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Left, Congress say will boycott Bengal assembly session
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Angry over Speaker Biman Banerjee disallowing a no-confidence motion against the Trinamool Congress government in the West Bengal assembly, opposition Congress and Left Front on Thursday said they will boycott the remaining session.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
10 kg narcotic drug haul at Bengaluru airport, one held
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) A man was arrested after about 10 kg of narcotic drug valued at Rs 2 crore in the international market was seized from him at the city airport, an official said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Sachin': You don't have to be a cricket fan to love the Sachin bio-pic (Movie Review, Rating: **** 1/2)
Film: 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams'; Director: James Erskine; Starring: Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Anjali Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar, Mayuresh Pem; Rating: **** 1/2
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CCI approves Tata firms' acquisition of NTT Docomo's stake
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday approved Tata Group firms' acquisition of 21.63 per cent stake of NTT Docomo in Tata Teleservices.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP complains to Bengal Governor against 'police excesses'
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday complained to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi against "police excesses" during their protest march here and sought his intervention to ensure release of arrested party activists.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bosch net profit dips 10% in Q4
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Automotive components maker Bosch Ltd. on Thursday reported a 10 per cent year-on-year (YoY) decline in net profit to Rs 441 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of fiscal 2016-17 from Rs 491 crore in same period year ago.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Auto sector projected to contribute 12% to GDP over next decade
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said the Indian automobile sector is projected to contribute 12 per cent to the country's GDP (gross domestic product) over the next decade.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tapan Ray to be the next Economic Affairs Secretary
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that Corporate Affairs Secretary Tapan Ray will be the next Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, under the Ministry of Finance from June 1, 2017.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US stocks rally after Fed minutes
New York, May 25 (IANS) US stocks kept rising on Thursday, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq hitting all-time high, as investors continued to cheer the minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting in May.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Ecosystem to make EVs viable yet to be created: R.C. Bhargava
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki's Chairman R.C. Bhargava on Thursday said that an ecosystem which will make electric vehicles (EVs) viable, acceptable and usable by customers in India is yet to be created.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NMDC net profit up 11.5% in Q4
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) State-run NMDC Ltd on Thursday reported 11.5 per cent rise in its standalone net profit to Rs 511.88 crore during the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 459.08 crore in the year-ago period.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Kolkata journalists given special jackets during BJP rally
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Three days after over 20 city-based journalists were beaten up by police while covering the Left parties' protest march to state secretariat -- Nabanna, the city police on Thursday arranged special jackets for media persons so that they could be identified among the crowd during a similar event organised by the BJP.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
South Korea, Thailand into semis of Sudirman Cup
Gold Coast, May 25 (IANS) South Korea and Thailand qualified for the semi-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship, with some highly entertaining performances here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
15 patients die, Bihar doctors end two-day strike
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Junior doctors of the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Thursday evening ended their two-day strike following government assurance, burt during the strike eight more patients died since Wednesday night, taking the toll to 15, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
More women report osteoarthritis than men: Study
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Osteoarthritis -- a disease of joints -- is reported more among women than men, says a study conducted by the Arthritis Foundation of India (AFI).
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Saharanpur calm but tense; officials hope for early normalcy
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) An eerie calm prevailed in violence-hit villages of Saharanpur on Thursday, a day after two men were killed and over two dozen injured in caste clashes, the police said. District officials said they are hopeful of normalcy to return soon.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Leopardess dies after falling in open well
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A pregnant five-year-old leopardess died of her injuries after being rescued from an open well in a village in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district on Thursday, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal tours Delhi villages, discusses land pooling with farmers
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday evening toured several villages in outer Delhi and discussed the government's land pooling scheme with farmers.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi releases book on Tata Memorial Centre
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released the Platinum Jubilee Milestone book on Tata Memorial Centre here, an official said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Kerala painter's work draws huge response in Victorian Parliament
Melbourne/Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) A Kerala NRI painter's work on a 50-metre long single canvas titled "Pride of Australia" was on display at the Queen's Hall in the Victorian Parliament and fetched accolades.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Diaspora
President speaks out against intolerance, of 'one-way communication of powerful' to push the narrative
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Yet again coming out strongly against intolerance, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said people in power across the political spectrum now reach out directly to their audience which often becomes a one-way only communication from the powerful to the less-privileged, pushing the narrative in one direction.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aiyar-led peaceniks meet Mehbooba, separatist leaders in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) A delegation of peace activists led by Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and senior separatist leaders in an effort to create space for dialogue in the unrest-wracked state.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Mercedes-Benz India reduces 'Made in India' product prices
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India on Thursday said that it has decided to reduce the "transaction prices" of its entire 'Made in India product portfolio.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Congress questions release of Army video on LoC action
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday questioned the release of a video of the Indian Army action against Pakistan military posts across the Line of Control, saying that the party "does not want the truth to be lost in the release of videos by both sides".
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
We seek injunction against 'Raabta' release: Allu Arvind
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Producer Allu Arvind of Geetha Arts on Thursday sought injunction against the release of Sushant Singh Rajput starrer "Raabta", which is slated to hit the screens on June 9, over copyright infringement.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
IOC awaits Centre nod on dynamic fuel pricing across India
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The ongoing dynamic fuel pricing pilot project in five cities by state-run oil marketers, whereby transport fuel prices are changed daily, would only be extended elsewhere in India on receiving the government's green signal, a senior oil executive said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
100% FDI in domestic airlines poses security risks, says FIA
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Permitting foreign firms to fully own a domestic airline could have serious security implications, besides giving rise to other issues, the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has told the government.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP workers, police clash in Kolkata, 71 injured, 141 arrested (Roundup)
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) BJP activists on Thursday clashed with security personnel here on Thursday during a protest march that turned parts of the city hub into war zones, and left over 50 BJP workers and 21 police personnel injured. One police vehicle was torched, and a number of government and private cars damaged in the violence.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys, HP partner to offer new enterprise service
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Software major Infosys is partnering with American multinational Hewlett-Packard (HP) to offer a new service for the digital transformation of global enterprises, said the IT major on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi gangster, two accomplices held with weapons
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) South Delhi's notorious gangster Ravi Gangwal, involved in over a dozen cases of murder, attempt to murder, and assault, has been arrested with his two accomplices, the city police said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amit Shah vows to strengthen BJP in every Andhra village
Vijayawada, May 25 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday vowed to strengthen the party in every village and booth in Andhra Pradesh to make the state the strongest fort of the party in south India.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
First look posters of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala Karikaalan' launched
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who will be producing his father-in-law Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil outing "Kaala Karikaalan", on Thursday unveiled the first-look posters of the film, to be directed by Pa. Ranjith.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Juventus extend forward Mandzukic's contract till June 2020
Turin, May 25 (IANS) Italian football heavyweights Juventus on Thursday announced the one-year contract extension of forward Mario Mandzukic, keeping the veteran Croatian till June 30, 2020.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Totti confirms his last Roma match on Sunday
Rome, May 25 (IANS) AS Roma's long-serving captain Francesco Totti revealed on Thursday that the Serie A game against Genoa on May 28 is set to be his last match as a footballer with the Italian capital club.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Tiwari asks Kejriwal to resign, as Mishra appears before Lokayukta
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Soon after sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday got his statement recorded with the Lokayukta of Delhi, the BJP demanded Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation over corruption charges.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai policeman's wife killed: Missing son tracked to Rajasthan
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Rajasthan Police on Thursday detained Siddhant D. Ganore, the prime suspect in the killing of his mother Dipali, the wife of a Mumbai policeman who was one of the Sheena Bora murder investigators, at their Santacruz home on Wednesday, an official said here.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Media should ask questions to those in power: President
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Asking the media to practise "good journalism", President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that the Press will be failing in its duty if does not ask questions to those in power.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Mauritius PM to visit India
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth will arrive here on Friday on a three-day state visit to India, it was announced on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Modi years full of propaganda, says Congress; seeks White Paper on economy
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In a scathing attack, the Congress on Thursday said the Modi government's three years in office were full of "distractions, propaganda, falsification of facts, intolerance, and betrayal" and demanded a White Paper on the economy.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maruti Suzuki to set up automobile skill enhancement centres
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Passenger vehicle major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday said that it will set up automobile skill enhancement centres (ASECs) across 15 government-run Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across 11 states in the next three months.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Son kills 62-year-old mother after fight
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A 62-year-old woman was on Thursday killed by her son, an operator with MTNL, after a fight over a trivial issue in west Delhi, police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trade, investment, nuclear, defence on PM's 4-nation visit agenda
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Trade, Investment, civil nuclear cooperation, and defence cooperation are among a range of issues on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda when he goes on a six-day four-nation tour next week, senior officials here said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
EC rejects AAP's demand to change motherboard in EVM hackathon
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Virtually rejecting the AAP's demand to reconsider the terms of the EVM hackathon, the Election Commission of India on Thursday asked the party to submit "material evidence" to prove the basis of its allegations on EVM tampering.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hemkund Sahib opens to pilgrims after winter break
Chamoli (Uttarakhand), May 25 (IANS) The gates of the famous Sikh shrine Shri Hemkund Sahib were opened for pilgrims after a winter break on Thursday, officials here said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
9 burnt alive in Bihar bus fire
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Nine passengers aboard a private bus were burnt alive and half a dozen were injured when it caught fire near Harnaaut area of Bihar's Nalanda district on Thursday, the state police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Issues in 'Tubelight' still relevant: Kabir Khan
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Kabir Khan, whose upcoming film "Tubelight" is based on the India-China war of 1962, said the political issues in the movie are still relevant.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Thick forest cover hampering search for missing Su-30 fighter jet
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Mountainous terrain and thick forest cover were posing a challenge to several teams, including airborne, searching for the Indian Air Force's missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet on Thursday, two days after it disappeared with two pilots close to the China border.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Senior excise officer held for 100 kg gold theft
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The CBI has arrested a Superintendent of Central Excise Department for allegedly stealing 100 kg gold from custom's godown at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport 13 years ago, an official said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata meets Modi for funds, taking up river issue with Dhaka (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for restructuring the state's debts and urged him to take up with Bangladesh the issue of decreased flow of Atrai river water into her state.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Need to strengthen lower middle order batting, says Kohli
London, May 25 (IANS) Acknowledging the burden on his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni lower down the order, India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said the side needed to strengthen the lower middle order contribution as India begin their ICC Champions Trophy title defence against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mamata expresses relief after Fadnavis survives chopper accident
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed relief after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others survived a crash landing of their helicopter.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hot Thursday in Delhi, partly cloudy Friday expected
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) It was a hot Thursday in Delhi, with the maximum temperature settling at 41.3 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the Met Office said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
DRS likely to be used in T20Is; Umpires to get rights to send off misbehaving cricketers
Dubai, May 25 (IANS) The ICC Cricket Committee has decided to recommend the usage of the Decision Review System (DRS) in Twenty20 internationals and also plans to suggest giving umpires the power to send off players from the field in response to the most serious incidents of player misconduct, such as on-field violence.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Lightning kills 4 children in Bihar
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Four children were killed in Bihar's Bhagalpur district on Thursday when they were struck by a lightning, the police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata meets Modi for funds, taking up river issue with Dhaka (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for restructuring the state's debts and urged him to take up with Bangladesh the issue of decreased flow of Atrai river water into her state.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mishra records statement with Lokayukta against Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra recorded his statement with the Lokayukta against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
200 injured, police and Trinamool attacked rally: Bengal BJP
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Accusing the police with attacking its workers with the help of state's ruling Trinamool Congress cadres, the West Bengal unit of the BJP claimed that around 200 party workers were injured in police action during the protest march on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Britannia's Q4 net profit marginally up 2.5%, income at Rs 2,193.63 cr
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Despite a sluggish demand scenario post demonetisation, FMCG major Britannia Industries on Thursday reported a marginal rise of 2.54 per cent in its standalone net profit at Rs 196.73 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) ended March 31, from Rs 191.86 crore for the same period in the last fiscal.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
TN to set up three new law colleges
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday said three new law colleges will be opened in Dharmapuri, Villupuram and Ramanathapuram districts during the academic year 2017-18.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Education
No discriminatory tariffs among same subscriber category: TRAI
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Telecom service providers should not give any discriminatory tariff to the same category of subscribers and all plans should be reported to the regulator within seven days of its launch, the Indian telecom regulator said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Railways' post growth in passenger traffic, revenue
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Railway Ministry on Thursday reported a rise in passenger traffic and revenue generation during 2016-17.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress has never backed separatists: Anand Sharma on Hurriyat
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday declined to comment on senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's meeting with Hurriyat leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the party has never backed separatists and does not recognise those who are "unelectable and unrepresentative".
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
UAE V-P, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince discuss national security
Abu Dhabi, May 25 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE's Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, met on Thursday to discuss ways of strengthening national security and stability.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Togo,Politics
Rajasthan agritech meet draws in MoUs worth Rs 955 crore
Kota (Rajasthan), May 25 (IANS) The Rajasthan government signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) worth over Rs 955 crore at the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
No talks with separatists, at least for now: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday ruled out any talks with the separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, at least for now.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Suarez injured, Pique, Mascherano ready for Copa del Rey final
Barcelona, May 25 (IANS) Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was injured during training on Thursday, while Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano trained with the squad, the Spanish team announced.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Indian agency bags America's PR World Gold
Mumbai/San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Mumbai-based Concept Public Relations India Limited has been chosen for the Gold Award at the prestigious 7th Annual PR World Awards, instituted by Silicon Valley Communications of the US.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BCCI invites application for India team coach
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for the national team coach's post.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Fadnavis, 5 others, survive chopper crash; Tweets 'We are ok' (Roundup)
Latur (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed after it got entangled in overhead electric cables in Latur district, sparking a major scare here on Thursday. He later tweeted, "We are absolutely safe and ok. Nothing to worry."
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BCCI, PCB to discuss bilateral series on May 29 meeting: Report
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Less than a week before India and Pakistan face off in a high-octane ICC Champions Trophy clash at Edgbaston on June 4, the respective cricket boards -- BCCI and PCB -- will meet in Dubai on May 29 to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Swami Om gets anticipatory bail in molestation case
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A court here has granted anticipatory bail to former 'Bigg Boss' contestant and self-proclaimed godman Swami Om, who was accused of molesting and threating a woman, court sources said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Amarinder denies seeking security following Khalistani threats
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday denied he has sought enhanced security in the face of open threats and intelligence inputs that fringe Khalistani elements were targetting him for his stance against their activities.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
5 policemen killed in Kenya blast
Rabat, May 25 (IANS/MAP) Five policemen were killed on Thursday when their vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device in eastern Kenya.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Punjab education board chief resigns on CM's directive
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Balbir Singh Dhol submitted his resignation following Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's order on Thursday after poor results of Class X board examinations.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Education
BJP, CPI-M unleashing violence in Bengal, says Mamata
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Rejecting opposition charges of police excesses, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP and the CPI-M of unleashing violence in the state in the name of protests.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saharanpur violence: Bhim Army demands justice for Dalits
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Newly formed Dalits' rights group Bhim Army on Thursday issued ultimatum to the Uttar Pradesh government to bring the perpetrators of the May 5 Saharanpur violence to book.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha to get respite from heatwave; rains likely
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Heat wave condition continued to prevail over several parts of Odisha even as the Met Office on Thursday forecast rain and thunderstorm.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Proposed GST rates on sugar, tea lower
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on sugar, tea, coffee (other than instant coffee) and milk powder will be much lesser than prevailing taxes, the Finance Ministry said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I am a limited performer, says Salman Khan
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who will soon be seen in the film "Tubelight", says as an actor he has limitations and filming for the Kabir Khan directorial was an emotional journey.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SAI-South Korea Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo meet starts
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI)-South Korea Ambassadors Cup Taekwondo Championship started at the K.D. Jadhav Wrestling Hall in Indira Gandhi Sports Complex here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Abedi 'wanted revenge' for US raids on Syria, says sister
London, May 25 (IANS) Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi carried out the concert attack because he wanted to take revenge for US airstrikes on Syria, said the 22-year-old's sister.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mercedes' Hamilton fastest in free practice
Monte Carlo, May 25 (IANS) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was the fastest in the first free practice at the Monaco Grand Prix here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Macao,Sports,Motorsports
Australia's Stosur in Strasborg semis
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Australian Samantha Stosur on Thursday defeated Spain's Carla Suarez 7-6(5), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg tennis tournament.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
IDBI Bank initiates process to sell non-core assets
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Aiming at a turnaround to augment its capital base and recover from bad loans, the IDBI Bank on Thursday said it has initiated the process to sell its non-core assets over a period of time.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amid Jadhav tension, Sushma thanks Pakistan for Uzma's return
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India-Pakistan diplomatic relations may be at a low over alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and cross-border firings, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday was at her diplomatic best when she thanked Islamabad for making possible the return of Uzma Ahmed -- an Indian woman forced to marry a Pakistani man.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Ashok Leyland posts Rs 1,223-cr net, plans Rs 500-cr capex
Chennai/Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd, closing last fiscal with a net profit of Rs 1,223 crore on a revenue of Rs 21,332 crore, plans to invest around Rs 500 crore during the current year, the company's Managing Director on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Court grants bail to Jindal's adviser, others
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A court here on Thursday granted regular bail to five persons, including Jindal Steel's adviser Anand Goel, in a coal block allocation case against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and others.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JK Tyre-Suzuki float two-wheeler racing series
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) JK Tyre has tied up with the two-wheeler giant Suzuki to introduce a two-wheeler racing series that will become part of its National Racing Championships, it was revealed on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Anticipatory bail can be suspended but not without hearing accused, SC told
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Former Chairman of Jodhpur Development Authority (JDA) Rajendra Singh Solanki on Thursday told the Supreme Court that anticipatory bail granted to him by the Rajasthan High Court in a criminal case should not have been suspended without hearing him.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blast kills one ahead of Modi's visit to Assam
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) One person was killed in an explosion in the tea and oil rich Dibrugarh district of Assam on Thursday ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate a 9.15 kilometre-long bridge over the Brahmaputra river.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Highway horror: Man killed, four women gang-raped in UP
Noida, May 25 (IANS) A scrap dealer was killed and his mother, wife, sister and sister-in-law raped by a group of armed men who waylaid their car and also looted the family, near Jewar on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh early on Thursday, police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Mamata meets Modi, again seeks state debt restructuring, funds
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and again sought the restructuring of the state's debts and release of Rs 8,000 crore due to Bengal under various Centre-sponsored schemes.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
AfDB President hopes India helps bank's skill, power agenda
Gandhinagar, May 25 (IANS) Elated over the outcome of the five-day annual meeting of African Development Bank (AfDB) and interaction with the Union Ministers, bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Thursday said he hoped India will substantially contribute towards its transformation agenda in skill development, power and agriculture.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Actor Suniel Shetty named event ambassador of Indian Open of Surfing
Mangaluru, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood action superstar and local boy Suniel Shetty was on Thursday named the event ambassador for the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing that starts at the Sasihithlu beach here on Friday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP wins lone Rajya Sabha seat from Manipur
Imphal, May 25 (IANS) President of the Manipur unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Khetrimayum Bhabananda won the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat, the election for which was held on Thursday, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Films are made for audience, not for critics, says Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, whose latest release "Half Girlfriend" has been appreciated by the audience despite mostly unfavourable reviews, says at the end of the day movies are made for the audience.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kejriwal visits hospital, assures of action on irregularities
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Mangolpuri and came across several irregularities, on which he assured of action.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
RIL leads 58 Indian firms in Forbes Global 2000 latest list
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) is the highest ranked Indian firm in Forbes magazine's 'Global 2000' list this year which sees the number of Indian companies in 2017 rising to 58 from last year's 56.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bedlam in Tripura assembly, CM prevented from entering house
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) Bedlam prevailed in Tripura assembly on Thursday, the last day of its three-day session, after Trinamool Congress's student wing supporters held a black-flag protest and prevented Chief Minister Manik Sarkar from entering the house.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
No accident, bus with 40 children returns safely to Poonch
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) A school bus with 40 children on board that was believed to have met with an accident in Jammu's Rajouri district has returned with all its occupants safe and sound, a police official said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Cristiano Ronaldo defrauded nearly $9 mn in tax: Report
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) The Spanish Tax Authorities (Agencia Tributaria) consider that Real Madrid football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo defrauded over 8 million euros ($8.95 million) by not correctly declaring his image rights for the period between 2011 and 2013, according to media reports in Spain.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BJP workers, policemen injured during Kolkata protest march
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) A large number of BJP workers and policemen were injured and a police vehicle was torched as BJP workers, protesting against the law and order situation in the state and alleged fake cases lodged against party workers, clashed with security personnel here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tea Board engages agency to carry out study on tea industry
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The Tea Board India on Thursday said it has decided to engage a professional agency to carry out a comprehensive study on the status of tea industry after share of organised sector declined to 66 per cent of country's tea production.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Neha Kakkar's voice brings smile to my face: Kriti Sanon (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon says singer Neha Kakkar's voice brings smile to her face.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Manchester's football giants make joint donation to emergency fund
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Manchester's two football rivals came together on Thursday with a joint 1 million pound donation to the city's emergency fund set up in the wake of a terror attack that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured over 100 others.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Tripura assembly unanimously approves state GST bill
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) The Left-ruled Tripura in a special assembly session on Thursday unanimously approved the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill.
2017-05-25
Category: International, India,Politics,Business/Economy
Equity markets surge to new highs, banking stocks soar (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Indian equity markets were elevated to new high levels on Thursday by positive global cues, expected reforms to deal with banking sector's woes, and short-covering triggered on account of May futures and options (F&O) contracts expiry.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
4 arrested for Moscow terror plot
Moscow, May 25 (IANS) Russian security forces have arrested four men allegedly linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror organisation and suspected of planning a series of terror attacks on Moscow's transport system, authorities said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian music bands to compete in online battle
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Music bands from all over India will take part in an online battle -- Indian Band League (IBL) -- starting on May 31.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Bandhavgarh tiger reserve chief pulled up as cubs, felines die
Bhopal/New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) While the nation aspires to double the number of tigers by 2022, "open defiance" of foresters despite rising mortality of the fine felines has raised question mark over conservation in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fadnavis escaped air tragedy - list of politicians who didn't
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday had a providential escape when his copter crash-landed. But many other leading Indian politicians have not been as lucky, and got killed in air tragedies in the past few decades.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Probiotic use may improve symptoms of depression
Toronto, May 25 (IANS) Regular intake of probiotics -- live bacteria and yeasts -- which are well known to be good for the digestive system may also relieve symptoms of depression, suggests a new study.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bomb unit declares Manchester college package safe
Manchester, May 25 (IANS) A "suspicious" package has been declared safe after army bomb disposal experts were called to a street in Hulme, near Manchester city centre.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Education
Pakistan is a 'well of death', says Indian woman after return
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) "Pakistan is like a well of death", said Uzma Ahmed, the Indian woman repatriated to the country from Pakistan where she was allegedly forced and duped into marrying against her choice.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
'Entry into Bollywood now easier through proper channels'
Noida, May 25 (IANS) Almost every individual dreams of acting and being watched on screen -- but only a handful get the chance to be an actor. Popular casting director Mukesh Chhabra says that as compared to earlier times, entry into filmdom has become easier for people if they go through proper channels.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bride-to-be, 7 others killed in Karanataka van-bus smash-up
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Eight persons, among them a bride-to-be, were killed and 22 injured in a ghastly head-on collision between a bus and a van in north Karnataka, the police said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal BJP condemns police for attacking party headquarters
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The West Bengal unit of the BJP on Thursday accused the police of forcibly entering its headquarters and "mercilessly beating up" the workers on a day when violence erupted here during a protest march organised by the party.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
40 school children feared dead in Jammu bus accident
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) At least 40 school children were feared dead when a bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Rajouri district of Jammu region on Thursday, the state police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Ashok Leyland's standalone Q4 net profit at Rs 476 cr
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Commercial vehicles manufacturer Ashok Layland on Thursday reported a net profit of Rs 476 crore in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NDA term full of propaganda, demand White Paper on economy: Congress
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In a scathing attack, the Congress on Thursday said the Modi government's three years in power were full of "distractions, propaganda, falsification of facts, intoleranace, manufacturing of numbers and betrayal" and demanded a White Paper on the economy.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Obama gets rousing welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel
Berlin, May 25 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama, in a first speaking event in Europe since leaving the White House in January, received an exuberant welcome in the German capital on Thursday as he took part in a public debate with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Benefits of different teas
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Multiple brands have come up with numerous tea variants ranging from green tea to organic, black, herbal and fruit-based infusions. While we all drink tea as a stress buster, comforter, there are many other hidden benefits that different types of tea offer if consumed in a definite time and manner, say experts.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
China denies UN report on CPEC
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China on Thursday was evasive about a UN report stating that the CPEC could fuel tensions between India and Pakistan, denying there was any "specific" document.
2017-05-25
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Microsoft programme features 238 Indian educators
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft has announced its 2016-2017 class of education innovators featuring 238 Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIE) Experts across India, the company said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Cipla's Q4 consolidated net loss at Rs 62 cr
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Global pharmaceutical firm Cipla on Thursday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 62 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Himachal seeks PM's intervention for Swan river channelisation
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday expressed concern over the inordinate delay in central assistance for the Swan river channelisation in the state's Una district.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Pending electricity bills of 1984 riot victims waived
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to waive the pending electricity bills of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Learning to read in adulthood may transform brain
London, May 25 (IANS) When a completely illiterate person learns to read and write in adulthood, the human brain reorganises and transforms itself significantly, researchers say.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Education,Health/Medicine
Young Li is Alibaba's head of international business
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Alibaba's Mobile Business Group on Thursday said Young Li has been elevated as the head of International Business Department, and in his new role he will be in charge of the overseas business of UCWeb.
2017-05-25
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Enforce hallmarking with implementation of GST: World Gold Council
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The World Gold Council on Thursday said the enforcement of hallmarking is key along with implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) to bring the transparency in the trade of the yellow metal.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Mamata hopes for consensus Presidential candidate
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hoped for a consensus candidate for the presidential election.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sri Lanka tweaks trade deals negotiations policy
Colombo, May 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Thursday announced a new policy, which is more outward-oriented, coherent and with a clearer vision, to better meet requirements in negotiations of international trade agreements.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
MHA seeks report from UP on Saharanpur violence
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Thursday sought a detailed report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the caste violence in Saharanpur district that has left two persons dead and more than two dozen injured, an official said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two jailed for CWG stadiums renovation fraud
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A special court here has sentenced two persons to 30 months' jail in a case related to irregularities in the renovation of two stadiums ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2010, court sources said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Prime Focus' consolidated Q4 net profit at Rs 38.7 crore
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Global media and entertainment services firm Prime Focus on Thursday posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 38.7 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ways to take care of your precious gold jewellery
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Gold being a soft metal, contact or abrasion between different jewellery pieces may damage them. Wrap each piece separately to avoid such a problem, say experts.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India seeks access to Mumbai man arrested in Pakistan
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India on Thursday sought from Pakistan consular access to Sheikh Nabi, a Mumbai resident arrested in Islamabad for not possessing travel documents, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Manchu Manoj to give 10% of each film's earnings to farmer-initiative
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Actor Manchu Manoj will give 10 per cent of each films earnings to the 'Save the Farmers initiative to provide relief to Indian farmers.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Odisha CM seeks 2nd bridge over Brahmani river
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday requested the Centre to construct a new bridge over Brahmani river in Rourkela to facilitate vehicular communication.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Man hacked to death in broad daylight in Andhra
Vijayawada, May 25 (IANS) A man was hacked to death in full public view by four unidentified persons in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Thursday, police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Oil Q4 net soars 85% at Rs 3,721 cr on higher income
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) State-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Thursday posted an impressive 85 per cent jump in net profit for the fourth quarter ended March at Rs 3,721 crore owing to better revenue from operations, even as refining margins grew.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trump meets EU leaders in Brussels
Brussels, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday met leaders of the main European Union institutions here as part of his first international tour after taking office in January.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
India's longest bridge over Brahmaputra to bring Assam, Arunachal closer
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Bringing Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer, the country's longest river bridge -- at 9.15 km - over the mighty Brahmaputra, is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Dispute continues between Germany, Turkey as German lawmakers cancel visit
Berlin, May 25 (IANS) A group of German lawmakers have called off a visit to Turkey due to the pressure exerted by Turkish authorities, Bundestag's Vice President Claudia Roth has said.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Tripura assembly unanimously approves GST bill
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) Left-ruled Tripura in a special assembly session on Thursday approved the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill unanimously.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Harington not aiming for 'next big Oscar film'
London, May 25 (IANS) The "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington says he is not aiming to get into "that next big Oscar film".
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Four militants of banned group arrested in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) At least four militants belonging to the banned Neo-JMB outfit were arrested by Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Not in race for another term: President Mukherjee
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday probably gave enough hints that he may not be in the race for another term in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amit Shah, Chandrababu discuss alliance, presidential poll
Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Historian Kalra hopeful of India reaching women's World Cup final
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Women's cricket historian Sunil Yash Kalra on Thursday predicted that the Indian eves stand a great chance of reaching the final of the upcoming World Cup, to be held from June 24 to July 23 in England and Wales.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India face stern China test at Sudirman Cup quarters (Preview)
Gold Coast, May 25 (IANS) It will be an uphill task for the Indian shuttlers when they take on China in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here on Friday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Patna hospital patients left unattended due to doctors strike
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Shakuntala Devi has been writhing in pain on the floor of the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) Emergency Ward, with none to attend to her and alleviate her suffering, following a flash strike by the hospital's junior doctors.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Porto's Felipe close to Juventus move: Reports
Rio de Janeiro, May 25 (IANS) Brazilian defender Felipe is on the verge of joining Italian giants Juventus.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
TCS partners with Nexperia to build digital core
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday announced partnership with semiconductor company Nexperia to transform its applications and infrastructure services.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Resisting reunification by force will get Taiwan nowhere: China
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) A Chinese spokesperson on Thursday warned that the Taiwan administration's attempt to resist reunification by the use of force will get the island nowhere.
2017-05-25
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Bomb disposal unit arrives at Manchester college
Manchester, May 25 (IANS) An army bomb disposal unit was sent to a college in Trafford here on Thursday, Greater Manchester Police said.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Equity markets surge to new highs, banking stocks soar
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Indian equity markets on Thursday soared to new high levels as positive global cues, a strong rupee and healthy buying in banking, capital goods and automobile stocks lifted investors' sentiments.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Eintracht Frankfurt suspend Varela for getting tattoo
Berlin, May 25 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt have suspended Guillermo Varela from the squad after he got a tattoo against the club's advice, days before facing Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Congress party renames its legal cell
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accepted the proposal to rename the party's Legal and Human Rights Department as the Legal, Human Rights and RTI Department.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Eight more patients die as Bihar doctors continue strike
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Eight more patients have died duing the ongoing strike by junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) since Wednesday night, taking the total deaths to 15, official sources said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Mariah Carey slammed for being 'bananas'
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey has been slammed by her co-star Rob Huebel over her "bananas" behaviour on the set of "The House".
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kourtney, Younes Bendjima enjoying 'wild sex'
Cannes, May 25 (IANS) Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian is reportedly enjoying her time with her new boyfriend Younes Bendjima at the 70th Cannes Film Festival here.
2017-05-25
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three Pakistanis held in Bengaluru with Indian identity cards
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Three suspected Pakistan nationals, including two women, were arrested in the city with fake Indian identity cards and fake passports, police said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
BCCI invites application for India team coach
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for coach of the national team.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Celebrities wish 'new father' Karan Johar on birthday
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar turned 45 on Thursday, and a string of Bollywood personalities like Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt wished him a year full of love, luck, prosperity and happiness.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Five injured in Delhi brawl
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Five persons were injured in a brawl and shooting over plying of trucks here, the police said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Most distributors, production houses want a star's face in films'
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Avinash Das, who made his Bollywood directorial debut this year with Swara Bhasker-starrer "Anaarkali of Aarah", says he and the film's producers had to struggle to get it distributed in the country as it was devoid of a heavy-duty star cast.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Babri case: CBI court summons Advani, Joshi on May 30
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) A special CBI court in Lucknow, conducting day-to-day hearing of the 1992 Babri demolition case, on Thursday asked BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear personally before it on May 30.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Congress delegation meets Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) A Congress party delegation led by Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday called on senior Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq here.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sony introduces SSDs for video recorders
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Sony India on Thursday launched two new G-Series Professional Solid State Drives (SSD) of 960GB and 480GB capacities for external video recording devices docked to camcorders or high-performance DSLRs.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Iraqi forces push further in anti-IS operation in west Mosul
Baghdad, May 25 (IANS) Iraqi paramilitary Hashd Shaabi units on Thursday initiated a new advance to recapture areas near the Iraqi-Syrian border west of Mosul in an operation to dislodge the Islamic State militant group from the Iraqi side of the border.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistani man 'stoned to death'
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) A 43-year-old man was allegedly stoned to death for honour in Pakistan's Ghourgushti, a media report said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace
New York, May 25 (IANS) A team of astronomers has discovered a new kind of galaxies which, although extremely old -- formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang -- create stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
We shouldn't compare 'Dangal', 'Baahubali 2': Aamir (Lead, correcting name in para 3)
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan says it's unfair to compare his film "Dangal" with S.S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" -- both of which have crossed collections of Rs 1500 crore at the box office worldwide -- as both of them have their own space.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US judge issues arrest warrant for yoga guru Bikram Choudhury
Washington, May 25 (IANS) A Los Angeles judge has issued an arrest warrant for Bikram Choudhury, the Indian American "hot" yoga guru, after he failed to pay more than $7 million in 2016 to his former lawyer who was the victim in a sexual harassment case against him.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
BJP workers, policemen injured as Kolkata turns into war zone during protest
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) A number of BJP workers and policemen were injured and a police vehicle was torched as parts of central Kolkata resembled a war zone with security forces using water canons and batons and lobbying tear gas shells on the activists who also hurled bricks during a protest march here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google's Rajan Anandan is now IAMAI Chairman
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Rajan Anandan, Vice-President, South East Asia and India, Google, is the new Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), a statement said here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Fadnavis, 5 others survive chopper crash in Maharashtra (Third Lead)
Latur (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others on Thursday had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed after it got entangled in overhead electric cables in Latur district, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK 'not sharing info' with US after bomb photo leak
Manchester, May 25 (IANS) British police chiefs have stopped sharing information on the Manchester concert bombing with the US after the American media leaked crime scene pictures that showed the bomb used in the attack was a highly-powerful device packed with nuts and screws.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Pakistan condemns commendation to Indian Army officer Gogoi
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday condemned the Indian Army chief's Commendation Card to an officer involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to a jeep as human shield.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Our brain can spot disease in others to avoid sick people
London, May 25 (IANS) The human brain is better than previously thought at discovering early-stage disease in others, thereby helping us avoid sick people, says a new study.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Providential escape: Big B on Fadnavis's chopper crash-landing
Latur, May 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says it was a "providential escape" for Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his team when their chopper crash-landed here at noon on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Jakarta bombings linked to IS: Police
Jakarta, May 25 (IANS) Indonesian police on Thursday said the Islamic State militant group is linked to the suicide bombings near a bus stop in Jakarta that killed two bombers and three policemen.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Indonesia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian woman 'forced' to marry Pakistani returns home
Amritsar/Lahore, May 25 (IANS) An Indian woman who alleged she was forced and duped into marrying a Pakistani man was repatriated to her country through the Wagah border on Thursday, a day after the Islamabad High Court permitted her to travel home.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Facebook records 350 mn IPL 10-related interactions
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Over 120 million people joined the Indian Premier League (IPL) conversation on Facebook and the company recorded 350 million interactions related to the season on the platform.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL,Media,Technology
Telecom department closely watching impact of 18% GST on the sector: Manoj Sinha
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The telecom department is closely watching the impact of the proposed 18 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the industry, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
ED raids Hooda's aides in Manesar land deal case
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday raided around ten places of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's aides in connection with a 400-acre land deal in Gurugram's Manesar.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Say yes to eco-friendly flooring
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Create a healthy environment at home by choosing eco-friendly flooring.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tsonga defeats Berlocq, advances to Lyon Open quarters
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won a tough game against Argentina's Carlos Berlocq to advance to the quarterfinals of the Lyon Open tennis tournament here.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
22 Uttarkashi bus accident victims' bodies flown to Indore
Dehradun, May 25 (IANS) Bodies of 22 pilgrims, who died in a bus accident in Uttarkashi on Tuesday, were airlifted to Indore in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday by a special aircraft.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How accurate is your fitness tracker?
New York, May 25 (IANS) Your fitness tracker may accurately measure the heart rate but may misguide you on the number of calories you burnt, researchers say.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
China to expand imports from US
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China will increase imports from the US in wide-ranging areas including agricultural products, energy and high-tech equipment, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Babri case: CBI court summons Advani, Joshi on May 30
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) A special CBI court in Lucknow, which is conducting daily hearing of the 1992 Babri demolition case, on Thursday directed BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear personally before it on May 30.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Brazilian President deploys army against protestors
Brasilia, May 25 (IANS) Brazilian President Michel Temer has ordered the armed forces to patrol Brasilia for a week, following protests that called for the end of his government and immediate elections for a new President.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Brazil,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Elephant population declining in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 25 (IANS) The elephant population has gradually declined in Jharkhand in the last 15 years with many succumbing to electrocution, railway accidents and poaching, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Vijayan to take up with PM issue of kidnapped Catholic priest
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said he will take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the issue of kidnapped Kerala Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil, who is at an undisclosed location in Yemen.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Want to give my kids freedom to be what they want: Sachin Tendulkar
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar says through his documentary drama "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", he wants to share a very pertinent message that his parents taught him -- of giving children the freedom to pursue their dreams.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Wawrinka reaches Geneva Open quarters
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka needed only 37 minutes to place himself in the quarter-finals of the Geneva Open after his rival, Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva retired with 5-2 on the scoreboard.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Government will look into telecom regulator's proposal to penalise 3 companies: Minister
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The government will look into the proposal of the Indian telecom regulator on penalising three companies for not providing adequate points of interconnections (PoI) to industry newcomer Reliance Jio and will take a decision at the proper time.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Sanjay Mitra takes over as Defence Secretary
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) New Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra took charge on Thursday, succeeding G. Mohan Kumar.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Man United beat Ajax to claim Europa League title
Stockholm, May 25 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) side Manchester United lifted the Europa League trophy with a 2-0 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in the final, also securing an automatic spot in next season's UEFA Champions League group phase.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Fadnavis unhurt as chopper crash-lands in Latur
Latur (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed after it got entangled in overhead wires in Latur district on Thursday, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India reaffirms commitment to renewable energy
Suva/New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India on Thursday reaffirmed its commitment to renewable energy with the promise to expand into all forms of energy that can reduce carbon footprint.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Fiji,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
BJP activists reach Kolkata police headquarters ahead of schedule
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Even before the state BJP's march to the city police headquarters formally started, a group of its party workers on Thursday surprised the police by suddenly arriving near Lalbazar in a private bus.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Court grants bail to Jindal's advisor, others
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A court here on Thursday granted regular bail to five persons, including Jindal Steel's advisor Anand Goel, in a coal block allocation case against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and others.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'23 million Americans to lose health insurance by 2026'
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The healthcare reform proposed by US President Donald Trump to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare, will leave 23 million US citizens without health insurance over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Indian cinema has been escapist experience for masses'
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood's song and dance sequence has been a way for the masses to escape from the daily grind, feels Ashley Rodrigues, who is helming a Virtual Reality (VR) short film with Eddie Avil.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Palmeiras in Copa Libertadores knockout phase
Rio de Janeiro, May 25 (IANS) Reigning Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras claimed top spot in Group E of the Copa Libertadores football tournament with a 3-1 victory over Argentina's Atletico Tucuman.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
US Treasury urges Congress to raise debt limit before recess
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has urged the Congress to raise the debt limit before its August recess to avoid a potential federal government default.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
OnePlus 5 to be 1st phone in India with Snapdragon 835
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has confirmed that its next flagship smartphone OnePlus 5 will be the first India device that will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan': Simple oft-seen drama (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan"; Director: Aditya Sarpotdar; Cast: Mukesh Tiwari, Shrenu Parikh, Arsh Sehrawat, Rahul Raj Malhotra, Abhinav Parashar, Shilpa Tulaskar and Kuldeep Sarin; Rating: **
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi government in celebratory mode but concern over Hindutva outfits (Three years of Modi government)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Stepping into its fourth year in power on Friday, the Narendra Modi government is in a celebratory mood after the BJP's stupendous electoral success in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, a modest pick-up in the economy and the imminent roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax across the nation in July. But questions remain over the stridence shown by Hindutva outfits over cow protection, love jihad and other socially volatile issues.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Digital space is already the big thing: Shenaz Treasury
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Shenaz Treasury, who will soon be seen in the forthcoming film "Munna Micheal", says digital space seems to have taken over from the small screen when it comes to grabbing the attention of the youth.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Twinkle Khanna supports campaign on menstruation
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Entrepreneur, producer and author Twinkle Khanna, who is producing a film titled "Padman", is campaigning to urge people to talk about menstruation.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Kirsten Dunst gets emotional on Cannes red carpet
Cannes, May 25 (IANS) Actress Kirsten Dunst could not hold back her emotions while attending the premiere of her upcoming film "The Beguiled" at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.
2017-05-25
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Sargoshiyan': Another facet of Kashmir (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Sargoshiyan"; Directors: Imran Khan and Vijay Verma; Cast: Indraneil Sengupta, Hasan Zaidi, Sarah Arfeen Khan, Aditi Bhatia, Khalid Siddiqui, Alok Nath, Farida Jalal, Tom Alter, Shahbaaz Khan; Rating: **
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian equities trade higher on derivatives expiry day
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Indian equity markets on Thursday traded with gains on the back of positive global cues, a strong rupee and healthy buying in capital goods, banking and IT stocks.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maharashtra CM Fadnavis unhurt as chopper crash-lands
Latur, May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his team had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed here at noon on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Wonder Woman' London premiere cancelled
London, May 25 (IANS) Production banner Warner Bros has cancelled the London premiere of upcoming superhero film "Wonder Woman" following the attack at singer Ariana Grandes concert in Manchester that left 22 dead earlier this week.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Marijuana compound may cut seizures in rare epilepsy disorder
New York, May 25 (IANS) Administering marijuana compound may help reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with a rare and severe form of epilepsy by 39 per cent, researchers say.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Court grants bail to Jindal's advisor, others
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A court here on Thursday granted regular bail to five persons, including Jindal Steel's advisor Anand Goel, in a coal block allocation case against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and others.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maharastra CM Fadnavis narrowly escapes as chopper crash lands
Latur, May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his team had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed here on Thursday noon.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBSE will announce results on time, says Javadekar
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the Central Board of Secondary Education would declare the results of Classes 10 and 12 on time.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education,Human Interest/Society
Presidential election: Nitish to skip Sonia's luncheon meet
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will skip the opposition parties meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday over the Presidential elections, a party leader said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Commissioner and DIG transferred, social media blocked in Saharanpur
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Following the violence that claimed two lives with injuries to over two dozen persons in Saharanpur, the Uttar Pradesh government has transferred the Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Inspector General of Police besides blocking the social media there.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Post-note ban 12.54 lakh PoS terminals added in Q4
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Post the November 8 demonetisation measure, 12.54 lakh Point of Sale (PoS) terminals have been added during the fourth quarter of the last fiscal ended March to facilitate more digital transactions, the government has said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
We shouldn't compare 'Dangal', 'Baahubali 2': Aamir Khan
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan says it's unfair to compare his film "Dangal" with S.S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" -- both of which have crossed collections of Rs 1500 crore at the box office worldwide -- as both of them have their own space.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Shatrughan offers to guide Rajinikanth in politics
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday supported Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's move to join politics. Sinha also advised him not to join any political party, instead let others join him.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
These amazing hills bring you close to nature (Travelogue)
Chitkul (Himachal Pradesh), May 25 (IANS) Fancy this: Snow-clad mountains dotted with pine trees, a topaz blue sheet spread across the sky and the churlish winter wind almost piercing through to the bones. The temperature was minus eight degree Celsius and there I was, standing in Chiktul, the last village on India's border with China in Himachal Pradesh.
2017-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Environment/Wildlife
Chris Cornell wasn't himself when he committed suicide: Wife
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Late American musician Chris Cornell's wife Vicky has penned a heart-wrenching letter, where she said that the singer was not himself when he killed himself.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Can't take the credit for looking good, says Sonam Kapoor
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) National Award winning actress Sonam Kapoor, who stepped out in style at the 70th Cannes Film Festival red carpet earlier this week, says she does not take any credit for the way she looks. She says her genes, fashion designers, make-up artists and the photographers are to be thanked.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NASA moves up launch of mission to metal asteroid
Washington, May 25 (IANS) NASA has announced plans to launch its mission to a unique metal asteroid a year ahead of the original schedule.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Murder, loot, molestation near Jewar, no arrests yet
Noida, May 25 (IANS) Armed miscreants looted a family, killed one of its members and molested women near Jewar in Uttar Pradesh early on Thursday morning, police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Dummy aircraft on fire' at Mumbai airport bags CII top award
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) A reusable dummy aircraft made from scrap, which was set on fire during a mock drill, has earned Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL) the top prize at the 30th Renovative Kaizen Conference & Competition conducted by the CII, an official said here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
2016-17: Record for rural roads, but under 50% of targeted habitations reached
On May 22, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tweeted it had ratcheted the pace of rural road construction under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to 133 km a day over the three years to 2016-17, up from 69.35 km a day in 2013-14.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Your smartphone obsession may up bad behaviour in kids
New York, May 25 (IANS) Do you spend too much time on your smartphone during mealtime, playtime and routine activities or conversations with your kids? If so, it may lead to behavioural issues in your children, warned researchers.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Designer Sanjay Garg to exhibit in London
London, May 25 (IANS) Rajasthan's Sanjay Garg, designer and founder of Raw Mango brand, is set to exhibit his collection here next month.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Twitter for Apple TV updated with live 360 degree videos
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Expanding its features for big screens, Twitter has updated its Apple TV app by adding support for live 360 degree videos and Periscope's Global Map.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kim titles Kanye as 'best husband'
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who completed three years of marital bliss with her rapper-husband Kanye West, has tagged him as the "best husband and father".
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't let negativity of few win: Anupam Kher to Sonu Nigam
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) After Sonu Nigam quit Twitter, veteran actor Anupam Kher asked the singer not to get affected by the negativity of a few people.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SRK wishes luck to Pitt, David Michôd for 'War Machine'
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan has wished good luck to Hollywood star Brad Pitt and director David Michôd for their forthcoming Netflix film "War Machine".
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rajinikanth's next film titled 'Kaala Karikaalan'
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's next Tamil film, to be produced by his son-in-law Dhanush, has been officially titled "Kaala Karikaalan".
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Rahman records end credit song for 'Viceroy's House' with Shreya
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman is recording the end credits song for the Hindi version of the Gurinder Chadha's "Viceroy's House".
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Melbourne to be Australia's largest city by mid-2030s: Expert
Melbourne, May 25 (IANS) Melbourne would be Australia's largest city by the mid-2030s, data released on Thursday revealed.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
A humongous tribute to pioneering Indian architect Achyut Kanvinde
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) He has a staggering 450-plus projects to his name over a career spanning 55 years -- ranging from the IIT-Kanpur campus to New Delhi's ISKCON Temple. He believed that the core of an architect's work should be sensitivity to human nature and respect for human values. Though a pioneer in the history of modern Indian architecture, very little has been documented of Achyut Kanvinde and his work.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sony Mobile to discontinue mid-range Xperia line up
Tokyo, May 25 (IANS) Telecommunications company Sony Mobile has confirmed plans to discontinue the mid-range Xperia line up of smartphones and will only focus on flagship devices going forward.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Japan,Technology
After Bihar, Lalu out to play 'grand alliance' card in Delhi
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Lalu Prasad Yadav -- a mass leader with rustic charm and a convict in the multi-million fodder scam -- is all set to embark on a rather difficult political mission: Bringing the non-BJP parties on one platform ahead of 2019 general elections.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Facebook expands fundraisers to support more causes
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Allowing more people to raise funds for their friends and those in need, Facebook has expanded personal fundraising feature by adding community and sports categories.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Cassini observes solstice arriving at Saturn
Washington, May 25 (IANS) NASA's Cassini spacecraft has reached a new milestone as it observed Saturn's solstice -- that is, the longest day of summer in the northern hemisphere and the shortest day of winter in the southern hemisphere - arriving the planet and its moons this week.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Woman forced to marry a Pakistani returns home
Amritsar, May 25 (IANS) An Indian woman who alleged she was forced to marry a Pakistani man returned home on Thursday morning, a day after the Islamabad High Court allowed her deportation.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Cloud-driven Citrix set to hire, invest more in India
Orlando (Florida), May 25 (IANS) As desktop virtualisation leader Citrix moves aggressively into the domain of enterprise mobility, Cloud and data analytics, the company is set to hire and invest more in India at a time when the country aims to digitally transform workplaces in a secure way.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,National,Technology,Business/Economy
TV has given me a following I never had: Suniel Shetty
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) He has been in the Hindi film industry for a quarter of a century and has delivered some memorable films like "Mohra", "Hu Tu Tu", "Hera Pheri" and "Dhadkan". After such a long stint, actor Suniel Shetty now feels that it is the small screen that has given him a newer audience and a following.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National
'Beef ban can mitigate climate change'
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Banning cow slaughter has become a major political and social issue in India but a study published by US researchers suggests this may indeed help mitigate global warming.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Water Tanker Scam: ACB seeks help from Accountant General
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi's Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) has asked the Accountant General of Central Revenue if there were any violations in awarding contract of over 350 tankers by the then Sheila Dikshit-led-Congress government.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Crime-solving lessons from the Great Detective himself (Book Review)
Title: Sherlock Holmes' School for Detection; Author: Simon Clark (editor); Publisher: Robinson; Pages: 448; Price: Rs 499
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
S. Korea freezes rates in first meet under President Moon
Seoul, May 25 (IANS) South Korea's central bank on Thursday froze its benchmark interest rate at the record-low level in its first rate-setting meeting under the new government.
2017-05-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Business/Economy
US AG omits Russian details in security clearance form: Media
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who lied during his confirmation about his alleged Russian ties, also omitted the meetings with Ambassador Sergei Kislyak from the Justice Department documents upon taking office, media reports said.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy, US Elections
S. Korean FM nominee calls for humanitarian aid to North
Seoul, May 25 (IANS) South Korea's Foreign Minister nominee Kang Kyung-hwa on Thursday said the humanitarian aid to North Korea should be provided without political considerations.
2017-05-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Hot day ahead in Delhi
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The national capital gears up for another hot day on Thursday with the maximum temperature likely to hover around 41 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Key Indian equity market indices open higher
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
US warship sails close to South China Sea island: Official
Washington, May 25 (IANS) A US Navy destroyer has sailed close to a disputed South China Sea island controlled by China for the first time after President Donald Trump took office, an official said.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump has not decided on Paris Climate Agreement: Official
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Senate Democrats have urged US President Donald Trump to remain a part of the Paris Climate Agreement. The White House has said that the President is yet to make up his mind.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Hollywood studios can't support risky films: Brad Pitt
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Hollywood actor Brad Pitt says business model of Hollywood studios does not allow them to support risky films like his forthcoming satirical comedy "War Machine".
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kit Harington promises faster 'Game of Thrones'
London, May 25 (IANS) Actor Kit Harington has promised the new season of "Game of Thrones" will be "very different" in comparison to previous seasons because it is much more fast-paced.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two communities clash in Aligarh
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) People from two communities came to blows and pelted stones at each other in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district, triggering panic, police said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US intelligence committee to subpoena Flynn in Russia probe
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The House Intelligence Committee will subpoena former national security adviser to US President Donald Trump Michael Flynn, in its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
French police arrest two women on links with terrorism
Paris, May 25 (IANS) French anti-terrorism units arrested two women in northern France on alledged suspicions of planning terrorist plot, local media reported.
2017-05-25
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Azalea didn't let broken engagement pull her down
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Rapper Iggy Azalea says she wrote "aggressively confident" music after her engagement to Nick Young broke last year.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
There is a big fear of Hollywood taking over Bollywood: SRK
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan says Hollywood has the potential to take over Bollywood if the industry people don't work on skills like screenplay writing, marketing, and use of technology.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Bollywood,Hollywood
2 more arrested in Manchester bombing attack
London, May 25 (IANS) Two more persons, a man and a woman, have been arrested in connection with the Manchester bombing attack in Britain, media reports said.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Erdogan urges more anti-terror cooperation inside NATO
Ankara, May 25 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that NATO allies should show more solidarity in the global counter-terror fight.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Miley Cyrus dedicates song to Ariana Grande
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus dedicated her performance on TV show "The Voice" to singer Ariana Grande and the victims of the suspected terrorist attack after Grandes gig at Manchester Arena.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iraq to probe human right violations by security forces
Baghdad, May 25 (IANS) Iraq's Interior Ministry on Wednesday ordered an investigation into reports that security forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants in western Mosul tortured and killed civilians suspected to be IS members.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Iraq,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
James Corden doesn't look at TV ratings
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Popular TV host James Corden says he doesn't care about television ratings, but is interested in his digital viewing figures.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Asean, partners to enhance cooperation in combating transnational crime
Vientiane, May 25 (IANS) Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and dialogue partners committed to enhance their cooperation efforts in combating transnational crimes in a bid to maintain security at and across borders in the region.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
5 killed in bomb blast in Somalia
Mogadishu, May 25 (IANS) At least five people were killed and an unknown number injured in a massive car bomb explosion targeting a restaurant near the sea port in Mogadishu.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Somalia,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Was never happy with my body: Jessica Wright
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Model, singer and reality TV star Jessica Wright has revealed that she was plagued by body insecurities throughout her time in the limelight.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Duterte threatens to impose martial law countrywide
Manila, May 25 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that the martial law imposed in the southern island of Mindanao, might also be extended to the rest of the country if the terror threat escalates
2017-05-25
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Chris Pine uses flip phone
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actor Chris Pine says he still uses an old "flip phone" instead of a latest high-tech gadget.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
31 migrants die in Mediterranean Sea boat capsize
Rome, May 25 (IANS) At least 31 migrants drowned after an inflatable boat carrying 500 people capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, Italian Coast Guard said.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kashish Queer Film Festival kicks off in Mumbai
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The eighth edition of Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival kicked-off here on Wednesday with 147 movies from 45 countries across the world, celebrating the LGBTQ community.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Italian 'abducted in Syria' appears in second video
Rome, May 25 (IANS/AKI) An Italian allegedly being held captive by jihadists in Syria has appeared in a new Youtube video, after he urged his government to save him from execution in a video that surfaced late last year.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Italy,Terrorism
Chandrababu Naidu attends TDP's Telangana unit conclave
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) On a day when BJP national president Amit Shah addressed a party meeting in Hyderabad, his ally TDP's national chief N. Chandrababu Naidu attended the annual conclave of his party's Telangana unit in the city.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP expanding across the country, says Amit Shah
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party was expanding across the country but felt that it has to become strong in south India.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Snake venom worth Rs 70 cr seized in Darjeeling
Siliguri, May 24 (IANS) Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Customs personnel apprehended two persons with two jars of snake venom, with approximate market value of Rs 70 crore, in West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Wednesday, an official said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung unveils premium TV models in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) South Korean multinational Samsung Electronics unveiled its flaghsip premium TV sets 'QLED' for home entertainment here on Wednesday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Suspected Manchester bomber's brother held in Libya, confesses IS membership
Tripoli, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Libyan anti-terror police said on Wednesday they arrested the younger brother of Salman Abedi, the suspected Manchester Arena suicide bomber, who allegedly told them they were both members of the Islamic State jihadist group.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan's video on destruction of Indian post fake: Army
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A video clipping posted by Pakistan on the destruction of an Indian post on the border is fake, and that the post shown therein is clearly not an Indian one, Indian Army sources said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Indian hospital to treat Bangladesh armed forces personnel
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Leading super-specialty Amrita Hospital, founded by Hindu spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, would treat personnel of the Bangladesh Armed Forces (BAF), its top official on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
UN denies its observers attacked by Indians in Kashmir (Lead, changing dateline)
United Nations, May 24 (IANS) The UN has denied that its observers in Kashmir came under attack from Indian army in Kashmir, refuting the Pakistani allegations.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cabinet approves policy preferring local suppliers in procurements
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a policy for providing preference to local suppliers in government procurement.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CRPF IG alleges fake gunfight in Assam, Home Ministry seeks clarification
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A CRPF Inspector General, deputed in the northeast, has alleged that the death of two suspected members of a Bodo militant group in a gunfight with security forces in Assam in March was "a staged gunfight". The Home Ministry has sought the clarification over the issue.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress, LF frown over Mamata-Modi meeting
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The Left Front and the Congress on Wednesday expressed their apprehension over West Bengal Chief Minister's scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pointing out she was earlier in the NDA and also a member of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Juvenile among three held for Delhi jeweller's murder, robbery
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Three persons, including a juvenile, were arrested in connection with a jeweller's robbery and murder in April, the city police said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Police to hire officer to tackle cyber crime: Lt Gove
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday said the Delhi Police is going to hire a chief technology officer to help the force to equip itself to meet the growing challenges and potent threat of cyber crime.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trinamool MP Bandyopadhyay shifted to SSKM hospital
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Ailing Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, an accused in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, was on Wednesday shifted to the state-run SSKM Hospital from the private Apollo Hospital, with his lawmaker wife claiming the step was taken to reduce the cost of treatment.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Iran will continue missile programme, says Rouhani
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Iran is "heedless" of what the "enemy" says and will continue its missile programme.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Technology,Defence/Security
APSEZ's Q4 consolidated net profit up 27%
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) on Wednesday reported an increase of 27 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Five burglars held in Delhi, 81 mobile phones seized
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Five burglars involved in stealing new mobile phones from shops in south Delhi were arrested on Wednesday and 81 new mobile phones seized from them, the city police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah's claim on central funds blatant lie: Telangana CM
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday dubbed as a "blatant lie" BJP President Amit Shah's comment that the Centre was providing additional funds of Rs 20,000 crore to the state every year.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mahindra Electric to ramp up manufacturing
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Electric vehicles (EV) manufacturer Mahindra Electric on Wednesday unveiled its comprehensive technology and product road map -- EV 2.0 -- under which it plans to ramp up manufacturing and charging infrastructure.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Watch out against inciting statements, UP CM urges people
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Under attack from the opposition for caste clashes in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday appealed to the state's people not to pay heed to statements aimed at inciting them.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Volkswagen launches premium carline Tiguan
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Passenger car manufacturer Volkswagen on Wednesday launched its premium carline Tiguan with a starting price of Rs 27.68 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AAP leader Khetan moves SC for police protection after threats from 'right wing'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) AAP leader Ashish Khetan on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking police protection in the wake of threats he has received allegedly from "right-wing" organisations.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP warns of roadblocks in Delhi for Mamata if 'March to Lalbazar' disrupted
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) A day before the party's 'March to Lalbazar' (city police headquarters) programme, the BJP on Wednesday warned that they might set up road blockades in Delhi, where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is currently, if their party workers are stopped from coming to the rally here.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Former Andhra MLA gets life sentence in murder case
Vijayawada, May 24 (IANS) A court in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday sentenced a former legislator and 15 others to life imprisonment in a murder case.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PDP leader shot at in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) A ruling PDP middle rung leader was shot atand injured by militants on Wednesday in Srinagar, the police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Sonia to host luncheon meet over presidential candidate on Friday
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi has invited prominent opposition leaders for a luncheon meet at her residence on Friday, when the issue of selecting a consensus candidate for the presidential election is to be discussed.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three Delhi police men suspended for torturing realtor
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Three Delhi Police personnel were suspended from service and a Home Guard relieved of his duties for allegedly brutally assaulting and giving third-degree treatment to a property dealer, a police officer said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hotel Janpath's property to be transferred to government
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to transfer the property of Hotel Janpath in the national capital to the Ministry of Urban Development, an official said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
In India, Brad Pitt says he can't crack Bollywood's code
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Hollywood actor Brad Pitt says he has great respect for Indian film industry because it has its own unique language, but added that he would never be able to crack the code of Bollywood.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Cabinet approves Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail project
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the 29.77-km Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail corridor, which is nearing completion and is expected to spur people to move to these satellite cities and decongest Delhi.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Defence, anti-terror cooperation figure in Trump's talks with Italian leaders
Rome, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Defence, counterterrorism cooperation and the IS jihadist group were the focus of US President Donald Trump's talks in Rome on Wednesday with Italian head of state Sergio Mattarella and Premier Paolo Gentiloni, the White House said in a statement.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'India's cost effective technology useful for Africa'
Gandhinagar, May 24 (IANS) India and Africa can have a sustainable partnership with India's cost effective technology solutions proving useful for the latter that can help it in its development, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Millennials selling, buying maximum pre-owned mobile device: Study
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Nearly 75 per cent of pre-owned mobile phone buyers and 55 per cent of pre-owned mobile phone sellers on leading consumer-to-consumer marketplace OLX are millennials in the age group of 19-29 years, a new study said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
AAP slams three years of NDA rule; calls it 'jumla sarkar'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday took a dig at the National Democratic Alliance government's three years in office at the Centre and said the ruling BJP had only spread fear and hatred since May 2014.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former India wrestler suggests key changes to world body
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Indian coach Kripa Shankar Bishnoi has sent a list of three suggestions to the United World Wrestling (UWW) regarding changes in all weight categories.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Morocco, Nigeria take forward ambitious gas pipeline project
Rabat, May 24 (IANS) Morocco and Nigeria have taken a major step forward to construct an over 4,000-km gas pipeline that will carry Nigerian gas through six West African countries to Morocco, improving access to energy across the nations.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Malta,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
3 killed as bombings rock Jakarta
Jakarta, May 24 (IANS) At least three persons were killed and dozens injured after two explosions went off near a crowded bus station in the eastern part of the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, a local TV quoted police as saying.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Indonesia,Terrorism
India move into Sudirman Cup badminton quarters
Gold coast, May 24 (IANS) India progressed to the quarter-finals after Indonesia finished third despite defeating Denmark 3-2 in the last match of the Group 1D of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Odisha forms team to check distress onion sale
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) In order to check distress sale of onion, the Odisha government on Wednesday formed a three-member team to take stock of the situation and suggest remedial measures.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Surprised by CAG report on Vizhinjam, welcome look into issues raised: Chandy
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Noting the CAG report, which cited faults in the Vizhinjam port project agreement, may not have studied all documents, Kerala's former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday welcomed his successor Pinarayi Vijayan saying that the government auditor's remarks would be looked into.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pope, Trump hold 'cordial' talks, exchange gifts
Vatican City, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis held a private meeting with US President Donald Trump at the Vatican on Wednesday, which covered international affairs, interfaith dialogue, healthcare and assistance to immigrants, the Vatican said in a statement.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Cabinet decides to abolish Foreign Investment Promotion Board (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a major decision aimed at further easing doing business in India, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday abolished the 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), obviating the need for prior clearance for Foreign Direct Investment in more than 90 per cent cases. Industry lauded the move as a "bold" step that would add to the healthy inflow of foreign investment.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian climber's body retrieved from Everest after a year
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) A team of Sherpas on Wednesday retrieved the body of Indian mountaineer Gautam Ghosh who died of high altitude sickness last year while ascending Mt Everest, the world's highest peak.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
IT department identifies 400 benami transactions
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a bid to implement the new Benami Act, the Income Tax Department on Wednesday said it has identified more than 400 benami transactions and attached properties worth Rs 600 crore in over 240 cases.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zafar Agha appointed Editor-in-Chief of Qaumi Awaz
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Congress-run Associated Journals Ltd, a company founded by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on Wednesday announced its plan to resume publication of Urdu newspaper Qaumi Awaz with veteran journalist Zafar Agha named as its Editor-in-Chief.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Government keen to implement Strategic Partnership model: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday "took note" of the Defence Ministry's proposed Strategic Partnership model for encouraging indigenous manufacturing in the field of defence, and the government would like to implement it "as fast as we can", Union Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Amit Shah had food cooked by non-Dalits, says Telangana CM
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) After former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, BJP President Amit Shah also seems to have landed in a controversy reportedly for eating food prepared by non-Dalits at community lunches with Dalits during his visit to Telangana.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Toddlers drown in deadly shipwreck off Libya
Rome, May 24 (IANS/AKI) At least 20 migrants including young children perished when an overladen wooden boat capsized off the Libyan coast on Wednesday, Italian coastguard sources said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress to make organisational changes in three poll-bound states
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Organisational revamp in the Congress will be effected soon in the poll-bound states of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, a senior party leader said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shuttler Sindhu elected to BWF Athletes' Commission
Gold Coast (Australia), May 24 (IANS) Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday became the second Indian after her compatriot Saina Nehwal to be inducted in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes' Commission.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Two killed as DTC bus rams e-rickhshaws, driver held
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Two persons were killed and three others injured as a DTC bus rammed into two e-rickshaws and an auto-rickshaw near the Azadpur Metro station here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Satyarthi calls for sensitising police on crimes against children
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Wednesday called for sensitising police on crimes against children and proposed a special children cell in the police forces.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bombings rock Jakarta, casualties feared
Jakarta, May 24 (IANS) Two explosions went off near a crowded bus station in the eastern part of the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, police said. Eyewitnesses reported many casualties.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Indonesia,Terrorism
Saharanpur clashes: Shun partisan stance, CPI-M tells UP CM
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Blaming the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh for the violent clashes between Dalits and upper castes in Saharanpur, the CPI-M on Wednesday demanded action in the matter, including protection and monetary compensation for the Dalits.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hot Wednesday in Delhi, partly cloudy Thursday expected
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The national capital experienced another hot day on Wednesday with the maximum temperature settling at 41 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the Met Office said. Thursday is likely to see similar weather though with a partly cloudy sky.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
HC orders Hauz Khas Village inspection to curb violations
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city police and the Chief Fire Engineer to inspect Hauz Khas Village to find out whether emergency service vehicles can enter its lanes in case of an eventuality.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet approves new AIIMS in Assam
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kamrup district of Assam at a cost of Rs 1,123 crore.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Five Naples mafia suspects held in bid-rigging sting
Naples, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Police in southern Italy on Wednesday arrested five people and seized assets worth 70 million euros in an operation against the Naples mafia's Polverino clan, which is accused of infiltrating local public works contracts.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves Indo-German cooperation in alternative medicine
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding their cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine.
2017-05-24
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Diplomacy
UP bureaucrats raided by Income Tax Department
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) The Income Tax Department officials have conducted searches at the residences and other properties of many senior administrative officers in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, an official said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa BJP slams Congress' 'suitcase' remark about Gadkari
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) The Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday slammed the Congress for casting aspersions on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who was instrumental in putting together a BJP-led coalition government in the state.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Wife of policeman who probed Sheena Bora case found murdered
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) With a gory note etched in blood saying "M Tired of her, Catch and Hang me", the body of Dipali, the wife of Inspector Dnyaneshwar Ganore of Khar Police Station who probed the sensational Sheena Bora murder case was found at their home here on Wednesday, police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP CM duty bound to protect Dalits in Saharanpur: Congress
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Congress party on Wednesday demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government set up a special court and chargesheet those accused in the Saharanpur violence and that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is duty bound to provide protection to Dalits affected in the caste clashes.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PAC personnel injured in UP road mishap
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Over a dozen personnel of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) were injured in a road mishap in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12% GST will boost real estate sector: NAREDCO
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The GST regime will be a game changer for real estate sector and the 12 per cent GST on construction projects meant for sale to buyers will boost the sector, National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jet Airways introduces third Mumbai-London non-stop flight
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Private airline major Jet Airways on Wednesday announced introduction of its third non-stop daily service between Mumbai and London Heathrow, effective from October 29.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Search continues for missing Su-30 fighter jet: IAF
Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) A day after the Indian Air Force's Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft with its two pilots went missing soon after take-off from Tezpur airbase in Assam, search and rescue operations continued on Wednesday but without any result and bad weather hampered the process, the IAF said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
UN military observers vehicle fired at by Indian troops near LoC: Pakistan
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) The Pakistan Army on Wednesday claimed that two officials of the UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) narrowly escaped after Indian troops fired at their vehicle while they were visiting areas along the Line of Control.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Zambia rally to beat Iran 4-2 at FIFA U-20 World Cup
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Zambia rallied to beat Iran 4-2 in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Cabinet nod to raising bonds of Rs 2,360 cr for green energy
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday accorded its approval to raising bonds worth Rs 2,360 crore for development of renewable energy, an official said here.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Part of road fund to help national waterways development
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government has decided to allocate 2.5 per cent of Central Road Fund (CRF) proceeds for the development and maintenance of national waterways (NWs).
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Three stone sculptures -- Seated Buddha; Worshippers of Buddha; and Goddess Pratyangira -- which were brought back from Australia have been put on display at an exhibition titled "Return of the Three Stone Sculptures from Australia to India".
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Indonesia to meet Brazil in Toulon U-19 football tourney opener
Jakarta, May 24 (IANS) Indonesia will play Brazil on May 31 in their opening match of the Toulon U-19 football tournament in France.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Football
Tensions escalate as Pakistan flexes its muscles in Siachen (Roundup)
New Delhi/Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Tensions escalated on Wednesday with Pakistan Air Force Chief Suhail Aman activating all forward bases in response to purported India "threats" and fighter jets flying over the Siachen glacier violating the Indian air space, a claim New Delhi has dismissed.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Three injured in Kashmir militant attack
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) At least three civilians were injured on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district after militants lobed a grenade at a security forces camp, the police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Governance, inclusive growth not Modi's agenda: Civil society
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A citizens' collective on Wednesday said contrary to its claims, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government no more has governance and inclusive growth on its agenda.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vistara receives first Airbus A320neo
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Full-service airline Vistara on Wednesday said it took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (new engine option) at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse -- the 14th aircraft in its fleet.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
3 more arrests in Manchester bombing probe
London, May 24 (IANS) Three more men were arrested in the city on Wednesday as British authorities continued to conduct "extensive" searches while investigating the "network" behind the attack carried out by British-born Salman Abedi.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Cabinet nod for hike in sugarcane FRP
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved fixing Rs 255 per quintal, as the fair and remunerative price (FRP) of sugarcane for the 2017-18 season, a hike of nearly 11 per cent.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
2,500 troops to maintain security at high risk Copa del Rey final
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) More than 2,500 troops from security forces and emergency services will work on Saturday to ensure that the Copa del Rey football final between Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves runs without any incident, it was decided after a meeting held on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
7 die in Patna hospital, junior doctors may intensify strike
Patna, May 24 (IANS) Though at least seven patients have died at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) during their strike since Tuesday night, junior doctors have now threatened to extend it indefinitely if their demands are not met, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Qualifier Gastao Elias upsets Juan Martin del Potro
Lyon, May 24 (IANS) Portuguese qualifier Gastao Elias defeated Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 7-6, 6-4 in the round of 16 at the Open Auvergne-Rhone-Alps Park here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
25 arrested, top officials suspended over Saharanpur violence
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Twenty-five persons were arrested and four top officials suspended over the violence in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, a day after clashes between Dalits-Rajputs left one dead.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Azarenka to compete in Mallorca Open in first appearance after birth of son
Mallorca (Spain), May 24 (IANS) Belarusian woman tennis player Victoria Azarenka is set to play in the Mallorca Open in her first appearance after a maternity break, the tournament organisers confirmed on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Mallorca,Sports,Tennis
Odisha to develop Gandhi Circuits: Minister
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) The Odisha government is planning to develop Gandhi Circuits by incorporating all the places visited by Mahatma Gandhi during the freedom struggle, Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
'India can install tsunami warning system in South China Sea'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The government has all the capability to set up a tsunami early warning system in the South China sea but there is a long process involved, officials said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
One-day Delhi assembly session on May 31 for GST Bill
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday approved a special, one-day session of the assembly for passing the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill on May 31.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Palaniswami writes to Modi on TN issues
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday urged the central government to urgently attend to nine issues related to the southern state.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
HCL Tech to buy-back shares at 17% premium
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Information technology (IT) major HCL Technologies on Wednesday said that it will buy back 3.50 crore equity shares by offering a 17 per cent premium per unit.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cabinet decides to abolish Foreign Investment Promotion Board
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a major decision aimed at further easing doing business in India, the Union cabinet on Wednesday abolished the 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), obviating the need for prior clearance for foreign direct investment in more than 90 per cent cases.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'One-third of Indians suffer from thyroid disorders'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Nearly 32 per cent of Indians are suffering from various kinds of thyroid disorders including thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroiditis and thyroid cancer, says a report.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Complaint filed before NCW against Paresh Rawal
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A complaint has been filed before the National Commission For Women (NCW) against Bollywood actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal for his controversial tweet suggesting that instead of a Kashmiri stone-pelter, author Arundhati Roy should be tied to an Army jeep.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
77 lakh new subscribers signed up, says EPFO
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) As many as 77 lakh new subscribers have been enrolled under the Employees' Enrolment Campaign, 2017, an Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) official said here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves Noida-Greater Noida metro corridor
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the 29.77 km Noida-Greater Noida metro rail corridor which is nearing completion.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi agreed to attend MGR's centenary celebration: Panneerselvam faction
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The AIADMK faction, led by Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to participate in the birth centenary celebration of party founder and late Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran (MGR).
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Rajasthan not ready for GM mustard: Minister
Kota (Rajasthan), May 24 (IANS) Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhulal Saini on Wednesday said the state was not ready to introduce genetically modified (GM) mustard and was doing well with normal seeds.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Gurugram villagers block highway over girl's abduction
Gurugram, May 24 (IANS) Villagers from Gurugram on Wednesday disrupted traffic on the Gurugram-Alwar National Highway as police failed to trace a teenaged girl and her abductors.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More UDAN routes to be allocated by August
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday said that it will allocate more air routes under its regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) -- by August.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Politicians can't decide what Army should do in 'war-like zone': Jaitley
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a "war-like zone" it is best left to the army officers to decide how to deal with the situation instead of consulting politicians, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday, referring to an Indian Army officer involved in a human shield incident in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards to be held on June 1
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards 2017 ceremony will be held on June 1, its organisers have said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Chris Cornell cremated in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Late singer Chris Cornell was cremated here at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in the presence of just four persons, including his widow Vicky.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ethiopian elected WHO head, Pakistani eliminated in 1st round voting
United Nations, May 24 (IANS) Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus became the first African Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO)Aafter he defeated British and Pakistani candidates in Tuesday's elections in Geneva.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Cabinet approves new AIIMS in Assam
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kamrup district of Assam.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Jio battle: Airtel urges DoT to reject TRAI's Rs 3,050 cr fine on 3 telcos
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Sticking to its earlier stand, the Indian telecom regulator on Wednesday recommended penal action against three operators -- Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular -- for not providing adequate points of interconnections (PoI) to newcomer Reliance Jio.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Rahul meets tribal leaders, discusses their concerns
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met the party's tribal leaders from different parts of the country and sought to know the challenges they face and their perception about the party, and discussed ways to protect the interests of tribal communities.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Upcoming summit to bring together 400 women delegates from across India
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Aiming to bring innovative and inspiring women across the globe to discuss, debate, inspire and turn ideas that matter into action?, an audience of 400 women delegates from across India will gather in an upcoming summit here.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Cabinet 'takes note' of Defence Ministry's Strategic Partnership proposal
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday "took note" of the Defence Ministry's proposed Strategic Partnership model for encouraging indigenous manufacturing in the field of defence, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
20 migrants die in Mediterranean Sea boat capsize
Brussels, May 24 (IANS) At least 20 migrants drowned on Wednesday after an inflatable boat carrying 500 people capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian Coast Guard said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Rapid digitisation making India favourite cyber attack target'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Rapid digitisation in all sectors in India has made the country critically prone to targeted cyber attacks and 'WannaCry' ransomware attack is "just the tip of the iceberg", a cyber intelligence security company warned on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
No Pakistani flights over Siachen, says IAF
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The IAF on Wednesday rejected claims by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) that its fighter jets had flown over the Siachen glacier.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
After Mindanao, Philippines' Duterte mulls martial law in Visayas
Manila, May 24 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he may place the Visayas region in central Philippines under martial law -- after calling for army control of the restive Mindanao region.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'e-Sanad' launched for digital attestation of documents
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The government on Wednesday announced a service to digitise the process of attestation of documents for those going abroad, so that they are spared the trouble of visiting government offices for the purpose.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
First camp of Usha Junior Training Programme ends
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The first camp of the Usha Junior Training Programme at the Delhi Golf Club ended with amateur golfers Vijay Karan Mehta, Purnayush Mangal, Kartikeya Nahar, Keya K. Budugu, Netra Suri, Janvi Sachdeh and Devansh Khandelwal bagging the maximum number of awards across various categories here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Cabinet approves abolition of Foreign Investment Promotion Board
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a bid to further ease doing business in India, the Union cabinet on Wednesday abolished the over 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) that vetted foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
The Collective partners with British High Commission in India
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Collective, a luxury retail chain, has collaborated with the British High Commission to partner with their Luxury is Great campaign.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Infosys launches Boundaryless Data Lake
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) Powered by its Information Grid Solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS), software major Infosys Ltd on Wednesday launched Infosys Boundaryless Data Lake for enterprises to improve their operational efficiencies.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
NIA chargesheets three for Mysuru court blast
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against three persons for the Mysuru court blast in August last year.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan parliament panel unhappy over legal team's performance at ICJ
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Pakistan parliament's national security panel has expressed its disappointment over the government's explanation about the performance of the country's legal team in alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's case at the ICJ.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Messi's 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud upheld
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) The Spanish Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the 21-month prison sentence handed down by a Barcelona court to FC Barcelona's Argentinian star forward Lionel Messi for tax fraud.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Bail denied to bank manager held for illegally changing demonetised notes
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A special court has rejected bail plea of a suspended manager of Kotak Mahindra Bank arrested in connection with facilitating the conversion of about Rs 35 crore in demonetised currency, court sources said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kriti helped Sushant to get into 'Amritsar da munda' zone (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon put together a playlist of Punjabi songs and gifted an iPod to her "Raabta" co-star Sushant Singh Rajput.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Russian cyclist Antoshina suspended for four years for doping
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) The world governing body for cycling on Wednesday suspended Russian Tatiana Antoshina for four years for using banned drugs.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Himachal cricket body to open fifth stadia on June 1
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) will add one more feather to its cap by inaugurating another stadium, the fifth in the state, next month, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Liquor companies seek more time for destroying their stocks in Bihar
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking extension of time beyond May 31 for destroying their unsold liquor stocks worth Rs 200 crore lying in warehouses in Bihar.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Pakistan court orders release of 350 Indian fishermen
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday ordered the release of 350 Indian fishermen, who were jailed for illegal fishing.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Expect players to work hard in preparatory Camp: Constantine
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Ahead of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan, India football team coach Stephen Constantine stressed on the importance of the ongoing preparatory camp in Mumbai.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Johnson Controls-Hitachi mulls exports to Middle East, Africa out of India
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Global air conditioner maker Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is looking at exports of the product to Middle East, Africa and other markets out of India, said a top company official on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Javadekar supports CBSE moderation policy
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has supported the CBSE's moderation policy and said it will stay in effect for now.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
India-Africa partnership in International Solar Alliance
Gandhinagar, May 24 (IANS) An India-Africa partnership in the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was launched here by Power Minister Piyush Goyal, who said India is keen to share the latest technology in renewable energy to bring electricity to the remotest corners of Africa.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana ex-minister's plea seeking passport rejected
Gurugram, May 24 (IANS) A court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of former Haryana minister Sukhbir Kataria, one of the accused in an alleged bogus vote scam, seeking the return of his passport seized by Gurugram police.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sachin Tendulkar brings entire nation together: Priyanka
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Ahead of the release of "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", actress Priyanka Chopra has hailed legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for his ability to bring the entire nation together.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Hard Kaur excited about her 'happy party track'
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Indo-British raptress Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, is looking forward to the release of her "happy" party track "Jhumka gira re", which has dancehall and reggae style music.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Monica Castelino pays tribute to Sridevi (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Monica Castelino paid tribute to veteran actress Sridevi through her 'Naagin avatar in popular sitcom "Har Mard Ka Dard".
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian drug for dementia gets US regulatory nod
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Indian drug-maker Strides Shasun Ltd has got approval of the US regulator for its Memantine Hydrochloride tablets to treat Alzheimer's-type dementia, said the company on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Vitamin D supplements may help manage pain
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Vitamin D supplements, combined with good sleeping habits, could help manage pain-related conditions including fibromyalgia, arthritis, menstrual cramps and chronic back pain, says a study.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Lupin's Q4 profit falls 39%; income down at Rs 2,965.71 crore
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Pharma major Lupin on Wednesday reported a fall of 39.48 per cent in its standalone net profit after tax (PAT) to Rs 549.05 crore during the fourth quarter (Q4) ended March 31, 2017.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
AAP urges EC not to set any rules for hacking EVMs
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to "reconsider" the terms of the EVM challenge, saying it should not set any rules and regulations and allow it to be an open "hackathon".
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New Zealand's MAALA ready to rock India
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) New Zealand's singer-songwriter MAALA, known for electro-pop sounds and romantic lyrics, is set to perform in India next month.
2017-05-24
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz
High blood platelet levels 'strong predictor' of cancer: Study
London, May 24 (IANS) Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, says a large-scale study.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Man with knife arrested near Buckingham Palace
London, May 24 (IANS) British police on Wednesday arrested a man in possession of a knife near Buckingham Palace.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Surprise! Brad Pitt in India to promote 'War Machine'
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt, who enjoys global recognition, landed here on Wednesday morning on a surprise visit avoiding shutterbugs and paparazzi to promote his forthcoming Netflix film "War Machine". He will be in conversation with Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Putin praises Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission
Krasnodar, May 24 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the work done by the Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission (IPADC) to work out a national plan on the fight against abuse of performance enhancing drugs in sports. He said the commission should continue monitoring the implementation of this plan.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
President to receive 1st copy of Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' book on May 26
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will on Friday recieve the first copy of a compilation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Mann Ki Baat" radio chats.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sri Lankan President in Australia, talks trade and cooperation
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday began his visit to Australia, aimed at boosting trade and cooperation.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Nepal PM Prachanda steps down, Deuba may assume office
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday announced his resignation, in keeping with his agreement with the Nepali Congress, which had propped up his coalition government since last August.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Don't politicise attack on journalists: Bengal CM
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) A day after journalists protested against "police barbarism" on their fraternity members during a political event here, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said a section of the media should not politicise the matter.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics
Complete Keonjhar medical college in two years: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday directed officials to ensure completion of the proposed government Medical College in Keonjhar district in two years.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Rising Indo-Pak tensions, global cues drag equity markets lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Escalating cross-border tensions with Pakistan, coupled with negative global cues, pulled the Indian equity markets lower on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India-Pakistan match same as any other game, says Kohli
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Ahead of the high-octane ICC Champions Trophy clash against Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4, India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said the hype around the match is beyond the control of the players but they will treat it as any other match.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
No information about Sukhoi, hope India avoids disturbing peace: China
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) China on Wednesday said it has "no information" about a missing Indian Air Force Sukhoi fighter jet and warned India not to disturb peace in the border area while searching for the aircraft that disappeared a day ago.
2017-05-24
Category: International, China,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Jagga Jasoos' to release near Katrina's birthday
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif is set for a double celebration in July as her much-delayed film "Jagga Jasoos" will finally hit the screens on July 14 and two days later she will turn a year older.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bodies of 8 Manipur tribals killed in 2015 violence finally buried
Imphal, May 24 (IANS) The bodies of eight tribal activists in Manipur, killed in a September 2015 violence, were interred on Wednesday after being kept in the mortuary for 600 days in the state's Churachandpur district.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Junior men & women players named for national hockey camps
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday selected 53 men and 37 women players for the junior national camps based on their performances in the recently concluded national championships.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
USFDA accepts Biological License Application from Sun Pharma
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Wednesday said the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has accepted its Biological License Application (BLA) for tildrakizumab.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Indian woman forced to marry Pakistani to be deported
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday allowed an Indian woman to return to her country days after she claimed she was duped and forced into marrying a Pakistani man.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 more detained in connection with Manchester attack
London, May 24 (IANS) Three men were arrested in the south of Manchester city on suspicion of being connected to the attack that hit a concert in the city, British police said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Status of arsenic-affected people diminish in society, say researchers
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Arsenic-affected individuals may not appear sick but are dubbed as "dangerous" and are often ostracised by society which perceives symptoms of arsenic toxicity -- a mammoth problem in India and Bangladesh -- as "contagious", researchers say.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Decoding Arhar dal's genetic secrets can boost yield: Expert
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Decoding the Arhar dal's (pigeon pea) genome, a staple legume, has paved the way to correct issues of affordability, production and availability of the nutrient-rich crop in India, a scientist said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Uber to roll out Snapchat custom filters in India
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Ride-sharing app Uber on Wednesday announced that from Thursday it will begin a phased roll-out of a new feature in India that will enable users to unlock custom Snapchat filters on their ride.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Couple commit suicide by jumping in front of train
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) An unidentified couple allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding local train in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, a police official said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prachanda resigns as Nepal PM, paves way for Deuba to succeed
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday announced his resignation during a televised address.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taiwan's top court rules in favour of gay marriage
Taipei, May 24 (IANS) Taiwan's top judges on Wednesday ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex unions.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Macron to extend state of emergency in France
Paris, May 24 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron will ask parliament to extend the state of emergency, in place since the 2015 attacks by Islamic State (IS) group, till November, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mastermind of high-profile terror attacks held in Balochistan
Quetta, May 24 (IANS) A suspected mastermind behind several high-profile terror attacks and "trained by Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies", has been arrested in Balochistan, an official has said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Google to mentor six more Indian start-ups
New Delhi/Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Google on Wednesday said it will mentor six more Indian start-ups in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) at its developers' launchpad in San Francisco from July 17.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
IT Department to grill Misa Bharti, husband in benami property case
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Wednesday summoned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti and her husband in connection with a "benami" property case.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HP Inc leads Indian PC market growth in Q1 2017
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Registering a year-on-year growth of 8.5 per cent over the first quarter of 2016, the overall India traditional PC shipment for the first quarter of 2017 stood at 2.16 million units with HP Inc leading the market having a 29.5 per cent share, a new report said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Indian Navy saves Maldivian ship, crew
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) The Indian Navy has rescued six crew of a Maldivian ship which was adrift in the high seas for five days after propulsion failure, official sources said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
China Light and Power offers to invest Rs 500 crore in Haryana
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) China Light & Power has offered to join hands with the Haryana government in setting up a Rs 500-crore renewable energy project in the state's Jhajjar district.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Ethiopia to host 29th AU Summit
Rabat, May 24 (IANS/MAP) African heads of state will meet for the 29th African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from July 3 to 4.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Diplomacy
Take That put off concerts after Manchester terror attack
Manchester, May 24 (IANS) English band Take That have postponed four concerts in Manchester and Liverpool after a terror attack at Manchester Arena.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Why dieting may not help you to lose weight
London, May 24 (IANS) Looking to shed those extra kilos through dieting? You may be at a loss, as human bodies tend to compensate by sparing energy, limiting the number of calories that we burn and hence affect our weight loss regimen, researchers say.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Here's why eating chocolate may be good for your heart
New York, May 24 (IANS) Love to gorge on chocolates? According to a research, consuming up to six bars of chocolate a week may lower the risk of developing a common and dangerous type of irregular heartbeat linked with higher risk of stroke, heart failure, cognitive decline, dementia, and death by 20 per cent.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Was never desperate to get success in cinema: Parvin Dabas
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Parvin Dabas, who will soon be seen in a psychological thriller "Mirror Game: Ab Khel Shuru", says though he has worked with different directors and explored various genres of film, he is not aggressive about chasing success in mainstream cinema as he is quite content with his work.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nepal PM Prachanda resigns
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday announced his resignation during a televised address.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SC to hear plea against removal of cell towers near Rajasthan jails
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) challenging Rajasthan government's May 9 order asking telecom operators to decommission their cell towers located within 500 metres of jails in the state.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Relegated Bastia lose appeal against disciplinary action
Paris, May 24 (IANS) Bastia, the relegated side of French Ligue 1, lost their appeal against relevant disciplinary punishments due to last month's home game clash, as French Football Federation (FFF) upheld the decision by the league's disciplinary committee.
2017-05-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Prehistoric cliff painting found in Inner Mongolia
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Archaeologists in China's Inner Mongolia region recently found cave painting of human hand prints that they estimate to date back to the Palaeolithic Era, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Mukherjee writes to Queen Elizabeth II on Manchester attack
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, in a written message to British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday conveyed his condolences over the terror attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, an official said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
BSNL, Inmarsat opens satellite phone gateway
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Inmarsat on Wednesday officially opened a new Indian GSPS gateway to enable the government and the private sector customers to access satellite phone services through Inmarsat's fourth generation constellation.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Soon, your clothes may power small electronics
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Researchers have invented a way to apply metal-free electrodes to fabric and off-the-shelf clothing so that it feels good to the touch and also transports enough electricity to power small electronics.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Indian, Bangladeshi officials discuss cross-border crimes, other issues
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) Administrative and police officials of border districts in India's Tripura have finalised strategies to deal with cross-border crimes and deal with other irritants in an one-day meet with their counterparts of contiguous Bangladeshi districts, an official said here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
17 killed in Zambia bus accident
Lusaka, May 24 (IANS) At least 17 persons were killed and 48 injured when the driver lost control of a bus and it overturned in Lusaka in Zambia, the police said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Zambia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RInfra InvIT Fund's IPO gets SEBI approval
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) on Wednesday said that RInfra InvIT has received the final approval from securities market regulator SEBI to float its Rs 2,500 crore plus Initial Public Offering (IPO).
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Philippines' Duterte asks Putin for arms support
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has asked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for arms to fight Islamic militants in the Asian country.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Doubling farmers income possible only with states' partnership: Naidu
Kota (Rajasthan), May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of doubling farmers' income by 2022 can be realised only through partnership with state governments, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Manchester bomber was not 'acting alone': UK Home Secretary
Manchester, May 24 (IANS) The suicide bomber who attacked a Manchester concert was likely to have been working with other terrorists but was only known to the security services "up to a point", British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter is anti-Modi, anti-Hindu: Singer Abhijeet after ban
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Twitter is anti-national, anti-Prime Minister Narendra Modi and anti-Hindu, asserts singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, whose account on the social media platform was suspended over his offensive and sexist posts. He feels with the ban, Twitter is suppressing the "voice of the nation".
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
CPEC may create more India-Pakistan tension: UN report
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) The India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir is a matter of concern, and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor may create further tension between the two countries and ignite political instability in the South Asia region, a UN report has said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
ASUS ZenFone Live: Good device for live content creators (Tech Review)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With live streaming on the rise, a majority of consumers are shifting towards interactive content to share stories on social platforms. And why not? Having other people involved in a story is fun and engaging. ASUS has launched its ZenFone Live smartphone in India given this increasing demand.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Technology
Mamata seeks to discuss Ganga erosion problem with Modi
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the Ganga erosion issue during her visit to Delhi beginning Wednesday, she said here. .
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bonn talks reveal uncertainty over Paris Agreement
Climate negotiations are a highly complex undertaking with one simplifying factor that everything happens in one place. But for the current round of negotiations in Bonn, even this isn't the case.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Europe,France,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
More UDAN routes to be allocated by August
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday said that it will allocate more air routes under its regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) -- through the second round of bidding by August.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Philippines militants abduct priest, professor among others
Manila, May 24 (IANS) The Maute group of Philippines militants, which occupied and torched a Roman Catholic church, a jail and two schools in Marawi city of Mindanao island, has abducted residents, including a priest and a college professor, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
New crop insurance scheme puts pressure on states
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government's ambitious crop insurance scheme for farmers -- Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana -- has put pressure on states even though it succeeded in expanding the farm insurance coverage 50 per cent in a year since its launch.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Five killed in lorry crash in England
London, May 24 (IANS) Five persons have died in a collision between a car and a lorry in Staffordshire, northwest England, the police said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys joins new enterprise alliance for using Blockchain
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Software major Infosys Ltd has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance for using Blockchain database across verticals, said the IT firm on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Now search Instagram Stories by location, hashtag
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Photo and video sharing platform Instagram on Wednesday announced that its users can now browse "Stories" of their interests on the basis of location and hashtag.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Global cues, selling pressure pull Indian equities lower
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in capital goods, healthcare and metal stocks pulled the Indian equity markets lower on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Q1 2017 saw fall in DDoS attacks, says cyber security firm
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Although, the first quarter of 2017 saw a 23 per cent decrease in the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, the average peak attack size increased 26 per cent compared to the previous quarter, a new report revealed on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Kerala CM loses cool, rebukes opposition
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday lost his cool on the floor of the assembly and spoke sharply at senior Congress legislator V.D. Sateeshan, who raised the issue of bickering between senior state bureaucrats.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
India's energy shift from fossils gaining pace: Expert
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India's decision to cancel nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations coupled with a record low solar tariff are the strongest indications that the country's energy transformation is gaining rapid momentum, a global institute said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Google selects six Indian startups for accelerator programme
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Google on Wednesday announced that it has shortlisted six Indian startups for the fourth class of Google Accelerator Programme that will kick-off from July 17 at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Top Indian surfers gear up for Indian Open
Mangalore, May 24 (IANS) Star Indian surfers including Ishita Malviya and Dharini Selvakumar will be seen riding the waves for the top slot in their respective categories during the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing, which gets underway at Sasihithlu beach here from Friday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Twitter launches customisable Direct Message Card for businesses
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Twitter on Wednesday launched a customisable Direct Message Card that businesses can use to promote and share bots and other customer experiences in Direct Messages.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Seven Pune pilgrims killed as jeep crahes into truck
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), May 24 (IANS) Seven persons in a Bolero jeep were killed after the driver nodded off at the wheel, crashing the vehicle into a divider and then ramming into an oncoming truck near Dhangarwadi here early on Wednesday morning, the police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NADA suspends top Indian athlete
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A top Indian athlete has been handed a provisional suspension by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) after testing positive for banned performance enhancing substance meldonium.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Ex-AIIMS head Misra awarded rare honorary fellowship
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Former AIIMS Director and internationally renowned surgeon M.C. Misra has been awarded the honorary fellowship of prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a first for an Indian doctor in the last five years.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Miniature artist presents hyperreal portrait of Modi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In an attempt to revive miniature painting in India, renowned painter and fashion designer Suvigya Sharma discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi about the scope of introducing art to the weaker sections of the society.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Lung cancer ups suicide risk in men: Study
New York, May 24 (IANS) Men diagnosed with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal cancer, researchers say.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Tax burden likely to increase on medical device in GST regime
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The medical device industry expects the tax load in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime to increase, which will result in a higher cost burden on patients, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Spain's Alonso chases his dreams at Indy 500
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Spain's Fernando Alonso, who is on a quest to be the world's best all-around driver and eventually complete the "Triple Crown," will compete next weekend in the Indianapolis 500 at the legendary "Brickyard".
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Motorsports
London among contenders for 2018 world chess championship
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) London will be among the bidders for hosting the 2018 FIDE World Chess Championship, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said. The 12-game match will be held under the auspices of the world chess federation FIDE and is planned to take place between November 7-28, 2018.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Paresh Rawal deletes tweet on Arundhati Roy
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal has deleted his controversial tweet suggesting that instead of a Kashmiri stone-pelter, author Arundhati Roy should be tied to an Army jeep.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
'Sperm radar' test to improve fertility diagnosis
London, May 24 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new technique to examine human sperm without damaging them -- helping to improve the diagnosis of fertility problems.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Trump meets Pope, calls it an 'honour'
Vatican City, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday during the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders, who symbolise starkly different views of the world.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Andhra man dies in acid attack by ex-lover
Vijayawada, May 24 (IANS) A newly-married man died in an acid attack by a girl, with whom he had an alleged affair before the marriage, in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan to draw 'red lines' for social media service providers
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) As the controversy over the crackdown on online anti-army campaigners heats up, the Pakistani government has decided to draw red lines for the social media service providers in the country.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident