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Ex-Werder Bremen midfielder Wesley leaves Sao Paulo
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20 (IANS) Former Brazil international midfielder Wesley has parted ways with Sao Paulo amid reports linking him with Brazilian Serie A rivals Sport Recife.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Youth's body found in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) The body of a youth who had been shot dead was found on Sunday at an apple orchard in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Feeling bad without your phone could up anxiety: Study
Seoul, Aug 20 (IANS) Do you tend to panic immediately if your phone runs out of battery or isnt beside you even for a while? Beware, you may develop "nomophobia" that can cause increases in heart rate, anxiety, blood pressure, and unpleasant feelings, researchers warned.
2017-08-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
Bengal hills police stations on high alert after blast
Darjeeling, Aug 20 (IANS) All police stations in the northern West Bengal hills have been put on "high alert" and counter-insurgency strategies are being followed after two major blasts in the past 24 hours in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, police said on Sunday.
2017-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Comedian-actor Dick Gregory dies at 84
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Renowned stand-up comedian, actor and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has passed away. He was 84.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Anando Brahma': Refreshing horror-comedy (Telugu movie review)
Film: "Anando Brahma"; Director: Mahi Raghav; Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Srinivas Reddy, Shakalaka Shankar, Vennela Kishore and Tagubothu Ramesh; Rating: ***1/2
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Mamata pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 73rd birth anniversary.
2017-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Narang focussed on improving Olympic medals tally
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Olympic medallist Gagan Narang has asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India win as many medals as possible in shooting at the 2024 Olympics.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Rishi remembers actors Manorama, Kanhaiyalal
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor remembers late actors Manorama and Kanhaiyalal.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prince William, Harry have cameos in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor John Boyega, who will reprise his role as Finn in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", has confirmed that Prince William and Prince Harry have cameo appearances in the upcoming movie.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UP train derailment toll 24, rescue work ends
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The death toll in a horrific train accident in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district was on Sunday put at 24 as officials announced an end to rescue work. At least 156 people were injured and 10 were in critical condition.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Despite the rhetoric, the US can't pull out of Paris pact before Nov 4, 2020 (Comment: Special to IANS)
The world today is "locked" in more ways than one. Brutal inequality, dreadful terrorism, unashamed threats on territorial claims and bullying on nuclear missile attacks have all locked our civilisation in a spiral trajectory of global hazards without any sign of slowing down.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Planters apprehensive about future of Darjeeling tea exports, pin hopes on GI tag
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Amid fears of losing export markets to other nations due to the ongoing unrest in the northern West Bengal hills, Darjeeling's tea planters are hoping that the Geographical Indication (GI) tag will enable them to regain their market share in the future.
2017-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Would love an Indian adaptation of 'Sherlock': Actress Sian Brooke
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Sian Brooke, who surprised many when she entered "Sherlock" as an evil and mentally-disturbed third Holmes named Eurus, is clueless about the future of her character and the British series. But the English actress says she would find it interesting if the globally-loved show gets an Indian version.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Fix responsibility on prima facie evidence: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A day after 24 people were killed in s train derailment in Uttar Pradesh, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that he has directed the Chairman Railway Board (CRB) to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by the evening.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Twitter trolls Trump on 'heel'
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's "covfefe" nightmare recurred when he commented on the anti-fascist protest rally, saying the country will "heel" instead of "heal".
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Technology,Human Interest/Society
From RM to CM: Parrikar trades Tejas for tomatoes, surgical strikes for papad dough
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Until some months ago, as Raksha Mantri, Manohar Parrikar, with his trademark fidgety eloquence, could explain the flaws in the LCA Tejas or confidently hold fort on the now-fabled surgical strikes against Pakistan.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
'Independence was only transfer of power; true freedom is equal access to everything for everyone' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The nation has just celebrated Independence Day with great pomp and fervour -- but does this special occasion evoke similar sentiments among the Dalits living in the country? No, contends author Sujatha Gidla, who was born an "untouchable" and is now creating waves in US literary circles with a provocative memoir capturing the life of her community in India.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar
Baghdad, Aug 20 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Sunday announced the launch of a military offensive to recover the Tal Afar city from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffaranagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, officials said.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Facebook community rescues woman from swimming pool
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) A US woman stuck in a swimming pool was rescued by a Facebook group after she asked for help on the social media platform last week.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Global cues, FIIs' fund movement to steer equity markets (Market Outlook)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Global cues and direction of foreign funds' flows are expected to affect the movement of key equity indices during the upcoming week, market observers opined.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Desert warrior, ignored prophet: Lawrence of Arabia's life, legend and legacy (Column: Bookends)
How is history made? From the interplay of political, social and economic forces, decisions made elsewhere or the contested "Great Man" Theory -- the influence of one key man at the right place and time? For the modern Middle East's making and its problems, all seem to play a role, including in explaining what Lawrence of Arabia accomplished -- and the consequences of ignoring his advice.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Art/Culture/Books
23rd Delhi Book Fair to begin from August 26
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Good news for the bibliophiles of the national capital, the Delhi Book Fair is all set to begin from August 26.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Fake news needs the competition: Trump to Bannon
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump wished his former chief strategist Steve Bannon well upon his return to the far-right Breitbart News website, tweeting "Fake News needs the competition", the media reported.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
S. African minister resigns after assaulting woman
Pretoria, Aug 20 (IANS) South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has resigned after allegations that he beat a woman at a Johannesburg nightclub last weekend, media reported on Sunday.
2017-08-20
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 reasons why quizzing is important for students
Many of us in the 40-plus bracket will recall youthful evenings in front of the TV watching students battle it out in the Bournvita Quiz Contest. But since its last episode was aired, there has been no all-India show mounted on such a scale.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Technology,Education,IANS Life
Trump to skip annual Kennedy Centre Honours
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will not attend the annual Kennedy Centre Honours in December, the White House has announced.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Cloudy Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning here on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Neo-Nazis march in Berlin
Berlin, Aug 20 (IANS) Neo-Nazis marched in the streets of the German capital to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, US, the media reported.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Critical Saamna editorial based on 'fake news': Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Shiv Sena mouthpiece "Saamna" editorial which criticised him for his readiness to move back to the Defence Ministry, in case he lost the August 23 Panaji by-poll, was based on "fake news".
2017-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Media,Politics
UP survey of rural women: Want to work, watch news, go to parlours
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) A survey of rural women in Uttar Pradesh, Indias largest state, has shown the rising spiral of their aspirations -- 56 per cent want to work, 67 per cent want to study further, at least five per cent visit a beauty parlour regularly, and at least 10 per cent watch the news on television.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Venezuela invites regional governments for high-level talks
Caracas, Aug 20 (IANS) Venezuela has invited governments from across the Americas that have taken a position on its political processes to gather for high-level talks.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Diplomacy
Wendell Rodricks presents plus size show at LFW Winter/Festive 2017
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Ace designer Wendell Rodricks presented the 'aLL PRIMERO' collection at the plus size show at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here.
2017-08-20
Category: International, India,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
Wendell Rodricks presents plus size show at LFW Winter/Festive 2017
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Ace designer Wendell Rodricks presented the 'aLL PRIMERO' collection at the plus size show at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
AC jackets for Indian Special Forces soon: Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Trials for introducing air-conditioned jackets for the Indian Special Forces soldiers are on, former Defence Minister and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Lana Del Rey announces world tour
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Lana Del Rey has announced a world tour in support of her latest album "Lust For Life".
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
My health is perfect, vested interests spreading rumours: Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that vested interests were spreading rumours about his health, ahead of the August 23 by-polls. He also said that an angioplasty procedure, which he underwent recently to treat a minor block, was being blown out of proportion.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Most Americans say US shouldn't threaten N.Korea with military action
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) A majority of Americans say that the US should not threaten the North Korea with military action, according to a new poll.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Lovato raps 'Bodak yellow', Cardi B loves it
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato surprised fans when she belted out the hip-hop song "Bodak yellow", and its original artiste Cardi B is happy with it.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Netanyahu to meet Putin over 'recent development' in Syria
Jerusalem, Aug 20 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia next week to discuss "recent development" in Syria.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Thousands march in US state one week after Charlottesville
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Thousands of people poured onto the streets of Boston to demonstrate against racism and hate, one week after race-related protests turned violent in Charlottesville.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IS claims stabbing attack in Russia
Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a knife attack that left seven persons injured in the Russian city of Surgut, media reports said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Roles are hard for me to get: Robert Pattinson
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says he is not as big as Leonardo DiCaprio in Hollywood, and it is difficult for him to get roles.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Israeli forces shoot dead knife-wielding Palestinian teen
Jerusalem, Aug 20 (IANS) A Palestinian teenager who attempted to carry out a knife attack was shot dead by Israeli Border Police in the West Bank, the police said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ethnic wear basics for men
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) There are many options that men can play with while going for ethnic wear. Pathani suit, Jodhpur pants and dhoti are the basics that men should have in their wardrobe, say experts.
2017-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
17,000 displaced returned to Mosul in past 2 months: Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 20 (IANS) A total of 17,000 Iraqi displaced people have returned to their homes in the eastern part of Mosul in the past two months, government officials said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Immigration/Law/Rights
China company to build Afghan embassy in Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) A leading Chinese company will build the Afghan embassy complex in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad at a cost of nearly $17 million, media reports said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
1 killed, 5 wounded in 3 shootings in US
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) One police officer was killed and 5 others wounded in three separate shootings in US states of Florida and Pennsylvania, authorities said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beckinsale 'quite' likes being scared
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Kate Beckinsale says it's scary to be alone for the first time in 20 years as her daughter Lily prepares to go to university. But that's not necessarily a bad thing for her.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Spain maintains alert level with reinforced security measures
Barcelona, Aug 20 (IANS) The Spanish government decided to maintain its anti-terrorism alert level at 4 but pledged to reinforce security measures at the same time, the Interior Ministry said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jay Z admits he has 'real problem? with Kanye
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Rapper-record producer Jay Z has revealed what led to the fallout with his former best friend and rapper Kanye West.
2017-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
North Korea accuses Japan of planning cyberspace war
Pyongyang, Aug 20 (IANS) North Korea accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military under the pretext of self-defence, the media reported.
2017-08-20
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Diplomacy
Constitute enquiry panel on Darjeeling blast: GJM to Rajnath
Darjeeling, Aug 20 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to constitute a high level enquiry committee involving the National Investigative Agency under Supreme Court monitoring into the Darjeeling blast.
2017-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Iraqi forces kill 66 IS militants near Mosul
Baghdad, Aug 20 (IANS) The Iraqi forces killed 66 Islamic State (IS) militants, including suicide bombers,near the city of Mosul in Iraq, defence officials said.
2017-08-20
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
One dead, two injured in twin bomb blasts in Bengal hills
Darjeeling, Aug 19 (IANS) A civic volunteer died, and two others were injured in a blast in northern West Bengal's Kalimpong police station on Saturday night, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not focusing on films at the moment: Pernia
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Fashion entrepreneur and stylist Pernia Qureshi, who made her Bollywood debut with Muzaffar Ali's "Jaanisaar", says that she is not focusing on movies currently as she has other priorities.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
16-yr-old attempts suicide in Delhi, police probing Blue Whale angle
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A 16-year-old student attempted suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of his house here but is now stable, police said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' crosses Rs 100 crore in India
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Hindi film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", which attempts to spread the message of eradicating open defecation in an entertaining vein, surpassed the Rs 100 crore on the eighth day since its release in India, its makers said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Flood situation deteriorates in Bengal's Malda and South Dinajpur
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Notwithstanding an overall improvement in the flood scenario in northern West Bengal due to the reduced rainfall, the situation deteriorated in parts of Malda and South Dinajpur districts on Saturday, as reports of affected people looting relief materials came from a couple of places.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana Steelers sneak past UP Yoddha in PKL
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Haryana Steelers edged past hosts UP Yoddha 36-29 in an inter zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (IPL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Saiyami Kher turns show stopping bride for Nachiket Barve at LFW (Lead, correcting model's name)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Designer Nachiket Barve collaborated with Lakme Salon's backstage experts to showcase the modern Indian bride through sheer timeless beauty of Greco-Roman goddesses - with Saiyami Kher as the show stopper, as he brought alive the theme of "Eternal Luminance" at the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Safety should always be railways' number one priority: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Condoling the death of 23 people in the railway accident in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said safety should be the number one priority of the Indian Railways.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
23 dead, 40 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh (Intro Roundup)
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and at least 40 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cow protection for BJP means killing of minority people: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday targeted the BJP on cow protection and said for the ruling party it means "killing of minority people".
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Siyami Kher turns show stopping bride for Nachiket Barve at LFW
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Designer Nachiket Barve collaborated with Lakme Salon's backstage experts to showcase the modern Indian bride through sheer timeless beauty of Greco-Roman goddesses - with Siyami Kher as the show stopper, as he brought alive the theme of "Eternal Luminance" at the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata, Modi governments now battle over observance of Teachers Day
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Days after clashing with the BJP-led central government over the format for celebrating independence Day in educational institutions, West Bengal's Mamata Baneerjee regime is again on a collision course with the centre over observance of Teachers Day on September 5.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Two 'Mahakali' actors die in road accident
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actors Gagan Kang and Arjit Lavania, known for their stint on television show "Mahakali-Anth Hi Aarambh Hai", died on Saturday in a road accident, a police official said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Time to include India in global fashion plan: Designer Manish Arora (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Known for working with a riot of colours and psychedelic prints to produce quirky designs loved all around, ace designer Manish Arora says it is the time when India should not be separated from the world in terms of fashion as the customer has become global.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Football: India rally to beat Mauritius 2-1 in Tri-Nation opener
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) India came back from a goal down to edge past Mauritius 2-1 in their first game of the Tri-Nation football tournament here at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
AI cabin crew member held for smuggling marijuana
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) An Air India (AI) cabin crew member has been arrested in connection with smuggling marijuana on an AI flight, officials said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
259 died in 27 rail accidents since 2014: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the railways security record, noting that ever since it came to power in 2014, 259 passengers have died and 899 were injured in 27 rail accidents.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Video surfaces of Indian-Chinese soldiers' scuffle in Ladakh
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Days after Indian and Chinese troops got involved in a shuffle in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, a video of the stone pelting surfaced on Saturday, but army sources however said they cannot confirm its authenticity.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Growing numbers of cardiac patients in 30-40 age group in India
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Cardiologists attending a global conference here have voiced concern over the growing numbers of cardiac patients in the age group of 30-40 years in India.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sikka's exit from Infosys unfortunate but not unexpected: Experts
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) A day after the dramatic departure of technocrat Vishal Sikka as Chief Executive of Infosys, industry experts on Saturday said while his exit was unfortunate, it was not unexpected as he became an unintended victim of the boardroom battles with the co-founders.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Telugu Titans pip U Mumba in PKL
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Telugu Titans overcame some nervy moments to beat former champions U Mumba 37-32 in an inter-zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
NF railway hopes to restore full connectivity by Aug 28
Maligaon/Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) With the flood fury continuing in West Bengal and Bihar, train services on Northeast Frontier Railway were still in disarray, as its network still remained breached in Bihar's Kishanganj, Katihar and Araria districts and full connectivity could not be restored before August 28, a release said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress targets Gujarat government for defending Amin, Barot
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday targeted the BJP government in Gujarat for defending retired police officers N.K. Amin and Tarun Barot, who resigned after the Supreme Court asked the state to take a call on their fate or else it would decide.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
23 dead, 400 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh (Roundup)
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and 400 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prabhu announces ex-gratia for train accident victims
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the kin of those who died in the train accident near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonia, Rahul express grief on Muzaffarnagar train accident
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday expressed shock and pain at the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar, which left at least 13 persons dead.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi condoles death in Utkal Express derailment
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of people caused by the derailment of Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
River interlinking will reduce impact of floods: Uma Bharti
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday reviewed the flood situation in different parts of the country and said that long-term solution to mitigate impact of floods and drought lies in interlinking rivers besides building large storages.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Civic bodies seize 250 kg of banned polythene
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A week after the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order to ban plastic bags less than 50 micron thickness in Delhi, the civic bodies on Saturday claimed to have seized about 250 kilos of them here.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
13 dead, scores injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh (Third Lead)
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and scores injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gorakhpur deaths government-made tragedy: Rahul Gandhi
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met a few of the families who lost their children in the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy to express sympathies and said it was a "government-made tragedy" since the deaths occurred due to lack of oxygen.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
BJP leaders delaying Delhi flyover work for commission: AAP
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday alleged that BJP leaders have been delaying the work on the Rani Jhansi Flyover here, to shoot up project costs to get more commission.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Manchester United thrash Swansea 4-0
Swansea (United Kingdom), Aug 19 (IANS) Manchester United continued their good start in the English Premier League (EPL) football season as they thrashed hosts Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Dhopade leads National Challengers Chess meet
Ahmedabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade maintained his lead after beating youngster Udit Kamdar in the ninth round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship at the Karnavati Club on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Congress hits out at Adityanath's 'picnic spot' statement
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's remark that people in Delhi are trying to make Gorakhpur a picnic spot, terming it an insult to the children who died in hospital due to lack of oxygen.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Woman set afire by in-laws dies, husband among three held
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A young woman set afire by her husband and in-laws over dowry died here on Saturday and three persons have been arrested in the case, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
74th National Open Water Swimming meet in Murshidabad from August 27
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Competitors from Bangladesh, Spain and Thailand, alongside India, will take part in the 74th edition of the National Open Water Swimming Competition slated to get underway in Bengal's Murshidabad district from August 27, it was announced on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Hunt continues for van driver in Barcelona attack
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) An international manhunt was underway on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 persons in Barcelona and injured over a hundred people.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UoN, TTA join hands to launch PG course
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) The University of Nottingham (UoN) on Saturday launched the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) (PGCEi) for teacher education in partnership with the TISB Training Academy (TTA)
2017-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Four dead, 20 injured in train accident in Muzaffarnagar
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) At least four persons died and more than 20 were injured, some critically, when six coaches of the Haridwar-bound Kalinga Utkal Express derailed at Khatauli, 24 km from Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kohli hints at playing Kuldeep, Yuzvendra in 1st ODI vs Sri Lanka
Dambulla, Aug 19 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday hinted at playing left-arm wrist (chinaman) spinner Kuldeep Yadav and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Guatemala,Sports,Cricket
116 stranded cross-LoC passengers to travel home on Aug 21
Jammu, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 116 stranded residents of Pakistan-administered Kashmir will travel home on Monday, officials said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ghosh-Sathiyan enter Bulgaria Open final
Panagyurishte (Bulgaria), Aug 19 (IANS) The Indian pair of Soumyajit Ghosh and G. Sathiyan defeated compatriots Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty to enter the men's doubles final at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open table tennis tournament here on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Chelsea need time to fight in Champions League, says coach Conte
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Chelsea coach Antonio Conte reckoned that the English Premier League (EPL) title holders will need time to be competitive in European Champions League football.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Nine Chhattisgarh officials suspended over cow deaths
Raipur, Aug 19 (IANS) In the wake of the uproar over the death of 250 cows in Durg and Bemetra districts of Chhattisgarh, nine officials of the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry department have been suspended and issued show-cause notices, officials said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Eden India-Australia ODI tickets to cost more post GST
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Ticket prices for the One-Day International tie between India and Australia next month will be hiked due to the 28 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) being levied post July 1.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bomb blast in Darjeeling, Gurung booked
Darjeeling, Aug 19 (IANS) A bomb blast occurred in the heart of West Bengal's hill town of Darjeeling damaging a few shops early on Saturday, following which police booked three top GJM leaders including its chief Bimal Gurung under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN urges protection for civilians in armed conflict
New York, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) Civilians in a conflict are not a target, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a special event on Saturday marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people living in war zones.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Home buyers hold candlelight march against Amrapali group
Noida, Aug 19 (IANS) Hundreds of home buyers of Amrapali Group on Saturday held a candlelight march in Noida demanding action against the builder who has failed to deliver their homes years after the promised deadline.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
It won't be easy for Australia to beat hosts India: Ganguly
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Former India cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said Australia will find it difficult to beat India at home when the visitors, without pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, come calling in September for five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20s (T20Is).
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Italy on security alert following Spain terror attacks
Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Italy was on security alert on Saturday in the wake of Spain's double terror attacks that left at least 14 people dead, including three Italian nationals.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ethiopia to host global meet on maternal, child health
Rabat, Aug 19 (IANS/MAP) Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme "Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival".
2017-08-19
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Rain brings respite, mercury drops 9 degrees in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Rain in the national capital on Saturday brought the mercury down by nine degrees Celsius with the maximum temperature recorded at 29.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sierra Leone mudslides, floods death toll rises to 467
Freetown, Aug 19 (IANS) The death toll in the mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone has climbed to 467 and is expected to rise further, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Sierra Leone,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
JD-U hints at action against Sharad if he attends RJD rally (Roundup)
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) On a day the party decided to join the NDA, rival groups of the Janata Dal-United were on the war path on Saturday with the faction headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar virtually putting Sharad Yadav on notice, daring him to split the party and face action.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
GST return filing date extended till Aug 25
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday announced a five-day extension for filing GST returns till August 25, after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return filing portal was hit by a technical glitch and stopped functioning, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kerala CM assures young entrepreneurs of all support
Kochi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Kerala government will focus more on promoting young and budding entrepreneurs with policy and other necessary support, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Woman killed, four thrashed in Jharkhand over braid-snipping
Ranchi, Aug 19 (IANS) A woman beggar was beaten to death on Saturday and four others were brutally assaulted by villagers in Jharkhand's Sahebganj district on suspicion of being 'choti-katwa' or braid-cutters, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 coaches of Utkal Express derails in UP, 20 injured
New Delhi/Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) At lest 20 people were injured after six coaches of the Utkal Express derailed near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nawazuddin considers himself 'highest paid' actor in Bollywood
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he feels he is presently the highest paid actor in Bollywood in terms of acting.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nitish Kumar challenges Sharad Yadav to split JD-U
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday challenged rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav to split the party after the latter did not attend the national executive meeting of the party and held a parallel meeting here.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Turkish born, German writer arrested in Spain
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Turkish-born German writer Dogan Akhanli was arrested in the Spanish city of Granada on Saturday by police fulfilling an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol in response to a request by authorities in Turkey.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NDA regime committed to empowering minorities sans appeasement: Naqvi
Gandhinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance Government treated every section of the society equally and was committed to minorities' empowerment with dignity but "without appeasement".
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Apple Watch 'Series 3' enters final testing phase
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) It seems like Apple could release its upcoming smartwatch soon as Taiwan-based "Quanta Computer" -- an integral part of the Cupertino-based company's supply chain -- is ramping up to begin manufacturing the Apple Watch "Series 3".
2017-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' laid to rest in Karachi
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) A state funeral was held in Karachi on Saturday for Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan and earned international acclaim as the country's "Mother Teresa".
2017-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Politics,Human Interest/Society
GST return filing deadline extended by 5 days
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday announced a five-day extension for filing GST returns till August 25, after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return filing portal was hit by a technical glitch and stopped functioning, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Clean chit to Amarinder; vigilance closure report hearing on September 2
Ludhiana, Aug 19 (IANS) The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Saturday moved a closure report in a local court in the Ludhiana City Centre scam, in which Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his son Raninder Singh were among the accused.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Over 30 lakh LED street lights installed, 50k of roads illuminated'
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday said that the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has achieved installation of over 30 lakh LED street lights across the country to illuminate 50,000 km of road.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'VIP 2 (Lalkar)': What's Kajol doing in a film as silly as this? (Review)
Film: "VIP 2 (Lalkar)"; Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth; Cast: Dhanush, Kajol; Rating: *1/2
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Traders face problems as GST filing site stops functioning
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Traders across the country faced problems on Saturday as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return filing website stopped functioning due to a technical snag, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Search operation carried out in Kashmir's Shopian, no militants found
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Security forces on Saturday carried out massive searches in nearly a dozen villages of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district but did not find any militants during the operation, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nitish Kumar-led JD-U faction joins NDA
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United faction led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday passed a resolution at the party's national executive meeting here to formally join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Four antique idols recovered in Himachal, two Nepalese held
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the Himachal Pradesh Police on Saturday recovered four antique 'ashtdhatu' idols, valued at several crores in the international market, which had been stolen from a historic temple in Shimla district and arrested two Nepalese.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Narang focused on grassroots in search of Olympic shooting medals (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former star shooter Gagan Narang on Saturday asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India maximise the shooting medal tally at the 2020 Olympics.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Will outspoken Prasad be around till 2019 World Cup? (Column: Just Sport)
Selectors put Dhoni on notice, screamed a headline. Another one clarified that the chief selector Mannava Srikanth Prasad has only stated that if Dhoni is not delivering, then the selectors will have to look at alternatives.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Don't want to look sloppy while stepping out: Vaani Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor, who walked the ramp for designer duo Sonam and Paras Modi at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/ Festive 2017 here, says she always tries to be true to her personality while dressing up, but never steps out of her house looking sloppy.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iran: Trump slow to condemn racism at home
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday said that US President Donald Trump is slow to condemn racism in the US.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Wait to judge effectiveness of mechanism on bad debts: Jaitley
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Previous laws were only partly effective in resolving the problems of insolvency and bankruptcy in the corporate world and one would have to wait to judge the effectiveness of the current mechanism to deal with the issue, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Passenger train derails in Muzaffarnagar, rescue operations on
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Four coaches of the Kalinga-Utkal Express went off the tracks in Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There's always been racism, there always will be: Ali Fazal
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who plays one of the title roles in Stephen Frears' directorial "Victoria and Abdul" with veteran actor Judi Dench, believes racism has always existed and it will continue to exist in future too. But he says he is one of the lucky few to have never experienced it.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Bombay HC aids man suffering from rare genetic disorder
Nagpur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has rushed to aid a 26-year old man suffering from a rare genetic disorder by directing the government and BSNL to pay for his treatment requiring over Rs 2 crore per annum, his lawyer said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Bopanna, Sania crash out of Cincinnati Masters
Mason (Ohio), Aug 19 (IANS) Indian stars Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza crashed out of the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament after losing their respective doubles matches here on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Michigan,Sports,Tennis
Lemon was a luxury item for ancient Romans: Study
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) The humble citrus fruit lemon, a cash crop, was introduced in ancient Rome from Israel and was once considered an item of luxury as well as a status symbol for the ruling elite, a study has found.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Laser-based tool may help detect heart attack, stroke risk early
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) A new diagnostic tool that uses near-infrared light to visualise the fatty build-up in the arteries, may help in the early detection of patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
7 injured in Russia knife attack
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS) At least seven persons were injured in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut on Saturday, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan forces foil Taliban's offensive, 70 militants killed
Kandahar, Aug 19 (IANS) As many as 70 Taliban militants were killed and scores injured after Afghan aircraft dropped bombs on a militant convoy in Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gen Next designers find inspiration in Johnnie Walker's striding man
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Three Gen Next designers Asa Kazingmei, Abhishek Paatni and Ajay Kumar presented a specially curated limited edition capsule collection inspired by Johnnie Walker's iconic striding man on the fourth day of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I'm a huge fan of the horror genre: Akshay Oberoi
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi says he is a huge fan of the horror genre, and is always looking out for a nice horror movie.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Both AIADMK factions strike merger note, say will happen in 2 days (Roundup)
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Notwithstanding differences, both the factions of the AIADMK on Saturday expressed confidence over their merger in two days, but a leader of the group led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam maintained that expulsion of V.K. Sasikala from the party was a basic requirement before they can come together.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Singapore firm's $150 mn fund to be invested in India, China
Singapore, Aug 19 (IANS) Singapore-based investment banking and advisory firm Midas Investments Consulting has launched a $150 million fund. The Midas Global Media Opportunities fund will have a primary geographic focus on India and China.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz
PTI challenges acceptance of Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers
Lahore, Aug 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday challenged in the Lahore High Court a returning officer's acceptance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers for the upcoming NA-120 elections.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Valencia, Leganes open La Liga season with wins
Valencia (Spain), Aug 19 (IANS) Valencia and Leganes share the lead in the La Liga football championship after winning their respective matches by identical 1-0 scores on the first day of the 2017-2018 football season.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
PDP activist killed by militants
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) An activist of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was shot dead by militants in the state's Anantnag district on Saturday, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit
Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) Japan on Saturday launched a rocket and put the third of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech,Technology
Government on right track in J&K: Amit Shah
Bhopal, Aug 19 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said the Centre was handling the Jammu and Kashmir situation seriously and was on the right track since its actions had shown "very good results".
2017-08-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Success begins with fitness: Soni Singh (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Soni Singh believes that a star's success begins with his or her fitness.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gorakhpur deaths: Rahul meets bereaved families, expresses sympathy
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met some bereaved families of children who died at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College last week and expressed his sympathies.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Uzbek Foreign Minister to visit India
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will lead a high-level delegation on a four-day visit to India starting from August 20, the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Be cautious of hostile forces: Minister
Gandhinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Asserting that the government was committed to empower minorities with dignity, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday urged people to be cautious of hostile forces trying to disturb an atmosphere of trust and development.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
N. Korea urges Latin American countries not to break ties with it
Seoul, Aug 19 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday urged several Latin American countries not to break ties with it and criticised a recent petition by Washington asking them not to have any relations with Pyongyang.
2017-08-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Bayern overpower Leverkusen in Bundesliga season opener
Munich, Aug 19 (IANS) Defending champions Bayern Munich started with a 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at the kick-off of the 55th Bundesliga football season.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
India aim to carry Test domination against Sri Lanka into ODIs (Preview)
Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 19 (IANS) Fresh from a 3-0 Test cricket series whitewash over Sri Lanka, India will aim to continue with their ruthless approach as the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series begins at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Guatemala,Sports,Cricket
Court pulls Delhi Police for delaying de-sealing room where Pushkar died
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A court here on Saturday pulled up Delhi Police for the delay in de-sealing of Room 345 of Hotel Leela Palace where former union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in January 2014.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Syrian army, Hezbollah launch offensive against IS
Damascus, Aug 19 (IANS) The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah group on Saturday launched an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) militants in the Qalamoun region, in tandem with an operation by the Lebanese army on the Lebanese side of the border against the IS, the military said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Amit Shah pulls up BJP's MP unit for lack of grassroots organisation
Bhopal, Aug 19 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday raised questions on the working style of party units in Madhya Pradesh and expressed his ire over lack of grassroots level organisation in the state.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Monchengladbach re-sign striker Bobadilla
Berlin, Aug 19 (IANS) Borussia Monchengladbach have re-signed striker Raul Bobadilla from Augsburg on a two-year deal.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
24-yr-old woman set on fire by husband, in-laws dies
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman died here on Saturday after she was allegedly set on fire by her husband and in-laws, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madonna shares first family portrait with her six kids
Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Madonna has for the first time ever shared her family photo featuring all six of her children from her 59th birthday party.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz
JD-U hints at action against Sharad if he attends RJD rally
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday virtually put rebel leader Sharad Yadav on notice, hinting at action against him if he attends the RJD rally on August 27.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate reappears in video
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) The widow of Chinese activist and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has appeared for the first time since her husbands funeral in an online video in which she asked for more time to mourn.
2017-08-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Finland stabbings a terror attack: Police
Helsinki, Aug 19 (IANS) The stabbings in the Finnish city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured are being treated as acts of terror, police said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Finland,Politics,Terrorism
Boateng joins Eintracht Frankfurt
Frankfurt (Germany), Aug 19 (IANS) Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has inked a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt, the German top division football club announced.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Priyanka Chopra's late night troubles (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says sleep is evading her, and she can't decode the reason behind it.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Japanese fashion brand Miniso makes India foray
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Japanese fast-fashion brand Miniso put its foot in India with its first store at a mall here. Its officials are eyeing 10,000 crore revenue in two years.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Seriously ill' Charli XCX cancels shows in Japan
Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Charli XCX says that she has been forced to terminate two concerts in Japan on doctors orders.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz
Ruckus over 'Vande Mataram' in Maharashtra civic body
Aurangabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Two AIMIM corporators were suspended amid a ruckus after they refused to stand up when 'Vande Mataram' was sung at the start of the day's proceedings in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Privacy issues haunt Bihar's flood-hit women
Katihar/Kishanganj (Bihar), Aug 19 (IANS) Even as over 10 million people uprooted by the floods in 15 districts of Bihar grapple with survival issues amid inadequate relief, the womenfolk face problems of another kind -- privacy issues amid inhuman living conditions.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Rashtrapati Bhavan should be accessible to maximum number of people: President
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that Rashtrapati Bhavan should be accessible to as many people as possible and an updated website can ensure that more and more people can be part of its online community.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will help Neymar become best in the world, says PSG coach Emery
Paris, Aug 19 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said new signing Neymar has the potential to become the best footballer in the world and he will help him in the quest.
2017-08-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Need of the hour is to keep the core of Infosys intact (Comment: Special to IANS)
Vishal Sikkas exit from Infosys seems to have been accentuated by the streak of comments made by co-founder N.R. Narayan Murthy. The comments bordered on complaints, raising issues of corporate governance and at time accusations. The episode, like a soap opera with significant twists and turns, has been played in public glare over the last few months.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Kyrgios ousts Nadal from Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati, Aug 19 (IANS) Australia's Nick Kyrgios shocked top seed Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 to enter the men's singles semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Big Ben's Ayrton Light to be switched off
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A lamp at the top of the Big Ben tower, which is switched on in the evening whenever Parliament is sitting, will be switched off for the first time in more than 70 years, authorities announced on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Boateng joins Eintracht Frankfurt
Frankfurt (Germany), Aug 19 (IANS) Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has inked a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt, the German top division football club announced.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Heavy rain causes water-logging, traffic jams in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Heavy rain in the national capital on Saturday brought relief from the sweltering heat but caused water-logging leading to traffic snarls in parts of the city.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Man United stint helped me mature: Memphis
Paris, Aug 19 (IANS) Lyon attacking midfielder Memphis Depay admitted on Saturday that his travails at Manchester United under former head coach Louis van Gaal and incumbent Jose Mourinho have made him a better footballer.
2017-08-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Gabriel joins Valencia from Arsenal
Valencia (Spain), Aug 19 (IANS) Brazilian central defender Gabriel Paulista has joined Valencia for five seasons after the Spanish top division football club reached a transfer deal with English Premier League side Arsenal.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Equities rebound on easing geo-political tensions, DIIs inflows (Market Review)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices -- the Sensex and the Nifty50 -- rebounded from their five-week lows during the week ended Friday as sentiments were buoyed by easing global geo-political tensions and healthy buying in realty, metal and FMCG stocks.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott pregnant with twins
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Lady Antebellums singer Hillary Scott has announced that she is expecting twins. She says it is "truly a miracle" for her.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
8 injured in Russia knife attack
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS) At least eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut on Saturday, officials said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FC Barcelona coach condoles terror victims
Barcelona, Aug 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has offered solidarity to the victims of the terrorist attack that took place in this city's Las Ramblas district.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football,Politics,Terrorism
Confusion among traders as GST filing site stops functioning
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Traders across the country faced problems on Saturday as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) filing website stopped functioning for some time, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Increase in cigarette prices may reduce smoking in elderly
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) Raising cigarette prices by a dollar can increase the possibility of older people quitting smoking by 20 per cent, researchers say.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sacked Bannon vows to 'go to war' for Trump agenda
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has vowed to "go to war" with President Donald Trump's opponents in the media and on the Capitol Hill after he was fired from his job.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
More comfortable in non-glamorous roles: Nargis Fakhri
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Nargis Fakhri, who featured in glamorous roles in films like "Main Tera Hero", "Azhar" and "Housefull 3", says she is more comfortable doing non-glamorous parts.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Robin Thicke, Patton reach agreement over son's custody
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke and his former wife Paula Patton have reached an agreement over the custody of their son Julian.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Long-lost Banksy artwork rediscovered
London, Aug 19 (IANS) An artwork by acclaimed street artist Banksy that appeared on a public toilet block in east London, only to disappear after it was vandalised, has been rediscovered over a decade later, the media reported.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
'Bareilly Ki Barfi' gets sweet opening
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) "Bareilly Ki Barfi", starring Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao, opened on a sweet note by collecting over Rs 2 crore on its first day at the box office.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nadal enters Cincinnati quarters
Cincinnati, Aug 19 (IANS) Top seed Rafael Nadal survived a stern test from unseeded compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas to register a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 victory in a men's singles third round match at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament here.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Apple releases iOS 11 iPad capabilities in new videos
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) With the public release of iOS 11 a few weeks away, Apple has started showing the new features in a series of new "how-to" videos that highlight the major additions that would feature in the upcoming iPad.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Birth pill linked to lower risk of arthritis in women
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Besides birth control, contraceptive pills may also aid in decreasing the risk of women developing rheumatoid arthritis -- two to three times more common in women than in men -- as compared to those who do not use pill, new research shows.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Anubhav Sinha may release making of recce video of 'Mulk'
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who has taken the indie cinema route with "Mulk", might release the making of a recce video shot to document the journey of the upcoming film's team.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Mark Schwahn 'absolutely' up for 'One Tree Hill' film
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Mark Schwahn, creator of one of the most popular American teen dramas, "One Tree Hill", says he will absolutely turn the TV show into a film if its cast is willing to do it.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Bengal floods: Eastern rail to run 3 pairs of special trains
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) In a bid to aid passengers and cater to the rush in view of the floods in northern West Bengal and Bihar, Eastern Railway (ER) on Saturday announced it would run three pairs of special trains between Howrah and Raigan via-Katihar.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Indian Navy officer to participate in global circumnavigation race
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy, who has to his credit a solo circumnavigation of the globe, will participate in one of its kind circumnavigation race in 2018.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Defence/Security
AIADMK veteran says Sasikala expulsion necessary
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) AIADMK leader K.P. Munuswamy on Saturday rejected reports that he was a stumbling block in the merger of the two party factions but said the expulsion of V.K. Sasikala was necessary in the interest of the party and the state.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
France star Matuidi joins Juventus
Paris, Aug 19 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi was on Saturday transferred to Juventus FC on a three-year contract which ties him with the reigning Italian champions until June 30, 2020.
2017-08-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Ajax, Spurs reach deal over Sanchez
Amsterdam, Aug 19 (IANS) Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur have agreed over the transfer of Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez to the English Premier League club.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Taaha Shah encourages child education
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Taaha Shah, who will soon be seen as the lead in Anupam Kher's "Ranchi Diaries", spent some quality time with children at NGO Smile Foundation's centre in Dharavi here. He spoke about the importance of education and overall personality development.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Soha terms Kareena, Karisma queens of fashion police
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan, who is expecting her first child with husband Kunal Kemmu, had fun at her baby shower. She even called her sister-in-law and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan and actress Karisma Kapoor "queens of the fashion police".
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barcelona attack: Fresh manhunt underway amid fears of more strikes
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) A huge manhunt is underway across Europe for at least one suspect still at large after plotting Spain's terrorist attacks in which 14 people were killed and hundreds were injured.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blood donation drive to mark Chiranjeevi's 40 years in films
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) To mark completion of 40 years of superstar Chiranjeevi's film career, his fans have organised blood donation events in India, the United States and the Middle East.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Brazil forward Luan in Atletico Madrid's sights
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (IANS) Spanish top division football club Atletico Madrid are preparing a bid to sign Brazil international forward Luan from Gremio, according to reports in the Brazilian media.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Afghanistan celebrates 98th Independence Day
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghanistan on Saturday marked the 98th anniversary of its independence from British occupation.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sharad Yadav faction to approach EC over JD-U symbol
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) faction led by Sharad Yadav is to approach the Election Commission to stake claim over the party symbol 'arrow', a party leader said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Chelsea have to decide what to do, says Costa
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (IANS) Diego Costa says Chelsea are obliged to make an immediate decision about his future amid an ongoing impasse between the Spain striker and the London club.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Facebook is developing augmented reality glasses
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) A patent application filed earlier this week has revealed that Facebook is working on developing augmented reality (AR) glasses that could blend digital objects with the physical world.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Aanand Rai excited about 'Happy Bhag Jayegi' sequel
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) As his production "Happy Bhag Jayegi" clocked one year since its release, filmmaker Aanand L. Rai announced plans to revisit the story for a sequel.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kolkata police get Harley Davidsons
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) The Kolkata police have acquired five Harley Davidson Street 750cc bikes for ceremonial and piloting purposes, according to an official.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Infosys to buy back 11.3 crore shares at Rs 1,150 each
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd announced on Saturday that it would buy back 11.3 crore shares of Rs 5 face value at Rs 1,150 each via a tender offer.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Still judging current mechanism to resolve bad debts: Jaitley
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Previous laws were only partly effective in resolving the problems of insolvency and bankruptcy in the corporate world and one would have to wait to judge the effectiveness of the current mechanism to deal with the issue, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AIADMK merger talks progressing fine: Panneerselvam
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam on Saturday said talks for the merger of his AIADMK faction with that led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami are progressing fine.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SRK extends support to IFFI 2017, Smriti Irani grateful
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday extended his support to the upcoming 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), and says Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani is taking relevant steps to make the gala the "most inclusive forum for Indian cinema".
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Workplace flexibility may boost women's careers post childbirth
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Providing flexibility to women at their workplace may help them to maintain their careers after childbirth, says a new research paper.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Life of an artiste sexier than that of a superstar, says Ayushmann
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) From playing a sperm donor in his debut film to churning out some of the popular songs as a singer and song-writer to choosing unusual subjects in films, Ayushmann Khurrana is one multi-talented man who believes that being an artiste, he has a more interesting life than that of a superstar.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Paraguay forward Iturbe set for Mexico move
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (IANS) Paraguay international Juan Iturbe is set to join Mexican football club Tijuana Xolos from Roma, according to widespread media reports.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Scientists to capture sunspot images during solar eclipse
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) During the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, a team of solar physicists are planning to capture high-resolution sunspots -- the visible concentrations of magnetic fields on the Sun's surface -- at microwave radio wavelengths.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Nitish Kumar-led JD-U faction joins NDA
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) The JD-U faction led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday joined the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the party's national executive meeting here.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'Good decision' on AIADMK merger in one-two days: OPS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Talks on the merger of the AIADMK factions are going on "smoothly" and a "good decison" will be out in a day or two, the leader of one of the factions, O. Panneerselvam, said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Predator' actor Sonny Landham dies at 76
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Sonny Landham, who appeared in "Predator" and "48 Hrs", is no more.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gangjee is joint 10th at Fiji International golf
Natadola Bay (Fiji), Aug 19 (IANS) Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee fired two under par 70 to be at the joint 10th position after the third round of the Fiji International here on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Fiji,Sports,Golf
People won't allow Rahul Gandhi to make Gorakhpur a picnic spot: UP CM
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Hours before Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi lands in Gorakhpur to meet the families of children who died at the BRD Medical College, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said people in Delhi are trying to make the city a picnic spot.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Infosys to buy back 11.3-crore shares at Rs 1,150 each
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd on Saturday announced that it would buy back 11.3-crore shares of Rs 5 face value at Rs 1,150 ($18) per share via a tender offer at an outlay of Rs 13,000 crore.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
'Democracy under threat from pseudo-nationalism, right-wing fanaticism'
Panaji, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian democracy is under threat from "pseudo-nationalism" and "right-wing fanaticism masquerading as nationalism", a column published in Renovacao, a Goa Church periodical, has said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Steel consumption up 3.7% in July
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) India's steel consumption in July rose by 3.7 per cent to 6.905 million tonnes (mt) over corresponding month last year and exports in the last month grew by 64 per cent, the Steel Ministry's latest report said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Google adds 6-second video preview to mobile search
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) In a major update, search engine giant Google has added a six second video previews to its mobile search results, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Still judging current mechanism for resolving bad debts: Jaitley
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that while previous laws were only partly effective in resolving the problems of insolvency and bankruptcy in the corporate world, one would have to wait to judge the effectiveness of the current mechanism to deal with the issue.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BlackBerry 'KEYone': Android-QWERTY experience adds to the nostalgia (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) BlackBerry devices, initially manufactured by Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM), slipped into oblivion as iPhones and Android smartphones eclipsed the QWERTY handsets that were once a style statement with corporates.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
TV is bigger but impact of films is definitely greater: Boman Irani
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani, who has dabbled in the world of photography, theatre and films, has been a part of reality TV shows, but has not worked in a daily soap. He says the reach of TV is far greater than films, but points out at the same time that films have a much greater impact.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Song from 'Thaana Serntha Kootam' to be shot in Croatia
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) The makers of Suriya starrer upcoming Tamil film "Thaana Serntha Kootam" will be heading to Croatia later this month to shoot a song, a source said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
What does this story say about the 70th anniversary? (Comment: Special to IANS)
This is a true story. I am revisiting it with a purpose: So that it collides head on with the nation's 70th anniversary celebrations. Absolute, undiluted joy on this occasion would require total amnesia of that which accompanied independence: Partition. With some of us, these celebrations will always be tempered with Keats' great dictum:
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
Instagram: The emerging photo gallery (August 19 is World Photography Day)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A "cow mask" photography series uploaded on Instagram by 24-year-old photographer Sujatro Ghosh recently took the Internet by storm.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
CEOs exit tech board ater Trump's Charlottesville remarks
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) Following a series of comments US President Donald Trump made over the violence in Charlottesville, tech leaders have resigned en masse from the President's tech advisory board as a mark of protest.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Scientists use supercomputers to preview total solar eclipse
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Using supercomputers, researchers have forecast how the corona of the sun -- the aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and extends millions of kilometres into space -- will look during the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Didn't mind shaving head for 'Kodi Veeran': Poorna
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Poorna says she didn't have any qualms about shaving her head for the sake of her character in upcoming Tamil film "Kodi Veeran".
2017-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Infosys buyback priced at Rs 1,150 per share
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd on Saturday announced it buy back 11.3 crore shares of Rs 5 face value at Rs 1,150 per share via a tender offer.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Not taking a break after marriage: Priyamani
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Southern film actress Priyamani, who is set to enter wedlock with Mustufa Raj on August 23, says she has no plans of taking a break from work and will return to face the arc lights two days after her marriage.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Would love to direct 'VIP 3', says Soundarya Rajinikanth
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Basking in the success of Dhanush starrer "VIP 2", director Soundarya Rajinikanth says she would love to direct the planned third part in the "VIP" franchise.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Rain plays spoilsport, Koktebel Jazz Party postponed
Koktebel (Crimea), Aug 19 (IANS) A massive gathering of jazz lovers who have come to witness the world's longest-running jazz festival were left saddened as heavy unexpected rain resulted in the festival opening being delayed by a day.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Crimea,Art/Culture/Books
Will Modi opt for early general election? (Column: Political Circus)
The synchronisation of the next general election with the assembly polls of 2018 to set a pattern may not be the only reason why the Narendra Modi government is said to be considering bringing forward the 2019 general election by a year.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
The dark secret of a double killing outside the FBI HQ (Book Review)
Title: The Fix (Amos Decker Series); Author: David Baldacci; Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK; Pages: 353; Price: Rs 599
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident,IANS Life
Bomb blast in Darjeeling, no injuries
Darjeeling, Aug 19 (IANS) A bomb ripped through the heart of West Bengal's hill town of Darjeeling damaging a few shops early on Sunday, police said.
2017-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US judge refuses to dismiss Roman Polanski rape case
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) A judge in Los Angeles has refused to dismiss a rape case against French-Polish film director Roman Polanski, which has been ongoing since the 1970s.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Mark Zuckerberg to take two-month paternity leave
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to take two months of paternity leave when his second daughter is born.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Coptic tombs unearthed in Egypt
Cairo, Aug 19 (IANS) Rock-hewn tombs and remains of a residential area from the Coptic era were discovered in Upper Egypt's Minya province, the antiquities ministry has said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Egypt,Art/Culture/Books
Venezuela's Constituent Assembly assumes new powers
Caracas, Aug 19 (IANS) Venezuela's newly-appointed National Constituent Assembly (ANC) voted unanimously to take over the powers of the opposition-controlled legislature.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Five ways to celebrate World Photo Day on Facebook
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) On World Photography Day, which is being celebrated worldwide on Saturday, Facebook has reminded its 2 billion monthly active users how to use the platform to be part of the global event.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
UP power shortage adds to humidity woes
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is facing an acute shortage of power as the demand for electricity has peaked due to humid conditions, an official said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rainy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) It was a rainy Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 29 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Infant dies in Delhi hospital
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) An infant died in a government hospital here due to alleged failure in oxygen supply, family members said on Saturday.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
US launches probe over China's intellectual property practices
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) The US has launched a probe into China's alleged intellectual property theft, despite concerns over potential harms to Beijing and Washington's trade ties.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon steps down
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's embattled chief strategist has departed the White House after a turbulent seven-month tenure, the media reported.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Patty Jenkins in final talks to direct 'Wonder Woman 2'
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Director Patty Jenkins is in final talks to helm the sequel of "Wonder Woman".
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LFW W/F'17: Shraddha Kapoor becomes designer Rahul Mishra's muse
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Rahul Mishra has maintained distance from calling a Bollywood face as a showstopper. But for his show at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017, actress Shraddha Kapoor turned his muse and walked the runway.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
US pledges support to Spain in investigating terror attacks
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump pledged the full support of the United States in investing the attacks in Spain's Barcelona and Cambrils and bringing the perpetrators to justice.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Social media trolls are cowards: Frankie Bridge
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Frankie Bridge feels that people who troll others over social media are "cowards".
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mediterranean arrivals to Spain reaches record high: IOM
Geneva, Aug 19 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) updated on the numbers of migrants reaching Spain through the Mediterranean, saying that the arrivals to Spain had reached 9,000 by the first week of August, the highest in history.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Looking into reports of missing British child in Spain attack: May
London, Aug 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May said her government was trying its best to look into reports of a missing child with dual British nationality after deadly terrorist attacks in Spain which left 14 people dead.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Shrenu Parikh turns mehndi designer for Surbhi Chandna
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Shrenu Parikh says she really enjoyed applying mehndi (henna) on the hands of her "Ishqbaaaz" co-star Surbhi Chandna.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
UN Security Council observes minute of silence for Spain terror victims
United Nations, Aug 19 (IANS) The UN Security Council observed a minute of silence in honour of the victims of the terror attacks in Spain's Catalonia region, the media reported.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Russia to enhance military position in Central Asia: Defence Ministry
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS) Russia will strengthen its military presence in Central Asia due to the continuously unstable situation in the territory, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Being solo artist harder than being in One Direction: Tomlinson
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Louis Tomlinson says being a solo artiste is harder than being in the band One Direction.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Spain attack: Queen Elizabeth offers condolences to Spanish King
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II offered her condolences to the King of Spain in the wake of two deadly terror attacks that unfolded a day before, leaving 14 civilians and five suspects dead, as well as more than 100 injured.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Teigen suffers wardrobe malfunction due to daughter
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen had her "entire cleavage hanging out" while posing in the Piazza San Marco in Venice during a family vacation in Venice earlier this year. She says its because of her 16-month-old daughter Luna.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
9 killed in IS attack in Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 19 (IANS) At least seven civilians and two members of the Islamic State terrorist group were killed in an attack carried out by the militants that targeted the home of an Iraqi officer in Kirkuk province, a security source said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Defence/Security
At least 1 American killed in Spain attacks: Tillerson
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that at least one American was killed in the terrorist attacks in Spain's Catalonia region that left at least 14 people dead and more than 100 injured.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'Secret Superstar' has many secret superstars: Aamir Khan
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, whose production house is coming up with "Secret Superstar", says the film has a lot of "secret" superstars.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nawazuddin never had interest in a hero's role
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who now plays the lead role in most of his films, says that he never wanted to play the typical hero as a person with no bad qualities doesn't exist.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump adviser Steve Bannon steps down
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has left President Donald Trump's administration, media reports said.
2017-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Beat the period cramps with yoga
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Yoga can help solve the suffering that women with severe menstrual pain go through. Known as dysmenorrhea, it includes sharp, throbbing, burning, or nauseating cramps in the lower abdomen and back. Experts have suggested few yoga asanas or poses that could be your best friend during the hour of need.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Huge opportunity in sustainable urbanisation in India: Amitabh Kant
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Friday said that India has a "huge opportunity" to go in for sustainable urbanisation.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Tokyo, Washington reaffirm military alliance against Pyongyang
Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford said that the military alliance between his country and Japan was rock solid and reaffirmed the US' commitment towards the defence of its allies.
2017-08-19
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
LFW W/F'17: Preity Zinta dazzles on the runway for Shane and Falguni Peacock
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta turned showstopper for designer duo Shane and Falguni Peacock in an off-shoulder floor-length smoky grey gown with exquisite emerald earrings that made her look like royalty.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
It takes time for people to get into social mood, says Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Akshay Kumar, who is known for doing films with social messages, thinks that it takes time for people to get in to a social mood.
2017-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SpiceJet hikes excess baggage fee, other airlines might follow suit
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday hiked its excess baggage charges.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Modi to inaugurate, lay foundation for NHs worth Rs 15,000 cr
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay foundations for National Highways (NH) worth Rs 12,300 crore in Rajasthan's Udaipur on August 29, an official statement said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Panneerselvam faction wants Jaya death probe by sitting judge, aided by CBI
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) A majority of the district level office-bearers of the AIADMK faction led by O.Panneerselvam do not want to be part of a government seen as corrupt, while its leaders want the probe into the death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to be headed by a serving judge and assisted by the CBI, a senior faction leader said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mamata confident of regime change in 2019
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Exuding confidence of a regime change at the centre after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the anti-BJP opposition parties have joined hands and things would be clear within six months.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bidita Bag to do kids film
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After being in news for doing intimate scenes in "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", actress Bidita Bag is now part of a children's film.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
We are ready to talk but in a civilised manner: IFTPC
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Films and Television Producers Council (IFTPC) on Friday expressed their distress over the ongoing protest at the Film City by Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) who conducted a mock funeral of celebrated television producer J.D. Majithia saying they were open for a conversation but in a "civilised manner".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
IIT Kharagpur to start genomics lab
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) IIT Kharagpur is going start a genomics laboratory facility for students from all the branches of engineering, a statement said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
Medha Patkar in jail: MP BJP leaders resign in protest
Dhar (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) In protest against jailing of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NDA) leader Medha Patkar after "framing her in false charges", the office-bearers of Kadmal unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh on Friday resigned en masse.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Panneerselvam faction wants Jaya death probe by sitting judge, assisted by CBI
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) A majority of the district level office-bearers of the AIADMK faction led by O.Panneerselvam do not want to be part of a government seen as corrupt, while its leaders want the probe into the death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to be headed by a serving judge and assisted by the CBI, a senior faction leader said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Bareilly Ki Barfi': This Barfi is yummy to the last morsel (Film Review)
Film: "Bareilly Ki Barfi"; Cast: Ayushmann Khurana, Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon; Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari; Rating: ****(4 stars)
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jaipur pip Bengaluru 30-28 in PKL thriller
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Jaipur Pink Panthers pipped Bengaluru Bulls 30-28 in a thrilling tie of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 of the inter zone challenge week at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
NASA's latest communications satellite arrives in orbit
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) NASA on Friday said its third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites has successfully been placed into orbit.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
BJP suspends Bihar leader allegedly involved in Srijan scam
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bhagalpur district, his ally BJP on Friday suspended a senior party leader for his alleged involvement in it.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigerian jumps off from fourth floor to avoid arrest, dies
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A Nigerian national, allegedly involved in smuggling drugs, died after he jumped off the fourth floor of a building here in a bid to evade arrest, police said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Proud of my past as ABVP member: Javadekar
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said he was proud of his past as a member of ABVP, the student wing of the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS), but that will not stop him from treating all others equally in matters pertaining to his ministry.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shraddha Das referred to Sambhavna's 'Bigg Boss' stint for film
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Das says that to play a struggling Bhojpuri actress in the forthcoming film "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", she had to watch "Bigg Boss" when dancer-actress Sambhavna Seth had participated.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengal's border areas celebrate belated Independence Day
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Like every year, parts of West Bengal bordering Bangladesh, celebrated the Independence Day on Friday, two days after the rest of the country to mark the day when they became part of India.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Shabana Azmi felicitates frontline community workers
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Friday honoured few frontline community workers, who have tried to bridge the gaps between communities and service providers in various states, at an event here.
2017-08-18
Category: International, India,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
AIADMK merger fails to come through (Roundup)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The much expected merger of the two major factions in the AIADMK - one led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and the other by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam -- did not fructify on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
I-League bid evaluation committee asks interested parties to apply again
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The I-League bid evaluation committee on Friday asked the three prospective teams to bid again if they want to be part of the league as all three of them could not tick all the boxes in order to meet the criteria.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
'Government has limited understanding of health providers' pricing position'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Supporting the efforts to address rising costs of health care, health experts on Friday however noted that the government, with a limited understanding of the health care providers' expenses, may not be accurately reflecting their pricing positions.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Finland stabbings: Two dead, man shot in Turku
Helsinki, Aug 18 (IANS) Police in Finland shot a man who reportedly stabbed several people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday killing two and injuring at least six others, officials said.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Finland,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Views solicited on screening of air passengers with prosthetic limbs
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The government on Friday invited suggestions from the public and stakeholders by September 17 on draft rules on screening of passengers with prosthetic limbs at airports in India.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
US to provide $500mn to Nepal for electricity, road sectors
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) The US has approved a $500 million assistance to Nepal under its Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact programme, the MCC board announced on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
SAIL looks for product differentiation
Rourkela/New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) State-run Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) sees "product differentiation" as a key strategy to survive in the competitive market, its chairman P.K. Singh said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Man throws shoes at Delhi judge, arrested
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Unhappy over the acquittal of an accused in a murder case, a man hurled his shoes at a judge here on Friday, police said. He was arrested.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP rare party with ideology, internal democracy: Amit Shah
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said there is no internal democracy in the Congress as everyone knows who will be its President after Sonia Gandhi while BJP is one of the few parties where internal democracy is still alive.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Comeback kings U Mumba outwit U.P. Yoddha in PKL
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) U Mumba bounced back in style to beat U.P. Yoddha 37-34 in the opening tie of the Lucknow leg of the Pro Kabaddi League's (PKL) fifth season at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Bihar flood toll rises to 153
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) With floods claiming 34 more lives Bihar in the last 24 hours, the death toll in the state rose to 153 on Friday, officials said. The flood situation remains grim in 15 districts, affecting millions.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
UP trying to protect guilty in Gorakhpur deaths: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government of trying to protect the guilty in the deaths of over 70 children, including infants, at a hospital in Gorakhpur.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Strict implement plastic ban in Delhi: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Friday directed officials to strictly implement the ban on plastic carry bags of less than 50 microns, an official statement said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Indian government team to visit China border areas
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Amidst a stand-off with China in the Doklam sector, a high-level government team is set to visit areas bordering China to assess the situation, informed sources said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rahul Gandhi to visit Gorakhpur
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will on Saturday visit Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh where more than 70 children have died in the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital, party sources said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
No inconsistency in government data on taxpayers: CBDT
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Refuting reports regarding inconsistency in the estimate of the number of taxpayers added after demonetisation, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Friday clarified that the various government statements referred to different time periods.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Modi, Shah to meet BJP CMs on Aug 21
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after BJP President Amit Shah set a target of 350-plus seats for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections, a meeting of Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of party-ruled states has been convened on August 21 to discuss the further stratgey to achieve the target.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
President Kovind condemns Barcelona attack
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday condemned the terror attack in Spain's Barcelona which has left at least 14 people dead and over 130 people injured.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Sonowal calls for speeding up sealing of India-Bangladesh border
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed that work to seal the 48.11 km porous areas on the India-Bangladesh border in his state be speeded up.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sikka quits Infosys, Board blames Murthy, scrip plunges (Roundup)
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) In a dramatic development, high-profile technocrat Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as CEO and Managing Director of global software major Infosys blaming "unrelenting" and "malicious" attacks, for which its Board blamed founder N.R. Narayana Murthy. The open spat led to its stock plunging 10 per cent.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
US stocks open lower amid political tensions, Spain attacks
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) US stocks opened lower on Friday, as investors grew worried amid the Trump administration's strained relationship with business leaders.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
A book that could be morale booster for the HIV-positive
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In a society where HIV patients are very often forced into seclusion, a new book titled "I Am HIV-Positive, So What?" promises to raise new hopes among the silent sufferers.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Art/Culture/Books
US borders tougher than ever, authorities on alert, says Trump
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) United States President Donald Trump on Friday said the country's borders were stronger than ever and that authorities were on alert following terror attacks in Spain that left at least 14 people dead and more than 100 injured.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Oxygen supply interrupted on August 10 night: IMA report
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday said that its fact-finding team had found oxygen supply was interrupted for a short while on the night of August 10 at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur, leading to more deaths.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
We start another season with enthusiasm, says Atletico coach Simeone
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's Argentine coach Diego Simeone on Friday said the Spanish football club was starting the new season with enthusiasm, excitement and humility.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Fiorentina signs German Pezzella on loan from Betis
Rome, Aug 18 (IANS) Italian football club Fiorentina on Friday announced the contracting of Argentine defender German Pezzella on a one-year loan from Spanish side Real Betis with a purchase option.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Barcelona will rise again, Manchester City coach Guardiola
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Manchester City's Spanish coach Pep Guardiola on Friday sent his condolences to the relatives of the victims of the attack in Barcelona and assured that the city would rise again and Spain would show its beauty.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
United summer spending might be over, hints coach Mourinho
Manchester, Aug 18 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho's desire to land another attacking footballer before the summer transfer window closes seems to be over.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UP CM, Farhan glam up opening night of Lucknow PKL leg
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said the advent of home-grown leagues like the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has encouraged a lot of youngsters to take up sports as a career.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
HC extends bail of 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday extended, till August 24, the interim bail granted to Balwan Khokhar, a former Congress councillor, awarded life sentence in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New-look India aim to impress against Mauritius in tri-nation meet
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) India national team coach Stephen Constantine on Friday termed the forthcoming tri-nation series as a 'stage to try new players' where India are slated to kick-off their campaign against Mauritius at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Rijiju to hold special screening of 'Partition: 1947'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has arranged a special screening of a movie based on India's Partition for Members of Parliament, officials said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Stand vidicated by EC remarks on elections: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Reacting to Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat's remarks that "winning elections at all cost, without ethics, is the new normal in politics", the Congress on Friday said it stood vindicated on the issue.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UN agencies rush aid to flood-hit Sierra Leone
New York, Aug 18 (IANS/WAM) United Nations agencies have stepped up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon's capital Freetown and surrounding areas, a media report said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Seven arrested in Bihar for killing calf
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Seven Muslims were arrested in Bihar's West Champaran district for allegedly for killing a calf and consuming its meat, police said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India denies selling BrahMos missiles to Vietnam
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Friday denied selling BrahMos cruise missiles to Vietnam, after a report said the missiles have been delivered to the Southeast Asian nation which has tense relations with China.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
CAS imposes 4-year ban on Russian triple jumper Pyatykh
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh for doping.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Athletics
14 civilians, five terrorists die in Spain's twin attacks (Roundup)
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Spain was in a state of shock on Friday after 14 Spaniards and foreigners were killed in twin terror attacks in as many days by terrorists, five of whom were gunned down.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Terrorism
West Bromwich turns down $23m bid from Manchester City for Evans
London, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bromwich Albion coach Tony Pulis on Friday revealed that the club had turned down a 19.7-million-euro ($23.15 million) bid from fellow English Premier League side Manchester City for Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Paper trail to be used in all future elections, says EC
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) All future elections will be held using voter verifiable paper audit trail or VVPAT machines, along with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission of India (EC) announced on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wish 'Babumoshai...' team all the best: Chitrangada
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) She created a stir when she walked out of Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" but actress Chitrangda Singh wishes the team all the best, but refused to divulge what issues she had with Director Kushan Nandy.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Australia recall Faulkner, Coulter-Nile for India tour; Starc rested
Melbourne, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday recalled the pace duo of James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile while resting injured Mitchell Starc for the upcoming limited overs tour to India from September 17 to October 13.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Hotel official arrested for molesting woman colleague, released on bail
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Security Manager of a five-star hotel near the Indira Gandhi International Airport was arrested on Friday after a CCTV footage emerged showing him trying to disrobe a woman employee in his office.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ram Kripal Yadav admitted to RML Hospital
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav has been admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital here after being diagnosed with chikungunya and dengue, a close aide of the minister said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kharif crop sown over 976 lakh hectares
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The total area sown under kharif crop as on August 18 stood at 976.34 lakh hectares as against 984.57 lakh hectares at this time last year, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Designer Neha Agarwal offers eclectic collection at LFW runway
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Designer Neha Agarwal presented a fascinating women's wear collection "Mithila in Soho" at 6Degree Studio during Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017. The clothes spoke of a raw and bold look in a range of contemporary evening wear inspired by Madhubani Art.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Alumni boost to Artificial Intelligence research at IIT Kharagpur
Kharagpur, (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) The IIT Kharagpur is setting up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and extending its science-heritage initiative to boost documentation, promotion of classical and folk arts and music, with alumni support, its director said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Technology,Education
Kejriwal inaugurates east Delhi Campus of DTU
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday inaugurated the east Delhi campus of Delhi Technological University (DTU) here.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Education
ITC, Philip Morris warned for promoting cigarettes
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has warned tobacco giants ITC Ltd and Philip Morris of punitive action over violation of anti-tobacco laws by promoting Marlboro cigarettes, said an official on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Court rejects woman's bail plea in BJP MP honey trap case
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday rejected the bail plea of woman and her aide, accused of honey trapping Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian K.C. Patel.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI registers case in UP illegal mining
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The CBI has registered an FIR against a former Assistant Geologist and others in connection with illegal mining of minerals in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district and conducted raids in this connection, an official said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India confirms 'incident' on China border
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Friday confirmed that a scuffle did take place between Indian and Chinese troops near Pangong Lake on the Ladakh border.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Shiv Sena to knock PM's door over Mumbai varsity results delay
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Blaming Maharashtra's Education Minister for the delay in the declaration of University of Mumbai exam results, which has hit the admission prospects of hundreds of students in universities abroad, the Shiv Sena's Youth Wing said on Friday it will seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in the matter.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Education
Now, companies can apply online to set up inland container depot
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to ensure speedier and more transparent approval process for the setting up of Inland Container Depot (ICD)/Container Freight Station (CFS)/Air Freight Station (AFS), the companies can now move their applications and track their progress online, the government said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, Japan reaffirm commitment to secure cyberspace
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India and Japan have reaffirmed their commitment to a secure and accessible cyberspace during the Second India-Japan Cyber Dialogue held here on Thursday, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Diplomacy
Home Ministry's report sought over deporting Rohingyas
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday sought details from the Home Ministry on its plan to deport about 40,000 illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants of Myanmar to their native country.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
I love an underdog story: Channing Tatum
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum says he loves to be part of films that tell an underdog story.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I am conscious while stepping into the public eye: Kalki
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) She is a woman who speaks from her heart and is never scared of criticism for her honest views, but when it comes to fashion, actress Kalki Koechlin says she gets conscious about her choices whenever she steps out for public eye.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
NIA starts probe into Kerala woman's conversion, marriage
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In pursuance of a Supreme Court order, the NIA on Friday registered an FIR to probe the conversion of a young Hindu woman from Kerala to Islam and her subsequent marriage to a Muslim man in 2016, an official said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man shot, held after stabbings in Finland
Helsinki, Aug 18 (IANS) Police in Finland shot a man who reportedly stabbed several people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Finland,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hot Friday in Delhi, rain to bring respite on Saturday
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) It was a hot Friday in the national capital, with the maximum temperature recorded at 38 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's July domestic air passenger traffic up 12%
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 12.43 per cent in July to 95.65 lakh from 85.08 lakh reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Anguished Murthy refutes Infosys' Board charges
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Anguished by the allegations, tone and tenor of the Infosys Board against him, its founder N.R. Narayana Murthy on Friday said it was below his dignity to respond to such "baseless insinuations".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Sreesanth approaches Kerala HC after BCCI fails to act
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, who on August 7 got a huge boost when the Kerala High Court lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI, approached the court on Friday asking for relief as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) still has not acted in the matter.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
SC seeks Chandigarh's response on compensation to minor mom
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Chandigarh administration's response on a plea seeking compensation to a 10-year-old who gave birth to a baby girl after being raped.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab CM sanctions Rs 15 cr for Jang-e-Azadi Memorial
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday sanctioned Rs 15 crore for the second phase of Jang-e-Azadi Memorial at Kartarpur near Jalandhar, work on which would be launched on November 1, an official said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Infosys' stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, over Rs 22k cr eroded (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company's scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
More troops deployed in south Kashmir after Amarnath yatra
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Army has deployed additional troops in south Kashmir after spurt in terror activities in the area this year, informed sources said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China has not shared hydrological data this year: MEA
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even as Assam and Bihar are reeling under floods, a senior official said on Friday that China has not shared any hydrological data this year on the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers as is the practice.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pregnant woman 'commits suicide' in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A pregnant woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her in-law's house in Kolkata's Maniktala locality, police said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Return extra fees or we will take over, Kejriwal warns schools
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Coming down heavily on 449 private schools here for not refunding extra fees taken from students, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday threatened to take over them if they don't comply with court orders or refunding money.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Modi calls Nepalese PM, condoles loss of life in flood
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba to convey condolences at the loss of lives due to floods in the Himalayan nation and extend all relief assistance.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPI-M demonstrates against 'censorship' of Tripura CM's I-Day speech
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M in Tripura on Friday staged a demonstration in front of the All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) offices here to protest against alleged censorship of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's recorded Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Dera Sacha Sauda chief verdict: Haryana CM reviews security
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Sensing law and order problem ahead of a court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday held a high-level meeting here to review the security arrangements.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Will seek PM's intervention on Mumbai varsity results delay: Yuva Sena
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Blaming Maharashtra's Education Minister for the delay in the declaration of University of Mumbai exam results this year, the Shiv Sena's Youth Wing said on Friday it will seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Education
Vh1 Supersonic to be back in Pune with fifth edition
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The fifth edition of electronic dance music (EDM) festival Vh1 Supersonic will be held in Pune next year from February 9-11.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Arrests made in Hyderabad minor's marriage with Omani man
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad on Friday arrested two men who helped perform the marriage of a 16-year-old girl with a 77-year-old Omani national.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Photo exhibition of legendary footbballers from September 11
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Indo Europe Sports & Leisure Promotional Council and Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday announced a photo exhibition showcasing photographs of the legendary football players of the country.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Congress seeks CBI probe into Adanis' 'power tariff scam'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday demanded a CBI investigation monitored by a Supreme Court judge into an alleged nearly Rs 50,000-crore scam engineered by a subsidiary of the Adani Enterprises and some shell companies by artificially inflating electricity tariffs.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jacqueline Fernandez, Aditya Roy Kapoor to walk for Manish Malhotra at LFW finale
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Aditya Roy Kapoor will turn showstoppers for Manish Malhotras closing show at The St Regis Mumbai on Sunday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
IndiGo awaits GST clarification to import engines, denies flight cancellations
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger airline IndiGo on Friday said it is awaiting certain clarifications regarding GST rates applicable on the import of engines which it requires for its grounded Airbus A-320neo aircraft.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Artist's journey narrated through work
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The journey of an artist is encapsulated in her ongoing timeline narrating where she began from to now, when she engages with her subject before putting life in them.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
RBI to issue fluorescent blue Rs 50 note in new series
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said it will soon issue a Rs 50 currency note in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, which will be fluorescent blue in colour.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Actors with urban sensibilities not being appreciated on TV: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) TV czarina Ekta Kapoor says one of the reasons why she explored the digital space with video streaming service ALT Balaji was that the small screen was not appreciating the actors with urban sensibilities.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's July domestic air passenger traffic up 12%
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 12.43 per cent in July to 95.65 lakh from 85.08 lakh reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bali to host international triathlon in October
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) Indonesia's resort island of Bali will host an international triathlon in October of this year, an official announced on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Norway arrests 35 Greenpeace activists
Oslo, Aug 18 (IANS) Norway's Coast Guard have seized a Greenpeace vessel and arrested 35 activists after they violated the safety zone around a drilling rig in the Barents Sea, a media report said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Norway,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India welcomes US move against Hizbul
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Friday welcomed the designation by the US of the Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organisation.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
La Liga to observe minute of silence in memory of Barcelona terror victims
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) The Spanish football league, LFP, on Friday confirmed that the opening weekend of matches of the competition will go ahead following the terrorist attacks in Barcelona which have left 13 people dead and around 100 injured, and the subsequent incident in the nearby town of Cambrils which saw five terrorists killed by police as they attempted a second assault.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pradhan meets Patnaik on tax dispute between IOCL, Odisha
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to reach an "amicable" settlement of the present tax-dispute between Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Odisha government, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
11 more deaths take Assam flood toll to 60, Governor meets Modi
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) The authorities on Friday reported a slight improvement in the flood situation in Assam with over 2,200 villages in 20 districts still under a sea of water and the death toll climbing to 60.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
SC directs Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI on Aug 23
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to appear before the CBI here on August 23 in a matter relating to alleged irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media in 2007.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Pakistan should 'pull out' of Kashmir: Pakhtoon leader
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan should take the first move to let Kashmir be free by withdrawing from the region, a leader from the Khber-Pakhtoonkhwa province bordering Afghanistan said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Telecom operators can be fined Rs 5 lakh over call drop
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian telecom watchdog on Friday announced stricter rules over call drops and said telecom operators who don't meet the norms can be fined at least Rs 5 lakh.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cabinet colleagues recall Naidu's qualities as politician
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday described former Cabinet colleague and incumbent Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu as a common man's politician with the cause of farmers and poor close to his heart.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Infosys' stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, erodes over Rs 22k cr
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company's scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Difficult to deal with continuous allegations: Sikka
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Talking candidly after quitting global software major Infosys as its Chief Executive and Managing Director, Vishal Sikka on Friday said it was difficult to deal with unending allegations and said he has not decided his future plans yet.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CBI registers case in illegal mining in UP
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The CBI has registered an FIR against nine persons, including a former Assistant Geologist, in connection with illegal mining of minerals in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, an official said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian doctors remove football-sized tumour from Russian patient
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A team of Indian doctors has successfully removed a football-sized tumour weighing 3.2 kg that was gradually growing in the chest cavity of a 39-year-old Russian patient.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Repression can't resolve Kashmir problem, compassion can: Mirwaiz
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday warned India that repression can never resolve the Kashmir problem and killing one militant will only produce 10 more.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Language should not be barrier at IITs'
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) Language should not be considered a barrier for students at IITs, an MHRD official said here on Friday, urging IIT Kharagpur to expand humanities education further to help students balance academic pressure with mental well-being.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Miraculous escape for train passengers after engine breaks free
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Passengers on the Trivandrum-Chennai Express on Friday evening had a miraculous escape after the train engine to the first coach got uncoupled near here, officials said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I watch a lot of action films: Salma Hayek
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Hollywood actress Salma Hayek says she watches a lot of action films because of her husband.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Climate funds-financed Chinese plant to release 1.9 mn tonne CO2
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) A new coal-to-chemical plant in Shanxu province of China will release about 1.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, estimates Greenpeace East Asia.
2017-08-18
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
India confirms 'incident' at Pangong Lake
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Amid reports of a brief scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops near Pangong Lake in Ladakh, the government on Friday said that an "incident" indeed did take place.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nobody will be allowed to disturb peace: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Days ahead of a Panchkula court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said nobody would be allowed to disturb law and order in the state.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
New Android malware steals users' data from cab-hailing apps
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) A new modification of notorious mobile banking Trojan "Faketoken" has resurfaced which is able to steal credentials from popular taxi applications and ride-sharing apps, Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Damascus accuses US-led coalition of trying to fragment Syria
Damascus, Aug 18 (IANS) A key political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the US-led coalition of seeking to fragment Syria, saying the plan will fail.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Spanish suffers second terror attack after 14 die in Barcelona (Fourth Lead)
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Police on Friday killed five suspected terrorists in Spain's Cambrils town during a second terror attack also using a van after an earlier one in Barcelona left 14 Spaniards and foreigners dead and over 100 injured.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 lakh bankers to strike work on August 22
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Around 10 lakh bankers will go on strike on August 22 as the talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on one side and Indian Banks' Association, Chief Labour Commissioner and Department of Financial Services (DFS) failed on Friday, said a union leader.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Eating hamburgers, pizza may increase cancer risk: Study
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Besides contributing to weight gain in adults, energy dense foods such as hamburgers and pizza may also increase risk of cancer, suggests new research.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US Ospreys join joint drill in Japan amid safety concerns
Tokyo, Aug 18 (IANS) A US military Osprey aircraft took part in a drill in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido on Friday, despite concerns about the planes' safety history.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Could not work amid unrelenting malicious personal attacks: Vishal Sikka
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Announcing his resignation as Managing Director and CEO of software giant Infosys Ltd in a mail to employees, Vishal Sikka wrote that he "could not" do his job with "unrelenting, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Flood situation grim in parts of north Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal remained "grim" on Friday with many rivers still flowing well above the extreme danger level despite improvement in the overall situation in the region, the state government said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Infosys stocks, negative global cues drag equities lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Breaking a three-day gaining streak, key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty50 and the BSE Sensex -- slipped on Friday as a sell off in the stocks of index heavyweight Infosys, coupled with negative global cues, hampered investors' risk-taking appetite.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Amit Shah sets target of 200 seats in MP elections
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday set the Madhya Pradesh BJP a target of winning 200 seats in next year's assembly elections and all the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2019, sources said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Youth approaching Centre to set up startups in northeast: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) An increasing number of youngsters from across India are approaching the Central government to set up startups in the northeastern states under the Startup India and Standup India programme, Union DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Court sends Kashmiri businessman to 10-day NIA custody
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday sent to 10-day NIA custody Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, arrested on charge of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Kashmir.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IndiGo awaits GST clarification to import engines, denies flight cancellations
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger airline IndiGo on Friday said it is awaiting certain clarifications regarding GST rates applicable on import of engines which it requires for its grounded A320neo aircraft.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hotel manager arrested for molesting woman colleague
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Security Manager of a five-star hotel near the Indira Gandhi International Airport was arrested on Friday after a CCTV footage emerged showing him trying to disrobe a woman employee in his office.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
T-series to come out with second season of 'Mixtape'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Music label T-Series has announced its second season of the web series "Mixtape".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TGBL reviewing its associates' plantation operations
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Tata Global Beverages is reviewing plantation operations of its two associates -- Amalgamated Plantation Private Ltd (APPL) and Kanan Devan Hill Plantations Ltd -- to make them profitable, an official said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
'Extreme external force' applied to 'burnt' Redmi Note 4: Xiaomi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As reports surfaced of a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone catching fire in Andhra Pradesh, injuring its user, the Chinese smartphone maker on Friday said "extreme external force" was applied to the device which may have caused the incident.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Messi is heading in the right direction: Barcelona VP Mestre
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona's most wanted player Lionel Messi will soon sign a contract extension, club Vice President Jordi Mestre has reassured fans.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pyongyang slams S. Korea President for his North policy
Pyongyang, Aug 18 (IANS) North Korea on Friday slammed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his policy towards Pyongyang and his cooperation with the US.
2017-08-18
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
IndiGo denies massive cancellation of flight operations
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Friday said it has not cancelled any daily flights or grounded any of its new Airbus A320neo aircraft.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Board blames Infosys founder Murthy for Sikka calling it quits
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The Board of global software major Infosys Ltd on Friday blamed founder N.R. Narayana Murthy for the sudden and dramatic resignation of Chief Executive and Managing Director Vishal Sikka three years after he joined.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Gurinder Chadha hopes Indians love 'Partition: 1947'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha says she has made "Partition: 1947" with "lot of love", and hopes it is appreciated by Indian audiences.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wear shoes according to occasion
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Half the battle is won when you are wearing the right footwear with your outfit in sync with the occasion. Experts suggest that a black suit should always be matched with black shoes but a grey suit can be paired with either black or brown.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
16 million affected by floods in Nepal, India, Bangladesh: Red Cross
Geneva, Aug 18 (IANS) A humanitarian crisis is unfolding across large areas in South Asia, with more than 16 million people affected by floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Vinit Kakar joins 'Rudra Ke Rakshak'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Vinit Kakar has been roped in to play the role of a vampire in TV show "Rudra Ke Rakshak".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Have to play de-glam role to prove acting talent, says Kriti Sanon
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon, who essays a girl-next-door in "Bareilly Ki Barfi", says that just to prove one's acting talent, an artiste has to take up a de-glam role.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wish to do roles like Kangana, Vidya: Kanisha Malhotra (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Kanisha Malhotra, best known for her roles in TV shows like "Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali", "Maharakshak: Devi" and "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein", says she is keen about doing powerful roles like National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut and Vidya Balan.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar shooting for series 'Made In Heaven'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmakers Ritesh Sidhwani and Zoya Akhtar have started shooting for a series titled "Made In Heaven" for the video-on-demand service Amazon Prime Video India.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
We might take violent steps for our demands: FWICE President
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) With 2,500 cine workers threatening to go on an indefinite strike from Tuesday and 18 members of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) currently staging hunger strike, FWICE President Birendra Nath Tiwari says they will wait for "two more days" and if their demands are not taken up for consideration, they will resort to violent measures.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
'Urgent' appeal to save Milton's 'Paradise Lost' cottage
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A charity has launched an "urgent" appeal to the public to help it preserve a 16th-century cottage in Buckinghamshire, England, where John Milton completed his epic poem "Paradise Lost" 350 years ago, the media reported.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Indian Cue Masters League begins on Saturday
Ahmedabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Top players from the country as well as international stars are all set for the inaugural edition of the Indian Cue Masters League, starting from Saturday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Miley Cyrus releases single 'Younger now'
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Miley Cyrus is out with a new single titled "Younger now".
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Coolpad to launch flagship smartphone on August 20
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad is all set to launch another flagship device for the Indian smartphone market on August 20.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
K.D Jadhav Memorial Kushti meet launched
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Sangram Singh Foundation launched the first K.D. Jadhav Memorial International Kushti Championship here on Friday to pay tribute to the country's first individual Olympic medallist.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Seven women support referees to officiate at U-17 FIFA World Cup
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Seven women officials will be officiating as support referees for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off on October 6.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Real Madrid keeper Yanez switches to Getafe
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid have announced that they have reached an agreement with fellow Spanish top-division football club Getafe for the sale of goalkeeper Rubén Yáñez.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Could not work amid unrelenting malicious personal attacks: Infosys' Vishal Sikka
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Announcing his resignation as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of software giant Infosys Ltd, Vishal Sikka wrote in a mail to employees that he "could not" do his job as a CEO with "unrelenting, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Earth-like planet may be lurking in nearby star system
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Bihar CM recommends CBI probe into Srijan scam
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has recommended a CBI probe into the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam in which government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013 when now Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi was the Finance Minister, an official said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Number of athletes moving from track to marathon growing in Kenya
Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) More Kenyan track athletes are switching from track to marathon as they grow older while opting for slower events.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Return extra fees or we will take over, Kejriwal warns schools
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday warned that the government will take over 449 private schools in the capital if they do not refund extra fees collected from students.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Select Indian institutions to become 'Institutes of Eminence'
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) The government has approved a scheme to enable select institutions become 'Institutes of Eminence' to catapult them to the global top 100 ranking slot, an HRD Ministry official said here on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Canon India celebrates World Photography Day with workshops
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to promote imaging culture, Canon India on Friday organised a series of activities and workshops across the country in celebration of 'World Photography Day' that falls on August 19.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Older adults more concerned about privacy on Facebook
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) When it comes to privacy on Facebook, older adults are more suspicious about who is viewing their posts and this may deter them from using the social networking platform, say researchers led by an Indian-origin professor.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Technology
Visits to UK rise amid fall in pound
London, Aug 18 (IANS) The number of visitors to the UK rose to 3.5 million in June, up 7 per cent from the same month last year, official figures released on Friday showed.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Phoenix prepares for Trump's rally
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Residents, policemen and Mayor of Phoenix city in the state of Arizona are preparing for a campaign-style rally by US President Donald Trump amid fear of an uproar just like the violence in Charlottesville of Virginia.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Killing militants won't resolve Kashmir problem: Mirwaiz
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said on Friday that unless the Kashmir issue was resolved in line with the aspirations of Kashmiris, killing one militant will only produce 10 more.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Return extra fees or we will take over, Kejriwal tells private schools
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi government will take over 449 private schools if they do not return the excess fees charged from students, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Infosys stocks, negative global cues drag equities lower
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices tumbled on Friday as a sell off in the stocks of index heavyweight Infosys dragged the IT index lower.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified a "robust association" between e-cigarette use among teenagers and the increased probability of smoking a cigarette within a year.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Vice President condemns Barcelona terror attack
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona in Spain in which at least 13 people died and said terrorism is the biggest menace humanity is facing.
2017-08-18
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Court allows NIA to quiz Kashmiri businessman for 10 days
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday allowed the NIA to quiz Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, arrested on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Kashmir, till August 28.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Three Philippine policemen suspended for killing student
Manila, Aug 18 (IANS) The Philippine National Police on Friday announced the suspension of three officers for their involvement in the death of a student as part of a violent anti-drug campaign.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Attacks on hospitals in warzones have far reaching consequences (August 19 is World Humanitarian Day)(Comment: Special to IANS)
Over the last two years, more than 100 medical facilities managed or supported by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed in conflict zones around the world. That's almost one hospital every week.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Terrorism,Opinion/Commentary
Gold bars worth Rs 7 cr seized in Manipur, smuggler held
Imphal, Aug 18 (IANS) Gold bars worth nearly Rs 7 crore have been seized and an international gold smuggler arrested from the Tengnoupal district in Manipur bordering Myanmar, officials said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
COMIO debuts in Indian market with 3 smartphones
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker COMIO on Friday entered the Indian market with three flagship smartphones along with an exclusive data tie-up with Reliance Jio.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
SC seeks Chandigarh's response on compensation to minor mom
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Chandigarh administration's response on a plea seeking compensation to a 10-year-old who gave birth to a girl after being raped.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akhilesh demands probe by SC judge into Gorakhpur deaths
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Friday attacked the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the deaths of more than 70 children in Gorakhpur and demanded a probe by a Supreme Court judge into the tragedy.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Six injured as tunnel caves in
Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) Six labourers were injured on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district when an underground tunnel of a power project caved in, police said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata congratulates Sharad Yadav for 'save composite culture' event
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday congratulated rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav for organising the "save composite culture" event in Delhi.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Judicial probe will prove Sasikala innocent: Dinakaran
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) A judicial probe into then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's death will prove AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala innocent, T.T.V. Dinakaran, a leader of one of the AIADMK factions, said here on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP's defeated RS candidate challenges EC decision
Ahmedabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP candidate Balwantsinh Rajput who lost to Congress leader Ahmed Patel in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls has challenged the declaration of two votes as invalid by the Election Commission.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
More women working in film industry definitely helps: Radhika Apte
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte feels that more women working in the film industry in various positions has resulted in more female-driven films and is a great trend.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sharad faction of JD-U to hold executive meet
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD-U holding its national executive meeting on Saturday in Patna, suspended party leader Ali Anwar said on Friday that the Sharad Yadav faction will simultaneously hold a separate meeting.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telecom operators can be fined Rs 5 lakh over call drop
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian telecom watchdog on Friday announced stricter rules over call drops and said telecom operators who don't meet the norms can be fined at least Rs 5 lakh.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Soldier injured in accidental firing on Poonch LoC
Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was injured on Friday in accidental firing on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Church article is 'hyperbole', will quit NDA if fascism crops up: Goa Minister
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Dismissing as "hyperbole" an article published in a Church-run magazine which claimed a Nazi-like atmosphere had emerged in contemporary India, Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai on Friday said that there was no Swastika-like spectre looming over Goa.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
No place for corruption, middlemen: PMO
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Friday that "there is no place for corruption and middlemen" in the country.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thiem battles past Mannarino to reach Cincinnati quarters
Ohio, Aug 18 (IANS) Third-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem edged unseeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3) to reach the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open here.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Trump should resign, says Al Gore
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Former US Vice President Al Gore has said its time for President Donald Trump to leave office.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad appears in CBI court
Ranchi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad appeared on Friday in a special CBI court here in connection with the multi-million fodder scam case.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys' stocks fall steepest in over 4 years as Sikka quits
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Scrips of global software major Infosys on Friday plummeted almost 10 per cent, losing around Rs 29,000 crore in terms of market capital, post the resignation of Vishal Sikka as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD). In the process, it pulled down two key market indices by almost one per cent.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Learning how to be comfortable with being alone: Lovato
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato, who has split from MMA fighter Guilherme 'Bomba' Vasconcelos after dating him for a year, says she is currently learning how to be comfortable with being alone as she has never been in such a situation.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HC seeks response from UP on Gorakhpur deaths
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on the deaths of over 70 children, including infants, at a hospital in Gorakhpur.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Russia says military drills with India not against China
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russia has said that the upcoming Russia-India military drills do not target China and expressed confidence that New Delhi and Beijing can resolve their border tensions.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
President Kovind to visit Ladakh on Monday
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In his maiden domestic tour after taking office, President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Ladakh on Monday where he will present the President's Colours to battalions of the Ladakh Scouts, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Difficult to deal with continuous allegations: Sikka
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Talking candidly after quitting IT bellwether Infosys as its CEO and MD, Vishal Sikka on Friday said it was difficult to deal with unending allegations and said he has not decided his future plans yet.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Barcelona attack: Victims came from various nationalities
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) The dead and injured in Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona were of many nationalities including citizens of the US, Britain, China and Pakistan, according to the Catalonian region's Interior Ministry.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Badshah to launch clothing line
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Known for numbers like "Mercy", "DJ Waley Babu" and "Chull" among many other, rapper Badshah is now all set to launch his own high street fashion line titled -- Badfit.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Never found ex-coach Kumble strict: Wicketkeeper Saha
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha on Friday said he never found former India head coach Anil Kumble "strict", adding incumbent Ravi Shastri always encourages them to go out there and kill the opposition.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Dinakaran meets Sasikala in jail
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) A leader of one of the factions in the AIADMK, T.T.V. Dinakaran, on Friday met his aunt and party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala in the jail here and greeted her on her 63rd birthday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Don't turn Jayalalithaa's house into memorial: Niece
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece J. Deepa and nephew J. Deepak have laid claims to her Poes Garden residence, which Chief Minister K. Palaniswami has said will be converted into a memorial.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Spanish sports world stands with victims after Barcelona attack
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Prominent individuals and institutions in the Spanish sports world condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona and expressed solidarity with victims and their families.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports,Terrorism
DU campus already littered with campaign posters
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) With less than a month to go for student union elections in the Delhi University, the entire north campus -- from walls to roads, from advertising spaces at bus shelters to market places -- is covered with the names of candidates in the form of posters, pamphlets and scribbles, inviting students to "join them".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Soldier killed in S. Korea artillery drill blast
Seoul, Aug 18 (IANS) A soldier was killed and six were injured in an explosion during an artillery drill in South Korea on Friday, the military said.
2017-08-18
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy
Robin Thicke expecting first child with girlfriend
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke is expecting his first child with girlfriend and model April Love Geary.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not going to court over censorship of my I-Day speech: Tripura CM
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday said his government will not go to court against the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati, but the ruling CPI-M said they would raise the issue in Parliament.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics
Several immigrant camps in Paris evacuated
Paris, Aug 18 (IANS) French police and social services authorities on Friday evacuated several camps, housing more than 1,000 immigrants, in Porte de la Chapelle, Paris.
2017-08-18
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights
Microsoft announces new APIs in Visual Studio 2017
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Microsoft has announced the availability of new Application programming interfaces (APIs) 'ASP.NET Core 2.0' and '.NET Core 2.0' in its Visual Studio 2017 for developers.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Jennifer Aniston calls me out on my bad jokes: Theroux
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Justin Theroux says his wife and actress Jennifer Aniston calls him out on his bad jokes.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Elli still hosting 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Swedish Greek actress Elli AvrRam finds Sunil Grover "amazing", but says the actor-comedian is not replacing her as the host of "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
GoT star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has a solution to HBO leak
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) After a series of hacks and leaks have rocked HBO and its "Game of Thrones" show, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says the network should go back to old-school ways of distribution to guard its content.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spanish shuttler Marin vows to bring highest level to World Championships
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Spanish 2016 Olympic gold medallist and two-time reigning world champion Carolina Marin has said that she is at her peak heading into next week's Badminton World Championships in Glasgow.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Yeats family treasures to go on display
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A treasure trove of family treasures, including hundreds of passionate, rueful and philosophical letters written by the Irish poet W.B. Yeats will go on public display for the first time, before being sold in an auction here, the media reported.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Messi hasn't yet signed contract extension
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre has said that star forward Lionel Messi has not yet signed the contract extension that runs until 2021 with the Catalan football giants.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football