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Schools reopen in Srinagar, but students missing
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) After a gap of 15 days, around 200 school in Srinagar reopened on Monday, but few students showed up. Though teachers were present in most schools, jittery parents avoided sending their children.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education
Total Ashes foul for Lord's crowd: Aussie PM on Smith's booing
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday condemned the harsh treatment meted out to batsman Steve Smith, who was subjected to booing by the Lord's crowd during the second Ashes Test which ended in a tense draw.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Prince William, Kate may call off Pakistan visit
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton might be taking a rain-check on their visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a media report said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
CBI granted time in Unnao rape survivor accident case
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday granted two weeks more to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conclude its probe in the Unnao rape survivor accident case.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Flood alert for Pak rivers after India releases water
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have issued flood alerts after India released water into river Sutlej and the Alchi dam "without preschedule", the media reported.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Anushka's 'sunkissed' image leaves Virat spellbound
Antigua, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's photograph from a beach here in West Indies has left her star cricketer husband Virat Kohli at a loss of words.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mitchell Johnson elected MCC honorary life member
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has been elected as an honorary member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pakistanis frustrated with life: Adnan Sami
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Trolled regularly, and more so after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, singer Adnan Sami has come down heavily on his erstwhile compatriot Pakistanis saying they are "frustrated with their own lives" and have been taking it out on him since they realise that he has moved on.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US man arrested over threats to Jewish centre
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Police in the US state of Ohio have arrested a man they believe threatened to carry out a shooting at a Jewish community centre, the media reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prince Andrew 'appalled' by sex abuse claims
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Britain's Prince Andrew has said he is "appalled" by sex abuse claims surrounding his late friend Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his cell at a federal prison in New York earlier this month, the media reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Himachal roads shut due to landslides
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) Roads in Himachal Pradesh continued to remain shut on Monday due to landslides triggered by heavy rain in the past two days, officials said.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Experts' hope high from direct tax code
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) With the direct tax code (DTC) being in the works for years and report of the task force expected anytime now, tax experts hope the new draft law would ease compliance burden and reduce future litigations by incorporating orders of various high courts and the Supreme Court while settling the cases.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
With easy money around, tech entrepreneurs turn risk-averse
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) N.R. Narayana Murthy launched Infosys in 1981 with six other colleagues on a mere $250 borrowed from his wife.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Elon Musk relaunches Tesla solar panel business
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has relaunched Tesla's solar panel services, claiming that it could save a user about $500 a year.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-Malaysian PM's corruption trial postponed
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) A Malaysian court on Monday postponed a trial against former Prime Minister Najib Razak for his alleged role in the embezzlement of billions in public funds that contributed to his shocking election defeat last year.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Triple talaq cases rise in UP after law comes into force
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 which criminalises triple talaq has, so far, failed to act as a deterrent to the cases of triple talaq in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kartik Aaryan starrer 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' to release in July 2020
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan will be stepping into the shoes of National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar's role in the second installment "Bhool Bhulaiyaa", which is scheduled to hit the screens on July 31, 2020.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Smith hopes to be 100% fit for Headingley Test
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Premier Australia batsman Steve Smith, who could not be part of the final day proceedings of the second drawn Test at Lord's following a concussion, is hoping to regain full fitness before the third Ashes game beginning Thursday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Paytm promotes CFO Madhur Deora as President
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Gearing up for the next phase of growth in consumer Internet and financial services, digital payments player Paytm on Monday announced the promotion of its Chief Financial Officer Madhur Deora as the company's President.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Sledging Smith leads to ejection for Lord's member
London, Aug 19 (IANS) The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), in a one of its kind penalty, ejected one of its members after he sledged Australia's Steve Smith in the famed Long Room of the pavilion during the second Ashes Test which ended in a tense draw.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SC rejects Tarun Tejpal's plea
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected journalist Tarun Tejpal's plea seeking to set aside the charges of sexual assault framed against him by a trial court.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Tim Cook right that China trade war will help Samsung'
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has praised Apple CEO Tim Cook for "making a good case" that tariffs on China will help Samsung gain more as it is based in South Korea and does not need to pay any tariffs.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
Trump expresses optimism over US, Taliban talks
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has expressed optimism over the talks between the Taliban and American negotiators as the two sides were trying to chalk out a deal on the withdrawal of US forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with the Afghan government.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kohli completes 11 years in international cricket
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli has completed 11 years in international cricket.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Plantation drive along river banks in UP
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Ten days after Uttar Pradesh (UP) created a world record by planting 22 crore saplings in a single day, ten districts of the state have mooted a similar initiative along the banks of the Ganga and Gomti rivers by the August end.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Google Assistant beats Alexa, Siri again on smartphones
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) As the war between digital assistants intensifies, Google Assistant has once again beaten Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri when it comes to answering queries correctly on smartphones.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump casts doubt on business with Huawei
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has cast doubt on the possibility of conducting any kind of business with Huawei right before his administration was set to announce whether it was extending a temporary reprieve of the ban on American companies buying the Chinese tech giant's components.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sensex up 73 pts, Nifty above 11,000
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) The Sensex on Monday opened slightly higher over gains by finance and banking stocks.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'No deal Brexit dossier shows worst case scenario'
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A leaked secret dossier filed by the UK Cabinet Office which lists a hard Irish border, chaos at the ports along with fuel, medicine and food shortages as a result of a no deal Brexit, outlines a "worst-case scenario", said to a Minister.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Twitter slammed for China-backed ads against HK protesters
Hong Kong, Aug 19 (IANS) Users on the social bookmarking website Pinboard have slammed China-backed advertisements being run on Twitter, attacking Hong Kong protesters.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology
Australia's 'most wanted' murder suspect captured
Canberra, Aug 19 (IANS) One of Australia's most wanted fugitives has been caught after over two years on the run following the murder of his brother at a shopping centre in Melbourne, police said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ashes has kept Test cricket alive: Ganguly
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Indian skipper seems to be mighty impressed with the standard of cricket being played in the ongoing Ashes Test series between England and Australia which has so far seen nervy battle between the arch-rivals.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cricketer Praveen Kumar's father-in-law falls to death
Meerut, Aug 19 (IANS) Anil Kumar, the father-in-law of former Indian cricketer Praveen Kumar, accidentally fell from his three-storey residence in Meerut and later succumbed to his injuries.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Detained Iranian tanker sets sail from Gibraltar
London, Aug 19 (IANS) An Iranian ship, which has changed its name from Grace 1 to Adrian Darya-1, held by Gibraltar since July on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria has left port, media reports said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
All UP boats to be registered
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has come out with a slew of measures to address boat accidents. It has decided that all boats in the state will be painted bright yellow and each one will have a number assigned to it.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yogi's cabinet reshuffle postponed
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) The much awaited cabinet reshuffle of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has been postponed.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Loan issues, red tapeism at state level hits entrepreneurship
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Reluctance of banks and financial institutions to provide loans to start-ups, bureaucratic red tapeism and sloth, lack of coordination and infrastructure at the level of state governments and absence of proper mentoring are among the major reasons that are killing the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country, say industry watchers and experts.
2019-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Ishant, Umesh help India continue dominance in tour game
Antigua, Aug 19 (IANS) After Cheteshwar Pujara, it was the turn of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav to announce their return to Test cricket after a long hiatus as both picked up three wickets each to bundle out West Indies A for 181 before India extended their lead to 200 runs at stumps on Day 2 in the three-day practice match at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Kabul bombing: Afghanistan postpones 100th I-Day celebrations
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) The Afghan government has postponed celebrations to commemorate the 100th Independence Day of Afghanistan which was scheduled for Monday in the historic Dar-ul-Aman Palace.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Indian entrepreneurs, start-ups await growth revival
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) Hit by the decline in economic growth, hundreds of entrepreneurs and start-ups in the manufacturing and services sectors are looking towards the central government with the hope that it will act to reboot the economy.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Entrepreneurial woes: Ease of doing business, not that easy
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) In most cases it takes a tragedy to bring the worlds focus to a plight prevailing for long, the same happened with V.G. Siddharthas death, as it brought to light the dark side of the Indian entrepreneurial environment.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Trump acknowledges US' interest in buying Greenland
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has acknowledged that Greenland is strategically interesting for his country, but stopped short of making it a priority issue.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Medvedev, Keys crowned Cincinnati Masters champions
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Russia's Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys of the US won the men's and women's singles titles of the Cincinnati Masters after winning their respective summit clashes.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Fears in US of bad peace deal with the Taliban
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) An Afghanistan peace agreement that the US seems close to reaching with the Taliban has prompted worries that President Donald Trumps desire to quickly withdraw US troops could further plunge the country into civil war.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Sonia made interim chief as Nehru-Gandhi family trusted: Baghel (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The people and the Congress workers have confidence in the Nehru-Gandhi family and that is why Sonia Gandhi was made the party's interim chief, says Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
11 killed in Maharashtra accident
Dhule (Maharashtra) Aug 19 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and 23 injured in a head-on collision between a container truck and a state transport bus, police said here on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thousands march once again in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Aug 19 (IANS) A mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, widely deemed the most important so far this month, attracted tens of thousands of people as the crisis entered the 11th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump defends China policy, says US economy is world's best
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his strategy versus China, on whose goods Washington has imposed heavy tariffs as the two nations are engaged in high-stakes trade talks, and he called the US economy "the best in the world."
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Scientists develop wearable sensors to detect sweat rate
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) The US scientists have developed a kind of wearable skin sensors that can detect what's in wearers' sweat that may provide real-time updates on their health problems like dehydration or fatigue.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Ashes: Australia cling on to draw despite Archer, Leach heroics (Roundup)
London, Aug 19 (IANS) The exceptionally talented Jofra Archer and left-arm spinner Jack Leach gave Australia a real scare before Travis Head and Pat Cummins held on to a draw in the high-octane clash, after Steve Smith was ruled out with concussion on Day 5 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's here on Sunday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak government presents first anniversary progress report
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Ruling Pakistani Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government on Sunday presented its progress report on the first anniversary of its assuming office, reviewing achievements made by the government.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Politics
Not intimidated by Trinamool's threats: Sovan
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who switched over to the BJP last week, accused the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal of conspiring to put his life in danger and said he will not be intimidated by such threats.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mughal descendant offers gold brick for Ram temple
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, has offered to donate a gold brick to build the Ram temple at Ayodhya.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Fake Polish visa provider arrested
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A 35-year-old man who allegedly cheated around 50 people on the pretext of getting them visa to Poland was arrested by the Delhi Police on Saturday from Mumbai.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC to hear pleas against MP's hiked OBC quota from Aug 21
Jabalpur, Aug 18 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court has decided to club all the petitions challenging the Congress state government's decision to raise the reservation for the OBCs from 14 to 27 per cent, and will hear all the petitions from August 21.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Team India's security upped in Windies after security threat
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian team currently playing in the Caribbean Island has been given additional security after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) received a hoax message that cited Virat Kohli and boys were in danger and their movements were being monitored.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pak resumes ceasefire violations in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) After a lull of less than 24 hours, Pakistan violated the ceasefire again with fresh shelling near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Deputy Drugs Controller suspended for corruption
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has suspended Deputy Drugs Controller Naresh Sharma, posted at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), following his arrest by the CBI on charges of corruption, an official statement said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gokulam storm into Durand semis with 4-1 win over TRAU
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Marcus Joseph scored a hat-trick as Gokulam Kerala FC defeated a 10-man TRAU FC 4-1 to qualify for the semifinals of the 129th Durand Cup here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Telangana government neck-deep in corruption: Nadda
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP's Working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday slammed Telangana's TRS government, saying it is neck-deep in corruption and alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was interested only in promoting his family in politics.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Yediyurappa awaits Shah's nod to expand cabinet
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The much-delayed cabinet expansion of the three-week-old BJP government in Karnataka is set to take place this week after party's national president Amit Shah clears the names of legislators for inducting, an official source said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Malnutrition bigger threat than Maoists: Chhattisgarh CM
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Sunday that malnutrition is a much bigger threat than Maoist violence in the state and that his government is working hard to improve the health of the people.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashes: Stokes, Archer push England for win, Aus 46/2 at tea
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Ben Stokes hit a brilliant unbeaten hundred to put England in a strong position and set Australia a target of 267 before Jofra Archer reduced the tourists to 46/2 at tea and fuel the team's hopes of a improbable victory, after Steve Smith was ruled out with concussionm on Day 5 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Jaitley's condition critical, several ministers visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on Sunday to enquire about the health of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in a critical condition on life support systems.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PKL 7: Tamil Thalaivas, Puneri Paltan play out 31-31 draw
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Home team Tamil Thalaivas and Puneri Paltan played out a highly entertaining 31-31 draw in a see-sawing second match of Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Ashes: Jofra Archer and return of the disconcerting bouncer
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Jofra Archer's brutish spell at Lord's which knocked Australia's batting mainstay Steve Smith to the ground on Day 4, and get ruled out on Sunday due to concussion, reminded many of the disconcerting bouncer which used to be a quick's main weapon to scare batsmen in Test cricket.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
PSG ready to loan Neymar with buying back clause option
Paris, Aug 18 (IANS) With Brazil soccer star Neymar wanting to move out of Paris Saint-Germain, the capital club have said that they are open to the idea of a loan move for the striker with a subsequent obligation to buy him back.
2019-08-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Joe Jonas rings in 30th birthday with Bond theme party
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Joe Jonas marked his 30th birthday with a "James Bond" themed birthday party.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
India condemns Kabul bombing that killed over 60
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Sunday strongly condemned the horrific bombing at a Kabul wedding hall in which over 60 people were killed and called for the perpetrators of the terror attack and those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice immediately.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Yediyurappa ministry to be expanded on Tuesday
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The B.S. Yediyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka will be expanded on Tuesday, an official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gehlot blames ex-CM Raje for lapses in Pehlu Khan probe
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Blaming former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's government for reported lapses in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said his government has formed an SIT to investigate the case.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Arjun, Malaika click love-filled images of each other
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actors Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora clicked photographs of each other, giving a sneak-peak into their love-filled Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP's success ordained by God, not man: Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP's success is ordained by God and is not man-made, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
More major decisions by PM Modi in coming days: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government will take a few major decisions in the coming days, after which the BJP will be in power for the next quarter century, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Kolkata accident: Accused sent to police custody
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A popular city restaurant chain owner's son, who had mowed down two Bangladeshi nationals while speeding in his luxury car, was on Sunday sent to 12 days police custody, police said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Triple talaq 'un-Islamic', not supported by Quran: Shah
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said here that the concept of 'triple talaq' is "un-Islamic" and does not have the sanction of the Quran.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Widow set on fire by in-laws over property dispute in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A widow was set afire by her seven relatives, including mother- in-law, over a property dispute in the Hazrat Nizamuddin area of South Delhi, said a police officer here on Sunday. The victim suffered 80 per cent burns, he added.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan attacks Rajnath Singh over PoK comments
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday attacked Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh over his statement that any talk with Pakistan would only be on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), saying it is "reflective of the predicament that India finds itself in" after its Kashmir move.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
After Kashmir backing, Modi to visit UAE, Bahrain
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Days after the UAE openly backed India over its Kashmir move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to pay a two-day state visit to Abu Dhabi from August 23, and also to Bahrain, where the administration cracked down on Pakistanis holding an anti-India demonstration last week.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Economy needs stimulus, credit demand muted: SBI Chairman
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Amid the economy roiling through a slowdown in demand and consumption, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Sunday raised the pitch for a stimulus, saying that the credit demand remains subdued.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
SBI extends credit period for auto dealers by 15-30 days
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India's largest lender, the State Bank of India, on Sunday said that it is extending the repayment period for stressed automobile dealers by 15-30 days to help them out of current inventory builds-ups due to the slowdown in the sector and in economy.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Harmeet, Ayhika corner glory in national ranking TT
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) It took him almost three years for a national ranking title to come his way, but sixth-seed Harmeet Desai emerged as the deserving winner when he beat Sushmit Sriram of Tamil Nadu 4-1 to hoist the men's singles trophy in the UTT National Ranking (South Zone) table tennis championships at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Other Sports
Ashes: Stokes' unbeaten ton helps Eng set Aus 267-run target
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Ben Stokes hit a brilliant unbeaten hundred to put England in a strong position and set Australia a target of 267 on Day 5 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India, Bhutan agree on close coordination, boost ties
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) India and Bhutan has agreed to maintain close coordination on matters linked to each other's security and national interests, and emphasised on the hydro-power development as one of the important areas of mutually beneficial cooperation.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan condemns Kabul wedding hall bombing
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday condemned the bomb attack at a packed wedding hall in Afghan capital Kabul in which at least 63 people were killed.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
CBI conducts raids in Rs 354 crore Moser Baer case
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against Moser Baer India Limited (MBIL) and conducted raids at six places to nab its current and former officials for cheating the Central Bank of India to the tune of Rs 354.51 crore, a CBI officer said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Majority of opinions worked against Jaspal Rana: Bhutia
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A lot of debate has gone into deciding the winners of the Dronacharya Award, former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
DDCA to name Kotla stand after Virat Kohli
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Celebrating his achievements in international cricket, the Delhi & District Cricket Association on Sunday decided to name one stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium after India skipper Virat Kohli.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Deepa Malik dedicates Khel Ratna to late father
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After being recommended for the highest sporting award in the country -- the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- para athlete Deepa Malik has dedicated the honour to her late father Bal Krishan Nagpal, saying the recognition was a real tribute to "Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikaas."
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Anita Hassanandani enjoys juggling between two shows
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Anita Hassanandani is enjoying participating with husband Rohit Reddy on dance reality show "Nach Baliye 9" and hosting a live game show "Lagao Boli - Sabse Kam Sabse Anokhi".
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sovan Chatterjee accuses Mamata govt of vendetta
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after his police protection withdrawn by the West Bengal government, former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Sunday wrote to city Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma requesting him to deploy adequate security personnel to "avert any untoward attempt" on his life.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kranti feels blessed to be part of 'Batla House'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Kranti Prakash Jha says he feels blessed to be a part of the film "Batla House" in which he is "scaring everyone".
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No Section 144 in Jammu: Officials clarify
Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) Senior police officers in Jammu have denied rumours about reimposition of Section 144 of the CrPC prohibiting assembly of more than four persons at a spot and closure of schools in Jammu, saying the situation in the district is absolutely normal.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Indians get best good night's sleep in the world: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) When it comes to quality sleep, India has astonishingly come on top -- followed by Saudi Arabia and China -- among the most restful populations where people get the best good night's sleep.
2019-08-18
Category: International, India,Technology
100,000 hit streets as protests continue to roil HK
Hong Kong, Aug 18 (IANS) Over 100,000 people dressed in black took part in the pro-democracy protests here on Sunday, amid severe warnings from Beijing. Rains couldn't dissuade people from filling the Victoria Park then spilling out to occupy major roads in all directions, the BBC reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Madhya Pradesh monsoon-rich after three years
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) With about six monsoon weeks still to go, Bhopal is looking at breaking the rainfall record of 168.64 cm set 13 years ago.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
BBB invites applications for MD & CEO post in PNB, BoI
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bank Board Bureau (BBB) has invited applications for the post of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) and the Bank of India (BoI).
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India U-19 boys beat Vanuatu 1-0 in OFC developmental meet
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Sumit Rathi's second-half strike from the top of the box earned India U-19 national team a 1-0 win against hosts Vanuatu in their opening fixture of the OFC Developmental Tournament 2019 at the Korman Stadium in Port Villa, Vanuatu, on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Labuschagne becomes 1st 'concussion substitute' in Test history
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Australia's top order batsman Marnus Labuschagne on Sunday became the first like-for-like substitute in the 142-year history of Test cricket after Steve Smith was ruled out of the remainder of the second Ashes Test in Lord's after being diagnosed with concussion caused by a blow to his neck from England seamer Jofra Archer on Day 4 on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak approaches FB, Twitter over suspension of accounts on Kashmir
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani officials on Sunday said they have taken up the suspension of Pakistani social media accounts that posted messages in support of Kashmir with social networking giants Facebook and Twitter, local media reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Technology
Hooda backs Article 370's abrogation, puts Congress on notice
Rohtak (Haryana), Aug 18 (IANS) In a significant political move, senior Congress leader and two-time Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, here on Sunday, supported the Narendra Modi government's move to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Pak gig: Mika Singh speaks up on FWICE decision to ban him
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh on Sunday said he will continue to do good for India despite the Federation Of Western India Cine Employees' (FWICE) decision to ban him from playback singing, giving public performances and acting in the country, following his gig in Pakistan.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP cadre now hope Ram Mandir, Uniform Civil Code come soon
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government's revocation of Article 370, one of the core agendas of the BJP and which opposition parties had scoffed at as impossible, has filled the party rank and file with hope that the other two core issues of Ram Mandir and a Uniform Civil Code would follow soon.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
63 killed in Kabul blast, IS owns responsibility (2nd Lead)
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 63 people were killed and over 180 injured in a suicide bombing at a packed wedding hall here, reports said on Sunday. The IS has claimed responsibility for the attack, which has left many relatives of the couple getting married dead.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Football riot leaves three dead in Honduras
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 10 injured in a clash between fans of rival football clubs in Honduras, reports said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Sports
Ashes: England lead by 165 runs at Lunch on Day 5
London, Aug 18 (IANS) England were 157/4 at Lunch on Day 5 of the rain-hit second Ashes Test at Lord's on Sunday, leading Australia by 165 runs. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler were batting on 51 and 31 runs, respectively, when the session ended.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Himachal sees highest ever rainfall in 24 hours
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) The local Indian Meteorological Department on Sunday said Himachal Pradesh received the highest ever rainfall for a 24-hour period, since records began almost 70 years ago.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
UK PM to tell EU leaders to renegotiate Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell European Union (EU) leaders that there needs to be a new Brexit deal when he makes his first trip abroad as the Prime Minister later this week.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
Ashwiny to weave, learn from many more stories
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has thanked the fans for showering love on her film "Bareilly Ki Barfi", which turned two on Sunday. She said there are many more stories to weave and learn for a lifetime.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brexit Minister signs order to end all EU laws in Britain
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signed an order that will end all European Union (EU) laws applying in Britain from October 31, the British government said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Mild tremor hits Manipur-Myanmar border, no damage reported
Imphal, Aug 18 (IANS) A 2.9-magnitude earthquake hit the India-Myanmar border region in Manipur on late Saturday night. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There's space for regional hip-hop, says Raftaar
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Rapper Raftaar says Hindi rappers are not frowned upon anymore and that the next phase of hip-hop is a lot of regionalisation.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Concussion rules Smith out of remainder of Lord's Test
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Star Australia batsman Steve Smith was on Sunday ruled out of the remainder of the second Ashes Test in Lord's after being diagnosed with concussion caused by a blow to his neck from England seamer Jofra Archer on Day 4 on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Deadly Chinese kite flying strings on sale despite ban
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The sale of Chinese kite flying thread, coated with glass or abrasives, is banned in the national capital but the dangerous cord continues to be available freely under the counters in neighbourhood stores.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imran Khan attacks 'fascist, Hindu supremacist Modi govt'
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Defeated in his bid to get the UNSC or the world leaders to censure India over Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday took to Twitter to urge the world to "seriously consider the safety and security of India's nuclear arsenal in the control of the fascist, racist Hindu Supremacist Modi Government".
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nadda discusses poll strategy with Telangana BJP leaders
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday discussed with the party's Telangana leaders the strategy to be adopted in the ensuing elections to urban local bodies in the state.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
48-member Indian team for WorldSkills Competition in Russia
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The son of a security guard who became a mechatronics technician, a young woman who battled patriarchal pressures to build a career in health and social care... These are among the 48 who left for Russia on Sunday to represent India in the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan from August 22-27.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Nehru's 'wrong' policies delayed Goa's liberation: Chouhan
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister late Jawaharlal Nehru's "wrong" policies not only led to prolonging of the vexed Jammu and Kashmir problem, but also delayed the liberation of Goa from Portuguese yoke, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Article 370: Confused Congress disintegrating, says Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) A confused Congress is disintegrating in face of the NDA government's brave decision to abrogate Article 370, BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
18 killed in highest-ever rainfall in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Eighteen people, including three children, were killed on Sunday due to heavy rainfall-related incidents across Himachal Pradesh, officials said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IAF aircraft parts recovered 51 years after crash
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) An expedition by the Dogra Scouts has recovered parts of an Indian Air Force AN-12 transport aircraft that crashed in the icy mountains of Himachal Pradesh 51 years ago, killing all 102 people on board, the Indian Army said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
French waiter shot dead over 'slow service'
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A waiter in a cafe near Paris was shot and killed by a customer irate over delay in preparing the sandwich he had ordered, reports said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'WhatsApp from Facebook' tag added in latest beta: Report
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) WhatsApp is adding an update to its latest beta that adds the "WhatsApp from Facebook" tag to the application.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
AIIMS opens Emergency ward, blamed for losses in fire
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) on Sunday blamed the AIIMS for the losses it suffered in a major fire even as the premier institute reopened its Emergency ward a day after the disaster.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Deepa Malik dedicates Khel Ratna to late father
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After being recommended for the highest sporting award in the country -- the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- para athlete Deepa Malik has dedicated the honour to his late father Bal Krishan Nagpal, saying the recognition was a real tribute to "Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikaas."
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kerala journo's death: Factual errors found in SIT report
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Glaring factual errors have been found in the interim report filed by the Kerala Police's Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the road accident case in which journalist K.M.Basheer was killed after being hit by a car driven by inebriated IAS officer Sreeram Venkitaraman here early this month, said Siraj newspaper management.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
128 heads of cattle seized in Bengal, 13 smugglers held
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel seized 128 heads of cattle, being smuggled across to Bangladesh, and arrested 13 people in raids in various border areas in West Bengal on Saturday night and early Sunday, a BSF official said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Expect good tidings early in week but keep fingers crossed (Column: Market Watch)
The short-truncated trading week ended with losses but had hope and expectations on Friday. Dow Jones was a roller coaster this week and global events do make one nervous. BSESENSEX in three trading days closed with losses of 231.58 points or 0.62 per cent at 37,350.33 points while NIFTY lost 61.85 points or 0.56 per cent to close at 11,047.80 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 0.72 per cent, 0.67 per cent and 0.69 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was down 1.31 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was down 0.90 per cent.
2019-08-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy
'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams dead
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Richard Williams, the Oscar-winning animator who worked on the hit film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", is dead. He was 86.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fake currency notes seized in Kolkata, 1 held
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The special task force of the Kolkata Police has seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of the total face value of Rs 1,92,000, a senior officer said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIR against Assam-based news portal over 'fake news'
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) The brother of a research scholar of the Gauhati University has lodged an FIR against editor of a Guwahati-based news portal 'InsideNe' for implicating his sister in a "fake news" related to eating beef.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Archaeological evidence after faith based arguments on Ayodhya
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Last week, the Hindu parties argued in the Supreme Court on the credibility of the excavations by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) that have shown a massive public structure mainly used for worship existed at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Akhtar slams Archer for not showing 'courtesy' after Smith bouncer
Karachi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said on Sunday that England's Jofra Archer lacked "courtesy" after bowling a ferocious bouncer that floored Steve Smith on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
I have no regrets: Akhtar Ali (Where Are They Now?)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Notwithstanding his failing health and advanced age, India's celebrated tennis player and legendary coach Akhtar Ali still keeps a keen eye on the courts of the eastern metropolis to spot and guide budding talent. Now a 80-plus veteran, Ali leads a simple life, spending time with his grandchildren and has little hesitation in saying: "I have no regrets".
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,IANS Life
Karnataka may order CBI probe into snooping under Kumaraswamy govt
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government plans to soon order a CBI inquiry into the alleged phone-tapping of BJP leaders and 2-3 senior state police officers during the previous JD-S-Congress coalition government, an official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Punjab extends health cover to 4,500 journalists
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Sunday announced to bring over 4,500 journalists into the ambit of its universal health insurance scheme, Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
Giorgia Andriani 'not acting' in 'Dabangg 3'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Many expected Giorgia Andriani to make her acting debut with her beau and actor-producer Arbaaz Khan's upcoming film "Dabangg 3", but she says she is neither acting in it nor performing on any special song.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IS recruit loses UK citizenship
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A British Muslim convert who joined the Islamic State (IS) terror group as a teenager has had his UK citizenship revoked, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Archer smiling after Smith bouncer angers social media
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Jofra Archer has marked his Test debut with what has been rated as one of the most intimidating spells of pace bowling in recent times by the commentators and the fans. Archer bowled 29 overs on Day 4 and regularly hit speeds north of 145 kmph. He was also involved in an engrossing battle with the prolific Steve Smith.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Despite low demand, research firm G&R bullish on oil prices
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Despite the lack of demand in the global markets owing to worldwide slowdown in economic activity, natural resource research firm Goehring & Rozencwajg (G&R) says that it expects oil prices to rise.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I-T department to adopt 'taxpayer friendly' approach
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department has decided to adopt a more friendly approach in its dealings with the tax assessees, sources said on Sunday, following Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's call for a mindset change among tax officials.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Expected stimulus, attractive valuations to prop up equities (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) An expected stimulus package, along with attractive valuations are likely to swing the domestic equity indices' upwards during next week.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Redmi 7A: Decent buy in its price segment
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Xiaomi has been able to successfully woo the budget-conscious Indian buyers and this time, the Chinese handset maker has forayed into the entry-level segment with its new launch -- the Redmi 7A -- that comes in two variants.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kovind meets Lata Mangeshkar at her residence
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has met Lata Mangeshkar at her residence here. The legendary singer said that she felt deeply honoured and humbled by the President's visit.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Would return to real time normalcy elude Kashmiris for long?
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Moving with extreme caution and taking decision based on daily assessment of the ground situation, authorities on Sunday relaxed curbs in more areas of the Kashmir Valley.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Assembly battle soon but Delhi Congress headless
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even after close to a month since Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit passed away, the grand old party is struggling to find a replacement in the national capital where Assembly elections will be held in about six months.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Most Handsome Man' title not an achievement for Hrithik
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan probably scores 10 on 10 in the looks department, and it seems like a US-based agency has also noticed it.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Krunal, Hardik spotted in orange Lamborghini
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Hot on the heels of bagging the Man of the Series award in the recently-held T20 series against the West Indies, Krunal Pandya was spotted in an orange Lamborghini here recently with brother Hardik on the wheels.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
A gene mutation can put you at alcoholism risk
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) A tiny genetic mutation can put people at a higher risk for alcohol or drug addiction, say researchers.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Yogi likely to reshuffle Cabinet on Monday
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) The much-awaited Cabinet reshuffle of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is likely to take place on Monday evening.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi leaves for India, ends two-day Bhutan visit
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for India after his two-day visit to Bhutan where he held talks with Bhutanese leaders to further deepen bilateral ties.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Fire Service blames AIIMS for losses in fire
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Fire Service (DFS) chief Vipin Kental on Sunday said the damage due to the blaze at AIIMS could have avoided had the hospital administration been careful about exits and open spaces and if its security staff had been more alert.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nokia 7.2 images leaked ahead of IFA 2019
Helsinki, Aug 18 (IANS) Images of Nokia 7.2 -- the upcoming smartphone from HMD Global -- have been leaked and they suggest the device may feature a circular camera module at the back, the media has reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Finland,Technology
Kohli most followed cricketer on social media
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli not only rules the cricketing world, but also leads the charts when it comes to social media following.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Former cricketers slam fans for booing Smith
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Former cricketers from England and Australia were united in condemning a section of fans at Lord's for booing Steve Smith when the latter returned to the crease on Day 4 of the second Ashes Test on Saturday. Smith received a sickening blow to his neck below his ear off a short delivery from Jofra Archer because of which he had to retire hurt.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tax issues: Communication gap between Centre and officials
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even as the government tries to ease the 'tax concerns' of corporates, the bureaucracy still seems to be stuck in its old ways.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AIIMS starts internal enquiry into fire disaster
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after a major fire broke out in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) complex, the Central government-run hospital began an internal enquiry on Sunday to know what caused the disaster and how to strengthen anti-fire measures.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi seeks Bhutan's cooperation in new sectors
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Saying India is home to among the biggest start-up eco-systems in the world and witnessing transformation in many sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was a great time to innovate in his country, proposing extensive cooperation between the two neighbours in new areas like space and digital payments.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,National,Diplomacy,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lanka captain Karunaratne hails bowlers' effort
Galle, Aug 18 (IANS) After defeating New Zealand by six wickets in the first Test here on Sunday, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne praised his bowlers for restricting the Kiwis to 249 in the first innings.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Water level at Haryana barrage increases
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Due to heavy rains in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, authorities in Haryana's Hathnikund barrage on Sunday said the water level in the Yamuna river has increased, posing a flood threat to New Delhi.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
5 students electrocuted to death in Karnataka town
Koppal (Karnataka), Aug 18 (IANS) Five students aged 14-16 years were electrocuted to death in a freak mishap on the terrace of a residential school building in Karnataka's Koppal town, police said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zomato boy's 'gori tera gaon' goes viral
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A Zomato delivery boy's soulful rendition of Bollywood number "Gori Tera Gaon Bada Pyara" has gone viral on Facebook after it was shared by a customer.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Journalist shot dead in UP
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) A journalist and his brother were shot dead on Sunday by their neighbour, following a dispute over dumping of cow dung near their house.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stalkers run bike over girl's head, police refuse FIR
Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) A group of stalkers accosted a 16-year-old girl returning from her school in Sultanpur and then drove a motorbike over her head and smashed her skull when she raised an alarm.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP worker killed in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A fifty-year-old worker of Bharatiya Janata Party died after miscreants hurled crude bombs towards him in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KJo's witty reply to troll for joking about his sexuality
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Karan Johar has given a sarcastic reply to a social media troll, who made a comment about the filmmaker's sexuality.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yamuna rising, near danger level in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The water level in the river Yamuna here has reached 203.37m and is expected to touch the "warning mark" of 204.5m in the next 36 hours, with the "danger mark" pegged at 205.33m, authorities said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kashmiri Pandit diaspora meet in Houston
Houston (Texas), Aug 18 (IANS) Celebrating the abrogation of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) organised a meeting of the community members in Houston with the head of BJP's Foreign Affairs Department, Vijay Chauthaiwale.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
Akshay vs John: 'Mission Mangal' takes lead on Day 3
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar's "Mission Mangal" has taken a lead at the Indian box-office after raking in Rs 70.02 crore in three days. Actor John Abraham's "Batla House", on the other hand, minted Rs 35.29 crore.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Leaked No Deal Brexit dossier predicts chaos, shortages
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A hard Irish border, three-months of chaos at the ports as well as fuel, medicine and food shortages were expected in the event of a No Deal Brexit, a leaked dossier has revealed.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
We have right to know what happened to Netaji: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Recalling the mysterious disappearance of great Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that peoploe have the right to know of his whereabouts or ultimate fate.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trying to be best version of me: Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor says he is trying to be the best version of himself that his late mother Mona Shourie would have wanted him to be.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Black-clad HK protesters gather for mass rally
Hong Kong, Aug 18 (IANS) Protesters dressed in black participated in a mass anti-government rally in Hong Kong's Victoria Park on Sunday, a day after tens of thousands of people took to the streets on the 11th weekend of unrest sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Differently-abled artists render colours of freedom
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) She cannot walk. Her hands do not move. That does not mean she cannot do anything. Wheelchair-bound Sunitha Thrippanikkara makes everyone around proud with her work.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Talks with Pakistan only on PoK: Rajnath Singh
Kalka (Haryana), Aug 18 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that talks would be held with Pakistan only on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).
2019-08-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
SL takes 1-0 lead, beat NZ by 6 wickets
Galle, Aug 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Saturday beat New Zealand by six wickets in Galle to take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series. Chasing a target of 268, Sri Lanka rode on a masterful 122 from captain Dimuth Karunaratne to get over the line in the first session of Day 5.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Cash-for-Clunkers: Auto industry bets big on scrappage policy
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Faced with a massive sales downturn, India's automobile industry is betting big on a scrappage policy to revive demand for the already dented sector.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
YouTube Originals released post Sep 24 to be free with ads
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Months after confirming that its Originals programming would soon be free with advertisements, YouTube has finally announced content released after September 24 will be available to non-YouTube Premium subscribers as well.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Great time to innovate in India: Modi
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Asserting that India is home to among the biggest start-up eco-systems in the world and witnessing transformation in a wide range of sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was a great time to innovate in the country.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Education,Politics
Robert De Niro greatest actor on earth, says Anupam
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has wished his friend and "greatest actor on earth" Robert De Niro on his 76th birthday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FB contractor pressured therapists to leak staff info
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Facebook is facing flak from moderators who have alleged that a contractor from the social networking giant pressured counsellors to break confidentiality agreements by leaking discussions with employees.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
71 sheep to compensate eloping wife
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) The value of a woman was equated to that of 71 sheep in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, where a man was asked to compensate his lover's husband with the flock for taking away the wife.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
'Superhuman' Tiger Shroff 'deadlifts' 200 kg
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Bollywood's action hero Tiger Shroff on Sunday stunned his friends and fans as he shared a video of him lifting 200 kg.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sectoral policy intervention in works, no fiscal stimulus
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Finance Ministry is holding back-to-back discussions with the Prime Minister's office and the Reserve Bank of India to come out with a sectoral policy package at the earliest but sources rule out any fiscal stimulus having direct revenue implications.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Life's winners, these child cancer survivors are going beyond their label (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Diagnosed with cancer as a six-year-old, Nidhi Baipotu, now nine, is a proud medallist in multiple sports. Lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat radio address, she is one of 10 child cancer survivors who represented India in the 2019 World Children's Winners Games in July, and whose lives are an inspiring testimony to the spirit of resilience in human beings and their determination to beat the odds.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Special Series
David Dhawan has given me maximum films, hits: Salman
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says veteran filmmaker David Dhawan has given him the maximum films and hits.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Heavy downpour in Agra, Chambal about to touch danger mark
Agra, Aug 18 (IANS) A heavy downpour drenched Agra early on Sunday, flooding low-lying areas in the city. Weathermen have forecast continued showers for next two days.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Massive Dhaka slum fire displaces 50,000
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) A massive fire has ravaged a slum in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, leaving 50,000 people homeless, the media reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UK PM in bid to get new Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Boris Johnson will meet European Union (EU) leaders this week during his first trip abroad as the UK Prime Minister, and stress on the the need for a new Brexit deal, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
India hold Australia to 2-2 draw in Olympic test event
Tokyo, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Womens Hockey team held the World No. 2 Australian team to a 2-2 draw on Sunday in their second round-robin match of the Olympic Test Event at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Dhoni ends stint with Territorial Army
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former India captain M.S. Dhoni's spell with his Territorial Army unit has ended. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is now in New Delhi with wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Iceland glacier commemorated with plaque
Reykjavík, Aug 18 (IANS) Mourners will gather in Iceland on Sunday to commemorate the loss of the glacier Okjokull, which was officially declared dead in 2014 at the age of 700.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Iceland,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Archer's spell reminds me of 2005: Ponting
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Australian Ricky Ponting has compared England pacer Jofra Archer's brutish spell at Lord's on Day 4 of the second Ashes Test to the one that he faced during the famous 2005 series.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
6 injured, 13 arrested in US protests
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured and 13 others arrested during far-right and counter protests in the US city of Portland, police said.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pak rejects request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were suspended last week in the wake of New Delhis move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Can Huawei pull off its HarmonyOS outside China?
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Over the last decade, the smartphone operating system (OS) business has become a duopoly. Either you have Apples iPhones running on iOS or a device powered by Googles Android.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
63 killed in Kabul wedding bombing
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 63 people were killed and more than 180 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a wedding hall in Kabul, packed with hundreds of guests, an Afghan government official said.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Kashmir: Will BBC Once Again Lift The Veil Of Secrecy? (Comment)
It is just as well that the BBC has decided to expand its shortwave radio service in Kashmir to beat the communications blackout. This is not the first time the BBC has played this role - and for good reason. Because the supine, mainstream media in L.K. Advanis words crawls when it is asked to bend.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary
Meet Hollywood's master of blood, gore, kills & chills
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Alexandre Aja's love for horror made him dive deep into the genre and create hits like "The Hills Have Eyes", "Piranha 3D" and "Mirrors". The filmmaker says he initially thought that he would get over the genre, but is glad that his obsession with the genre is intact.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hundreds stranded in Himachal after heavy rains
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Hundreds remained stranded in Himachal Pradesh after incessant rainfall triggered landslides, snapped road links, closing of hydropower projects and release excess water from a dam, officials said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Plea to allow Indian goods' distribution from Pak ports
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) has appealed to the government to allow the distribution of Indian origin goods in local markets that have already arrived at Pakistani airports or seaport, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pak importers seek clarity over shipments via Wagah
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani importers have sought clarity on the fate of shipments en route from India via the Wagah/Atari joint check post after Islamabad's decision to suspend bilateral trade with New Delhi over abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
40 killed in Kabul wedding bombing
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a wedding hall in Kabul, packed with hundreds of guests, a government official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
National Award will give me more courage to work hard: Shashwat Sachdev
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Music Composer Shashwat Sachdev, who won the National Award for Best Background Music this year for "Uri: The Surgical Strike", says the prestigious honour will give him more courage to work harder in future projects.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Custom Android UI is future of better experiences
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Originally intended to serve as an advanced operating system for digital cameras, Android OS has come a long way and its next iteration -- Android Q is set to be officially introduced in the third quarter (Q3) this year by Google.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
What Smith told Langer after blow to neck
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Australia coach Justin Langer said that star batsman Steve Smith was desperate to get back on to the field after passing his concussion test on Day 2 of the second Ashes Test at Lord's. Smith was hit flush on the neck by a bouncer from England pacer Jofra Archer when he was on 80 and had to retire hurt.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Reliance Jio propels growth of KaiOS in India
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Devices powered by KaiOS have been in the market only since mid-2017. But thanks to the huge popularity of Jio phones from Reliance, this light Linux-based operating system today has a greater market share than iOS in India.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Governments look beyond Android and iOS to secure devices
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Governments across the world are deliberating over securing their digital footprint and sensitive data from New-Age hackers and an end-to-end, reliable and trustworthy operation system (OS) beyond Android or iOS is top of their minds.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Last narrow gauge line in Central India to chug into history
Nagpur, Aug 18 (IANS) The old world magic and excitement of travelling leisurely by trains on narrow gauge railway lines, is fast becoming a thing of the past world over, including India.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Google's Android, undisputed leader of smartphone OS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) If you just look at the number of people using Android phones in the world, it would appear that Apple's iOS has only a few takers, but a look at the amount of money people spend on Apple's App Store paints a different picture.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Advancing interdependence and common ground on Independence Day (Comment)
In his first speech after winning the election for his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proclaimed that "?we have to win 'sabka vishwas' (everyones trust)." What will be required to win that trust is establishing a true state of interdependence. Interdependence can be achieved by creating a country in which there is a shared understanding of the value of each citizen and a reliance on one another to eliminate discrimination, hostility, and prejudice and to provide equality and opportunity for all. All citizens must be active participants in shaping the future of India. They must be equal partners in Indias inclusive economic mobility and in Indias shared prosperity.
2019-08-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Liverpool, Arsenal record consecutive wins
Southampton, Aug 18 (IANS) Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino provided the offensive firepower in Liverpool's 2-1 away victory over Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium. With the win, the Reds now have two victories in as many matches at the start of the new Premier League season.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Bale pushes Real to 3-1 win over Celta
Vigo (Spain) Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid cruised past Celta Vigo 3-1 in their La Liga opener thanks in large part to the play of Gareth Bale, who had seemed to be out of Zinedine Zidane's plans but now has his head coach's confidence once again.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pujara ton, Rohit's 50 push India to 297/5
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A century from Cheteswhar Pujara and a half century from Rohit Sharma helped push India's score to 297/5 on Day 1 of their practice match against West Indies. Rohit and Pujara shared a 132-run stand for the fourth wicket. Pujara retired after making 100 off 187 balls while Rohit fell after making 68 off 115.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
What next? Filmmaker's dilemma (Column: B-Town)
With the kind of films that unspool every week, one can conclude that there is a dearth of not only ideas but also direction! A varied kind of films are being made. Each filmmaker trying to come out with something different. This includes all - big as well as medium-range producers. The idea seems to be taking a shot in the dark. It is all about taking chances.
2019-08-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary,Bollywood
TN getting ready for professional poll strategists
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The disconnect with the party cadre of current crop of political leaders, the death of two tall leaders - AIADMK's J. Jayalalithaa and DMK's M. Karunanidhi - and the entry of new political parties has opened up avenues for political strategists in Tamil Nadu, say analysts.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
The opposition's blind spot (Column: Spy's Eye)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly began his Independence Day address by declaring that the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, approved by the two Houses of Parliament with a two-third majority, had restored 'One Nation, One Constitution' for India. In a play of domestic politics, however, the developments relating to Kashmir are producing a political fallout at home in which the principal opposition strangely is showing up as the chief apologist for Pakistan.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Opinion/Commentary
City settle for 2-2 draw against Spurs
Manchester, Aug 18 (IANS) Manchester City stumbled at home against Tottenham here, squandering leads on a pair of occasions before the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UP man arrested for raping, killing daughter
Gorakhpur, Aug 18 (IANS) A man from Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district has been arrested for allegedly raping his 19-year-old daughter for two years and then killing her, police said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yogi to attend Janmashtami celebrations in Mathura
Mathura, Aug 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will attend the grand 'Janamashtami' celebrations in Mathura.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Suicide pact was written by Burari 'horror' home residents
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Over a year after 11 members of a family were found dead at their home in a case of suspected mass suicide in North Delhi's Burari area, a handwriting analysis of the notes detailing the pact has shown that they were written by those who died.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Allowances of Ram temple priest, staff to be hiked
Ayodhya, Aug 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to increase the allowances of the priest and the staff involved in the upkeep of the makeshift Ram temple in Ayodhya.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Temple stone carving in Ayodhya speeds up
Ayodhya, Aug 18 (IANS) With the hearing on the Ayodhya dispute gaining momentum, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has also started speeding up stone carving in Karsevakpuram.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Delhi-NCR to get 300 more EV charging stations in 6 months
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The national capital and its surrounding urban centres will soon get 300 more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the next five to six months.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
UP Governor wants to reduce her security
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has set a new example in putting an end to the tradition of VIP culture.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Real more challenging than fiction: 'Mission Mangal' set designer
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Realism is the in-thing lately in our Bollywood films. Among the most vital aspects that render a realistic look to a scene is set design, though people associated with the craft do not always get due recognition. Sandeep Sharad Ravade, who has been working as an art and production designer for years now, is happy that all the hard work he put into his latest, "Mission Mangal" is getting noticed.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Why Jagan can't dump Amaravati as capital?
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The fact that the development of Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, would not be Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's priority was clear from the day he assumed office as the state's new Chief Minister in May.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Strict police guard in Portland fearing violence
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The city of Portland, Oregon, remained under strong police guard after far-right and left-wing extremist groups announced mobilizations that could lead to violent confrontations.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kuwait condemns drone attack on Saudi oil field
Kuwait City, Aug 18 (IANS) Kuwait condemned a drone attack at Shaybah Oil Field in eastern Saudi Arabia, the Kuwait's Foreign Ministry said.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
39 mn people suffer from hunger in Latin America: FAO
Montevideo, Aug 18 (IANS) An increase in the number of people suffering from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, now totaling 39 million, is a cause of concern for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), according to its deputy representative for that region.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Uruguay,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Death toll in dengue outbreak hits 40 in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 40 people have died from dengue in Bangladesh, with over 50,000 cases reported throughout the country since January, authorities said Saturday, Efe news reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Yemen's interior ministry suspends work in Aden
Aden, Aug 18 (IANS) Yemen's Interior Ministry announced work suspension at its main headquarters in the southern port city of Aden, a week after forces of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) seized the strategic city.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
San Francisco mayor backs advocacy group for gun control
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) San Francisco Mayor London Breed threw her weight behind an anti-gun violence advocacy group in the Bay Area to urge the federal government and lawmakers in Congress to take action to control gun-related crime.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Blast in wedding hall in Afghanistan, many killed
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) Several people were either killed or injured after an explosion ripped through a wedding hall in the Afghan capital of Kabul, the spokesman of Interior Ministry confirmed early Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Yemeni Houthis, European diplomats meet in Tehran
Tehran, Aug 18 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi movement and diplomats of a number of European countries recently held a meeting in the Iranian capital.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Turkey supports peaceful settlement of Libya crisis'
Ankara, Aug 18 (IANS) Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu voiced his country's support for a peaceful settlement of the Libya crisis, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Calm reigns over Hong Kong on 11th weekend of protest
Hong Kong, Aug 18 (IANS) The 11th weekend of protests in Hong Kong got off to a peaceful start on Saturday before a moderate degree of tension flared again between police and pro-democracy activists.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Kalburgi murder case: Chargesheet filed against seven
Dharwad (Karnataka), Aug 18 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) filed a chargesheet against the seven accused of killing renowned Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi in August 2015, including the hitman Ganesh Miskin in the district court in Karnataka's Dharwad.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ashes: Smith, pacers give Aus advantage (Roundup)
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Steve Smith waged a lone battle, survived a deadly bouncer from Jofra Archer which forced him to retire hurt, came back and helped Australia not lose sight of England's first innings score before Pat Cummins and Peter Siddle set up a victory bid, even as the hosts managed to take a 104-run lead at stumps on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
2 Bangladeshis killed by speeding luxury car in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A speeding luxury car mowed down two pedestrians - both Bangladesh citizens - close to a vital south Kolkata intersection early on Saturday, police said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stop #logout campaign, Zomato's Goyal urges in tweetstorm
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As hundreds of restaurants delisted from online food aggregators' platform across the country, Zomato's Founder Deepinder Goyal on Saturday requested restaurant owners to stop the #logout campaign.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Major fire in AIIMS, Emergency wing closed (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A major fire broke out on a second floor of a building in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) complex on Saturday evening. No casualty was reported but as a precautionary measure, the adjacent Emergency department has been closed and patients shifted elsewhere even as efforts to douse the blaze are on.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police constable, a tailor commit suicide in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Two men, including a Delhi Police head constable, allegedly committed suicide, according to the police on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Military officers, bureaucrats move SC over Article 370
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Six retired military officers and bureaucrats have filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian Army hits Pakistani post opposite Rajouri
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Army hit a Pakistani post opposite the Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday during continuous cross-fire following a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan that left a soldier dead, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PKL 7: Bengal Warriors play out draw against Dabang Delhi
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) In-form teams, Bengal Warriors and Dabang Delhi played out an entertaining draw, with both teams finishing on 30 points in the second match of the day at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
2 men stabbed for asking not to trouble their sister
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Two men were stabbed for allegedly asking a man to stop troubling their sister in South Delhi's Sangam Vihar on Friday evening, the police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt focusses on four specific groups for maintaining calm in J&K
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As government agencies begin easing restrictions step-wise in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre plans to handle four specific groups to prevent a breakout of violent protest in the Valley.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Goa vet team to treat flood-affected cattle in Kolhapur
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) The Goa Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services department on Saturday, deputed nine officials including four veterinarians, to Maharashtra's flood-affected Kolhapur district for treatment of cattle.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dreaded Gurugram gangster arrested from Abu Dhabi
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) Haryana Police on Saturday said they have arrested a fugitive gangster from Abu Dhabi named Kaushal who was involved in several extortion killings.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air quality improves to 'Good', best in years
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi hasn't breathed this clean in years. Rainfall in and around brought the capital's air quality on Saturday to the "good" condition, while PM 2.5 levels, recorded at 15 by the US Embassy and 17 by Safar, were the lowest in this year.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
PKL 7: Bengaluru Bulls humble Tamil Thalaivas 32-21
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Chennai leg of the Pro Kabaddi League season 7 began on a disappointing note for the home fans as Bengaluru Bulls humbled Tamil Thalaivas by a scoreline of 32-21 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Ashes: Smith masterclass helps Aus cut lead to 8
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Steve Smith waged a lone battle, survived a deadly bouncer from Jofra Archer which forced him to retire hurt, came back and cut down Australia's deficit to eight runs against England at tea on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Legendary Bond Aston Martin DB5 sells for $6.4 mn
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) A James Bond car, with revolving number plates, machine guns behind tail lights and devices to emit smoke, spread nails and slash tyres of pursuers, has been sold for $6.4 million at a car auction in California, reports said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,National,IANS Life
Slowdown: Hyundai Motor India lists 'no production days'
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) India's second largest car maker, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has declared "no production days" this month for some of its production departments owing to tough market conditions for the automobile sector.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Now IITs, NITs to prove Sanskrit is scientific language
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Premier institutions of the country like the IITs and NITs now have a new task -- to prove that Sanskrit is indeed a scientific language.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Modi launches slew of projects to expand India-Bhutan ties
Thimpu, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to take India-Bhutan relationship beyond hydro-power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched several projects in different areas from LPG to space technology, as well as enhancing cooperation in science and education sectors.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Durand Cup: Real Kashmir book semis date with Mohun Bagan
Kalyani (West Bengal), Aug 17 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC held FC Goa to a goalless draw on a wet pitch at the Kalyani Stadium on Saturday to seal their place in the semifinal of the 129th Durand Cup.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISRO plans to source 5 PSLV rockets from domestic firms
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Targeting to realise 12 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV) per year from the domestic private sector, Indian space agency ISRO's commercial arm NewSpace India Ltd has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for first manufacturing five of these rockets.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Coffee Day group's outstanding debt at Rs 4,970 cr
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) The Coffee Day group on Saturday said its total outstanding debt was Rs 4,970 crore, including Rs 4,796 crore secured loans and Rs 174 crore in unsecured loans.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Man held for duping over 20 women on matrimonial sites
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A 46-year-old man has been arrested from Meerut for allegedly defrauding over 20 women through matrimonial and dating sites, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ashes: Hit by Archer bouncer, Smith retires hurt
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A rocket Jofra Archer bouncer clattered Steve Smith down flat on his face, cutting short a masterclass knock as the ace batsman was forced to retire after lunch on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Assam CM launches state's first CNG station in Dibrugarh
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated the first-ever CNG fuelling station of the state in Dibrugarh.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi launches Rupay card in Bhutan, signs 9 MoUs
Thimpu, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday launched Rupay card in Bhutan and signed nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs), including one on the ISRO-built earth station in Thimphu and a power purchase agreement.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Bhutan,Politics
No plans to privatise ordnance factories: Defence Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Central government on Saturday denied reports about privatisation of ordnance factories across the country in a response to workers who have threatened to launch a 30-day strike from August 20.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Sonia, Rahul greet nation on Parsi new year, Navroz
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday greeted the people of the Zoroastrian community on the occasion of Navroz.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
India opt to bat against West Indies A in tour game (Toss)
Antigua, Aug 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat against West Indies A in the three-day warm-up match ahead of the Test series at the Coolidge Cricket Ground here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Market borrowings touch 57% of Budget Estimates in June
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government's market borrowings have touched Rs 2.54 lakh crore, which is 57 per cent of the Budget Estimates, as of June 2019.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Roma renew three-year deal with Dzeko
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS) Bosnia and Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko has inked a new contract with Roma, the Italian club announced on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Sobhita Dhulipala-starrer 'Moothon' to premiere at Toronto
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Sobhita Dhulipala-starrer "Moothon" will be premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The action thriller also stars Malayalam actor Nivin Paul.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Curbs, communication clampdown being lifted in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Against the forecast of a doomsday scenario, government agencies have succeeded in preventing any loss of life during the 12-day clampdown in the Kashmir Valley and have started easing restrictions stepwise, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Being an outsider, I have to work to pay bills: Amit Sadh
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Amit Sadh, who has recently seen in the digital film "Barot House", dismissed rumours that he has been cast in the biopic of mathematician Shakuntala Devi.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pak propaganda wing spreading misinformation via fake 'colonels'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), public relations wing of the Pakistan armed forces, is busy spreading fake news related to Kashmir and sow seeds of discord among security forces and fuel hatred among citizens in India.
2019-08-17
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Trump tweets about dinner with Tim Cook
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Apple would be spending "vast sums of money in the US", President Donald Trump said while announcing Tim Cook as his dinner guest for the Friday night.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Punjab CM nominates athletes for sports institute
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday approved Olympic medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra, hockey player Brig Harcharan Singh, athlete Gurmeet Kaur, kabaddi player Hardeep Singh and cricketer Harbhajan Singh as members to the governing council of the Punjab Institute of Sports.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Sports
Deepika's 'daddie' quip for Ranveer has fans guessing if she's pregnant
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) A mischievous comment actress Deepika Padukone posted in a chat session conducted by her husband and actor Ranveer Singh on his Instagram page, briefly threw fans of the star couple in a tizzy, with many of them speculating if the actress is pregnant.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Harmeet celebrates nomination for Arjuna with semis spot
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Sixth-seed Harmeet Desai, buoyed by his Arjuna Award recommendation, disposed off PSPB mate Subhajit Saha 4-0 to storm into the semi-finals, sounding a warning to the rest of the field, in the UTT National Ranking (South Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Other Sports
Durand Cup: Bengaluru FC rally to hold Jamshedpur FC 3-3
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Suresh Singh Wangjam converted two penalties right at the death to secure a dramatic 3-3 draw for Bengaluru FC against Jamshedpur FC in their final group game of the Durand Cup at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Flipkart rolls out video service through Android app
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Walmart-owned e-commerce giant Flipkart on Saturday started rolling out its 'video' service through the latest update of its Android app.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
German company to set up centre of excellence in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) German-based Export-Akademie Baden-Wurttemberg will establish a centre of excellence for innovation and technology management in Himachal Pradesh, Additional Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
12th CIC event to begin in Kochi on Aug 29
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Kochi will host the three-day 12th edition of Conventions India Conclave (CIC), a premier international meet on MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition).
2019-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Hope B'Wood actresses can pull big crowds someday: Vidya Balan
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) In Bollywood, it is mostly the male superstar who is the crowd-puller of a film -- the primary draw whose name ensures blockbuster business. On the other hand, films with female actors in the lead, often witness poor box-office performance, or have to be produced in a medium-to-low budget set-up, so that they can make profits quickly and at least record a hit status.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
7 dead after ship sinks off China coast
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Seven people died and another two were missing after a ship sank off the coast of China's Shandong province, maritime rescue authorities said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar to set up lightning alert system, save lives
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) Alarmed over the rising number of deaths due to lightning strikes, the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA) has signed an agreement with Bangaluru-based Earth Networks to set up a lightening forecast system in the state.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Panaji braces for 48 waterless hours, Congress hits out
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Residents of the state capital and its outlying areas are bracing for more than 48 hours of water scarcity after a landslide washed away two key pipelines which supply water from the Opa reservoir in Ponda sub district to North Goa, including Panaji, it was announced on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Lalu Prasad's movement restricted due to arthritis: Doctor
Ranchi, Aug 17 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's movement has been restricted due to arthritis, according to a doctor.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Death toll in Bangladesh dengue outbreak hits 40
Dhaka, Aug 17 (IANS) At least 40 people have died from dengue in Bangladesh, with over 50,000 cases reported throughout the country since January, authorities said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India beat Malaysia 6-0 in Olympic Test Event
Tokyo, Aug 17 (IANS) After the Indian women's hockey team registered a convincing 2-1 win over Japan in their opening match of the Olympic Test Event, the men's hockey team also performed in a similar vein as they defeated Malaysia 6-0 in their opening encounter of the tournament held at the Oi Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Jadeja recommended for Arjuna award, Deepa for Khel Ratna
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was among the 19 names recommended for the Arjuna Award while para-athlete Deepa Malik was chosen for India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Wrestler Bajrang Punia was also recommended for the Khel Ratna as was reported by IANS on Friday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
DD News anchor Neelum Sharma no more
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) News anchor Neelum Sharma, who was associated with Indias public service broadcaster Doordarshan News for over 20 years, breathed her last on Saturday. The news of her demise was flashed on the official Twitter account of DD News and, according to reports, she was batteling cancer.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Media
'Vaping-linked' lung illness reported in 100 people in US
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Health officials in the US are reportedly investigating nearly 100 cases of young adults with severe respiratory problems in 14 states.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP races ahead in preparing for UP by-elections
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for by-elections to 13 Assembly seats, the dates for which are likely to be announced next month.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ashes: Smith's 50 keeps England at bay at lunch on Day 4
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Steve Smith held Australia's batting together in the face of a collapse as they rode his unbeaten half century to post 155/5 and trail England by 103 runs, at lunch on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Dhoni plays cricket with kids in Leh, picture goes viral
Leh, Aug 17 (IANS) Former India captain M.S. Dhoni has completed his two-week stint with the Territorial Army in Jammu and Kashmir. A picture of him playing cricket with kids in a basketball court on a cemented pitch has been going viral on social media.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Openers put Sri Lanka in strong position in Galle Test
Galle, Aug 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka rode openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne's unbeaten half-centuries to reach 133 and are now 135 runs away from a victory against New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
With less than 45% rain, drought looms over Bihar
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) With Bihar receiving 45 per cent less than normal rain this year, several districts of the state are in the grip of a severe drought, even though flood has made lives miserable in the neighbouring states.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jaitley in critical state, several leaders visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been put on life support at the AIIMS hospital here, is in a critical condition, hospital sources said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goa capital braces for 48 hours without water
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Residents of Goa's capital and other outlying areas are bracing for more than 48 hours of water scarcity after a landslide washed away two key pipelines which supply water from the Opa reservoir in Ponda sub district to North Goa, including Panaji.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out on two floors of a building in the AIIMS hospital here, leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday. No casualties have been reported so far.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPI-M loses hold over Kannur local body in Vijayan bastion
Kannur, Aug 17 (IANS) The CPI-M and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan received a setback here on Saturday when the party lost control over the Kannur Corporation.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hackers target Denmark's Tivoli park, guests info stolen
Copenhagen, Aug 17 (IANS) The Copenhagen-based Tivoli, one of the oldest and most popular amusement parks in Europe, has now joined the unfortunate online "rogues gallery" of major Danish companies whose customer data has been hacked from their websites.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Denmark,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Politician among 5 killed in Pakistan firing
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A convoy of a political leader came under attack in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Saturday, leaving at least five people dead including the politician.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out at the first and the second floor of the PC building in the AIIMS hospital here leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 261 cr assets of alleged ponzi scheme runners attached
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 261 crore properties of Radheshyam and Bansilal of Future Maker Life Care Private Limited and their family in a ponzi scheme case.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai to host prestigious World Youth Chess C'ship
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Indias latest chess sensation and the worlds second youngest Grand Master Praggnanandhaa R. will be the star attraction at the prestigious World Youth Chess Championship to be held in Mumbai in October.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Houthis claim drone strikes on Saudi Aramco oil refinery
Sanaa, Aug 17 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they launched multiple bomb-laden drone attacks on Saturday on an oil refinery of Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian oil company, according to a media report.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Terrorism
Arms trafficker arrested, 110 live cartridges seized
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police arrested a 46-year-old inter-state arms and ammunition trafficker and recovered 110 cartridges of .315 and .32 bores on his information.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chakma tribals in India, Bangladesh observe 'Black Day'
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 17 (IANS) The Chakma tribals of northeast India and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of southeast Bangladesh on Saturday observed a "Black Day" to protest the non-inclusion of non-Muslim dominated CHT in India during the partition in 1947, a leader of the agitating tribe said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Excess water released from Bhakra Dam, more discharges likely
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) As the Bhakra Dam across the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh reached its capacity, excess water was released as a precaution, which could cause flood in villages located downstream, officials said
2019-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
You can't just stop being famous: Tabu
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Tabu believes in living with her fame, and says that one can't just detach from it because fame becomes a part of one's personality.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Give your best shot this World Photography Day
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Smartphones with top-of-the-line camera technologies and filters have made everyone a photographer and according to professional lensmen, you can achieve great shots with some training and perspective.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'M.O.M: Mission Over Mars' is an ode to ISRO scientists
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The new web series, "M.O.M: Mission Over Mars", is an ode to the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The show narrates an intriguing tale of four women scientists who, through their brilliance and dedication, chart the journey of the Indian space agency's Mangalyan mission.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Defender Eli Sabia extends Chennaiyin FC contract
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Chennaiyin FCs Brazilian defender Eli Sabia on Saturday penned a contract extension with the club, that will see the 30-year-old turn out for Head Coach John Gregorys side for the 2019-20 season.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
'The great gold bull market has begun'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Gold prices have hit a record high amid a rush for safe haven assets owing to the fears of a recession. Goehring & Rozencwajg, a research firm which focuses on investments in natural resources, says the great gold bull market has begun.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Moin Qureshi case: Court reserves order on aide's bail plea
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday reserved its order on the bail plea filed by a Hyderabad-based businessman Satish Sana Babu, in a money laundering case related to controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
PIL in SC challenging amendments to UAPA Act
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Act, 2019, notified by the Centre, to designate an individual as a terrorist.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Beloved dugong dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach
Bangkok, Aug 17 (IANS) An eight-month-old sick dugong named "Marium" whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand has died from an infection after pieces of plastic were found in her intestine.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Thailand,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan plans Kashmir cell, desk at embassies
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to set up a special cell on Kashmir at foreign office and a desk at all embassies in light of the Kashmir crisis.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
There are days I can't detach from my roles: Kaya Scodelario
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Kaya Scodelario says there are days when she cannot detach herself from her onscreen persona, which she thinks is not at all healthy.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lisa Haydon expecting second child
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Lisa Haydon is expecting her second child.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajasthan court annuls child marriage
Jodhpur, Aug 17 (IANS) A Rajasthan court has annulled the wedding of an 18-year-old girl who was married when she was just 10-month-old. Maina, daughter of a daily wage worker of Dhandhaniya Bhayla village, was married to a man in Udaysar village on December 26, 2001.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Govt notifies amended Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code law
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government has notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act, 2019, under which a deadline of 330 days has been set for completion of corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP), including litigation and other judicial processes.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
7 killed as ship catches fire in Indonesia
Jakarta, Aug 17 (IANS) Seven people including two children were killed and four others went missing as a ship caught fire in waters off central Indonesia's Sulawesi province on Saturday, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
11 lose sight after botched surgery in Indore
Bhopal, Aug 17 (IANS) Eleven persons lost their vision to different degrees following suspected infection after they were operated upon for cataract in Indore Eye Hospital, a health official said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rameshwar, MP's Bolt, to train at Bhopal SAI centre
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) After Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju assured to put 19-year-old Rameshwar Gurjar, also known as the Usain Bolt of Madhya Pradesh, in an athletics academy, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has asked Rameshwar to report at it's Bhopal centre.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Populism is spreading across the planet: Richard Gere
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Richard Gere says the movement of populism is spreading all around the world, and he hopes to touch upon the issue with his series "MotherFatherSon".
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
John Abraham, Nikkhil Advani discuss patriotism
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Their choices clearly show both actor John Abraham and filmmaker Nikkhil Advani have a keen interest in being a part of stories that revolve around national interest and real-life events. The duo's latest collaboration "Batla House" has again started a conversation along those lines among the common people, and they firmly state their brand of patriotism is different from the 'nationalist attitude.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Andhra village elder booked for thrashing minor Dalit girl
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) Police in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district on Saturday booked a village elder for thrashing a minor Dalit girl in public for eloping with a youth.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mary Kom recuses herself from sports awards meeting to avoid conflict
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Boxer M.C. Mary Kom on Saturday recused herself from the meeting wherein her personal coach Chhote Lal Yadav's name was discussed for the Dronacharya award. There was widespread criticism that she is a part of the 12-member committee which is nominating names for national awards for excellence in sports and her own coach is in the list of candidates proposed. But the boxer decided to stay away when her coach's name came up for discussion.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Dealing with Doval doctrine in 'Modi's Hindustan': Pak Minister
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A day after its failure to get anything from the closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday that Islamabad is dealing with Doval doctrine in "Modi's Hindustan" as against "Nehru's Hindustan".
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Suarez injured in Barcelona's opening La Liga game
Barcelona, Aug 17 (IANS) Uruguay forward Luis Suarez strained his right calf during Barcelonas 1-0 loss to Athletic Club in their opening match of the 2019-20 La Liga season, the Catalan club said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
11 people lose sight after botched eye surgeries in Indore
Indore, Aug 17 (IANS) At least 11 people have lost their vision after alleged botched eye surgeries here. They were operated upon for cataract in a hospital run by a trust.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
CBI court grants bail to one more in NPCC bribery case
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to one more accused in an alleged bribery case relating to the National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC).
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Three persons were injured, flight and train services disrupted as large parts of Kolkata and other south Bengal districts submerged in water on Saturday following heavy monsoon rains.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Chidiakhana' is for children, deserves 'U' rating: Director
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Chidiakhana" director Manish Tiwary is upset that he is caught up in battle with the censor board over the certification of his children's film.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gold may surge to Rs 40,000 per 10 gram by Diwali
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Amid global growth concerns and heightened trade tensions, gold prices might cross the Rs 40,000 mark by Diwali, analysts have said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
I-T Dept issues checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cash
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to seize illegal cash, the Income Tax Deparmtent has issued a 17-point checklist to tax commisioners across the country to track those who deposited unaccounted cash during demonetisation.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Company official arrested for swindling Rs 344 cr
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Saturday said it has arrested Awanish Kumar Mishra, Director of Allied Financial Services Pvt Ltd (AFSPL) for alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 345 crore.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka asks BJP leaders to clarify stand on Kuldeep Sengar
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday asked BJP leaders to clarify their stand on rape accused legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, after his photographs appeared in an Independence Day advertisement in a Hindi newspaper, along with pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath and Home Minister Amit Shah.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will continue to experiment as we look to build a legacy: Shastri
St. Johns (Antigua), Aug 17 (IANS) Ravi Shastri, who has been re-appointed as the head coach of Team India for a second consecutive term, has insisted that his endeavour would be to help the Men in Blue build a legacy which can be emulated by other teams in the time to come.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
One country, one law needed for entire nation: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor, whose web series "Haq Se" was set in Jammu and Kashmir, feels the Government's decision to scrap Article 370 in that state is welcome, because there should be a 'one country one law' policy for all of India.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
This sensor uses sweat to give real-time health updates
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have developed wearable skin sensors that use sweat to provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
US cuts Pakistan's aid by $440 million
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The US has cut its aid to cash-strapped Pakistan by $440 million, bringing its commitments to just $4.1 billion.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Hundreds attend Texas shooting victim's funeral
El Paso (Texas), Aug 17 (IANS) Antonio Basco, who extended an open invite for people to attend his wife who died in the El Paso mass shooting in Texas, was shocked when hundreds queuing to get in to the church for the service, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Best constable' caught taking bribe in Telangana
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Barely a day after he received an award on the Independence Day for being the best constable in his district, the police constable was caught red-handed while taking a bribe.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi reaches Bhutan on two-day state visit
Thimpu, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bhutan on Saturday on a two-day state visit during which he will hold talks with Bhutanese leaders to further deepen bilateral ties between the two countries.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Politics
Rebel AAP leader Kapil Mishra joins BJP
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kapil Mishra on Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with AAP's women wing chief Richa Pandey at the BJP headquarters here.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gerard Butler in awe of Morgan Freeman
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Gerard Butler says he was amazed to see the energy of 82-year-old Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman, while filming action scenes for their new film, "Angel Has Fallen".
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two killed, several villages affected in Andhra floods
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) Two persons were killed after floods in Krishna river affected about 90 villages and inundated several habitations in Krishna and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh, officials said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rishi Kapoor relives 'Bobby' magic in NY
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is currently undergoing medical treatment in the Big Apple, recently got a chance to relive memories of his superhit film "Bobby" in that distant land when he heard the film's popular song, "Main shayar toh nahin", at a salon.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I fly to other countries just to catch films: Anurag Kashyap
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says he has done stupid things for movies, and likes to fly all around the world just to catch a show of his favourite project.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Battle over, Shastri and Hesson exchange pleasantries
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) After Ravi Shastri retained his position as India's chief coach for the next two years, former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, who had also applied for the same job, congratulated him with a heart-warming tweet.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Voice of Kashmiri people heard at UN: Maleeha Lodhi
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) After the UN Security Council (UNSC) concluded its informal consultation on Kashmir, Pakistan's envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the voice of the Kashmiri people has been heard in the highest diplomatic forum in the world.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
No relief for Ratul Puri, court denies interim stay on NBW
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday refused to stay the non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against businessman Ratul Puri.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
High-level committee to review defence procurement policies
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A 12-member high-level committee has been formed by the Union government to revise and align the procedure of Defence procurement with the aim of strengthening the 'Make in India' initiative.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
New Year begins in Kerala with 'Chingam 1'
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) After being hit hard by heavy rains and floods, Kerala on Saturday marked the beginning of the Malayalam New Year -- 'Chingam 1' -- with prayers and celebrations. The month-long celebrations will end on September 16.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
17 phone exchanges restored, curbs lifted in 35 police stations in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Following the clampdown for 12 days in Jammu and Kashmir over the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories, the state government on Saturday said that 17 of the 96 exchanges were made functional while restrictions have been lifted from 35 police stations in North, South and Central Kashmir region.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Imran welcomes UNSC meeting on Kashmiris
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday welcomed the UN Security Council's informal consultation on the Kashmir issue and said that addressing the "suffering of Kashmiri people" was the responsibility of the world body.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Helmer dedicates Best Film 'Hellaro' to suppressed women
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Not many knew the name Abhishek Shah outside the Gujarati film industry till the day before the National Film Awards were announced last week. Shah, who was better known as a casting director even within Gujarati industry, is now a celebrated name in film circles, after his debut directorial feature, "Hellaro", won Best Feature Film at the 66th National Film Awards.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pehlu Khan case: BSP MLAs in Rajasthan differ with Mayawati
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) While BSP supremo Mayawati has slammed the acquittal of all six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, BSP MLAs in Rajasthan have come out in support of it.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Huawei to unveil its own mapping service 'Map Kit'
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to challenge Google Maps, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is planning to unveil its own mapping service known as Map Kit.
2019-08-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Russell Domingo appointed Bangladesh head coach
Dhaka, Aug 17 (IANS) Russell Domingo was on Saturday appointed as the head coach of Bangladesh for the next two years. He replaces Steve Rhodes whose tenure was not extended by the Bangladesh Cricket Board following the team's eighth-place finish at the recently concluded World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Mayawati visits AIIMS to enquire about Jaitley's health
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to meet former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been admitted here since last Friday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Steve Smith leaves fans in splits with unique technique
London, Aug 17 (IANS) If there's one person who has been making headlines on a consistent basis in the ongoing Ashes series, it has to be former Australia skipper Steve Smith.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak holds high-level meet on Kashmir post UNSC setback
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A meeting of Pakistan's top brass chaired by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was under way on Saturday to discuss the situation in Kashmir and to devise a future plan of action following the UN Security Council meet where it failed to censure India over its revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Trump asks Imran Khan to reduce tensions with India through dialogue
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has stressed upon the need for bilateral dialogue to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the White House said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
CEOs must prioritize water risks in boardroom meets: Report
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As the world stares at 40 per cent water supply gap by 2030, managing water must be a priority in the boardroom of every company in the world including in India -- to create and develop competitive advantages, while reducing financial losses and ensuring continuity of operations, a new report has suggested.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Business/Economy
Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airport
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A man was arrested for allegedly making a hoax call on August 8 saying his wife was planning to trigger a bomb at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi police arrests company official for swindling Rs 345 cr
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Saturday said it has arrested Awanish Kumar Mishra, said to be a top official of Allied Finance company for alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 345 crore.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People who said I don't deserve to be in films have retired: John
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor John Abraham says the worst criticism he has faced since the time he entered Bollywood is that he doesn't "deserve to be in this industry".
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Muslims decide not to offer namaz on road in Ranchi
Ranchi, Aug 17 (IANS) A Muslim cleric has convinced his community against offering namaz on roads in Ranchi henceforth.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National
Aditya Narayan to host 'Indian Idol 11'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer-anchor Aditya Narayan has been roped in to host the upcoming season of the popular singing-based reality TV show, "Indian Idol".
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KJo's wishlist for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' reboot: Ranveer, Alia, Janhvi
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Karan Johar has no immediate plans to work on a "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" reboot, but the filmmaker says Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Janhvi Kapoor would be on his wishlist if he decides to bring back the love story.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa should have more beach shacks: Association
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Goa's beach shack owners have demanded an increase in the number of shacks dotting Goa's beaches, while also urging the state government to create a separate policy for traditional shack owners, Cruz Cardozo, President of the Goa Shack Owners Welfare Society said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Eyes on CoA as CAC writes to them, want to pick India support staff
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, has asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to include the CAC in the process of appointment of the Indian team's support staff.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
17 of J&K's phone exchanges to be functional by Saturday
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) On the 13th day of the clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two union territories, the state government on Saturday said the restoration of telephone lines have started, with 17 exchanges to function from later in the day.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Soldier killed in J&K ceasefire violation
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was killed when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
We tend to put women on a pedestal: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Soap sultana and web content creator Ekta Kapoor says that the constant talk on feminism is putting women on a pedestal and setting unrealistic expectations. Her upcoming web series "Mission Over Mars" (M-O-M), which shows an incredible journey of four women, is an attempt to bend that norm, she adds.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Eyes on CoA as CAC writes to them, want to pick India support staff
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, has asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to include the CAC in the process of appointment of the Indian team's support staff.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
CAC writes to CoA, wants to pick India support staff
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, has asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to include the CAC in the process of appointment of the Indian team's support staff.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Qureshi slams India's statement on 'no first use' n-policy
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday termed Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singhs statement over a possible change in its "no first use" nuclear policy as a "damning reminder of India's unbridled thirst for violence".
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Computer outage causes delays at US airports
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Travellers faced delays at several major US airports due to a technical issue of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) computer system, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Mass wedding held in Kabul
Kabul, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 140 Afghan couples tied the knot at a mass wedding in Kabul, a local media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Human Interest/Society
Janhvi Kapoor, Vijay Varma to star in 'Ghost Stories'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actors Janhvi Kapoor and Vijay Varma will share screen space together in filmmaker Zoya Akhtar's short film for Netflix's upcoming anthology "Ghost Stories".
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza
Jerusalem, Aug 17 (IANS) Israel on Saturday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket attack on its territory, the military said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
General Electric engaged in 'bigger fraud than Enron': Whistleblower
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) A whistleblower has accused General Electric (GE) of hiding massive losses by engaging in a $38 billion accounting fraud, which is "bigger than Enron".
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google removes 85 adware apps from Play Store
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Google has removed 85 apps from its Play Store after security researchers at Trend Micro found a particularly annoying adware hiding inside.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Naidu served notice to vacate house in view of floods
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) Authorities in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday served a notice on former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to vacate the house on the banks of Krishna river here in view of the flood situation.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
I internalise every role that I do: Tahir
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Mardaani" actor Tahir Raj Bhasin had moved to the IIT-Bombay and stayed with students before the commencement of the shooting for "Chhichhore". He says he internalises every role that he takes up.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Won't be end of world if we lose in India: SA coach
Johannesburg, Aug 17 (IANS) Newly appointed South Africa Team Director Enoch Nkwe believes it will be a big challenge for his side in their upcoming India tour, adding that "it's not going to be the end of the world", if they fail to beat the Men in Blue.
2019-08-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Jagan calls for catalysing US-Andhra economic ties
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has urged the US-India Business Council (USIBC) to work with his government to identify '5 big ideas' to catalyse the US-Andhra Pradesh economic partnership.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New drug for pancreatic cancer shows promise in trial
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have found a new drug for treating pancreatic cancer which showed promising initial results during clinical trial testing.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Why Tarantino's portrayal of Bruce Lee shouldn't be taken seriously
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A martial arts legends family, friends and fans feel he has been insulted by an iconic filmmaker. The fallout has kept both these great artists in the news for a while now, although Quentin Tarantinos depiction of Bruce Lee in "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" - as a bigmouthed show-off who wasnt worth much as a fighter - has created a controversy movie buffs would rather avoid.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Man commits suicide at Delhi's Tagore Garden metro station
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A man committed suicide by jumping before a speeding train at Delhi's Tagore Garden Metro station, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor girl thrashed by village elder for elopement
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) In a horrific incident, a minor Dalit girl was mercilessly beaten up by a village elder in public for eloping with a youth in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No plans for streaming-only console: Xbox chief
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Microsofts head of Xbox and gaming, Phil Spencer, has confirmed the company is not working on a streaming-only console.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gurjit's brace helps Indian eves beat Japan in Olympic test event
Tokyo, Aug 17 (IANS) Penalty corner specialist Gurjit Kaur scored a brace as the Indian women's hockey team started their campaign at the Olympic test event with a resilient 2-1 victory over hosts Japan at the Oi Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Djokovic sets Medvedev showdown in Cincinnati Masters
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) World's number one Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters after defeating Frenchman Lucas Pouille in their last-eight match.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Apple Watch Series 5 to use OLED display
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Apple Watch Series 5 model is expected to use OLED screens supplied by Japan Display, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The US Justice Department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker, the Grace 1, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bravo, Campbell part of Windies 'A' squad for India tour game
St. John's (Antigua), Aug 17 (IANS) Darren Bravo and John Campbell have been included in a 14-member West Indies 'A' squad for the three-day tour game against India, starting Saturday at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
Himachal sees heavy rains, rivers in spate
Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) Hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers -- one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator -- when symptoms occur.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Teachers launch rally to back HK youth protesters
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday despite heavy rain in a show of solidarity with young protesters, as the city braces for an 11th weekend of demonstrations sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Archer can 'blow away' teams in Test cricket: Broad
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad has said that debutant Jofra Archer has the pace and bounce to blow away teams in Test cricket.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Amazon ambassadors flood Twitter with 'fake' messages: Report
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) There has been a surge in Amazon employees' accounts on Twitter who are praising the e-commerce giant, the workplace and its policies on the platform, creating suspicion among former workers whether this is actually the case.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-ED Director under CBI lens over CVC complaint
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing into a complaint of an alleged disproportionate case against former Enforcement Directorate Director Karnal Singh who retired last year, top official sources said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Calls to boycott 'Mulan' after star backs HK police
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Disney's live-action remake of the animated film "Mulan" is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong's police force, who anti-government protesters have accused of using excessive force.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Philippe Coutinho set to join Bayern Munich on loan
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona have reached the "principal of an agreement" to loan Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho to German giants Bayern Munich.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Doctors can help parents talk with their kids about sex
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Parents and teenagers often find it difficult to talk about sex and alcohol, but a new study suggests that doctors can help.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
England pacer Olly Stone ruled out of season with back injury
London, Aug 17 (IANS) England pacer Olly Stone will not be able to participate in the ongoing Ashes as he has been ruled out for the remaining of the season following a recurring back injury.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gold ETFs: Investors bet big on the safe haven asset
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) As the global economic scenario remains subdued and trade tensions remain volatile, investors have bet big on the safe haven of gold-backed exchange traded funds (ETF).
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
'The great gold bull market has begun'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Gold prices have hit a record high amid a rush for safe haven assets owing to the fears of a recession. Goehring & Rozencwajg, a research firm which focuses on investments in natural resources, says the great gold bull market has begun.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Gold may remain overvalued in relation to oil for long
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As gold prices have been soaring for some time now, experts feel the yellow metal will stay higher in comparison to the oil prices for a prolonged period.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitter to remove spam, abuse from your Direct Message inbox
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter is testing a new feature to filter spam and abusive messages from your Direct Message (DM) inbox.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
People with HIV at increased risk of COPD: Study
London, Aug 17 (IANS) People living with HIV have a significantly elevated risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and coughs, heart disease, pregnancy mortality and sepsis, anemia and bone fractures, according to a study.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
More than Rs 1 lakh crore in PMJDY accounts
Bhopal, Aug 17 (IANS) More than Rs 1 lakh crore have been deposited in over 36 crore bank accounts opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), reveals an RTI.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
The glorious days of Test cricket are back (Column: Close-in)
Before the stroke of midnight to mark India's 73rd Independence Day, Indian cricket came alive when they won the inaugural tournament for the differently-abled in the Physical Disability Cricket World Cup in England. It was a marvellous feat for a champion side that struggled to meet expenses and sponsorships. They must have been blessed from heaven by Ajit Wadekar, who had tirelessly spearheaded this cause and whose first death anniversary, so appropriately coincided with the wonderful victory.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Opinion/Commentary,Cricket
India isolates Pakistan at UN by winning the diplomatic war (IANS BEHIND THE NEWS)
The most important part is that the UN Security Council acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to Kashmir and wants all countries to follow suit. The piece de resistance came from Indias Permanent Representative to UN Syed Akbaruddin, who said: "We are gratified that the Security Council in its closed consultations appreciated these efforts, acknowledged them and indicated that this is the direction in which they would like the international community to move."
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Education and its economic outgrowths (Column: Active Voice)
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the issue of population explosion in the country and the need to address it. He added education as a means of both moderating the trend of rising population and making them productive as well. Development trends throughout history have shown that as literacy levels go up, fertility rate falls and economic growth is easier to achieve. The latter is due to the fact that with education, child progress takes place at a faster rate making the future generation of workforce more productive.
2019-08-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
N.Korea says it tested 'new weapon' under Kim's guidance
Seoul/Pyongyang, Aug 17 (IANS) North Korea said on Saturday that it has tested a "new weapon" under the guidance of its leader, Kim Jong-un, in the launch of two projectiles the previous day, the media reported.
2019-08-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Now for the roadmap for financing (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
As India celebrated its 73rd Independence Day, the roadmap for the next phase of growth is of prime importance and much interest across the spectrum. While the details are being debated upon, the three focus areas of greater details on the financing of new investments, efficient allocation of government funds and innovative steps around the privatisation of government assets deserve increased attention.
2019-08-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
FIFA bans former Nigeria coach over match fixing
Lagos, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Nigeria national team coach Samson Siasia has been banned by FIFA for life following a match-fixing probe.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Barty, Gasquet advance to Cincinnati Masters semis
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Australia's Ashleigh Barty and France's Richard Gasquet reached the semi-finals in their respective events after winning their quarterfinal clashes at the Cincinnati Masters.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Pak plunders natural resources, gifts Baltistan goldmines to allies (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Even as Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan expresses solidarity with the people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), the reality on ground zero is contrary to Khan's much-hyped claims on camera.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Top DPRK leader guides test-fire of new weapon again: KCNA
Pyongyang, Aug 17 (IANS) Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), guided the test-fire of a new weapon again on Friday morning, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.
2019-08-17
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
Trump addresses Taliban deal with senior advisors
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The president of the United States met his national security team to discuss peace negotiations with the Taliban, which could lead to the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Two IS militants killed in airstrike in Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 17 (IANS) Two Islamic State (IS) militants were killed by an airstrike and two of the extremist group's financiers were captured in the eastern Diyala province, a provincial security official said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Clash between Italian PM and Salvini heats up
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS) The feud between Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Matteo Salvini, the man who may be looking to replace Conte as Italy's head of government, heated up this week after Conte accused Salvini of "disloyalty" with an "obsession" of preventing migrants from entering Italy.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics
UNICEF calls for investment in education for Rohingya refugees
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) A new report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) calls for urgent investment in education and skills development opportunities for the Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Education,Politics
Manchester marks 200th anniversary of Peterloo Massacre
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Events from 200 years ago were relived in Manchester when the city remembered one of the most shameful atrocities in British history, the Peterloo Massacre.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
"Easy Rider" star Peter Fonda dies at 79
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US actor and filmmaker Peter Fonda, who became an international star in 1969 with "Easy Rider," died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 79.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Israeli minister resigns amidst corruption allegations
Jerusalem, Aug 17 (IANS) Israel's welfare minister resigned from the cabinet following attorney general's decision to charge him of corruption.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Coroner rules Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) The death of financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein inside a US federal detention facility here was a suicide, New York City's chief medical examiner said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
US envoy for DPRK to visit Japan, South Korea
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US Special Representative for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Stephen Biegun will visit Japan and South Korea next week, said the US State Department.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
US stocks close higher amid fading recession fears
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) US stocks closed higher, wrapping up the week in a positive note, as the market was mildly buoyed by easing US bond market and a batch of mixed economic data.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US dollar rises amid economic data
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) The US dollar rose in late trading on Friday as sentiment was lifted by robust data.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Gaza militants fire rocket at southern Israel: army
Jerusalem, Aug 17 (IANS) Militants from the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel, causing no injuries, the Israeli military said in a statement.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
US lawmaker desists from plans to visit Israel
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American member of the United States House of Representatives who had received permission from Israel to visit her 90-year-old grandmother in the occupied West Bank, on condition that she would not promote boycotts of the Jewish state during her trip, said she has desisted from her travel plans.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mexico detains US man suspected of ties to jihadists
Mexico City, Aug 17 (IANS) A US citizen described by the FBI as a supporter of Islamic extremism was found among a group of migrants at a temporary detention facility in the southern border state of Chiapas, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Mexico,Defence/Security
India's UN envoy turns table on Pakistani scribe, extending hand of friendship
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin dramatically extended the hand of friendship to the hostile neighbour through a Pakistani journalist who complained on Friday about lack of dialogue between the two countries.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Today's actors avoid multi-hero films: Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar finds it "sad" that actors these days are reluctant to sign films having two or more heroes, and instead opt only for films that offer them solo-hero subjects.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man asks Mahindra for SUV, gets definition of 'chutzpah'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra responded to a man on Twitter, who had asked him for an SUV as a birthday gift, with the definition of the word 'chutzpah'.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Eunuchs rob pregnant woman's house in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) Three eunuchs robbed a pregnant woman in her house in upscale sector-46 area of Gurugram on Friday, fleeing with Rs 10,000.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UNSC accepts India's efforts in Kashmir, wants all to follow suit: Envoy
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The Security Council has acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to Kashmir and wants all countries to follow suit, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
A free ride along with food for this Hyderabadi youth
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Food apps have made things easy for people to order food from comforts of their homes and satiate their hunger, but here is a case where a Zomato user in Hyderabad used it to reach his destination.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,IANS Life
Ordnance Factory Board to be made 100% govt equity firm
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Defence Ministry on Friday clarified there is no proposal to privatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) whose employees had called for a 30 days' strike.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
PKL 7: Clinical Pink Panthers see off Gujarat Fortunegiants
Ahmedabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A clinical Jaipur Pink Panthers saw out Gujarat Fortunegiants in a low-scoring encounter in the final match of the Ahmedabad leg of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
K'taka businessman shoots parents, wife, son, self
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) In a horrifying incident, a 36-year-old Mysuru businessman allegedly shot dead his parents, wife and son before killing self near Bandipur in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district, police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana hospitals stop healthcare services
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Healthcare services under Telangana's Arogyasri scheme came to a halt on Friday as about 240 private hospitals in the state stopped providing services over non-payment of dues to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore by the state government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rahul condemns arrest of J&K Congress chief
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the arrest of the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir and another party leader saying the government has delivered another body blow to democracy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Quicker security check-in facility at Delhi airport's T2
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) To provide hassle-free check-in to domestic passengers, the GMR-led Delhi International Airport (DIAL), the company which operates New Delhi's IGI Airport, on Friday introduced an 'Express' security check-in facility at Terminal 2.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's forex reserves up $1.62 bn; reaches $430.57 bn
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves increased by $1.62 billion during the week ended August 9, official data showed on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UNSC accepts India's effort for normalcy in Kashmir: Envoy
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council in its informal consultation on Kashmir on Friday acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, said India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
SpiceJet to launch 12 new domestic flights from October
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it will launch 12 new domestic flights effective from the first week of October 2019.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab on high alert after heavy rain forecast
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid a forecast of heavy rainfall in the state in the next 48 to 72 hours, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday night ordered a high alert and directed all the Deputy Commissioners to monitor the situation closely.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryanvi model raped by photographer in UP
Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) A Haryanvi model was repeatedly raped by a photographer on the pretext of marriage in western Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, an official said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah, Adityanath meet to discuss UP Cabinet expansion
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here to discuss the state Cabinet expansion, party sources said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashes: England reduce Australia to 80/4 at lunch on Day 3 (Roundup)
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Not a single ball could be bowled after lunch as England made the most of the seam-friendly conditions to dent Australia's top-order and leave them stuttering at 80/4 before showers forced a break to be taken early on Day 3 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Woman stabbed by husband in Delhi succumbs to injuries
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries on Friday, a day after she was stabbed by her husband in an inebriated stated at Safdarjung Hospital, the police said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taking up Kashmir at UN 'diplomatic failure': Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Terming Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India, the Congress on Friday said that the internationalisation of the Kashmir issue at the United Nations was a major "diplomatic and strategic failure" for the Indian government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's envoy to UN: Issues relating to Article 370 an internal matter
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Matters relating to Article 370 on Kashmir are "entirely an internal matter of India and have no external ramifications", Syed Akbaruddin, India's permanent representative to the United Nations, said here on Friday after the UNSC held closed door consultations on Kashmir.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Post-UNSC meet, China asks India, Pak to settle disputes peacefully
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Zhang Jun, China's ambassador to the UN, on Friday urged India and Pakistan to settle disputes peacefully and "discard the zerosum game mentality".
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Sreeshankar's 8m leap highlight of Indian GP V
Patiala, Aug 16 (IANS) Long jumper M. Sreeshankar marked his return to competition on Indian soil after six months with a seasons best leap of 8 metre that gave the Indian track and field fans reason to cheer at the Indian Grand Prix V at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
New DVR rules of Cos Act enable promoters retain control
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has amended the provisions relating to issue of shares with Differential Voting Rights (DVRs) provisions under the Companies Act with the objective of enabling promoters of Indian companies to retain control of their companies while as they raise equity capital from global investors with DVR shares now making up 74 per cent of total voting rights instead of 26 per cent earlier.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PKL 7: U-Mumba beat Patna Pirates in nail-biter
Ahmedabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A last-minute super raid by Rohit Baliyan was the difference as Pro Kabaddi League heavyweights U Mumba beat Patna Pirates 34-30 in a crucial encounter in front of a jam-packed Eka Arena in Ahmedabad on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Two arrested for fraudulent IGST refund claims
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Revenue Department said on Friday it has arrested two persons in connection with fraudulent IGST refund claims amounting to about Rs 44 crore.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan in semis after ATK beat Md Sporting
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) ATK rode Hitesh Sharma's early goal to edge past Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 in a rain-interrupted 129th Durand Cup tie at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
DPS woman staffer found hanging in school; family alleges murder
Noida, Aug 16 (IANS) A 36-year-old woman working as a housekeeping staff in the Noida Sector-30 branch of Delhi Public School was found hanging from a tree inside the school campus, police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hazard's Real debut postponed due to leg injury
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) Belgian forward Eden Hazard, Real Madrids major signing for the upcoming season, is set to be sidelined during his clubs La Liga opener against Celta de Vigo on Saturday due to a leg injury, the Spanish club announced on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Russia hopes India, Pak settle Kashmir bilaterally
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia on Friday hoped that India and Pakistan would settle their differences bilaterally through political and diplomatic means, as the UNSC was set to meet to discuss the Kashmir issue.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Real coach Zidane counting on James, Bale
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday that he was counting on James Rodriguez of Colombia and Gareth Bale of Wales, in contrast to his previous plans.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Modi wants Naga talks to conclude in 3 months: Guv
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed the need to conclude the Naga peace process within three months.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Railways to refund tickets booked on cancelled Thar Express
Jodhpur, Aug 16 (IANS) As the Thar Link Express connecting Jodhpur to Karachi has been cancelled by the Railway Ministry till further orders, the railways will refund 45 tickets booked till now by passengers who wanted to travel to Pakistan on Saturday on the weekly train, officials said here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Need time to think about future as England captain: Morgan
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Eoin Morgan said on Friday that his future as England's limited overs captain is subject to how he recovers from a back injury he suffered during the World Cup, even indicating that he is considering stepping down from the skipper's post.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Imran dials Trump, other UNSC members on Kashmir
Islamabad/New York, Aug 16 (IANS) With Pakistan being kept out of the UN Security Council deliberations on Kashmir, its Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday dialled the US and was also trying to reach out to the other members of the Permanent Five (P-5), in order to present its case before the UNSC before it meets later in the day to discuss the Kashmir issue.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IAF Chief urges commanders to be in operational readiness
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Friday asked officers of the Eastern Air command (EAC) to be in operational readiness to take on any task to safeguard the skies of the Nation.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Ponzi scam: ED attaches Nowhera Sheikh's properties worth Rs 299 cr
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said it has attached properties to the tune of Rs 299 crore of Nowhera Sheikh of Heera Group including 96 immovable properties spread across several states in its probe into the ponzi scam.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Nationalism means no discrimination, progress of all: Naidu
Santiniketan (West Bengal), Aug 16 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the meaning of nationalism lay in ensuring the progress of all Indians sans any discrimination based on social background or gender.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Politics
India cancels Samjhauta Link Exp
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Five days after the Indian Railways cancelled Samjhauta Link Express running between Delhi and Atari, the Northern Railway on Friday said it has cancelled the train till further notice.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Maharashtra flood toll zooms to 54, Sangli worst-hit
Pune, Aug 16 (IANS) The death toll in the recent Maharashtra floods has shot up to 54 in the Pune division while another four people are still missing, Pune Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaiskar said here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Army emerges champion in Scout Masters contest
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday presented the champions trophy to the Indian Army team which won the 5th Army International Scout Masters Competition held at Jaisalmer Military Station from August 6 to 14 in which teams from Armenia, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sudan and Uzbekistan also participated.
2019-08-16
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security
EEF in Russia to be attended by Modi, leaders of Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) The 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), to be hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok from September 4 to 6 with an aim to attract investment for the countrys far eastern region, will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Business/Economy
Vajpayee never approved of Article 370: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said that former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee never approved of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PMO to meet FinMin officials on Saturday
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Intensifying its efforts to find ways out of pressing issues of tax surcharge on the rich and a slowdown in auto and housing sectors, the Prime Minister's Office will hold a meeting with top officials, including Finance Ministry's five secretaries, again on Saturday while Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government is still discussing steps of revival.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
One killed, 16 injured in lightning in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) One person was killed and sixteen others were injured in a lightning strike near Kolkata's Victoria Memorial as heavy rain lashed the city for around two hours on Friday, police said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Czech scientists find way to extract water from air
Prague, Aug 16 (IANS) A team of scientists from the Technical University in Prague have said they found a method of extracting water from air using an autonomous solar-powered system.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Czech Republic,Science/Tech
Rajasthan government to set up SIT in Pehlu Khan case
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Soon after Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday termed the verdict by the Alwar lower court in the Pehlu Khan lynching case as 'shocking', the Rajasthan government decided to form a SIT to reinvestigate the matter, official sources confirmed.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sanitation worker found dead inside Noida school
Noida, Aug 16 (IANS) The body of a 36-year-old woman working with the Delhi Public School in Sector 30 was found hanging from a tree inside the school premises on Thursday evening, the police said on Friday. Prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai fireman dies of heart attack during training
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) A Mumbai Fire Brigade fireman died of a suspected heart attack while he was receiving training on handling breathing apparatus here on Friday, a top official said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FM, PMO to meet FinMin officials on Saturday
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Intensifying its efforts to find ways out of pressing issues of tax surcharge on the rich and a slowdown in auto and housing sectors, the Prime Minister's Office will hold a meeting with top officials, including Finance Ministry's five secretaries, again on Saturday while Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government is still discussing steps of revival.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Medical college named after A.B. Vajpayee inaugurated
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) On the first death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday inaugurated the medical college named after the late Prime Minister at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajnath's 'No First Use' comments find political support
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's statement on Friday that India's commitment to a 'No First Use' nuclear policy is subject to future circumstances has found support from the Congress.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Imran, Trump discuss Kashmir issue on phone
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday spoke with US President Donald Trump on the telephone about the Kashmir situation.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
Pradeep Kabra to enter 'Tenali Rama'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Pradeep Kabra, who his known for his comic villain roles in films such as "Settai" and "Dilwale", has been roped in for the TV show "Tenali Rama".
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tribunal to decide on JKLF-Y ban on Aug 19, 21
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Months after the Union Home Ministry declared Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-Yasin Malik (JKLF-Y) as an unlawful association, the tribunal headed by Justice Chandar Shekhar of the Delhi High Court will hold the sittings on August 19 and 21 in Leh to adjudicate if there exits sufficient cause to ban the organisation.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Maj General dismissed sans pension for sexual harassment
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday confirmed court martial proceedings against a serving Major General accused of sexual harassment, whereby the latter has been dismissed without pension.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Floods destroy 182 houses, displace thousands in Nigeria
Abuja, Aug 16 (IANS) Floods caused by persistent rainfall have destroyed at least 182 houses and displaced thousands of people in Nigeria's town of Dapchi, officials said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Environment/Wildlife
John, Jackie's 'Mumbai Saga' to release in June 2020
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta's multi-starrer film "Mumbai Saga" will hit the big screen on June 19 next year. John Abraham, Jackie Shroff and Suniel Shetty will play key roles.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood