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Facebook sues Chinese company over alleged ad fraud
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Facebook has sued a Chinese company for allegedly tricking people into installing a malware, compromising peoples accounts and then using them to run deceptive ads.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chirp 2.0 for Apple Watch adds new features
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Chirp for Twitter app is now receiving its biggest upgrade since its arrival with the latest version 2.0 update.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
You're a damn liar man: Biden tells voter
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden confronted a voter by calling him a liar who suggested that the former Vice President had sent his son to work in Ukraine, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Naseem Shah named in Pak U 19 squad for WC 2020
Lahore, Dec 6 (IANS) Young Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah has been included in the 15-member squad for the U 19 World Cup slated to be held in South Africa from January 17 to February 9 next year.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Madonna gets blood treatment after cancelling tour dates
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Singer Madonna is hoping a radical new blood treatment will help her bounce back from the mystery pain that forced her to cancel a series of "Madame X" dates last month.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Netas hail Telangana cops on rape accused's 'encounter'
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) After the 'encounter' killing of the four accused in the horrific Hyderabad gang rape and murder case, reactions from political corridors are pouring in, mostly hailing the police's action.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Apple updates Clips with Memoji, Animoji and more
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Apple's free video creation app Clips has been updated for the iPhone and the iPad with new Animoji and Memoji support.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bangladesh Bank criticised for 'sexist' job circular
Dhaka, Dec 6 (IANS) The Bangladesh Bank was criticised for a "sexist" job circular, where it asked married female applicants to mention their husbands permanent address as their own, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Exit polls vote for BJP in Karnataka bypolls
Bengaluru, Dec 6 (IANS) Local exit polls in Karnataka predict that the ruling BJP will win the majority of Thursday's by-elections in 15 Assembly segments.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
UK polls: Conservatives have 10-point lead over Labour
London, Dec 6 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his ruling Conservative Party have a 10-point lead over opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party ahead of the December 12 general election, according to a new poll.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Have a look at Manish-Ashrita's wedding pics, Yuvi's dance
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Cricketer Manish Pandey and actress Ashrita Shetty on Thursday hosted a wedding reception for close friends and relatives here.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amazon apologises for delivering condoms, toothbrushes
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Retail giant Amazon has apologised after its buyers received condoms and random items such as toothbrushes and tambourines, instead of Nintendo switches worth £300.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Pixel 4 recording app now available for Pixel 2, 3 and 3A
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Google's AI-powered Recorder app, which has so far been available exclusively for Pixel 4 owners, is now compatible with the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3A series phones.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'No progress in getting Turkey to abandon Russian missile system'
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said that there had been "no movement" with regard to getting Turkey to abandon the Russian S-400 missile system.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Brain differences detected in kids with depressed parents
New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Researchers have found structural differences in the brains of children at high risk for depression due to parental depressive history.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Maneka Gandhi questions Hyderabad encounter
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MP and former union minister Maneka Gandhi has raised questions on the encounter by the Hyderabad police in which four accused were shot dead.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Honoured to play living legend of our country: Karam Batth
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Canadian actor Karam Batth, who will be seen portraying boxing legend Kaur Singh in the upcoming biopic titled "Padma Shri Kaur Singh", says it has not been an easy task to play a national hero on screen.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ADB approves $1bn emergency loan for Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an emergency loan of $1 billion for Pakistan to provide immediate support to the country's finances and help strengthen a slumping economy, according to a statement issued on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Immediately probe the encounter: Legal experts
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Legal experts say as per the law a probe should be immediately set up into the mysterious encounter of the four accused in the rape and murder of a Hyderabad-based veterinarian.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Encounter killings a blot on our system: Congress MP
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Congress MP from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu Karti P Chidambaram on Friday criticised Telangana Police over the encounter killing of four accused in the brutal gang rape and murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People shower petals on police near 'encounter' scene
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Hailing the killing of all four accused in the gruesome gang-rape and murder of a young veterinarian, people showered petals on policemen near the 'encounter' scene at Shadnagar town near here on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Great work Hyderabad Police, we salute you: Nehwal
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Friday lauded the Hyderabad Police after they killed the four accused -- in the brutal gang rape and murder of a young veterinarian -- in an alleged 'encounter'.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
Call of Duty: Mobile crosses 170mn downloads in 2 months
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM) has reaped nearly $87 million in global player spending and more than 172 million downloads in its first two months.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rani meets special night patrol police team
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Mardaani 2", met the special night patrol police team who protects the city day in and day out. She salutes the entire police force of the country for giving protection to the citizens.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
N.Korea, US still seem to have differences: S.Korea
Seoul, Dec 6 (IANS) The South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday that North Korea and the US still seemed to have differences over the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
2019-12-06
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Celebs react after Hyd'bad rape accused killed in encounter
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The country, on Friday morning, woke up to a "bolt from the blue" announcement in the brutal gang rape and murder case of Hyderabad's young veterinarian, where all the four accused have been shot dead in an 'encounter' by the Telangana Police.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lit the 97th annual National Christmas Tree, located just south of the White House in one of the biggest events of the upcoming holiday season.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Defamation case against Goan film Director
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) Goa's commercially most successful and internationally acclaimed Konkani film 'Nachom-ia Kumpasar' has run into trouble. Two defamation cases have been filed against its Director Bardroy Barretto by legendary musician Chris Perry's son Glenn.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan passes law backing controversial commercial whaling
Tokyo, Dec 6 (IANS) Japan has passed a law to financially support "sustainable" commercial whaling and promote the consumption of whale meat, a controversial practice that the country resumed in July after a 32-year moratorium.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Over hundred bushfires raging in Australia
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) More than a hundred fires were raging on Friday along Australia's east coast, several of them on the outskirts of Sydney, where the heat is expected to exacerbate the flames that have detroyed over 680 houses.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Australia,Politics
James Johnson appointed to run Australian football
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) James Johnson, former FIFA head of football, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Football Federation Australia (FFA). Johnson will commence in the role from January next year.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
It's a shame Mane finished 4th in Ballon d'Or vote: Messi
Madrid, Dec 6 (IANS) Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi feels it was very unfortunate for Liverpool forward Sadio Mane to finish fourth in the Ballon d'Or vote.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Cricket Australia wants India to play 2 D/N Tests in 2021
Melbourne, Dec 6 (IANS) If things go as per plan, cricket fans might be able to see Australia and India engage in two day-night Tests in 2021. If that happens, India's tour of Australia could become the first series ever to feature more than one pink-ball Test.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
This high-tech govt school in MP is raising the bar
Narsinghpur (MP), Dec 6 (IANS/ 101Reporters) India's government schools are usually synonymous with dilapidated classrooms, dingy buildings, disinterested teachers and truant students. However, a government school in Madhya Pradesh boasts of such advanced facilities it can give the best of private schools a run for their money.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
5G iPhone is a top priority for Qualcomm
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon at Company's Snapdragon Tech Summit this week has said that the main goal of Qualcomm's renewed relationship with Apple right now is to get a 5G iPhone launched on time.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
How to protect your bones as you age
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANSLife) The skeleton system of our body plays a vital role throughout our lifetime. It acts as pillar of support for our bodys framework and protects our vital organs. Additionally, bones help in storing minerals like calcium and phosphorous, as well as support the muscles for locomotion. From birth to old age our bones go through series of changes.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Nirbhaya's father, counsel hail Telangana police
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The father and the counsel of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim 'Nirbhaya' on Friday backed the Telangana police for killing all the four accused in the brutal gang rape and murder of a young veterinarian in an 'encounter'.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All 4 accused in Hyderabad gang rape, murder case shot dead (2nd Lead)
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) More than a week after brutal gang rape and murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad, police shot dead all the four accused in an alleged 'encounter' near Shadnagar town of Telangana's Ranga Reddy district on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three Indian artists to feature in Asia art triennial
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANSlife) The inaugural Asia Society Triennial -- a multi-venue festival in the United States devoted to celebrating Asian contemporary art, ideas, and innovation -- will feature at least three Indian artists, it was announced.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sajith Premadasa to be officially declared SL Oppn Leader on Jan 3
Colombo, Dec 6 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa's will be officially declared as the Opposition Leader in Parliament on January 3, 2020, the Speakers Office said.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Winter hikes with waterfalls in Cape Town
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANSlife) You might think of hiking as a summer activity, but there are some magnificent winter hikes too. Here are some of the winter hikes in and around Cape Town where you can witness majestic waterfalls.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Caring tips for senior pets
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANSlife) Humans and animals go through certain complications when they grow older. However, unlike humans, pets might not be able to communicate their pain and aches in words; the responsibility falls to the pet parents.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Thatcher's iconic handbag to go on view in London
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANSlife) An exhibition featuring bag designs from Mulberry to Karl Lagerfeld, statement handbags worn by Margaret Thatcher to Sarah Jessica Parker, the heritage of Hermes to the streetwear of Off-White, will open in London next year.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Time to upgrade your home to Smart Home
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANSlife) The West has pretty much upgraded its standard of living to the Smart Home. Despite infrastructure and connectivity problems, you can also start adding some devices to smarten up your home.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
HK police chief urges protesters to reject violence on Sunday
Hong Kong, Dec 6 (IANS) Hong Kongs police chief on Friday appealed to protesters joining a mass rally and march approved for Sunday to reject violence as he called on organisers to be proactive in condemning disorder if it breaks out.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
List of business in RS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The List of Business in Rajya Sabha Friday will see 44 private member Bills for introduction besides tabling of papers and reports by the Standing Committees.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nomura raises target price for RIL to Rs 2,020
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Brokerage firm Nomura has increased the target price for Reliance Industries (RIL) to Rs 2,020 from Rs 1,785.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hyd'bad rape accused 'rightly' shot dead: Hry minister
Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Friday justified the killing in an alleged 'encounter' of all four accused in the brutal gang rape and murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Delhi air 'very poor' for 3rd day, AQI crosses 350 mark
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital remains 'very poor' for the third consecutive day on Friday and was likely to further deteriorate to the 'severe' category in some parts of the city on Saturday.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
NCW chief says Hyderabad encounter 'good'
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma has said that the police's 'encounter killing' of the accused in the Hyderabad rape case is "good".
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China directly interfering in Taiwan prez polls: Spy
Taipei, Dec 6 (IANS) A self-confessed Chinese spy, who has fled to Australia, has stirred Taiwans presidential election campaign after he claimed that China was directly interfering in the island nations politics.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics
Uber received 235 rape reports in its vehicles in US
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) American ride-hailing giant Uber has disclosed that between January and December 2018, it received 235 complaints from people who claimed to have been raped while they were riding on some of their cars in the US.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Nirbhaya's father hails Telangana police
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The father of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim 'Nirbhaya' on Friday backed the Telangana police for killing all the four accused in the brutal gang rape and murder of a young veterinarian in an 'encounter'
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Allahabad University dismisses Jaya Bachchan's claims
Prayagraj, Dec 6 (IANS) The Allahabad University has strongly refuted Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan's claims about security lapses in the women's hostel on the campus.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Focus on Cyberabad Commissioner Sajjanar for 'instant justice'
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Has Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar once again delivered 'instant justice' in a case of a heinous crime against women?
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Maxwell trains with Victoria, not 'far away' from playing
Melbourne, Dec 6 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has made a good progress in his comeback from a mental health break as he took part in training with the Victoria squad at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Md Azharuddin stand to be inaugurated before start of 1st Ind-WI T20I
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Even as India and the West Indies gear up to play the opening T20I of the three-match series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday, it is a special day for former India skipper and current Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) President Mohammad Azharuddin. Not only will this be the first game under his administration, the North Stand will also be named after him before the game starts.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
US accuses Iran of over 1,000 deaths during protests
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) The US has held Iran responsible for the death of more than 1,000 people in the recent anti-government protests.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pathan hits out at Razzaq for calling Bumrah a 'baby bowler'
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Veteran Indian pacer Irfan Pathan has slammed Abdul Razzaq for calling India pacer Jasprit Bumrah a 'baby bowler' and has urged fans not to pay too much head on such 'over the top statements' and should instead just laugh.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Equity indices open in green
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note Friday, tracking gains in the major Asian markets.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Boult, de Grandhomme cleared to travel to Australia
Wellington, Dec 6 (IANS) New Zealand have received a major boost ahead of the three-Test series against Australia as Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme have made remarkable progress in recoveries from their injuries and have been cleared to travel with the squad.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Telangana police hailed for killing rape accused
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) The killing of all four accused in the brutal gang-rape and murder of a young veterinarian by the police in an 'encounter' early Friday was hailed by people who were demanding justice for the victim.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yogi govt renames Naugarh as Siddhartha Nagar railway station
Siddhartha Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 6 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has changed the name of Naugarh railway station to Siddhartha Nagar railway station.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
4 killed in US shootout after armed robbery
Miami, Dec 6 (IANS) At least four people were killed in a shootout after an armed robbery in the US state of Florida, federal authorities said.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
UP man finds shredding solution to stubble burning
Gorakhpur, Dec 6 (IANS) Even as the Centre and the state governments are trying to find a solution to the menace of stubble burning, an innovator from Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur claims to have developed a cost effective solution.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Unnao case: Sister of accused seeks CBI probe
Unnao, Dec 6 (IANS) The sister of the main accused in Thursday's case of a rape victim being set on fire in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district has demanded a CBI inquiry into the case.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Justice done, says Hyderabad victim's family
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) The family of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad who was brutally gang raped and murdered, on Friday said that justice has been done after all the four accused in the case were killed in a police 'encounter'.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arsenal fall 1-2 to Brighton in Premier League
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Arsenal lost 1-2 to Brighton at the Emirates Stadium, extending the Gunners' winless streak to nine matches.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Everton sack manager Marco Silva
London, Dec 6 (IANS) English Premier League club Everton has sacked their manager Marco Silva.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Tight security in Ayodhya on Babri Masjid demolition anniversary (Ld)
Ayodhya, Dec 6 (IANS) Security has been tightened in Ayodhya on Friday on the 27th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
BSP loses two more members to BJP in UP
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) suffered another major jolt when Tribhuvan Ram, a close aide of BSP chief Mayawati, and former Minister Vinod Singh have joined the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
All 4 accused in Hyderabad gang rape, murder case shot dead
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) A week after the brutal gang rape and murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad, police shot dead all the four accused in an alleged 'encounter' near Shadnagar town.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan welcomes resumption of US-Taliban talks
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan has welcomed the announcement regarding resumption of the US-Taliban talks, hoping the process would lead to intra-Afghan dialogue and ultimately to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Imran to represent Pak at refugee forum in Geneva
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan will represent Pakistan as a co-convener at the first-ever Global Refugee Forum, which will be held in Geneva from December 17-18.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Pakistan,International
List of business in LS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Friday List of Business in the Lok Sabha has two important Bills for consideration and passing.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imran launches 'Digital Pakistan Vision' initiative
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched an initiative called 'Digital Pakistan Vision', which "has been designed for the government and the private sector to work towards a digitally progressive and inclusive Pakistan".
2019-12-06
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Canadian MPs elect new House of Commons speaker
Ottawa, Dec 6 (IANS) In their first task of parliamentary business following the October 21 Canadian general election, members of the House of Commons elected a new speaker to preside over the lower chamber in the 43rd session of parliament on Thursday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Canada,Politics
All 4 accused in Hyderabad gang-rape, murder shot dead
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Telangana Police on Friday shot dead all four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a young veterinarian in an encounter near Shadnagar town.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pelosi takes offence at question about whether she hates Trump
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took offence at a reporter's question about whether she hates President Donald Trump, a situation that the president took advantage of to mock her response.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Moroccan PM, US state secy discuss boosting cooperation
Rabat, Dec 6 (IANS) Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed boosting cooperation in trade and investment, said an official statement by the Moroccan cabinet.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Saudi oil giant Aramco announces world's largest IPO
Riyadh, Dec 6 (IANS) Saudi Arabian state oil giant Saudi Aramco on Thursday priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the high end of the targeted range, a level that will allow the company to raise a record total of at least $25.6 billion.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy
'No cease-fire without withdrawal of eastern-based army'
Tripoli, Dec 6 (IANS) Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj stressed that there will be no cease-fire in Libya without withdrawal of the rival eastern-based army from western Libya.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Govt created judicial body not independent: Poland's SC
Warsaw, Dec 6 (IANS) Poland's Supreme Court ruled that a new disciplinary body for judges created by the governing Law and Justice Party (PiS) after coming to power in 2015 was not independent according to EU law and therefore cannot issue rulings.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Poland,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sudan hails US decision to appoint envoy after 23-year
Khartoum, Dec 6 (IANS) Sudan hailed a decision by the United States to appoint an ambassador to Khartoum for the first time in 23 years.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
'Pati Patni Aur Woh' is a fun watch (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
"Pati Patni Aur Woh"; Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, Ananya Panday, Aparshakti Khurana; Direction: Mudassar Aziz; Rating * * * (three stars)
2019-12-06
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Merkel, Tokayev agree to boost investments in Kazakhstan
Berlin, Dec 6 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and visiting Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev agreed to redouble economic and political ties and aim for heftier German investment in the oil- and minerals-rich Central Asian country.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Germany,Politics
'Iran self-sufficient in producing military hardware'
Tehran, Dec 6 (IANS) Chief of Staff of Iran Armed Forces Hossein Baqeri said that the Islamic republic has achieved self-sufficiency in building military equipment needed to defend the country.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
US stocks close higher amid jobs data
New York, Dec 6 (IANS) US stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors digested the latest jobs data.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Keanu Reeves' beau reveals why she refuses to dye her grey hair
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) "John Wick" fame actor Keanu Reeves' girlfriend Alexandra Grant has opened up on her natural approach to beauty.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in southern West Bank
Ramallah, Dec 6 (IANS) Israel demolished four homes belonging to Palestinians in the southern West Bank district of Hebron.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
UP on alert on Babri masjid demolition anniversary
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) An alert has been issued in the entire state on the anniversary of the demolition of the Babri masjid on December 6. Since the anniversary falls on Friday, the administration is taking more precaution and has asked the police officers to be on high alert at their respective postings.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Czech Republic to buy Israeli air defence systems
Jerusalem, Dec 6 (IANS) Israel agreed to sell Iron Dome aerial defence systems to the Czech Republic, the Israeli Defence Ministry said.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Todd Phillips is in no rush to work on sequel
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) "Joker" director Todd Phillips says he is no hurry to make the film's sequel.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bikes, scooters flood Paris streets amid massive strike
Paris, Dec 6 (IANS) France ground to halt with a strike that paralysed public transport services as millions took to the streets to protest President Emmanuel Macrons pension reforms.
2019-12-06
Category: International, France,Politics
Burnt corpse of young woman recovered from mango orchard
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) The burnt body of an unidentified young woman was recovered in Englishbazar block of West Bengal's Malda district, amidst suspicion that she was raped and murdered.
2019-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
E3 letter to UN on missiles is desperate falsehood: Zarif
Tehran, Dec 6 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday criticised Britain, France and Germany for their recent allegations about Iran's developing ballistic missile program.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Panipat' has its moments (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
"Panipat"; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt, Zeenat Aman; Direction: Ashutosh Gowariker; Rating * * * (three stars)
2019-12-06
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ayushmann Khurrana: Perfection is quite passe
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is currently the audience's favourite imperfect hero on screen. He considers imperfect characters to be the most real and believes that the audience connects to such people instantly due to relatability.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 killed in twin car bombings in NE Syria
Damascus, Dec 6 (IANS) At least two civilians were killed when two car bombs went off in Syria's northeastern city of Ras al-Ayn controlled by the Turkey-backed rebels, state-run SANA news agency reported.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
Man arrested for killing wife, burying body in rubble
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) Police in North Goa district on Thursday arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly murdering his ailing wife and burying her in the rubble of an under-construction canal in Narve village, in Bicholim sub district.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
When shooting of Emraan's 'Chehre' stalled in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The shooting of Emraan Hashmi's upcoming film "Chehre" was stalled in the national capital a few days ago.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Guv rues 'deathly silence' on Assembly visit, Mamata hit back (Roundup)
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) The conflict between Raj Bhavan and West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government seems headed for a flashpoint, with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hardening their respective stands.
2019-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
DU row: MHRD announces resolution on ad-hoc teachers' issues
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In a major relief to the ad-hoc teachers of Delhi University (DU), R. Subrahmanyam, the Secretary of Higher Education in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), on Thursday announced a resolution to the appointment of ad-hoc teachers by DU.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
FAO sees record global cereal output in 2019
Rome, Dec 5 (IANS/AKI) This year will see an all-time record cereal harvest of 2,714 billion tonnes, 0.4 per cent higher than previously forecast and a 2.1 per cent increase from 2018, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy
Italy 'won't rush' to re-open embassy in Syria
Rome, Dec 5 (IANS/AKI) Italy will make no unilateral move to reopen its embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus and will coordinate any decision with the international community, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Karnataka bypolls: Heavy turnout in rural, low in Bengaluru (Intro Night Lead)
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Around 67 per cent average voting was registered in the crucial by-elections on Thursday to 15 Karnataka Assembly constituencies, whose results will have a key bearing on the state's political future.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Malayalam director Sreekumar Menon arrested, freed on bail
Thrissur (Kerala), Dec 5 (IANS) Malayalam filmmaker Sreekumar Menon on Thursday was arrested and later freed on bail by police after questioning in the complaint against him filed by actress Manju Warrier.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
'Words Sounds Images' to release on December 13
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The first-of-its-kind book that presents the history of media and entertainment in India -- from the times of the Indus Valley Civilisation right up to the 21st century -- 'Words Sounds Image' (HarperCollins India) by author Amit Khanna will be released in the capital on December 13 at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library at 6 p.m.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
MHA grants Rs 100 cr for women help desks in police stations
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) For setting up women help desks in police stations across the country, the Union Home Ministry has sanctioned Rs 100 crore from the Nirbhaya fund, a statement issued by the ministry said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Hyderabad court bars digital release of 'Bigil'
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A court here has issued an interim injunction order barring the digital release of Tamil movie "Bigil" and its Telugu version "Whistle".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Decision made by WADA on Russia to be 'mandatory' for IOC
Madrid, Dec 5 (IANS) A decision made by the executive body of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regarding Russia will be mandatory for the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
2019-12-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Govt silent on repo status quo, welcomes accommodative stance
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Finance Ministry late on Thursday said that it welcomes the Reserve Bank's accommodative stance towards further rates in the future, while remaining silent on the central bank's decision to keep the repo rate unchanged.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rajasthan govt asks employees to detail their links with RSS
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) The Ajmer district administration has asked employees to submit detailed information about their links with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) branches, operational in the district.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
India's first gala JioWonderland to close 2019 in style
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANSlife) Presenting an annual festival for the ultimate family holiday experience in end December, JioWorld Garden will host its flagship event Dreamland for the first time in Mumbai from December 25 to 30.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
Sports Literary Festival comes to Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Post its inaugural season held last year in Bhubaneswar, the Ekamra Sports Literature Festival will now move to New Delhi for its second season with an elaborate catalogue of Indian and international sports authors.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Gadchiroli attack: NIA files chargesheet against 12 Naxals
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Thursday that it has filed a chargesheet against 12 Communist Party of India (Maoist) members for carrying out a land mine attack on a Quick Response Team (QRT) in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli in which 15 security personnel and one civilian were killed in May this year.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Probe into Hyderabad vet's rape, murder gathers momentum
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The police probe into the brutal gang-rape and murder of a young veterinarian gathered momentum on Thursday with the investigating teams collecting more clues from the scenes of the crime.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DUSU, ABVP demand early resolution of DU teachers issues
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A delegation of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) met the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) and submitted a memorandum demanding withdrawal of the August 28 letter issued by the Delhi University.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Indian economy in 'state of doom and gloom': Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) With the GDP projections revised downwards, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday slammed the NDA government at the Centre, saying the economy was in "a state of doom and gloom".
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
MG Motor India unveils electric Internet SUV ZS EV
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer MG Motor India on Thursday unveiled 'India's First Pure Electric Internet SUV' - the ZS EV - which will be produced at the company's Halol plant in Gujarat.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aaditya shares candid photo of Uddhav's swearing-in
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray took to Instagram and shared a candid photo where his mother Rashmi is seen congratulating her husband Uddhav Thackeray after he took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on November 28.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Moody's downgrades Yes Bank's rating, outlook negative
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Global ratings agency Moody's Investor Service on Thursday downgraded the credit ratings of Yes Bank with a negative outlook.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jio's new tariffs 7-20% lower than its competitors: CLSA
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Brokerage firm CLSA on Thursday said that the new tariffs announced by Reliance Jio are 7-20 per cent lower than the new rates offered by its competitors.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India software market grew 12.4% in H1 2019: IDC
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Indian software market grew 12.4 per cent year-on-year in January-June of 2019, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ayodhya security beefed up for 27th Babri Masjid razing day
Ayodhya, Dec 5 (IANS) Security has been stepped up for the 27th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid on Friday, declared as the most sensitive day after the November 9 when the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the Ayodhya case.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Bengaluru man orders pizza, loses Rs 95K in online scam
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A city techie was left poorer by Rs 95,000 as he fell victim to online fraudsters after ordering a pizza, leaving a bad aftertaste in his mouth.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Int'l Go Chess Masters to kick off on Dec 24
Kunming (China), Dec 5 (IANS) The 2019 China Baoshan "Yongzi Cup" International Go Chess Masters will be held between December 24 and 27 at Baoshan City in southwest China's Yunnan Province, organisers said here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
ISL: No change in fortunes for Mumbai, Kerala
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Mumbai City FC and Kerala Blasters FC played out a 1-1 draw in their Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
IBL: Mary Kom leads Punjab Panthers to 2nd straight win
Greater Noida, Dec 5 (IANS) Punjab Panthers carried too many guns for Bombay Bullets to rake up their second successive 5-2 victory in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League (IBL) at the Gautam Buddha University Indoor Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Flipkart leads $60mn investment in logistics platform Shadowfax
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Walmart's Flipkart has led a $60 million financing round in logistics platform Shadowfax as the online retailer looks to expand hyperlocal delivery capabilities.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Minister for rapists' public hanging, RSCPCR for HIV test
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) The Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Right (RSCPCR) here on Thursday suggested HIV test for alleged rapists, while a Minister demanded their castration and public hanging after several rape cases rocked the state this week.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scarlett Keeling's mum says death of grandkid "horrific"
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The mother of a British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling, who was found dead on a Goa beach in 2008, said she had suffered another personal tragedy as her newborn granddaughter had passed away, a media report said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
India's domestic air passenger traffic up 3.6% in Oct: IATA
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Commencement of tourist season accelerated the rise in India's year-on-year domestic air passenger traffic growth rate to 3.6 per cent in October from 1.6 per cent in September.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Speaker Pelosi orders Trump's impeachment to proceed (2nd Lead)
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) House of Representatives' Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the impeachment to proceed on Thursday with the framing of charges of jeopardising national security against President Donald Trump for a trial in the Senate.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Amarinder gives patient hearing to man who breached his security
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 5 (IANS) In a major security breach of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday, an man reached close to him to air his grievance over the alleged forcible vacation of his shop. The former too obliged him by giving patient hearing to his woes.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Karvy fallout: NSE issues advisory to investors
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has issued an advisory on steps to keep stocks safe whereby the bourse has asked the investors to ensure timely payouts.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Babri case: Only 348 witnesses out of 1,026 have recorded statements
Ayodhya, Dec 5 (IANS) The Babri Masjid demolition case, lodged 27 years back, is going on at a snail's pace as among 1,026 witnesses listed in the case, only 348 witnesses have so far recorded their statements before the special CBI court in Lucknow.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Rs 200 cr set as minimum net worth for small finance banks
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday issued guidelines for 'on tap' licensing for 'Small Finance Banks in the Private Sector' and set a minimum net worth of Rs 200 crore to set up such entities.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Japan Olympics: Sapporo relocation brings several problems
Madrid, Dec 5 (IANS) The transfer to Sapporo of the 2020 Olympic Games race walk and marathon has solved one problem but raised a number of others.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Karnataka bypolls: Heavy turnout in rural, poor in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) An estimated 62.18 per cent average voting was registered in the crucial by-elections on Thursday to 15 Karnataka Assembly constituencies, whose results will have a key bearing on the state's political future.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Pooja Bhatt: It's fallacy that depression is rich people's disease
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who has battled with alcoholism in the past, says there is a fallacy that depression is a rich people's disease. She added that people need to discuss depression with family.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anti-Terrorism Court verdict in case against Imran on Dec 12
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) will give its verdict on December 12 on a plea to acquit Prime Minister Imran Khan for the attack on Pakistan's Parliament and Pakistan Television (PTV) office.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Minimum decorum not being shown to Dhankhar: Meghalaya Guv
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Thursday stood by his West Bengal counterpart Jagdeep Dhankhar and alleged that the Trinamool Congress government was not showing the latter the minimum decorum.
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Maha govt wants PMC Bank to merge with MSC Bank
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Spelling a ray of hope for thousands of depositors, the Maharashtra government has suggested merging the Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank with the Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank, state minister Jayant Patil said here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Two arrested in Bihar for throwing acid on girl
Gopalganj, Dec 5 (IANS) Two youths have been arrested in Bihar's Gopalganj district for throwing acid on a 16-year-old girl after forcibly entering her house, police said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Want harshest punishment for guilty in rape-murder case: KTR
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Telangana cabinet minister K.T. Rama Rao on Thursday said that while he is also keen to see the punishment of four men involved in the gang-rape and murder of a young veterinarian here, he cannot say hang them in public or shoot them at sight as being in the government he has to work within the purview of the law.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
JNU fee hike due to rise in hostel upkeep cost: HRD
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" said in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) fee hike was meant to meet the increased expenditure on hostel maintenance and run them on a "no-profit, no-loss" basis.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Impeachment of Trump to go ahead, says House Speaker
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Impeachment charges will be filed against President Donald Trump for alleged abuse of power, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Fee hikes, discrimination trigger unrest in varsity campuses
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Universities across the country are becoming the hotbeds of unrest, discontent and disillusionment with fee hikes being a major trigger for student protests in most cases.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Realtors express discontent over rate cut pause
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) With the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) keeping the repo rate unchanged, real estate developers have expressed their discontent over the status quo, saying that further rate cuts are required for the sector to revive.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Small firms fear Rs 2,000 ban, ask cashiers to deposit in banks
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Amid rumours about demonetisation of Rs 2,000 bank notes, some companies have advised their cashiers to not accept the high-value pink notes from the customers.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa releases dues to onion traders to lower prices
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) With the price of onions scaling to Rs 170 per kilogram in the state's retail markets, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday released Rs 15 crore in back payments owed by a state-run corporation to onion suppliers in a bid to bring down the escalating prices.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Centre invites bids for services to 11 unserved J&K airports
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) To boost tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has invited bids from companies to provide air services to 11 unserved airports in the region under the fourth round of the regional air connectivity -- Udan -- scheme.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
HRD officials assured no ad hoc teachers will lose job: DUTA
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) After two days of protest, Delhi University's ad hoc teachers got relief from the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, which accepted most of the demands that protesting teachers were raising.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Rahul to join protest against BPCL takeover
Kochi, Dec 5 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who arrived on a three-day tour of his Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday, will join the protest by the party against disinvestment in the public sector oil company BPCL on Saturday in front of the Cochin refinery gate.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
KALIA, PM-KISAN to be merged: Odisha Minister
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) Odisha Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo on Thursday said that the KALIA scheme will converge with the Centre's PM-KISAN Yojana for the benefit of farmers.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
ED attaches properties of Bihar-based businessman
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday said it has attached properties to the tune of Rs 4.53 crore of a Bihar-based businessman and others for forgery and cheating in connection with a money laundering probe involving using KYIC documents of the family members and employees to open bank accounts.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Allcargo acquires controlling stake in Gati
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Allcargo Logistics on Thursday announced the acquisition of controlling stake in express logistics player Gati Ltd.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Unions Minister's invite Twitter quips over onion remarks
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Soon after the Union Finance Minister invited quips from Twitterati over her "use of onions and garlic", her cabinet colleague Ashwini Choubey too courted controversy over the issue.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
ED attaches ex-RBSE financial service officer's assets
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 2.79 crore properties of the former financial advisor of the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) and others in a money laundering case for embezzlement of government funds.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC summons Himachal official over setting up old-age homes
Shimla, Dec 5 (IANS) Taking serious note of non-compliance with its orders, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday directed the Principal Secretary (Social Justice and Empowerment) to be present in court on December 17 and submit a compliance report regarding the setting up of old-age homes and day-care centres in the state.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Sudan blast: Indian workers' families await word on kin's fate
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Navneet Tiwari last spoke to his younger brother Amit Tiwari early Tuesday morning - hours before the LPG tanker blast at a factory in Sudan's capital Khartoum killed 23 people including 18 Indians - little knowing that he would soon embark on an long voyage to get information about his fate.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Inflationary Pangs: RBI holds key lending rates, remains accommodative (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday took a 'temporary pause' in reducing key lending rates to keep the retail inflation in check.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Cong accuses BJP of distributing cash during K'taka bypolls
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) The Karnataka Congress on Thursday complained to the Election Commission against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for 'distributing' cash during the by-elections to 15 Assembly segments in the state on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Bhagyabati Kachari, Ankushita Boro storm into QF of NBC
Kannur, Dec 5 (IANS) India Open gold medallist Bhagyabati Kachari and former world youth champion Ankushita Boro stormed into the quarter-finals with commanding performances at the fourth Elite Womens National Boxing Championships held at the Mundayad Indoor Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Shiv Sena to launch pilot project of 'Rs 10 meal' scheme
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The ruling Shiv Sena will launch a pilot project of the much-anticipated 'Rs 10 meal' scheme intended for the poor at Mulund on Friday to coincide with Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirwan Divas' or the 63rd death anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, an organizer said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Shanaya Kapoor: I'd start crying if Karan Johar directs me
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Shanaya Kapoor, daughter of actor Sanjay Kapoor and Maheep, just made her debut at le Bal in Paris and is now eagerly waiting to be launched in Bollywood as an actress. She says if the "most amazing director" Karan Johar will ever direct her, then she will get emotional and "just die".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MPs voice concern over crop losses, agrarian crisis
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, lawmakers in the Lok Sabha on Thursday expressed their concerns about agrarian crisis and the present condition of farmers across the country, citing crop loss due to natural calamities, and suggesting Centre take effective measures to help them.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
UK lesbian couple become first parents with shared motherhood technique
London/New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A lesbian couple in the UK has become the first parents in the world to deliver a baby that was carried in the wombs of both, a media report said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Will fight the battle: Mamata steps up attack on Bengal Guv
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) Signalling an all out war against Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused him of running a parallel administration in her state, and withholding permission before even introduction of bills in the assembly. She said her government would "fight the battle".
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
DHFL insolvency process starts, investors' claims sought
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) In a major development, the RBI-appointed Administrator for the beleaguered Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DFHL) on Thursday asked all its fixed deposit and non-convertible debenture holders to file their claims before December 17.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress to cast soft Hindutva net for MP civic poll votes
Bhopal, Dec 5 (IANS) After 'gaumata', the Congress government led by Kamal Nath seems set to appropriate Lord Ram from the BJP's agenda in Madhya Pradesh.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
DTC buses to get CCTVs, panic buttons, GPS tracking: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet has approved the installing of three CCTV cameras, 10 panic buttons and a GPS-based Automatic Vehicle Location System in each of the existing 5,500 DTC and cluster state transport buses, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi govt to extend Ashram flyover up to DND
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal for extending the existing Ashram flyover up to DND to provide relief from traffic congestion, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Impeachment of Trump to go ahead, says House Speaker Pelosi
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Impeachment charges will be filed against President Donald Trump, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Shilpa Shetty's fitness app wins in 2019 Google Play Awards
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty is super happy as her fitness and wellness application "ShilpaShettyApp" was awarded Google Play's Best Apps of 2019 in the 'Personal Growth' category.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Get cholesterol checked from 20s to calculate heart risk'
London, Dec 5 (IANS) A study has said that people should get their cholesterol levels checked from their mid-20s as the readings can be used to calculate lifetime risks of heart disease and stroke.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Govt reviewing release of political detainees in Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government is constantly reviewing the release of political detainees in Kashmir, a top official said here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Rekha Bhardwaj pays tribute to soldiers with 'Laut ke ghar...'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer Rekha Bhardwaj on Thursday launched her new patriotic song "Laut ke ghar jaana hai" from the film "Bunker", which is inspired by the soldiers who serve on the borders to safeguard the country.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
With tweet on Manmohan, BJP attacks Congress stance on CAB
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Amid the controversy over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, the BJP has launched its latest offensive against the Congress by circulating excerpts of a parliamentary proceeding transcript supposedly dating to 2003 to expose the party's "doublespeak" on the issue.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Katrina's rigorous workout leaves Bollywood celebs in awe
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif's intense workout regimen video has left her millions of fans on Instagram either drooling or in awe.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Join Congress and get your projects funded: MP minister
Bhopal, December 5 (IAN) Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bala Bachchan has been caught on camera asking people in his constituency to join the Congress if they want the state government to fund social projects in their area.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Now, edible oils may burn a hole in your pocket
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) After onions, the prices of edible oils have started surging as the bio-fuel programmes in Malaysia and Indonesia have increased the consumption of palm oil in those countries leading to a spike in its price. India, which is a big importer, will also be hit as it will have to pay more putting extra burden on the consumer.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Retrieve bodies of Indians killed in Sudan: Baalu
New Delhi/Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) DMK leader T.R. Baalu here on Thursday urged the Centre to retrieve bodies of 18 Indians, including six from Tamil Nadu, killed in a blast in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Tuesday and also provide compensation to their kin.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sandy Stewart joins Chennaiyin FC as assistant coach
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Sandy Stewart has joined Indian Super League outfit Chennaiyin FC (CFC) as assistant coach, it was announced here on Thursday. The move comes after Owen Coyle signed with CFC as head coach on Tuesday. Stewart has been Coyles assistant at all his clubs since 2007.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
SC to hear Govindacharya's plea on live streaming hearings
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a plea by former RSS ideologue K.N. Govindacharya seeking live streaming of the hearing of petitions challenging the revocation of Article 370.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP leader resurrects Sanjay Gandhi to curb population
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) After the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A and the Union Cabinet approving the Citizenship Amendment Bill, what's next?
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RS passes Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, paving the way for expediting growth and slashing corporate tax rate.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Corepeeling is answer to misalignment between mind, body'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The fast-paced life of today's technological world causes misalignment between mind, body and core that preoccupies the mind. Hence, we do not get time to know about ourselves that make us dependent on the outer world to solve our own problems, said Achal Sharma, the author of 'Corepeelers: A Journey to Your Core.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Karnataka bypolls see moderate to heavy turnout (Evening Lead)
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) The crucial by-elections on Thursday to 15 Karnataka assembly seats, which are set to have a bearing on the state's political course, witnessed moderate to heavy turnout with over 70 per cent in seven constituencies by 5 p.m., and about 60 per cent in the rest 8 seats, an official said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
2018 order on Sabarimala temple not final word: SC
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said its 2018 verdict allowing women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple was not the "final word" and the matter had been referred to a larger Bench.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Man electrocuted at Goa's biggest waste dump
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) A survey worker was injured on Thursday, after he was electrocuted, while conducting a survey of the Sonsodo garbage dump in South Goa, which incidentally also caught fire following the sparks emanating from the incident. While the survey worker has been hospitalised is out of danger, ten fire tenders have been rushed to the site to bring the fire at the garbage dump under control.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sweeper administers injection in Odisha hospital, disengaged
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) The authority of Dhenkanal district headquarters hospital in Odisha on Thursday disengaged a contractual sweeper for administering injection to a patient, the video of which has gone viral.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
46-year-old man jumps to death from Kerala HC building
Kochi, Dec 5 (IANS) A 46-year-old man jumped from the sixth floor of the Kerala High Court building, here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter advises google-check as WSJ misspells Pichai
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Even as Indian American business honcho Sundar Pichai makes waves across the world over his appointment as the new CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, a newspaper misspelt his name, sending Twitterati into an overdrive.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
TN BJP Vice President Arasakumar switches loyalty to DMK
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) At a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to gain a foothold in Tamil Nadu, its state unit Vice President B.T. Arasakumar jumped ship to the DMK on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India to launch spy satellite on Dec 11
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Thursday said it would launch another of its sharp-eyed surveillance satellite RISAT-2BRI with synthetic aperture radar on Dec 11 evening.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Bengal Guv finds gate locked, 'deathly silence' in Assembly (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) Angered over a "deathly silence" greeting him during a pre-announced visit to the state Assembly where he could not enter through the gate earmarked for him as it was locked, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday described the chain of events as "threat to democracy" and a "shame".
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trivandrum Press Club secy arrested for 'moral policing'
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) The Kerala police on Thursday arrested the Trivandrum Press Club secretary M. Radhakrishnan after his woman colleague complained of moral policing by him.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SP seeks central rule in UP, Cong says it has woken up late
New Delhi/Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) After the Samajwadi Party (SP) demanded the President rule and dismissal of the Yogi Adityanath-led government in UP over the law and order situation, the Congress said the SP had woken up late.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bankers surprised at RBI's unanticipated holding of rates
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Bankers and industry were surprised and disappointed on Thursday at the RBI maintaining its key interest rates unchanged, when they had been expecting the repo, or the central bank's short-term lending rate, to fall below the current 5.15 per cent even as the second quarter GDP growth has fallen to 4.5 per cent.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DTC buses to get CCTVs, panic buttons: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet has approved to install three CCTV cameras, 10 panic buttons and an automatic vehicle location system in each of the existing 5,500 DTC and cluster buses, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Twitterati hail Bhuvan Bam's video 'My Duty' on rape culture
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) With outrage over the barbaric gang rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad reaching a boiling point, YouTube sensation Bhuvan Bam has come up with a video "My Duty", emphasising on what is needed more than just expressing anger.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Loans given to Tom, Dick, Harry, Jija, Bhatija during UPA-II: FM
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Commercial banks gave loans to every Tom, Dick, Harry, 'Jija' (brother-in-law) and 'Bhatija' (nephew) during the UPA-II regime, leaving a huge burden on the next government, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Bob Willis was a terror to face: Kapil Dev
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian cricket great Kapil Dev on Thursday said that England's fast bowling legend Bob Willis was a 'terror to face'. Kapil also said that Willis, who has died aged 70, was the only one to ever hit him with the ball.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan, TN, Karnataka to declare 'no new coal' policy
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka could follow in the footsteps of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh to declare a 'no new coal' policy, a new analysis said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rs 14,000 cr plan to remove 'black spots' from roads: Gadkari
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday told Parliament that the government had been working on a Rs 14,000 crore scheme with the assistance of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank to remove "black spots" - which are vulnerable to accidents - from the country's roads.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress to talk to Uddhav Thackeray on CAB
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The three-party alliance in Maharashtra is likely to face the first political test next week when the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) comes up for discussion in Parliament,
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Hotel Mumbai' makers salute real-life heroes
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Zee Studios, who released the film "Hotel Mumbai" in India, have brought together real-life heroes across walks of life for their campaign Bharat Salaam.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Telangana BJP leader to fast for prohibition
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Alleging that indiscriminate sale of liquor in Telangana is the main reason for growing crime against women, a woman leader of opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced she will undertake two-day fast demanding prohibition in the state.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
PM heralds 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020' on tweet mode
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) It's once again 'Pariksha Pe Charcha (PPC)' time and a possible interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2020 for students of classes IX to XII.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
RBI acknowledges transmission of repo rate cuts in money, bond markets
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday noted that in the credit market, the 1-year median marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) has declined by 49 basis points and the weighted average lending rate (WALR) on fresh rupee loans sanctioned by banks declined by 44 basis points as against the cumulative reduction in the policy repo rate by 135 bps during February-October 2019.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitterati vents anger over Unnao rape survivor's burning
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Twitter users on Thursday vent their anger over the burning of a rape survivor in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, blaming the Yogi Adityanath-led state government for the gory crime.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
RBI's surprise rate cut pause dampens equity market (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The surprise decision by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to take a "temporary pause" in reducing key lending rates and its revising the country's projected GDP growth rate to a seven-year-low of 5 per cent caught the Indian equity markets off-guard on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Indian chess body anti-player, proxy for Pakistan: Short
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Britsh Grandmaster and Vice President of FIDE, the global chess governing body, Nigel Short on Thursday alleged that the Indian chess federation was functioning in a manner that went against the players' interests.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Kolkata boy Sandeep clinches JK Tyre Hornbill Motor Rally title
Kohima, Dec 5 (IANS) Kolkata's Sandeep Mukherjee, one of the top rated TSD rallyists of the country, lived upto his reputation, successfully claiming the 10th JK Tyre Hornbill Motor Rally title that culminated in Kohima on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Nagaland,Sports,Motorsports
'Ransomware attacks to morph into 2-stage extortion campaigns'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Ransomware attacks are set to morph into two-stage extortion campaigns and criminals will exploit their extortion victims even more in 2020, cyber security company McAfee said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Armaan Malik: Was bullied a lot in school days
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik says he went through a lot of bullying during his school days.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India a sleeping giant in football: Igor Stimac
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) While cricket dominates the sporting arena in India, football national coach Igor Stimac feels pride in training the Blue Tigers and feels the nation has the potential to produce some great talents in the game.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Telecom tariff hike may add to inflation: Shaktikanta Das
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Raising concerns of higher inflation in the near term, Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday observed that recent announcements by the telecom operators to raise tariffs will add to the inflation rate in the country.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
If we are chasing well, need to do same when batting first: Ganguly
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) The World T20 will be played in Australia next year and while the teams are playing with an eye on preparations for the showpiece event, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has revealed that he has some ideas which he will be sharing with the team management.
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Himesh Reshammiya's film gets a new release date
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer-composer-actor Himesh Reshammiya's film "Happy Hardy and Heer", which was supposed to release on January 3, 2020, will now hit the screens on January 31 next year.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Back to the book: RBI Policy Dec 2019 (Opinion/Reissuing)
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) shocked expectations by keeping rates on hold. While not acting on Thursday, the MPC has nevertheless acknowledged monetary policy space for future action. It also reiterated continuation "with the accommodative stance as long as it is necessary to revive growth, while ensuring that inflation remains within the target".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Opinion/Commentary
Core catcher set up for Kudankulam's 3rd nuclear power unit
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Russia's entity Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation on Thursday said the molten core catcher was installed in the design position under the reactor pit of the upcoming 1,000 MW Unit 3 at Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
Twitter gives thumbs-up to Modi's post on stress-free exams
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted to stress the need to ensure stress-free examinations.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
National Finals of Red Bull Shuttle on December 8
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) After an overwhelming response last year, the second edition of Red Bull Shuttle Up -- Indias first ever exclusive Womens Doubles tournament -- will bring the curtains down with the National Finals which will be held at RCC Indoor Stadium in Secunderabad on December 8. The tournament aims to give wings to the next generation of Womens Doubles badminton players while encouraging them to take up the sport professionally.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Land acquisition cost in Kerala unbearable for NHAI:Gadkari
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that the land acquisition cost in Kerala is "very high" and the Centre is not able to "bear" it for National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) projects.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Janhvi Kapoor: I like men's perfume a lot
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor says she likes mens perfume a lot. She added that she often wears a mix of mens and womens perfumes when she goes out at night.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Back to the book: RBI Policy Dec 2019 (Opnion)
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) shocked expectations by keeping rates on hold. While not acting on Thursday, the MPC has nevertheless acknowledged monetary policy space for future action. It also reiterated continuation "with the accommodative stance as long as it is necessary to revive growth, while ensuring that inflation remains within the target".
2019-12-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
RBI policy statement evokes mixed reactions from Tweeple
Mumbai/New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) As the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday released its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2019-20, Tweeple offered mixed responses to the development.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
15 athletes, hockey teams included in TOPS by SAI
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Sports Authority of Indias (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) has included the mens and womens hockey teams that have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). Fifteen athletes in five sports, namely Shooting, Archery, Para-Athletics, Para-Archery and Para-Badminton have also been included in TOPS.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
GS Lakshmi to become first woman referee to oversee men's ODI
Dubai, Dec 5 (IANS) India's G.S. Lakshmi will create history as the first female match referee to oversee a men's One-Day International in the opening match of the third series of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 in the United Arab Emirates.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Brian Lara to visit Delhi Golf Club in mid-December
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Usha International, the manufacturer of sewing machines and electric fans, Premium Lighting (TISVA), and Small Domestic Appliances, on Thursday announced a partnership with former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara, widely acknowledged as one of the world's greatest batsmen ever.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Amarinder promises safe environment to industry
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 5 (IANS) Asserting his government's commitment to providing industry with a safe and stable environment for growth and investment, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday sent out a stern warning to Pakistan, as well as to anti-social elements within the state, against any attempt to destabilise Punjab.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics
Samsung led 5G devices grabbed 5% of premium market in Q3
Hong Kong, Dec 5 (IANS) 5G smartphones captured 5 per cent of the global premium market in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019 led by Samsung with 74 per cent share followed by LG with 11 per cent and Vivo with 5 per cent share, a new report by Counterpoint Research has said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy,Technology
Focus mode comes to Android to limit distractions
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Google has introduced a new feature 'Focus Mode' for Android devices designed to prevent its users from being consistently distracted by their smartphone.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
New iPhone may have Qualcomm ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planing to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology in one iPhone model, set to be released in 2020.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Class XII girl steals the show at Rahul's event in Wayanad
Malappuram (Kerala), Dec 5 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who represents Wayanad in the Lok Sabha, always attracts the limelight, but here on Thursday a Class XII girl student stole the show.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Politics
ICC confirms tv umpire will call front foot no-ball in Ind-WI series
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The ICC has confirmed that the forthcoming T20I and ODI series between India and West Indies will be contested trialing technology to call front foot no-balls.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India loves to order-in, says new report
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) More Indian food lovers are preferring to order-in food in the comfort of their homes, rather than eating out, says a new report by a food delivery platform.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Delhi government nod to extension of Ashram flyover
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal for extending the existing Ashram flyover towards the DND flyway and Sarai Kale Khan to decongest the area, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hrithik is sexiest man of 2019, decade
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan has been named the Sexiest Asian Man in the world for 2019, and also of the last decade, a media report said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jharkhand polls: Campaigning ends for second phase
Ranchi, Dec 5 (IANS) The campaigning for the second of the five-phase Jharkhand assembly elections scheduled to be held on Saturday ended on Thursday, officials said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Priyanka to discuss UP law and order with party
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) After the incident of a rape survivor being set ablaze in Unnao, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be discussing the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh with the strategy committee and chalk out a plan for mass agitation in the state.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal media scared to ask questions to CM: Guv
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) Claiming that the media was "scared" to ask questions to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday urged journalists to show courage, shed their fears and pose queries where they needed to.
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
18 seats lying vacant at IIT-Roorkee: RTI query
Bhopal, Dec 5 (IANS) Despite high demand, 18 seats at the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee) have remained vacant for this academic year, an RTI query revealed. The HRD ministry in August this year had claimed that all seats in various IITs have been filled.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Education
Ex-BPSL CMD Singal denied bail, remanded to 14-day custody
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed former Bhushan Power and Steel (BPSL) CMD Sanjay Singal's bail plea in a money laundering case and remanded him to 14-day judicial custody.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Parliament canteen subsidy to be out from next session
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) From the next session, MPs may have to pay more for the food they are provided in Parliament canteen after they unanimously gave an in-principle approval to a proposal on Thursday to withdraw the subsidy they get on eatables.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ranibennur minority voters boycott bypolls in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A group of minority voters in Karnataka's Ranibennur constituency boycotted the by-elections on Thursday, saying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has cheated them.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Brisk to moderate voting in K'taka bypolls (4th Ld, till 3 pm)
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Voting in Karnataka's 15 Assembly by-elections on Thursday gathered momentum and polling was brisk to moderate in many segments since afternoon, an official said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Richa Chadha: 'Inside Edge' has been a huge pet project for me
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha considers the "Inside Edge" show as her "huge pet project".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RBI to introduce new prepaid payment instrument
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will introduce a new type of prepaid payment instrument (PPI) which could be used only for purchase of goods and services up to a limit of Rs 10,000.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bhuvi & Bumrah experienced, Shami will be useful in Aus: Kohli
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli had said during the Test series against Bangladesh that this team has one of the best bowling attacks in the world and going into the West Indies T20I series, the captain once again reiterated the same and said that there was just one spot that was up for grabs with an eye on the World T20 in 2020.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Sahasrabuddhe demands white paper on Delhi's economy
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Public Policy Research Centre (PPRC), a think tank, has accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government of "misleading" the people over its claim that fiscal deficit of Delhi has improved to a surplus of Rs 113 crore in 2017-18, terming it a "blatant misrepresentation of facts".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Musk tells jury his net worth $20bn but is short on cash
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk in the second day of his courtroom appearance as a defendant in a defamation case filed by Vernon Unsworth, a British man, over "pedo guy" tweet, disclosed that his net worth was $20 billion (roughly Rs 1,43,000 crore) but was short on cash.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
JNU students union to boycott examinations
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In the wake of protests against hike in tuition and hostel fees, the Jawahar Lal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) has resolved to boycott all academic activities, including examinations.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Vivek Oberoi: Censorship is an outdated concept
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi, who will next be seen in second season of web series titled "Inside Edge", has said that censorship is an outdated concept. He added that viewers should have freedom to watch films or shows of their choice.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SRB for development of secondary market for corporate loans: RBI
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) To develop secondary market for corporate loans, the Reserve Bank of India will facilitate the setting up of a self-regulatory body (SRB) for such transactions.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Poor turnout in Bengaluru Assembly seats till 3 pm
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) By-elections in Bengaluru city on Thursday received lukewarm response from voters by the end of the third round of polling.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Chidambaram targets PM Modi over his silence on economy
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday trained his guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on economic slowdown and termed the government an "incompetent manager of the economy". He also described the disinvestment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) as a "scandal".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Big B: Manali shoot most rewarding experience
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan, who has been shooting in Himachal Pradesh for his upcoming movie "Brahmastra", calls it the "most rewarding experience".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Kabir Singh' actor bags Indo-Mexican project
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Kunal Thakkur of "Kabir Singh" fame and actress Ananditaa have teamed up for an Indo-Mexican short film titled "Grim Reaper Inc.".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ponting praises Kiwi skipper Williamson
Canberra, Dec 5 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is undoubtedly one of the great batsmen in modern day cricket as he adapts to any situation beside being a great leader.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Hyderabad replay in UP , rape victim set ablaze by accused (2nd Lead)
Unnao, Dec 5 (IANS) Days after the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad that led to national outrage, a girl was set ablaze, allegedly by the same accused who had raped her earlier, in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Global IoT enterprise drone shipments to grow 50% in 2020
Egham (UK), Dec 5 (IANS) In 2020, worldwide shipments of Internet of Things (IoT) enterprise drones (defined as flying drones) will total 526,000 units, an increase of 50 per cent from 2019, Gartner Inc. said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Ashmita, Gayatri in badminton finals at SAG
Pokhara (Nepal), Dec 5 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Ashmita Chaliha and Gayatri Gopichand registered convincing victories in their respective semi-finals on Thursday to set up an all-Indian summit clash in the womens singles category at the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) here.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Badminton
Weight of school bags monitored regularly: HRD Minister
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) regularly review and suggest schools, teachers and parents to reduce and monitor the weight of school bags carried by the students, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Unnao victim to be taken to Delhi for treatment
Unnao, Dec 5 (IANS) The Unnao rape victim, who was set ablaze on Thursday morning by those who had raped her, is being airlifted to Delhi for advanced treatment.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahira should play independently: Her mom on 'Bigg Boss'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Mahira Sharma's mother Sania Sharma says Paras Chhabra and her daughter have formed a strong bond but she needs to play independently in the "Bigg Boss" show now.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Bigg Boss 13': Sidharth Shukla down with typhoid
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Shukla, who has been wooing the audience with his strong game in the ongoing season of "Bigg Boss", is not well. He has been diagnosed with typhoid.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung brings 'The Wall' display to India, starts at Rs 3.5cr
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) If you love to watch movies or sports on big screens, think of bigger ones now as South Korean technology giant Samsung on Thursday introduced its modular MicroLED display "The Wall" that can stretch your imagination with its 146-inch, 219-inch, 292-inch screen sizes, costing you anywhere between Rs 3.5 crore to Rs 12 crore, excluding taxes.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No CAB in 3 N-E states, partially in other 3
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The redrafted Citizenship Amendment Bill is likely to exclude 3 states in the North-East out of its ambit besides the tribal areas in as many as three other N-E states.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBI status quo on repo leaves analysts searching for reasons
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) As RBI maintained status quo on the repo rate in the last monetary policy of the current calender on rising inflation fears, most rating agencies, broking houses and industry bodies were jolted on Thursday at the belying of their predictions of a rate cut.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Ragini MMS Returns' actress Sneha to feature in song 'Jogi'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Sneha Namanandi, who is known for her role in "Ragini MMS Returns", will be seen in the video of a new song "Jogi".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Start times for Tokyo triathlons, mixed team relay rescheduled
Tokyo, Dec 5 (IANS) Start times for two 2020 Olympic events, the individual triathlons and mixed team relay, have been brought forward by an hour because of the sweltering Tokyo summer heat, the organizers said here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
J&K residents to get domicile rights for land, govt jobs
Jammu, Dec 5 (IANS) After abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory residents are likely to get exclusive domicile status to protect employment and land ownership rights, official sources said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sitharaman's onion remark draws amusing comments
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A day after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's remark in Parliament that she doesn't consume much onions and garlic, Twitter users posted memes and funny comments on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Political solution needed in Afghanistan: NATO
London/Kabul, Dec 5 (IANS) NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said he believed that a "political negotiated solution" was needed in Afghanistan, while reaffirming the bloc's support for Afghan security forces with training, assist and advising.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Shilpa Shetty's fitness app wins in 2019 Google Play Awards
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty is super happy as her fitness and wellness application "ShilpaShettyApp" was awarded Google Play's Best Apps of 2019 in the 'Personal Growth' category.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Unnao case: NCW seeks report from UP DGP
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) took suo motu cognizance of the setting ablaze of a rape survivor in Unnao by her rape accused on Thursday. The victim has suffered 90 per cent burns and doctors say her survival would be a 'miracle'.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian eves thrash Sri Lanka 6-0 at SAG
Pokhara (Nepal), Dec 5 (IANS) The Indian womens football team completed yet another dominant display at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG) 2019, as they trounced Sri Lanka by a massive margin of 6-0 at the Pokhara Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Dangerous chemicals found in HK park, sparks probe
Hong Kong, Dec 5 (IANS) Dozens of bottles containing dangerous chemicals, including highly corrosive acids, were discovered on Thursday at a park here, prompting Hong Kong police to investigate if the substances had been stored there by anti-government protesters.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Self defence training for girls in govt schools: HRD Minister
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Concerned over the security of school girls, the Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Thursday that the girl students in government schools were being imparted self defence training under the 'Samagra Shiksha' programme.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC reserves order on TN local body polls
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission told the Supreme Court on Thursday that elections will be held for all panchayats, intermediate and district level, except in nine reconstituted districts.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Chidambaram violated bail condition on Day 1: Javadekar
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Soon after senior Congress leader P. Chidmbaram on Thursday held his first press conference after spending 106 days in jail, the Centre hit out at the former Union Minister, claiming that he violated court orders on the very first day after getting bail.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
M'rashtra Gandhi varsity astir over non-veg food ban
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Dec 5 (IANS) The famed central university, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (MGAHV), Wardha, has abruptly banned all non-vegetarian food items on its campus, with many students resenting the move.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Galaxy S11 may scan up to two fingerprints simultaneously
Seoul, Dec 5 (IANS) Samsung's next-gen 'Galaxy S11' smartphone will reportedly feature Qualcomms latest new 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor that can support up to two fingerprint scans at once.
2019-12-05
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
T20 rankings can't be considered, haven't fielded strongest XI: Kohli
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday defended the team's number five position in the T20I rankings, saying that the Men in Blue haven't fielded their strongest XI in the recent times and therefore their low position in the ICC table cannot be considered.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Modi, Shah live in their own imaginary world: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Commenting on the current dismal economic scenario in the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are living in an imaginary world of their own without any contact with the outside world.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Huawei gets back at FCC with legal challenge
Shenzhen, Dec 5 (IANS) Hitting back at the regulators and critics, Chinese telecom and smartphone giant Huawei on Thursday sued the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), seeking the court to overturn an order passed on November 22 which bans carriers in rural America from tapping the Universal Service Fund (USF) to purchase Huawei equipment.
2019-12-05
Category: International, China,Technology
Controlling inflation RBI's primary job: Shaktikanta Das
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) As the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in a surprise move kept the repo rate unchanged on Thursday, causing the markets to go jittery, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das defended the decision by recalling the "primary objective" of the central bank, which is inflation targeting and price control.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Despite MHRD assurance on talks, DU teachers continue protest
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Despite assurance by Ministry of Human Resource Development to hold talks, the agitating professors and teachers of Delhi University remained stationed outside the Vice-Chancellor's office, while security at the protest site was also beefed up on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Overseas defeats in SA, Eng Prasad's biggest regrets
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly announced after the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Sunday that the tenure of the national selectors -- led by M.S.K. Prasad -- is over and a fresh selection panel will be picked for the future. And Prasad has said that not winning the Test series in South Africa and England are his biggest regrets as chairman of the committee.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Leading companies exhibit products at Punjab investors' summit
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 5 (IANS) Top domestic and global industries are showcasing their products at the exhibition inaugurated by Punjab Industries Minister Sham Sunder Arora on Thursday to kickstart the two-day Progressive Punjab Investors Summit here near Chandigarh.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hero Group to set up school of innovation with UK university
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 5 (IANS) The Lala Bahadur Chand Munjal Foundation on Thursday announced Hero Group and the Birmingham City University are collaborating to establish the Munjal BCU School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MBSI) to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Punjab.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
RBI survey finds consumers cutting non-essential spends
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In apparent pessimism following declining GDP and job uncertainty, a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) survey has found Indian consumers cutting down on their discretionary spends. Not only consumers, even manufacturers remain anxious about the future.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Akhilesh seeks Yogi's resignation over Unnao incident
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party has demanded the resignation of the Yogi Adityanath government, taking moral responsibility for the Unnao incident in which a gang rape survivor was set ablaze by those accused of her rape.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
As Rohit said, Pant needs to be left alone: Virat Kohli
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli has lent his support to underfire Rishabh Pant, saying the team has belief in the young wicketkeeper's ability and therefore he will be given all the support by the management to perform.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Report on citizens' surveillance is baseless: IT minister
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Minister of Communications and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that the report by UK-based research firm Comparitech, highlighting that India ranks behind only Russia and China when it comes to surveilling citizens, appear to be flimsy and questionable.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
India are the No.1 team, not focused on individuals: Pollard
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Newly appointed West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has urged the board to back youngsters joining the squad and also make sure they are protected from the "vultures" who are always trying to bring them down.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Heritage-design festival to open in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) Celebrating the inherited craft heritage of India, an upcoming two-day festival will present traditional craft and contemporary design under one roof.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Indian chess body AICF is anti-player: GM Nigel Short
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Britsh chess Grand Master and Vice President of the global chess governing body FIDE, Nigel Short, on Thursday described the Indian chess federation as functioning in a manner that goes against the players' interests.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Sports
Jharkhand: Candidates grew older by 1-13 yrs between 2014-19
Ranchi, Dec 5 (IANS) The age of the candidates trying their electoral luck in the ongoing five-phase Assembly polls in Jharkhand has "increased unusually by 1 to 13 years" in the last five years.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
KXIP owners felt I haven't delivered, says Ashwin on DC move
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) He might not be in the scheme of things when it comes to white-ball cricket, but off-spinner R. Ashwin hasn't given up hope of playing for India in the World T20 in Australia next year. Ashwin went on to add how Yuvraj has inspired him and if the all-rounder could make a comeback for the 2014 WT20 and the 2017 Champions Trophy, he also can do the same.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Javadekar hits out at Manmohan for comment on '84 riots
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday lashed out at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his comment on 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tribals' road, rail blockade in Tripura against CAB
Agartala, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands of tribals on Thursday blockade Tripura's main National Highway and lone railway line to protest the Citizenship Amendment Bill cutting off the northeastern state from the remaining part of the country.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tripura,National
Lady Gaga wants to 'have babies' in the next decade
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga has opened up about wanting to have babies in the future.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Overseas defeats in SA, England Prasad's biggest regrets
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly announced after the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Sunday that the tenure of the national selectors - led by M.S.K. Prasad - is over and a fresh selection panel will be picked for the future. And Prasad has said that not winning the Test series in South Africa and England are his biggest regrets as chairman of the committee.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Post offices in J&K are fully functional: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The total number of post offices in Kashmir is 698 and all are currently functional, the Minister of Communications and electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
RBI sees inflation rising in the near-term
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Upsurge in food prices is expected to keep retail inflation rate rising in the near-term, the Reserve Bank of India's Monetary Policy Committee said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Since 2014, MoD inked around 180 deals with local industry
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Ministry of Defence has signed more than 180 contracts worth Rs 1,96,000 crore with the Indian industry since 2014 while a few are in the pipeline to be signed in the near future, the ministry said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
New book examines caste interplay in Mumbai dance bar ban
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The ban on women dancing in bars in Mumbai is an example of the 'caste governance' of our times and the Maharashtra government may be considered as working toward maintaining the proper caste order in the upheaval caused by globalisation, a scholarly work on the subject says.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Felicity Jones pregnant with her first child: Report
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Felicity Jones is reportedly expecting her first child with husband Charles Guard.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan were abysmal, this is probably worst of the lot: Chappell
Adelaide, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan had a terrible tour of Australia as they failed to win a single game in the T20I and Test series. And former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes that this team is probably the worst of the lot.
2019-12-05
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom postpone their wedding
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Star couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who got engaged in February this year, have now postponed their wedding.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vaping leaves e-cigarette user with rare lung scarring: Study
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) An e-cigarette user has been diagnosed with a rare form of lung scarring typically found in metal workers, says a new study.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
No congregational prayers on Sheikh Abdullah's birth anniversary
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) For the first time, no congregational prayers were held on the birth anniversary of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the founder of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
NZ airline trials edible coffee cups to reduce waste
Wellington, Dec 5 (IANS) Air New Zealand has begun serving coffee in vanilla-flavoured edible cups in an attempt to eliminate waste generated by the eight million disposable cups the flag carrier uses each year.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Govt 'incompetent' manager of economy: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday hit out at the Modi government over the economic slowdown and said it is an "incompetent" manager of the economy and described the disinvestment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) as a "scandal".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka bypolls: 31.02 % voter turnout (4th Ld, 1 p.m.)
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A voter turnout of 31.02 per cent was recorded till 1 p.m. in the 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka in the third round of polling, the Election Commission said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Asia has at least 10 ancestral lineages, shows genome mapping
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Asia has at least 10 ancestral lineages, whereas northern Europe has just one, says a study of global genetic comparison including genome sequence from 598 individuals belonging to 55 ethnic groups from India.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Concerns remain over investment, jobs as factories fire less
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Capacity utilisation at factories has further slipped raising fresh concerns over private investment and worries for the Modi government which has been facing opposition heat on economic issues.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Retrieve bodies of 18 Indians killed in Sudan blast: Baalu
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) DMK leader T.R. Baalu on Thursday requested the Centre to retrieve the bodies of the 18 Indians, including six from Tamil Nadu, who were killed in a blast in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and also provide compensation to their kin.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Polio cases in Pakistan rise to 94 this year
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The total number of polio virus cases detected in Pakistan has increased to 94, with three new ones reported from Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, a health official said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Verdict in Musharraf treason case on Dec 17
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A special court here on Thursday said it would announce the verdict in the high treason case against former Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf on December 17 after hearing the arguments of the government's new prosecution team.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Cong says Kerala govt, Adani colluding to delay Vizhinjam Port
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) At a time when Kerala's dream port project - Vizhinjam - should have been in operation, the state Congress-led opposition on Thursday alleged that the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government was hand in glove with Adani group chief Gautam Adani, which could result in the project getting delayed indefinitely.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Politics
Huawei Watch GT2 with Bluetooth calling launched in India
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Huawei Consumer Business Group India on Thursday launched its much-anticipated Huawei Watch GT2 with two weeks of battery life, Bluetooth calling and in-device music in the country in 42mm variant (with 1.2 inch AMOLED display) and 46mm variant (with 1.39 inch AMOLED display).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Maha team in Rajasthan to study crop loan waiver scheme
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) A six-member delegation of Maharashtra officials reached Rajasthan on a one-day trip on Thursday to study the state's crop loan waiver scheme, said an official.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Bengal Guv greeted with 'locked' Assembly gate, lunch skipped by Speaker
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) A peeved West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday described as "most undemocratic" and called it a "shame" when he drove to the state Assembly for a pre-announced visit, but found the gate meant for his entry locked.
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Timberlake addresses Alisha Wainwright hand-holding incident
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer-actor Justin Timberlake has issued a public apology to his wife Jessica Biel after he was spotted holding hands with his co-star Alisha Wainwright.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Yemeni forces confirm seizing Iranian ship carrying weapons
Aden, Dec 5 (IANS) Yemen's pro-government forces on Thursday confirmed that they have seized an Iranian ship carrying missile components in the Arabian Sea near the country's coasts.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Aussie PM announces biggest public service changes in 32 yrs
Canberra, Dec 5 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced the biggest overhaul of the nation's public service in 32 years.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Select Dugout back for India-West Indies T20I series
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Kevin Pietersen, Brian Lara, Dean Jones and Scott Styris will be joined by Anil Kumble, V.V.S Laxman, Gautam Gambhir and Parthiv Patel on Star Sports' Select Dugout show for the three-match T20I series between India and West Indies starting Friday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
LS: Congress raises fratricidal killing of ITBP personnel
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Raising the killing of five ITBP personnel by a jawan who later shot himself in Chhattisgarh, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday asked the Centre about the reason for such tension in paramilitary personnel, suggesting the government take advice from the Indian Navy and Air Force where "no such incidents happen".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Christmas arrives in NYC with lighting of Rockefeller Center tree
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Christmas arrived in New York with the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree, the Norway Spruce at the Rockefeller Center, an event attended by thousands of people who defied an intensely cold winter day.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Economic slowdown structural; Centre has no solution: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Congress leader attacked the Central government for the economic slowdown in the country saying they are unable to diagnose the issue and the government has no solutions that would address the structural problems.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India aim to continue T20I dominance over WI (Preview)
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India would be looking to put the rare blemishes in T20Is behind them when they take on the West Indies in the three-match series beginning Friday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Nirav Modi proclaimed 'fugitive economic offender'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) In a big boost for Indian investigating agencies, a special PMLA court has proclaimed absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank scam of 2017, as a 'fugitive economic offender' here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Emma Stone, boyfriend Dave McCarry are engaged
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Wedding bells are ringing for Emma Stone and her director boyfriend Dave McCarry.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Priyanka: Serving as Goodwill Ambassador privilege of my life
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas was honoured with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
One-third of lung cancer patients have depression: Study
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sanjay Gadhvi makes digital debut with 'Operation Parindey'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Director Sanjay Gadhvi is all set to make his digital debut with an upcoming original film "Operation Parindey" on the OTT platform ZEE5.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nirav Modi proclaimed 'fugitive economic offender'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) In a boost for Indian investigating agencies, a special PMLA court here proclaimed absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank scam of 2017, as a 'fugitive economic offender' here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
India aim to continue T20I dominance over WI (Preview)
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India would be looking to put the rare blemishes in T20Is behind them when they take on the West Indies in the three-match series beginning Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Criss Angel plans cancer charity event after son's relapse
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Famous American magician Criss Angel has vowed to raise $5 million for cancer research after his five-year-old son's leukemia returned.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anna Faris opens up about staying with cheating ex
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Anna Faris is getting candid about a previous relationship where she was cheated on.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rajasthan BJP, Congress state chiefs to share stage in UK
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot will share the dais with BJP state president Satish Poonia on Thursday in a special programme in the UK on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
NASA's 1st solar probe results unravel Sun's mysteries
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Revealing the findings from its historic probe to "touch" the Sun for the first time, NASA has said that the results will help scientists rewrite the models they use to understand and predict the space weather around our planet, and understand the process by which stars are created and evolve.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Khaleda's lawyer arrested over adultery
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) Jailed former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's lawyer Kaiser Kamal has been arrested over an alleged extramarital affair with the wife of a junior advocate at his law firm, a media report said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Satwik-Chirag nominated for 'Most Improved Player of the Year' award
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The star Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have been nominated for the 'Most Improved Player of the Year' Award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
9 including 4 women die in MP bus accident
Rewa, Dec 5 (IANS) Nine persons, including four women, died and 23 others were injured after a speeding bus rammed into a parked truck on Thursday morning in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district. The accident took place at around 6 a.m.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka Chopra tops IMDB 2019 list of Indian stars
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been named as the top star of Indian cinema and television series in 2019 in a list released by IMDb, in which Bollywood superstar Salman Khan secured sixth position.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ICC extends partnership with OPPO till September 2023
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Global smartphone brand OPPO on Thursday announced the extension of its partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC) for another four years, up-till September 2023.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Jenna Dewan moves in with Steve Kazee on 39th birthday
Los Anegeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Jenna Dewan celebrated her 39th birthday by moving into a new house with her beau Steve Kazee.
2019-12-05
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sr. SC judge apologises to lawyer over contempt warning
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A senior Supreme Court judge on Thursday expressed his willingness to apologize in an open courtroom for his conduct during a hearing where he had issued contempt threat to a senior advocate.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
RBI cuts GDP forecast to 5% in FY20; sees early revival signs
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) With the second quarter GDP slipping to a six-year low of 4.5 per cent and expected to remain muted, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday cut GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 5 per cent.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
ALERT: Nirav Modi, billionaire jeweller, declared fugitive economic offender by special PMLA court in Mumbai
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2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,
Khaleda's bail hearing in corruption case deferred
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Thursday deferred former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail hearing in a corruption case after authorities sought more time to submit a report on her health.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Yohan Blake learns Bolly dancing from Jacqueline
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, who landed in India earlier this week, spent some time meeting Bollywood hottie Jacqueline Fernandez on her set on Wednesday evening. The duo was joined by none other than Salman Khan!
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US denies considering adding 14,000 troops to Middle East
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The US Department of Defense has rejected a report alleging that Washington was considering adding 14,000 troops to the Middle East to confront Iran.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Inflationary Pangs: RBI holds key lending rates, remains accommodative (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday took a 'temporary pause' in reducing key lending rates to keep the retail inflation in check.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Rape survivor set ablaze in UP
Unnao, Dec 5 (IANS) A gang rape victim was set ablaze in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district on Thursday allegedly by the same group of accused, who had attacked her in nine months back.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MHRD officials to meet agitating DU teachers
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Following a day-long massive protest against non-payment of salaries for several months to hundreds of Delhi University teachers, Ministry of Human Resource Development officials will now meet the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) on Thursday evening to resolve the issue.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
France braces for biggest national strike in years
Paris, Dec 5 (IANS) France is bracing for severe disruption as millions of workers were scheduled to go on strike, deemed the country's biggest in years, on Thursday in protest at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions.
2019-12-05
Category: International, France,Politics
Karnataka bypoll: Contesting defectors get flak on social media
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Even as the voting in the Karnataka bye-elections was underway, several voters took to the social media in assailing the defected candidates.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
iPhone 11 Pro shared location even when told not to
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Apple's iPhone 11 Pro has been found to continuously collecting and transmitting its users location data even when the user has blocked it from doing so.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CAB will usher radicalised militancy in NE: GSU
Tura (Meghalaya), Dec 5 (IANS) The Garo Student's Union (GSU) on Thursday appealed to the Central government not to introduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Parliament in order to thwart a more "radicalised militancy in the northeastern states".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
RS adjourned over Unnao rape victim being set ablaze
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Thursday during Zero Hour after the Congress wanted discussions on the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze earlier in the day by the accused.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Flipkart launches first Nokia-branded smart TV in India
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Flipkart on Thursday launched the Nokia Smart TV in India as part of their strategic partnership. Priced at Rs 41,999, the Nokia-branded smart TV is currently available in a 55-inch variant and features "Sound by JBL".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kids born of diabetic mothers at heart risk: Study
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early onset cardiovascular disease or CVD (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) from childhood up to the age of 40, the researchers have warned.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Key portfolios of Maha ministers to be announced soon
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Portfolios of Maharashtra ministers in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government will be distributed soon, said a top source.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka bypolls: 17.60 % voter turnout (3rd Ld, 11 a.m.)
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A voter turnout of 17.60 per cent was recorded till 11 a.m. in the 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka in the second round of polling, the Election Commission said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
The timeless beauty look book
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) With the onset of the holiday season, a lot of us are painstakingly looking for inspiration. What works well at a party, is it fresh-faced on glamorous, makeup tips for the beach and on the ski slopes. Try these five looks inspired by Bollywood divas for several occasions your looking forward to.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sensex turns red as RBI keeps rates unchanged
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Indian equity market witnessed a shock on Thursday afternoon as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept the repo rate unchanged, and both the BSE Sensex and the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange slumped to the negative territory as soon as the announcement came.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
All eyes on Vijayan as changes in cabinet & party expected
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) The state secretariat meeting of the CPI-M, scheduled for Friday, is going to be crucial as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will discuss the possible changes to be made in the party and state cabinet.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sri Lanka to launch green projects to protect ecosystem
Colombo, Dec 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's new interim government will launch green projects in the island country as part of a mega beautification programme to maintain the ecosystem, parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Numbers dwindle at lunchtime Hong Kong rallies
Hong Kong, Dec 5 (IANS) Owing to the cold weather and rain, an increasingly small number of Hong Kong demonstrators continued their daily lunchtime rallies on Thursday, but protesters have vowed to hold a major anti-government march on Sunday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Inflationary Pangs: RBI holds key lending rates, remains accommodative
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) To keep retail inflation in check, the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday kept key lending rates unchanged.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Sony launches Alpha 9 II camera in India for Rs 3,99,990
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Sony India Pvt. Ltd. on Thursday announced Alpha 9 II a full-frame interchangeable lens camera for Rs 3,99,990 in India.
2019-12-05
Category: India, New Delhi,Technology
'India growth for FY20 at 5.8%, pace up structural reforms'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) International agency OECD on Thursday reported that India's FY19-20 GDP growth would be 5.8 per cent.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Inflationary Pangs: RBI holds key lending rates, remains accommodative
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) To maintain a balance between growth-boosting measures and inflationary pressure, the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday kept key lending rates unchanged.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Johnson pledges tax cut to millions of workers
London, Dec 5 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to give millions of workers a 100 pound ($131) tax cut within weeks if he wins a majority in the December 12 general election, it was reported on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Match officials appointed for Pak-Sri Lanka Test series
Lahore, Dec 5 (IANS) The International Cricket Council has announced the appointment of match officials, including umpires and match referee, for the two-Test series set to be played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka between December 11-23.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pant looks to surpass Dhoni's record in T20Is against WI
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will have a chance to surpass M.S. Dhoni's record of most dismissals in T20Is between India and West Indies when the two teams meet in the first match of the three-game series beginning Sunday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Chidambaram worried, says voices being 'suppressed'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, the Rajya Sabha member reached Parliament and expressed his concern that voices are being "suppressed" by the government.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Bob Willis was one of cricket's biggest heroes of his time'
Dubai, Dec 5 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday expressed grief at the passing of former England captain Bob Willis and termed him as one of the biggest heroes of the sport. Willis, who spearheaded the England bowling attack for more than a decade, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 70 after prolonged illness.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Virat 'consistent' but not in same class as Sachin: Razzaq
Lahore, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq believes current India skipper Virat Kohli is a consistent batsman but he doesn't have the same class as that of Sachin Tendulkar.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Sense of fear in UP after 2 rapes: Ramgopal Yadav demands Prez rule
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Reports of two gruesome rapes and one of which ended in an attempted murder in two districts of Uttar Pradesh have spread a sense of fear through out the state, Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav told IANS on Thursday and demanded President's Rule in the state.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air 'very poor', AQI crosses 300 mark
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital remained 'very poor' for the second consecutive day on Thursday and is likely to further deteriorate to 'severe' category in some parts of the city on Friday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
How BHU turned into a hotbed of politics, unrest
Varanasi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Banaras Hindu University (BHU), once known for its academic excellence, has now turned into a hotbed of politics and anarchy.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
RBI just a rate cut away from post Lehman lending rate
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) When the RBI governor announces the decision of Monetary Policy Committee today all eyes would be on the quantum of policy rate cut. India's central bank is just 40 basis points away from bringing down the key lending rates near its historic low of 4.75 per cent (current repo rate at 5.15 per cent) reached in 2009 soon after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the ensuing global financial crisis.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Not just rate cut, enhanced public spending to prop-up growth: Experts
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Enhanced public spending for infrastructure creation and further dose of economic stimulus by the government would hold the key to accelerate India's GDP growth with further reduction in lending rates and better transmission adding to prop up the general mood and improve overall investment climate in the economy, economy watchers opined.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Economists, experts expect another RBI booster dose to prop up slowing economy
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India is expected to administer another booster dose of lending rate cut to break the slowdown induced downward growth spiral rather than change its stance to inflation targeting to control rising food prices, economists opined.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Chile approves lower-range pension hike amid protests
La Paz, Dec 5 (IANS) The Chilean Senate has unanimously passed a bill to gradually increase the lowest pensions in the country by up to 50 per cent amid anti-government protests.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Paraguay,Politics
Black room, spotlight, photo exhibition in Goa's hippie mecca
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Known in the 1960s as the original abode of the hippies in Goa, the beach village of Anjuna is no Casablanca.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Karnataka bypolls hold key to BJP survival in south
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Today's bypolls to 15 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka are important on more than one count for the BJP and Congress alike. It is the only major state down south where the two national parties are in primary candidates for power.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal Guv finds assembly gate meant for his entry locked
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday expressed his annoyance when he drove to the state assembly for a pre-announced visit, but found the gate meant for his entry locked.
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
HSPDP urges Meghalaya, Centre not to ignore HNLC's offer
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) The Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP), an ally in the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government, on Thursday urged the state and Central government not to ignore the peace talk offer made by the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Anti-depredation squads to tackle man-elephant conflict in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) The Assam government is launching anti-depredation squads across 15 major man-elephant conflict districts in order to mitigate the problem and to ensure safety.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
ALERT: SC agrees to hear plea seeking live streaming of hearing of petitions challenging abrogation of Art. 370
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2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,
UK broadcaster calls Greta Thunberg 'mad, dangerous'
London, Dec 5 (IANS) British broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson has called 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg "mad, dangerous", adding that she should "go back to school and shut up", a media report said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
An art gala at Delhi's Triveni Kala Sangam
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) New Delhi-based cultural hub, Triveni Kala Sangam, known for its round-the-clock vibrant cultural scene, has quite some art inspiration to offer in the month of December.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Honeymoon destination worth considering
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) One can pick from a wide array of idyllic locales such as Greece, Switzerland, South Africa, and Italy. But how do you choose whether you want to snuggle up in front of a fire and relax to the sound of the tides on a hammock? Heres is a list of this seasons handpicked hotels for the discerning traveller. Couples seeking the ultimate romantic holiday can choose from a range of experiences and settings such as - hidden getaways, wellness retreats, culinary sojourns and adventure in the wilderness.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
H&M is set to rent out its clothes for the first time
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) The first H&M store where fashion fans have the opportunity to rent some stunning garments, including bridal dresses has just opened in Stockholm. The H&Ms Sergels Torg store has been closed to customers for some major refurbishment, and new customers will be met by an entirely new H&M experience.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Breakfast with a twist
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) It's always fun to experiment with breakfast especially if you're cooking for the family. But If you are tired of tradtional breakfast favoruties, then you can always mix things up by throwing in a few non-desi ingredients. Chef Vijesh Modi, Sr. Sous Chef, The Deltin, Daman shares lip-smacking recipes for tthe morning.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mistakes that kill your plants in winter
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) As winter approaches, humans go into power-saving mode and do all that it takes to make the cold season as cosy as possible. Considering that plants cant do so by themselves, we need to take care of them during these few months.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rainbow literature festival sets out to be queer, inclusive
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) Rainbow Literature Festival, an upcoming first-of-its-kind literary event focussing on the terms queer and inclusive, will take place here from December 7-8.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Engage and Speak up
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) Revolving on the theme of #openingdoors, the third edition of 'We The Women - a one-day participatory, created and curated by Barkha Dutt for Facebook & UN Women took place in Mumbai on 1st December 2019.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Top five attractions in South Korea's Incheon
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) If you are headed to the Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea, chances are you will land in the Incheon International Airport, which is a short drive away from the mega city of Seoul. If you have some time to spare in Incheon, consider seeing these attractions.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Just tied the knot and don't fancy a pregnancy
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) Contraceptive or birth control pill are fraught with numerous myths and deep concerns about their side effects, especially regarding the possibilities of conceiving in the future or the development of cancer.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Iran hasn't shut door on negotiations: Rouhani
Tehran, Dec 5 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country was still open to negotiations amidst ongoing tensions, a media report said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Travel', 'woke' most used words on Tinder India (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) As users between 18 and 25 come to dominate the Tinder community, the dating platform on Thursday said that terms like 'woke', 'travel', 'wanderlust', and 'lit' made it as the top words being used in personal bios on the app.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Karnataka bypolls: 6.33 % voter turnout (2nd Ld, 9 a.m.)
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A voter turnout of 6.33 per cent was recorded till 9 a.m. in the 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka in the first round of polling, the Election Commission said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Instagram now asks new users to provide their birthdate
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram will now ask new users for their date of birth when an account is created.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pak inflation surges to nine-year high
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Inflation in Pakistan rose to 12.7 per cent year-on-year, the highest level in nine years mainly driven by an increase in prices of food items, it was reported.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,International
TNPL: Co-owners of Tuti Patriots expelled; no franchise suspended, says report
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has expelled two co-owners of a franchise acting on the recommendations made by its internal inquiry committee probing the allegations of corrupt practices in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Rape survivor set ablaze in UP
Unnao, Dec 5 (IANS) A gang rape victim was set ablaze allegedly by her accused in Unnao on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sailor kills 2 at Pearl Harbor, commits suicide
Honolulu, Dec 5 (IANS) A sailor fatally shot two civilian employees at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and injured a third, before committing suicide, authorities said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pankaj Kapur joins Shahid Kapoor in 'Jersey'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Shahid Kapoor's upcoming film "Jersey" has got a new cast member and it is none other than his father Pankaj Kapur.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tottenham fall to Man United; Liverpool rout Everton
Manchester, Dec 5 (IANS) Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho was unable to exact revenge a year after his unceremonious exit from Old Trafford, with Manchester United recording a 2-1 win and earning payback for last season's humiliating home loss to the Spurs.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
List of business in RS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Thursday List of Business in the Rajya Sabha will see Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman move the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 for consideration and return. Also, papers will be tabled by several ministers and reports by Standing Committees will also be submitted.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Huge political interference in Microsoft's Pentagon win: AWS CEO
Las Vegas, Dec 5 (IANS) In yet another strong public rebuke of Microsoft who has won the prestigious $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project, Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy said the US government's decision to award the project to the Satya Nadella-run company was done under significant political interference.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Honduras,Technology
Disha Patani reveals a bedroom secret
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Bollywood actress Disha Patani, who is the face of the Portico New York collections 'Just Us' and 'Mix Don't Match', has revealed a bedroom secret.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Necrophile's chilling confession of rape, murder
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) The alacrity with which he narrates how he raped a woman and her 10-year-old daughter and then murdered them, is shocking and disturbing.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
UAE-based Indian kid's robot to be showcased at Dubai Expo
Dubai, Dec 5 (IANS) A small robot built by a nine-year-old United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian child which segregates waste, will be showcased at the Expo 2020 Visitor Centre in Dubai, it was reported.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Women in night shift: UP Police get tough on employers
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) Two days after a Superintendent of Police in Hardoi pulled up a hotel official for allowing a woman employee to return home unaccompanied after a late night duty, the Uttar Pradesh Police have woken up to the need for ensuring safety of working women.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Madras Atomic Power Station's Unit-1 yet to restart
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) The 220 MW nuclear power Unit-I at the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), slated to restart on December 1, was still under shutdown, as per Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Bob Willis no more: Cricket has lost a dear friend
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Condolences poured in from all quarters of the cricket fraternity after the demise of former England captain Bob Willis. Willis, who spearheaded the England bowling attack for more than a decade, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 70 after prolonged illness.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Equity indices open higher ahead of monetary policy announcement
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Ahead of the key monetary policy announcement by the Reserve Bank of India, the Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
This Meerut hangman may execute Nirbhaya's rapists
Meerut, Dec 5 (IANS) Pawan has not been officially informed but he is preparing to go to Delhi later this month as soon as the "black warrant" is issued and decks are cleared for the hanging of the four Nirbhaya convicts.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Melania Trump slams scholar for mentioning son in impeachment hearing
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump slammed a law professor for mentioning her son Barron Trump during an impeachment hearing against husband President Donald Trump.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gang rape victim seeks permission to end her life
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) A gang rape victim from Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli has sought permission to end her life because of police inaction.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khalilzad will rejoin talks with Taliban: US
Washington/Kabul, Dec 5 (IANS) The US State Department has said that Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad "will rejoin the talks with the Taliban in Doha to discuss steps that could lead to intra-Afghan negotiations and a peaceful settlement to the ongoing conflict in the country".
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
After boot-call, Shamsi comes up with magical wicket celebrations
Paarl (South Africa), Dec 5 (IANS) South Africa leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has taken the post wicket-taking celebrations to a whole new level in the ongoing edition of the Mzansi Super League.
2019-12-05
Category: India, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Voting underway in Karnataka's 15 Assembly seats
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Voting is underway in Karnataka's 15 Assembly constituencies where bye-elections are being held to fill the vacancies caused by the resignation and disqualification of the 14 Congress and three JD-S rebels in July, an official said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sailor shoots 3 at Pearl Harbor, turns gun on himself
Honolulu, Dec 5 (IANS) A sailor shot three civilian employees at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in the US state of Hawaii, before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Too late to play for Real Madrid, says Lewandowski
Warsaw, Dec 5 (IANS) Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has ruled out playing for Real Madrid in the future. The Pole has been connected to Los Blancos for years. It was believed that in July 2018 he hired Pini Zahavi as his agent to make a transfer to Real.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Football
Tokyo 2020: Sapporo venue for marathon, race walk approved
Lausanne(Switzerland), Dec 5 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) have announced the dates and details of the routes to be used for the Tokyo Olympic marathon and race walk events.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Precious govt assets to be sold out: Imran
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that precious government properties would be sold for better utilisation of funds on public welfare projects.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,International
AWS ready to help Indian govt with safeguarding sensitive data
Las Vegas, Dec 5 (IANS) As Amazon Web Services (AWS) doubles down on reaching out to the Indian government with its Public Sector Cloud offerings, the key is to bring the message home that AWS is the only player which can isolate sensitive data from the routine open data with even a single "instance" (a virtual server in the AWS Cloud) on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and keep it safe within the boundaries of the country.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Honduras,Technology
US Embassy in Pak introduces optional visa delivery service
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The US Embassy in Pakistan has announced the introduction of a new optional visa delivery service.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,International
List of business in LS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Thursday List of Business in the Lok Sabha includes the introduction of the International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kim Jong-un rides to sacred mountain on white horse
Seoul, Dec 5 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rode a white horse to Mount Paekdu, considered the birthplace of his late father and the sacred highest peak on the Korean Peninsula, amid speculation that the trip may suggest a major policy change could be forthcoming.
2019-12-05
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
PMO focuses on 'construction sector', creating jobs
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In a bid to boost economy and revive the construction sector in the country, the Narendra Modi government has directed all ministries and departments to expedite pending payments to contractors and construction companies. The objective is to infuse liquidity in the market and create more job opportunities.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US urges countries to suspend digital taxes
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged countries to "suspend" their individual digital services taxes and to wait for an international taxation agreement on the matter to be negotiated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Technology
Brazilian prez denies US accusation of devaluing currency
Rio De Janerio, Dec 5 (IANS) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro denied his administration has purposely devalued the currency to boost exports, as his US counterpart Donald Trump has alleged.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Giuliani contacts Ukraine ex-prosecutor on trip to Europe
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Rudolph Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, met in Budapest this week with a former Ukrainian prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, who has emerged as a key figure in the impeachment investigation of the US president, media reports said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Voting begins in Karnataka's 15 Assembly segments
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Voting began in 15 Assembly segments in Karnataka where by-elections are being held to fill the vacancies caused by the resignation and disqualification of the 14 Congress and 3 JD-S rebels in July, an official said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
HK announces $421-million stimulus to fight economic crisis
Hong Kong, Dec 5 (IANS) Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday announced a fresh round of economic measures worth HK$3.3 billion ($421.5 million) to help boost the economy, hit by repeated protests and the ongoing trade war between China and the United States.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Russia, Serbia pledge to boost energy cooperation
Moscow, Dec 5 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic agreed to develop cooperation in various spheres, primarily in the energy sector.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Iran says has no plan to leave nuke deal
Tehran, Dec 5 (IANS) Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that his country has no plan to leave the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal despite reducing its commitments under the accord, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
US, Sudan to exchange ambassadors after 23 years
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The United States and Sudan will begin the process of exchanging ambassadors after a 23-year gap, the US State Department said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jimmy Carter discharged from hospital after treatment
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Former US President Jimmy Carter was discharged from hospital Wednesday afternoon after being treated for a urinary tract infection.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
US stocks close higher amid data
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) US stocks closed higher as investors digested the latest economic data.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
When Amy Schumer threatened her workout trainer
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Comedian Amy Schumer has shared a funny anecdote of the time she threatened her trainer for indulging her in intense workout sessions.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chinese envoy denounces Pompeo's "witch hunt" against Huawei
Brussels, Dec 5 (IANS) The head of the Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU), Zhang Ming, denounced US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's disinformation campaign against China and Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it a "witch hunt".
2019-12-05
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Jordan, Qatar sign deals to support Syrian refugees
Amman, Dec 5 (IANS) Jordan and Qatar signed three agreements to launch projects and initiatives to help Syrian refugees and host communities, the Jordan state-run Petra news agency reported.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Spanish police detain 4 suspected jihadis
Madrid, Dec 5 (IANS) In a joint operation, the Spanish National Police, the Spanish National Intelligence Centre (CNI) and Moroccan authorities have arrested four suspected members of the Islamic State (IS), Spanish television RTVE reported.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Man stalks ex-Splitsvilla contestant; gets arrested
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) A 29-year-old man was arrested by the Churchgate Government Railway Police (GRP) for stalking and assaulting a TV artist and her friend at Charni Road railway station in the city. The arrested man, identified as Shahrukh Shaikh, is a resident of Worli. He said he works at a south Mumbai nightclub.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Goa Minister apologises for scathing comment on OCIs
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Wednesday apologised for his comments expat Goans, accusing them of poisoning the minds of local residents, but also urged them against instigating people against development projects in the coastal state.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Trump leaves NATO early after spat with Canada's Trudeau
Watford, Dec 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said he would be leaving the United Kingdom earlier than expected and would not be attending the customary press conference to mark the end of the NATO summit.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Flier's post on snoozing crew gets crisp reply
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A flier's post on Twitter about a flight crew member taking a nap at an airport lounge got a polite reprimand from the private airline.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
DU teachers protest, demand absorption of ad-hoc teachers
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In protest against non-payment of salaries for several months, hundreds of Delhi University teachers here on Wednesday gathered outside the Vice-Chancellor's office, broke its gates, painted graffiti on walls, and demanded appointment, absorption and promotions of ad hoc teachers along with payment of arrears.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Hopefully concerns raised on CAB are addressed: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said that he is hoping that the central government has addressed the issues and concerns raised by several political parties and civil society groups on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
North East has great potential on food: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) Food entrepreneurs from across India have descended in state capital of Meghalaya showcasing their agro-food products at the North East Food Show, which is billed as the biggest congregation of global investors and business leaders of major food companies.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
EOW files FIR Ratlam BJP MP for corruption
Ujjain, Dec 5 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has filed an FIR against former Public Health Engineering department Engineer-in-Chief Guman Singh Damor, who is now the BJP member of Lok Sabha from Ratlam for manipulating prices of water tanks purchased for Simhastha 2016. Three other officers of the PHE department have also been named in the FIR.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
'Design conclave in Kerala to tap state's huge talent pool'
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) To tap into the huge talent pool available in Kerala, the country's largest design conclave will be held at Kochi over three days starting from December 12, a top state government official said on Wednesday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Technology
Dhankhar finds Calcutta University VC away, office locked
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday made a pre-announced visit to the Calcutta University but found Vice Chancellor Sonali Chakravarty Bondhopadhyay not available, her room locked and other senior functionaries missing.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Hindu Jagran Manch march stopped in Kolkata, BJP fumes
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) Police carried out a batoncharge, and rounded up around 178 Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) activists amid a scuffle as the organisation tried to bring out a procession on Wednesday protesting against the firing at a Rashtriya Sawamsevak Sangh (RSS) member in the city recently.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gujarat Giants lay the gauntlet down with commanding win
Greater Noida, Dec 4 (IANS) Gujarat Giants made their intentions clear in no uncertain terms, posting a commanding 5-2 victory over Odisha Warriors in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League at the Gautam Buddha University Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday night. They made light of Duryodhan Singh Negi's reverse in the opening bout and paraded their might.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Arunachal CM concerned at decrease of state's wetland areas
Itanagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Voicing concern over the reported decrease in the area of wetlands in Arunachal Pradesh in the last ten years, Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday stressed on the need for conservation and management through a proper policy.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cash-strapped Rajasthan govt to buy Rs 200 crore plane
Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) The cash-strapped Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan is planning to buy a Rs 200 crore jet, which can carry around 30-40 people.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Chidambaram to break his silence on Thursday noon (2nd LEAD)
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram after his release on Wednesday evening (8 p.m.) from the Tihar jail after 106 days of "pre-trail incarceration", following the grant of bail by the Supreme Court, will address the media at the Congress headquarters, here, after the noon on Thursday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Amended CAB will disenfranchise millions of Indians'
Agartala, Dec 4 (IANS) The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) on Wednesday said the re-drafted Citizenship Amendment Bill, which was approved by the Union Cabinet, will be an instrument to disefranchise and torture millions of documentless Indians and fool the people of northeast India.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bengal ATM fraud: Police checking Romanian visitors' records
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) West Bengal Police have received photos of two more Romanian suspects in the sensational fraudulent ATM withdrawals from bank accounts of Kolkata customers, and are checking the records of all nationals from the East European nation who entered India recently, an officer said here on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Juanan fires Bengaluru FC to the top
Pune, Dec 4 (IANS) Bengaluru FC extended their unbeaten start in the ongoing Hero Indian Super League to seven games with a narrow 1-0 win against Odisha FC at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Round 2 of Trump impeachment launched in Judicial Committee
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) US House of Representatives Judicial Committee Chair Jerry Nadler launched Round 2 of the impeachment process against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, accusing him of seeking foreign interference in US elections and being willing to compromise the nation's security.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
18 Indians among 23 killed in Sudan factory blast
New Delhi/Khartoum, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 Indian workers were among 23 people killed, while many others were seriously wounded in an LPG tanker blast at a ceramic factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. India has set up an emergency hotline, while an Embassy representative has rushed to the site.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam Rifles seize drugs valued at Rs 150 cr in Manipur
Imphal, Dec 4 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, a joint team of Assam Rifles and police recovered a large quantity of drugs valued at Rs 150 crores in Manipur, a defence release said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
India's cybersecurity market to hit $3bn by 2022: Report
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The cybersecurity market in India is expected to grow from $1.97 billion in 2019 to $3.05 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 15.6 per cent -- almost one and a half times the global rate, said a PwC India and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) report on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
It's a violence-free season in J&K, first in 20-30 years: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The central government here on Wednesday said it was a "violence-free" and "most peaceful" season in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir since August 5, the day when Article 370 that gave it special status was abrogated.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala HC declines to ban dismissed nun's autobiography
Kochi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday declined to ban the dismissed nun, Sister Lucy Kalapurakkal's autobiography titled "Karthavinte Namethil (In the name of Christ)".
2019-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
DCW chief seeks women MPs' support for changes to rape laws
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Wednesday penned a letter to all women Members of Parliament about her proposed fast unto death at Raj Ghat on her demand for amending the laws on rape, and sought their support.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hinduja Group offers to lift paddy stubble from Punjab
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) The Hinduja Group on Wednesday offered to help Punjab in addressing the stubble burning problem by lifting all the paddy straw from the fields for use in ethanol plants.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Govt taking steps to control onion prices: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that the government has taken a host of measures, including imports, to deal with the rising prices of onions and there are several structural issues related to their storage which the government is trying to address.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal farmer dies in queue for crop loss compensation
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) A 62-year-old farmer died in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district after over five hour waiting in a queue to receive the compensation for the crop loss he suffered due to severe cyclone Bulbul that hit the state last month, a family member said.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Former England captain Bob Willis dies
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Former England captain Bob Willis has died, his family announced on Wednesday. He was 70.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ananya Panday to raise funds for acid attack victims
New Delhi, Dec 4 Dec 4 (IANSlife) Actor Ananya Panday, who will soon raise funds for women and children who survived acid attacks, says that the trauma that acid attack survivors go through is unimaginable.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Quentin Blake's illustrations to go on auction
New Delhi, Dec 4 Dec 4 (IANSlife) Unseen drawings from the studio of one of the worlds best-loved illustrators, Sir Quentin Blake, who is best known for illustrating books written by Roald Dahl, will be auctioned online.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bukhara, Dum Pukht and Avartana amongst the best restaurants in the world
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANSlife) ITC Hotels culinary brands continue to dominate the 'must dine list in India and the world. Bukhara, Dum Pukht in the Capital and Avartana located at The Grand Chola in Chennai feature in the 50 Best Discovery List.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Internet in J&K to be restored soon
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) After four months, the authorities on Wednesday decided to restore internet facility on the fixed landline connections in Kashmir, top sources told IANS.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
JSW Group enters the Jaypee Infra insolvency scene
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The much-talked about Jaypee Infratech (JIL) insolvency has another player in the game with JSW Infrastructure partnering with Suraksha Realty to support the latter in building and completing the stalled projects of the bankrupt firm.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PMO focuses on 'construction sector', creating jobs
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) In a bid to boost economy and revive the construction sector in the country, the Narendra Modi government has directed all ministries and departments to expedite pending payments to contractors and construction companies. The objective is to infuse liquidity in the market and create more job opportunities.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Market awaits monetary policy decision, rate cut expected
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) With a slowing economy and low economic sentiments, investors in the Indian equity market are eagerly awaiting the RBI Monetary Policy Committee's (MPC) decision on lending rates, which is scheduled to be announced on Thursday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
World leaders 'joke' about Trump at NATO summit
London/New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) US President Donald Trump apparently became the butt of jokes during a light conversation between certain NATO leaders in London.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Piyush Goyal earns praise from Twitterati
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal's photograph of rushing to Parliament to field questions from members went viral on Twitter, with users praising him.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Karnataka bypolls: Rs 21 lakh seized in 24 hours
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday said it seized Rs 21.4 lakh in cash in the legislative assembly by-elections bound Karnataka.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
LS passes Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2019-20
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday gave its clearance to additional government expenditure of Rs 21,246.16 crore in the current fiscal by approving the first batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2019-20.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 more held for objectionable posts on Hyderabad rape case
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad and Cyberabad on Wednesday arrested two more persons for posting abusive and derogatory comments on social media in the wake of gruesome gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian here.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Helmets optional in intra-city riding in Gujarat
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Even as two-wheeler drivers across the country have been forced to wear helmets due to sharp increase in fine for this traffic rule violation, Gujarat has made it optional albeit with a catch.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident