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Nirbhaya case: Smriti flays AAP govt for 'delayed' hangings
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Friday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party government for allegedly delaying the execution of four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape-murder case.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goyal wlcomes 'all kinds of investments under ambit of law'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) A day after belittling Amazon's billion dollar investment, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday clarified that government welcomes all kinds of investments into the country which are within the ambit of the law.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
AAI to prefer JV route with states for building new airports
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Finding it a low-risk model with the states concerned committing to bear the maintenance cost for the first 10 years, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to take JV (joint venture) route for greenfield airports.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Actor Namit Das turns composer for Mira Nair's 'A Suitable Boy'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Namit Das has turned music composer for Mira Nairs upcoming series "A Suitable Boy". The show is an adaptation of Vikram Seth's much-feted novel of the same name.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
FSDL kicks-off ISL Children's League
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Football Sports Development Limited, which runs the Indian Super League, has rolled out its second most ambitious project - the ISL Childrens League.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
'Missing' Mumbai blast accused arrested from Kanpur
Kanpur, Jan 17 (IANS) Infamous 'Dr Bomb' Jalees Ansari, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police Special Task Force (STF) from Kanpur on Friday after he jumped parole and went missing.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
CAT sets aside Punjab DGP's appointment
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Friday set aside the appointment of Punjab's Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta as it allowed the application challenging his appointment by his seniors in service.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Goa civic body revokes permission for anti-CAA rally
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) A BJP-controlled civic authority in Mapusa town in North Goa, on Friday revoked permission for an anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) rally scheduled by a civil society group for January 18, hours after a group of 'nationalist' citizens threatened to hold a parallel rally at the same site.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National
HI appoints Schopman as analytical coach for women's team
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Hockey India on Friday announced the appointment of Janneke Schopman as the Analytical Coach for the Indian Women's National Team. The decorated hockey star who has 212 international caps for the Netherlands and also successfully led the side for two years before retirement has to her credit a Gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a Silver from the 2004 Athens Olympics. She was also part of the Netherlands squad that won the World Cup in 2006, and a Silver in the 2002 and 2010 World Cup.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Sensex, Nifty end flat; Vodafone ends 26% lower
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty closed with minor gains on Friday after the SC dismissed the review petitions of telcos on its Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) verdict.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
FICCI ex-chief Suri lauded for enhancing Indo-Japan links
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Bharat Hotels Ltd head and former FICCI President Jyotsna Suri, who was recently conferred Japan's high honour of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, was felicitated here on Friday for boosting bilateral relations.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Zachariah looking to take Indian basketball forward
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) Kerala's Ann Mary Zachariah is emerging as one of the top basketball players here at the third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games 2020. Playing her first match of the competition against Karnataka on Thursday, the 16-year-old was in prime form, scoring a total of 24 points, the most by a player in her category on the day.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Maha panel seeks Rs 3 lakh-crore as farmers' bailout package
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Jan 17 (IANS) The Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalamban Mission (VNSSM) has demanded a whopping Rs 3 lakh-crore as a 'Special National Agrarian Bailout Package' to end the farmers' distress in the country, a top official said.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ameesha Patel learning Ghaziabadi dialect for new role
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Ameesha Patel is picking up Ghaziabadi accent these days, for her role in the upcoming film "Tauba Tera Jalwa".
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Soybean oil diet may trigger genetic changes in brain
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Widely consumed soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes but may also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and depression, report researchers from University of California Riverside, including one of Indian origin.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israel launches cybersecurity social network 'Cybernet'
Jerusalem, Jan 17 (IANS) Israel has launched a cybersecurity social network to share cyber-attacks information in order to protect companies and other organisations, the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) has announced.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Technology
Apple along with its employees donated $100mn in 2019
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Apple has revealed that 21,000 of its employees donated $42 million, combined with the companys 1-for-1 donation match and $25 match per volunteer hour, making a total of $100 million to causes in 2019.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
20 ways to repair, redesign, repurpose your wardrobe
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) As sustainable fashion has become the top trend, wardrobe redesigning is becoming more popular. If your wardrobe is overloaded with clothes that are not used for more than three months, it may be time to transform them into something more functional.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Soak in the 'wellness' fiesta
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) Be a part of yoga celebration, off-beat meditation, music, health and wellness that will exhilarate and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul with 'Soul Project' festival to be held in the Delhi NCR on February 23.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Daily soap "Vidya" completes 100 episodes
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) The popular daily soap "Vidya" has completed 100 episodes and the actors are grateful to the audience for their love and support.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Follow these four A's to kick the butt
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) Addiction to nicotine or tobacco is one of the most common addictions world wide, and also the leading cause of oral and lung cancers besides other diseases.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Next-gen radiation therapy for cancer patients now in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi on Friday launched the most advanced version of TomoTherapy Radixact X9-- the smartest radiation therapy to treat the most complicated cancer tumours.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
SC allows return of Rs 20 cr to Karti Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Congress MP Karti Chidambaram to withdraw Rs 20 crore, deposited in the registry of the top court, as a condition on him to grant permission to travel abroad.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kailash Gahlot set to create history from Najafgarh
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Najafgarh Assembly constituency in Delhi, with a major population of farmers and traders, has never elected an MLA twice, but the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) candidate Kailash Gahlot is looking to create a history after the party declared him the candidate for the seat second time in a row.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Bigg Boss 13': Madhurima's mom slams Vishal for abusing her
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Madhurima Tuli's mother Vijaya has slammed housemate Vishal Aditya Singh's behaviour towards her daughter.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
David Hockney to make waves at London auction
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) British painter David Hockneys 'The Splash -- undoubtedly one of the most iconic Pop art images of the 20th century -- is set to make waves at Sothebys London auction this February. It is estimated to fetch between a whopping 20-30 million pounds.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Dealing with acne breakout
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) Dealing with acne breakouts can be tough, especially in a busy lifestyle.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rao Jodha's Fort is now a museum
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) It is said that it was on the advice of a sadhu that the young Rao Jodha shifted his stronghold from 'Mandore' to the steep rock face on which the Fort now stands. Built in 1459, the fort was known as Chintamani in its early days. As time passed the blue and white-washed city of Jodhpur spread below and its name was changed to Mehrangarh.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Union Ministers' J&K visit: BJP upbeat, others sceptic
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The political circles in Jammu and Kashmir have dismissed the upcoming week-long visit of the 36 Central Ministers to the Union Territory from Saturday as a meaningless exercise.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
#SavingLives: Twitterati hails Indian Air Force
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Twitterati on Friday hails the Indian Air Force Personnel for saving the lives of the 71 trekkers by carried out a Search & Rescue Operation at Niraq in Zanskar valley.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Bigg Boss 13': Paras's mother warns him over closeness with Mahira
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) "Chipta chipta nahi... 36 aayengi, 36 jayengi, teri wali teri mummy layegi (Don't get too close... a lot many girls will come and go in your life but the one for you will be your mom's choice)," Paras Chhabra's mother Ruby cattily declared shortly after entering the "Bigg Boss 13 house", in a blunt snide at her son's growing fondness towards co-contestant Mahira Sharma.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fresh plea for death warrants against Nirbhaya Convicts
New Delhi, 17 Jan (IANS) The Delhi court has asked Tihar jail authorities whether the Nirbhaya case convicts have been informed about the rejection of their mercy plea by the President of India.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Miracle Morning
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) Have you ever experienced the difference a few simple of morning rituals can make? Or are you skeptical about the phenomenal implementation of these rituals? These are known as the power of positive affirmations, which are a doorway to "success" and "healthy lifestyle." Vaibhav Datar, Mid-life Coach and Author of 'Simplify your Life' shares the powers of these little rituals.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Women technocrats launch Wequity for tech equity
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Three veteran women technocrats on Friday launched Wequity, a social impact company aimed at driving gender equity in the technology ecosystem.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Andhra secretariat staff face uphill task of relocating again
Amaravati, Jan 17 (IANS) Three years after they shifted from Hyderabad to Amaravati, the employees of the Andhra Pradesh secretariat may soon be packing their bags for Visakhapatnam as the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government appears to be going ahead with its proposal to shift the administrative capital to the port city.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Am sure they will be hanged on January 22: Nirbhaya's father
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) "I am sure they will be hanged on January 22 ", the 2012 rape and murder victim Nirbhaya's father Badrinath told IANS here, reacting to the news of the President rejecting the mercy plea of Mukesh Singh, one of those convicted for the heinous crime .
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Foster your fitness mantra vying for time famine
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) Have you ever wondered why some people manage to pull out their fitness regime despite having a challenging work schedule and stressful lifestyle?
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rohit Sharma fastest to score 7k ODI runs as opener
Rajkot, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Rohit Sharma on Friday became the fastest batsman to score 7000 ODI runs as opener, leaving behind Hashim Amla and Sachin Tendulkar. Rohit achieved the feat during the second ODI against Australia at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium against Australia.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
40 jawans hospitalised in Jharkhand after food poisoning
Ranchi, Jan 17 (IANS) More than 40 jawans have been hospitalised due to food poisoning in the Jharkhand Armed Police Training Centre in Padma, Hazaribagh.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security
'Qawwali' not allowed, Kathak performance cut short in UP
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Well known Kathak dancer, Manjari Chaturvedi was allegedly forced to stop her performance midway at an event organised by UP government here on Thursday, because she was performing on a 'qawwali'.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Rupani flags off Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Tejas Express
Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday flagged off the second IRCTC-run Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Tejas Express from here.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Playing in Kolkata Derby a "stirring" feeling: Katsumi
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal meet in the famed 'Kolkata Derby' at the Salt Lake Stadium in the I-League on Sunday. Yusa Katsumi, who has played for both the clubs, stated "playing in the Kolkata Derby is a feeling which cannot be compared to anything else."
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
How long could 2 or 3 people run Mohun Bagan: Subrata Bhattacharya
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly -- a hardcore football fan - said that the merger of Kolkata-based Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK and I-League heavyweights Mohun Bagan was a "momentous partnership for Bengal football". The legendary Bhaichung Bhutia revealed that he was the one who had asked Sanjiv Goenka to buy Mohun Bagan. And now, MB legend Subrata Bhattacharya has said that this was a positive step keeping in mind the financial position of the club.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Kumar Sanu's daughter Shannon wants to sing for Deepika Padukone
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood playback star Kumar Sanu has belted out numerous superhits in the nineties and the 2000s for actors ranging from Amitabh Bachchan and the Khan Triumvirate to top stars of the era including Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Govinda. Now his young daughter Shannon K is making her mark as a singer, and she tells you she wants to be the voice of Bollywood actresses like Deepika Padukone.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ED files chargesheet in Bhushan Power and Steel case
New Delhi, 17 Jan (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed its first chargesheet in the money laundering case related to Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd (BPSL). The chargesheet, filed on Friday in a Delhi Court, pertains to an alleged multi-crore bank loan fraud.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UC Browser launches new online storage feature
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) UC Browser, a subsidiary of Alibaba Innovation Initiatives Business Group, on Friday launched a new feature of online storage within its browser.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Artisans community dwindles in Rajasthan as exports slip
Jaipur, Jan 17 (IANS) The artisans of Rajasthan, who have made their mark the world over with their skilled hands, are slowly dwindling in number which is causing worry to manufacturers here in the handicraft industry.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy,Art/Culture/Books
Jharkhand Cong MLAs discuss cabinet berths with Sonia, Rahul
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Newly elected Congress legislators of Jharkhand met Sonia and Rahul Gandhi here on Friday amid talk of cabinet expansion in the state which is likely to take place this month.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Support for CAA, NRC on wedding card in UP
Sambhal, Jan 17 (IANS) A couple in the Sambhal has found a unique way to express their support for the implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Now 'Orange Cafe' by acid attack survivors in Varanasi
Varanasi, Jan 17 (IANS) After the 'Sheroes Hangout Cafe in Lucknow and Agra, acid attack survivors in Varanasi will soon have a cafe that will be run by them.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan n-reactor's suspension ordered over safety
Tokyo, Jan 17 (IANS) A Japanese court on Friday ordered the suspension of a nuclear reactor on safety grounds, revoking an earlier decision that had green lighted its operation.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics
No proof to link '13 Reasons Why' to high US suicide rates: Study
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Contrary to the findings of a 2019 study that associated the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" with an increase in monthly suicide rates among youth after the show's release, a new analysis finds no evidence to draw such a link.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Twitterati in awe over tigers' territorial fight clip
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A video clip of a fierce territorial fight between two wild tigers, replete with blood-curdling roars from the beasts, in a forest in central India has wowed Twitterati.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
RSS calls for law for population control
Moradabad, Jan 17 (IANS) It is not Mathura or Kashi that is on the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) agenda. It is now population control that the RSS will push for.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Mother's grit scripts success story for 3 Assam athletes
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) A mother of three children from Assam, Poornima Mondol has produced three athletes in three different sports for the state. All three of them -- Sujit Mondol (kho kho), Pradip Mondol (hockey) and Mallvika Mondol (football) -- are representing their state at the ongoing third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Ukrainian PM offers to quit in audiotape furore
Kiev, Jan 17 (IANS) Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk on Friday tendered his resignation after a leaked audio recording apparently revealed him criticising President Volodymyr Zelensky.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
SL lifts 25-year ban on private helicopter flights from Colombo
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) In a bid to boost tourism, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday lifted a 25-year ban on the operation of helicopter flights by private operators from Colombo.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SC refuses to set aside Allahabad HC order in Azam Khan's son case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice on plea moved by Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's son Abdullah Azam whose election from Suar Assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh was annulled for allegedly being less than the mandatory 25 years of age, when he filed nomination.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress still awaits K'taka PCC president's appointment
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The Congress is still awaiting the appointment of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President, said a party leader on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Nitin Kakkar: Tabu should try comedy more often
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Film director Nitin Kakkar is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film "Jawaani Jaaneman". He says his film's heroine Tabu is witty and has great comic timing that has never been explored properly.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rabada ban for celebrating wicket "absolutely bonkers", feels Vaughan
London, Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa pace ace Kagiso Rabada getting banned for one match for being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel has not gone down well with former England captain Michael Vaughan, who has slammed the verdict.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Delhi HC sets aside ex-minister's election from Tri Nagar
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Friday set aside election of ex-Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar for wrong declaration of educational qualification in 2015 elections.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Attack on Bhojpuri language, Purvanchali ethos: BJP slams AAP
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The fight between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is intensifying with each passing day. First, it was a war of words, then it was a poster battle followed by a meme fight. Now, the clash has gone down to the level of capturing regional blocks with the BJP claiming that the AAP mocking Manoj Tiwari was tantamount to making fun of 'Purvanchalis', a term often referred to non resident people from Bihar.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
UC Browser launches new online storage feature
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) UC Browser, part of the Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group has launched a new feature of online storage within its browser. As in-app Cloud storage, UC Drive is now able to save online downloadable pictures, songs, and videos on mobile devices without using the device's storage or memory.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SL eyes $1.3bn export earnings from tea in 2020
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) on Friday said that it was aiming for $1.3 billion in earnings from the export of Ceylon Tea in 2020, and hopes to increase tea production to 340 million kg.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mallika Sherawat: Stay on hanging of Nirbhaya convicts 'demoralising'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) A day after a Delhi court stayed the order to hang the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case on January 22, Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat has reacted to the development. The actress, who works actively for the rehabilitation of rape and child prostitution victims feels the news is "demoralising for the women of the country".
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
After T20Is, de Villiers flags desire to play ODI cricket
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Days after expressing his desire to play for South Africa in the T20 World Cup, former Proteas batsman AB de Villiers has now revealed his wish to represent the country in ODI cricket.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Data from Fitbit smartwatches helped predict flu in real time
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) In a first-ever study on wearable devices to improve surveillance of infectious disease, researchers in the US have achieved real-time flu prediction in five states, using resting heart rate and sleep tracking data from Fitbit users.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Killing of Soleimani disgrace for US: Khamenei
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) While leading the Friday prayers for the first time since 2012, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the January 3 killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani in an American drone attack, was a "disgrace for the US".
2020-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Ruckus in Tripura House over ex-minister's arrest
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The winter session of the Tripura assembly began here on Friday amid an uproar by the opposition Left legislators over the arrest of senior CPI(M) leader and former minister Badal Chowdhury.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Rabada fined for ICC code breach, to miss next Test
Port Elizabeth, Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa pace ace Kagiso Rabada was on Friday fined 15 per cent of his match fee and also received one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the first day of the third Test against England here on Thursday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Juhi Chawla's son donates 300 pounds from pocket money for Oz bushfire
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla's son Arjun is doing his bit to help those affected by Australia bushfires. The actress says her son has sent 300 pounds from his pocket money to the Australian fire relief fund.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Odisha CM asks officials to treat people with dignity
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday advised senior government officials to treat people with dignity and in a professional and ethical manner.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
AAP to release 'Kejriwal's Guarantee Card'
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party will release 'Kejriwal's Guarantee Card' before the Assembly elections as part of its poll campaign, party city convenor Gopal Rai said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Priyanka adds a Bollywood dash to new Jonas Brothers music video
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has added a dash of Bollywood to the new music video that her popstar husband Nick Jonas has released along with his brothers.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
'Jai Mummy Di': Little to cheer about (IANS Review; Rating: * *)
"Jai Mummy Di"; Cast: Sunny Singh, Sonnalli Seygall, Poonam Dhillon, Supriya Pathak; Direction: Navjot Gulati; Rating: * * (two stars)
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab Assembly passes Bill for water regulation authority
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed unanimously the Punjab Water Resources (Management and Regulation) Bill, 2020, thus paving the way for the creation of Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority to manage critical water resources in the border state.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Taika Waititi might make 'Star Wars' movie
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Director Taika Waititi, who has helmed movies like "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Jojo Rabbit", is reportedly in early talks to develop a new "Star Wars" movie.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
FIH Pro League: India take on Netherlands with eye on Olympics
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) India men's hockey team will take on world No.3 the Netherlands in the FIH Pro League with an eye on the Tokyo Olympics here on Saturday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Another 'glam sex racket' busted in Mumbai, 3 girls rescued
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) In the second incident of its kind this week, the Mumbai Police have exposed a 'high-profile glamour sex racket' operated from a three-star suburban hotel and rescued three women junior artistes including a minor, officials said.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Realme X2: Worth your hard-earned money
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Realme that is witnessing exponential growth in India while delivering performance, design and quality in its devices, has created ripples among the consumers with its X series.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Two hostel staff suspended in Bhopal student murder case
Bhopal, Jan 17 (IANS) Two employees of the hostel in which a seven-year-old boy was strangulated on Wednesday night were suspended by the authorities on Friday, sources said.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Khuntia warns insurance industry of action on low pricing
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Citing examples of the state of Telecom and Aviation sectors due to below cost tariffs, Insurance regulator Subhash Khuntia on Friday said the health insurance industry should not indulge in predatory pricing which will harm the industry and the policy holders and make businesses unviable. He warned of actions if they don't mend their ways.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Huawei Mate Xs will be cheaper than the Mate X: Report
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Huawei is expected to unveil the successor to its foldable smartphone Mate X -- the Mate Xs -- at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 and now a new report has claimed that the device will be cheaper than the Mate X.
2020-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
US-Taliban discuss peace deal in new talks
Doha, Jan 17 (IANS) The Taliban and the US have resumed their talks that are expected to continue for "several days" in the Qatari capital of Doha for finalizing an arrangement to sign a possible Afghanistan peace deal, the militant group said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Striker Barrios set to join Maradona's Gimnasia
Buenos Aires, Jan 17 (IANS) Diego Maradona's Gimnasia have reached a deal to sign veteran Paraguay international striker Lucas Barrios.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Former Mohun Bagan players hail merger with ATK
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Mohun Bagan players have hailed the club's historic merger with two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK, saying it will only help the 130-year-old club's legacy to further spread its wings by playing in the top league of the country.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Eva Mendes says motherhood limits her choices on screen
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Eva Mendes likes to "set an example" for her daughters with the roles she plays on screen.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia backs India on Kashmir again
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Russia on Friday reiterated that the constitutional reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir state was an internal matter of India and none of its concern.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
5 S-400 air defence systems to be delivered to India in 2025: Russia
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Russia on Friday said that five S-400 air defence systems will be delivered to India in 2025, as per schedule.
2020-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
SRK's 'gold medal' AbRam wins silver, bronze at races
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) A proud father Shah Rukh Khan shared photographs of his youngest son AbRam, whom the superstar fondly called his "gold medal", after he won races.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rasika Dugal: I'm happiest when I'm working
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal has put work before her birthday celebrations on Friday. She doesn't mind it at all as she feels happiest when she is working.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 arrested in Kolkata for ATM fraud
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Two persons, both residents of Bihar's Gaya district, were arrested from the Sealdah station here for their alleged involvement in withdrawing money fraudulently from bank accounts by stealing and cloning data stored on ATM cards, police said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Air pollution, stress linked to thought problems in kids
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that kids with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and increased prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of attention and thought problems.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
7 people found dead after suspected exorcism in Panama
Panama City, Jan 17 (IANS) The bodies of seven people were found in a mass grave in an indigenous area of Panama controlled by a religious sect, that might have performed an exorcism on the victims, according to authorities.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
IIM-Indore, TikTok partner for dialogue series
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian Institute of Management-Indore and Chinese short-video sharing application TikTok will jointly lead India-wide conversation and dialogue series on responsible leadership and how to make policy work better for people.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Education
Congress-ruled Punjab govt moves resolution against CAA
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) The Congress-ruled government in Punjab on Friday moved a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Punjab Assembly that got the support of the main opposition AAP.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National
Bengal youth stabs self; family says was worried about NRC (Lead, superseding earlier story)
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) A 34-year-old youth in West Bengal's Contai sub-division has stabbed himself multiple times in a suicide attempt. His family members on Friday claimed he was worried about the fall-out of a possible National Register of Citizens exercise.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National
'Bigg Boss 13': Sidharth, Rashami bond again, #SidRa fans happy
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Former co-stars and friends Sidharth Shukla and Rashami Desai appear to have buried the hatchet. After having been in the spotlight for their heated arguments in the "Bigg Boss" house, things seemed to have taken a new turn and #SidRa fans are thrilled with their new bonding.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tourists visiting Kerala love to eat Pork, beef: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) Reacting to the controversy that broke out on the official Twitter handle of the Kerala Tourism after it promoted a beef recipe, State Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said this is nothing but a needless controversy taken forward by communal fanatics.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
After Goyal's snub, Bezos offers 10 lakh new jobs in India
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) A day after Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal snubbed him during a public event, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday announced that the ecommerce giant will create 10 lakh new jobs in India by 2025 through continued investments in technology, infrastructure and its logistics network.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Chinese birth rate falls to lowest in 7 decades
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China's birth rate has fallen to its lowest since the formation of the People's Republic of China 70 years ago, despite the easing of the one-child policy, the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, China,Politics
Ex-Mizoram Guv challenges Kerala govt on CAA suit in SC
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Ex-Mizoram Governor and Kerala BJP leader Kummanam Rajasekharan, on Friday, moved the Supreme Court against the Pinarayi Vijayan government which challenged the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act in the apex court.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Object CAA, but obey Constitution: Kerala Guv to state
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Claiming that "dissent is the essence of democracy", Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan cited the Constitution to accuse the Pinarayi Vijayan government of violating the law on key issues like passing a resolution or challenging the CAA in the Supreme Court, without keeping Khan in the loop.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Khamenei to lead Friday prayers for 1st time since 2012
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatolllah Ali Khamenei will lead the Friday prayers here for the first time since 2012, which comes in the wake of widespread protests over the January 8 downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane by an Iranian missile.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
IIT-M alumni donates Rs 5 cr for upgradation of hostels
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Friday said one of its alumni Krishna Chivukula will be donating Rs 5 crore for renovation of campus hostels and other maintenance facilities.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
Xiaomi makes POCO an independent brand in India
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Friday announced it was spinning off its aspirational premium sub-brand POCO as a standalone brand, which will now operate independently with its own team and go-to market strategy in the country.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
RJD demands scrapping of NPR notification in Bihar
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Leader of Opposition in Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav, on Friday, hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on National Population Register (NPR) notification and asked him to scrap it.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
John Cena says acting career not transition from wrestling
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Wrestler-actor John Cena is not finished with wrestling despite his blossoming acting career.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mariah Carey, Steve Miller joining songwriters Hall of Fame
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Names like Mariah Carey, the Isley Brothers, Eurythmics, the Neptunes, Steve Miller, Rick Nowels and Motown great William "Mickey" Stevenson are among the 2020 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reese Witherspoon gets another surprise delivery from Beyonce
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles has surprised actress Reese Witherspoon with another huge gift.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Xiaomi spins off POCO as an independent in brand India
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Friday announced it was spinning off its aspirational premium sub-brand POCO as a standalone brand, which will now operate independently with its own team and go-to market strategy in India.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Australia elect to bowl against India in Rajkot ODI (Toss)
Rajkot, Jan 17 (IANS) Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to field in the second ODI against India at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
IIT Kharagpur develops AI-powered tech for reading legal cases
Kharagpur, Jan 17 (IANS) Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have evolved an Artificial Intelligence-aided method to automate the reading of legal case judgments, the premier institute said in a statement on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Prajnesh fails to qualify for Australian Open main draw
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Friday failed to qualify for the main draw of the Australian Open men's singles event after losing in straight sets to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in the final round of the qualifiers.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
'Saudi-Iran military conflict would be disastrous for Pak'
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that a military conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran would be "disastrous" for Islamabad and it was for this reason that his government is making efforts to defuse regional tensions, a media report said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Depressed Bihar man kills mother, wife, 3 minor daughters
Munger (Bihar), Jan 17 (IANS) A man in Bihar's Munger district has killed his own mother, wife and three minor daughters as he was suffering from depression after some documents of a shop that he owned went missing. The man also attempted suicide by jumping from the roof after killing the five, the police said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shooting coach in UP trying to break into int'l circuit
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh had a field day in the 10 metre air pistol men's U-21 event when Arpit Tomar and Adil Khan clinched silver and bronze, respectively at the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati on Thursday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
US must be involved in Afghanistan after troops leave: Qureshi
Washington/Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that US must remain engaged in Afghanistan's reconstruction even if it succeeds in withdrawing troops and ending its longest war, it was reported on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Twitterati wish happy birthday to 'charming' Javed Akhtar
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Wishing lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar on his 75th birthday on Friday, Hindi film industry's celebrities as well as Tweeple, expressed their fondness for the "charming" Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
4 more detained leaders in Kashmir released
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Four former legislators including a former minister were released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday as part of the ongoing exercise to free detainees. They were under house arrest since August 5, when the Centre abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two union territories.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
China confirms 2nd death from new coronavirus
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China has confirmed a second death due to a new type of coronavirus in Wuhan city, health authorities said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
'1917': Astonishing do-not-miss fare (IANS Review; Rating: ****)
"1917" Cast: George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniels Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie Parker, Nabhan Rizwan; Direction: Sam Mendes; Rating: **** (4 stars)
2020-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bengal man stabs self, family; says was worried about NRC
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) A 34-year-old man in West Bengal's Contai sub-division stabbed himself and his family members claiming that he was worried about the fall-out of a possible National Register of Citizens exercise, the police said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Man U agree to fee for Young with Inter Milan
Manchester, Jan 17 (IANS) Senior Manchester United footballer Ashley Young is all set to join Italian side Inter Milan for a reported 1.28 million pound (1.5 million euros) fee, which United have agreed for the defender.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SC upholds Allahabad HC order in Azam Khan's son case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice on plea moved by Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's son Abdullah Azam whose election from Suar Assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh was annulled for allegedly being less than the mandatory 25 years of age, when he filed nomination.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fog in Punjab, Haryana reduces visibility to 50m
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Large parts of Punjab and Haryana on Friday remained under very dense fog cover with visibility less than 50 metres in many places impacting air, train and road traffic and throwing normal life out of gear.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National
President rejects Nirbhaya convict's mercy plea
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday rejected the mercy petition of 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case convict Mukesh Singh, officials said.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK rapist's 30-yr jail term may be extended
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The 30-year jail term for the UK's most prolific serial rapist, who has been convicted of 159 sex offences, including 136 rapes, could be extended after his sentencing was referred to the Court of Appeal for being "unduly lenient".
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Maha police launch massive manhunt as 'Dr. Bomb' jumps parole
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad and the Mumbai Police are on a frantic trail to track down a dreaded terrorist (Dr.) Jalees Ansari, who jumped parole, official sources said here.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
KS Bharat called as cover for injured Rishabh Pant
Rajkot, Jan 17 (IANS) Team India have called up Andhra Pradesh wicket-keeper batsman K.S. Bharat as cover for injured Rishabh Pant for the remaining ODIs of the ongoing three-match series against Australia.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Oriental Insurance and United India to get nod for merger
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Board of Directors of two public sector general insurance companies - Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. and United India Insurance Company Limited - are expected to give their nod for the merger at their respective meetings held in Delhi on Friday, said a Union leader.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Peter Leav is the new CEO of McAfee
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Cybersecurity company McAfee has announced Chris Young is stepping down as CEO of the company. The firm has named Peter Leav as the new CEO.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BWF making 12 tournaments from 10 tough call on players: Kidambi
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has not been in the best of forms in the recent times. In the two competitions that he has taken part this year, Srikanth has suffered exits in the opening round itself.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Delhi HC seeks CBI response on Sengar's plea
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response from the CBI on a plea filed by rape convict and former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar challenging his conviction and imprisonment till the last breath.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Diplo, Machine Gun Kelly to perform in India in Feb
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) American DJ-record producer Diplo and American rapper Machine Gun Kelly will be performing at the upcoming edition of Vh1 Supersonic music festival.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Eat walnuts daily for better gut, heart health
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Walnuts may not just be a tasty snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria, say researchers, adding that these 'good' bacteria could lead to better heart health.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Electric nose' to monitor health and environment: Study
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor like an 'electronic nose' for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, say researchers.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Jeff Bezos: Gandhi's teachings still relevant
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos feels his trip to India started off on the right note with kites, and says he felt honoured to be able to lay a wreath on the memorial of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat in Delhi.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi: SC refuses to issue directive
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to issue any directive to the Centre on a PIL seeking to confer the Bharat Ratna on Mahatma Gandhi.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Arrest warrant for B'desh daily editor over student's death
Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) A Dhaka court has issued an arrest warrant for a newspaper editor over the death of a student, who was electrocuted during an event organised by the dailys magazine in the victim's school premises.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Samsung 'Frame QLED TV' to be available on Flipkart sale
Gurugram, Jan 17 (IANS) Samsung on Friday announced the sale of 'The Frame QLED TV' in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes, during the Flipkart Republic Day Sale from January 19 to January 22.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Twitterati congratulate ISRO for successful GSAT-30 launch
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian space agency ISRO earned praise from Twitter users on Friday, as it successfully launched India's communication satellite GSAT-30.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Thalaivi': Arvind Swami's 1st look as MGR unveiled
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) On MG Ramachandran's 102nd birth anniversary on Friday, the makers of "Thalaivi" shared the first look poster of actor Arvind Swami who will play the Tamil superstar and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in the upcoming film.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MHA urges President to reject Nirbhaya convict's mercy plea
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sent the mercy petition of 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case convict Mukesh Singh to President Ram Nath Kovind, recommending its rejection, the MHA said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
After snub, Bezos says will create 10 lakh new jobs in India
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) A day after Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal snubbed him during a public event, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday announced that the ecommerce giant will create 10 lakh new jobs in India by 2025 through continued investments in technology, infrastructure, and its logistics network.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
White supremacists arrested ahead of US pro-gun rally
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The FBI has arrested three alleged white supremacists on charges, including illegally transporting a machine guns, days before a pro-gun rally in the US state of Virginia.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Google introduces online coding course to train workers
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) The US based tech Google has introduced a new "Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate" a program which is designed to provide job-ready skills in Python, Git and IT automation in under six months.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jammu-Srinagar highway opens after 5 days
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) After remaining closed for five days, the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was opened for traffic on Friday. Thousands of vehicles were stranded on the highway as heavy snowfall caused landslides at some places.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Afghan govt rejects Taliban's violence reduction offer
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) The Afghan government has rejected the Taliban's offer of a seven-day reduction of violence in the war-torn country on the condition that a peace deal with the US was signed, saying it was "unacceptable" and insisted that the insurgent group must agree to a ceasefire before engaging in intra-Afghan talks.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
The case is as good as dead: Rahul on Davinder Singh case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has questioned the NIA probe in Jammu and Kashmir's suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh case and tweeted with the hashtag #WhoWantsTerroristDavinderSilenced.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal not to join MHA meet on NPR, Census
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) West Bengal in a written communication to the Ministry of Home Affairs has informed that it will not be present in the meeting convened on Friday to discuss the upcoming census and National Population Register (NPR) exercises with the states for their cooperation, Ministry sources said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SL Prez, PM to visit China, India in Feb
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa are scheduled to visit China and India with the aim of further strengthening regional cooperation and enhancing relations with the two Asian powers, it was reported on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mercury dips, air 'poor' in Delhi-NCR after rain
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The national capital on Friday morning witnessed fog and the overall air quality was recorded under 'poor' category, as light showers lashed various parts of Delhi and adjoining areas.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
'11 US troops were hurt in Iran missile attack' (Ld)
Baghdad/Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Eleven US troops were injured in the January 8 Iranian missile attack on of the two American bases in Iraq, despite the Pentagon initially saying that no service member was hurt, it was reported on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Vodafone Idea tanks 34% but Airtel, RIL gain
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) While Vodafone Idea crashed 34 per cent after the Supreme Court's dismissal of the AGR review petitions filed by telcos on its earlier Adjusted Gross Revenues (AGR) verdict, Bharti Airtel jumped 4 per cent and Reliance Industries gained nearly 2 per cent on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Apple to release 'The Banker' in theaters this March
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to release one of its first-ever original films 'The Banker' in theaters this March.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
FBI probing California gurdwara vandalization
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a probe into the vandalization of a newly inaugurated gurdwara in California, saying it was a possible hate crime, a media report said.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Religion
Renowned Sikh historian Surjit Hans passes away
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Eighty-nine-year-old renowned Sikh historian and writer Surjit Hans, who had translated all the works of William Shakespeare into Punjabi, died on Friday in a hospital, his family said.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sania in doubles final of Hobart International
Hobart, Jan 17 (IANS) Former World No.1 Sania Mirza continued her dream comeback to the WTA circuit when on Friday she entered the women's doubles final at the ongoing Hobart International.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Team India lack power in engine room: Vaughan
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Team India lack power in the "engine room" -- the middle order -- when it comes to batting department and they need to accept that.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
MHA sends Nirbhaya rape convict's mercy plea to President
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sent the mercy petition of 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case convict Mukesh Singh to President Ram Nath Kovind, the MHA said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
England becomes 1st to play 500 away Tests
Port Elizabeth, Jan 17 (IANS) England have become the first team in the world to play 500 Test matches on foreign soil. They achieved the feat during the third Test of the ongoing four-match series against South Africa which began at the St George's Park on Thursday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
UP Police to bid adieu to 303 rifles on R-Day (IANS Special)
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) After over 70 years of service, the Uttar Pradesh Police is finally retiring the 303 rifles on this year's Republic Day. An order to this effect was passed on Thursday by the state police headquarters here.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Missing Indian-American woman found dead in car boot
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The body of an Indian-American woman, who was reported missing by her family when she failed to return home last month, has been found dead in the trunk of her own car, a media report said.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Body of Indian swept away by floods in UAE found in Oman
Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS) The body of an Indian driver, who went missing after flash floods in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week, has been found in Oman, police has confirmed.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manali at 0.2, Shimla 0.6 as Himachal gets more rain
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) An intense cold wave continued in Himachal Pradesh on Friday with most parts shivering as Manali recorded 0.2 degree Celsius as its minimum temperature.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Dubai-based Indian fined over defamation charge
Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS) A Dubai court has ordered an Indian expat teacher to pay a 10,000 dirham ($2,722) fine after he was found guilty of a defamation charge.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Microsoft aims to be 'carbon negative' by 2030
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Microsoft has set an ambitious goal to reduce its carbon footprint, saying that the company will become carbon negative by 2030 and by 2050, it will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted to date.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
No BJP list even after party's poll body meet
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP Central Election Committee meeting held late on Thursday and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah has not thrown up any candidate names for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
SP leader feared dead after killing his wife in UP
Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party leader is presumed drowned while trying to dispose of the body of his wife Namita in Barua dam in Chitrakoot district.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Iran ready to handover Ukrainian passengers' remains'
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Tehran was ready to handover the remains of the Ukrainian passengers who were killed in the January 8 downing of an airliner.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Ukrain's Dayana enter Adelaide International final
Adelaide, Jan 17 (IANS) Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska on Friday booked her place in the finals of the ongoing Adelaide International, defeating No.6 seed Aryna Sabalenka, 6-4, 7-6(4).
2020-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Tennis
ATK-Mohun Bagan merger 'momentous' for Bengal football: Ganguly
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly, who is also a hardcore football fan, believes the merger of Kolkata-based Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK and I-League heavyweight Mohun Bagan is a "momentous partnership for Bengal football".
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Facebook not to sell ads on WhatsApp: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Facebook has reportedly decided not to sell ads on WhatsApp - a controversial plan that forced Brian Acton and Jan Koum, who founded the mobile messaging service, to quit nearly two years ago.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Federer drawn into Djokovic's half at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Swiss great Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic could square off in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, the draw released for the season's first grand slam has revealed.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
RJD to contest 4 seats in Delhi in alliance with Congress
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Following the good performance in Jharkhand, Congress alliance partner Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will contest on four seats in Delhi in alliance with the Congress, a party leader said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chief Justice takes charge of Trump trial in Senate (2nd Ld)
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken charge of the Senate as it geared up for the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump as new details emerged around the Ukraine controversies at the core of charges against him.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bride killed, groom injured in road mishap
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) A 20-year-old bride Shivani was killed, while the groom and four others were critically injured when the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree on the Agra-Moradabad highway in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district on Thursday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP protests outside Punjab assembly over power hike
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) AAP activists led by Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann on Friday staged a sit-in protest outside the Punjab assembly here against the recent hike in electricity rates.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Alphabet becomes 4th US company to hit $1 tn mark
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Sundar Pichai-led Alphabet, Google's parent company, has joined the elitist club of US companies with $1 trillion valuation which includes Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
76-yr-old activist gets bail in UP anti-CAA stir case
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) A 76-year-old human rights activist and lawyer Mohammad Shoaib, who was arrested for the violence that erupted during a anti-citizenship law protest in Lucknow on December 19, has been granted bail after the court found no evidence against him.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
US troops were hurt in Iran missile attack
Baghdad, Jan 17 (IANS) Several US troops were injured in the January 8 Iranian missile attack on of the two American bases in Iraq, despite the Pentagon initially saying that no service member was hurt, it was reported on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Cop found hanging from tree in UP district
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh Police constable allegedly committed suicide late night in Shamli district on Thursday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Head priest of Balaji temple in Chitrakoot shot dead
Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) The head priest of the famous Balaji temple in Chitrakoot was shot dead, late on Thursday night, by unidentified persons.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RSS lodges complaint about false content on social media
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Two functionaries of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) have lodged FIRs against unknown persons at the Hazratganj and Gomti Nagar police stations in Lucknow regarding a 16-page post on the social media titled 'Naya Bhartiya Samvidhan'.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Facebook misleading people, its behaviour shameful: Pelosi
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) In a rare rebuke of Facebook, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused the social networking platform of misleading the American people and "schmoozing" President Donald Trump's administration out of anti-trust action.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Politics
Woman with bullet injury to head drives for 7km
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) With three gunshot wounds to the head and one on her face, a 42-year-old woman drove seven kilometres to a police station in Punjab to register a complaint against her brother and nephew in a land grab case, police said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lebanese journos protest against police using excessive force
Beirut, Jan 17 (IANS) Lebanese journalists staged a rally outside the Interior Ministry in Beirut to protest against the anti-riot polices use of excessive force against demonstrators in recent days.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Meat shops near DefExpo venue in UP to shut for 20 days
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) More than 35,000 people living along the 11 km stretch between Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport and Vrindavan Colony on Kanpur Road in Uttar Pradesh will be not be able to purchase meat and fish in the area from January 20 to February 9.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Petrol, diesel prices cut for second consecutive day
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Fuel prices dropped for the second consecutive day on Friday as price of petrol was cut by 14-15 paise and that of diesel by 15-16 paise across all major cities in the country.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US-based Indian activist stopped from visiting Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Jan 17 (IANS) American activist, Sunita Viswanathan, who runs a New York-based human rights organization called 'Hindus for Human Rights' was denied entry to Ayodhya by the administration.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
A Bareilly love story for German magazine
Bareilly, Jan 17 (IANS) The inter-faith love affair from this Uttar Pradesh town that also had some political ramifications will now feature in the German magazine 'Stern'.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Trump's impeachment trial in Senate officially begins (Ld)
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump officially kicked off in the Republican-majority Senate with the reading of the two articles of impeachment the Democrat-majority House of Representatives approved last month.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
12 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) At least 12 Delhi-bound trains were delayed due to fog in several parts of northern India, officials said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
India's communication satellite GSAT-30 put into orbit
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) The European space agency Arianespace opened its 2020 space missions account with a successful dual satellite launch - India's communication satellite GSAT-30 and Eutelsat Konnect - into geo-stationary transfer orbit on Friday early hours with its heavy lift of Ariane 5 rocket.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
Pence faces outraged Puerto Ricans in Florida
Miami, Jan 17 (IANS) While addressing a "Latinos For Trump" event in Florida, US Vice President Mike Pence faced outraged Puerto Ricans who called on the government to alleviate the devastation caused by hurricanes and earthquakes on the Caribbean island.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Intend to play our best hockey in Pro League: Billy Baker
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Billy Baker, captain of the Netherlands, has insisted that his team intends to play their best hockey in the Pro League as this will provide them with a great opportunity to prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games scheduled to be played later in the year.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
China's GDP grew 6.1% in 2019, meets official target
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.1 per cent in 2019, meeting the government's growth target of 6-6.5 per cent, according to data published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, China,Politics
Fresh protests in France against Macron's pension reform
Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) French labour unions staged fresh nation-wide protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to overhaul pension reform, leading to traffic disruptions and road closures.
2020-01-17
Category: International, France,Politics
French far-right leader announces bid for 2022 prez polls
Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right "National Rally" (RN) party, has officially announced her bid to contest in the 2022 presidential election.
2020-01-17
Category: International, France,Politics
Heavy rain brings relief to bushfire-hit Aus communities
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Wide-spread thunderstorm systems moving across Australia's east coast are set to bring some much-needed relief to firefighting efforts on Friday, with even more rain predicted over the weekend.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Man booked in Noida for abetting girlfriend's suicide
Noida, Jan 17 (IANS) A case has been registered against a youth here for allegedly abetting the suicide of his girlfriend, police said.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malala biopic director still receives threat mails
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) HE Amjad Khan's upcoming directorial "Gul Makai" tells the story of Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. He says he has been getting many death threats but he never felt like dropping the project.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No BJP list even party's poll body meeting on Thursday night
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP central election committee meeting which started on Thursday late evening ended little after 11 p.m., but no names of candidates for the upcoming Delhi assembly polls were declared.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US Senate approves new trade deal with Canada, Mexico
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The US Senate has approved a bill to implement the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump impeachment trial: US Chief Justice, senators sworn in
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) US Chief Justice John Roberts has been sworn in on the Senate floor for the soon-to-begin impeachment trial, making Donald Trump only the third president in US history to face such a trial in the upper chamber.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Vanessa Hudgens, Austin Butler's split an outcome of distance
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actors Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler broke up because of "distance", as the two are both busy filming projects in different countries.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SRK: Not comfortable about buying underwear online
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he doesn't feel comfortable in ordering his underwear online.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN projects India's growth rate at 5.7% for 2019-20
United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) The UN projects India's economy to grow by 5.7 per cent in the current fiscal year and expects it to rise to 6.6 per cent in the next.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US stocks notch fresh record highs on upbeat earnings, data
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Wall Street rallied to fresh record highs with the S&P 500 topping the 3,300 mark for the first time on Thursday, driven by a slew of strong earnings reports and economic data.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Emma Watson: Check carbon impact of your closet
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Hollywood star Emma Watson wants people to monitor the "carbon impact" of their closets.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
When SRK made Jeff Bezos say 'Don' dialogue
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan gave a filmy touch to his meeting with Jeff Bezos when he made the Amazon's global CEO say a dialogue from his hit film "Don".
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
More than 300 items may see customs duty hike in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As a measure to boost domestic small and medium industry, the government may consider a hike in customs duty on over 300 items like toys, furniture, footwear, coated paper, rubber items among other in the Union Budget.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nirbhaya convicts shifted to Jail No. 3: Tihar officials
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Amid the uncertainty over the date of execution of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, all the four criminals facing death-row have been shifted to Tihar prison complex's jail number 3 where their hanging would take place, officials said.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Familiar speculation as Scindia arrives in Bhopal
Bhopal, Jan 17 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindias visits always stir up the political cauldron in state capital. Dinner diplomacy during previous visits has invariably also fuelled factionalism. Thursday night was no exception.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Doubling Prime Video investment in India: Jeff Bezos
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Amazon's global CEO Jeff Bezos says Amazon Prime Video is performing in India brilliantly, adding that they have decided to double down the investment for the streaming service in the country.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Work to resume soon for airport in Goa: GGIAL
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) GMR Goa International Airport (GGIAL) said on Thursday that it will soon resume work for the new airport in Goa after the Supreme Court in a judgment lifted the suspension on environment clearance on the project.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goyal asks if Amazon's huge losses stem from predatory pricing
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal not only ticked off Amazon and its boss Jeff Bezos saying that they are not doing India a favour by investing a billion dollars, but also raised concerns if its losses were a result of predatory pricing and if Amazon and Flipkart were gaining entry into multi-brand retail by using loopholes.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Two Visva-Bharati students injured in attack, two held
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Two students, having allegiance to the Left students unions of Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, were allegedly beaten up with rods, following which two arrests were made on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
JNUSU requests students to boycott registration
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Days after the registration process for the new semester in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was made functional again, Jawaharlal Nehru University Student's Union (JNUSU) on Thursday requested the students, especially those who have not registered, to continue to boycott the process.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Airtel, VIL plan curative plea after AGR suit dismissal (3rd lead)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) After the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the telcos' plea to review its 24 October adjusted gross revenue (AGR) ruling, under which they have to pay nearly Rs 1.02 lakh crore as statutory payment to the government by January 23, Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VIL) said they could file curative petitions.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
India treats all trade partners equally, says Goyal
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that India believes in fair trade practices and equal treatment to all and that the country is not contemplating any curbs on imports from either Malaysia or Turkey.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
AAP Laxmi Nagar candidate's assets up by over Rs 20 lakh
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The movable assets of Aam Aadmi Party's Laxmi Nagar candidate Nitin Tyagi, who filed his nomination from the seat for the February 8 Assembly elections on Thursday, increased from Rs 28.25 lakh in 2015 to Rs 49.66 lakh in 2020.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Davinder Singh case: Rahul Gandhi questions govt's silence
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned the silence of the Narendra Modi-led government over the arrest of disgraced J&K DSP Davinder Singh.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We first set a 11-seat target for LS polls: Bengal BJP chief
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) How did the BJP set a target of winning over half of the Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal ahead of last year's general elections?
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Everybody wants to play Test cricket, feels Kumble
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Former India skipper Anil Kumble believes that despite the advent and rising popularity of T20 cricket, most of the cricketers still want to play and perform in the longest format of the game.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
NIC widens e-counselling services, sets up transport database
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a big e-governance move, the National Informatics Centre, under the IT Ministry, has partnered with over 35 examinations and counselling bodies like the NTA, the CBSE, the AICTE, and the UGC in facilitating central and state level examinations like the UGC/CSIR-NET, JEE, NEET among others.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education,Technology
7 countries launch Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum in Egypt
Cairo, Jan 16 (IANS) Seven countries on Thursday adopted an institutional framework to create the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum to be based here, a media report said.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Egypt,Business/Economy,Politics
3rd Test: Stokes-Pope stand steers Eng to 224/4 vs SA
Port Elizabeth, Jan 16 (IANS) An unbeaten 76-run stand between Ben Stokes (38 batting) and Ollie Pope (39 batting) saw England end Day 1 of the third Test against South Africa at 224/4 at the St George's Park here on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
India practices equal treatment for all trade partners: Goyal
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that India believes in fair trade practices and equal treatment to all and that the country is not contemplating any curbs on imports from either Malaysia or Turkey.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
ISL: Chennaiyin hunt down NorthEast to move up to sixth
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC outclassed NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) 2-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Thursday to move closer to the play-offs in the Indian Super League (ISL).
2020-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Edelweiss Financial suffers on bourses over ED's inquiry
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Edelweiss Financial Services stock price closed 5 per cent lower on Thursday, a day after Edelweiss Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rashesh Shah appeared before officials of the Enforcement Directorate.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dilip Ghosh re-elected Bengal BJP president
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Dilip Ghosh was on Thursday unanimously re-elected BJPs West Bengal unit President for three years, and is set to steer the party through the crucial state Assembly polls scheduled for 2021.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Unending love for Amazon': RSS economic wing targets Amitabh Kant
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Ashwani Mahajan, the face of RSS's economic wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), on Thursday lashed out at Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, accusing him of being sympathetic towards e-commerce giant Amazon and its owner and global CEO Jeff Bezos, who is on a three-day visit to India.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC ruling will aggravate stress in telecom sector: COAI
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Ahead of the January 23 deadline to pay their adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices on Thursday received a second blow from the Supreme Court within three months after the court rejected their plea to review its AGR ruling under which telcos have been asked to pay nearly Rs 1.02 lakh crore as statutory payment to the government.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC reserves order on use of mined iron ore in Goa
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on the plea of a mining company seeking permission to commercially use the mined iron ore lying unused in its mine in Goa.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
24 hurt in LTT Express accident in Odisha, 4 suspended
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) Four railway officials have been suspended over the Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) Express accident in Cuttack on Thursday, according to an East Cost Railway (ECoR) statement.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MHA receives mercy petition of Nirbhaya rape convict Mukesh
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has received the mercy petition of 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case convict Mukesh Singh from the Delhi Lt Governor's office and it is under process, officials said on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Amazon's investment not doing India a great favour: Goyal
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday that e-commerce firm Amazon was not doing "India a great favour" by investing $1 billion in the country.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Putin signs decree to appoint tax ex-chief as new Russian PM
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a decree to appoint former Russian Federal Tax Service head Mikhail Mishustin as the new Prime Minister, a day after the resignation of the previous government.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Reliance Jio now largest telco in India: TRAI
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Reliance Jio has become the largest telecom operator in India, adding 5.6 million mobile subscribers in November to take its total to 369.93 million and holding a 32.04 per cent share in the Indian mobile services market.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Away from central contract furore, Dhoni trains with J'khand team
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Cricket fans on Thursday were left shocked when former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni failed to find a place in the BCCI's list of central contracts with many feeling it was an indication for the stumper to take a call on his future.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
IBBI makes amendments to liquidation norms
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Voluntary Liquidation Process) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 to amend the liquidation norms for corporates.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Many top politicians, actors met Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, say their kin
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Hours after Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut retracted his comments on the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi having met mafia don Karim Lala, his kin as well as those of Haji Mastan on Thursday revealed that politicians and top film stars of the era and the much-dreaded underworld dons had enjoyed a great rapport.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Book claims Trump ignorance of India-China border shocked Modi
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump shocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by telling him that India did not share a border with China and it set back ties between the two countries, according to a book on the presidency.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,National
Sisodia became poorer by Rs 17,736 in 5 years, wife gets richer
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The value of movable assets of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who filed his nomination papers for the February 8 Assembly polls on Thursday, has declined by Rs 17,736.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP Central Election Committee meet begins as PM reaches venue
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Central Election Committee meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party started after Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the party headquarters here at 8.45 p.m. on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED attaches Rs 3.56 cr illegal assets of customs official
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets valued at Rs 3.56 crore of a Deputy Commissioner of Customs in a disproportionate assets case, officials said on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India top market in Asia-Pacific for Herman Miller
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Global furniture major Herman Miller Asia Pacific Vice-President Kartik Shethia on Thursday said that India has emerged as a top market for the company clocking $50 million sales annually.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Kishore Biyani forecasts hybrid retail model in 3-4 years
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Future Group CEO Kishore Biyani on Thursday said that the physical retail segment and online retail space may merge into a hybrid model in the next three to four years.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengal BJP chief not to soften strident voice, warns of more
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Justifying his series of controversial statements, Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh here on Thursday said those who couldn't stomach such words should boost their power of tolerance and be ready to hear "tougher words" from him.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Harish Salve appointed as Queen's Counsel for England and Wales
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India's former Solicitor General and senior advocate Harish Salve has been appointed as Queen's Counsel for the courts of England and Wales. He will be formally appointed as QC in March this year.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
D.K. Shivakumar likely to be appointed KPCC President
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress is expected to announce the name D.K. Shivakumar as Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President on Thursday night or Friday, a party official said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sisodia undertakes roadshow in Patparganj
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With the crowd chanting "Acche Beete Paanch Saal, Lage Raho Kejriwal" (Five years have gone well, keep at it Kejriwal) , senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on Thursday held a foot march and bike rally in his constituency, Patparganj, to seek support for the party in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Maharashtra Police's hilarious tweet amuse Twitterati
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Maharashtra Police on Wednesday again won Twitterati hearts after the police tweeted a still of Rajkumar Hirani's '3idiots' blockbuster movie to warn commuters against triple riding.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mithali demoted in BCCI's central contracts for women
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) There were a lot of surprises in the BCCI central contracts for the men and women cricketers as not only M.S. Dhoni was missing from the list but also ace woman cricketer Mithali Raj was demoted to Grade B from A.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Anand Mahindra in awe of Tania Shergill's parade video
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Fourth generation woman army officer Captain Tania Shergill broke the glass ceiling by becoming the first female to lead an all men contingent at the Army Day Parade held on Wednesday, winning the hearts of innumerable people across the country.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
IUML moves SC to seek stay on CAA operation
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) Thursday filed an application in the Supreme Court, seeking a stay on the operation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which came into force on January 10.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Social media rules may make user ID verification mandatory
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok may have to scramble for developing account identity-verification option to check "fake news, malicious content, misinformation, racial slurs, gender abuse that may have an impact on the individual and society as a whole".
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Somdev Devvarman's expert analysis on Aus Open on SPSN
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) To attract newer audiences, Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) has announced to launch various programming initiatives for an unparalleled viewing experience at this year's first Grand Slam, Australian Open 2020, besides broadcasting the tournament live across its various channels. Former India No. 1, Somdev Devvarman will provide expert analysis on the sports networks live studio show for the tournament.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
Office space leasing up 22% in 2019: Report
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Leasing of office space increased 22 per cent across six major cities of the country in 2019, taking to gross absorption to 57.72 million square feet, a Savills India report said on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
#SeduceSomeoneInFourWords is trending, internet in splits
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The internet is filled with thousands of short-lived trends, each seemingly crazier than the last one.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ex-J&K Finance Minister's son arrested in bank fraud case
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) Hilal Rather, the son of former J&K Finance Minister and National Conference leader Abdul Rahim Rather, was on Thursday arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in a bank fraud case.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Gehlot asked to pilot anti-CAA activities (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major development, which indicates growing clout of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the party, he has been assigned to coordinate with the Congress and alliance Chief Ministers to block the new citizensip law (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR).
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
'A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood': Sweet and Therapeutic (IANS Review; Rating: *** & 1/2)
"A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood"; Cast: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Lloyd Vogel, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper, Enrico Colantoni, Carmen Cusack, Noah Harpster, Maddie Corman; Direction: Marielle Heller; Rating: *** and 1/2 (three and half stars)
2020-01-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LG Electronics to open robotics lab in Boston
Seoul, Jan 16 (IANS) LG Electronics Inc has said it will open a robotics lab in the United States to boost its competitiveness in bot technologies.
2020-01-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
CJI seeks minimum experience for lawyers appearing in SC
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde, unhappy over the manner deployed by some lawyers to mention cases for urgent hearing, on Thursday suggested the Bar explore a minimum experience criteria for lawyers to appear before the Supreme Court.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Jai Mummy Di' maker wants to make films with a dash of humour
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Writer and film director Navjot Gulati, whose directorial debut "Jai Mummy Di" releases on Friday, says he believes in telling a story in a lighthearted manner because the primary work of cinema is to engage and entertain.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress likely to field Romesh Sabharwal against Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress student wing NSUI's former Delhi President Romesh Sabharwal likely to be the party candidate against Arvind Kejriwal on the coveted New Delhi Assembly seat as no other senior leader is willing to contest from there.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
CBI conducts raids in Delhi, Faridabad in bank fraud case
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday carried out searches at two locations in Faridabad and Delhi after registering a case against Vibha Overseas Exim Pvt. Ltd. in an alleged bank fraud of Rs 166 crore, officials said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress' Delhi list on Friday, to give four seats to RJD
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress is ready to give the Rashtriya Janata Dal four seats to contest in the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections even as it will come up with its own list of candidates on Friday, sources said on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIFF chief congratulates fans of ATK, Mohun Bagan
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) After Indian Super League (ISL) side ATK acquired a majority stake in I-League heavyweight Mohun Bagan, All India Football Federation (AIFF) Chief Praful Patel congratulated the fans of both the clubs and felt officials of both clubs have kept the best interests in mind while arriving at the decision.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Just Mercy': Good performances lift this eye-opener (IANS Review; Rating: *** & 1/2)
"Just Mercy"; Cast: Michael B. Jordon, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, OShea Jackson Jr., Karan Kendrick; Direction: Destin Daniel Cretton; Rating: *** and 1/2 (three and a half stars)
2020-01-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Group B Streptococcus: Hilleman Labs to make affordable vaccine
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Aiming to develop affordable vaccines in this healthcare sector, a research and development organisation Hilleman Laboratories on Thursday announced its expansion into the area of maternal and child health.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Malviya Nagar to see tight contest among AAP, BJP, Cong
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Malviya Nagar Assembly constituency is going to see an interesting fight in the Delhi Assembly polls as two-time AAP MLA Somnath Bharti is all set to face a tough fight from the BJP and the Congress.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
V-P changes Thiruvalluvar's image in tweet to avoid row
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday changed the picture of Tamil saint-poet Thiruvalluvar in his tweet to avoid any controversy.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Cloudy weather in NCR on Friday too: Met office
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The NCR-Delhi area is set to witness a cloudy day on Friday as well, with weather conditions improving from January 18 onwards, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nandita Haksar's book to get top honours in LFEGA 2020
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Nandita Haksars book 'The Flavours of Nationalism: Recipes of Love, Hate and Friendship' will receive the Book of the Year award at the LF Epicurean Guild Awards (LFEGA) 2020.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shreyas Talpade turns quizmaster
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor-producer Shreyas Talpade will turn a quizmaster and test students from across schools on their 'India Quotient on the show "Mind Wars".
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SEBI absolves former NSE boss and 9 others in co-location case
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Market regulator SEBI on Thursday absolved former NSE CEO, Ravi Narain and 8 others in the co-location case wherein brokers were alleged to have received preferential access to the trading systems of the bourse.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Goa to SC: Zero Carbon Programme for construction of airport
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A "Zero Carbon Programme" will kick-in for both the construction and operation phases of the international airport at Mopa in Goa after the Supreme Court on Thursday lifted the suspension on the environmental clearance (EC) granted to the project spread across 2,131 acres.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bru crisis ends, pact signed for their settlement in Tripura
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) An agreement to end the 22-year-old Bru refugee crisis was signed on Thursday to settle over 30,000 people belonging to 5,300 families of the community in Tripura where they migrated in 1997 from Mizoram following a tribal unrest.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
When Payal Ghosh faced a tough time in hometown Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Payal Ghosh had to face a really tough time in hometown Kolkata recently, when she lost her baggage at the airport.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sidharth Malhotra shares 'Shershaah' poster on his birthday
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra took to Twitter on Thursday morning to share a poster of his new film "Shershaah" on his birthday. The film chronicles the story of Kargil war hero Param Vir Chakra Captain Vikram Batra, who sacrificed his life for the country in 1999.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Babarpur Assembly seat: A prestige fight for AAP
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The elections to the Babarpur Assembly constituency will not be just another seat for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party but a battle of prestige as well amid the party fielding its city convenor Gopal Rai for the February 8 polls.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vice President pays homage to Veer Savarkar at Cellular Jail
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday visited the Cellular Jail in Port Blair, including the solitary confinement cell occupied by Veer Savarkar and paid tributes at the martyrs' column.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farhan Akhtar: Feel proud and fortunate that Javed Akhtar is my father
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar says he feels fortunate and proud that he is celebrated writer-lyricist Javed Akhtars son. He adds that he learned many things about life and work from his father.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mohun Bagan merges with ATK, to be named ATK-Mohun Bagan
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The RPSG Group, which owns and runs Kolkata-based Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK, on Thursday acquired majority shareholding in Mohun Bagan Football Club (India) Private Limited, a statement from the ISL franchise said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Work on new Goa airport to resume after SC go-ahead
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday lifted suspension of the environment clearance to the Mopa international airport, around 25 km from here, in North Goa, allowing resumption of construction.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Gul Panag: Writers, filmmakers must put out more stories of women heroes
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag, who recently featured in the web series "Rangbaaz Phirse", says writers and filmmakers need to put out more stories of women heroes because there are enough stories of women heroes in society. She adds that such a step would have a multiplying effect on society.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No ILP in Assam will cause challenge for CAA implementation
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into force this week, its implementation in northeast, especially in Assam, would be the real test for the Centre even as Union Home Minister Amit Shah has announced that a high-level committee on the Assam Accord's Clause 6 would safeguard the interest of Assamese people, apprehensive because of their experience of unabated infiltration for decades.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
What exactly do CAA provisions say?
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) aims to fast-track citizenship for six persecuted minority communities -- Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians -- who arrived in India on or before December 31, 2014 from Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
How CAA is different from Citizenship Act 1955
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) contains amendments to five major grounds mentioned in the Citizenship Act, 1955.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Xiaomi to go big on premium 'Mi' category in India in 2020
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, which has been known as the leader of the budget smartphone category, is going big on its premium "Mi" line up in India this year and the portfolio will see a sustained set of launches through 2020, a top company executive said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Internet hails Prince William for honouring deaf interpreter
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Duke of Cambridge showed off his sign language skills at Buckingham Palace while honouring British TV soap translator with an MBE.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bhumi Pednekar: Gender parity significant to me
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar says she is glad that she is working in times where similar opportunities have opened up for both male and female actors.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Dolittle': Visual treat that lacks novelty (IANS Review; Rating: **1/2)
"Dolittle"; Cast: Robert Downey Jr. Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Harry Collett, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holand ; Direction: Stephen Gaghan; Rating: ** & 1/2 (two and half stars)
2020-01-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ISL: Mumbai, Bengaluru eye three points in top-four battle
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Mumbai City FC will take on Bengaluru FC at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Friday in their quest to claim a top-four finish in the Indian Super League (ISL).
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Lopamudra Raut is setting the Goa waters on fire
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Model Lopamudra Raut is on vacation in Goa and pictures of her trip are breathtaking to say the least.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sindhu crashes out of Indonesia Masters
Jakarta, Jan 16 (IANS) World champion P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Sayaka Takahashia in a tight second-round clash to bow out of the Indonesia Masters badminton meet here on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
MB loyalists look forward to life in the ISL lane
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Mohun Bagan fans are delighted at the club's merger with two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK, saying it would only raise the standards of one of the oldest outfits in Indian football and add to ATK's fanbase as well.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
PewDiePie posts last YouTube video before taking break
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Swedish YouTube star PewDiePie has posted one last video before taking a well-earned break.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pak PM likely to send minister in his place to SCO meet in India
New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to send a member of his government in his place to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in New Delhi later this year.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Richa Chadda: Kangana and I never talked politics on 'Panga' set
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadda, who adheres to a different political ideology from her "Panga" co-star Kangana Ranaut, says they avoided discussing politics while shooting the film.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Running is the foundation of any sport: Shannon Miller
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) International event ambassador for the 17th edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, American gymnastics legend and seven-time Olympic medallist Shannon Miller on Thursday said she was extremely excited to be part of the marathon which will be held on January 19.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
BCCI announces annual player contracts for women's team
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the annual player contracts for senior women cricketers for the period between October 2019 to September 2020.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Release detained leaders if Kashmir situation normal: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday slammed the Modi government's plan to take 36 Union ministers to Jammu & Kashmir, saying if it believes that everything is normal in Kashmir then it should release the detained Kashmiri leaders first.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala ex-police chief accuses SNDP leader of fraud
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Kerala police chief T.P. Senkumar on Thursday alleged that ever since Vellapally Natesan took over the SNDP Yogam in 1996 there has been no accounting of Rs 1,600 crores. Hence, he should step down and a detailed probe shold take place.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samir Mohanty elected Odisha BJP president
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Samir Mohanty was on Thursday elected unopposed as the president of the Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2020-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
No case of locust attack in Punjab: State Agriculture Dept
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) The Punjab Agriculture Department on Thursday said that no case of locust attacks had been reported in the state so far as per its survey.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Vijayan, Kerala Governor spar over rights
Malappuram/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) After coming under pressure from the Congress-led opposition for being silent, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday took on Governor Arif Mohammed Khan.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Immovable assets of Sisodia's wife up to Rs 65 lakh
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who on Thursday filed his nomination for the February 8 Assembly elections, said while his self-acquired immovable property remained roughly the same as in 2015, that of his wife was up to Rs 65 lakh.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Airtel considers filing curative petition on AGR
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Moments after the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed review petitions by telcos challenging its verdict in the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) case, Bharti Airtel said it is considering filing a curative petition in the matter.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi Congress poll list on Friday, Chopra won't contest
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress election committee which met on Thursday to finalise the names of candidates for the Delhi Assembly polls, will announce the names on Friday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Lalu Prasad's statement recorded in fodder scam case
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday recorded his statement in an ongoing fodder scam case in a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Air pollution from oil, gas production sites visible from space
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, as researchers have seen a significant increase in the release of the lung-irritating air pollutant nitrogen dioxide and a more-than-doubling of the amount of gas flared into the atmosphere.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
SC dismisses telcos' pleas seeking review of its AGR verdict
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a big blow to the telecom companies, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the review petitions challenging its verdict in the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) case.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
VHP for action on Kerala Tourism's beef dish tweet
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has criticised a Kerala Tourism advertisement that showcased beef Ularthiyathu, as part of Kerala's identity, on the day of auspicious Hindu festival Makar Sankranti.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shah to meet NE parties on CAA on Friday
Agartala/New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Home Minister Amit Shah will meet in New Delhi on Friday leaders of tribal-based parties of north-eastern states, including the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ally the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
2020-01-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Group B Streptococcus: Hilleman Labs to make affordable vaccine
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Aiming to develop affordable vaccines in this healthcare sector, pharmaceutical firm Hilleman Laboratories on Thursday announced its expansion into the area of maternal and child health.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Pawan Kalyan, BJP again join hands in Andhra
Vijayawada, Jan 16 (IANS) Seven months after suffering humiliating defeat in the elections, the Bhrataiya Janata Party and Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party (JSP) in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday announced they are joining hands once again.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
'Lots to be done to make India defence manufacturing hub'
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Acknowledging increasing participation of the private sector in defence production, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday stressed that a lot still needs to be done to make India a global weapons manufacturing hub.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
End of road for Dhoni or another finishing act on cards?
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Ever since the culmination of the 2019 World Cup, the one million dollar question that has been doing rounds in Indian cricket is about the fate of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
2 minor girls gang raped, 4 molested in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) Two minor girls were gang raped while four were molested in Jharkhand's Khunti district, police said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K terror funding case: Arguments to begin from Mar 13
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A special NIA court on March 13 will hold arguments on charges and conduct scrutiny of documents in the terror funding case against Kashmiri separatist leaders Yasin Malik, Masarat Alam, Asiya Andrabi, Shabbir Shah and Rashid Engineer.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Airtel considers filing curative petition on AGR
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Moments after the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed review petitions by telcos challenging its verdict in the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) case, Bharti Airtel said it is considering filing a curative petition in the matter.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
J&K police bust terror module in Srinagar, 5 held
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police have busted a terror module in Srinagar with the arrest of five men who were planning to carry out a terror attack, DIG (central Kashmir) D.S. Virdi said at a press conference in Srinagar on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Raj govt hospital makes history by successful heart transplant
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) SMS Hospital in Jaipur became the first government hospital of the state to undertake a successful heart transplantation.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Hindu army posters appear in Lucknow
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) A little known Hindu outfit called the Hindu Army has put up posters in the state capital, giving a wake-up call to Hindus with slogans "Jago Hindu Jago".
2020-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Punjab CM offers help to international boxer Simranjit
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday came to rescue of international boxer Simranjit Kaur, who is jobless and finding it hard to feed her family.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports,Politics
Kerala Tourism tweets beef recipe, stokes Twitterati ire
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A tweet on the official handle of Kerala Tourism has courted controversy after it promoted a beef recipe, even as the state Tourism Minister denied knowledge of the matter.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indians bullish on economy, Trump re-election in 2020: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A majority of Indians, 83 per cent to be precise, are bullish about the performance of the global economy in 2020, reports the Ipsos Predictions 2020 survey.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
IIT-R discovers new antibacterial molecule
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) To eliminate a multitude of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, (IIT-R) have discovered a novel compound.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Oppn parties boycott Chhattigarh Guv address
Raipur, Jan 16 (IANS) In an unprecedented event, the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly witnessed a boycott of the Governor's address by main opposition parties on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Had advised Sanjiv Goenka to buy Mohun Bagan: Bhutia
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday hailed Indian Super League (ISL) side ATK for acquiring a majority stake in I-League heavyweight Mohun Bagan, but opined that they should keep the 130-year-old club's jersey and logo to reap the rewards of their legacy.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Google Play Store stops showing notifications for updated apps
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Google Play Store has now stopped showing notifications for updated apps. This came to light in the end of 2019 when users started noticing that the Play Store was sending fewer notifications.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Huawei looks to self-driving cars, inspired by Tesla
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is currently making a big push towards the 5G industry, but it is also reportedly planning to assist in building self-driving cars, news portal GizmoChaina reported on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, China,Technology
Priyanka sends wedding gift for Varanasi boatman's daughter
Varanasi, Jan 16 (IANS) It was a pleasant surprise for boatman Ashok Sahni on Thursday when a group of Congress leaders arrived at his doorstep with a message from party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SC dismisses telcos' pleas seeking review of its AGR verdict
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a big blow to the telecom companies, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the review petitions challenging its verdict in the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) case.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sensex ends shy of 42,000, mid, small caps gains
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Mid and small cap stocks led the gains on Wednesday while most Nifty50 stocks ended in the red. The Sensex settled marginally lower from 42,000, which the benchmark surpassed earlier in the day.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Two Visva-Bharati students hurt in campus attack
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Two students of Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal were allegedly beaten up with sticks and rods by outsiders, said to be members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, sources said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
TV Show to trace India's postal service history
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) A new television show will soon trace the story of India Post, which is the worlds largest postal network.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-minister Bindal set to be party's next Himachal chief
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh minister and BJP's four-time legislator Rajeev Bindal is set to be the party's next state President. He resigned as the assembly Speaker on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Embarrassed by Twitter spats, Pak Army removes spokesperson Ghafoor
New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Embarrassed by its spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor's frequent Twitter spats and gaffes, the Pakistan Army on Thursday replaced him with Major General Babar Iftikhar.
2020-01-16
Category: International, India,Politics
Rosatom completes one steam generator for Kudankulam N-plant 4
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Russia's integrated nuclear power company Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation's machine building division Atomenergomash has completed production of a steam generator for the upcoming nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Smoking hookah may increase heart attack, stroke risk
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Duchess Meghan Markle offered job by adult site
London, Jan 16 (IANS) The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has been offered a job by an adult website called YouPorn.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Javed Akhtar: I still have to do a lot of work
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar beams with energy at the age of 75 and says he still has to do a lot of work.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Myprotein announces its participation in Mumbai Marathon
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Myprotein, a sports and nutrition brand, will be participating in the upcoming Tata Mumbai Marathon exposition where it will be displaying their range of products, especially for runners. The exposition -- a four-day event -- had started on Wednesday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
CBI files case against Adani Ent. Ltd, NCCF officials
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In trouble brewing for the Gautam Adani-led M/S Adani Enterprises, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday said it has registered a case against former officials of the National Co-operative Consumer Federation (NCCF) and others over alleged irregularities in supply of coal to the Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO) in 2010.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Swatantra Dev Singh to be elected unopposed as UP BJP chief
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) UP BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh is all set to be elected unopposed to his post.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
India looks to double oil import from US, would seek concessions
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India plans to more than double its oil imports from the United States next year and would negotiate concessional terms for oil supplies during the expected visit of US President Donald Trump next month.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Priyanka Chopra reveals why she wanted to date Nick Jonas
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has revealed what moved her to date American pop singer Nick Jonas.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hrithik talks about fear and fearlessness on 20 years of 'Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai'
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan on Thursday posted a few emotional lines on social media to mark the completion of 20 years of his debut film 's debut film "Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai".
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Economy rising concern for voters: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With each passing day, Delhi voters appear to be getting increasingly concerned with economic issues and less worried about development issues, findings of the IANS/C-Voter Delhi Tracker indicate. While the AAP continues to hold on to its lead position in the survey, the breakup of data throws up some interesting trends.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
We deploy 2% of annual revenue in R&D: VLCC founder
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) VLCC recently become the first domestic beauty and wellness brand to get Indian Medical Associations (IMA) recommendation for its weight management and wellness programmes.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Davinder's links with Afzal Guru will be probed: J&K top cop
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police has decided to probe whether there were any criminal links between arrested Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy.SP), Davinder Singh and 2001 Parliament attack convict, Afzal Guru.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Sara, Kartik's 'Love Aaj Kal' first poster out
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actors Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan on Thursday shared the first poster of their upcoming film "Love Aaj Kal".
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I constantly work to invent something new: Mentalist Lior Suchard
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) What started as a child play at the age of seven doing mind tricks, has today made him one of the most famous mentalist of the world. Israel-based Lior Suchard has performed in over 50 countries.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Can anybody say Mamata is of sound mind? asks Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Questioning whether West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is of "sound mind", BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh on Thursday said her statement after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi here last week showed she had reached the "height of frustration".
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mumbai dance group makes it to 'America's Got Talent' final
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Mumbai-based dance group V Unbeatable has made it to the final of the reality show "America's Got Talent".
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ATK acquires majority stake in Mohun Bagan
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) RPSG Group, which owns and runs Kolkata-based ISL franchise ATK, will acquire majority shareholding in Mohun Bagan Football Club (India) Private Limited, a statement from the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Nirbhaya case: Court asks for report on pendency of mercy plea
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Thursday directed the Tihar Jail authorities to submit a report regarding the pendency of the mercy petition of one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian Coast Guard in talks with DoT for satellite bandwidth
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard is in discussion with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for alloting it the necessary satellite bandwidth for its needs as sending up a dedicated satellite for its use is costly, its chief K. Natarajan said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
Blue light therapy may heal mild traumatic brain injury
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury, according to new research.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Central contract has no relation with Dhoni's India future: BCCI
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the mens contract for the period of October 2019 to September 2020 and the major omission was former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. While eyebrows were raised if this meant the end of the road for the Man with the Midas Touch, it has come to the fore that the door to the Indian team is still open for the best finisher India produced.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sex racket bust: Cops hunt for smalltime director's associates
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Mumbai Police are on the lookout for two associates of a smalltime Bollywood casting director who was arrested by the Social Service Branch on Wednesday on alleged charges of running a sex-racket, an official said here on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AAP, BJP blame each other for Nirbhaya convicts hanging delay
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP have accused each other of causing delay in the hanging of Nirbhaya convicts.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lava Z71 launched in India for Rs 6,299
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Domestic smartphone manufacturer Lava on Thursday launched its new budget smartphone Lava Z71 for Rs 6,299 in India.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
GMR Infra to now sell 49% in GMR Airports
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) GMR Infrastructure Ltd on Thursday said it has now decided to divest 49 per cent stake in GMR Airports Ltd, against 44.44 per cent agreed previously.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NIA to proceed with investigation of Davinder Singh
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will proceed to investigate Davinder Singh and not wait for official notification (signing of documents) to interrogate the disgraced DSP, sources said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
24-yr-old girl commits suicide in Noida
Noida, Jan 16 (IANS) A 24-year-old girl, staying in a PG accommodation in Noida, committed suicide, the police said on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab to bring out white paper on power purchase pacts
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said his government will bring out a white paper in the monsoon session of the Assembly to "expose the fraud committed by the Akalis" with regard to the controversial power purchase agreements (PPAs) with private players.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ruckus at Muslim Rashtriya Manch's pro-CAA event
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A group of protesters shouted anti-CAA slogans and created a ruckus at an event organised by the RSS-affiliated Muslim Rashtriya Manch on Thursday to drum up support for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goyal, Rupani to flag off second Tejas Ex from Ahmedabad
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will flag off the second Tejas Express train to be operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) between Mumbai-Ahmedabad from Ahmedabad on Friday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Omar Abdullah may not be shifted to Gupkar Road today
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who has been detained ever since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year, may not be moved from Hari Nivas to a government house near his residence on Gupkar Road here on Thursday, sources said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Team India's superfan Charulata passes away, Tweeple condole
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Team India's superfan Charulata Patel, who garnered overnight attention all across India during the 2019 cricket world cup in England and Wales, has passed away.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
We are a family, says Kejriwal on dropped MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the "dropped MLAs" from the list of the party candidates "are a family" and that he hoped they would remain with the party.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
India among countries facing threat of rising sea level: Moody's
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Rising sea levels due to climate change can threaten the economic stability of several countries like Bangladesh, China, Indonesia including India, Moody's said on Wednesday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
71% urban Indians say pay parity for women will come in 2020
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Seventy one per cent of urban Indians are confident there will be pay parity for women (paid the same as men for the same work) in 2020, whereas only 44 per cent of global citizens are hopeful of the same, a survey by market research firm Ipsos said on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
We are a family, says Kejriwal on dropped MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the "dropped MLAs" from the list of the party candidates "are a family" and that he hoped they would remain with the party.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
$453 bn investor cuts India exposure on CAA, Kashmir
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Western Asset Management Co is reducing its Indian government bond holdings on concerns over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the Jammu and Kashmir region clouding the economic outlook.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia inspire me: DJ Jonas Blue
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Popular international DJ and remixer Jonas Blue confesses he is a huge fan of Grammy Award-winning music producer David Guetta.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress eyes Shaheen Bagh route to make comeback in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With Shaheen Bagh becoming an epicentre of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests and scores of politicians making a beeline to express solidarity with the protesters there, the Congress is eyeing a comeback on Delhi Assembly seats with considerable Muslim voters by riding on the protest wave.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Twitter not happy as BCCI drops Dhoni's name in contract list
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Netizens across social media platforms on Thursday criticised the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after it announced the men's central contract list for 2019-20 in which the name of former skipper M.S. Dhoni was missing.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Young psychologists' annual meet held at JGU
Sonipat, Jan 16 (IANS) The First International Association of Young Psychologists' Conference was inaugurated on Thursday under the aegis of the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), at O.P Jindal Global University with a view to provide a platform for the exchange of newly emerging perspectives in the field of behavioural sciences and contribute to the advancement of the field globally.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education
Wildlife exhibition in urban jungle
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Several well-known Indian photographers have joined hands and organised a photo- exhibition on wildlife and environment, titled 'Wild India- Celebrating Wilderness' in the two galleries of All India Fine Arts & Crafts (AIFACS) Gallery at Rafi Marg, in the city from January 17 to 23, 2020.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Uttarakhand police 'distributing' phones worth crores (IANS Exclusive)
Dehradun, Jan 16 (IANS) The Uttarakhand Police these days are surprising people by giving them expensive mobile phones. Actually, the state police is actively nabbing the phone snatchers and returning the devices to the real owners. Mobiles worth crores of rupees have been returned so far and the police still possess phones valued at Rs 2 crore, that it will return.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
For 41 days, only silence reigns in these Manali villages
Manali, Jan 16 (IANS) It's silence for the gods in 10 villages dotting the outskirts of the picturesque hill resort of Manali, currently marooned under a blanket of snow.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Features
Cong downplays Raut comment, but communicates displeasure
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress has downplayed the comments of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Indira Gandhi, but has communicated the party's displeasure to its ruling Maharashtra alliance partner.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bigg Boss 13: Parag reveals Himanshi has split with fiance for Asim
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Television actor Parag Tyagi has a special message for "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Asim Riaz about Himanshi Khurana.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Country not prepared to see Team India collapsing, says Iyer
Rajkot, Jan 16 (IANS) After the humiliating 10-wicket defeat to Australia in the first ODI of the three-match rubber, Shreyas Iyer on Thursday said the nation is never ready to witness the collapse of Team India in such a manner. Iyer also expressed that he is ready to bat at any position which is suited for the team after being pushed down to No.5 in the first ODI against his usual No.4 spot.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Kashmir: Azad hits out at govt for ignoring Russia
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has hit out at the government for not including Russia in the foreign diplomats' delegation that visited Kashmir earlier this month.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Himachal Cabinet nod to fill 819 teaching posts
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday gave the nod to filling 819 contractual posts in the Elementary Education Department, including 532 Junior Basic Teachers and 35 language teachers.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Dhingra Commission report gives BJP ammo to target Congress
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As the battle for Delhi hots up, the BJP has mounted an attack on the Congress for its alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The party has cited the Justice Dhingra Commission's report to target the Congress.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for $200mn: Report
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Apple has acquired Xnor.ai, a Seattle based startup specialised in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools for around $200 million.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US sanctions made Iran stronger, says Rouhani
Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Thursday that the US sanctions against Tehran have made the Islamic Republic even "stronger".
2020-01-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Goa Jesuit chief says CAA-NRC can be abused in state
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) In his first outright critique of the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens by the Goa Church, the head of the Jesuit Mission in Goa, Fr. Roland Coelho, has called for opposition to the CAA, saying the controversial Act along with the NRC was ominous and could be abused in Goa.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National
Stroke patients more likely to suffer heart attack: Study
Toronto, Jan 16 (IANS) Both women and men are significantly more likely to have a heart attack or another major cardiovascular event within thirty days of having a stroke, according to a new study.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Reliance Entertainment, Shailendra Singh to co-produce two biopics
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Reliance Entertainment has joined hands with producer Shailendra Singh to release two biopics in the coming months.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Postal Dept honours Chuni Goswami with commemorative stamp
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Chuni Goswami, the Indian football stalwart who led India to a gold medal in the 1962 Asian Games in Bangkok, was honoured by the Indian postal department who issued a postal stamp on his 82nd birthday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
SL PM calls for action against animal cruelty
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minster Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Thursday that he had informed authorities to immediately take measures to halt any forms of animal cruelty in the island country.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Netizens react to bizzare Pizza toppings
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Pizza is considered to be the most favourite food because it tastes and smells fabulous. But recently new pizza topping that everyone is talking is the kiwi fruit.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP, JDU alliance unbreakable, NDA to contest Bihar polls under Nitish: Shah
Hajipur, Jan 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah said here on Thursday that the alliance of BJP and Janata Dal (United) in Bihar is "unbreakable" and that the Assembly election this year will also be contested under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Pakistan recall Hafeez, Malik for Bangladesh T20Is
Lahore, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan have recalled the experienced duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik, along with pacer Shaheen Afridi, in a 15-player squad for the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Finch hints at Hazlewood inclusion for Rajkot ODI
Rajkot, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia captain Aaron Finch has hinted that right-arm pacer Josh Hazlewood might get a look in for the second ODI in a bid to manage the work load of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Assam boxing coach hopes for bunch of medals in KIYG
Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Assam has been producing many boxers over the years and the state's boxers Jamuna Boro, Bhagyabati Kachari and Lovlina Borgohain are among the top prospects for boxing in India. It will also witness new talent from Assam when the upcoming boxers take part in the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) in Guwahati.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
CM: Will urge EC, Centre for schemes for Delhi in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he would appeal to the Election Commission to allow the Central government to offer more welfare schemes and funds to the city in the Budget.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
After backlash, Sena's Raut retracts Indira comments
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Following a furore and the opposition's attempts to make political capital out of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's comment claiming link between former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and mafia don Karim Lala, Raut on Thursday retracted his comments.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bollywood casting director arrested over sex racket
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) A Bollywood casting director named Navin Kumar Premlal Arya has been arrested by the social service branch (SSB) of Mumbai Police for reportedly running a prostitution racket in the city.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Winning U-19 WC was a stepping stone for me: Kohli
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli believes the 2008 U-19 World Cup victory was the most crucial phase of his development as a cricketer.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
'European nations succumbing to US threats on Iran n-pact'
Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday said that three European nations were succumbing to tariff threats from the US in raising a dispute mechanism in a landmark multilateral agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Netflix goes mega with new projects by B'wood biggies in 2020
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Streaming giant Netflix plans to go all-out with diverse original projects in India this year, through new collaborations with top-league Bollywood filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Vikramaditya Motwane.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
5 more detained J&K politicians to be released on Thursday
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Five more detained Jammu & Kashmir politicians are to be released on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Smriti urged to name Nirbhaya convicts' hanging as Rape Prevention Day
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Social activist and founder of NGO PARI (People against rapes in India) Yogita Bhayana on Thursday wrote to Union Minister Smriti Irani demanding that the day of execution of Nirbhaya convicts be declared as the 'Rape Prevention Day'.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Major hurdle for Alka Lamba as JP says Chandni Chowk is 'my seat'
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a setback to Alka Lamba, who switched to the Congress and is eyeing the party ticket from Chandni Chowk, former MP J.P. Agarwal said that it is his seat and it is his right to contest from there.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Musharraf moves SC against high treason case verdict
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday submitted an appeal in the Supreme Court against a special court's verdict that found him guilty of high treason and handed him a death sentence.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Google topped app downloads in Q4 2019
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) US-based search engine giant Google has, for the first time in five years, unseated Facebook as the top publisher of mobile apps.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
OPPO refreshes its F series in India for Rs 19,990
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Refreshing its F series, Chinese handset maker OPPO on Thursday launched the F15 for Rs 19,990 in India for a configuration of 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Drinking low-fat milk linked to less aging in adults
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that drinking low-fat milk is significantly associated with less aging in adults.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Indispensible' Dhoni missing from BCCI 2019-20 contract list
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the mens contract for 2019-20 and the major omission was former skipper M.S. Dhoni.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Gunneswaran one step away from entering Oz Open main draw
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) India's No. 1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Thursday kept his hopes alive of making it to the main draw of the Australian Open after registering a tremendous comeback victory in the second round of the qualifiers.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Russian PM candidate plans changes in new govt
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) Mikhail Mishustin, Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposed Prime Ministerial candidate, has said that some changes were planned in the new government, an official said on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Not most skilful, but have a strong character: Zampa
Rajkot, Jan 16 (IANS) Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on Thursday said he is not the most skilful bowler in the world as compared to Kuldeep Yadav and Rashid Khan but he gets it going by showing a strong character as he did by getting India skipper Virat Kohli out one more time in the ODI series opener in Mumbai.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
HC stalls cross examination of victim in Tejpal case
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Thursday directed a trial court to not cross-examine the victim in the rape case filed against Tarun Tejpal, until it hears and resolves a petition filed by the victim accusing the former Tehelka editor-in-chief's lawyers of asking questions which are scandalous in nature and in contravention of the law.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jigyasa Singh stars in Mohit Gaur's indie song video
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) "Thapki Pyar Ki" actress Jigyasa Singh features in the music video of an independent song sung by former "India's Raw Star" contestant Mohit Gaur.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Governments must take issues seriously: LS Speaker
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday said for a robust democracy to survive, it was essential that all elected members get the right to raise issues related to general public and the government should take those views seriously.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Many countries view Kashmir as bilateral issue: Qureshi
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) After a failed bid by China to get the UN Security Council involved in the Kashmir issue, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has acknowledged that in the eyes of the world it was a bilateral matter for New Delhi and Islamabad to resolve.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Delhi polls: AAP, Gambhir continue meme war
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The ruling Aam Aadmi Party seems to have made the Delhi polls a referendum on memes and its political opponents aren't shying away from taking part in the meme war either.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa airport construction to resume after SC go-ahead
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday lifted the suspension of the environment clearance to the upcoming Mopa international airport in North Goa, allowing resumption of construction of the aviation facility.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nalin Kumar Kateel elected Karnataka BJP chief
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday appointed Nalin Kumar Kateel as its Karnataka unit president for a period of three years till 2023.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Did mafia finance Congress? Fadnavis demands answer
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis demanded to know whether the underworld mafia was financing the Congress and sought a clarification from its leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, here on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ashwin to play for Yorkshire in 2020 County season
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Ace Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be playing for Yorkshire for the major part of the 2020 County season.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Dilip Ghosh re-elected as Bengal BJP chief
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Dilip Ghosh was on Thursday re-elected as Bharatiya Janata Party's West Bengal unit president, party sources said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Two-day special MP Assembly session begins
Bhopal, Jan 16 (IANS) A two-day special session of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly began on Thursday to endorse the Centres decision to extend reservations to the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) for another 10 years.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Baby-sitter to podium finish: How life changed for Jinu Gogoi
Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Assams Jinu Gogoi started bowling barely three months ago. That too only because she used to see her employer Bima Borah play the sport every evening at the Sarusajai Complex while she babysat her (Borahs) 10-month-old child.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Transparency urged for Cambodian oppn leader's treason trial
Phnom Penh, Jan 16 (IANS) More than 80 Cambodian civil society groups on Thursday have urged the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to broadcast live the treason trial of opposition figure Kem Sokha after hearings had begun a day before amid heavy criticism around transparency.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Dhingra Commission report: Ammo in BJP's hand ahead of Delhi polls
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As the battle for Delhi heats up, BJP launched a blistering attack on the Congress for its alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots citing the the Justice Dhingra Commission report that was submitted to the government on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Need law to curb outsiders to buy land in Goa: Minister
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Goa Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Thursday demanded a law to rein in 'Indians' from buying agriculture, orchard and non-settlement land tracts in Goa, saying more in-migration would reduce the indigenous Goan population into a minority soon.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Pak-born woman is now Indian, fights local polls in R'than
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) At a time when the debate on the Citizenship Act and the National Population Register (NPR) rages on, a Pakistan-born Neeta Kanwar is contesting panchayat elections being held on Thursday at Tonk in Rajasthan.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Algorithm developed to predict gestational diabetes in women
Jerusalem, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new computer algorithm which will be able to identify women who are at high risk of gestational diabetes -- even before they get pregnant.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
All police women motorcycle brigade formed in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Bengaluru police formed an all women police motorcycle brigade 'We for Women' aimed at making the city a safe place for women and children.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
I constantly work to invent something new: Mentalist Lior Suchard
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) What started as a child play at the age of seven doing mind tricks, has today made him one of the most famous mentalist of the world. Israel-based Lior Suchard has performed in over 50 countries.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Don't talk of breaking limbs: Raut warns Chhatrapati kin
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday virtually warned senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Chhatrapati Udayanraje Bhosale to refrain from using the threatening language of 'breaking limbs' as India is a democracy.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Newly-opened California gurdwara vandalized
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) A newly inaugurated gurdwara in California was vandalized with white nationalist graffiti, which included the phrase "White Power" and depicted a swastika on a concrete slab at the front entrance, a media report said
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Ayushmann: Striking down Article 377 is about inclusivity (Lead, changing headline)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who will be seen in "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" focussing on same-sex relationships, says the upcoming film is his attempt at celebrating the individuality of all Indians and championing inclusivity that truly defines all as human beings.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How Sugar relates to Cancer
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Its commonly heard that sugar causes cancer or makes it grow faster. In some ways, this makes sense. Every cell in your body uses blood sugar (glucose) for energy, including cancer cells. But cancer cells consume about 200 times more sugar than normal cells. They need huge amounts of sugar to fuel their rapid growth.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ridhi Dogra honoured to be part of 'relevant' web series
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Ridhi Dogra says her upcoming web series "A Married Woman" is more than just a story about two women and same sex relationship. She feels honoured to be a part of a relevant story like this.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How cardio makes you gain weight
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Whenever someone gains weight, the thought of doing cardio to burn the fat is common.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ayushmann: Striking down Article 370 is about inclusivity
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who will be seen in "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" focussing on same-sex relationships, says the upcoming film is his attempt at celebrating the individuality of all Indians and championing inclusivity that truly defines all as human beings.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bose to close retail stores in N. America, Europe, Aus, Japan
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Bose Corporation, which mostly sells audio equipment, is shutting all its 119 retail stores worldwide across Australia, North America, Europe, and Japan as its other products "are increasingly purchased online". Hundreds of staffers will be laid off as a result.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US House formally sends chargesheet against Trump to Senate (3rd Ld)
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Bearing the impeachment documents, the seven prosecutors appointed by the US House of Representatives marched ceremoniously across the nation's Capitol to the Senate and delivered the documents for the trial of President Donald Trump, ending weeks of a standoff between the Democrats and Republicans.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Vastu Myths Debunked
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Vastushastra, the ancient spatial science leverages the best of work and residential spaces and is one of the core Vedic sciences. After a brief period of being shrouded in superstition, Vastu has struggled and made its presence as an essential and efficient science for positive spatial arrangement for homes and offices.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ayushmann: Striking down Article 370 is about inclusivity
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who will be seen in "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" focussing on same-sex relationships, says the upcoming film is his attempt at celebrating the individuality of all Indians and championing inclusivity that truly defines all as human beings.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prince Harry on 1st royal duty since talks with Queen
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Prince Harry will on Thursday carry out his first public engagement since the emergency talks with the Queen regarding the Sussexes' future following their announcement to step back as full-time royals.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
JNU extends winter registration deadline yet again
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University has extended the last date of student registrations for the winter semester, the third time since the original deadline of January 5.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Margot Robbie shares her struggle with 'imposter syndrome'
London, Jan 16 (IANS) "Bombshell" actress Margot Robbie has said that she still finds it hard not to doubt herself even though she's one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 including doctor held in fake currency racket in Dehradun
Dehradun, Jan 16 (IANS) The city police have arrested three persons including an ayurvedic doctor for allegedly running a fake currency racket. The police have seized counterfeit notes worth Rs 11,000 from his possession.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How to build yourself up for a marathon run
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) A marathon cannot be run in a day! Before you set your eyes on a long and taxing marathon run, it's essential to build endurance and take care of some key points.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Trump knew exactly what was going on: Giuliani aide
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) An aide to Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, has said that the US President "knew exactly what was going on" regarding efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Freddie Mercury's 'trick' that helped him win over Live Aid crowd
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has heaped praise on Queen's late lead vocalist Freddie Mercury for winning over the crowd at Live Aid with a simple "trick".
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Mark Ruffalo took five weeks off to gain 30 pounds
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Mark Ruffalo is playing twins in "I Know This Much Is True" for which he had to take five weeks off to gain 30 pounds.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Popular Himalayan destinations gaining traction
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) With adventure tourists taking it a notch higher by going to newer locations in the wild Himalayas, here are spots that are making it to many travel lists.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
With eye on comeback, India aim to leave behind Wankhede drubbing (Preview)
Rajkot, Jan 16 (IANS) Team India will look to leave behind the drubbing they faced in Mumbai and draw level in the second ODI against Australia set to be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Men, it's time to step up your sex game
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) With countless consumer products, ubiquitous porn, and popular expectations of men 'performing tirelessly in the bedroom, its natural that desires and pleasure can take the backseat.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Man commits suicide at Delhi Metro station (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Services on the Delhi Metro's Blue Line were briefly affected on Thursday after a 50-year-old man allegedly committed suicide at Dwarka Mor station here.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky no more
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) WWE Hall of Fame and Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson is no more. He was 75.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bhuvneshwar to undergo rehab at NCA, Shaw fit to play
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after having a successful sports hernia surgery on January 11 while young batsman Prithvi Shaw is on his way to New Zealand to join the India 'A' team after recovering from injury.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sanders supports Cardi B's bid to enter politics
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B's bid to make it as a politician has received backing from the US Senator Bernie Sanders.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
N.Korean daily slams US over unpaid contribution to UN
Pyongyang/Seoul, Jan 16 (IANS) A North Korean newspaper on Thursday slammed the US over its unpaid contribution to the UN, calling the move a "politically motivated attempt to control the world body".
2020-01-16
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Microsoft launches Edge browser on Windows and macOS
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft has officially announced the launch of the first "stable" version of its new Edge Chromium browser for both the Mac and Windows platforms.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex tops 42,000 for the first time
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) India's benchmark equity index, Sensex, on Thursday touched a record high of 42,000. This came after the US and China signed the first phase of the trade deal.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HOLD--Man commits suicide at Delhi Metro station (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Services on the Delhi Metro's Blue Line were briefly affected on Thursday after a 50-year-old man allegedly committed suicide at Dwarka Mor station here.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aus tourism industry suffers $690mn loss from bushfires
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis has cost the nation's tourism industry A$1 billion ($690 million), official data revealed on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Petrol, diesel prices cut after slump in crude rates
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) After no change on Wednesday, the fuel prices dropped on Thursday as the price of petrol was cut by 15 paise and that of diesel by 14 paise across all major cities in the country.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Panel notified to solicit opinion on Sharif's health reports
Lahore, Jan 16 (IANS) As the fresh medical reports of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were expected to be received by the Punjab government on Thursday, the provincial Health Department has notified a 14-member medical board for its opinion to decide whether to extend his stay abroad or not.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Women in top roles face more sexual harassment: Study
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Power in the workplace does not stop women's exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees, a new research has found.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lohan's mother Dina can get 6 months in jail
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Prosecutors here are seeking a six month jail term for actress Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina Lohan following her weekend arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI).
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
PMC scam: Wadhawans can't get out of jail for asset sale: SC
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed a Bombay High Court order that would have shifted the two main accused in the Punjab & Maharasthra Cooperative (PMC) bank scam, from Arthur Road jail to their residence to enable them to sale their assets.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan extreme cold weather toll reached 109
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The death toll due to the extreme cold weather conditions in Pakistan has increased to 109 on Thursday, after 15 people, including five soldiers, were killed by avalanches in Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), authorities said.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gaurav Chandel murder case: Unknown fingerprints found
Ghaziabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The Greater Noida police have recovered the car of Gaurav Chadel, 8 days after he was found murdered on January 7. The police said Chandel's car was found abandoned on Tuesday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dense fog engulfs Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Thursday remained under dense fog cover throwing normal life out of gear even as the minimum temperatures settled below normal at several places in the region.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National
'Game of Thrones' spin-off likely to premiere in 2022
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" straight-to-series spin-off titled "House of the Dragon" is likely to premiere in 2022.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aussie firefighters save extremely rare 'dinosaur trees'
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Australian firefighters battling the raging bushfres across the country, have successfully managed to save an extremely rare grove of ancient trees from destruction, with specialist teams going to extreme measures as the blazes closed in, authorities said.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics
CAA: Police detain 30 students in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Around 25-30 students who were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act and alleged brutality by the police in the Jamia Millia Islamia were detained by the Delhi Police on Thursday from the Turkaman Gate area.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Facebook to send notifications for third-party logins
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Facebook has added a new login feature that will notify users whenever they log into a third-party app or website using their account.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Team India's WC Superfan Charulata Patel passes away
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Team India's Superfan Charulata Patel, who grabbed eyeballs during the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, has passed away. She was 87.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'China-US phase-1 trade deal has bearing on world peace'
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Liu He has said that the phase-one economic and trade agreement between Beijing and Washington was more than an economic deal, as it also had a bearing on world peace and prosperity.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sisodia holds foot march ahead of filing nomination
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With the crowd chanting "Acche Beete Paanch Saal, Lage Raho Kejriwal", senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia on Thursday held a foot march in his constituency, Patparganj, to seek people's blessings ahead of filing the nomination.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sonam has 'scariest experience' with Uber driver in London
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor is "super shaken" after having the "scariest experience" with an Uber driver here.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
10 HK protesters arrested over pipe bomb plot
Hong Kong, Jan 16 (IANS) Police in Hong Kong has arrested 10 members of a radical anti-government group, with the suspects believed to be linked to a powerful pipe bomb seized earlier, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Lalu Prasad appears before CBI court in Ranchi
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday appeared before a special CBI court here to record his statement in another fodder scam case.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amit Sadh confirms breaking up with GF Annabel
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh has confirmed his break up with fitness model and girlfriend Annabel DaSilva.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sumit Nagal goes down in 1st round of Aus Open qualifiers
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) India's Sumit Nagal on Thursday saw his dreams of making it to the main round of the Australian Open crash as he lost his first qualifying round match against Egypt's Mohamed Safwat.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
de Minaur pulls out of Australian Open with abdominal injury
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia's Alex de Minaur has been forced to withdraw from Australian Open starting next week with an abdominal tear.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
I am not a rubber stamp: Kerala Governor
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) Making his stand very clear, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Thursday said that he is not a rubber stamp and will apply his own mind.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
When Chris Martin embarrassed daughter at work
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has shared how he once embarrassed his teen daughter Apple during her first job.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sania Mirza storms into semis of Hobart International
Hobart, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, alongwith her Ukrainian partner Nadia Kichenok, on Thursday made it to the semi-finals of the women's doubles event at the Hobart International tournament.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Fog halts flight operations at Dhaka airport
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) Flight operation at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport remained suspended on Thursday due to dense fog, according to authorities.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan