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Apple users can report accidents, traffic on Google Maps
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Google is introducing incident report features on iOS mobile platform that will let users report road incidents -- like car accidents, speed traps and obstacles right from devices.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jeremy Renner did cocaine with 'underage' girls, says friend
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Jeremy Renner's friend claims the Hollywood actor went on an all-night cocaine bender in his home with women who appeared to be underage.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HK police block Sunday protest march against mask ban
Hong Kong, Oct 18 (IANS) More than 1,000 people across Hong Kong blocked roads during lunchtime protests on Friday following the police blocking the citys largest pro-democracy group from marching on Sunday against the governments mask ban.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Will PM reply to Manmohan, Rahul charges on economy?
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) With the Congress firing repeated salvos at the BJP government ahead of the Maharashtra elections blaming it for the country's precarious economic situation, all eyes are on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's only rally in Mumbai on Friday evening for his response.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
RIL's market cap hits Rs 9 lakh cr, shares at 52-week high
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) created a new benchmark on Friday by crossing the market capitalisation of Rs 9 lakh crore.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Zombieland: Double Tap': More comic than a horror (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Zombieland: Double Tap"; Director: Ruben Fleischer; Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch, Avan Jogia; Rating: **1/2
2019-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US tariffs on $7.5 billion worth EU goods take effect
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The US tariffs on products from the European Union (EU) worth $7.5 billion took effect on Friday midnight.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti enter the 'Frozen' world
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas along with her sister and actress Parineeti Chopra will be dubbing for the Hindi version of Hollywood animated movie "Frozen 2".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Samsung announces deals on Galaxy Note10, S10 Series
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung on Friday announced deals on its popular smartphones Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10 lineup in India. The offers on both smartphones will be valid until October 31, 2019.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Imran launches programme for youth's progress
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the 'Kamyab Jawan Programme under which young men and women would be provided with loans to set up their businesses and also given a set of educational and skill-development opportunities.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
This is how Bollywood celebs celebrated Karva Chauth
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) All decked up in stunning sarees, sindoor, bangles and with beautiful mehendi Bollywood's leading ladies -- Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Anushka Sharma to Shilpa Shetty and Aishwarya Rai Bachhan observed Karva Chauth.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Workers in Delhi to get revised minimum wages before Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court upheld the Delhi government's March 2017 notification on higher minimum wages, Labour Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said a meeting had been called on October 21 to implement the revised minimum wages before Diwali.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
No school will be shut, assures Delhi Education Minister
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said his government believes in opening schools and not shutting them as he met representatives of non-recognised private schools here and assured them that the Municipal Corporation will not be allowed to close any school in the national capital.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
After 9 toss-loss, Faf settles for proxy coin flipper in Ranchi
Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) Having already lost the three-Test series against India, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis is leaving no stones unturned to make sure that they end what has been a disappointing tour on a high.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
SC refuses to entertain plea on insuring PMC Bank customers
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain plea seeking directions for redressal of certain aspects, including insuring around 15 lakh people whose money is blocked in the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank).
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Indian-American killed 4 relatives within 1 week
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) An Indian-American man, who is facing charges for the murder of four of his relatives, killed them in a span of one week, according to court documents.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dabang Delhi, Bengal Warriors to clash for PKL 7 trophy
Ahmedabad, Oct 18 (IANS) 'Most toughest season', the organisers had termed the Season 7 of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) and as the tournament progressed, eventually it really turned out to be a nail-biting edition where all experienced teams with some great players in their ranks are back home and two new teams -- Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors, who have never played a final, are all set to be up against each other on Saturday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Sensex extends gain, Nifty above 11,600
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian markets gained during the early trade on Friday as investors bought company shares with significant business in Britain after EU and Britain reached a new Brexit.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday recommended Justice S.A. Bobde as his successor
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2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Arjun Kapoor: I've been a fan of chick flicks
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who has come out with a digital property called "Arjun Recommends", says he has been a fan of chick flicks and has binged on it since his younger years.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TikTok 'poaching' Facebook employees right in its backyard
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Chinese short-video making platform TikTok is reportedly poaching Facebook employees and has moved into an office space in Mountain View, California that used to be frequented by WhatsApp workers before it was acquired by the social networking giant in 2014.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
England rope in Jeetan Patel as bowling consultant for NZ T20Is
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Former New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel has been appointed as spin-bowling consultant of England for the upcoming five-match T20I series against the Black Caps.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
China's GDP grew at lowest rate since 1992
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China's gross domestic product rose by 6 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, the lowest rate since March 1992, the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics
SC orders transfer of NRC state coordinator to Madhya Pradesh
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered inter-cadre transfer of NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh on deputation.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump hails ceasefire agreement with Turkey in Syria
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump hailed an agreement with Turkey over a five-day ceasefire which halted Ankara's offensive in northern Syria against the Kurdish militia in the region, which was launched last week.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Facebook now 'fifth estate', take it seriously: Mark Zuckerberg
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) A defiant Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stressed that his platform has now become a 'Fifth Estate' in the world alongside traditional news media and people no longer have to rely on traditional gatekeepers in politics or media to make their voices heard.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rahul to replace Sonia as speaker at Mahendragarh rally
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi will not address the election rally in Haryana's Mahendragarh on Friday, and will be replaced by Rahul Gandhi as the speaker there, the party said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Manmohan Singh tones down Cong line on Savarkar, Article 370
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In a damage control effort amid the scathing attack launched by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), former prime minister Manmohan Singh has toned down the Congress line on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and Article 370.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Eight factors that will propel Cloud spending in India
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India is no more scratching the surface on Cloud computing and continues to remain a market that is thriving under the dual-opportunity of serving domestic and international demands as well as enjoying higher consumption of data with the advent of high speed mobile connectivity.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
World's longest test flight ready for take off
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) A non-stop Qantas New York to Sydney flight, deemed as the world's longest with nearly 20 hours in the air without layovers, is set to take off on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Are data localisation norms in sync with India's Cloud vision?
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) As companies, as well as governments, around the world embrace Cloud computing, the growing demand for data localisation has put the service providers in a fix.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Protests in Lebanon over tax proposal on free WhatsApp calls
Beirut, Oct 18 (IANS) Protests erupted in Lebanon over plans for the introduction of a tax on calls made over the Internet using the WhatsApp messenger and similar apps.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Technology
Repair all roads by November 15, orders UP CM
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) A visibly upset Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the state Public Works Department (PWD) to ensure that all roads are repaired by November 15.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
2 more held in Bareilly in terror funding case
Bareilly, Oct 18 (IANS) Two more persons have been arrested from Izzatnagar in Bareilly in connection with an alleged case of terror funding.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Terrorism
Drug kingpin El Chapo's son captured: Mexico govt
Mexico City, Oct 18 (IANS) The Mexican government has confirmed the capture of the son of notorious cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera in the Mexicancity of Culiacan.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 UP cops booked for murder in custodial death case
Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 18 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against seven policemen, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), for murder in the custodial death of a 35-year-old security guard in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district on October 13.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Right skilling key to unlock Cloud potential in India
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Not just a right mix of Cloud solutions, proper training of the key staff and relaxing old procurement rules are must to unlock the potential for both the government and enterprises.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
AI-enabled Cloud to transform millions of lives in India
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled Cloud solutions, the country is now looking at solving real-life problems in sectors like agriculture, healthcare and education. Experts believe that the country needs to prioritise AI-based predictive analysis to improve outcomes in these core areas that touch millions of lives.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian enterprises go whole hog on Cloud adoption
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India has started to see significant Cloud adoption by the enterprises, including small and medium businesses (SMBs), and three things are on top of their minds while looking for a Cloud vendor: Cost, security and scalability/agility.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pro Volleyball League Season 2 under cloud, world body unimpressed
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Even after a successful inaugural season, the second edition of the Pro Volleyball League (PVL) seems to be in jeopardy. The first season of the PVL, scheduled in February 2019, turned out to be a huge success as it got a great response from both fans and players.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Yogi to start campaign in Western UP today with 3 rallies
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath kickstart BJP's election campaign in western Uttar Pradesh with three rallies on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shahjahanpur law student to take admission in Bareilly
Shahjahanpur, Oct 18 (IANS) A local court in Uttar Pradesh here has allowed the police to take the law student who named former Union Minister Chinmayanand in a sexual harrassment case to an University in Bareilly on Friday to complete her admission formalities.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12 cows killed in UP road accident
Banda, Oct 18 (IANS) At least 12 cows were killed after being hit by a truck on the Banda-Tanda highway in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TV anchor held for wife's murder in UP
Etawah, Oct 18 (IANS) A television anchor has been arrested for the murder of his wife in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah district.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MP bypoll: Scindia skips Jhabua campaign
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The fallout of the ongoing infighting in the Madhya Pradesh Congress unit can be witnessed in the Jhabua Assembly seat, where bypoll is going to held on October 21.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australia rules out extracting families from Syria
Canberra, Oct 18 (IANS) Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Friday ruled out extracting women and children from refugee camps in Syria during a temporary ceasefire in the war-torn country.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
FIFA president vows to take tough measures against racism
Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has reaffirmed his organisation's commitment to eliminate racism, saying it has no place in football.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Football
'El Clasico' between Barcelona and Real Madrid postponed
Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) The 'El Clasico' match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, which was scheduled to be held on October 26, has been postponed due to the ongoing disturbances in the Catalan region in north-east Spain.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
US Congress set to toughen measures against Turkey
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress have said that they were prepared to toughen measures against Turkey for its offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
US envoy to EU testifies in Trump impeachment inquiry
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland has testified to House committees over their ongoing impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, saying he and other American diplomats were "disappointed" by the President's directive to work with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry announces resignation
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has announced his resignation amid growing scrutiny of his role in President Donald Trump's interactions with Ukraine, including a subpoena from the House impeachment inquiry.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Prince William, Kate visit iconic Lahore mosque
Lahore, Oct 18 (IANS) The UK's visiting Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton visited the iconic Badshahi Mosque during their packed day-long trip to Lahore, where they joined a discussion with religious leaders on promoting interfaith harmony and also listened to the recitation of the Holy Quran.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Turkish assault in northern Syria discplaces 3 lakh
Damascus, Oct 18 (IANS) As many as 300,000 civilians have so far been displaced since Turkey launched its long-threatened military campaign against the Kurdish forces in northern Syria on October 9, a war monitor reported.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Ukraine aid withheld so Kiev would probe Dems: Trump aide
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed that President Donald Trump held up military aid to Ukraine in part because he wanted Kiev to investigate a conspiracy theory involving the 2016 US election, thus contradicting the president, who had said that there was absolutely no quid-pro-quo involved in withholding the aid.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Zuckerberg admits Facebook publishes ads containing lies
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defended the social network's policy of publishing campaign ads that contain false statements or lies and claimed that people will just have to live with it and decide for themselves what is true and what is not true.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
Kurdish forces pledge commitment to cease-fire with Turkey
Damascus, Oct 18 (IANS) The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) voiced its commitment to the cease-fire agreement that was reached between Turkey and the United States in northern Syria.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Kuwait hails women's role in peace, security
Kuwait City, Oct 18 (IANS) Kuwait held a seminar to highlight the role of Kuwaiti women working in the diplomatic corps for security and peace.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
US-Turkey cease-fire agreement "vague": Syrian official
Damascus, Oct 18 (IANS) Bouthaina Shaaban, Syria's political and media advisor to the presidency, said that the cease-fire reached between Turkey and the United States in northern Syria is "vague."
2019-10-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
US dollar declines amid Brexit optimism
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) The US dollar declined against the British pound as Britain and the European Union (EU) reached a new Brexit deal.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UNGA approves new head for UN internal oversight services
United Nations, Oct 18 (IANS) The UN General Assembly approved the appointment of Fatoumata Ndiaye of Senegal as UN undersecretary-general for internal oversight services.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jennifer Aniston: Rachel, Ross are still on a break
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston, who recently surprised netizens by making her Instagram debut, is actively using the photo sharing application.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sophie Ellis: Cameo in 'Game Of Thrones' was a little absurd
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Sophie Ellis, who played a cameo in the popular American show "Game Of Thrones", feels it was a little absurd to be an extra on the hit series.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New Brexit deal widely welcomed by Irish side
Dublin, Oct 18 (IANS) The new Brexit deal that has been reached between the European Union (EU) and the British government is widely welcomed by the Irish side, reported local media.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
US stocks close higher amid strong corporate earnings
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) US stocks closed higher, as the market was underpinned by a series of robust corporate earnings, supporting investor sentiment previously dampened by weakening US retail sales.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UN chief calls for ending child poverty
United Nations, Oct 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the international community to empower children to end poverty.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Elton John advises Lewis Capaldi to learn piano
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer-songwritier Lewis Capaldi is learning to play piano on the advice of the legendary singer Sir Elton John.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IMF's Georgieva urges US, China to make peace on trade
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva, urged the United States and China to move toward full "trade peace" - and not simply a "truce" - after the recent partial agreement between Washington and Beijing that would scale back tariffs on each other's imports.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Robert Pattinson 'beat himself up' on the set
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Hollywood star Rober Pattinson used to beat himself up on the set while shooting the "The Lighthouse".
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Akshay Kumar on 'Housefull 4' look: Not trying to ape anyone
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who is playing a fictional historical character named Rajkumar Bala in "Housefull 4", has said that makers of the forthcoming comedy-drama film haven't tried to ape any character from previous films.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Harassment by colleagues drives BHEL woman officer to suicide
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) A woman officer of central public sector company Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) allegedly committed suicide here over harassment by a Deputy General Manager and six other colleagues, police said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Conflicting reports on Big B's health confuse fans
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Conflicting unconfirmed reports have emerged about Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchans health, with one section of the media stating he has been admitted in Mumbais Nanavati Hospital following a liver problem, while another debunking the news as fake.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
16 illegal immigrants deported from Libya to Mali
Tripoli, Oct 18 (IANS) Libya's Immigration Control Department in the eastern city of Benghazi announced deporting 16 illegal immigrants to Mali.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Turkey to suspend Syria offensive, Mike Pence announces
Ankara, Oct 18 (IANS) US Vice-President Mike Pence has announced that Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Delhi man arrested with Rs 1.30 crore in Gurugram
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) A man carrying Rs 1.30 crore in the boot of his car was arrested here on Thursday, police said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Saab offers Gripen technology transfer to Indian partner
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Swedish aerospace major Saab on Thursday offered technology transfer to its Indian partner for making its fighter Gripen if it wins the Indian Air Force (IAF) order to supply 114 jets.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Military attack on Syria unacceptable, Italy tells Turkey
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Turkey's week-old military offensive in northeast Syria is unacceptable and must be halted, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte told the Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, sources said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Venezuela elected to Human Rights Council despite opposition
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) The UN General Assembly elected Venezuela, the chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, to the Human Rights Council by a narrow margin on Thursday, overcoming opposition from the United States and rights groups and a last-minute challenge by Costa Rica.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP-RSS using NRC, CAB to stoke communal passions: Yechury
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Any updation of the NRC beyond Assam would be "anti-people" with the BJP and the RSS endeavouring to use it to further their "divisive communal agenda" and ruin the country's secular fabric by fomenting "terror and mistrust", CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SC Collegium for 'expeditious' elevation of K'taka Judge
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Collegium has resolved to reiterate its move to appoint Karnataka District Judge P. Krishna Bhat as a judge of the state High Court.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amul wins hearts with cartoon on BCCI president-elect Ganguly
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Leading diary brand company Amul has won hearts with its latest cartoon-based advertisement on Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Media
2020 G7 Summit to be held at Trump golf resort in Florida
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) A Florida golf resort, owned by President Donald Trump, will host the G7 summit in June next year, the White House announced on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
'Joint Services Act will ease disciplinary, admin issues'
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Joint Services Act should be instituted in India to cover administrative and disciplinary issues of all three armed forces, defence experts said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Turkish military ops in Syria 'unacceptable', says Italy
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Turkey's week-old military offensive in northeast Syria is unacceptable and must be halted, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte told the Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, sources said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Tripura PWD scam probe: IPS officer suspended,6 transferred
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) The BJP-led government in Tripura on Thursday suspended an IPS officer and transferred six senior police officials and following the police's failure to arrest former PWD Minister and top Left leader Badal Choudhury in connection with an alleged corruption case.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
'Turkish President Erdogan binned Trump's letter on Syria'
Istanbul, Oct 17 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put US President Donald Trump's letter, asking him not to "be a tough guy" or a "fool" and warning him he will be viewed as a "devil" if he sends his forces into Syria, into the dustbin, reports said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Triage bay facility launched in Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) SLG Hospitals, a leading healthcare facility, on Thursday announced the inauguration of best-in-class 'Triage bay' in the trauma section of the hospital here.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Optimism over Indore investment summit
Indore, Oct 17 (IANS) Can Chief Minister Kamal Nath dispel the pervading cynicism over big ticket investments in Madhya Pradesh? The strike rate of the preceding government headed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan through the past 15 years had been far from satisfactory.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Dhankhar gets Z catgory security, Trinamool criticises move
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The continuing friction between West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar intensified on Thursday with the Centre deploying the CRPF to provide him 'Z' category security cover, a decision the ruling Trinamool Congress called "unprecedented".
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Optimism over Indore investment summit
Indore, Oct 17 (IANS) Can Chief Minister Kamal Nath dispel the pervading cynicism over big ticket investments in Madhya Pradesh? The strike rate of the preceding government headed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan through the past 15 years had been far from satisfactory.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa signs MoU with STPI for start-up centre
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) The Goa government's Information Technology Corporation on Thursday signed an MoU with the Software Technology Park of India to set up a start-up centre in the coastal state.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Politics
Home sales decline 25% in July-September: Report
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Housing sales across major cities declined 25 per cent during the July-September quarter to 65,799 units, according to a report by Proptiger.com.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Italy hails Qatar's planned reforms for migrant workers
Doha, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy on Thursday welcomed Qatar's announcement that it has agreed to introduce a minium wage for migrant workers and to abolish the hated 'kafala' system that stops them changing jobs or going abroad.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Qatar,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Realty market mood as bad as demonetisation-period level
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Despite a slew of recent announcements to arrest the growth slowdown and revive liquidity and demand in the real estate, sentiments among the stakeholders in the sector have dipped to the bearish sentiments prevalent during the demonetisation period in late 2016, said a report on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonia to address rally in Mahendragarh on Friday
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) After returning as interim Congress President, Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address her first rally on Friday in Haryana.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kochhar sets the bar on home turf on day 1 of golf meet
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Chandigarh's Karandeep Kochhar set the bar at his home turf, the Chandigarh Golf Club, on the opening day of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2019, a Rs. 1.5 crore event.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Golf
Mathrubhumi institutes Rs 5 lakh 'Book Of The Year' award
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Prominent Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi, four years short of its century, announced on Thursday a Rs 5 lakh 'Book Of The Year' award, explaining that "there were so many good books out there that we decided to turn a new page".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rajnath to inaugurate bridge on all-weather road to LAC post
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will next week inaugurate a bridge in northern Ladakh that will ease movement of troops to the border sector of Daulat Beg Oldi, where a 21-day military standoff between India and China had taken place in 2013, sources in the Defence Ministry said here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Triangular affair turns into property dispute; cricketer Manoj Prabhakar, actress wife booked
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Manoj Prabhakar and his actress wife Farheen were booked in a criminal case by the Delhi Police on Thursday on the basis of an FIR lodged by London-based NRI, Sandhya Prabhakar, first wife of the ex-cricket star. In her FIR lodged with Malviya Nagar police station, Sandhya alleged that Prabhakar, backed by a few top politicians, connived with police officers and fraudulently sold off her flat in south Delhi. When Sandhya tried to approach the couple, she was threatened with dire consequences by Farheen.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mirchi land deals: ED to grill Praful Patel on Friday
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is all set to question former Union Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel for alleged deals between Millennium Developers promoted by him and his wife Varsha with the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's close aide late Iqbal Mirchi's family members and also about the money transactions with over a dozen of shell companies, official sources said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bangladesh recall Arafat, Al-Amin for India T20 series
Dhaka, Oct 17 (IANS) Bangladesh on Thursday recalled left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny and pacer Al-Amin Hossain in their 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match T20 series in India.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Real-time pollution source reports in Delhi from Apr 2020
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday announced that the city will have a real-time source apportionment of pollution from April 2020.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Office space leasing up 30% in January-September: CBRE
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Leasing of office space across major cities rose over 30 per cent to cross the 47 million square feet mark during the January-September period this year, on a year-on-year basis, according to a CBRE report.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Hema Malini's cheeks' and 'eagles and crows' in MP
Bhopal, Oct 17 (IANS) Some recent statements by Madhya Pradesh politicians have crossed the limits by citing actress and BJP MP Hema Malini's cheeks as an example and comparing the state government with "eagles and crows".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa to emerge as hub for sports tourism: CM
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) The government is working towards making Goa a premier hub for sports tourism, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Politics
Several places in Haryana, UP even more polluted than Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) While Delhi hogs all the attention for its high air pollution, there are towns and cities in the vicinity of the national capital which have even higher pollution levels.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Pak seems reluctant to complete bridge to Kartarpur Sahib'
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Oct 17 (IANS) A bridge that would play a major role in connecting India and Pakistan's sides of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is yet to be constructed as the neighbouring country has been showing reluctance over the issue.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Turkey's Syria offensive brings 'human suffering': Merkel
Berlin, Oct 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Turkey to stop its military operation in Syria in her speech in the federal Parliament Bundestag here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Floating light show to mark 550th Parkash Purab
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) A floating light and sound show was organised at Ropar town of Punjab in the Satluj river to commemorate the 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
J&K Legislative Council abolished
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir administration on Thursday abolished the Legislative Council ahead of bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two union territories on October 31.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi writes to Centre for adequate supply of onions
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Delhi Imran Hussain on Thursday wrote to Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, requesting him to direct National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) to supply 10 trucks of onions everyday for the next 10 days for Delhi, so that onions can be made available at affordable prices.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fracas between actor, producer in Kerala could turn ugly
Kochi, Oct 17 (IANS) A controversy has broken out in the Kerala film industry, with producer Joby George telling the media on Thursday that he has been cheated by upcoming actor Shane Nigam.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Former teammates to grace dinner in Ganguly's honour on Oct 25
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A special dinner will be organised by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on October 25 to celebrate Sourav Ganguly becoming the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Youth jumps in lion's enclosure at Delhi zoo
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A 21-year-old man entered into a lion's enclosure in Delhi zoo on Thursday but was rescued by the authorities in time, police said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Court gives ED, CBI custody of Chidambaram till October 24
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday ordered that former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram be sent to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till October 24 in connection with the money laundering case relating to INX Media.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday when Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them after a flag meeting for securing the release of a fisherman in BGB's custody at Kakmarichar along the riverine international border in West Bengal's Murshidabad district.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
SC allows Delhi govt to notify workers' higher minimum wage
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Delhi government to go-ahead with its notification on higher minimum wages, resulting in a 37 per cent hike in workers' minimum wages.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jet first Indian company to face cross-border insolvency
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for India's insolvency mechanism which is still in its evolving stage, Jet Airways would be the first Indian company to undergo insolvency proceedings under the Cross Border Insolvency Protocol along with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) of India.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
2-wheelers exempt from odd-even, Rs 4K fine on violations
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday listed out dos and don'ts for the Odd-Even scheme, which is going to be implemented from November 4 to 15, saying while two-wheelers will be exempted from the scheme, the violators will have to pay Rs 4,000 fine, a hike of Rs 2,000 from the last one in 2016.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Mining operations continue to remain affected in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) Mining operations continued to remain paralysed at Talcher Coalfield of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Odisha, an official said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Andersen Global adds Nangia Andersen LLP as member firm
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Andersen Global on Thursday announced to add Nangia Andersen LLP as its member firm in India expanding its footprint in one of the fastest-growing economies.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jaffna international airport inaugurated with Alliance Air flight
Colombo, Oct 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's third international airport, the Jaffna International Airport (JIA), was declared open on Thursday, with an Alliance Air flight with Indian dignitaries landing from Chennai to mark the historic occasion.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sunny Deol campaigns for BJP candidate in Haryana
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor-politician Sunny Deol of the BJP on Thursday campaigned for the October 21 Assembly polls in Haryana and sought votes for his party's candidate.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'I Know You' is a horror film with logic: Actor Mujahid Khan
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Mujahid Khan, who will next be seen in "I Know You", has said that the upcoming horror film is very logical unlike other Hindi films of the genre.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
State finances show worrying trend: Report
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Reflecting slowdown in the economy, monthly finances of 17 state governments show worrying trend with total receipts growing only 4.1 per cent in the first five months of the current fiscal, compared to same period a year ago.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Sindhu, Sameer, Praneeth crash out of Denmark Open
Odense, Oct 17 (IANS) Ace shuttler and world champion P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the Denmark Open after a straight-game loss against South Korea's An Se Young in the second round here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
'Marvel, DC Comics an inspiration to lovers of fantasy'
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Los Angeles-based producer of Indian origin, Mubina Rattonsey, who also backed the Bollywood hits as "Kaminey", has her hands full. "Gamma Man", a superhero movie, is one of the films that she will be producing. She says Marvel and DC Comics, home to some of the most popular superheroes, are an inspiration to every lover of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Modi's new mission: Propel livestock production to increase India's GDP (IANS Insight)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Propelling livestock production into 'mission mode' would be one of the keys for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in achieving his ambitious target of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024. After brainstorming serial meetings with livestock experts, top veterinary scientists and key officials of the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Ministry, Modi has launched three game-changing schemes which can turn around the growth story of millions of livestock farmers in India. The Government estimates that in the next five years, livestock farmers will not only save losses worth Rs 2.50 lakh crore, but will increase their income four times, contributing a major share in India's GDP.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
MHA to organise police parade, awards on National Unity Day
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) As part of plans to celebrate National Unity Day on October 31 on a grand scale at the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Gujarat, the Union Home Ministry has directed all state police chiefs to send contingents for a parade on lines of the Republic Day parade and also to send nominations and recommendations for the Sardar Patel National Unity Award for 2019.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Model Sanjna Singh to make her TV debut on 'Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Model Sanjna Singh will make her debut on TV with the new show "Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka". She will be seen playing actor Vikram Singh Chauhan's fiancee in the show.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Did Akshay Kumar try to set up Riteish with Vidya Balan?
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar is quite a prankster and his "Housefull 4" co-star Riteish Deshmukh knows it well.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ansh Bagri looks forward to shoot for his film 'Vellapanti'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) "Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji" actor Ansh Bagri is eagerly waiting to shoot for his film "Vellapanti", which is expected to go on floors next month.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Slowdown now hits oil sector; petrol, diesel consumption falls
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The oil sector seems to be latest addition to the list of sectors facing stress due to the ongoing economic slowdown. For the first time in many months, both oil demand and imports have witnessed a sharp fall indicating that poor health of the economy has now begun impacting a sector where the country relies a lot on imports.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
When Aditya Seal made Krystle D'souza nervous
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Krystle Dsouza says she was initially nervous about working with "Student Of The Year 2" actor Aditya Seal on the series "Fittrat".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Police arrest 4 after burglaries at footballers' homes
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) Spanish police have arrested four people for their alleged involvement in a spate of burglaries targeting the homes of LaLiga football players around Madrid in recent months.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Zaan Khan on why he loves being part of 'Hamari Bahu Silk'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) "Hamari Bahu Silk" actor Zaan Khan says he loves playing his role in the show as it is multilayered.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EU-UK reach Brexit deal, Democratic Unionist Party rejects
London, Oct 17 (IANS) A Brexit deal was agreed on Thursday between the UK and the European Union (EU) negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels, according to media reports.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Sooraj Pancholi: Don't have patience to wait 14-20 years for judgement
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Pancholi broke down discussing the court case regarding his involvement in late girlfriend Jiah Khan's suicide over six years ago. Interacting with the media at the trailer launch of his next film, "Satellite Shankar", Sooraj used the occasion to open up about the court case against him, and said that he doesn't have the patience to wait another 14 to 20 years for the judgement.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul accuses Modi government of privatising PSUs
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday mounted attack on the Narendra Modi government, accusing it of privatising the public sector units to his "suit boot friends". Rahul said that he stands shoulder to shoulder with the government employees to protest against it.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SL call back experienced players for series against Australia
Colombo, Oct 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Thursday called many of their experienced players back into the 16-man squad led by Lasith Malinga after the side's 3-0 series victory in Pakistan.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Delhi PWD to repair potholes by Friday: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said 232 potholes spotted by the MLAs on city roads under the PWD will be repaired by Friday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Court takes cognisance of chargesheet against Ratul Puri
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a chargesheet against industrialist Ratul Puri in connection with the MoserBaer bank fraud case.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Is Skandagupta the next big icon of BJP?
Varanasi, Oct 17 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its protege BJP are attempting to bring out the little known facts and personalities of Ancient Indian history. One such icon was emperor Skandgupta of the Gupta empire, who the BJP considers as a great nationalist and is now trying to bring out the details about him.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Abhijit, Amartya's faces to figure on Presidency's wall
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) In a rare honour, the Presidency University on Thursday decided to emboss facsimiles of the faces of Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Amartya Sen - the two Nobel laureates in its list of distinguished alumni - on its wall.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Education
Kartarpur corridor: India urges Pak not to levy service fee
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India on Thursday said it has urged Pakistan not to levy $20 on pilgrims using the Kartarpur corridor and hoped the agreement on the cross-border corridor could be inked in time for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Plea in SC to quash RBI's PMC Bank withdrawal notification
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the Reserve Bank of India circular which has restricted the withdrawal, to Rs 40,000 only, by account-holders of the scam-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rs 15.5 crore illegal cash seized in Mumbai so far: IT
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Income Tax Department said on Thursday it has seized illegal cash amounting to around Rs 15.50 crore in Mumbai since the Model Code of Conduct for the October 21 Maharashtra assembly elections came into force.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nakul, Shraddha claim gold in SFA skating C'ship
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Nakul Varshith of Sanathi School and Shraddha Reddy of Global Edge School stole the limelight in the skating competition of Hyderabad Sports For All (SFA), presented by Hero Sprint Pro, cornering gold in their respective categories at the Indira Park here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
On 'Bigg Boss', Sidharth must control temper: Aastha Chaudhary
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Sidharth Shukla needs to control his temper. This was revealed by Aastha Chaudhary, Sidharth's former co-star on "Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na". The two have known each other for over a decade.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kolkata in race to host India-Qatar WC qualifier in March
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The iconic Salt Lake Stadium could once again be packed to the rafters for an India game as it is in the race to host the Group E World Cup qualifier tie against Asian champions Qatar on March 26 next year.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
JKLF calls off LoC sit-in after meeting with UN observers
Mirpur (PoK), Oct 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) agreed to call off its protest sit-in near the Line of Control (LoC) following a meeting with the United Nations Military Observer Group of India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
2019-10-17
Category: International, India,International
Kerala Minister, Leader of Opposition's row turns personal
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) A row between Kerala's Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala turned personal on Thursday with the former alleging foul play by the latter to fetch his son high marks in the Civil Service interview.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics
INOX group director: Steady rise in cinema biz over past 3 years
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The regular ticket-paying audience always complains about expensive multiplex tickets and many even blame the steep prices for declining footfalls in theatres. INOX group director Siddharth Jain however does not agree.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Transfer of corruption-alleging Patna HC Judge recommended
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Patna High Court's Justice Rakesh Kumar, who had made scathing remarks on the situation in the state judiciary and publicly pointed out corruption in lower courts, has been recommended to be transferred to the Andhra Pradesh High Court by the Supreme Court Collegium.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nikhat writes to Rijiju for 'fair play', gets Bindra's support
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Having cried foul after the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) hinted that there would no trial between her and Mary Kom in the 51kg category for participating in the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan from February 3 to 14, Nikhat Zareen has now written to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, asking for a fair opportunity.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Nikhita Gandhi's song 'For now' inspired by past heartbreak
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Playback singer Nikhita Gandhi is coming up with an album of English songs written and sung by her. Titled "Closure", the unique thing about this album is that the songs were written when Nikhita was a student. Now, after turning into a professional singer, she has compiled some of those numbers and created an album.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chinese diplomats in US will have report all planned meets
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Amid its ongoing trade war with China, the US has now stipulated that Chinese diplomats in the country will have to inform the State Department before meeting any US officials - at any level, or visiting any "educational and research institutions", reports said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Campaign gains momentum for Bijepur bypoll in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) The campaign for the bypoll to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha's Bargarh district has gained momentum with the three major political parties leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Aamna Sharif on playing Komolika: Not easy recreating an iconic role
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Aamna Sharif replaces Hina Khan as the iconic antagonist Komolika in the reboot show of "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", and she admits there's a lot of pressure on her shoulders.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Animal husbandry can help in raising farmers' income by four times (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary in the Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, on Thursday said that the animal husbandry and dairy departments could contribute significantly in achieving the Modi government's goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022 as the government is paying special attention to this sector.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Back from drugs and depression, reality star won't quit music again
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Azmat Hussain was just 10 when he lifted the "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs" trophy in 2011. Eight years later, he is back on the reality TV circuit, as a contestant on season 11 of "Indian Idol". Much has happened in between, with Azmat drowning himself in drugs and depression. His confidence is shaken, but he has promised himself not to give up in life easily, and to pursue music irrespective of his position at the ongoing singing competition on TV.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Parties, except BJP, demand single phase poll in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Oct 17 (IANS) Political parties except the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have demanded that the Assembly polls in the state should take place in a single phase.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP's Choudhary Surendra joins AAP
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Former BJP leader Choudhary Surendra along with his supporters joined the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jharkhand voters offered 40% rebate on pollution certificate
Ranchi, Oct 17 (IANS) Petrol pump owners in Jharkhand on Thursday agreed to provide 40 per cent discount to people who vote in the upcoming assembly polls in the state.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Karnataka tops innovation index, list dominated by south, west
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Karnataka has been ranked as the most innovative state in the country while the top ten states are concentrated mainly in southern and western India.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Elton John: Music of 'The Lion Ling' remake a huge disappointment
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Legendary singer Elton John is disappointed with the music of the latest live-action remake of the Disney classic "The Lion King".
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
State-run SJVNL pays Rs 844.91 cr dividend to shareholders
Shimla, Oct 17 (IANS) Hydropower major Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL), a joint venture between the Central and the Himachal Pradesh governments, has paid a total dividend of Rs 844.91 crore to its shareholders for 2018-19, the company said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Microsoft's venture fund to empower women techies with $6mn
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to empower women entrepreneurs, Microsofts corporate venture fund M12 on Thursday partnered with Mayfield and Pivotal Ventures to announce $6 million competition for women-led enterprise startups in India, the US, Europe, Canada and Israel.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Musk aims to add 30,000 more internet satellites in orbit
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Elon Musk's SPACEX reportedly wants to add 30,000 Starlink broadband satellites to the 12,000 it already plans to put into orbit.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
SC collegium recommends appointment of 5 HC Chief Justices
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointment of Chief Justice of five High Courts -- Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Madras, Madhya Pradesh and Patna.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pixel 2 series smartphones to support Google Stadia
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Google has revealed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL along with the latest Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones will be supported by Stadia.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Team showing consistency in run up to Olympic qualifiers: Reid
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team has been in fine form lately, winning the FIH Men's Series Finals Bhubaneswar 2019 in June, the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Test Event in August, and then winning all five of their matches against World Champions Belgium and World No. 8 Spain as part of their preparations for the much anticipated FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers Odisha. Chief Coach Graham Reid believes that it is important for the team to keep working in the right direction.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
'No cracker' banner sparks row for SpiceJet, airline denies link
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A banner with SpiceJet's logo at the Madurai Airport appealing for a cracker-free Diwali has brought criticism for the airline, along with the expected accolades.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rs 199 India mobile plan a huge success: Netflix
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Ecstatic at the success of its Rs 199 mobile-only plan that it launched in India in August, Netflix is going to replicate the plan in other global markets too, the company's Chief Product Officer Gregory K Peters has said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Tendulkar joins hands with legends for Road Safety World Series
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Bret Lee, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Jonty Rhodes will come together once again to enthral us with their cricketing brilliance when they lock horns for the Road Safety World Series scheduled to be held in India early next year.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Iran warns to reduce nuclear commitments
Tehran, Oct 17 (IANS) Iran on Thursday said it would further reduce its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, unless its interests are secured by the signatories.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Aviation regulator's nod to 5 firms to manufacture drones
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a push to domestic drone manufacturing, India's civil aviation regulator DGCA has given nod the for companies to manufacture Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Champions League slot a big motivation for ISL players: Habas
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Two-time champions ATK head coach Antonio Lopez Habas on Thursday said the fact that Indian Super League (ISL) table toppers will now get a play-off place in the AFC Champions League is a big motivation for the players as they will rub shoulders with the best in Asia if they manage to bag the slot.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday after Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them at a flag meeting at Kakmarichar along the riverine international border in West Bengal's Murshidabad district.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
DMRC to upgrade to eight-coach metro fleet by March 2021
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to accommodate the increasing footfalls, Delhi Metro plans to convert all six-coach trains to eight-coach ones by March 2021 and press them into service on the Red, Yellow and Blue Lines.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian markets jump sharply as EU, UK reach Brexit deal
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty closed with sharp gains, most of which came during the second half of the trade session on Thursday after the Brexit uncertainty troubling the global markets seemed to have come to an end.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistan raises Babri Masjid issue
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Directly interfering in the internal issues of India, Pakistan has raised the Babri Masjid issue saying it hopes that while taking any decision in the matter, the feelings of Indian Muslims would be respected.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh personnel alongside the riverine international border at Kakmarichar in West Bengal on Thursday, an official said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Top Indian paddlers to take part in national East Zone TT meet
Howrah (West Bengal), Oct 17 (IANS) Top Indian paddlers Antony Amalraj, Harmeet Desai, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Madhurika Patkar will vie for top honours in the UTT National Ranking Table Tennis Championships (East Zone) which begins at the newly built Dumurjala Stadium here on Friday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Top CPI-M Tripura leader arrested, hunt on for ex-Minister
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) A top CPI-M leader in Tripura was arrested on Thursday for "obstructing police" while a massive hunt is on to apprehend former PWD Minister and top Left leader Badal Choudhury in connection with an alleged corruption case, police said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
New Brexit deal agreed: Boris Johnson
London, Oct 17 (IANS) A Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels, reports said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Gul Panag: Can't remain a fulltime actress
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Former beauty queen, politician and actress Gul Panag, who will soon be seen in the film "Bypass Road", says that though she is getting interesting roles lately, she cannot limit herself to acting.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Slowdown, government apathy affecting economy: Manmohan
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for the current economic slowdown and rural distress, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that merely "passing the buck to Congress would not work".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Federer confirms participation in French Open
Paris, Oct 17 (IANS) Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has confirmed he will participate in the 2020 French Open, scheduled to be held here.
2019-10-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
V&A Museum of Childhood to be revamped
London, Oct 17 (IANSlife) The Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood soon will undergo a major redevelopment, starting late 2020.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Zomato announces second multi-city food carnival
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANSlife) Restaurant aggregator and food delivery platform Zomato on Thursday announced the second season of Zomaland, its multi-city food and entertainment carnival, that begins in November with Jaipur.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
People shouldn't live in fear of gun violence: Levi's
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANSlife) Clothing giant Levi's has taken a stand against gun violence in the US, and has come out with bold statements on this political furore. Speaking to IANSlife, its philanthropic offshoot, Levi Strauss Foundation, said that "people should not have to live in fear of gun violence".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Dassault to collaborate on aeronautics with Pune college
Pune (Maharashtra), Oct 17 (IANS) Dassault Aviation, the makers of the Rafale fighter aircraft, on Thursday announced a collaboration with the famed College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) for a strategic partnership on skill development.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Rajnath hits out at Rahul over Rafale 'puja'
Bawani Khera (Haryana), Oct 17 (IANS) Slamming Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over the Rafale puja (worship) controversy, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked what should he have written on the fighter jet if not "Om", a word with spiritual relevance.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
RCB appoint Navnita Gautam as massage therapist
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will become the first team in the league to have a woman in the support staff in the 13th edition. The franchise has appointed some well-acclaimed tacticians and to take this legacy forward, they have appointed Navnita Gautam as sports massage therapist.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Indian cricketer Priya Punia signs with Fast&Up
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) It was a dream come true for Priya Punia as she made her ODI debut earlier this month against South Africa by scoring an unbeaten 75 to power her team to victory. Priya has now signed up with Fast&Up, Indias leading sports and active nutrition brand.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Tabu, Farah Khan celebrate '30 years of Dosti'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan and actress Tabu have been friends for 30 years.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Even short-term 'vaping' can cause inflammation: Study
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) E-cigarette use has risen at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers and now researchers from the Ohio State University have found that even short-term vaping could cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker adults.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rise of several dynasts in Haryana politics
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The state of Haryana has several leaders with a legacy of their parents in politics. This election is seeing another scion rising - Deepender Singh Hooda, son of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hooda among 4 MLAs who didn't ask questions in Haryana assembly
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A report published ahead of the Haryana assembly elections says that former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda of the Congress and party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala have not posed a single question in the outgoing assembly in the last five years.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kidman, Skarsgard to reunite for 'The Northman'(Lead)
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Director Robert Eggers' next film "The Northman" will star Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mining closure disturbed Goa's industrial eco-system: CM
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) The closure of the mining industry in Goa has disturbed the industrial eco-system in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Politics
DJ Alan Walker set for 3-city India tour in December
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) British-born Norwegian deejay and record producer Alan Walker will perform in India this December, as part of his Aviation Tour.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tata Motors jumps 10% after Brexit deal 'agreed'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Investors hurriedly bought Tata Motors shares on Thursday after the news of Britain and the EU reaching a new Brexit deal reached Dalal Street.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Need Ayodhya settlement, not judgement: Sunni Waqf Board
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A representative of the UP Sunni Waqf Board said some of the parties involved in the Ayodhya title dispute have reached a settlement, which will ensure a "win-win situation for both sides and there will not be any need for judgment".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Delhi to notify enhanced minimum wages
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Welcoming the Supreme Court order on minimum wages fixation, the Delhi government on Thursday said it will issue a final notification soon on enhanced minimum wages.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sell assets to repay PMC Bank loans: HDIL promoters to ED
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Facing imminent threat of more properties being attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Rs 4,335 crore Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank fraud case, the Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) promoters and directors have written to the probe agency, Mumbai Police and the RBI to sell the properties at fair market rates to repay the loans taken by the company.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ganguly's rise to BCCI chief's post an inspiration for ATK players
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) ATK and Indian national team football players Pritam Kotal and Pronay Halder on Thursday hailed team co-owner Sourav Ganguly who is set to become the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president on October 23, saying the development has inspired them to win the third title.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Why Bharat Ratna to Savarkar, why not to Godse, asks Congress
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday slammed the BJP for demanding a Bharat Ratna for its ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in its manifesto for the Maharashtra Assembly polls.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Have clarified on government's concerns about 5G: Huawei
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Expressing confidence that the company will be part of India's 5G journey, Chinese telecom equipment major Huawei has said it has clarified on all concerns of the Indian government regarding 5G solutions and its engagement with the country's Telecom Ministry has been very positive.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Azhar likely to replace Sarfaraz as Pakistan's Test skipper
Lahore, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistan's top-order batsman Azhar Ali is likely to replace Sarfaraz Ahmed as the national team's skipper in the longest format of the game while wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan could serve as his deputy.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Hubble gives astronomers best look at interstellar comet
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- comet 2I/Borisov -- whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Left parties on fast in support of Telangana RTC employees
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Leaders of the Left parties and people's organisations observed a day-long fast here on Thursday in support of the strike by employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), which entered its 13th day.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Surveillance cameras to be biggest market for 5G IoT solutions
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Outdoor surveillance cameras will be the largest market for 5G Internet of Things (IoT) solutions globally in the next three years, a new report by Gartner Inc. said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
'Mentally disturbed' man jumps in lion's enclosure at Delhi zoo
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A 21-year-old man entered into a lion's enclosure in Delhi zoo on Thursday but was rescued by the authorities, police said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP leader wants no party symbols on EVMs, cites 'dictatorship' by bosses
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Electoral symbols on EVM machines may be a thing of the past if the Election Commission accepts BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay recommendations.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung to offer innovative services this festive season
Gurugram, Oct 17 (IANS) With a network of over 3,300 service points including 535 customer service vans, Samsung is aiming to provide premium products' quick installation facility in major cities this festive season.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Score heavy in first innings in Ranchi: Faf tells SA batsmen
Ranchi, Oct 17 (IANS) Having already lost the three-match series, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has called on his players to come out with an improved performance, especially with the bat when they face India in the final Test beginning Saturday in Ranchi.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Big B shares unseen pic of 'better half' Jaya on Karwa Chauth
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) On the occasion of Karwa Chauth on Thursday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan shared an unseen photograph of his wife and actress Jaya Bachchan, cropping his own picture from the frame.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Netflix adds more subscribers, braces for higher competition
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Netflix added 6.8 million subscribers in the third quarter of this year internationally, compared to seven million it had forecast, even as the streaming giant braces for stiff competition as Apple and Disney prepare to launch similar services.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
'Downton Abbey': Cinematography, acting keep you glued (IANS Review, Rating: *** and 1/2)
"Downton Abbey"; Cast: Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Phyllis Logan; Direction: Michael Engler; Rating: *** and 1/2 (three and half stars)
2019-10-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New Brexit deal agreed: Boris Johnson
London, Oct 17 (IANS) A Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels, reports said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
KCR's election rally in Huzurnagar cancelled
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao's election rally in Huzurnagar Assembly constituency was cancelled on Thursday due to rains, officials said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Turkish President Erdogan's visit to Pakistan postponed
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's anticipated visit to Pakistan has been postponed, Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said on Thursday, hours after a Turkish diplomat tweeted about the matter.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
With long power cuts, gensets run rampant in NCR
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to curb air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region launched recently has helped proactive rolling out of stricter measures to discourage private vehicles on roads, stop use of diesel generators and close brick kilns and stone crushers.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
This is how Saif, Kareena celebrated 7th wedding anniversary
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood's star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary with family members.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kartik Aaryan on marriage plans: Have to ask mummy
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan, who next will be seen in "Pati, Patni Aur Woh", says he has no time for love and as of now his sole focus is on his film career.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
110 players allocated to 8 teams for Abu Dhabi T10 league
Abu Dhabi, Oct 17 (IANS) The annual player draft of the Abu Dhabi T10 league in the nations capital saw 110 players allocated to eight teams, as well as a host of superstars unveiled for the first time.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Other Sports
ASUS launches innovative dual screen laptops in India
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics major ASUS on Thursday unveiled its dual screen laptop series in India which comprises the Zenbook Pro Duo (UX581) and the Zenbook Duo (UX481) at a starting price Rs 2,09,990 and Rs 89,990, respectively.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Upstarts': The story behind India's first film on startups
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The upcoming Netflix release "Upstarts" is the first Indian film to capture the startup mania sweeping the country. The film's director Udai Singh Pawar says the audience will get to understand India's startup revolution in a fun, emotional yet realistic way.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Northern Ireland's DUP rejects Johnson's Brexit deal
London, Oct 17 (IANS) The Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, which props up the UK's Conservative Party government, on Thursday said it could not support the Brexit deal in its current form.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Air-to-water company AKVO to foray into retail segment
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Kolkata-based water generator maker AKVO Atmospheric Water Systems aims to foray into the consumer durable segment and is looking to partner retail chains for the launch of its household water production machines, said a top company official.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Why Akshay was worried about daughter Nitara aboard Housefull 4 Express
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The HouseFull 4 Express rolled into New Delhi Railway Station from Mumbai on Thursday, and superstar Akshay Kumar, who was accompanied by his daughter Nitara on the special journey, says he was a "little worried on how to keep the little one entertained".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Local pollutants push Delhi's air quality to very poor'
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The overall air quality in the national capital fell to a 'very poor' category on Thursday with an Air Quality Index (AQI) score of 304, for the first time in the season as reports claimed that local pollutants had not been dispersed yet.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Non-local truck drivers given protection in Kashmir
Srinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) Non-local apple traders and truck drivers have moved to secure locations in Kashmir following attacks by militants over the last few days.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
After Ayodhya, sants ready for Kashi, Mathura: ABAP
Prayagraj, Oct 17 (IANS) The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), the apex body of sants (holy men), has announced that after the Ayodhya issue is resolved, the sants will speed up campaigns for the "liberation" of shrines in Kashi and Mathura.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
This day, 2008: When Sachin became leading Test run-scorer
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Eleven years ago, on this very day at the I.S. Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Sachin Tendulkar went past West Indies' Brian Lara to become the leading run-getter in Test cricket.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Luxury travel needs innovation
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANSlife) After three hotels in Goa, the Postcard Hotel goes international with the announcement of two new properties in Sri Lanka and Bhutan. The hotels will open their doors to guests in November.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Religare fraud: All accused sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Thursday sent former Ranbaxy promoter Singh brothers and three others to judicial custody till October 31 in the Religare fraud case.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KBC crorepati Gautam Kumar Jha: Will support poor girls in my village
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Gautam Kumar Jha, who became the third contestant to win a crore on season 11 of the Amitabh Bachchan-hosted quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC), says he wants to support girls who hail from a poor economic background in his village by contributing to their marriage.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jindal varsity launches 3-year BA (Hons) programme in law
Sonipat, Oct 17 (IANS) In a first, the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) launched here on Thursday a three-year B.A. (honours) programme in legal studies which is interdisciplinary in nature with a focus on the social, economic and political context of law in society.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education
Delhi govt hiring extra buses for Odd-Even days
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday decided to hire 2,000 extra buses to ensure enough public transport from November 4 to 15 during the Odd-Even scheme days.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IL&FS completes sale of wind energy assets to Orix
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a major development in the resolution of the crisis-hit IL&FS and its group entities, IL&FS on Thursday said that it has completed the sale of its wind energy assets to Orix Corporation of Japan for Rs 4,900 crore, helping the debt ridden company to resolve its debt of over Rs 4,300 crore.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Japanese govt backs shifting of Tokyo 2020 marathon to Sapporo
Tokyo, Oct 17 (IANS) The government of Japan on Thursday stressed the need to protect the health of athletes, a day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced plans to shift some road running events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to the northern city of Sapporo.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Malware sending 30,000 'sextortion' emails per hour: Report
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A malware is sending 30,000 sextortion emails per hour after taking over people's inboxes and have, till date, sent 27 million such emails to innocent persons with a threat to expose sexual content captured via their webcams for blackmail payments.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Without Savarkar, 1857 Mutiny would have remained a revolt: Shah
Varanasi, Oct 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that had it not been for Veer Savarkar, India wouldn't have known the importance of the 1857 Mutiny.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Slowdown, government apathy affecting economy: Manmohan
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Painting a grim picture ahead of the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the current slowdown in the country coupled with government apathy has badly hit the Indian economy.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Maha polls: Spirited women campaign for, against booze ban!
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Oct 17 (IANS) In the dry heat and dust of Maharashtra elections, two women candidates in the state are spearheading their lone campaigns in adjoining constituencies - for and against the liquor ban in this Maoist-affected district.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Donning battle gear, Hooda campaigns across Haryana
Meham (Haryana), Oct 17 (IANS) After thwarting foes within, two-time Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda, 72, is donning battle gear to campaign across Haryana to ensure the return of his party in the state that is currently led by BJP's first-time Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Karan shares farewell photo from 'Kasautiii Zindagii Kay'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Karan Singh Grover is no more a part of "Kasautiii Zindagii Kay" reboot and has shared photographs of his farewell from the show.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's son stabs mom, is shot dead by cops
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) The son of "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely killed his mother before he was shot dead by deputies on Tuesday, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Frequent drinking more harmful than binges: Study
Seoul, Oct 17 (IANS) Alcohol lovers, take a note. Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, says a new study.
2019-10-17
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sooraj Pancholi gets romantic with Brazilian model Larissa in new video
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Pancholi and Brazilian actress-model Larissa Bonesi, who is his "dear friend", aim to raise the heat in a new romantic video.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ISL commitment forces Sourav Ganguly to skip Ranchi Test
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly was keen to go and spend time with the Indian players as they gear up to play the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi from October 19, but he had to cancel the plan as he will have to be present for the inauguration for this edition of the Indian Super League in Kerala on October 20.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Gaining weight in mid-20s linked to early death: Study
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Gaining weight from your mid-20s into middle age is associated with an increased risk of premature death, warn researchers.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala bypolls outcome could be a harbinger of things (Opinion)
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Even though the outcome of the five Kerala assembly by-polls is not going to make any difference to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left government, as it has at present 91 seats in the 140-member Kerala Assembly, this could well be the harbinger of the upcoming polls - local body - next year and the 2021 assembly polls.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Amrish Puri's grandson's film gets new title, release date
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Vardhan Puri, late actor Amrish Puri's grandson, is set to make his Bollywood debut with Shivaleeka Oberoi in a romantic thriller titled "Yeh Saali Aashiqui", which was earlier titled "Paagal". It will hit the screens in November.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Time to celebrate
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANSlife) Swedish watchmaker Daniel Wellington, known for its sleek, stylish and minimalist designs, recently launched its Iconic Link collection in Delhi. The Iconic Link is a modern take on a classic design released after three years of meticulous craftsmanship and design and the collection was launched by Daniel Wellington brand ambassadors Ayushmann Khurrana and Radhika Apte.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Volvo launches its first electric car XC40 Recharge
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Swedish luxury car-maker Volvo has introduced its first ever fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge that comes with a brand new infotainment system powered by Googles Android operating system.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Indians are warming up to rugs
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANSlife) As home decor goes more mainstream, rugs and carpets are finding favour with Indian buyers, especially the well-travelled ones, says Angelique Dhama, chief marketing officer of rug manufacturer Obeetee.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Here's how Yami Gautam prepared for 'Bala'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam, who will be seen playing a Tik Tok star in the upcoming film "Bala", feels the video sharing application has helped her a lot in improvising her character.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Extortionist arrested in Bihar, Rs 1.98 lakh recovered
Gaya, Oct 17 (IANS) The Bihar Police have arrested a man from the left extremism-affected Gaya district for extorting money in the name of the banned organisation Communist Party of India (Maoist), a senior officer said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netizens in awe as Sehwag posts pic of kids of 'Pulwama Shaheeds'
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Former India opener Virender Sehwag has shared pictures of two kids training at the Sehwag International School on Wednesday. The two kids belong to the families of soldiers killed in Pulwama.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Markram ruled out of Ranchi Test with injured wrist
Ranchi, Oct 17 (IANS) South Africa opening batsman Aiden Markram has been ruled out of the third and final Test match against India beginning Saturday in Ranchi after he sustained an injury to his right wrist.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Prateik remembers 'gorgeous lady' Smita Patil on b'day
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) On his late mother and veteran actress Smita Patil's 64th birth anniversary, her actor-son Prateik Babbar shared two photographs of his "gorgeous lady".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Michael Douglas feared losing son to drug addiction
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Michael Douglas feared his actor son, Cameron Douglas, would lose his life after years of battling addiction.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NALCO faces 'acute' shortage of coal, scrips down 4%
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) on the NSE fell over 4 per cent after the company informed the exchanges of acute shortage of coal to run operations.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nubia unveils Red Magic 3S with Snapdragon 855+ chip in India
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Nubia on Thursday launched its Red Magic 3S in variants 8GB+128GB in 'Mecha Silver' colour and 12GB+256GB in Cyber Shade in India for Rs 35,999 and Rs 47,999, respectively.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NCA head Dravid training budding cricketers from 16 countries
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India, in conjunction with the ministries of sports and external affairs, is currently hosting participants from 16 different countries in order to provide them with an opportunity to train with some of the best cricketers in India.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
2-wheelers exempt from odd-even, Rs 4K fine on violations
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday listed out certain dos and don'ts for the Odd-Even scheme, which is going to be implemented from November 4 to 15.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IOC plans to move Tokyo Olympics marathon, walks to cooler north
Geneva, Oct 17 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it is planning to move the Olympic marathon and race walking events to Sapporo, the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 1972.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
Ola rolls out self-drive cab rental service in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) There is one more reason not to own a car now as ride-hailing major Ola on Thursday launched its self-drive cab rental service "Ola Drive".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,National,Technology
IndiaBulls files FIR against people spreading misinformation
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Troubled mortgage lender Indiabulls Housing Finance has filed an FIR with the Mumbai Police against individuals spreading false information against it.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Persistent trade tensions weigh on economy: US Fed
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve has said in its latest Beige Book that the country saw "slight to modest" economic growth between September and early October, as trade tensions and slower global growth created an additional drag on the US economy.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Kumble turns 49; wishes pour in for India's 'greatest match-winner'
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Wishes poured in on social media for legendary Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble who turned 49 on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Delhi doctor arrested for rape and blackmail
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A doctor with Safdarjung Hospital was arrested by the Delhi Police on allegations of rape and blackmail of a woman representative of a leading medical company here.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
55% of iPhones in last 4 years running iOS 13
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Apple has revealed that 55 per cent of iPhones introduced in the past four years have been running the latest version of the company's mobile operating system iOS 13.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rajasthan announces 'hybrid model' to elect civic body heads
Jaipur, Oct 17 (IANS) Days after announcing indirect election of civic body heads in Rajasthan, the state's Congress government on Thursday announced implementing a hybrid model under which a candidate can become mayor, president and chairperson even without contesting an election or even after getting defeated in the election. A notification has been issued in this regard.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Main batati hoon': Deepika to Ranveer on cheeky comment
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh left a cheeky comment on his wife Deepika Padukone's stunning photograph and the actress gave him a hilarious response.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nokia 110 feature phone launched in India
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) HMD Global, that makes and sells Nokia-branded phones, on Thursday launched a new feature phone 'Nokia 110 ' for Rs 1,599 in India.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
No end in sight to impasse over Telangana RTC strike
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) The indefinite strike by employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) entered the 13th day on Thursday as no end appears in sight to the impasse despite High Court directions to both the government and employees to find a negotiated settlement.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Kumble turns 49; wishes pour in for 'India's greatest match-winner'
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Wishes poured in on social media for legendary Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble who turned 49 on Wednesday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NBCC submits revised plan on Jaypee projects to SC
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) on Thursday submitted a revised proposal to complete the stalled projects of Jaypee Infratech. The proposal was later handed back to the NBCC counsel.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Panama Papers firm sues Netflix before 'The Laundromat' release
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Just days before the slated arrival of "The Laundromat" on Netflix, the law firm at the centre of Panama Papers, portrayed in the movie have filed a defamation action against the streaming giant and are trying to prevent the film's release.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google's AI-powered camera product bites the dust
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) The US based search engine giant Google has quietly retired its AI-powered camera product 'Google Clips', because the actual product listing has been removed from the companys online store.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
1,169 candidates in fray for 90 seats in Haryana
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Some 1,169 candidates are in the fray for the 90 seats in the Haryana Assembly elections scheduled for October 21.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DCS to play 2 T20s, 3 ODIs in South Africa
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Deaf Cricket Society (DCS), India's team will be participating in the Deaf International Cricket Series 2019 at Kroonstad, South Africa, on the invitation of Deaf Cricket South Africa.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
No more chilli attacks on elephants in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Oct 17 (IANS) After the Uttarakhand High Court banned the practice of using red chillies and chilli bombs to drive away the elephants, the local people are at their wit's end now.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
US pull back from Syria sows chaos far and wide (Analysis)
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's sudden decision to withdraw troops from Syria has sown a whirlwind of chaos cutting a swath across the Middle East, Europe, NATO and at home in the US.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Jonah Hill passes on role in 'The Batman'
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) After being offered a role in "The Batman", actor Jonah Hill has moved on from the project.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No more chilly attacks on elephants in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Oct 17 (IANS) After the Uttarakhand High Court banned the practice of using red chillies and chilly bombs to drive away the elephants, the local people are at their wit's end now.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC allows Delhi govt to notify higher minimum wages for workers
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has upheld the Delhi government's March 2017 notification that announced a 37 per cent hike in minimum wages for workers. The case has been pending in courts for nearly two years now.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rs 300 cr worth offers help OPPO log solid festive growth
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO which doled out Rs 300 crore worth unique offers on its smartphone portfolio during the first wave of festive sales has paid off well and the company has witnessed an overwhelming response, Sumit Walia, VP, Product and Marketing, OPPO India, said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kidman, Skarsgard to reunite for 'The Northman'
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Director Robert Eggers next film "The Northman" has cast two leads Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Boxer Patrick Day dies after suffering injuries during fight
London, Oct 17 (IANS) American boxer Patrick Day has died after he sustained head injuries in a fight last week against fellow countryman Charles Conwell.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Gus Logie appointed interim head coach of Windies women
St. John's (Antigua), Oct 17 (IANS) Former West Indies batsman Gus Logie has been appointed as the interim head coach of the women's national team.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
Goa school teacher arrested for molesting 5 girls
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) Police in Goa have arrested a school teacher for allegedly molesting five girl students at a government school in Ponda sub district, an official said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's MiG 29 to fly with Eurofighter Typhoon in Oman
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The MiG 29 fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) will be flying alongside the Eurofighter Typhoon and F-16 in India's bilateral air exercise with Oman which kicked off on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Sensex opens marginally higher, Nifty nears 11,500
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Healthy inflow of Foreign Institutional Investment and supportive global markets aided the Indian market to start in the green on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Won't suspend Trump's account, Twitter tells Kamala Harris
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Twitter has told California Senator and Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris that it will not suspend US President Donald Trump's account.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bopara leaves Essex after 18 years to join Sussex
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Ravi Bopara has ended his 18-year-old association with English County club Essex to join Sussex.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Facebook is a new cigarette, bad for kids: Salesforce CEO
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Pitching for breaking up Facebook, US-based software giant Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has called the social networking platform "new cigarettes" which are making kids addictive.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
UP POCSO court convicts man in 10 days, sets record
Rae Bareli, Oct 17 (IANS) A POCSO court in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli has created a new record by convicting a rape accused and awarding life sentence to him in a span of 10 working days.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
UP cop with cardiac problems seeks permission to end life
Amethi, Oct 17 (IANS) A police constable posted in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district and suffering from cardiac ailments has sought permission from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to end his life because his department has turned down his plea for transfer to a place near his home.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Satya Nadella took home $42.9mn last fiscal, gets 66% raise
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $42.9 million in total compensation for the fiscal year 2019 -- 66 per cent raise from the prior fiscal year, the company has announced.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
US threatens more sanctions on Turkey over Syria offensive
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has threatened that Ankara will face "devastating" sanctions if high-level discussions between the two sides do not "work it out".
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
This Babri Masjid plaintiff will not challenge SC verdict
Ayodhya, Oct 17 (IANS) Plaintiff Iqbal Ansari has said that he would accept the Supreme Court decision in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit and would not file any petition challenging the verdict.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Why women in this UP village never fast on Karva Chauth
Mathura, Oct 17 (IANS) On a day when almost all married Hindu women are fasting on the occasion of 'Karva Chauth', women in Vijau village in Mathura resist observing the fast lest they endanger the lives of their husbands.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
10-year-old recounts father's torture in custody
Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 17 (IANS) "More than 10 policemen were beating up my father. They gave him electric shocks and also stabbed him with screwdrivers. The policemen were also drinking alcohol and they denied water to my father who was crying in pain. I was given a packet of chips to keep quiet at gunpoint."
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huge international child pornography network busted
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) American, British and South Korean officials announced at a news briefing here on Wednesday that they have busted one of the worlds largest child sexual exploitation networks.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Messi wins sixth Golden Shoe award
Barcelona, Oct 17 (IANS) Lionel Messi, star striker of FC Barcelona, has won the 2018/19 European Golden Shoe award, the sixth of his illustrious career and the third consecutively.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
HK protest leader Jimmy Sham 'attacked with hammers'
Hong Kong, Oct 17 (IANS) The leader of one of Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy groups, Jimmy Sham was attacked with hammers.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Strong quake leaves many dead in Philippines island
Manila, Oct 17 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 60 injured after a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit the island of Mindanao, southern Philippines, local media reported Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rohit & Mayank looking good at the top, but real test awaits in NZ
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian cricket is full of Sourav Ganguly now. The former India captain and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect had opined that Rohit Sharma should open the batting for India in Tests also, like he so successfully does in white-ball cricket.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National
David de Gea injury adds to Manchester United woes
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) Manchester United have been dealt a significant blow ahead of their weekend clash at home to Premier League leaders Liverpool, with the news that goalkeeper David de Gea is injured.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kohli's attitude and Shastri's man-management skills the perfect combo
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) One of the many unique aspects of Test cricket is the celebration of a draw. When a match that has been played over five days, about six hours on each day, one would expect both teams to be frustrated and ask for a change in rules that allows for a game without result.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Saha beating Pant hands down with immaculate glovework
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The last Test match between India and South Africa in Pune once again bore testimony to the fact that age is just a number if you have the fitness to compete at the top level. At 34, Wriddhiman Saha isnt getting any younger, but the wicket-keeper during the second Test once again showed why he is touted as not just India's, but the worlds best wicketkeeper at the moment.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shami and Umesh filling Bumrah's boots to perfection
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Indian team was dealt a big blow going into the Test series against South Africa as pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the series with a stress fracture. But the other Indian pacers have stood up and made it count as Virat Kohli and boys enjoy an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
India's home dominance: A big reason behind their No.1 ranking
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Virat Kohli and his men have been on a winning spree at home in the last two-three years when it comes to Test cricket. Barring the series losses in South Africa and England, the Indian team has played according to its number one stature and has dominated the opposition in almost all aspects of the game in the recent years when it comes to red-ball cricket.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
NASA doing 'rigorous' search for Vikram with fresh lunar pictures
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has taken a fresh set of pictures under better lighting conditions of the area where the Indian moon lander Vikram likely ended up and experts will be making a rigorous search for it, according to LRO Project Scientist Noah Petro.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Bengaluru to be remapped as satellite images show variations
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, the Bengaluru civic body has decided to remap the tech hub landscape after latest satellite images from the ISRO exposed chinks in its outdated property records, an official said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina invited for Ind-Ban Test in Kolkata
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) If all goes as per plan, the Kolkata Test between India and Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens could see the Prime Ministers of the two countries in attendance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina have been invited for the Test which will be played from November 22 to 26.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
New European Commission delayed for at least one month
Brussels, Oct 17 (IANS) European Parliament President David Sassoli and leading MEPs agreed to cancel the assembly's confirmation vote on the new European Commission slated for next week, making the the commission unlikely to take office before December 1, media reported here.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Morocco's king pardons journalist jailed in abortion case
Rabat, Oct 17 (IANS) Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned a woman journalist Hajar Raissouni, who was sentenced to jail last month for extramarital sex and an illegal abortion.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Piyush Goyal invites filmakers to promote cinema on trains
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Minister of Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal has lauded the novel idea of Indian Railways to invite filmmakers to promote their cinema projects on trains.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Macron, Merkel optimistic about endorsing Brexit at EU summit
Paris, Oct 17 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed hope to endorse an accord on Britain's orderly departure from the European Union (EU) at a summit in Brussels on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, France,Politics
Trump, Democrats clash after resolution opposes US withdrawal in Syria
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) House Republicans deserted the United States president to oppose his withdrawal of troops from Syria, a prelude to a rancorous White House meeting with congressional leaders in which the president insulted Democrats before they walked out.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Most Czechs think Brexit detrimental to the country: Poll
Prague, Oct 17 (IANS) About 67 per cent of Czechs consider Brexit will be detrimental to their country, according to an opinion poll released by the newspaper Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD).
2019-10-17
Category: International, Czech Republic,Politics
Kurdish journalist shot dead in northeastern Iraq
Baghdad, Oct 17 (IANS) A Kurdish presenter for NRT television, along with his wife and their son, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the city of Sulaimaniyah in northeastern Iraq, a channel official said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Priyanshu Painyuli added his own experience to 'Upstarts'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Priyanshu Painyuli took cue from his own experiences to add to his upcoming Netflix project "Upstarts".
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iraqi forces capture IS militants fleeing battles in Syria
Baghdad, Oct 17 (IANS) Iraqi Defence Minister Najah al-Shammari said on Wednesday that the security forces captured a number of Islamic State (IS) militants who tried to infiltrate into Iraq to flee the battles in neighbouring Syria.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Conflict in NE Syria not US's battle to fight: Trump
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) President Donald Trump said that American troops should not be placed in harm's way amid the Turkish army's military campaign against Kurdish militias in Syria's northeastern border region.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN General Assembly mourns death of its former president
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) The UN General Assembly mourned the death of Diogo Freitas do Amaral of Portugal, president of its 50th session back in 1995-1996.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Syrian army enters Kurdish-held town amid Turkish assault
Damascus, Oct 17 (IANS) The Syrian army entered the symbolically important Kurdish-held town of Ayn al-Arab in northern Syria near Turkey, state news agency SANA reported.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
US House passes resolution opposing Trump's Syria decision
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass a resolution rebuking President Donald Trump's decision to pull US troops out of northern Syria amid ongoing Turkish offensive.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ang Lee is learning the new language of cinema
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee is on a quest to find out how digital cinema will change the world, and says he is trying to learn how to speak in that language.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Turkish offensive in NE Syria should be proportional'
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) Russia's UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said that Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria should be "proportional" to its declared objectives.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Britney Spears back with signature blonde look
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Hollywood star Britney Spears is back with her signature blonde look.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
French FM heads to Iraq to discuss judicial cooperation
Paris, Oct 17 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will go to Iraq evening to discuss the situation in the region amid the Turkish offensive, and outline a judicial framework allowing foreign Islamic State (IS) militants to be prosecuted in countries where they were detained, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced.
2019-10-17
Category: International, France,Politics
Harry Styles gives relationship advice to a fan
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) One Direction band star Harry Styles has surprised one of his fans by giving her advice on her love life "at 4am" in a direct message on Twitter.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks close lower amid mixed data
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) US stocks ended lower, as Wall Street digested a batch of mixed data, including an unexpected fall in US retail sales in September, stoking worries over a potential economic downturn in the country.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Why being Archie in 'Riverdale' is a challenge for KJ Apa
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) "Riverdale" star KJ Apa says essaying role of Archie Andrews in the popular show came as a challenge as he struggles to find time to go to gym.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
90 illegal immigrants rescued off western coast: Libya
Tripoli, Oct 17 (IANS) The Libyan navy said that it rescued 90 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Liam Payne hints he is 'frightened' of ex-girlfriend Cheryl
London, Oct 17 (IANS) One Direction star Liam Payne has hinted that he is a little frightened of his ex-girlfriend Cheryl.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UN Security Council concerned over situation in NE Syria
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) The UN Security Council voiced deep concern over the situation in northeast Syria after Turkey launched a military incursion into the region last week.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
EOW swings into action against IAS officer of MP cadre
Bhopal, Oct 17 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing in Madhya Pradesh has registered a preliminary enquiry against Vivek Agrawal, former Principal Secretary in the Urban Development Department in Madhya Pradesh.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Bhutanese citizens arrested with Royal Bengal Tiger skin
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Two Bhutanese citizens were arrested after a Royal Bengal tiger skin was seized from them in Belakoba forest range of Jalpaiguri distict, forest department sources said.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court rejects bail of ex-Left minister in alleged scam
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) In a major setback for the Left parties, former PWD and Finance Minister Badal Choudhury's arrest by the police is imminent as District and Session Court has in a midnight order rejected the ex-Left government's senior minister's anticipatory bail plea in an alleged corruption case.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
'Russian defence industry should produce more civilian products'
Moscow, Oct 17 (IANS) Russia's defence industry should diversify into manufacturing civilian products in order to be financially stable, President Vladimir Putin said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
PMC Bank scam accused custody extended, Singh non-cooperative
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Mumbai Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Wednesday said Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd scam prime accused and its ex-chairman S. Waryam Singh is not cooperating with the probey.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump lauds relations with Italy, Rome seeks trade dialogue
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) Ties between Italy and the US "have never been so good", US President Donald Trump told his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella during his one-day visit to Washington on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Adolescent girls in 4 Delhi schools gain from Dutch project
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The 'Go Girls Go' pilot project being funded by The Netherlands government in four Delhi government schools is helping adolescent girls in the schools complete their education and empower them as change makers.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Libyan conflict risks destabilising Africa: Italy
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) The protracted conflict in Libya could destabilise the whole of Africa, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said on Wednesday after talks with his US counterpart Donald Trump.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Face task of handling 20 mn tons paddy straw, Punjab to NGT
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Punjab, which has a large area under paddy cultivation producing around 20 million tons of paddy, is having to cope with managing a similar amount of paddy residue of 20 million tons.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata calls Sourav part of her household
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lavished praise on BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly, calling him "ghorer chele" (member of my household).
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Sports
Vice President watches 'Sye Raa...' with Chiranjeevi
Hyderabad/ New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday watched Telugu movie "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy" along with its lead actor and former Union Minister Chiranjeevi.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Good friends buy Pakistan four months to 'eliminate' terror financing - But can it?
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With all-weather friend China heading the FATF, and backed by two other "brotherly countries" of Malaysia and Turkey, Pakistan has bought itself four months time from the global watchdog on terror financing to eliminate the twin evils of terror financing and money laundering - a tall task by all counts.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Telcos passing off wirelines as mobile numbers to evade charges: Jio
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Reliance Jio has alleged incumbents, including state-run BSNL, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, have fraudulently masquerading wireline numbers as mobile numbers for receiving terminating charges as mobile numbers and not paying relevant charges in wilful and blatant violation of existing laws.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PMC bank scam: ED identifies more assets (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) revealed that former Union Minister and Nationalist Congress leader (NCP) Praful Patel used private jets of Punjab and Maharashtra (PMC) Bank fraud accused Wadhawans, the agency on Wednesday claimed that it has identified more properties of the promoters and directors of the Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL).
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana increasing maize area to reduce stubble burning
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Haryana is taking a number of steps to curtail crop residue burning, including diversifying rice area to maize crop and daily monitoring of fire burning incidents.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata goofs up in taking Nobel laureate's name
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday repeatedly goofed up in taking the name of this year's Nobel prize winner in Economics Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, as she went on referring to him as "Abhishek Babu".
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Cow numbers in India see sharp increase since 2012
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) There has been a sharp jump, by 18 per cent, in the number of cows in the country, as per the latest livestock census report released on Wednesday, over the previous enumeration done in 2012.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi traffic police tweaks speed norms on NH-24 (IANS Impact)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Junking its earlier order of issuing challans to motorists 'violating' speed norms over 60 km/hr on National Highway 24, Delhi Traffic Police on Wednesday said that as per the new order, vehicles travelling within the speed limit of 70km/hr on the stretch need not have to pay the fine.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
15 trains stopped following stone pelting near Tughlakabad
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) At least over 15 trains were delayed on Wednesday evening after angry protesters pelted stones on passing trains near Tughlakabad station following the death of a person who was run over by a train, officials said. The rail traffic was restored after one hour.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Exide Industries forays into manufacturing of e-rickshaws
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Exide Industries Ltd, the country's largest stored energy solutions provider, announced its entry into India's burgeoning e-rickshaw market by launching its first model on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Why 13 parrots were produced before a Delhi court?
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Thirteen parrots were produced before Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday. Later they were released and sent to the Okhla Bird Sanctuary.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Dissatisfied' Murshidabad victims' family seeks CBI probe
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after police claimed to have cracked the sensational Murshidabad triple murder case, relatives of the slain primary school teacher on Wednesday sought a CBI probe and said they would approach the President as also the Union Home Ministry besides West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to press for the demand.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PKL 7: Bengal pip U Mumba 37-35 to enter final
Ahmedabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Bengal Warriors registered a narrow 37-35 victory over U Mumba in a tightly-fought contest to clinch a place in Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season seven finals. The victory on Wednesday, in front of a packed audience at the EKA Arena by TransStadia here, set up a grand finale date against Dabang Delhi.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Harbhajan asks Rhodes to bat for SA in Ranchi Test
Ranchi, Oct 16 (IANS) Veteran India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took a sly dig at South Africa's batting woes in the ongoing Test series against India by asking former cricketer and fielding great Jonty Rhodes to help his nation.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Italian President meets Trump, seeks dialogue on trade
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday lauded his country's "solid" relations with the US during a meeting with American counterpart Donald Trump in Washington, and urged dialogue on international trade.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
SC's Ayodhya bench likely to discuss mediation report
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The five judge bench hearing the Ayodhya title dispute will sit in chambers on Thursday, a day after reserving the judgement in the 70-year-old politically-vexing case.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
SC reserves order on plea for Justice Mishra's recusal
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that the attempts made for recusal of its judge Justice Arun Mishra from the five-judge Constitution bench hearing pleas linked to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act matter is a practice of "bench hunting which, if allowed, would destroy the institution".
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Saina crashes out of Denmark Open with loss to Takahashi
Odense, Oct 16 (IANS) Veteran shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Denmark Open in the first round after losing in straight games to Japan's Sayaka Takahashi on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
Italy offers to host UN food systems summit in 2021
Rome, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) Italy wants to host a planned United Nations summit on food systems in 2021, Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday in a keynote speech at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's headquarters here.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Will speak to selectors about Dhoni on Oct 24: Ganguly
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said he will speak to the selectors about M.S. Dhoni's future and seek their opinion before giving his views during the meeting on October 24.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Italy to work for unity on Turkey, Brexit at EU summit
Rome, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) Italy will seek European unity on issues including Turkey's current military offensive in northern Syria and Britain's planned withdrawal from the EU at the bloc's summit this week, Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics
Parliament's winter session likely to be held Nov 18-Dec 13
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The winter session of Parliament is likely to be held from November 18 to December 13.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mindtree net up 45% quarterly, down 35% yearly in Q2
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Leading software services vendor Mindtree on Wednesday reported Rs 135 crore consolidated net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2019-20, registering 45 per cent sequential growth from Rs 95 crore a quarter ago.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
India's first naval drill with Bangladesh concludes
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) India's first ever bilateral maritime drill with its neighbour Bangladesh concluded on Wednesday on the eastern cost at Visakhapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh. Two Bangladesh ships - Ali Haider and Shadhinota, had taken part in the exercise.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Arnold becomes Guinness record holder with 12 assists
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Liverpool FC's right-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold has entered the Guinness World Records for being the defender with the most assists in a single Premier League season.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Higher education focus of 2nd Indo-French knowledge summit
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The second edition of the Indo-French Knowledge Summit with a focus on higher education, research and innovation will take place at the Universite de Lyon in France.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
Gurugram youth killed after birthday party
Gurugram, Oct 16 (IANS) A youth returning from a birthday party was killed by his two friends in a drunken state in Gurugram, police said on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PKL 7: Delhi outclass Bengaluru to enter maiden final
Ahmedabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Naveen Kumar was the star for Dabang Delhi as they outclassed defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 44-38 on Wednesday to clinch a place in the final of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season seven. The Delhi team produced an all-round performance, with Naveen impressing with his raids (15 raid points), and Anil Kumar dominating with his tackles (4 points), to win in front of a packed audience at the EKA Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
SC agrees to hear plea on insuring PMC Bank customers
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea seeking directions for redressal of certain aspects, including insuring around 15 lakh people whose money is blocked in the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank).
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Production warrant issued against Chidambaram after arrest
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Wednesday issued production warrant against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in a money laundering case relating to INX Media.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IIIT Council nod to relaxations on students' lateral moves
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Students of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology(IIITs) will be allowed to join integrated M. Tech and MBA at other IIITs, subject to fulfillment of minimum criteria.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Vikram Bhatt: I feel scared only when my horror films don't work
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt is gearing up to release yet another horror film, titled "Ghost", and he says the only time he feels scared is when his horror films don't work.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siddaramaiah meets Sonia, discusses Karnataka situation
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah met Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farah Khan on "Satte Pe Satta" remake: Proper announcement by Diwali
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Farah Khan's next directorial venture will be produced by Rohit Shetty, and the project has grabbed headlines because it marks the collaboration between two heavy-duty Bollywood filmmakers. Speculation have been rife about the project, including rumours that the film will star Hrithik Roshan and Anushka Sharma.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sukhbir's arrogance will bring shame to SAD: Amarinder
Jalalabad (Punjab), Oct 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday took the Jalalabad Assembly constituency of Sukhbir Badal by storm, declaring that the Akali leader's arrogance will plunge his party into ignominy once again in these by-elections.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Zyfra commissions its first unmanned haul trucks
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS) Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider Zyfra said on Wednesday that its first two autonomous mining dump trucks - BELAZ-7513R - with a lifting capacity of 130 tons have been deployed in the mines in Khakassia (Eastern Siberia), Russia.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy,Technology
Assam set to have India's first International Multi-Modal Hub
Guwahati, Oct 16 (IANS) Assam Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said here on Wednesday that the strate is all set o have India's first International Multi-Modal Hub.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
We will get all 70 seats in Delhi: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said his party will bag all the 70 Assembly seats here in the upcoming elections.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Government looking at exit options in ITDC's Hotel Ashok
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A five-star hospitality property, the Ashok, situated in the prime Lutyen's Delhi area may soon be up for grabs, as the government is looking at options to privatise the hotel owned by the India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC).
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Achint Kaur: #MeToo being misused in film and TV industry
Jaipur, Oct 16 (IANS) : The #MeToo Movement is being misused by women in the film and television industry to gain publicity, feels actor Achint Kaur. She adds that women who have actually faced harassment have not spoken about out because they do not want to upset their parents or children.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK's royal couple visits mountain-top glacier in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Britain's royal couple Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on Wednesday visited a melting mountain-top glacier in northern Pakistan to see the impact of climate change.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Will speak to selectors about Dhoni on Oct 24: Ganguly
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said he will speak to the selectors about M.S. Dhoni's future and seek their opinion before giving his views during the meeting on October 24.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Fruit merchant killed in militant firing in Shopian, J&K
Shopian (J&K), Oct 16 (IANS) One fruit merchant was killed and another injured after militants fired upon them at Trenz village in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said on Wednesday. The injured has been admitted to the hospital.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Gambhir meets protesting teachers
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir was seen in a different avatar on Wednesday when he met a group of protesting teachers who were upset at their appointments being put on hold.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sharp India's current focus on lifestyle, home appliances
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Sharp Business Systems (India) Private Ltd, a subsidiary of the Japanese major Sharp Corporation, is currently focused on strengthening its lifestyle and home appliances segment in the country.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Consultative group formed to select companies for strategic sale
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) In a move to speed up its disinvestment process, the government is formed a consultative group headed by Department of Investment and Public Asset Management(DIPAM) for making recommendations for selection of central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) for strategic divestment.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vir Das: Happy and comfortable playing the 'fool'
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Vir Das entered the world of entertainment with the dream to become an actor after studying drama, and within a few years became a popular standup comedian, at a time when the whole wave of standup was just gaining visibility in pop culture. As his new show "Jestination Unknown" is all set to release on an online streaming platform, Vir says there is no specific genre of comedy he focuses on, apart from playing himself like a "fool" because that's what he feels in real life.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress demands sacking of Goa Dy CM over ESMA threat
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) The main opposition Congress in Goa on Wednesday condemned Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar's threat to invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against over 200 lifeguards who are on strike demanding prompt payment of wages and better work conditions.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress raises pitch on PMC scam
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Congress has accused the BJP-led NDA government of not giving attention to PMC Bank scam in which three depositors have lost their lives.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dutch Royals open 'Age of Rembrandt' exhibition in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) The Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima inaugurated a first-ever collaborative exhibition titled 'India & The Netherlands in the Age of Rembrandt' here on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Art/Culture/Books
Muslim side denies judge's 1886 observation favours Hindus
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Muslim side, on the last day of hearing in the Ayodhya title dispute on Wednesday, refuted the Hindu side's claim that the observation of a District Judge in 1886 was in their favour.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Odisha CM announces new medical college in Phulbani
Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced the setting up of a medical college and hospital in Phulbani in the state's Kandhamal district.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Ecstatic with the success of 'Ghungroo' song: Shilpa Rao
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) The Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff-starrer "War" is a blockbuster, and so are the film's the songs, especially "Ghungroo".
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Assam told to take steps to declare Poba wildlife sanctuary
Guwahati, Oct 16 (IANS) In what might cheer conservationists and wildlife lovers, the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry has directed the Assam government to take necessary steps to declare the Poba reserve forest in the state's Dhemaji district a wildlife sanctuary.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Bumrah shares photo of early days in cricket on social media
London, Oct 16 (IANS) India's ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Wednesday shared a picture of him during his formative days in cricket.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UAE players charged for breaching ICC's anti-corruption code
Dubai, Oct 16 (IANS) Three UAE players -- Mohammed Naveed, Qadeer Ahmed and Shaiman Anwar -- and a participant in cricket from Ajman have been provisionally suspended after being found guilty of breaching the ICC anti-corruption rules.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Chhattisgarh CM condemns state worker's killing in Kashmir
Raipur, Oct 16 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced Rs 4 lakh financial assistance to the family of a worker from the state who was shot dead by militants on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Terrorism
when Arjun Kapoor got 'Bollywood ka keeda'
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor says he got 'Bollywood ka keeda' while watching the 1989 film "Ram Lakhan", which starred his uncle Anil Kapoor and actor Jackie Shroff.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
LinkedIn 'Events' tool to ensure safe online conversations
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Tuesday announced to roll out a 'Made in India' feature called 'Events' that will allow members to create and attend events directly on both the app as well the web globally.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Simran Khanna stresses on importance of homemade food
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) It's World Food Day and "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" actress Simran Khanna says although people nowadays are taking supplements and medicines for nutrition, simple homemade food is no less when it comes to nourishing your body.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salim Merchant: My body of work proves I don't need to copy
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer-composer Salim Merchant along with Sulaiman has given many memorable and original hits like "Chak De! India" and "Aashayein". But he was recently slammed by a Pakistani singer for copying his song. Salim says it's not his style to engage in a Twitter battle and that his body of work proves that he doesn't need to copy from another artiste's work.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Johnson to brief cabinet on Brexit talks in Brussels
London, Oct 16 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to hold a Cabinet briefing on Wednesday on the ongoing Brexit talks in Brussels as Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that there are "many issues" to be resolved before a Brexit agreement can be reached.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
BJP MPs flag off hi-tech machines to curb pollution in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) In a move to reduce pollution levels in the capital, Member of Parliament (MP) and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari as well as East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday flagged off 40 water sprinkling tankers, two super-sucker machines, six suction-cum-jetting machines and 4 auto mounted litter picker machines.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC directs J&K to produce orders on restrictions
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Jammu and Kashmir administration to place before it those orders under which communications were restricted in the Valley after abrogation of Article 370 which granted special status to J&K.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pranitha Subhash to conduct free health check-ups on her birthday
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Southern star Pranitha Subhash will hold free health check-up for almost 500 people in Bangalore on her birthday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
GST demand on brand usage may lead to litigations: Experts
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Tax authorities' demand for levying GST on brand usage by subsidiaries of a parent company or related party could lead to litigations and hit the earnings of these firms, experts said.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Need for Joint Services Act taken up at Army Commanders' meet
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The need for a Joint Services Act to integrate the three armed forces, ahead of the creation of the post of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), was taken up during the ongoing Army Commanders' Conference in New Delhi on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Gagan Anand: TV shows get monotonous
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Gagan Anand has been part of TV shows like "Ek Veer Ki Ardaas... Veera" and "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein". He is enjoying exploring the web space because he feels that it's not monotonous like TV shows.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siddharth Nigam: For me, fitness is everything
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Siddharth Nigam of "Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga" says fitness plays an important role in his life.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AICF proposes Rs 10 lakh bonanza for state associations
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Contrary to earlier expectations, the Central Council meeting of All India Chess Federation (AICF) on Tuesday did not discuss the controversy surrounding the Bengal Chess Association (BCA) while it decided to give Rs 10 lakh annual grant to each state associations to popularise chess in schools, a senior official said.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Sona Mohapatra's documentary Shut Up Sona to screen at MAMI
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Sona Mohapatra has turned producer for a documentary film that traces her journey as a rock star and her music of protest. Titled "Shut Up Sona", the film will be screened at the Jio Mami 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star on October 21.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mindtree net up 45% quarterly, down 35% yearly in Q2
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Leading software vendor Mindtree on Wednesday reported Rs 135 crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2019-20, registering 45 per cent sequential growth from Rs 95 crore a quarter ago.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Same-sex love story: B'wood looks at narrative beyond gender
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Barring Deepa Mehtas 1996 film "Fire", which featured Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das, average Indian cine goers could hardly recall a film on same-sex relationship of two women, until the poster of the upcoming film "Sheer Qorma" was unveiled last week. The poster shows two hijab-clad women -- played by Divya Dutta and Swara Bhaskar -- as a couple.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Andhra to provide financial assistance for handloom weavers
Amaravati, Oct 16 (IANS) Fulfilling another election promise, the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday decided to implement a new scheme to provide financial assistance of Rs 24,000 to each handloom weaver every year.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Police custody of Jolly, accomplices extended till Friday
Kozhikode (Kerala) Oct 16 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday extended the police custody of family serial killer Jolly Thomas and her two accomplices. The custody was extended till Friday 4 p.m.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IOB to e-auction 500 plus re-possessed properties
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Public sector Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) will e-auction 500 plus re-possessed properties worth more than Rs 800 crore next week.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Intelligent plans SEZ for footwear manufacturing in Andhra
Amaravati, Oct 16 (IANS) Hong Kong-based Intelligent SEZ Development Ltd on Wednesday proposed to establish a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for footwear manufacturing in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs 700 crore. The facility will have job potential for 10,000 people, mostly women.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jio's value proposition strong despite charge: Merrill Lynch
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Investment management company Merrill Lynch on Wednesday said Jio may continue its growth momentum as it remains the cheapest offering despite charging 6p for off-net calls.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
4 fans arrested after racist incidents in Bulgaria
Sofia, Oct 16 (IANS) The Bulgarian police have arrested four fans over racist incidents during Englands 6-0 win against Bulgaria here, the countrys interior ministry reported on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Football
Huawei posts 24.4% revenue growth during 3 quarters of 2019
Shenzhen, Oct 16 (IANS) Despite trade restrictions put in place by the US, Chinese technology giant Huawei on Wednesday said it generated CNY610.8 billion ($86 billion) revenue during the first three quarters of this year, an increase of 24.4 per cent year-on-year, with a net profit margin of 8.7 per cent.
2019-10-16
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
Kartarpur Corridor to be ready Oct 31, registration from Oct 20
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Oct 16 (IANS) The work on the much-anticipated Kartarpur Corridor for Indian pilgrims to visit the revered Sikh shrine across the border in Pakistan is expected to be completed by the end of this month and online registration for the pilgrimage will begin from Sunday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Pathi, Mujtaba claim honours in Sports For All archery c'ship
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Aryan Pathi of Delhi Public School, Abhinav Perikett of Little Flower School, Kasvi Agarwal of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan and Mujtaba Ali Mohammed of Kendriya Vidyalaya (No. 1) reigned supreme in the archery competition of Sports For All, Hyderabad, presented by Hero Sprint Pro, here at the Gachibowli on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
500 foreign delegates to participate in Vibrant Goa expo
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) Over 500 foreign delegates from over 50 countries are expected to participate in 'Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019', a three-day investment meet which will kick-off near Panaji on Thursday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Only Modi govt abrogated Article 370: Shah
Faridabad/Gurugram, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said it was only the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government which had succeeded in abrogating Article 370, the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, making it, thereby, an integral part of the country.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Anubhav Sinha: Don't like to take myself seriously
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) After delivering the critically-acclaimed and commercially-successful "Article 15", filmmaker Anubhav Sinha says the pressure of expectation is breathing down his neck, and it is not a wonderful feeling.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shah's scathing attack on '3-D' Congress in Haryana
Panipat, Oct 16 (IANS) Launching a sharp attack on the Congress party, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said that past Congress governments were guided by "the 3 Ds" - "Darbari, Damad and Damad ke dalal".
2019-10-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Coimbatore murders: SC reserves order on death penalty
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on the plea of a Tamil Nadu man seeking the review of its verdict upholding his conviction and death sentence for raping a minor and murdering her and her sibling nine years ago.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gal Gadot's birthday surprise for Ali Fazal
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who is currently busy shooting in London for his international project "The Death On The Nile", has received a special surprise on his birthday from co-stars Gal Gadot and Annette Bening.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Sehwag adds twist to India-Bangladesh rivalry
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Sports broadcaster Star Sports has roped in former India opener Virender Sehwag for a campaign to promote the India - Bangladesh series. The campaign depicts Sehwag taking on an animated avatar of a Bangladeshi ball in a simple game of 'Chidiya Udd, a game that all kids in India have played wherein a finger is raised by the players to depict whether the person/thing called out flies or not.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
I too feel angry but have learnt to control emotions: Dhoni
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for his calmness even in tense situations. The Ranchi stumper has now revealed that even he sometimes feels 'angry' and 'frustrated' on the field but has learnt to control his emotions.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Kings XI Punjab announce EbixCash as title sponsor for 3 yrs
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday announced EbixCash as their title sponsor. To begin with, the Mohali-based franchise and EbixCash have agreed on a three-year association.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
6.4-magnitude quake hits Philippines
Manila, Oct 16 (IANS) A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Wednesday, authorities said.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Deepak Dobriyal: I am tired of being known just as Pappiji
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) In 2011, Deepak Dobriyal became a household name playing Pappiji in "Tanu Weds Manu". Four years later, he reprised the role in "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", tickling the funny bone of the audience once again. In the process, the image of Pappiji stuck, despite the fact that the talented actor, who first grabbed attention with his role in the 2006 film "Omkara", has essayed several strong characters over the years.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Army rolls out system for digitised record of officers
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) In order to ensure better workflow in movement and deployment of commissioned officers serving in various units of the Indian Army, a system has been launched to contain their digitised personal records. The data at present is stored in physical form.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Bengaluru FC signs Radio City as official radio partner
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Bengaluru FC has roped in Radio City as the club's official radio partner for the upcoming sixth season of the Indian Super League (ISL).
2019-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
When they touch clay, clay touches them
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Smiles seldom leave their lips as they pose with the art work for photographers. After all, it is a big day for the four teenagers whose original pottery work is being exhibited at Alliance Francaise, as part of the second edition of 'Shape-2019, an initiative by artist Probir Gupta, showcasing a module on how to help and train the underprivileged towards sustainability.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Siddramaiah meets Sonia
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddramaiah met Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mamata meets Nobel winner's mother, seeks their services
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday visited the south Kolkata residence of Nobel Prize in Economics winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and said her government was keen to utilise his services as also that of his mother, also an economist of repute.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Education,Politics
Silence when women, Dalits denied rights in J&K: Sitharaman
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that there had been silence when women were denied property rights and Dalits were denied access to affirmative action in Kashmir, but suddenly human rights has become the "buzzword" when the area's special constitutional status was rescinded.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
JNUSU gets eviction notice for office
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Tensions between the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration and Jawaharlal Nehru University Student's Union (JNUSU) on Tuesday took another turn as the JNUSU received an eviction notice for its office on the premises.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Saina crashes out of Denmark Open with loss to Takahashi
Odense, Oct 16 (IANS) Veteran shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Denmark Open after losing in straight games to Japan's Sayaka Takahashi on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
DRI seizes over 10 kg smuggled gold, arrests 6 in Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence sleuths arrested six persons and seized more than 10.5 kgs of smuggled gold along with Indian and Myanmarese currencies, cumulatively valued at Rs 4.20 crores, in two operations in Siliguri and Kolkata, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Hostages' to get second season in India
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) "Hostages", the Indian adaptation of acclaimed Israeli crime thriller of the same name, will be back with its second season soon, it was announced on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
1st woman to walk on Moon will wear these spacesuits
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) NASA has showcased the prototypes of the next generation spacesuits to be used in its Artemis programme that will send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
MSc, M Tech holders join as SI Jharkhand police
Ranchi, Oct 16 (IANS) More than 300 science post-graduates and engineers have joined Jharkhand Police. Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday participated in the passing out parade of 1,170 Sub Inspectors.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
No prejudice to Chidambaram if bail hearing deferred: CBI
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation told the Supreme Court that no prejudice will be caused to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram if his bail plea will be heard on Friday as he had been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in separate INX Media money laundering case.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
PMC Bank depositors protest, HDIL Directors' custody extended
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the deaths of two depositors in the past two days, over 100 agitated depositors of the sanction-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd staged a protest outside the Esplanade Court here on Wednesday demanding justice.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sayani Gupta loves Thai culture and cuisine
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Sayani Gupta loves the culture and cuisine of Thailand. Thai cuisine, she adds, is so much more than what most people believe it to be.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Adidas unveils match ball for EA SPORTS FIFA 20 global series
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Sportswear manufacturer Adidas and Electronic Arts (EA) on Wednesday revealed the official match ball for the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup, a first in eSports. The digital ball features a bold red and black cross design on a white base.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Housefull4Express' journey begins
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar along with his "Housefull 4" co-stars Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde, Kriti Kharbanda and Chunky Panday on Wednesday commenced their 'Housefull4Express' rail journey on a special promotional train travelling from Mumbai to Delhi.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kejriwal urges agencies not to 'mislead' public on pollution
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Rejecting the reports published by multiple agencies, which claimed that stubble burning in neighbouring states is responsible for only 10 per cent of the city's pollution, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday termed the reports 'misleading'.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Four days to bypolls, Raj Congress top guns in Maharashtra
Jaipur, Oct 16 (IANS) Although it's just four days left to go for Rajasthan Assembly bypolls to be held on October 21 on two seats - namely Mandava and Khinvsar, chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot have been given the task of campaigning in Maharashtra for Assembly polls there.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Sourav Ganguly sets sight on getting India to play day-night Tests
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) stance with regards to playing day-night Test matches is set to change with Sourav Ganguly officially taking over as President on October 23. The former India skipper has made it clear that with the World Test Championship having the option of the teams organising day-night games, India too needs to move forward rather than hold back.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Punjab HC upholds life sentence to hotelier's murderers
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction and life sentence slapped on four people, including a close relative of an Akali Dal leader, for the sensational murderer of a hotelier in Jalandhar in 2011.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Chakmas, Hajongs subjected to torture regularly: NCAT
Guwahati, Oct 16 (IANS) The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT), a conglomerate of NGOs working to stamp out torture, said that Chakmas and Hajongs of Arunachal Pradesh regularly face persecution, even at the hands of state police.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vikram Bhatt's 'Ghost' to travel to America
Trenton (New Jersey), Oct 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt's upcoming horror film "Ghost" will be screened at the New Jersey Indian & International Film Festival (NJIIFF) later this month.
2019-10-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
INOX launches Megaplex in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) INOX Leisure on Wednesday launched Megaplex in Mumbai, which they claim is the worlds first multiplex with the maximum number of movie-viewing formats and experiences available.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Marquez prepares for 9th 2019 MotoGP win in Japan
Motegi (Japan), Oct 16 (IANS) Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda Team arrived in Japan with the aim to notch up another victory. The Spanish rider sealed his sixth premier class MotoGP world title earlier this month after he grabbed his eighth win this season at the 2019 Thai Grand Prix (GP).
2019-10-16
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Google Stadia set to launch on November 19
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) The US based search engine giant Google has announced that the Founders Edition of Stadia, its subscription-based streaming game service, will be released on November 19 this year.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Left Front regime scams would be probed: Tripura Minister
Agartala, Oct 16 (IANS) A Tripura Minister and a Member of Parliament (MP) from the state on Wednesday alleged that unprecedented corruption and siphoning of public funds had taken place during the 25 year-rule of previous Left Front government.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Commercial credit growth slowed in Apr-June quarter: Report
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) In more bad news for the economy, commercial credit growth slowed down to 10.4 per cent in the quarter ending June.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kartarpur Corridor to be ready Oct 31, registration from Oct 20
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Oct 16 (IANS) The much-anticipated Kartarpur Corridor project for Indian pilgrims to visit the revered Sikh shrine across the border in Pakistan is expected to be completed by the end of this month and online registration for the pilgrimage will begin from Sunday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
1st all-woman spacewalk set to take place this week
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) The first all-woman spacewalk is set to take place this week itself as NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are scheduled to venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) on October 17 or October 18.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Tourism Australia invites Indian fans to T20 WC 2020
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Australia, the host nation of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, on Wednesday unveiled its latest India focused tourism campaign and the tourism board of the country has called Indian cricket fans to 'Experience the game and beyond.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Mamata visits Nobel winner's Kolkata house, meets mother
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday visited the south Kolkata residence of Nobel prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and spoke to her mother and other relatives.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
No decision yet on Ashwin's future in KXIP, says Kumble
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab's newly-appointed Director of Cricket Operations Anil Kumble on Wednesday said no final decision has been made with regards to skipper Ravichandran Ashwin for the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). This after KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia had said a couple of days back that the franchise has decided not to trade the spinner with Delhi Capitals.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'DoT looking at spectrum pricing, payment method overhaul'
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash on Wednesday said all aspects of spectrum reforms are being looked at, including spectrum payment instalments, rate of interest, and spectrum holding caps after the industry requested the government for a consideration.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US destroys former base in Syria
Damascus, Oct 16 (IANS) The US-led warplanes struck a former US base in northern Syria on Wednesday, state news agency SANA reported.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Navy trying to control Goa's land resources: BJP Minister
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) Goa's Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho on Wednesday once again lashed out at the Indian Navy, accusing it of using the guise of security to control land resources near its naval base INS Hansa in South Goa, which is also home to the state's only airport.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Sensex gains for the 4th day, mid-caps finish in red
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Supportive global markets buoyed by progress in the US-China trade talks and the possibility of a deal between the UK and European Union to avoid a no-deal Brexit helped Indian markets finish in the green for the fourth day in a row.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mastercard starts initiative for digital payments acceptance
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Payment services major Mastercard on Wednesday launched a nationwide initiative to increase the acceptance and adoption of digital payments among merchants.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
BSF apprehends 8 intruders, cough syrup smuggler in Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel apprehended eight Bangladeshi intruders, and a smuggler of cough syrup Phensedyl, during raids in different locations of the India-Bangladesh border around Tuesday-Wednesday midnight, officials said.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Indian Jr men's hockey team in final of Sultan Johor Cup
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 16 (IANS) The Indian junior men's hockey team today sealed their berth in the final of the 9th Sultan of Johor Cup after an emphatic 5-1 victory over Australia at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
Sonia to address lone rally in Haryana on October 18
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A day before campaigning ends in Haryana, Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally in the state on October 18.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
7 lakh apprentices to be trained under Skill India this FY
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Skill India programme has got commitments from industry and states for the training of 7 lakh apprentices in the current fiscal.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
OPPO A9 2020: Mid-segment phone with decent performance
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) After launching a highly successful Reno 2 series, Chinese handset maker OPPO has brought A9 2020 to bring some competition in the mid-segment market in India.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Bhansali's Alia-starrer 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' opens on Sep 11, 2020
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Alia Bhatt stars in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next release, "Gangubai Kathiawadi", and the release date of the film has been scheduled as September 11, 2020.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress, BJP spar over condition of MP roads
Bhopal, Oct 16 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has hit back at those Congress ministers who compared the roads of the state with the cheeks of Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP's General Secretary. Chouhan said this shows the mentality of the Congress.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Smart speaker tracks baby's breathing using white noise
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin from Washington University, have developed a new smart speaker skill that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Gina Rodriguez apologises for using N-word
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) After facing backlash for using the N-word in one of her Instagram videos, "Jane the Virgin" fame actress Gina Rodriguez has apologised to people.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jameela Jamil, Sara Sampaio in bitter Twitter feud
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Jameela Jamil and model Sara Sampaio are engaged in a bitter Twitter spat.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SC wraps up Ayodhya title dispute hearing, reserves verdict
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) After 40 days of hearing, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the judgement in the 70-year-old politically vexing Ayodhya title dispute.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
AI can improve public services delivery: UN-Google report
Bangkok, Oct 16 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a helpful tool for governments in the Asia Pacific region to deliver public services, revealed a new UN-Google report on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Technology
League of Legends to land on mobile, consoles soon
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) US based video game developer and esports tournament organizer Riot Games has announced a new version of League of Legends called Wild Rift that will be coming to both mobile devices and consoles.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Green' crackers seem unlikely to sparkle this Diwali
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Not all the fire crackers that people would burst this Diwali will be 'green', as the sector regulator, the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), has approved only one such product for manufacture, a fire cracker maker in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi said.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Gina Rodriguez apologises for using N-word
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) After facing backlash for using the N-word in one of her Instagram videos, "Jane the Virgin" fame actress Gina Rodriguez has apologised to people.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood