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Suspected Manchester bomber's brother held in Libya, confesses IS membership
Tripoli, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Libyan anti-terror police said on Wednesday they arrested the younger brother of Salman Abedi, the suspected Manchester Arena suicide bomber, who allegedly told them they were both members of the Islamic State jihadist group.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan's video on destruction of Indian post fake: Army
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A video clipping posted by Pakistan on the destruction of an Indian post on the border is fake, and that the post shown therein is clearly not an Indian one, Indian Army sources said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Indian hospital to treat Bangladesh armed forces personnel
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Leading super-specialty Amrita Hospital, founded by Hindu spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, would treat personnel of the Bangladesh Armed Forces (BAF), its top official on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
UN denies its observers attacked by Indians in Kashmir (Lead, changing dateline)
United Nations, May 24 (IANS) The UN has denied that its observers in Kashmir came under attack from Indian army in Kashmir, refuting the Pakistani allegations.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cabinet approves policy preferring local suppliers in procurements
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a policy for providing preference to local suppliers in government procurement.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CRPF IG alleges fake gunfight in Assam, Home Ministry seeks clarification
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A CRPF Inspector General, deputed in the northeast, has alleged that the death of two suspected members of a Bodo militant group in a gunfight with security forces in Assam in March was "a staged gunfight". The Home Ministry has sought the clarification over the issue.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress, LF frown over Mamata-Modi meeting
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The Left Front and the Congress on Wednesday expressed their apprehension over West Bengal Chief Minister's scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pointing out she was earlier in the NDA and also a member of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Juvenile among three held for Delhi jeweller's murder, robbery
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Three persons, including a juvenile, were arrested in connection with a jeweller's robbery and murder in April, the city police said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Police to hire officer to tackle cyber crime: Lt Gove
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday said the Delhi Police is going to hire a chief technology officer to help the force to equip itself to meet the growing challenges and potent threat of cyber crime.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trinamool MP Bandyopadhyay shifted to SSKM hospital
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Ailing Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, an accused in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, was on Wednesday shifted to the state-run SSKM Hospital from the private Apollo Hospital, with his lawmaker wife claiming the step was taken to reduce the cost of treatment.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Iran will continue missile programme, says Rouhani
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Iran is "heedless" of what the "enemy" says and will continue its missile programme.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Technology,Defence/Security
APSEZ's Q4 consolidated net profit up 27%
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) on Wednesday reported an increase of 27 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Five burglars held in Delhi, 81 mobile phones seized
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Five burglars involved in stealing new mobile phones from shops in south Delhi were arrested on Wednesday and 81 new mobile phones seized from them, the city police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah's claim on central funds blatant lie: Telangana CM
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday dubbed as a "blatant lie" BJP President Amit Shah's comment that the Centre was providing additional funds of Rs 20,000 crore to the state every year.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mahindra Electric to ramp up manufacturing
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Electric vehicles (EV) manufacturer Mahindra Electric on Wednesday unveiled its comprehensive technology and product road map -- EV 2.0 -- under which it plans to ramp up manufacturing and charging infrastructure.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Watch out against inciting statements, UP CM urges people
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Under attack from the opposition for caste clashes in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday appealed to the state's people not to pay heed to statements aimed at inciting them.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Volkswagen launches premium carline Tiguan
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Passenger car manufacturer Volkswagen on Wednesday launched its premium carline Tiguan with a starting price of Rs 27.68 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AAP leader Khetan moves SC for police protection after threats from 'right wing'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) AAP leader Ashish Khetan on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking police protection in the wake of threats he has received allegedly from "right-wing" organisations.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP warns of roadblocks in Delhi for Mamata if 'March to Lalbazar' disrupted
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) A day before the party's 'March to Lalbazar' (city police headquarters) programme, the BJP on Wednesday warned that they might set up road blockades in Delhi, where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is currently, if their party workers are stopped from coming to the rally here.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Former Andhra MLA gets life sentence in murder case
Vijayawada, May 24 (IANS) A court in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday sentenced a former legislator and 15 others to life imprisonment in a murder case.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PDP leader shot at in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) A ruling PDP middle rung leader was shot atand injured by militants on Wednesday in Srinagar, the police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Sonia to host luncheon meet over presidential candidate on Friday
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi has invited prominent opposition leaders for a luncheon meet at her residence on Friday, when the issue of selecting a consensus candidate for the presidential election is to be discussed.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three Delhi police men suspended for torturing realtor
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Three Delhi Police personnel were suspended from service and a Home Guard relieved of his duties for allegedly brutally assaulting and giving third-degree treatment to a property dealer, a police officer said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hotel Janpath's property to be transferred to government
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to transfer the property of Hotel Janpath in the national capital to the Ministry of Urban Development, an official said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
In India, Brad Pitt says he can't crack Bollywood's code
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Hollywood actor Brad Pitt says he has great respect for Indian film industry because it has its own unique language, but added that he would never be able to crack the code of Bollywood.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Cabinet approves Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail project
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the 29.77-km Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail corridor, which is nearing completion and is expected to spur people to move to these satellite cities and decongest Delhi.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Defence, anti-terror cooperation figure in Trump's talks with Italian leaders
Rome, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Defence, counterterrorism cooperation and the IS jihadist group were the focus of US President Donald Trump's talks in Rome on Wednesday with Italian head of state Sergio Mattarella and Premier Paolo Gentiloni, the White House said in a statement.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'India's cost effective technology useful for Africa'
Gandhinagar, May 24 (IANS) India and Africa can have a sustainable partnership with India's cost effective technology solutions proving useful for the latter that can help it in its development, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Millennials selling, buying maximum pre-owned mobile device: Study
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Nearly 75 per cent of pre-owned mobile phone buyers and 55 per cent of pre-owned mobile phone sellers on leading consumer-to-consumer marketplace OLX are millennials in the age group of 19-29 years, a new study said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
AAP slams three years of NDA rule; calls it 'jumla sarkar'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday took a dig at the National Democratic Alliance government's three years in office at the Centre and said the ruling BJP had only spread fear and hatred since May 2014.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former India wrestler suggests key changes to world body
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Indian coach Kripa Shankar Bishnoi has sent a list of three suggestions to the United World Wrestling (UWW) regarding changes in all weight categories.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Morocco, Nigeria take forward ambitious gas pipeline project
Rabat, May 24 (IANS) Morocco and Nigeria have taken a major step forward to construct an over 4,000-km gas pipeline that will carry Nigerian gas through six West African countries to Morocco, improving access to energy across the nations.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Malta,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
3 killed as bombings rock Jakarta
Jakarta, May 24 (IANS) At least three persons were killed and dozens injured after two explosions went off near a crowded bus station in the eastern part of the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, a local TV quoted police as saying.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Indonesia,Terrorism
India move into Sudirman Cup badminton quarters
Gold coast, May 24 (IANS) India progressed to the quarter-finals after Indonesia finished third despite defeating Denmark 3-2 in the last match of the Group 1D of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Odisha forms team to check distress onion sale
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) In order to check distress sale of onion, the Odisha government on Wednesday formed a three-member team to take stock of the situation and suggest remedial measures.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Surprised by CAG report on Vizhinjam, welcome look into issues raised: Chandy
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Noting the CAG report, which cited faults in the Vizhinjam port project agreement, may not have studied all documents, Kerala's former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday welcomed his successor Pinarayi Vijayan saying that the government auditor's remarks would be looked into.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pope, Trump hold 'cordial' talks, exchange gifts
Vatican City, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis held a private meeting with US President Donald Trump at the Vatican on Wednesday, which covered international affairs, interfaith dialogue, healthcare and assistance to immigrants, the Vatican said in a statement.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Cabinet decides to abolish Foreign Investment Promotion Board (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a major decision aimed at further easing doing business in India, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday abolished the 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), obviating the need for prior clearance for Foreign Direct Investment in more than 90 per cent cases. Industry lauded the move as a "bold" step that would add to the healthy inflow of foreign investment.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian climber's body retrieved from Everest after a year
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) A team of Sherpas on Wednesday retrieved the body of Indian mountaineer Gautam Ghosh who died of high altitude sickness last year while ascending Mt Everest, the world's highest peak.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
IT department identifies 400 benami transactions
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a bid to implement the new Benami Act, the Income Tax Department on Wednesday said it has identified more than 400 benami transactions and attached properties worth Rs 600 crore in over 240 cases.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zafar Agha appointed Editor-in-Chief of Qaumi Awaz
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Congress-run Associated Journals Ltd, a company founded by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on Wednesday announced its plan to resume publication of Urdu newspaper Qaumi Awaz with veteran journalist Zafar Agha named as its Editor-in-Chief.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Government keen to implement Strategic Partnership model: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday "took note" of the Defence Ministry's proposed Strategic Partnership model for encouraging indigenous manufacturing in the field of defence, and the government would like to implement it "as fast as we can", Union Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Amit Shah had food cooked by non-Dalits, says Telangana CM
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) After former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, BJP President Amit Shah also seems to have landed in a controversy reportedly for eating food prepared by non-Dalits at community lunches with Dalits during his visit to Telangana.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Toddlers drown in deadly shipwreck off Libya
Rome, May 24 (IANS/AKI) At least 20 migrants including young children perished when an overladen wooden boat capsized off the Libyan coast on Wednesday, Italian coastguard sources said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress to make organisational changes in three poll-bound states
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Organisational revamp in the Congress will be effected soon in the poll-bound states of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, a senior party leader said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shuttler Sindhu elected to BWF Athletes' Commission
Gold Coast (Australia), May 24 (IANS) Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday became the second Indian after her compatriot Saina Nehwal to be inducted in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes' Commission.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Two killed as DTC bus rams e-rickhshaws, driver held
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Two persons were killed and three others injured as a DTC bus rammed into two e-rickshaws and an auto-rickshaw near the Azadpur Metro station here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Satyarthi calls for sensitising police on crimes against children
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Wednesday called for sensitising police on crimes against children and proposed a special children cell in the police forces.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bombings rock Jakarta, casualties feared
Jakarta, May 24 (IANS) Two explosions went off near a crowded bus station in the eastern part of the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, police said. Eyewitnesses reported many casualties.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Indonesia,Terrorism
Saharanpur clashes: Shun partisan stance, CPI-M tells UP CM
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Blaming the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh for the violent clashes between Dalits and upper castes in Saharanpur, the CPI-M on Wednesday demanded action in the matter, including protection and monetary compensation for the Dalits.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hot Wednesday in Delhi, partly cloudy Thursday expected
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The national capital experienced another hot day on Wednesday with the maximum temperature settling at 41 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the Met Office said. Thursday is likely to see similar weather though with a partly cloudy sky.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
HC orders Hauz Khas Village inspection to curb violations
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city police and the Chief Fire Engineer to inspect Hauz Khas Village to find out whether emergency service vehicles can enter its lanes in case of an eventuality.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet approves new AIIMS in Assam
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kamrup district of Assam at a cost of Rs 1,123 crore.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Five Naples mafia suspects held in bid-rigging sting
Naples, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Police in southern Italy on Wednesday arrested five people and seized assets worth 70 million euros in an operation against the Naples mafia's Polverino clan, which is accused of infiltrating local public works contracts.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves Indo-German cooperation in alternative medicine
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding their cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine.
2017-05-24
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Diplomacy
UP bureaucrats raided by Income Tax Department
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) The Income Tax Department officials have conducted searches at the residences and other properties of many senior administrative officers in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, an official said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa BJP slams Congress' 'suitcase' remark about Gadkari
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) The Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday slammed the Congress for casting aspersions on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who was instrumental in putting together a BJP-led coalition government in the state.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Wife of policeman who probed Sheena Bora case found murdered
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) With a gory note etched in blood saying "M Tired of her, Catch and Hang me", the body of Dipali, the wife of Inspector Dnyaneshwar Ganore of Khar Police Station who probed the sensational Sheena Bora murder case was found at their home here on Wednesday, police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP CM duty bound to protect Dalits in Saharanpur: Congress
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Congress party on Wednesday demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government set up a special court and chargesheet those accused in the Saharanpur violence and that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is duty bound to provide protection to Dalits affected in the caste clashes.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PAC personnel injured in UP road mishap
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Over a dozen personnel of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) were injured in a road mishap in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12% GST will boost real estate sector: NAREDCO
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The GST regime will be a game changer for real estate sector and the 12 per cent GST on construction projects meant for sale to buyers will boost the sector, National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jet Airways introduces third Mumbai-London non-stop flight
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Private airline major Jet Airways on Wednesday announced introduction of its third non-stop daily service between Mumbai and London Heathrow, effective from October 29.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Search continues for missing Su-30 fighter jet: IAF
Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) A day after the Indian Air Force's Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft with its two pilots went missing soon after take-off from Tezpur airbase in Assam, search and rescue operations continued on Wednesday but without any result and bad weather hampered the process, the IAF said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
UN military observers vehicle fired at by Indian troops near LoC: Pakistan
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) The Pakistan Army on Wednesday claimed that two officials of the UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) narrowly escaped after Indian troops fired at their vehicle while they were visiting areas along the Line of Control.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Zambia rally to beat Iran 4-2 at FIFA U-20 World Cup
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Zambia rallied to beat Iran 4-2 in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Cabinet nod to raising bonds of Rs 2,360 cr for green energy
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday accorded its approval to raising bonds worth Rs 2,360 crore for development of renewable energy, an official said here.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Part of road fund to help national waterways development
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government has decided to allocate 2.5 per cent of Central Road Fund (CRF) proceeds for the development and maintenance of national waterways (NWs).
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Three stone sculptures -- Seated Buddha; Worshippers of Buddha; and Goddess Pratyangira -- which were brought back from Australia have been put on display at an exhibition titled "Return of the Three Stone Sculptures from Australia to India".
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Indonesia to meet Brazil in Toulon U-19 football tourney opener
Jakarta, May 24 (IANS) Indonesia will play Brazil on May 31 in their opening match of the Toulon U-19 football tournament in France.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Football
Tensions escalate as Pakistan flexes its muscles in Siachen (Roundup)
New Delhi/Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Tensions escalated on Wednesday with Pakistan Air Force Chief Suhail Aman activating all forward bases in response to purported India "threats" and fighter jets flying over the Siachen glacier violating the Indian air space, a claim New Delhi has dismissed.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Three injured in Kashmir militant attack
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) At least three civilians were injured on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district after militants lobed a grenade at a security forces camp, the police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Governance, inclusive growth not Modi's agenda: Civil society
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A citizens' collective on Wednesday said contrary to its claims, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government no more has governance and inclusive growth on its agenda.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vistara receives first Airbus A320neo
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Full-service airline Vistara on Wednesday said it took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (new engine option) at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse -- the 14th aircraft in its fleet.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
3 more arrests in Manchester bombing probe
London, May 24 (IANS) Three more men were arrested in the city on Wednesday as British authorities continued to conduct "extensive" searches while investigating the "network" behind the attack carried out by British-born Salman Abedi.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Cabinet nod for hike in sugarcane FRP
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved fixing Rs 255 per quintal, as the fair and remunerative price (FRP) of sugarcane for the 2017-18 season, a hike of nearly 11 per cent.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
2,500 troops to maintain security at high risk Copa del Rey final
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) More than 2,500 troops from security forces and emergency services will work on Saturday to ensure that the Copa del Rey football final between Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves runs without any incident, it was decided after a meeting held on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
7 die in Patna hospital, junior doctors may intensify strike
Patna, May 24 (IANS) Though at least seven patients have died at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) during their strike since Tuesday night, junior doctors have now threatened to extend it indefinitely if their demands are not met, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Qualifier Gastao Elias upsets Juan Martin del Potro
Lyon, May 24 (IANS) Portuguese qualifier Gastao Elias defeated Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 7-6, 6-4 in the round of 16 at the Open Auvergne-Rhone-Alps Park here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
25 arrested, top officials suspended over Saharanpur violence
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Twenty-five persons were arrested and four top officials suspended over the violence in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, a day after clashes between Dalits-Rajputs left one dead.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Azarenka to compete in Mallorca Open in first appearance after birth of son
Mallorca (Spain), May 24 (IANS) Belarusian woman tennis player Victoria Azarenka is set to play in the Mallorca Open in her first appearance after a maternity break, the tournament organisers confirmed on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Mallorca,Sports,Tennis
Odisha to develop Gandhi Circuits: Minister
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) The Odisha government is planning to develop Gandhi Circuits by incorporating all the places visited by Mahatma Gandhi during the freedom struggle, Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
'India can install tsunami warning system in South China Sea'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The government has all the capability to set up a tsunami early warning system in the South China sea but there is a long process involved, officials said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
One-day Delhi assembly session on May 31 for GST Bill
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday approved a special, one-day session of the assembly for passing the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill on May 31.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Palaniswami writes to Modi on TN issues
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday urged the central government to urgently attend to nine issues related to the southern state.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
HCL Tech to buy-back shares at 17% premium
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Information technology (IT) major HCL Technologies on Wednesday said that it will buy back 3.50 crore equity shares by offering a 17 per cent premium per unit.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cabinet decides to abolish Foreign Investment Promotion Board
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a major decision aimed at further easing doing business in India, the Union cabinet on Wednesday abolished the 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), obviating the need for prior clearance for foreign direct investment in more than 90 per cent cases.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'One-third of Indians suffer from thyroid disorders'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Nearly 32 per cent of Indians are suffering from various kinds of thyroid disorders including thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroiditis and thyroid cancer, says a report.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Complaint filed before NCW against Paresh Rawal
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A complaint has been filed before the National Commission For Women (NCW) against Bollywood actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal for his controversial tweet suggesting that instead of a Kashmiri stone-pelter, author Arundhati Roy should be tied to an Army jeep.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
77 lakh new subscribers signed up, says EPFO
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) As many as 77 lakh new subscribers have been enrolled under the Employees' Enrolment Campaign, 2017, an Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) official said here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves Noida-Greater Noida metro corridor
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the 29.77 km Noida-Greater Noida metro rail corridor which is nearing completion.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi agreed to attend MGR's centenary celebration: Panneerselvam faction
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The AIADMK faction, led by Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to participate in the birth centenary celebration of party founder and late Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran (MGR).
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Rajasthan not ready for GM mustard: Minister
Kota (Rajasthan), May 24 (IANS) Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhulal Saini on Wednesday said the state was not ready to introduce genetically modified (GM) mustard and was doing well with normal seeds.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Gurugram villagers block highway over girl's abduction
Gurugram, May 24 (IANS) Villagers from Gurugram on Wednesday disrupted traffic on the Gurugram-Alwar National Highway as police failed to trace a teenaged girl and her abductors.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More UDAN routes to be allocated by August
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday said that it will allocate more air routes under its regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) -- by August.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Politicians can't decide what Army should do in 'war-like zone': Jaitley
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a "war-like zone" it is best left to the army officers to decide how to deal with the situation instead of consulting politicians, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday, referring to an Indian Army officer involved in a human shield incident in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards to be held on June 1
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards 2017 ceremony will be held on June 1, its organisers have said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Chris Cornell cremated in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Late singer Chris Cornell was cremated here at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in the presence of just four persons, including his widow Vicky.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ethiopian elected WHO head, Pakistani eliminated in 1st round voting
United Nations, May 24 (IANS) Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus became the first African Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO)Aafter he defeated British and Pakistani candidates in Tuesday's elections in Geneva.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Cabinet approves new AIIMS in Assam
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kamrup district of Assam.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Jio battle: Airtel urges DoT to reject TRAI's Rs 3,050 cr fine on 3 telcos
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Sticking to its earlier stand, the Indian telecom regulator on Wednesday recommended penal action against three operators -- Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular -- for not providing adequate points of interconnections (PoI) to newcomer Reliance Jio.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Rahul meets tribal leaders, discusses their concerns
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met the party's tribal leaders from different parts of the country and sought to know the challenges they face and their perception about the party, and discussed ways to protect the interests of tribal communities.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Upcoming summit to bring together 400 women delegates from across India
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Aiming to bring innovative and inspiring women across the globe to discuss, debate, inspire and turn ideas that matter into action?, an audience of 400 women delegates from across India will gather in an upcoming summit here.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Cabinet 'takes note' of Defence Ministry's Strategic Partnership proposal
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday "took note" of the Defence Ministry's proposed Strategic Partnership model for encouraging indigenous manufacturing in the field of defence, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
20 migrants die in Mediterranean Sea boat capsize
Brussels, May 24 (IANS) At least 20 migrants drowned on Wednesday after an inflatable boat carrying 500 people capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian Coast Guard said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Rapid digitisation making India favourite cyber attack target'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Rapid digitisation in all sectors in India has made the country critically prone to targeted cyber attacks and 'WannaCry' ransomware attack is "just the tip of the iceberg", a cyber intelligence security company warned on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
No Pakistani flights over Siachen, says IAF
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The IAF on Wednesday rejected claims by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) that its fighter jets had flown over the Siachen glacier.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
After Mindanao, Philippines' Duterte mulls martial law in Visayas
Manila, May 24 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he may place the Visayas region in central Philippines under martial law -- after calling for army control of the restive Mindanao region.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'e-Sanad' launched for digital attestation of documents
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The government on Wednesday announced a service to digitise the process of attestation of documents for those going abroad, so that they are spared the trouble of visiting government offices for the purpose.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
First camp of Usha Junior Training Programme ends
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The first camp of the Usha Junior Training Programme at the Delhi Golf Club ended with amateur golfers Vijay Karan Mehta, Purnayush Mangal, Kartikeya Nahar, Keya K. Budugu, Netra Suri, Janvi Sachdeh and Devansh Khandelwal bagging the maximum number of awards across various categories here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Cabinet approves abolition of Foreign Investment Promotion Board
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a bid to further ease doing business in India, the Union cabinet on Wednesday abolished the over 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) that vetted foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
The Collective partners with British High Commission in India
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Collective, a luxury retail chain, has collaborated with the British High Commission to partner with their Luxury is Great campaign.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Infosys launches Boundaryless Data Lake
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) Powered by its Information Grid Solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS), software major Infosys Ltd on Wednesday launched Infosys Boundaryless Data Lake for enterprises to improve their operational efficiencies.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
NIA chargesheets three for Mysuru court blast
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against three persons for the Mysuru court blast in August last year.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan parliament panel unhappy over legal team's performance at ICJ
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Pakistan parliament's national security panel has expressed its disappointment over the government's explanation about the performance of the country's legal team in alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's case at the ICJ.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Messi's 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud upheld
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) The Spanish Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the 21-month prison sentence handed down by a Barcelona court to FC Barcelona's Argentinian star forward Lionel Messi for tax fraud.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Bail denied to bank manager held for illegally changing demonetised notes
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A special court has rejected bail plea of a suspended manager of Kotak Mahindra Bank arrested in connection with facilitating the conversion of about Rs 35 crore in demonetised currency, court sources said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kriti helped Sushant to get into 'Amritsar da munda' zone (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon put together a playlist of Punjabi songs and gifted an iPod to her "Raabta" co-star Sushant Singh Rajput.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Russian cyclist Antoshina suspended for four years for doping
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) The world governing body for cycling on Wednesday suspended Russian Tatiana Antoshina for four years for using banned drugs.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Himachal cricket body to open fifth stadia on June 1
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) will add one more feather to its cap by inaugurating another stadium, the fifth in the state, next month, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Liquor companies seek more time for destroying their stocks in Bihar
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking extension of time beyond May 31 for destroying their unsold liquor stocks worth Rs 200 crore lying in warehouses in Bihar.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Pakistan court orders release of 350 Indian fishermen
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday ordered the release of 350 Indian fishermen, who were jailed for illegal fishing.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Expect players to work hard in preparatory Camp: Constantine
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Ahead of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan, India football team coach Stephen Constantine stressed on the importance of the ongoing preparatory camp in Mumbai.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Johnson Controls-Hitachi mulls exports to Middle East, Africa out of India
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Global air conditioner maker Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is looking at exports of the product to Middle East, Africa and other markets out of India, said a top company official on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Javadekar supports CBSE moderation policy
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has supported the CBSE's moderation policy and said it will stay in effect for now.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
India-Africa partnership in International Solar Alliance
Gandhinagar, May 24 (IANS) An India-Africa partnership in the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was launched here by Power Minister Piyush Goyal, who said India is keen to share the latest technology in renewable energy to bring electricity to the remotest corners of Africa.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana ex-minister's plea seeking passport rejected
Gurugram, May 24 (IANS) A court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of former Haryana minister Sukhbir Kataria, one of the accused in an alleged bogus vote scam, seeking the return of his passport seized by Gurugram police.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sachin Tendulkar brings entire nation together: Priyanka
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Ahead of the release of "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", actress Priyanka Chopra has hailed legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for his ability to bring the entire nation together.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Hard Kaur excited about her 'happy party track'
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Indo-British raptress Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, is looking forward to the release of her "happy" party track "Jhumka gira re", which has dancehall and reggae style music.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Monica Castelino pays tribute to Sridevi (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Monica Castelino paid tribute to veteran actress Sridevi through her 'Naagin avatar in popular sitcom "Har Mard Ka Dard".
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian drug for dementia gets US regulatory nod
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Indian drug-maker Strides Shasun Ltd has got approval of the US regulator for its Memantine Hydrochloride tablets to treat Alzheimer's-type dementia, said the company on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Vitamin D supplements may help manage pain
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Vitamin D supplements, combined with good sleeping habits, could help manage pain-related conditions including fibromyalgia, arthritis, menstrual cramps and chronic back pain, says a study.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Lupin's Q4 profit falls 39%; income down at Rs 2,965.71 crore
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Pharma major Lupin on Wednesday reported a fall of 39.48 per cent in its standalone net profit after tax (PAT) to Rs 549.05 crore during the fourth quarter (Q4) ended March 31, 2017.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
AAP urges EC not to set any rules for hacking EVMs
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to "reconsider" the terms of the EVM challenge, saying it should not set any rules and regulations and allow it to be an open "hackathon".
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New Zealand's MAALA ready to rock India
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) New Zealand's singer-songwriter MAALA, known for electro-pop sounds and romantic lyrics, is set to perform in India next month.
2017-05-24
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz
High blood platelet levels 'strong predictor' of cancer: Study
London, May 24 (IANS) Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, says a large-scale study.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Man with knife arrested near Buckingham Palace
London, May 24 (IANS) British police on Wednesday arrested a man in possession of a knife near Buckingham Palace.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Surprise! Brad Pitt in India to promote 'War Machine'
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt, who enjoys global recognition, landed here on Wednesday morning on a surprise visit avoiding shutterbugs and paparazzi to promote his forthcoming Netflix film "War Machine". He will be in conversation with Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Putin praises Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission
Krasnodar, May 24 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the work done by the Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission (IPADC) to work out a national plan on the fight against abuse of performance enhancing drugs in sports. He said the commission should continue monitoring the implementation of this plan.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
President to receive 1st copy of Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' book on May 26
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will on Friday recieve the first copy of a compilation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Mann Ki Baat" radio chats.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sri Lankan President in Australia, talks trade and cooperation
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday began his visit to Australia, aimed at boosting trade and cooperation.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Nepal PM Prachanda steps down, Deuba may assume office
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday announced his resignation, in keeping with his agreement with the Nepali Congress, which had propped up his coalition government since last August.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Don't politicise attack on journalists: Bengal CM
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) A day after journalists protested against "police barbarism" on their fraternity members during a political event here, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said a section of the media should not politicise the matter.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics
Complete Keonjhar medical college in two years: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday directed officials to ensure completion of the proposed government Medical College in Keonjhar district in two years.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Rising Indo-Pak tensions, global cues drag equity markets lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Escalating cross-border tensions with Pakistan, coupled with negative global cues, pulled the Indian equity markets lower on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India-Pakistan match same as any other game, says Kohli
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Ahead of the high-octane ICC Champions Trophy clash against Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4, India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said the hype around the match is beyond the control of the players but they will treat it as any other match.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
No information about Sukhoi, hope India avoids disturbing peace: China
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) China on Wednesday said it has "no information" about a missing Indian Air Force Sukhoi fighter jet and warned India not to disturb peace in the border area while searching for the aircraft that disappeared a day ago.
2017-05-24
Category: International, China,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Jagga Jasoos' to release near Katrina's birthday
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif is set for a double celebration in July as her much-delayed film "Jagga Jasoos" will finally hit the screens on July 14 and two days later she will turn a year older.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bodies of 8 Manipur tribals killed in 2015 violence finally buried
Imphal, May 24 (IANS) The bodies of eight tribal activists in Manipur, killed in a September 2015 violence, were interred on Wednesday after being kept in the mortuary for 600 days in the state's Churachandpur district.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Junior men & women players named for national hockey camps
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday selected 53 men and 37 women players for the junior national camps based on their performances in the recently concluded national championships.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
USFDA accepts Biological License Application from Sun Pharma
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Wednesday said the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has accepted its Biological License Application (BLA) for tildrakizumab.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Indian woman forced to marry Pakistani to be deported
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday allowed an Indian woman to return to her country days after she claimed she was duped and forced into marrying a Pakistani man.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 more detained in connection with Manchester attack
London, May 24 (IANS) Three men were arrested in the south of Manchester city on suspicion of being connected to the attack that hit a concert in the city, British police said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Status of arsenic-affected people diminish in society, say researchers
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Arsenic-affected individuals may not appear sick but are dubbed as "dangerous" and are often ostracised by society which perceives symptoms of arsenic toxicity -- a mammoth problem in India and Bangladesh -- as "contagious", researchers say.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Decoding Arhar dal's genetic secrets can boost yield: Expert
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Decoding the Arhar dal's (pigeon pea) genome, a staple legume, has paved the way to correct issues of affordability, production and availability of the nutrient-rich crop in India, a scientist said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Uber to roll out Snapchat custom filters in India
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Ride-sharing app Uber on Wednesday announced that from Thursday it will begin a phased roll-out of a new feature in India that will enable users to unlock custom Snapchat filters on their ride.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Couple commit suicide by jumping in front of train
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) An unidentified couple allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding local train in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, a police official said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prachanda resigns as Nepal PM, paves way for Deuba to succeed
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday announced his resignation during a televised address.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taiwan's top court rules in favour of gay marriage
Taipei, May 24 (IANS) Taiwan's top judges on Wednesday ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex unions.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Macron to extend state of emergency in France
Paris, May 24 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron will ask parliament to extend the state of emergency, in place since the 2015 attacks by Islamic State (IS) group, till November, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mastermind of high-profile terror attacks held in Balochistan
Quetta, May 24 (IANS) A suspected mastermind behind several high-profile terror attacks and "trained by Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies", has been arrested in Balochistan, an official has said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Google to mentor six more Indian start-ups
New Delhi/Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Google on Wednesday said it will mentor six more Indian start-ups in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) at its developers' launchpad in San Francisco from July 17.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
IT Department to grill Misa Bharti, husband in benami property case
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Wednesday summoned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti and her husband in connection with a "benami" property case.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HP Inc leads Indian PC market growth in Q1 2017
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Registering a year-on-year growth of 8.5 per cent over the first quarter of 2016, the overall India traditional PC shipment for the first quarter of 2017 stood at 2.16 million units with HP Inc leading the market having a 29.5 per cent share, a new report said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Indian Navy saves Maldivian ship, crew
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) The Indian Navy has rescued six crew of a Maldivian ship which was adrift in the high seas for five days after propulsion failure, official sources said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
China Light and Power offers to invest Rs 500 crore in Haryana
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) China Light & Power has offered to join hands with the Haryana government in setting up a Rs 500-crore renewable energy project in the state's Jhajjar district.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Ethiopia to host 29th AU Summit
Rabat, May 24 (IANS/MAP) African heads of state will meet for the 29th African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from July 3 to 4.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Diplomacy
Take That put off concerts after Manchester terror attack
Manchester, May 24 (IANS) English band Take That have postponed four concerts in Manchester and Liverpool after a terror attack at Manchester Arena.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Why dieting may not help you to lose weight
London, May 24 (IANS) Looking to shed those extra kilos through dieting? You may be at a loss, as human bodies tend to compensate by sparing energy, limiting the number of calories that we burn and hence affect our weight loss regimen, researchers say.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Here's why eating chocolate may be good for your heart
New York, May 24 (IANS) Love to gorge on chocolates? According to a research, consuming up to six bars of chocolate a week may lower the risk of developing a common and dangerous type of irregular heartbeat linked with higher risk of stroke, heart failure, cognitive decline, dementia, and death by 20 per cent.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Was never desperate to get success in cinema: Parvin Dabas
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Parvin Dabas, who will soon be seen in a psychological thriller "Mirror Game: Ab Khel Shuru", says though he has worked with different directors and explored various genres of film, he is not aggressive about chasing success in mainstream cinema as he is quite content with his work.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nepal PM Prachanda resigns
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday announced his resignation during a televised address.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SC to hear plea against removal of cell towers near Rajasthan jails
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) challenging Rajasthan government's May 9 order asking telecom operators to decommission their cell towers located within 500 metres of jails in the state.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Relegated Bastia lose appeal against disciplinary action
Paris, May 24 (IANS) Bastia, the relegated side of French Ligue 1, lost their appeal against relevant disciplinary punishments due to last month's home game clash, as French Football Federation (FFF) upheld the decision by the league's disciplinary committee.
2017-05-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Prehistoric cliff painting found in Inner Mongolia
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Archaeologists in China's Inner Mongolia region recently found cave painting of human hand prints that they estimate to date back to the Palaeolithic Era, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Mukherjee writes to Queen Elizabeth II on Manchester attack
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, in a written message to British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday conveyed his condolences over the terror attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, an official said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
BSNL, Inmarsat opens satellite phone gateway
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Inmarsat on Wednesday officially opened a new Indian GSPS gateway to enable the government and the private sector customers to access satellite phone services through Inmarsat's fourth generation constellation.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Soon, your clothes may power small electronics
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Researchers have invented a way to apply metal-free electrodes to fabric and off-the-shelf clothing so that it feels good to the touch and also transports enough electricity to power small electronics.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Indian, Bangladeshi officials discuss cross-border crimes, other issues
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) Administrative and police officials of border districts in India's Tripura have finalised strategies to deal with cross-border crimes and deal with other irritants in an one-day meet with their counterparts of contiguous Bangladeshi districts, an official said here on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
17 killed in Zambia bus accident
Lusaka, May 24 (IANS) At least 17 persons were killed and 48 injured when the driver lost control of a bus and it overturned in Lusaka in Zambia, the police said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Zambia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RInfra InvIT Fund's IPO gets SEBI approval
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) on Wednesday said that RInfra InvIT has received the final approval from securities market regulator SEBI to float its Rs 2,500 crore plus Initial Public Offering (IPO).
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Philippines' Duterte asks Putin for arms support
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has asked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for arms to fight Islamic militants in the Asian country.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Doubling farmers income possible only with states' partnership: Naidu
Kota (Rajasthan), May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of doubling farmers' income by 2022 can be realised only through partnership with state governments, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Manchester bomber was not 'acting alone': UK Home Secretary
Manchester, May 24 (IANS) The suicide bomber who attacked a Manchester concert was likely to have been working with other terrorists but was only known to the security services "up to a point", British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter is anti-Modi, anti-Hindu: Singer Abhijeet after ban
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Twitter is anti-national, anti-Prime Minister Narendra Modi and anti-Hindu, asserts singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, whose account on the social media platform was suspended over his offensive and sexist posts. He feels with the ban, Twitter is suppressing the "voice of the nation".
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
CPEC may create more India-Pakistan tension: UN report
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) The India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir is a matter of concern, and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor may create further tension between the two countries and ignite political instability in the South Asia region, a UN report has said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
ASUS ZenFone Live: Good device for live content creators (Tech Review)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With live streaming on the rise, a majority of consumers are shifting towards interactive content to share stories on social platforms. And why not? Having other people involved in a story is fun and engaging. ASUS has launched its ZenFone Live smartphone in India given this increasing demand.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Technology
Mamata seeks to discuss Ganga erosion problem with Modi
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the Ganga erosion issue during her visit to Delhi beginning Wednesday, she said here. .
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bonn talks reveal uncertainty over Paris Agreement
Climate negotiations are a highly complex undertaking with one simplifying factor that everything happens in one place. But for the current round of negotiations in Bonn, even this isn't the case.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Europe,France,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
More UDAN routes to be allocated by August
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday said that it will allocate more air routes under its regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) -- through the second round of bidding by August.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Philippines militants abduct priest, professor among others
Manila, May 24 (IANS) The Maute group of Philippines militants, which occupied and torched a Roman Catholic church, a jail and two schools in Marawi city of Mindanao island, has abducted residents, including a priest and a college professor, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
New crop insurance scheme puts pressure on states
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government's ambitious crop insurance scheme for farmers -- Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana -- has put pressure on states even though it succeeded in expanding the farm insurance coverage 50 per cent in a year since its launch.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Five killed in lorry crash in England
London, May 24 (IANS) Five persons have died in a collision between a car and a lorry in Staffordshire, northwest England, the police said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys joins new enterprise alliance for using Blockchain
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Software major Infosys Ltd has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance for using Blockchain database across verticals, said the IT firm on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Now search Instagram Stories by location, hashtag
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Photo and video sharing platform Instagram on Wednesday announced that its users can now browse "Stories" of their interests on the basis of location and hashtag.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Global cues, selling pressure pull Indian equities lower
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in capital goods, healthcare and metal stocks pulled the Indian equity markets lower on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Q1 2017 saw fall in DDoS attacks, says cyber security firm
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Although, the first quarter of 2017 saw a 23 per cent decrease in the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, the average peak attack size increased 26 per cent compared to the previous quarter, a new report revealed on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Kerala CM loses cool, rebukes opposition
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday lost his cool on the floor of the assembly and spoke sharply at senior Congress legislator V.D. Sateeshan, who raised the issue of bickering between senior state bureaucrats.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
India's energy shift from fossils gaining pace: Expert
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India's decision to cancel nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations coupled with a record low solar tariff are the strongest indications that the country's energy transformation is gaining rapid momentum, a global institute said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Google selects six Indian startups for accelerator programme
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Google on Wednesday announced that it has shortlisted six Indian startups for the fourth class of Google Accelerator Programme that will kick-off from July 17 at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Top Indian surfers gear up for Indian Open
Mangalore, May 24 (IANS) Star Indian surfers including Ishita Malviya and Dharini Selvakumar will be seen riding the waves for the top slot in their respective categories during the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing, which gets underway at Sasihithlu beach here from Friday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Twitter launches customisable Direct Message Card for businesses
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Twitter on Wednesday launched a customisable Direct Message Card that businesses can use to promote and share bots and other customer experiences in Direct Messages.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Seven Pune pilgrims killed as jeep crahes into truck
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), May 24 (IANS) Seven persons in a Bolero jeep were killed after the driver nodded off at the wheel, crashing the vehicle into a divider and then ramming into an oncoming truck near Dhangarwadi here early on Wednesday morning, the police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NADA suspends top Indian athlete
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A top Indian athlete has been handed a provisional suspension by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) after testing positive for banned performance enhancing substance meldonium.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Ex-AIIMS head Misra awarded rare honorary fellowship
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Former AIIMS Director and internationally renowned surgeon M.C. Misra has been awarded the honorary fellowship of prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a first for an Indian doctor in the last five years.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Miniature artist presents hyperreal portrait of Modi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In an attempt to revive miniature painting in India, renowned painter and fashion designer Suvigya Sharma discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi about the scope of introducing art to the weaker sections of the society.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Lung cancer ups suicide risk in men: Study
New York, May 24 (IANS) Men diagnosed with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal cancer, researchers say.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Tax burden likely to increase on medical device in GST regime
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The medical device industry expects the tax load in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime to increase, which will result in a higher cost burden on patients, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Spain's Alonso chases his dreams at Indy 500
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Spain's Fernando Alonso, who is on a quest to be the world's best all-around driver and eventually complete the "Triple Crown," will compete next weekend in the Indianapolis 500 at the legendary "Brickyard".
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Motorsports
London among contenders for 2018 world chess championship
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) London will be among the bidders for hosting the 2018 FIDE World Chess Championship, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said. The 12-game match will be held under the auspices of the world chess federation FIDE and is planned to take place between November 7-28, 2018.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Paresh Rawal deletes tweet on Arundhati Roy
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal has deleted his controversial tweet suggesting that instead of a Kashmiri stone-pelter, author Arundhati Roy should be tied to an Army jeep.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
'Sperm radar' test to improve fertility diagnosis
London, May 24 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new technique to examine human sperm without damaging them -- helping to improve the diagnosis of fertility problems.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Trump meets Pope, calls it an 'honour'
Vatican City, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday during the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders, who symbolise starkly different views of the world.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Andhra man dies in acid attack by ex-lover
Vijayawada, May 24 (IANS) A newly-married man died in an acid attack by a girl, with whom he had an alleged affair before the marriage, in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan to draw 'red lines' for social media service providers
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) As the controversy over the crackdown on online anti-army campaigners heats up, the Pakistani government has decided to draw red lines for the social media service providers in the country.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Seven die in Patna hospital as junior doctors strike work
Patna, May 24 (IANS) At least seven patients at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) died on Wednesday due to lack of treatment following a flash strike by junior doctors that started after midnight, officials said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Gloom in Indore over death of 24 residents in Uttarkashi accident
Indore, May 24 (IANS) A pall of gloom has enveloped Betma and Hatod, in Indore district, after 24 of its residents perished in a bus accident in Uttarkashi. The bodies of the pilgrims will be brought back by train, officials said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three martyred soldiers of Nepalese origin cremated in Himachal
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Three Indian Army soldiers of Nepalese origin, who were killed in a gunbattle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir, were cremated in an army cantonment in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, officials said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Treatment for Parkinson's might work for Alzheimer's too
New York, May 24 (IANS) An effective treatment for Parkinson's disease might also work for Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases too as researchers have found that abnormal proteins found in these neurodegenerative diseases all share a similar ability to cause damage when they invade brain cells.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Obama, Clintons condole Manchester attack
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Former President Barack Obama, Democrat Hillary Clinton and her husband and former President Bill Clinton have expressed their support for the victims of the terror attack in Manchester, northern England, that left 22 persons dead.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism
Road accidents big killer in India: Mamata
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has reiterated time and again the necessity to rein in speed driving, on Wednesday expressed grief at the loss of lives in a bus accident in Uttarakhand.
2017-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No information about Sukhoi, hope India avoids disturbing peace: China
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) China on Wednesday said it had "no information" about a missing Indian Air Force Sukhoi fighter jet and warned India not to disturb peace in the border area while searching for the aircraft that disappeared a day ago.
2017-05-24
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Santos go top at Copa Libertadores; Chapecoense await appeal result
Rio de Janeiro, May 24 (IANS) Brazil's Santos secured top spot in their Copa Libertadores group on Wednesday with a 4-0 victory over Sporting Cristal of Peru while Chapecoense are hopeful of winning an appeal against points deduction for fielding a suspended player.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Delhi ministers, officers to meet public without appointment: Sisodia
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said all the government ministers and officials will meet the public without appointment in their offices.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shatrughan lashes out at Sushil Modi over expulsion remark
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday attacked Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi and advised him self-evaluation before asking for his expulsion from the party.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Real Madrid sign Brazilian teenager Vinicius
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) Record European football champions Real Madrid have announced the signing of Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior of Flamengo for a reported transfer fee of around 45 million euros ($50.4 million).
2017-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
ED arrests Madan of Vendhar Movies
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said here on Wednesday that it has arrested B. Madan of Vendhar Movies under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) for cheating the public of Rs 91 crore in the guise of medical admission in the SRM Group of Institutions.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Cinema/Showbiz
Brazil's Lucas Lima ruled out of June friendlies in Australia
Rio de Janeiro, May 24 (IANS) Santos playmaker Lucas Lima has been ruled out of Brazil's international football friendlies against Argentina and Australia next month due to a hamstring injury.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
TN CM invites Modi for Jaya, MGR functions
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and is understood to have discussed the political situation in the state in the wake of the split in the AIADMK following Jayalalithaa's death.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Eisha Chopra feels working with Ekta Kapoor is tough
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Eisha Chopra was hired as a dialogue writer for "Bewafa Si Wafaa", but bagged a role in the web series after a dialogue narration. She says working with producer Ekta Kapoor is "tough in the best way possible".
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian films being appreciated for melodramatic warmth: Bhansali
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, whose 2002 romantic drama "Devdas" was screened at the 70th Cannes Film Festival 15 years after its release, says Indian films are now being increasingly embraced internationally due to the warmth they exude with their heavy dose of emotions.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IMAX hopes for 'Avatar' effect from 'Baahubali 2' in India
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The pace of growth for IMAX, a Canadian entertainment technology innovator offering an immersive movie experience, has been sluggish in India.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology,Business/Economy
NC woman legislator, activists protest award to army major
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Women workers of the opposition National Conference (NC) on Wednesday protested against the award of the Army Chief's commendation card to an officer who had tied a local to the front of a jeep in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Anne Hathaway to produce new comedy on dating apps
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway is on board to produce and star in a new romantic comedy about the perils of dating apps.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TN CM meets PM, seeks Central help for various schemes
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Centre should reconsider its decision to introduce NEET examination in Tamil Nadu and exempt the state from it in the interest of students.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal PM Prachanda to resign, address nation
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' will resign on Wednesday evening, paving way for Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to become the next Prime Minister.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Putin promises high-level preparations for upcoming football events
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged an all-out effort to provide high-level services and create favourable conditions for footballers and fans during the upcoming 2017 Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Coach Valverde leaving Athletic Bilbao
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao confirmed on Wednesday that head coach Ernesto Valverde will not continue for the 2017-18 football season, with rumours of him being in charge of FC Barcelona increasing every day.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
No airspace violation over Siachen, says IAF
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Indian Air Force on Wednesday denied claims by Pakistan Air Force that its fighter jets had flown over the Siachen glacier.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Movie on 'Downton Abbey' unlikely: Hugh Bonneville
London, May 24 (IANS) Actor Hugh Bonneville, who essayed the role of Robert, Earl of Grantham in the hit TV show "Downton Abbey", says a movie on the show is "unlikely".
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Matter of perspective: Ronit Roy on playing grey characters
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy, who was last seen on screen in the third instalment of the political thriller "Sarkar" franchise, says it may come across that he mostly dabbles in roles that have grey shades, but it's mostly about how people perceive it.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Moody's downgrades China's credit rating
Singapore, May 24 (IANS) Moody's Investors Services on Wednesday downgraded China's credit rating to A1 from Aa3 citing concerns about the country's growing debt, for the first such rating downgrade by the American agency in twenty five years.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy
'Existing laws on live broadcasts not applicable to internet'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) On the heels of Facebook defending its "Content Policy" after the leak of its content moderation guidelines, a research analyst has said that existing laws on live broadcasts don't apply to the internet.
2017-05-24
Category: International, India,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Technology
Tyra Banks accused of humiliating contestant's daughter on 'America's Got Talent'
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) American TV host Tyra Banks has been sued by a contestant on "America's Got Talent" for humiliating her daughter at a recent taping of the show.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No information about Sukhoi, hope India avoids disturbing peace: China
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) China on Wednesday warned India not to disturb peace in the border area while searching for its missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet that disappeared along the Indo-China border a day ago.
2017-05-24
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Allardyce resigns as Crystal Palace coach
London, May 24 (IANS) Sam Allardyce has resigned as Crystal Palace head coach after completing his mission of keeping the south London football club in the English Premier League (EPL). He also hinted that he fully intends to retire after more than 25 years as a professional coach.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Seven die in Patna hospital as junior doctors strike work
Patna, May 24 (IANS) At least seven patients at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) died on Wednesday due to lack of treatment following a flash strike by junior doctors that started after midnight, officials said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Indian woman forced to marry Pakistani man to be deported
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Indian woman Uzma Jan, who was allegedly forced to marry a Pakistani man, Tahir Ali, has been allowed to return to India by the Islamabad High Court.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
Enforcing bedtime imperative for adequate sleep in kids: Study
Toronto, May 24 (IANS) Parents who actively enforce bedtime rules for their children may help them get adequate sleep, an important determinant of health, new research shows.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Whither India's culture? The curious silence at the top (Comment)
It seems to be yesterday once more with the deafening silence of the Sahitya Akademi and other cultural institutions over the provocative threat that acclaimed actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Paresh Rawal has made against writer Arundhati Roy.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Opinion/Commentary
Tom Cruise confirms 'Top Gun' sequel
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise has confirmed that a sequel to the 1986 classic "Top Gun" is "definitely happening".
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Equity markets trade flat, metal stocks face selling pressure
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Indian equity markets traded on a flat-to-negative note during the mid-afternoon trade session on Wednesday on the back of mixed global cues and heavy selling pressure in metal, healthcare and capital goods stocks.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fortunate to still be seeing myself on screen: Big B
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) He is 74, but is still active on the big screen. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says she considers himself "fortunate" to be still getting work.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
ED arrests Vendhar movies producer in Rs 91 crore MBBS scam
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday said it has arrested B. Madan, producer of Chennai-based film production and distribution company Vendhar movies, for cheating people of Rs 91 crore on the pretext of providing admission in medical college in 2016.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Enjoying attention on my marriage: Naga Chaitanya
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Naga Chaitanya, who is set to marry actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu in October, says he is enjoying all the attention coming his way as he believes this phase won't last long.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'Only BJP can build Telangana of freedom fighter's dreams'
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said only his party could build Telangana as dreamt by the freedom fighters who fought against the 'razakars'.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nearly 3/4th of IoT projects are failing: Cisco
London, May 24 (IANS) While Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is gaining momentum globally, a new survey has found that enterprises did not consider nearly a third of all the completed projects a success and plenty of things can be done to get more projects out of pilot.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican
Vatican City, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis on Wednesday at the Vatican for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Kim's tribute to Manchester attack victims tagged 'insensitive'
London, May 24 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian courted backlash from social media users for an "insensitive" tribute to the victims of the explosion at singer Ariana Grande's Manchester concert.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Terrorism
Sonu Nigam quits Twitter after Abhijeet's account suspended
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Popular singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday quit Twitter, urging all "logical and sensible patriots" to do the same after singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's account on the micro-blogging site was suspended for posting offensive tweets.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Premam' director's next to revolve around music
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Director Alphonse Puthren, best known for 2015 coming-of-age Malayalam romantic-drama "Premam", on Wednesday said that his next yet-untitled Malayalam film will revolve around music.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Your belly fat may up risk of cancer
London, May 24 (IANS) Besides high body mass index (BMI), individuals with increased belly fat may be at a greater risk of developing cancer, including of the breast and bowel, especially in older adults, researchers have warned.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Now add friend while streaming on Facebook Live
New York, May 24 (IANS) To connect more people on Facebook Live, the social network giant has announced a new feature that will let users go live with an another friend for a collaborative broadcast.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Technology
Metro train evacuated after smoke detected at Rajiv Chowk
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A metro train was evacuated after smoke was detected coming out of the airconditioning ducts of the rear coach at Rajiv Chowk metro station here on Wednesday, officials said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Moody's downgrades China's credit rating
New York, May 24 (IANS) China has received a downgrade on its credit score, on worries about the future state of its economy from credit rating agency Moody's, media reports said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
2.5 years on, Swachh Bharat Mission's claims remain unverified
Although Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has sent India on a toilet-construction spree, 51.6 per cent of households across the country did not use an improved sanitation facility -- a system that separates human excreta from human contact -- between January 2015 and December 2016.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Baahubali' has raised hopes of regional filmmakers: Prabhas
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) What started off as a mere vision in filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's mind in 2012, has today become a phenomenon of sorts in Indian cinema. Actor Prabhas, who invested four years to the two-part "Baahubali" franchise, says he would have happily given more time to the project which he feels fortunate to have been a part of.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,National
Indian woman forced to marry Pakistani to be deported to India
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday ordered that an Indian woman who was allegedly forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint be deported to her country, sources said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
3 die, 40 injured as bus overturns in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) At least three persons were killed and 40 injured when a bus they were in plunged into a canal in Odisha's Puri district on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Making the impossible possible: Imman on weight loss
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Well-known southern composer D. Imman is happy with his weight loss programme. He believes he is in the process of achieving the impossible.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Southern Cinema,Defence/Security
Seven killed in Maharashtra as driver falls asleep
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), May 24 (IANS) Seven persons were killed when a speeding Bolero crashed into a divider and rammed into an oncoming truck near Dhangarwadi here early on Wednesday morning, police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese government gets custom version of Windows 10
New York, May 24 (IANS) Tech giant Microsoft has announced a new custom version of Windows 10 which is ready for Chinese government agencies to use.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Technology
India's generics project can bring down medicine costs globally: WHO India head (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) As the government gears up to push generic medicines to bring down costs for patients, World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in India Henk Bekedam has stated that the move, if successfully implemented, will not only reduce the cost of medicines within the country but also globally.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Seven PIA officials being probed over drug bust
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Seven PIA members have been taken into custody in connection with a probe into the recovery of heroin from a London-bound flight at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Monday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'$19.1 billion budget positive for NASA'
Washington, May 24 (IANS) At $19.1 billion, NASA has a very positive budget, said the agency's acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot after President Donald Trump released his fiscal 2018 budget request for the federal government on Tuesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Farmers will have to turn entrepreneurs to solve their problems'
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Farmers should increasingly become entrepreneurs to find homegrown solutions to their problems rather than relying on the government, Helianti Hilman, a progressive natural farming expert from Indonesia, has urged.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
NADA bans top Indian athlete
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A top Indian athlete was handed a provisional suspension by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday after testing positive for banned performance enhancing substance meldonium.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Quitting Twitter, says Sonu Nigam after Abhijeet's account suspended
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday announced he will quit Twitter and has urged all "logical and sensible patriots" to do the same, following the suspension of singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's micro-blogging account.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Sana-di-ge, where Delhiite gets a taste of West Coast cuisine (Foodie Trail-Delhi)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi is a melting pot of people from across the country but only in recent years have its residents become more experimental when it comes to food.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Features
NADA bans top Indian athlete
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A top Indian athlete was handed a provisional suspension by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday after testing positive for banned performance enhancing substance meldodium.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Microsoft announces new Surface Pro with 13.5 hour battery life
Shanghai, May 24 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation has unveiled the new Surface Pro that delivers up to 13.5 hours of battery life, making it more than 2.5 times faster than Surface Pro 3.
2017-05-24
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Word by word, Xiamen picks up English as it prepares for BRICS summit
Xiamen (China), May 24 (IANS) It is in this part-island southeastern city that President Xi Jinping served as vice mayor from 1985 to 1988 and began his slow and steady climb to the country's top job. It's here he married folk singer Peng Liyuan. And it is here that word by methodical word, a large group of citizens of all ages is learning "tourist English" ahead of the BRICS Summit in September.
2017-05-24
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Sleepless in sin city: Fun, frolic and gaming (Travelogue)
Las Vegas, May 24 (IANS) In the heart of the Nevada desert lies a city with over a million lights, burning bright in the night like a shining diamond against an otherwise dark background. It is sin city -- one that never sleeps.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Honduras,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
Violence-hit Saharanpur tense but under control: Official
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) A day after clashes between Dalits-Rajputs left one dead, the situation in a violence-hit village in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district remained tense but under control on Wednesday, an official said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Citrix Cloud services on Microsoft Azure helping firms transform: Nadella
Orlando (Florida), May 24 (IANS) While rumours of Microsoft eyeing the cloud and desktop virtualisation leader Citrix for acquisition are dotting the tech landscape for quite some time, for Satya Nadella, the two companies are focused on enabling customers digitally transform while providing cyber security and compliance.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Children from poorer families experience puberty early: Study
Melbourne, May 24 (IANS) Children who grow up in poorer homes are more likely to experience puberty earlier than their peers, said an Australian study on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Five Shia protesters killed in Bahrain
Manama, May 24 (IANS) At least five persons have been killed and dozens injured as police in Bahrain opened fire at supporters of the country's prominent Shia cleric, Ayatollah Isa Ahmed Qassim, officials said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Bahrain,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
President greets Eritrea on its Independence Day
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the government and people of Eritrea on their 26th Independence Day.
2017-05-24
Category: International, India,Politics,Diplomacy
Unicef chief hails Roger Moore as 'champion for children''
United Nations, May 24 (IANS) British actor and United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) ambassador Roger Moore, whose death was announced on Tuesday, "was one of the great champions for children", said the organisation's Executive Director Anthony Lake.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz
Cambodia deports over 1,000 illegal immigrants
Phnom Penh, May 24 (IANS) Cambodia has deported 1,025 illegal foreigners, including 226 female, to their countries in 2017, an immigration official said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Cambodia,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Markets open on a higher note on Wednesday
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a higher note during the morning session of the trade.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Partly cloudy Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Wednesday morning here in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, season's average, the weather office said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi announces ex gratia Rs 2 lakh for Uttarakhand victims
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced ex gratia of Rs two lakh for the next of kin of each of those killed in a bus accident in Uttarakhand.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Temer advisor hands over cash-filled briefcase to police
Brasilia, May 24 (IANS) An advisor of Brazilian President Michel Temer has turned over a cash-filled briefcase to authorities that he apparently received from the owner of meat-packing giant JBS, police here has said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK bomber trained abroad, had Al Qaeda links: Official
Manchester, May 24 (IANS) The British man believed to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack here, had ties to Al Qaeda and had received terror training abroad, a US intelligence official said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK attack prompts Australia to maintain 'probable' threat level
Canberra, May 24 (IANS) Following the terror attack in Manchester, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday that the threat level in his country will be maintained at "probable".
2017-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Katy Perry wants Taylor Swift to finish feud
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry, who has been embroiled in a feud with singer Taylor Swift since a long time now, says the latter should finish the fight as she started it.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Manchester attack ignites security concerns in France
Paris, May 24 (IANS) Security woes resurfaced again in France in the wake of Manchester attack which forced French government to muscle security to thwart any potential terrorist attack.
2017-05-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
EU must earmark $505 billion to sustain current nuclear output
Prague, May 24 (IANS) The European Union said it will need to invest between 350 and 450 billion euro ($393-$505 billion) through 2050 in order to maintain its current level of nuclear power output, officials said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Czech Republic,Technology,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
24 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, May 24 (IANS) At least 24 persons were killed and eight others injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand late on Tuesday, police said.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rihanna, Nyong'o to star in movie on Twitterati's request
Cannes, May 24 (IANS) Singer Rihanna and actress Lupita Nyong'o are set to star in a movie based on ia plot built up by Twitter users.
2017-05-24
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Former Ethiopia minister elected as new WHO chief
Geneva, May 24 (IANS) Former Health Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Tedros Adhanom was elected as new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Trump vows resolve against terrorism following Manchester attack
Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump reassured British Prime Minister Theresa May that the resolve will "never waiver" in the face of terrorism, following a multiple-death bomb attack in Manchester.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Iran says US weapons sale to Saudi to jeopardize regional security
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) A senior Iranian military official said that the recent US-Saudi Arabia arms deal will jeopardize regional security, media reports said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Orlando Bloom 'apologises' to sacked waitress
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom has reportedly apologised to waitress Viviana Ross, who was sacked from her job after enjoying "incredible sex" with the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UN chief slams Manchester terror attack
United Nations, May 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the "horrific" terrorist attack in Manchester, Britain.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
MJ's songs not allowed to feature in 'Bubbles'
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's songs will not be featured in video streaming app Netflix's "Bubbles".
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump unveils first budget with $3.6-trillion spending cut
Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's first budget includes draconian cuts of $3.6 trillion over 10 years in social assistance and medical coverage programs for lower-income citizens, moves aimed at eliminating the deficit.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Britain raises terror threat level to 'critical'
London, May 24 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the country's terror threat level has been raised from "severe" to its highest level of "critical", meaning further attacks may be imminent.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Russia interfered in 2016 US elections: Former CIA director
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Former CIA director John Brennan told Congress that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election won by Republican Donald Trump.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Colin Firth to apply for Italian citizenship
London, May 24 (IANS) Veteran actor Colin Firth has applied to the Italian embassy here for citizenship following United Kingdom's decision last year to leave the European Union.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump visits Israel's Holocaust Museum, hails Jewish people
Jerusalem, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump visited Israel's national Holocaust memorial and said that the only way to prevent another genocide of its nature was to never be silent in the face of evil.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Celine Dion wore dress packed with tissues
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Singer Celine Dion's sleeves on her gown she adorned at the Billboard Music Awards were packed up with tissue paper, according to her stylist Law Roach.
2017-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Duterte declares martial law in Phillipines island
Manila, May 24 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the entire island of Mindanao and nearby island provinces, following clashes between government forces and armed Maute group.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brussels under high security for Trump's visit, NATO summit
Brussels, May 24 (IANS) The city of Brussels will be at its maximum level of security for the US President Donald Trump's visit to Belgium on Wednesday and the NATO summit on Thursday, media reports said.
2017-05-24
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
India urges speedier RCEP negotiations
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India is of the view that negotiations on services for the free trade agreement by the 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are not picking pace and has proposed an RCEP business visa card to ensure smooth movement of businessmen of member countries.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Mamata's visit to stir opposition plans for presidential poll
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is again coming to Delhi on Wednesday evening, the opposition parties are expected to have serious deliberations to decide on a joint candidate for the presidential election this week, said a senior opposition leader.
2017-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Students who join colleges outside Delhi to get guarantee-free loans
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that guarantee-free education loans, up to Rs 10 lakh, will be extended to students who join colleges outside the city state.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
LF, Congress protest in Bengal assembly over police 'brutalities'
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Left Front and Congress lawmakers on Tuesday raised slogans against the West Bengal government in the state assembly to protest the police assault on Left activists during a political programme a day ago.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Woman arrested for strangling husband
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A 37-year-old woman, who hatched a plot with her occultist paramour to eliminate her husband, has been arrested, police said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Religion does not divide society on caste basis: Dalai Lama
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) True religion never divided a society on caste basis but denying social justice to the deprived was due to the feudal system, said Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
'Kailash Mansarovar Bhawan' to be built in Ghaziabad
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for transfer of land in Ghaziabad for construction of a Kailash Mansoravar Bhawan, to be used those undertaking the annual pilgrimage, an official said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Journalists across West Bengal protest 'police brutalities'
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Seething with anger, journalists protested across West Bengal on Tuesday against police "brutalities" on them while covering the march to secretariat programme of the Left parties.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics
Peter England gets KVIC approval to come up with Khadi range
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd and the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Tuesday announced a strategic collaboration under which the fashion brand will develop an exclusive product line branded as 'Khadi by Peter England.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
21 pilgrims from MP killed in Uttarakhand bus accident
Indore, May 23 (IANS) At least 21 pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh's Indore district were killed and six others injured when their bus plunged in a gorge in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi on Tuesday, officials here said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump reaches Rome to meet Italy, Vatican leaders
Rome, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump arrived in Rome on Tuesday for meetings with Italian leaders and Pope Francis in Vatican City.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian techies forming union to protect jobs amid layoffs
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Hundreds of Indian techies working as software engineers or providing back office services to global firms are setting up a pan-India trade union to protect their jobs amid layoffs by many IT firms, including Infosys, Wipro, Tech Mahindra and Cognizant, said a functionary of a employees forum on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Canada expresses regret after India takes up entry denial to ex-policeman
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Canada on Tuesday expressed regret over denial of entry to a retired Indian police officer on the ground that the Indian government engages in "terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide" after India took up the matter.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Become fidayeen to counter Pakistan, former army chief tells cow vigilantes
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Calling for building up non-state actors to crush Pakistan's export of terror to India, a former Indian army chief on Tuesday asked cow vigilantes to stop their mindless atrocities on their countrymen and don the role of 'fidayeen' if they have the guts.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Kejriwal lauds Army for destroying Pakistani posts
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday praised the Indian Army for destroying Pakistan Army's posts across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pope Francis deplores 'barbaric' Manchester bombing
Vatican City, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis on Tuesday deplored the deadly terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena which was claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, calling the bombing a "barbaric" and "senseless act of violence".
2017-05-23
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Terrorism,Diplomacy
G7 leaders to mull anti-terror cooperation, says Italian PM
Rome, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Counter-terrorism cooperation will be high on the agenda at this week's G7 summit in Italy's Taormina, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday after the deadly attack in Britain's Manchester.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Serial rape accuser lands up in police net in Amritsar
Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 23 (IANS) A young woman, who claimed to be an IT professional, has been arrested in Punjab's Amritsar city after her latest complaint of having being raped by a hotel executive turned out to be false, police said on Tuesday. The woman has been booked for extortion.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Focus should be on GST's relentless implementation: Crisil
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The government should focus on relentless implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) because in most cases, implementation of the indirect tax remains a challenge, research firm Crisil's Chief Economist D.K. Joshi said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Griezmann drops hint he could leave Atletico Madrid
Madrid, May 23 (IANS) Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has dropped two major hints that he is preparing to leave the Spanish football club this summer.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
UP to appoint vigilance officer to check graft in health department
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday announced that it will appoint a chief vigilance officer in health department with an aim to minimise corruption. The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Health Minister Siddharthnath Singh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian activists lend support to striking Palestinian prisoners
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A group of activists on Tuesday expressed solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israel who are on a hunger strike since April 17.
2017-05-23
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Zambia's FA cancels Ethiopia friendly match
Lusaka, May 23 (IANS) Zambia's football governing body on Tuesday announced the cancellation of a friendly game against Ethiopia which was scheduled for Saturday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Over 40,000 register online for DU admissions
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) More than 40,000 candidates have registered online for admissions to undergraduate courses at Delhi University (DU) since Monday, the varsity announced on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Celebrities pay rich tribute to Roger Moore
Bern, May 23 (IANS) Tributes are pouring in from celebrities across the globe for former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore, who died after a short but brave battle with cancer, his family said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz
Neutral venues concept has no takers among Ranji captains, coaches
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) concept of playing the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy matches at neutral venues received a thumbs down from most quarters at the captains' and coaches' meeting here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Terror hits Britain: 22 killed in concert bombing claimed by IS
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) In one of the worst terror attacks in Britain, 22 persons were killed in a suicide blast at a concert in Manchester city on Monday night. The Islamic State claimed the attack and evoked strong reactions across the world.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Citrix digital workplace services to address growing cyber threats
Orlando (Florida) May 23 (IANS) Aiming to make governments and enterprises more secure in the wake of the recent global 'WannaCrypt" ransomware attack, leading IT company Citrix on Tuesday announced new secure digital workspace offerings.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian cricket team to watch 'Sachin...' together
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Indian cricket team will be coming together to watch the special screening of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's biography "Sachin: A Billion Dreams".
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Cinema/Showbiz
75th Safe water station opened in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) Safe Water Network and Honeywell India on Tuesday launched their 75th water station, providing safe water access to more than 200,000 people in Telangana districts affected by groundwater contamination, including from fluorides.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
AAP wins Maujpur, Congress Sarai Pipal Thala in MCD by-polls
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The AAP won the east Delhis Maujpur ward while the Congress bagged Sarai Pipal Thala in the municipal corporation by-polls, the results for which were declared by the Delhi Sate Election Commission on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In crackdown in Ghaziabad, five held; weapons, mobiles seized
Ghaziabad, May 23 (IANS) The Ghaziabad police on Tuesday said five persons have been arrested for their involvement in robberies and burglaries and 21 mobile phones, a pistol, three knives, and three motorcycles have been seized from them.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Youngsters Suraj, Jaideep hit jackpot in kabaddi auction
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Promising raider Suraj Desai emerged the most expensive buy on the second day of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction, which saw the players under Categories C and D going under the hammer here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
A 'Bonded' career: Roger Moore as 007 and more (Tribute)
With his suave, debonair mien including the incredulous raised eyebrow, his refined accent and smooth voice, he was a natural choice to portray the world's most famous British spy after the first actor gave up. Despite a phobia of firearms, fear of heights and disliking getting wet, Sir Roger Moore would go on to appear the most - seven times - as James Bond, which completely overshadowed the rest of his long acting career.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Opinion/Commentary
11EVEN Sports launch new TT league
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) 11EVEN Sports (ESPL), a company formed exclusively to promote table tennis in India, on Tuesday announced the launch of its new franchise league 'Ultimate Ping Pong (UPP) with support from Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI).
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Tata Sons names Shuva Mandal as Group General Counsel
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Tata Sons on Tuesday announced the appointment of Shuva Mandal as its new Group General Counsel with effect from July.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Adityanath government failed to maintain law and order: Akhilesh
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday renewed his attack on the Yogi Adityanath government in the state and said it has failed to maintain law and order in the state.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near Indo-China border (Third Lead)
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing from near the Indo-China border in Assam on Tuesday morning. A search has been launched to trace the aircraft and pilots.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Telugu actor booked for derogatory comments about women
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad on Tuesday booked veteran Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao for allegedly making derogatory comments about women.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Climate action will boost economic output: OECD
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Tagging the growth and climate agenda together, rather than treating climate as a separate issue, could lift 2050 economic output by up to 2.8 percent, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Maharashtra protests Karnataka Minister's 'threat' to Belgaum leaders
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Tuesday lodged a formal protest with the Karnataka government taking objection to certain "threatening remarks" made by a cabinet minister against elected leaders from the disputed areas of Belgaum and surroundings.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India thump Nepal 90-44 in South Asian basketball
Maldives, May 23 (IANS) Continuing their winning spree, India defeated Nepal 90-44 in the fifth edition of the South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship and completed a historic five-peat here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Maldives,Sports,Other Sports
New trains from Hubballi for Varanasi, Mysuru flagged off
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday flagged off a weekly train between Hubballi in Karnataka and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and a daily train between Hubballi and Mysuru through video conferencing here.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Prachanda defers resignation as PM, adds to political uncertainty
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Tuesday deferred his planned resignation from the top post, adding to political uncertainties in Kathmandu.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Modi says Africa a top priority, pitches for Asia-Africa growth corridor (Roundup)
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Africa was a top priority for his government's foreign and economic policy and pitched for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor with the support of Japan.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
One killed, two injured in Kolkata accidents
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) A motorcyclist was killed and two others were seriously injured in two road accidents in the city, police said on Tuesday. A car driver has been arrested in one of the cases.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will bar companies from countries that bar Indian firms: Goyal
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Companies from countries that do not allow Indian firms to do business will not be permitted to come to India, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Surge in dehydration, diarrhoea patients in Delhi hospitals
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) As the national capital continues to sweat, many hospitals are witnessing a rise in heat stroke, diarrhoea and dehydration cases, doctors said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NDA provided graft-gree governance in three years: Amit Shah
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah said on Tuesday that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA has provided corruption-free and transparent governance in the country during the last three years.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Bollywood celebrities pledge to plant trees
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) A group of Bollywood celebrities including Sunny Leone, Arjun Rampal, Pooja Batra, Arshad Warsi among others gathered on Tuesday for a tree plantation drive to protect the environment of Mumbai city.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Travel firm employee turns approver in MP's LTC fraud case
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday allowed an employee of a travel firm to turn approver in a case involving an alleged Rs 14 lakh fradulent Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claimed by Rajya Sabha member Anil Kumar Sahani in 2012.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA sentences 3 to life in Assam terror funding case
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency court here on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment three convicts of the Dima Hasao terror funding case and awarded eight to 12 years' imprisonment to 11 others convicted in the case.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' declared tax-free in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 23 (IANS) The upcoming biopic on cricket legend and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar -- "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" -- has been declared tax-free by the Odisha government.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports,Business/Economy
Trump asked 2 US intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump asked two of the nations top intelligence officials to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, officials said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kejriwal directs 100% availability of medicines in Delhi government hospitals
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) After the Delhi government's review report revealed that less than 50 per cent medicines are available at some of its hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed Chief Secretary M.M. Kutty to immediately ensure 100 per cent availability of medicines in government hospitals.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Citrix rolls out new secure digital workplace services
Orlando (Florida) May 23 (IANS) Aiming to make enterprises more secure in the wake of the recent global 'WannaCrypt" ransomware attack, leading IT company Citrix on Tuesday announced new secure digital workspace offerings.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Technology
Art carnival by students to globalise Indian art (Lead, correcting spelling in paras 2, 5 & 8)
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) An art carnival being organised by students here aims to globalise Indian art by bringing back the essence of the old classical art form in modern and contemporary art.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Dangal' is highest-earning non-Hollywood movie in China
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) Aamir Khan's "Dangal" has created history by becoming the first highest-earning non-Hollywood film in China.
2017-05-23
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Not embarrassed by ICJ ruling on Jadhav: Pakistan
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday said that it is not embarrassed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on alleged espionage charges, and that consular access will be provided to him on the basis of merit.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Two Moroccans with links to IS held in Madrid
Madrid, May 23 (IANS/MAP) Two persons suspected of belonging to a jihadist cell with links to Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were arrested here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Delhi HC disallows CBSE to scrap moderation policy this year
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) In a major relief to students who appeared for Classes 10 and 12 exams, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the CBSE not to implement its decision to scrap its moderation policy this year.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
In a first, drones to monitor Malegaon civic polls
Nashik (Maharashtra), May 23 (IANS) In a first in Maharashtra elections, drones will be deployed as the eye in the sky to monitor the Malegaon Municipal Corporation elections on Wednesday, a top official said here.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Punjab CM hails honour to Army Major Gogoi
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) After supporting Army Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi for tying a man on a jeep bonnet in Kashmir to "avoid civilian casualties", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday welcomed the Army decision to honour the officer.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
AISA members accuses ABVP of assault on DU campus
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Three students associated with All India Students Association (AISA) on Tuesday accused members of the rival Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) of attacking them during the 'Open Day' in Delhi University.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Court seizes Tytler's passport, directs CBI to take action
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday seized Congress leader Jagdish Tytler's passport and directed the CBI for appropriate action after it was revealed that he gave false information during its renewal that no criminal case is pending against him.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India beat Indonesia 4-1 in Sudirman Cup
Gold Coast (Australia), May 23 (IANS) Putting aside their dismal performance in their first tie, India defeated Indonesia 4-1 in a do-or-die encounter of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Modi pushes for Asia-Africa growth corridor with Japan
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pushed for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor which involves India and Japan and said research institutions of the two countries have come up with a vision document to explore joint initiatives in skills, health, infrastructure, manufacturing and connectivity in Africa.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
May slams 'callous' Manchester attack as 'appalling sickening cowardice'
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday condemned the "senseless" terrorist atrocity in Manchester and said that the suicide bombing at a concert attended by children showed "appalling sickening cowardice" and was one of the worst the country had suffered.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Education should impart values in students: President
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said education does not mean imparting information but is about values to be imbibed by the students.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Education
Government to issue policy on Strategic Partnership model: Bhamre
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre on Tuesday said the government will soon issue a policy on the Strategic Partnership model for pushing private sector involvement in defence manufacturing.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Giro d'Italia pays homage to Hayden, Viellehner, Manchester victims
Rome, May 23 (IANS) Cyclists taking part in Giro d'Italia observed a moment of silence on Tuesday in homage to American motorcyclist Nicky Hayden, Germany's triathlete Julia Viellehner and the 22 people who were killed in the Manchester attack in Britain.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Ensure water for blackbucks, NGT tells Haryana government
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday asked the Haryana government to ensure drinking water for the blackbucks in the state's Fatehabad disitrct.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Three soldiers of Nepal origin to be cremated in Himachal
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) Three Indian Army soldiers of Nepal origin, who were killed in a gunbattle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir, will be cremated in an army cantonment in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Kvitova ready for Wimbledon, but undecided on French Open
Prague, May 23 (IANS) Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova, who sustained serious injuries to her racket-holding left hand in a knife attack in December, is ready to play at Wimbledon but will make a last-minute decision on whether to participate in the French Open, according to her spokesman Karel Tejkal on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
Congress welcomes army's 'punitive assault' on LoC
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday welcomed the action by the Indian Army of decimating military posts along the Line of Control, but questioned the "big mouth" BJP government on alleged inaction in stopping infiltration.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security
'James Bond' star Roger Moore dead
Bern, May 23 (IANS) Former "James Bond" star Roger Moore, known for his swashbuckling looks and piercing gaze, has died after a short but brave battle with cancer, his family said. He was 89.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India's market attracting global biggies like Apple: IT Minister
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) With iPhone maker Apple's manufacturing process already underway at its Bengaluru facility, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said it is the country's market that is pulling world's giant companies.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Carla Suarez in Strasbourg tennis quarters
Paris, May 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez, seeded No. 4, on Tuesday defeated American Christina McHale 6-4, 6-1 and is through to the Strasbourg quarter-finals here.
2017-05-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Controversial godman Chandraswami dead
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Controversial godman Chandraswami, who wielded considerable clout in the corridors of power here and some capitals abroad in the 80s and 90s, died here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three years' achievements better than 30 years: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said the three years' achievements of his ministry are better than the previous 30 years.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Amnesty frowns upon award to Major in 'human shield' incident
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) Rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday awarding a soldier who tied a Kashmiri man to jeep shows disdain for human rights.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Convert your analogue text into digital with Portronics Electropen 4
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Portable digital solutions provider Portronics on Tuesday launched "Electropen 4", a smart digital pen that lets you write on paper and then converts the text to digital for editing on a smartphone or computer.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Gadkari's 'mard' comment insulting to his women cabinet colleagues: Congress
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) The Congress has objected to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's macho assertion last week, where the senior BJP leader said he is a 'mard' (man) and openly put together the political jigsaw to form a government in Goa in March.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Organic bio-product for soil improvement launched
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Insecticides (India) Ltd, an agro-chemical manufacturing company, on Tuesday launched 'Kayakalp' bio-product, which acts as a natural catalyser to improve the soil's organic capacity and strengthen its nutrient value.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Tamil Nadu CM to meet Modi on Wednesday
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday to discuss several issues, including the political situation in the southern state.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
First human ancestors evolved in Europe, not in Africa: Study
Toronto, May 23 (IANS) Based on an analysis of 7.2-million-year-old fossil remains, a new study claims that the split of the common lineage of great apes and humans probably occurred in Europe and not -- as customarily assumed -- in Africa.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech
Bengal ruling party trying to revitalise CPI-M: BJP
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday described the police baton charge on Left Front supporters as the ruling Trinamool Congress's "special efforts to supply oxygen to the (LF spearhead) CPI-M".
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Delhi HC stays CBSE decision to scrap moderation policy
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Affording huge relief to students who appeared for Class 10 and 12 exams, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the CBSE not to implement its decision to scrap its moderation policy this year.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
I used human shield to save more lives: Major Gogoi
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi, the Indian Army officer who used a Kashmiri man as human shield on his jeep to thwart a stone-pelting mob, on Tuesday said he did that to "save more lives".
2017-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Inward-looking policies can take away globalisation's gains: Jaitley
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) The "inward-looking" policies of some advanced countries pose danger of frittering away the gains of globalisation and raise possibility of disrupting the global economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Jindal summoned as CBI files another charge sheet in coal case
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A Delhi court issued summons after the CBI on Tuesday filed another charge sheet against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and five others, including a company, in connection with alleged irregularities in the Urtan North coal block allocation in Madhya Pradesh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NHRC seeks report over 'Maoist child soldiers'
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday sought a report from the Jharkhand government over children being abducted and recruited as Maoist cadres.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India beat Indonesia 4-1 in Sudirman Cup
Gold Coast, May 23 (IANS) Putting aside their dismal performance in their first tie, India defeated Indonesia 4-1 in a do or die encounter of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Asia/Oceania representatives discuss measures to tackle doping
Hangzhou (China), May 23 (IANS) Maintaining a zero tolerence policy on doping, government representatives from Asia and Oceania joined hands here to discuss ways to boost international cooperation against doping in sports.
2017-05-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Damaged Pakistani military posts in punitive fire assault: India
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Eight months after the surgical strikes on terror-launch pads, the Indian Army on Tuesday said it damaged several Pakistani military posts with heavy artillery firing in a "very recent" punitive assault along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir as part of its pre-emptive and pro-active strategy to curb cross-border militant incursion.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jadhav is alive: Pakistani envoy
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Tuesday said that Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on alleged espionage charges, is alive.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
IS claims responsibility for Manchester bombing, warns of more attacks
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Manchester bombing, saying a "soldier of the Caliphate" carried out the blast that tore through a crowd of fans at an Ariana Grande pop concert, killing 22 persons, a US terror-tracking organisation said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Indian 'mentor' plans 78-day road trip in US to boost trade
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) An Ahmedabad-based management consultant will embark on a 78-day road trip across the United States next month to encourage growth in US-India trade, an official said here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rajinikanth's fans protest opposition to his political entry
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Fans of superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday held a rally here, condemning a fringe Tamil outfit opposing the actor's hint that he may join politics.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Six injured in clash in UP village after Mayawati's visit
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) At least six persons were injured, one of them from gunshots, as caste tension flared again in Shabbirpur village and surrounding areas in Saharanpur district after BSP supremo Mayawati's visit.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICC to review security post Manchester attack
Dubai, May 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday said it will review the security for the upcoming Champions Trophy and the Women's World Cup in the England and Wales following a terror attack in Manchester which killed 22 people.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
3.3-million-year-old fossil unravels origins of human spine
New York, May 23 (IANS) An analysis of a 3.3 million years old fossil skeleton has revealed portions of the human spinal structure that enable efficient walking motions were established much earlier than previously thought.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
6-year-old with critical heart ailment saved after surgery
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) A six-year-old farmer's son from Aurangabad, suffering from a complex heart defect, was saved after surgery at the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital & Research Centre here, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Government supports Army action along LoC: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government supported the action taken by Indian Army along the LoC in striking Pakistan Army posts and it will bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
CBSE looking into Bengal's grievance over NEET: Official
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is looking into West Bengal government's complaint with the board over the discrepancy in the Bengali question paper for NEET, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Entry denial to retired police officer: India takes up matter with Canada
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) India on Tuesday took up with Canada the matter of denial of entry to a retired Indian police officer on the ground that the Indian government engages in "terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide".
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Tata Motors revenue, profit down
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Indian automobile major Tata Motors Ltd on Tuesday reported a consolidated revenue of Rs 77,272 crore (net of excise) for the fourth quarter of last fiscal -- down from Rs 79,549 crore posted during the corresponding period of the previous year, the company said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Admissions in MGIMS post graduate courses through common counselling: SC
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to include the state's Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS) in the ongoing counselling for admissions in post graduate medical and diploma courses.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education,Health/Medicine
Art carnival by students to globalise Indian art
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) An art carnival being organised by students here aims to globalise Indian art by bringing back the essence of the old classical art form in modern and contemporary art.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Equity markets slip on selling pressure, healthcare stocks plunge (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Indian equity markets were on Tuesday pulled lower as a weak rupee coupled with caution ahead of derivatives expiry and heavy selling pressure witnessed in healthcare stocks suppressed investors' sentiments.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dekkho partners with Amazon for digital content
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Online video streaming platform Dekkho on Tuesday announced its partnership with Amazon to provide its content on Amazon Fire TV Stick.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology
Worldwide smartphone sales grew over 9% in 2017 Q1
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturers performed well as 380 million mobile units were sold globally in the first quarter of 2017 -- a 9.1 per cent increase over the first quarter of 2016, market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near Indo-China border
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing from near the Indo-China border in Assam on Tuesday morning.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Q4 Gross Value Added growth in India to drop to 6.6%: D&B
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Weak investment activity, as reflected in the slow output growth in capital goods and infrastructure, is likely to depress Indian gross value added (GVA) growth to around 6.6 per cent in the fourth quarter ended March, US consultants Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengaluru cop attempts suicide; poisons wife, 2 kids to death (Lead, Correcting name in Para 2)
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) A police constable was on Tuesday battling for life after attempting to commit suicide by consuming poisoned food along with his wife and two children, which turned fatal for them, police said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now tourists can enjoy snowy landscape of Rohtang Pass
Manali, May 23 (IANS) Tourists who are holidaying in the hills to escape the scorching heat of the plains can now enjoy the snowy landscape of the Rohtang Pass, located at an altitude of 13,050 feet in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Manchester football clubs pay tribute to Arena terror attack victims
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) Manchester United and City football clubs paid tribute on Tuesday to the victims of the terror attack that took place at the Manchester Arena.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football,Terrorism
Ariana Grande 'broken' after Manchester blast, suspends world tour
London, May 23 (IANS) American singer Ariana Grande said she is "broken" after a suicide terror attack hit a stadium in Manchester just as her concert ended, killing 22 persons including children, and has suspended her world tour in its wake. A string of showbiz celebrities from across the world condemned the attack.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Bengal Left, Congress MLAs seek governor's intervention to save democracy
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government of importing a "bouncer culture" in the state including in the assembly, a delegation of Left Front and Congress legislators on Tuesday met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and urged him to take necessary steps to protect the democratic and constitutional rights of the peoplee.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kashmiris angry over army chief's commendation for 'human shield' Major
Srinagar/New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Indian Army chief's commendation for an officer accused of using a local as a human shield belies the hope that justice would be done to victims of human rights abuses in Kashmir, many Kashmiris say.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
IS claims Manchester concert attack that killed 22
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb blast that tore through a crowd of fans leaving an Ariana Grande pop concert in the Manchester Arena, killing 22 persons.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
60 tribal children rescued in Madhya Pradesh, 8 arrested
Bhopal, May 23 (IANS) Government Railway Police (GRP) have rescued 60 tribal children belonging to Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh who were allegedly being taken for religious conversion, police said on Tuesday. Eight persons have been arrested.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
20-25 lakh jobs will be created in IT sector in 4-5 years: Minister
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Denying the reports of a downturn in employment in the country's IT industry, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said in the coming four to five years, almost 20-25 lakh additional jobs will be created in the sector.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP accuses Lamba of 'obstructing' firefighting; AAP defends her
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) AAP legislator Alka Lamba courted controversy by climbing atop a firefighters' platform when a blaze broke out in the Chandni Chowk area late Monday night. The BJP filed a police complaint against her on Tuesday for "obstructing" the firefighters.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three years of Modi government a disaster in all spheres: CPI
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The CPI on Tuesday dubbed the three years of the Narendra Modi government as "disaster in all spheres", terming the regime a representation of corporate capital and the worst right-wing ideology.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED arrests CA of Lalu's daughter Misa
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday said it has arrested the chartered accountant of RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti in connection with an alleged money laundering case, an official said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru cop attempts suicide; poisons wife, 2 kids to death
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) A police constable was on Tuesday battling for life after attempting to commit suicide by consuming poisoned food along with his wife and two children, which turned fatal for them, police said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre plans to upgrade ship repairing facilities at 7 ports
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The Central government has identified ship repairing facilities of seven ports for upgradation into modern units in collaboration with the Cochin Shipyard, a top official said here.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Court seizes Tytler's passport, directs CBI to take action
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday seized the passport of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and directed the CBI to take action against him for giving false information that no criminal case is pending against him.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala to set up dog pounds in all 14 districts
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to set up dog pounds in each of the state's 14 districts to shelter stray dogs whose population in the coastal state is said to have touched 6.50 lakh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Nandita Das reveals first look of 'Manto' at Cannes
Cannes, May 23 (IANS) The first look of Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Manto", a biographical film based on Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, was launched at the ongoing 70th Cannes Film Festival here.
2017-05-23
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Premature babies at higher risk of heart failure
London, May 23 (IANS) Babies born prematurely run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, says a study.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Germany bats for EU-India free trade agreement
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit later this month for the biannual inter-governmental consultancies (IGC), Germany on Tuesday made a strong pitch for resuming negotiations for an EU-India free trade agreement (FTA) and reaffirmed its support for New Delhi's bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Goa to take up taxi fares issue next month
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) The Goa government will take up the contentious issue of fixing taxi fares in the coastal state in June, as an official on Tuesday ruled out being in touch with app-based Ola to restart its cab operations.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Manchester terror attack: No report of Indian casualty
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) There has been no report of any Indian casualty in Monday's terror attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora
BCom students to be roped in for Goa GST outreach exercise: Parrikar
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Students from the Commerce stream will be recruited by the Goa government to assist in filing of GST forms by traders, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Former FC Barcelona president arrested on money laundering charges
Madrid, May 23 (IANS) Former FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell was on Tuesday arrested as part of a Civil Guard anti-fraud operation, the Spanish press reports.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Juventus sign winger Cuadrado on permanent basis from Chelsea
Turin, May 23 (IANS) Italian football heavyweights Juventus have confirmed the permanent signing of loanee winger Juan Cuadrado from English Premier League champions Chelsea for 20 million euros ($22.4 million) in a three-year contract.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
22 killed as suicide bomber strikes pop gig in Manchester (Fifth Lead)
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) At least 22 persons, including children, were killed when a suicide bomb blast tore through a crowd of fans leaving an Ariana Grande pop concert in the Manchester Arena, shocking the country and underlining the continued threat to European security. A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack, police said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indians love to watch drama: Netflix
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Indian audience is hooked to the drama genre with shows like "Suits" and "The Good Wife" having strong followers here, says a Netflix spokesperson.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Finance Secretary meets US investors to woo BFSI investments
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Indian Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa met major US-based funds and global institutional investors at a conference held in New York to woo investments into the country's Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Chelsea coach Conte named manager of the year by LMA
London, May 23 (IANS) Chelsea coach Antonio Conte was named Manager of the Year and English Premier League Manager of the Year after leading the London club to the league title, the League Managers' Association (LMA) announced on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
IS supporters exalt Manchester bombing
Rome, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Supporters of the Islamic State jihadist group have been using social media to praise the deadly suicide blast at the Manchester Arena on Monday, the US-based terrorism-tracking website SITE Intelligence said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Italy's politicians condemn Manchester attack, express solidarity
Rome, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian politicians on Tuesday tweeted solidarity with Britain over the suicide bombing at a concert venue in the northern city of Manchester that killed 22 people including children and injured around 60.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Terrorism,Diplomacy
China to address implementation of Paris Agreement
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) China will address the issues related to the implementation of the Paris Agreement to push forward global climate governance, the country's Special Representative on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua has said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Environment/Wildlife
Nagas in Arunachal seek Centre's intervention to set up autonomous council
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Naga community in Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre to intervene in the long-delayed matter of granting autonomous council status to Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts, so that these areas can see socio-economic development.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Manchester shopping centre evacuated, people seen running from area
Manchester, May 23 (IANS) Panic struck Manchester in northern England again on Tuesday morning following the evacuation of the Arndale Centre over a suspicious package.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't know why studios are avoiding interesting films: Ben Stiller
Cannes, May 23 (IANS) Actor Ben Stiller says nowadays film studios are not headed by people who appreciate creativity, and feels making money has become a bigger focus.
2017-05-23
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Escaping ethnic trouble, 280 Myanmar tribals seek shelter in Mizoram
Aizawl, May 23 (IANS) At least 280 people, mostly women and children, from Myanmar have taken shelter in two villages in Mizoram allegedly fearing ethnic trouble at home, an official said here on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab CM assures farmers of early debt waiver
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured state farmers of early waiver of their debts and added that his government will not backtrack on its promise in this regard.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Centre plans to upgrade ship repairing at 7 ports
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The central government has identified ship repairing facilities of seven ports for upgradation into modern units in collaboration with Cochin Shipyard, a top official said here.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near China border
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) A Sukhoi-30MKI multi-role fighter jet with two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots on board went missing on Tuesday near the border with China after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Dismayed by Class 10 results, Punjab CM orders action
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Taking a serious view of the poor Class 10 board examination results, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered the state education minister to prepare a blueprint to raising education standards in Punjab.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Punjab to treat absentee staff as 'deemed resigned'
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) The Punjab government has issued directions that employees absent from duty continuously for a year without leave will be considered as "deemed resigned", official sources said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
GST may not raise revenues 'significantly' in next few years: Fitch Ratings
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform, being touted as India's biggest reform that will come into effect from July 1, may not boost revenues "significantly" in the next few years, but can work in the medium term, said global rating agency Fitch Ratings.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Germany's Sane to miss Confed Cup due to nose surgery
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Winger Leroy Sane has pulled out of the German football squad that will take part in the Confederations Cup, starting from June 17, as the Manchester City player will undergo an operation on his nose, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
I won't play myself on-screen: Sushant
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who essayed the role of former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the big screen, says he does not want to play himself in films as that is not exciting enough for him.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HRD Ministry warns of action against erring B.Ed colleges
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Concerned over the standard of education in B.Ed colleges, the Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Tuesday warned that around 40 to 50 per cent of such institutes may lose affiliation/recognition in coming months.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Equity markets slip, healthcare stocks plunge
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Indian equity markets on Tuesday were pulled lower as a weak rupee, caution ahead of derivatives expiry and heavy selling pressure witnessed in healthcare, capital goods and consumer durables stocks, suppressed investors' sentiments.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Economic development linked with internal security: Amitabh Kant
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday stressed the need to focus on economic development as well as internal security for the country's growth, saying both are closely linked with each other.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
To transform, India needs to improve competitiveness of its states (Column: Active Voice)
India has become the fastest-growing economy in the world. The next logical steps are to make this trend sustainable and to ensure that the benefits of this growth percolate down to the lowest rungs of the income hierarchy.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Profit made by 'Neerja' was offered to Bhanot family, say co-producers
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Profits from "Neerja" were repeatedly offered to the family of late flight purser Neerja Bhanot as per the existing contract but they declined to accept it, the co-producers of the National Award winning film said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PM Modi has forgotten promise of jobs to 6 killed in 2013: JD-U leader
Patna, May 23 (IANS) Senior JD-U leader Neeraj Kumar has reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his "forgotten promise" of providing jobs to the families of six persons killed in serial blasts that hit his rally in Patna in 2013, despite being in power for the past three years.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Did Earth form from a donut-shaped planetary object?
New York, May 23 (IANS) Early in its history, our home planet was likely a huge, spinning, donut-shaped mass of hot, vaporised rock, now called a "synestia", according to a new study.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Suspecting cow smuggling, Ghaziabad police detain animal ambulance
Ghaziabad, May 23 (IANS) Overzealous Ghaziabad police detained an ambulance run by People for Animals (PFA) which was transporting a calf with a fractured leg to its animal hospital in Dhaulana - suspecting it to be a case of cow smuggling.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Essar Shipping acquires 74,005 DWT Panamax vessel
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Ruia brothers-led Essar Shipping on Tuesday announced it has added a Panamax vessel of 74,005 deadweight tonnage (DWT) to its fleet of vessels.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Sellout success for JLF in London
London, May 23 (IANS) The culturally curious flocked to the British Library last weekend for the London leg of the popular ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival for sessions on a range of topics including travel writing, the constitution, P.G Wodehouse, the Raj, partition and Lutyen's architecture.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
HAL test flies second prototype of light chopper
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) conducted the first flight of its Light Utility Helicopter's (LUH) second prototype here without a hitch, said the defence behemoth on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Collectors converge at Christie's art sales in New York
New York, May 23 (IANS) A confident and distinctly global community of collectors converged at Christies flagship US saleroom in Rockefeller Center, driving its 20th Century Art sales of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art to a combined $842,535,375.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Turning hero comes with responsibility: Vignesh
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Actor Vignesh, who played one of the brothers in critically acclaimed Tamil film "Kaaka Muttai", says turning hero with upcoming Tamil drama "Kuzhali" has come with a sense of responsibility.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
I've a great connection with Indians: Brazilian dancing star
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Brazilian B-boying talent Pelézinho says he loves visiting India for its culture and history, and he feels a great connection with the people too.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Court summons Jindal in coal scam case
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday filed another chargesheet against former Parliament member Naveen Jindal and five others in connection with alleged irregularities in the Urtan North Coal Block allocation in Madhya Pradesh.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's 'All I Want' wins at short film fest in Cannes
Cannes, May 23 (IANS) "All I Want", an Indian film directed by Venika Mitra, has won at Beyond Borders Diversity of Cannes Short Film Showcase -- an event independent of the ongoing 70th Cannes Film Festival here. The filmmaker is happy.
2017-05-23
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Army says Pakistan military posts damaged in recent 'punitive' assault
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Indian Army on Tuesday claimed to have decimated several Pakistani military posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in a recent "punitive assault" as part of counter-terror strategy to stop cross-border militant incursion.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Irrfan all claps and whistles over 'Hindi Medium' response
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan says he is overwhelmed with the response that his latest release "Hindi Medium" has received from the audience.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iraqi forces free town from IS west of Mosul
Mosul, May 23 (IANS) Iraqi paramilitary Hashd Shaabi units on Tuesday recaptured the town of al-Qairwan from Islamic State (IS) militants, in an operation to dislodge the IS from areas near Iraqi-Syrian border west of Mosul, the military said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Defence/Security,Terrorism
World Paralympic body decides to maintain Russia's suspension
London, May 23 (IANS) The Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has unanimously decided to maintain the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee's (RPC) membership, IPC President Philip Craven has said.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
It's always easy to work with Rhea: Saqib Saleem
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Saqib Saleem says he shares a good chemistry with his "Mere Dad Ki Maruti" co-actor Rhea Chakraborty.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Microsoft moves court as several Xbox accounts hacked
New York, May 23 (IANS) Microsoft has filed a complaint in a federal court saying that, since 2015, a Chinese gaming website has been hacking Xbox accounts and selling the proceeds in the open market.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump meets Palestine President, urges resumption of peace talks
Bethlehem, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, a day after promising to make a renewed effort at peace between the Palestinians and Israelis.
2017-05-23
Category: International, Georgia,Politics,Diplomacy
Bodies of Manipur activists killed in 2015 violence to be buried
Imphal, May 23 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday said the bodies of eight tribal activists killed in mob violence in September 2015 in the state's Churachandpur district will be buried on Wednesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Giriraj Singh likely to be discharged on Thursday
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh, undergoing treatment at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital here, will be discharged by Thursday, the hospital authorities said on Tuesday.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Increase in malaria cases linked to deforestation
New York, May 23 (IANS) Researchers have found a link between deforestation and increasing malaria rates across developing nations.
2017-05-23
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Mamata condemns Manchester terror attack
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the terror attack in northern England's Manchester, terming it a cowardly act.
2017-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
IAF Sukhoi jet loses radar, radio contact in Assam
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) An Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKI jet went missing on Tuesday after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam, sources said.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
ACB raids Kejriwal kin in PWD scam
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi's Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday said it has raided Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's deceased brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal's residence in the alleged Rs 10 crore PWD scam.
2017-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident