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Age is just a number, fitness matters: Dhoni
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Dousing the debate between age and experience, Chennai Super Kings' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni put "fitness" ahead of any other factor for success.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Agra green activists protest Thoothukudi killings
Agra, May 27 (IANS) Green activists here on Sunday evening protested and observed two minutes silence to condole the death of 13 people in police firing in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Ricciardo wins Monaco Grand Prix, overcomes car trouble scare
Monte Carlo, May 27 (IANS) Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) crowned his great weekend at the Monte Carlo circuit by winning the Monaco Grand Prix.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Macao,Sports,Motorsports
SriLankan Airlines flight hits runway lights at Cochin, passengers safe
New Delhi/Cochin, May 27 (IANS) SriLankan Airlines on Sunday said that all 228 passengers on board its flight UL 167 were safe after the aircraft, while landing at Cochin airport. "veered toward the runway edge and caused damage to some ground lights".
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Rahul to accompany Sonia during her medical check up abroad
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be abroad for a few days, as he accompanied his mother Sonia Gandhi for her annual medical check up.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We won the IPL defying all odds: Bravo
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Back in the mix after a two-year hiatus and playing almost all of their home games away from home, Dwayne Bravo said Chennai Super Kings defied all odds to lift their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title thrashing Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets here on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
PM, BJP leaders to highlight government schemes
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak to the beneficiaries of his government's flagship schemes through video conferencing as part of a outreach campaign in which party leaders will connect with the common man to highlight its achievements over the past four years and counter opposition's accusations.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Watson blitz help Chennai clinch 3rd IPL title
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Shane Watson was back to his brutal best as the opener's scintillating unbeaten 117 runs helped Chennai Super Kings lift their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, thrashing Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in the summit clash here on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Etihad flies humanitarian mission to India
Dubai, May 27 (IANS) Etihad Cargo, the cargo division of the United Arab Emirates' national carrier Etihad Airways, has launched its first humanitarian freighter missions in the Islamic month of Ramadan to India and Kazakhstan.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Religion,Diplomacy
IPL-Final: Chennai ride Watson ton to lift third IPL crown
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Shane Watson notched up a brilliant century as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets in the final to lift the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Slew of activities lined up for Environment Day celebrations
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With the World Environment Day around the corner, the central government on Sunday launched a slew of activities for the day, ranging from nationwide clean-ups to ban on plastic after one-tme use across states, universities and national parks.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
BCCI's ACU working with ICC over pitch-fixing sting
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Amidst a sting operation alleging pitch doctoring in Test matches in Galle, which also featured India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday said it has a "zero-tolerance approach" to any activity that brings the game to disrepute.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NDA a sinking boat, allies should leave it: Congress
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday dubbed the ruling National Democratic Alliance as a "sinking boat" and said that earlier the constituent parties parted ways with the BJP-led front the better it will be for the country.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Berliners march to counter-protest far-right demonstration
Berlin, May 27 (IANS) Thousands of people flocked to the streets and canals of Germany's capital on Sunday to rally against a mass demonstration held by a far-right and anti-immigrant party.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
French Open: China's Wang beats Venus Williams in first round
Paris, May 27 (IANS) China's Wang Qiang avenged her two previous losses to Venus Williams by beating the American veteran 6-4, 7-5 in the women's first round of the French Open on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Falling into Yamuna after car-hit on DND flyway, biker goes missing
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A man riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle went missing early on Sunday after he was flung into the Yamuna river when his bike was rammed by a speeding car from behind on the DND (Delhi Noida Direct) flyway, police said.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress attacks Modi over farmer's death in UP
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Congress on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the death of a protesting farmer a day before his rally in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat, noting that he did not speak about the incident during his speech nor visit the farmers family.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Carreño Busta advances to 2nd round of French Open
Paris, May 27 (IANS) Spain's Pablo Carreño Busta, the 10th seed, on Sunday rallied from a set down to defeat qualifier Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) in the first round of the French Open.
2018-05-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Vehicle distributing 24X7 free food to poor launched
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Non-profit organisation 'Feeding India on Sunday launched a vehicle that would distribute food to the poor and hungry on 24X7 basis in the city.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
India strongly protests Pakistan's Gilgit Baltistan order
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India on Sunday summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah and lodged a strong protest over Islamabad's order on Gilgit Baltistan which is a part of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
IPL: Yusuf, Williamson help Hyderabad post 178/6 vs Chennai
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Yusuf Pathan's unbeaten 45 runs off 25 balls along with skipper Kane Williamson's 47 helped Sunrisers Hyderabad post a competitive 178/6 against Chennai Super Kings in the summit clash of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Telangana approves Rs 5 lakh insurance cover to farmers
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The Telangana government on Sunday decided to provide insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh to farmers in the state.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
US team in N. Korea to discuss Trump-Kim summit
Washington, May 27 (IANS) A team of officials from the US, headed by former US Ambassador to South Korea Sung Kim, on Sunday crossed into North Korea to talk about the preparations for a summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, media reported.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
IPL: Hyderabad post 178/6 against Chennai in final
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) posted 178/6 in 20 overs against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Modi praises Savarkar in Mann Ki Baat, also remembers Nehru (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid glowing tributes to Hindutva ideologue V.D. Savarkar in his monthly radio address "Mann Ki Baat" even as he briefly paid respects to independent Indias first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on the latters 54th death anniversary.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Environment/Wildlife
Alia, A.R. Rahman add 'star' power to channel's revamp
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt features in a new song while Oscar winner A.R. Rahman has composed a signature tune for channel Star Plus, which has taken on a fresh look and brand identity.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Need independent body to promote mass acceptance of EVs: Report
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Consultancy firm Mazars on Sunday called for setting up an independent body to boost mass acceptance of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Khajuraho remains India's hottest
Bhopal, May 27 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh on Sunday remained smothered in heat, with the temperatures steadily rising and famed tourist spot of Khajuraho the hottest in the country at 47.2 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Karnataka CM to meet Modi in Delhi on Monday
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday evening, an official said on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
2nd Division League: Ozone, Hindustan play out a 2-2 draw
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) Ozone FC and Hindustan FC played out a 2-2 draw in their second 2nd Division League final round fixture here on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Dos Santos brothers report to Mexican national football team
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Brothers Giovani and Jonathan Dos Santos, who play for Major League Soccer (MLS) club LA Galaxy, have reported to the Mexican national football team.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Congress worships one family, can't respect democracy: Modi
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), May 27 (IANS) Launching a stinging attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused it of "spreading lies for political gains" and said those worshipping a single family cannot respect democracy.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Mercedes-Benz rolls-out 100,000th car in India
Pune, May 27 (IANS) Luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India on Sunday rolled-out its 100,000th car -- an E-Class sedan -- for the Indian market from its manufacturing facility at Chakan, near Pune.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NALCO preparing business model to earn additional Rs 935 cr
Bhubaneswar, May 27 (IANS) National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) on Sunday said it is preparing a game-changing business model that will bring an additional Rs 935 crore net profit to the company.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Kyrgios pulls out of French Open due to injury
Paris, May 27 (IANS) Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios was forced to withdraw from the French Open on Sunday after failing to recover from an elbow injury.
2018-05-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
AAP extends support to farmers' protests in Rajasthan
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The AAP on Sunday said it had extended support to the protests proposed by two farmer unions in June in Rajasthan to demand loan waiver and cost plus 50 per cent profit based on the Swaminathan Committee recommendations.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
SC to hear bonded labourers' plea for grant of land
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea filed by 38 families living in bonded labour in Madhubani district of Bihar, seeking direction for grant of ownership and possession of agricultural land for their rehabilitation.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Argentina team takes time out for Champions League final
Buenos Aires, May 27 (IANS) Argentine national football team players took time out from their World Cup practice this weekend to watch the Champions League final, which ended with Real Madrid beating Liverpool.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Explain readiness to talks to separatists now, Congress asks Centre
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) The Congress's Jammu and Kashmir unit on Sunday asked the Central government to explain why it has now offered talks with separatists now, while rejecting a dialogue three years when all mainstream political parties demanded it.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Novel algorithm developed for finding disease-susceptible genes
Seoul, May 27 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel statistical algorithm that is capable of identifying potential disease genes in a more accurate and cost-effective way.
2018-05-27
Category: International, South Korea,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
DRI recovers 24 pieces of ivory in Guwahati
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has recovered 24 pieces of ivory weighing 5.8 kgs near Guwahati Railway station in Assam, the agency said in a release on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Savarkar championed 1857 uprising as War of Independence: Modi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered Hindutva proponent Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, hailing him as a prominent champion of the 1857 uprising as the First War of Independence and not a revolt or mutiny.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
IPL: Chennai to field vs Hyderabad in final
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Time machine inventors trying to go back to rewrite history: Ansari
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) In a jibe at the present regime for trying to appropriate historical figures for its advantage, former Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday said that a "new set of inventors" were trying to make a time machine in order to go back in time and change history.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Modi asks people to shun plastic, imbibe environmental responsibility
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Citing the adverse effects of plastic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to the people not to use things made by using low grade materials.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
John Abraham on lookout for comedy script
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Actor John Abraham has a lot of films in his kitty, but he is missing doing a comedy movie.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Butterfly that went extinct in UK makes comeback
London, May 27 (IANS) A butterfly that went extinct in Britain more than 40 years ago has been reintroduced in the country as part of an 8-million-pound initiative to save the most endangered species.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Environment/Wildlife
CA seeks evidence on spot-fixing allegations
Melbourne, May 27 (IANS) Reacting to allegations made by television channel Al Jazeera about spot-fixing in a Test involving Australia in India, Cricket Australia (CA) has asked for raw footage and un-edited material to investigate the matter.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
4 Russian servicemen killed in Syrian shelling
Moscow, May 27 (IANS) At least four Russian servicemen, including two military advisers, were killed in Syria after they were shelled by militants, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Svitolina beats Tomljanovic in French Open round 1
Paris, May 27 (IANS) Fourth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine defeated Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday in the first round of the French Open.
2018-05-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Myanmar confirms return of 58 Rohingyas from Bangladesh
Naypyidaw, May 27 (IANS) Myanmar on Sunday confirmed the return of 58 Rohingyas, who had fled across the border to Bangladesh last year following an army offensive in the Rakhine region.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress attacks Modi over farmer's death in UP
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the death of a protesting farmer a day before his rally in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal CM launches polythene removal campaign
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday launched a week-long state-wide polythene removal campaign from the state capital by involving school students, volunteers and Home Guard personnel.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Petrol prices rise for 14th straight day; cross Rs 78 mark in Delhi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Domestic petrol prices increased for the 14th consecutive day on Sunday, with the key transportation fuel being sold at Rs 78.12 per litre in the national capital.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
23 killed, over 1.66 lakh affected as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 27 (IANS) At least 23 persons were killed and over 1.66 lakh persons were affected due to heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka in the past 10 days, official figures indicated on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Macro-data, rupee to fuel equity market's trajectory (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Fluctuations in the global crude oil prices, along with the rupee's movement against the US dollar and the upcoming macro-economic data points are expected to chart the course of the key Indian equity indices during the coming week.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Google rewards Uraguyan teenager for finding security flaw
San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Google has rewarded a Uruguayan teenager a "bug bounty" of more than $36,000 for disclosing a severe security flaw.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
98 nabbed with fake Aadhaar cards in Manipur
Imphal, May 27 (IANS) Manipur Police on Sunday rounded up 98 suspected foreigners with fake Aadhaar cards from the heart of Imphal city during an identification drive, officials said.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi survives on publicity: Chandrababu Naidu
Vijayawada, May 27 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday mounted a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he survives only on publicity.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Teenagers in high-risk environments may turn violent later
London, May 27 (IANS) Experiencing risk factors -- such as physical or sexual abuse, migration, cannabis consumption or problematic alcohol use -- during teenage years may increase the chances of becoming a violently aggressive adult, a new study suggests.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Modi remembers Veer Savarkar, Nehru
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered Hindutva proponent Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, saying the memories of this month are linked with him.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
'Rowdy Rathore 2' script ready: Co-producer
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) The script of the much-awaited sequel to Akshay Kumar-starrer "Rowdy Rathore" is ready. It just needs to be approved by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is co-producing the film, says Shabina Khan.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Medium not a criterion to act: Shilpa Kadam
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) "Nirdosh" actress Shilpa Kadam, who is returning to the small screen with a new serial "Roop - Mard Ka Naya Swaroop", says medium is not a criterion to act.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Summers bring Shimla's water woes to a boil
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) As north India's summer heat makes hordes of tourists flock to Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla, the season also brings bucketloads of trouble for its residents -- a majority of localities are facing a water supply crisis, getting potable water only once a week.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Andhra CM's gesture means more than National Awards for us: 'Mahanati' makers
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu offered to give "Mahanati" -- on iconic actress Savitri's life -- tax exemption in the state, but the films producer Ashwini Dutt declined it. For the film's team, the gesture itself was overwhelming.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Toll in Bangladesh anti-drug campaign reaches 77
Dhaka, May 27 (IANS) The number of people killed in an anti-drug operation in Bangladesh has climbed to 77 in less than two weeks, after the death of another nine suspected drug-traffickers in the last few hours, officials said on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Carvajal hamstring injury puts his World Cup in peril
Madrid, May 27 (IANS) Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal looks likely to miss out on the World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury during the Champions League final.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Modi inaugurates first phase of Delhi-Meerut Expressway
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled in an open jeep on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway after inaugurating its first phase here on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anil Kapoor would've been fit for 'Bhavesh Joshi' in 1990s, says son
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor, son of veteran actor Anil Kapoor, says his father would have been a perfect fit for the character of a common man-turned-superhero in "Bhavesh Joshi Superhero" had the movie been made in the 1990s.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress names Chandy as Andhra incharge, Gaurav Gogoi for Bengal
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday appointed former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy as General Secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh, replacing Digvijaya Singh, while Gaurav Gogoi is the new in charge of West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan to hold general elections on July 25
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has set July 25 as the date for the country's next general elections, the media reported on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
I enjoy doing songs that can bring people together: Shaan
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) From singing some of Bollywood's most romantic numbers to lending voice to songs with a message -- the melodious Shaan says he finds himself at peace while working on tracks which bring people together.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan Army won't stop Islamabad from improving ties with India: former ISI chief (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Former ISI chief, Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani, who has triggered a controversy in Pakistan with a book he co-authored with his once-rival Indian spymaster, says that the army and the intelligence agency of his country have never stopped any civilian government in Islamabad from improving ties with India if done on the basis of "sound principles" of international relations.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Why not invite Pakistan Army chief for talks: Former RAW chief to Modi (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) At a time when the India-Pakistan border is crackling with persistent gunfire with mounting casualties on both sides, former Indian intelligence chief A.S. Dulat has floated a disruptive proposal - invite Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa for a dialogue to reduce tension and talk peace.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
British music festival cancelled after two deaths
London, May 27 (IANS) A British music festival has been cancelled following the death of two people, organisers said on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China's Lyu breaks women's javelin Asian record
Berlin, May 27 (IANS) Two-time World Championships medallist Lyu Huihui of China improved her own javelin throw Asian record by 10 centimetres en route to take the top honours at the Hallesche Werfertage throws competitions here.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
Modi praises Odisha tea seller for educating slum children
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed a tea seller in Odisha's Cuttack for providing education to 70 slum children.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ethiopian, Kenyan runners win Changchun International Marathon
Changchun, May 27 (IANS) Runners from Ethiopia and Kenya swept the titles in the men's and women's events at the Changchun International Marathon here on Sunday, while Chinese runners finished strong in both categories.
2018-05-27
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Flamengo regain top spot in Brazil's Serie A
Rio de Janeiro, May 27 (IANS) Former Brazil international midfielder Everton Ribeiro scored late as Flamengo regained the top spot in Brazil's Serie A standings with a 1-0 victory over Atletico Mineiro.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Salman among those who has 'most transparent' vision
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Salman Khan is one of those people who has the most transparent vision, says composer-singer Vishal Mishra who has worked with the superstar for "Race 3".
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hue-and-cry notice against J&K BJP leader's absconding brother
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) A hue-and-cry notice has been issued against senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Minister Choudhary Lal Singh's absconding brother who was booked for using abusive language against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tejashwi mocks Nitish for questioning demonetisation benefits
Patna, May 27 (IANS) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday mocked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying the latter had supported demonetisation but was now questioning it, and soon he will describe demonetisation as the biggest scam of India.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Panama's Tejada confirms retirement after World Cup
Panama City, May 27 (IANS) Panamanian striker Luis Tejada confirmed prior to a national team training session that he would retire from international play after the Canaleros' (Canal Men's) maiden World Cup appearance.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Real Madrid fans celebrate peacefully at Cibeles fountain
Madrid, May 27 (IANS) Celebrations of the Champions League final win by Real Madrid, held at the iconic Cibeles fountain in the Spanish capital, went off peacefully with 38 people sustaining mostly minor injuries.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mohamed Salah could still play in World Cup
Cairo, May 27 (IANS) Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who suffered a shoulder injury during the Champions League Final in Kiev, could still recover in time to play for Egypt in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Egypt's national team doctor Mohamed Abu al Ela said.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Egypt,Sports,Football
Income Tax Dept 'writes off' huge arrears, show RTI replies
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Apparently failing to recover massive tax dues from various corporate tax-payers in the country, the Income Tax Department (ITD) has now started "writing off" thousands of crores of tax arrears by such defaulters, according to RTI replies.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
125-year-old jeans sell for nearly $100,000
Washington, May 27 (IANS) A pair of 125-year-old jeans has sold for nearly $100,000, setting a record for vintage denim.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Congress worships one family, can't respect democracy: Modi
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), May 27 (IANS) Making a stinging attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said those worshipping one family cannot respect democracy.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
I never got over 38% marks: Anupam Kher (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says he never scored more than 38 per cent marks, but still his father "celebrated" his failures, which thereby liberated him from the fear of getting less marks.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
19 CRPF troopers injured in Srinagar accident
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Nineteen Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured in a road accident here on Sunday, police said.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
India's gross defence budget expected to reach $112 bn by FY27: Report
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Initiatives to bolster India's position as a major aerospace and defence power are expected to push Indias gross defence budget higher to $112 billion by FY27, revealed an Assocham-KPMG joint study on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hope Eid will strengthen harmony in society: Modi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi while extending greetings for Eid on Sunday said he hoped that the festival will strengthen the bonds of harmony in society.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Modi launches Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Baghpat
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway (Eastern Peripheral Expressway) project, intended to relieve Delhi from traffic congestion.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Decoded: How gut microbiome can control tumour growth in liver
New York, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have found a connection between bacteria in the gut and anti-tumour immune responses in the liver, an advance with implications for understanding the mechanisms that lead to liver cancer and pave the way to treat them.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Petrol prices rise for 14th straight day; cross Rs 78 mark in Delhi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Domestic petrol prices increased for the 14th consecutive day on Sunday, with the key transportation fuel being sold at Rs 78.12 per litre in the national capital.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
GoDaddy launches next-generation 'Virtual Private Server'
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Global web-hosting and Cloud company GoDaddy on Sunday announced its next generation "Virtual Private Server" (VPS) -- a high performance managed hosting solution designed for web professionals - in India.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Blake Lively drove husband to hospital during childbirth
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds says actress and wife Blake Lively once drove him to the hospital when she was giving birth to their child.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Oommen Chandy appointed Congress' Andhra in charge
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy was on Sunday appointed Congress General Secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh, replacing Digvijaya Singh.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Industries irreparably damaging Sundarbans, fish down by half'
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Rampant industrialisation on the Bangladesh side of the Sundarbans is causing irreparable damage, with oil levels in waterbodies rising six-fold and the temperature by over four degrees, pushing wildlife to the edge and reducing the fish population by half, new research has found.
2018-05-27
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Twitter was down for a while on Saturday
San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Twitter became unavailable for many users after the site stopped working at about 3.20 p.m. EST on Saturday, media reported.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Craig to bag 50 mn pounds for James Bond film
London, May 27 (IANS) Actor Daniel Craig will reportedly earn 50 million pounds for his role in the next James Bond film.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi urges citizens to include yoga in life
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged everyone to include yoga in their life and focus on fitness, saying "if we are fit, India is fit".
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Health/Medicine
Ronaldo casts doubt on Real future, says now time to enjoy
Kiev, May 27 (IANS) Portugal and Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo did not commit to his future with Real Madrid, saying it's been great playing for the club and now is the time to enjoy.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Football
'Shadowhunters' actor gets hitched
Austin (US), May 27 (IANS) "Shadowhunters" star Isaiah Mustafa married Lisa Mitchell in a rustic and romantic Texas ceremony.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Hope 'Noblemen' draws parallels to India's political environment: Director
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) "Noblemen", a thematic representation of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant Of Venice", tells the story of bullying in school. But its director Vandana Kataria hopes it is able to make a point about bullying at large -- on social media or even in politics.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Despite tragic history, mosque and gurdwara stand tall in harmony (IANS Special Series)
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), May 27 (IANS) This town of sacred pilgrimage in Punjab has been witness to one of the most tragic, painful and violent chapters of Sikh-Mughal history going back three centuries. Despite that, a 350-year-old mosque not only stands in complete harmony with a recently completed gurdwara but is looked after by the Sikh priest.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,IANS Special Series,Religion,Features
Schools, organisations should encourage traditional sports: Modi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Stressing that traditional Indian sports like kho-kho and gilli-danda were "fading into oblivion", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged schools and youth organisations to promote them.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
British arms exports to Israel reach record level
London, May 27 (IANS) British defence contractors selling arms to Israel has reached a record level, new figures revealed on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security
Nothing wrong between Luv Ranjan and I: Kartik Aaryan
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan, who is riding high after the success of his last film "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety", says there is nothing wrong between him and his mentor and director Luv Ranjan.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
5.2-magnitude quake hits Fiji
Suva, May 27 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Fiji on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Fiji,Environment/Wildlife
Beastie Boys' upcoming book not typical memoir
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Mike D of Beastie Boys says the highly anticipated book about the hip-hop band is not exactly a memoir.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Drake unveils 'I'm upset'
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Rapper Drake has released a new single titled "I'm upset".
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Tourists dwindle as Agra sizzles at 46 degrees
Agra, May 27 (IANS) Tourists visiting Agra to catch a glimpse of Taj Mahal and other historical monuments are facing a tough time as the mercury soared beyond 46 degrees Celsius here, officials said.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Modi congratulates tribal students for scaling Mount Everest
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated five tribal students for scaling Mount Everest and also praised the all-women crew of INSV Tarini for circumventing the globe.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Iran rejects US remarks against uranium enrichment
Tehran, May 27 (IANS) The Iranian Foreign Ministry has rejected remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Tehran must stop enriching uranium and import the material instead.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
15,000 lightning strikes recorded across Britain
London, May 27 (IANS) Around 15,000 lightning strikes were recorded in four hours across Britain, the BBC Weather said on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
England could get new national parks
London, May 27 (IANS) England could get more national parks after Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced that he was launching a review into the country's natural landscapes.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
George Michael's ex to challenge his will
London, May 27 (IANS) George Michael's former partner Kenny Goss has joined the bitter battle for a slice of the late singer's 105 million pounds fortune.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sharp hike in US EB5 visa investment limits expected: Expert
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With the latest deadline for the extension of the US EB5 visa, popularly known as the "Golden Visa", that allows foreign nationals to apply for a green card by investing in the US, set to expire on September 30, investment limits under the scheme are expected to be hiked sharply, according to an expert.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Real Madrid defeat Liverpool, win third straight Champions League title
Kiev, May 27 (IANS) Gareth Bale, who came off the bench at the 61st minute, sealed Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Kiev, winning the Blancos' third straight Champions League title.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Football
Modi discourages use of plastic
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke of the adverse effects of plastic and appealed to people not to use things made by using low grade materials .
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Goal conflict linked to depressive symptoms
London, May 27 (IANS) People who are not sure about which personal goals to pursue may be at increased risk of experiencing psychological distress, suggests a new research.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Marathi films more appealing to youngsters now: Madhuri Dixit
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, who has made her debut in Marathi cinema with "Bucket List", says the regional film industry has evolved in terms of content and production values, which has made it appealing to the young generation.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
19 IS militants killed in Afghan airstrikes
Kabul, May 27 (IANS) At least 19 militants of the Islamic State (IS) terror group were killed in airstrikes targeting their hideouts in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean dead at 86
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Alan Bean, a NASA astronaut who journeyed into space two times and, as part of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969, became the fourth man to walk on the moon, died at the age of 86 at a hospital in Houston, the US space agency announced.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Dashiell Hammett: Pioneering hardboiled crime and the cool, tarnished hero (Column: Bookends)
If you happen to visit San Francisco, and walk down its Burritt Alley, your attention may be drawn to a plaque, marking the approximate spot where "Miles Archer, partner of Sam Spade, was done in by Brigid O'Shaughnessy. A particularly lurid crime? It was -- in an epoch-marking work of a different kind of crime fiction.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
'Paltan' trailer to release in mid-July: Harshvardhan Rane
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming war drama film "Paltan", says its trailer will release in mid-July.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hillary Clinton wants to be Facebook CEO
San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might be willing to swap a life in politics to lead the world's largest social-networking company, a media report said.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
Mango mania in Goa: Local variety takes on the Alphonso
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) The much-vaunted Alphonso is still considered the "king of mangoes" in India, but in Goa, the locals still prefer the more-rooted Mancurado variety, according to executive chef at the Taj Fort Aguada Resort and Spa Hrudananda Behera, who is anchoring the ongoing mango festival at the five-star resort.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Scientists identify new magnetic element
New York, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have demonstrated that the chemical element ruthenium (Ru) is the fourth single element to have unique magnetic properties at room temperature.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Treat yourself to authentic Colombian food at Machan (Foodie Trail-Delhi)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Gastronomes never shy away from experimenting with their food palate and thus it's imperative that you step out and try authentic Colombian food, prepared by Colombian chefs and don't miss the corn envuelto, a much loved snack back in Colombia.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
I am vocal about gender equality because we need to change: Aditi Rao Hydari
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari knows she has no one making films for her or planning her career but she has a huge sense of belief in herself -- which makes her take fearless decisions. She feels strongly about girls' education because, through it, " her community and the whole nation prospers".
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
US begins testing Ebola treatment in early-stage trial
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US researchers have started the first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Centre said in a statement.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Heatwave conditions likely to persist in Delhi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) It was a mainly clear Sunday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.3 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, the weather office said, adding that heatwave conditions were likely to persist in the national capital.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
19 CRPF troopers injured in Srinagar accident
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Nineteen Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured in a road accident here on Sunday, police said.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi, Rahul honour Nehru on death anniversary
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid homage to the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 54th death anniversary on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump welcomes American prisoner freed by Venezuela
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump welcomed Josh Holt, an American who had been held as a prisoner in Venezuela since 2016, upon his arrival here after being released, the media reported.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Brogues, monk strap: Must-have formal shoes for men
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With innumerable types and designs of footwear available for men, it becomes quite difficult as which ones to own and not. Brogues, monk strap shoes with no lacing and loafers are some of the must-have formal shoes, suggest experts.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Date, location for Kim summit hasn't changed: Trump
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has revived hopes for a planned summit with North korean leader Kim Jong-un by announcing that "we're looking at June 12th in Singapore. That hasn't changed", the media reported on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Kim Jong-un reaffirms denuclearization pledge, willingness to meet Trump
Seoul, May 27 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reaffirmed his willingness to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and hold a summit with US President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Kim expresses willingness to meet Trump
Seoul, May 27 (IANS) North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un expressed his "unshakable will" to meet with the US President during the surprise summit he held Saturday with the South Korean President, media reports said on Sunday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Sam Claflin inspired me so deeply: Shailene Woodley
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Actress Shailene Woodley says her "Adrift" co-star Sam Claflin has inspired her to be a better actor.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
N.Korea confirms second Kim-Moon summit
Pyongyang, May 27 (IANS) North Korea on Sunday confirmed that its top leader Kim Jong Un met with President of South Korea Moon Jae-in on Saturday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Israel attacks Hamas positions in Gaza
Jerusalem, May 27 (IANS) The Israeli Air Force on Saturday attacked Hamas positions in Gaza, in response to an infiltration that took place hours earlier when four Palestinians threw a petrol bomb after crossing the fence into Israel, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) said.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Terrorism
Crack the art of layering scents
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) There are no wrong or right combinations when layering fragrances. At the end, the final scent created by you, should appeal to your sense and persona, say experts.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Alicia Silverstone files for divorce from husband
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Actress Alicia Silverstone has filed for divorce from her husband of 20 years Christopher Jarecki three months after announcing their split.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Over 66% voters favour scrapping anti-abortion laws in Ireland
Dublin, May 27 (IANS) A total of 66.4 per cent of voters voted to scrap the present anti-abortion laws in Ireland in a referendum, according to the final results announced by a returning officer here on Saturday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Ireland,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
This is the happiest time of my life: Mike Myers
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Actor Mike Myers, who is making his big screen comeback after a near five year hiatus, turned 55 and he says that he never felt better in his life like the way he feels now.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Putin orders cabinet to draft guidelines for Russia's development plans
Moscow, May 27 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin tasked the newly formed government to develop an efficient mechanism to implement the decree on Russia's goals of strategic development until 2024 signed earlier this month, the Kremlin said on Saturday.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Egyptian court orders one-month ban on YouTube
Cairo, May 27 (IANS) Egypt's top administrative court ordered on Saturday to block YouTube streaming website for one month over hosting a video that denigrates Prophet Muhammad of Islam, the Egyptian lawyer who filed the lawsuit said.
2018-05-27
Category: International, Egypt,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Technology
Kardashian threatened to cancel Blac Chyna's show
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Model Blac Chyna is reportedly accusing the Kardashian family of conspiring to cancel her show.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump announces release of US citizen jailed in Venezuela
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US President DOnald Trump on Saturday said an American citizen jailed in Venezuela since 2016 had been released.
2018-05-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Modi heralded new era of politics of performance'
Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government heralded a new era with politics of performance against the Congress's "caste and dynasty" politics, a Rajasthan minister said on Saturday.
2018-05-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Militants snatch two police rifles in J&K's Anantnag
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Militants took away service rifles from two policemen in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district late on Saturday, police said.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rajasthan issues advisory on Nipah virus
Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) In the wake of the several deaths reported in Kerala due to Nipah virus, the Rajasthan government on Saturday issued an advisory, asking people not to travel to affected parts of Kerala and for officials to maintain caution.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Betrayed voters waiting to bid good-bye to BJP in state, centre: Pilot
Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) Anarchy has been ruling the roost in Rajasthan as well as India under the ruling BJP and the betrayed voters are eagerly counting the days for bidding good bye to it, Congress' Rajasthan unit President Sachin Pilot said on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Better doctor-patient relation key to improve healcare: LG
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday said both patients and doctors need to understand each other better to improve healthcare.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Revision petition, ordinance in pipeline to resume mining in Goa: Minister
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) The Central government will soon file a revision petition in the Supreme Court seeking direction to resume mining operations in Goa, which stands banned following directions from the apex court in March this year, a Union Minister said on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Odisha government misleading people on Mahanadi issue: Modi
Cuttack, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday charged Odisha's Biju Janata Dal government with misleading the people on Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Nipah scare pushes several states to issue alerts
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Nipah virus may not have spread beyond Kerala but its scare has spread across the country with several states investigating suspicious cases and issuing advisories on precautions and travel to Kerala.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Freight Corridor's Ateli-Phulera section to become functional Aug 15
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Ateli (Haryana)- Phulera (Rajasthan) section of Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) is all set to begin functioning from August 15 this year, the Indian Railways said on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
10 killed in multi-vehicle collision in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 26 others injured in a multi-vehicle collision in Telangana's Siddipet district on Saturday evening, police said.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SLC offers full support to ICC's probe on pitch-fixing
Colombo, May 26 (IANS) In wake of allegations of pitch-fixing involving the curator of the Galle pitch, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday said it will give its "fullest cooperation" to any investigation into match-fixing.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
JD-S, Congress discuss Karnataka cabinet expansion
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling alliance partners - the JD-S and Congress - on Saturday held talks on cabinet expansion a day after Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy won the trust vote in the assembly.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Platini could still face probe, says Swiss prosecutor
Paris, May 26 (IANS) Former UEFA president Michel Platini could still face an investigation despite his belief he is clear, the Swiss Federal Prosecutor's Office said on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
ICC probes pitch-fixing charges involving Sri Lanka
Dubai, May 26 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) said it was investigating allegations of pitch-fixing involving Sri Lankans on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
15 Indians stranded near Everest seek Sushma's help
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) A total of 15 Indian nationals, stranded in Everest region for two days, Saturday sought intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to evacuate them and she has asked Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri to look into the matter.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ricciardo takes pole position for Monaco Grand Prix
Monte Carlo, May 26 (IANS) Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) on Saturday earned pole position, the second of his career, for the Monaco Grand Prix.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Macao,Sports,Motorsports
Nuremberg sign Hamburg goalkeeper Mathenia
Berlin, May 26 (IANS) Newly-promoted Nuremberg have sealed the transfer of Christian Mathenia from relegated Hamburg, the Bundesliga football club announced on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Eden Gardens voted best ground of IPL 2018
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The Eden Gardens has been voted the best ground in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.
2018-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL-2018
Pregnant woman gang-raped in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 26 (IANS) A six-month pregnant woman was allegedly gang-raped by an autorickshaw driver and his two accomplices in Manesar here, police said on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CAB to wait for Supreme Court's July 5 hearing
Kolkata, May 26 IANS) Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) would wait for the Supreme Court's hearing on July 5 on implementing the Lodha Committee's recommendations, its president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly said here on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Opposition leaders coming together to save themselves: Modi
Cuttack, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the opposition unity, saying the corrupt leaders are coming together "not to save the country but to save themselves", making an apparent attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Colombia's James eyes better World Cup run in Russia
Bogota (Colombia), May 26 (IANS) Star midfielder James Rodriguez has extremely high expectations for Colombia heading into the 2018 World Cup in Russia, saying he hopes the team can top what it achieved four years ago and reach the semi-finals or championship match.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Four years of Modi failed to deliver crore of jobs: Swaraj India
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) As the Narendra Modi-led NDA government completed four years on Saturday, Swaraj India alleged although it has provided some evocative slogans like 'Make in India', 'Skill India', 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', but scored a near zero score in performance, especially in its promise to deliver one crore jobs every year.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi reels under heat wave, no respite soon
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The national capital continued to reel under severe hot weather on Saturday with the maximum temperature in some parts soaring to 46.2 degrees Celsius, officials said, holding out no respite was likely until Tuesday at leart
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Court seeks status report in hotel matter involving Major Gogoi
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) A court here on Saturday sought a status report from the local police investigating the hotel incident involving Major Leetul Gogoi.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Man crushed to death by Metro in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 26 (IANS) A 40-year-old man was on Saturday crushed to death after coming in-between an on-coming Delhi Metro train and its platform in Gurugram, police said.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 killed in multi-vehicle collision in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 26 others injured in a multi-vehicle collision in Telangana's Siddipet district on Saturday evening, police said.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sheikh Hasina visits Netaji's house
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday visited Netaji Bhawan, the ancestral house of Indian revolutionary Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, here.
2018-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Hasina, Mamata discuss education, culture, business
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday held discussions on wide-ranging topics including education, business and culture with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2018-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
India became global growth engine under Modi: Vasundhara Raje
Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) Congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi on completing four years in power, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday said that India has emerged as the global growth engine under his dynamic leadership.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
CBSE class 12 topper likes to bake, watch TV
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) As the CBSE Class 12 results came out on Saturday afternoon, 17-year-old Meghna Srivastava of Noida started getting screenshots from friends informing her of a happy news - she had topped the exam in which over 11 lakh students appeared, scoring 499 out of 500.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Rashid Khan is the player to watch in IPL final (Column: Just Sport)
The Indian Premier League 2018 will end on Sunday with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) meeting for the fourth time in the highly popular Twenty20 league this season.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Nitish Kumar questions benefits of demonetisation
Patna, May 26 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday questioned benefits of the much-hyped demonetisation move to common people and slammed banks that allegedly helped rich and powerful manage their cash during notebandi.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Modi government 'betrayed' people, only focuses on campaign: Congress
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused the Modi government of betraying the people on various issues including employment, better administration, proper cost on farmers' crops and control on the prices of petrol and diesel and on matters of national security.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ireland set to dump abortion ban, Varadkar hails 'revolution'
Dublin, May 26 (IANS) Ireland's Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Saturday hailed his country's "quiet revolution" as early results in the country's historic abortion referendum pointed to a "resounding" vote for overturning the ban.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Ireland,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Endangered soft-shell turtles seized in Bengal
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) West Bengal's CID on Saturday seized a consignment of endangered Indian soft-shell turtles having market value of almost Rs 20 lakh from the state's Howrah district, according to an official statement.
2018-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gangster Abu Salem convicted in 2002 extortion case
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A court here on Saturday convicted extradited gangster Abu Salem in a 2002 extortion case.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All arrangements made for Punjab bypoll: EC
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) With campaigning coming to an end, all arrangement are in place for the smooth conduct of the May 28 bypoll to the Shahkot assembly seat, Punjab Chief Electoral Officer S. Karuna Raju said on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kiev subway reopens after false bomb threat ahead of CL final
Kiev, May 26 (IANS) Kiev's subway reopened on Saturday after a false bomb threat caused five stations to close for several hours, subway authorities in the Ukrainian capital announced.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Football
Moon, Kim hold surprise meet over US-N. Korea summit
Seoul, May 26 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday, the presidential office said, in an apparent move to convince Kim to hold his scheduled summit with US President Donald Trump.
2018-05-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Army chief reviews operational preparedness of Cetral Command
Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat visited the Headquarters Central Command here Saturday to review operational readiness of the forces.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Kohli bids emotional farewell to 'brother' de Villiers
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday took to social media to pay tribute to "brother" AB de Villiers after the former South African captain announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tripura's BJP government performing better than LF regime: CM
Agartala, May 26 (IANS) Two-and-half-month-old BJP-IPFT government's performance is better than 25-year-old Left Front government's, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Saturday promising to declare Tripura a corruption and drug-free state.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Heat wave conditions intensify in Haryana, Punjab
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Heat wave conditions intensified in most parts of Haryana and Punjab on Saturday with most areas reeling under severe heat.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mehbooba welcomes Rajnath's statement on dialogue
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday welcomed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's announcement that the Central government is ready to talk to every stakeholder including the separatist Hurriyat conference.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Mayawati names new party chief for UP unit
Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday effected a major shake up in the party organization, naming R.S. Kushwaha as the new president of the Uttar Pradesh unit and Ram Achal Rajbhar as the party's national General Secretary.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Deserted by kids, 'Pakeezah' actress Geeta Kapoor dead
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actress Geeta Kapoor, who shot into the limelight for her role in the classic "Pakeezah", breathed her last in a Mumbai old age home on Saturday morning, a family friend said.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Four years of Modi destroyed people's livelihoods: AAP
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) As the Narendra Modi-led NDA government completed four years on Saturday, the AAP alleged that it has spent the time fulfilling interests of their corporate backers for which it had depleted public resources while destroying people's livelihoods.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Galle pitch curator admits to 'altering' pitch: Report
Galle, May 26 (IANS) Shocking the cricketing world, London's 'Daily Telegraph' on Saturday reported of an alteration of the Galle pitch to influence the outcome of the upcoming Test series between hosts Sri Lanka and England.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
India has progressed because of its democratic tradition: Hasina
Asansol (West Bengal), May 26 (IANS) Lauding India's democratic tradition for its progress, Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday sought cooperation from neighbouring nations to protect her country's youth from the scourge of conflict, terrorism, and narcotics.
2018-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
NDA catapulted India to 'Bright Spot' as Congress reduced to 'fringe' party: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Hailing NDA government's policies on its fourth anniversary, BJP leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said India had transformed from being a part of the "fragile five" to the "bright spot" on the global economic scene under this regime and had established 'scam-free governance'.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Beat the heat by giving your abode a white make-over
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Make your home look more soothing and comfortable by playing with the hues of white on your wall and décor. Introduce your sitting room and bedroom to white walls, curtains, fresh white flowers and invest in good quality white linen to beat the heat, suggest experts.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Japan wins Uber Cup after 37 years, beats Thailand 3-0
Bangkok, May 26 (IANS) Japan beat Thailand 3-0 in the final of Uber Cup 2018 on Saturday, wining their first tournament title since 1981.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Another Nipah virus death in Kozhikode, toll now 13
Kozhikode, (Kerala), May 26 (IANS) Even as the incidence of fresh cases of Nipah virus has come down, a woman, under treatment at the Kozhikode Medical College hospital, passed away on Saturday, taking the disease toll in Kerala to 13, officials said.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal Pradesh launches three welfare schemes
Shimla, May 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday launched three welfare schemes here to mark completion of four years of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Sania Mirza looks forward to her comeback
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Tennis ace Sania Mirza is thrilled to feature on the ESPN's World Fame 100 list for 2018, and says it motivates her work hard and achieve more.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Four years of power: Amit Shah says Modi gave corruption-free government (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday celebrated four years of the Modi government, claiming that it has given a corruption-free government in the interest of the poor and farmers while the Congress marked it as a "betrayal day", accusing it of failing on multiple fronts.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Petrol prices rise for 13th straight day; almost Rs 78 in Delhi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Domestic petrol prices increased for the 13th day in a row on Saturday, with the fuel being sold at Rs 77.97 per litre in the national capital.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Opposition leaders coming together to save themselves: Modi
Cuttack, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the opposition unity, saying the corrupt leaders were coming together "not to save the country but to save themselves", making an apprent attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
GDPR impact: Google, Facebook face penalty as US news sites go unavailable
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) Within hours of the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on Friday, technology giants Google and Facebook have been hit with privacy complaints that could carry fines of up to $9.3 billion in total, media reported.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
North, South Korean leaders meet 2nd time
Seoul, May 26 (IANS) The leaders of North and South Korea held a second summit on Saturday in the demilitarized border area between the two countries, Seoul President's office said.
2018-05-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Hasina conferred honorary D.Litt by Kazi Nazrul University
Asansol (West Bengal), May 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was on Saturday conferred a honorary Doctorate of Literature by the Kazi Nazrul University here.
2018-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy,Education
Some people whom I trusted chose to stab me in the back: Prernaa Arora
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Prernaa Arora, who spearheads production company Kriarj Entertainment Pvt Ltd, and had a fallout with actor-producer John Abraham and filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor on the rights of their films "Parmanu" and "Kedarnath", says that she has been stabbed by some people whom she trusted a lot.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Himachal sees abnormally high mercury
Shimla, May 26 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday continued to experience abnormally high temperatures with the state's Una town recording a high of 44.2 degrees Celsius, a Met official said here.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bombay HC extends stay on SGX's new launches in India till May 31
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The Bombay High Court has extended the injunction on Singapore Exchanges' planned launch of new contracts in India till its next hearing on May 31.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi completely failed on national security front: Azad
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Speaking on the work of Narendra Modi government that completed four years on Satutrday, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Prime Minister failed to keep his promise on national security and let down security forces.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
On NDA's 4th anniversary, Hazare reminds Modi of 'unkept promises'
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), May 26 (IANS) As the National Democratic Alliance government headed by Narendra Modi completed four years in office on Saturday, veteran social crusader Kisan Baburao 'Anna' Hazare sent him a strong reminder of several "unkept promises".
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hasina seeks quick solution to Rohingya problem
Asansol (West Bengal), May 26 (IANS) A day after seeking the cooperation of the international community to ensure Myanmar took back the Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sehikh Hasina on Saturday called for a quick solution to the problem.
2018-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dead bats in Himachal not infected with Nipah virus: Official
Shimla, May 26 (IANS) Tests in the National Institute of Virology in Pune have ruled out bats, found dead in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, were carrying the Nipah virus, an official said on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Ireland's pro-life campaign concedes defeat in abortion referendum
Dublin, May 26 (IANS) Ireland's pro-life "Save The 8th" campaign has conceded defeat in the country's historic abortion referendum after exit polls reported a landslide win for those advocating liberalisation.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Ireland,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Ice-cream sandwich, spicy food: Food to avoid during summer
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) During the season of heat waves, it's best to avoid certain edibles that can not only upset your stomach but also cause some or the other infection. Try not to consume a lot of spicy food, avoid overdose of non vegetarian food, suggest experts
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mars rocks from lake beds may reveal signs of past life
London, May 26 (IANS) Iron-rich rocks -- which formed in lake beds -- are the best place to seek fossil evidence of life on Mars from billions of years ago, researchers say.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
CBSE Class 12 results declared; girls fare better than boys
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) Class 12 result was declared on Saturday, with girls faring better than boys and also bagging the first six spots.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
JeM's Nagrota attack plotter arrested
Srinagar/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it arrested a JeM operative on Saturday for his role in a 2016 terror attack that killed seven soldiers at Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota Army camp.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Flower counts benefits and drawbacks of playing IPL
London, May 26 (IANS) England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) stand-in director Andy Flower has warned that allowing English players to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) can result in their missing out on "growth opportunities" in first-class cricket.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Babar Azam out of England tour with fractured arm
London, May 26 (IANS) Pakistan were dealt a major blow after dependable middle-order batsman Babar Azam was ruled out of the rest of their two-match Test tour of England with a fractured left hand.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UK opposition party wants Vedanta to be delisted from LSE over Tuticorin issue
London/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Following the death of 13 people in police firing in anti-Sterlite protest in Tuticorin, the UK opposition party has called for delisting of Vedanta from the London Stock Exchange.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Working with relatives can be dangerous, difficult: Tanaaz Irani
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Actress Tanaaz Irani says working with relatives can be very dangerous and difficult. However she says that sharing stage with actress Delnaaz Irani, who is her sister-in-law, is a different camaraderie altogether.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Separatist leader's daughter tops CBSE results in J&K
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) The daughter of senior separatist leader Shabir Shah on Saturday topped the CBSE results among all affiliated schools in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Education
Scientists identify neurons that trigger aggression
London, May 26 (IANS) Scientists have identified the brain neurons that evoke aggression, setting the stage for formulating new strategies to prevent damaging actions triggered by arousal of such a feeling.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Grass fire to blame for that melted NASA camera
Washington, May 26 (IANS) As photographs of NASA's "melted camera" spread like wildfire on the Internet, triggering assumptions of many kinds, the space agency has explained that a grass fire started by the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket this week toasted the camera.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
BJP has 'zero tolerance' on national security: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said that the Narendra Modi-led government has "zero tolerance" towards national security but "a war with Pakistan is the last option".
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yasin Malik stages protest for release of prisoners
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman and senior leader of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday sat on protest in summer capital Srinagar.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Never shared Indian users' data with third parties: Paytm
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Digital wallet payment company Paytm on Saturday refuted media reports that it has shared user data to third parties, saying that the data of its 300 million registered users is safe in India.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi doesn't advocate peace talks: Musharraf
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf has said his country and India were on the path of reconciliation when he was in power but that was no longer the case because Prime Minister Narendra Modi "isn't an advocate of peace talks".
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
CSK are favourites to win IPL crown: Survey
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) On the eve of the high-octane Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), the M.S Dhoni-led yellow brigade have been voted as the strong favourites by a sports fans survey to win their third title at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
'I said it...' Fadnavis admits to controversial audio-clip
Mumbai/Palghar, May 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday admitted to his voice and content in a audio-clip in which he exhorted his activists "to win Palghar elections" at any cost, which kicked up a massive political row in the poll-bound Maharashtra district.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
FIFA corruption witness Hawilla dies
Rio De Janeiro, May 26 (IANS) Jose Hawilla, whose cooperation with investigators helped lift the lid on widespread corruption in football, died on Friday at the age of 74.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
BJP government failed in agriculture, foreign policy: Rahul
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has failed on multiple fronts, including agriculture and foreign policy but delivered best in self-promotion.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nipah alert in Bihar
Patna, May 26 (IANS) The Bihar government issued Nipah virus alert on Saturday, asking people to take precautions, an official said.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Modi only concerned about corporate houses: Sibal
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday said the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre is only concerned about corporate houses.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Pakistan Army summons former ISI chief over claims in new book (Third Lead, Correcting dateline)
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has summoned former ISI chief Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani (retd) to explain his position on views attributed to him in a book of dialogues with former Indian intelligence chief A.S. Dulat, accusing him of violating the "Military Code of Conduct".
2018-05-26
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Guerrero asks Switzerland's highest court to overturn doping ban
Lima, May 26 (IANS) Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has appealed to Switzerland's highest court to overturn a doping ban that has ruled him out of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Youth arrested with grenade in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Police arrested on Saturday a youth with a grenade in Srinagar -- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan Army summons former ISI chief over claims in new book
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has summoned former ISI chief Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani (retd) to explain his his position on views attributed to him in a book of dialogues with former Indian intelligence chief A.S. Dulat, accusing him of violating the "Military Code of Conduct".
2018-05-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books
Death toll in Sri Lanka monsoon rains hits 19
Colombo, May 26 (IANS) The death toll in Sri Lanka monsoon rains reached 19 on Saturday while over 128,000 people have been affected, the country's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Current, former Spain coaches testify in graft probe
Madrid, May 26 (IANS) The current and former coaches of Spain's national football team have testified before the National Court amid a corruption probe focused on the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
2018-05-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Army schools in Kashmir take a digital leap
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has inaugurated a digital solutions learning programme in an army-run school at a south Kashmir village to help students get quality education in a state-of-the-art digital environment.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Education
Congress observes Modi government's 4th anniversary as 'Vishwasghat Divas'
Agartala, May 26 (IANS) As part of its nation-wide programme, the Congress in Tripura held protest rallies in different parts of Tripura on Saturday to observe the "Vishwasghat Divas" on the 4th anniversary of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Trending patterns in formal shirts for a dashing office look
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Choosing the right outfit for your formal meetings is important as it contributes to boosting your confidence in the workplace. Stay aligned with latest fashion trends by opting for trending patterns and right color apt for summers.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Brazilian fans mob open practice
Teresopolis (Brazil), May 26 (IANS) Scores of football fans became unruly at the Brazilian national team's training site here amid an overwhelming turnout for an open practice ahead of next month's FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
68 dead in Bangladesh's anti-drug campaign
Dhaka, May 26 (IANS) The number of people killed in an anti-drug campaign in Bangladesh has climbed to 68 in the last 11 days, after the death of another nine suspected drug-traffickers, police officials said on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hockey India names 48 players for senior women's national camp
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Hockey India on Saturday named 48 players for the senior women national camp to be held from May 28 to June 9 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru ahead of a tour to Spain and the FIH Women's World Cup in London.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Whitney Houston's cousin slams Kanye West
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Whitney Houston's cousin has slammed rapper Kanye West for buying photograph of late singer's drug-strewn bathroom to use it as the cover of an album that he is producing.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nicki Minaj not dating Eminem
The Internet was quickly set alight on Thursday when it when she told a fan on Instagram they were an item.
2018-05-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amid volatility equity indices end week with marginal gains (Market Review)
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices settled with marginal gains in the week ended Friday after largely volatile trade throughout the week.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Opposition coming together no threat to BJP: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said opposition parties coming together against the ruling combine would make no difference to it in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and expressed confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be elected again.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Irish show landslide support for abortion reform: Exit polls
Dublin, May 26 (IANS) Ireland appears poised to overwhelmingly overturn a constitutional amendment banning abortion in almost all circumstances, according to an exit poll.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Ireland,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Keep environment safety in Concurrent List, Tripura CM urges Centre
Agartala, May 26 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has urged the central government to keep the conservation and protection of environment in the Concurrent List of constitution instead of only in the Union List, an official said on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Seoul welcomes renewed prospect of US-N.Korea talks
Seoul, May 26 (IANS) South Korea on Saturday welcomed US President Donald Trump's statement that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was still possible.
2018-05-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Hasina conferred honorary D.Litt by Kazi Nazrul University
Asansol (West Bengal), May 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was on Saturday conferred the honorary Doctorate of Literature degree by the Kazi Nazrul University here.
2018-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Education
Ellen Pompeo robbed in Italy
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) "Greys Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo says she had her purse snatched by a thief while she was on a vacation in Italy.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Goa gangrape: All three accused tourists arrested
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Goa Police on Saturday arrested three persons in connection with a gang-rape at the popular Colva beach late on Friday night, even as a Goa Minister has bemoaned the quality of tourists visiting the coastal state.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft building tool to spot bias in AI algorithms
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) After Facebook announced its own tool to detect bias in an algorithm earlier this month, a new report suggests that Microsoft is also building a tool to automate the identification of bias in a range of different Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
19 killed in Uganda bus accident
Kampala, May 26 (IANS) At least 19 people have been killed and several others injured when a bus rammed into a tractor and truck in Uganda, officials said.
2018-05-26
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
From being mainstream, Congress is becoming a fringe party: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) As the Congress is rejoicing its political move that helped it form government in Karnataka along with JD(S), BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the Congress party has moved into a 'fringe' party from a mainstream one.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Crocodile rescued from pond released in River Chambal
Agra, May 26 (IANS) A 6-year-old crocodile has been caught alive from a pond near here, and later released in the River Chambal, after it had caused panic and fear among locals for a week.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IPL Playoffs: Rana's run out cost us the game, says Karthik
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik feels Nitish Rana's run out cost them dear as they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 on Friday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
CBSE Class 12 results declared
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) Class 12 result was declared on Saturday, with the overall pass percentage increasing by 1 per cent to 83.01.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Chennai, Hyderabad face off in high-octane IPL final (Preview)
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The 51-day long T20 carnival has finally reached its climax as two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face-off in the summit clash of the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede stadium here on Sunday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Apple offers 1 month free trial for premium iCloud upgrades
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) Apple has rolled out a new scheme as part of which it is offering a free month of upgraded iCloud storage to non-paying users who have reached their 5GB limit.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Alcohol may worsen condition of heart failure patients
London, May 26 (IANS) Even moderate level of alcohol consumption may worsen the condition of heart failure patients with a faulty versions of a gene called titin, new research has found.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
China claims silver on first day of IJF Grand Pix
Hohhot (China), May 26 (IANS) Judokas from Canada, Japan and Kazakhstan were among the winners on the first day of the 2018 International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix here.
2018-05-26
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Going to World Cup in top form: Filipe Luis
Teresopolis (Brazil), May 26 (IANS) Brazilian left back Filipe Luis, who plays for Atletico Madrid and is one of 23 players of the Brazilian team for Russia 2018, has said that he will arrive at the football World Cup in the best form.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Apple may introduce new NFC features with iOS 12
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) With Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 (WWDC) set to kick-off on June 4, the company is likely to announce a change in near-field communication (NFC) policies when it releases its next-generation 'iOS 12' operating system (OS).
2018-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
India changed from 'Fragile Five' to 'Bright Spot' in 4 years: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Hailing NDA government's policies on its fourth anniversary, BJP leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said India had transformed from being a part of the "fragile five" to the "bright spot" on the global economic scene under this regime and had established 'scam-free governance'.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Xi calls for international cooperation in data
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday called for enhanced international exchange and cooperation in the development of the big data industry.
2018-05-26
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Peru focused on gaining respect at World Cup
Lima (Peru), May 26 (IANS) Peru's national football team midfielder Andre Carrillo said his side is focused on maintaining their good form in next week's friendly matches in order to "gain international respect" at the World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Snapchat updates its location feature on Snap Map
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) Snapchat's newest Snap Map update lets users send their ongoing real-time location to a friend or request theirs within the message thread.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lily Allen cheated on husband
London, May 26 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen says she cheated on her husband after struggles with fame that led her to lose her identity.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Musharraf suggests exchanging Shakil Afridi for Mullah Fazlullah
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Pakistans former President Pervez Musharraf has said that he would have released Shakil Afridi in exchange for Mullah Fazlullah in a "give and take" deal, had he been the President now.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wedding date announced
London, May 26 (IANS) Actor Kit Harington will be getting married to his "Game of Thrones" co-star Rose Leslie on June 23.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP replaced politics of appeasement with development: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said the he expected people to re-elect Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019, promising the NDA government which replaced politics of appeasement with development will provide houses to all by 2022.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Argentina yet to decide on keeper for Haiti friendly
Buenos Aires, May 26 (IANS) Captain and striker Lionel Messi led a prospective Argentine national team line-up during practice for next week's pre-World Cup friendly against Haiti, but who will start in goal remains a mystery.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
He will inspire generations to come: Hrithik congratulates mountaineer Arjun Vajpai
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan has congratulated mountaineer Arjun Vajpai, who has become the youngest person in the world to have scaled six peaks above 8,000 metres and says that he will inspire generations to come.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Huawei asks employees 'not to harbour anti-US sentiments': Report
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) Chinese electronics major Huawei, which the US has deemed a national security risk, has urged employees not to harbour any anti-US sentiments, the media reported.
2018-05-26
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi's momentum under attack as opposition gears up for offensive (4th anniversary of BJP-led government)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) With his party 'stopped' in Karnataka and bracing to face crucial Assembly elections in three major states in the north this year end, Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes his government into the last year in office with the political momentum slightly shaken against the mounting burden of fulfilling expectations on numerous election promises.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra CM's 'audio-clip' kicks up political controversy
Mumbai/Palghar, May 26 (IANS) A purported audio-clip in which Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is allegedly heard exhorting his activists "to win Palghar elections" at any cost, has kicked up a massive political controversy here on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Cannes do attitude: Bit of sun, some sand and lot of hype (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
Here we go again. Last week, our films and filmmakers headed to the scenic French town for a bit of sun and a lot of hype. How many of the films that we take to Cannes each year actually end up being recognised as cinema of worth in the international arena?
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
'Parmanu...' collects Rs 4.82 crore on opening day
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Director Abhishek Sharma's "Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran" minted Rs 4.82 crores on its opening day on Friday.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Bucket List' is Madhuri's 'English Vinglish' (Film Review)
Film: 'Bucket List' (Marathi); Directed by Tejas Vijay Deoskar; Cast: Madhuri Dixit, Renuka Shahane, Sumeet Raghavan; Rating: ** ½
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Durrani-Dulat book violated military rules: Pakistan Army
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has summoned former Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lt. Gen. (retd) Asad Durrani to explain his co-authoring a book with former Indian intelligence chief A.S. Dulat in "violation of Military Code of Conduct".
2018-05-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
8000 fans witness Iniesta's presentation in Vissel Kobe colors
Tokyo, May 26 (IANS) Japanese soccer club Vissel Kobe on Saturday presented Spanish international midfielder Andres Iniesta in its team colors amid loud cheers from 8,000 enthusiastic fans.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Hugh Grant finally marries at 57
London, May 26 (IANS) Actor Hugh Grant finally married at 57 his Swedish girlfriend Anna Eberstein, 39, in an intimate ceremony.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reforms show results, realty turns consumer-friendly (4th anniversay of Modi government) (Comment)
The four years of the Narendra Modi government, marked by landmark reforms, have seen the complete transformation of the unorganised and opaque real estate sector into a regulated, transparent, affordable and consumer-friendly asset class.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Opposition joins hands even as doves in RAW and ISI coo (Comment: Special to IANS)
Two mutually reinforcing images from last week may well define the next phase in national affairs. It is too early to call them game changers but they have considerable potential.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Weinstein released on $1 mn bail over rape, abuse charges
New York, May 26 (IANS) Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein has been released on $1 million bail after being charged with rape and sexual abuse.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I'd love to expand my fashion line to India: Alexa Chung
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) She has not only walked for some of the world's best in the fashion business like Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, but now owns her own label. A fashion designer, TV presenter, model, creative consultant and writer, British multi-faceted talent Alexa Chung says she is as busy and committed to her brand as Isabel Marant or a Stella McCartney might be.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
InFocus Vision 3 PRO: Good battery but keep your options open (Tech Review)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) US-based technology company InFocus has recently launched "Vision 3 PRO" to compete with smartphones in the crowded Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 segment in India.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ayushmann lends his voice against plastic pollution
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana has sung a song titled "Tik Tak Plastic" for an NGO Bhamla Foundation in collaboration with United Nations, to raise awareness against use of plastic.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Two arrested for Goa gang-rape, one missing
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) The Goa Police on Saturday arrested two people after they were accused in a gang-rape case at Colva, while another person is at large, a police officer said.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GDPR impact: Google, Facebook face over $9 bn in fines
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) Withing hours of the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on Friday, technology giants Google and Facebook have been hit with privacy complaints that could carry fines of up to $9.3 billion in total, a media report said.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan summons ex-ISI chief to explan book
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan army on Saturday summoned former Inter-Services Intelligence Chief Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani on May 28 to the General Headquarters to explanation his co-authoring a controversial book with a former Indian intelligence chief.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Happy, content at where I've reached: Shama Sikander
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander, who made a bold comeback in 2016 with web film "Sexaholic", says she is happy and content at where she has reached in her career.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Not surprised by Rashid's batting show: Yusuf Pathan
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Experienced Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman Yusuf Pathan said Rashid Khan's belligerent batting against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 was not a surprise.
2018-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
You did yourself proud: Shah Rukh to KKR team
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is "still smiling" even after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) failed to make it to final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 and says the team is "awesome".
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Infiltration bid foiled, 4 militants killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Four militants were killed on Saturday after the army foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Elon Musk 'exactly wrong' on AI: Ex-Google chief
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk's skepticism about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on human beings is "exactly wrong," former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has said.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan rejects charge of treating US diplomats badly
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office has dismissed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeos allegation about American diplomats being "treated badly" in Pakistan and noted that no specific complaints had been made by Washington, a media report said on Saturday.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Modi says 'India First' as government completes 4 years
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) As the BJP-led Central government completed four years in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said development has become a vibrant mass movement and he will continue to serve the people as it is always "India First" for him.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russia-China partnership at best level in history: Putin
Moscow, May 26 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is developing at the best level in history and the prospect is very good.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Nipah scare: No need to panic; adopt good hygiene practices
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and cooking food properly before consuming can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus which has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others, health experts suggest.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Features,Health/Medicine
Apple received 30,000 device information requests from governments
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) The governments around the world sent requests for device information on 29,718 Apple devices, with India asking for 27 device requests in the July-December 2017 period, the iPhone maker has revealed.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
I did not assault women: Morgan Freeman
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Legendary actor Morgan Freeman, who has been accused of sexual harassment by eight women, has said he did not create "unsafe work environment" and he did not "assault women".
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Heatwave conditions likely to persist in Delhi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) It was a clear Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 24.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, said the Met Office, and added that heatwave conditions are likely to persist in the city.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Armed bystanders kill shooter in US
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Armed bystanders gunned down a shooter killing him after he injured three people at a restaurant in Oklahoma, US, police said.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Mexico dismisses Trump's proposed tariffs on imported autos
Mexico City, May 26 (IANS) Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo has dismissed as "bombast" the latest US proposal to impose tariffs on imports of foreign vehicles and auto parts.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pele set to travel to Russia for World Cup
Rio de Janeiro, May 26 (IANS) Brazil football great Pele, who has battled ailing health in recent years, has been cleared by doctors to travel to Russia for the World Cup, according to media reports.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Infiltration bid foiled, 4 militants killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Four militants were killed in a gunfight with the Indian Army on the Line of Control (LoC) after an infiltration attempt from across the de facto border with Pakistan was foiled early on Saturday, officials said.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US judge delays trial of Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A federal judge in the US state of Virginia has postponed the trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman for two weeks, the media reported.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Love your jewellery? Treat it with love too
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Don't just dump your jewellery in a box after taking it off. Keep them properly in fabric lined compartments, clean those expensive pieces with warm water and dishwashing soap and get them re-polished once in a while, suggest experts.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India in 'good position' to face fallout from possible trade tensions: UN economist
United Nations, May 26 (IANS) India is in a "good position" to deal with any fallout from global trade tensions and with right policies can reach an 8 per cent-plus growth rate and hold it, according to a UN economist monitoring the country.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Mohit Suri hails Indi-pop in 1990s
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Mohit Suri says Indi-pop in the 1990s revolutionized the Indian music scene.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 28,000 S. Africans scammed in fake investment scheme
Johannesburg, May 26 (IANS) More than 28,000 people have been defrauded of a total of over $83 million with promise of higher interests in South Africa, police said, as they are investigating the case.
2018-05-26
Category: International, South Africa,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karan Soni wants to make film with Alia Bhatt
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) "Deadpool" actor Karan Soni says he is working on a script keeping Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt in mind.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
John Abraham's school crush story
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actor John Abraham confessed that he used to have a crush on his school teacher because she was "beautiful and intelligent".
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No Russian support for Catalonia's independence drive: Putin
Moscow, May 26 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Friday that his country has supported the independence drive of the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia, saying he wants the Iberian nation to preserve its territorial integrity.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
People want to see Tanaaz, Delnaaz's 'magic' on stage
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actress Delnaaz Irani, who is working with her sister-in law and actress Tanaaz Irani after 18 years, says people are looking forward to seeing the magic that they will create when their play "Wrong Number" gets staged on June 3 here.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Iran more confident to save nuke deal: Official
Tehran, May 26 (IANS) Following a meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Friday, a senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official expressed hope about saving the landmark Iranian nuclear deal after the US' recent exit, media reports said.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Tips to prolong life of outdoor wooden furniture
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Don't let the changing seasons wreak havoc on your outdoor wooden furniture. Invest in furniture covers and paint them new to keep them safe, say experts.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sexual assault
New York, May 26 (IANS) Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to charges of first- and third-degree rape and committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree at his arraignment on Friday in New York, his attorney said.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two injured in US school shooting
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Two people were critically injured after a shooter fired at students on Friday in a middle school in the US state of Indiana, media reports said.
2018-05-26
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Education
Surging petrol prices may ease as crude cost declines
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Petrol prices across the four metro cities rose for the 12 consecutive day on Friday, but consumers can expect some respite in the coming days as global crude oil cost eased.
2018-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
UN, Libyan factions deplore car bombing in Benghazi
Tripoli, May 25 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations mission in Libya on Friday strongly condemned the "ruthless" car bomb blast in the eastern city of Benghazi that killed at least seven people including a toddler, warning that such attacks are possible war crimes.
2018-05-26
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Italian populist leader upbeat on cabinet talks
Rome, May 25 (IANS/AKI) Luigi Di Maio, leader of Italy's populist Five-Star Movement on Friday claimed that talks on a cabinet with far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini and premier designate Giuseppe Conte were "going very well".
2018-05-25
Category: International, Italy,Politics
IPL-Playoffs: Rashid dedicates performance to blast victims in Afghanistan
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan on Friday dedicated his man of the match award to those who lost their lives in a blast during a cricket game in his hometown earlier this month.
2018-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
UP moves in to expedite work on Metro Rail expansion in Ghaziabad
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday directed officials to ensure quick action on the detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for Metro rail services from Vaishali to Mohan Nagar and from Electronic City to Sahibabad in Ghaziabad, an official said.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
FIR against Modi Sugar Mills chiefs
Ghaziabad, May 25 (IANS) Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ritu Maheswari has ordered lodging a FIR against Modi Sugar Mills Lts Managing Director Umesh Kumar Modi and Chief Executive Officer Ved Pal Singh Malik for not paying arrears of sugarcane farmers.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL-Playoffs: All-round Rashid propels Hyderabad into final
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan starred with bat and ball to help Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fix a date with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Sunday's final after beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 13 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Parmanu good intentions gone to waste (Movie review **)
"Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran", Starring John Abraham, Boman Irani, Anuja Sathe, Diana Penty; Directed by Abhishek Sharma; Rating: **(2 stars).
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Surging petrol prices may ease as crude cost declines
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Petrol prices across the four metro cities rose for the 12 consecutive day on Friday, but consumers can expect some respite in the coming days as global crude oil cost eased.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IHH extends validity of its 'Enhanced Revised offer' for Fortis till June 30
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare (FHL) on Friday said that Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Berhad has extended the validity of its "Enhanced Revised Offer" to invest in the company.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
CS 'assault' case: Sisodia quizzed for three hours
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A week after questioning of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Police on Friday quizzed his deputy Manish Sisodia for nearly three hours in connection with an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs in February.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MHA creates new division for women safety
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Months after Kathua and Unnao rapes that triggered a countrywide public ire, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday created a new division to deal with all issues of women safety in coordination with relevant ministries, departments and state governments.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now home buyers to be treated as financial creditors: Governmnent
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In a huge relief for home buyers, the Central government on Friday said they would now be treated as financial creditors and would have a share in the proceeds earned by sale of assets of bankrupt real estate companies.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Home buyers to be treated as financial creditors: Government
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In a huge relief for home buyers, the Central government on Friday said they would now be treated as financial creditors and would have a share in the proceeds earned by sale of assets of bankrupt real estate companies.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sun Pharma's Q4 consolidated net profit up 7%
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Pharma major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries on Friday reported a rise of 6.96 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Tagore's vision shows the way in maintaining world peace: Modi
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday iterated that Nobel Laureate polymath Rabindranath Tagore's vision has shown the way in maintaining world peace.
2018-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Sushant to promote NITI Aayog's women entrepreneur programme
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) NITI Aayog on Friday signed an agreement with actor Sushant Singh Rajput to support two of its initiatives -- the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) and BHIM app.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
MP issues advisory on Nipah virus
Bhopal, May 25 (IANS) In the wake of the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala which claimed many lives, Madhya Pradesh Health Ministry issued an advisory on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
India's Forex reserve plunge by $2.64 bn
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves plunged by $2.64 billion as on May 18, official data showed on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Spike in beneficiaries of Delhi scheme on private hospital surgeries
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The number of patients who availed Delhi government's scheme of undergoing free surgeries in the city private hospitals has increased exponentially to 405 in February 2018 from a mere six in March 2017, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said here on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Probe ordered against Major Gogoi after Army Chief warns of 'exemplary punishment'
Srinagar/New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Indian Army on Friday ordered a Court of Inquiry against Major Leetul Gogoi who was detained along with a Kashmiri woman from a Srinagar hotel this week.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Canada blast: Sushma says all injured okay now
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said most of those injured in a blast in an Indian restaurant in Canada have been discharged from hospital while three others who were in critical condition are stable now.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Congress to observe 'Betrayal Day' as BJP goverment turns 4 on Saturday
Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) As the BJP gears up to celebrate the completion of four years of its government in the country on Saturday, the Rajasthan Congress has decided to observe "Betrayal Day" across the state the same day.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
New Governors of Odisha, Mizoram appointed
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appointed BJP leaders Ganeshi Lal and Kummanam Rajasekharan, both long associated with the RSS, as Governors of Odisha and Mizoram respectively, as per an official statement.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two suspected Nipah cases in Hyderabad, people asked to avoid Kerala
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Two persons, including one who visited Kerala recently, were admitted to hospitals here with suspected Nipah virus infection even as the Telangana health authorities have advised people to avoid visiting Kerala.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Modi, Hasina discuss bilateral issues, security at Santiniketan meet (Roundup)
Santiniketan, May 25 (IANS) The Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh on Friday discussed a number of bilateral issues, including security and politics, in the sylvan surroundings of the Visva-Bharati University here founded by Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore - the composer of both countries' national anthems.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
BEML net up 53 per cent in 2017-18
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) on Friday reported net profit of Rs 130 crore for fiscal 2017-18, registering 53 per cent annual growth from Rs 84 crore in the previous fiscal 2016-17.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Menstrual hygiene status improves in Bihar, Jharkhand
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Around 74 per cent girls in Bihar and 76 per cent in Jharkhand used sanitary pads and cloth now, up from 50 per cent and 46 per cent in these two states respectively after the implementation of the "Paheli ki Saheli" programme, according to sanitary napkin brand 'Stayfree' manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education,Health/Medicine
Nadal downplays Federer's absence at French Open
Paris, May 25 (IANS) World No.1 Rafael Nadal said on Friday that the absence of Switzerland's Roger Federer from French Open did not detract from what could become his 11th title at Roland Garros.
2018-05-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Trump: N. Korea summit could still happen on June 12
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Friday that a nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could still take place as scheduled on June 12, just one day after he cancelled it blaming Pyongyang's "open hostility".
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Muguruza feels less pressure ahead of French Open
Paris, May 25 (IANS) World No. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain said on Friday that not being the French Open's defending champion this year gave her a sense of peace.
2018-05-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Champ Kiptanui faces tough Ethiopian challenge at Ottawa Marathon
Nairobi, May 25 (IANS) Champion Eliud Kiptanui from Kenya has warned his rivals to expect a fast race as he bids to hit two birds with one stone by winning the Ottawa Marathon in Canada with a new course record on Sunday.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
15 people injured as fire spreads after LPG leak
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Fifteen persons suffered burn injuries in a fire that broke out following a leak from a cooking gas cylinder in east Delhi's Shahdara, police said on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL-Playoffs: Rashid blitz lift Sunrisers to 174/7 against KKR
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Rashid Khan blunted chinaman Kuldeep Yadav's two crucial wickets in one over with an unbeaten 10-ball 34 cameo to propel Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to 174/7 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Floating restaurant capsizes off Mumbai, no casualties
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Popular floating restaurant 'Ark Deck Bar', off the coast near Bandra here, capsized and sank partially on Friday evening under the possible impact of huge tidal waves trigged by the Mekunu Cyclone, police said.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Paramilitary forces can execute construction works up to Rs 15 cr
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Home Ministry on Friday authorised the engineering wings of the central paramilitary forces or CAPFs to execute their major construction works costing up to Rs 15 crore and minor repairs of up to Rs 1 crore.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Delhi CS threatening Assembly officials: House panels' heads
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) AAP leaders and Chairpersons of various Delhi Assembly panels on Friday accused Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash of threatening Vidhan Sabha officials and illegally interfering in the functioning of the house.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bank of Baroda Q4 loss at Rs 3,102 cr up on NPA provisions
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Continuing the sequence of losses being reported by state-run banks, Bank of Baroda (BoB) on Friday posted a net loss of Rs 3,102.34 crore for the fourth quarter ending March caused by a rise in provisioning for bad loans.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi urges Visva-Bharati University to develop 100 villages
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 25 (IANS) Lauding the Visva-Bharati University for its rural construction programme in the neighbouring areas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the institution to bring 100 villages into its ambit by 2021 -- its centenary year.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Pawan Kalyan begins fast to over 'Uddanam' kidney ailment
Vijayawada, May 25 (IANS) Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Friday a began hunger strike, demanding the Andhra Pradesh government to find a solution to the kidney disease in Uddanam region of Srikakulam district.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Halep shrugs off maiden Grand Slam title talk
Paris, May 25 (IANS) Top-ranked Simona Halep is reluctant to talk about her first Grand Slam tournament title chase and says she is focused on her opening match at Roland Garros.
2018-05-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Amarinder condemns Toronto restaurant blast
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday condemned the blast in an Indian restaurant in suburban Toronto, calling it as a "cowardly act of terrorism".
2018-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
IDBI Q4 loss widens on provisioning as NPAs surge to 28%
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) State-run IDBI Bank on Friday posted a loss of Rs 5,662.76 crore for the fourth quarter ending March, its numbers being pulled down further by its deteriorating bad loans.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Two Punjab engineers suspended after molasses discharge into Beas
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Punjab Environment Minister Om Prakash Soni on Thursday suspended two engineers of the Environment Department for laxity after discharge of molasses into the Beas river from a sugar factory in Gurdaspur district led to an environmental disaster causing death of thousands of fish and contaminating the river water.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India Cements' Q4 net profit up 3%
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) India Cements on Friday reported a rise of 2.88 per cent in its standalone net profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'King of Clay' Nadal will focus on staying competitive
Paris, May 25 (IANS) Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal will focus more on maintaining his competitivenes, rather than on keeping the World No. 1 position, ahead of his possible 11th title at Roland Garros.
2018-05-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Tech Mahindra's Q4 consolidated net profit up 108%
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Consulting and IT major Tech Mahindra on Friday reported a rise of 107.82 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ISC finishes discussion on Punchhi panel report
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Standing Committee of the Inter-State Council (ISC) on Friday completed deliberations on all the 273 recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-state relations, national security, communal harmony and planning in India, a Home Ministry statement said.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
States can allocate leftover PG seats in medical courses: SC
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the state governments across the country can allocate remaining seats in post graduate medical courses in private medical colleges on the basis of all-India NEET merit list.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Toyota, Suzuki to discuss joint vehicle production
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Automobile majors Toyota and Suzuki on Friday said they would commence discussion on possible joint vehicle production.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trump: N. Korea summit could still happen on June 12
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Friday that a nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could still take place as scheduled on June 12, just one day after he cancelled it.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Pakistan expects India to release 54 prisoners
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday said it was expecting India to release 54 Pakistanis who had completed their prison term but were still languishing in various Indian jails.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Severe heat wave conditions continue in Haryana, Punjab
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Most parts of Haryana and Punjab reeled under severe heatwave conditions on Thursday with temperatures soaring past the 43-45 degrees Celsius mark at several places.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
CBSE to declare class 12 results on Saturday
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Class 12 exam results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be announced on Saturday, an official said.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
BEML net up 53 per cent in 2017-18
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) on Friday reported net profit of Rs 130 crore for fiscal 2017-18, registering 53 per cent annual growth from Rs 84 crore in the previous fiscal 2016-17.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Maharashtra policewoman undergoes successful sex change surgery
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) After a series of legal and government battles, Maharashtra woman police officer Lalita Salve on Friday underwent a successful sex-change surgery to become a policeman.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Committee to look into CLAT-2018 complaints
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A grievance redressal committee set up by the National University for Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) will look into the complaints of the candidates who appeared for CLAT-2018 on a case-to-case basis.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Bierhoff cautions against complacency as Germany prepare World Cup defence
Eppan (Italy), May 25 (IANS) Germany's national football team manager Oliver Bierhoff on Friday warned his side against becoming complacent as they prepare to defend their FIFA World Cup title in Russia this summer.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Eppan,Sports,Football
Woman alleges rape by 'Facebook friend'
Gurugram, May 25 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman has alleged that she has been raped multiple times by her 'Facebook friend', police said on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan's truce violation during Ramadan is intolerable: Mehbooba
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday that Pakistan has violated the ceasefire with impunity during the holy month of Ramadan resulting in loss of precious lives during the month of prayer and penance.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Women more likely to have thyroid disorder: Experts (March 25 is World Thyroid Day)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Owing to greater sensitivity to hormonal changes, women are eight times more likely to develop thyroid disorder than men, says a report from SRL Diagnostics.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nipah virus under control, assures Kerala Minister
Kozhikode (Kerala), May 25 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Friday said that things were under control vis-a-vis the containment of Nipah virus and that the WHO had stepped in to help the coastal state.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Turkey vows to retaliate if US halts F-35 delivery
Ankara, May 25 (IANS) Turkey will retaliate if the US suspends delivery of F-35 fighter jets, the country's Foreign Ministry warned on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Vigilantes trying to disrupt beef supply in Goa: Traders
Panaji, May 25 (IANS) Beef traders in Goa on Friday accused cow vigilante groups of trying to disrupt supply of beef in Goa by pressurising authorities to crack down on legitimate slaughter of cattle imported from neighbouring states.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Let NHRC decide on lawyer representation in TN firing: HC
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday said the NHRC will decide on the representation of a lawyer who moved the court seeking probe into the death of 13 persons in police firing in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Power Finance Corp Q4 net at Rs 936 cr on lower provisions
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) State-run Power Finance Corp (PFC) on Friday posted a net profit of Rs 935.6 crore for the fourth quarter ending in March on the back of improved interest income and reduction in expenses.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tests rule out bats as source of Nipah virus
Kozhikode (Kerala), May 25 (IANS) Tests have ruled out bats being behind the spread of the Nipah virus that took 12 lives in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, officials said on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
15 injured in IED attack at Indian restaurant in Canada
Mississauga (Canada), May 25 (IANS) Canadian police were using every resource to capture the two men responsible for a "horrendous" bomb attack on an Indian restaurant during birthday celebrations in this Toronto suburb that injured 15 people, regional police chief Jennifer Evans said on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Canada,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golden chapter in India, Bangladesh ties now: Modi
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 25 (IANS) India and Bangladesh have scripted the golden chapter of their relations over the past few years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
How EU data privacy law will apply to Indian firms
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) designed to give citizens in the European Union (EU) more rights to control their personal information also applies to an Indian entity if it monitors the behaviour of individuals in the EU.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Sterlite got green clearance after TN pollution panel nod: Official
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Union Environment Ministry had given clearance to the controversial Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi after getting a go-ahead from the state pollution control board, an official said on Friday, dismissing the allegations that the Central government had directly cleared the copper smelting unit.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Imitation jewellery in demand in Gurugram: Survey
Gurugram, May 25 (IANS) The imitation jewellery market is growing at a rapid pace in Gurugram, suggests a survey.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kumaraswamy wins trust vote amid BJP walkout in Karnataka Assembly (Roundup)
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Putting an end to weeks of political turmoil in Karnataka, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday won the confidence motion with a voice vote in the new Assembly, after opposition BJP members walked out ahead of the floor test.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Learning physics may activate new brain areas
New York, May 25 (IANS) Brain areas that are traditionally not associated with learning science can become active when people are confronted with solving physics problems, finds a study.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
J Balvin's new album 'Vibras' hits the stores
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) "Mi Gente" hitmaker J Balvin has unveiled his new album titled "Vibras".
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Top Indian cricketers likely to feature in 100-ball meet: Report
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Top Indian cricketers including skipper Virat Kohli and his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni are likely to get the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) nod to feature in a 100 ball-cricket tournament, slated to be held in in England in 2020.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Private hospitals remain shut in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Healthcare services were affected in Odisha as thousands of private clinics, hospitals and diagnostic centres remained closed on Friday, officials said.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
CBI questions Sify Technology COO in SSC paper leak case
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The CBI on Friday said that it questioned Sify Technology Pvt Ltd COO C.R. Rao in connection with its ongoing probe into the leak of a Staff Selection Commission(SSC) exam paper.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi lays stones for projects worth Rs 27,000 cr in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 27,000 crore in Jharkhand, including the Sindri urea plant.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi may face blackout due to coal shortage: AAP Minister
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) may face a blackout as power plants in the region do not have reserve coal for "more than one day", Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mental illness doesn't mean you can't be in a relationship: Pete Davidson
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actor-comedian Pete Davidson has slammed trolls who suggested his mental illness means he shouldn't date singer Ariana Grande.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CBI alleges 'delay tactics' by 2G case accused
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday told the Delhi High Court that accused in 2G spectrum allocation case are trying to delay the proceedings on the pretext of not receiving court's notice.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre open to bringing fuel under GST
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With petrol and diesel rates rising daily, the Central government on Friday advocated bringing transport fuel under the GST to curb the price hike.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP government creating anarchy in Tripura: Manik Sarkar
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) Undemocratic actions by the BJP-led alliance government in Tripura, like bulldozing of over 100 opposition party offices and attacks on opposition leaders and supporters, are creating anarchy in the state, former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Leading US website questions Tata Trusts' $50mn donation to Harvard
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The controversy surrounding the $50 million donation from not-for-profit Tata Trusts to the Harvard Business School in 2010 has now reached the American shores with a leading Conservative website questioning the globally prestigious institution for accepting "questionable funds" that should otherwise have been "used for the welfare of the poor."
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Education
IPL-Playoffs: Kolkata put Hyderabad to bat
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
India's e-commerce retail logistics industry to grow 36% in 5 years
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Indian e-commerce retail logistics industry would grow 36 per cent in the next five years, a report said here on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, China discuss judicial cooperation
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) India and China on Friday discussed judicial cooperation as India's Supreme Court judge Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri met the Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court of China Zhou Qing.
2018-05-25
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Fall in oil prices, strong rupee lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Indian equity markets rose for the second consecutive day on Friday as a fall in global crude oil prices along with strengthened rupee enhanced investors' risk-taking appetite.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Iran, world powers meet to salvage nuclear deal
Vienna, May 25 (IANS) Senior officials from Iran and five major powers met in the Austrian capital on Friday to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal following the US' recent withdrawal from the agreement.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
China to create 3D digital version of Terracotta Army
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) The conservation authorities of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum in central China announced on Friday that they would digitize the museum's collections, including the famous Terracotta Army guarding the emperor's tomb.
2018-05-25
Category: International, China,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Harvey Weinstein surrenders over sexual misconduct charges
New York, May 25 (IANS) Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, accused by over 80 women of sexual harassment, on Friday surrendered to police here to face charges of sexual misconduct more than seven months after the allegations first surfaced publicly.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australia, Netherlands formally accuse Russia of downing MH17
The Hague, May 25 (IANS) The Netherlands and Australia on Friday declared Russia responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane over rebel-held territory in Ukraine, an announcement that came a day after Dutch investigators said the missile and the launch system used in the attack belonged to a Russian military brigade.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
IT officer, wife jailed in disproportionate assets case
Thane (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) A former Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, his wife and a close relative have been sentenced to jail in a case pertaining to disproportionate assets, a CBI officer said here on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Himachal continues to sizzle
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh continued to experience hot weather on Friday, with the day temperature crossing the 40 degrees Celsius mark in many low lying areas, a Met official said.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan warns of dangerous situation over water issues
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan warned on Friday that water issues with India can lead to a dangerous situation and that Islamabad wants a peaceful resolution of such problems as per the spirit of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).
2018-05-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
HDFC ERGO brings AI chatbot to Google Assistant
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) General insurance company HDFC ERGO launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled chatbot "DIA" on Google Assistant on Friday to enable users to access the service through Google's home device.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
SEBI issues notice to ICICI Bank, CEO Kochhar in Videocon case
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Private lender ICICI Bank on Friday said that Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has sought responses from the company and its MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar on alleged non-compliance of the "erstwhile 'Listing Agreement' and the 'Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015'".
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I'm incapable of giving advice: Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has shared screen space with his daughter Shweta for an ad, feels he is incapable of giving advice.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
48 shorlisted for senior men's national hockey camp
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Ahead of FIH Men's Champions Trophy, 48 players have been shortlisted for a 21-day national camp commencing May 28 at the Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru, Hockey India (HI) announced on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Bill discount scam: Rs 14.5-cr properties of Gujarat firm attached
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs 14.5 crore of Gujarat-based textile export firm ABC Cotspin Pvt Ltd for defrauding two banks of Rs 804.49 crore by availing bill discount facilities in 2014-15 against Letters of Credit (LCs), an official said on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' gets new India release date
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Universal Pictures India's "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom", which was scheduled to release on June 8 in India, will now open a day before.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Harvey Weinstein surrenders over sexual misconduct charges
New York, May 25 (IANS) Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, accused by over 60 women of sexual harassment, on Friday surrendered to police here to face charges of sexual misconduct.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NSC should meet over 'ISI-RAW' book: Sharif
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) An emergency meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) should be held over a book written by two top ex-spies of India and Pakistan, former Prime Minister Nazaz Sharif said on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Khajuraho hottest place in India at 47.5 degrees
Bhopal, May 25 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh sweltered under the continuing heat wave on Friday with hot winds accompanying the scorching sun, while the state's famed tourist destination of Khajuraho was hottest in the country on Thursday at 47.5 degrees Celsius, said weather officials.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
HP seeks Rs 4,751 cr for rainwater harvesting projects
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has sought central funding of Rs 4,751 crore for setting up rainwater harvesting structures, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Shawn Mendes' self-titled album out
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer Shawn Mendes on Friday released his highly anticipated self-titled third album.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
How did comedian Zakir Khan become a 'man from a boy'
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Comedian Zakir Khan says he became a man from a boy while working on web series "Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare".
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Hoffenheim snap up Brenet from Eindhoven
Berlin, May 25 (IANS) Hoffenheim have completed the transfer of defender Joshua Brenet from Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven, both football clubs have confirmed.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
China hails N. Korea's n-site demolition, asks US to be positive
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China on Friday said Pyongyang's move to dismantle its nuclear test site reflected its intent to ease the tensions in the Korean peninsula and hoped that the US moves in a positive direction, a day after American President Donald Trump called off his scheduled summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
2018-05-25
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Delhi may face blackout due to coal shortage: Minister
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) may face a blackout as power plants in the region do not have reserve coal for "more than one day", Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pakistan political parties fail to name caretaker PM
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Following the failure of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the opposition to reach a consensus on the name of a caretaker Prime Minister, the issue will now be sent to a parliamentary committee for deliberations, it emerged on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Major Gogoi to face Court of Inquiry
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) The army on Friday ordered a Court of Inquiry against Major L. Gogoi who was detained along with a local girl by police for questioning from a hotel here this week.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Asier Garitano unveiled as Real Sociedad coach
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Spanish La Liga club Real Sociedad has announced the appointment of Asier Garitano as their new first team coach.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Tottenham renews contract with manager Pochettino
London, May 25 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) side Tottenham Hotspur has announced that their manager Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract with the football club, which runs until 2023.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
CBSE to declare class 12 results on Saturday
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Class 12 exam results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be announced on Saturday, an official said.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Indonesia approves new anti-terror law after series of attacks
Jakarta, May 25 (IANS) The Indonesian parliament on Friday approved a new anti-terror law that allows security forces to detain suspects for a longer period, two weeks after the country witnessed its worst terrorist attacks since 2005.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Indonesia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Want international support to press for Rohingyas' return: Hasina
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 25 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday sought cooperation from the international community to mount pressure on the Myanmar government to take back close to 1.1 million Rohingya refugees sheltered in her country.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Danny Boyle to direct next Bond film with Craig
London, May 25 (IANS) Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle is to reunite with his "Trainspotting" actor Daniel Craig for the 25th Bond film.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Charvi Saraf bonds well with on-screen sister
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Charvi Saraf, who will be seen playing Surbhi Jyoti's sister in "Naagin 3", says they bond well.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SP-BSP alliance will be challenge for BJP: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday admitted that an alliance between the BSP and SP in Uttar Pradesh will be a challenge for the BJP in 2019 but asserted that the BJP will defeat the Congress either in Amethi or Rae Bareli.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Android devices being shipped with pre-installed malware: Avast
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Thousands of Android devices including those from manufacturers like ZTE, Archos and myPhone are being shipped with pre-installed malware globally including in India, global cyber-security company Avast claimed on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Kumaraswamy government wins trust vote after BJP walkout in Assembly
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) The Karnataka government led by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday won the confidence motion with a voice vote in the new Assembly after opposition BJP members walked out ahead of the floor test.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
My ups and downs have taught me about life: Anupam Kher
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher, who on Friday completed 34 years in Bollywood, says he learnt about life and showbiz with his "ups and downs".
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
An actor is never totally satisfied: Ram Kapoor
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Ram Kapoor has impressed many through his work in TV shows, web series and films, but he says an actor always wants to do more work.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New expressway to solve Delhi's traffic, pollution woes: Gadkari
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the Eastern Peripheral Expressway was completed in a record 500 days and will rid Delhi of traffic jams while significantly reducing pollution.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Dhananjaya pulls out of Windies tour after father's murder
Colombo, May 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva has pulled out of the national team's upcoming tour of the Caribbean after his father was shot dead near here.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Airtel offers Nokia phones at down payments from Rs 3,799
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Friday announced that Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 6.1 smartphones are available on its online store with down payments starting from Rs 3,799.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Bioscopewala': Small film with big heart (Review)
Film: "Bioscopewala"; Director: Deb Medhekar; Cast: Danny Denzongpa, Geetanjali Thapa, Adil Hussain and Tisca Chopra; Rating: ***1/2
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Equity indices rise as oil prices fall
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) A fall in global crude oil prices and value buying lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Milk intake may cut metabolic syndrome risk in obese kids
New York, May 25 (IANS) Is your child obese? If so, drinking at least two servings of any type of cows' milk each day are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control -- risk factors for metabolic syndrome, according to a study.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
EU data privacy law in motion, onus now on India to protect citizens
New Delhi/London, May 25 (IANS) The long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that gives citizens in the European Union (EU) more rights to control their privacy came into effect on Friday -- a move that should inspire other countries, including India, to protect individuals' digital rights.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
Devon back in Windies Test team for Sri Lanka series
Trinidad, May 25 (IANS) Top-order batsman Devon Smith has been recalled to the 13-man West Indies squad after a gap of three years for the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, beginning June 6 at the Queens Park Oval here.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
YC leader's security not below requirement, J&K tells SC
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday told the Supreme Court that the security of Youth Congress leader Abid Imitiaz Bhat has not been reduced below the required level.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Committee to look into CLAT-2018 complaints
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A grievance redressal committee set up by the National University for Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) will look into the complaints of the candidates who appeared for CLAT-2018, on a case to case basis.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Karan Johar celebrates 46th birthday in New York
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) In New York for his 46th birthday on Friday, filmmaker Karan Johar ensured his style quotient was up to the mark as he decked up in a black and white jacket for a terrace party he hosted for some friends. Back home, his brigade of Bollywood friends wished him love, joy and happiness.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IPL most searched word online: Study
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become one of the largest sporting extravaganza in the world with the search volume for keyword "IPL" being 1.8 million, according to a study conducted by SEMrush, a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and search analytics software.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports,Technology
'Can't win unless you have a counter-narrative in Kashmir'
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Home-grown militancy is a greater threat than cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and only a stronger counter-narrative to jihadi radicalism can defeat it, says a retired three-star general of the Indian Army who has served in the violence-battered state.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security
Smith named in marquee list for Global T20 Canada league
Toronto, May 25 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Steve Smith, who is serving a 12-month ban for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, could return to action next month after being named as one of the 10 marquee players for the proposed Global T20 Canada league.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
It's been a long time coming: Hollywood on Weinstein's imminent arrest
New York, May 25 (IANS) As disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to police authorities on Friday, Hollywood celebrities like Rose McGowan to Ava DuVernay have said it is "karma".
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy wins floor test
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday won the confidence motion by a voice vote in the hung assembly moments after the opposition BJP staged a walkout ahead of the floor test.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Can Facebook help young adults quit smoking?
New York, May 25 (IANS) Smokers were 2.5 times more likely to quit post a cessation intervention programme delivered entirely on social networking giant Facebook than by other online quit-smoking programmes, a clinical trial has showed.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Briton placed on global most wanted list
London, May 25 (IANS) A suspected killer and one of Britains most wanted fugitives has been placed on a global most wanted list after more than two years on the run, a media report said on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police find $29m cash in raids linked to former Malaysian PM
Kuala Lumpur, May 25 (IANS) Malaysian police have uncovered $29 million in cash from a property linked to ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak as part of their investigation into the state investment company 1MDB corruption scandal, while 37 bags of jewellery, watches and gold bars seized are yet to be valued.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Deepika Padukone's new obsession is running (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has accepted a fitness challenge by Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, and says her new obsession is running.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
HC seeks Delhi's response on plea seeking to minimise drinking age
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the Delhi government's response on a plea seeking to minimise the legal age drinking -- currently 25 -- in the national capital.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Thoothukudi violence: Mention CBI probe plea on Monday, say SC
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court may hear on Monday a plea for a court- monitored CBI probe into the killing of over a dozen protesters during an anti-Sterlite rally in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Child dies of 'extreme heat' in train
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) A six-month-old child died due to extreme heat wave conditions on Friday in an overcrowded train in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Transsion opens second company-owned store in India
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) China-based Transsion Holdings on Friday launched in Mumbai its second exclusive "company-owned, company-operated (COCO)" service centre in India to provide customer services through its exclusive after-sales service brand, Carlcare.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Facebook, Twitter introduce new guidelines for political ads
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) In a fresh attempt to prevent foreign interference in elections globally, Facebook and Twitter have announced new guidelines for political advertisements on their platforms, beginning with the US.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Kumaraswamy wins trust vote
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday won a trust vote in the assembly, amid a walkout by BJP members.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India welcomes UN Peacebuilding Commission work in Sri Lanka
United Nations, May 25 (IANS) India has welcomed the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Want to make Bangabandhu Bhavan here, says Mamata
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed her government's desire to build a Bangabandhu Bhavan in the memory of Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
New series of books to mark Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A wide range of books and scholarly readings on Mahatma Gandhi will be published by the India office of Oxford University Press (OUP) to mark his 150th birth anniversary.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features,Human Interest/Society
BJP walks out of Karnataka Assembly ahead of trust vote
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) BJP members on Friday walked out of the Karnataka Assembly ahead of the trust vote moved by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in the House.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Hasina hopes India, Bangladesh will resolve disputes amicably
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 25 (IANS) Without mentioning the contentious Teesta issue, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday hoped that the two countries will be able to resolve all their problems amicably.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Navrasa Duende back with new edition of World Classic Movie Festival
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Films by cinematic legends Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Satyajit Ray among others will be screened at the second edition of Navrasa Duende's World Classic Movie Festival from June 22-24 at the Siri Fort Auditorium here.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Clashes after Friday prayers in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) Clashes between security forces and protesters left several persons injured on Friday in Srinagar's old city areas after the day's congressional prayers.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Mother Dairy to set up milk plant in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), on Friday said it will set up a milk processing plant and a central distribution facility in Odisha.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
S. Koreans protest Trump's axing of Kim summit
Seoul, May 25 (IANS) Dozens of protesters took to the streets here on Friday following the cancellation of the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
2018-05-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Dating app faces restrictions in China after growing success
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) A mobile application, which allows wealthy older people to connect with young lovers, is facing restrictions in China after a surge in popularity in the country, state media reported on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: International, China,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Pune company adds 3D thrills to Hollywood superhit 'Avengers: Infinity War'
Pune (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) A team of nearly 800 artists of Deluxe India here toiled for months to convert from 2D to breathtaking 3D effects the latest Hollywood magnum opus "Avengers: Infinity War", thrilling audiences globally, an official said here on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Death of Tuticorin protestors brings focus back on Vedanta's environment violations
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) The death of 13 anti-Sterlite Copper protestors in the police firing in Tuticorin has worsened the situation, focussing the limelight on its parent company Vedanta's environmental violations.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Trump not banned from Robert De Niro's restaurants
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Robert De Niro did not ban the US President Donald Trump from his Nobu restaurants, the actor's representative has said amid contrary reports.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Most Indian millennials feel gaming makes them strategic thinkers: Survey
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) As the digital gaming industry grows at a fast pace in India, 50 per cent young people feel that gaming makes them a strategic thinker and leads to improved cognitive abilities and skill development, a new survey revealed on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
UAE issues Kerala travel warning over Nipah virus
Abu Dhabi, May 25 (IANS) The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has asked people to put off unnecessary travel to Kerala where a Nipah virus (NiV) outbreak has claimed 10 lives and at least 40 others have been quarantined.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Togo,Health/Medicine,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife

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