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Asia Index launches five 'size-based' indices
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Asia Index on Monday announced the launch of five "size-based" indices to measure the performance of large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap companies.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
HC asks Centre, AAP government to coordinate for safe Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre, Aam Aadmi Party government in the national capital, Delhi Police, and civic bodies to work together in the fight to curb crime against women.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NTPC Director questioned in bribery case: CBI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The CBI on Monday said it has questioned the Director (Finance) of country's largest energy conglomerate NTPC Ltd here in connection with an alleged Rs 5 lakh bribery case in which he demanded the money for his trip abroad.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Parties must discuss need for minimum sittings of Parliament: Naidu
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said political parties should sit together and discuss if the minimum number of sittings of Parliament needed to be fixed, and also recommended automatic suspension of members who rush near the presiding officer 's podium in the house.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telugu actor commits suicide, wife, 2 others booked
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Telugu actor Vijay Sai on Monday committed suicide and hours later, police booked his wife and two others for abetment to suicide.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DoPT trying to clear backlog of promotions: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Monday said that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is trying to clear the backlog of promotions accumulated for several years.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi takes dig at Rahul, says all GST issues resolved
Ahmedabad/Patan, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ridiculed the Congress for criticising his government over problems caused by the Goods and Services Tax and demonetisation and claimed these issues had been resolved.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Was wonderful to work with Virat, Anushka: Sabyasachi
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Celebrated couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the designer behind the striking ensembles and looks sported by India's star cricketer and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma for their wedding festivities, says the couple was a delight to work with.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,Sports
IAF's online examination system for recruitment launched
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) An online examination system for the Indian Air Force was launched on Monday. The IAF is switching over to online testing from January 2018, for which online registration will start from December 15.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India's growth rate to accelerate to 7.2% in 2018, 7.4% in 2019: UN
United Nations, Dec 11 (IANS) Overcoming the slowdown from demonetisation, the growth rate of India's economy is projected to accelerate from this year's 6.7 percent to 7.2 per cent next year and 7.4 percent in 2019 making it again the world's fastest growing major economy, the UN said on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Virat, Anushka wed in Italy, begin new innings
Florence (Italy), Dec 11 (IANS) Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma -- India's most watched couples -- sealed their relationship with a wedding -- here amidst close family and friends on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Cricket,Cinema/Showbiz
Sea-plane to ferry me for first time in India: Modi
Ahmedabad, Dec 11 (IANS) "At 9.30 (a.m.) tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, a plane will land on the waters right here at the Sabarmati Riverfront and fly Narendra Modi to land on the Dharoi dam waters (in north Gujarat)," the Prime Minister announced here on Monday evening.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Challenges for Rahul: Revamping party set-up, electoral battles before 2019 polls (Profile)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi's long-delayed elevation as party chief is almost over as he was on Monday elected Congress President at a time when the party is facing an "existential crisis". His main challenge remains the revamping of party organisation, apart from electoral battles in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kannada tabloid editor sent to judicial custody
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) A court here on Monday sent, to 12 days judicial custody, Kannada tabloid editor Ravi Belagere who was arrested for allegedly hiring hitmen to kill an ex-colleague.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
It is an honour to work for Congress and country: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi, who was on Monday elected the Congress party's President, thanked all for their support and good wishes and said "it is an honour for him to work for the party and the country".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Let PM arrest those involved in Pakistani meddling in Gujarat polls: Owaisi
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said if Prime Minister Narendra Modi sincerely believes in what he is saying about Pakistan meddling in Gujarat elections, he should order arrest of the persons involved.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Egypt, Russia ink pact for nuclear power plant in Egypt
Cairo, Dec 11 (IANS) Egypt and Russia signed on Monday an agreement to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
No child's play: Condom ads banned from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The government on Monday strictly asked TV channels not to air advertisements selling and promoting condoms because these are "indecent especially for children" and can create "unhealthy practices" among them.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
'The Shape of Water', 'Big Little Lies' lead Golden Globes nominations
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Fantasy drama "The Shape of Water" leads the nomination pack in the film section at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards with seven mentions, while "Big Little Lies" got the lion's share of six nominations in the television category.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
PCB objects to BCCI's FTP structure
Lahore, Dec 11 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday questioned the BCCI's proposed Future Tours Programme (FTP) structure for the 2019-2023 cycle, which expectedly does not feature any India-Pakistan bilateral series.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
CCMB mourns loss of Lalji Singh
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) expressed grief over the death of its former director Lalji Singh, the father of DNA fingerprinting in India.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
SC to hear plea against takeover of Unitech management by government
New Delhi, Dec. Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear, on Tuesday, a plea by real estate major Unitech challenging the proposed takeover of the management of the indebted company by the government.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
6-magnitude quake hits Iran-Iraq border
Tehran, Dec 11 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale shook the border region of Iran and Iraq on Monday evening, the Iran Seismological Centre said. No injuries were reported.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Closed bloc arrangements will not help in Asia-Pacific region: Russia
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A month after India joined the US, Japan and Australia for the first Quadrilateral dialogue on the Asia-Pacific, Russia on Monday said that a "sustainable security architecture" in the region cannot be achieved through "closed bloc" arrangements.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
I-League: Minerva beat Chennai to take top spot
Ludhiana, Dec 11 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC beat a spirited Chennai City FC 2-1 in an I-League encounter at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday to climb to the top of the points table.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Twitter abuzz with congratulatory messages for Virat-Anushka
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) led congratulatory wishes for India skipper Virat Kohli, who on Monday married Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma in a private ceremony in Italy.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Cinema/Showbiz
Tripura monk elected IBC Secretary General
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Dhammapiya, a monk from Tripura, was on Monday elected the new Secretary General of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), a global forum for the preservation and development of Buddhist heritage sites in India and abroad.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Punjab CM asks opposition not to block highways during protests
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Accusing the Shiromani Akali Dal of indulging in street politics at the cost of public welfare, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday called upon all political parties to resolve not to block highways but to find alternate ways to protest.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Lalit Modi lashes out at BCCI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi took a dig at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday after the body decided to revoke the ban on the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA).
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ex-PM right in demanding Modi's apology: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is "absolutely right in demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "outrageous" allegations regarding a meeting with a Pakistani leader and a diplomat.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Candidate should not contest two seats, EC tells SC
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest from two constituencies as the court sought Attorney General K.K. Venugopal's assistance in the matter.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rajasthan state government employees begin 48-hour hunger strike
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) Representatives of the Akhil Rajasthan Rajya Karamchari Sankyukt Sangarsh Samiti started a 48-hour hunger strike from Monday at district headquarters across Rajasthan to press the demands of state employees, which include implementing recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission from January 1, 2016.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rape convicted Dera chief deposits Rs 30 lakh fine in CBI court
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has deposited the fine of Rs 30 lakh imposed on him by a CBI special court following his conviction on two counts of rape.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Low-tech' blast in New York, Bangladeshi-origin suicide bomber held (Third Lead)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) A Bangladeshi-origin man was arrested on Monday after a "low-tech" suicide bomb he was was allegedly wearing went off injuring him and three others at the city's transportation hub at the start of the rush hour.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Automobile manufacturers to hike prices from January 2018
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Automobile companies on Monday said they will hike the prices of their vehicles effective January 1, 2018.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EU citizens' rights to be protected post Brexit, says MAY
London, Dec 11 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday assured European Union citizens living in her country that their rights would be protected in British courts after Brexit.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Delhi to get Rs 122 cr sports complex
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday approved a proposal for setting up a Rs 122 crore sports complex here with modern facilities for cricket, football, basketball, athletics, tennis and swimming.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
India's joining SCO has increased its political profile: Russian Foreign Minister
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India's accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation has not only "significantly increased the political profile and potential" of the grouping, but also the groups capacity to help stabilise the situation in Central and South Asia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov said here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
On 77th birthday, Pawar to lead anti-government march
Nagpur, Dec 11 (IANS) On his 77th birthday on Tuesday, veteran politician and NCP President Sharad Pawar will hit the streets, leading a 'Halla Bol' procession against Maharashtra's BJP-Shiv Sena government and address a rally jointly with Congress, a party official said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Virat, Anushka wed in Italy, begin new innings
Florence (Italy), Dec 11 (IANS) Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma sealed their relationship with a wedding here amidst close family and friends on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President, PM Modi congratulates him (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the country's oldest party for 19 long years.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Rate cut not likely in current fiscal with upside risks for inflation'
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) With the prevailing upside risk for inflation and given the Reserve Bank of India's stand, a rate cut is not expected in the current fiscal, according to Care Ratings' Chief Economist Madan Sabnavis.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
CBRE expects institutional investment in India's real estate
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) India's real estate sector will see inflow of institutional investment including from foreign players over next 5 to 10 years, said CBRE India and Southeast Asia Chairman Anshuman Magazine on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
BJP hits back at Congress, seeks details of meeting with Pakistan envoy
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Wading into the controversy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said instead of seeking an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should apologise for "violating" the national policy on terrorism and make public the details of what transpired at the dinner meeting at Mani Shankar Aiyar's house.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Inter Collegiate SR Champions Trophy from January
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) The 16th Champions Trophy -- a South Indian Inter Engineering Collegiate (T-20) Cricket tournament -- will be held in Telangana from January 3 to 9.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Candidate should not contest from two seats, EC tells SC
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) If the Election Commission has its way, politicians will no more be able to contest from two seats in elections.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Virat weds Anushka in Italy
Florence (Italy), Dec 11 (IANS) Team India skipper Virat Kohli tied the knot with Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma here on Monday, watched by family members and close friends.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Cricket,Cinema/Showbiz
Parties must discuss need for minimum sittings of Parliament: Naidu
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said political parties should sit together and discuss if the minimum number of sittings of Parliament needed to be fixed.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Van falls into gorge in HP, four die
Shimla/New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Four people were killed on Monday when a van they were travelling in plunged into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh, but the CISF managed to rescue nine others, an official said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Winds, rain disrupt transport across Spain, man missing
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) A man who was swept out to sea off the Spanish island of Mallorca remained missing on Monday as an Atlantic depression dubbed Storm Ana made its way across the Iberian Peninsula, bringing with it strong winds and rain that have disrupted Spain's transport networks.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Severe weather alert issued for northern, central Italy
Rome, Dec 11 (IANS) The Italian Civil Protection agency has warned severe weather might cause disruption in some northern and central regions, starting from Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
Kuwait announces formation of new cabinet
Kuwait City, Dec 11 (IANS) Kuwait formed a new cabinet on Monday, led by Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, after the former cabinet's resignation a few weeks ago.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
6-magnitude quake hits Iran-Iraq border
Tehran, Dec 11 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale shook the border region of Iran and Iraq on Monday evening, the Iran Seismological Centre said.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global banks undermining Paris climate goals, say reports
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) On the eve of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary, two new reports on Monday revealed how large banks and investors are actively undermining the climate goals by financing new coal-fired power plants.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Drizzles in Delhi-NCR, dip in maximum temperature likely
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The national capital saw drizzling at most places on Monday with the weather office saying the light rain showers will continue till Wednesday in the region.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
GoAir offers special fares starting at Rs 1,383
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Budget carrier GoAir on Monday announced special fares across select sectors, with tickets starting as low as Rs 1,383, inclusive of taxes.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Europa League: Arsenal face Ostersunds, Dortmund against Atalanta
Nyon (Switzerland), Dec 11 (IANS) English football club Arsenal will face Swedish side Ostersunds while German giants Borussia Dortmund will take on Italian club Atalanta B.C. in the round of 32 of the Europa League, the UEFA announced here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Three held at Imphal airport with gold worth Rs 51 lakh
Imphal/New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Three passengers were arrested on Monday at the airport in Manipur capital Imphal on the charge of smuggling after they were found to have concealed gold bars worth Rs 51 lakh in their rectums, a CISF official said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Manmohan seeks Modi's apology for 'falsehood and canards' on Congress' Pakistan link (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A "deeply pained and anguished" former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of spreading "falsehood and canards" in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat election and asked him to "apologize to the nation".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Shubhankar wins Joburg Open golf tournament
Johannesburg, Dec 11 (IANS) Shubhankar Sharma of India won the Joburg Open golf tournament in sensational style on Monday to qualify for next year's edition of the British Open.
2017-12-11
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Golf
HC notice to Centre on plea alleging over-invoicing by power firms
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and Directorate of Revenue of Intelligence (DRI) seeking an SIT probe into alleged over-invoicing of equipment and fuel imported for power plants by the electricity generating companies of Adani and Essar groups.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Blast in New York, Bangladeshi-origin man reportedly arrested
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) A bomb exploded at the start of Monday morning rush hour at the city's transportation hub and a man, said to be of Bangladeshi-origin, was arrested as a suspect, according to media reports.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian shooters shine at Asian Airgun Championship
Wako City (Japan), Dec 11 (IANS) Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker stole the limelight from an Indian perspective, winning a quota berth each for the Beunos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), on the concluding day of the Asian Airgun Championship here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Chinese firm to build battery-powered cars in Morocco
Casablanca, Dec 11 (IANS) Chinese electric-car manufacturer BYD has signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangiers to build battery-powered vehicles, that would employ 2,500 people.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Morocco,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Over 12,000 bottles of banned cough syrup seized in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Monday said it seized more than 12,000 bottles of banned cough syrup Phensedyl from a village in West Bengal.
2017-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Passenger cars sales up 4% in November
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Domestic sales of passenger cars rose by 4.49 per cent in November, as compared to the same period in 2016, industry data showed on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Only Hindi can unite India: Union Minister
Agra, Dec 11 (IANS) Hindi alone can unite India, Minister of State for HRD Satyapal Singh said here on Monday, after inaugurating an international auditorium named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Government realised fiscal deficit targets: Jaitley
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The government has realised its fiscal deficit targets and is on course to achieve it for the current year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at a pre-budget consultation meet here on Monday, even as economists present at the meeting suggested lowering of the country's corporate tax rates.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ryan murder: SC rejects plea for cancelling bail to Pintos
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea for cancelling the interim bail granted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to the Pinto family in the Pradhuman Thakur murder case.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
India-Nepal connectivity projects on track: Ministry
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry on Monday said the Mechi River Bridge, part of India-Nepal connectivity projects, is on track.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Accused in Zaira molestation sent to police custody till Dec 13
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) A court here, on Monday, sent to police custody till December 13, Vikas Sachdeva, who has been accused "Dangal" film's National Award winning actress Zaira Wasim of molesting her on a flight.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sisodia bags Finest Education Minister award
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia was awarded the 'Finest Education Minister' award here on Monday by former President Pranab Mukherjee.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
This 'black box' recorder can measure surgeons' proficiency
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Scientists have developed a novel recorder similar in concept to a flight recorder on an airplane that can be used to objectively measure surgeons' proficiency in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
South Koreans hope for opportunities in eastern India despite Posco episode
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) South Korea's Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra) on Monday opened its fifth office in India here as it is hoping positive on the eastern region for offering opportunities even after the country's steel maker Posco's $12 billion greenfield project in Odisha failed to see daylight.
2017-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Ensure proper lighting around toilets, public parks: LG
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday asked officials to ensure proper lighting around all toilets complexes and public parks in the city.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rains, hailstorm in Rajasthan to bring down temperature
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) Rain and hailstorm in different parts of Rajasthan are set to bring down the temperature further, the weather office said on Monday, as Jaisalmer saw a drop of 12 degrees due to rainfall.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Prof. Lalji Singh: A man of dreams, courage and commitment (Obituary)
Prof. Lalji Singh, who died after suffering a massive heart attack late on Monday night, worked single-handedly, without mincing any words, to present his vision of Indian biological sciences.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Vadra congratulates Rahul, says a proud moment for family
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra on Monday congratulated him on becoming the party chief and said it is the "dawn of a new era" and a "proud moment for all in the family".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Suspected suicide bombing bid at Manhattan bus terminal, one held
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) At least one person was injured in an explosion, said to be a suicide bombing, early on Monday at a bus terminal near the iconic Times Square in Manhattan, police said. One suspect has been taken into custody.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
RJD protests against Bihar's sand mining policy, calls for shutdown
Patna, Dec 11 (IANS) The opposition RJD on Monday protested against the sand mining policy of the Bihar government which it said had led to an over two-fold increase in the price of sand, and called for a day-long shutdown on December 18.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Modi congratulates Rahul on 'election' as Congress President
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his political bete noire Rahul Gandhi on his election as the new Congress President and wished him a fruitful tenure.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi air quality to remain very poor despite drizzle
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The air quality in the National Capital Region, which was overall "very poor" on Monday with "severe plus" in certain areas of the national capital, will not improve even after a drizzle due to high pollution, officials said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Selfie bid with elephant costs youth his life in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) An attempt to click a selfie with a wild elephant cost a youth his life, as the tusker trampled him to death near a temple in Khamar forest range of Odisha's Angul district on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Kidnapped Delhi businessman rescued, two held
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A kidnapped businessman was rescued on Monday and the abductors, including an ex-employee, arrested, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't give us sermons on democracy: Minister to Pakistan
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) After the Pakistan Foreign Office said India should stop "dragging" Islamabad into its electoral debate, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday retorted saying it should not give lessons to India on democracy as it is well known to the entire world how the neighbouring country acts against terrorism.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
'Explosion' at Manhattan bus terminal
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) There have been reports of an explosion at a bus terminal in Manhattan and the New York City Police said they were responding to it.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Istanbul nightclub attack suspects go on trial
Istanbul, Dec 11 (IANS) Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek national who shot dead 39 people at a nightclub here on the first day of this year, went on trial on Monday with 56 other suspects.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Turkey,Terrorism
Manmohan seeks Modi's apology for 'falsehood and canards' (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A "deeply pained and anguished" former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading "falsehood and canards" in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat election and asked him to "apologize to the nation".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Fate of over 10,000 Tripura government teachers remains uncertain
Agartala/New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday deferred hearing in the case relating to 10,323 government teachers of Tripura, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following an apex court order, prolonging uncertainty regarding their fate.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
India cancel warm-up tie, opt for practice in South Africa
Johannesburg, Dec 11 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced that India's two-day warm-up match ahead of their three-Test series against the Proteas, has been cancelled.
2017-12-11
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Green becomes Asia's top golfer
Sentosa (Singapore), Dec 11 (IANS) Gavin Green made history by becoming the first Malaysian to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit after an intense 12-month battle with several of the regions best golfers.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Golf
Indian schoolgirl drowns in Australia
Adelaide, Dec 11 (IANS) An Indian schoolgirl who was in this Australian city to play football at the Pacific School Games drowned off a city beach, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Education
How NASA plans to bring back samples from Mars
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) NASA has revealed how it plans to bring back Martian samples to Earth for the first time with the help of its next rover mission to the Red Planet, Mars 2020.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chandigarh gets direct air connectivity to Bangkok
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Chandigarh on Monday got direct air connectivity to Southeast Asian region as the first flight from Bangkok to the City Beautiful landed here, followed by a return flight which took off from the international airport here.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
12 killed in Himachal road accidents
Shimla, Dec 11 (IANS) Twelve people were killed in Himachal Pradesh in two major road accidents on Monday, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why Javed Akhtar didn't write for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says he didn't write for Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" because he "thought the movies name was double meaning".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi slams Rahul for crony capitalism allegations
Patan (Gujarat), Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday came down heavily on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his relentless taunts of crony capitalism against his government, asserting that those who had not seen poverty speak in this language.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hope 'Counterfeit Kunkoo' ignites debate on marital rape: Director
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Reema Sengupta, whose short film "Counterfeit Kunkoo" will have its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, says she wants the movie to start a dialogue around "housing discrimination and marital rape".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Kharola takes charge as Air India CMD
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Senior bureaucrat Pradeep Singh Kharola on Monday took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
British Airways offers London tickets for 50% less Avios
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) British Airways on Monday said it has offered World Traveller economy class tickets to London Heathrow for 50 per cent fewer Avios.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'All The Money In The World' to release in India in January
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Ridley Scott's "All The Money In The World", in which Christopher Plummer replaced actor Kevin Spacey at the last minute following sexual harassment accusations, will release in India on January 5 next year.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Positive global cues, IT stocks lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices extended their gains for the third consecutive session on Monday as positive global cues, alongwith healthy buying in auto, IT and healthcare stocks, lifted market sentiment.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PCB bans Nasir Jamshed for one year
Lahore, Dec 11 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday banned opening batsman Nasir Jamshed for a year after finding him guilty of non-cooperation in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Government launches mobile app to ease child deliveries in peripheral areas
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) With the motto to improve labour room quality, Union Minister of State for Finance, S.P. Shukla on Monday launched LaQshya, a safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in peripheral areas.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
What is BJP's relation with Max Hospital, asks AAP
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Slammed the BJP for "opposing" cancellation of licence of Max Hospital here, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday asked what relationship does it have with the hospital.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Why did Congress take 48 hours to acknowledge meeting with Pakistan envoy: BJP
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The BJP on Monday questioned why it took the Congress over 48 hours to accept that a "hush, hush" meeting with the Pakistani envoy and a former Pakistani Minister did take place at Mani Shankar Aiyar's residence, attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Vice President Hamid Ansari and several Congress leaders.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India to host Afghanistan for first-ever Test
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India will host newly promoted Test side Afghanistan for their first-ever Test match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Delhi, Bengal, Vidarbha join Karnataka in Ranji Trophy semis
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Delhi, Bengal and Vidarbha on Monday joined Karnataka as the three other teams to enter the semi-finals of the 2017 Ranji Trophy, Indian domestic cricket's premier championship.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Centre does not aid Bengal like other states : Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of not aiding her state the way it aids the others as her government opposes its policies.
2017-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
When Rhea Sharma opted for Kangana avatar
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Rhea Sharma donned a similar look to Kangana Ranaut's in "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" for her show "Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
You will die of pollution, if you fall in Goan river, Parrikar tells activist
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) Some of Goa's rivers are so polluted, that if someone is thrown into one, he or she would die of pollution, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday told an activist opposing inclusion of Goa's major rivers in the Inland Waterways Authority of India's list.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Champions League: Real Madrid to face PSG in round of 16
Nyon (Switzerland), Dec 11 (IANS) Two-time defending champion Real Madrid will face French football giants Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 of the Champions League, UEFA announced here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Anesthetics could affect plants too: Study
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Plants react to anesthetics similar to the way animals and humans do, finds a study suggesting that they are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
India, Russia, China for stable Afghanistan
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India, Russia and China on Monday called for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process following the 15th Foreign Ministerial Meeting between the three countries here.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Why is Modi mum on Amit Shah's son's meteoric business growth: Rahul
Tharad (North Gujarat), Dec 11 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking if he was "scared" of BJP national president Amit Shah that he has kept mum on the meteoric rise in the turnover of his son Jay Shah's company.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
BSES Lok Adalats settle a record 5,600 power theft cases
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) In a successful exercise designed to avoid judicial delays, BSES, one of Delhi's two electricity distribution companies (discoms), has settled a record number of power theft cases with a value of around Rs 50 crore through special Lok Adalats, it announced on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
175 cases of objectionable videos, 5,935 rapes in Odisha in 3 years
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) A total of 175 women have become victims of objectionable videos going viral in the last three years in Odisha, while 5,935 rape cases have been reported during the period, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told the assembly on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the countrys oldest party for 19 long years.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sahil Khattar to launch his own channel
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) YouTube star Sahil Khattar will soon launch his own online channel, Khattarnaak, which will deal with "all things dangerous".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India, Russia, China express concern over threat of WMDs
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India, Russia and China on Monday expressed concern over the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) falling into the hands of terrorists following the 15th Foreign Ministerial Meeting between the three countries here.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Minister blames Congress for Jaipur's potholed roads, sanctions Rs 1,000 cr
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) As the ruling BJP in Rajasthan completes four years on December 13, state Urban Development Minister Shrichand Kriplani has announced Rs 1,000 crore to repair Jaipur city's potholed roads. He also blamed the previous Congress regime for the plight of roads in Jaipur.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Subsidise expenditure on emergencies at private hospitals: IMA
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday urged the government to subsidise the cost of treatment in emergency cases in private hospitals and ensure a strong mechanism for reimbursements.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Movies best medium to educate children: Raveena Tandon
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon believes films can be a learning experience for children.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I am not God of football: Maradona
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona on Monday said he is not the "God of football" but a normal footballer.
2017-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Uber PREMIER service now arrives in Hyderabad, Vizag
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Ride-sharing company Uber on Monday announced the launch of its PREMIER service in Hyderabad and Vizag.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sushil to make PWL debut
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will make his Pro Wrestling League (PWL) debut in the 74 kilogram weight category when the third season of the star studded tournament begins next month.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
India, Russia, China jointly condemn terrorism
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India, Russia and China on Monday jointly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations while calling for effective implementation of existing international commitments to counter terrorism following the 15th Russia-India-China Foreign Ministerial Meeting here.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Manmohan tells Modi to apologize for 'falsehood and canards'
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading "falsehood and canards" in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat elections and asked him to "apologize to the nation".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
ACB hails BCCI's decision to host Afghanistan for maiden Test as historic
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) Reacting to the BCCI's decision to host Afghanistan for their first ever Test match against India, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Chairman Atif Mashal on Monday called it a historic moment for his country.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Israel,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Netanyahu urges European nations move embassies to Jerusalem
Brussels, Dec 11 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged European countries to follow the example set by the US and move their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thus recognising the holy city as the capital of the Jewish State.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
'Days of physical banks over, 2020 will be turning point'
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday said the days of physical banks were ending, and that banks unable to make a transition to data analytics and digital banking would die by 2020.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Congress has lost first phase of Gujarat election: Modi
Patan, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Congress has "lost" in Gujarat's first round of Assembly elections and its leaders were blaming Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) as the reason.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Two bank guards killed in militant attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Two guards of Jammu and Kashmir Bank were killed on Monday when militants fired indiscriminately at a bank cash van in south Kashmir to loot the money, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kharola takes charge as Air India CMD
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Senior bureaucrat Pradeep Singh Kharola on Monday took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Manmohan asks Modi to apologize for 'falsehood and canards'
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmanohan Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading "falsehood and canards" in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat elections and asked him to "apologize to the nation".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Raj Thackeray's son Amit engaged to Mumbai fashion designer
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray's son Amit was engaged to his longtime girlfriend and fashion designer Mitali Borude at a small ceremony here on Monday afternoon.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Golf: McLeod Russel Tour Championship to start on December 21
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) : The McLeod Russel Tour Championship 2017, the PGTIs year-ending championship will kick off at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here from December 21 sans defending champion Thailand's Pariya Junhasavasdikul, who has now become a pilot.
2017-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Digitisation has exposed people to cyber threats: Prasad
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said though digitisation has brought in exposure to majority of the people but it has also exposed them to cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Arbaaz lauds institution for empowering girls, women
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Arbaaz Khan has lauded Kripalu Mahila Mahavidyalaya for taking the lead in providing free education to thousands of poor and destitute girls from different regions and religions.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Putin orders Russian troop withdrawal from Syria
Damacus, Dec 11 (IANS) Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, the Kremlin said.
2017-12-11
Category: International, India,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Health insurer Apollo to expand network, targets Rs 1,700 cr premium
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company Ltd plans to expand by opening around 40 branches a year over the next two-three years, a company official said on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Indian working women as ambitious as men: Survey
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) A whopping 87 per cent of Indian working women are seeking advancement in their careers, finds a survey challenging the commonly held view that women are not as ambitious as men.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Here's what people want technology to do in 2018 and beyond
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) If you want a robot to earn an income for you in the future so that you can spend the winters holidaying in sun-soaked beaches and the summers in a cool hill station, you are not alone. Nearly half of the people in the world have similar expectations, according to a new survey.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Prime accused in rape of cancer survivor arrested
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Two of the men accused in the rape of a cancer survivor in the state capital have been arrested, an official said on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hashish seized in Kolkata, 3 held
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) The city unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau seized nearly two and a half kgs of hashish here and arrested three people, an official said on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Deepika has the aura to carry historical roles: Madhuri
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Bollywood beauty Madhuri Dixit feels that among the current crop of actresses, Deepika Padukone -- who will next be seen in the controversial period drama "Padmavati" -- has an aura best suited for historical characters.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stalin to lead protest against 'inaction' in rescuing fishermen
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) DMK leader M.K.Stalin on Monday said he would lead a protest demonstration outside the collectorate here against the AIADMK state government's "inaction" in rescuing fishermen from Kanyakumari caught on the sea due to Cyclone Ockhi.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tokyo Metro tests app for pregnant women to find seats
Tokyo, Dec 11 (IANS) The Tokyo Metro and two Japanese telecom companies on Monday started testing a smartphone app to help pregnant women get seats while using public transport.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Japan,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria
Damascus, Dec 11 (IANS) Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Candidate should not contest from two seats: EC tells SC
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest from two constituencies as the court sought the assistance of the Attorney General in the matter.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NSUI slams IGNOU fee hike
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Monday criticised the fee hike in the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and ascribed the move to the "grant-cut policy of the BJP government".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
It's time to up my game: Bhumi (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar, known for movies like "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" and "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", says her next film "Son Chiraiya" will help her improve her game in Bollywood.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Change will happen if women start motivating each other: Malaika Arora
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora says that she has been brought up in a household where she was always taught to express herself freely and this is what she expects from others too.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Manchester City won because they were better: Guardiola
Manchester, Dec 11 (IANS) Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola hit back at Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's penalty claims saying they won the derby clash 2-1 because they were the better side.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Australian same-sex couple can finally divorce
Canberra, Dec 11 (IANS) A same-sex Australian couple stuck in a "legal limbo" was now finally being allowed to divorce, the media reported on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights
Siblings studying by candlelight sustain burns, 2 critical
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Four siblings studying by candlelight received burn injuries after a fire broke out in their house here, police said on Monday. While two have been discharged, the other two are in a hospital's intensive care unit.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
IIT-Kharagpur students win first 'Accenture Innovation Challenge'
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) A sleep assistant that uses a wireless device to remotely monitor sleep patterns won students from IIT-Kharagpur the grand prize at the first "Accenture Innovation Challenge" here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology,Education
India to host Afghanistan for first-ever Test
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India will host newly promoted Test side Afghanistan for their first-ever Test match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hockey has less commercial moments: Sandeep Singh
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh feels in comparison to cricket, hockey has less commercial moments.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Equities extend gains on global cues; IT, auto stocks up
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices extended their gains for the third consecutive session on Monday on the back of positive global cues and healthy buying in auto, IT and healthcare stocks.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Google 'Posts' that brings results from verified users now in India
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) In a bid to give users timely updates from verified users such as celebrities and organisations directly from the source, Google on Monday announced the launch of "Posts" feature in India.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was on Monday elected the President of the country's oldest political party, Returning Officer Mullappally Ramachandran announced here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bollywood condemns teenage actor's alleged mid-air molestation
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Taapsee Pannu denounced the alleged molestation involving a teenage actress as "sad and shameful".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maoists torch two vehicles in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Dec 11 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas opposing road construction work on Monday torched two vehicles in Jharkhand's Latehar district.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
BCCI lifts ban on RCA
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday decided to revoke the ban on the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) provided former IPL czar Lalit Modi stays away from its functioning.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Messi best, not Ronaldo: Rakitic
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) FC Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic feels Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, denying the latter's claim that he is the best footballer.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Dilip Kumar turns 95, B-Town prays for his long life
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) From Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan to younger talent like Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Deshmukh -- celebrities from the film world on Monday wished the legendary Dilip Kumar good health and a long life on his 95th birthday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JMM legislator organises 'kissing competition', triggers controversy
Ranchi, Dec 11 (IANS) Controversy has erupted after senior Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and legislator Simon Marandi organised a "kissing competition" of tribal people.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Polling on for AMU students union
Aligarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Students voted on Monday to elect new student unions at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Women's College here, officials said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
US man escapes from Bali prison
Jakarta, Dec 11 (IANS) An American man jailed for drugs offences escaped from a prison in Indonesia's Bali island on Monday, authorities said.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saudi Arabia to grant cinema licenses from 2018
Riyadh, Dec 11 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Monday its plan to grant licenses to open cinemas from early next year.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
I have been an athlete since childhood: Urvashi
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela says fitness is very important for her to achieve goals in life. She also says that she has been an athlete since childhood and she loves running.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
India to connect with Asean via cruise tourism
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India will connect with Asean countries through cruise tourism and a new cruise port is being built in Mumbai for this, Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
NASA's Kepler probe uses Google AI for latest discovery
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) NASA has said its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope made its latest discovery using machine learning from Google.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Talk about Gujarat, not Pakistan: Rahul to Modi
Banaskantha (Gujarat), Dec 11 (IANS) Hitting out at Narendra Modi for dragging Pakistan into the Gujarat elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that rather than talking about foreign countries in his election campaign speeches in Gujarat the Prime Minister should say something about the state.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Heavy snow cancel flights in UK
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Dozens of flights were cancelled in the UK on Monday due to heavy snowfall, which also disrupted other transport and led to closure of schools.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Elephant damages two vehicles in China
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) A wild Asian elephant turned a highway in China's Yunnan province into its playground, damaging a mini bus and a sedan.
2017-12-11
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi-Kolkata, Delhi-Mumbai rail routes to be fenced for high-speed run
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian Railways will soon bring for cabinet clearance an ambitious, Rs 18,000 crore ($3 billion) plan that involves fencing off the existing Delhi-Kolkata and Delh-Mumbai routes to speed up train movement in the country's two busiest corridors.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Andaman, Nicobar islands to be developed as strategic hub
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Andaman and Nicobar group of islands will be developed as an economic and a strategic hub, Minister of State for External Affairs General V.K. Singh (retired) said on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Should BJP go to any length to win Gujarat: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for levelling allegations against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Vice President Hamid Ansari during the Gujarat election campaign.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Financial stability, inclusion go together: Ex-RBI chief
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Programmes of financial inclusion are part of the larger financial system, the stability of which is essential to the success of the inclusive initiatives, a former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor said on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Melbourne installs loudspeakers to warn of terror attacks
Melbourne, Dec 11 (IANS) Loudspeakers were being installed across Australia's Melbourne city on Monday as part of a major security upgrade to warn people of terror attacks.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hundreds protest in Beijing over migrant crackdown
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in the Chinese capital to denounce Beijings crackdown on migrant communities, with chants of "violent evictions violate human rights", the media reported.
2017-12-11
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Russia, India, China hold trilateral meeting
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj along with her Chinese and Russian counterparts Wang Yi and Sergey Lavrov held the 15th Russia-India-China trilateral meeting here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian schoolgirl drowns in Australia
Adelaide, Dec 11 (IANS) An Indian schoolgirl who was in this Australian city to play football at the Pacific School Games drowned off a city beach, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Education
Key Indian equity indices trade higher during afternoon session
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday was trading higher in the afternoon session.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
India ranks 109 in mobile internet speed: Ookla
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India is ranked 109th in the mobile internet speed and 76th for fixed broadband speed globally, which is a 15 per cent increase, according to data from Ooklas November Speedtest Global Index.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Police constable shot dead in Bihar
Patna, Dec 11 (IANS) A police constable was shot dead by unidentified criminals in Bihar's Vaishali district on Monday, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China opens criminal probe against top Communist official
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) China's prosecutor announced on Monday the launch of a criminal investigation for corruption against Sun Zhengcai, a former senior official who, until his fall into disgrace, was considered a favourite for national leadership.
2017-12-11
Category: International, China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Duterte urges martial law extension in south Philippines
Manila, Dec 11 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress for a one-year extension of the martial law imposed in the southern region of Mindanao, where Islamic State (IS) militants laid partial siege to a city for five months.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security
Bitcoin: Tread with caution (Column: Curreny Corner)
George Soros, the legendary hedge manager, once said that in the financial markets, it doesnt matter whether one is right or wrong: What matters is how much money one makes when right and how much one loses when wrong.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Congress demands apology from Modi over 'insinuations' on Pakistan links
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Congress on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise to former Vice President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for insinuating that they were colluding with Pakistan to defeat the BJP in the Gujarat elections.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi government approves Rs 15 cr for Ring Road
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday approved Rs 15 crore to "strengthen" the stretch of Ring Road from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to Ashram here.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Novel immunotherapy brings new hope for cancer patients
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a groundbreaking cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient's immune system to attack cancer cells.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Hannover beats Hoffenheim in Bundesliga action
Hannover (Germany), Dec 11 (IANS) Hannover 96 defeated Hoffenheim 2-0 in the 15th round of German league action here.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Bitcoin prices climb over 10% post stock exchange debut
Tokyo, Dec 11 (IANS) The price of bitcoin rose over 10 per cent to 1.99 million yen ($17,594), coinciding with its futures debut on a major US stock exchange and after registering a sharp drop over the weekend.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Ajax reduce gap with PSV after win in Dutch league
Amsterdam, Dec 11 (IANS) Ajax handed Dutch league leaders PSV their second defeat of the season, beating their title rivals 3-0 here.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Soy, broccoli may cut breast cancer treatment's side effects
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Consuming soy foods such as soy milk and tofu and cruciferous vegetables such as cabbages, kale and broccoli may help reduce common side effects of treatment in breast cancer survivors, researchers say.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
There's nothing a woman can't achieve: Taapsee
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has made her mark with films like "Pink", "Naam Shabana" and "Judwaa 2", says women can achieve anything with determination and strength.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2nd International Junior Squash Championship starts on Monday
Greater Noida, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian multinational IT services company HCL announced on Monday the start of the second edition of the Rs 549,000 International Junior Squash Championship -- a Silver event under the Asian Squash Federation (ASF).
2017-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Indian, Chinese Foreign Ministers meet
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Ahead of the Russia-India-China trilateral meeting, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
'Harman Kardon Allure' speaker in India for Rs 22,490
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) HARMAN International on Monday introduced its voice-activated speaker "Harman Kardon Allure" in India for Rs 22,490.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Banned Peru striker Guerrero vows to fight drug accusations
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 11 (IANS) Suspended Peru striker Paolo Guerrero has vehemently denied using illicit drugs and vowed to clear his name in a bid to play at next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Barcelona beat Villarreal 2-0 in La Liga
Vila real (Spain), Dec 11 (IANS) Barcelona -- although controlling the match from the start -- had to wait to get a one-man advantage over Villarreal to score in a La Liga outing that saw the expulsion of the host squad's Daniel Rabaseda with a straight red card.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Brain injury can lead to gut dysfunction
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause gut dysfunction, which then has the potential to worsen the original brain injury, says a new study.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Hemsworth's '12 Strong' out in India in January
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Chris Hemsworth, who hit the jackpot with "Thor: Ragnarok", will next be seen on the silver screen with "12 Strong" that will release in India in January.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Adnan Sami, family meet Afghan Vice President
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Singer-composer Adnan Sami along with his wife Roya and daughter Medina met Afghanistan Vice President Sarwar Danish.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Atletico Madrid knocks off Real Betis
Seville (Spain), Dec 11 (IANS) Atletico Madrid continued to put pressure on La Liga leader Barcelona with a 1-0 away win over Real Betis in the 15th round of the Spanish league.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Tata Motors to hike prices of passenger vehicles
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Tata Motors on Monday said it will increase prices of its entire passenger vehicle range by up to Rs 25,000, starting from January, due to rising input costs.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Waiting for answers on corruption allegations from 'Maun sahab', Rahul to Modi
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi "Maun sahab" or one who keeps mum, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed him for not appointing a Lokpal and maintaining silence over charges of corruption against the government, including on BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fatherhood has changed Liam Payne
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Singer Liam Payne says fatherhood has "changed him in every single way".
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
African national's body found in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The body of an African national was found on a pavement here on Monday, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIIB grants loan to China to cut coal use
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Monday announced a $250 million loan to China to reduce its dependence on coal by 650,000 tonnes annually by connecting around 216,750 rural households to a natural gas distribution network.
2017-12-11
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
BB Ki Vines, Vidya Vox among top 10 creators of 2017: YouTube
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) American singer Vidya Iyer (known as Vidya Vox), comedian-singer Bhuvan Bam aka BB Ki Vines and Nisha Madhulika, a vegetarian Indian YouTube chef, were among the top 10 creators of 2017, the Google-owned company revealed on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan gives up practice, citing humiliation
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Alleging humiliation, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan on Monday wrote to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra that henceforth he will not practice in the court, days after the CJI took exception to the conduct of some senior lawyers.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan tells India don't drag us into your politics
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday rebuffed allegations of a secret meeting between Congress leaders and its High Commissioner in New Delhi, saying India should stop "dragging" Islamabad into its electoral debate and termed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark as "baseless and irresponsible".
2017-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Meet Nizami Bandhu, the 'Rockstar Qawwali' singers
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) It is 8 pm on a chilly Thursday and the winter wind is howling outside. Yet there is hardly any space for latecomers on the cold marble floors inside the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, where the stage is set for the Nizami Bandhu to render their soulful melodies.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Adriana Lima won't strip anymore for 'empty cause'
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima says she will start being more selective about the assignments she takes up and will not take off her clothes anymore for causes that aren't worth it.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
California wildfire bigger than New York city
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City, according to fire officials.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Club Bolivar crowned Bolivian football champions
La Paz, Dec 11 (IANS) Club Bolivar won Bolivia's Clausura first division title with a 1-1 draw at Nacional Potosi.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Freiburg shock Cologne 4-3 in German Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 11 (IANS) Last-placed Cologne squandered a three-goal advantage and lost 4-3 to Freiburg to complete the 15th round of Bundesliga action.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Ronaldinho planning 2018 farewell tour
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 11 (IANS) Ronaldinho is planning a series of testimonial matches with his former clubs before officially announcing his retirement from football.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Concerned, happy for Janhvi's debut, says mom Sridevi
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Bollywood's ageless beauty Sridevi says she is going through mixed feelings of being concerned and happy about her elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor making her acting debut with the movie "Dhadak".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
PM drags Gujarat poll campaign to its nadir: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of resorting to "histrionics" and pulling the ongoing poll campaign for the Gujarat elections to "a new low".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Pollution in Beijing region reduced by 38%
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) China has managed to reduce the average concentration of the most harmful air pollution particles by 38.2 per cent so far this year in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the country's most polluted area, according to official data.
2017-12-11
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
1,000 schools closed in Pakistan province over low enrolment
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have closed down around 1,000 government primary schools due to low enrolment, the media reported.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Education
Nicotine patch safer for pregnant women than smoking
Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) While nicotine may not be completely safe for a pregnant mother's foetus, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is safer than smoking for women who are not able to quit on their own, says a new study.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US, Pakistan engage in quiet diplomacy to improve ties
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Talks between the US and Pakistan for finding common ground in Afghanistan have moved into a phase of quiet diplomacy aimed at resolving differences, according to authorities.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Women are fighters: Kareena on Zaira Wasim incident
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says women are capable of fighting out of every situation in life.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ryan murder: SC rejects plea against Pintos' bail
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea for cancelling the anticipatory bail to the Pinto family of Ryan International School in the Pradhuman murder case.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Shatrughan Sinha questions Modi over 'unbelievable' tales against opponents
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for spinning "unsubstantiated and unbelievable" stories against political opponents.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Big B's social media family grows to 80 million (Lead, changing headline)
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has scored 80 million followers collectively on various social media platforms.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Passenger cars sales up 4% in November
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Domestic sales of passenger cars rose by 4.49 per cent in November, as compared to the same period in 2016, industry data showed on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Enid Blyton's adventures get even more mouth-watering (Book Review)
Book: Jolly Good Food; Author: Allegra McEvedy; Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; Price: Rs. 799; Pages: 133
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Top firms not hiring women as cyber security officers: Report
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) When it comes to jobs in the growing cyber security industry, there is a huge gender crisis, with men holding 87 per cent of the chief information security officer (CISO) roles at Fortune 500 companies, a new report revealed on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Hannibal Buress arrested for disorderly intoxication
Miami, Dec 11 (IANS) Comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested here for disorderly intoxication.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Making films help Jodie Foster evolve
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress-director Jodie Foster says the reason she likes to make movies is because it helps her evolve as a person.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Punjab, Haryana procure over 250 lakh tonnes paddy
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) With a bumper crop, Punjab and Haryana have procured over 250 lakh tonnes of paddy so far this year, officials from the Food and Supplies Department said here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
My marriage to Dilip Kumar a perfect dream: Saira Banu
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) On thespian Dilip Kumar's 95th birthday, his evergreen wife Saira Banu, 22 years his junior, says her marriage to him has been a "perfect dream".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
'Father of DNA finger printing in India' Lalji Singh dead
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Eminent scientist and 'Father of DNA finger printing in India', Lalji Singh has passed away after suffering a massive heart attack at the Varanasi airport, an official said. Singh was 70.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Bhai Boolchand, the unsung Indian who launched trade with Ghana (Diaspora Feature)
Accra, Dec 11 (IANS) Not much is known about him, but it has now emerged that trade relations between Ghana and India were started by Bhai Boolchand, the first Indian to arrive in the Gold Coast -- Ghana's colonial name -- in 1890. That's some 67 years before the British colonial government granted the country independence, research by the Indian Association of Ghana has found.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Ghana,Diaspora,Features
Three militants, woman killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Three militants and a woman were killed on Monday in a gunfight between the security forces and the militants in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Fire breaks out in Lucknow hospital
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Over 50 patients and their attendants had a narrow escape on Monday when a fire broke out at a private hospital here in Uttar Pradesh, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Australian opposition announces plan to 'make HIV history'
Canberra, Dec 11 (IANS) The country's main opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) on Monday unveiled its plan to "make HIV history".
2017-12-11
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Promoted content can't sell the unsellable on social media'
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Social media has fast emerged as a market of its own where selling and buying are both easier and more practical. But there has been a slow and steady rise of "promoted content" on such platforms, where one can increase the reach of one's content manifold by simply advertising. In such a scenario, where start-ups run into existing big players with huge resources, has the magic wand of social media lost its purpose?
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
'Yeh mera deewanapan hai..': Dilip Kumar's incomparable acting, inspiring life (Dec 11 is Dilip Kumar's 95th birthday)
Debuting on screen in British India, appearing in some of Indian cinema's greatest classics and still present -- over eight decades later -- in the hearts of a vast multitude of fans with whom he remains connected over social media, Dilip Kumar is not just Bollywood's oldest living star but also an Indian institution.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Dipannita, Claudia support outdoor activities for kids
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Models and actors Dipannita Sharma and Claudia Ciesla, who graced the Mumbai Juniorthon 2017 here, said children must be constantly encouraged to participate in outdoor activities.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big B reaches a collective 80 million followers
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has scored a collective of 80 million followers on his social media platforms.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Juhi happy with Maharashtra's move to ban plastic bags
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla is glad that the Maharashtra government is banning use of plastic bags from next year. The government plans to make Maharashtra plastic-free beginning May 2018.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google Doodle honours German physicist Max Born
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Google Doodle on Monday celebrated the 135th birth anniversary of German physicist and mathematician Max Born who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to the field of quantum mechanics.
2017-12-11
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Technology
15 killed in UP road accidents
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Fifteen persons in Uttar Pradesh have been killed in two road accidents. Ten were killed in Mirzapur district on Monday, while five from a wedding party died late last night in a bus-car collision in Mathura.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump's accusers should be heard: Nikki Haley
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN, has said that the women who have accused President Donald Trump of touching or groping them without their consent "should be heard", the media reported.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Politics
Venezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election
Caracas, Dec 11 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the country's main opposition parties were banned from taking part in next year's presidential election, the media reported.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Mount Hope named UK's new highest peak
London, Dec 11 (IANS) British authorities have named Mount Hope as the country's new highest peak, a media report said on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Overnight rains break dry cold spell in J&K
Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Overnight rains on Monday broke the dry, cold wave conditions in Jammu and Kashmir as the weather office forecast more rain and snow in the next two days.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Five killed in UP road accident
Mathura, Dec 11 (IANS) Five persons have been killed in a head on collision between a car and a bus in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tap to unblock, reply privately in groups soon on WhatsApp
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) WhatsApp is testing new features for its over one billion users that include tap to unblock and private replies in groups, among others.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Global arms sales increase after five years
Stockholm, Dec 11 (IANS) Global arms sales increased for the first time in five years in 2016 as rising geopolitical tensions fuelled defence spending, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
2017-12-11
Category: International, Sweden,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Modi, Rahul to address rallies in Gujarat
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three rallies in election-bound Gujarat's Patan, Nadiad and Ahmedabad on Monday, where polling is scheduled for the second phase on December 14.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Key Indian equity indices trade in green
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday was trading higher in the morning session.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
International terror experts gather in Melbourne for conference
Melbourne, Dec 11 (IANS) Counter terrorism experts from around the world gathered here on Monday to discuss means to combat global extremism, as Australian police warned of increased possibilities of attacks ahead of the holiday season.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chinese medical team launches free health camp in Nepal
Kathmandu, Dec 11 (IANS) A team of doctors from China's Sichuan province have launched a week-long free health camp in Nepal.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Cloudy Monday morning in Delhi, 10 trains cancelled
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) It was a cloudy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
S.Korea, Japan, US start joint missile detection exercises
Seoul, Dec 11 (IANS) South Korea, Japan and the US have begun joint missile detection exercises amid escalating regional tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
French journalist detained in J&K for filming pellet victims
Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested a French journalist here for making a documentary on pellet victims.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Two militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Two militants were killed in a gunfight on Monday with the security forces and another was arrested in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
6 killed in J&K road accident
Jammu, Dec 11 (IANS) Six persons have been killed and 12 injured in a road accident in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Was seeing double: Menounos on brain surgery
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) On what she calls the "six month anniversary" of her brain tumour surgery, actress Maria Menounos says she was seeing double after the operation.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, Dec 11 (IANS) A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Army has been injured in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Africa needs womens' participation in decision making: Youth leaders
Accra, Dec 11 (IANS) For real development to be realized in Africa, women need to be given their rightful place at the decision making table at country and continental levels, says a young Ghanaian official.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Ghana,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Jamie Lomas wants 'EastEnders' return
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Jamie Lomas wants to return to "EastEnders" after he leaves "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!".
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Pitch Perfect' about female empowerment: Ruby Rose
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Australian actress-DJ-model Ruby Rose says she was attracted to upcoming film "Pitch Perfect 3" because it is about female empowerment.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran blasts Trump for pouring gasoline on flames in Middle East
Tehran, Dec 11 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticized the policies of US President Donald Trump in Middle East regarding Jerusalem, Press TV reported.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Macron tells Netanyahu to 'give chance' to peace
Paris, Dec 11 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to give chance to peace process in the Middle East by taking "courageous gestures" toward Palestinians to end the deadlock.
2017-12-11
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
Joan Collins doesn't follow trends
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Veteran actress Joan Collins says she has never followed beauty trends.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Egypt's Sisi invites Palestinian's Abbas for talks
Cairo, Dec 11 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has invited Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas for talks in Cairo on Monday over the issue of Jerusalem, the Egyptian presidential spokesman said in a statement.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Diplomacy
Iran ready to restore ties with Saudi: Rouhani
Tehran, Dec 11 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran could restore its relations with Saudi Arabia should the kingdom end its "friendship" with Israel.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Ellie Goulding smitten by new beau
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Singer Ellie Goulding is reportedly smitten with her new boyfriend Caspar Jopling.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
20 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen's Houthi depot
Sanaa, Dec 11 (IANS) At least 20 Houthi rebels were killed on Sunday when Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit a missile depot in the Yemeni northwestern province of Hajjah, a Houthi security official told Xinhua.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Yemen,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Anti-nuclear weapon campaigner ICAN receives 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
Oslo, Dec 11 (IANS) The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize at an awarding ceremony here on Sunday, for its efforts to give new momentum to the process of abolishing nuclear weapons.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Norway,Technology
Otamendi scores winner for City in Manchester derby
Manchester, Dec 11 (IANS) Defender Nicolas Otamendi scored the winner for Manchester City to hand them a 2-1 victory against Manchester United in the English Premier League (EPL) fixture at the Old Trafford here on Sunday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Salman enthrals Bollywood fans with 'Da-Bangg' tour in capital
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) It was an evening full of glitz, glamour and sheer entertainment as Bollywood's superstar Salman Khan gave a power-packed performance in the capital on Sunday through his 'Da-Bangg' tour.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Maradona suite' welcomes Argentine legend at Kolkata's hotel
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) From enjoying a plate full of grilled chicken to checking in to a specially-decorated suite named "Maradona Suite", Argentine legend Diego Maradona was greeted with aplomb at a five-star hotel here upon arrival.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Liverpool plays 1-1 draw against Everton in Merseyside derby
Liverpool (England), Dec 10 (IANS) Liverpool played to a 1-1 draw Sunday against Everton in the Merseyside derby in the English Premier League's 16th round.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Actress Zaira alleges mid-air molestation, accused arrested (Intro Night Lead)
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim, 17, has alleged she was molested mid-air by a middle-aged man, drawing strong reactions by women rights activists and politicians. The airline apologized and Mumbai Police, which registered an FIR, arrested the accused on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Napoli fail to lead Serie A table after draw against Fiorentina
Naples (Italy), Dec 10 (IANS) Napoli on Sunday failed to top the Serie A table after a 0-0 home draw against Fiorentina in the 16th round of the Italian League.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Congress dares Modi to order impartial probe into note-ban 'scam'
Ahmedabad, Dec 10 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an impartial probe into the note-ban decision that the opposition party dubbed the "biggest scam ever and the largest money-laundering scheme".
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Life of Pi' actor visits Wildlife SOS elephant care centre, bear facility
Mathura, Dec 10 (IANS) Adil Hussain, the lead actor of the acclaimed "Life of Pi", on Sunday visited the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre here and spent time with the animals. He extended his support to the centre's activities.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Not against private hospitals but can't ignore negligence: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said his government is not against private hospitals, but can't maintain silence on their inhuman criminal negligence.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
ISL: Mumbai City end Chennaiyin FC's winning streak
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Mumbai City FC put an end to Chennaiyin FCs hat-trick of victories with a gritty 1-0 win in the fifth round of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Two juveniles, man held as schoolgirls' molestation clipping goes viral
Jaipur, Dec 10 (IANS) Two juveniles and a young man were arrested after a video clipping of the molestation of some girl students of a private school went viral on the Internet on Sunday, police said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
HWL Final: Australia beat Argentina to clinch title
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) Drag-flicker Blake Govers struck two minutes from time as defending champions Australia edged past Argentina 2-1 to win the title in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Delhi-Sikar direct train to boost tourism: Minister
Jaipur, Dec 10 (IANS) A direct train between Sikar town and national capital Delhi on broad gauge tracks will boost tourism in the Shekhawati region of the desert state and benefit tourists, traders and Armymen hailing from Rajasthan, a Minister said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maradona arrives in Kolkata on three-day visit
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Amid much fanfare and tight security, Argentine football legend Diego Maradona reached the city for a three-day visit on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Israeli guard injured in Palestinian knife attack in Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Dec 10 (IANS) An Israeli security guard was seriously wounded on Sunday by a Palestinian knifeman outside Jerusalem's central bus station, the police said.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan President launches construction of new highway
Kabul, Dec 10 (IANS) Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday inaugurated the construction of Qaisar-Laman highway, which will connect the country's western region to the northern provinces.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Will fight tooth and nail against FRDI Bill: CPI-M
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Terming the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill as a "blatant attack on crores of common depositors who put their lifelong earnings in banks", the CPI-M on Sunday said that it would fight against the proposed legislation tooth and nail in Parliament.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Former F1 driver Massa named head of FIA Karting Commission
Geneva, Dec 10 (IANS) Former Formula One driver Felipe Massa was appointed the head of the FIA Karting Commission after his retirement from the F1 at the end of the 2017 season.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Motorsports
Odisha government announces cash rewards for Indian hockey players
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday announced a Rs 10 lakh cash prize for each Indian hockey player who was part of the team that won the bronze medal by beating Germany in the Hockey World League final at Kalinga Stadium here.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey,Politics
Karnataka, Bengal dominate inter-school TT
Vijayawada, Dec 10 (IANS) Karnataka and Bengal pocketed one gold, one silver and two bronze medals each to dominate the Inter-School Table Tennis National Championships 2017 here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi-NCR air quality near severe, stubble burning in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The improvement in the air quality turned out to be short-lived as Delhi-NCR started inhaling toxins again with virtually no winds and cases of stubble burning in the national capital itself on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Indian, Bangladeshi delegations to participate in 1971 war victory celebrations
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) A 72-member delegation from Bangladesh will participate in Vijay Diwas celebrations to be organised by the Indian Army's Eastern Command to commemorate the Indian armed forces' victory in the 1971 war, an Army official said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Actress Zaira alleges mid-air molestation, case filed
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim, 17, has alleged she was molested mid-air by a middle-aged man, drawing strong reactions by women rights activists and politicians. The airline apologized and Mumbai Police registered an FIR.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Roma held by Chievo in Serie A
Rome, Dec 10 (IANS) Roma stayed fourth in the Serie A table after drawing 0-0 with Chievo on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Congress doing vote bank politics in Gujarat: Amit Shah
Gandhinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of indulging in "politics of caste and appeasement", BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the Congress decision to support Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani is a pre-planned move to take elections towards this purpose.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
HWL Final: India overcome depleted Germany to pocket bronze
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze medal playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Communist alliance gears up for landslide victory in Nepal
Kathmandu, Dec 10 (IANS) The alliance of Communist parties of Nepal formed by the CPN-UML-Marxist-Leninist and CPN Center-Maoist emerged victorious after 60 per cent of the vote had been counted on Sunday in Thursday's bi-phase general elections.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Maradona arrives in Kolkata on three-day visit
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Amid much fanfare and tight security, Argentine football legend Diego Maradona reached the city for a three-day visit on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISL: FC Pune City hand Jamshedpur FC first defeat of season
Jamshedpur, Dec 10 (IANS) FC Pune City joined the toppers in the Indian Super League after claiming a well deserved 1-0 victory over Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
Man kills mother, brother over land dispute in Bihar
Patna, Dec 10 (IANS) A man killed his mother and brother and seriously injured another brother owing to a dispute over ancestral land in Bihar's Arwal district on Sunday, police said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ferry runs aground in France, no injuries
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) A ferry carrying more than 300 passengers ran aground on Sunday in the French port of Calais but no one was injured, reports said.
2017-12-10
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Modi lying through his teeth, says Rahul
Deodar (Gujarat), Dec 10 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asserting that his words had ceased to carry weight since he was lying through his teeth on the promises made to Gujarat and the country.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Air India starts Bhubaneswar to Bangkok flight
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) The maiden direct flight of Air India from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok was flagged off by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here from Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Baseer Ali, Naina Singh win 'Splitsvilla X'
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Baseer Ali and Naina Singh on Sunday emerged as the winners of dating reality TV show "Splitsvilla X".
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Child death: Culpable homicide case against Fortis management, doctors
Gurugram, Dec 10 (IANS) Two FIRs, including of culpable homicide, have been registered against Gurugram's Fortis hospital management and doctors regarding the death of 7-year-old Adya Singh due to dengue in September, a district official said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
First snowfall this season comes to New York
New York, Dec 9 The first snowfall of the season arrived in New York on Saturday morning, and is expected to continue until early Sunday morning.
2017-12-10
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal hills may turn white on Monday
Shimla, Dec 10 (IANS) After days of pleasant weather, the cold may return to Himachal Pradesh with the local weather bureau predicting widespread snow in higher reaches and rain in other parts from Monday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
1st ODI: Rohit blames batsmen for India's defeat
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) India captain Rohit Sharma blamed poor batting for the humiliating seven-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Britain sees heavy snowfall, could disrupt travel massively
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Large parts of Britain saw heavy snowfall on Sunday morning and more is expected, leading the authorities to warn of road, rail and air travel delays.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
ICAN to accept Nobel Peace Prize
Oslo, Dec 10 (IANS) The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is set to accept on Sunday the highly-coveted 2017 Nobel Peace Prize here for its work in bringing attention to the consequences of the use of nuclear arms and for promoting a treaty-based prohibition on nuclear weapons.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Norway,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Modi lying through the teeth, says Rahul
Deodar (Gujarat), Dec 10 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asserting that his words had ceased to carry weight since he was lying through the teeth on the promises made to Gujarat and the country.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Bankruptcy Board notifies regulations for complaint redressal
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) on Sunday notified the regulations to deal with complaints and grievances filed against service providers including insolvency professionals, agencies and information utilities.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
On 95th b'day, ailing Dilip Kumar to have 'restricted' celebrations
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) The celebrations for Dilip Kumar's 95th birthday on Monday will include some of his relatives and close friends, but will be restricted as the legendary actor has just been treated for mild pneumonia, said his wife Saira Banu.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HWL Final: India overcome depleted Germany to pocket bronze
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze-medal playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Britain plans two-year university degree
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Britain's Department for Education (DfE) said on Sunday that it plans to introduce accelerated two-year degree courses in universities, reducing the time taken to get a bachelor's degree by a year.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education
HWL Final: India overcome depleted Germany to pocket bronze
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze-medal playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
California Governor says wildfires are 'new normal'
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) California Governor Jerry Brown said on Saturday that climate change has pushed weather to the most extreme, and the western US state must better prepare for a constant threat of wildfire which is the "new normal".
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Jana Kramer suffered miscarriage
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress-singer Jana Kramer has revealed she suffered a miscarriage.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arab FMs reject US decision on Jerusalem
Cairo, Dec 10 (IANS) Arab Foreign Ministers declared on Sunday that the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital is illegal, and warned it could lead to further violence in the region.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy
Perera praises Sri Lankan bowlers after win
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera heaped praise on his bowlers after their seven-wicket win over India in the first One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Suchitra on cloud nine with award for 'The Valley'
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Suchitra Pillai, who won the Best Lead Actress honour at the Milan International Filmmaker Festival earlier this month, is ecstatic about the recognition.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shakib is Bangladesh's new Test captain
Dhaka, Dec 10 (IANS) All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been named the new Test captain of Bangladesh with the upcoming Sri Lanka tour being his first assignment in the new role.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Why is Modi obsessed with Congress, wonders Rahul
Gandhinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he could not understand Prime Minister Narendra Modis obsession with the Congress, despite his claims to have wiped the party out of India.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Dilip Kumar treated for pneumonia
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who will turn 95 on Monday, has been treated for the "mild pneumonia" he was suffering from and is much better now, said a family friend.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bieber's mother shares 'special bond' with Gomez
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber's mother Pattie Mallette says she has a "special bond" with his girlfriend Selena Gomez.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stöger to replace Bosz at Dortmund
Munich, Dec 10 (IANS) German football giants Borussia Dortmund sacked head coach Peter Bosz on Sunday and replaced him with Peter Stöger.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
I-League: High-flying Minerva take on Chennai at home (Preview)
Ludhiana, Dec 10 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC will aim to regain the top spot in the points table when they host Chennai City FC in an I-League tie at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Jiten Lalwani keen to showcase humorous side
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Jiten Lalwani, best known for his roles in shows like "Hasratein", "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" and "Pehredaar Piya Ki", says he is planning to produce a web series soon in the hope of showcasing his humorous side.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Victoria & Abdul' unveiled new facets of Queen to world: Author
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Shrabani Basu, the author of "Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant", which was later transformed into the 2017 Hollywood film entitled "Victoria & Abdul", said she feels both her book and the film helped unveil new facets of Queen Victoria's character to people all over the world.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Six elephants killed by speeding train in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 10 (IANS) At least six elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding train in Assam's Sonitpur district early on Sunday, officials said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Banning liquor biggest example of practising secularism: Bihar CM
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said banning liquor was the biggest example of practising secularism and urged the Congress and Left parties to announce such bans in the states governed by them.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
CIL trade unions set for negotiations of contractual workers' wage hike
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) After an average 20 per cent wage hike for Coal India Ltd's 2.98 lakh permanent workers, its trade unions are set for negotiating a wage revision for contractual workers and a committee for this is likely to be set up in a month, a trade union leader said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Sri Lanka thrash India in first ODI
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka dominated with both bat and ball to outclass India by seven wickets in the first One-day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka rout Mumbai to enter Ranji Trophy semis
Nagpur, Dec 10 (IANS) Spinner K. Gowtham's six-wicket haul helped Karnataka beat record champions Mumbai by an innings and 20 runs to seal the semi-final spot on the fourth day of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Don't let schools charge arbitrary fees, UP parents say
Ghaziabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Citing Delhi and Gujarat, the Ghaziabad Parents Association (GPA) on Sunday hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government for allowing private schools to raise fees at will.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Kadian to spearhead Indian squad at Wushu tourney
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Reigning World Champion Pooja Kadian will spearhead a 10-member Indian squad at the 1st Asian Sanda Cup to be held in Guangzhou, China from December 13-17.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Raftaar joins 'Roadies Xtreme' as gang leader
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Rapper Raftaar has been roped in to appear in the upcoming stunt-based reality show "Roadies Xtreme" as a gang leader.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Thought provoking tales at Delhi's queer theatre, film fest
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) A string of thought-provoking stories were told through plays and movies at the third edition of the Delhi International Queer Theatre & Film Festival 2017 here.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
66.75% turnout in Gujarat poll's first phase
Gandhinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) The first phase of Gujarat assembly elections on Saturday saw a 66.75 per cent turnout, according to final figures released by the Election Commission on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Two held at IGI airport with gold worth Rs 14 lakh
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The CISF arrested two persons at the international airport here on Sunday on the charge of involvement in smuggling gold worth Rs 14 lakh, an official said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Tharanga guides Sri Lanka to 7-wicket victory over India in first ODI
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Opener Upul Tharanga (49) played a brilliant knock to help Sri Lanka defeat India by seven wickets in the first One-day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Been granted all my wishes in this life: SRK
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Shah Rukh Khan has nothing to ask for from life as he says all his wishes have been granted to him.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Social dynamics prompt BJP to rake up Hindutva in Dabhoi
Vadodara, Dec 10 (IANS) Dabhoi, one of the 36 constituencies of Gujarat where Muslims can influence the results, appears to be a hard nut to crack for the BJP as the social dynamics and tradition of "no repeat" favours the Congress, prompting the saffron party to rake up anti-Muslim fervour in a bid to polarize the voters.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Airtel to connect 2,100 uncovered villages in northeast
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Telecom major Airtel on Sunday said it will provide mobile connectivity in 2,100 uncovered villages and national highways in the northeastern states over the coming 18 months.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bihar minister gets Rs 1 lakh extortion call
Patna, Dec 10 (IANS) A Bihar minister has alleged that a man demanded Rs 1 lakh from him on Sunday and threatened to kill him if he did not pay up, police said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Mohun Bagan sink Churchill to go top of table
Barasat (West Bengal), Dec 10 (IANS) Mohun Bagan blanked a lacklustre Churchill Brothers 5-0 in a lopsided I-League clash at the Vidyasagar Krirangan here to go top of the points table on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Congress leaders met Pakistani officials with Aiyar: Modi
Gandhinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused a group of Congress leaders of meeting Pakistan's High Commissioner at party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's residence before the latter called him (Modi) "neech".
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Cricketer Jasprit Bumrah's missing grandfather found dead
Ahmedabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah's septuagenarian grandfather Santok Singh -- reported missing for two days -- was found dead here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Colo-Colo win Chilean top flight title
Santiago, Dec 10 (IANS) Colo-Colo secured their 32nd Chilean first division football title by defeating Huachipato 3-0 away in their last match of the season.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Iraq,Sports,Football
Actress Zaira alleges mid-air molestation
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim, 17, has alleged she was molested mid-air by a middle-aged man, drawing strong reactions by women rights activists and politicians. The airline apologized and Mumbai Police registered an FIR.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smita Singh loving vacation time (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Television actress Smita Singh, who has worked in shows like "Bhagyavidhaata", "Hitler Didi" and "Thapki Pyar Ki", is holidaying and loving it.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Six axed Trinamool MLAs recognised as BJP legislators
Agartala, Dec 10 (IANS) Four months after six axed Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the lawmakers were recognised as saffron party legislators in the Tripura Assembly on Sunday, Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath announced.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
New codes to make Facebook, Twitter safe for kids in Britain
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Britain will set the minimum standards for the content for younger users that social media giants, including Facebook and Twitter have on their platform.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Trump wants reporter fired for posting phoney photo
San Francisco, Dec 10 (IANS) US President Donald Trump demanded an apology from a reporter and asked the company to fire him after he tweeted a "phoney photo".
2017-12-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Politics
MP to give malnourished tribals Rs 1,000 each for food
Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 10 (IANS) To check the increasing malnutrition levels among Saharia tribals in Madhya Pradesh, the state government has decided to provide people from the tribe Rs 1,000 per month each for food, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Why do some dolphins, whales get stranded along coasts?
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Scientists are moving towards unravelling why otherwise healthy dolphins, whales and porpoises get stranded along coasts worldwide.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Rs 50 cr in banned notes seized in Gujarat on poll day
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has recovered nearly Rs 50 crore in the banned currency of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination in Gujarat on election day, the Union Finance Ministry said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lakmal helps Sri Lanka dismiss India for 112 in first ODI
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Medium-pacer Suranga Lakmal took a four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka dismissed India for a paltry 112 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Peru U-18 captain Saravia joins Brazil's Gremio on loan
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 10 (IANS) Brazil's Gremio have signed Peru Under-18 captain Marco Saravia on a 12-month loan as they bolster their squad for the 2019 season.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Ready to play Amitabh Bachchan's father: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor, rumoured to be playing on-screen father to Salman Khan in "Race 3", says he is even open to playing dad to megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a film.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bayern pip Frankfurt, Leipzig held in Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 10 (IANS) Arturo Vidal's sole goal helped Bayern Munich to edge resilient Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 while runners-up Leipzig shared the spoils with Mainz following a 2-2 tie in the 15th round action of the Bundesliga.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Challenges of recreating songs: Composers decode
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) As Bollywood continues to recreate some of its cult classic songs, composers say giving a fresh touch to an old song is quite challenging as the originals hold a strong recall value in peoples mind.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Varun Dhawan meets Sasha Banks, Triple H
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan was excited about attending here the WWE Live India where he met popular wrestlers Sasha Banks and Triple H.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Wonder why we are still called film industry: Amitabh
Mae Hong Son (Thailand), Dec 10 (IANS) In the digital age, megastar Amitabh Bachchan wonders why the movie world is still referred to as the "film industry".
2017-12-10
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
River Plate win second straight Copa Argentina title
Buenos Aires, Dec 10 (IANS) River Plate secured their second consecutive Copa Argentina football title by defeating Atletico Tucuman 2-1 in the final here.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
HIV/AIDS cases increase in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) HIV/AIDS infection cases are on the rise in Pakistan, according to new data.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Sibling's rape, murder still haunts Kelsey
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Kelsey Grammer says he still feels heartbroken over the rape and murder of his sister Karen in 1975.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid, Valencia win in La Liga
Madrid, Dec 10 (IANS) Real Madrid claimed an easy 5-0 win at home over a decaffeinated Sevilla in the La Liga football championship while Valencia saw off Celta Vigo to put the pressure on leaders FC Barcelona.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested here on Sunday while leading a protest march.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Foreigners arrested for sex racket in Gurugram
Gurugram, Dec 10 (IANS) Haryana Police on Sunday said they have arrested six women, including two foreigners, and a man for operating a sex racket from a spa here.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lakmal helps Sri Lanka dismiss India for 112 in first ODI
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Medium-pacer Suranga Lakmal took a four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka dismissed India for a paltry 112 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Mehbooba appalled over Zaira's molestation
Jammu, Dec 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said she was appalled to hear about the molestation of Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight by a co-passenger.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zeta-Jones inspired by 101-year-old father-in-law
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, who celebrated her father-in-law and veteran actor Kirk Douglas 101st birthday, has called him an inspirational person and a hero.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prisoner commits suicide in Andhra jail
Vijayawada, Dec 10 (IANS) An undertrial prisoner has committed suicide in a jail in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district, jail authorities said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adverse factors have played out, economy back on rails: Chief Statistician T.C.A. Anant (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The factors responsible for a five-quarter slump in the growth rate, including the adverse effects of demonetisation and GST implementation, have played out and the Indian economy is now poised to take an upward trajectory in the coming quarters, says the government's Chief Statistician.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Door-to-door campaign detecting unreported TB cases
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Aiming to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) on the lines of polio, the Union Health Ministry has launched a 15-day nationwide door-to door campaign for early and better diagnosis of the infectious disease, an official said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
High mercury levels found even in UN global policy makers
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) In a scary revelation, an international study detected neuro-toxic metal mercury levels above health alert thresholds in over half of the policy decision-makers tested at a UN summit this year.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Bieber pledges to help victims of California wildfires
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber has pledged to help out the victims affected by the devastating California wildfires.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akshay Kumar wraps shooting for 'Gold'
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) The shooting for Reema Kagti's upcoming film "Gold" has concluded.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Bihar official under scanner for alleged links with LeT terrorist
New Delhi/Patna, Dec 10 (IANS) The NIA, which arrested suspected LeT operative Abdul Naeem Sheikh from Uttar Pradesh last month, has summoned a District Transport Officer (DTO) of Bihar for his alleged links with the terrorist, an official said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Actress Zaira complains of in-flight molestation
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim has detailed a harrowing experience of being allegedly molested by a middle-aged man while she was on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai. Women commissions have urged her to file a police complaint.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Youth commits suicide after boys try to molest his sister
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) An 18-year-old youth allegedly hanged himself to death here after a group of boys accused him of stealing and tried to molest his sister when she intervened, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New drug prevents loss of muscle function
New York, Dec 10 (IANS) Researchers have found a new drug that reduces fibrosis (scarring) and prevents loss of muscle function in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
In Gujarat, Congress supporters turn to 'Amul girl' because every vote is 'Amulya'
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The witty litle Amul girl -- known for her almost-daily one-liners -- has morphed into a pro-Congress figure as part of a social media campaign for the Gujarat election, asking people to use their "Amulya" (invaluable) vote to oust the BJP from a state it has ruled for over two decades.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Anil Kapoor hosts season premiere of 'The Grand Tour'
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor hosted the season premiere of "The Grand Tour", a British motoring television series for Amazon Video.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Swift, Alwyn go hand-in-hand in public
New York, Dec 10 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift and her boyfriend Joe Alwyn went hand-in-hand at the annual Jingle Ball concert here at the Madison Square Garden -- their first public show of affection.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Omar seeks punishment for Zaira's alleged molestor
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday demanded punishment for the passenger who allegedly molested Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim on board a Vistara Airlines Delhi-Mumbai flight.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Making a difference: Teenager's passion sets an example in Kashmir (IANS Special Series)
Laharwalpora (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 10 (IANS) Bilal Ahmad Dar, 18, is ready to start his daily journey into the Wular Lake, said to be Asia's largest fresh-water lake, early in the morning on a bitterly cold December day.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Telangana,National,Kashmir,IANS Special Series,Environment/Wildlife,Features,Human Interest/Society
Maritime blockade would be declaration of war: N.Korea
Pyongyang, Dec 10 (IANS) North Korea on Sunday said that a maritime blockade would be a declaration of war, in reference to one of the new sanctions that the US mentioned it could impose on Pyongyang after its latest ballistic missile launch.
2017-12-10
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Commercialisation has led to emergence of new talent in art: Satish Gujral (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Many major artists, including stalwarts like Jatin Das, have expressed disappointment at the widespread commercialisation of the art market. But Satish Gujral, a pioneer of contemporary Indian art, believes commercialisation has also led to the emergence of new talent.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Real-time notifications on Google Maps soon
San Francisco, Dec 10 (IANS) Google will soon launch a useful update to Google Maps that will give users live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during their journey.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Daddy's Home 2': A gooey Christmas pudding (Review)
Film: "Daddy's Home 2"; Director: Sean Anders; Cast: Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg; Rating:***
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jassie Gill unveils 'Guitar sikhda'
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Jasdeep Singh Gill, better known as Jassie Gill, released his new single titled "Guitar sikhda" on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Rural-urban divide over Hardik Patel among Patidar youth
Amreli (Gujarat), Dec 10 (IANS) Patidars, whose movement for job reservation has created a stir in Gujarat in the last few years, are a divided lot with youth in the rural areas appearing to be providing strong support to their leader Hardik Patil, while those in urban areas may not be that enthusiastic about him.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Facebook testing new 'greetings' features
San Francisco, Dec 10 (IANS) Facebook users will soon be able to send a variety of 'greetings to interact with their friends in a unique way. Apart from 'Poke', now you can send a wink, a high-five, a hug and a wave.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Women commissions urge Zaira Wasim to file police complaint
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) as well as the Delhi and Maharashtra commisions for women on Sunday urged actress Zaira Wasim to file a police complaint after she alleged she was molested on a flight.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
My Padmavati: Rajasthan's shame and a community's misplaced valour (Comment: Special to IANS)
My Padmavati is a four-year-old in rural India, possibly in the desert state of Rajasthan. She is lucky to be alive. She has escaped sex-selective abortion and female infanticide. But her fight has just begun. As she enters her teens she will face the outlawed menace of child marriage, dowry demands, domestic violence and honour killing (in case she dares to select her life partner). That is if she till then has managed to ward off malnutrition, rape on her daily trips to find a lonely spot for defecation, sexual harassment, child trafficking and even accusations of witchcraft.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Opinion/Commentary,Human Interest/Society
Older mothers may up risk of infertility in daughters
New York, Dec 10 (IANS) Women who delay motherhood are likely to increase the risk of damaging the fertility of their daughters, a study has warned.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
How jet lag could up cancer risk
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Frequent travelling that causes jet lag could increase your risk of cancer because it tends to disturb our body clocks that are controlled by the same mechanism that causes tumours, finds a study
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka opt to field against India in first ODI
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka's new captain Thisara Perera won the toss and opted to bowl against India in the first One-Day International (ODI) match at the HPCA Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Reading replays: How some books always remain on our mind (Column: Bookends)
There are many habits of fervently compulsive readers that can bemuse people around them, but among the most puzzling for their parents and friends would be to see them unwilling to let go of rising stacks of old favourites, in which they again get engrossed with the same level of enjoyment. Book readers, on the other hand, cannot understand why anyone should be perplexed.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Did Koyna quake set trend of opposing hydro projects? (December 11 is the 50th anniversary of the Koyna quake)
December 11 is the 50th anniversary of the Koyna earthquake. The tremor claimed 199 lives and caused minor damage to the Koyna dam in Maharashtra and some houses in its vicinity -- but it is an event that affected science, society and engineering. Till the Koyna earthquake, peninsular India was considered quake-free and most big civil engineering projects were constructed under this assumption.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Yoga for a healthy respiratory system (Comment: Special to IANS)
Smog, the choking threat which has landed the national capital in a pollution emergency, has been the cause of many respiratory problems in children and adults. When your daily commute feels like living on the edge, what are your other outdoor activities supposed to feel like?
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Macro-data, parliament session to steer equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Upcoming macro-economic data points, coupled with the commencement of parliament's winter session and global cues, especially crude oil prices, are expected to determine the trajectory of the key equity indices in the coming week.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
The world needs empathy: Swara Bhasker
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker has said that it was sad to see the world ignoring the emotion of empathy.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) It was a pleasant Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cloud cover improve temperatures in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir improved on Sunday due to a cloud cover prompting authorities to fully prepare for heavy rains and snowfall from Monday night, according to the weather office.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Actress Zaira Wasim complains of in-flight molestation
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim has detailed a harrowing experience of being allegedly molested by a middle-aged man while she was on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protest march
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Restrictions were imposed in many parts of Srinagar on Sunday to prevent a separatist-called protest march, police said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Elated with success of 'Tu Aashiquii': Jannat
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Jannat Zubair Rahmani, known for essaying the role of Pankti in "Tu Aashiquii", is on cloud nine as the daily soap has found a spot in the top five shows in India.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jennifer Aniston can't cook
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston says she is great at making convenience food but wishes she was better at making meals.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US forfeited role of mediator in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Cairo, Dec 10 (IANS) The Foreign Minister of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) said here on Saturday that with President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital the US had taken sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and forfeited its role as mediator.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Diplomacy
Wasn't kicked out of Atomic Kitten: Kerry Katona
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona claims that pop group Atomic Kitten is over for good but insists she wasn't kicked out.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Islamic State is 'not yet defeated': May
London, Dec 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday congratulated her Iraqi counterpart Haider Abadi over the Islamic State victory, but warned the militant group is "not yet defeated".
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Learnt so much from Salman: Gavie Chahal
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Gavie Chahal says working with superstar Salman Khan on "Tiger Zinda Hai" was an enriching experience.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen's markets left 6 dead
Sanaa, Dec 10 (IANS) At least six people were killed and dozens of others wounded when Saudi-led coalition warplanes separately hit two popular markets in Yemen on Saturday, residents and medics said.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Yemen,Defence/Security
Raghu Ram likes hanging out with TV actors
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) TV personality Raghu Ram, who is currently seen in "Entertainment Ki Raat", says he is having fun hanging out with television stars, and is surprised by it.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump slams CNN over inaccurate report
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) The President of the UA took to Twitter on Saturday to blast the CNN news network for an erroneous report concerning one of his sons and when he knew about sensitive Democratic Party e-mails made public by WikiLeaks.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Exfoliate, apply sunscreen to get rid of dry skin
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Most people associate winter with dry skin. To counter the flaking skin, exfoliate your lips, face and body once a week, and don't forget your sunscreen, suggest experts.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 300 militants surrender in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) More than 300 militants, including 17 of their commanders, of banned organisations have laid down arms and surrendered to the government in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
45% respondents admit to paying bribe: Online survey
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) About 45 per cent of the respondents admitted that they paid a bribe at least once in the last 12 months in order to get their work done, according to an online survey done by Transparency International India in collaboration with a community-based social network LocalCircles.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
FC Goa thrash Kerala Blasters in ISL
Fatorda (Goa), Dec 9 (IANS) FC Goa thrashed Kerala Blasters 5-2 in their Hero Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Fatorda Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,ISL
India to host southeast Asia connectivity summit
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Keeping with Indias initiative of connectivity with southeast Asia under its Act East Policy, New Delhi will host an Asean-India Connectivity Summit (AICS) on December 11-12 on the theme "Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century", the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Rajasthan government plans it big for fourth anniversary
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) The BJP has planned it big to celebrate the fourth anniversary of its Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan on December 15, by boosting infrastructure and irrigation services.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Talks on to stitch pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya: Ram Madhav
Shillong, Dec 9 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said talks are on with like-minded political parties to stitch a pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya for the Assembly polls slated for February-March 2018.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
High turnout in Gujarat gives us hope, says Congress
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Congress said that the over 70 per cent voting in the first phase of Gujarat polls on Saturday has given it a hope of forming the government in the state, as a "high turnout of voters is a sign of change of power".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Navy continues post-Ockhi search and rescue operations
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Indian Navy continued, for the tenth day on Saturday, its search and rescue operations over Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshdweep and Minicoy islands in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi, an official statement said.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal launches free entrance coaching for SC/ST students
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday launched a scheme under which free entrance coaching will be provided for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students preparing for civil services, judicial services, banking, engineering, medicine, and other competitive examinations.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Education
Rajasthan goes tough on doctors on leave, employees warn of protesters
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Rajasthan's Medical and Health Department on Saturday sought a list of doctors who went on leave on Friday without taking valid permission even as an employees union warned of massive protests if they were not invited for talks.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Triple H beat Jinder Mahal in WWE Live event
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Paul Michael Levesque, better known by the ring name Triple H, defeated former champion Jinder Mahal in the marquee clash of the WWE Live event at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
PM should apologise for Patra's 'father of India' remark, expel him: Congress
Ahmedabad, Dec 9 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday demanded that Prime Narendra Modi apologise to the country for the "insult" to Mahatma Gandhi by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra who termed Modi "desh ka baap" (Father of India) at a news channel show, and "show courage" by expelling him, like the Congress expelled Mani Shankar Aiyar for his "neech" remark.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Max Hospital employees burn Kejriwal's effigy
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Employees of Max Hospital here, whose licence was cancelled by the Delhi government, burned effigies of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain outside the hospital on Saturday afternoon, police said.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Delhi Medical Association wants Max Hospital licence restored, warns of strike
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Terming the Delhi government's decision to cancel the license of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, "irrational and autocratic" after it erroneously declared a newborn dead, the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) on Saturday urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to revoke the order or else threatened to go on strike.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
No other PM has activated Indian diaspora like Modi: Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) No other Prime Minister has activated Indian diaspora and struck "real friendships" with world leaders like Narendra Modi has, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Parrikar downplays role of MEA in diplomacy
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday downplayed the role of the External Affairs ministry in international diplomacy, while crediting Defence Ministry officials as the real "backroom boys", who slog in the background to actually get international deals going.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Human chain formed in Delhi to decry Rajasthan 'Love Jihad' shocker
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Academics and social activists formed a silent human chain here on Saturday protesting the brutal murder of Muslim labourer Mohammed Afrazul, who was brutally murdered and burned by accused Shambhulal Raigar in Rajsamand in Rajasthan earlier in the week.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Triple H beat Jinder Mahal in WWE Live event
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Paul Michael Levesque, better known by the ring name Triple H, defeated former champion Jinder Mahal in the marquee clash of the WWE Live event at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Gujarat first phase polling likely to cross 70% (Roundup)
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Gujarat on Saturday held the first of its two-phase polling, registering 68 per cent voting, which is expected to cross 70 per cent -- similar to the 2012 figure. The election was peaceful, barring some incidents of skirmishes, while around 100 complaints of EVM malfunctioning were received.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Some people here think buying fighters is like buying pulses: Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) Slamming the Congress for criticising the Rafale deal in the run up to the Gujarat elections, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that in India, purchases of fighter aircraft is, unluckily, considered on par with buying pulses.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Never thought heroes we worshipped would ever leave us: Salman Khan
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is here with other actors -- Sonakshi Sinha, Prabhu Deva and Kriti Sanon -- for "Dabangg-The Tour", says he never thought veteran actors like Vinod Khanna and Shashi Kapoor, will "ever leave us alone".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
HWL Final: Australia crush depleted Germany to reach final
Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 (IANS) Defending champions Australia moved past a depleted German side 3-0 on Saturday to set-up a title clash against Olympic 2016 champions Argentina in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final here.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Mulayam slams Aiyar for calling Modi 'neech'
Lucknow, Dec 9 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday slammed Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "neech" (low caste) person.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Maharashtra police station head nabbed in raid on gambling den
Pune, Dec 9 (IANS) In a huge embarrassment for the law-enforcers, the in-charge of a police station was nabbed in an early morning raid on a high-profile night club-cum-gambling den in the city, police said here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Surgical strikes were planned with mobiles off, kept away: Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) The strategy to execute surgical strikes were carried out with such secrecy that mobile phones were switched off and kept at a distance during the crucial meetings with senior military and Defence Ministry officials, former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Ex-Italy goalkeeper Zenga coaches Crotone
Rome, Dec 9 (IANS) Walter Zenga has replaced Devide Nicola to be the coach of Serie A strugglers Crotone.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Rs 5 lakh given to family of Rajasthan 'Love Jihad' victim
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday extended financial aid of Rs 5 lakh to the family of a Muslim man who was brutally murdered and burned by accused Shambhulal Raigar in Rajsamand.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Canada charges 2 Indian-descent Californians with cocaine smuggling
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) Two Californians of Indian-descent have been charged by Canadian authorities with smuggling 100 kgs of cocaine valued at about $6 million, according to media reports.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian Army was not equipped for war with China in 1962: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) The Indian Army was not equipped to handle the 1962 war with China with New Delhi closing its eyes to the looming threat from Beijing, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday, and called on the present establishment to ensure that the forces are fully prepared now in view of fresh signs of aggression on the eastern border.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Some think buying fighters is like buying pulses: Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) Slamming the Congress for criticising the Rafale deal in the run up to the Gujarat elections, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that in India, purchases of fighter aircraft is unluckily, considered on par with buying pulses.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Renovate Red Fort, clean surroundings, LG tells officials
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) After paying a visit to the Red Fort, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday directed officials to renovate the facade of the 17th century fort and clean the parks and drains near it and conceal the overhanging wires.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
R.K.Nagar assembly constituency's returning officer changed
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday ordered change of Returning Officer for Tamil Nadu's Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency, where the bypoll will be held on December 21, said an official.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Why did Modiji 'sell out' Gujarat's education system: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Stating that 80 per cent engineers in Gujarat are unemployed, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the state's education system has been "sold out".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab not to ban screening of 'Padmavati': Amarinder
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday made it clear that he would not stop the screening of the controversial film "Padmavati" in the state.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Media,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Man conning people with promise of government job held
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A man who pretended to be a government official and conned people by promising a job in a central government ministry's project has been arrested here, police said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 gunmen killed in Russia for plotting terror attacks
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS) Three armed suspects were killed on Saturday in Russia's North Caucasus city of Stavropol for allegedly planning terrorist attacks in public places, the media reported.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Boris Johnson in Iran to discuss jailed Briton's release
Tehran, Dec 9 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Iran on Saturday to address the case of a British-Iranian citizen detained in Tehran since 2016.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Abbas won't meet US Vice President Pence: Palestine official
Ramallah, Dec 9 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not receive US Vice President Mike Pence during his scheduled visit to the region this month in response to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a Palestinian official said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
CRPF constable kills four colleagues in fratricidal shooting
Raipur/Jagdalpur, Dec 9 (IANS) Four CRPF troopers were killed and one grievously injured when a fellow trooper opened fire at them at a CRPF camp in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Saturday evening.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AfDB approves $265m loan for Morocco energy project
Rabat, Dec 9 (IANS/MAP) The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $265 million loan for a renewable energy project in Morocco.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Indiabulls Housing Finance sells lndiabulls Life Insurance
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Indiabulls Housing Finance on Saturday said that it has sold 100 per cent of its shareholding in "lndiabulls Life Insurance Company Limited".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Uganda misses out on 2018 CAF Confederations Cup
Kampala, Dec 9 (IANS) Uganda has missed the chance to be represented at the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederations Cup.
2017-12-09
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
Government to name directors of Unitech, after NCLT junks board
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The government will shortly nominate the directors to the board of the besieged building firm Unitech as directed by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), informed sources said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Shut up, or I will reveal all, Rane warns Uddhav Thackeray
Sangli (Maharashtra), Dec 9 (IANS) Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane on Saturday asked Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray to "keep his mouth shut" or face consequences as he will "reveal all".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nepal Leftist alliance 'on course for poll victory'
Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) An alliance of Communist parties in Nepal was on Saturday leading the country's first election to the provincial and federal assemblies in a setback to the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) that is pro-India, the media reported.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nizami doesn't hold any party position, PM digressing from real issues: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said that the Congress worker Prime Minister Narendra Modi cited to attack the party, does not hold any position in the party, while hitting out for Modi for for moving away from "real issues".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pradhan urges OMCs to speed up gas roll-out in northeast
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged oil marketing companies (OMCs) to speed up roll-out of city gas distribution to provide CNG/PNG (compressed natural gas/piped natural gas) connections and early completion of ongoing infrastructure projects in the northeastern region.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Acer unveils Windows Mixed Reality headset in India
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Global PC maker Acer on Saturday launched a Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headset for the first time in India.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Bengal ministers meet family of man hacked to death in Rajasthan
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) A number of West Bengal ministers and political leaders on Saturday visited the family of a Bengali labourer, brutally killed in Rajasthan two days ago, and offered their condolences.
2017-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'No rallies and processions in Jaipur during peak hours'
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Rallies and processions in Jaipur city cannot be taken out on working days during peak hours, the Rajasthan High Court ruled on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Draw for AFC Women's Asian Cup 2018 in Jordan
Amman (Jordan), Dec 9 (IANS) Hosts Jordan were drawn into Group A with China, Thailand and the Philippines in the AFC Women's Cup 2018, which will take place here from April 7 to 22.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Football
East Bengal crush Lajong 5-1 for 1st win in I-League
Barasat, (West Bengal) Dec 9 (IANS) East Bengal recorded their first win of the 2017-18 I-League football season with a dominating 5-1 victory over Shillong Lajong at the Vidyasagar Krirangan (Barasat Stadium) here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Kuwait to host Gulf Cup
Cairo, Dec 9 (IANS) The Kuwait Football Association on Saturday announced that the country will host the Gulf Cup of Nations.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Egypt,Sports,Football
Catholics stage protest against Goa Archbishop over relocation of saint's feast
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) Nearly 200 protesters staged a dharna outside the Goa Archbishop's official residence in Panaji on Saturday, protesting against the Church's decision to relocate of the feast venue of recently anointed saint Joseph Vaz.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion
Washington Sundar to replace injured Kedar Jadhav for Sri Lanka ODIs
Dharamsala, Dec 9 (IANS) Teenaged all-rounder Washington Sundar was on Saturday drafted into the India squad replacing injured Kedar Jadhav for the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Shreyas Gopal's ton floors Mumbai in Ranji quarters
Nagpur, Dec 9 (IANS) Karnataka rode on rising Shreyas Gopal's career-best 150 to leave Mumbai reeling at 120/3 and trail by 277 runs in their second innings of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 quarter-final clash at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Basics of captaincy remain same in any team: Rohit
Dharamsala, Dec 9 (IANS) On the eve of his captaincy debut for India in the first One-day International (ODI) match against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma feels that basics of leading a side remain the same though the difference in captaining a club and the national team is big.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
DCW chief meets President over women safety situation
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Saturday met President Ram Nath Kovind and briefed him on issues related to women safety and the growing menace of illegal drugs and liquor being sold in the capital, a statement said.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat records 68% voting in first phase, expected to cross 70%: EC
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) An estimated 68 per cent of voters exercised their franchise in the first phase of polling in 89 constituencies in Gujarat till 5 p.m., with the Election Commission saying the figure is likely to cross 70 per cent.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Barcelona face difficult La Liga tie against Villarreal
Madrid, Dec 9 (IANS) FC Barcelona face another potentially difficult away game on Sunday as they seek to maintain their five-point lead at the top of the La Liga football championship.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sri Lanka joins China's Belt & Road with operations of Hambantota Port
Colombo, Dec 9 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that the country has joined China's Belt and Road Initiative with the launch of operations at the Hambantota Port through a joint venture between the two nations.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Yemen's slain ex-President Saleh buried
Sanaa, Dec 9 (IANS) Yemen's slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was buried on Saturday here, six days after Houthis killed him following deadly street clashes that erupted after he switched sides, a Houthi official said.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
ISL: On-song Chennaiyin hunt for fourth successive win against Mumbai (Preview)
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC will attempt to register a record fourth successive win in the Indian Super League (ISL) season four but hosts Mumbai City FC wont make it any easy at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Questions on freedom of expression arise before elections: Irani
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday maintained that questioning freedom of expression and its association with films are mostly PR stunts, and such topics are raised before elections.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Bollywood,Politics
Keep northeast peaceful, IB chief tells new police officers
Umsaw Khwan (Meghalaya), Dec 9 (IANS) Intelligence Bureau Chief Rajiv Jain on Saturday noted that India's northeastern states are relatively peaceful and urged newly-trained police officers to ensure peace prevails in the region.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India look good to take on South Africa (Column: Just Sport)
It has become ritualistic in the last one decade to say that India have their best chance of winning a series as they get ready to tour South Africa or Australia. Every time the pundits and player-experts tick all the boxes to justify their prediction.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Supporters throng 10, Janpath on Sonia Gandhi's birthday
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Supporters thronged Congress President Sonia Gandhi's residence to wish her on her 71st birthday on Saturday, on a day when the Congress and BJP locked horns in the first phase of the Gujarat elections, and days before she steps down to make way for her son Rahul Gandhi to take up the party's top post.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP heading to victory in Gujarat: Jaitley
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the BJP was satisfied with the manner in which the first phase of polling in the Gujarat assembly elections went, and claimed his party was headed towards a landslide victory.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Book on 'borderline personality disorder' released
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Punjab Director General of Police V.K. Bhawra on Saturday released a book titled "Borderline" written by Shabri Prasad Singh here.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine
Separatist seminar disallowed, Yasin Malik goes underground
Srinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Authorities on Saturday disallowed a seminar on human rights organised by Kashmiri separatist leaders in the house of senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani here.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Nahargarh Fort death not a murder, says forensic report
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) The forensic report in the death of a man whose body was found hanging on the ramparts of Rajasthan's Nahargarh Fort with anti-'Padmavati' scribblings nearby have ruled out murder.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident