollution may also harm your kidneys, researchers warn.
2017-09-22
Category: International, North Korea,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Kim calls Trump 'deranged' as Pyongyang hints at H-bomb
Pyongyang, Sep 22 (IANS) Responding directly for the first time to US President Donald Trumps threat at the UN to destroy nuclear-armed North Korea, its leader Kim Jong-un called Trump a "mentally deranged US dotard" as the regime's Foreign Minister hinted it may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.
2017-09-22
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Equities tumble on global cues, Nifty slips below 10k
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 -- tumbled by more than one per cent each on Friday as negative global cues, a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in capital goods, metal and banking stocks, subdued investors' sentiments.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Shun violence, surrender: Rajnath to Maoists
Ranchi, Sep 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appealed to Maoists to shun violence and surrender.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India adopting digital modes in healthcare faster than US, China
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India has progressed better than US and China in terms of its specialist doctors adopting digital modes to interact with patients and prescribe medicines, a study revealed on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Police rush to Aaron Carter's home due to suicide fear
Miami, Sep 22 (IANS) Police officials in Florida had to rush to singer Aaron Carter's home after getting a call on a feared suicide.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Restore AIADMK symbol, name to combined party: TN CM, Dy CM tell EC
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The battle for supremacy in the AIADMK intensfied on Friday with the merged factions of the party moving the Election Commission seeking the lifting of the freeze on the party symbol "Two Leaves" and restoring it and the name to the combined party.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China says Kashmir issue is between India, Pakistan
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) China on Friday stuck to its neutral stance on Kashmir, saying the issue should be resolved by India and Pakistan through dialogue after Islamabad raked it up at the UN.
2017-09-22
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Lawmakers from India's hill states resolve to fight effects of climate change
Aizawl, Sep 22 (IANS) Lawmakers, both MPs and MLAs, representing India's 10 mountain states, have noted with concern the "rapidly changing weather patterns" as a result of climate change and the "havoc it has unleashed" in the Himalayas, the north-east and other parts of India and the world and have resolved to work collectively to face its manifold challenges for the "greater good of our people", including farmers, lay people and local societies.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Pound slips against euro ahead of May's Brexit speech
London, Sep 22 (IANS) The British pound slipped against the euro on Friday ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech with a proposal for a transitional deal that could cost the country billions.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
Freed Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil to reach India on September 28
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 22 (IANS) Kerala Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil, who was rescued earlier this month from an undisclosed location in Yemen, will reach India on September 28 and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Terrorism
Four refugees drown in Black Sea
Istanbul, Sep 22 (IANS) At least four refugees drowned and 15 others were reported missing on Friday when their boat capsized off the Turkish coast in the Black Sea.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Instagram adds face filters to live video broadcasts
San Francisco, Sep 22 (IANS) Popular photo-sharing platform Instagram has introduced face filters for live video broadcasts through the app.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Joker origin movie to start filming soon
Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) A film on the origin of the Joker will reportedly go on the floors soon as the script is almost ready.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Preterm babies sleep more independently: Study
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Preterm babies have more medical sleep problems such as nocturnal movement, restlessness during the night as compared to full-term babies but they are more likely to fall asleep independently, a new study suggests.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Raashi Khanna watches 'Jai Lava Kusa' with fans in London
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Actress Raashi Khanna watched her latest Telugu release "Jai Lava Kusa" with fans in London. She was touched by their warm welcome.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Deadline to file transitional credit under GST extended to Oct 31
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The government has extended to October 31 the deadline for businesses to file transitional credit claims under the Goods and Services Tax system, an official notification said.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India gets crucial backing in fighting terrorism through global pact
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) India received the backing of three international groups, IBSA, BRICS and SAARC on Thursday to push for the adoption of the international treaty against terrorism that has been languishing for more than two decades.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Gold transactions should be more transparent: Government
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The government is keen to make the gold market transactions more transparent, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, joint secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry said here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Newton' is India's official entry for Oscars
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) "Newton", a Hindi film set against the backdrop of elections in the world's largest democracy, was on Friday announced as India's official entry for the the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. It's team is ecstatic.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Weight loss programmes for dogs may boost their health
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Obesity is not only harmful for humans but also for dogs, hence enrolling man's best friend for weight loss programmes could mean increasing their health benefits, a study has showed.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Man charged with head-butting ex-Australian PM
Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) A 38-year-old man has been charged with head-butting former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, police said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jakhar, Salaria file nominations for Gurdaspur LS bypoll
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Congress leader Sunil Jakhar and BJP rival Swaran Salaria on Friday filed their nominations for the October 11 by-election in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency, with senior Congress leader Pratap Singh Bajwa a noticable absentee among leaders accompanying Jakhar.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India needs censorship rating between U/A, A: Pahlaj Nihalani (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) There are "two cracks" that need to be fixed in the Indian film censorship system, says controversial former chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Pahlaj Nihalani, who believes introducing a new rating slab could be a solution.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shakti Mohan urges youth to shape their world
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A fantastic dancer and also the judge of the ongoing season of dance reality show "Dance Plus", Shakti Mohan has urged the youth to be the master of their own fate through an intiative named #IShapeMyWorld.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mizoram government, militant outfit likely to sign peace pact
Aizawl, Sep 22 (IANS) The Mizoram government is likely to sign a peace agreement with the Hmar People's Convention-Democratic (HPC-D), a Manipur-based terror outfit whose cadres are expected to surrender, an official said here on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Benazir's daughters call 'murderer' Musharraf to face courts
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's daughters have slammed former President Pervez Musharraf for accusing their father and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Asif Ali Zardari of killing their mother and dubbed the ex-military chief as "murderer".
2017-09-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Legacy infrastructure holding back Indian firms going digital
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The legacy network infrastructure at most of the Indian firms are holding back their Cloud and digital transformation, a new survey said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Economy booster package should look at raising capital expenditure: Rangarajan
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Attributing the fall in economic growth to demonetisation and GST, former Reserve Bank of India Governor C. Rangarajan said on Friday the government's proposed package to revive the economy should partly raise capital expenditure and tackle problems that prevented private investments from rising.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Facebook to share 3,000 Russian ads with US Congress
San Francisco, Sep 22 (IANS) A week after Facebook disclosed the details about Russian political ads worth $100,000 on its platform during the 2016 US presidential election, the social media giant has announced it would now share those 3,000 ads with Congress.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
People's tribunal holds Myanmar guilty of 'genocide' against Rohingyas
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 22 (IANS) An international people's tribunal on Friday held Myanmar guilty of "genocide" against Rohingya Muslims and said the "systematic targeting of civilians" and other acts committed by the Myanmar Army must be qualified as war crimes.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Death of Manipur youth tragic: Rijiju
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Friday termed the mysterious death of a Manipuri youth in Uttar Pradesh as tragic, saying he is personally following up the matter with the state police to get the truth out.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Russian ballet director optimistic on Indians appreciating 'Swan Lake'
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Anatoily Azatisky, director of the Russian ballet "Swan Lake", says he is optimistic that the Indian audiences, which has rarely gets a chance to see such ballets , will like the classical art form.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Newton' addresses ideological differences on democracy: Director Masurkar
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) "Newton" director Amit V. Masurkar, whose movie has been selected as India's official entry to the Oscars, says he always wanted to explore a story in a political space which is otherwise lesser known to urban India.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Boosting private investment, banks' growth major concerns: Jaitley
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Looking at ways to boost economy amid a slowdown, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that encouraging private investment and improving capacity of banking system to support growth are the two major challenges for which best solutions have to be found.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Equity indices slip on weak global cues, rupee
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 -- descended by almost one per cent each during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday as weak Asian markets, on the back of geo-political risks and depreciation of the rupee subdued investors' sentiments.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Newton' is India's official entry for the Oscars: Rajkummar Rao
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) National-Award winning Rajkummar Rao's latest release "Newton" is India's official entry for Academy Awards in 2018. An excited Rajkummar on Friday took to Twitter to announce the news.
2017-09-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Politics
We weren't good enough, batting collapses need to stop: Smith
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Angry at the way Australian batsmen collapsed yet again at the Eden Gardens in the second One-day International (ODI) against India, skipper Steve Smith said these things "need to stop" and are "not good enough".
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India slams Pakistan, calls it 'terroristan' ( Second Lead)
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) In a sharp escalation of its attack, India slammed Pakistan at the UN for its support to terrorism, calling it "terroristan".
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Smartron, USC collaborate on research in machine learning, wearables
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Home-grown technology company Smartron and University of Southern California (USC) have collaborated to impart personalised education through the applications of machine learning and wearable technologies.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Monica Dogra finds recreating songs a 'wonderful exercise'
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Singer-actress Monica Dogra says she is not "mad" at the trend of recreating songs, and finds it a wonderful exercise.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian Super League season 4 to kick off in November
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) season 4 will kick off with a mouth- watering clash between defending champions ATK and runners-up Kerala Blasters FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) in Kolkata on November 17.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Cancer survivors rally to collect 300,000 signatures
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Eight cancer survivors are raring to hit the dusty tracks in Punjab and Chandigarh to spread the message of preventing childhood cancer and collect 300,000 signatures to appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make paediatric cancer a child health priority.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Bhoomi': Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao chemistry elevates the film (Movie Review, Rating ****)
Film: 'Bhoomi'; Director: Omung Kumar; Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sharad Kelkar, Shekhar Suman; Rating: ****
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kumail Nanjiani, Gal Gadot to Host 'Saturday Night Live'
Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) Stand-up comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani whose roots go back to Pakistan, along with "Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot, have been tapped to serve as hosts in the upcoming second episode of season 43 of the hit late-night show "Saturday Night Live"
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Wonder Woman confirmed to appear in 'The Flash' film
Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) The character of Wonder Woman is confirmed to appear in "The Flash" solo film.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Economy booster package should look at raising capital expenditure: Rangarajan
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Former Reserve Bank of India Governor C. Rangarajan on Friday said the package the government is looking at to revive the economy should be partly to raise capital expenditure and look at problems preventing private investments from rising.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Wizards forward Morris to miss training camp due to surgery
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) The Wizards babsketball team will be without starting forward Markieff Morris at a training camp as he is due for surgery to repair a sports hernia on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Internet grows to 331mn domain name registrations in Q2 2017
Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) The Internet has grown to 331.9 million domain name registrations in the second quarter of 2017 as nearly 1.3 million registrations were added during the period, a report said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Intex launches 'Aqua Lions 2' smartphone at Rs 4,599
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Domestic smartphone maker Intex Technologies on Friday launched its budget smartphone 'Aqua Lions 2' at Rs 4,599, that features a 5-inch FWVGA display.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Microsoft to open flagship store opposite Apple's in Britain
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Microsoft is set to open its first UK store on Londons Oxford Circus, just opposite Apple's flagship store that was revamped a year ago.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Scocco fires River Plate into Copa Libertadores semis
Buenos Aires, Sep 22 (IANS) Ignacio Scocco scored five goals as Argentine football giants River Plate booked a place in the Copa Libertadores semifinals by routing Bolivia's Jorge Wilstermann 8-0.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
President arrives on first visit to Maharashtra
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sep 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on a day's visit to attend a series of events during his first visit to Maharashtra after assuming office two months ago.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Worried about single youth, China pushes for blind dates
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) Worried over the growing number of youth who are single at their "marriageable" age, the Chinese government is encouraging them to go on organised blind dates.
2017-09-22
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
At UNGA, Pakistan PM Abbasi warns of 'dangerous escalation' on subcontinent
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi warned on Thursday of the possibility of a "dangerous escalation" on the subcontinent and clamoured for intervention by the global organisation, while delivering what is likely the most virulent attack on India at the UN General Assembly in recent times.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Indian audience growing intellectually, says award-winning filmmaker
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Shikha Janet Alagh, who has received international acclaim at film festivals in the UK, the US, Europe, South Africa, Bangladesh and Pakistan, feels the Indian film industry is now producing more meaningful cinema and says it is because the audience is growing intellectually and demanding more relevant content.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Diaspora,IANS Life
NASA'S OSIRIS-REX mission to flyby Earth on Friday
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) NASA's asteriod hunting OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is all set to make a close flyby of Earth on Friday, before reaching asteroid Bennu, media has reported.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
50 foot Hanuman idol erected for Telugu film 'Gayatri'
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) The makers of veteran actor Manchu Mohan Babu-starrer upcoming Telugu film "Gayatri" have erected a 50 feet hanuman idol to be used as part of a song which is currently being shot in Tirupati.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
States obliged to compensate victims of cow vigilante groups: SC
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that states were obliged n to compensate the victims of cow vigilante groups.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sports Minister Rathore wishes luck to India U-17 FIFA World Cup squad
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Friday wished the Indian football team luck ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start from October 6.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Cigarette butts to eliminate mosquitoes?
Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) Cigarette butts (CBs) thrown into garbage as trash can be turned into a valuable resource for killing mosquitoes that cause malaria, a new study by an international team, including from India, has revealed.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Glam up your work wear with right jewellery (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Jewellery constitutes an integral part of a women's wardrobe and accessorising oneself with the right ornaments for an occasion is very important to lift up your styling essence. Things get a little tricky when you have to pick the right pieces for work. Pearl earrings to white stone bracelets, experts list some options.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Riverdale' star KJ Apa into car crash
Vancouver, Sep 22 (IANS) "Riverdale" actor KJ Apa was involved in a late-night car crash after 16-hour work day, prompting the cast and crew of the show to demand better safety protection during production.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jabra launches 'Evolve 75e' wireless earbuds
Copenhagen, Sep 22 (IANS) Expanding its Evolve range of headsets, Jabra, a subsidiary of GN Group, on Thursday launched the 'Evolve 75e' wireless headset, which features an earbud design.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Denmark,Technology,Business/Economy
Colonel Cool: Soviet officer who prevented nuclear war
The night of September 26, 1983, could have been the world's last if this "badly-frightened" Soviet officer in command at a missile launch warning centre outside Moscow had gone strictly by the book. His shift began normally enough at 7 p.m., but turned into a nightmare just after midnight when warnings flashed that five American ICBMs had been launched at the Soviet Union.
2017-09-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books
Rain brings respite from heat in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Rains on Friday brought a much-needed respite from the heat to the national capital as the temperature dropped to 24 degrees Celsius, the season's average.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump's approval reaches 40%: Poll
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's approval rating has once again reached 40 per cent after he garnered positive reactions for his administration's response to the recent hurricanes, according to a new CNN poll.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Microsoft trains 30,000 youth, 26,000 teachers in one year: Report
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Microsoft has supported over 4,000 Indian start-ups, skill training for 30,000 youth and helped train 26,000 teachers while working with several state governments and not-for-profit organisations between April 2016 and March 2017 in India, a new report said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Street violence down; Kashmir is quieter (News Analysis)
Srinagar, Sep 22 (IANS) As compared to last year, Kashmir has so far witnessed a steady drop in both the intensity and prevalence of street violence.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Kenya approves $40 mn 2018 CHAN budget
Nairobi, Sep 22 (IANS) Kenya has moved to forestall its withdrawal as the hosts of the 2018 Africa Home Nations Championships (CHAN) at Saturday's Confederation of African Football Executive Committee meeting after the government approved a $42 million budget.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Football
Glam up your work wear outfit with right jewellery
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Jewellery constitutes an integral part of a womans wardrobe and accessorising oneself with the right ornaments for an occasion is very important to lift up your styling essence. Things get a little tricky when you have to pick the right pieces for work. Pearl earrings to white stone bracelets, experts list some options.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Secrets of the gender pay gap (The Funny Side)
This columnist, who is also a writer of books, was at a school as a Visiting Author when one of the children asked a question: "How much does Thor get paid?"
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Chelsea's Bakayoko survives car accident
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Chelsea defensive midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko survived a car accident while returning from club training here.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Russia may complete chemical weapons destruction by September-end
Moscow, Sep 22 (IANS) Russia may complete the destruction of all its chemical weapons stockpiles by the end of September, a top official announced.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
'Newton' an eye opener: Big B
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says the latest release "Newton" was an eye opener and a treat to watch.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't feel the need to take too many fashion risks: Aditya Roy Kapur
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor Aditya Roy Kapur says he doesn't feel the need to take too many fashion risks.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hyderabad's child bride racket revives memory of Ameena
Hyderabad, Sep 22 (IANS) The busting of a child-bride racket involving elderly Arabs has revived the memory of the 1991 incident when 11-year-old Ameena Begum was rescued by an airhostess from the clutches of a husband who was old enough to be her grandfather.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Rajinikanth extends support to PM Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva'
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday said he extends his full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' movement, adding that "cleanliness is godliness".
2017-09-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Facebook Messenger's 'M' suggests GIFs, books movie tickets
San Francisco, Sep 22 (IANS) Facebook has added three new automatic suggestions using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Messenger app's virtual assistant 'M'.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Australia pacer Cummins to skip T20I series against India
Melbourne, Sep 22 (IANS) Australian pacer Pat Cummins will skip the upcoming three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against India and return home to prepare for the Ashes later this year, Cricket Australia confirmed on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Vijay, Prabhudheva to team up for second time
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Vijay and actor-director Prabhudheva, who had worked together in last year's Tamil horror-comedy "Devi", are set to reunite for a yet-untitled project in the language.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Angad Bedi wraps up Abu Dhabi shoot for 'Tiger Zinda Hai'
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor Angad Bedi has wrapped up his schedule for the upcoming superstar Salman Khan starrer "Tiger Zinda Hai" in Abu Dhabi.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Japan prepared to face N.Korean H-bomb threat
Tokyo, Sep 22 (IANS) The Japanese government on Friday said that it was prepared to face North Korea's threat to launch a hydrogen bomb into the Pacific Ocean.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security
19 Neolithic tombs discovered in China
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered 19 Neolithic tombs and unearthed over 400 cultural relics in China's Heilongjiang province, the authorities said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Levante beat Real Sociedad 3-0 to remain undefeated
Valencia, Sep 22 (IANS) Spanish football club Levante topped visiting Real Sociedad 3-0 here to remain unbeaten after five matches since returning to La Liga.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kenya loses host rights for cricket qualifier to South Africa
Nairobi, Sep 22 (IANS) Political uncertainty in Kenya has forced the International Cricket Council (ICC) to reschedule the World Cricket League Championship qualifying match between leaders Netherlands and Kenya to South Africa.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Cricket
Overnight rains bring relief in Lucknow
Lucknow, Sep 22 (IANS) Overnight rains in Lucknow and neighbouring areas have brought some relief from the humid conditions and the mercury has also dropped a few notches on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Of discovery, misery and smart shopping (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Read a step-by-step programme to discover a new you; know the miserable stories around foreign nationals brought to the United Arab Emirates to construct its towering skyscrapers; get an interesting guide to learn smart shopping; and flick through the story of a young Punjabi boy who chases his unidentified dreams and ends up in solitude.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Himachal HC fixes timeline for bio-metric attendance in offices
Shimla, Sep 22 (IANS) Expressing concerns over lethargy on part of officials of Panchayati Raj Institutions, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state to increase their accountability by installing bio-metric attendance system in all government offices.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Reliance Home Finance debuts at Rs 107 on NSE
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Housing finance company Reliance Home Finance Ltd (RHFL) -- part of Anil D Ambani-led Reliance Group -- on Friday debuted on the NSE at Rs 107.20.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Now you can print old photos via Kodak Facebook chatbot
San Francisco, Sep 22 (IANS) Kodak Moments, the consumer printing division of Kodak, is now encouraging Facebook users to print their old photos on the social media platform via a Messenger chatbot and relive their memories.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
India slams Pakistan, calls it 'Terroristan'
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) Exercising its right of reply in the general debate at the UN General Assembly Session here, India slammed Pakistan for its support to terrorism, labelling it as "Terroristan".
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Vrindavan widows find solace in blue-jacket volunteers
Vrindavan, Sep 22 (IANS) Abandoned by her family, an elderly and wrinkled woman lies crumpled on a hospital bed here, maggots falling off one of her decaying hands.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Reliance Home Finance debuts at Rs.107 on NSE
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Housing finance company Reliance Home Finance Ltd -- part of Anil D Ambani-led Reliance Group -- on Friday made its trading debut in NSE at Rs 107.20.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Australian brewer to launch 'fossil beer'
Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) An Australian brewer has announced of launching a "fossil beer" to commemorate 10 years of regional fossil research.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
India slams Pakistan, calls it 'Terroristan'
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Exercising its right of reply in the general debate at the ongoing UN General Assembly Session here, India slammed Pakistan for its support to terrorism, labelling it as "Terroristan".
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Malaika Arora to judge 'India's Next Top Model Season 3'
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora has been roped to judge the third season of the modelling reality show "India's Next Top Model" on MTV.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Four civilians injured in Pakistani shelling in J&K
Jammu, Sep 22 (IANS) Four civilians were injured when Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
'The Final Exit': A quirky engaging film (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "The Final Exit"; Director: Dhwanil Mehta; Cast: Kunaal Roy Kapoor, Ananya Sengupta, Scarlett Wilson, Elena Kazan, Archana Vedasastry and Reyhna Malhotra; Rating: **
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Key Indian equity indices trade lower during early session
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened in the red on Friday following global cues.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Haseena Parkar' survives the curse of a clunky lead (Review)
Film: "Haseena Parkar"; Director: Apoorva Lakhia; Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor, Priyanka Setia, Ankur Bhatia, Rajesh Tailang, Rating: ****
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hurricane Maria kills over 15 in Dominica Island
Roseau (Dominica), Sep 22 (IANS) More than 15 people were killed and 20 others reported missing after Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island of Dominica with winds of 260 kph.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Cameroon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
US Marine Corps to assign female infantry officer
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) The US Marine Corps is expected to assign its first female infantry officer next week.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Cloudy Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) It was a cloudy Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Two militants arrested in J&K
Jammu, Sep 22 (IANS) Two militants responsible for Wednesday's attack outside a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) camp in Jammu and Kashmir, have been arrested, police said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Trump is mentally deranged, will pay: Kim Jong-un
Pyongyang, Sep 22 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to take the "highest-level" of action against "mentally deranged" US President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes, a state-media report said on Friday.
2017-09-22
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Nicole Richie lets daughter experiment with make-up
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Fashion designer Nicole Richie says her nine-year-old daughter Harlow is becoming very interested in beauty and make-up and loves to change the colour of her hair.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Toll in Mexico earthquake climbs to 273
Mexico City, Sep 22 (IANS) The toll from Tuesday's powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico has climbed to 273, officials said.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
500 kg WWII bomb unearthed in Vienna
Vienna, Sep 22 (IANS) A 500 kg unexploded World War II-era aerial bomb was discovered here, prompting the officials to carry out extensive evacuations.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
German foreign minister defends Iran nuclear deal
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has stressed on the importance of preserving the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program, warning that its crumble would have spillover effects on non-proliferation and disarmament.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dead
Paris, Sep 22 (IANS) Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L'Oreal, has died aged 94, her family has confirmed.
2017-09-22
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Never allow Ireland to suffer after Brexit: European Parliament
Dublin, Sep 22 (IANS) The European Parliament has said here it will never allow Ireland to suffer by the British decision to leave the European Union.
2017-09-22
Category: International, Ireland,Politics,Diplomacy
Trump to drop limits on drone strikes, commando raids
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is preparing to dismantle key former President Barack Obama-era limits on drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefields, according to officials familiar with internal deliberations.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US, Russian militaries hold talks on Syria: Pentagon
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) US and Russian military officials had met face-to-face somewhere in the Middle East this week on de-confliction measures in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Pentagon has said.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'Big Little Lies' may return for season two
Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) Australian producer Bruna Papandrea has hinted that the hit TV show "Big Little Lies" might come back with a second season.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks drop after Fed policy statement
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) US stocks ended lower on Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling for the first time in 10 sessions, as investors were digesting the latest Federal Reserve statement.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Domhnall Gleeson wants to work with Margot Robbie again
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor Domhnall Gleeson enjoyed every minute of shooting "Goodbye Christopher Robin" and would like to work with his co-star Margot Robbie again.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar mixed amid economic data
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors digested a batch of economic reports.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' will end sooner or later: Kris Jenner
Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kris Jenner says hit TV show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" will come to an end sooner or later.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump, May meet on Iran, N.Korea issues: White House
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have discussed issues concerning Iran and North Korea, the White House has said.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Two freed in London Tube blast probe
London, Sep 22 (IANS) British police have released two men arrested in connection with last Friday's explosion on a rush-hour subway train in London, leaving four suspects in custody over the terror attack.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Russell Brand asks Price to give ultimatum to sex addict husband
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Comedian Russell Brand has asked model Katie Price to tell her sex addict husband Kieran Hayler to get help or get out.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
In-flight etiquettes to keep your journey peaceful
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Avoid carrying your luggage or handbag on the sides or storing your bags in a vertical position instead of horizontal for a smooth flight, suggest experts.
2017-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Batters making poor decisions under pressure: Smith
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) A dejected Australian skipper Steven Smith blamed his batsmen for making poor decisions in crunch situations after the visitors went down to India by 50 runs in the second ODI at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bhuvi set up victory with his opening spell: Kohli
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday gave credit to pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar for setting up India's victory against Australia in the Eden Gardens ODI with his superb opening spell that read 6-2-9-2.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Trump signs new order to ramp up sanctions on N.Korea
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at further cutting off the funding for North Korea.
2017-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
We now have lot of options in the run up to the 2019 World Cup: Kohli
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The success of the two wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal has kept the competition going for slots in the Indian team and augurs well in the run up to the World Cup in 2019, skipper Virat Kohli said here on Thursday.
2017-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Vedanta's Anil Agarwal to buy larger stake in Anglo American
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Mining major Vedanta on Thursday said its Chairman Anil Agarwal's family trust Volcan Investments will increase its stake in British miner Anglo American.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
White tiger dies after fight with Bengal tigers in Bengaluru zoo
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) A nine-year-old white tiger succumbed to injuries it suffered in a bloody fight with two Royal Bengal tigers in the city zoo, said an official on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Haseena Parkar': Fails to engage or entertain (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Haseena Parkar"; Director: Apoorva Lakhia; Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor, Priyanka Setia, Ankur Bhatia, Rajesh Tailang, Rating: **
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Need to expose Modi government on Narmada Dam before 2019: Medha Patkar
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Sardar Sarovar Dam over Narmada River in Gujarat, activist Medha Patkar, who led a three-decade-long movement against the project, said that it is important to expose the government on its shortcomings before the 2019 general elections.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Scared to end life, Blue Whale-possessed student writes in exam
Raigarh (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Amid reports of children ending their life driven by infamous Blue Whale game, a young boy in Madhya Pradesh's Raigarh district, who became frightened of the final task of committing suicide, revealed his distress in his answer-sheet.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Always try to motivate myself, but it looks nice only when it comes off: Kohli
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli says he always tries to create a motivation for himself whenever he is playing, irrespective of the opposition, but it looks "nice" only when it comes off.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India calls for 'complete elimination' of poverty
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) India on Thursday urged the international community to work for complete elimination of poverty as part of the UN's 2030-deadlined Sustained Developments Goals.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ten held, antique statues worth Rs 3 cr seized in MP
Indore, Sep 21 (IANS) Ten persons were arrested on Thursday in Madhya Pradesh in connection with the seizure of three antique statues worth Rs 3.10 crore in the international market, police said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress asks Centre to make public evidence of Rohingyas' link with IS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday asked the government to make public whatever evidence it has of some of the Rohingya refugees having links with IS and take action against them as per Indian laws, but also maintained all of them should not be painted as "terrorists".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Former international kabaddi player arrested for killing BJP leader
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A former international kabaddi player wanted for the killing of a BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested from west Delhi, police said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul condemns killing of Tripura journalist
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condemned the killing of Tripura journalist Santanu Bhowmick in protests, terming it "worrisome for our democracy".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kuldeep thanks Dhoni for pepping him up before the hat-trick ball
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) A proud hat-trick man Kuldeep Yadav on Thursday said Indian team's senior pro Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments egged him on before he delivered the crucial delivery to Pat Cummins to achieve his memorable feat against Australia in the ODI game at the Eden Gardens here.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Had plans for Warner, Cartwright from the outset: Bhuvi
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said he had plans chalked out for openers David Warner and Hilton Cartwright, the two wickets he got first up as India beat Australia by 50 runs in the second ODI here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
400 ghats for Chhath Puja this year in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Delhi government will make available about 400 ghats for Chhath Puja this year in Delhi, an official statement said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Odisha to auction 6 more mines by October end
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Odisha government has planned to auction six more mines by the end of October this year, said an official on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kuldeep has a long way to go, is an asset for India: Ganguly
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who became only the third Indian in white-ball cricket to grab a hattrick here against Australia in the second ODI, has a long way to go and is an asset for Team India, former skipper Sourav Ganguly said here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India announce 21-man squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Indian football team on Thursday announced 21-man squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start here from October 6.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Another 'godman' in trouble, young woman alleges rape
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) Rajasthan's Kaushlendra Prapannacharya 'Falahari' Maharaj has run into trouble as a young woman allegedly raped by the self-styled godman reached Alwar and got her police statement recorded on Thursday, police said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Election Commission to hear AIADMK case on Oct 5
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Election Commission of India on Thursday told the factions of the DMK that it will hear their competing claims to the party's frozen 'two leaves' poll symbol on October 5.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BRICS must end terrorism's 'support systems in South Asia', says Sushma
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that the five-member BRICS, which includes China, should work to end terrorism's "support systems in South Asia," making a pointed reference to Beijing's ally, Islamabad.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Induct self-defence training in school curriculum: Delhi LG
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday said that self-defence training should be included in school curriculum and directed Chief Secretary M.M. Kutty to coordinate with authorities for its implementation.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Three new passenger vehicles in design stage, says Tata Motors
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) In a bid to fulfill the gap in the passenger vehicles categories, automobile major Tata Motors has lined up three new cars in the design stage, a top company official said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Dry law in Gujarat only in name, admits former CM Anandiben Patel
Ahmedabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Thursday admitted it was a reality that liquor was being consumed in the state despite a dry law in place.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
L-G trying to scuttle Delhi assembly committees: AAP
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The AAP on Thursday accused Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal of trying to "scuttle" the assembly's House Committees, which the party said were holding government officers responsible for work carried out by their departments.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Civilian injured in Pakistan firing in J&K
Jammu, Sep 21 (IANS) A civilian was injured on Thursday in firing and shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district while firing was also on in Samba district, police said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Unable to bear punishments, UP schoolboy kills himself
Gorakhpur, Sep 21 (IANS) The teacher of a school in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh was arrested on Thursday under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for abetting suicide by a Class V student, police said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Ahead of polls, Gujarat government calls agitating Patidars for talks
Gandhinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) With assembly elections round the corner, Gujarat's ruling BJP on Wednesday extended an olive branch to the agitating Patidar leaders, calling them for a meeting next week to discuss their demand for reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India denounces terror support systems in South Asia
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) In an obvious reference to Pakistan, India on Thursday condemned support systems for terrorists in South Asia while expressing concern over North Korea's nuclear and weapons and ballistic missile programmes.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Kuldeep gets hat-trick as India beat Australia in second ODI
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav bagged a hat-trick as India rode a dominant bowling performance to restrict Australia to 202 and win the second One Day International (ODI) by 50 runs at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Cancer control major challenge for government: Anupriya Patel
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The rising number of cases of cancer, especially among women, is a major challenge in the healthcare sector for the Indian government, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said here on Thursday in the presence of actress and cancer crusader Lisa Ray.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Haryana Steelers beat Jaipur Pink Panthers in PKL contest
Ranchi, Sep 21 (IANS) Haryana Steelers showed their all-round mettle as they beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 30-26 in the fifth Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Other Sports
India vs Australia second ODI scoreboard
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and Australia played at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Political parties, media groups condemn Tripura scribe's killing
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday condemned the killing of Tripura-based journalist Santanu Bhowmick, seeking harsh punishment for the culprits.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NSUI to hold bi-weekly dialogues on democracy in DU campus
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Having won the top two posts in the Delhi University Students' Union election after a long gap, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Thursday announced it will now hold bi-weekly 'democracy dialogue' at various colleges in the campus.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Kuldeep gets hat-trick as India beat Australia in second ODI
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav bagged a hat-trick as India rode a dominant bowling performance to bowl out Australia for 202 and win the second One-Day International (ODI) by 50 runs at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mumbai doctors cure boy, 10, through rare surgery
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) In a rare surgery, a 10-year-old boy with a swollen heart valve was cured with a complex Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair surgery at a hospital here, doctors said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
ITI lowest bidder for army network order
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) State-run Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) Ltd on Thursday announced it had emerged as the lowest bidder in the Rs 7,000 crore tender floated by the army for its strategic communication network across the country.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Rane's resignation after allegations of Dawood links is intriguing: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday termed the resignation of senior leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan T. Rane as "intriguing", remarking that it has come a day after a BJP leader accused him of having connections with absconding don Dawood Ibrahim.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Global trade likely to grow at 3.6% in 2017: WTO
Geneva, Sep 21 (IANS) Global merchandise trade is expected to grow at a higher 3.6 per cent in 2017, compared with 1.6 per cent increase last year, on the back of resurgent Asian trade flows, according to revised estimates published by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Sushma has 'warm encounter' with Japanese PM
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Exactly a week after the ground-breaking ceremony of the Japan-aided Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed rail project in India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had a "warm encounter" with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe here on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Congress to submit signatures on women's bill to President
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) As part of the Congress efforts to push for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, a delegation of its women leaders will meet President Ram Nath Kovind to submit signatures collected from across the country in support of the proposed law.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
First Scorpene submarine delivered to Indian Navy
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) In a historic moment, the first Scorpene submarine Kalvari was delivered to the Indian Navy at the Mazagon Dock Ltd shipyard, paving way for it to be commissioned soon.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
US to put more sanctions on N. Korea: Trump
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the US would impose more sanctions on North Korea.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Congress protests in Delhi against high fuel prices
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Delhi Congress on Thursday formed a human chain against the "all-time high prices of petrol and diesel" due to the high excise duty imposed by the BJP-led central government and VAT by Delhi's AAP government, and demanded a rollback of the taxes.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Centre, states failed to enforce police reforms: CHRI
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) on Thursday said that the central and state governments had failed to implement the Supreme Court directions on improving the policing system even 11 years after they were issued.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
India's inequality gap frightening: Varun Gandhi
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The inequality gap in India is truly frightening, BJP MP Varun Gandhi said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
91 BSP leaders join SP
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) As many as 91 rebel Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders, led by senior politician Indrajeet Saroj, joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Khamenei slams Trump's 'gangster, cowboy' speech
Tehran, Sep 21 (IANS) Iran´s supreme leader on Thursday lashed out against US President Donald Trump describing the speech he delivered at the UN this week as full of "gangster and cowboy" rhetoric.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Bihar yet to declare a single district ODF: Minister
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation S.S. Ahluwalia on Thursday expressed concern over a large number of people in Bihar still practicing open defecation and that not a single district has so far been declared ODF (Open Defecation Free) in the state.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chelsea striker Costa to return to Atletico in $74mn deal
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Chelsea's Spanish striker Diego Costa will return to Atletico Madrid in January for a fixed transfer agreement worth 62 million euros ($74 million) plus eight million euros ($9.54 million) in variables, both clubs announced on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Dehradun, Pune, Haryana emerge victorious in IJPL
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) Pune Panthers kept their hopes alive in the inaugural edition of the Indian Junior Players League (IJPL) talent hunt, beating Kolkata Strikers by six wickets here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Nasscom unveils courseware for honing IoT skills of techies
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian IT industry apex body Nasscom's sector skills council on Thursday unveiled a courseware to impart skills in the Internet of Things (IoT) to the techies across the country.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Bihar's 'Sudha' hikes milk prices by up to Rs 3 per litre
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) The Bihar State Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation (COMPFED), which sells milk and milk products in the state and outside it under the brand name of "Sudha", on Thursday increased prices of the two available varieties of milk by Rs 2 and Rs 3 per litre.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Treat Rohingyas as refugees, CPI-M tells Modi government
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CPI-M has urged the Modi government to reverse its policy and treat Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar as refugees and said "they cannot be the victims of Islamophobia".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Bengal child rights panel moves SC against moves to deport Rohingyas
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) on Thursday moved the Supreme Court to oppose the Central government's moves to deport Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India, Canada discuss nuclear energy collaboration
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India and Canada discussed various aspects of uranium and nuclear energy collaboration between the two countries, a statement said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Demonetisation scam of century, PM should quit: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Terming demonetisation as the "scam of the century", the Congress on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go down in India's history alongside Muhammed bin Tughlaq for the "gross misadventure" and demanded that he quit office.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC allows paramilitary forces to remain deployed in Patiala
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday allowed the extension of paramilitary forces deployment in Punjab's Patiala city till September 26, in view of farmers' protest scheduled to begin on Friday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Golfers Tvesa, Siddhi share top spot in 12th leg of Hero WPT
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Rising golfer Tvesa Malik moved into joint lead with Siddhi Kapoor after the second round of the 12th leg of the Hero Women's Pro tour at the picturesque Delhi Golf Club here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
PM invites surgeon Raghu Ram to join cleanliness campaign
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited breast surgeon Dr P. Raghu Ram to lend his support to the "Swachhata Hi Seva" campaign and dedicate some time to the cause of a "Swachh Bharat".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
DGCA green light for new Shirdi Airport, flights to start soon
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted an aerodrome licence to the Shirdi Airport in Ahmednagar district, enabling the launch of the long planned flight operations from this world famous temple town, informed sources said here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Northeast students protest death of Manipuri youth, demand probe (Lead, With Image)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Hundreds of youth from the northeast on Thursday staged a protest outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan here, demanding a probe by the state government into the mysterious death of a Manipuri youth whose body was allegedly cremated by Noida police without informing the family.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Odisha's new export policy soon: CM
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said a new Export Policy 2017 would be announced soon to further boost exports from the coastal state.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maoist killed in Chhattisgarh gunfight
Raipur/Sukma, Sep 21 (IANS) A Maoist was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district early on Thursday, said police.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
No ball decision creates confusion in second ODI
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) A no ball decision created a flutter when India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was claimed to be out by the Australians in a dead ball situation which was eventually turned down by the on-field umpires in the second One Day International here.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Dilip Kumar gets back possession of his Pali Hill plot, SC told
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was informed on Thursday that legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been handed over the possession of his 2,412 square yard of his plot in Mumbai's Pali Hill after developer Prajita was paid R. 20 crores as ordered by the top court on August 30.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Karni Sena to oppose 'Padmavati' screening if facts 'distorted'
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) The Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organisation of the Rajput community, has said it will oppose screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" if facts are "distorted" in the film.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi to flag off Mahamana Express on Friday from Varanasi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the new Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, railway officials said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CPI-M condemns killing of Tripura journalist
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday condemned the killing of Tripura-based journalist Santanu Bhowmick and blamed the BJP for the killing.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Satyarthi for technological solution to end child abuse
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday called for developing a technological solution to end the sexual abuse and trafficking of children.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mexico earthquake toll 250 as search for survivors continues
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS) The death toll in the powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rattled Mexico on Tuesday climbed to 250 as rescue workers backed by an army of volunteers on Thursday searched for survivors buried under mounds of rubble, officials said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman, two men held for honeytrap extortion
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A woman and her two accomplices have been arrested on the charge of extorting money from a Delhi businessman through a honeytrap, police said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England to announce U-17 squad on September 26
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) England will announce their squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup on September 26, the Football Association (FA) said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Man United post record profits in year club returns to Champions League
Manchester, Sep 21 (IANS) Manchester United announced record revenues and profits on Thursday in the club's latest set of annual figures.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Colombia U-17 to play Minerva Punjab in practice match
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Colombia Under-17 football team will play Minerva Punjab FC here in a practice match, the I-League club confirmed on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Abnormal magnesium levels linked to dementia: Study
London, Sep 21 (IANS) People with both high and low levels of magnesium -- an important electrolyte needed for proper muscle and nerve function -- in their blood may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a study.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
9-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Panipat School; parents protest
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Hundreds of parents on Thursday protested at a leading private school in Haryana's Panipat city after a nine-year-old girl student was allegedly assaulted by an unidentified man inside the school's toilet.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Maoist camp destroyed in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 21 (IANS) A Maoist camp was destroyed in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Thursday and a Maoist supporter arrested, police said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UAE pledges aid for hurricane victims in Florida
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS/WAM) Following the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma, which brought widespread devastation to Florida Keys and communities all across the state in the US, the United Arab Emirates has pledged $10 million to help with recovery efforts.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Ahead of SP meet, Mulayam sacks Ram Gopal as Lohia Trust secretary
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Two days ahead of its state executive conclave, the feud in the Samajwadi Party again came to the fore on Thursday after party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav sacked party MP Ram Gopal Yadav as the secretary of the Lohia Trust.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Morocco plays crucial role in fight against terrorism'
New York, Sep 21 (IANS/MAP) Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, plays an extremely important role in the global fight against terrorism, Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre Jehangir Khan has said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
TRAI's IUC reduction is a body blow for all operators: Idea Cellular
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The proposed reduction by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in the Mobile Termination Charge (MTC) is a body blow to all operators, Idea Cellular said in a statement here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Dawood in 'setting' with government to return to India: Raj Thackeray (Lead, With Images)
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar wants to return to India and is negotiating a settlement with the BJP-led government at the Centre, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray said here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism
Canadian SC stays extraditions in Jassi case, Punjab Police awaits details
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court of Canada stayed the extradition of two prime accused in the Jassi Sidhu murder case, Punjab Police was on Thursday awaiting details from Canadian and Indian High Commission authorities, informed sources said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Thousands protest outside Catalonian court against referendum arrests
Barcelona, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 20,000 people gathered outside the Catalonian region's higher court in Barcelona on Thursday to protest against the arrest of 14 officials for their alleged involvement in the preparation of an independence referendum that the Spanish judiciary has deemed unconstitutional.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Militants attack cavalcade of Kashmir Minister, 3 killed (Third Lead)
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Three civilians were killed and 30 others, including security personnel, injured when militants hurled a grenade at the cavalcade of Jammu and Kashmir Minister Naeem Akhtar in Tral town on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rajkummar Rao urges people to cast vote
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao says he hopes his Being Indian video titled "Know your Indian voters" makes people go out and vote.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ellen DeGeneres doesn't want Trump on her show
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres says she wouldnt have US President Donald Trump on her show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" as he is dangerous for the country.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Odisha pollution board allows Vedanta to resume power generation
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Vedanta Ltd on Thursday announced that it will resume power generation at three power plants as the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has revoked its earlier order to close five power units of the company.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Prostate cancer rising in rural India, say experts
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prostate cancer, the second most common cause of cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer deaths among men worldwide, is rising in rural India, experts claim.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
TDP MP decides to resign
Vijayawada, Sep 21 (IANS) In a surprise move, TDP MP J. C. Diwakar Reddy on Thursday announced his decision to resign from parliament.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Over 2 lakh await results at School of Open Learning
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Over two lakh students of B.A. and B.Com courses at the School of Open Learning (SOL) will have to wait longer for their results, scheduled to come out in June, with the university saying it may be another month before they are declared.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Kohli is always a treat to watch: Ganguly
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday lauded Virat Kohli's innings of 92 against Australia at the Eden Gardens here in the second One Day International, saying he is always a treat to watch.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Wozniacki bounces back, Konta stunned at Tokyo Open
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) Danish woman tennis star Caroline Wozniacki had to dig deep on Thursday to prevail 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 over United States' Shelby Rogers in the Tokyo Open pre-quarterfinals.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Will appoint receiver and auction assets, SC tells Unitech's Sanjay Chandra
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will appoint a court commissioner as receiver of real estate major Unitech's properties to realise the Rs 7,600 crore to be paid to home buyers if they opt for refund of the amount given for buying flats.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha cabinet okays handlooms, handicrafts council
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of a Handlooms and Handicrafts Development and Promotion Council to ensure growth of the industry and welfare of artisans.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kohli leads India to a challenging total
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli played a fabulous knock but fell eight short of a well deserved century as India put up a challenging score of 252 against Australia on a tricky two paced Eden Gardens track in the second One-day International (ODI) here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Gurdaspur AAP candidate's gunman goes on shooting spree, none hurt
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) A Punjab Police commando, posted for the security of AAP candidate in the Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency, went on a unprovoked firing spree from his automatic weapon in Pathankot town on Thursday, police said. No one was however hurt in the firing.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Steel consumption up 4.6% in August, exports rise 36%
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) India's steel consumption in August rose by 4.6 per cent to 7.416 million tonnes (mt) over the corresponding month last year and exports in the last month grew by 36 per cent, a steel ministry's report said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
GST returns filing peaked to record 13.76 lakh on last day: GSTN
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) More than 13.76 lakh returns -- the highest in a day till now -- were filed on Wednesday, the last day of filing returns under the GST system for August, the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) said on Thursday
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Nepal pushes for opening more border points with China
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) Nepal is pushing for opening nine more border points with China, beyond the four that the two neighbours have agreed upon, a media report said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
'Hilsa 11' versus 'Prawn 11': Bengal to celebrate football with fish
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Ahead of the U-17 World Cup, a culinary battle is about to unfold for fish and football lovers this Durga Puja in the football-mad city of cricket crazy India.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Spiritual body campaigns against drugs abuse
Haridwar, Sep 21 (IANS) A spiritual organisation based here has rolled out four "raths" from four corners of the country to campaign against drugs and tobacco use and to highlight the importance of environment, a journey that will cover 21,817 km in all.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Palash Sen makes directorial debut with short film
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Singer Palash Sen marks his directorial debut with a short film titled " Jiya Jaye" which is a heart touching musical and is a story of lovers, caught in the crossfire of terror.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 800 illegal immigrants denied entry at Manipur border since January
Imphal Sep 21 (IANS) Three persons were stopped while trying to enter Manipur via Jiribam district on Thursday, a senior police officer said, adding that 800 suspected foreigners have been stopped in their bid to enter the state, from this district alone, since January this year.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Alexis not distracted by other clubs, says Arsenal coach Wenger
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Thursday claimed that his star forward Alexis Sanchez is not distracted by other clubs, following the Chilean's interest and heavy links with Manchester City during the concluded summer transfer window.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SC asks BCCI, affiliates for suggestions on draft constitution
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the BCCI and its state affiliates to submit their suggestions on the draft constitution prepared by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) -- managing cricket affairs in the country -- incorporating organisational reforms as directed by the top court.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
'Raktdhar' not just a film, but an effort to change the society: Jimmy Sharma
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Jimmy Sharma, who is busy gearing up for his upcoming film "Raktdhar", says its not just a film but an effort to change the society.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I view India as a set of ideas, not a piece of land: Rahul
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has said that he views India not as a piece of land but as a set of ideas and anybody who has the ideas that make up India is an Indian.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
itel 'SelfiePro S41' launched at Rs 6,990
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) China-based Transsion Holdings on Thursday launched itel Mobile's "SelfiePro S41" smartphone at Rs 6,990 in India.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Allegations of minority appeasement against me deeply insulting: Mamata
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Strongly countering allegations of appeasing the minority community, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said such comments against her are "deeply insulting".
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Orissa HC ex-Judge, five others in CBI custody in graft case
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi and five others were arrested by the CBI on the charge of helping an educational trust barred from admitting medical course students and sent in four-day CBI custody on Thursday, an official said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US rate-hike fear, weak rupee pull equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Caution over a US Federal Reserve rate-hike in December, coupled with a weak rupee and profit booking by investors, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower to close in the red on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Swarn Salariya is BJP candidate for Gurdaspur bypoll
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Battle lines have been drawn for the by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announcing the name of Swarn Singh Salariya as the party's candidate.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Tata Sons gets shareholders' nod to make company private
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Tata Sons on Thursday got the shareholders approval to convert it into a private company from a public limited holding that will help it become more swift in decision making.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Avinash Sachdev wants to venture into filmmaking (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Avinash Sachdev, who is currently seen in the revenge drama "Ayushaman Bhava", says he wants to try his hand at filmmaking.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Colombia announce squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Colombia on Thursday announced their 21-man squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start here from October 6.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Make a fashion statement with handlooms this festive season
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) For those who want to give a different twist to their festive wear, try the hand-painted kalamkari on hand woven fabrics or a Dhakai blouse with a patan patola sari and grab eyeballs, suggest experts.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Australia restrict India to 252 all out in second ODI
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli missed out on a hundred as India failed to capitalise on their good start to eventually post 252 all out in 50 overs against Australia in the second One Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Amazon Prime Video comes out with six comedy series
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Comedians Anuvab Pal, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Sumukhi Suresh, Varun Thakur, Kenny Sebastian and Zakir Khan have come on board for new comedy series for Amazon Prime Video.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-CM Narayan Rane, son Nilesh quit Congress
Sindhudurg (Maharashtra), Sep 21 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress received a strong jolt when senior leader and former Chief Minister Narayan T. Rane and his son Nilesh, an ex-MP, quit the party here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
First ASEAN-India Artist's Camp gets underway at Udaipur
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) An ASEAN-India Artist's Camp has got under way at Udaipur to mark the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Former captain Dhoni's popularity in evidence at Eden
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) As Manish Pandey departed with India at 131/3 during the second One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday, chants of "Dhoni, Dhoni" filled the Eden Gardens.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Light drizzle stops play at Eden during second ODI
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The second One-Day International (ODI) between India and Australia was stopped by a light drizzle at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India urgently needs national dementia policy: Experts
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With the increase in the ageing population, India urgently needs to formulate a national policy for tackling rising cases of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia which can impair memory and significantly lower quality of life, health experts have said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India not part of emerging market growth: Jahangir Aziz
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) While the overall emerging market economies (EMEs) are on an upward trend, India has not managed to be a part of the emerging market growth, said Chief Emerging Markets Economist at JP Morgan Jahangir Aziz.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Myanmar mob tries to block Rohingya aid boat
Naypyidaw, Sep 21 (IANS) A Buddhist mob in Myanmar threw petrol bombs in a bid to block a boat carrying aid for Rohingya Muslims in conflict-hit Rakhine state before police fired warning shots to disperse them, a media report said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Chinese handset makers capture 27% of Russian smartphone market
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Not just India, China-based handset makers have captured over 25 per cent of the Russian smartphone market in the second quarter of 2017, a report said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Palaniswami assures Vijayan of all help in probing chit fund scam
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday assured his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan of help in probing Nirmal chit fund scam case where more than 20,000 investors were duped to the extent of Rs 2,000 crore.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sanjay Dutt plays both my mother, father: Aditi Rao
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) In her new film "Bhoomi", Aditi Rao Hydari is cast as Sanjay Dutts daughter. The two have come away feeling bonded beyond the camera.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Orissa HC ex-Judge, five others in CBI net in corruption case
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CBI has arrested retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi and five others on the charge of helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust barred by the government from admitting medical course students, an official said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
'Kingsman: The Golden Circle': A comic book-esque action packed film (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"; Director: Matthew Vaughn; Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal, Edward Holcroft, Hanna Alstrom, Emily Watson, Sophie Cookson, Elton John, Bruce Greenwood, Poppy Delevingne; Rating: ***
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Calcutta HC lifts Bengal ban on Durga idol immersion
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Thursday lifted all the restrictions on Durga Puja immersion imposed by the West Bengal government, allowing it till 12 a.m. on all days including on 'Ashura', the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Zardari involved in Benazir Bhutto's assassination: Musharraf
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday accused Peoples Party of Pakistan leader Asif Ali Zardari of "having the most to gain from Benazir Bhutto's murder," in a video posted on his official Facebook page. The video came days after he was accused of being involved in the murder.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan has developed short-range n-weapons to counter India: Abbasi
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan has developed short-range nuclear weapons as a counter to the "Cold Start" military doctrine allegedly adopted by the Indian armed forces, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said here.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Militants kill three civilians, police say minister was target
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Three civilians were killed when militants hurled a grenade in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral town on Thursday, with state police chief S.P. Vaid saying that PDP leader and cabinet minister Naeem Akhtar was the target.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'It' director wants to remake 'Pet Sematary'
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Andy Muschietti, director of the hit horror film "It", wants to remake Stephen King's novel "Pet Sematary", which is about an ancient Indian burial ground.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5G adoption growing rapidly across top tech firms
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Underlining rapid 5G adoption worldwide, 96 per cent of large technology companies plan to leverage 5G and 83 per cent will have 5G solutions deployed within the next 24 months, a new survey claimed on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Corruption in recruitments at Safdarjung hospital: FORDA
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) on Thursday alleged huge corruption in the recruitment of senior resident doctors and assistant professors at the city's Safdarjung Hospital, saying that the mandatory written examination was not conducted by the administration.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Kejriwal invites Kamal to joint active politics
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu politics undergoing a churning, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met actor Kamal Haasan here for over an hour and invited him to join active politics to fight corruption and communalism.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Chinese lake turns pink, green
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) A salt lake in China's Shanxi province has turned pink and green attracting people from all across the country.
2017-09-21
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Narayan Rane, son Nilesh quit Congress
Sindhudurg (Maharashtra), Sep 21 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress received a strong jolt when senior leader and former Chief Minister Narayan T. Rane and his son Nilesh, an ex-MP, quit the party here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
I am not a slave to fashion: Anushka Sharma
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma, who is loved for her chic and simple style, says she is not a slave to fashion.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
10-day 'Mysuru Dasara' off to grand start
Mysuru (Karnataka), Sep 21 (IANS) The 10-day "Mysuru Dasara" began on Thursday with much pomp and grandeur, with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other officials attending the festivities.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Kejriwal urges Kamal to enter politics
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged movie actor Kamal Haasan to join politics. The Tamil icon said all those opposed to corruption -- the AAP leader included -- were his "relatives".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
High alert in Tripura after tribal party goes on rampage
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) The Tripura government has sounded a high alert after a tribal party carried out a series of attacks in different parts of the state since Tuesday in which a 28-year-old journalist was killed, officials said here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Glad making a comeback with good project like 'Yaagam': Jaya Prada
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Veteran actress Jaya Prada, who is making a comeback to Tamil and Telugu filmdom after a decade, says she is glad she chose to return with a good project like "Yaagam", a socio fantasy bilingual.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
US rate-hike fear, weak rupee drag equity indices lower
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices provisionally closed in the red on Thursday as investors remained cautious over another rate-hike in December signalled by the US Federal Reserve.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sindhu, Saina crash out; Srikanth, Prannoy advance in Japan Open
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) India's campaign in the women's singles category of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries ended after P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal lost in straight games to local favourite Nozomi Okuhara and Spain's Carolina Marin, in their respective matches here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Will appoint receiver and auction assets, SC tells Unitech's Sanjay Chandra
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will appoint a court commissioner as the receiver of real estate major Unitech's properties to realise the Rs 7,600 crore to be paid to home buyers if they opt for refund of the amount given for buying flats.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Sony 'Xperia XA1 Plus' with 23MP camera in India at Rs 24,990
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Sony on Thursday launched 'Xperia XA1 Plus' at Rs 24,990 in India. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
PKL: Fit-again Meraj gives hope to faltering Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Dabang Delhi chief coach Ramesh Bhendigiri on Thursday said that captain Meraj Sheykh had regained full fitness as he gets ready to turn things around for them in their home leg of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), starting here on Friday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Wait to get 'Vizhithiru' out has been painful: Meera Kathiravan
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Director Meera Kathiravan says the wait to get his long-delayed Tamil film "Vizhithiru", which stars Vidharth, Krishna and Dhansikaa, to theatres has been painful.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Youth held for posting provocative messages on WhatsApp
Bhopal, Sep 21 (IANS) Police in Madhya Pradesh arrested a youth for posting provocative messages on WhatsApp, an official said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
These tiny frogs can't hear their own calls
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Two species of pumpkin toadlets, which are among the smallest frogs in the world and found on the leaf litter of Brazil's Atlantic forest, cannot hear the sound of their own calls, new research has found.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Reliance Digital will offer 70% buyback on iPhone 8, 8 Plus
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Reliance Digital will offer a 70 per cent buyback on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus of the original purchase price on return of the device after a year, according to industry sources.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Big B calls cleaners Swachch Bharat 'ambassadors'
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised the cleaners of the city here, and called them the true flag bearers of Swachch Bharat ambassadors.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajnath's statement on Rohingyas 'disingenuous', says Owaisi
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday termed as "disingenuous" the statement by Home Minister Rajnath Singh that Rohingyas who have entered India after fleeing Myanmar were not refugees but illegal immigrants who need to be sent back.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Hillary Clinton's new book sells more than 300,000 copies in first week
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Hillary Clintons new book "What Happened," about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump, has sold more than 300,000 copies in its opening week. This figure, disclosed by the publisher Simon & Schuster, reflects combined sales in all formats of hardcover, e-book and audio.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Raza foundation to stage 2 performances by young artists every month in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Hindustani classical vocalist Mandar Gadgil and Odissi dancer Paridhi Joshi will be the first artists to perform live on stage under The Raza Foundations new "Aarambh" series aimed at providing a platform for promising young Indian artists from classical music and classical dance.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bloomsbury completes five years of publishing in India
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Bloomsbury Publishing, a leading independent publishing house headquartered in the UK, marked the fifth anniversary of its Indian company on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Court lifts Bengal government's ban on Durga idol immersion
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Thursday lifted the restrictions on Durga Puja immersion imposed by the West Bengal government, allowing it till 12 a.m. on all days including on Muharram day.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
CRISPR sheds light on gene key to human embryo development
London, Sep 21 (IANS) In a first, researchers have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Beijing mulls fireworks ban
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) Beijing authorities are mulling a fireworks ban in the city throughout the year due to heavy air pollution and casualties caused by the crackers during festivals.
2017-09-21
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Women's cricket matches must be telecast more: Harmanpreet Kaur (IANS Interview)
Mysuru, Sep 21 (IANS) If women's cricket matches get as much visibility on television and media coverage as the men's matches do, it will be game-changing as the masses will get to know what the girls can do, says India women's team's star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
French unions stage protests against labour reforms
Paris, Sep 21 (IANS) French unions opposing President Emmanuel Macron's reforms intended to make the labour market more flexible, on Thursday continued a second day of protests with around 200 demonstrations around the country.
2017-09-21
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy
O'Toole leads at EurAsia golf tourney
Sabah (Malaysia), Sep 21 (IANS) American John Michael OToole continued his impressive run at the EurAsia Sabah Championship golf tournament by signing for a second round five-under-par 67 to secure the second round lead on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Sabah,Sports,Golf
Centre announces new PPP Policy to promote private investments in affordable housing
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday announced a new Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy for affordable housing that allows extending central assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh per house to be built by private builders even on private land.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sonakshi super fun to work with: Deepshikha Deshmukh
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Producer Deepshikha Deshmukh is working with Sonakshi Sinha for an upcoming comedy film, and says the actress is "super fun to work with".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi calls for new cooperatives in different sectors
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday advised farmers and villagers to take the help of cooperatives in sectors like honey bee farming, selling of neem seeds and sea weed farming to increase their income.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
NCLAT allows Cyrus Mistry to file case against Tata Sons
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Thursday allowed the firms owned by former Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry's family to raise its complaint of mismanagement and oppression against Tata Sons after applying a waiver in this regard.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kohli, other stars slated to take part in charity event during India-SL Test
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli is expected to participate in a charity programme for cancer patients on the 225th anniversary celebration of the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&FC) here on November 18 among a host of other former and current stars.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
China to provide aid for Rakhine state (Lead, Supersedes earlier version)
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China will donate $147,000 to help restore peace and stability in Myanmar's Rakhine state where a military offensive has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim minority community.
2017-09-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Rohingas are illegal immigrants, will be deported: India
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that Rohingyas who have entered India from Myanmar should not be mistaken as refugees because they are "illegal immigrants" who need to be sent back due to national security reasons.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Deep learning to drive market predictions by 2019: Gartner
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), will be a critical driver for demand, fraud and failure predictions by 2019, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sehwag, Jhulan rings bell at Eden
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Former India women's team captain Jhulan Goswami and opener Virender Sehwag rang the bell ahead of the first ball of the second One Day International (ODI) between India and Australia here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
AAP to lay siege to petroleum ministry on September 26
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said it will lay siege to the union petroleum ministry here on September 26 as part of its nationwide campaign against high fuel prices starting on Friday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HOLD CBI books Puducherry IAS officer in medical admission case
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The CBI has booked an IAS officer and five other officials in Puducherry and top officials of seven medical colleges for cheating bonafide students of their post graduate medical seats.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Health/Medicine
Rohingyas are not terrorists, nor a threat to India's security: Refugee
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 21 (IANS) Twenty three-year-old Mohammad Imran, a Rohingya who has grown up in a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar after his family fled violence in Myanmar, says he is "disheartened" to learn that India sees Rohingya Muslims as a national security threat.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
G4 nations call for text-based negotiations on UNSC reforms
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Member states of the G4, including India, have reaffirmed the need for early reform in the UN Security Council (UNSC) while calling for text-based Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) in this regard.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Hum Paanch', 'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain' to be adapted for foreign markets
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Hugely popular Indian family sitcoms "Hum Paanch" and "Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain" are set to get a British and Anglo-Spanish adaptation respectively, Indian entertainment conglomerate Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) announced on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Diaspora
Sonia asks Modi to pass Women's Reservation Bill
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urgently pass the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha where the BJP has a majority.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Beverage scene in India is still in infancy: Wine expert Daniel Beedle
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Indians have embraced whiskey, rum and brewpubs, but the alcoholic beverages scene in the country is still in its infancy, says wine expert Daniel Beedle.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Heavy drinking in college lowers job prospects later: Study
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Do you know drinking habits formed in college may impact future careers? Researchers have found that heavy drinking six times a month could lower chances that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 per cent.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Education,Health/Medicine
'Asian market ready to experiment with hair, moving from subtle to bold'
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Customers in the Asian market are slowly opening up to experimenting with their hair and moving from subtle to bold trends hence giving hair professionals a huge scope of creating new and quirky styles, says international hair care experts Andy Cheong and Ralf Boss.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Asia Road Racing Championship to be held in Chennai
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The iconic MMRT track here will witness World-class and heart-stopping action as the Madras Motor Sports Club, after a four-year interval, plays host to a round of the Asia Road Racing Championship scheduled to start from Friday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Appropriate action to tackle economic slowdown soon: Jaitley
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Acknowledging that private investment was short in coming, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the government will come out with "appropriate action" at the right time to boost the economy.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New Zealand U-17 football World Cup squad announced
Wellington, Sep 21 (IANS) New Zealand Football on Thursday announced a 21-man squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India next month.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sixth suspect detained over London Tube attack
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A sixth suspect has been detained over last week's terror attack on a London Tube train, the Metropolitan Police said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
On song, Pandya wishes fans on Navratri
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Gujarati in cricketer Hardik Pandya could not resist wishing his fans on Navratri even on match-day as India got ready to take on Australia in the second One-Day International (ODI) here.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Zomato data breach sixth biggest in first half of 2017
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The malicious outsider attack on food delivery app Zomato that exposed 17 million records was the sixth biggest data breach globally in the first half of 2017, a new report said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
China calls for calm in Korean Peninsula
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) A peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is in line with the common will of the international community and will help prevent the tensions from spiralling out of control, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Chinese actor joins Stallone's 'Escape Plan 3...'
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actors Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista will be joined by Chinese actor Max Zhang in "Escape Plan 3: Devils Station."
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Thousands throng temples in UP on first day of Navratri
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged the temples across Uttar Pradesh on the first day of the "Shardeya Navratri" on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
APT33 hacking group might be working with Iranian government: FireEye
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Revealing the operations of Iranian hacking group APT33, US-based cyber security firm FireEye said on Thursday the cybercriminals, who have targeted the energy and aviation sectors, are likely to have worked with the Iranian government.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Youngest New Zealand women cricketer to bag central contract
Wellington, Sep 21 (IANS) Leg-spinner Amelia Kerr on Thursday became the youngest-ever New Zealand women cricketer to bag a full-time central contract at age 16.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Eating nuts can stave off obesity risk
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Want to shed those extra kilos? Consume nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts in your diet as these can help you reduce weight as well as lower the risk of becoming being overweight and obese, researchers say.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Netflix pulls episode of children's cartoon with penis drawing
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) American internet entertainment company Netflix has pulled an episode of a childrens show "Maya the Bee" after what appeared to be a penis was spotted etched on a tree trunk in the background of a scene.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
How Milky Way differs from other galaxies
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Our galaxy, which is home to Earth and its solar system, might not be as "typical" as previously thought, and therefore Milky Way-based models to understand other galaxies of the universe could be misleading, new research suggests.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Harry Styles begins world tour
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles is on his first tour as a solo artiste, and he performed boy band One Direction's hits during the tour's first stop here.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shoot for 'Hate Story 4' starts in London
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The shooting for the fourth installment of the "Hate Story" franchise has started in London.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gremio, Barcelona de Guayaquil progress to Libertadores last four
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazil football clubs Gremio and Ecuador's Barcelona de Guayaquil advanced to the last four of the Copa Libertadores with dramatic quarterfinal victories.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
DigitalOcean launches object storage product 'Spaces'
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) US-based Cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean on Thursday introduced its object storage product "Spaces" which provides scalable and cost-effective way to address complex storage needs.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar felicitated in Abu Dhabi
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar has thanked the Abu Dhabi Air Force for the support they gave for the shooting his upcoming film "Tiger Zinda Hai", and for felicitating him.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
S.Korea to offer $8mn aid to N.Korea
Seoul, Sep 21 (IANS) South Korea on Thursday decided to offer $8 million of humanitarian aid to North Korea through UN organisations.
2017-09-21
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
China to donate $147bn for peace in Myanmar's Rakhine state
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China has announced it will donate $147 billion to help restore peace and stability in Myanmar's Rakhine state where a military offensive has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim minority community.
2017-09-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
'iBall Slide PenBook' launched at Rs 24,999
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Domestic consumer electronics company iBall on Thursday launched Windows-based two-in-one "iBall Slide PenBook" at Rs 24,999.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Neymar behaved like a child: Diego Forlan
Montevideo (Uruguay), Sep 21 (IANS) Former Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan has leapt to the defence of compatriot Edinson Cavani after the French football club Paris Saint-Germain striker's on-pitch row with teammate Neymar.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Indians should aspire to achieve highest quality: Goyal
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With the Indian society becoming increasingly "aspirational", Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday made an impassioned plea to citizens to also aspire for the goal of achieving the highest quality in all spheres of activity.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ben Stiller cancer-free since three years
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Ben Stiller has revealed that he has been free from prostate cancer for three years now and said he feels happy and healthy.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
9 killed as Rohingya relief truck crashes
Dhaka, Sep 21 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 10 others injured as a Red Crescent truck carrying relief materials for Rohingyas veered off a road in Bangladesh on Thursday, an official said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
You can pick good, bad moods from friends, not depression
London, Sep 21 (IANS) While your friend's bad or good mood can affect you, it is unlikely to increase your risk of falling into depression, researchers have found.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Dawood in 'setting' with government to return to India: Raj Thackeray
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar wants to return to India and is currently negotiating a settlement with the BJP-led government at the centre, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray said here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident