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Woman alleges gang rape in car in Delhi, 1 held
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by her friend and his two accomplices in a stationary car here after making her drink juice containing sedatives near a mall, a police officer said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana resort housing Karnataka BJP MLAs turns into fort
Manesar, Jan 15 (IANS) The five star ITC Grand Bharat resort in Haryana, where over 100 BJP MLAs are housed to guard against their poaching, resembles an impregnable fort with armed security men guarding the entire compound in the scenic background of the Aravali Hills.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Current generation of filmmakers making really good films: Gulzar
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Veteran writer-filmmaker Gulzar, who has made some critically-acclaimed movies during his tenure as a filmmaker, has praised the current generation of filmmakers, saying they are making really good films.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How can you contest polls in Andhra? Chandrababu asks Jagan
Vijayawada, Jan 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday asked how YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and his sister Y.S. Sharmila can contest elections in the state when they have no trust in the state police.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Kumbh's first day drew record 2.25 cr devotees: UP CM
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the first "Shahi Snan" (royal bathing) on the first day of Kumbh at Prayagraj drew a record crowd of 2.25 devotees.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
Khelo India: Nataraj shines as Maharashtra extend lead in medals tally
Pune, Jan 15 (IANS) Srihari Nataraj emerged as the most prolific gold medal winner, as he added two more on Tuesday, to reach a total of seven at the Khelo India Youth Games.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Volkswagen fined Rs 171 cr by NGT panel
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A four-member committee formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday penalised German auto giant Volkswagen Rs 171.34 crore for causing air pollution in Delhi due to excess nitrogen oxide emissions.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Atletico coach seeks solutions to get past Girona in Copa del Rey
Madrid, Jan 15 (IANS) Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone Tuesday said he was working on a game-plan to defeat Atletico's rival Girona so that his side will advance to the Copa del Rey's quarterfinals.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BJP denies 'game' in Karnataka, says problem within Congress
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday rejected Congress' allegation that it is trying to topple seven-month-old Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka and hit back at opposition parties calling the current crisis their "internal problems".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIFF thanks outgoing coach Constantine
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel thanked outgoing coach Stephen Constantine for his contribution to the national team.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Mukesh Ambani features in Foreign Policy's 2019 list of top '100 Global Thinkers'
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has featured in Foreign Policy magazine's 2019 annual list of the top '100 Global Thinkers'.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Solari hopes Benzema will play in La Liga clash vs Sevilla
Madrid, Jan 15 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari said Tuesday that French striker Karim Benzema will not undergo surgery for a fracture in the phalanx of his fifth finger on his right hand.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pooja leads debutant MP Yodha to first PWL win
Panchkula, Jan 15 (IANS) MP Yodha captain Pooja Dhanda lived up to her favourite tag as she overcame a strong challenge from Romanian Katherina Zhydachivska of Delhi Sultans 6-0 and paved the way for her teams first win in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) season 4 currently underway at the Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Baba Ramdev may head vedic university
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The government has given in-principle approval to a vedic university to be established at the central level, which will be run by the consumer goods giant Patanjali -- the brainchild of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, IANS has learnt.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
SC bans coal transportation in Meghalaya
New Delhi/Shillong, Jan 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned transportation of coal in Meghalaya and pulled up the state government for failing to curb its illegal mining.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Rs 6,084 crore more for MGNREGA for 2018-19
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday allocated an additional Rs 6,084 crore to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA), the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation announced on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
TVS rider Aravind picks momentum in Stage 7 of 2019 Dakar Rally
San Juan De Marcona (Peru), Jan 15 (IANS) Seasoned Indian rider Aravind K.P. successfully navigated his way through the dust left behind by the preceding riders to finish the Stage 7 at the 46th position even as his two remaining Sherco TVS Rally Factory teammates also completed the stage.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Peru,Sports,Motorsports
Atletico coach not focused on possible team transfers
Madrid, Jan 15 (IANS) Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone said on Tuesday he was not thinking about the current transfer window as decisions on who will be traded and kept on Atletico are not completely up to him.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Halting Rath Yatra won't halt BJP's rise in Bengal: Rahul Sinha
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) In the wake of the Supreme Court order imposing conditional ban on the BJP's proposed Rath Yatra in Bengal, the party on Tuesday said it will not be cowed down by the tactics of the Mamata Banerjee government and continue its political programmes within the limits of the apex court's directive.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Langer hails Kohli, compares him with Tendulkar
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) Comparing Virat Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar, Australia coach Justin Langer said the Indian captain's balance while shot-making in all formats of the game is "unbelievable".
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
I have been given the role of a finisher: Karthik
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) Dinesh Karthik on Tuesday said the Indian team management has asked him to play the role of a finisher after his cameo helped the side win over Australia in the second ODI here.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
2nd ODI: Dhoni, Kohli power India to series levelling win (Intro Roundup)
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni silenced his critics with a brisk unbeaten half-century while skipper Virat Kohli scored a century as India clinched a series levelling six-wicket win in the second ODI against Australia here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Polluted Yamuna fouls Makar Sankranti mood
Agra, Jan 15 (IANS) The stinking and highly polluted water in the river Yamuna proved quite a 'put off' for devotees who wanted to take a holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Delhi LG constitutes Minimum Wage Advisory Board
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) To advise the Delhi government over fixing and revising minimum wages for different categories of workers, Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal has constituted the Minimum Wage Advisory Board, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Golfers Diksha, Sifat to debut at Hero WPT season opener
Pune, Jan 15 (IANS) As many as six of the seven golfers who have recently turn professional will figure in the first leg of the Hero women's Pro Golf Tour that starts at the Poona Club Golf course here from Wednesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
Delhi ups Urdu Certificate Course Centres from 8 to 50
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday decided to increase the number of Urdu Certificate Course Centres from eight to 50, to promote the language.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Gujarat co may invest to support Reid & Taylor staff union
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) A Gujarat-based company has been proposed as a new investor to support the employees' association of the beleaguered Reid and Taylor after a Hong Kong group failed to honour its commitment for depositing its promised earnest deposit money before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Assam Accord signatory Biraj Sarma dead
Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) Senior AGP leader and one of the signatories of the Assam Accord, Biraj Kumar Sarma, passed away in a hospital here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Narayanan questions methodology of CBI chief's selection
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Former NSA M.K. Narayanan on Tuesday expressed concern over the "internal dissension at the highest level of an institution like CBI" and questioned the way the agency chief was being selected now.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Airtel launches 4G services in A&N Islands
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced the launch of 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar islands, becoming the first company to provide high speed network in the archipelago.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Talcher coalfields shutdown affecting Odisha investment climate: Goyal
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has written to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik requesting speedy resolution of the issues that have caused an indefinite strike in the Talcher coalfields of state-run Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) that has disrupted production.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi returns after praying at Padmanabha Swamy temple
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his brief trip to Kerala on Tuesday after praying at the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple here.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Gunners' Cech to retire from football at end of season
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech on Tuesday decided to call it a day from football at the end of the season.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Goa Congress gears up by for Assembly by-polls, Rahul visit
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Tuesday resolved to finalize booth and ward level committees ahead of Assembly by-polls and the visit of party President Rahul Gandhi to the state expected later this month, a party spokesperson said.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Former Arunachal CM Apang quits BJP
Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Gegong Apang on Tuesday resigned from the party, saying it was no longer following the principles of the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Satyarthi foundation pledges support in tracking missing children at Kumbh
Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IANS) Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation, a leading child rights group, has mobilised hundreds of its volunteers for providing support to the authorities in Kumbh Mela 2019 to track the cases of missing children.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Emirati business tycoon wants to buy Leela Hotels
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Emirati business tycoon Rashid Al-Habtoor has evinced interest in acquiring the Leela Group of Hotels in India with an equity infusion of about USD 600 million (about Rs. 4,200 crore) and has made an offer in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the hotel.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Home Ministry discusses Kartarpur Corridor modalities
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday held discussions on issues relating to Kartarpur Corridor that included land acquisition on the Indian side for the project.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Gunfire and explosions rock Nairobi hotel
Nairobi, Jan 15 (IANS) Explosions and heavy gunfire rocked an upscale hotel complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday in a terrorist attack that sent people fleeing into the streets and left body parts on the ground, the media reported.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Kenya,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NCW seeks police action against Jadavpur University don
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday took suo motu cognisance of objectionable remarks made by a Jadavpur University professor and sought police action against him.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kohli terms Dhoni's knock as 'classic'
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) Calling it an "MS classic", India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday firmly put his weight behind the under-fire former skipper, saying he will definitely be part of the team going ahead.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Shuttler Kashyap qualifies for Malaysia Masters
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 15 (IANS) India's Parupalli Kashyap qualified for the Malaysia Masters 2019 after defeating Vladimir Malkov 21-12, 21-17 in straight games in the men's singles qualification round at the Axiata Arena here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
KALIA emerged as pioneering scheme across country: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) has emerged as the pioneering scheme across the country.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
India's December merchandise exports up marginally, trade deficit lower
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A marginal rise in India's merchandise exports, combined with lower imports, resulted in a lower trade deficit for the country in December 2018 as compared to the same month of 2017, an official data showed on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rahul, Sonia to skip Mamata's opposition rally
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) With the West Bengal unit and Trinamool Congress not on good terms, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will give a miss to Saturdays grand opposition rally in Kolkata organised by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress President Mamata Banerjee.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP destroying Varanasi's history in name of development: AAP
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Attacking the Uttar Pradesh government for "demolishing 36 temples" for the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi, AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said the BJP is destroying the history of the ancient city in the name of development.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Government forms GoM for GST issues in real estate
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday constituted a seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into Goods and Services Tax (GST)-related issues of the real estate sector.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
President urged to act against elevation of two judges to SC
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Former Delhi High Court judge Kailash Gambhir has approached President Ram Nath Kovind against the elevation of Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna to the Supreme Court.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Citizenship Bill: 4 injured in Manipur Police crackdown
Imphal, Jan 15 (IANS) Four persons, including two women, were injured here on Tuesday during a police crackdown on protestors demanding scrapping of the Citizens (Amendment) Bill.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka heading for political showdown?
Bengaluru/Gurugram, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka that could lead to a political showdown, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, withdrew their support even as the whereabouts of three Congress MLAs were not known while opposition BJP MLAs were lodged in a luxury hotel in Gurugram.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Muscle discovery decodes evolution of human feet
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Researchers have found that a muscle in human feet long believed to be behind the ability to walk upright, also plays a key part in how humans run.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Centre, CBI told to file response on plea over phone tapping
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government and the CBI to reply to a plea seeking direction to constitute a SIT to look into the abuse of power by some officials of the investigating agency by illegally tapping phone calls.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Djokovic follows Federer, Nadal into round 2 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) World No 1 Novak Djokovic downed Mitchell Krueger of the US 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Australian Open here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Uber launches cab services in Patna
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Global ride-sharing major Uber on Tuesday launched its UberGO services, allowing people to book cab rides using the Uber app.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy
36 swine flu deaths reported in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 15 (IANS) A total of 36 swine flu deaths have been reported in the first 15 days of this month in Rajasthan, health officials said.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
China's lunar probe sees first cotton-seed sprout
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) A cotton seed carried to the Moon by China's recent Chang'e-4 probe has sprouted, the first for any biological matter to grow on the Moon, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
Jaden Smith to perform in India in February
Pune, Jan 15 (IANS) American rapper-actor Jaden Smith is set to perform songs from his debut album "Syre" during his maiden gig in India in February.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sam Smith undergoes surgery
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith on Tuesday underwent a surgery to remove a stye from his left eye.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Randeep Rai shoots despite injury
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Randeep Rai says he realised that his role, Sameer, had become a part of him when he got injured and still continued to shoot for "Yeh Un Dino Ki Baat Hai".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
10% quota in higher education from coming session: Javadekar
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The upper caste quota law will be applicable to all higher education institutions -- private and government -- from the upcoming academic session, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Iran fails to launch homemade satellite into orbit
Tehran, Jan 15 (IANS) Iran launched a domestically-built satellite on Tuesday that failed to reach orbit, after the US warned against the move earlier this month.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Goa minister utters derogatory slur against migrant workers, clarifies
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) In what could be regarded as a derogatory slur against non-Goans, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Tuesday said Goans would be given first preference in an upcoming beach cleaning work contract and "ghatis" and outsiders would be not be preferred for this.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Jordan to host UN talks on Yemen prisoner swap
Amman, Jan 15 (IANS) Jordan agreed on Tuesday to host a meeting between the representatives of the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels upon the request of the UN special envoy to Yemen over the issue of the exchange of prisoners, the media reported.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Jordan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Jadavpur University students protest against professor
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) A section of Jadavpur University students on Tuesday boycotted classes and began an agitation demanding expulsion of International Relations' Professor Kanak Sarkar for his comments on virginity.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
IIT KGP, University of Alberta collaborate for joint doctoral degree programme
Kharagpur, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and University of Alberta (UoA), one of Canada's top ranking university, have inked a pact to explore opportunities for a joint doctoral degree programme.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
2 TV channels launched to drive scientific temperament in India
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In a bid to popularise science, Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday launched two TV channels -- DD Science and India Science -- with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Doordarshan (DD), Prasar Bharati.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Left, Congress have double standards: Modi
Kollam (Kerala), Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the two main political fronts in Kerala over their stand on Sabarimala, triple talaq and providing 10 per cent reservation.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Next goal is 2,650 rating: Gukesh, World's 2nd youngest GM
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) It is business as usual for Chennai boy D.Gukesh despite becoming the World's second and India's youngest chess Grand Master (GM) on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Army chief warns Pakistan, says ready if war is forced
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Attacking Pakistan but not by name, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said "our western neighbour" was ceaselessly supporting terrorists and warned that India will achieve "decisive success" if a war is forced on it.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Rate cut hopes buoy equity market; IT stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Expectations of an interest rate cut in the monetary policy over cooling inflation combined with a rebound in Asian markets gave a push to the Indian equity market on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Serenity' asks a lot from audience: Anne Hathaway
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway says the complexities of her upcoming film "Serenity" asks a lot from the audience.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Who should be India's PM, decisive or maverick leader, asks Jaitley
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Highlighting the achievements of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said Indians need a "decisive leadership" to help economic growth and not "an unworkable alliance with maverick leadership".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Himachal to increase forest cover by 35%
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh aims to increase forest cover from 26 to 35 per cent, Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Over 2 crore take holy dip as Kumbh Mela opens (Roundup)
Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IANS) In one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, more than two crore pilgrims and holy men took a dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mythical Saraswati, as the Kumbh Mela opened on Tuesday, officials said here. The figures were contested by many.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Emirati business tycoon wants to buy Leela Hotel Group
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Emirati business tycoon Rashid Al-Habtoor has evinced interest in acquiring the Leela Group of Hotels in India with an equity infusion of about USD 600 million (about Rs. 4,200 crore) and has made an offer in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the hotel.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mumbai Metro saviour for commuters amid 8-day BEST strike
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) With the eight-day-long BEST bus strike creating chaos, the Reliance Infrastructure-promoted Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd. (MMOPL) proved to be a saviour for commuters with a huge surge in ridership, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
ICC acquits ex-Ivorian President of crimes against humanity
The Hague, Jan 15 (IANS) The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday absolved former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and an ex-minister of crimes against humanity charges and ordered their immediate release.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab CM seeks waiver of passport condition for Kartarpur visit
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought waiver of the passport condition for pilgrims to pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan on the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Netanyahu urges Iran to 'get out of Syria fast'
Jerusalem, Jan 15 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday urged Iran to "get out of Syria fast".
2019-01-15
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
'Son Rise' depicts men as heroes: Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) "Daughters of Mother India" director Vibha Bakshi says her latest documentary film "Son Rise", set in Haryana, depicts men as heroes.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Constantine thanks players, AIFF after resignation
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Monday took to social media to thank the federation and players for their support during his four-year stint.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Ease of living is my government's commitment: Modi
Kollam (Kerala), Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday declared that the priority of his government was to provide ease of living to citizens.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Politics
December inflow in equity mutual fund schemes down 23%: Report
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Net inflows into equity mutual fund schemes were down 23 per cent on a month-on-month (MoM) basis in December 2018 at Rs 67 billion (6,700 crore), a JM Financial research report said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sachin, Sehwag hail India's series-levelling win
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar led the congratulatory wishes for skipper Virat Kohli and his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who starred in India's 6-wicket series-levelling win in the second One-day International at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Leverage technology, AI to boost flying ecosystem: Suresh Prabhu
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Stressing the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu stressed here on Tuesday the need to leverage these modern technologies to improve the global flying ecosystem.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Emraan Hashmi is a talented actor: Elena Fernandes
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Elena Fernandes, who has worked with actor Emraan Hashmi in the forthcoming film "Why Cheat India", says he is talented and helped her learn a lot.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Former world number 1 Azarenka bows out of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Germany's Laura Siegemund ousted former world number one and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Australian Open.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
SP-BSP alliance 'selfish', people will reject: Dushyant Gautam
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Terming the alliance between the SP and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh as "selfish", BJP national Vice President Dushyant Kumar Gautam on Tuesday said the parties are doing injustice to their activists by bringing two ideologically different forces together.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
2 criminals nabbed in Haryana
Gurugram, Jan 15 (IANS) The Crime Branch of Haryana Police has arrested a notorious criminal carrying a bounty of Rs 2 lakh on his head along with his accomplice, an officer said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Indian Idol 10' winner, contestants record song for 'Vighnaharta Ganesh'
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) "Indian Idol 10" winner Salman Ali, along with the reality TV show's top contestants, recorded a special track for "Vighnaharta Ganesh".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
80 per cent claims in book on Manmohan are false: Narayanan
Kolkata, Jan 15 ( IANS) Amid the row on the screening of 'The Accidental Prime Minister', former National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan on Tuesday said that 80 per cent of the claims in the book were false.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
ED may soon attach properties of Muzaffarpur horror key accused
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) may soon attach the properties of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case key accused Brajesh Thakur, who is currently lodged in a high security jail in Punjab, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2nd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni power India to series-levelling win vs Australia (Roundup)
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) India rode skipper Virat Kohli's magnificent century followed by stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's unbeaten half-century as India defeated Australia by six wickets to level the three-match rubber 1-1 at the Adelaide Oval here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Government must come out with ordinance on Ram temple in Budget Session: VHP chief
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Unfazed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that the government will wait for the Supreme Court ruling on a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the VHP on Tuesday said the government should come out with an ordinance in the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
New UN envoy embarks on 1st visit to Syria
Damascus, Jan 15 (IANS) The newly-appointed UN special envoy to Syria made his first visit to the war-torn country on Tuesday since he assumed the post.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
2 MLAs withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two legislators -- a member of a regional outfit and an Independent -- on Tuesday said they are withdrawing their support.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Over 3 lakh drug addicts treated in Punjab in 2018: Police
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Over three lakh drug addicts were treated in Punjab in 2018 and more than 63,000 people are currently being treated, out of which 25,000 are heroin addicts, a top police official said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Government open to review GST in education sector: Shiv Pratap Shukla
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Tuesday said the government is open to reconsider the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on certain components in the education sector.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education,Politics
Rajasthan Assembly session begins: MLAs arrive barefoot, on tractors
Jaipur, Jan 15 (IANS) The first session of the 15th Rajasthan Assembly began on Tuesday amid clamour for the oath-taking in the Rajasthani language after the newly elected members arrived barefoot or on tractors.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Food, relief supplies extended for tribal refugees in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 15 (IANS) Foodgrain and other relief supplies for the Reang tribals sheltered in Tripura for over 21 years, have been extended for another two-and-a-half-months, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
689 endangered soft-shell turtles recovered in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) The West Bengal CID on Tuesday recovered at least 689 endangered Indian soft-shell river turtles and arrested four persons in this connection, an official said.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Some tourists think any girl on Goa beach is 'available': BJP MLA
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Some Indian tourists who visit the Goa beaches think every girl on the beach is "available" and the influx of such tourists has led to a decline in the coastal state's tourism fortunes, Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
B-Town salutes Indian soldiers on 71st Army Day
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) On the occasion of the 71st Army Day on Tuesday, members of the film fraternity paid tribute to the Indian soldiers for their bravery.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Bollywood
Music is my motivation: A.R. Rahman
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman says music is his motivation and pushes him to give his best.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rutpanna Aishwarya ventures into digital space
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) "Naagin" actress Rutpanna Aishwarya will make her digital debut with ALTBalaji's "Virgin Bhaskar".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jasmin likes to juggle between fiction, non-fiction shows
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Jasmin Bhasin says she tried her hand at a non-fiction show last year as she believes that it's important to balance between real and reel personalities.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi HC tells Centre, CBI to file response on plea to probe phone tapping
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government and the CBI to file reply to a plea seeking a direction to constitute a SIT to look into the abuse of power by some officials of the probe agency by illegally tapping phone calls.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two nursing students identified for killing puppies
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) The two women seen in a video beating puppies to death near the hostel building of a medical college in Kolkata have been identified as nursing students, the head of the probe committee said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Banks expected to report higher credit growth, market share: Report
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Given the upturn in non-food and industrial credit as reported by the RBI, banks are expected to report higher credit growth and market share at the cost of non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and housing finance firms, a financial services firm said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC sets conditions for BJP's Bengal rath yatra
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In a setback to the BJP, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the party cannot hold its proposed "rath yatra" in West Bengal unless it can address the Mamata Banerjee-led state government's apprehensions on law and order issues.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
2nd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni power India to series-levelling win
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) India rode on skipper Virat Kohli's century and stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's controlled fifty to beat Australia by six wickets in the second ODI and level the three-match ODI rubber 1-1 here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Modi arrives in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Tuesday evening on a brief four-hour visit of Kerala.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
China plans another Moon mission in 2019, targets Mars in 2020: Report
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) Riding on its success of landing a rover on the far side of the Moon earlier in January, China's space agency is planning to launch another mission to the Moon by the end of 2019 and a mission to Mars as early as 2020, the media reported.
2019-01-15
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Five drown in Narmada boat tragedy
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) At least five persons were drowned and 34 rescued after a boat capsized in the Narmada river near Bhushangaon village in Maharashtra's Nandurbar district on Tuesday, police said.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Young cricketer dies during practice
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) A 21-year-old cricketer collapsed on the field during a warm up session and died due to a possible cardiac arrest here on Tuesday, officials said.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports
Manu Sawhney unveiled as new ICC CEO
Dubai, Jan 15 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Manu Sawhney as its new Chief Executive Officer.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Delhi rolls out red carpet for film fest
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The capital city has rolled out the red carpet for the first edition of the Diorama Film Festival, which has the aim of providing an impetus to filmmaking in Delhi and promote appreciation of cinematic art.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK Parliament readies for key Brexit deal vote
London, Jan 15 (IANS) British MPs are set to vote on Tuesday whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal and set the country on its final road to leaving the EU on March 29 or vote against it, leaving the Parliament and the country in a state of limbo it has inhabited for two-and-a-half years.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Politics
Equities up on rate cut hopes, positive Asian market clues
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Expectations of an interest rate cut in the monetary policy over lower monthly inflation combined with a rebound in Asian markets gave a push to the Indian equity market on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jaitley in US for medical chek-up
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has gone to the US for what is believed to be a medical check-up relating to his kidney ailment.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Too much or too less sleep can increase heart disease risk
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Men who sleep less than six hours a night may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who sleep between seven and eight hours, a new study suggests.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
2 Independents withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, on Tuesday said they were withdrawing support.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Telugu icon Kanneganti undergoes heart surgery; stable now
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Iconic Telugu actor Brahmanandam Kanneganti underwent a heart bypass surgery at the Asian Heart Institute (AHI), sources close to the family said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Food, relief supplies extended for tribal refugees in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 15 (IANS) Foodgrain and other relief supplies for the Reang tribals sheltered in Tripura for over 21 years, have been extended for another two-and-a-half- months, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Never seen one wrong thing about Rajkumar Hirani: Arshad Warsi
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi, one half of the indomitable Munna-Circuit duo of Rajkumar Hirani's "Munna Bhai M.B.B.S", says it is wrong to jump to conclusions about the filmmaker as a #MeToo story has emerged against him.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Grand Alliance in Bihar united, strong: Tejashwi
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday said that the opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar was united and strong and will soon announce its decision on seat sharing for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Vishal Bhardwaj points out glitch in national anthem in theatres, rectified
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) A technical glitch pointed out by filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj in the national anthem played at movie theatres has been rectified. He has appreciated the authorities for their quick and efficient work.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
2 Independents withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, on Tuesday said they were withdrawing support.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Trump inaugural committee spent $10,000 on makeup for aides: Report
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's inaugural committee spent $10,000 on makeup for his aides, thousands of dollars on room service orders and plane tickets for the leader's inauguration, the media reported.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Over 16 lakh take holy dip at Kumbh on Makar Sankranti
Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IANS) More than 16 lakh devotees took a holy dip here at the Sangam, the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mythical Saraswati, on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti marking the onset of the Kumbh Mela.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
'Mission: Impossible' 7, 8 to be shot back-to-back
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise has said "Mission: Impossible" 7 and 8 will be shot back-to-back for summer 2021 and 2022.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sourav Ganguly to launch trailer of cricket-themed film '22 Yards'
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly will launch the trailer of the Hindi film "22 Yards", helmed by Mitali Ghoshal and starring Barun Sobti, at an event here on Wednesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Stop merger of public sector banks: CPI-M
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday urged the government to stop the merger of three nationalized banks, saying it will weaken all three post unification.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
China defends death sentence for Canadian, slams Trudeau
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) China on Tuesday defended the death sentence given to a Canadian for drugs smuggling and warned Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau against making "irresponsible" remarks about Chinese law.
2019-01-15
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
Sousa beats Pella to reach Australian Open 2nd round
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Portuguese Joao Sousa on Tuesday progressed to the second round of the Australian Open by beating Argentine Guido Pella 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sabarimala review petitions hearing likely to be deferred
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) With one of the judges from the bench on medical leave, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said it may not take up hearing on January 22 petitions seeking review of the judgment permitting women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala shrine.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Global smartphone market to shrink in 2019
Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) The global smartphone market is expected to shrink further in 2019 due to weaker demand and other unfavourable factors, a report said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Shantanu-Nikhil to present finale at LFW Summer/Resort 2019
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Designers Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra will showcase their first ever finale collection at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
World chess body FIDE plans rejig: Nigel Short
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) The new team at FIDE's helm is mulling downsizing its 26-member Presidential Board, had slashed fees paid by national federations/players/tournament organisers and abolished proxy voting, said Vice President and chess Grand Master Nigel Short.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
India condemns Kabul terror attack
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) India on Tuesday strongly condemned the terror attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday in which four people, including an Indian national, were killed and scores injured.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rahul mocks Modi over Kotler award, Irani hits back
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for getting the Philip Kotler Presidential award, saying the award was so famous that it has no jury.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Konta beats Tomljanovic in tie-break at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Former Australian Open semi-finalist Johanna Konta advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after beating Ajla Tomljanovic in a tie-break on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Famous Himachal shrine Chintpurni gets rail link
Una (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) One of the busiest shrines in north India, the Chintpurni temple in Himachal Pradesh's Una district was connected by a rail line on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Religion
Taliban claims attack that killed 4 in Kabul
Kabul, Jan 15 (IANS) The Taliban on Tuesday claimed the responsibility for a truck bomb attack in Kabul that left at least four dead and over 100 wounded.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Spain's Muguruza cruises into second round of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Garbine Muguruza advanced to the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday after beating Zheng Saisai in straight sets.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Honor 10 Lite with dewdrop notch display in India
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Tuesday launched the Honor 10 Lite with its home-grown Kirin 710 processor and a dewdrop notch display in India at a starting price of Rs 13,999.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Seoul avoids referring to Pyongyang as enemy in report
Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) South Korea, for the first time in many years, did not describe North Korea as an enemy in its biennial defence report published on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Court to consider chargesheet in JNU sedition case on Jan 19
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday set January 19 for considering a chargesheet filed against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in a sedition case after some students shouted "anti-national slogans" in February 2016.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Slightly lower interest rate regime could be beneficial: Ex-CEA
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Reiterating that the independence of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was extremely important, Kaushik Basu, the former Chief Economic Adviser to the Union Finance Ministry, said that a slightly lower interest rate regime could be beneficial to boost investment and growth.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Tillotama Shome wins best actress award at Belgium fest
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Tillotama Shome has won the Best Actress award for her performance in Rohena Gera's "Sir" at the Brussels International Film Festival.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nishikori advances to second round after Majchrzak retires
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Japan's Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after Polish wild card Kamil Majchrzak retired due to cramping during Tuesday's match.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
ASI-KNMA partner for heritage art workshops at Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In the latest example of public-private partnership in the Indian cultural scenario, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Culture Ministry have collaborated for a series of workshops at Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb to enhance public appreciation of India's art and cultural heritage.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kharge demands CVC report be made public
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has demanded that the government should make public the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report that formed the basis for the ouster of CBI Director Alok Verma, which has been disowned by retired Supreme Court Judge A.K. Patnaik, causing embarrassment to the government.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
2019 World Cup Cricket is going to be a tough contest: Jonathan Trott
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Former England batsman Jonathan Trott is keeping his cards close to his chest on predicting the winner of the upcoming edition of the World Cup to be played in his home country.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
BSF officer killed in Pakistani firing
Jammu, Jan 15 (IANS) An Assistant Commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed on Tuesday in Pakistani firing on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Visible push for Ram Mandir at Kumbh Mela
Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IANS) A slew of hoardings welcoming devotees to the Kumbh Mela in this historic city of Uttar Pradesh call for the construction of a grand Ram temple at the disputed Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Pakistan arrests top Taliban figure
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Pakistan has arrested a senior member of the Afghan Taliban in a bid to put pressure on the militant group amid talks with the US, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Judges should not be given postings after retirement: AAP
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Supreme Court judges should not be given any profitable posting after retirement, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) demanded on Tuesday, claiming that such postings influence the judicial system.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amnesty urges China to revoke Canadian citizen's death sentence
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) Amnesty International on Tuesday urged China to revoke the death sentence handed down to a Canadian citizen in the country, a decision that was condemned by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "arbitrary".
2019-01-15
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
Meghalaya CM to meet Modi, Rajnath Singh on Citizenship Bill
Shillong, Jan 15 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Tuesday that he has sought an appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
New assistive robot to help elderly live independently
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Scientists have created a robot that could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Army chief warns Pakistan for supporting terrorists
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In an obvious attack on Pakistan, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said "our western neighbour" was ceaselessly supporting terrorists and warned that his troops won't hesitate to take "heavy action".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
itel Mobile refreshes its budget A-series in India
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Refreshing its A-series, China-based Transsion Holdings' itel Mobile on Tuesday launched "A44 Air" as the most affordable 5.45-inch full screen smartphone priced at Rs 4,999.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Past governments ruled India like Sultans: Modi
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked previous governments at the Centre for ruling the country like their "Sultanates", neglecting its rich heritage.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Sensex surges over 340 points on expectations of rate cut
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Sensex surged over 340 points during the afternoon session of the trade on Tuesday as lower inflation figures gave way to expectations of an ease in the monetary policy by the central bank.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Education
Indian man, 27 Thai women arrested in fake marriage scam
Bangkok, Jan 15 (IANS) The Thai police have arrested an Indian man and 27 Thai women in connection with a fake-marriage registration scam that enabled Indians to get residential visas in the country.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian movies have huge reach: Japanese actor
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Japanese actress Harumi Shuhama is fond of Indian movies. She feels they have a better reach than Japanese films.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
MP celebrates Makar Sankranti with zeal
Bhopal, Jan 15 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday celebrated the festival of Makar Sankranti with gaiety and zeal as thousands of people thronged temples and river banks to offer prayers and take part in rituals.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
Siddaramaiah questions Modi on Karnataka BJP 'destabilising' government
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Tuesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on why Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were being allowed to "destabilise" the state government.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Government looking at options to mitigate farm distress
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) With agrarian unrest being a major worry ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Centre is said to be looking at various options to boost farmers' income, including a farmer livelihood scheme KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) announced by Odisha that may be launched nationwide in a new avatar.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Leverage technology, AI to boost flying ecosystem: Suresh Prabhu
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Stressing the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu stressed the need to leverage these modern technologies to improve the global flying ecosystem, here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova advance to second round of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Serena Williams of the United States and the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova dismissed their respective opponents on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Australian Open.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Cockfights continue unabated in Andhra despite ban
Vijayawada, Jan 15 (IANS) Crores of rupees changed hands as cockfights continued unabated in several parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh during Sankranti, despite court orders and warnings by police.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
I feel very good but these tournaments are very long: Verdasco
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco, 26, who reached the second round of the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament on Monday after beating Serbia'S Miomir Kecmanovic, admitted that he feels great but warned that these type of tournaments are very long.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sadhus, mystics evoke curiosity among Kumbh devotees
Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IANS) The Kumbh Mela, which kicked off early on Tuesday with thousands taking a holy dip at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mythical Saraswati, is seeing numerous sadhus and mystics, whose varied looks and practices are evoking curiosity among those who have descended on this historic city.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Burglars steal CCTV equipment from bank in J&K
Jammu, Jan 15 (IANS) Burglars stole CCTV surveillance equipment from a bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Story of mankind's origin very relevant: Frederic Fougea
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Frederic Fougea's docu-drama "First Man" released in 2017, but it will reach the Indian audience two years later. The French director says the story of the origin of mankind is very relevant as it will teach people what they are made of.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
China's new lunar rover may face challenges on Moon's far side
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) China's second lunar rover Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), which is the first-ever rover to drive on the Moon's far side, will face considerable challenges brought by complicated terrain in its future exploration, Chinese space experts have said.
2019-01-15
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Jind bypoll fires up Haryana politics
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) It could have been just another routine by-election but the Jind assembly seat in Haryana has turned into a political battlefield for all major parties to test the waters on which way the wind is going to blow in the coming months.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BSP-SP alliance giving 'sleepless nights' to BJP: Mayawati
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday marked her 63rd birthday with a fulsome attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of betraying the people on promises made in 2014 and the BJP of dividing people in the name of caste and religion and said the people would vote them out in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
India's plan to breathe easy is out, but targets are not legally binding
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS/Mongabay) The Indian government has unveiled its long-awaited National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) that aims at a 20-30 percent reduction of particulate matter (PM) concentration over the next five years, with an overall goal of mitigating air pollution and improving air quality in the country, which has some of the world's most polluted cities.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Young writers should pen characters for older women: Farida Jalal
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Television and film veteran Farida Jalal, who will soon be seen in the upcoming web series "Parchayee: Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond", says there aren't many roles written for older actresses in the Indian entertainment scenario.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
2nd ODI: Marsh ton powers Australia to 298/9 vs India
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) Australia rode on a laborious century from Shaun Marsh in energy sapping conditions to post a competitive 298/9 against India in the second One-day International (ODI) at the Adelaide Oval here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Here's how human brain recalls events
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Do you know how we recall a past event? According to a new study, when retrieving information, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order indicating that it focuses first on recovering the 'gist' and recalls more specific details later.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Qualcomm refused modems for 2018 iPhone models: Apple
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Taking its legal battle with chip making giant Qualcomm to the next level, Apple has claimed it wanted to use Qualcomm modems in its 2018's iPhone models but the chip maker refused to sell them after being sued by the iPhone maker over its licensing practices.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Balasaheb Thackeray's stature was always above politics: Sanjay Raut
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Producer and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who is excited about his next production venture "Thackeray" -- based on Balasaheb Thackeray's life -- says that the late Shiv Sena supremo's stature was always above politics.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
We need to change education system instead of title: Emraan Hashmi
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi has criticised the Central Board of Film Certification's order to rename his forthcoming film from "Cheat India" to "Why Cheat India". The actor says that instead of changing the title, we need to change the education system of the country.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
In four years, AAP opened 189 Mohalla Clinics against 1,000 target
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which took power in Delhi four years ago with a promise to build 1,000 Mohalla (neighbourhood) Clinics in the national capital, has managed to provide only 189 of the widely-praised clinics, blaming the central government for the slow pace of execution.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC
Jammu, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, a Defence Ministry spokesman said.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Shriya would love to explore more south Indian films
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Shriya Pilgaonkar is set to make her debut in Tamil and Telugu cinema with director Prabhu Solomon's upcoming trilingual film "Haathi Mere Saathi". She says she would love to explore more movies from the south film industry.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Atalanta reach last 8 of Coppa Italia with 2-0 win over Cagliari
Cagliari (Italy), Jan 15 (IANS) Striker Duvan Zapata scored one goal for Atalanta and assisted in the second as the visitors beat Cagliari 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2018-2019 Coppa Italia.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Darshan Kumaar joins cast of 'PM Narendra Modi'
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Darshan Kumaar has joined the cast of "PM Narendra Modi", a film by Omung Kumar on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Man held for sending threat email to kidnap Kejriwal's daughter
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a man on the charge of sending an email to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Office threatening to kidnap his daughter.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Kite-flying claims 2 lives in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Kite-flying claimed two lives and left a boy critically injured in separate incidents over the past two days in Hyderabad, police said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSP-SP alliance giving sleepless nights to BJP: Mayawati
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said that the alliance between her party and the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections was giving the ruling BJP "sleepless nights".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Anna Faris congratulates Pratt on engagement
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Chris Pratt's ex wife Anna Faris has congratulated the actor on his engagement to girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I even draw family trees to understand characters: Soumitra Chatterjee
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) The first book of legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee's paintings and annotations was launched here, and the thespian said he drew his inspiration from Rabindranath Tagore's doodles.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Assam celebrates Magh Bihu
Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) Assam on Tuesday celebrated Magh Bihu, the annual harvest festival, with traditional fervour.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Devotees take holy dip as Bihar celebrates Makar Sankranti
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Thousands of devotees in Bihar took a dip in the holy Ganga and other rivers on Tuesday to mark the annual harvest festival of Makar Sankranti.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Carlton Gebbia officially divorced
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" alum Carlton Gebbia is officially single as her divorce from businessman husband David Gebbia is now final.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'The Accidental Prime Minister' cleared for release in Pakistan
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) "The Accidental Prime Minister", which delves on former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's tenure, has been cleared for release in Pakistan with minor cuts, Pakistan's Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) said on Tuesday. The film will release in the country on January 18.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Karnataka celebrates Sankranti harvest festival
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) People across Karnataka on Tuesday celebrated the harvest festival of Sankranti with thousands of Hindus thronging temples.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Check Point acquires Israel-based ForceNock
Singapore, Jan 15 (IANS) Cyber security firm Check Point Software on Tuesday announced it has acquired Israel-based ForceNock Security Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Technology
Could Apple bring new iPod touch, USB-C cables for iPhones in 2019?
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) A revised iPod touch and USB-C cables for iPhones could be on Apple's list of offerings in 2019, according to a report from Macotakara -- a Japan-based supply chain blog.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Microsoft to end all support for 'Windows 7' in 2020
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Even though Microsoft ended mainstream support for "Windows 7" in January 2015, the software giant has now decided to put a final halt on the roll-out of free security patches also for the operating system (OS) next year.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
India needs to improve its educational outcomes to catch up with China (Column: Active Voice)
Both China and India started building their national education systems under comparable conditions in the late 1940s. Different policies and historical circumstances have, however, led them to different educational outcomes, with China outperforming India not just in terms of its percentage of literate population and enrollment rates at all levels of education, but also in terms of number of world-class institutions in higher education, and greater research output.
2019-01-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Education
Centre striving hard to develop eastern states: Modi
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday the Centre is striving hard for the development of eastern India, including Odisha, as he launched projects worth Rs 1,550 crore.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Google Doodle celebrates Anglo-Indian entrepreneur Sake Dean Mahomed
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Search engine giant Google on Tuesday celebrated the birth anniversary of Sake Dean Mahomed who was the first Indian author to publish a book in English and later, to open an Indian restaurant in Britain.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Canada reviews China travel advisory after national's death sentence
Ottawa, Jan 15 (IANS) Canada has reviewed its China travel advisory, warning of a risk of arbitrary law enforcement after a Chinese court sentenced of its nationals to death over drug charges.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
India for improved multilateralism with focus on Indo-Pacific
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) India has called for a more multilateral global order keeping in focus the Indo-Pacific, a region that has grown in significance in recent years.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Ivanka Trump to help choose new World Bank President
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser, will help choose the new World Bank President, the White House has said.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Indian American White House official leaves Trump administration
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Raj Shah, an Indian American spokesman in the White House Press Office, has left President Donald Trump's administration and joined an arm of a Florida-based lobbying firm, officials said.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Pentagon extends troop deployment at Mexican border
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) The deployment of active-duty US troops at the border with Mexico will most likely be extended through September, the Pentagon has announced.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Modi-Yogi bonhomie on full display in politically-charged Kumbh Mela (IANS Special)
Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IANS) Hundreds of hoardings carrying the images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath dotted the streets of the holy town as millions from across India and abroad have descended here for the religious, spiritual and cultural congregation taking place barely three months ahead of the 2019 general elections.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Himachal gets relief from snow, rain
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) After three consecutive days of snowfall and rain, Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday got some relief, but the cold continued to grip the hills, said an official.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Misty Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Residents in the national capital woke up to a misty morning on Tuesday as the minimum temperature settled for 6 degreeS Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sculptor G. Reghu comes to Mumbai after 15 years
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) After 15 years, sculptor G. Reghu has come to Mumbai where most of collectors live. One of his most cherished collectors, Sangita Jindal, opened his show at the Jehangir Art Gallery on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Equity indices open higher
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Despite negative global cues, major Indian equity indices opened higher on Tuesday owing to the gains in the financials.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Court refuses to remand 2 Kodanad Estate robbery accused
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) In a setback for the Tamil Nadu government, a court refused to remand two accused persons who had alleged that Chief Minister K.Palaniswami was also involved in a robbery case at the Kodanad Tea Estate.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Over 3mn take holy dip in Bengal's Gangasagar MelA
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 15 (IANS) Over three million devotees from across India and abroad, braved the icy cold water to take a holy dip in the confluence of river Ganga on Tuesday at the annual Gangasagar Fair in West Bengal's Sagar Island on Makar Sankranti.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Cold wave hits Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Jan 15 (IANS) An intense cold wave hit the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday, bringing down temperatures several notches below the freezing point
2019-01-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Google creating publishing platform for local news publishers
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) To help small newsrooms overcome challenges in their strive to go digital, Google is creating a new publishing platform for local news publishers.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology
Invite friends to enjoy events together on Facebook
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Facebook is testing a new feature to let users share events that they are interesting in attending to, on their "Stories" so that they can coordinate with friends and enjoy events together.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump sends letter to Kim Jong-un
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to North Koran leader Kim Jong-un, an informed familiar with the ongoing denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang told CNN.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Pongal celebrated in Tamil Nadu with traditional fervour
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu celebrated Pongal, a major harvest festival, on Tuesday with traditional fervour.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
India to become 'hub' for videogames, compete on VFX: UNCTAD
United Nations, Jan 15 (IANS) India is expected to become the global hub for videogame development with its world-class game developers, according to the UN agency dealing with trade.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Trump hosted fast-food dinner for college football team
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump hosted a fast-food dinner for a university football team during their national championship celebration at the White House, the media reported.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Sports
S. Shankar releases first look of 'Indian 2'
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) On the occasion of Pongal, filmmaker S. Shankar on Tuesday unveiled the first look poster of his next movie, "Indian 2" featuring actor-politician Kamal Haasan.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Trump speaks with Erdogan after threatening to 'devastate' Turkey's economy
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed "ongoing cooperation in Syria as American forces begin to withdraw" during a phone call, just a day after Trump threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if the NATO-allied country attacks Kurdish militia in the region.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Devotees take holy dip on Makar Sankranti as Kumbh Mela opens
Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IANS) Thousands of devotees took a holy dip here at the Sangam -- the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati rivers -- on Tuesday morning, on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and marking the onset of the Kumbh Mela.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
2nd ODI: Australia opts to bat vs India
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) Australian skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat against India in the second ODI of the three-match rubber at the Adelaide Oval here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Antarctica melting away at alarming rate: Study
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) A new study has revealed that melting of the ice and snow from the entire continent of Antarctica has accelerated by 280 per cent in the last four decades.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
4 killed, 90 injured in Kabul blast
Kabul, Jan 15 (IANS) Four people have been confirmed dead and 90 others including 23 children sustained injuries in a powerful blast that rocked Afghan capital Kabul on Monday evening, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish has confirmed.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Thousands of devotees take holy dip on Makar Sankranti
Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IANS) On the wee hours of Tuesday, thousands of faithful thronged the Kumbh Mela site here and took the holy dip at Sangam -- the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mystical Saraswati -- to mark the onset of the Kumbh Mela on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Trump speaks with Turkey's Erdogan amid tension
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday spoke over phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan following recent bickering between Washington and Ankara, said the White House in a statement.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Polish mayor Pawel Adamowicz dies in stabbing attack
Warsaw, Jan 15 (IANS) The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, a well-known critic of his country's right-wing government, died on Monday, one day after he was stabbed by a man who rushed on stage during an open-air charity event.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Poland,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nawazuddin lends support to environmental programme
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has lent support to an initiative aimed at increasing greenery in Mumbai.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump says he 'never worked for Russia'
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday said he "never worked for Russia," directly responding to a media report that the FBI once opened a counterintelligence probe into whether the president was working on Russia's behalf.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jadavpur University professor draws flak for comparing virgin girl to 'sealed bottle'
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) A Jadavpur University professor here is drawing flak for a series of Facebook posts where he compared a virgin girl to a sealed "bottle of cold drink or a packet of biscuits" and commented that to men "virgin wife is like angel".
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Four Killed, 40 Injured in Kabul Car Bomb Attack
Kabul, Jan 15 (IANS) A car bomb attack in a wealthy neighbourhood of the capital of Afghanistan on Monday has killed at least four people and left another 40 people injured, official sources told EFE.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Constantine steps down as India coach after Asian Cup exit
Sharjah, Jan 15 (IANS) Stephen Constantine resigned as the head coach of the Indian football team after they crashed out of the AFC Asian Cup here on Monday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Government to launch system for predicting thunderstorms
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In view of life-threatening thunderstorms and lightning during the pre-monsoon season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has decided to implement an end-to-end prediction system for predicting thunderstorms or lightning by April 2019.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
India lose to Bahrain, crash out of Asian Cup
Sharjah, Jan 15 (IANS) India lost 0-1 to Bahrain in their last Group A match to crash out of the Asian Cup football tournament here on Monday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Pharmaceutical sector focus of India-Uzbekistan ties
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The pharmaceutical industry will be the core of ties between India and Uzbekistan as the Central Asian nation's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visits India from January 18 to 20 for the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
2019-01-15
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Veteran Malayalam film director Lenin Rajendran dead
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker and chairman of Kerala State Film Development Corporation Lenin Rajendran passed away on Monday at a private hospital in Chennai, said a Kerala Minister.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Upper caste quota comes into force
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Central government on Monday notified the 10 per cent quota amendment in its official gazette, bringing reservation to the economically weak section among upper castes formally in action.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
You're my role model, Karisma tells Kareena
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Karisma Kapoor, who believes in moving with the times, considers her younger sister Kareena Kapoor Khan her role model.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
India lose to Bahrain, crash out of Asian Cup
Sharjah, Jan 14 (IANS) India lost 0-1 to Bahrain in their last Group A match to crash out of the Asian Cup football tournament here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
RBI imposes Rs 1 cr penalty on Bajaj Finance
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on Bajaj Finance for deficiencies in regulatory compliance.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
In Rajasthan, adopt stray cows, get awarded (Lead, correcting headline)
Jaipur, Jan 14 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has decided to award those who would adopt stray cows in the state, on Independence Day and Republic Day.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Udaipur World Music Festival from Feb 15
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Over 150 global artistes from 20 countries, including Israel, Spain, Portugal, Indonesia, Iran, Greece and Switzerland, will participate at the Udaipur World Music Festival, scheduled from February 15-17.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
In Rajasthan, adopt stay cows, get awarded
Jaipur, Jan 14 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has decided to award those who would adopt stray cows in the state, on Independence Day and Republic Day.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Army chief pays tribute to departed soldiers
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Monday remembered the soldiers who died in the line of duty on the eve of the Army Day, praising their inspiring and "unparalleled gallantry".
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
C.P. Joshi named Rajasthan Assembly Speaker
Jaipur, Jan 14 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader C.P. Joshi was on Monday named the Speaker of the 15th Assembly of Rajasthan while Mahesh Joshi was appointed the chief whip and Mahendra Chaudhary deputy chief whip.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Senior Maharashtra Congress leader Shivajirao Deshmukh dead
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Senior Congress leader, a permanent invitee of All India Congress Committee (AICC) and former chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Shivajirao Deshmukh died following brief illness at a private hospital here on Monday evening, party sources said.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
10% per cent quota law unwanted, will achieve close to nothing: Kaushik Basu
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) The new law providing 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker general category people in education and government jobs was "unwanted" and it could achieve "close to nothing" former Chief Economic Adviser to the Union finance ministry, Kaushik Basu, said here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Geo-physicists conduct survey at coal mine accident site in Meghalaya
Shillong, Jan 14 (IANS) A team of scientists from National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) on Monday conducted an electrical resistivity tomography survey in Meghalaya's Ksan area where 15 miners are trapped inside a 370-ft flooded coal mine for one month now.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Chinese court awards death penalty to Canadian for drug peddling
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) A Chinese court on Monday awarded death sentence to a Canadian for drugs peddling, ratcheting up tensions with Canada over the arrest of Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou.
2019-01-14
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Modi to inaugurate several infrastructure projects in Odisha
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday inaugurate the multi-modal logistics park at Jharsuguda and a new railway line between Balangir and Bichupali during his Odisha visit.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
17 sexual harassment cases pending with AIR: NCW
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) As many as 17 cases of sexual harassment filed by both regular and casual employees of All India Radio (AIR) from all over India are still under probe, the National Commission for Women (NCW) said on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sedition charge against Kanhaiya, others absurd, exposes govts motive: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday criticised Delhi Police action against former Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others calling it "absurd," saying the move taken after three years "exposes" the motive of the government.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tamil Nadu Defence Corridor may see projects in aerospace, missile parts
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Defence manufacturing will get a shot in the arm with a series of projects set to be announced for the Tamil Nadu Defence Corridor, the second such hub in the country, on January 20.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Festive sales failed to live up to expectation: SIAM President
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Non-availability of credit and anxiety over elections resulted in weak festive sales of domestic vehicles in December 2018, data showed on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lower fuel prices ease India's December retail, wholesale inflation (Roundup)
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Lower fuel prices further eased India's retail inflation in December to 2.19 per cent from the annual rate of 2.33 per cent in November, even as food prices appreciated somewhat over the previous month although continuing to remain in the negative zone, official data showed on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
HC stays JNU circular making mandatory for faculty to mark attendance
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday put an interim stay on a Jawaharlal Nehru University administration's decision making it mandatory for the faculty to mark their attendance every day.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jaideep Govind appointed Secretary General of NHRC
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Senior IAS officer Jaideep Govind was on Monday appointed Secretary General of National Human Rights Commission.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
TukTuk Ride launches ride hailing services in Noida
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Transportation network company TukTuk Ride on Monday launched its app-based on-demand cab and bike service in Noida.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Flipkart's co-founder Sachin Bansal invests Rs 150 crore in Ola
Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) Co-founder of leading e-tailer Flipkart, Sachin Bansal, invested Rs 150-crore ($21 million) in ride-sharing major Ola, business signals platform paper.vc said on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
I-League: Chennai march on with 2nd comeback win over East Bengal
Coimbatore, Jan 14 (IANS) Chennai City FC consolidated their lead at the top of the points table with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over title contenders East Bengal in a crunch I-League encounter here at the Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Winds improve Delhi air to 'poor'
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Delhi's air quality saw a sudden improvement on Monday as the wind speed turned the air from 'very poor' to 'poor'. Officials, however, said this improvement is unlikely to last and the air quality would again turn 'severe'.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC issues notices on pleas challenging snooping order
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre seeking its response on multiple petitions challenging the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order authorising security and intelligence agencies to snoop on all computers.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
TVS rider Aravind successfully completes Stage 6 of Dakar Rally
Arequipa (Peru), Jan 14 (IANS) Seasoned Indian rider Aravind KP continued to move up the ranks with a steady pace throughout Stage 6 of the Dakar Rally, overcoming the road book navigation challenges to finish the stage at 48th overall even as his Sherco TVS teammate Lorenzo Santonlino suffered a crash and had to be airlifted.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Peru,Sports,Motorsports
Your uncle's genes may decide your longevity: Study
London, Jan 14 (IANS) The key to longevity can probably be found in the genes of your long-living uncles and aunts and not just parents, finds a study.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Ishan Kishan to lead BP XI against England Lions
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Rising wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan was on Monday named captain of the 13-member Board President's XI squad for the two List-A warm-up fixtures against England Lions in Thiruvananthapuram.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hernandez, Martins join Atletico's preparation for Girona
Madrid, Jan 14 (IANS) France defender Lucas Hernandez and Portugal winger Gelson Martins joined Atletico Madrid's group practice at the club's facilities in Majadahonda on Monday as the team prepared for the upcoming Copa del Rey clash against Girona.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ravi Shankar Prasad admitted to AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Schwartzman beats Molleker to move to Australian Open 2nd round
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Argentina's Diego Schwartzman on Monday defeated Germany's Rudolf Molleker 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 to move to the second round of the Australian Open.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Finance Secy gets one-month extension till Feb-end
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The government on Monday extended the service of Finance Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha by a month till February-end. He was to retire on January 31.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Khashoggi's killers must be held to account: Pompeo to Saudi Crown Prince
Riyadh, Jan 14 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday told the Saudi King and Crown Prince that the murderers of Jamal Khashoggi must "be held accountable", more than three months after the journalist was killed at the kingdom's consulate in Turkey.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Media,Politics
Bengal intellectuals hold protest meet against heckling of poet Srijato in Assam
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Poets, elocutionists and theatre personalities on Monday held a protest meeting to strongly condemn the vandalism at poet Srijato's programme venue at Assam's Silchar and said it is time for the intellectual community to be united and stand against the rising fascism in the country.
2019-01-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Murray bows out of his last Australian Open after tough battle
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Andy Murray fought hard for more than four hours on Monday at round 1 of the Australian Open but lost to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-2.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Activists, writers protest in Pakistan against 'Manto' ban
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Writers, activists and journalists in Pakistan on Monday held a nationwide protest against a ban on Indian filmmaker Nandita Das' "Manto", based on the life of the late Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, in the hope the movie will see the light of the day in their country. The filmmaker is grateful.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Juvenile held for killing father over domestic discord
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Delhi Police on Monday arrested a juvenile for stabbing his father to death over a financial issue.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RSS ideologue Devendra Swarup dies at 93
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Devendra Swarup, an RSS ideologue who started his career in journalism under later Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and became Editor of RSS mouthpiece 'Panchjanya', died here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Karishma Kotak doesn't want to get typecast
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Karishma Kotak, who will next be seen in the film "Bedhab", says she does not want to limit herself in one genre in the entertainment industry.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chargesheet filed against Kanhaiya Kumar, others in JNU sedition case
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Three years after former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested for alleged sedition, the Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge-sheet naming them and seven Kashmiri students as accused in the case saying anti-national slogans were raised at the event.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Airtel to provide digital experience to Kumbh Mela visitors
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Monday announced that it would roll out digital features for Kumbh Mela visitors such as virtual reality, online streaming of events and better internet connectivity.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Business/Economy
NHRC seeks report over minor delivering baby in Odisha school
Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) The NHRC on Monday asked the Odisha government to submit a report over a Class 8 student delivering a baby girl in a state-run tribal residential school in Kandhamal district.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Modi honoured with first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday became the first recipient of the prestigious Philip Kotler Presidential award.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi-Shah biggest threat to country: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Calling Narendra Modi and Amit Shah the "biggest threat to the country", AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said if the BJP came to power again in 2019, it will change the Constitution to do away with elections.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sitharaman inaugurates Married Accommodation Project in Port Blair
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) On her two-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday reviewed the operational preparedness of the outlying units stationed at the Union Territory's capital Port Blair and inaugurated the second phase of Married Accommodation Project.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Chargesheet against Kanhaiya, others a case of vendetta: JNU Students Union
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University students' Union (JNUSU) on Monday termed filing of chargesheet against 10 JNU students for rioting and sedition a "clear case of vendetta" by the ruling party and an attempt by it to "whip up a frenzy" ahead of the general election.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
Desalination plants creating salty dilemma, globally: UN
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The fast-rising number of desalination plants worldwide -- now almost 16,000, with capacity concentrated in the Middle East and North Africa -- quench a growing thirst for freshwater but create a salty dilemma as well - how to deal with all the chemical-laden leftover brine.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
R. Kelly music put on hold by label
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Amidst sexual assault allegations against singer R.Kelly, the label RCA/Sony has decided not to put any more money behind his projects.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jet stocks shoot-up 16% amidst reports of rescue deal with Etihad
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Troubled Jet Airways' scrip shot up by more than 16 per cent on Monday amidst reports that a rescue deal has been sealed between the cash-strapped airline and its partner, Etihad Airways.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DMK urges Governor to remove Palaniswami over Kodanad Estate case
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Monday urged Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to take action against Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate allegations made in a video released by journalist Samuel Mathews.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Turkey dismisses Trump threats over Syrian Kurds
Ankara, Jan 14 (IANS) Turkey on Monday dismissed US President Donald Trump's threat to "devastate" its economy if it attacks Kurdish militias in Syria following a planned pullout of American troops.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
May makes last-ditch plea urging MPs to back Brexit deal
London, Jan 14 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday made a last-ditch attempt urging MPs to support her Brexit plan ahead of Tuesday's crucial vote on her beleaguered withdrawal deal with the European Union.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Maharashtra police action: Youth Congress moves rights panel
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) The Maharashtra Youth Congress on Monday called on the state Human Rights Commission chief demanding stringent action against police personnel who allegedly assaulted its workers during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Solapur on January 9, an official said.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Disappointing IIP, global growth concerns dent equity market (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) The Indian equity market fell on Monday as concerns over the third quarter earning, along with fears of a global growth slowdown and disappointing macro-economic industrial production data, subdued investor sentiments.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
63% Indians want to replace meat with plant-based food: Report
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) As the country grapples with health-related issues such as diabetes, healthier food choices might be the flavour of the season with a poll showing that around 63 per cent Indians (now want) eat plant-based food in place of meat.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cargo plane crash in Iran kills 15 (Third Lead)
Tehran, Jan 14 (IANS) A Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed near the Iranian city of Karaj on Monday, killing at least 15 people on board, authorities said.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings
Madrid, Jan 14 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday with 6,642 points, followed by Germany's Angelique Kerber.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Railways uses blue-light indicators to warn passengers in Mumbai
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) To warn passengers that a train is ready to move and that they should not board it, the Indian Railways has installed a blue-light indicator at the entrance gate on an EMU train in Mumbai for trial purpose, an official said.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways end 3,478 unmanned level crossings, only one left
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Keeping its promise of providing safe rail travel, the Railways have achieved its target of eliminating all unmanned level crossings except for one in Allahabad division, the government said on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath to meet NE CMs over Citizenship Bill 'soon'
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) With northeastern states facing massive protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has decided to meet the chief ministers of these states "very soon" to discuss protection of rights and people's interests.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IT exemption threshold may go up in interim budget (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) With middle-class apathy on the rise, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may double the income tax exemption threshold for the salaried from the present Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs while also reinstating tax-free status for medical expenses and transport allowance, providing some relief to the section already under strain since demonetisation.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Garima Jain to enter 'Vikram Betaal...'
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Garima Jain is all set to appear in the TV show "Vikram Betaal ki Rahasya Gatha". She will essay the mythological role of Lopamudra.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jagan's sister seeks action against those defaming her on social media
Hyderabad, Jan 14 (IANS) YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's sister Y.S. Sharmila on Monday met the Hyderabad Police Commissioner, urging him to act against those maligning her on the social media.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
All roads lead to Sangam as Kumbh Mela opens on Tuesday (Curtain Raiser)
Prayagraj, Jan 14 (IANS) Thousands of faithful descended on this historic city, renamed by the BJP government from Allahabad, for the first 'Shahi Snan (royal bath) on Tuesday to mark the start of Kumbh Mela, where the devout from within and abroad will mingle over the course of the next 45 days for the mega religious, spiritual and cultural congregation that is expected to attract more than 15 crore people.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Lower fuel prices ease India's December retail inflation to 2.19%
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Lower fuel prices further eased India's retail inflation in December to 2.19 per cent from the annual rate of 2.33 per cent in November, even as food prices appreciated somewhat over the previous month although continuing to remain in the negative zone, official data showed on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonowal faces protests over Citizenship bill
Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) Much to his embarrassment, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday faced protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at his home constituency Majuli.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Rajkumar Hirani is a man of integrity: Sharman Joshi
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Sharman Joshi on Monday said he stands by his "3 Idiots" director Rajkumar Hirani, who has been accused of sexual assault by a woman. The actor has called the filmmaker a man of immense integrity, character and honour.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Kerala agency in pact for AR/VR Centre of Excellence
Kochi, Jan 14 (IANS) Kerala Startup Mission, a nodal agency of the state government for technical entrepreneurship, has partnered with Unity Technologies to launch a Centre of Excellence for AR/VR and gaming.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CEO of Flipkart's arms Myntra, Jabong Ananth Narayanan quits
Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) The Chief Executive of Flipkart Group's e-tail portals Myntra and Jabong, Ananth Narayanan, has stepped down from the post, the companies said on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Special weather services for Kumbh Mela
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Minister of Earth Sciences and Environment Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched special weather services for people visiting Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj during Kumbh Mela between January and March.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Religion,Science/Tech,Technology
Sitharaman in Port Blair to inaugurate Married Accommodation Project
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is on a two-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands to review the operational preparedness of the outlying units stationed at the Union Territory's capital Port Blair, and inaugurate the second phase of Married Accommodation Project (MAP).
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
SC keeps pending petitions challenging notification on entry of minorities
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday kept in abeyance a challenge to two notifications on the Passport Act and the Foreigners Act that permitted religious minorities facing persecution in the neighbouring countries, except Muslims, to stay in India even if they had entered without valid documents.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Modi to inaugurate road project in Kerala
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Kerala on Tuesday to inaugurate a road project in Kollam, and later to pay a visit to the Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, according to a statement.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New DNA tool can trace your origins to Vikings
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Think, that your ancestors were Roman Britons, Vikings or ancient Israelites? A new DNA tool can help you trace your similarity to these ancient people who once roamed the earth, say researchers.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chargesheet filed against Kanhaiya Kumar, others in JNU sedition case
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Three years after former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested for alleged sedition, the Delhi police on Monday filed a chargesheet naming them and seven Kashmiri students as accused in the case.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Assam bore disproportionate burden of migration: Rajnath
Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) Assam has borne a disproportionate burden of migration due to religious persecution in the neighbouring countries, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bodies of 16 puppies found in Kolkata hospital, video surfaces of 2 women beating them
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Hospital garbage bags containing 16 dead puppies and a dog with signs of severe torture were recovered near a medical college in Kolkata, police said on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cancer quadruples risk of suicide: Study
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) People with cancer are over four times more likely to commit suicide than people without the deadly disease, finds a study.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
India-Myanmar begin Army exercise for UN peacekeeping
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) The second India-Myanmar bilateral Army exercise 'IMBEX 2018-19' commenced at Chandimandir military station near here on Monday, a Defence Ministry spokesman said here.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Man trampled to death by elephant
Ranchi, Jan 14 (IANS) A 62-year-old person was trampled to death by an elephant in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka Minister alleges poaching of Congress MLAs by BJP
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Karnataka Minister D.K. Shivakumar on Monday alleged that the BJP was trying to poach the state's Congress legislators.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
China defends Huawei after employee's arrest in Poland
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) China on Monday defended the reputation of telecom giant Huawei after its executive was arrested in Poland on charges of spying.
2019-01-14
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Mumbai airport eliminates 'boarding pass stamping' for domestic airlines
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) The Mumbai Airport has introduced Digi-Yatra, a technology-driven initiative that eliminates 'boarding pas stamping' for all domestic airlines operating out of Terminal 2 here, an official said on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Karishma Kotak doesn't want to get typecast
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Karishma Kotak, who will next be seen in the film "Bedhab", says she does not want to limit herself in one genre in the entertainment industry.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Probing teenage girl's mysterious death: Bihar Police
Patna, Jan 14 (IANS) Bihar Police on Monday said they were looking into the case of the mysterious killing of a 16-year-old girl in Gaya from all possible angles and hoped the case would be solved soon.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jordan King visits Iraq
Baghdad, Jan 14 (IANS) King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in the Iraqi capital on Monday to hold talks with the country's leadership, the media reported.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy,Politics
Wave Estate invests Rs 200 cr to bring affordable housing in Mohali
Chandigarh/Mohali, Jan 14 (IANS) After 100 per cent sale out of Dream Homes at Wave City in Ghaziabad, Wave Infratech on Monday said it has invested Rs 200 crore to bring the same economical housing under Wave Estate for the real estate market of Punjab.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
India's December retail inflation eases to 2.19%
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) India's retail inflation in December eased to 2.19 per cent from a rise of 2.33 per cent in November, official data showed on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shakil Ahmed sets world record in Indoor Rowing
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Asian Cup gold medalist and noted oarsman Shakil Ahmed added one more feather in his cap when he set up a world record by completing 100,000 (one lakh) metres of indoor rowing in the 40-years-and-above category here.
2019-01-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Try these fitness apps on Apple Watch Series 4 for marathon season
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Aiming to serve fitness enthusiasts better as "Mumbai Marathon 2019" inches closer, Apple has recommended some advanced activity, communications and health-tracking apps in its "Watch Series 4" to train people keeping a record of their resting, workout, recovery, walking and breathing sessions.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
New biodegradable nanofibre bandage enables faster healing
Moscow, Jan 14 (IANS) An international team of scientists has developed a new bandage with a strong antibacterial effect and which can be kept on over long periods of time without needing to be changed, thereby accelerating skin regrowth and reducing the risk of infection.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Cyrus Sahukar, Covaco to host 'The Anti-Social Network'
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Popular comedians Cyrus Sahukar and Jose Covaco will take over the social media accounts of contestants of the show "The Anti-Social Network".
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Umpire Taufel backs Hardik, Rahul
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Australian umpiring great Simon Taufel on Monday backed under-fire cricketers Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul, calling for the issue to be handled with care as everyone makes mistakes and it is important to learn from them.
2019-01-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Traffic cops fined half of Goa's population in 2018
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) Police in Goa have prosecuted around 7.74 lakh traffic violators in 2018, which amounts to more than half of the state's population of 1.5 million, according to statistics released by Director General of Police Muktesh Chander.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
India is very 'dogala' country, says Vikas Gupta
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Television producer and host Vikas Gupta says India has double standards when it comes to treating women with equality.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
FIDE will be briefed about state of affairs in Indian chess: V-P
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) If players are banned for playing chess and several state chess federations are de-recognised by the All India Chess Federation (AICF) then warning bells toll about something being amiss, said global chess body FIDE's Vice-President and chess Grand Master Nigel Short.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Hizbul disputes police claim of top militant's arrest
Srinagar, Jan 14 (IANS) The Hizbul Mujahideen outfit on Monday disputed a police claim about the arrest of a top group leader in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
EbixCash acquires Essel Forex, Weizmann Forex
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) EbixCash World Money, the Indian subsidiary of US-based software company Ebix Inc, on Monday said it has acquired two India-based companies Essel Forex and Weizmann Forex.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Pompeo cuts short Mideast tour over family funeral
Riyadh, Jan 14 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday cut short his Middle East tour over a family funeral, the media reported.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Politics
Politicians under compulsion to speak against anti-militancy: Governor
Jammu, Jan 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Monday that politicians have political compulsions to speak against security operations against militants.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
2nd ODI: India face must win situation in Adelaide (Preview)
Adelaide, Jan 14 (IANS) After a disappointing start to the three-match ODI rubber against Australia in Sydney, India will look to bounce back in the second match at the Adelaide Oval here on Tuesday to stay alive in the series.
2019-01-14
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Kanika Kapoor to be coach on 'The Voice'
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Singer Kanika Kapoor is the latest addition to "The Voice" show as a coach.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Hyderabad to host The Indian Luxury Expo in February
Hyderabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The Indian Luxury Expo (TILE) 2019 edition, which will bring together 50 luxury brands across 20 lifestyle segments, will be held here on February 2 and 3.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Novel drug proves effective against neglected tropical diseases
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel drug with the potential to kill a bacterium causing two of the most neglected tropical diseases that lead to blindness and severe disability and affect over 157 million people globally.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Minaur beats Sousa in straight sets in round 1 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Alex de Minaur stormed into the second round of the Australian Open, defeating Portugal's Pedro Sousa in straight sets in front of a cheering home crowd at Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Kanhaiya Kumar questions timing of chargesheet, says it's politically motivated
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday questioned the timing of Delhi Police filing a chargesheet against him and others in a sedition case, attributing "political motive" of the "failed" Modi government to the police action.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Plane crash in Iran kills 15
Tehran, Jan 14 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed in a Boeing 707 plane crash near the Iranian city of Karaj on Monday, the media reported.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Abhishek overwhelmed to rejoin 'Ye Hai Mohabbatein'
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Verma, whose character Aditya Bhalla was killed off in "Ye Hai Mohabbatein", is excited to enter the show again. This time he will be seen as an ambitious middle-class man named Yug.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'The Fakir of Venice' to release in February now
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Farhan Akhtar and Annu Kapoor-starrer "The Fakir of Venice" will release in February instead of January 18 to avoid a box office clash with films like "Why Cheat India" and "Fraud Saiyyan".
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan SC rejects NAB appeal against Sharifs' bail
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the suspension of prison sentences handed to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption case.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
NGO moves SC against appointment of Rao as CBI interim Director
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) NGO Common Cause on Monday moved the Supreme Court opposing the appointment of M. Nageshwara Rao as the CBI's interim Director and for directions for laying down specific mechanisms to ensure transparency in the appointment process.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rajkumar Hirani named in #MeToo: Industry largely silent, outspoken few disturbed
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Calling out Rajkumar Hirani in the #MeToo movement is a radical step-up in the naming and shaming endeavour. The creator of the "Munna Bhai" series has silenced all his fans and friends in the film industry, and the outspoken few have said the allegations against him are disturbing.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China warns India, US against transferring submarine technology to Taiwan
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) China on Monday warned the US, India and other countries against transferring technology to Taiwan for producing submarines and said such a move could hurt their bilateral ties with Beijing.
2019-01-14
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Sensex ends 157 points lower over fresh signs of global slowdown
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty fell on Monday in line with Asian markets which responded on poor Chinese trade data and an extended partial US government shutdown, fuelling concerns of a global growth slowdown.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Berdych defeats Edmund in straight sets in round 1 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Unseeded Tomas Berdych beat 13th seeded Kyle Edmund 6-3, 6-0, 7-5 on Monday at the Australian Open 2019 to advance to the next round.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Huami Amazfit Verge launched in India
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Xiaomi-backed wearable brand Huami on Monday launched its Amazfit Verge smartwatch in India on Amazon.in for Rs 11,999.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi Police files chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Delhi Police on Monday filed a chargesheet against former JNU Students Union (JNUSU) President Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in a sedition case after some students shouted "anti-national slogans" in February 2016.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Wish to work with Spielberg despite mockery: Sreesanth
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) Former India cricketer and actor S. Sreesanth, who has featured in the recently released "Cabaret", on Monday brushed aside mockery about his stated ambition to work with acclaimed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
NavAlt bags Kerala government order for solar ferry boats
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Kochi-based NavAlt Solar and Electric Boats (NavAlt) has received orders for more solar boats from the Kerala government after completing a successful two-year run in the state of the country's first sun-powered ferry, the company said on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Adityanath orders inspection of Kumbh camps after fire
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 14 (IANS) After a fire on Monday at the Kumbh Mela campus here destroyed tents, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the fire department and officials in-charge of the event to inspect all the camps.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vadra aide joins ED probe in money laundering case
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Three days after a Delhi court granted interim protection from arrest, Robert Vadra's close aide Manoj Arora on Monday joined an Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe in connection with a money laundering case, an official said.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pandya, Rahul erred but Team India need them for World Cup: Sreesanth
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) Banned Indian cricketer S. Sreesanth on Monday, chided young cricketers Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul for their misogynist comments on the 'Koffee with Karan' show, but also said that Team India need the "match winner" duo for the upcoming ODI World Cup.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Cricket
SC issues notice on Sajjan Kumar's plea
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the CBI on former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict sentencing him to life imprisonment following his conviction in one of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Finance Commission to visit Tripura
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission on Monday said its members and senior officials led by Chairman N.K. Singh will visit Tripura this week as part of its dialogue with different states.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Thai military junta signals delay in general elections
Bangkok, Jan 14 (IANS) The Thai military junta on Monday signalled that the long postponed general elections will be delayed yet again, the fifth delay in less than five years.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Tejashwi hints RJD may not dump Congress in Bihar for 2019
Lucknow Jan 14 (IANS) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday indicated that his party may not dump the Congress in Bihar for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections even as he expressed confidence that the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh will wipe out the BJP and stop the saffron party from returning to power in Delhi.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger engaged
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt and girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of veteran actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, are engaged.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Drew Scott hints at fatherhood
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Actor Drew Scott, 40, sparked speculation that he is going to be a father soon when he commented on actor Joanna Gaines' Instagram photo.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Emraan Hashmi's son declared cancer-free
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi's eight-year-old son Ayaan has been declared cancer-free five years after he was diagnosed with the disease.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Film inspired by Satyajit Ray's 'Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne' to be out on March 1
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) "Goopy Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya", an animation film inspired by Satyajit Ray's "Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne" -- which released 50 years ago -- will hit the screens on March 1.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Security heightened in Bengal for Gangasagar Mela
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Security was tightened across West Bengal ahead of the Gangasagar Mela to mark the occasion of Makar Sankranti, when close to 16 lakh devotees come for a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal, an official said on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion,Defence/Security
Indians prefer brands that take a stand on issues concerning them: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A majority of Indians prefer to buy goods and services from companies that stand for a shared purpose that reflects their personal values and beliefs -- and are ditching those that don't, new research from Accenture said on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bertens eases past Riske 6-3, 6-3 in Aussie opener
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands grabbed a straight sets win over Alison Riske of the United States in round one of the Australian Open here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Russian needle of suspicion extraordinary malignancy against Trump (Comment)
Even by the standards of the malignancies that surround US President Donald Trump personally, the one reported by The New York Times on January 11 was stunning in its implication.
2019-01-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Minister unhappy with Kerala's low ranking in tourism
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Minister K.J. Alphons on Monday expressed unhappiness over his home state Kerala's low ranking in the tourism sector.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Plane crash in Iran kills 7
Tehran, Jan 14 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and another was injured in a Boeing 707 plane crash near the Iranian city Karaj on Monday, the media reported.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shrewd Naidu counters Jagan with calculated moves (News Analysis)
Amaravati, Jan 14 (IANS) With three months to go for simultaneous elections to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly and the Lok Sabha, the ruling Telugu Desam Party and the main opposition YSR Congress Party are bracing for what is expected to be a keen tussle.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Aquaman' crosses $1 billion worldwide
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Warner Bros. Pictures' "Aquaman" has crossed the $1 billion mark with its worldwide box office collections over one month since it reigned supreme in its first market, China.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cylinder blast sparks fire at Kumbh Mela
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 14 (IANS) A fire broke out in the Kumbh premises here on Monday, destroying a large part of the tented area, officials said. But no loss of life was reported.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lower fuel prices ease India's WPI to 3.80% in December
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Lower fuel and manufactured products prices eased India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to 3.80 per cent in December 2018 from 4.64 per cent in November, official data showed here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Spain's Badosa bows out of Australian Open in first round
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Spain's Paula Badosa lost her first round match against Australian Kimberly Birrell at the Australian Open here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Domestic passenger vehicle sales down 0.43% in December
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Sale of passenger vehicles in the domestic market declined by 0.43 per cent on a year-on-year basis in December to 238,692 units, according to data released on Monday by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ED to file money laundering case in UP sand mining
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will soon file a money laundering case against officials and politicians in Uttar Pradesh, based on a CBI case in connection with its ongoing probe into illegal sand mining, informed sources said.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
AAP's implosion erodes party, leadership base in Punjab (News Analysis)
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) The recent exit of politically outspoken leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) fold in Punjab, at a time when general elections are around the corner, has raised a question mark over the party's political future in the state.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kerber downs Hercog 6-2, 6-2 in round 1 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Former champion Angelique Kerber defeated Polona Hercog 6-2, 6-2 at the Rod Laver Arena here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Indonesia recovers cockpit voice recorder of crashed plane
Jakarta, Jan 14 (IANS) Indonesian search teams on Monday recovered the cockpit voice recorder of the Lion Air aircraft which had crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 people on board, including the flight's Indian captain.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Indonesia,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire at Kumbh destroys tents, none injured
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 14 (IANS) A fire broke out in the Kumbh premises here on Monday, destroying a large part of the tented area, officials said. But no loss of life was reported.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sensex down 260 points, Nifty trades around 10,700
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) The Indian equity indices traded in the red on Monday afternoon with the S&P BSE Sensex trading over 260 points lower.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US shutdown: Tethers Unlimited lays off 20% staff
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Facing a cash crunch brought on by the partial US government shutdown, US-based Tethers Unlimited Inc. has laid off nearly 20 per cent of its workforce, the media reported.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics,Science/Tech
4 die in MP truck accident
Bhopal, Jan 14 (IANS) At least four people were killed early on Monday when a speeding truck hit the convoy of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker in Balaghat district, police said.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Uruguay's Cuevas upsets Serbia's Lajovic in first round of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas defeated Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-1 in round one of the Australian Open here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Excited to play lawyer on screen for first time: Richa Chadha
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who will be seen sharing screen space with actor Akshaye Khanna in the upcoming courtroom drama "Section 375", says she is excited to play a lawyer on screen for the first time.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shirley Ballas secretly dating actor Daniel Taylor
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Ballroom dancer Shirley Ballas is secretly dating actor Daniel Taylor after gushing she found new love during the "best Christmas" of her life.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ivan Ayr's 'Soni' to release on digital platform (Lead, correcting director's name)
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Ivan Ayr's directorial debut "Soni" will release digitally on streaming platform Netflix. The director hopes the digital release will take the film to a "large and diverse audience base eloquently".
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prasad asks Odisha CM to consult Chief Justice on HC benches
Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has advised Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to consult the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court for setting up permanent benches in western and southern parts of the state.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Casting Vicky Kaushal as solo hero was a risk in itself: 'Uri' director
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) "Uri: The Surgical Strike" director Aditya Dhar says casting Vicky Kaushal as a solo hero was a risk, and they tackled it by allocating the movie a suitable budget.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I'm victim of my career: Elaine Paige
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Singer Elaine Paige says she has been using hearing aids for two years, after five decades in the music industry damaged her ears.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ceballos goal takes Real Madrid to 2-1 win over Betis
Sevilla (Spain), Jan 14 (IANS) Dani Ceballos found the back of the net with a free kick in the 88th minute and handed Real Madrid a 2-1 victory over his former team Real Betis.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Samsung doesn't see India with one lens or one portfolio: Asim Warsi
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Unlike most Chinese smartphone manufacturers who are "one portfolio" players, South Korean giant Samsung does not see India with one lens and one portfolio and believes in serving all consumers across price points, stresses Asim Warsi, Global Vice President, Samsung India.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Karnataka Minister alleges poaching of Congress MLAs by BJP
Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) A Karnataka Minister on Monday alleged that the BJP was trying to poach Congress legislators.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
YouTube to remove share activity feature
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) Video-sharing giant YouTube has announced that it will kill the feature that allows users to automatically share their YouTube Activity on micro-blogging site Twitter after January 31.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth on Monday
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) After spending over a month in the orbit, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday and is expected to land on Earth on Monday night, NASA said.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Andhra, Telangana celebrate Sankranti
Vijayawada/Hyderabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Monday celebrated Sankranti, a major harvest festival, with traditional fervour.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Protect yourself from 'unforeseen' contaminants (Health Notes)
The year has just begun, and its a good time to take a more diligent approach to your everyday hygiene.
2019-01-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,National
Sharapova routs Dart in straight sets at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Former champion Maria Sharapova began her 15th Australian Open with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Harriet Dart in 63 minutes here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Plane with 10 on board crashes in Iran
Tehran, Jan 14 (IANS) A Boeing 707 cargo plane flying from Kyrgyzstan with 10 people on board crashed in Iran's Alborz province on Monday after it overshot the runway during landing.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadal defeats Duckworth in straight sets at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Australian wild card entry James Duckworth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5, in the first round of the Australian Open here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
India's December wholesale inflation eases to 3.80%
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices eased to 3.80 per cent in December 2018 from 4.64 per cent in November, official data showed here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BEST strike hits Mumbai commuters for 7th day
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Over four million commuters including students were badly hit as the strike by over 20,000 employees of the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), the lifeline of the city, entered the seventh day here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
India's December wholesale inflation eases to 3.80%
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices eased to 3.80 per cent in December 2018 from 4.64 per cent in November, official data showed here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC keeps pending petitions challenging notification on entry of minorities
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday kept in abeyance a challenge to two notifications on the Passport Act and the Foreigners Act that permitted all religious minorities, except Muslims, to stay in India even if they had entered without valid documents.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC issues notice on Sajjan Kumar's plea
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the CBI on former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict sentencing him to life imprisonment following his conviction in one of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Allen Leech weds Jessica Blair Herman
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) "Downton Abbey" star Allen Leech married American actress Jessica Blair Herman in a star-studded ceremony here.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Wanted to be part of 'Simmba': Priya Prakash Warrier
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Priya Prakash Warrier, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Sridevi Bungalow", says she wanted to become a part of Rohit Shetty's "Simmba" along with Ranveer Singh.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Global OLED TV market growing twofold yearly since 2015: Report
Seoul, Jan 14 (IANS) The global market for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs has surged twofold every year since 2015, with growth being fuelled by LG Electronics Inc., an international industry tracker has said.
2019-01-14
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Citizens buying firecrackers for Chinese New Year will have to show ID
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) Anyone who wishes to buy firecrackers to celebrate the Chinese New Year, beginning on February 5, will have to present their identity document, authorities said on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ivan Ary's 'Soni' to release on digital platform
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Ivan Arys directorial debut "Soni" will release digitally on streaming platform Netflix. The director hopes the digital release will take the film to a "large and diverse audience base eloquently".
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Lucky Chops hopes to have 'meaningful cultural exchange' with Indian musicians
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) New York based jazz-brass band Lucky Chops, who will be touring India for a three day concert in collaboration with Johnnie Walker The Journey, aims to use the universal language of music to bring people together. For them, India has a rich brass band culture with many wedding 'baraat' bands and they are hoping to meet some of the musicians to learn about their music and have a meaningful cultural exchange.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Game of Thrones' final season to premier in April
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) The final season of "Game of Thrones" will premier on April 14.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big B discusses cinema with Ayan, Ranbir
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan discussed cinema and content with his "Brahmastra" director Ayan Mukerji and actor Ranbir Kapoor. He says the young talents have "special gifts and thoughts".
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jingoism spouted in 'Uri' lesser than in other war movies: Anurag Kashyap
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has praised the latest release "Uri" and said that the jingoism spouted in the film is lesser than in American movies or war movies from anywhere across the world.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google discontinues manufacture of 'Chromecast Audio' device
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) Google is discontinuing the production of its "Chromecast Audio" -- a Wi-Fi enabled audio streaming dongle -- that allowed users to play music on speakers that were not compatible with Wi-Fi connectivity.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Sunny in Himachal despite freezing weather
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) It was a bright sunny day in Himachal Pradesh on Monday, with temperatures remaining below the freezing point in many places in the state after three days of continuous snow and rain, a weather official said here.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Row erupts over coins from Rome's Trevi fountain
Rome, Jan 14 (IANS) A row has erupted between the mayor of Rome and the Roman Catholic Church over what should happen to coins retrieved from the city's iconic Trevi fountain.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Italy,Human Interest/Society
Briton jailed in Iran set for hunger strike
London, Jan 14 (IANS) A British-Iranian woman detained in Tehran is slated to begin a three-day hunger strike on Monday in protest against being denied specialist medical care, according to her family.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amazon-exclusive Samsung Galaxy 'M' series in India on Jan 28
Gurugram, Jan 14 (IANS) Samsung India on Monday said it will launch the Galaxy 'M' series on January 28 that will be available on Amazon.in from March 5.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ghosn's wife urges action on his 'harsh' detention
Tokyo, Jan 14 (IANS) The wife of ousted Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn has urged immediate action against the "harsh treatment" meted out to him in a Japanese jail, where he has been detained for nearly two months for alleged financial misconduct.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indonesia finds second black box from crashed plane
Jakarta, Jan 14 (IANS) Indonesian search teams on Monday found the second black box of the Lion Air aircraft which had crashed into the Java Sea in October 2018, killing all 189 people on-board.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Is Sitharaman giving Pakistan clean chit on Uri, Pathankot attacks, asks Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Attacking Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for claiming that no major terror attack took place since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday questioned her if she was giving a clean chit to Pakistan in the 2016 Pathankot and Uri attacks.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Himachal temple to have clarified butter goddess idol
Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 14 (IANS) Preparations were underway on Monday for the installation a goddess idol made of 2,500 kg of clarified butter in a famous temple in this Himachal Pradesh town, officials said.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Apple smart speaker HomePod available in China, Hong Kong
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) Apple has announced the availability of its smart speaker HomePod in mainland China and Hong Kong markets, starting January 18.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Equity indices open in red, Sensex down 170 points
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened in the negative territory on Monday with the S&P BSE Sensex losing over 170 points.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Misty Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hyderabad girl repeatedly raped for 3 years
Hyderabad, Jan 14 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a minor girl was reported to being repeatedly raped here by a relative and a group of youths for the last three years, police said on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Devotees take dip in Himachal rivers on Makar Sankranti
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) Bracing the extreme winter chill, hundreds of devotees across Himachal Pradesh on Monday took dips in rivers to mark Makar Sankranti, a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of the country.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Bright sunny morning in J&K
Srinagar, Jan 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a bright, sunny Monday morning after days of inclement weather in the state, the weather office said.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung doesn't see India with one lens or one portfolio: Asim Warsi
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Unlike most Chinese smartphone manufacturers who are "one portfolio" players, South Korean giant Samsung does not see India from one lens and one portfolio and believes in serving all consumers across price points, stresses Asim Warsi, Global Vice President, Samsung India.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan decides to shelve major CPEC power project
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The Pakistan government has decided to shelve a major power project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that was pushed by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's regime, the media reported on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New York freezes during annual No Pants Subway Ride
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Train commuters took part in the No Pants Subway Ride in New York despite freezing January temperatures.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Trump's economic adviser compares government shutdown to vacation
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's economic advisor Kevin Hassett has compared the ongoing federal government shutdown as a vacation, saying that furloughed workers were "better off".
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
DNA pioneer stripped of honours over racist comments
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honourary titles after repeating racist comments in a documentary.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Science/Tech
Trump threatens to 'devastate' Turkey's economy if it attacks Kurds
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that America would "devastate Turkey economically" if the NATO-allied country attacks Kurds in the region.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Traveller carries gun from US to Japan undetected
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) An American traveller boarded a flight from the US to Japan carrying a gun which was undetected in airport security check, according to an official statement.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australia 'concerned' about US plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan: FM
Canberra, Jan 14 (IANS) Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Monday the nation has a "great concern" about the US plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
14 killed in traffic accident in Sudan
Khartoum, Jan 14 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed on Sunday in a traffic accident in western Sudan, an official of Sudanese North Darfur State said.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Sudan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Yemeni govt officials survive Houthi drone attack in Hodeidah'
Aden, Jan 14 (IANS) A team of Yemeni government officials survived an attack by a Houthi drone in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Sunday, Yemen's Information Minister Muamar Eryani said.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Yemen,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trump bears most blame for shutdown: Poll
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Amid the longest government shutdown in the US history, a majority say President Donald Trump bears more responsibility for it than the Democrats in Congress, and the President's disapproval rating has climbed five points since last month, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Maradona released from Argentine hospital, plans return to Mexico
Buenos Aires, Jan 14 (IANS) Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona was released from the Clinica Olivos on Sunday, his representative said.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Sports
Pompeo calls for ending Gulf dispute during Qatar visit
Doha, Jan 14 (IANS) Visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday called for ending the continuing crisis between Qatar and mainly its Arab Gulf neighbours.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Qatar,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Bengali poet Srijato's presence at Assam event draws protests
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay's presence at a literary event in Assam's Silchar drew strong protests from a group of local people over one of his controversial poems, police said on Sunday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Amrapali takes up negative role again
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Amrapali Gupta, popular for portraying negative characters in TV shows like "Qubool Hai" and "Ishqbaaaz", will turn evil for "Vish Ya Amrit: Sitara".
2019-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Democrats promise probe of Trump's meetings with Putin
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) US House Democrats on Saturday said they would explore allegations that President Donald Trump has sought to limit documentation of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, media reported.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Citizens' report urges halt on coal mining in Meghalaya
Shillong, Jan 14 (IANS) A group of social activists on Sunday released two volumes of a citizens' report urging the Supreme Court that coal mining in Meghalaya be stopped completely and other forms of energy, which are climate-friendly but need investment, be promoted.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Threat to Delhi CM's daughter: DCW calls police report
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday sought a detailed information from Delhi Police over its action taken in the matter regarding an email threatening to kidnap Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's daughter.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India's biggest startup incubator opens at Kochi
Kochi, Jan 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday inaugurated here the country's biggest startup incubator.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Technology
Two men who alleged TN CM's hand in theft held in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police on Sunday arrested from the national capital two persons, who were allegedly involved in a robbery in late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's Kodanadu estate in the Nilgiris and had accused the incumbent CM Edappadi Palaniswamy of having links with the break at the estate in April 2017.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Maoist carrying Rs 10 lakh bounty killed in Jharkhand
Dumka (Jharkhand) Jan 13 (IANS) Top Maoist commander Sahdev Rai was on Sunday killed in a shootout with Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in Chhatupara forest area in Dumka district of Jharkhand, the paramilitary force said.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Jharkhand,National,Terrorism
Modi's 'Rafale fear' behind plum post offer to Sikri: Rahul
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with destroying key institutions to cover up the "Rafale scam" following reports of Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri, who sided with the government to remove CBI Director Alok Verma, being nominated to the Commonwealth Tribunal.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP to fight Lok Sabha polls in UP, Kejriwal won't contest
Varanasi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said it will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pardesh but unlike last time, party chief Arvind Kejriwal will not be its face from Varanasi.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Haryana, Maharashtra, Manipur pugilists open on winning note at KIYG
Pune, Jan 13 (IANS) Boxers from Haryana, Maharashtra and Manipur launched their campaigns on a winning note on the first day of the Under-17 boxing event at the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) here on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Atletico beats Levante 1-0 in La Liga clash
Madrid, Jan 13 (IANS) A tenacious Atletico Madrid managed to overcome Levante's staunch resistance to earn a 1-0 La Liga win, extending its home winning streak to six matches here on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Illegal arms, fake notes racket busted in Kolkata; 8 arrested
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a total face value of Rs 60,000, three improvised semi-automatic pistols, 14 firearms and several rounds of ammunition and arrested eight persons from the eastern metropolis, a senior officer said on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Chennai City FC to host East Bengal in return-leg clash (Preview)
Coimbatore, Jan 13 (IANS) In a game between two of the best attacking sides of the ongoing I-League, table toppers Chennai City FC will take on East Bengal in a return leg fixture on Monday here.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Justice Sikri withdraws 'consent' to take up Commonwealth post
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) After a controversy erupted, Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri, who last week sided with the government in the three-member committee to remove CBI Director Alok Verma, on Sunday withdrew his "consent" to be nominated to the post of President/Member of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).
2019-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet concludes
Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) The fourth edition of the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet concluded here on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
VP seeks government intervention for changes in agri sector
Hyderabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called for Central and state governments' intervention through policy decisions for structural changes in agriculture, and called upon youth to pay "renewed attention" to this sector.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Congress demands CVC Chowdary's removal
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday demanded the immediate removal of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K. V. Chowdary for being a "puppet" of the Narendra Modi government and "carrying out hatchet jobs" for it including the removal of CBI Director Alok Verma.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab, Goa in boys U21 semis, Manipur, Jharkhand U17 girls rout rivals in KIYG
Pune, Jan 13 (IANS) Punjab and Goa chalked out contrasting victories over their rivals in Pool B to qualify for the semifinals in the boys under-21 football competition of the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) here on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
7 injured in protests; Mehbooba, Mirwaiz condemn use of force
Srinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) Protesters and security forces clashed on Sunday during the funeral procession of a militant commander in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving seven civilians injured and drawing condemnation from former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP veteran Kataria new Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Gulab Chand Kataria was on Sunday elected as the Leader of Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
What is to be blamed for childhood cancer?
Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) A team of researchers has thrown light on the community beliefs about what causes cancer in children, an area which remains understudied, finds a latest research.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
VP urges youth to understand, protect Indian culture
Secunderabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday urged the younger generation to understand "the rich and diverse traditions" ingrained in Indian festivals and called for protecting, promoting and enriching country's "exceptional" culture and folk art forms.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Haryana to meet Odisha at men's U-21 hockey final at KIYG
Pune, Jan 13 (IANS) Favoured Odisha and Haryana took their places in the final of the mens Under-21 hockey final of the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2019 as the latter outplayed neighbours Punjab 3-1 while the former defeated Uttar Pradesh 2-1.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Haryana reiterate position as the wrestling powerhouse at KIYG 2019
Pune, Jan 13 (IANS) With 24 gold medals, 16 silver and 18 bronze in the wrestling events, at the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), Haryana has once again reiterated their position as the premier wrestling powerhouse of the country.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Amit Shah assures of early resumption of mining in Goa
Panaji, Jan 13 (IANS) Members of the Goa Mining People's Front, a collective of workers, truck and barge operators dependent on the now-banned iron ore mining industry, on Sunday met BJP national President Amit Shah, to lobby for resumption of mining in the coastal state which has been banned by the apex court since February last year.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jaitley opens Hunar Haat in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday inaugurated "Hunar Haat" organised by Minority Affairs Ministry at State Emporium Complex here.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Bhumi Pednekar wraps up 'Dolly Kitty...' shoot
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar has completed shooting for the upcoming film "Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare".
2019-01-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist disgraced
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Nobel laureate James Watson, co-discoverer of the DNA helix and father of the Human Genome Project, has been stripped of honours by his laboratory following "reprehensible" remarks on race and ethnicity.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Budget: Ficci recommends corporate tax cut, revised individual tax rates
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Industry chamber Ficci on Sunday recommended that the government lower corporate tax rates across the board to 25 per cent irrespective of turnover in the coming Union Budget on February 1 in order to spur economic growth and increase overall revenue collections.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
20 killed in Nigeria as truck runs into crowd
Abuja, Jan 13 (IANS) At least 20 people have been killed after a truck crashed into a crowded market in Nigeria's Ekiti state, officials and witnesses said on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yemen's military intelligence agency chief injured in Houthi drone strike dies
Aden, Jan 13 (IANS) Chief of Yemen's military intelligence agency Brigadier General Saleh Tamah injured in a Houthi drone strike against an army parade died of his wounds on Sunday, an official said.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Yemen,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Almoez Ali stars as Qatar rout North Korea 6-0
Al Ain (UAE), Jan 13 (IANS) Four goals by Almoez Ali allowed Qatar to secure a berth in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup last-16 here on Sunday by trouncing North Korea 6-0 in their Group E second-round contest.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Singer Brian McFadden suffers injury
London, Jan 13 (IANS) While rehearsing for the show "Dancing on Ice", singer Brian McFadden got injured and suffered minor wounds.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
70 killed in Afghanistan clashes
Kabul, Jan 13 (IANS) Increasing militancy and counter-militancy have claimed the lives of more than 70 people in Afghanistan since Saturday, officials said on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Khelo India: Devanshi wins shooting gold
Pune, Jan 13 (IANS) Devanshi Ranas solid start provided her the necessary insurance against a less than productive showing in the final stages to win the junior (Under-21) womens 25m pistol gold in the Khelo India Youth Games here on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
I-League: Indian Arrows hammer Shillong Lajong FC 3-0
Shillong, Jan 13 (IANS) The 65th game of the ongoing Hero I-League saw hosts Shillong Lajong FC go down 0-3 to Indian Arrows at the JLN Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Dandekar, Dey shine as hosts wrap up KIYG gym campaign on a high
Pune, Jan 13 (IANS) Aditee Dandekar and Arik Dey turned in meticulous performances as Maharashtra once again dominated the gymnastics arena at Khelo India Youth Games (KYIG) to wrap up the Under-21 category with a whopping nine medals on the last day of competition here on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Minor girl student gives birth to baby
Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) Tension ran high on Sunday after a minor student of a state-run tribal residential school in Odisha's Kandhamal district delivered a baby girl in her hostel, officials said.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
NIA questions accused in Jagan knife attack case
Visakhapatnam, Jan 13 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday questioned J. Srinivas Rao, an accused in the knife attack on YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
More audio clips of Goa Minister hinting at coup may be out soon: Congress
Panaji, Jan 13 (IANS) There are more audio clips of Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane where he is critical of the BJP leadership and speaks of a possible coup against ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, the Goa Congress alleged on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Asian Cup: History beckons spirited India (Prewiew)
Sharjah (UAE), Jan 13 (IANS) India aim to create history when they take on yet another strong opponents in Bahrain in their third and final Group A match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 football tournament here on Monday.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual assault, he denies
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him in his 2018 film "Sanju". He has denied the allegation.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
India can qualify for Round of 16: Stephen Constantine
Sharjah, Jan 13 (IANS) On the eve of India's crucial clash against Bahrain, coach Stephen Constantine said that his side has the capability to qualify for the next round in the ongoing AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Death toll rises to 4 in Paris bakery blast
Paris, Jan 13 (IANS) The death toll from the explosion at a bakery in Paris rose to four as a woman who was reported missing was found lifeless, a French media outlet reported on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident

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