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Record 1,000 metre-long offered on 362nd urs of Shah Jahan
Agra, April 25 (IANS) A record 1,000-metre-long ceremonial chadar was offered on Tuesday at the graves of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his Empress Mumtaz Mahal on the 362nd Urs of the builder of the immortal memorial to love here.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Shah lunches at tribal's home to launch BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari (Roundup)
Siliguri, April 25 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's home, and met local residents here in northern West Bengal's Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India - while launching a stinging attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IPL-10: RCB, SRH share points after rain wash-out
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday was called off due to incessant rain.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Tearful adieu to borewell victim Kaveri
Belagavi (Karnataka), April 25 (IANS) Hundreds of people bid tearful adieu to young Kaveri on Tuesday when her body was laid to rest near the borewell in Karnataka's Belagavi district in which she fell and died after hectic efforts to rescue her failed.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Law Ministry vetting prevention of cruelty to animals rules, SC told
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Union government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that draft rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, for regulating upkeep of the animals, putting of load on them, their transpiration and other aspects are presently with the Union Law Ministry for vetting.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sukma attack: Bodies of five CRPF men from Bihar reach Patna
Patna, April 25 (IANS) Bodies of five of the six CRPF jawans from Bihar who were killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh on Monday arrived here on Tuesday evening, police said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Shapoor Mistry resigns from Indian Hotels' board
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Tata Group firm Indian Hotels Company on Tuesday reported that its Director Shapoor Mistry has resigned from its board.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Significance of Modi's Israel visit enormous: Israeli envoy
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Israel's Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon on Tuesday called the coming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel as enormously significant.
2017-04-25
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
GE Healthcare partners with project PAHAL
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to provide medical care to over 2.5 million urban poor in India, GE Healthcare and project PAHAL (Partnerships for Affordable Health Access and Longevity) on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership to address healthcare needs of underserved communities in the country.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Delhi gets respite with light rain, similar weather on Wednesday
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Light showers cooled down the national capital on Tuesday night with after a hot day that saw the maximum temperature recorded at 38.3 degrees Celsius, average for the season, the Met Office said. Thunderstorm and rain are also likely on Wednesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rahul slams government's anti-Maoist strategy
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday targeted the government over the killing of 25 CRPF personnel in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh and hoped that its revised strategy will have more purpose and impact.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Week-long celebrations to mark Yoga day in Belgium, Luxembourg
Brussels, April 25 (IANS) Week-long celebrations will held in Belgium, Luxembourg and prominent European Union institutions to mark the third edition of International Yoga Day on June 19, the organisers said here on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Belgium,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Websites of DU, AMU, IIT-Delhi hacked
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Websites of Delhi University (DU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Indian Institute of Technology -Delhi and some other educational and training institutions were hacked allegedly by some Pakistan-based groups on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
PFRDA eases 'retirement advisers' registration process
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government on Tuesday announced it was easing the process of registration of "retirement advisers", with the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) changing the process of submitting applications from the manual to the online mode.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Zverev beats Almagro in Barcelona Open 2nd round
Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) German tennis player Alexander Zverev entered the third round of the Barcelona Open after defeating Spain's Nicolas Almagro here on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
IDFC Bank's Q4 net profit up 7%
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) IDFC Bank on Tuesday reported a rise of seven per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Four held with Rs 1 crore ofdemonetised notes in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Four persons were arrested for possessing demonetised currency notes worth Rs 1 crore and allegedly attempting to exchange them for new notes, said police on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Blending tradition with modernity, Osmania University turns 100
Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) It was India's first university to adopt Urdu as the medium of instruction -- but with English as a compulsory subject. And, as it turns 100 on Wednesday, Osmania University has blended tradition with modernity to emerge as one of the country's oldest and most prestigious institutes of higher learning.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Kedarnath chopper service: NGT seeks reply from Centre, Uttarakhand
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Reacting to a plea on unregulated chopper operations causing disturbance in the eco-sensitive zones, especially in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, the NGT on Tuesday sought responses from both central and Uttarakhand governments.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi HC notice on shortage of anti-HIV drugs in hospitals
New Delhi, April 25 (iANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central and Delhi governments on a petition alleging shortage of drugs to treat HIV/AIDS at certain hospitals in the national capital.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
LIC Housing Finance's Q4 net profit up 18%
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) LIC Housing Finance on Tuesday reported a rise of 18 per cent in its stand-alone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
5 killed in clashes over land dispute in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 25 (IANS) At least five persons were killed and 35 others were injured in exchange of firte and violent clashes between two groups over a land dispute on Alwar-Bharatpur border in Rajasthan on Tuesday, the state police said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2016-17 saw over 45,000 cases of atrocities against Dalits
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday said over 45,000 cases of atrocities against Dalits were registered all over India in 2016-17 while only 40 such cases were reported in West Bengal.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Delhi civic polls outcome keenly awaited by parties
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The keenly-awaited results of the Delhi municipal elections on Wednesday will show if the BJP has been able to keep up its political momentum, if the Congress party has been able to revive itself in the metropolis, and if the ruling Aam Aadmi Party has been able to build up its base among the people.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Barcelona coach Enrique says Clasico victory was morale booster
Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday that the Clasico victory against hosts Real Madrid has boosted the morale of the Catalan football giants.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists: Digvijaya
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a "deal and understanding" with the Maoists in the state.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
MFIN's financial literacy app for microfinance clients
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) -- the self-regulatory body of the Reserve Bank-regulated non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs) -- on Tuesday launched a financial literacy mobile app for microfinance clients.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Spices farmers' companies to be set up in Arunachal Pradesh
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Minister for Commerce and Industries Nirmala Sitharaman will on Wednesday inaugurate orientation programme for establishment of Spices Farmers Producers Companies (SFPCs) in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, said a statement on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Uncontrolled diabetes can damage reproductive nerves: Doctors
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prolonged uncontrolled diabetes can cause damage to reproductive nerves, said doctors on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Wipro 2016-17 net declines 4.7%; projects flat revenue for Q1 (Roundup)
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Tuesday reported Rs 8,490 crore net profit for 2016-17, registering 4.7 per cent decline over the previous year (2015-16).
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Khadi industry can help tackle problems in Kashmir: Minister
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Enthused by the response to first-ever national Khadi exhibition in Jammu and Kashmir last year, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday said that involvement of people through Khadi industry can help tackle problems in Kashmir.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
CRPF killings: Government flayed for failure to contain terrorism
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A day after a deadly ambush in Chhattisgarh's Sukma killed 25 CRPF personnel and left several injured, the opposition on Tuesday flayed the BJP-led central and state governments for their failure to contain Maoist violence.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Amit Shah launches BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari
Siliguri, April 25 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's house, and knocked on the doors of the locals here as part of an intensive booth-level mass contact programme in Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India -- in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling district.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trump administration official discusses future of India-US energy partnership
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) To discuss the future of the India-US energy partnership, one of the first Trump administration officials to visit India from the Department of Energy (DOE) held a roundtable meet here with the think tank CEEW on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
CBI ex-chief Ranjit Sinha booked for influencing coal block probe
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a case against its former Director Ranjit Sinha for his alleged role in influencing the coal block scam probe during his tenure as the head of agency.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC fines two doctors Rs 1.40 cr for medical asylum to ex-MLA
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped a whopping Rs 1.40 crore fine on two Gurugram-based doctors for giving "medical asylum" to former INLD legislator Balbir Singh after his bail was cancelled in 2013 by the apex court in a 2011 murder case.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women's empowerment by education has positive impact on future: President
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) Women's empowerment through education will have a positive impact on our future generations, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Education
Global cues, rupee lift equities; Nifty above 9,300 points (Second Intro Roundup)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Positive global cues along with a strengthened rupee lifted the NSE Nifty to its new high of over 9,300 points and the BSE Sensex to its highest closing level in almost three weeks.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IPL-10: Rain delays toss between RCB & SRH
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Incessant rain played spoilsport, delaying the toss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Trinamool even worse than Left: Amit Shah
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) Kicking-off his 15-day "Vistaar Yatra" (party expansion tour) in West Bengal's Naxalbari, the birthplace of the Maoist movement in India, on Tuesday, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday took on the ruling Trinamool Congress as being "even worse" than the state's erstwhile Left Front regime.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Óscar Arias is Sevilla FC's new sporting director
Seville, April 25 (IANS) Sevilla Football Club on Tuesday appointed Óscar Arias as its sporting director, following the departure of Monchi. Sevilla President Jose Castro declared at a press conference that Arias has signed the contract for two seasons.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Why is Shah mum on denial of central grants to Bengal: Trinamool
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Taking a swipe at BJP chief Amit Shah for not explaining why West Bengal is "constantly being deprived of central aid", state Minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday rubbished his claims that his party would become a formidable force in the state by the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Troopers' sacrifice won't go in vain, will review Maoist strategy: Rajnath (Roundup)
Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A day after 25 CRPF troopers were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the strategy to root out left-wing extremism will be reviewed and a meeting of affected states has been convened on May 8 for the purpose.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Anandiben best candidate for President, tweets Swamy
Gandhinagar, April 25 (IANS) BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel is an ideal candidate for the President's post.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
UP government to form 'anti-land mafia task force'
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to set up a task force to tackle the menace of land grabbing in the state.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Two CRPF men from Himachal cremated with full state honours
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Two CRPF men killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district were cremated on Tuesday with full state honours at their native places in Himachal Pradesh.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Crowd hisses, boos at Ivanka Trump at Berlin summit
Berlin, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka arrived in Berlin on Tuesday to attend an international summit to discuss women entrepreneurship, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel and was booed and hissed at by the crowd.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
D. Raja meets Sonia, discusses 'common candidate' for presidential poll
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja met Congress President Sonia Gandhi here to discuss the upcoming presidential election and conveyed his party's stand to support a "common candidate" put up by all the "secular democratic parties".
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K CM asks security forces to counsel youths
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday asked security forces to engage in counselling the youths while bringing to justice those responsible for instigating violence in the violence-hit state.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All assistance for holding local elections, Modi assures Prachanda
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured his Nepali counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' that India would extend all possible assistance for the local elections in Nepal.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Apple, Cisco, IBM owe their success to world-wide talent sourcing: RBI chief
New York, April 25 (IANS) The titans at the commanding heights of the tech world owe their success to talent from across the globe, according to Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel, who pointed to what could be the Achilles heel of the 'America First' policy that seeks to restrict H1-B visas and imports.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Usha Martin removes its non-executive Chairman Prashant Jhawar
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The speciality steel maker and wire rope manufacturer Usha Martin on Tuesday removed its non-executive Chairman Prashant Jhawar with immediate effect after a "proposal put forth by the nominee director of the lenders".
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dies
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Robert M. Pirsig, author of the influential 1970s philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", has died at the age of 88.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
One more dies of sunstroke in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) One more person died of sunstroke in Odisha as the mercury soared above 40 degrees Celsius in 17 towns in the state, authorities said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Joint Doctrine for armed forces unveiled
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The revised Joint Doctrine of the Indian armed forces was released by Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman and Navy chief Sunil Lanba here on Tuesday, a defence statement said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Websites of DU, AMU, IIT-Delhi hacked
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Websites of Delhi University (DU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Delhi) were hacked on Tuesday, allegedly by some Pakistan-based groups.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Kenya's Rutto targets fast time at Prague marathon
Nairobi, April 25 (IANS) With the London World Championships not in their plans, Kenyans Lani Rutto, Frankline Chepkwony and Stephen Chemlany will be under little pressure to impress and dominate at the Prague Marathon on May 7.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Fiscal deficit to be reduced to 3 per cent by 2019: NITI Aayog
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The NITI Aayog on Tuesday said it has proposed to reduce the fiscal deficit be brought down to three per cent of the GDP by 2018-19.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Don't let poverty kill talent, exhorts 'Super 30' founder
New York, April 25 (IANS) Educational programme "Super 30" founder and mathematician Anand Kumar on Tuesday said that talented poor students should be given adequate financial support, so that they are not deprived of higher education due to poverty.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,National,Education
FCAT tells CBFC to grant 'A' certificate to 'Lipstick...'
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) has directed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to grant an 'A certificate to "Lipstick Under My Burkha", which was denied a certificate for its sexual content earlier this year.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Malegaon blast case diluted: Congress on Sadhvi's bail
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Reacting to the High Court granting bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, the Congress on Tuesday said this case has been diluted and not taken seriously by the probe agencies.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
AAP pays tribute to CRPF troopers killed in Maoist attack
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday condemned the massacre of 25 CRPF personnel in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh on Monday and paid tribute to them.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
GST will not bring major hike in tax burden: Official
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prices will not increase due to higher incidence of tax and, instead, are likely to come down under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the central government said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Only the double will satisfy Bayern coach Ancelotti
Munich, April 25 (IANS) Early elimination in the Champions League quarter-final at the hands of Real Madrid has changed the atmosphere for Bayern Munich and their chief coach Carlo Ancelotti. Winning the German football league and Cup double has become a must for the 57-year-old Italian, and this Wednesday's crunch Cup semi-final against Borussia Dortmund is more of a final.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Need to tax agricultural income: NITI member
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Noted economist and NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy on Tuesday said there was a need to expand the tax base by bringing agricultural income under the tax ambit.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Father regrets Sukma trooper died fighting 'own people'
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) CRPF trooper Abhay Mishra, killed in the Sukma Maoist attack on Monday, was the only breadwinner of the family. His father doesn't regret losing his son for the nation, but is pained because he died fighting "our own people".
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Human Interest/Society
Traders suspend toll collection in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, April 25 (IANS) Traders in Ghaziabad on Tuesday protested against the collection at Dasna toll plaza and freed the passage of vehicles for over an hour.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai hospital denies super obese Egypt woman was not treated well
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Saifee Hospital here on Tuesday strongly refuted allegations by the sister of Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty that she was not treated for weight loss properly and that her health has deteriorated.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Chris Pine in talks to star in 'Outlaw King'
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actor Chris Pine is in talks to star as Scottish King Robert the Bruce in period drama "Outlaw King" with Ben Foster.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Richa Chadha reveals why she decided to produce films
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, now a producer, says that she always wanted to make a film which she would like to see as an audience.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Imtiaz to finalize title of upcoming film
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, whose next is a Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer "The Ring" (tentatively titled), says the title of his film is not yet decided but will be done soon.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sahin signs new contract
Dortmund, April 25 (IANS) German football club Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday extended midfielder Nuri Sahin's contract, keeping the Turkey international until June 30, 2019.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Ignoring weekly market rush led to Chhattisgarh massacre
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Ignoring the usual rush on the day of the Monday market as a routine affair proved costly to a CRPF contingent which lost 25 men to Maoists in a forested patch of interior Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Global cues, rupee lift equities; Nifty above 9,300 points (Intro Roundup)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Positive global cues along with a strengthened rupee lifted the NSE Nifty to its new record high of over 9,300 points and the BSE Sensex to its highest closing level in almost three weeks.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
High Court restrains TN government from opening liquor outlets
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday restrained the Tamil Nadu government from opening/reopening or relocating liquor shops along or abutting the national or state highways in the southern state for three months.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Mamata urges Centre to look for alternative options to Teesta deal
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) Claiming that a water sharing deal on Teesta river with Bangladesh may jeopardise the daily lives of North Bengal residents, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would have no problems in providing water to the neighbouring country provided the Centre is ready to look at "suitable alternatives".
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Wipro revenue outlook flat for first quarter
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Global software major Wipro has projected a flat sequential revenue growth from IT services segment for the first quarter (April-June) of fiscal 2017-18.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Bengal not letting central schemes percolate down: Amit Shah
Siliguri, April 25 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday alleged that the West Bengal government was not letting the benefits of central developmental schemes percolate down to the grassroots.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Why no action against Dinakaran, court asks Delhi Police
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday asked the Delhi Police what action has been taken against sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, accused of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials to reclaim the party's disputed and now frozen "two leaves" symbol.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Want to give England selectors some headaches, says Billings
London, April 25 (IANS) England wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings feels his inclusion in the England squad for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy, starting here from June 1, is enough to give "headaches" to the national selectors.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ex-UP minister Prajapati granted bail in gang rape case
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prajapati was on Tuesday granted bail in a case pertaining to gang rape of a minor.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sanjay Dutt gets emotional after completing 'Bhoomi'
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt got emotional after wrapping up his comeback film "Bhoomi" here on Tuesday. He says he had a wonderful time shooting for the film, and now looks forward to the release of the Omung Kumar-directorial.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
14 killed in Pakistan land mine blast
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) At least 14 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a land mine in Kurram agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wipro 2016-17 net declines 4.7%, board approves 1:1 bonus
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Global software major Wipro has reported a Rs 8,490 crore net profit for 2016-17, registering 4.7 per cent decline over last year under Indian accounting standards.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
WWE to hold tryouts in Dubai
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will visit Dubai in search of the next generation of WWE Superstars by holding four-day talent tryouts from April 26 to 29, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Khadi gives employment to people: Rajesh Pratap Singh
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, known for using handloom in his creations, says a product like Khadi gives employment to a lot of people and thus, should be encouraged.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
England recall Wood, Willey to ICC Champions Trophy squad
London, April 25 (IANS) England on Tuesday recalled quick bowlers Mark Wood and David Willey to the 15-member Eoin Morgan-led squad for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy 2017 at home.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mamata announces Rs 5 lakh to families of killed CRPF men
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited the houses of two CRPF troopers killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh and announced Rs 5 lakh and government jobs to their next of kin.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
We will kill 50 Maoists in revenge: CRPF survivor
Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A CRPF trooper who survived the massacre of 25 colleagues by Maoists in Chhattisgarh said on Tuesday that 50 insurgents would be killed in revenge.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Naidu hails HUDCO as promoter of financial inclusion
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Lauding the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said it is playing an important role in taking financial inclusion forward in the country.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
B.K. Nehru's wife dies at 109 (Lead, superseding earlier story)
Kasauli, April 25 (IANS) Shobha Nehru, wife of Jawaharlal Nehru's cousin B.K. Nehru, died at her residence in Kasauli town of Himachal Pradesh early on Tuesday due to age-related complications, her family said. She was 109.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
President conferred honorary D.Litt by Goa University
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee was conferred an honorary D.Litt by the Goa University on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Education
SC fines two doctors Rs 1.40 cr for medical asylum to ex-MLA
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed a whopping fine of Rs 1.40 crore on two Gurugram-based doctors for giving "medical asylum" to former INLD legislator Balbir Singh after his bail was cancelled in 2013 by the apex court in a 2011 murder case.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
It's more difficult to maintain intensity from last match: Gambhir
Pune, April 25 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said it's a difficult task to maintain the momentum they got from their last outing against Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of their game against Rising Pune Supergiant here on Wednesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Opposition to step up protest for Mani's ouster, Vijayan rules it out
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) With Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan overruling opposition demands for the resignation of State Power Minister M.M. Mani for his controversial remarks on women plantation workers, the Congress-led opposition on Tuesday decided to step up its protest to see that Mani quits.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Hearing on 11 cases against Khaleda Zia adjourned
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) A Dhaka court has once again deferred the hearing in 11 cases on charges of sedition and inciting violence against opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Conference on Dara Shikoh draws experts from 6 countries
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An upcoming conference on the spiritual legacy of Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh here will see the participation of eminent scholars, academics and historians from the US, Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and India.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Juventus' Barzagli expects a tricky semi-final against Monaco
Turin, April 25 (IANS) Juventus veteran defender Andrea Barzagli has advised his teammates not to underestimate their Champions League semi-final opponent Monaco, as he expects a tricky tie against a young side that plays attacking football.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets
New York, April 25 (IANS) Tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant have cured 18 critically ill patients who were not responding to the standard malaria medications in a Congo clinic, says a study.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mobile caravans launched for gender sensitisation in Punjab villages
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Six mobile caravans were launched here on Tuesday to sensitise people in the rural areas about issues of gender-based discrimination in Punjab.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Modi, Nepal PM discuss bilateral ties
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday discussed India-Nepal ties with his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda over telephone.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Northeastern students, ABVP members held for anti-China protest
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A group of students from the northeast, along with some ABVP activists, were detained on Tuesday as they were going to protest outside the Chinese embassy here against the Chinese government's move to rename six towns in Arunachal Pradesh.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iraqi troops recapture new neighbourhood from IS
Baghdad, April 25 (IANS) Iraqi government forces on Tuesday freed a new neighbourhood after heavy clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in the western side of Mosul, the military said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Wax worm may answer problem of plastic waste
London, April 25 (IANS) A solution to the global problem of plastic waste is in sight as researchers have discovered that the larva of wax worm has the ability to degrade plastic -- which is incredibly resistant to breaking down.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Chinese consortium to buy Chevron's Bangladesh oil fields
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) US oil giant Chevron Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Chevron Global Ventures Ltd., has entered into an agreement to sell the shares of its subsidiaries in Bangladesh to a Chinese consortium, a media report said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Interactive wall climbing course launched in Thane
Thane (Maharashtra), April 25 (IANS) An interactive wall climbing course with ropes has been launched in this suburb of India's financial capital Mumabi to engage children in interesting physical activities instead of their going into gaming arcades and amusement parks.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata slams Centre over Aadhar-like system for cows
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) Continuing her tirade against the Modi government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the move to have an Aadhaar-like identity system for cows.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Workplace autonomy has positive effects on well-being
Birmingham, April 25 (IANS) Higher level of autonomy at workplace has a positive effect on employees' well-being and gives them job satisfaction, according to a research.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
IIITM-K develops app for coffee growers
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) State owned Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) on Tuesday launched an application to provide soil nutrient information and fertiliser recommendation for coffee plantation owners.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Unicef to immunise 30,000 Somali children against measles
Mogadishu, April 25 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday began an emergency campaign to immunise 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in Somalia.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Somalia,Health/Medicine
Ensure level playing field for new, existing industries: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) In a bid to offer a level playing field in the industry sector in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed authorities to give same concessions to existing industry as well as new one.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chhota Rajan, 3 others get 7 years' jail in fake passport case (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A special court here on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan and three former passport officers to seven years' jail in a fake passport case.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft integrates Dynamics 365 with LinkedIn
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft has integrated its enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management system Dynamics 365 with 'LinkedIn Sales Navigator Tool' to give sales people access to its database of 500 million users.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kashmiri Muslims celebrate Mehraj-e-Alam
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) Hundreds of Muslims on Tuesday offered prayers at the Hazratbal shrine here to celebrate "Mehraj-e-Alam" -- Prophet Mohammad's journey to heaven.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Mamata announces Rs 5 lakh to CRPF families
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited the houses of two CRPF troopers killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh and announced Rs 5 lakh and government jobs to their next of kin.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Hopes on Sindhu, Saina in Badminton Asia Championships (Preview)
Wuhan (China), April 25 (IANS) All eyes will be on women's singles specialists P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as they carry India's hopes in the Badminton Asia Championships, starting here at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Wednesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Emraan urges people to undergo early cancer detection tests
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi says it is important for people to undergo early cancer detection tests.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Centre not against tribal laws: Minister
Agartala, April 25 (IANS) The Modi government is not against tribal customary laws but also favours a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Union Minister P.P. Chaudhary said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Take a walk, stay smart
New York, April 25 (IANS) In addition to benefitting your heart and muscles, a regular walk also contributes to keeping your brain healthy, new research suggests.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Real Madrid confirms Gareth Bale is injured
Madrid, April 25 (IANS) Real Madrid on Tuesday confirmed the injury of Welsh winger Gareth Bale, and said it will first assess the damage before determining how long Bale will be out of action.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Haryana CM to interact with people on Twitter, Facebook
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Haryana is poised to become the first state to invite social media users to interact with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for faster and real-time redressal of grievances, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Technology
Global cues, rupee lift equities; Nifty above 9,300 points (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Positive global cues along with a strengthened rupee lifted the NSE Nifty to its new record high of over 9,300 points and the BSE Sensex to its highest closing level in almost three weeks.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ADB lending hits record high
Manila, April 25 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) operations exceeded the $30 billion mark for the first time in its 50-year history as regional demand for development finance and knowledge continues to grow, a report said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Philippines,Business/Economy
Harika advances at Reykjavik Open chess
Reykjavik, April 25 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli continued her winning streak, beating International Master Tuvshintugs Batchimeg of Mongolia in the seventh round of the Reykjavik Open chess tournament here.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
Indian Bank posts Rs 319 cr net profit in Q4
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Public sector lender Indian Bank will focus on improving asset quality and business growth-deposits and advances, said a top official.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Madhura Naik to enter 'Tu Sooraj...' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Madhura Naik will be entering TV show "Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji". She says she will be seen in traditional Indian avatar on the small screen for the first time.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
EC reviews preparedness for Anantnag parliamentary by-poll
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) A high-level team of the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday reviewed preparedness for the Anantnag parliamentary by-poll and assessed the security situation through video-conferencing.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Track your kids with this smartwatch
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Delhi-based wearable technology brand Leaf Wearables on Tuesday launched a new smart watch "SAFER kids" at Rs 4,799 to keep children safe and connected to their parents.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Portronics launches two affordable VR headsets
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Portable digital solutions provider Portronics on Tuesday launched "SAGA Mini" and "SAGA" virtual reality (VR) headsets at Rs 699 and Rs 1,299, respectively.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Armenia sign 3 agreements
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India and Armenia on Tuesday signed three agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari held a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Arrangements made for Delhi civic polls vote count
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Elaborate arrangements have been made for the counting of votes cast in Delhi's municipal elections at 35 centres on Wednesday, an election official said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists: Digvijaya
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a "deal and understanding" with the Maoists in the state.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
High alert sounded along Odisha-Chhattisgarh border
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Apprehending influx of Maoists from Chhattisgarh in the wake of the carnage the left-wing extremists have unleashed on the security forces, the Odisha Police on Tuesday sounded a high alert along the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chhota Rajan, 3 others get 7 years in jail in fake passport case
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A CBI court here on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan to seven years in jail for holding a fake passport.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Air China to resume flights to Pyongyang
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) Air China, the only Chinese airline that provides regular flights to North Korea, announced on Tuesday that it will resume flights between Beijing and Pyongyang from May 5.
2017-04-25
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Amid visa row, US says 'greatly value' Indian investments
Washington, April 25 (IANS) In the context of current fears about possible tightening of the US visa regime, the American administration has said that it greatly values investments by Indian companies and wants strong Indo-US economic ties.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
SIPP scheme for start-ups extended till 2020
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Indian government has extended the Start-Ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP) scheme for three years till March 2020 to ensure protection of entrepreneurs' patents, trademark and designs.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
No information about al-Zawahiri: Afghan envoy
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Afghan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali on Tuesday said that he has no information about the reported presence of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Pakistan.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India keeper Paul denies taking banned substance
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Veteran India and DSK Shivajians goalkeeper Subrata Paul has firmly denied taking a banned substance after the All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed that it has received a report of him failing a dope test.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
FIFA Secretary General praises Russia's commitment to football
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Russias authorities have shown a strong commitment as far as preparations for the 2018 Football World Cup go, world football governing body FIFA's Secretary General Fatma Samoura said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
IS threat may spill over region, warns Afghan envoy
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The threat of the quasi state terror outfit Islamic State (IS) may spill over the South Asian region and beyond, Afghan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali warned on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Global cues, rupee lift Indian equities
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Higher global indices along with a strengthened rupee lifted the Indian equity markets on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Different levels of development important in BCIM-EC'
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) should consider the "different levels of development" while engaging in mutually beneficial areas for cooperation under BCIM Economic Corridor, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
How to make your bedroom summer-friendly
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Go for subtle hues like mint and lime, declutter and ditch the heavy carpets from your bedroom for a cool summer, say experts.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Difficult to produce another talent like Vishwanath: Kamal Haasan
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has done two of his best films "Swathi Muthayam" and "Sagar Sangamam" with K. Vishwanath, says that the film industry won't produce another talent like the Dada Saheb Phalke award winner.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Post-modern paintings and sculptures on display
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) An exhibition that kicked off here on Tuesday brings an exciting array of post-modern paintings and sculptures by six painters and two sculptors.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sadhvi gets bail, nine years after arrest for Malegaon blast
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, nearly nine years after her arrest.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Majid Majidi shoots at CST Station
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi was spotted shooting at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Station here for his upcoming film "Beyond The Clouds".
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Easier to act when you have dialogues: Sareeka Dhillon
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Television actress Sareeka Dhillon, who is seen essaying the role of Rashmi in "Ghulaam", says it's easier to act with dialogues.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Russian hackers may have targeted Macron: Cyber security firm
Washington, April 25 (IANS) French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign has been targeted by what appear to be the same Russian operatives behind hacks of Democratic campaign officials before last years US presidential poll, a cyber security firm said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Four terrorists hanged in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Four "hardcore terrorists" were hanged in a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on Tuesday, the military said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Chhota Rajan sentenced to seven years in jail
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A CBI court here on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan to seven years in jail for holding a fake passport.
2017-04-25
Category: International, India,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kohli hangs out at gaming joint in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli took time off from the nets to hang out at a gaming joint in the city's upscale shopping mall on Monday, unfazed by last Sunday's humiliating 82-run defeat by two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a league tie at the Eden Gardens.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
I don't want to restrict myself: Saqib Saleem
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Actor Saqib Saleem says he doesn't want to restrict himself and would like to explore other genres.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chhota Rajan sentenced to seven years in jail
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A CBI court here on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan to seven years in jail for holding a fake passport.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huge fan of southern cinema: Freddy Daruwala
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Freddy Daruwala, who is making his Telugu debut with Ravi Teja starrer "Touch Chesi Chudu", says he has always been a huge fan of southern cinema for its overall "paisa vasool" entertainment factor.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Small businesses with EU staff worry over Brexit
London, April 25 (IANS) More than half of small UK firms employing workers from the European Union (EU) are worried that the Brexit will stop them recruiting sufficiently skilled staff, a report revealed on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
85% enterprises will adopt Windows 10 by 2017 end
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nearly 85 per cent of enterprises are expected to adopt the Windows 10 operating system by the end of this year, market research firm Gartner predicted on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kerala CM discusses future of police officer
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met officials here on Tuesday, a day after the Supreme Court told his government to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the police chief.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Mamata urges people not to join BJP at any cost
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) Terming the BJP as a party that endorses the ideology of polarisation and riots, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Tuesday urged people not to join the party at any cost.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Reliance Entertainment launches BIGFLIX in 9 languages globally
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Anil D. Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment on Tuesday announced the launch of BIGFLIX in a multilingual form for India and global markets.
2017-04-25
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
HC stays order on JNU admission policy
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed a single judge order that upheld the JNU admission policy to implement a UGC notification putting a cap on the number of M.Phil and Ph.D research scholars.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
iVOOMi launches two affordable smartphones in India
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Chinese electronic major iVOOMi on Tuesday launched two new affordable smartphones -- Me 1 and Me 1+ -- in its "ME" series at Rs 3,999 and Rs 4,999, respectively.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Mel B's estranged husband granted visitation rights with daughter
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Singer Mel B's estranged husband Stephen Belafonte has been granted monitored visitation with his daughter Madison.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CAS upholds four-year ban on Russian marathoner Mayorova
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled to suspend Russian long-distance runner Albina Mayorova from all sports-related activities for four years after finding her guilty of taking banned performance enhancing drugs, according to the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF).
2017-04-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Athletics
East Bengal defender complains of chest pain
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) East Bengal defender and former India international Anwar Ali complained of chest pain after training on Tuesday and was admitted to a hospital where he is stable, a spokesperson said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
UK opposition Labour vows new Brexit plan
London, April 25 (IANS) The UK's main opposition Labour Party has vowed a new plan for Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) and said it would also scrap Prime Minister Theresa May's plans if they win in June's snap general elections, the media reported.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Kaspersky Lab joins Interpol-led cybercrime operation across Asean nations
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has joined the world's largest police organisation Interpol in a cybercrime operation involving public and private sectors across the Asean region, the company said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
North Korea marks army anniversary with live fire drill
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) North Korea on Tuesday marked the 85th founding anniversary of its military with a massive live fire drill in an apparent show of force amid tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.
2017-04-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
Financial strain linked to low birth weight babies
New York, April 25 (IANS) A pregnant woman's financial worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to the birth of a smaller infant, a new study suggests.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
As Mallya's custody sought, India's extradition success rate is 36 per cent
The government has sought custody of liquor baron Vijay Mallya from the UK, but Indias success rate at extradition has been no more than 36 per cent over 15 years, according to a report by Factly.in, a data journalism portal. This means India managed one extradition of every three sought.
2017-04-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Excess iron in body causes liver damage
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Hemochromatosis, a disease caused by excess build up of iron in the body, is becoming a major cause of liver damage in India, doctors revealed on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Zeta-Jones's bathroom cabinet contains products worth over $2,600
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has skincare products worth more than $2,600 in her bathroom cabinet.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Marcus Raboy is a talented man: Vir Das
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) American film music video director Marcus Raboy has directed Vir Das's Netflix special. The Indian comedian-actor finds Raboy extremely talented.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Police officers' houses raided for power theft
Gurugram, April 25 (IANS) The Harayana discom has raided the houses of police officers after getting complaints of power theft, police said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
France's Le Pen steps down as party leader
Paris, April 25 (IANS) French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping down as leader of her National Front (FN) party to focus on gathering a large number of voters ahead of the decisive round in May.
2017-04-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Chiranjeevi congratulates Viswanath
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Megastar Chiranjeevi on Tuesday met and congratulated veteran filmmaker K. Viswanath for being conferred the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the country's highest award in cinema.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Shabana Azmi bats for children's vaccination (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Padma Shri awardee actress Shabana Azmi wants all children in the country to be fully vaccinated.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Mass murder' complaint filed against Philippines President
Manila, April 25 (IANS) A Filipino lawyer has filed a complaint in the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of mass murder and crimes against humanity, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Athletic Bilbao beat Eibar 1-0 in stoppage time
Eibar, (Spain) April 25 (IANS) Eibar conceded a goal in the 94th minute to lose 0-1 to Athletic Club Bilbao in a duel of regional rivals who are also vying to finish in the top six of La Liga football championship here.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Osasuna make shirt change for Barcelona clash
Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) Spanish football club Osasuna has been forced to make a one-off change to their wardrobe for Wednesday's La Liga match against FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou Stadium here.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Le Pen visits Paris food market to promote protectionism
Paris, April 25 (IANS) French far-right Presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Tuesday visited a food market in Paris where she promoted a policy of protectionism with regards to the country's local produce and accused her rival of being in favour of market deregulation.
2017-04-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Communications ministry resolved 99% of complaints received via Twitter Sewa
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it has resolved 99 per cent of the complaints it had received through Twitter Sewa, since it was launched last August.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
UP officials told to be extra vigilant
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has asked the administration to be extra vigilant and ensure that incidents based on trivial things do not blow up into major incidents that catch media attention.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan envoy meets Trump, presents credentials
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Aizaz Chaudhry, has presented his credentials to US President Donald Trump at the White House.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Don't call Sukma massacre 'red terror', says CPI
Tuesday condemned the killing of 25 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh but objected to the term "red terror" for Maoist violence.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Placebo effect works for a broken heart too
New York, April 25 (IANS) If you have been dumped recently, doing anything that you believe will help you feel better will probably offer a healing touch to the broken heart, say researchers.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Harikrishna goes down in Shamkir chess tourney
Shamkir (Azerbaijan), April 25 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna produced a spirited fight before going down to Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik in the fourth round of the 2017 Shamkir Chess tournament here.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Azerbaijan,Sports,Other Sports
Sukma attack cold blooded, will review strategy : Rajnath (Third Lead)
Raipur, April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday termed the massacre of 25 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh "cold blooded murder" and said the government will review its anti-Maoist strategy.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Farhan Akhtar, Adhuna divorced
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and celebrity hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani, who were married for 16 years, are now divorced.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Smriti Khanna takes up swimming to be fit
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Television actress Smriti Khanna, who is seen in "Santoshi Maa", is giving importance to fitness and has taken up swimming classes for it.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Opposition demands Mani's resignation Vijayan rules it out
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) The opening day of the Kerala Assembly session on Tuesday witnessed chaos with the opposition demanding the resignation of State Power Minister M.M. Mani for his controversial remarks about women plantation workers, but Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan ruled it out.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Resurgent Pune have task cut out against in-form Kolkata (Preview)
Pune, April 25 (IANS) On a roll after three back-to-back wins, the resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant will have their task cut out when they take on high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Wednesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
5G-enabled industry revenue in India to hit $25.9 bn by 2026: Ericsson
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) As 5G becomes increasingly integral to industrial businesses and digitalisation, the revenue from 5G-enabled digitisation in India will reach $25.9 billion by 2026, a report by communication technology and services provider Ericsson said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Trisha, mother leave on holiday
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Trisha Krishnan on Tuesday said she was leaving on a vacation with her mother.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
I didn't report my rape: Breslin
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actress Abigail Breslin, who has spoken out about being sexually abused at the hands of someone she knew well, says she did not report her own sexual abuse because of many reasons.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shah Rukh Khan on way to Vancouver
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will deliver his first TED Talk in Vancouver.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Faye Dunaway felt 'very guilty' after Oscars mix-up
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actress Faye Dunaway says that she felt very guilty about the Oscars mishap that led to her and actor Warren Beatty mistakenly announcing "La La Land" as the Best Picture instead of "Moonlight" earlier this year.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Education
27 killed in Kenya road accident
Nairobi, April 25 (IANS) At least 27 persons were killed on Tuesday in Kenya when an oil tanker collided with a bus on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, authorities said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Kenya,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Upward mobility falls sharply in US since 1940
New York, April 25 (IANS) The probability for children to attain a higher income than their parents has dropped dramatically in the US -- from more than 90 per cent for children born in 1940 to 50 per cent for those born in the 1980s, say researchers including one of Indian origin.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
India to host 18th World Road Meeting
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India is set to host the 18th World Road Meeting (WRM 2017) on November 13, the International Road Federation (IRF) said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, India,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Argentina at risk of missing World Cup: Maradona
Buenos Aires, April 25 (IANS) Argentina face an uphill battle to qualify for next year's World Cup without their suspended talisman Lionel Messi, according to Albiceleste legend Diego Maradona.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Google introduces Indian language support across products
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to bring a billion people online and make the web more useful for them, Google India on Tuesday announced a new set of products and features for the Indian languages.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Elton John recovering after hospitalization
London, April 25 (IANS) Legendary singer Elton John, who was hospitalised for a bacterial infection, is now comfortably resting at home.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brazil clubs eye PSG winger Lucas Moura
Rio de Janeiro, April 25 (IANS) At least three Brazilian Serie A clubs have shown interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) winger Lucas Moura, according to media reports.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Global cues, rupee lift Indian equities
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Higher global indices along with a strengthened rupee lifted the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
27 die in Kenya accident
Nairobi, April 25 (IANS) At least 27 persons were killed in Kenya on Tuesday when an oil tanker and a bus collided on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, Xinhua news agency reported.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Kenya,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bodies of two Indians lying in Saudi for weeks
Jeddah, April 25 (IANS) The bodies of two Indian workers who died in Riyadh are lying in a Saudi mortuary for weeks as their former employer are not ready to bear the cost of transporting them to India.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora
Rahul Gandhi's aunt dead
Kasauli, April 25 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's aunt Shobha Nehru died at her residence here on Tuesday morning owing to age-related complications, her family said. She was 108.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Palaniswami announces compensation for 4 killed CRPF men from TN
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday condoled the death of four CRPF personnel from the state who were killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh and announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh each to their families.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Defence/Security
After 9 years, 2008 Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi gets bail
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, nearly nine years after her arrest.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
10 killed in Pakistan landmine blast
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a landmine in Kurram Agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, authorities said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Madonna biopic in the works
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Universal is developing singer Madonna's biopic titled "Blonde Ambition".
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China bans Muslim names for babies in Xinjiang
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) China has banned Islamic names for babies in Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Manipur school teacher shot dead
Imphal, April 25 (IANS) A school teacher was shot dead by a police driver in Manipur during a quarrel on Monday night, police said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
14 foetuses found in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 25 (IANS) At least 14 human foetuses were found in Jharkhand's Deoghar district, police said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NTT Com acquires international telecom licence in India
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) NTT Communications (NTT Com) on Tuesday announced that it has acquired a Virtual Network Operator - International Long Distance (VNO-ILD) licence in India through its affiliate, NTT Communications India Network Services (NTTCINS), a company statement said here.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IPL: Rohit fined for confronting umpire
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was fined 50 percent of his match fees for disputing the umpire's decision during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium here.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'Meeting on strategy review against Maoists on May 8'
Raipur (Chhattisgarh), April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday termed the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left 25 troopers dead, a "cold blooded murder". He added the government will take strong action against those responsible.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Launch of Delhi-Shimla flight cheers tourism industry
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) High-end travellers to Shimla are all set to take off with the launching of a regular flight from New Delhi after being grounded for almost over four years, the hospitality industry said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
It's important to speak up: Gul Panag
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag, who has been lauded for being vocal and expressing her views, says it is important for an individual to speak up.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Unleash your wild side' with Sussanne, Malaika, Bipasha
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Bollywood's fashionable queens Sussanne Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Bipasha Basu's online fashion brand TheLabelLife.com has tied up with ice cream brand Magnum for a limited edition fashion collection that would encourage consumers to wear their wild side.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Esha Deol expecting first child, Hema Malini overjoyed
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Politician-actress Hema Malini is overjoyed as her daughter Esha Deol is expecting her first baby.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anguish of a Kashmiri father: When death of militant son brings 'relief'
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) He left home a month ago to join insurgents, escaping from alleged police harassment. But the death of 24-year-old Younis Ganai has come as a kind of "relief" to his father.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Aamir attends award function for Lata Mangeshkar
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan, who is known for avoiding film awards finally broke the rule on Monday night and attended an award function where he was honoured with the Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar Award.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Green the new norm in cosmetic industry (Lifestyle Feature)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Going green has become the new anthem in the fashion and lifestyle categories and it's not just designers who are promoting it in a big way through their collections, but cosmetic brands are also going eco-friendly with their range. Experts feel that "evolved high-end consumers" are helping in expanding the "natural" space in the Indian beauty industry.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I have faced a lot of racial abuse in India: Mizoram CM (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Lashing out racial abuse faced by northeastern people in major Indian cities, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla says he himself was a victim of such slurs in various corners of the country.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Google introduces new machine-learning products for Indian languages
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to bring a billion people online and make the web more useful for them, Google India on Tuesday unveiled new products on advancement in machine learning for Indian languages.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Coal India's sales outlook remains positive despite muted demand
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Despite muted demand from consumers, downgrading of mines and challenges from the renewable energy sector, the sales outlook of Coal India, the country's largest miner, for 2017-18 looks positive with an expected growth of around 4-6 per cent, analysts and stakeholders say.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Chattisgarh attack cold blooded murder: Rajnath
Raipur, April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left 25 troopers dead, as a "cold blooded murder", saying the government will take strong action against those responsible.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After 9 years, 2008 Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi gets bail
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, nearly nine years after her arrest.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Baahubali 2' will make filmmakers feel like serial directors: RGV
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on Tuesday said S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" will make most filmmakers feel like amateurs.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Beijing won't make concessions to India in border dispute: Chinese expert
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) Renaming of six places by China in Arunachal Pradesh was not in retaliation for the Dalai Lama's visit to the state, but a way to convey Beijing's resoluteness in not making any concessions to New Delhi in border talks, a Chinese expert has said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
No reason why Instagram went down for one hour
New York, April 25 (IANS) If you failed to log into your Instagram account on Monday, you were not alone as many users globally complained similarly for which the company is yet to give a reason.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Technology
Centre extends IPR protection scheme for start-ups till 2020
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Indian government has extended the Start-Ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP) scheme for three years till March 2020, in a bid to continue the protection of entrepreneurs' patents, trademark and designs.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Mehbooba chairs crucial security meeting in Srinagar
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) A crucial meeting of the unified headquarters chaired by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti began here on Tuesday to review the deteriorating security situation in the valley.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Apple iPhone 8 may face two-month delay
New York, April 25 (IANS) Owing to the complications in adding edge-to-edge screen for their new upgrades, Apple's iPhone 8 may be delayed up to two months, a media report said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
CRPF ambush: Rajnath reaches Raipur
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh and CRPF Additional Director General Sudeep Lakhtakia reached Chhattisgarh on Tuesday to take stock of situation after 25 troopers were killed in one of the worst ambushes by Maoists in Chattisgarh's Sukma district, an official here said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Human Interest/Society
NASA's Cassini probe completes final Titan flyby
Washington, April 25 (IANS) NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Media shouldn't sensationalise earthquakes (Comment: Special to IANS)
Most educated people are used to sipping tea and reading a newspaper in the morning. If other family members are sitting in the same room, they sometimes exchange news. Disaster-related news is one of the big sources for initiating a discussion. Earthquakes which occur suddenly have a priority over volcanoes, which give some indications of an eruption.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Opinion/Commentary,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ansari condemns attack on CRPF troopers
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Tuesday condemned the attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, saying there cannot be any justification for such "heinous and reprehensible acts".
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beat the heat with bouncy hair, healthy skin
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Summer is the season to let go of elaborate affairs and embrace the easy and natural look. From using UV protectant on hair to using facial blotting paper to soak up the excess oil from skin while stepping out, experts suggests some cool tips to beat the heat and achieve bouncy tresses and flawless skin.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Not performing at Bieber concert: Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) After singer-composer Kailash Kher voiced his disagreement on Sonakshi Sinha's performing at Justin Bieber's maiden concert in India, the actress says she is not performing at the pop star's concert.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Murugadoss, Shankar inspired me to be producer: Atlee
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Well-known filmmakers such as A.R Murugadoss and Shankar inspired director Atlee to foray into production with upcoming Tamil horror-comedy "Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae".
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Jackfruit seeds could substitute cocoa beans to make chocolate
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) New research has found that the seeds of jackfruit -- a large fruit found in many tropical countries -- are a potentially low-cost substitute for cocoa beans, the primary ingredient of chocolate.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech
NASA's super pressure balloon takes off from Wanaka
Wellington, April 25 (IANS) After several unsuccessful attempts, NASA finally launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Trump to sign agriculture executive order on Tuesday
Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that looks to help the American agriculture business by establishing a task force to identify impediments to the business' growth, the media reported.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Infosys opens delivery centre in Croatia
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Infosys Ltd has opened a delivery centre in Croatia to offer research and development (R&D) and engineering services to its global clients in Eastern Europe, said the software major on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
State Department removes Trump's Florida resort blog post
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The State Department has removed a blog post that touted President Donald Trump's personally owned private Florida report, Mar-a-Lago, the media reported.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
South Asia needs to improve its subdued competitiveness (Column: Active Voice)
South Asia is becoming one of the most interesting regions in the world economy, displaying unprecedented growth, averaging close to six per cent per annum since the 1990s. According to a new World Bank report, it has consolidated its position as the global leader in growth.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Ask Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages
New York, April 25 (IANS) If you are using WhatsApp on iOS, then you can ask your "intelligent assistant" Siri to read out latest messages for you while you can go handsfree.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Technology
US missile submarine arrives in S.Korea
seoul, April 25 (IANS) An American guided-missile submarine, the USS Michigan, arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, the same day Pyongyang is celebrating the 85th anniversary of the founding of its Korean People's Army, the media reported.
2017-04-25
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Shutdown in TN, DMK's Stalin arrested
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Normal life was affected in Tamil Nadu amid a shutdown called by opposition parties on Tuesday to press for immediate resolution of farmers' issues. DMK Working President M.K. Stalin and others were arrested.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
6.9-magnitude quake hits Chile
Santiago, April 25 (IANS) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Chile causing material damage, although there were no reports of any injuries or casualties, officials said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
5 killed as van hits landmine in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 11 others injured when a passenger van hit a landmine in Pakistan's Kurram Agency on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
RBI governor suggests merging public sector banks
New York, April 25 (IANS) Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel says that merging public sector banks and having fewer of them would be better for the sector and also help deal with problem of non-performing assets (NPA).
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Good work doesn't give civil society groups immunity from laws'
New York, April 25 (IANS) Defending the Indian government's crackdown on foreign-funded NGOs for legal violations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that "doing good work" does not give civil society groups immunity from laws.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
US state executes 2 inmates
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The state of Arkansas executed two convicted criminals, a first of its kind in the US since 2000, the media reported.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equity markets trade higher, oil and gas stocks gain
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Indian equity markets made substantial gains during the early-morning trade session on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Jaitley, RBI chief say market force will temper US protectionist trends
New York, April 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel say that market forces will ultimately temper the protectionist tendencies emerging in the the US that may affect India.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Shutdown affects normal life in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Normal life was affected in Tamil Nadu due to the shutdown strike called by opposition parties in the state on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
White House to host private briefing on N.Korea
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The White House has announced that it would host an unusual private briefing on North Korea for the entire Senate amid escalating tensions, a media report said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sunny Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) It was a sunny Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Japan begins construction for new US base amid protests
Tokyo, April 25 (IANS) The Japanese Defence Ministry on Tuesday started construction of seawalls for a new US base in Okinawa amid local uproar, a media report said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bid for Shivaji statue points to huge cost escalation
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Maharashtra PWD is learnt to have approved L&Ts bid to construct phase one of the ambitious Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial -- at a cost that is much higher than the estimate for the entire project.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Australian PM visits troops in Iraq, Afghanistan
Canberra, April 25 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull travelled to Iraq and Afghanistan to visit his troops in the region and to asses his country's military contribution, an official release on Tuesday said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Australia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
I get insecure in front of the camera: Zoe Saldana
Tokyo, April 25 (IANS) Actress Zoe Saldana says she gets insecure and conscious as soon as camera starts rolling.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Le Pen steps down as party leader
Paris, April 25 (IANS) French presidential front-runner representing the far-right National Front (FN) Marine Le Pen said that she would step down as the party's leader to focus on gathering large number of voters ahead of the decisive round in May.
2017-04-25
Category: International, France,Politics
US imposes sanctions on Syrian researchers over chemical attack
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US slapped sanctions on 271 employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) in response to Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons, media reports said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Ali Agca 'ready to meet Pope Francis in Egypt'
Istanbul, April 25 (IANS/AKI) Ali Agca, the Turkish assassin who tried to kill Pope John Paul II, says he would like to meet Pope Francis during his visit to Egypt this week.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Turkey,Religion
Title of 'Avengers 4' would be spoiler for 'Avengers 3'
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Marvel head Kevin Feige says if the title to the fourth instalment of "Avengers" is revealed then it would act as a spoiler for the plot of the third instalment which is releasing next year.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Germany calls on Russia to seek political solution for Syria
Amman, April 25 (IANS) The German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urged Russia to seek a political solution to the Syrian conflict, media reports said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Jordan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Mexico border wall very important tool to stop drugs: Trump
Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that the border wall with Mexico is a "very important tool" for preventing the entry of illegal drugs into this country.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
One killed, 11 wounded after grenade blast in Russian school
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) At least one student was killed and 11 others were injured when a grenade went off in a school in south Russia's Dagestan, officials said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Terrorism
George, Amal Clooney to spend over $1 mn on delivery
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actor George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney are reportedly spending more than $1 million to have a royal-like experience when Amal gives birth to their twins.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
One-third detainees in Afghanistan tortured: UN
Kabul, April 25 (IANS) At least one-third of people detained by security forces in Afghanistan are tortured despite the government's attempts to curb such practices, a UN agency said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Heath Ledger wasn't depressed' over 'The Dark Knight' role
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Heath Ledger's sisters say playing The Joker in "The Dark Knight" didnt contribute to the death of the actor.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Will vote for Emmanual Macron: Hollande
Paris, April 25 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande urged voters to back his former Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, who is running for President as an independent centrist.
2017-04-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Afghan President meets visiting US Defense Secretary
Kabul, April 25 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with visiting US Defense Secretary James Mattis, ahead of expected decision on more US troops for militancy-hit country, government officials said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Lupita Nyong'o, Rihanna want to act together
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actress Lupita Nyong'o and singer Rihanna want to work on a film together, after fans pitched a movie plot for them both on Twitter.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IPL-10: Pune's Stokes, Unadkat halt Mumbai's winning run
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma's comeback to form with a half century was spoiled by sheer brilliance with the ball from Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat as Rising Pune Supergiant roped home by three runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match here on Monday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Minor girl trapped in Karnataka borewell found dead
Belagavi (Karnataka), April 25 (IANS) A minor girl trapped in a dry borewell for nearly 54 hours was found dead on Monday night at a village in Karnataka's Belagavi district, said a rescue team official early Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Drake didn't get Instagram model pregnant
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Drake never even met model Layla Lace, who has accused the rapper of impregnating her, says a source.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ganguly wishes Zaheer on engagement announcement
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday wished Zaheer Khan all the luck after the pacer announced his engagement with Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge on Twitter.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Trump makes special call to US astronaut Peggy Whitson
Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump made a special Earth-to-space call to congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Ban meat at public meetings like Germany, PETA requests PM
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Animal rights organisation PETA India on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take meat off the menu from all government events, taking a cue from the German Environment Minister's initiative to ban all meat products from public meetings.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'RERA authorities should ensure existing projects are first completed'
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The authorities who will monitor the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, (RERA) should concentrate on seeing all the existing projects are completed and delivered before allowing new projects, an official of National Real Estate Development Council (Naredco) said on Monday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Sunrisers wary of bruised RCB bouncing back on home turf
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Title holder Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is wary of the battered Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bouncing back on home turf in their Indian Premier League (IPL-10) tie on Tuesday here.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Gland Pharma FDI proposal referred to Cabinet panel
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has recommended the Rs 4,315-crore investment proposal of Gland Pharma Ltd to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for approval, an official statement said on Monday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Setback for Vijayan as SC reinstates Kerala DGP (Third Lead)
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) In a huge setback to the Pinarayi Vijayan government, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Kerala to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the state police chief.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Egyprian court sentences 20 to death for police killings
Cairo, April 24 (IANS/AKI) An Cairo court on Monday upheld 20 death sentences against suspected Islamists over the killings of 12 policemen in an attack on a police station near Giza in August 2013, reports said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Egypt,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP trying to lure away AAP legislators: Alka Lamba
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Alka Lamba on Monday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to lure away her party's MLAs.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal talks of movement 'if exit poll results prove true'
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A day after civic polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked his party workers to be ready for a "movement" if exit poll results of the municipal elections prove to be true.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab to put ultrasound centres under surveillance
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) With the sex ratio in Punjab in dismal figures, the state's Health Department announced on Monday that all ultrasound centres across the state would be put under surveillence.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Food Ministry favours 25% hike in tur import duty: Paswan
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said his ministry was in favour of hiking import duty on tur dal from existing 10 per cent to 25 per cent in the interest of farmers.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SC asks Unitech to pay interest to flat buyers or face attachment
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked real estate major Unitech to deposit interest on the money paid by flat buyers at its project at Gurugram by May 8, cautioning it that failure to deposit the interest may invite attachment of its property.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
International community should act on Pakistan terror links: Jaitley
New York, April 24 (IANS) Warning that most terrorism "across the world have some footprint" in Pakistan, Indian Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Monday that the international community has to take action.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Jamia students' drone-detecting system to be used by AAI
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A software developed by Jamia Milia Islamia students to detect "unwanted drones" at or near airports will be used for security by the Airport Authority of India (AAI), a varsity statement said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Centre's new law aims at agricultural reforms, clips APMC wings
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In a major move aimed at bringing about reforms in the agriculture sector, the central government on Monday came out with a draft model act for the states, which envisages ending monopoly of traditional APMC markets.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Argentine detained for entering Jagannath temple
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) A tourist from Argentina was detained for entering the Jagannath Temple in Puri, said police on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre not imposing any language on anyone: Naidu
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday denied as incorrect the perception that the Centre is imposing Hindi language on others, maintaining that the government has only notified the recommendations of a parliamentary panel.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rallis India's consolidated Q4 net profit down 8.8%
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Agro-chemicals major Rallis India on Monday reported a decline of 8.82 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016-17.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maoist attack on CRPF clear case of intelligence failure: Congress
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Condemning the attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the Congress on Monday said it is a clear case of intelligence failure and called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act decisively against anti-national forces.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Schools in Odisha to remain closed as mercury soars
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday ordered the closure of schools till June 18 in view of the prevailing heat wave in the state.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Need human rights panel in Nagaland, says NHRC
Kohima, April 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) here on Monday concluded its first open hearing of cases related to grievances of the Scheduled Tribes, and called for setting up a human rights panel in the northeastern state.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jet Airways to add 42 weekly flights
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Full-service airline Jet Airways on Monday said that it will add 42 weekly flights to meet an expected surge in demand during the summer holiday season.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Stuntmen should get equal respect at award shows: Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Stunt artists and choreographers should be accorded as much respect as heroes at every award ceremony, actor Akshay Kumar said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
SC transfers Yamuna pollution PIL to NGT
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday transferred to the National Green Tribunal the over two decade old PIL relating to ever-increasing pollution of river Yamuna.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Maximum temperature at average in Delhi, but warmer days ahead
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The national capital saw a warm day on Monday with the maximum temperature at 37.8 degrees Celsius, average for the season. Tuesday is likely to be cloudy and while the respite from heat will last this week, warmer days lie ahead.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
EAG appoints Robin Kamark as CEO for airline equity partners
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) on Monday announced the appointment of Robin Kamark as its Chief Executive Officer, for airline equity partners.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Students ask UGC if NET examination will be held
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Fearing cancellation of the biannual National Eligibility Test (NET) examination, the All India Students Association (AISA) demonstrated outside the University Grant Commission (UGC) office here on Monday and sought its clarification on the issue.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Maoists massacre 25 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh
Raipur/Sukma, April 24 (IANS) In one of the deadliest attacks, 300 to 400 heavily armed Maoists, women included, ambushed a CRPF contingent in a forested patch in Chhattisgarh on Monday, killing 25 troopers and escaping with their AK-47 assault rifles.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Monchi arrives to take over as AS Roma's director of football
Rome, April 24 (IANS) Former Spanish footballer Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo 'Monchi' arrived on Monday in Italian capital Rome, to sign a contract with AS Roma as the club's new director of football in the coming hours.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Rahul condemns Maoist attack on CRPF personnel
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, saying "thoughtless violence will never succeed in weakening our resolve to fight forces of extremism".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
RIL's 2016-17 oil, gas revenues fall over 30%
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Monday posted a 30.9 per cent fall in revenue from its oil and gas business in the last fiscal at Rs 5,191 crore, as compared with Rs 7,514 crore during the like period in 2015-16, owing to lower gas production and its lower price realisation.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m event
Auckland, April 24 (IANS) Indian Man Kaur, 101, won the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games here on Monday. Hailing from Chandigarh, Man Kaur was the lone contender in the 100-years-and-over event which she completed in a minute and 14 seconds.
2017-04-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Athletics
Ibrahimovic says he will decide when to hang boots
Manchester, April 24 (IANS) Manchester United veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Monday that he will decide when it is time to stop playing football. The Swedish striker sustained a serious knee injury during Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg victory over Anderlecht and will be sidelined for six to eight months.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Cabinet Secretary gets a year's extension
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha was on Monday given a year's extension in service, said an official statement.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sulabh International honours personalities, institutions
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) NGO Sulabh International on Monday awarded personalities and institutions for contributing towards improving sanitation in the country and generating awareness among the people of Rural India.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Human Interest/Society
Pune post challenging 160/6 vs Mumbai in IPL
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) posted 160/6 against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IAF inducts Su-30 MKI into frontline 221 Squadron
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian Air Force on Monday inducted its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft into the 221 Squadron, 'Valiants', at its base in Punjab, enhancing the IAF's capabilities, an official release said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Banks may have to swallow losses to resolve NPA issue: Jaitley
New York, April 24 (IANS) Banks may have to take "haircuts" - swallow losses - as one of the measures to resolve the sector's problem of non-performing assets (NPA) and this is a top priority for the government, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Indians are lucky, says Kamal Haasan on Viswanath
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Monday said Indians are lucky to have filmmaker K. Vishwanath, who will be conferred the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the country's highest award in cinema.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Joint Indian-French naval exercise 'Varuna' begins
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India and France on Monday began their week-long bilateral naval exercise Varuna in France's Toulon port, a navy statement said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
TCS, Infosys got only 8.8% of H-1B visas, Nasscom rebuts US claim
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Indian IT industry's apex organisation has said that the two top companies -- TCS and Infosys -- got only 8.8 per cent of the H-1B visas for placement of workers in the United States.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Northeast India's largest IT hub opens in Tripura
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) Northeast India's sixth and largest Information Technology (IT) hub was inaugurated here on Monday to boost employment and e-governance besides to export software technology.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
President condemns Maoist attack on CRPF troopers
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday condemned the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left at least 26 troopers dead.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC sets timeline for filling vacancies in six states' police forces
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday fixed a timeline for recruitment of police personnel including Sub-Inspectors, head constables and the constables in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Odisha CM calls on ailing Vajpayee in Delhi
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday called on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence here to enquire after his health.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet Secretary gets a year's extension
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha was on Monday given a year's extension in service, official sources said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aadhar card mandatory for subsidised foodgrains to : Centre to HC
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Central government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that the Aadhaar card was made mandatory for getting subsidised food grain through the Public Distribution System as this was not reaching the poor.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Italian-born author shot, injured in Kenya
Nairobi, April 24 (IANS/AKI) Acclaimed Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was battling for life in a Nairobi hospital on Monday after being shot in the hip and stomach by armed men at her ranch in Kenya.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Kenya,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More tourists visited Bihar despite prohibition: CM
Patna, April 24 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said prohibition in Bihar had not affected the state tourism sector as the number of visitors, both domestic and from abroad, had registered an increase.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Arunachal, Assam firm on fast-tracking Subansiri hydro project
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Both Assam and Arunachal on Monday assured the Centre that the 2,000-Megawatt Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project will be put back on the track to ensure no further delay.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Vijayvargiya threatens central intervention if border smuggling on in Bengal
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of being deeply involved in the chit fund scams, BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday claimed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is having "sleepless nights" and threatened central intervention if smuggling in the border areas went unchecked.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Amit Shah to start 15-day nationwide 'Vistaar Yatra'
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will commence a 15-day "Vistaar Yatra" (party expansion tour) from Tuesday from Naxalbari in West Bengal, the party announced on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cows to have Unique Identification Number, Supreme Court told
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court was informed on Monday that every cow and its progeny will be given a Unique Identification Number (UIN) and will be kept at shelter homes run by state governments in every district after they cease to give milk.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
China breeding centre sees Siberian tiger baby boom
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) More than 50 tiger cubs have been born at the world's largest breeding centre for Siberian tigers in northeast China's Heilongjiang province so far this year.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
5 killed in Taliban attack near US base in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) Five persons were killed and eight injured in a suicide car bombing, claimed by Taliban militants, near a US-operated military base in Afghanistans Khost city on Monday, police said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Shocking breach of security, says Rahul on Aadhaar fiasco
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at the government as the Aadhaar numbers and bank account details of millions in Jharkhand were compromised, terming it a "shocking breach of privacy and security".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Security guard murdered at Jayalalithaa's tea estate
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) A security guard at late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa's Kodanad tea estate in Nilgiris district was murdered and another injured in an attack by unidentified persons, said police on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dinakaran claims middleman said he's HC judge: Police
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran has revealed during questioning that he was under the assumption that middleman Sukesh Chandrasekhar was a High Court judge who could help him in striking a deal to bag the two-leaf poll symbol, the Delhi Police said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saddened at the death of CRPF men: Mamata
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed sadness the killings of CRPF troopers in an ambush by Maoist guerillas in Chhattisgarh's Sukma.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Special session of Odisha Assembly to discuss GST Bill
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) The Odisha government has convened a two-day special assembly session from May 18 to discuss and pass State Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill, following Parliament's clearance of the four central laws necessary to implement GST from this July.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Skill India candidates felicitated by Delhi Daredevils
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modis vision of Skill India, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils on Monday met several candidates trained under Skill India at IL&FS Institute of Skills (IIS) here.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
RIL's Q4 consolidated net up 12.3%, annual profit rises 18.8%
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited's (RIL) consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (January-March) of 2016-17 Fiscal moved up by 12.3 per cent, a company statement said here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
7 civilians killed in Syria bombing
Damascus, April 24 (IANS) At least seven civilians, including one child, were killed in a bombing by unidentified military warplanes on a market in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in the north, said a British war monitor on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security
US Defence Secretary slams 'barbaric enemy' Taliban
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence James Mattis arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit on Monday where he slammed Taliban militants and called them "barbaric enemy".
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Punjab sets up ATS to break terrorism-gangster nexus
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has given the go-ahead for setting up an Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) to break the nexus flourishing between militants and gangsters in the state's prisons, an official said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pawan Kalyan asks Centre to respect subnational identity
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Leading Telugu actor and Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan has urged the Central government to respect sub-national identity, warning that failure to do so could lead to separatist movements.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Development projects ignore fragility of Andaman, Nicobar Islands'
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Most of the development projects happening in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI) are "almost in negation" of the reality of the fragility and vulnerability of the island chain, says researcher and author Pankaj Sekhsaria.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Tennis: US stun Czech to reach Fed Cup final against Belarus
Tallahassee (Florida), April 24 (IANS) The United States stunned the Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the final of the Fed Cup tennis tournament, setting up a match-up with unexpected finalists Belarus.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Florida,Sports,Tennis
UAE Foreign Minister calls on Japanese PM
Tokyo, April 24 (IANS/WAM) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received UAE's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his delegation here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Diplomacy
Defence, internal security to be part of planning process: NITI member
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In a radical departure, the new 15-year long-term vision being worked out by the NITI Aayog would also include defence and internal security within its ambit, V.K. Saraswat, a member of the panel that has succeeded the Planning Commission, said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Naxalabari, Mamata's constituency in Shah's three-day Bengal tour
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah begins a three-day political campaign in West Bengal from Tuesday, kickstarting his booth level public interactions with house visits to Naxalbari - where the Maoist movement in India was born half a century back - and carpet bombing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's constituency the next day.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Firm on CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death, Sasikala's removal: Panneerselvam group
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The AIADMK faction led by former Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam on Monday said that it remains steadfast on its two demands - a CBI probe into the death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa and throwing out party General Secretary V.K.Sasikala and her family out of the party.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Higher global indices lift Indian equities (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Higher European and Asian indices along with a strengthened rupee lifted the Indian equity markets on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maoists massacre 26 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh (Fourth Lead)
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Hundreds of Maoists on Monday massacred at least 26 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district in the bloodiest attack in the state since 2013.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Terrorism
Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A CBI court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal quake: Slow reconstruction work worries global community
Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) Kathmandu-based Nepal International Development Partners Group (IDPG) has expressed concern over the slow pace of reconstruction work in Nepal since the Gorkha Earthquake of 2015 and urged the government and the stakeholders concerned to expedite the process.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Sonia condemns killing of CRPF personnel by Maoists
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday condemned the killing of 24 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh by Maoists, terming it as "a big loss to the nation".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Smart cities expo to showcase 5 major exhibitions
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Five major exhibitions -- 'Buildings India', 'Solar India', 'Transport India', 'Smart Cities India', and 'Water India' -- will be held at the International Smart Cities expo here in which 40 countries will participate, it was announced on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi man held for attacking men transporting buffaloes
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A 32-year-old man was arrested on Monday on charges of assaulting, along with other accomplices, three persons transporting buffaloes in south Delhi, Delhi Police said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL-10: Mumbai opt to field against unchanged Pune
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field against Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'GeM is transparent procurement portal, Congress charge baseless'
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Refuting allegations of irregularities against the Governnment e-Marketplace (GeM) levelled by the Congress, the government on Monday said GeM is a transparent, digital public procurement portal and the opposition charges are based on forged letters.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Himachal CM's wife alleges 'improper probe' by CBI in DA case
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh on Monday told the court that the CBI did not follow proper procedure while conducting a probe into a disproportionate assets case against her and others.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harika bounces back in Round 6 of Reykjavik Open chess tourney
Reykjavik, April 24 (IANS) Indias Grand Master Harika Dronavalli recovered strongly from her loss in Round 5 to score an emphatic victory over Vignir Vatnar Stefansson in the highly competitive Reykjavik Open chess tournament here.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
Erin Moran spent final days broke, homeless
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Actress Erin Moran, best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the American sitcom "Happy Days", spent her final days reportedly broke and homeless.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arjun, Anil Kapoor are fun to work with, says Neha
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Neha Sharma says that it was great fun to work with actors Arjun and Anil Kapoor in their upcoming film "Mubarakan".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RIL overtakes TCS as most valuable company
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) on Monday regained its position as the most valued company of the country in terms of market capitalisation (m-cap) after a gap of four years.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Protecting Bengal's interest in water sharing my priority: Mamata
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her government would prioritise the state's interest when it comes to the Teesta water sharing deal with Bangladesh.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Weeding begins as part of efforts to clean up Bengaluru lake
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has started to remove weeds from the Bellandur lake here under its drive to clean up the water body as ordered by the National Green Tribunal, said an official on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Mehbooba says PM intends to talk to all Kashmir stakeholders (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi intended to hold talks in a "conducive atmosphere" with all stakeholders to bring order to the troubled state as she invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's policy, saying "talks" were the only way to "move forward".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security
Attack on CRPF cowardly: Modi
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described the killing of 24 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh by Maoists as "cowardly and deplorable".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
'Centre lacks Kashmir policy, BJP-PDP handling dangerous to unity'
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Congress on Monday slammed both the Centre and the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir, and said their handling of the situation in Kashmir is detrimental to the national unity and security.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Extremely pained by Maoist attack: Rajnath
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he was "extremely pained" by the killing of 24 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Kerala Minister adamant on not apologising personally to plantation workers
Munnar (Kerala), April 24 (IANS) Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani, who is facing flak for his remarks about women plantation workers, on Monday said that he has already apologised but will not go personally to say sorry to some of them sitting on a protest near here.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sennheiser launches two new wireless headphones in India
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) German audio company Sennheiser on Monday launched two new wireless headphones HD 4.50BTNC and HD 4.40BT at Rs 14,990 and Rs 10,990, respectively, for the Indian market.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India's first sea ropeway to link Mumbai, Elephanta island
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) India's first and longest ropeway to connect Mumbai with the famous Elephanta Island in the Arabian Sea is planned to be constructed by the Mumbai Port Trust, officials said here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Maoists massacre 24 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh (Third Lead)
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Hundreds of Maoists on Monday ambushed and massacred at least 24 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district in the bloodiest attack this year.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Terrorism
French urged to reject Le Pen in presidential vote runoff
Paris, April 24 (IANS) France's defeated political establishment has begun to rally against far-right leader Marine Le Pen as she goes head-to-head against political newcomer Emmanuel Macron in the final race for the French presidency on May 7.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy
AIFF firm to check chances of malpractice in Lajong-Aizawl I-League tie
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) To take any chance of corrupt practices out of the equation, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is sending their Integrity Officer Javed Siraj a day earlier to Shillong where Lajong FC will take on Aizawl FC in what would be I-League's title-deciding match on Sunday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mumbai-based designers to open fashion week in Delhi
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The eighth edition of India Runway Week Summer will have Mumbai-based designers opening and closing the fashion extravaganza, which is scheduled to begin from April 28 here.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjabis may be aborting female foetus in Canada too: Study
Toronto, April 24 (IANS) Indians are known for their preference for male children, and according to a new study, some Indian-origin couples living in Canada -- mostly those from Punjab and the Hindi heartland -- may be practicing sex selective abortion out of a preference for boys.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Midfielder Nilton dreams of Brazil return
Rio de Janeiro, April 24 (IANS) Brazilian midfielder Nilton has raised the prospect of returning to his country next year, but says he won't do so without winning titles with Japan's Vissel Kobe.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Telangana CM meets PM, seeks Centre's nod for quota bill
New Delhi/Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought the Centre's nod for a legislation passed by the state legislature for enhancing reservations in the state.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
K Viswanath conferred Dada Saheb Phalke Award
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Eminent film director and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath will be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the countrys highest award in cinema, it was announced on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Flamengo enter Carioca championship final
Rio de Janeiro, April 24 (IANS) Former Bayern Munich striker Paolo Guerrero struck two second-half goals as Flamengo defeated Botafogo 2-1 in their Carioca championship semi-final.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
RIL's Q4 consolidated net up 12.3%, annual profit rises 18.8%
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited's (RIL) consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (January-March) of 2016-17 moved up by 12.3 per cent, a company statement said here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TCS, Infosys got only 8.8% of H-1B visas, says Nasscom contradicting US official
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Indian IT industry's apex body has said that the two top companies -- TCS and Infosys -- got only 8.8 per cent of H-1B visas for placement of workers in the United States.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
15 policemen injured in Srinagar clashes
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) At least 15 policemen, including three senior officers, were injured here on Monday in clashes between protesting students and security forces.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Take my National Award if I don't deserve it, says Akshay
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who has been criticised for bagging the prestigious National Film Award earlier this month, says after working for 25 years in Bollywood if people still think that he doesn't deserve the honour, they can take it away.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over a dozen policemen injured in Srinagar clashes
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) At least fifteen policemen including three senior officers were injured on Monday in Srinagar during clashes between protesting students and security forces.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Education
Maoists kill 12 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Twelve CRPF troopers were killed and half a dozen injured when Maoists ambushed them in Chhattigarh's Sukma district on Monday afternoon, authorities said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Terrorism
Belgium hails direct Brussels-Mumbai flight
Brussels, April 24 (IANS) Belgian ministers on Monday welcomed the direct flights since March 30 that connect Brussels and Mumbai.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Belgium,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
RIL overtakes TCS as most valuable company
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) on Monday regained its position as the most valued company of the country in terms of market capitalisation (m-cap).
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Funny to have highest net run-rate and be only sixth: Dravid
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid on Monday said he finds it weird that despite being sixth on the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table, the team still has the highest net run-rate.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
In a first, Uttarakhand monitors forest fires with drones
New Delhi/Nainital, April 24 (IANS) In a first, the Uttarakhand Forest Department has launched a drone for real-time monitoring of the forest fire and to take preventive measures, officials said here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rains across Himachal brings down mercury
Shimla, April 24 (IANS) Rains across Himachal Pradesh on early Monday brought down mercury by two to three notches, weather officials said. The weather department has forecast thundershowers at isolated places in the state till Wednesday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Six die as refugee boat capsizes off Greek coast
Athens, April 24 (IANS) At least six persons died when a boat carrying refugees from Turkey to Greece capsized off Lesvos island, the Greek Coast Guard said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Greece,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Funny to have highest run rate, and be sixth on points table: Dravid
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid on Monday said he finds it weird that despite being sixth on the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table, the team still have highest net run-rate.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Feyenoord one win away from Dutch league title
Amsterdam, April 24 (IANS) With AFC Ajax losing 0-1 to PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord need only one victory to clinch their first Dutch football championship since 1999 as the Rotterdam club inched closer to the title beating Vitesse 2-0.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Funny to have highest run rate despite being sixth: Dravid
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid on Monday said he finds it weird that despite being sixth in the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table, they still have the highest net run-rate.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Italian reporter held in Turkey freed
Bologna (Italy), April 24 (IANS/AKI) An Italian journalist detained for two weeks in Turkey while researching refugees near the Syrian border flew back to Italy on Monday after his release.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Italy,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Philippines-US joint drill to start in May
Manila, April 24 (IANS) The Philippine and the US militaries are set to hold their annual joint exercises in May, the US embassy in Manila said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
French league: Monaco regain top spot; Nice held 1-1 by Toulouse
Paris, April 24 (IANS) AS Monaco went back to the top spot on goal difference after winning 2-1 at Olympique Lyon while third-placed Nice dropped crucial points in the Ligue 1 title race as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Toulous.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
L'Opera: From France, with love and flavours
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Remember Julia Child? The famous chef known for introducing French delicacies to the US? In similar fashion, a Frenchman has been keeping alive his country's recipes in the very heart of the national capital for the past six years.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
11 CRPF men killed in Chhattisgarh ambush
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Eleven CRPF troopers were killed and seven others injured when Maoists ambushed a road-opening party in Chattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, an official said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Odisha activist wins Goldman Environmental Prize
San Francisco, April 24 (IANS) Indian environmental activist Prafulla Samantara was on Monday announced as the Asia recipent of the Goldman Environmental Prize for championing the cause of Odidha's Dongria Kondh tribals and safeguarding their land and culture.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
French presidential first round poll sends stocks high
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Stocks in France and exchanges in European markets opened on a rosy note on Monday after pro-market and Europe stance Emmanuel Macron's win in the first round offered a relief to investors.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy
Nadal jumps up to 5th place in tennis rankings
Madrid, April 24 (IANS) Spanish star Rafael Nadal jumped up two spots to be fifth in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings released on Monday, while Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the list.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Argentine media hails 'epic' Messi
Buenos Aires, April 24 (IANS) The Argentine media has heaped praise on star footballer Lionel Messi for his match winning performance for FC Barcelona in the 'El Classico' against bitter rivals Real Madrid.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Pooja Banerjee to play grey shade in 'Har Mard ka Dard'
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Television actress Pooja Banerjee will be seen playing a negative role in the on-going sitcom "Har Mard Ka Dard". She says the role might take out the best from her as an actress.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Films from 45 countries to participate at Kashish 2017
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) The eighth edition of Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will see 147 films from 45 countries competing for top awards.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Qatar Airways engages in 'war of words' with American airlines
Dubai, April 24 (IANS) Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker said here on Monday that American Airlines, Delta and the United Airlines were not representing the American people, but only themselves.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Serena Williams regains top spot in tennis rankings
Madrid, April 24 (IANS) United States tennis icon Serena Williams has returned to the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, released on Monday, with 7,010 points.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
'India needs to prepare a pool of future leaders'
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Management guru MB Athreya has said that India needs to prepare a pool of future leaders, who are ready to scale greater heights in a fiercely competitive global economy that faces challenges of climate change, rising inequality and terrorism.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Raveena Tandon bats for women's safety
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon has batted for safety of women and says that steps need to be taken aggressively against those who are guilty of harassing women.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Raabta' pays tribute to DDLJ
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) The lead pair Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon of the upcoming film "Raabta" paid tribute to the 1995 blockbuster "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ) by recreating one of its scenes featuring superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol at a railway station.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IPL: RCB aim to bounce back against SRH (Preview)
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to dust themselves up from the devastating outing in Kolkata Sunday night as they face Sunrisers Hyderabad, who seek first away win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Khattar asks Congress to rein in Amarinder on SYL issue
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday accused the opposition of political gimmicks and said the Congress should prevent Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh from stopping water flow to Haryana through the SYL Canal.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
11 CRPF troopers killed in Chhattisgharh ambush
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) At least 11 CRPF troopers were killed and seven others injured when Maoists ambushed them in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, an official said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Northeast no more a nursery, it's a football factory: Mizoram CM
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Monday backed former India football team captain Baichung Bhutia's comment on the northeast no more being a nursery of the game but a leader, saying it's not only his state but also Manipuri and Assam that have come of age at the national level.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
5 Indians jailed for fraud in Singapore
Singapore, April 24 (IANS) Five Indian nationals were jailed here on Monday for making fraudulent Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund claims amounting to 167,253 Singapore dollars (US $120,422) between January 2015 to May last year, a media report said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Singapore,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
'Gau Rakshaks' committing acts of terror: Owaisi
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said "Gau Rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) are committing acts of terror against innocent people and warned that continued attacks will stoke anarchy in the country.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
'Chandrakanta' has been a great learning experience so far: Kritika Kamra
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Kritika Kamra, who is all set to play a warrior princess in the fantasy drama "Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta", says the show has been a great learning experience for her.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Retailer Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale
London, April 24 (IANS) Luxury shoe and bag retailer Jimmy Choo, with market value of over 700 million pounds (Rs 5,800 crore), has put itself up for sale.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Delhi man held for attacking men transporting buffaloes
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A 32-year-old man was arrested on Monday on charges of assaulting three persons transporting buffaloes in south Delhi, Delhi Police said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Driverless cars to go on test drive in UK in 2019
London, April 24 (IANS) A consortium of British companies on Monday unveiled a plan to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019, the media reported.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Suicide car bombing rocks Khost city in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) A suicide car bombing near an airport rocked eastern city of Khost in Afghanistan on Monday, a source said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tata Sons welcome NCLT order
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Tata Sons on Monday welcomed the order of an apex corporate tribunal which ruled against a petition that had alleged mismanagement by the company.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vodafone India launches unlimited roaming plans for US, UAE, Singapore
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Vodafone India has launched an unlimited international roaming proposition for travellers to the US, UAE and Singapore in its international roaming pack, Vodafone i-RoamFREE, where customers opting for this pack will not be charged a single additional rupee for calls and data while roaming in these three countries, the company announced on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Panchayati Raj workers vital for transforming rural India: PM
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised individuals serving people through Panchayati Raj institutions, and said they play a vital role in India's transformation.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Heritage Foods aim Rs 6,000 crore turnover by 2022
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Heritage Foods Limited (HFL), a leading dairy company owned by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's family, on Monday said that it had set a target of Rs 6,000 crore turnover by 2022.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Opt for dresses that suit your body type
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The right kind of dress can either make or break your look so before opting for the right dress, it is important to understand your body type, say experts.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi zoo quizzed on smuggled animals replacing the dead
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Accused of illegally capturing wild animals, like the Indian civet, to replace dead ones to avoid an enquiry, Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has sought explanation from the Delhi Zoo, a document accessed by IANS revea;s.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Driverless cars trial set for UK in 2010
London, April 24 (IANS) A consortium of British companies on Monday unveiled a plan to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019, the media reported.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
China considers amendment to standardisation law
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers on Monday began reviewing a draft amendment to the Standardisation Law, as the country strives to achieve quality-based development.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Uber replies to report claiming Apple threatened to kick it out of App Store
New York, April 24 (IANS) A day after a media report claimed that Apple in 2015 threatened to kick Uber out of App Store for flouting the rules, the ride-hailing company replied on Monday, saying that it does not track users if they have deleted the app from their iPhones.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Vice President leaves on visits to Armenia, Poland
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday leaves on a visit to Armenia and Poland, official sources said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
'Roomba 960' vacuuming robot now in India
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Puresight Systems, the distributor of US-based iRobot products in India, on Monday launched a new vacuuming robot "Roomba 960" at Rs 64,900.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
42% of CEOs have begun digital transformation: Gartner
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Product improvement and technology are the biggest rising priorities for CEOs in 2017 and 42 per cent of them have begun digital business transformation, market research firm Gartner said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
President of Cyprus to visit India
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will be paying India a state visit from April 25 to 29, an official statement said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Rannvijay to front ads of poker gaming portal
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) TV host-actor Rannvijay Singha has been chosen as the new face of The Spartan Poker, an Indian online poker gaming portal.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP denies rift in J&K alliance; Azad slams it
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The BJP on Monday denied any rift in the BJP-PDP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir and assured the Mehbooba Mufti-led government of its continued support.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Can't enforce fundamental duties: Supreme Court
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined a plea for the enforcement of the fundamental duties as enshrined in the constitution and the implementation of two separate reports by former chief justices of the apex court on the issue.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Display subsidies on food grain at PDS shops: Centre
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Centre has directed states to display information on central and state subsidies for food grain under the Targeted Public Distribution System on boards outside Fair Price Shops for public information and awareness.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Burt Reynolds struggles to walk during public appearance
New York, April 24 (IANS) Actor Burt Reynolds, who made a rare public appearance for the premiere of his film "Dog Years" at the Tribeca Film Festival here, struggled to walk on the red carpet.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I have got my DNA test done: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Monday released a new video in which he says that he has got his DNA test done to know his religion and discovered that he is a 100 percent artist.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chemistry research in India 'still not in big league'
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Despite an increase in research output and international collaboration, chemistry research, "the central science", in India is "still not in the big league", an analysis has revealed.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Killings on rise in presence of US forces in Afghanistan: Karzai
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai once again slammed the US for its failure to take action against the Taliban and said killings are on the rise in the presence of US forces in Afghanistan.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Build economy first, then aircraft carriers: Chinese daily to India (Lead, correcting para 12)
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) India should focus more on its economy rather than building its aircraft carriers to check China's increasing presence in the Indian Ocean, an influential daily said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,National,Media,Defence/Security
Comment on blue-collar Americans was stupid, says Chris Pratt
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt, who is awaiting the release of his film "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", says his comment that blue-collar Americans are not represented much in films was "stupid".
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sachin flooded with birthday wishes from home and abroad
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who turned 44 on Monday, was flooded with congratulatory messages from the cricketing fraternity across the globe.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
AI flight suffers bird hit while landing in Kolkata (Third Lead)
Kolkata/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) An Air India flight from Delhi with 254 passengers and crew on board suffered a bird hit while landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here on Monday, an AI spokesman said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
CISF to host Delhi part of 'Oorja' CAPF football tournament
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will host the Delhi part of the 'Oorja' CAPF Under-19 men's and women's national football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here from May 1 to 10, it was announced on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Trump discusses N.Korea with Xi, Abe
Beijing/Tokyo, April 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday where he discussed North Korea with the two Asian leaders amid heightened tensions surrounding the country.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Gurmeet to pay tribute to Bollywood's dancing superstars
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actor Gurmeet Choudhary will be paying a tribute to Bollywood's iconic dancing superstars, including Prabhu Dheva, Hrithik Roshan and Govinda, by making a video that he will post digitally on his social media accounts on International Dance Day on Saturday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
First unreleased film made Kirti realise her love for acting
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari of "Pink" fame didn't grow up watching numerous films. She was also unaware of her acting skills. She says that it was only after her first unreleased film that she realised how much she loved acting.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cow vigilantism will cause more violence, Rajasthan CM told
Jaipur, April 24 (IANS) Twenty-three former bureaucrats have urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to arrest those who killed a Muslim farmer and warned that unchecked cow vigilantism will lead to "large-scale violence".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B-Town wishes 'starboy' Varun Dhawan on birthday
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Karan Johar, Ayushmann Khurrana and Huma Qureshi have wished actor Varun Dhawan a happy and a prosperous year on his 30th birthday on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AI flight suffers bird hit while landing in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) An Air India flight from Delhi with 254 passengers and crew on board suffered a bird hit while landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here on Monday, an AI spokesman said ading that the plane landed safely and none on board was hurt.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
How to make your home summer ready
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Along with your wardrobe, ensure a makeover of your abode. Invest in good bedsheets, add faux botanic and more to make your home summer friendly, say experts.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Militants kill PDP leader in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) Militants on Monday shot dead a District President of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Pulwama district.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
6 injured in Paris protests against Le Pen, Macron
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Six people, including three security personnel, were injured during protests in Paris against the result of the first round of the French presidential elections, police said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Olympic medallist Khan to launch pro boxing league
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Indian boxing is set to get a boost with two-time world champion Amir Khan launching the Super Boxing League (SBL) scheduled to be held from July 7 to August 12.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Appeasement politics will ruin Trinamool: BJP
Seuri (West Bengal), April 24 (IANS) BJP's national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday warned West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of "total ruination" if it did not stop its appeasement politics.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US spaceflight record
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Commander of the International Space Station's Expedition 51 crew, Peggy Whitson officially set the US record on Monday for most cumulative days in space, surpassing NASA astronaut Jeff Williams' record of 534 days.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hollande to back Macron in May 7 runoff
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Incumbent President Francois Hollande will vote for Social-liberal Emmanuel Macron in a run-off for the French presidency on May 7, said a government spokesperson on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Politics
Art in any form should not be suppressed: Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) After Padma Shri winning singer-composer Kailash Kher voiced his disagreement on Sonakshi Sinha's performing at pop star Justin Bieber's maiden concert in India, the actress says that "secure artistes would always encourage others to grow their skills".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Higher global indices lift Indian equities
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Higher global indices along with a strengthened rupee lifted the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Deepika's sword fighting act in 'Bajirao...' inspired me: Sonia Singh
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Television actress Sonia Singh, who is playing the role of Sada Kaur -- mother of Mehtab Kaur in the historical drama "Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh", says she took inspiration from actress Deepika Padukone's role in "Bajirao Mastani" in order to get into the skin of the character.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
3 African nations to get world's first malaria vaccine
London, April 24 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday announced that three African countries -- Ghana, Kenya and Malawi -- will receive the first ever malaria vaccine starting in 2018.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
'Rising Star' winner to sing for Bhatt's next
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) After emerging as the winner of the first edition of live voting-led singing TV show "Rising Star", singer Bannet Dosanjh is now set to make his debut as a playback singer with the next project by Mahesh Bhatts home banner, Vishesh Films.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China asked not to repatriate 8 N. Korean defectors
Seoul, April 24 (IANS) The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged the Chinese government not to repatriate eight North Korean defectors, who would face "a real risk of torture, incarceration in forced labour camps and public executions".
2017-04-24
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
PDP leader killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) Militants on Monday shot dead a District President of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
US Defense Secretary visits Afghanistan
Washington, April 24 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on Monday to discuss the countrys security situation with political and military leaders.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
N. Korean university names detained US citizen
Pyongyang, April 24 (IANS) A US citizen, teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) and detained here on Saturday, has been identified as Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, a media report said on Monday
2017-04-24
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ricoh India launches new DSLR camera at Rs 88,584
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Imaging company Ricoh India Ltd on Monday launched its new mid-class DSLR camera "PENTAX KP" for Rs 88,584.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Afghanistan, Africa new priorities, but a small monarchy remains India's top foreign-aid priority
The monarchy of Bhutan has remained the biggest beneficiary -- by amount and share -- of Indian foreign aid for 17 years, but over the last nine years, Afghanistan has made it to the distant second spot, preferred over traditional recipients Nepal and Bangladesh, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of Indian foreign ministry data.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,National,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
Palestinian woman stabs Israeli soldier in West Bank
Jerusalem, April 24 (IANS) A day after a knife-wielding Palestinian teen injured four people in Tel Aviv, a Palestinian woman on Monday stabbed and injured a woman soldier at a West Bank checkpoint, police said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RCOM-Aircel merger gets shareholders' approval
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Reliance Communications (RCOM) has received 99.99 per cent shareholders approval for merger of its wireless business with Aircel, a company statement said here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
LG brings flagship G6 to India with bold display format
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Kicking off an era of premium smartphones with the 18:9 screen aspect ratio, South Korean giant LG on Monday launched G6 in the Indian market at Rs 51,990.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Drawing ancient history: The co-creator and preserver of Asterix (April 25 is Uderzo's 90th birthday)
The world's most famous French warrior nearly had his career cut short when his writer died midway through one of his adventures but fans of Asterix the Gaul have much to thank the artist for ensuring the popular series (111 translations and 11 films of the 34 stories) carries on well into the 21st century.
2017-04-24
Category: India, France,National,Art/Culture/Books
China take women's 4X100m bronze at IAAF World Relays
Nassau (Bahamas), April 24 (IANS) China collected their second bronze medal at the 2017 IAAF World Relays here as their women's 4X100m team clocked a season best of 43.11 seconds.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Bahamas,Sports,Athletics
Neill Byrnes, Anthony Rocco to essay Aerosmith rockers
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Actors Neill Byrnes and Anthony Rocco Bovo will play Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry in the Lynyrd Skynyrd biopic "Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash".
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jenner says Chyna broke things around her house
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner says model Blac Chyna, whose real name is Angela Renee White, broke things around her house during her fight with Rob Kardashian.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afghan peace linked to regional peace: Pakistani minister
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) Stability in Afghanistan is directly linked to peace in neighbouring countries such as Pakistan, a minister has said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Italian journalist held in Turkey to return
Rome, April 24 (IANS) An Italian journalist held in Turkey for about two weeks while filming in an area near the Syrian border has been released and is on his way home, a top official said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Italy,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Qualcomm, Smartron sign 3G/4G patent licence agreement
San Francisco, April 24 (IANS) US chip manufacturer Qualcomm and home-grown technology firm Smartron on Monday signed a 3G and 4G patent licence agreement under which Smartron now has a royalty-bearing patent licence to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA, CDMA2000, and 4G/LTE complete devices.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Setback for Vijayan as SC reinstates Kerala DGP
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Kerala government to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the police chief, dealing a blow to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Routine bedtime may protect pre-schoolers from obesity
New York, April 24 (IANS) Following routines from a very early age may have many benefits. A new research suggests that regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time may be linked to better emotional health in pre-schoolers, and that might lower their chances of obesity later.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Air India flight suffers bird hit while landing in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) An Air India flight from Delhi with 254 passengers and crew on board suffered a bird hit while landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here on Monday, an AI spokesman said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Messi the master as Barca beat Real Madrid
Madrid, April 24 (IANS) Lionel Messi scored a goal in virtually the last second of the game to give FC Barcelona a thrilling 3-2 win away to Real Madrid and blow the race for the Spanish football league title wide open.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
High BP drug could treat skin cancer
New York, April 24 (IANS) Researchers have discovered by accident cancer-fighting properties in a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Seoul prepares for joint exercise with US carrier
Seoul, April 24 (IANS) South Korean defence authorities on Monday said preparations were underway for a joint training exercise with the American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson near the Korean peninsula.
2017-04-24
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
New Zealand PM reshuffles cabinet
Wellington, April 24 (IANS) Four months after taking office, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English on Monday announced several changes to his administration team.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Fake currency totalling Rs 3.5 lakh seized
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) Fake currency notes with a face value of Rs 3.5 lakh have been seized and two persons detained in Odisha's Sonepur district, police said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident