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9 dead in attack on church in Pakistan, IS claims responsibility
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) At least nine people have been killed, including two of the attackers, and another 30 injured after four armed insurgents attacked a Methodist church on Sunday in Quetta in Pakistan. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
Girl sexually assaulted, friend attacked in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl, who was sitting with her male friend in a park here, was sexually assaulted by three unknown assailants, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress hosts dinner in honour of Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday evening hosted a dinner in honour of Sonia Gandhi, who stepped down on Saturday after 19 years as party chief, with the event being attended by leaders from 15 other opposition parties.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
50 Chinese couples tie knot in mass wedding in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Dec 17 (IANS) A grand mass wedding ceremony for 50 Chinese couples took place in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday as part of the the government's agenda to promote Sri Lanka as an ideal wedding destination.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
IAF phases out Soviet-era multi-utility MI-8 choppers
Bengaluru, Dec 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force's Soviet era multi-utility medium lift Mi-8 helicopters were phased out of service in a ceremony at the Yelhanka Air Force Station here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
EC sets up panel on changes in election law, withdraws notice to Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A day before counting in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the Election commission on Sunday decided to set up a committee having representation from three union ministries to examine provisions of Representation of People Act and the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) about provisions relating to last 48 hours before polling in the wake of challenges posed by fast-changing technologies.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Denied visa, Punjab woman commits suicide
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Denied a visa to travel abroad, a 21-year-old woman committed suicide by setting herself on fire in her village near Amritsar, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress' Karnataka government has failed to nab Lankesh killers: Rajnath
Bengaluru, Dec 17 (IANS) The Congress government in Karnataka had failed to nab the alleged killers of Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh even three months after the incident, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US wartime aviator's family donates Mao's gift to China
Kunming, Dec 17 (IANS) Sons of a US aviator who helped China fight against Japanese invaders during WWII have donated two blankets, which were gifted to him by Mao Zedong, to a memorial hall in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
2017-12-17
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Rahul writes to PM, seeks package for Kerala, Tamil Nadu in wake of Ockhi
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to declare a comprehensive special financial package for Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep in the wake of damage and loss of life caused by the cyclone Ockhi.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Sushil wins gold as Indians dominate Commonwealth wrestling (Third Lead)
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
ISL: ATK taste first victory, beat Mumbai City
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Defending champions ATK tasted their first win in the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, defeating hosts Mumbai City FC 1-0 at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Author Batliwala irked over denial of entry to city swimming club
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Writer and Art of Living teacher Khurshed Batliwala was allegedly stopped while entering a reputed city swimming club for not following the dress code in place since British times.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Toll in Philippines tropical storm climbs to 23
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines dealing with tropical storm Kai-Tak on Sunday raised the toll to 23, while 26 people were missing due to floods and landslides caused by the adverse weather affecting around 222,000 people in central areas of the island country.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
IAF phases out Mi-8 helicopters
Bengaluru, Dec 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force's Soviet era Mi-8 helicopters were phased out of service in a ceremony at the Yelhanka Air Force Station here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Sushil wins gold as Indians dominate Commonwealth wrestling
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
Goods worth crores gutted in MP shopping complex
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a shopping complex here on Sunday, gutting goods worth crores of rupees in around a hundred shops, the fire brigade said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
My twin strike changed match's momentum, says Kuldeep
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav felt that his two wickets in an over changed the complexion of the match as India thumped Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Egypt raises security level around churches ahead of Christmas
Cairo, Dec 17 (IANS) Egypt announced on Sunday security level around churches was being raised to the highest ahead of Christmas to prevent terror attacks.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Meghalaya CM accuses Modi of making official programme a BJP rally
Shillong, Dec 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using the official programme for a BJP rally here on Saturday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Congress sweeps Punjab municipal polls; opposition cries foul
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Congress swept the municipal elections in the state on Sunday even as the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP alleged booth capturing and misuse of power.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Superseries Finals: Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Opposition cries foul during Punjab municipal polls
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) The opposition Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP accused the ruling Congress of booth capturing and misuse of power as voting was held on Sunday for municipal bodies across Punjab.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naidu bats for Women's Reservation Bill
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called on all states to back a bill that gives women reservation in state legislatures and both houses of Parliament.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
India clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) India eased to an eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Sought suggestions from various quarters on triple talaq bill: Naqvi
Alwar (Rajasthan), Dec 17 (IANS) The government sought suggestions from various people while drafting the bill against triple talaq or instant divorce, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man run over, injured by SUV driver in road rage case
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A 34-year-old car driver was run over and injured by a SUV driver after an argument over not giving way to the latter's vehicle in west Delhi, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Youth held in Jaipur for attempted suicide in support of murder accused
Jaipur, Dec 17 (IANS) A young man was arrested here on Sunday on the charge of disturbing public peace by climbing an overhead water tank in support of 'love jihad' murder accused Shambhulal Raigar and threatening to commit suicide.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
British PM May delivers defiant message on Brexit
London, Dec 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a defiant message on Sunday, saying the British government will not be derailed from the fundamental duty of delivering the will of the people who voted to leave the European Union (EU).
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, Olympic Bhavan in Itanagar: Khandu
Itanagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced setting up of a modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, besides constructing an Olympic Bhavan here.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Sports
Alleged North Korean agent arrested in Australia
Canberra, Dec 17 (IANS) A 59-year-old man from Sydney has been arrested for allegedly acting as an economic agent of North Korea, the Australian Federal Police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
IS claims responsibility for Pakistan church attack
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) The Islamic State terror organisation on Sunday claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, which killed at least nine people and wounded another 30.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pradhan lays foundation stone for Dhamra-Angul gas pipeline
Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday laid the foundation stone for new Dhamra-Angul gas pipeline and Bhubaneshwar-Cuttack-Paradip natural gas spurline in Odisha.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
ISL: Ganesh's late winner helps Chennaiyin FC defeat Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 17 (IANS) Dhanpal Ganeshs dramatic winner, with just two minutes remaining, helped Chennaiyin FC put it past hosts Bengaluru FC 2-1 in the Indian Super League (ISL) season four fixture at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football,ISL
Sushil wins gold at Commonwealth wrestling (Lead, Correcting name)
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
India clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) India eased to an eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Goods worth crores gutted in MP shopping complex
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a shopping complex here on Sunday, gutting goods worth crores in around a 100 shops, the fire brigade said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hyderabad police bust prostitution racket, 'save' two actresses
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Sunday claimed to have busted a high-profile prostitution racket and "saved" two actresses.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naidu in Bhopal for women SHG meet
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who arrived here on Sunday to take part in a state-level convention of women's self-help groups, was received at the airport by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife and other ministers.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
BSF seizes 60 kg ganja near Bangladesh border
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel seized around 60 kg of ganja (cannabis) near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Nadia district after a clash with smugglers, a BSF officer said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe fear losing homes in LA wildfire
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Chat show host Oprah Winfrey and actor Rob Lowe have expressed the fear that their homes and communities could be burnt in the deadly wildfire that has scorched the US state of California for nearly two weeks.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Aizawl get ready for first northeastern derby (Preview)
Aizawl, Dec 17 (IANS) Aizawl FC's home fans will once again rally towards the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium to cheer their home team as they prepare to face neighbours Shillong Lajong in an I-League clash here on Monday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
I-League: High-flying Minerva aim to continue winning run against Arrows (Preview)
Ludhiana, Dec 17 (IANS) I-League table toppers Minerva Punjab FC will aim to continue their good run when they host Indian Arrows in their own backyard at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Rohana bags second title of PGTI golf season at Tata Open
Jamshedpur, Dec 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan golfer Anura Rohana cruised to a four-shot victory as he returned a clinical final round of two-under 69 to total 19-under 265 at the Rs. 1 crore TATA Open here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Golf
India shines at Asian wushu event
Guangzhou (China), Dec 17 (IANS) India claimed five silver and as many bronze medals at the 1st Wushu Sanda Asian Cup which concluded here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
'Ashwatthama' addresses how religion can be misused: Director
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Independent filmmaker Pushpendra Singh says his film "Ashwatthama" addresses how religion can be misused and can be a support as well in an individual's life.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion
Shankar Mahadevan enjoys complete freedom with 'MTV Unplugged'
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) National Award winning music director and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, who performed some unplugged versions of songs with his sons Siddharth and Shivam, says "MTV Unplugged" gives an artiste total freedom.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Alleged North Korean agent arrested in Australia
Canberra, Dec 17 (IANS) A 59-year-old man from Sydney has been arrested for allegedly acting as an economic agent of North Korea, the Australian Federal Police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Christians allege police high-handedness over arrests
Mathura/Agra, Dec 17 (IANS) The Christian community in Agra and Mathura on Sunday alleged police high-handedness over the arrest of seven people in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district on what it said were "fabricated charges of religious conversion".
2017-12-17
Category: International, India,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PGTI lifts cap on foreign golfers' participation
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has decided not to restrict the number of foreigners on the tour once they earn their cards through its Qualifying School, it was announced on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Ranji Trophy: Karnataka 36/3 after skittling out Vidarbha for 185
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Pacer Abhimanyu Mithun bagged his third five-wicket haul of the Ranji Trophy campaign as Vidarbha collapsed for a paltry 185 before Karnataka were reduced to 36/3 at the end of the first day's play in their semi-final at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Three of family beaten to death in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Dec 17 (IANS) Three members of a family were beaten to death in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Sunday, police said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vikram made horror genre profitable, respectable: Mahesh Bhatt
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Vikram Bhatt, who is celebrating 10 million-plus views of the trailer of his upcoming movie "1921", has made the horror genre respectable, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt who has worked with him closely over the years.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sushil wins gold at Commonwealth wrestling
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to competitive wrestling a memorable one, outclassing local favourite Johannes Petrus in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
Superseries Finals: Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Ranji Trophy: Sudip helps Bengal post 269/7 on Day 1
Pune, Dec 17 (IANS) Batsman Sudip Chatterjee (83) scored a brilliant half-century to help Bengal post 269/7 in their first innings against Delhi in the Ranji Trophy semi-finals at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Researchers unveil design of silicon quantum computer chip
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) In a first, a team of Australian and Dutch engineers has created a complete design for a quantum computer chip that can be manufactured using mostly standard silicon technology.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology
India not being blamed for collapse of WTO talks: Prabhu
Buenos Aires, Dec 17 (IANS) It is the first time that India is not being blamed for the collapse of talks at the just concluded 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference here, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has said.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Draupadi world's first feminist: Ram Madhav
Panaji, Dec 17 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said that Pandava queen Draupadi was the "first feminist in the world".
2017-12-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian fashion a bag of potatoes: Anand Bhushan
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Designer Anand Bhushan, who has forayed into the market for children's wear, believes Indians need to up their game in terms of fashion as it still is a "bag of potatoes".
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
England staring at defeat after Day 4 of 3rd Ashes Test
Perth, Dec 17 (IANS) England were struggling at 132/4 in their second innings at the end of a rain-interrupted fourth day in the third Ashes Test at the WACA Stadium here on Sunday, on the verge of defeat as they trail the hosts by 127 runs.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Reduce stress, anxiety by cycling regularly
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Cycling can be one of the easiest ways to stay fit. Besides controlling your weight, it can reduce depression, stress and anxiety, say experts.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Third ODI: India restrict Sri Lanka to low total
Visakhapatnam , Dec 17 (IANS) India rode on a strong bowling performance to restrict Sri Lanka to 215 runs in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Superseries Finals: Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
14 days later, California wildfire rages on
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) More evacuations were ordered in southern California as a wildfire that has been burning since December 4 raged on.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Starving' polar bear provokes climate change dialogue
Ottawa, Dec 17 (IANS) A video on a starving polar bear in northern Canada's Nunavut region has led to concerns on climate change as well as doubts about the real cause of the beast's emaciation.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Canada,Environment/Wildlife
Cave paintings treasure trove found on Indonesian island
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that a tiny Indonesian island, previously unexplored by archaeologists, is very rich in ancient cave paintings dating from at least 2,500 years ago.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Three held for misbehaving with Bengali actor at Kolkata airport
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Three airport parking agency employees have been arrested for allegedly misbehaving with Bengali actor Kaushik Sen and his son at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport here, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 dead in attack on church in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) At least nine people have been killed, including two of the attackers, and another 30 injured after four armed insurgents attacked a Methodist church on Sunday in Quetta in Pakistan.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Baking is my first love: Maria Goretti
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Maria Goretti, who was once a popular video jockey and is now known as a celebrity chef, will return to the small screen to give some baking lessons. She says baking is her first love.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Third ODI: India restrict Sri Lanka to low score
Visakhapatnam , Dec 17 (IANS) India rode on a strong bowling performance to restrict Sri Lanka to 215 runs in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Brazilian Vinicius to join Real Madrid after 2018
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 17 (IANS) Rising football star Vinícius Júnior who plies his trade for Brazilian club Flamengo on Sunday said he intends to join Real Madrid after 2018.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Car bomb hits NATO convoy in Kandahar, kills civilian
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Dec 17 (IANS) An Afghan woman was killed and four civilians wounded when a suicide car bomb struck a NATO-led coalition forces' convoy in Kandahar city on Sunday, an official said.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Two actresses held in Hyderabad on charges of prostitution
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) A prostitution racket was busted here with the arrest of four persons, including two actresses from Mumbai, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ahead of Monday's counting, Congress, BJP confident of Himachal win
Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) A day ahead of the counting of ballots cast in the 68 assembly segments in Himachal Pradesh, both the ruling Congress and opposition BJP on Sunday expressed confidence about forming the next government in the hill state.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Would like Barcelona to give us guard of honour: Ronaldo
Abu Dhabi, Dec 17 (IANS) Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said he would like arch-rivals Barcelona to give Real Madrid a guard of honour when they clash with each other in the ElClasico on December 23.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
Three killed in Bengal road accident
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Three persons in a mini motor van, including its driver, were killed after the vehicle rammed into a bus in West Bengal's Purulia district on Sunday, police said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Riteish turns 39, looks forward to 'Total Dhamaal'
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Actor Riteish Deshmukh, described by the Bollywood fraternity as one of the most genuine, warmest and craziest of the lot, turned 39 on Sunday. A successful actor and producer, he is looking forward to shoot "Total Dhamaal".
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a team of three astronauts from the US, Russia and Japan blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ahead of counting, BJP, Congress claim Gujarat win
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Ahead of the vote count in the bitterly fought Gujarat Assembly polls on Monday, both the ruling BJP and the main opposition Congress expressed confidence of forming a government in the state.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pachuca rout Al Jazira, make history at FIFA Club World Cup
Abu Dhabi, Dec 17 (IANS) Mexican club Pachuca routed local team Al Jazira 4-1 to finish third at the FIFA Club World Cup, their best ever result in the football tournament.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
India women blank Bhutan in SAFF U15 opener
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) India outclassed Bhutan 3-0 in the football match opener of the inaugural edition of the SAFF U-15 Championship being held at the Mohammad Mostofa Kamal Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Football
Sanjay Dutt begins 'Torbaaz' shoot in Kyrgyzstan
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt on Sunday began the shoot of his new film "Torbaaz" in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Real Madrid beat Gremio to capture 3rd Club World Cup title
Abu Dhabi, Dec 17 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo proved decisive once again in a major final, scoring with a second-half free-kick to lead Real Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Brazil's Gremio in the Club World Cup final.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
Smita Patil a far better actress than me, says Rekha
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Legendary actress Rekha, who received the first Smita Patil Memorial Award here, said she found the late actress was a far better performer than her.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Schalke secure late draw, Bayern win in Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 17 (IANS) Schalke rallied back from two goals down to snatch a two-all draw against Eintracht Frankfurt, while Thomas Mueller helped Bayern Munich carve out a 1-0 victory over Stuttgart in the Bundesliga football championship.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Cyclone Ockhi: Kerala awaits nod to make presentation to Modi
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) Even as Kerala has sought Rs 1,843 crore from the Centre to compensate for the damage caused by cyclone Ockhi, the state government is awaiting a nod for making a presentation to the Prime Minister during his Tuesday visit.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railway nod for Rs 12,000-cr upgrade of mishap-prevention system
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Indian Railways has cleared a Rs 12,000-crore proposal to equip electric locomotives with the latest European train protection system.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Guard yourself against this Christmas con on Facebook
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Use caution before participating in any gift exchange programme on Facebook as a Christmas con is doing the rounds on social media to take advantage of your generosity during the festive season, warns a report.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Around 5,000 youths selected as Constables: J&K Police
Jammu, Dec 17 (IANS) As many as 4,956 youths have been selected as Constables in different wings of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, an official said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Google's response to record EU fine draws flak from rivals
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Google may be courting fresh trouble after the European Commission's massive penalty in June as its rivals are preparing to lodge new complaints with the Commission alleging "inadequate" response to the record anti-trust fine, a media report said.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Total paucity of plays for kids, say theatre veterans
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Bubbles Sabharwal and Lushin Dubey, who have been pushing a culture of youth theatre for years through their Kids World initiative, rue the "paucity of plays" for children across India.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
EC yet to rule on complaints against Modi, BJP in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) The Gujarat election verdict will be delivered on Monday but the Election Commission is still looking into a plethora of complaints against the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Man City rout Tottenham to extend record winning streak
Manchester (England), Dec 17 (IANS) Manchester City trounced Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 to extend their record winning streak in the English Premier League (EPL) to 16 consecutive games.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Was thrilled over lead role: Vijay Varma on 'Monsoon Shootout'
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) When "Monsoon Shootout" was offered to him over four years ago, actor Vijay Varma was thrilled at the opportunity of getting to play a lead role.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian chefs go ga-ga over mustard oil
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Mustard oil has been used for centuries as a food additive and remains a staple in a majority of Indian homes. Incorporating mustard oil into your daily diet is known to protect against heart disease. The oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, both of which help lower bad cholesterol and raise good HDL cholesterol hence maintaining one's cholesterol balance, which in turn leads to healthy cardiac functioning.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Protests in Kashmir after civilian gets killed
Srinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Protests erupted on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district against the killing of a civilian driver allegedly by the Army, but the military said the man died in cross-fire between security forces and militants.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Four killed in Pakistan church attack
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 20 others seriously injured when a suicide bomber detonated himself inside a church in Pakistan's Quetta city on Sunday, police said.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
I was not encouraged to be actor: Soha Ali Khan
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Soha Ali Khan, an Oxford graduate who pursued a masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, says her parents didn't particularly encourage her to take up acting but never discouraged her from following her heart either.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Political realities to weigh on economic decisions: Assocham
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) While the new GST regime has not gone down well with traders and with major states going to the polls in 2018, India Inc needs to factor in the political realities weighing on economic decisions of the government, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
India opt to bowl against Sri Lanka in 3rd ODI
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Don't go after another designer's forte: Masaba
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Young designer Masaba Gupta, who has stood out for her quirky, colourful and contemporary take, says aspiring designers should concentrate on creating their own niche.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Argentine midfielder Desabato joins Vasco da Gama
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 17 (IANS) Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama have signed Argentine midfielder Leandro Luis Desabato in a bid to bolster their squad for the 2018 season.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
My goal is to do Bollywood: Emmy Award-winning choreographer
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Mia Michaels has worked with Madonna, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion and Tom Cruise. Now, the Emmy Award-winning choreographer wants to make a mark in Bollywood and says she would like to work with Indian actress Deepika Padukone.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Bekele, Degitu victorious in Kolkata 25K marathon
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Ethiopian long-distance runner and current world record and Olympic record holder Kenenisa Bekele strolled past the finish line in his maiden appearance at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Chinese police nab smugglers with drugs in stomach
Beijing, Dec 17 (IANS) Chinese police have busted a cross-border drug gang and arrested four smugglers from Myanmar who had swallowed 183 packets of drugs, authorities said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jason punched Harvey Weinstein
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Actor Jason Priestley says he punched disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein on the face during a Golden Globes party in 1995.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft AI helping Indian farmers increase crop yields
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Machine Learning, Satellite Imagery and advanced analytics are empowering small-holder farmers in India to increase their income through higher crop yield and greater price control, Microsoft India said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Calvin Harris, SZA collaborate on 'The Weekend' remix
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Singer-songwriter SZA and record producer Calvin Harris have joined hands for a funky remix of the former's hit song "The Weekend".
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Michael Jackson's 'Blood on the Dance Floor' revamped
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's classic music video of the track "Blood on the Dance Floor" has been revamped.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
What made the oldest plesiosaur a strong swimmer
London, Dec 17 (IANS) An analysis of the fossil remains of the oldest-known plesiosaur, an unusual underwater reptile that lived 201 million years ago, has revealed that the species was a very effective swimmer.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
'X-Men', 'Fantastic Four' join Marvel Comic Universe
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) More superheroes films, including "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four", have been added in the Marvel Comic Universe (MCU), following Disney's acquisition of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
South Indian cuisine not just dosas and idlis: Chef Hari Nayak
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) South Indian cuisine is "very underrated" and goes much beyond idlis and dosas, says New York-based Indian chef Hari Nayak, who is also working hard to dispel misconceptions in the West about Indian food in general.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
On a wing and verse: Bengal girl gives poetic meaning to broken life (IANS Special Series)
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Eight years back, Sathi Mondal was a normal, jovial teenager, enjoying life and dreaming of making it big in sports. That's till a botched-up medical treatment derailed her life's planned journey. Now she can't take a morsel of food or even water through her mouth, shuttles between home and hospital, and suffers excruciating pain.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,IANS Special Series,Features,Human Interest/Society
JKP awarded for providing free healthcare services
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Jagadguru Kripalu Parishad (JKP), which runs hospitals as also educational institutions for underprivileged girls, was awarded at the Swasth Hindustan Conclave 2017 here for providing free health care services.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
The year when Indian fiction reflected the burden of society (2017 In Retrospect)
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A novel that takes its readers into the abyss of poverty and patriarchy, thereby narrating the sordid uses of power and the agony it unleashes; a dystopian satire that draws a telling portrait of our times; and finally an international bestseller from India weaves together a writer's experiences as a social and environmental activist -- all of this in fiction.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features,2017 In Retrospect
Shabana Azmi starrer wows Dubai film fest audience
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Back from the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) where her new film "5 Rupaiya" was screened, Shabana Azmi says it is a poignant, sweet and gentle story of a grandmother and her orphaned little grandson -- one that moved the audience to tears.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google News warns sites not to hide country of origin
San Francisco, Dec 17 (IANS) In an attempt to take on fake news head on, Google News has updated its guidelines to prohibit sites that misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or are directed at users in another country under false premises.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Protests over driver's death in J&K Army ambush
Srinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Protests erupted on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district after a civilian driver was killed during an Army ambush the previous day, a police official said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
South Indian cuisine not just dosas and idlis: Chef Hari Nayak
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) South Indian cuisine is "very underrated" and goes much beyond idlis and dosas, says New York-based Indian chef Hari Nayak, who he is also working hard to dispel misconceptions about Indian food in general in the West.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Diaspora,IANS Life
Shilpa Shetty wins PETA's 'Hero To Animals' Award
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been honoured with a 'Hero to Animals' Award by animal rights organisation PETA for speaking out against the cruelty of circuses; signing a petition asking the government to uphold the ban on jallikattu, bull races, and bullfights; and adopting a stray kitten.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
How smartphone players in India can keep innovating in 2018 (Tech Analysis)
The year 2017 is likely to be remembered as the year of transition. And 2018 is going to be the year of experiments for the smartphone industry -- marking the start of a second era of handsets for Indian consumers.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
This is how your smartphone can help fight cybercrime
New York, Dec 17 (IANS) Taking cue from tiny variations in the smartphone camera's sensors, a team of researchers has discovered how to identify smartphones by examining just one photo taken by the device.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology
Stalinist stories: The Soviet Man of Steel's fictional forays (Column: Bookends)
There are just a handful of statesmen who have greatly influenced the course of the 20th century -- for good or bad. But can we categorise leaders on this moral standard -- for the most evil may have done some good, or vice versa. We could try the more tangible measure of success and failure, but how much importance should be given to the means they used? How about their literary presence?
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
India, I love you: DJ Armin van Buuren
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Armin van Buuren, who waved the Indian flag during his performance here, hailed his fans and said he loves India.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Outcome of Gujarat elections to guide equity markets (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) The outcome of the Gujarat assembly elections, along with the announcement on implementing the "e-way" bill and global cues -- especially the US tax reforms -- are expected to drive sentiments in the key domestic equity indices in the coming week.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bipolar disorder has seven key characteristics: Study
New York, Dec 17 (IANS) Every patient's experience with bipolar disorder can vary from that of others with the condition, but all of their experiences include features that fall into seven classes of phenotypes, or characteristics, researchers said.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mueller accused of unlawfully obtaining Trump's transition documents
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) A lawyer for US President Donald Trump's transition team has accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller of unlawfully obtaining documents including thousands of emails without their knowledge, for its ongoing probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha team arrive late, semi start delayed
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) The Ranji Trophy semi-final between Karnataka and Vidarbha, slated to start on Sunday here at the Eden Gardens, was delayed by half an hour as Vidarbha arrived late.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bail application hearing of Christian preachers in Mathura on Tuesday
Mathura, Dec 17 (IANS) A bail application hearing of seven Christian preachers who have been accused of religious conversion, will take place on Tuesday at a court here.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cold Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The national capital saw a cold Sunday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.8 degrees Celsius, normal for the season's average. The Met has forecast a clear day ahead.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hundreds sick with stomach illness on Royal Caribbean cruise
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to Florida after hundreds of passengers contracted a gastrointestinal illness, the media reported.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Jammu records lowest temperature, severe cold wave lashes J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) The minimum temperature in Jammu city dropped to a minus 5.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday thereby recording the season's lowest temperature as a severe cold wave has lashed Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Australian arrested for being 'economic agent' for N.Korea
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) The Australian Federal Police (AFP) on Sunday arrested a man from Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea with the intent of raising revenue for the Pyongyang government.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Voting begins for Punjab municipal elections
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Voting for the Punjab municipal elections began on Sunday, Election Commission officials said here.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Taraji P. Henson 'happy' dating Hayden
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Actress Taraji P. Henson says she is "very very happy" to be in a romantic relationship with Kelvin Hayden.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New evacuation issued for wildfire in California
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) The deadly wildfire that has scorched the US state of California for nearly two weeks still raged on Saturday and threatened a wealthy community northwest of Los Angeles, prompting new evacuations in Santa Barbara County.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
At least two dead, eight missing in Chile landslide
Santiago, Dec 17 (IANS) At least two people died and another eight were missing after a landslide hit near the city of Chaiten in southern Chile, the government said on Saturday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I can be addicted to anything: Robbie Williams
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams believes his sobriety is his greatest achievement and he accepts that he will always have addictive tenancies that he'll always have to live with.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iranian missile programme 'aggressive': UAE minister
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) A senior official of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Saturday through his Twitter account that Iran is "a serial missile exporter in the region."
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Gwendoline Christie was Simon Callow's dog sitter
London, Dec 17 (IANS) "Star Wars" actress Gwendoline Christie has revealed she was a dog sitter for film, stage and TV star Simon Callow while she was at drama school.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Senior Al-Shabaab terrorists killed in Somalia drone strike
Mogadishu, Dec 17 (IANS) Several senior Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in a drone strike on the outskirts of the coastal city of Kismayo in southern Somalia.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Somalia,Terrorism
Kevin Hart wants to star in 'Mrs. Doubtfire' remake
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Actor-comedian Kevin Hart says he would like to feature in the remake of 1993 Robin Williams starrer "Mrs. Doubtfire".
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Irancell, La Liga sign cooperation agreement
Tehran, Dec 17 (IANS) Iran's second largest mobile operator, MTN-Irancell, signed an online broadcasting rights agreement with La Liga, the top professional association soccer division of Spain.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Business/Economy
Julie Andrew was lovely in 'Sound of Music', says Plummer
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Hollywood star Christopher Plummer says that Dame Julie Andrews' "best" performance was in the classic "The Sound of Music".
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran refutes US allegation on missile supply to Yemeni Houthis
Tehran, Dec 17 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday dismissed as "baseless" the US allegations that Tehran supplies missiles to Yemeni Shia Houthis.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Turkey,International
Getting dressed shouldn't feel like torture: Cyndi Lauper
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Singer Cyndi Lauper says that the inspiration behind her clothing range was to encourage women to feel "graceful and a little funky" and enjoy styling themselves.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks post weekly gains amid Fed rate hikes, tax bill
New York, Dec 17 (IANS) US stocks witnessed solid gains for the week, as investors digested the Federal Reserve's decision to hike interest rates while anticipating details of a Republican tax bill.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Interpol cancels red corner notice on Zakir Naik, NIA to submit fresh request
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) After Interpol on Saturday refused to issue a red corner notice (RCN) against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it will submit a fresh request for the same.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Service to society can change the world: Hrithik
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, who will be playing educationist Anand Kumar in the biopic "Super 30", regards contribution and service to society as the most important virtue.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Desist from making illegal comments about Governor's role, says TN official
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) Persons prejudiced against the office of the Governor should refrain from making comments as attempts to disrespect the Constitutional office will be deemed illegal, said a top official in Tamil Nadu Governor's office on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
A kiss on mother's forehead, a perfect farewell to Sonia
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) As Sonia Gandhi handed over the charge of Congress President to her son Rahul Gandhi on a chilly Saturday morning admist fanfare and celebrations laced with mixed emotions, nothing could have been a more picture-perfect moment than the one in which he kissed his mother on her forehead.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN Inspector got killed by colleague's pistol: Rajasthan Police
Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Police Inspector Periyapandi, leading a special team to crack a gold heist that took place in Chennai last month, was shot dead by his colleague's pistol, said a senior police officer here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranji Trophy: Karnataka favourites against Vidarbha, Umesh availability in doubt (Preview)
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Eight-time champions Karnataka will be hot favourites against Vidarbha who are still not sure of the services of India speedster Umesh Yadav when the two sides clash in the semifinal of the Ranji Trophy at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
AGP announces opposition to bill amending citizenship act
Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Saturday expressed its opposition to the Central government's move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 during the current session of the Parliament.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
FC Goa outclass Delhi Dynamos to top ISL table
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) FC Goa outclassed hosts Delhi Dynamos 5-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday to go on top of the table in the India Super League (ISL) season four.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Superseries Finals: Shuttler Sindhu storms into final
Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu on Saturday stormed
2017-12-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Withdraw draconian FRDI bill, demands Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Describing the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017 as the "biggest assault" on financial security of the poor and the middle classes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked the Central government to withdraw the legislation.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UIDAI puts Airtel, Airtel Bank's Aadhaar-linked e-KYC services on hold
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has temporarily suspended telecom major Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank's "Aadhaar linked e-KYC" services for alleged misuse of the facility.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Former TV host Suhaib Ilyasi convicted for his wife's murder
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A court here on Saturday convicted former TV serial producer Suhaib Ilyasi of murdering his wife in 2000.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi launches road project in Meghalaya, bats for NE development
Shillong, Dec 16 (IANS) Inaugurating the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura road project here in Meghalaya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed the need for connectivity to ensure development in the north-eastern region (NE).
2017-12-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sonia tells party workers to introspect, be ready for sacrifices
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, who on Saturday retired as Congress chief - a position she had held since 1998, said the party must "look within" to fight the forces that attack the fundamentals of the Constitution and also be ready to make any sacrifice.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Powell helps aspiring athletes with valuable tips
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Legendary long-jumper Mike Powell on Saturday helped aspiring local athletes with valuable tips here, asking them not to think much about faulty jumps.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Athletics
Gerrari off-roaders lead post stage 2 of JK Tyre-Orange 4x4 Fury
Dambuk Valley (Arunachal Pradesh), Dec 16 (IANS) The JK Tyre-Orange 4x4 Fury, the ultimate natural offloading event in the country, got off to a spectacular start here at the picturesque lower Dibang Valley on Saturday, with the Gerrari off-roaders from Chandigarh streaking into the lead after Stage 2.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Motorsports
You have to be worried over current state of Indian tennis: Vijay Amritraj
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj on Saturday said there is enough reason to be "worried" about the sport in the country, adding that if homegrown players want to make a mark abroad, there needs to be a proper system in place.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Gold worth over Rs 3 crore seized in Bengal, Assam; 4 held
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) In separate operations in Assam and West Bengal, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 10.5 kg gold valued at Rs 3 crore in the international market. It was smuggled into India from neighbouring countries, the agency said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhawan confident of India prevailing in series decider
Visakhapatnam, Dec 16 (IANS) On the eve of the ODI series decider here against Sri Lanka, India opener Shikhar Dhawan expressed confidence on the hosts' ability to demolish any side.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Youths will respond to Rahul Gandhi's call: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday said that youths will respond to new party President Rahul Gandhi's call for an "alternative narrative" based on equal opportunity and jobs for the youth in the country.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Gurugram man found murdered in Delhi
Gurugram, Dec 16 (IANS) A 28-year-old man, who was abducted after being offered a lift in a car from Gurugram bus stand on Thursday evening, has been found murdered in Delhi, his family has alleged.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can't digest Gujarat exit polls forecast: Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday expressed his strong disagreement with all the forecasts by various exit polls, predicting comfortable to huge victory margins, for ally Bharatiya Janata Party in the Gujarat assembly elections.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Iraqi forces launch operation to clear IS remnants in Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 16 (IANS) Iraqi security forces launched an operation on Saturday to hunt down remnants of Islamic State (IS) militants in the rugged rural areas in northern central Iraq, the Iraqi military said.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism
Sonia gets emotional as she remembers Indira, Rajiv
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi on Saturday got emotional as she recollected the sacrifices made by her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi and husband Rajiv Gandhi for the country and said she decided to join politics when she felt "Congress was facing a crisis and communal forces were gaining strength".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Health services hit in Rajasthan as doctors go on mass leave
Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services were crippled in state-run government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors went on mass casual leave on Saturday to press their demands, including raise in allowances and cancellation of cases against protesting doctors.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
DU asks colleges to shortlist names for faculty recruitment
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) In a move to push the long-stalled faculty recruitment process, Delhi University (DU) has asked its colleges to shortlist candidates for appointment as Assistant Professor.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
NIC to develop network for e-way bill system
Bengaluru, Dec 16 (IANS) The state-run National Informatics Centre (NIC) will develop a network to implement the e-way bill system from February 1 next, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Politics
3 killed in 6.5-magnitude Indonesia earthquake
Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) At least three people were killed and seven injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Java damaging 950 buildings, officials said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Saudi Arabia bans cow imports from Spain
Riyadh, Dec 16 (IANS/WAM) The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has imposed a temporary ban on importing cows from Spain following the detection of mad cow disease in some farms in the country.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pradhan inaugurates first 2 CNG stations in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated Odisha's first two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations at Chandrasekharpur and Patia area of Bhubaneswar.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
KoPT awaits Centre's nod for land lease to private developers
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust is awaiting the Centre's approval for leasing out 111 acres of its land to private developers for a township project, a top official said here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
5-day fencing training camp ends
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A five-day fencing training camp, sponsored as part of Bonjour India by the Embassy of France in association with the Fencing Association of India (FAI), ended on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Universities to present their plans for chairs in January
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked varsities to present proposals in January on their plans to set up chairs named after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Swami Dayanand Saraswati, informed sources said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Now devotees can't enter sanctum sanctorum of Jagannath Temple
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to impose restrictions on the entry of devotees, including VVIPs, into the sanctum sanctorum of Puri's Sri Jagannath Temple.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
British envoy draws attention to plastic pollution in oceans
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Juxtaposing the naturalness of silk with the artificiality of plastic, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Saturday drew attention to the health of rivers and plastic pollution in the oceans.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Two women fighter pilots among over 100 Flying Officers commissioned into IAF
Hyderabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Over 100 officers, including two women fighter pilots, were commissioned in the Indian Air Force on Saturday during the Combined Graduation Parade of Pilots and Ground Duty Officers at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal near here.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Hasina releases postage stamp as Bangladesh marks Victory Day
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday released a Taka 10 commemorative postage stamp on the country's 47th Victory Day marking its emergence as an independent nation after a bloody nine-month war against the Pakistani occupation forces in 1971.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
I-League: Plaza brace helps East Bengal beat Churchill
Barasat (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) Trinidadian striker Willis Plaza struck late in both halves to help East Bengal script a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Churchill Brothers in a rip-roaring I-League football encounter at the Vidyasagar Krirangan here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Shatrughan Sinha congratulates Rahul Gandhi, says long live INC
Patna, Dec 16 (IANS) BJP member of Parliament Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday congratulated Rahul Gandhi on becoming the new Congress President and wished well for the future of India's oldest political party.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
We have created our problems, says ATK coach
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Defending champions ATK's coach Teddy Sheringham on Saturday said the team has created its own problems by not winning any matches so far in the Indian Super League (ISL).
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Not me, my mother will contest from Rae Bareli: Priyanka
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday scotched speculation about Sonia Gandhi retiring from politics, saying her mother will fight from her Lok Sabha constituency of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 general elections.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arrest warrant issued against Big Boss contestant Arshi Khan
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Controversial Bigg Boss Season 11 contestant Arshi Khan could be headed for legal trouble, with a court in Punjab's Jalandhar city issuing an arrest warrant against her.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two NDFB terrorists gunned down
Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) Two cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) anti-talk faction were gunned down by Assam Rifles personnel during a joint operation with Assam and Meghalaya Policealong the inter-state border on Saturday, a defence official said.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
ISL: Mumbai eye top-four spot (Preview)
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) A confident Mumbai City FC will aim to enter the top four when they take on defending champions ATK in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
ISL: Delhi versus Goa match registers low attendence
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) season four fixture between Delhi Dynamos and FC Goa at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday recorded low attendence.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
India must develop $100 billion companies to become global leader: Minister
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) India can take over the global economic leadership in the 21st century if it manages to create $100 billion companies across sectors on the home soil, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'India's Next Top Model' picks Ahmedabad's Riya as winner
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Riya Subodh, who hails from Ahmedabad, has been chosen as the winner of the third season of "Indias Next Top Model".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rahul Gandhi receives bouquets and brickbats on elevation
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi's elevation received both bouquets and brickbats from political quarters with some leaders welcoming the new Congress President while others attacked him for being the symbol of dynasty politics.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Loud firecrackers interrupt Sonia's last speech as President
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) As Sonia Gandhi took to the stage to deliver her last speech as Congress President after handing charge to her son Rahul Gandhi, she was forced to pause several times as the loud fireworks set off by enthusiastic party workers drowned out her voice. "I can't speak," she said helplessly.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UIDAI temporarily suspends Airtel, Airtel Payments Bank's 'Aadhaar linked e-KYC' services
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has temporarily suspended telecom major Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payment Bank's "Aadhaar linked e-KYC" services, a company statement said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Health services derailed across Rajasthan as doctors begin indefinite strike
Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services were crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were going on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Savage' personal attacks made Rahul stronger: Sonia
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) An emotional Sonia Gandhi, who retired as Congress chief - a position she had held since 1998, said "savage personal attacks" by his opponents had made her son and new party President Rahul Gandhi "brave and strong-hearted".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengaluru police say no to Sunny Leone's New Year bash
Bengaluru, Dec 16 (IANS) Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar on Saturday denied permission to a New Year bash in the city where Bollywood cine star Sunny Leone has been invited to perform, ostensibly to "maintain law and order" and prevent any "untoward incident".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Defence/Security
Mercury to remain low for three days in NCR, air improves
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) With dry and cold northwesterly winds blowing, the mercury may fall by a degree for the next three days, with the minimum temperature around Delhi likely to hover around 7 degrees, the weatherman said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cameron to set up 750 mn pounds UK-China investment fund
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is helping to set up up a new 750 million pounds UK-China investment fund aimed at forging closer ties between the two countries, the media reported.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pakistan sets December 16 as Black Day over school massacre
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday vowed to remember December 16 as a Black Day when around 150 people, including over 130 children, were killed in a brutal terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar city.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Education
Health services derailed in Rajasthan as doctors go on indefinite strike
Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were to going on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Lakshmanan aims to defend crown at 25K race
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Defending champion and course record holder G. Lakshmanan and L. Suriya, who just scorched the Delhi Half Marathon, could be the top Indian contenders in the TSK 25K here on Sunday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Athletics
3 killed in Philippines storm
Bangkok, Dec 16 (IANS) At least three people were killed and six others went missing after tropical storm Urduja struck the central Philippines, officials said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Anil Kapoor 'ready' to act in street plays
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Anil Kapoor says artistes should experiment with mediums and so, he is even willing to act in a street play.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
UIDAI temporarily suspends Airtel, Airtel Payments Bank's 'Aadhaar linked e-KYC' services
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has temporarily suspended telecom major Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payment Bank's "Aadhaar linked e-KYC" services, a company statement said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonia, a reluctant entrant into politics who renounced power (Profile)
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, the longest serving Congress president who handed over the mantle to her son Rahul Gandhi on Saturday, had steered the party through turbulent times, taking over at a time when it appeared there was not a whiff of a chance of Congress coming to power and leading it to victory at the peak of Vajpayee era in BJP in 2004.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
World cricket's concern is future of Tests (Column: Just Sport)
Best value for all stakeholders. Its a great marketing line for selling cricket. In India the game is in a sellers market and the buyers take anything without a complaint as long as it provides some enjoyment.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No mercy for those discriminating on basis of caste, religion: VP
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) No mercy should be shown to those who discriminate on the basis of caste, religion, region or sex, said Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday and bemoaned the tendency to link even icons like Mahatma Gandhi with their caste.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
All 438 Central Railway stations to have LED lights by March
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) The Central Railway is on way to install energy-saving LED lights at all its 438 stations by March 2018, and exploit solar and wind power in a big way to cut on electricity bills, an official said here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Golfer Rohana takes charge in 3rd round of TATA Open
Jamshedpur, Dec 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan Anura Rohana followed up his stunning second-round 10-under 61 with a top-class five-under-66 in round three of the 16th TATA Open 2017 to storm into a three-shot lead on an extremely windy day at the Golmuri Golf Course here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Golf
Ramkumar wins invitational tennis meet
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Ramkumar Ramanathan clinched the 2nd edition of the Premjit Lall Invitational tennis meet on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Took inspiration from Jaya, Madhuri for 'Piya Albela' character: Sheen Das
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Television actress Sheen Das says that she took inspiration from actresses Jaya Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit-Nene for her character in "Piya Albela".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sacked J&K teacher couple declines reinstatement offer
Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) The teacher couple in Jammu and Kashmir sacked for "romance" were offered reinstatement by the school management on Saturday, but declined and demanded action against the management.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Education,Human Interest/Society
Five vehicle thieves arrested, 10 bikes recovered
Ghaziabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Five auto thieves were arrested here and 10 stolen motorcycles recovered from their possession, police said Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi attacks Meghalaya government, seeks votes for BJP on development issue
Shillong, Dec 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government, saying it had created scam after scam while his BJP was only for development.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian war veterans, Bangladesh Muktijoddhas celebrate Vijay Diwas
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian war veterans and Bangladesh Muktijoddhas, who fought shoulder to shoulder to liberate Bangladesh four decades back, reunited here on Saturday to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the victory over Pakistan.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Indian company to make thermal imaging devices with Chinese collaboration
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) The stage is set for an Indian company to manufacture "microbolometers" or "Uncooled Sensors" enabling thermal imaging and night vision products with Chinese collaboration, a company official said here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Rahul is Congress chief, attacks Modi for indulging in 'medieval' politics (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) In a generational shift that ended the Sonia Gandhi era in the Congress, her son Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took over as the new party President and launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of taking the country "backwards to a medieval past" where people are butchered because of what they eat and believe in.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Need to create political consensus for simultaneous 'Parliament to panchayat' polls: Naidu
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for political consensus for holding simultaneous elections from 'Parliament to panchayats', even as he urged Parliamentarians to maintain decorum as members of the country's topmost legislature.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Terrorism
ED attaches nearly Rs 245 cr assets of Balasore Alloys
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has seized immovable assets, worth Rs 244.89 crore, of Balasore Alloys Ltd whose shareholders are Global Steel Holding Ltd (GSHL) and its chairman Pramod Kumar Mittal who are being probed for defrauding the State Trading Corporation of Rs 2,112 crore, a statement said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways studying dynamic pricing with discounts on tickets: Goyal
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that Indian Railways is studying a dynamic pricing model, with discounts on train tickets as offered in airlines.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Makhaya Ntini's son Thando in South Africa's U-19 World Cup squad
Johannesburg, Dec 16 (IANS) Former South Africa paceman Makhaya Ntini's fast bowler son Thando Ntini has been included in the country's 15-member squad for next year's ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
2017-12-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Doctors were advised not to disclose Jayalalithaa's condition: Prathap Reddy
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) The doctors at Apollo Hospital were advised not to reveal the condition of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa was critical, said Apollo Hospitals Group founder and executive chairman Prathap C Reddy on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Builder's killer held after shootout in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Dec 16 (IANS) A criminal who had shot dead a builder was arrested in Ghaziabad after a shootout in which he and a policemen were injured, police said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal reels under severe cold conditions
Shimla, Dec 16 (IANS) Large parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold conditions on Saturday, with the minimum temperature at several places plunging below freezing point, weather officials said.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rahul Gandhi new avatar of dynasty politics, says JD-U
Patna, Dec 16 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar, on Saturday described the new Congress President Rahul Gandhi as "Vanshvad Ka Naya Avatar" (new incarnation of dynasty politics) and said there is hardly anything new about it.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
No problem if Griezmann leaves: Simeone
Madrid, Dec 16 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says he has no problem if star forward Antoine Griezmann leaves the club at any point of time.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Creating facilities to double farmers income: Jaitley
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government has been creating "instrumentalities" like providing agricultural inputs at lower cost and making cheap credit available to farmers so as to double their income.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Volgograd hotel jacks prices 20 times for World Cup
Volgograd, Dec 16 (IANS) Russias consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has initiated an administrative case in regard to a hotel in Volgograd for inflating prices by over 20 times for the period of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Yevgeny Reznikov, a deputy head of the agencys regional branch, said.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Russia,Sports,Football
No 'Shiddat' for Varun, Alia
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt says that they have "no idea" about Karan Johar's upcoming project "Shiddat".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bravo doubtful of return to Windies team
Sharjah, Dec 16 (IANS) West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has expressed doubts on his possible return to national colours in any format.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
SAIL supplies 70% steel for Mizoram's biggest power project
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Steel Authority of India (SAIL) said it has supplied around 70 per cent steel for Mizorams biggest power project -- Tuirial Hydro Electric Power project -- which was dedicated to the nation on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Ranji Trophy: Karnataka favourites against Vidarbha (Preview)
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Eight-time champions Karnataka will be hot favourites against Vidarbha who are still not sure of the services of India speedster Umesh Yadav when the two sides clash in the semifinal of the Ranji Trophy at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
ED attaches nearly Rs 245 cr assets of Balasore Alloys
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has seized immovable assets, worth Rs 244.89 crore, of Balasore Alloys Ltd whose shareholders are Global Steel Holding Ltd (GSHL) and its chairman Pramod Kumar Mittal who are being probed for defrauding the State Trading Corporation of Rs 2,112 crore, a statement said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Celebrations in Lucknow, Amethi as Rahul takes over as Congress chief
Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in the Uttar Pradesh capital and Amethi on Saturday as soon as Rahul Gandhi took over as the new president of the Congress.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Central Command celebrates Vijay Diwas in Lucknow
Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) The Central Command of the Indian Army celebrated Vijay Diwas here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Virat, Anushka will have to face media at some point: Sania
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Seven years ago, the wedding between Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza and Pakistan cricket skipper Shoaib Malik was the cynosure of all eyes. Now, India cricket captain Virat Kohli tying the knot with celebrated actress Anushka Sharma is the hotcake.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,Tennis,Other Sports
Smith's double ton puts Oz on top in 3rd Ashes Test
Perth, Dec 16 (IANS) Riding on skipper Steven Smith's second Test double-century and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh's maiden ton, Australia tightened their grip over England in the third Ashes Test reaching 549/4 at stumps on Day 3 at the WACA ground here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tripura celebrates 46th Vijay Diwas
Agartala, Dec 16 (IANS) Tripura observed 46th Vijay Diwas on Saturday to commemorate the sacrifices of Indian soldiers who died in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Japan-India Sports Exchange programme conducted
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore attended the Japan-India Sports Exchange event at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex here on Saturday, with promotion of judo in India being a key feature.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Erectile dysfunction may signal heart disease risk
New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Young men suffering from erectile dysfunction may be at an increased risk of developing heart disease -- the leading cause of death among men worldwide, finds a study.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Reopen historic routes between J&K, Central Asia: Mehbooba
Jammu, Dec 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has advocated reopening of ancient trading routes between the state and Central Asian countries, official sources said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CJAR starts crowdfunding to fight against 'unjust' SC judgment
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) After the Supreme Court imposed a Rs 25 lakh cost on Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) that had sought a court-monitored SIT probe into the allegation of graft involving a retired judge of Orissa High Court, the NGO said it has decided to fight this "unjust judgement" and put out a crowdfunding appeal.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Who Rules the World' stops production
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Production has stopped on the upcoming TNT unscripted series "Who Rules the World" following a public admission last week by executive producer Morgan Spurlock of past sexual misconduct.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shami, Saha boost Bengal in Ranji semis vs Delhi (Preview)
Pune, Dec 16 (IANS) Even as both Bengal and Delhi fancy their chances of featuring in their maiden Ranji Trophy final since 2010, the inclusion of pacer Mohammed Shami and stumper Wriddhiman Saha bolsters the eastern powerhouse ahead of the semi-final at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Man Utd still in title race: Matic
Manchester, Dec 16 (IANS) Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic said on Saturday that Manchester United are not out of the race for the English Premier League (EPL) title but they have to win every match to remain in contention.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Increased customs duty a statutory industry-wise hike: Apple
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The government's decision to hike the customs duty from 10 per cent to 15 per cent for mobile handsets is a statutory industry-wise hike, Apple India said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Uber allegedly hacked trade secrets, bribed foreign officials: Report
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) A former Uber employee has alleged that a special division within the global ride-hailing app was responsible for acts of corporate espionage, the theft of trade secrets, the bribery of foreign officials and several means of unlawful surveillance.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
2 dead as multiple earthquakes jolt Indonesia
Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) At least two people have been killed as multiple earthquakes jolted coastal cities of Indonesia's West Java province and damaged dozens of houses, disaster management officials said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Shriram Properties to take over stressed TN real estate assets
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) The Shriram Properties Ltd -- part of the Shriram Group -- is in the process of concluding a deal to take over couple of stressed real estate projects in Tamil Nadu, a top company official said here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Tripura CM urges Bangladesh to open Chittagong port for northeast
Chottakhola (Tripura), Dec 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Saturday urged the Bangladesh government to allow India's northeastern states to use the Chittagong port for the development of the landlocked region.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Land most sought asset of Salem Steel Plant: Palaniswami
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to advise Union Steel Ministry and the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) not to privatise the Salem Steel Plant, saying its land is the most valuable and sought after asset.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Knee injury forces Sania to miss Australian Open
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza said on Saturday that she will not be taking part in the Australian Open early next year due to a right knee injury.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Feel lucky for the roles I have got, says Bhumi
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who has played characters such as a overweight woman in "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" and a vivacious girl in "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", feels lucky for the roles that has come her way.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Celebs salute Indian Army on Vijay Diwas
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) On the occasion of Vijay Diwas on Saturday, a string of Bollywood personalities like Anupam Kher and Amit Sadh salutes the valour and courage of the Indian Army.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Accidents on Jammu-Srinagar Highway disrupt traffic
Jammu, Dec 16 (IANS) The normal flow of traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was affected on Saturday due to road accidents, officials said.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Ab Dil Ki Sun' inspired by my life: Shama Sikander
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander is excited for her home production's maiden venture "Ab Dil Ki Sun" and says that all the seven short films in the project are inspired by her life and feelings.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Be friends with tea for health benefits
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Waking up on a chilly morning to a hot cup of tea is definitely the best way to start your day and why not after all it has many health benefits too.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
List nine promises you kept in nine months, Sampla asks Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Seeking to corner Punjab's Congress government that has completed nine months in power, Union Minister Vijay Sampla on Saturday asked Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to list nine poll promises he had fulfilled during the period.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Prachi to don Priyanka's look from 'Mary Kom'
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Prachi Tehlan is excited to don Priyanka Chopra's look from her 2014 film "Mary Kom", based on the boxing icon Mary Kom.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Pakistan government told to implement anti-blasphemy measures online
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court has given the Pakistan government a week to implement its order in a case related to the uploading of sacrilegious content on the social media.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Technology
All strength to your shoulders: Kamal Haasan to Rahul Gandhi
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) Kamal Haasan on Saturday congratulated politician Rahul Gandhi who has taken over as the new Congress President. The veteran actor-filmmaker says he's sure that Rahul would work and deserve the admiration like his elders.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Women more likely to be sidelined at workplace: Study
New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Love to toss creative ideas in the brainstorming session at your workplace? If you are a women, beware, you are more likely to receive less credit than your male counterparts, new research revealed.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Imran Khan free of Panama-like suspicion: SC judge
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Justice Faisal Arab, a member of a Supreme Court bench that exonerated the PTI Chairman, has said that Imran Khan did not incorporate offshore company Niazi Services Limited to park assets acquired through embezzlement, bribery or tax evasion to keep them hidden from the public eye.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Glenn Close on 'pig' Harvey Weinstein
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Glenn Close says producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by dozens of women, "was known to be a pig".
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kishwer made me a better person: Suyyash (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Actor Suyyash Rai, who is celebrating his first wedding anniversary with Kishwer Merchantt, says he is thankful to his wife for loving him and making him a better person.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Five years of Nirbhaya: Mamata calls for making society safe
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Remembering the brutal Nirbhaya gang rape case in Delhi on its fifth year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday called for making a safe society.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Rahul Gandhi's hands full of challenges as party chief, needs new formulas
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Anticipated for long by his party, Rahul Gandhi took over as Congress President on Saturday, an elevation that comes at a time when the party faces an "existential crisis" and has huge electoral challenges in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Canola oil study provides no evidence of ill-effect in humans: Stakeholders
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) After a US study that linked canola oil intake with worsened Alzheimer's symptoms and weight gain stirred a debate in India, industry stakeholders have said that the study was conducted on mice and provides no evidence of harmful effect in humans.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Coal scam: 3 years jail for Jharkhand's ex-CM Madhu Koda
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A court here on Saturday sentenced former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda to three years in jail for corruption in a coal block allocation case.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
George Clooney working on Watergate series
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Actors and filmmakers George Clooney and Grant Heslov, along with screenwriter-producer Matt Charman, are said to be working on a limited series that will explore the Watergate scandal that had forced sthen US President Richard Nixon out of office.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Not me, my mother will contest from Rae Bareli: Priyanka
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday scotched speculation about Sonia Gandhi retiring from politics, saying her mother will fight from her Lok Sabha constituency of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Manipur HC asks RIMS to respond to complaints about facilities
Imphal, Dec 16 (IANS) The Manipur High Court has directed the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal to file an affidavit by December 20 after a post graduate student wrote to the Prime Minister complaining about malfunctioning of equipment and alleged denial of basic healthcare facilities, including medicines, to people.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
AI may help identify bacteria quickly, accurately
New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) could help in the quick and accurate diagnosis of the deadly blood infections, which may improve patients' odds of survival, according to a study.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Tupac Shakur murder weapon found then lost
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) The handgun used to shoot dead rapper Tupac Shakur was found by police officials 19 years ago but never handed over to officers investigating his murder.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gene Simmons sued for sexual assault
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Musician Gene Simmons is being sued for allegedly groping a woman during the opening of a restaurant last month.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sevilla stymied 0-0 by Levante
Seville (Spain), Dec 16 (IANS) Sevilla, still smarting from last weekend's rout at the hands of Real Madrid, managed only a 0-0 draw here against 15th-place Levante at the La Liga season.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nagaland gets six new Cabinet Ministers, including one from BJP
Kohima, Dec 16 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Saturday inducted six new members in his Cabinet, ahead of the assembly elections in February-March 2018.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Benji Madden sues designer
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz's husband and musician Benji Madden has sued a designer for $500,000 for "improperly remodelling" his house.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Canadian billionaire, wife found dead
Ottawa, Dec 16 (IANS) Bernard Sherman, one of Canadas most prominent billionaires and community philanthropists, was found dead alongside his wife inside their mansion in Toronto, the media reported.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala's Congress workers celebrate Rahul Gandhi's elevation
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress workers and supporters on Saturday celebrated at the state party headquarters here over Rahul Gandhi's taking over as the new party President in Delhi.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Third ODI: Rohit eyes first series win as captain (Preview)
Visakhapatnam, Dec 16 (IANS) Rohit Sharma will aim to maintain his superb batting form and win his first series as captain when India take on Sri Lanka in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Creating facilities to double farmers income: Jaitley
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday the government has been creating "instrumentalities" like providing agricultural inputs at lower cost and making cheap credit available to farmers so as to double their income.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Deepak Dobriyal wants to 'rescue' late Kundan Shah's film
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Deepak Dobriyal is enjoying his success after "Hindi Medium" and says that the film completely changed his image as an actor. He also says that he now wants to "rescue" late Kundan Shah's short film soon.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google Maps to alert you when to get off the bus
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Google Maps is adding a helpful new feature for commuters who tend to lose track of time during bus or train ride. It will now send a push notification when the user is approaching their destination.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India schedule of 'Soorma' wrapped up
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) The Indian schedule of the upcoming film "Soorma" has been wrapped up, says actress Taapsee Pannu.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
GST Council nod for mandatory e-Way Bill for inter-state goods movement
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) For a seamless movement of goods across states, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday decided to go for early implementation of e-Way Bill for inter-state movement of items from February 1 and uniform mandatory compliance from June one next year.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Equity indices cheered by exit polls, rise amid volatility (Market Review)
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Taking a cue from the exit polls which predicted a BJP win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, investors engaged in intense buying during the last two sessions of the trading week, which led to an upward rally in the key Indian equity indices.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Repolling on Sunday in 6 booths of Gujarat 2nd phase
Gandhinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) The Election Commission has ordered repolling on Sunday in six booths of the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Identity of a dominant group is not identity of a nation: Kumaratunga
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) Leaders must not superimpose the identity of a dominant group as the identity of a nation but instead acknowledge that diverse identities of all communities eventually shape the identity of a nation, former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has said.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Politics being used to crush people; Congress will defeat politics of hate: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) In his first speech after formally taking over as new Congress President, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of taking the country back to "medieval times" and the BJP of dividing people and spreading hatred.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lille sack Argentine head coach Bielsa
Paris, Dec 16 (IANS) Ligue 1 outfit Lille have fired Argentine head coach Marcelo Bielsa, already suspended last month, as the team failed to live up to the management's expectation.
2017-12-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Maternal blood sugar may affect baby's heart
New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Women with high blood sugar early in pregnancy may raise their baby's risk of developing a congenital heart defect, according to a study.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' leaves you underwhelmed (Movie Review, Rating ** ½)
Film: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'; Director: Rian Johnson; Starring: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill; Rating: ** ½
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Real Madrid join race to sign Gremio midfielder Arthur
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 16 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Gremio midfielder Arthur.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Centre has 15 new rail projects for Northeast: Modi
Aizwal, Dec 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the Centre is committed to put all the state capitals of the northeast on the rail map and is executing 15 new projects in the region.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Films are still hero-centric: Juhi Chawla
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Juhi Chawla feels there is a lot of pressure on the girls on-screen today, and wonders if wearing shorter dresses and aiming for a "size-zero" frame is really an "expression of freedom". The actress says a lot has changed for women in showbiz, but some aspects continue to remain the same.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
A year of comparative normalcy, but permanent peace eludes J&K (2017 In Retrospect)
Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) Even though permanent peace remained a distant dream for the people of beleaguered Jammu and Kashmir, 2017 was a comparatively better year for the state -- security forces registered huge successes against militants, mainstream politicians once again moved out to meet people, the Centre appointed a special representative for a sustained dialogue, and the common man faced fewer life-disrupting protests and shutdowns.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,2017 In Retrospect
GST Council nod for mandatory e-Way Bill for inter-state goods movement
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday approved mandatory compliance of e-Way Bill for inter-state movement of goods from February 1, sources said here.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Facebook admits it can make people feel worse
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Call it admonition from parents and behavioural experts or self-introspection but Facebook has for the first time admitted that passively scrolling through posts on the social media platform can make people feel worse -- while active engagement on the platform may have the opposite effect.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Olympic gold medallist Weverton joins Palmeiras
Sao Paulo (Brazil), Dec 16 (IANS) Olympic gold medal-winning goalkeeper Weverton has joined nine-time Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras, the club has announced.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Rahul takes over as Congress chief, attacks Modi for indulging in 'medieval' politics
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Marking a generational shift, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took over as the new Congress President, assuming the mantle of the country's oldest political party from his mother Sonia Gandhi, and launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of "taking us back to the medieval times".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump lawyers set for key meeting with Special Counsel
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's private lawyers are slated to meet Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is currently probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, next week, the media reported.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Monchengladbach beat Hamburg in German Bundesliga
Monchengladbach (Germany), Dec 16 (IANS) Raffael's second-half double strike helped Borussia Monchengladbach defeat Hamburger SV 3-1 in their Bundesliga football match here.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Madhavan wraps schedule of 'Savyasachi'
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan has wrapped schedule of the upcoming Telugu film "Savyasachi".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Prabhudheva meets 'pride of India' Mary Kom
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva met five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom and called her the "pride of India".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nanoparticles may be solution against antibiotic resistance
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Scientists have succeeded in developing an effective method to treat the often lethal airway infections with nanoparticles that transport the antibiotics more efficiently to their destination.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
These books could become 'bombs' in 2018
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Keen observers of contemporary Indian literature would recall that a series of memoirs, which came to be known as "book bombs", critical of the then Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, hit the stands just ahead of the 2014 general election. Four years later, it seems that the opposition has learnt its lesson as an array of books by opposition leaders, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, as also Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tewari and Salman Khurshid, are slated to release in 2018, ahead of the next general election.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Microsoft files patent for foldable dual-screen notebook
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Microsoft has filed a patent for a foldable dual-screen notebook which is quite like the companys "Courier" concept -- a booklet PC which was first reported in 2008 and then cancelled in 2010.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Punjab municipal polls on Sunday, all arrangements made
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Punjab's State Election Commission has made all arrangements for the smooth conduct of municipal polls on Sunday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
JeM militant's body recovered in J&K
Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) The body of a foreign Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant was recovered in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral town on Saturday, police said.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Affleck continuing treatment for alcohol addiction
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck is continuing to receive treatment for his alcohol addiction.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ranveer, Alia win Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt have bagged the Best Actor awards at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2017.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul takes over amid sense of politics of fear in India: Manmohan
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi was taking over as the new Congress President amid "disturbing trends" as "politics of fear" was taking over the "politics of hope" in India.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Icy winds blow in Lucknow, mercury dips
Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) Icy winds were blowing across the Uttar Pradesh capital and neighbouring areas on Saturday, bringing down the mercury.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Will Beijing be a stakeholder in Modi's SAGAR vision? (Comment: Special to IANS)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined India's maritime potential and current profile in a commendable manner at the commissioning ceremony of INS Kalvari, a Scorpene-class diesel-electric submarine, in Mumbai on Thursday (December 14). Modi's fluency and grasp over the fine-print of the Indian Ocean is indicative of the maritime/naval empathy that South Block has exuded in recent years.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Defence/Security
Akshay Kumar emerges as street-smart hero of 2017 (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
Not only in 2017. This has been going on for some years. Akshay Kumar, the full-nationalistic package, blending the best of desh-bhakti with consumerism, represents that rare breed of star-actors who have constantly evolved and become more watchable with each passing year.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
South Africa's ruling ANC preparing to replace Zuma
Johannesburg, Dec 16 (IANS) South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader on Saturday to succeed incumbent President Jacob Zuma.
2017-12-16
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Three years jail for Jharkhand ex-CM Madhu Koda
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A court here on Saturday sentenced former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda to three years in jail for corruption in a coal block allocation case.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Passive scrolling on Facebook can make you feel worse'
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Facebook has said that passively scrolling through posts on the social media platform can make people feel worse -- while active engagement on the platform may have the opposite effect.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Rahul takes over as new Congress President
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi on Saturday formally took over as the new Congress President taking the mantle of the country's oldest political party from his mother Sonia Gandhi.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Recognise Jerusalem as Palestine capital: Owaisi
Hyderabad, Dec 16 (IANS) MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has urged the Indian government to recognise Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital to counter US President Donald Trump's move in recognising the holy city as Israel's capital.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
President offers prayers at Sangam in Allahabad
Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) On the second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh, President Ram Nath Kovind offered prayers at the Sangam in Allahabad on Saturday and later visited the fabled 'lete hue Hanuman' temple.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
US may stop spouses of H-1B visa holders from working
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration is set to propose revoking a rule that makes spouses of thousands of H1-B visa holders eligible to work while in the US, potentially complicating a major driver of technology jobs, the media reported.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
J&K shivers as Kargil freezes at minus 11.2
Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) As the minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley remained below freezing point on Saturday, Kargil at minus 11.2 witnessed the coldest night of this season so far.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Perhaps Rahul should visit mosques and churches as well (Column: Political Circus)
There will probably be a mixed reaction in the secular camp to Rahul Gandhi's temple-hopping in Gujarat.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
World War I's forgotten violent aftermath and toxic legacy (Book Review)
Title: The Vanquished - Why the First World War Failed to End, 1917-1923; Author: Robert Gerwarth; Publisher: Penguin Random House UK; Pages: 416; Price: Rs 699
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Japan calls for text-based negotiations on Security Council reform
United Nations, Dec 16 (IANS) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has called to urgently revitalise the long-stalled Security Council reform process by adopting a text on which to base the negotiations during the current General Assembly session.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Trump's judicial nominee struggles to answer basic legal questions
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) One of US President Donald Trump's judicial nominee struggled to answer basic legal questions posed to him at a hearing by a Republican senator, including his lack of experience on trial work and the amount of depositions he had worked on.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Now a Bollywood film on pirate attack off Somalia
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur has signed on director Vinil Mathew and screenwriter Sudip Sharma for a dramatic thriller inspired by true events surrounding a pirate attack of the Somalian coast.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul's impending takeover sparks celebrations outside Congress office
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Scores of Rahul Gandhi supporters broke into loud celebrations, shook their legs to upbeat music, raised slogans, burst crackers and distributed sweets outside the Congress office here on Saturday ahead of his taking over as the new President of the Grand Old Party.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Republicans release final tax bill ahead of key vote
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Republican lawmakers have unveiled their final tax bill, a step that will place them on track to vote on their plan next week and potentially have President Donald Trump sign it into law by the end of the year, the media reported.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi to visit Ockhi-hit fishing villages in Kerala, TN
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 (IANS) After Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi visited villages hit by Cyclone Ockhi and commiserated with families of fisher folk, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also said to visit Kerala and Tamil Nadu soon, an official said.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Google to shut down smartphone AR platform 'Tango'
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Google will shut down its ambitious Augmented Reality (AR) platform "Tango" built specifically for smartphones from March 1, 2018, the company said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cold morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) It was a cold morning here on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook rolls out 'Snooze' to 'mute' friends
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Facebook has rolled out "Snooze" feature in News Feed that will give its over two billion users option to temporarily unfollow a person, Page or group for 30 days.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Multiple quakes jolt Indonesia, tsunami alert issued
Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) Multiple quakes have jolted Indonesia's West Java province prompting authorities to issue a tsunami alert, disaster management officials said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Million Britons miss out on 'decent' broadband speeds: Report
London, Dec 16 (IANS) The UK's digital divide has narrowed but more than one million homes and offices still struggle to get good broadband, a report said.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
N.Korea threatens to be 'most powerful nuclear, military state'
United Nations, Dec 16 (IANS) In a challenge to the global order, North Korea has issued a threat that it will become "world's most powerful nuclear and military state".
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Athens' Christmas 'milk tree' feeds thousands
Athens, Dec 16 (IANS) A different kind of Christmas tree is erected here each year, made up with milk tins and food products, that is distributed to thousands in need across Greece during the holiday season.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Greece,Human Interest/Society
Republicans release final bill on tax reform plan
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US Republicans from both houses of Congress have revealed their joint bill for the biggest overhaul of the country's tax system in 30 years.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Corden almost named his daughter Beyonce
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Popular TV host James Corden has joked that he almost named his newborn daughter after singer Beyonce Knowles.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I have your back 100 per cent, Trump tells FBI
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said he supports the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) "100 per cent", less than an hour after criticising the agency.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Lebanon to hold first parliamentary elections in 9 years
Beirut, Dec 16 (IANS) Lebanon is to hold its first parliamentary elections in nine years on May 6 next year, the media reported.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Woman jailed in Switzerland for trying to join IS
Geneva, Dec 16 (IANS) A Swiss court has given a 31-year-old woman a partially suspended 18-month jail sentence after she tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Vastu elements for right winter vibes at home
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Adding elements like candles, fireplace, bright Christmas lights and fiery gold and red decorations will not just help to beautify your home, but also lend a positive vibe, say Vastu experts.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US dollar rises on tax reform expectation
New York, Dec 16 (IANS) The US dollar increased against other major peers on renewed hopes for passing a tax bill in the country.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
South Africa remains divided on racial lines: Zuma
Cape Town, Dec 16 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has said although reconciliation, social cohesion and nation building have been prioritised since 1994, the country remains divided on various cultural, racial and class lines.
2017-12-16
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Jessica Chastain applauds Salma Hayek
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain has applauded actress Salma Hayek for coming forward with sexual harassment allegations against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
German President warns against resurgence of antisemitism
Berlin, Dec 16 (IANS) German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned against growing antisemitism in the country.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics
US stocks jump ahead of tax bill release
New York, Dec 16 (IANS) US stocks ended higher on Friday with all three major indices closing at record highs, as investors awaited details of a Republican tax bill that is expected to be released later in the day.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Reach of radio unmatched, says Richa
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says the reach of radio is unmatched in comparison to any other medium.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Emmerson Mnangagwa pledges to build united, non-racial Zimbabwe
Harare, Dec 16 (IANS) Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has opened the one-day extra ordinary congress of the governing ZANU-PF party and pledged to be the President of a united and non-racial Zimbabwe.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Sinitta planning 'juicy' autobiography
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Singer Sinitta is ready to spill "juicy" secrets about her life in a new autobiography.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gurugram Fortis charged Adya's parents over 1,208% more for medical devices: NPPA
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Fortis Memorial hospital in Gurugram charged 1,208-1,737 per cent more than procurement price for much of the medical equipment, including disposable syringes and three way stop cocks, to the parents of seven-year-old dengue patient Adya who had died at the hospital despite undergoing treatment for two weeks, according to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
6.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia
Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Indonesia's West Java province on Friday night, the Indonesian Meteorological Agency said. No casualty or damage has, however, been reported.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
SC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on NGO seeking prohibition
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on an NGO seeking directions for enforcement of country-wide prohibition of liquor - a provision under Article 47 of the Constitution's Directive Principle of State Policy which calls for endeavour to prohibit intoxicating drinks and drugs harmful to health.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Policeman trains gun at Kamal Nath in Chhindwara
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 16 (IANS) A small airport near Chhindwara on Friday was witness to a huge commotion as a policeman "dangerously" trained his rifle at Kamal Nath, former central minister and nine-time Congress MP from Chhindwara.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Yamuna water will be brought to Jhunjhunu under river linking project'
Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) With a view to tackle the water crisis in Rajasthan, the river linking project will be started soon and Yamuna water brought to Jhunjhunu, said state Public Health Engineering Minister Surendra Goyal on Friday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
BHEL wins Rs 7,300 cr contract for Tamil Nadu power project
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) State-run power equipment manufacturer Bhel announced on Friday that it has won a Rs 7,300 crore order for setting up a supercritical thermal power project (TPP) in Tamil Nadu.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Gurugram Fortis charged Adya's parents 1,208 % more for syringes :NPPA
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Fortis Memorial hospital in Gurugram charged 1,208 per cent more than procurement price for much of the medical equipment, including disposable syringes, to the parents of seven-year-old dengue patient Adya who had died at the hospital despite undergoing treatment for two weeks, according to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
CPCB to increase the number of air quality monitoring stations to 127
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The National Capital Region (NCR), including Delhi, will have total 127 pollution monitoring stations by March 2018 against the present 78, CPCB officials said on Friday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
World Telugu Conference begins on colourful note
Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) The World Telugu Conference (WTC) began on a colourful note here on Friday as Telugus from across the world gathered to discuss preservation and promotion of the language.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Nagaland CM sacks two more ministers
Kohima, Dec 15 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R.Zelaing on Friday night axed two more of his cabinet ministers, two days after he had sacked four of his senior cabinet ministers.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
ITI net, revenue plunge in Q2, H1
Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) State-run Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) Ltd on Friday reported Rs 46 crore net profit for the second quarter of 2017-18, registering 75 per cent annual decline from Rs 186 crore in the same period last year.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
My mediation on Ayodhya dispute receiving positive response: Ravi Shankar
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Friday claimed that he has received "positive response" in his bid to mediate for a solution to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi dispute at Ayodhya, and said that an "out of court" settlement was the best solution to the issue.
2017-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Delhi being ravaged by its own citizens, officials, says SC
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday lamented that after being pillaged by invaders for centuries, Delhi was now being ravaged by its own citizens and officials turning their back on the unauthorised use of residential premises for commercial purposes.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
NPP condemns attacks on Christians in Satna
Shillong, Dec 15 (IANS) Meghalaya's National People's Party (NPP) on Friday condemned the "vicious attacks" on Catholic priests and seminarians in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Religion
Bulldozing Kashmiris won't yield any solution: Mehbooba
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Underlining the plight of children blinded due to pellet gun injuries in Jammu and Kashmir, state's Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said Kashmiris need to be reached out to and that "bulldozing" them will not resolve the crisis.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Terrorism
ICICI Securities files DRHP with Sebi
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) ICICI Bank on Friday said that its subsidiary -- ICICI Securities -- has filed a "draft red herring prospectus" (DRHP) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for an initial public offering.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ISL: Kerala Blasters defeat 10-man NorthEast United by slender margin
Kochi, Dec 15 (IANS) Kerala Blasters FC huffed and puffed their way to 1-0 victory over 10-man NorthEast United FC for their first win in the Indian Super League (ISL) season four at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Art of Living founder Ravi Shankar backs law against triple talaq
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) On a day the Union Cabinet cleared a bill seeking to criminalise instant triple talaq among Muslims and providing for a three-year jail term, spiritual leader and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Friday backed the central government stand. saying honouring gender equality was a must for the country to be at par with the world.
2017-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Would bunk college, watch movies in cinema halls: Mehbooba
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said she was nostalgic about the time when she would bunk college as a youngster and watched films in Srinagar.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Kashmir,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Education
Jadeja smashes six sixes in an over in SCA district T20 tournament
Rajkot, Dec 15 (IANS) India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja smashed six sixes in an over while playing for Jamnagar against Amreli on the inaugural day of the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) inter-district T20 tournament here on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Christians attacked in MP over alleged conversion, 30 detained
Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Right-wing Hindutva activists attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze, accusing them of religious conversion. The police detained over 30 members of the Catholic choir group, including priests.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Worse air pollution this year but Diwali less polluting: CPCB
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The air pollution situation in the NCR was worse this year against the situation in the peak season last year though Diwali was less polluting, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said here on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Superseries Finals: Sindhu tops Group A
Dubai, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu registered the third consecutive win to top the women's singles of Group A in the World Superseries Finals at the Hamadan Sports Complex here on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Union cabinet clears AERA bill 2017
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Friday cleared the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority bill, 2017.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC rejects Congress plea for 20% vote count via VVPAT in Gujarat
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea by the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) seeking direction to the Election Commission (EC) to count votes through paper trail attached to the EVMs in 20 per cent of the polling booths in Gujarat.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Adivasis, Lambdas clash in Telangana's Adilabad district
Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) The ongoing tussle between Gond Adivasis and the Banjara Lambadas in Telangana took a violent turn as the two communities clashed at several places in Adilabad district on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golfer Chadha emerges leader in Round 2 of TATA Open
Jamshedpur, Dec 15 (IANS) Chandigarhs Abhijit Singh Chadha emerged leader in round two, courtesy a flawless seven-under-64 that took his total to 13-under-129 at the 16th TATA Open here on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Golf
Rahul to formally take over as Congress President on Saturday
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi will formally take over as chief of the Congress party on Saturday, from his mother Sonia Gandhi who had helmed the country's oldest party for 19 years.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Make government buildings easier to access for differently-abled: SC
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that accessibility to buildings of the central and state governments should be made easier for differently-abled people.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Chennai cop killed in Rajasthan was confident of nabbing thieves behind gold heist'
Jaipur, Dec 15 (IANS) The visit of Tamil Nadu Police Inspector S. Periyapandian to Rajasthan on the trail of robbers who stole 3.5 kg gold, which claimed his life, wasn't his first visit to the state to nab those involved in the loot.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED seizes properties worth Rs 48 crore of Ahmedabad firm
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday seized immovable properties worth over Rs 48 crore of an Ahmedabad-based company, which was also named in the Panama Papers.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US reiterates 'all options on table' against N Korean nuclear threat
United Nations, Dec 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated on Friday Washington's warning that "all options are on the table" to meet North Korea's nuclear threat while offering to keep the lines of communication with Pyongyang open.
2017-12-15
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Religious conversion seekers must give 30 days advance notice: Jodhpur HC
Jaipur, Dec 15 (IANS) Any person going for religious conversion on his own should inform the District Collector 30 days in advance, the Jodhpur High Court ordered on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Engineering goods push exports higher to $26 bn in November
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Healthy off-take of India's engineering and petroleum products pushed exports higher to $26.19 billion in November, from $23 billion in October and $20.06 billion during the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday, even as the country's strength in services was reflected in their higher exports continuing in October.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Novy Kapadia appointed DSA president's adviser
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Veteran sports writer and football expert Novy Kapadia was on Friday appointed adviser to Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) president Shaji Prabhakarn.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Odisha reserves 25% seats for state students in law varsity
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday approved reserving 25 per cent of the seats in the National Law University, Cuttack, for students from the state.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Two gangsters shot dead by Punjab Police, three held
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) Two gangsters were shot dead on Friday and three others arrested in a shootout in Bathinda district in Punjab, police said.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JNU to conduct viva through video conferencing
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Friday launched a 'web-casting and video conferencing' facility' to conduct administrative meetings, lectures, and even viva voce for students.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
N Korea nuclear, missile programme most dangerous global threat: Guterres
United Nations, Dec 15 (IANS) Warning that North Korea's nuclear and missile programme is the most dangerous threat to world security, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for re-establishing communication channels with Pyongyang.
2017-12-15
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cabinet approves forming 'circle office' to monitor safety in railways
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The government on Friday approved the creation of one circle office of Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) to carry out the functions of rail safety -- which includes inspecting new railway lines and safety of passengers.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Only nationalism, nation-state can combat terrorism: Akbar
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Only nationalism and the nation-state can ideologically combat terrorism, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar said on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Terrorism
Prime Minister Rajoy confident of Spain's participation in World Cup
Madrid, Dec 15 (IANS) Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday said he was confident that the Spanish national team would take part in the 2018 World Cup, despite reports of potential exclusion.
2017-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Government invites start-ups to solve agrarian challenges
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Agriculture Ministry on Friday launched an initiative that aims at solving 12 key challenges in the farm sector by partnering with starts-up, along with doubling farmers' income.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Triple talaq law will affect social cohesion, says Owaisi
Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has opposed the bill seeking to criminalise instant triple talaq, saying this would have severe consequences on rule of law and social cohesion in the country.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to wed on May 19
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will be held on May 19 next year, Kensington Palace announced on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
FIFA bans head of Brazilian football federation
Paris, Dec 15 (IANS) FIFA on Friday suspended the head of the Brazilian football federation Marco Polo Del Nero for 90 days over a breach of its rules.
2017-12-15
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
TN Governor's House denies he entered occupied bathroom in Cuddalore
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit's office on Friday termed as "mischievous and scurrilous" media reports that he entered an occupied bathroom in Cuddalore district during a review of toilets built under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Ford to develop mobility solution for Hyderabad commuters
Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Ford India has signed an agreement with the Telangana government to design tech-based mobility solution for commuters in Hyderabad.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Women footballers more likely to be asked to "fix matches": Survey
London, Dec 15 (IANS) A survey revealed on Friday that football is still a man's world, with half of the women players not having a written contract and half not even being paid by their clubs.
2017-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Congress to oppose triple talaq bill if it violates SC judgment
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) With the Union Cabinet clearing a bill to criminalise instant triple talaq among Muslims and providing for a three-year jail term, the Congress on Friday said that it will study the law before commenting but oppose it if it violates the Supreme Court verdict.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Odisha police for stern action against using electronic chips in petrol pumps
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) R.P. Sharma on Friday ordered stern action against unscrupulous petrol pump retailers who are using electronic chips in petrol pumps across the state to tamper with the quantity of fuel delivered to customers.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cold wave, fog affect life in Punjab, Haryana; 1 dead
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) Cold wave conditions and fog continued to affect normal life in several places across Punjab and Haryana on Friday with the maximum temperature in the day dropping by six to nine degrees Celsius compared to normal. One death was reported due to the cold.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi to kick-off BJP poll campaign in Meghalaya on Saturday
Shillong, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick-off the BJP's election campaign in poll-bound Meghalaya, besides inaugurating the Shillong-Nongstoin-Tura National Highway on Saturday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kerala leaders leave for Delhi for Rahul's takeover as Congress chief
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 15 (IANS) Top Congress leaders from Kerala on Friday left for Delhi to be present when Rahul Gandhi takes over as the new party President on Saturday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Jharkhand MLAs burns CM's effigy over remark in Assembly
Ranchi, Dec 15 (IANS) Jharkhand's main opposition party, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Raghubar Das in the Assembly premises over his "unparliamentary" remark on the last day of the winter session.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Rs 60,000 hashish seized in Kolkata, two arrested
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) After its crackdown on multiple drug peddlers in the city, Kolkata Police arrested two more drug dealers and seized charas (hashish) worth Rs 60,000 from them, an officer said on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sanofi India elevates Rajaram as Managing Director
Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Drug maker Sanofi India Ltd on Friday appointed its wholetime Director N. Rajaram as Managing Director from January 1.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Shoolini University files 101 patents
Chandigarh/Shimla, Dec 15 (IANS) The Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences in Solan town of Himachal Pradesh has filed 101 patents and is listed among the top generators of patents in the region, a university official said on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Don't fear CBI, CVC, Khattar tells bureaucrats
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday asked bureaucrats in the state not to fear the five Cs -- Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), court, Central Vigilance Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and Central Information Commission (CIC) -- if they are taking decisions in the public interest.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
RSS chief in Tripura, to meet northeastern cadres
Agartala, Dec 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, who arrived here on Friday, will hold meetings with Sangh members and activists from across the seven northeastern states to strengthen the party in the region with an eye on the upcoming assembly elections, party sources said.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Cabinet nod for Rs 2,600 cr jobs' package for leather sector
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Friday approved a special scheme for employment generation in the leather and footwear sector entailing expenditure of Rs 2,600 crore over three financial years up to 2019-20.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pandemonium, walkout mar second day of UP assembly's winter session
Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) The second day of the Uttar Pradesh assembly's winter session was marred by disruptions and walkouts by opposition lawmakers who demanded a rollback of the power tariff hike effected by the Yogi Adityanath government late last month.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Train accidents down by 42% in 2017: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The government on Friday said the number of train accidents has come down by 42 per cent over the last one year.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cabinet clears bill to extend deadline for Delhi's unauthorised colonies
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A bill to give extension to the unathorised colonies in Delhi till 2020 was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
EU leaders agree to 2nd phase of Brexit talks
Brussels, Dec 15 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union on Friday gave the green light to moving on to the second phase of the Brexit negotiations, in which they will discuss trade deals with the UK once it leaves the bloc.
2017-12-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
3 killed by pilot vehicle of TN Governor's entourage
Kanchipuram, Dec 15 (IANS) Three persons, including an elderly woman and a boy, were killed on Friday when they were hit by an "advance pilot" vehicle of Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit's entourage in New Kalpakkam in the district, police said.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP rejects Congress' demand for Modi's apology
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The BJP on Friday ruled out Prime Minister Narendra Modi's apology over the issue of the attack on his predecessor Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat election campaign even as Modi asked the party MPs and NDA allies to aggressively counter any opposition onslaught on the government during the winter session of Parliament.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global investors' summit: Assam expects investments from Asean nations
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Assam expects investments in Tourism, Information Technology, Agriculture, Food Processing, Energy and Pharmaceutical sectors from across the globe, especially Asean member-nations, in the state's first global investors' summit on February 3-4, 2018.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Cabinet clears bill for stricter law against cheque bouncing
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday cleared a bill for imposing stricter provisions for cheque bounce, and incentive for the payee who suffers, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Manmohan, Sonia pay tributes to Dasmunsi at prayer meet
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi paid tributes to former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi at a prayer meeting here on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet approves bill to replace Medical Council of India
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday approved the bill setting up the National Medical Commission that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI), Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Making Bhojpuri cinema to clean its image, says Neetu Chandra
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Neetu Chandra who became a producer with films like "Deswa" and "Mithila Makhaan" said she wants to make Bhojpuri films to clean the image of her mother tongue.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FC Goa needs to improve defence: Sergio Lobera
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) FC Goa head coach Sergio Lobera on Friday said his side needs to improve on their defence despite scoring plenty of goals in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season four.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
UAE calls on international community to act against Iran
Abu Dhabi, Dec 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has called on the global community to more forcefully address the threat posed by Iran after a UN report this week on violations of Security Council resolutions and evidence presented by the US of Tehran's arming of Houthi rebels in Yemen.
2017-12-15
Category: International, Togo,Politics,Diplomacy
Meghalaya Congress MLA quits assembly
Shillong, Dec 15 (IANS) Suspended Congress legislator Pynshngian N. Syiem on Friday resigned as member of the Meghalaya Assembly to join the newly-floated People's Democratic Front (PDF).
2017-12-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Official emblems for Beijing 2022 Winter Games unveiled
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) The emblems of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, respectively named "Winter Dream" and "Flight," were unveiled here on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Cabinet okays new schemes for N-E, central pool of resources plan extended
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday approved continuation of the existing Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) scheme till March 2020 with an outlay of Rs 5,300 crore.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Women Commissions welcome go ahead to triple talaq Bill
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Women Commission bodies welcomed the go ahead to the triple talaq Bill by the Union Cabinet on Friday, terming it a step towards empowering women.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Wipro offers mobility solutions on global networks
Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Friday tied up with the US-based Headspin to offer next-generation mobility, engineering and testing solutions on global mobile networks.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
RBI imposes Rs 5 cr penalty on Syndicate Bank
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on Syndicate Bank for non-compliance with its directions on "Cheque Purchase or Discounting, Bill Discounting, and Know Your Customer (KYC)" norms.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Britain's Swindon, hub of expat Goans 'highly polluted', says Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Britain is the most polluted country in Europe and its Swindon town, which has a sizeable population of Goan expats, is also "highly polluted", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife
SC rejects Teesta's plea to unfreeze bank accounts
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand for unfreezing of their bank accounts put under restrictions by Gujarat Police on the charge of misuse of donations.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jackal rescued from house in Agra
Agra, Dec 15 (IANS) An adult male Golden Jackal was rescued from a house in Barauli Ahir village, Agra. The panic-stricken animal was rescued on Friday by an expert team of Wildlife SOS.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi government to provide 'chai and rusk', medical care at night shelters
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Providing some succour from the biting cold to the homeless, the Delhi government on Friday announced that it will serve breakfast of 'tea and rusk' to residents of its night shelters from Saturday, till the end of January.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
'Industry-friendly' Ethiopia woos Bengal businesses
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Offering a package of incentives including exemption of income tax and import duty, Ethiopia on Friday sought investment from West Bengal in sectors like infrastructure and small engineering.
2017-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Malinga 'rested' for India T20Is
Colombo, Dec 15 (IANS) Veteran speedster Lasith Malinga was on Friday left out of Sri Lanka's T20 International squad for the three-match series against India, starting December 20.
2017-12-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Cabinet approves continuation of National Ayush Mission
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday approved the continuation of the centrally-sponsored National AYUSH Mission (NAM) by three years with an outlay of Rs 2,400 crore.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IndiGo to operate flights to Sharjah from Hyderabad and Lucknow
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Friday said that it will launch new flight services on the Lucknow-Sharjah-Lucknow and Hyderabad-Sharjah-Hyderabad sectors from December 29, 2017.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves MoU with Colombia on agriculture
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Colombia in the field of agriculture and fisheries, said an official release.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HCL conferred award for investments, services in Sweden
Noida, Dec 15 (IANS) Global IT services giant HCL Technologies announced that it has been conferred "The Key to the Heart of Gothenburg" award by Gothenburg City in Sweden for being one of the most important international businesses established in 2016-2017.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
HC refuses to interfere in Sharad Yadav's disqualification
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday, in an interim order, refused to stay former JD-U President Sharad Yadav's disqualification from the Rajya Sabha or allow him to attend the Winter Session of Parliament.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India's Forex reserves down $1.04 bn
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves decreased by $1.04 billion as on December 8, 2017, official data showed on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ordnance factories keen to partner MSMEs: Official
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Ordnance factories are keen to partner with MSMEs to leverage maximum output for the defence preparedness of the Armed forces and security agencies, a senior official said here on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
China to host Palestine-Israel peace symposium
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) China will host a symposium for Palestinian and Israeli peace advocates in Beijing from December 21 to 22, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
One Stop Centres to focus on high-level training for women: Maneka
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said the One Stop Centre (OSC) scheme, aimed to support women affected by violence, will now focus on high-level training courses for women across the country.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
202 railway stations sensitive, 106 covered by CCTV: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The government on Friday said that 202 railway stations across the country have been identified as "sensitive" and 106 have been covered with CCTV cameras for surveillance.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cabinet nod to Unesco oceanography training centre in Hyderabad
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday approved the establishment of an International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography in Hyderabad by Unesco.
2017-12-15
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Support Muslim family law, women's group urges Rahul, Opposition
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) on Friday urged all opposition leaders, including Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi, to extend their support for the proposed Muslim family law.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Words known by the company they keep: Javed Akhtar (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar feels words are known by the company they keep and people should think twice before speaking.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Secret Superstar' doing steady business in Taiwan
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Aamir Khan's "Secret Superstar" has minted $700,681 in Taiwan since its release.
2017-12-15
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Teach film appreciation in schools: Konkona Sen Sharma
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Konkona Sen Sharma believes subsidising tickets for cinema halls and teaching children the art of film appreciation in schools can bring back the audience to theatres.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP likely to shift to new address in January 2018
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may shift to its new spacious office in New Delhi's Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg in January 2018, a party leader said.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I want to break marathon record before retiring: Bekele
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Ethiopian long-distance runner Kenenisa Bekele, who holds the world and Olympic records for both the 5,000 and 10,000 metre events, on Friday said he aims to be the best in marathon before he calls it a day.
2017-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Engineering goods push exports higher to $26 bn in November
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Healthy off-take of India's engineering and petroleum products pushed exports higher to $26.19 billion in November from $23 billion in October and $20.06 billion during the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Government to bear MDR on transactions up to Rs 2,000
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) In a bid to encourage electronic payments, the central government will reimburse the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) applicable on transactions up to Rs 2,000 for the next two years.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Kingfisher Villa' in Goa renamed 'King's Mansion'
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) The iconic 'Kingfisher Villa', formerly owned by absconding tycoon Vijay Mallya was on Friday renamed 'King's Mansion' by its new owner, Sachiin Joshi, who also operates a liquor manufacturing business, whose products include "King's beer".
2017-12-15
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Customs duty on mobile phones increased to 15%, to hurt Apple
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The government has increased customs duty on various items including mobile phones, a finance ministry notification said here -- a move that will hurt the Cupertino-based giant Apple the most.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cabinet clears bill to set up arbitration council
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday cleared a bill for establishing an Indian council of international arbitration.A
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Railways to discuss structural, cultural reforms
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Indian Railways will hold a conclave on Saturday to discuss structural and cultural reforms and ways to increase its market share and revenue, a Railway Ministry official said on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Arms cache seized near Nashik, terror angle unlikely: Maharashtra Police
Nashik, Dec 15 (IANS) In what is considered the biggest haul since 2006 in the state, police in Maharashtra's Nashik arrested three men and seized a large cache of arms from a vehicle near a toll plaza on the Agra-Mumbai highway early on Friday, an officer said.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to wed on May 19
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will be held on May 19 next year, Kensington Palace announced on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Clashes in West Bank over Trump's Jerusalem move
Ramallah/Gaza, Dec 15 (IANS) Clashes broke out on Friday between Palestinians and Israeli forces in several West Bank locations during protests over US President Donald Trump's decision of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
2017-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
My role is now to retire, says Sonia
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire, triggering immediate speculation about her future plans, but the Congress party sought to quell it saying she has only retired from the party chief's role and not from politics.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2017: Mark Wahlberg named most overpaid actor
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor Mark Wahlberg has topped Forbes magazines list of 'The Most Overpaid Actor Of 2017'.
2017-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arms seized near Nashik, biggest haul since 2006: Maharashtra Police
Nashik, Dec 15 (IANS) In what was termed the biggest haul in the state since 2006, police in Maharashtra's Nashik arrested three men and seized a large cache of arms from a vehicle near a toll plaza on the Agra-Mumbai highway early on Friday, an officer said.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army chief meets differently-abled children
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday met differently-abled children from Asha school of Delhi Cantonment, and stressed that society should be more sensitive and accepting towards such children.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Education,Human Interest/Society
TN Governor holds meeting with Cuddalore officials
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Despite opposition by the DMK, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Friday held a meeting with officials of Cuddalore district, around 190 km from here.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mehbooba's brother quits as CM grievance cell head, likely to get cabinet berth
Jammu, Dec 15 (IANS) Sayeed Tasaduq Mufti, brother of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Friday resigned as coordinator of CM's grievance cell.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Would love to do Prem Chopra's role from 'Do Anjaane': Sharman
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor Sharman Joshi, son-in-law of veteran actor Prem Chopra, says he would love to essay the role of the senior actor from the film "Do Anjaane".
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
84% manufacturing firms globally embraced software over hardware: Report
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) With the device manufacturing industry embracing software over hardware as its primary business model, a new report said on Friday that 84 per cent of the organisations in the sector globally have already put software at its core in delivering services and generating revenue.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
I-League: East Bengal aim for 2nd win against Churchill (Preview)
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) East Bengal will aim to win their second game of the I-League football season when they host Churchill Brothers at the Vidyasagar Krirangan (Barasat Stadium) in a round four encounter on Saturday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League: Neroca register thrilling victory against Chennai City
Imphal, Dec 15 (IANS) Neroca FC kicked off their home campaign in the I-League with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Chennai City FC on Friday in what was dubbed as a perfect team effort.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
Reliance Entertainment releases WWE Mayhem for iOS, Android
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Global developer of free-to-play mobile games, Reliance Games has partnered with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to launch 'WWE Mayhem' over-the-top, arcade-style action game that features WWE superstars and legends.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Technology,Business/Economy
Tea: Tap in the mood, process, variety
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Who doesn't like a perfect cup of tea? But that experience can depend on a whole lot of factors -- how it is made, who you sip it with and even the temperature of the water used, says tea sommelier Anamika Singh.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's 'Newton' out of Oscar race, team still proud
Los Angeles/Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018, "Newton", is out of the race for the honour. But the movie's team is feeling far from defeated.
2017-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cricketer Ajinkya's dad detained for rash driving which killed woman
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Dec 15 (IANS) The Kolhapur police detained and let off Madhukar B. Rahane, father of Indian cricket star Ajinkya Rahane, for speeding and rash driving which resulted in the death of an elderly woman here on Friday, an official said.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Pumped-up FC Goa aim goal fest against Delhi Dynamos (Preview)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Other clubs would not have fancied it, but FC Goa can be expected to go for a big win against Delhi Dynamos in their quest to reach the top of the Indian Super League (ISL) season four table if they clinch victory by three goals or more at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
A soulful evening of Sufism and Kathak
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The residents of the national capital will be witnessing a soulful evening which marks a beautiful amalgamation of classical dance Kathak and soft heart touching Sufi music.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Beijing to limit number of new cars
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) The Beijing municipal government on Friday said it will slash the new car registration quota by a third starting next year in a bid to reduce traffic gridlocks and ease air pollution.
2017-12-15
Category: International, China,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Activists seek political support on triple talaq bill, AIMPLB opposes
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Women activists on Friday sought support of all political parties in converting the triple talaq Bill into law in Parliament, even as the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) termed the Bill a "direct interference in religious matters".
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Exports rise to $26 bn in November
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) India's exports grew to $26.19 billion in November from $23 billion in October and $20.06 billion during the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Can a cup of hot tea every day keep glaucoma away?
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Your morning cup of tea may have more power than you thought. Researchers have found that drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may lower the risk of developing glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.
2017-12-15
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Cabinet approves bill to replace Medical Council of India
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A bill to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a national medical commission was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Russian ex-minister gets 8 years in jail for bribery
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS) A Moscow court on Friday sentenced Russia's former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev to eight years in a harsh-regime prison and a $2.2 million fine for bribery.
2017-12-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet clears bill criminalising triple talaq
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A bill seeking to criminalise instant triple talaq among Muslims and providing for a three-year jail term was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, which the government said was aimed at protecting the dignity and security of women in the community.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
President Kovind lauds 'tehzeeb' of Lucknow, asks others to emulate it
Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday urged the people of India to emulate the 'tehzeeb' (culture) of Lucknow and said that if this happens, half the problems faced by the country will end.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ransomware biggest threat for most Indian firms: Report
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) As cyber attacks grow, 69 per cent of the organisations in India said that ransomware is a significant risk to them while 43 per cent revealed they have experienced ransomware attacks in the past year, a KPMG survey said on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Balance between development, nature needed to protect environment: Prakash Baba Amte
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Ramon Magsaysay awardee and social worker Prakash Baba Amte on Friday termed deforestation as the biggest threat for environment and wildlife in the country and called for a balance between developmental work and nature.
2017-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
We have wronged Mahira Khan: Rahul Dholakia
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, who directed Mahira Khan in the 2017 film "Raees", says Indians have "wronged" the Pakistani actress.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gurugram to have professionally managed bus service
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) The Haryana government has decided to introduce a professionally managed city bus service in Gurugram to promote public transportation and to reduce dependency of the public on private vehicles for travel needs in the district adjoining the national capital.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
25 CNG stations to come up in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) As many as 25 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations will come up in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in Odisha, an official said on Friday.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Athiya looking forward to launching her clothing line
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Athiya Shetty, a fashion lover, is excited about launching her own clothing line, which will consist of "street smart clothes" for teenagers.
2017-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion