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Congress to set up group on alliances: Rahul
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that a group will be formed to take a call on alliances in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chidamabaram pitches for more alliances
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday told the Congress Working Committee that the party can win at least 150 seats on its own in 12 states where it is strong and it should forge alliances in other states in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls to boost its numbers.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Civilian injured in accidental firing at J&K militant's funeral
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) A civilian was injured on Sunday in an accidental firing during the funeral of a slain militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, informed sources said.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress to set up group on alliances: Rahul
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that a group will be formed to take a call on alliances in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India produce strong performance at Asian junior wrestling
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Indian wrestlers bagged two gold medals on the final day to finish the 2018 Asian Junior Championships on a high note here on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Sri Lanka batsman Gunathilaka suspended from all forms of cricket
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka batsman Danushka Gunathilaka was on Sunday banned from all forms of international cricket by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for breaching the 'Player Code of Conduct', pending inquiry.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Navy chief calls on J&K Governor
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, on Sunday called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra here, official sources said.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Kalanithi loses Rs 1,323 cr arbitration to regain SpiceJet
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) An arbitration tribunal has rejected the claim of former Spicejet owner Kalanithi Maran and his company Kal Airways for Rs 1,323-crore as damages from Spicejet.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DCW busts illegal drugs, liquor sale in Bhatti Mines
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday busted a racket of illegal liquor and drugs sale in Bhatti Mines area here
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Failed government seeking communal polarisation, says Congress on Meghwal's remarks
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said that Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwals remarks that more incidents of lynching would take place with the rise in popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, indicated that a "failed" government was trying to polarise the society.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hamilton rallies to win F1 German GP after Vettel crashes out
Hockenheim (Germany), July 22 (IANS) Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Mercedes) rallied to win the German Grand Prix, after Sebastian Vettel of Germany (Ferrari) crashed out on a wet part of the track while leading in the 52nd lap here on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Rahul non-performing Congress chief: BJP
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Taking a jibe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the BJP on Sunday dubbed him a "non-performing chief" of a party that is doing negative politics as against the positive politics pursued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress girds up for 2019, Rahul authorised to decide on tie-ups (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Virtually kicking of its campaign for the 2019 elections, the Congress on Sunday said it will oust the BJP-led alliance from power and authorised party chief Rahul Gandhi to take a final decision on both pre and post-poll alliances.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fognini tops Gasquet, earns Swedish Open title
Bastad (Sweden), July 22 (IANS) Third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy won the Swedish Open title on Sunday after defeating fourth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, lifting his second trophy in 2018.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Tennis
Golfer Shubhankar scores 73 in final round of British Open
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 22 (IANS) Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma squandered a brilliant start to card two-over 73 and finish with a four-day total of four-over 288 at the 147th British Open here on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
No BCCI decision on anti-doping
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) The BCCI on Sunday decided not to press the panic button on World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) pressure for coming under the purview of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
2018-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Drought fear haunts Bihar, again
Patna, July 22 (IANS) The fear of drought looms large over Bihar once again as it has received 48 per cent deficit rain this monsoon so far but the state is ready to tackle the situation, a state official said on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Spanish Super Cup to be held in Morcocco
Barcelona, July 22 (IANS) The Spanish Supercup will be staged outside Spain for the first time this year as the country's football federation has decided to hold the match in Tangier, Morocco.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Hard luck for Iniesta, Torres in debut Japanese league matches
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Veteran Spaniards Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres had unfortunate debuts on Sunday in the Japanese football league, with their respective teams suffering home defeats.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
SAI clears 734 budding athletes for scholarship programme
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Sunday cleared 734 players for a scholarship programme under the Khelo India Talent Identification Development scheme.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chhetri named 2017 AIFF Player of the Year
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year here on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Lakshya grabs gold at Junior Badminton Asiad
Jakarta, July 22 (IANS) India's men's singles shuttler Lakshya Sen fought off Thai top seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn to become country's only third competitor to get a gold in the Badminton Asia Junior Championships here on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Woman accuses two company seniors of molestation
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A 30-year-old married woman working as an Area Manager with a multinational pharmaceutical company here has lodged a sexual harassment complaint against two senior colleagues, following which an investigation has been initiated, police said on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army chief stresses on battle focused training
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, on Sunday emphasised on battle focused training and mental mobility in operations to ensure decisive victory.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Lord Jagannath's 'Bahuda Yatra' celebrated across Bengal
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) The 'Bahuda Yatra' or the return journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra was on Sunday celebrated at Mayapur, the global headquarters of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Nadia district here along with other parts of West Bengal.
2018-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
India outclass New Zealand 4-0 in men's hockey test series
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team wrapped up the three-match test series against New Zealand on a winning note as they thrashed the visitors 4-0 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) stadium here on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Support pours in for Kerala writer forced to withdraw novel
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) After an initial silence, political parties in Kerala have started condemning the suspected right-wing outfit's threats that forced a Kerala Sahitya Akademi award winning writer to withdraw his novel, serialised by a leading vernacular magazine.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
2,400 athletes swim in Bosphorus Strait from Asia to Europe
Istanbul, July 22 (IANS) Around 2,400 athletes swam from Asia to Europe on Sunday, in a cross-continental swimming race in Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Other Sports
Tanmay Bhat will do comedy till he is totally 'suppressed' (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Tanmay Bhat of the comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) is no stranger to controversy. There were times when his group received immense flak for its take on powerful people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But he says he will continue doing his job, which is speaking truth to power, until the day he gets completely suppressed.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
One dead, eight injured in building collapse
Ghaziabad, July 22 (IANS) One person was killed and eight others were injured when a five-storey building collapsed here on Sunday when workers were giving finishing touches to it.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa CM is now a miaowing cat, not roaring tiger: Congress
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Goa Congress President Girish Chodankar on Sunday took a dig at Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, saying that coalition pressures and love for CM's chair had reduced him to a miaowing cat from a tiger he was earlier called.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rahul to decide on alliances for 2019, will be Congress face for polls
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) In a major decision concerning the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Sunday said that party chief Rahul Gandhi will take the decision on both pre and post-poll alliances.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Always a pleasure to hear Daler Mehndi's voice: Farhan
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Farhan Akhtar has praised singer Daler Mehndi, who has lent his voice for a song of the forthcoming film "Gold". The filmmaker-actor-singer says it is always a pleasure to hear his voice.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kolkata medical students urged to withdraw strike
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Even as the indefinite hunger strike by students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here entered the 13th day on Sunday, authorities appealed to them to withdraw their agitation for proper hostel accommodation.
2018-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
India have form problems going into first Test (Column: Just Sport)
Indian cricketers have been in England for over a month, the senior team playing in the shorter formats and Rahul Dravid's 'A' squad helping out some seniors in getting a knock before the Test series. Yet there is no clarity on the ideal eleven for the first Test.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Man held for killing wife, cremating her secretly
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A young man has been arrested on the charge of killing his wife and cremating her surreptitiously in west Delhi after suspecting she had an affair, police said on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya's Chepkoech eyes African 3000m steeplechase title
Nairobi, July 22 (IANS) Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech has warned her rivals she plans to run even faster at the Africa Championships in Asaba, Nigeria, just weeks after breaking the world record in the 3,000m steeplechase.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Rahul smells scam in Rafale deal
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he smelled a scam in the Rafale deal, claiming Prime Minister Narendra Modi "squirmed" when questions over the price of the fighter planes were raised in Parliament.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Khuti gang-rape mastermind held in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) The mastermind of the gang rape of five women in Khuti district of Jharkhand a month ago was arrested on Sunday in West Singhbhum district along with another accused, police said.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Britain;s Triumph flags off adventure ride for Tiger series bikers
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) British motorbike maker Triumph Motorcycles on Sunday flagged off, to Himachal Pradesh's Spiti, the second edition of its "Tiger Trails" experience for owners of its Tiger series bikes, the company's Indian arm said in a statement.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Sports
How Internet can help those who self-injure
Toronto, July 22 (IANS) Positive messaging through social media could be a powerful tool to help people overcome non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), a new study has found.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Pregnancy history may be tied to Alzheimer's disease
Seoul, July 22 (IANS) Women, take note. Your history of pregnancy may affect the risk of Alzheimer's disease decades later, a new study has found.
2018-07-22
Category: International, South Korea,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Women politicians welcome no GST on sanitary pads
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Women politicians, cutting across party lines, have welcomed the government's decision on scrapping GST on sanitary napkins.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Manoj Sinha inaugurates Ghazipur Regional Rail Training Institute
Varanasi, July 22 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen the expertise and capabilities of the employees of North-Eastern Railways, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Sunday inaugurated Regional Rail Training Institute (RRTI) at Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Expect leaders, workers to toe party line in public interactions: Congress
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) In a clear warning to some of its "loose cannons", the Congress on Sunday stressed that it expected its leaders and workers to "toe the party line" on larger political issues in their public interactions.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indonesia to install weather monitoring devices at Asiad venues
Jakarta, July 22 (IANS) Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) will install Automatic Weather Station (AWS) at venues for weather-relied sports of the Asian Games to ensure the success of the multi-sports event, the agency's chairperson said here on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Iran's President warns US against conflict with Tehran
Tehran, July 22 (IANS) The President of Iran on Sunday warned the US against pursuing conflict with his country.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Dravid backs Pant to succeed in Test cricket
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Fast-rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has the required temperament and skills to transfer his shorter format success to the red ball cricket, India Under-19 and 'A' squads head coach Rahul Dravid said on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cornet wins Swiss Open title at Minella's expense
Gstaad (Switzerland), July 22 (IANS) Top-seeded Alize Cornet of France on Sunday defeated Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) in the Swiss Open final, earning her sixth career title.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Himachal to conserve biodiversity with Japan funds
Shimla, July 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will manage and improve its forest ecosystems under a Rs 800-crore project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), official sources said on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Aviles Hurtado leads Monterrey to 1-0 win over Pachuca
Pachuca (Mexico), July 22 (IANS) Colombian Aviles Hurtado scored a goal in the 65th minute to lead the Monterrey Rayados to a 1-0 win over the Pachuca Tuzos in Liga MX Apertura tournament action.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
No flood-like situation in state: Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday said there is no flood-like situation in any part of the state despite incessant rain.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal doubles financial assistance for parks maintenance
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that financial assistance for Resident Welfare Assocations (RWAs) and NGOs registered with the Delhi Parks and Gardens Society (DPGS) for maintenance of parks and gardens would be doubled from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi to have massive plantation drive next month
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that a massive plantation drive will be organised here next month.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
CWC authorises Rahul on allies for 2019 polls
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Sunday authorised party chief Rahul Gandhi to take a decision on alliances for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, both pre-poll and post-poll.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US aviation regulator finds DGCA audit 'very satisfactory'
New Delhi,, July 22 (IANS) Indian civil aviation regulator, the DGCA said on Sunday that the US' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has conducted its audit in the areas covering aircraft operations, airworthiness and personnel licensing and termed it "very satisfactory'.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pacers can win series for India vs England, feels Ishant
London, July 22 (IANS) Ahead of the five-match Test rubber against hosts England, fast bowler Ishant Sharma believes the current Indian pace attack carries the ability to lead the visitors to a series win against the Joe Root-led England.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Calcutta students' hunger strike continues for 13th day
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) The indefinite hunger strike by students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here entered the 13th day on Sunday even as authorities appealed to them to withdraw their agitation for hostel rooms.
2018-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Big B, Ranbir take a stroll in New York (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan walked down the streets of New York along with his "Brahmastra" co-star Ranbir Kapoor.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Left Democratic Front in Kerala set to be expanded
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala's ruling CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) will holds discussions on expanding the grouping, which has six constituents, by inducting seven "friendly allies", in its meeting this week, said informed sources.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Convergence best way to tackle malnutrition: Official
Bareilly, July 22 (IANS) Convergence of departments and schemes is the best way to tackle malnutrition among children in Uttar Pradesh, Bareilly Chief Development Officer Satyendra Kumar has said. Every second child in the state is malnourished.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Education,Health/Medicine
Criminal escapes lockup in J&K, policeman suspended
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) An accused in an attempted murder case escaped from police lockup in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after feigning uneasiness, an official said.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cardi B's husband back home after being arrested
Atlanta, July 22 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B says that her husband and rapper Offset, who was arrested, has been released from jail.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Himachal aims to tap rainwater to optimize agriculture
Shimla, July 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is aiming to tap rainwater and use it optimally in agriculture and its allied activities. For this a water conservation project with an estimated cost of Rs 4,751.24 crore has been prepared, a Minister said on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Building collapses in Ghaziabad, six injured
Ghaziabad, July 22 (IANS) Five labourers and a child were injured when a five-storey building collapsed in Ghaziabad on Sunday when workers were giving finishing touches to it.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More pregnant women are having heart attacks: Study
New York, July 22 (IANS) The risk of having a heart attack while pregnant, giving birth, or during two months after delivery, continues to increase, a US-based study has found.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Shabana lauds Javed Akhtar for 'Vision Juhu'
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Actress Shabana Azmi on Sunday took to Twitter and lauded her husband and lyricist Javed Akhtar for his contribution to the 'Vision Juhu' project.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AC Milan elect new board of directors
Rome, July 22 (IANS) Italian football giants AC Milan have elected a new board of directors, signaling "the dawn of a new era".
2018-07-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Will do comedy till I am totally suppressed: Tanmay Bhat
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Tanmay Bhat of the comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) is no stranger to controversy. There were times when his group received immense flak for its take on powerful people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But he says he will continue doing his job, which is speaking the truth, until the day he gets completely suppressed.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Narendran on top at national racing tourney
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Arjun Narendran of Coimbatore underlined his dominance by achieving a double in the premier Indian Touring Cars category while Goutham Parekh and Raghul Rangasamy split the two races in the MRF F1600 class as the third round of the Indian National Racing Championship concluded here on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' actor to star in music video
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein" actor Ribbhu Mehra will be starring in the video of a song titled "Re Piya" along with actor Sanjay Dutt's "Torbaaz" co-star Sneha Namanandi.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bayern reap 3-1 comeback win over PSG
Klagenfurt (Austria), July 22 (IANS) Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the International Champions Cup.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Neymar ready to 'go back and give everything' for PSG
Sao Paulo, July 22 (IANS) Brazilian star forward Neymar has declared himself ready to "go back and give everything" for Paris Saint-Germain following a disappointing FIFA World Cup campaign in Russia.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'Pocso Act amendment for boy victims before Cabinet soon'
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) In an attempt to make gender neutral laws, the Women and Child Development Ministry has brought in amendments in the existing Pocso law to cover sexual abuse of the boy child and these will be sent for Cabinet approval very soon, a ministry official said.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GST rates cut with eye on elections: Chidambaram
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday said that the decision to slash GST rates on 100 mass-use items was taken keeping upcoming assembly elections in mind.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Assam NRC draft: Will give chance to file objections, says Rajnath
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) As the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam is set to be published by the July 30 deadline, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said it was "only a draft" and people would be given "adequate opportunity for objections."
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
India lose to China in women's U-17 BRICS tournament
Johannesburg, July 22 (IANS) The Indian U-17 womens team lost 1-2 against China in their last match of the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament here on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
Sevastova sets Bucharest Open final clash against Martic
Bucharest (Romania), July 22 (IANS) Top-seeded Latvian Anastasija Sevastova advanced to the Bucharest Open final when her opponent, Polona Hercog, was forced to retire due to injury.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Romania,Sports,Football
Heavy rainfall warning in five Bengal districts in 48 hours
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) The Met officials on Sunday warned of spells of thundershowers accompanied by strong winds in five West Bengal districts even as moderate rain lashed parts of Kolkata and adjoining suburbs since morning.
2018-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Valencia tops Galatasaray 2-1 in pre-season friendly
Fribourg (Switzerland), July 22 (IANS) Valencia kicked off its pre-season schedule with a 2-1 friendly win over Turkey's Galatasaray, a match in which the Spanish-league football club looked superior overall.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Thousands of devotees witness Bahuda Yatra of Lord Jagannath
Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) Braving incessant rains, thousands of devotees on Sunday thronged the holy town of Puri to witness Bahuda Yatra, the return journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Lord Sudarshan and Devi Subhadra.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rs 7 lakh in fake currency seized in Bengal, two arrested
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs seven lakh was seized from West Bengal's Malda district and two persons were arrested, a CID official said on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Colony' cancelled after three seasons
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) American science-fiction TV series "Colony" has been pulled off from USA Network due to its low rating in its third season.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Tokyo 2020 committee officially unveils Olympic mascots
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee officially presented its Olympic mascots Miraitowa and Someity at a massive event here on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Maines to star as TV's first transgender superhero
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) American actress Nicole Maines, who is well known as a transgender rights activist, has bagged the role of the first television transgender superhero. She will feature in the fourth season of the show "Supergirl".
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
President asks foreigners to invest in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has urged foreign investors to invest in the country which is offering incentives and flexible policies for great business prospects in future.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Neil Armstrong's memorabilia to be auctioned
Houston, July 22 (IANS) The personal collection of Neil Armstrong, the first man to have set foot on the moon, is to be sold in a series of auctions later this year and in 2019.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Twitter CEO responds to NYT journalist's harsh criticism
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hit back at Maggie Haberman -- a New York Times journalist -- who wrote about her break from the app, explaining why it has become an unbearable experience for her and others.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
South Africa taxi shooting kills 11
Johannesburg, July 22 (IANS) South African police said on Sunday that they are investigating a deadly shooting at a taxi which led to 11 deaths.
2018-07-22
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 dead, thousands hit by monsoon rains in Philippines
Manila, July 22 (IANS) At least five people have died and more than 700,000 have been affected due to days of torrential rains which have lashed the Philippines, authorities said on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi's visit to reach out to Africa (Curtain Raiser)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's five-day, three-nation tour of Africa starting on Monday will see India reaching out first bilaterally and then multilaterally under the BRICS umbrella to the continent.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Lakshya grabs gold at Junior Badminton Asiad
Jakarta, July 22 (IANS) India's Lakshya Sen won the gold medal in the men's singles category of the Badminton Asia Junior Championships here on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Rohit Shetty thanks all for making Singham iconic
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Reliance Entertainment's film "Singham" clocked seven years of its release in the Hindi film industry on Sunday. Its director Rohit Shetty thanked all for making actor Ajay Devgn's character Bajirao Singham iconic.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala tops in governance, Karnataka 4th, says report
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Kerala stands as the best governed state in the country and Karnataka is in the fourth position, said the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) here.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Three LeT militants who killed constable shot dead
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Three militants, who tortured and killed a trainee police constable on Saturday, were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gmail users warned of cyber threat
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Gmail users have been alerted about a new Google Mail feature which could be leveraged by online crooks to carry out a wave of scams, media reported.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fawaz's claims 'distressing' for George Michael's family
London, July 22 (IANS) George Michael's family have hit back at his former lover Fadi Fawaz's "distressing" claim that the singer killed himself after five attempts.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Making a difference: Nutrition intervention leads to health babies in poor households (Social Feature)
Bareilly, July 22 (IANS) Fourteen-month-old Ayush smiles as he plays in his mother's lap at the anganwadi centre in Bhandaria village in Uttar Pradesh. Eight months ago he was a severely undernourished and underweight child born to a frail mother. It has been quite a journey for the sickly child to transform into a healthy baby, thanks to an intervention made by Unicef.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Reverse countdown of Modi government has begun: Sonia
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rhetoric shows his "desperation" reflecting that the "reverse countdown" of the Modi government has begun, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
A battle to protect chess players' interests
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) They should have battled over the chess board against several players during the past seven years. Instead, they fought their battles in legal forums against the All India Chess Federation (AICF).
2018-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Steel output rises 4.4%, consumption up 8.4% in Q1 in FY19
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) India's finished steel production during the first quarter of the current financial year (FY 19) rose by 4.4 per cent to 26.72 million tonnes (mt) while the country's consumption grew by 8.4 per cent to 23.422 mt in the same period, a steel ministry report said.
2018-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Police security up for convent where nun who alleged rape lives
Kottayam, July 22 (IANS) The police have stepped up protection to a convent near here which is home to a nun who had alleged that she was sexually abused by a Catholic bishop.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
With FIFA World Cup, football viewership gets a boost in India
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Cricket remains the major contributor to sports viewership on Indian television, but football got a boost with the just-concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where India was not even participating.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,IANS Life
Deepraj 'missed' sharing screen space with Sanjay Dutt
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Actor Deepraj Rana is set to star in the third part of "Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster" along with Sanjay Dutt, but he says he missed sharing screen space with the "Vaastav: The Reality" actor.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Antibiotics most frequently prescribed medicine worldwide: Study
Sydney, July 22 (IANS) The increased over-the-counter supply of antibiotics in many countries including India, is worsening antibiotic resistance globally, finds a study highlighting an urgent need for better enforcement of laws.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Greening vacant lots can reduce depression in urban areas
New York, July 22 (IANS) Greening sidewalks, parks and vacant or dilapidated spaces could be an important and inexpensive tool to help address the rising cases of depression, anxiety and stress in urban communities, suggests a study.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Fishy tales: Goa's political pot boils over formalin (News Analysis)
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Governance in Goa appears to have gone into cold storage, even as use of formalin, a powerful disinfectant used to preserve cadavers, has grabbed state and even national attention, and led to fierce political wrangling and blame games.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rahul asks Congress workers to fight for India's oppressed
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, chairing the first meeting of the new Congress Working Committee (CWC), on Sunday accused the BJP of oppressing the poor and Dalits and urged party workers to fight for India's poor.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Not easy to embrace diverse perspectives in a country of strong opinions: Publisher Meru Gokhale
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India is the second-largest English-language publishing market in the world and Penguin Random House India, a major player in the sector, publishes more than 200 books a year. But Meru Gokhale, it's editor-in-chief, says it is not always easy to publish multiple points of view.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
'Muslim' meal on Air India to protect Hindus from 'Halal' (Comment: Special to IANS)
On an Air India flight from London, the hostess walked down the aisle taking orders for dinner. She leaned over and asked almost conspiratorially.
2018-07-22
Category: International, India,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Religion,Opinion/Commentary
Getting noticed for bold scenes no big deal for Rajshri
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Suddenly everyone is talking about actress Rajshri Deshpande. Or rather her topless shot in her love-making sequence with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the Netflix series "Sacred Games" is being talked about. But Rajshri, who has featured in movies like "Angry Indian Goddesses" and "S Durga", is unfazed by the attention.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How a tiny state is battling joblessness through entrepreneurship (IANS Special Series)
Gangtok, July 22 (IANS) Sikkim has many distinctions that give the tiny state nestled in the Himalayas between India and China a larger-than-life profile. It is the only organic state in India, is litter- and defecation-free, has high literacy and has the best working conditions for women. But the challenge of unemployment it faces is huge which has made many embrace entrepreneurship to not just generate jobs for themselves but to provide employment to the state's aspirational youth.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Sikkim,National,IANS Special Series,Business/Economy,Features
Shooting for 'Bharat' begins
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) The shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar's upcoming directorial "Bharat", featuring superstar Salman Khan, has commenced.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ryan Reynolds wants to explore Deadpool's bisexuality
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds says he wants to explore the bisexuality of Deadpool in future films based on the character.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Taylor Swift sued over gaming app title
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has been accused of stealing the name of her gaming application.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Independent candidate in Pakistan commits suicide
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Election proceedings in two constituencies, one provincial and the other national, were halted in Pakistan after an independent candidate running for both seats committed suicide.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How Google Glass-based solutions can empower autistic people in India (Tech Trend)
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Google Glass -- an eye-wearable device that made headlines in 2015 but failed in the consumer technology space -- has now rekindled the hopes of millions of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) globally, including in India. Although no official numbers are available, at least 70 million people have autism worldwide, including over 10 million in India.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Features,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Depicting various hues of life with Urdu poetry: A dying art (Column: Bookends)
"Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur" ("Whatever is said in Latin seems profound"), they say, and the language's sonorous tones aren't confined to religion, but law and medicine too. In the South Asian millieu, Urdu has the same position with its assimilative nature and its courtly pedigree giving it refinement as well as ability to express elaborate, sophisticated concepts. Its poetry is the vanguard.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Q1 earnings, F&O expiry to steer equity indices in the week ahead (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) After largely bearish trade in the week-ended Friday, the key Indian equity indices would be driven by corporate earnings, futures and options (F&O) expiry and the rupee movement in the week ahead, analysts said.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
The pain and agony of the displaced (Book Review)
Title: Humans on the Run; Author: Kumar M. Tiku; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 280; Price: Rs 650
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Not a star, just trying to be an actor: Janhvi Kapoor
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor who made her Bollywood debut with 'Dhadak' has said she does not feel she has become a star with the success of the film but she is just trying to be an actor.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
We don't look after art in our society: Shabana Azmi
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi who is socially aware about many things and admirer of art has said that we don't look after art in our society.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Rainy Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) It was a rainy Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, said the Met office.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Critics should start watching Indian TV's progressive side'
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Content on the Indian small screen is not all that regressive and so, the critics should start watching it with the present and progressive lens, says a top official of channel Zee TV, which has come up with a new show "Yeh Teri Galiyan" set in Sonagachi, Asia's largest red-light area.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Seoul asks Washington to exempt S. Korean vehicles from new tariffs
Seoul, July 22 (IANS) South Korea has asked the US to exempt its vehicles from the new 25 per cent tariffs Washington is planning to impose on imported vehicles and spare parts, officials said on Sunday.
2018-07-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
I don't chase success, but excellence: Huma Qureshi
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, busy with multiple film projects along with judging the talent hunt show "India's Best Dramebaaz", says she does not focus on popularity and instant success, but chases excellence.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shehbaz Sharif vows to make Pakistan better than India
Lahore, July 22 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has said that people can change his name if he does not take Pakistan ahead of its arch-rival India after coming into power.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Woman dies in Los Angeles store siege, gunman nabbed
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) A woman has been killed in a Los Angeles grocery store siege in which a gunman held multiple people hostage, police said on Saturday.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Three militants killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Three militants, involved in killing of a police constable on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir, were killed on Sunday in a gunfight in Kulgam district, police said.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gunfight starts in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) A gunfight started on Sunday between a group of militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
1,561 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) Another batch of 1,561 pilgrims on Sunday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, officials said.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Zimbabwe president appeals for racial unity ahead of election
Harare, July 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for racial unity ahead of landmark elections, telling white farmers their lands will not be taken.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Kim Kardashian says she's shy
London, July 22 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian said she is "shy", even as she posted her seventh swimsuit photo this month while plugging new perfumes.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Key leader of Nawaz Sharif's party gets life term
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court in Pakistan has awarded life imprisonment to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi in an eight-year-old ephedrine case.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Shooting suspect arrested in Los Angeles after shop siege
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Los Angeles Police have arrested a suspect who earlier barricaded himself in a supermarket with people inside, the media reported.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trade war a reality, says French finance minister
Paris, July 22 (IANS) A trade war is now a reality, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned as G20 ministers gather for a summit in Argentina.
2018-07-22
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
UN chief concerned over escalation of violence in Gaza
United Nations, July 22 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his "grave concern" over the dangerous escalation of violence in Gaza and southern Israel.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rosie Williams 'reports sick troll' to police
London, July 22 (IANS) "Love Island" star Rosie Williams called the police over a "sick troll" who threatened to "rape and murder" her.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Willie Nelson to launch Frank Sinatra tribute album
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Legendary singer-songwriter Willie Nelson will release his second album of the year in September. It is a Frank Sinatra tribute outing called "My Way".
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia, US diplomats discuss bilateral ties, international issues
Moscow, July 22 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have discussed prospects of Russia-US relations and possible cooperation on Syria and the Korean Peninsula, Russia's Foreign Ministry said.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Tom Hardy took on Venom's role for son
San Diego, July 22 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy says the impetus for playing the villain in "Venom" was to make a movie for his son.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Akshay thanks GST Council for tax exemption on sanitary napkins
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) National Award winning Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, whose film "Pad Man" tried to create awareness on menstrual hygiene, has thanked the GST Council for making sanitary napkins Goods and Services Tax (GST) free.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Josh Brolin can't control urine
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Getting older isnt making life any easier for actor Josh Brolin, who at 50, shared an Instagram selfie with his pants soaked in urine.
2018-07-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Putin, Macron discuss joint humanitarian aid to Syria
Moscow, July 22 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have discussed the implementation of a joint initiative on delivering relief to Syria, the Kremlin said.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Digital platforms allow liberty for actors too: Amruta Khanvilkar
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The web series world has not just opened up creative opportunities for writers and filmmakers, but actors too, says Amruta Khanvilkar, who believes it has "fewer barriers" than other mediums of entertainment.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Eleven IS militants surrender in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 22 (IANS) At least 11 militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) have surrendered in Afghanistan's Jawzjan province, officials said.
2018-07-22
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Now Delhi Police to have bicycle patrols for parks, narrow lanes
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With serious crimes being reported from parks and narrow lanes in national capital, the Delhi Police on Saturday came up with bicycle patrols for quick and effective surveillance of these and other congested areas.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Missing Bihar Board answer sheets recovered from Patna scrap dealer
Patna, July 21 (IANS) Hundreds of missing answer sheets of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Class 12 exam of 2017 were recovered from a scrap dealer here on Saturday and the dealer arrested, police said.
2018-07-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
BJP is making Hindustan into 'Lynchistan': Congress
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP of transforming the country into a land of lynchings and is also trying to "lynch" the Supreme Court's judgment that highlighted the need for a strict law.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa taxi union warn of stir over parking fine at airport
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Tourists landing at the Dabolim International Airport may have to face hardship in the coming days, as Goa's taxi drivers on Saturday, warned that they would not drive up to the airport's departure and arrival gates to pick up and drop passengers, accusing a parking contractor of imposing unnecessary fines on them.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mamata announces oust BJP campaign, says it end with under 100 LS seats in 2019 (roundup)
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Stepping on the accelerator in her bid to play a prominent part in the anti-BJP political space nationally, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her party would launch a fortnight-long campaign from August 1 calling for the ouster of the saffron outfit from power at the centre.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Vasundhara to lead BJP in Rajasthan poll, be CM again: Amit Shah
Jaipur, July 21 (IANS) The BJP will fight the forthcoming Rajasthan assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who will retain the post as the party would come back to power with a big majority, said party President Amit Shah on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Sprinter Anas sets new national record
Prague, July 21 (IANS) India's star sprinter Muhammed Anas reset the national record on his way to the gold medal in the men's 400 metre category at the Cena Noveho Mesta nad Metuji meet here on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Athletics
Two Russians arrested in Goa for growing marijuana
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) The Goa Police's Crime Branch on Saturday arrested two Russian nationals for growing a crop of marijuana in their rented tenement, a spokesperson said.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cell towers, mobiles unlikely to harm humans: Official
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Current scientific evidence do not support any "harmful effect" on the human body by electromagnetic field radiation of cell phone or its towers, said a Department of Telecommunications (DoT) official on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Fognini, Gasquet enter Swedish Open final
Bastad (Sweden), July 21 (IANS) Italian third seed Fabio Fognini and fourth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France advanced to the final of the Swedish Open here on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Tennis
BJP-Congress war over Rahul hugging PM intensifies (Lead, correcting para 3)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at Congress President for "unwanted hug" during the no confidence motion in Parliament by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the BJP and the Congress traded barbs over the issue.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Qatar to spend at least $200 bn on 2022 World Cup
Moscow, July 21 (IANS) Doha plans to spend at least $200 billion on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Russian Ambassador to Qatar Nurmakhmad Kholov said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Orient Cement plans to invest Rs 2,000 cr for expansion in Telangana
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Orient Cement Ltd, a part of C.K. Birla Group, plans to invest Rs 2,000 crore to expand the capacity of its plant in Telangana, the state government said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shubhankar scores 71 in 3rd round of British Open
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 21 (IANS) Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma carded a second successive even-par 71 in the third round even as he failed to break into the top-50 spot of the 147th British Open here on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Vettel earns pole for F1 German GP
Hockenheim (Germany), July 21 (IANS) Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel of Germany earned pole position on Saturday for the Formula One German Grand Prix.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Hockey women's WC: India hold England 1-1 in Pool B opener
London, July 21 (IANS) India started off their campaign in the hockey women's World Cup with a 1-1 draw against World No.2 England in a Pool B match at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre here on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Hockey
GST Council approves migration window for tax payers till Aug 31
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The GST Council on Saturday approved the proposal to open migration window for taxpayers, who received provisional identification numbers but could not complete the migration process, till August 31.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Raj Kumar to be new PU Vice Chancellor
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Prof Raj Kumar, a senior academician from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), will be the new Vice Chancellor of Panjab University here, it was announced on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Odisha reduces tax on personal vehicles
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Saturday decided to amend the Odisha Motor Vehicle Taxation Act to reduce tax on personal vehicles, proposing to reduce the tax slabs to three - 6 per cent, 8 per cent and 10 per cent, an official said.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Simplified return process approved, small taxpayers to file quarterly return
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The GST Council on Saturday approved a new simplified return filing process under which all taxpayers will have to file a maximum of one monthly tax return.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rahul showed his incapability to hold any public office: BJP
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the no-confidence motion in Parliament, saying that he has once again showed his incapability to hold any public office.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TV, refrigerator, washing machines to get cheaper, GST rate cut on 50 items
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) In a relief for common man, the GST Council on Saturday reduced tax rates on over 50 items including refrigerators, washing macines and small televisions, which would now be taxed at 18 per cent, down from the current 28 per cent.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bengal opposition parties ridicule Mamata's call to remove BJP from power
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's call for removing it to save the country, the BJP on Saturday asked her to "stop dreaming about capturing power in Delhi" and doubted whether she would be able to retain power in the state.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Batsmen need to deliver if India are to win Test series in England: Ganguly
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) The batsmen need to deliver and amass 400-450 runs in the first innings for India to win the five-match Test series in England, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said here on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Goa temple priest accused of molestation granted interim bail
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) A court here on Saturday granted interim bail to a priest at the iconic Mangueshi temple who has been accused of allegedly molesting two women inside the temple premises.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malayalam writer withdraws novel following threats
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) A few days after Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor warned about the emergence of a Hindu Taliban promoted by right-wing outfits, a Kerala Sahitya Akademi award winning writer has withdrawn his novel, serialised by a leading vernacular magazine, after receiving threats from suspected right-wing activists.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soumitra Chatterjee speaks up for Kolkata medical students on hunger strike
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Students of the 183-year-old Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata - on hunger strike since July 10 seeking accommodation in a new hostel - on Saturday found support from thespian Soumitra Chatterjee, who condemned the authorities for turning a deaf ear to their demands.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Education,Health/Medicine
Morocco, EU agree on content of future fisheries deal
Rabat, July 21 (IANS/MAP) Morocco and the EU have agreed on the content of the future sustainable fisheries agreement and its implementation of the protocol, the two parties announced in a joint statement.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Construction of China-aided hospital begins in Sri Lanka
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday to launch the construction of a China-Sri Lanka friendship hospital in the country's Polonnaruwa region.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
UAE and China agree to establish strategic partnership
Abu Dhabi, July 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and China have agreed to enhance cooperation in all fields to higher levels and forge overall strategic partnership that would contribute to cementing and intensifying cooperation and boost development and prosperity.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Togo,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Polish couple celebrates marriage in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) A Polish couple celebrated their wedding here on Saturday in the traditional Kashmiri style.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Fognini defeats Verdasco to enter Swedish Open final
Bastad (Sweden), July 21 (IANS) Italian third seed Fabio Fognini of Italy reached the first Swedish Open final after defeating fifth seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Tennis
Granddad arrested after toddler accidentally shot dead by cousin
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) A 53-year-old man has been arrested for child endangerment after his four-year-old grandson got hold of his gun and fatally shot a two-year-old girl in California, police said.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 arrested in fake recruitment racket
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Two men, who cheated youngsters on the pretext of providing them jobs at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), have been arrested, the police said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
19-year-old sentenced to death for rape under new Rajasthan law
Jaipur, July 21 (IANS) A 19-year-old was Saturday sentenced to death for raping a seven-month-old baby in Rajasthan this year, police said.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GST on refrigerators, washing machine reduced to 18%
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The GST Council on Saturday reduced tax rates on a slew of items incuding refrigerators, washing macines and small televisions from 28 per cent to 18 per cent, giving relief to the common man.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'The Amit Shah Show' in Jaipur
Jaipur, July 21 (IANS) With its plush interiors and latest Bollywood flicks, the city's Raj Mandir is as popular as any other tourist place.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Parrikar welcomes exemption of sanitary napkins from GST
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday welcomed the decision of the GST Council to exempt sanitary napkins from the tax.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Mechanic commits suicide due to 'bad marriage'
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A 24-year-old mechanic committed suicide here due to his "bad marriage", police said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Day after confidence vote, Shiv Sena calls Rahul 'face of Opposition'
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Hours after it kept away from the no-confidence motion against the National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ruling ally Shiv Sena came out in full praise of Congress President Rahul Gandhi here on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
War over Rahul hug of PM intensifies
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at Congress President for "unwanted hug" during the no confidence motion in Parliament by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the BJP and the Congress traded barbs over the issue.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 arrested for killing e-rickshaw driver
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Two men, accused of killing a 35-year-old e-rickshaw driver afer a scuffle, have been arrested, police said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
28 per cent GST tax slab should go, says Sisodia
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said that the government should either completely abolish the 28 per cent tax bracket or reserve it only for "sin goods."
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rahul's hug of Modi sought to wipe out hate politics: Gehlot
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Saturday backed party President Rahul Gandhi's hugging of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament on Friday, saying that it was done to wipe out hate politics between the ruling and opposition parties.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sharif, Maryam Nawaz unlikely to be shifted to guest house
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are unlikely to be transferred to the Sihala Rest House owing to its lack of proper security arrangements needed for the high-profile prisoners, media reports said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranveer Singh shares 'happy dance' with Sadhguru
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranveer Singh did a "happy dance" with yogi and mystic Sadhguru.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Khamenei rules out talks with US
Tehran, July 21 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday ruled out talks with the US, terming it "useless" as Washington is "fundamentally at odds with the principles of the Islamic system".
2018-07-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Reliance Power Q1 net profit up at Rs 237 cr
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Reliance Power (RPower) on Saturday posted a 3 per cent rise in its net profit at Rs 237 crore for the first quarter ended June, the company said in a statement here.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system introduced in Tripura
Agartala, July 21 (IANS) An Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system was introduced in the Tripura Secretariat on Saturday to maintain employees are in their respective offices in time.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Will fight LS polls alone in Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday her Trinamool Congress would fight the 2019 General elections alone in West Bnegal and warned the Congress and the Left "not to join hands with the BJP" in the state while seeking her support at the Centre.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bairstow urges England to carry forward momentum into Tests
London, July 21 (IANS) England's wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has urged his side to carry forward the momentum of their come-from-behind 2-1 ODI series win against India into the five Tests starting next month.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
39 teams to compete in RFC from Sunday
Dona Paula (Goa), July 21 (IANS) A total of 39 teams, each consisting of a driver and a co-driver, will compete at the fifth edition of the Isuzu Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India off-road motorsport event, starting from Sunday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Motorsports
Sandeep, Arjun score fluent wins in racing nationals
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu racers Sandeep Kumar (MRF F1600) and Arjun Narendran (Indian Touring Cars) chalked up impressive victories to grab the spotlight in the third round of the national championship at the Madras Motor Racing Track here on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Diakhaby moves from Monaco to Huddersfield
Paris, July 21 (IANS) Talented attacking player Adama Diakhaby has completed a move from Ligue 1 outfit Monaco to Premier League side Huddersfield for an undisclosed fee.
2018-07-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Injury forces Celta goalkeeper Blanco out for 4 weeks
Vigo (Spain), July 21 (IANS) Celta Vigo goalkeeper Ruben Blanco will be out of action for three to four weeks, with the La Liga club's medical staff saying on Saturday that he likely suffers from a muscle injury to his left thigh.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Akhilesh cautions Rahul Gandhi over hug-diplomacy
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday sought to caution Congress president Rahul Gandhi against his controversial hug-diplomacy wherein he had embraced Prime Minister Narendra Modi after speaking on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
One killed, 3 injured in wall collapse in Noida
Noida, July 21 (IANS) A 4-year-old boy was killed and three others, including his parents, both labourers, injured when the basement wall of an under construction building collapsed here, police said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Met officials issue 'heavy rainfall' warnings in Gangetic West Bengal
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) The Regional Meteorological Centre here on Saturday warned of "heavy to very heavy rainfall" in five districts of Gangetic West Bengal for three consecutive days till July 23.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Trainee constable's bullet-riddled body found in Kulgam
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) In yet another incident of militants killing policemen and soldiers, the bullet-riddled body of a trainee constable was found in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Decoded: How to reverse signs of ageing
New York, July 21 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have found the way to reverse the action of wrinkled skin and hair loss which are considered as the hallmarks of ageing, in a mouse model.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Rains in UP delay Modi's return to New Delhi
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return to the national capital after his address to farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur on Saturday was delayed by over 30 minutes due to heavy rains and inclement weather, an official said.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Rahul showed his incapability to hold any public office: BJP
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the no-confidence motion in Parliament and said that he has once again showed his incapability to hold any public office.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Festival of South Asian documentaries comes to Delhi
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Documentary films about people from Afghanistan, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be screened as part of a movie festival here next month.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Documentary on Weinstein's fall may release year-end
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) "The Reckoning", a documentary which recounts the fall of producer Harvey Weinstein and the rise of the #MeToo movement, has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment for distribution in the US. The company is planning to release in the film in the fourth quarter of this year.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath rolls out 'Student Police Cadet' project in Gurugram
Gurugram, July 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday here rolled out the 'Student Police Cadet' (SPC) programme, under which high school students across the country will be taught to become much more responsible citizens.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Education
BJP minister says Alwar lynching done to defame Modi
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal sparked a controversy on Saturday, saying the Alwar lynching incident was related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rising popularity and the more popular he becomes the more such incidents would happen in the country.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chandan Mitra, 4 Bengal Congress lawmakers join Trinamool
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Former BJP leader and two-time Rajya Sabha member Chandan Mitra and four Congress lawmakers in West Bengal on Saturday joined Trinamool Congress at its Martyrs' Day rally here.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Remains of 1968 aircraft crash victim recovered
Shimla, July 21 (IANS) A mountaineering expedition has located the wreckage and mortal remains of a victim who, along with 98 army personnel and four crew members, was killed in an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft crash in Himachal Pradesh's icy terrain 50 years ago, officials said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
This wearable sensor can detect stress level from sweat
New York, July 21 (IANS) Scientists have developed a waterproof wearable patch, which when applied directly to the skin, absorbs sweat and within seconds assesses how much cortisol -- stress hormone -- a person is producing.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Technology
Mamata raises oust BJP pitch, says it will get less than 100 LS seats in 2019
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Raising the pitch for her proposed Federal Front of opposition parties, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asked her party workers to launch a fortnight-long campaign from August 1 to defeat the 'communal BJP'.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Modi's jibe at Rahul's hug exposes his politics of hate: Congress
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's jibe at Rahul Gandhi for hugging him during the no confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, saying it "exposes his politics of hate".
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Murdered widow's brothers-in-law arrested for killing
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Two brothers-in-law of a minor widow, found murdered here earlier this week have been arrested for her killing, while another relative, who is a juvenile, has been taken into custody, police said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Sanitary napkins to be exempt from GST'
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Sanitary napkins will be exempt from GST, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said on Saturday after a meeting of the GST Council.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Chepkoech smashes women's steeplechase world record in Monaco
Monaco, July 21 (IANS) Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech grabbed the spotlight as she shattered women's 3000m steeplechase world record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting here.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Athletics
Heavy rains lash Odisha, throw life out of gear
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Heavy rainfall triggered by a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has thrown normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Rahul concocted conversation with French President: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that Congress President Rahul Gandhi made the no-trust motion an occasion for frivolity by fabricating a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron that never happened.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
James Gunn fired as 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' director
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) James Gunn will no longer direct "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" ater he was fired by Disney Studios as the filmmaker's controversial tweets on pedophilia and rape resurfaced. Actor Dave Bautista came to his defence.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sri Lanka India's special, trusted partner: Modi
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described Sri Lanka as India's special and trusted friend in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region while assuring New Delhi's continued development aid cooperation with the island nation.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
U17 BRICS meet: Brazil thrash India 5-0
Johannesburg, July 21 (IANS) The Indian U-17 womens football team, currently participating in the BRICS Under-17 tournament, lost 0-5 to Brazil here on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
Woman killed by husband
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A 34-year-old woman, married for seven years, was allegedly killed by her husband here, police said.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Do-gooders are more hated at workplace: Study
Toronto, July 21 (IANS) Are you highly cooperative and generous at your workplace? Well, it does not pay to be a do-gooder always. In a competitive circumstances, it can attract hatred and social punishment, researchers said.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion
Opposition blinded by lust for power: Modi
Shahjahanpur, July 21 (IANS) Flush with a decisive victory in the no-confidence vote in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday tore into the opposition parties, alleging that their leaders were "blinded by lust for power".
2018-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Pained' Chandrababu says PM shouldn't talk about petty things
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday objected to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks, saying he was pained to hear Modi comparing him with "corrupt politicians" and talking about "petty things" during his reply to the TDPs no-confidence motion in Parliament.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Central team visits Kerala's rain-struck areas, announces compensation
Kochi/Alappuzha/Kottayam, July 21 (IANS) A team led by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju toured various flood-hit districts of Kerala on Saturday and announced compensation of Rs 4 lakh for each of the deceased from the heavy rains that had hit the state over the past two weeks.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
HDFC Bank net profit up 18.2% in Q1
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a 18.2 per cent increase in its net profit to Rs 4,601.4 crore during the quarter ended June 30 in the current fiscal, as compared to Rs 3,893.84 crore in the year-ago period.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
In Haryana, girls are no less than anybody: Miss India runner-up
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Miss India first runner-up Meenakshi Chaudhary, who hails from Haryana, says that her state has done an excellent job in bringing an equality between girls and boys with the help of government and this has shown amazing results in all fields.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump taped by lawyer on payment to ex-Playboy model
Washington, July 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation between the two men prior to the 2016 election about paying a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with the leader, the media reported.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Lakshya storms into final of Asia junior badminton
Jakarta, July 21 (IANS) India's Lakshya Sen crushed home favourite Ikhsan Leonardo Imanuel Rumbay here on Saturday to storm into the men's singles final of the Badminton Asia Junior Championships.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Bollywood reacts to Rahul's 'jaadu ki jhappi' to Modi (Lead, correcting para 3)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi's 'jaadu ki jhappi' moment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the parliament drew mixed reactions from the Indian film fraternity, who found the "theatrics" worth a comment or two.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Saha to undergo shoulder surgery in Manchester: BCCI
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha will undergo surgery on his right shoulder in Manchester at the end of this month or starting of August, the BCCI confirmed on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Downpour disrupts life in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) A heavy downpour on Saturday afternoon disrupted normal life in several areas of Chandigarh with roads inundated and traffic snarls occurring at several places.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala flood fury: Many areas waterlogged, political squabbles begin
Alappuzha/Kottayam, July 21 (IANS) Amid flood fury in Kerala's worst-affected districts of Kottayam and Alappuzha, political sqaubbles have broken out with the Congress-led opposition slamming the Pinarayi Vijayan government for failing to respond to the grim situation.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jamshedpur FC appoint Cesar Ferrando as head coach
Jamshedpur, July 21 (IANS) Spaniard Cesar Ferrando was on Saturday appointed as the new head coach of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Jamshedpur FC.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football,ISL
Naidu vows to make Andhra 'innovation valley' of India
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said his government was taking steps to make the state Indias "innovation valley" with its capital Amravati housing nine "happy cities" with a perfect work-life balance for its residents.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Outside food in cinema halls: Celebs speak
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) As the Maharashtra government has allowed movie watchers to carry home-cooked or outside food at cinema halls, Bollywood celebrities have raised concerns on how it could be a security nightmare and a discomforting experience for film enthusiasts.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man suspected of cow smuggling lynched in Rajasthan, 2 nabbed
Alwar, July 21 (IANS) A 28-year-old man has been beaten to death by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan's Alwar district, police said on Saturday. Two persons have been arrested.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Barberic' penalty: Maharashtra teacher suspended for snipping student's hair
Pune, July 21 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a schoolteacher here has been suspended for snipping off a student's hair in front of the entire class, officials said.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Mueller-Wohlfahrt resigns as Germany's team doctor
Berlin, July 21 (IANS) Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt will no longer be the doctor of the German national football team, the 75-year-old has announced.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Maharaj shatters records with career-best Test figures
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) South African spinner Keshav Maharaj on Saturday shattered a few records when he ripped through the Sri Lankan line-up in the first innings on Day 2 of the second and final Test at the SSC Stadium here.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Get glowing skin, shiny hair for your wedding
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Wedding is the occasion when you want to look gorgeous and stand out of the crowd. Right? For most of the brides it is important to have a perfect overall look with shiny tresses and natural, flawless glow. Experts suggest some ways.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kangana's 'Manikarnika...' to clash with Hrithik's 'Super 30'
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan will clash again -- this time at the box office. The actress' "Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi" has been locked for release on January 25, 2019, when Hrithik's "Super 30" will also release.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump remains upbeat on N. Korea's denuclearisation: Pompeo
United Nations, July 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that President Donald Trump remains optimistic about the prospects of denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Will tackle Modi's hate with love: Rahul
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A day after surprising the Prime Minister with a hug, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he would tackle Narendra Modi's "hate and fear" with love and compassion.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Inflation rate, no-turst vote keep equity indices subdued (Market Review)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Weak global cues, along with higher inflation and a no-trust vote in Parliament, subdued the key Indian indices in the week-ended Friday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Parachutes for NASA's Orion spacecraft passes key flight simulation test
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The parachutes for NASA's next crew vehicle, the Orion capsule, intended to carry humans to deep space, has successfully passed a drop test, the US space agency said.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Adrenaline medication may double brain damage risk: Study
London, July 21 (IANS) Using adrenaline medication to restart the heart, during a cardiac arrest event, may double the risk of severe brain damage among the survivors, a study claims.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Botnet enslaved 18,000 Huawei routers, claims hacker
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) A hacker claims to have created a botnet within 24 hours that has compromised 18,000 routers of Chinese telecom giant Huawei.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Croatia defender Caleta-Car joins Marseille
Paris, July 21 (IANS) World Cup runners-up Croatia's center back Duje Caleta-Car has joined nine-time French champions Marseille on a five-year contract, becoming the Ligue 1 club's first signing during the off-season before the 2018-19 campaign.
2018-07-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
21 Indian-origin persons sentenced in massive call centre fraud in US
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Twenty-one Indian-origin persons have been sentenced here to up to 20 years for their role in a massive India-based call centre scam which defrauded thousands of US residents of hundreds of millions of dollars, the Justice Department said.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
PWD directs engineers to visit roads to check street-lights
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Public Works Department has directed its Executive Engineers to visit roads under their jurisdiction at least once in a month to identify non-functioning lights so that corrective action is taken promptly.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Modi as PM shouldn't talk about petty things: 'Pained' Chandrababu
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said he was pained to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi comparing him with "corrupt politicians" and talking about "petty things" during his reply to the TDPs no confidence motion.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mamata raises oust BJP pitch, vows to hold Federal Front rally next year
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Raising the pitch for her proposed Federal Front of opposition parties, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asked her party workers to launch a fortnight-long campaign from August 1 to defeat the 'communal BJP'.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Yeh mera diwanapan hai'.. Mukesh's melodious musical career (July 22 is Mukesh's 95th birth anniversary)
Still one of Bollywoods best-known singers whose smooth and sonorous voice rendered a gamut of iconic songs, his admirers spanned from spin wizard B. Chandrashekhar - who was listening to him before bowling India to victory against England at Lord's in August 1971 - to Benazir Bhutto, who kept cassettes of his songs in her car while on the campaign trail. But for many, Mukesh is associated with just Raj Kapoor.
2018-07-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Borussia Dortmund pip Manchester City 1-0
Chicago, July 21 (IANS) Midfielder Mario Götze's penalty helped Borussia Dortmund to a 1-0 win against Manchester City in the opening match of the ninth edition of the International Champions Cup tournament at Soldier Field in Chicago.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Mamata most successful leader across India: Trinamool
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Secretary General Prtha Chatterjee on Saturday termed the gathering at the party's 25th Martyr's Day rally as "historic" and said West Bengal Chief Minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee has transformed herself into the most successful leader at the national level.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
As 'Dhadak' mints Rs 8.71 cr on Day 1, Bollywood lauds Janhvi, Ishaan
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) "Dhadak", which marks the much-awaited Bollywood foray of Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter, registered an opening day collection of Rs 8.71 crore, making a record for a Hindi movie with newcomers in India, according to its makers.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan welcomes foreign election observers
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan has welcomed foreign observers for the July 25 parliamentary elections and two observer groups from the EU and Commonwealth are currently deployed to observe the polls.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
India's couture landscape has become extremely expressive: Shantanu & Nikhil
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Ace designers Shantanu and Nikhil, who have a long history of giving Indian fashion some finest trends like androgynous fashion and are known for their love affair with drapes, say that couture landscape has become extremely expressive in India in the recent past.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Two CRPF troopers injured in J&K firing
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured in firing by militants on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
'Siberia': Leaves you stone cold (Review)
Film: "Siberia"; Director: Matthew Ross; Cast: Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lychnikoff and Molly Ringwald, Rating: *
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nepal, China military drill to be held in September
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) Nepal and China will hold their second joint military exercise in China's Sichuan province from September 17, the Nepali Army announced on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
This drug compound helped paralysed mice walk again
New York, July 21 (IANS) Scientists have showed that a small-molecule compound could revive neural circuits in paralysed mice with a spinal cord injury and restore their ability to walk.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Chandan Mitra joins Trinamool
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Former BJP leader and two-time Rajya Sabha member Chandan Mitra on Saturday joined Trinamool Congress at its Martyrs Day rally here.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Moroccan keeper Munir delighted with move to Malaga
Malaga (Spain), July 21 (IANS) Moroccan goalkeeper Munir El Kajoui said during an event at which he was presented as Malaga's newest player that he had always wanted to play for the club.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Border guards of India, B'desh to discuss crimes, dispute areas
Agartala, July 21 (IANS) Border crimes, disputed territories and better border coordination would be discussed at the bi-annual meeting of Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) beginning Sunday, top BSF official said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barcelona reserve Marc Cardona joins Eibar on loan
Eibar (Spain), July 21 (IANS) Barcelona B forward Marc Cardona has promised to demonstrate "commitment and sacrifice" on behalf of his new club, Eibar SD.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Bollywood reacts to Rahul's 'jaadu ki jhappi' to Modi
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi's 'jaadu ki jhappi' moment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the parliament drew mixed reactions from the Indian film fraternity, who found the "theatrics" worth a comment or two.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Militants abduct trainee cop in Kulgam
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) In yet another incident of militants targeting policemen and other personnel of the security forces, a trainee police constable was abducted from his home in south Kashmir's Kupwara district on Friday, the police said.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Want to do more comedy films: Jimmy Sheirgill
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actor Jimmy Sheirgill is keen to act in more comedy films.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch to come in 2 sizes: Report
Seoul, July 21 (IANS) The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch would be launched in two different sizes, the media quoted a new set of published Federal Communications Commission (FCC) documents.
2018-07-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
South Korea striker Son signs new deal with Tottenham
London, July 21 (IANS) South Korean striker Son Heung-Min has signed a new contract with north London club Tottenham Hotspur, which will keep him in the English Premier League side until 2023.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Criticism on Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus unfair, says Ederson
Rio de Janeiro, July 21 (IANS) Goalkeeper Ederson has leapt to the defence of his Brazil and Manchester City teammate Gabriel Jesus after the striker's disappointing performances at the FIFA World Cup.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Kenya calls 30 for Africa U-17 qualifiers
Nairobi, July 21 (IANS) Kenya has named a squad of 30 players to begin preparations for the Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations regional qualifiers for the CECAFA zone.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Football
In youth-obsessed world, where are films about the elderly? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
At one point, R. Balki planned an autumnal love story with Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi on the lines of The Bridges Of Madison County about two aging people discovering love long after the 'permissible age'.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
YSRCP calls for Andhra Pradesh shutdown on July 24
Vijayawada, July 21 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party has called for an Andhra Pradesh shutdown on July 24 to protest the injustice being meted out to the state by the Centre.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Paris Hilton never had plastic surgery
London, July 21 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton insists she's never had plastic surgery or Botox but has 'always been obsessed with skincare'.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Submitting documents in government offices still a headache (Comment)
The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is about to complete its term and has brought about several changes in the area of documentation. But there are still several loopholes which need to be worked upon. In 2014, the government repealed the requirement of providing attested documents for birth certificates, marksheets and other certificates.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
9 family members among 17 killed in US boat tragedy
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Nine of the 17 people who died when a tour boat sank in a Missouri lake in the US on Thursday were from the same family, according to the state's governor.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA yet to hear from storm-hit Mars Opportunity rover
Washington, July 21 (IANS) NASA is yet to make contact with its Mars Opportunity rover ever since a massive storm started on the Red Planet in June.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
I do what I am told: Denzel Washington on successful marriage
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Oscar-winning star Denzel Washington says that the secret to his 35-years of married life is that he keeps his mouth shut and follows instructions.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New 100-rupee note poses fresh headaches for ATM operators (Exclusive)
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) announcement launching a new series of 100-rupee denomination notes has been greeted with trepidation by the major companies engaged in the manufacture and supply of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in the country.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
I give back less than I receive: Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Bulgaria to shoot "Brahmastra", spared a thought about the care and concern he gets wherever he goes. But he finds it disturbing that he feels he gives back less than he gets.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New law not enough to stop mob violence (Column: Political Circus)
Although the Supreme Court has suggested that a law be enacted specifically to deal with the "new normal" of lynchings, it will be advisable to widen the scope of the legal remedy to include all forms of mob violence, even if doubts are likely to remain about the efficacy of the proposed solution.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Modi in UP to address farmers
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday for a farmers rally at Shahjahanpur, an official said.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Suspected cow vigilantes beat man to death in Rajasthan
Alwar, July 21 (IANS) A 28-year-old man has been beaten to death by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthans Alwar district, police said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' TV Reboot in development
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) A TV reboot of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is in development at 20th Century Fox Television.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Badla' shoot wrapped up
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The shooting of Sujoy Ghosh's Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Badla" has been wrapped up. The director says end of a film shoot is "heart breaking".
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Khloé Kardashian thinks about getting a nose job 'every day'
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloé Kardashian admits she will go under the knife someday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aamir Khan to be chief guest at Indian Screenwriters Conference
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan will be the chief guest at the fifth edition of the Indian Screenwriters Conference (ISC), themed on 'Where Mind Is Without Fear.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Neil Armstrong's family to auction his personal collection
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The personal collection of US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon 49 years ago on July 20, will be auctioned by his family.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Jennifer Connelly joins Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun: Maverick'
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Connelly is joining Tom Cruise in "Top Gun: Maverick".
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anthony Anderson under criminal investigation for assaulting a woman
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson is currently under criminal investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I want to uphold my tribal culture: First Santhal RJ Shikha
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) She almost took up an engineering job and would love to teach farming to village youth. Fate willed otherwise. Meet Shikha Mandi, 24, the first Indian radio jockey (RJ) to host a programme in the indigenous Santhali language who believes in taking negative feedback sportingly, upholding the unique treasures hidden in her tribal culture and entertaining her listeners.
2018-07-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Army foils infiltration bid in J&K
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) An infiltration bid was foiled by the Indian Army on the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday leading to a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, defence sources said.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
James Gunn fired as 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' director
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) James Gunn will no longer direct "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" ater he was fired by Disney Studios as the filmmaker's controversial tweets on pedophilia and rape resurfaced.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Heavy rains in Himachal from Sunday
Shimla, July 21 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh may experience heavy rainfall in the next two days starting Sunday, a weather official said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Spirituality gave way to sensuality in Rajasthani miniature paintings' (Book Review)
Title: Rajasthani Miniatures: The Magic of Strokes and Colours; Author: Dr Daljeet; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 392; Price: Rs 4000
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Pentagon to give $200 mn military aid to Ukraine
Washington, July 21 (IANS) In its latest gesture to counter Moscow's influence in Ukraine, the Pentagon has announced $200 million in security assistance to the country.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Facebook wants to launch own Internet satellite in 2019: Report
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) As part of its plan to connect billions of people who are still offline, Facebook is working on launching Athena, its own Internet satellite, early in 2019, the WIRED reported.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Nawaz, Maryam unlikely to be shifted to guest house
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are unlikely to be transferred to the Sihala Rest House owing to its lack of proper security arrangements needed for the high-profile prisoners, media reports said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Central team in Kerala to inspect flood-hit districts
Kochi, July 21 (IANS) A team led by Union Minister Kiran Rijiju arrived in Kerala on Saturday to visit flood-hit districts amid differences over compensation promised by the Centre.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Escaped lion injures 3 in Malawi
Lilongwe (Malawi), July 21 (IANS) A lion suspected to have escaped from Zambia's South Luangwa National Park has injured at least three people and killed six cattle in Malawi's border district of Chitipa, officials said.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Malawi,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gopal Das 'Neeraj' to be cremated in Aligarh
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The mortal remains of doyen of Hindi poetry Gopal Das 'Neeraj' reached Agra on Saturday from where they will be taken to his native home in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh for cremation, a family member said.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) It was a cloudy Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, said the Met office.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US announces $200 mn military aid to Ukraine
Washington, July 21 (IANS) In a move to counter Moscow's influence in Ukraine, the US has announced $200 million in security assistance to Kiev.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Trump asks NFL to suspend anthem protesters
Washington, July 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Saturday asked the National Football League to suspend players who kneel during the national anthem this coming season.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel after day of strife
Jerusalem, July 21 (IANS) Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Saturday they had agreed on a ceasefire with Israel after the fatal shooting of an Israeli soldier spurred intense strikes on Gaza that left four Palestinians dead.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Terrorism
Shipwrecked Sri Lankan fishermen rescued
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Two Sri Lankan fishermen shipwrecked for 48 hours were rescued by a Chinese vessel near the Colombo Port, media reported.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook suspends US-based analytics firm over data concerns
Washington, July 21 (IANS) After the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook has now suspended Boston-based data analytics company Crimson Hexagon over concerns that it harvested users' data.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
US expresses concern about LeT affiliates contesting elections
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) The US State Department has expressed concern over the participation of Lashkar-e-Taiba-affiliated (LeT) individuals in the upcoming elections in Pakistan, media reports said on Saturday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Toddler dies in accidental shooting in US
New York, July 21 (IANS) A two-year-old girl has died after being accidentally shot by her four-year-old cousin who got hold of a gun at a home in the US state of California, said police.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US Ex-President George H.W. Bush's cardiologist killed
Washington, July 21 (IANS) A cardiologist who treated former US President George H.W. Bush, has been killed in a bicycle-to-bicycle drive-by shooting near Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1,632 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
Jammu, July 21 (IANS) A batch of 1,632 pilgrims left Jammu on Saturday to perform the Amarnath Yatra.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Drinking doesn't 'suit' Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who was detained at an airport here for being involved in a verbal fight with his wife and smoking e-cigarettes on flight, said he was at fault for losing his senses and ordering a drink following a series of "frustrating" events.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US asks UN to keep up pressure on North Korea
United Nations, July 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked the UN Security Council on Friday to keep up the pressure on North Korea by guaranteeing full application of the sanctions on Pyongyang.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Abbas warns of escalation on borders of Gaza
Jerusalem, July 21 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned on Friday of the current escalation between Islamic Hamas movement and Israel in the Gaza Strip, according to an official statement.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Gurmeet trained by father for 'Paltan'
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Actor Gurmeet Choudhary was trained by his father for his upcoming war film "Paltan", helmed by veteran filmmaker JP Dutta.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson cast in 'Cats' movie adaptation
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actors Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen will star in an upcoming movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webbers smash musical "Cats".
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
12 Die in road accident in central Mexico
Mexico City, July 21 (IANS) Twelve people were killed on Friday when their van plowed into the back of a truck on the Mexico City-Pachuca highway near the city of Ecatepec, in the state of Mexico, authorities said.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 hurt in stabbing, no sign of terrorism: German police
Berlin, July 21 (IANS) The stabbing of 10 people Friday on a bus in the northern city of Lübeck does not appear to have been politically motivated, German police said.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security
Margot Robbie goes 'insane' when alone
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actress Margot Robbie is driven "insane" by her loud thoughts when she is left all alone.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Portuguese defender Fonte joins Lille
Paris, July 21 (IANS) Portuguese centre-back Jose Fonte signed a two-year deal with Ligue 1 football club Lille on Friday, less than a week after he terminated contract with Chinese Super League (CSL) side Dalian Yifang.
2018-07-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Shubhankar through; Lahiri to miss weekend action at British Open
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 21 (IANS) Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma improved his performance with an even-par 71 in the second round to make the halfway cut, while Anirban Lahiri failed to make it to the final two rounds at the 147th British Open here on Friday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Sagan wins Tour de France 13th stage but Thomas leads
Valence (France), July 21 (IANS) Slovakia's Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) won Friday's 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling championhip, while Welshman Geraint Thomas (Sky) retained the leader's yellow jersey.
2018-07-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Dollar declines amid Trump comments
New York, July 21 (IANS) The US dollar went down on Friday amid President Donald Trump's criticism about the Federal Reserve's current monetary tightening.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
US tourist boat accident toll rises to 17
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The death toll from the capsizing of a tourist duck boat on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, rose to 17 on Friday after authorities located the bodies of four more missing people.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lin-Manuel Miranda to make directorial debut
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his feature film directorial debut with "Tick, Tick?Boom!" for Imagine Entertainment.
2018-07-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prime Minister spoke with arrogance, says Chandrababu Naidu
Amaravati, July 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with arrogance during the debate on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Modi voices confidence over winning 2019 polls; calls Rahul childish (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday strongly hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi accusing him of arrogance, negativity, childish conduct and a burning desire to become PM.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia terms Modi speech as old rhetoric, Rahul says it was weak
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech during no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha as an "old rhetoric" and Congress President Rahul Gandhi said it was "weak".
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dhadak leaves much to be desired (IANS Review **½)
Dhadak: Starring Ishaan Khattar, Janhavi Kapoor, Directed by Shashank Khaitan, Rating: ** ½ (2 and a half stars).
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi government passes no-trust test comfortably
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government on Friday passed the no-confidence motion moved by the oppostion with an overwhelming majority, with the government getting 325 out of a total 451 votes.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dozens of Tunisian boat migrants to be deported: Italy
Rome, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Fifty-seven Tunisian migrants who were picked up off the Sicilian coast and brought ashore overnight at the port of Trapani will be repatriated "very soon", a source at Italy's Interior Ministry said on Friday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Robbers' gang busted, looted costly wires recovered
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Six members of a gang of robbers have been arrested, Delhi Police said on Friday.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Algerian IS suspect expelled from Italy
Rome, July 20 (IANS/AKI) A 28-year-old Algerian alleged to be a supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group was repatriated aboard a flight from Rome's Fiumicino airport, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.
2018-07-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rape of young woman in Haryana shocked and disgusted me: Rahul
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the rape of a young woman in Haryana by 40 men, saying it has "shocked and disgusted" him and must make everyone must hang their heads in shame.
2018-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man entering Sena Bhavan on fake army ID caught
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A man, seeking to pass himself off as a Lt Colonel, tried to enter the Sena Bhavan on Friday, along with his wife, driver and a job aspirant, but was caught, police said. All four are being interrogated.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Culture Ministry restoring Bengal heritage sites, work likely to end by October
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The Union Culture Ministry is carrying out large scale restoration work of heritage buildings and places of art in Kolkata using organic and natural conservation processes, with the project likely to be completed by October, a top official said here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
NPAs of Indian banks is Congress' making: Modi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress of creating a large mess of NPAs in Indian banks and said that from during UPA rule from 2008 to 2014 the "underground loot of banks" was such that the amount of NPAs increased from Rs 18 lakh crore to Rs 52 lakh crore.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Russia had a right to annex Crimea, says Italian Minister
Rome, July 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's far-right Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Renzi on Friday said that Russia had a popular mandate to annex the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and denied the referendum that preceded it was fake.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
Sumeet Vyas set to pen his first feature film
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Sumeet Vyas, last seen on-screen in "Veere Di Wedding". is set to pen his first feature film.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Mile 22' to now release on August 24 in India
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Mark Wahlberg-starrer "Mile 22" will release in India on August 24.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi government passes no-trust test comfortably
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government on Friday passed the no-confidenc emotion moved by the oppostion with an overwhelming majority with the government getting 325 out of a total 451 votes. Only 126 MPs voted in favour of the motion.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No-confidence motion against Modi government defeated
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government was defeated in the Lok Sabha on Friday after a 12-hour heated debate which saw the government and opposition trade charges and a moment of drama when Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, after a blistering speech, walked over to hug the Prime Minister.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kingpin of gang swindling youth on job promise nabbed
Jaipur, July 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Police has arrested the kingpin of a gang involved in collecting lakhs of rupees, along with original certificates, from the job-seekers on false promises of getting them cushioned jobs, from Deeg in the state.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi best actor in world: TDP MP
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) TDP lawmaker Kesineni Srinivas on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "best actor in the world" in his response to the latter's reply in Lok Sabha on no-confidence motion.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sebi proposes framework for corporates borrowings from bond market
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Friday proposed a framework which will require large corporates to raise 25 per cent of their incremental borrowings from bond market.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PM urges states to punish lynch mobs
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged all the state governments to take strict action against those involved in mob lynching incidents and punish them to curb the menace happening in the country for the last few months.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MCX Q1 consolidated net profit down 72%
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) on Friday reported a decline of 72 per cent in its consolidated net profit in the first quarter of 2018-19 on account of an exceptional item.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NPAs in Indian banks is Congress' making: Modi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress of creating a large mess of NPAs in Indian banks, saying loans were given to select industrialists during the previous UPA rule.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA committed to development of Andhra, Telangana: Modi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government is committed towards the development of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, "the states which the Congress divided in closed doors for political gain".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shubhankar makes halfway cut at British Open
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 20 (IANS) Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma improved his performance with an even-par 71 in the second round to make the halfway cut at the 147th British Open here on Thursday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Fakhar's unbeaten double ton helps Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, July 20 (IANS) Opener Fakhar Zaman hit Pakistan's highest ever individual ODI score and also eclipsed the country's previous record for opening stands to overpower Zimbabwe by 244 runs at Queens Sports Club here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Not a naamdar, can't see eye to eye with you: Modi taunts Rahul
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he indeed could not see eye to eye with the Congress leadership as he was not a "naamdar" (from a privileged background) like the Congress chief.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man entering Sena Bhavan with fake army ID caught
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A man, seeking to pass himself of as a Lt Colonel, tried to enter the Sena Bhavan along with his wife, his wife's brother, and a driver but was caught, police said. All four are being questioned.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Regulate cryptocurrency to curb illegal transaction: RBI to SC
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is necessary to regulate the Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to check illegal transactions which will impact the international flow of funds.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Racing Nationals: Chennai's Sandeep grabs pole in MRF F1600
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Local lad Sandeep Kumar put the hammer down by grabbing pole position in the MRF F1600 class as the third round of the national racing championship commenced at the Madras Motor Racing Track, here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
NSUI nominee ineligible to run for DUSU chief's post: HC
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday ruled that the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) candidate Rocky Tuseed is ineligible to run for the post of president of Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU).
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Prosecution complaint filed against Kanishk Gold MD
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has filed a prosecution complaint against Bhoopesh Kumar Jain, Managing Director of Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd and others for alleged money laundering.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul hugs unwilling Modi, winks; Speaker annoyed (Third Lead)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday surprised the Lok Sabha when after bitterly criticising the BJP-led government during the no-confidence motion, he walked across to the treasury benches and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi mocks at Rahul, says he's power hungry
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mocked at Rahul Gandhi for hugging him in the Lok Sabha, saying the Congress President was actually dreaming to be the next Prime Minister and had asked him to get up from his seat in the Lok Sabha.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Not the first time that BJP has taken a U-turn: AAP
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Supporting the TDP's demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh, AAP lawmaker Bhagwant Mann on Friday slammed the BJP, saying that this is not the first time that the Narendra Modi government has broken a promise.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Situation in Assam of 'great concern': AIUDF MP
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) All India United Democratic Front leader Badruddin Ajmal on Friday said the situation in Assam was of "great concern" and referred to the large number of people detained there "without hearing".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CAG thumbs down to diesel locomotives contract
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Diesel locomotives manufactured under an agreement between India and the US will have no scope for productive use by Indian Railways as it planned 100 per cent electrification, a CAG report tabled in Parliament on Friday said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Wipro ties up with US-based Alight Solutions
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Friday said it had tied up with Alight Solutions, a US-based technology-enabled health, wealth, HR and finance solutions provider, to reshape the HR services industry.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Russia may bid for Olympic Games, Putin says
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Russia is likely to submit a bid for hosting an edition of the Summer Olympic Games, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday at his meeting with volunteers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football,Other Sports
SC says third party insurance for two, four wheelers be made mandatory
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Concerned over poor compliance of third party insurance of vehicles that puts all road users at risk, the Supreme Court on Friday said three-year insurance policy for four wheelers and five-year policy for two wheelers at the time of sale and registration should be made mandatory.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Fiorentina sign Roma's Gerson on loan for 1 season
Rome, July 20 (IANS) ACF Fiorentina on Friday announced it had signed young Brazilian midfielder Gerson Da Silva on loan for one football season from AS Roma.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Rahul stands by remarks on 'secrecy pact' in Rafale deal
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Even as France on Friday denied that Rahul Gandhi had been told by French President Emmanuel Macron that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal, the Congress President stood by his remarks, saying that the clarification had been made in the presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party leader Anand Sharma.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India's Forex reserves deplete by over $734 mn
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves depleted by $734.5 million during the week ended July 13, official data showed on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Akali Dal supports Andhra's special status demand, commends BJP for uplifting farmers
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Akali Dal MP Prem Singh Chandumajra on Friday came out in support of TDP's appeal for special status for Andhra Pradesh, while appreciating the BJP's efforts to uplift the farmers.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC slams Centre for non-use of Rs 77,000 cr environment funds
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Expressing concern over non-utilisation of Rs 77,000 crore meant for environment protection, the Supreme Court on Friday asked Centre as to how it intends to spend the "huge amount."
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Allahabad Bank proposes to close its Hong Kong branch
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) State-run lender Allahabad Bank on Friday said it proposes to close its branch in Hong Kong as a part of rationalisation of overseas operations.
2018-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Peace in Kashmir impossible without Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday said peace in Jammu and Kashmir was impossible without involving Pakistan, asking the BJP government to give up its rigid stance and be flexible in solving problems in the terror-ravaged state.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Modi government adopting divide and rule policy: Kharge
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday accused the Modi government of adopting divide and rule policy by breaking society, crushing freedoom of speech and pushing people into inequality.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Birla Corporation plans to increase cement capacity to 20 mtpa
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Birla Corporation Ltd, the flagship of the M.P. Birla Group, is planning to scale up cement production capacity to 20 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), in the next two-three years, an official said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Rahul hugs unwilling Modi, winks; Speaker annoyed
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday surprised the Lok Sabha when after bitterly criticising the BJP-led government during the no-confidence motion, he walked across to the treasury benches and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi's answer to everything is Hindu-Muslim: Trinamool
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Attacking the Narendra Modi-led government, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Friday said that the Prime Minister's way of dealing with every problem relating to the problems of the country's people is "polarisation".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Cruise terminal to come up at Cochin Port by February 2020
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A new cruise terminal having facilities to handle 5,000 tourists will come up at Ernakulum wharf of Cochin Port by February 2020 as the port trust on Friday issued the work order for commencing the construction, an official statement said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajnath suggests states frame anti-lynching laws, calls 1984 riots biggest one
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday suggested to the states that a "strict law, if needed" should be framed by them to stop mob lynching incidents and assured them of providing all support to fight with the menace happening in the country.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taxmen threaten not to participate in search operations from August 1
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Taxmen have threatened not to participate in search, seizure and survey operations from August 1 in protest against the "apathetic" attitude of the Central Board Direct Taxes (CBDT) towards their demands including the filling of vacant posts, promotion of employees and others.
2018-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Government sets November deadline for multi-modal terminal at Varanasi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Friday said it was set to complete the multi-modal terminal at Varanasi by November this year, while two others at Sahibganj and Haldia would be completed next year.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Man stabbed to death in Delhi brawl, two held
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A 35-year-old man was stabbed to death on Friday by two persons during an argument in south Delhi, police said. The accused have been arrested.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC stays Madras HC order for extra marks in NEET
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The supreme Court on Friday stayed the Madras High Court order directing additional 196 marks to those who appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil medium as 49 questions were wrongly translated. NEET is an all-India entrance exam for admission to medical colleges.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Honda to check 7,200 Amaze cars for steering snag
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Passenger car manufacturer Honda Cars India (HCIL) on Friday
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Saksansin to defend title at Take Solutions Masters
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Thai golfer Poom Saksansin has confirmed that he will return to defend his title at the Take Solutions Masters, to be held between August 9 and 12, the tournament organisers announced on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Shivraj, Kamal Nath working together: AAP
Bhopal, July 20 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh unit of Aam Aadmi Party on Friday alleged that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Congress leader Kamal Nath were colluding on the issue of a company owned by the latter's kin.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
On International Chess Day players happy at CCI's order against AICF
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The recent order by Competition Commission of India has given Indian chess players an additional reason to celebrate the International Chess Day on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Islamic body condemns Israel's Jewish nation-state law
Rabat, July 20 (IANS) The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) on Friday strongly condemned Israel's approval of the "Jewish nation-state" law, which considers the country as the state of the Jewish people and Jerusalem as capital.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Diplomacy
Mulayam rejects government's MSP claim, lack of job creation
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party's former chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday rejected the Narendra Modi government's claim on increasing Minimum Support Price (MSP) had helped farmers and questioned it for not fulfilling its promises to provide employment to youth.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mindella defeats Sorribes, advances into Swiss Open semis
Gstaad (Switzerland), July 20 (IANS) Luxembourg's Mandy Minella on Friday won 6-1, 6-2 over Sara Sorribes of Spain in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Vietnam to deport US student over protest
Hanoi, July 20 (IANS) A court in Vietnam has ordered the deportation of a US student arrested at a demonstration that turned violent.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Merkel warns US of counter-measures over car tariffs threat
Berlin, July 20 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday warned the US of counter-measures if it imposed punitive tariffs on European cars, saying the move would only create "losers and cause retaliation", the media reported.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Kovind concerned over skewed gender ratio in IITs
Kharagpur (West Bengal), July 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday expressed concern over the skewed gender ratio in technical institutes of the country, particularly at the IITs, and stressed the need for more participation of girl students in higher education. particularly in science and technology.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Education
Wipro net flat yearly, 16% up quarterly in Q1
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Friday reported Rs 2,094 crore consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal 2017-18, posting flat (0.5 per cent) growth annually from Rs 2,083 crore in the same period year ago.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
13 killed in lightning strikes in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) As many as 13 persons were killed and four injured in lightning strikes at different places in Odisha, officials said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
SC reserves verdict on plea for larger bench to hear Ayodhya title suit
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its order on a plea by Muslim litigants seeking that the hearing on the batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict directing the splitting of the disputed site at Ayodhya be heard by a larger bench.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
SP rejects Centre's MSP claim, questions on job creation
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party's former chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday rejected the Narendra Modi government's claim on increasing Minimum Support Price (MSP) had helped farmers and questioned it for not fulfilling its promises to provide employment to youth.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Netherlands, Turkey restore diplomatic relations
The Hague, July 20 (IANS) The Netherlands and Turkey are restoring mutual diplomatic relations, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok announced on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Diplomacy
China, UAE pledge further people-to-people exchanges
Abu Dhabi, July 20 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China pledged on Friday to strengthen their people-to-people exchanges as they agreed to lift bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Togo,Politics,Diplomacy
Australian nun to appeal deportation order in Philippines
Manila, July 20 (IANS) Australian nun Patricia Fox announced on Friday that she would appeal against a deportation order issued against her by the Philippines government a day earlier over allegations of involvement in political activities against the country's President.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP sinking ship, says NCP's Tariq Anwar
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and MP Tariq Anwar on Friday termed the BJP a sinking ship, saying no one was ready to sail in it.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi may witness power supply crisis: Jain
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) National capital may face a power crisis as the coal reserves with the Dadri I and II power stations has decreased, Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UAE's Etihad Airways, Chinese company ink cooperation deal
Dubai, July 20 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Etihad Aviation Group on Friday said that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation with China's Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company (JOCIC).
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rahul stands by his remarks on 'secrecy pact' in Rafale deal
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Even as France on Friday denied that Rahul Gandhi had been told by French President Emmanuel Macron that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal, the Congress President stood by his remarks saying that these were made in presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party leader Anand Sharma.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russia ships equipment for Kudankulam n-plant units 1,2,3
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Three sets of equipment for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu have been shipped to India, KNPP's Russian state-run equipment suppliers and technical consultants Rosatom said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Real Madrid's newest signing Vinicius keen to prove himself
Madrid, July 20 (IANS) Brazilian rising star Vinicius Junior said during his presentation on Friday as a new Real Madrid player that he is keen to prove his worth to coach Julen Lopetegui.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Citizen volunteers to help UP Police check rumours
Ghaziabad, July 20 (IANS) In order to check the spread of rumours over the social media, the Uttar Pradesh Police will set up citizen volunteers force (CVF) cells at the police station level to assist law-enforcing agencies, an official said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Chandigarh woman alleges gang-rape in Haryana, 3 held
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) A young woman from Chandigarh has alleged that she was gang-raped by up to 10 men for four days after being held captive in a private guest in Morni Hills area of adjoining Haryana's Panchkula district, police said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ronaldo re-ignites football frenzy in China after World Cup
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) The arrival of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo here on Friday added more heat to a steamy Beijing summer after the 2018 Russia World Cup sparked football mania across the country.
2018-07-20
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Paytm Mall's 2nd Campus Icon Programme to recruit 5,000 college students
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Paytm Mall, owned by Paytm Ecommerce Pvt. Ltd, on Friday launched the second edition of the Campus Icon programme, and aims to recruit 5000 college students.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Don't curtail role of Punjab, Haryana officers in Chandigarh: Amarinder
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) With the Union Home Ministry inducting more officers from the Union Territory (UT) cadre on important posts in the union territory of Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has objected to the role of officers from Punjab and Haryana being curtailed.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
BNP rallies for Khaleda, demands her release from jail
Dhaka, July 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) took out a rally in the capital on Friday for the first time in two and a half years to demand the release of its chairperson and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who is serving a five-year sentence in a corruption case.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
81 women inmates suffer suspected food poisoning in Mumbai jail
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) At least 81 inmates of the women's jail in Byculla here were rushed to the hospital on Friday morning due to suspected food poisoning, officials said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Kerala announces measures to speed up investment
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) To speed up investments in Kerala, state Industries Minister A.C. Moideen on Friday said that it had been decided if the various committees that inspect investment proposals do give a clearance in 30 days, the project can be deemed cleared.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CID to probe 'baby sale' by Missionary of Charity
Ranchi, July 20 (IANS) The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Jharkhand police on Friday took over a case involving alleged sale of newborn babies from Nirmal Hriday of Missionary of Charity to childless couples.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malaysia to publish final report on missing MH370 flight on July 30
Kuala Lumpur, July 20 (IANS) Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced on Friday that the final report on the investigation into Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing in March 2014 with 239 people on board, will be made public on July 30.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
France denies Rahul's remarks about secrecy pact in Rafale deal
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) France on Friday denied Congress President Rahul Gandhis remarks that French President Emmanuel Macron had told him that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal and said there was a legally-binding agreement security agreement binding the two countries which also covers the agreement to purchase the fighter jets by India.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump 'ready' to intensify trade war with China
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said he is ready to intensify his trade war with China by slapping tariffs on all imports worth $500 billion.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
SC judges inspects court premises
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Four Supreme Court judges - Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur, R. Banumathi and Deepak Gupta - carried out inspection of apex court premises on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man commits suicide by jumping before metro train in Delhi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A young man allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a metro train here on Friday, affecting services on the Violet Line briefly in the afternoon hours, officials said.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Screening HIV, syphilis can cut new HIV cases in India by 7%'
New York, July 20 (IANS) Combining testing and treatment of HIV with syphilis among sex workers and gay men could reduce the number of new HIV cases in India by seven per cent, and potentially avert over 50,000 new infections, in a decade, says a Lancet report.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
ASUS offers 6GB RAM variant of ZenFone Max Pro (M1)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Taiwanese technology major ASUS on Friday announced that the 6GB RAM variant of ZenFone Max Pro (M1) will be available for Rs 14,999 from July 26.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
All-India truck, bus strike paralyses transportation
New Delhi/Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Transportation services across the country were severely impacted on Friday as private bus and truck operators began an indefinite strike to press for their various demands, including a reduction in diesel prices.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Binge drinking in adolescence impairs working memory: Study
New York, July 20 (IANS) Parents, take note: If your teenage child is drinking alcohol, it may impair his/her working memory, a new study suggests.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
45 per cent drop in stubble burning in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Punjab government claimed on Friday that there has been a 45 per cent drop in stubble burning cases in the state during the 2017 paddy harvesting season as compared to 2016.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Rajnath suggests states frame anti-lynching laws
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday suggested to the states that a "strict law, if needed" should be framed by them to stop mob lynching incidents and assured them of providing all support to fight with the menace happening in the country.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Juhi Parmar hits back at ex husband Sachin Shroff
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Juhi Parmar on Friday broke her silence about her split with Sachin Shroff, who she was married to for nine years before they officially got divorced last month. She has hit out at her former husband through an open letter for calling their marriage "loveless" and for the impact it can have on their five-year-old daughter.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul's allegations 'absolutely wrong': Nirmala Sitharaman
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Terming Congress President Rahul Gandhi's allegations over the Rafale fighter jets deal with France as "absolutely wrong", Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the bilateral agreement was signed during the UPA time and carried a secrecy clause.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Air fares on many routes cheaper than railways' premium trains: CAG
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Tickets on the Indian Railways' premium trains were much higher as compared to airfares, says a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, tabled in parliament on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pothole deaths: SC summons Delhi police chief
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it was "frightening" that a large number of people were dying in road accidents caused by potholes and summoned Delhi's Commissioner of Police for non-removal of encroachments and traffic bottlenecks despite several recommendations.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Collegium recommends Justice Joseph, two more judges for SC, 5 HC Chief Justices
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium on Friday reiterated its recommendation to elevate Justice K.M.Joseph - the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court - to the Supreme Court.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Farmers' rally expresses 'no trust' in Modi government
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) on Friday launched the first of its proposed three-part agitation at Parliament Street here, with hundreds of farmers marching and raising slogans against the minimum support price (MSP) offered by the government for their crops.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tottenham Hotspur's Son signs contract extension until 2023
London, July 20 (IANS) South Korean winger Son Heung-min has signed a contract extension with Tottenham Hotspur until 2023, the capital football club announced on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Personal health data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, PM hacked
Singapore, July 20 (IANS) The personal health data of 1.5 million people, almost a quarter of the population, including the details of the city-state's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, have been hacked, a Health Ministry statement said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Health/Medicine
HC quashes JNU fine order against Kanhaiya
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside the Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) July 4 order slapping a fine of Rs 10,000 on former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, holding that the penal action suffered from procedural impropriety, illegality and irrationality.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
New armoured dinosaur found in US evolved from Asian ancestors
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The features of a new species of armoured dinosaur discovered in the US align more closely with its Asian ancestors, says a new study.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal dismisses officers' claims about mohalla clinics after visit
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday rejected officials' reports questioning feasibility of various 'mohalla clinics' after inspected the proposed sites and terming them viable.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Macron security officer in custody over violent video
Paris, July 20 (IANS) A security officer for French President Emmanuel Macron was taken into police custody on Friday and will be dismissed from his job after he was filmed hitting and stamping on a man at the edge of a Paris demonstration while dressed as a police officer.
2018-07-20
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Hotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacation': Tries too hard to please (Review)
Film: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacation'; Director: Genndy Tartakovsky; Voiceovers by Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez and Kathryn Hahn; Rating: **
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Wipro net flat yearly, 16% up quarterly in Q1
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Friday reported Rs 2,094 crore consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal 2017-18, posting flat (0.5 per cent) growth annually from Rs 2,083 crore in the same period year ago.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Targeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi for levelling "baseless allegations" against the government on the Rafale deal in his speech during the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the BJP has moved a privilege motion against him.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man stabbed to death in Delhi brawl
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death by two unidentified miscreants during an argument in south Delhi, police said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equity market gains with Nifty closing over 11,000; rupee recovers from record low (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Hopes of political stability as the current government seemed confident of winning the trust vote in parliament lifted investor sentiments in the Indian equity market.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Delhi 47 Km': A grimy drama of crime (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Delhi 47 Km"; Director: Shadab Khan; Cast: Rajneesh Dubey, Dolly Tomar, Mustakeem Khan and Shadab Khan; Rating: **1/2
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
India, China to play international friendly in October
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed on Friday that the Indian team will take part in an international friendly against Asian powerhouse China during the scheduled FIFA window in October.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Rashid's chances of Test comeback gain momentum
London, July 20 (IANS) England leg-spinner Adil Rashid's stunning form in white ball cricket could earn him a recall to Test cricket in the upcoming five-match Test rubber against India, starting August 1.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Three more deaths in Kerala even as rains lessen
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) Even the incidence of rains that caused huge damage across Kerala have come down, three more deaths were reported on Friday, taking the death toll to 20 since the last two weeks.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Merkel warns US of counter-measures over car tariffs threat
Berlin, July 20 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said that Europe would apply counter-measures if the US imposed tariffs on European cars.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Himachal HC asks Army's Eco-Task Force to clear forest encroachment
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Upset over the delay in getting the encroached government land back from apple growers in upper Shimla, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday asked the Eco-Task Force, comprising ex-servicemen, to get it vacated.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Volkswagen group to increase capacity by 20,000 units, set up design centre
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Expanding production capacity marginally, setting up a design centre, launching new models, increasing localisation levels, and having a regional celebrity as brand ambassador are among German automobile group Volkswagen's to increase its market share in India, said a senior company official on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Doctors give just 11 seconds before interrupting patients
New York, July 20 (IANS) Ever witnessed your doctor rushing and hardly listening to your condition? It could be true, say researchers. Patients, on an average get just about 11 seconds to explain the reason for their visit before they are interrupted by their doctors, finds an analysis of clinical encounters.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
TDP calls Andhra Pradesh bifurcation 'undemocratic', TRS fumes
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The debate in the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha on Friday witnessed a war of words between Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Telangana Rashra Samiti (TRS) members after the former termed the process of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 "undemocratic" and "unscientific".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India will influence evolution of Cirque du Soleil: CEO
Montreal, July 20 (IANS) Cirque du Soleil will mark the world premiere of its touring show "Bazzar" in India soon. The country will play an important role in the growth of the globally popular live entertainment company, said its CEO Daniel Lamarre.
2018-07-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
High levels of good cholesterol may not benefit older women
New York, July 20 (IANS) While good cholesterol has traditionally been known to be good for heart, a new study claimed that higher levels of the cholesterol may not always benefit middle aged and postmenopausal women.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Spanish, Japanese leagues to collaborate to promote women's football
Tokyo, July 20 (IANS) The women's professional football leagues in Spain and Japan signed a collaboration agreement in Tokyo on Friday to promote the growth of the sport, which will include training exchanges between clubs and the organization of friendly matches.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Manoj Chandila to play antagonist in 'Dil Hi Toh Hai'
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Manoj Chandila will play an antagonist who will create "chaotic drama" in Ekta Kapoor's show "Dil Hi Toh Hai".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Eat more veggies, fruits to reduce breast cancer risk
New York, July 20 (IANS) Consuming high amount of fruits and vegetables may put women at a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumours, a new study suggests.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian children to be part of 'Nuclear Kids' musical in Hungary
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Three children from the Atomic Energy Central School at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu have been selected to participate in the forthcoming "Nuclear Kids" -- an international music programme in Hungary, Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Amateur Pranavi wins 9th leg of Hero WPGT
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Amateur Pranavi Urs displayed a strong sense of purpose to shoot even par 72 for a total of 4-over 220 as she clinched the ninth leg of the Hero women's Pro golf Tour at the Eagleton golf resort here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
People prone to guilty feeling may be more trustworthy: Study
New York, July 20 (IANS) If you want to identify who is the most trustworthy person in your team, then pick the one who is more prone to feeling guilty, says a study.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Despite heavy rain, MP reservoirs deficient
Bhopal, July 20 (IANS) The water level in most of the 17 major reservoirs in Madhya Pradesh continues to remain below the highest level despite copious rain in most parts of the state.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC collegium reiterates recommendation on Justice Joseph's elevation
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium has reiterated its recommendation to elevate Justice K.M. Joseph, the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, to the Supreme Court.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Opinion/Commentary
Goa Minister apologises for formalin remark, Basa fish on FDA radar
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Even though Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has refused to answer whether fish sold in Goa actually contained formalin, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday apologised publicly for his use of term "permissible limit" which has now become a butt joke in social media.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Miley Cyrus, Hemsworth 'laugh off' split claims
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth have been spotted together following reports their engagement had been called off.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Can't do one-dimensional characters: Shikha Talsania
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Shikha Talsania, who has received rave reviews for her performance in the film "Veere Di Wedding", says she cannot do one-dimensional characters and prefers to have layers in her roles.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FC Goa sign Senegalese defender Mourtada Fall
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) FC Goa on Friday announced the signing of Senegalese central defender Mourtada Fall for the upcoming Indian football season.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants -- Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter -- on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP).
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Bajaj Auto's Q1 standalone net profit up 21%
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Two and three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto on Friday reported a rise of 21 per cent in its standalone net profit for the first quarter of 2018-19.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Filmmaking process has developed: Shabana Azmi
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says the filmmaking process has developed in the country which she considers to be the best thing that has happened to Indian cinema.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haryana Police makes training mandatory for private guards
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Haryana Police has made it mandatory for all guards and supervisors employed by private security agencies to undergo training in recognized training institutes.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
'Talk To A Muslim' a ridiculous campaign, says Anupam Kher
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher has condemned the #TalkToAMuslim campaign on social media, calling it "ridiculous".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion
This AI robot chemist could cut cost of drug discovery
London, July 20 (IANS) Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), researchers have trained a robot to automatically explore a very large number of chemical reactions which could reduce the cost of discovering new molecules for drugs.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Shiv Sena boycotts parliamentary work
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) There was some unease in the ruling BJP-led NDA camp when the Shiv Sena, one of the biggest partners in the alliance, decided to boycott parliamentary work on Friday during the no confidence motion.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How oversized floral wallpaper can transform your living space
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) People love to keep their home decorated and always try new interior designs by going for new curtains, ancient vase etc but one thing that would never go out of fashion is the wallpaper. The designs are evolving over time and the best evolution in the design of wallpapers is the oversized floral wallpaper.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lok Sabha Speaker expresses displeasure at Rahul's hugplomacy
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday expressed her displeasure over Congress President Rahul Gandhi hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside Lok Sabha, saying the gesture diminished the decorum of the House.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu getting step-motherly treatment from Centre: AIADMK
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Terming the relation between Centre and states like that of a mother and child, AIADMK's parliamentary party leader P Venugopal on Friday said that his state Tamil Nadu is being meted out step-motherly treatment.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three Modis looting India: TMC
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "travelling salesman" and his economic policies a "disaster", Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy on Friday said that "three Modis are looting the country".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan enhances security ahead of general elections
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) The Pakistani government has enhanced security across the country, especially of the politicians and for public rallies ahead of the July 25 general elections, an official said on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
4 injured in Pakistan bombing
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) At least four people, including a child, were injured in a bombing on Friday in Chaman city of Pakistan's Balochistan province.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Microsoft 'interactive mirror' takes selfie at H&M in US
New York, July 20 (IANS) Microsoft has developed an interactive mirror for Swedish clothing brand H&M with speech and face recognition features that kicks into gear automatically as a customer walks up to it.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Abhimanyu Dassani trained in martial arts for debut film
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Abhimanyu Dassani, son of actress Bhagyashree and Himalaya, will soon be making his Bollywood debut with "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota". He is glad it gave him a chance to learn the nuances of martial arts for the movie.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Bata India to add 150 retail, franchise stores in 2018-19
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Footwear major Bata India, which is focusing on "aggressive launch" of new products, plans to add around 100 new retail stores and 50 franchises across the country in 2018-19, an official said here on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Hug was 'unscripted', claims Congress
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that its President Rahul Gandhi hugging Prime Minster Narendra Modi inside Lok Sabha was an "unscripted" gesture that took "BJPs breath away".
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi not 'chowkidar' but 'bhagidar', launches 'jumla' strikes: Rahul
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the debate on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, accusing him of launching "jumla strikes", being a "bhagidaar and not chowkidar" and said he had been benefiting his "industralist friends" while ignoring the youth, farmers, Dalits and women.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha District Collectors put on flood alert
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday asked all the District Collectors to remain alert to meet any possible flood situation with the Met Department predicting heavy rainfall across the state in the next two days.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
No urgency to discuss formalin-fish issue, ban already in place: CM
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) There is no urgency to discuss the formalin-laced fish controversy, because import of fish from other states has already been banned, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday, on the sidelines of the ongoing monsoon session of the Goa legislative assembly, whose functioning was disrupted by the opposition on the second-day over this issue.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Mile 22' to release on August 17 in India
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Mark Wahlberg-starrer "Mile 22" will release in India on August 17.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Volkswagen to slightly expand capacity, set up design centre
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Expanding production capacity marginally, setting up a design centre, launching new models, increasing localisation levels, and having a regional celebrity as brand ambassador are among German automobile group Volkswagen's "India 2.0" strategy to become the number three player in the market, said a senior company official on Friday.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Smartphone use may affect teenagers' memory
London, July 20 (IANS) Increased exposure to radiation from mobile phones may impact memory in your teenage children, warn Swiss researchers.
2018-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
No case reported in road contract scam in Goa: CM (Lead, correcting intro)
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Nearly a year after the state Public Works Ministry ordered a probe into allegations of bribery by a Boston-based consultancy firm in road construction contracts, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday told the Goa assembly that there was "no such case reported" in the state.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
S. Korean ex-President Park sentenced to 8 more years in jail
Seoul, July 20 (IANS) A court here on Friday sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison for illegally taking off-book funds from the state spy agency and interfering in elections during her term in office.
2018-07-20
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iniesta undergoes first training with Japan's Vissel Kobe
Tokyo, July 20 (IANS) FC Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta trained with J-League side Vissel Kobe for the first time on Friday morning.
2018-07-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
IOA partners with Borosil as hydration partner
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday announced Borosil Glass Works Ltd, one of India's largest glassware producing companies, as the Indian contingent's official hydration partner.
2018-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports

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