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Sebi brings stricter penalty for non-compliance of norms
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Securities market regulator Sebi on Monday came out with stringent norms for regulatory disclosures by listed firms.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
K'taka orders CBI probe into snooping on leaders, cops
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) The Karnataka government has ordered a CBI inquiry into alleged phone-tapping of politicians, officials and senior IPS officers over the last year, a government official said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
SEBI may ease NBFC share buy-back norms
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) In the wake of the liquidity crisis hitting the NBFCs and housing finance companies (HFCs), securities market regulator Sebi might ease share buy-back norms for these firms.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No Debenture Redemption Reserve norm for listed firms, NBFCs
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Monday removed the requirement of 'Debenture Redemption Reserve' (DRR) for listed companies, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs).
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PKL 7: UP Yoddha beat league leaders Pink Panthers
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) U.P. Yoddha picked up an important 31-24 victory against league leaders Jaipur Pink Panthers in the second match of Pro Kabaddi League at a packed Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-Pak diplomats endorse 'armed struggle' in Kashmir
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Three former Pakistani envoys to India have said that the international community must support armed resistance against alleged Indian "occupation" in Jammu and Kashmir because it is "legitimate" under international law.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Alliance Air flight makes emergency landing at IGI airport
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) An Alliance Air flight to Jaipur safely made an emergency landing at the IGI Airport here soon after its take-off on Monday evening following a technical snag, the airline said.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Legendary music composer Khayyam passes away at 92
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) National award winning Bollywood music composer Mohammed Zahir Hashmi, who was known only as Khayyam in his musical journey, passed away late on Monday night in a private hospital here following a brief illness, an aide said. He was 92.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HC issues notice to Centre on Shah Faesal's detention
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) As former bureaucrat Shah Faesal knocked at the door of the Delhi High Court against his recent detention at the airport, a Division Bench of the court, headed by Justice Manmohan, issued notice to the Centre seeking its response.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi govt rapped for opposing technology to combat pollution
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) "Don't you want our children to live in good quality air?" the Supreme Court asked on Monday, pulling up the Delhi government for its opposition to the use of remote sensing technology to help identify polluting vehicles.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Music director Khayyam passes away
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood music composer Khayyam passed away at a private hospital here on Monday night following a brief illness, his aide said. he was 92
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi: 3-year-old dies, 6 injured in roof collapses
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A three-year-old girl died while six people were injured in two separate incidents of roof collapse in Delhi, police said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huge python gets trapped in truck chassis, rescued
Agra, Aug 19 (IANS) When a truck driver here saw a seven-foot long python crawling up the front wheel of his vehicle, all he could do in the dark was to scream for help.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Recession likely in 12 months, says BofAML survey
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) After Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) has on Monday on the basis of a survey of fund managers said a recession is imminent. One-third of those surveyed by BofAML expect recession in the next 12 months.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RBI chief cautions of headwinds in credit, financial markets
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday warned of headwinds to the financial stability coming from the credit as well as the financial markets.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AIIMS plans round-the-clock fire tender after blaze
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Having learnt lessons from the major fire at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday, the administration has revised its standard operating procedures and is also planning to have a fire tender round-the-clock at the premier hospital.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hero e-arm rolls out 2 electric scooters for Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) Motorcycle major Munjal group's Hero Electric India on Monday rolled out two variants of its battery-powered e-scooters here for providing zero carbon emission two-wheelers to the new generation of riders.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Slowdown dogs auto sector, overall retail sales down 6%
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The general economic slowdown, along with tight liquidity conditions, dragged overall retail sales of the Indian automobile sector in July down by 6 per cent on a year-on-year basis.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bajwa to remain Pak Army Chief for another three years
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended by three years citing the "regional security environment".
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
6 arrested for vandalising CATS ambulances
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Delhi Police has arrested six persons for vandalising two Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) ambulances in Burari.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World para badminton: Bhagat, Parmer lead India's charge
Basel, Aug 19 (IANS) Experience and mental toughness will be the key to glory when the years biggest para badminton extravaganza -- the BWF World Championships -- gets underway here on Tuesday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
New Parliament building likely by 2022, says Modi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that a new Parliament building may be constructed by 2022 when the nation celebrates its 75th year of Independence.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BWF World C'ships: Praneeth, Prannoy in 2nd round
Basel, Aug 19 (IANS) Shuttlers Sai Praneeth and H.S. Prannoy reached the second round of the BWF World Championships here on Minday to hand India a good start in the prestigious event.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Retirement age for all paramilitary forces now 60
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) In a bonanza for all central paramilitary forces, the Centre on Monday issued an order fixing a uniform retirement age of 60 years for all ranks.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Solicitor General's wife's phone snatched in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Even the top law officer's wife is not safe in the national capital as her mobile phone was snatched by two bike-borne miscreants on Sunday evening while she was out for a walk near Mandi House.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal trolled for forgetting Ganesha photo on hoardings
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was the butt of Twitter trolls on Monday after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government put up large hoardings across the capital wishing the people on Ganesh Chaturthi with a large picture of Kejriwal on them but sans any image of Lord Ganesha.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
13 rescued from floods by IAF
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Indian Air Force saved 13 lives in two separate rescue missions carried out in flood-affected areas in Jammu and Haryana on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Inter-state robber arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A 29-year-old inter-state robber involved in over 45 cases of robbery and snatching has been arrested along with his associate from Yamuna Vihar area, police said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flood-hit Punjab declares natural calamity
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) The Punjab government on Monday declared the current flood situation in the affected villages of the state as a natural calamity, with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directing the Financial Commissioner Revenue to issue the necessary notification at the earliest.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UDAN scheme crucial for affordable aviation: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said effective implementation of the UDAN scheme is not only crucial for the growth of North-eastern states but also for providing affordable aviation.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kashmir in backdrop as Modi visits France, UAE, Bahrain
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India will seek to reinvigorate its relations with three countries that backed India openly over the Kashmir issue -- France, UAE and Bahrain, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the three this week.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Slowdown on in auto sector, overall retail sales down 6%
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The general economic slowdown, along with tight liquidity conditions, dragged overall retail sales of the Indian automobile sector in July down by 6 per cent on a year-on-year basis.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
FIR sought against JNU's Shehla Rashid for spreading fake news
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Supreme Court advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, here on Monday, wrote a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to immediately register an FIR against Jawaharlal Nehru University's Ph.D scholar and J&K-based politician Shehla Rashid for "deliberately" spreading fake news with the intention to incite violence and malign the army's image.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
PKL 7: Haryana pip Mumbai 30-27
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Raider Vikas Kandola was once again the star for Haryana Steelers as they picked up an important 30-27 victory against a struggling U Mumba side in a Pro-Kabaddi League (PKL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Monday. The close contest saw the Mumbai side match the Steelers till the very end but Kandolas nine-point game and some uncharacteristic errors from the U Mumba defence finally led to a Haryana victory.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Depression leads two women to commit suicide
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Two women, suffering from depression, allegedly committed suicide in separate incidents here, police said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iyer, Pandey to lead India A teams against South Africa A
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Middle-order batsmen Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey will lead the India A teams in the five one-day matches against South Africa A starting later this month in Thiruvananthapuram , the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
REITs investment may cross $10 bn in India: Report
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Investments raised through Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are likely to cross $10 billion as more REITs offerings are likely to be announced by financial year 2020-2021, a joint report by KPMG and NAREDCO on Monday said.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Corporate tax to be cut gradually: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said corporate tax rate for companies with over Rs 400 crore turnover will be gradually cut to 25 per cent and the government will support wealth creators.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
MP cabinet announces sops for poor and tribal families
Bhopal, Aug 19 (IANS) Big relief in power tariff for small consumers, greater outreach towards the tribal population, mid-day meals for madarsa students, and age relaxation for candidates taking the state civil services examinations were among major decisions taken by the Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Green nod for real estate projects in 60 days: Javadekar
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Environmental clearance for real estate projects will soon be reduced to 60 days, Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Ordnance factory workers firm on striking work from Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The employees of state-owned arms factories, who are resisting the Centre's plan to run these facilities as corporate entities, will stick to their scheduled strike from Tuesday after the talks between the workers' federations and the Ministry of Defense (MoD) failed to end the deadlock on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Task force on direct tax code submits report to Sitharaman
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Task Force to rewrite the decades-old Income Tax Act, 1961 has submitted its report to Finance Minister Nirmarala Sitharaman, sparking hopes of a simpler tax law with an easier compliance burden and friendly tax administration.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre working on amendments to RERA: Official
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra on Monday said the government is working towards amending several provisions of the Real Estate Regulations Act (RERA), which will benefit both developers and homebuyers.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Retirement age for paramilitary personnel fixed at 60
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) In a bonanza for all central paramilitary forces, the Union Home Ministry on Monday issued an order fixing a uniform retirement age of 60 years for all ranks.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
BJP, Congress mark last Tripura king's 111th birth anniversary
Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the ruling BJP and opposition Congress leaders, besides the state government, on Monday separately celebrated the 111th birth anniversary of Tripura's last king Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya (1923-1947).
2019-08-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Jaitley remains critical, leaders pay visit
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) As former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's health remains critical, several leaders visited him at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), here on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Decide rape case against Tejpal in 6 months: SC to Goa court
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected journalist Tarun Tejpal's plea for setting aside the charges of sexual assault framed against him by a trial court. A Bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, also ordered the Goa lower court to conclude the trial within six months.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi calls up Trump, raises Pak's anti-India rhetoric
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke with US President Donald Trump on phone and conveyed that "extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace", in an obvious reference to the Pakistani leadership spewing anti-India venom over the Kashmir issue.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
ED summons Raj Thackeray, opposition slams move (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Monday grilled the son of former Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi in an IL&FS related case and also summoned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray for questioning.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Rajnath briefed on enhancing Indian Ocean maritime security
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was on Monday briefed by the Indian Navy about the futuristic steps to be taken at the Gurugram-based Information Management & Analysis Centre (IMAC) with regard to maritime intelligence in the Indian Ocean.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
ALERT: Modi speaks with Trump on phone, red flags Pak's 'extreme rhetoric'
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2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Damaged houses to be rebuilt under PMAY: Maharashtra CM
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday announced that over 19,000 homes damaged or destroyed due to the recent floods in the state will be rebuilt under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY).
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 lakh trucks off road in Bengal, export-import hit
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) The perishable goods and export-import business was hit as nearly six lakh trucks remained off road in West Bengal following an indefinite strike called by the truck owners and operators on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics
Water released by India creates flood scare in Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) As if India's abrogation of Article 370 and a timid response from the UN Security council wasn't enough, now Pakistan is dreading a looming flood scare due to river water released by India.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
Prayagraj SSP shifted after six murders, suspended
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Monday transferred and suspended Prayagraj's Senior Superintendent of Police, Atul Sharma, after six murders were reported in his district within a span of 24 hours.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
IIT-Mandi developing technology to convert heat into electricity
Mandi, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology Mandi researchers in Himachal Pradesh are developing thermoelectric materials that can efficiently convert heat into electricity.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology,Business/Economy
SC to hear Facebook's plea on Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a plea by Facebook Inc, seeking transfer of cases pending in three High Courts for linking social media accounts with Aadhaar.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Subroto Cup set to kick-off at Ambedkar Stadium
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The diamond jubilee edition of the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament, Asias largest youth football meet, will kick off on August 20 at the Ambedkar Stadium here.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Katrina Kaif to open LFW Winter/Festive 2019
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif will dazzle the ramp on the opening day of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 on August 20.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Aman Dhaliwal bulks up for mythology show
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Aman Dhaliwal, who is the latest addition to the cast of "Vighnaharta Ganesh", will flaunt a bulked-up, muscular look for his role of Bhandasur.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul hails IT as 'incredible achievement' of Rajiv Gandhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday remembered his father Rajiv Gandhi, a day before the former Prime Minister's 75th birth anniversary, saying information technology was one of his many "incredible achievements".
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
A film should be shown, not just made for awards: Sanjay Mishra
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) After the acclaimed "Kadvi Hawa", actor Sanjay Mishra is back with yet another film that trains focus on the issue of climate change. "Turtle", which casts Mishra in a lead role, recently won the National Award for Best Rajasthani Film. It has also garnered acclaim for its unflinching gaze at water crisis.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US-based I-Life Technologies appoints India head
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) US-based electronics manufacturer I-Life Technologies Inc. on Monday announced the appointment of IIM-Calcutta alumnus Anshuman Rath as the Country Head-India.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
CBI gets 2 more weeks in Unnao rape victim accident case
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday granted two more weeks to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conclude probe into the Unnao rape survivor accident case.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jagannath Mishra: Among the tallest Congress leaders of Bihar (Obituary)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Three-time Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra, fondly called Doctor Sahib, passed away at the age of 82 in New Delhi on Monday after multi-organ failure.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sacked IPS officer gets 15 years jail in 2009 drug case
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) A special court on Monday sentenced dismissed IPS officer of the Jammu and Kashmir cadre, Saji Mohan to 15 years rigorous imprisonment in a drug peddling case of 2009, officials said.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jilted girl stabs boyfriend to death in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a jilted girl stabbed her boyfriend to death in broad daylight at Nagaon in Assam on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Armed burglar held in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Delhi Police have arrested a 47-year-old armed burglar from Kapashera area in South-West Delhi, the police said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AITA-ITF teleconference on Pak tie postponed to Tuesday: Bhupati
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) The teleconference between the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) regarding the former's security concerns about playing the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group 1 tie against Pakistan in Islamabad next month, has been postponed to Tuesday. The meeting was initially supposed to take place on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Focus on by-polls, membership, Sonia tells Baghel
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Monday asked Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and party's state in-charge P.L. Punia to focus on the bye-polls in two assembly constituencies and membership drive in the state.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FHRAI joins chorus against online food apps, threatens protests
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) As online food aggregators faced the heat from offline restaurants under the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has joined the chorus, warning of nation-wide protests against the "unethical" deep discounting practices of players like Zomato Gold and Dineout, among others.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
AITA-ITA teleconference on Pak tie postponed to Tuesday: Bhupati
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) The teleconference between the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) regarding the former's security concerns about playing the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group 1 tie against Pakistan in Islamabad next month, has been postponed to Tuesday. The meeting was initially supposed to take place on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Disha Patani confesses being a pet lover
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani confesses she is a genuine pet lover. She adds that she would love to adopt more pets, but she doesnt have enough space in her Mumbai apartment.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RIL's Aramco deal to lower its FY21 earning by 9%: Report
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)'s consolidated earnings would be lower by 9 per cent while operating cash flow would fall 14 per cent in FY21 following 20 per cent stake sale in its oil-to-chemical (OTC) business to Saudi Aramco, as per a Morgan Stanley report.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Four injured as roof collapses in Dwarka
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Four persons sustained injuries after a roof of a house collapsed on them in Dwarka area on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC calls Delhi Chief Secy to explain policy on social events
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Chief Secretary of Delhi to appear before it on Friday in a matter related to formulation of policy for holding social functions in motels, hotels and farmhouses.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Manush lifts youth boys trophy; Anusha, Vishwa retain junior titles
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) Manush Shah of Gujarat, making amends for his loss in the season-opener at Sonepat, overcame Raegan Albuquerque of Maharashtra 4-3 to lift the Youth Boys trophy in the UTT National Ranking (South Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium here on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Other Sports
Vishwas Tripathi joins STAIRS Foundation board
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Vishwas Tripathi, Chairman of the UNI board of directors, has joined the board of STAIRS Foundation, an NGO, "for greater synergy and to provide direction to its revolutionary programmes for broad-basing sports across India," it was announced here on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
With Kashmir under lockdown, ISPR running Geelani's Twitter handle?
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Despite the communications lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir since August 4 night, the Twitter handle of Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani has apparently been active, putting out anti-India tweets regularly.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Odisha approves 5 investment proposals worth Rs 2.04 lakh cr
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday approved five investment proposals worth Rs 2.04 lakh crore.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Court reserves order on Ratul Puri's NBW cancellation plea
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday reserved order on the plea filed by Ratul Puri seeking cancellation of the non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against him in connection with a money laundering case relating to AgustaWestland deal.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
42% firms struggling with finding tech talent globally: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Nearly 42 per cent of organizations globally are struggling with sourcing quality tech talent globally, while 20 per cent cited the time taken to close a tech position as the primary challenge, a survey said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education
Cyber threats to worsen with tech advances: Israeli expert
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Technological advances like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Automatic Cards and others will throw up new challenges for cyber security and all countries must unite to foresee and combat them, a leading Israeli cyber security expert said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology,Defence/Security
Sukhbir's lies on Rajiv Gandhi a conspiracy: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday trashed Sukhbir Singh Badal's remarks on Rajiv Gandhi as a conspiracy to incite and divide the Sikh community by defaming the late former Prime Minister.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Row after Bengal school serves salt-rice in mid-day meal
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) A controversy broke out on Monday over the mid-day meal menu after students at a government school in West Bengal's Hoogly district were served rice and salt instead of cooked food.
2019-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Motorola One Action to launch in India on August 23
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) After launching its latest smartphone in Brazil, Motorola is now all set to launch its 'One Action' in India on August 23 and it would be available on Flipkart, news portal GSMArena reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Congress' tallest Haryana leader Hooda planning rebellion?
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Two-time Haryana Chief Minister and face of the Congress in the state, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who on Sunday said that Congress has lost its way, has put the political pot boiling in the state.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Modi to visit France, attend G7 summit at Biarritz
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting France on an official visit on August 22-23 and then to attend the G-7 Summit at its seaside resort of Biarritz on August 25-26, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
How these J&K officers are fighting fake news on Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) With a full-fledged information war breaking out following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave Jammu and Kashmir special status, several officers of the state have put themselves on the front line of fighting fake news propaganda, mostly emanating from Pakistan.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Politics
Priyansh Jora wants to do 'Akshay Kumar kind of comedy'
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Priyansh Jora made his Bollywood debut with the comedy-drama "Khandaani Shafakhana" but he didn't exactly have a comic role in the film. He says he wants to do "Akshay Kumar kind of comedy" roles in films.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bajwa to remain Pak Army Chief for another three years
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan Army Chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended by three years citing the "regional security environment".
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SC notice to Karnataka on school admission rule change
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to look into the legality of the Karnataka government rule, which exempted unaided and private schools from admitting to class one 25 per cent students from the socially and economically disadvantaged groups.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala journo's death: Doctors refute police charge
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) The Kerala Government Medical Officer's Association (KGMOA) on Monday refuted the police charge in the accident case in which journalist K.M.Basheer was killed after being hit by a car driven by IAS officer Sreeram Venkitaraman here early this month.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP to fine tune assembly polls strategy on Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Even as the Congress is trying to realise what is its stated position on Article 370, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has gone full frontal with its poll preparations.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corinne Foxx's horrible underwater experience
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Corinne Foxx says shooting underwater for "47 Meters Down Uncaged" was very uncomfortable.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Suspended for absence without notice, Sakshi cites Rakhi festival
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik has been reinstated to the national camp at the SAI Centre in Lucknow after she replied to the show cause notice issued by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for leaving the camp without permission. Sakshi (62kg), Seema Bisla (50kg) and Kiran (76kg), all of whom have qualified for the upcoming World Wrestling Championships, were three of the 25 wrestlers who were suspended from the national camp by the WFI for the same reason.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Dwayne Johnson marries longtime bae Lauren Hashian
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has exchanged vows with longtime girlfriend and singer Lauren Hashian in Hawaii.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Families at risk as Yamuna set to cross danger mark
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Families living in the low-lying areas near the Yamuna in national capital are bracing for tough days with the alarming rise in the water level of the river.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Ritesh Batra to direct Vidya Balan series on Indira Gandhi
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Vidya Balan's latest film "Mission Mangal" had a good start at the box-office, and her debut web series, based on India's first and only woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has now found a director.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MP's Bolt Rameshwar Gurjar fails in trials
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) After making headlines with his 100m timings, Rameshwar Gurjar, also dubbed as the Usain Bolt of Madhya Pradesh, has come a cropper in the trials conducted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Punjab CM announces Rs 100 crore for flood-hit areas
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs 100 crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
BCCI CoA's meet with ex-players informal, minutes not recorded
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) met former players in Mumbai on Monday to discuss the Conflict of Interest clause in the newly registered Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) constitution. But sadly for those who attended the meeting, it has been termed as an 'informal' one and the minutes won't be recorded.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rahul a captain who deserted his sinking ship: Chouhan
Jaipur, Aug 19 (IANS) Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former MP Chief Minister, here on Monday termed Rahul Gandhi as 'ranchhod' (deserter) Gandhi and said he became the first captain to desert a sinking ship.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Looking sexy all the time is boring: Mahie Gill
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Mahie Gill, who is known for her roles in films such as "Dev.D", "Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster" and "Paan Singh Tomar", says that she has been stereotyped for her sensual beauty for long, and adds that "just looking good" on-screen is "boring".
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IndiGo, SpiceJet to shift Delhi operations to T3 from T2
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Low-cost carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo would shift their operations to the Indira Gandhi International Airport's T3 from T2 from September 5.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Toll in Maharashtra accident climbs to 13
Dhule (Maharashtra), Aug 19 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed and 21 injured in a head-on collision between a container truck and a state transport bus, police said here on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Balesh Sharma quits as Vodafone Idea CEO, Ravinder Takkar new chief
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) In what is seen as a major casualty of the ongoing stress in the telecom sector, Vodafone Idea CEO Balesh Sharma has resigned with immediate effect.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Moin Qureshi aide Satish Babu Sana granted bail
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A court here on Monday granted bail to businessman Satish Babu Sana, a close aide of controversial meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi, in a money laundering case.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chennaiyin FC sign versatile Masih Saighani
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC on Monday announced the signing of 32-year-old Masih Saighani on a free transfer for the 2019-20 Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
India sees dramatic rise in cyber attacks post-Kashmir decision
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) There has been a rise in cyber attacks on Indian institutions after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A and the country needs to be extra careful when it comes to the security of websites and critical infrastructure, Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Yediyurappa to expand Cabinet on Tuesday
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa will expand his over three-week-old Cabinet on Tuesday by inducting 18-20 legislators as ministers, an official said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Radhika Apte is not an 'award-crazy person'
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte was a part of two films -- "Andhadhun" and "Padman" -- that bagged National Film Awards this year. She is grateful, but says she isn't crazy about awards.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Book captures brilliance of Ranjit Singh's polity, rule (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The secularism of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839) needs to be stuided in the current context for the manner in which he brought together a collection of warring misls (confederacies) to create a Sikh Empire that stretched from the Khyber Pass in the west to western Tibet in the east, and from Mithankot in the south to Kashmir in the north, says US-based poet, playwright and commentator Sarbpreet Singh in a new book.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Jonita Gandhi to be Ayushmann Khurrana's playback voice
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana will soon be seen lip-syncing to the song "Bajta ring ring" in his "Dream Girl" avatar. Jonita Gandhi, the singer behind the song, says she had had fun while working on it, and hopes everyone enjoys the track.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP CEO yet to get Union Minister's 'vote count' complaint
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) The Chief electoral Officer (CEO) in Uttar Pradesh is yet to receive the complaint filed by Union Minister Santosh Gangwar who has sought a review into votes polled at one booth in his Bareilly parliamentary constituency during the 2019 elections.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sunrisers announce Haddin as assistant coach
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) side Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Monday announced former Australian vice captain and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin as their assistant coach. The former IPL champions made the announcement via their social media handles.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
How Tom Holland escapes getting trapped in Spider-Man avatar
Bali, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Tom Holland doesn't feel trapped in his Spider-Man avatar, and says it is all about creating a balance in professional life.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lookout notice likely against absconding MLA Anant Singh
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) The Bihar police is set to issue a lookout notice against Independent MLA from Mokama and strongman Anant Kumar Singh, a day after he evaded arrest in a case registered against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
2019-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Markets end flat with no stimulus package in sight
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty on Monday gained in early trade on optimism over reports that the government will soon announce a stimulus package to revive growth in the economy. However, with no such announcement made till close, the markets finished with little gains.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NSA Doval briefs Amit Shah on Kashmir situation
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Monday briefed Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir which is under a security clampdown since the abrogation of Article 370 earlier this month.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Reham slams Imran, alleges 'deal' on Kashmir
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Alleging "a deal" on Kashmir, Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, has slammed his lack of decisiveness and attempts to please Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as reasons for the recent developments in the state.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Delhi govt rapped for opposing technology to fight pollution
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) "Don't you want our children to live in good quality air?" the Supreme Court asked on Monday, pulling up the Delhi government for its opposition to the use of remote sensing technology to help identify polluting vehicles.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
'BJP, RSS want to end reservations in garb of discussion'
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Monday hit out at the ruling BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), accusing them of being anti-Dalit and anti-backward and said they want to end reservations in the backdrop of discussions.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC lawyer for FIR against JNU's Shehla Rashid over fake news
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Supreme Court advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, here on Monday, wrote a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to immediately register an FIR against Jawaharlal Nehru University's Ph.D scholar and J&K-based politician Shehla Rashid for "deliberately" spreading fake news with the intention to incite violence and malign the army's image.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jio adds, Vodafone loses customers in June: TRAI data
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Reliance Jio continued to be on a spree on net addition of mobile subscribers adding over 82 lakh new users while Airtel lost 29,883 and Vodafone Idea had to let go of a massive 41 lakh customers as on June 30, 2019, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Afghanistan: FIFA sexual abuse investigations stall: HRW
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) The international football body FIFA needs to act more swiftly on complaints and evidence brought by women players of sexual, physical and emotional abuse by leaders of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Football,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Osaka leads WTA rankings, Keys returns to top-10
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Naomi Osaka of Japan maintained the No. 1 spot in the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 6,606 points, despite her elimination from the 2019 Cincinnati Masters.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Manmohan Singh elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan
Jaipur, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
US tech firms could influence Washington's Huawei decision
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) Whether the US decides to extend the temporary reprieve that it granted to Huawei, allowing it to do business in the US, may depend a lot on what the American tech firms have to say on the issue, according to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
2019-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo in pact for cross-brand file transfer tech
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, the three Chinese smartphone giants, are working together on a cross-brand wireless file transfer technology, which would work between their respective devices, The Verge reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, China,Technology
I'm against terrorism, Pak Army: Adnan Sami
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) After calling them "helpless, misguided and frustrated", singer Adnan Sami says he is against the Pakistani Army which has provoked wars, destroyed democracy and the mindset of the people of Pakistan.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hockey India name 33 probables for Jr women's national camp
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Hockey India on Monday named the 33 core probables' list for the upcoming junior women's national coaching camp which will focus on preparing the team for a tri-nation tournament involving Australia and New Zealand to be held Down Under later this year.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Long-delayed Tejpal trial to resume on Sept 23: Official
Panaji, Aug 19 (IANS) The Additional District and Sessions court in Mapusa (Goa) will resume hearing the rape case against Tarun Tejpal, former editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine, from September 23 after the Supreme Court ordered completion of trial within six months, a court official said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIR against Kerala convent for locking up nun
Wayanad, Aug 19 (IANS) The Kerala police on Monday registered an FIR against a convent near here over illegal confinement of a nun who had supported agitation against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused in a rape case.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Actors are overrated; give writers equal importance: lyricist AM Turaz
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood lyricist AM Turaz, known for his work in films such as Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Badla and Guzaarish, feels actors are overrated in the film industry and adds that writers should be given equal importance.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manmohan Singh elected to RS from Rajasthan
Jaipur, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Most Indians feel napping may improve work productivity
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) A new survey found that most Indians felt napping at work might improve productivity, adding that a nap room could contribute towards better workflow.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Insomnia linked to increased risk of heart failure: Study
London, Aug 19 (IANS) People suffering from insomnia might have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, says a study.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
ED summons P. Chidambaram in aviation scam case
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) In more trouble for former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned him for questioning in an aviation scam case dating back to the UPA regime, authorities said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Guess why Diana Penty is being trolled by Bollywood
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Diana Penty is being trolled on social media -- no, not by netizens but by the Bollywood frat! Celebs who have been trolling Diana include Aditi Rao Hydari, Dia Mirza, Sonu Sood and Punit Malhotra.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chandrayaan-2 to be inserted into lunar orbit on Tuesday
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) India's second spacecraft to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, will be inserted into the lunar orbit on Tuesday morning, the Indian space agency said.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Sitharaman in Varanasi on Tuesday to allay slowdown fears
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be in Varanasi on Tuesday to understand the problems faced by the local industry as well as the taxpayers. She is currently on a multi-city tour to take stock of the health of economy, which is in the grip of a slowdown and allay fears of "tax terrorism".
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Ex-Sudanese President's corruption trial begins
Khartoum, Aug 19 (IANS) A trial of Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir began at a court here on Monday on charges related to corruption, possession of foreign currency and illicit wealth.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Ashes: England name unchanged squad for third Test
London, Aug 19 (IANS) England on Monday named an unchanged squad for the third Ashes Test, after the second rubber ended in a thrilling draw.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
IIT-G researchers develop oil-water separating device
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) The researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati,(IIT-G) have developed two membranes that can separate oil and water. A IIT-G spokesman said the membranes -- super-water repellent in air, and super oil-repellent in water -- could separate complex mixtures of oil and water. The oil-water separation membranes could also be used in oil spill management.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Taj still a photographer's delight (World Photography Day)
Agra, Aug 19 (IANS) Why is the Taj Mahal, the 17th century monument of love, the most photographed building in the world?
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,IANS Life
China urges Trump to keep his word on Huawei
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) China on Monday urged US President Donald Trump to keep his word and allow companies in America to do business with Chinese tech giant Huawei, which was banned under trade restrictions put in place by Washington in May.
2019-08-19
Category: International, China,Politics
Entrepreneurship took a beating due to demonetisation
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Since its emergence on the global information technology map in late 1990s, Hyderabad grew as a key economic hub over the last two decades and is currently seen as one of the cities with best entrepreneurship and start-up eco-system in the country.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Kirti starts shooting for The Girl On The Train in London
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Kirti Kulhari has started shooting for the Bollywood remake of "The Girl On The Train" in London, and she has shared a picture from the set where she is seen with the film's heroine Parineeti Chopra.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mohammad Shahzad handed 1-yr ban for misconduct
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghanistan wicket-keeper and opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been handed a 12-month suspension by the country's cricket board.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Israel,Sports,Cricket
Yogi slammed after woman burnt alive over talaq plaint
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) A young woman in Uttar Pradesh was burnt alive in front of her five-year-old daughter after she complained to the police that her husband has divorced her by uttering "talaq" thrice.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Danni Wyatt scripts history with a ton in WCSL
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Danni Wyatt has scripted history as she became the first ever English player to score a ton in the Women's Cricket Super League (WCSL). Playing for Southern Vipers, Wyatt scored 110 off 60 balls.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Was challenging to bring alive 'Section 375' character: Richa
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says it was a challenge for her to be able to bring alive her character in the upcoming film "Section 375".
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vehicles torched in Odisha MLA's official residence
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 (IANS) Some miscreants have torched vehicles parked at the official residence here of ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Braja Kishore Pradhan, police said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
New Motor Vehicle Act will improve road safety: IRF
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Increased new penalties and provisions of punishment in the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 will help better adherence to traffic rules and decreased road accidents in India, the Geneva-based International Road Federation (IRF) said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smith returns to No.2 in Test rankings, closes gap on Kohli
Dubai, Aug 19 (IANS) Steve Smith, who followed up his twin tons at Edgbaston with a 92 at Lord's in the second Ashes Test, has reclaimed the No.2 spot in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen as per the latest updated rankings published by ICC on its website. England pacer Jofra Archer has debuted at No.83 on the bowlers' ranking.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Trump plays down fear of US recession
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President has tried to reassure markets about the risk of the US falling into a recession by saying the economy was doing "tremendously well", the media reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Solicitor General's wife's phone snatched in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Two bike-borne miscreants snatched the mobile phone of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta's wife near Mandi House in the heart of the national capital, police said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Panaji's water woes to stretch till Tuesday: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 19 (IANS) Faced with severe water scarcity over the last 72 hours, the water woes of Goa's capital are expected to spill over on to Tuesday, according to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Yamuna crosses 'warning mark', flood alert in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Yamuna river on Monday crossed the "warning mark" of 204.50 meters and was set to breach the "danger mark" of 205.33m in the evening, forcing authorities to ask people living in low-lying areas to evacuate to safer places.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra is dead
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra, the last Congress leader to preside over the state, died here on Monday following cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 82.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's first indigenous Pro Wrestling Show 'WIN Dangal ke Soorma' soon
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Gurugram-based Lex Sportel Vision has announced the launch of Indias first Indigenous Pro Wrestling Show titled, 'WIN (Wrestle India Network) Dangal ke Soorma. The 12 episode series will feature 21 elite Indian Pro-Wrestlers taking on International Wrestling stars and will be broadcast on DSPORT from August 24 onwards.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Opposition slams ED summons to Thackeray, Unmesh Joshi
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra Opposition on Monday slammed the Enforcement Directorate (ED)'s move summoning Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray and ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi's son Unmesh in an IL&FS related case.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Zakir Naik in soup over racial speeches in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who was granted permanent residency in Malaysia after he fled India on being charged with giving inflammatory speeches, has been barred from holding religious talks in several Malaysian states.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Northeast: New digital system hits India-Bangladesh trade
Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS) Due to introduction of a new online trade management system -- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) - the India-Bangladesh trade through Tripura has been hugely affected for the past two weeks, traders and officials said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Technology
Why men tend to blame women in sexual harassment cases
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Men may be more likely to victim-blame women who are sexually harassed because they have more empathy with the perpetrators, a new study suggests.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,IPL 2015,Commonwealth Games 2014
1 in 7 businesses experienced lateral phishing attacks: Report
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) With cyber criminals using deceptive techniques to launch lateral phishing attacks, one in seven businesses experienced such strikes globally in the past seven months, says a report from US-based cyber security firm Barracuda Networks.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Alia Bhatt to raise funds for animals via baking
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt will raise funds for an animal welfare organisation through actor Arjun Kapoor's sister Anshula Kapoor's online fundraising platform, Fankind.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Let us pray for human rights and peace in Kashmir: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Observing World Humanitarian Day on Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that we must all pray for the restoration of human rights and peace in Kashmir.
2019-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Water released from Hathnikund barrage floods Haryana villages
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday took stock of the situation after a dozen villages in Yamunanagar district were flooded by the excess water released from the Hathnikund barrage.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Baghel, Punia meet Sonia, discuss Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and the party's state in-charge P.L. Punia on Monday met Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi here and discussed issues related to the state.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China trade war will help Samsung, Tim Cook tells Trump
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has praised Apple CEO Tim Cook for "making a good case" that tariffs on China will help Samsung gain more as it is based in South Korea and does not need to pay any tariffs.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
ALERT: ED summons senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in Airbus purchase deal on Aug 23
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2019-08-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa government to showcase Parrikar's journey in photo-book
Panaji, Aug 19 (IANS) Goa's former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar's political journey will be published by the state government in a photo-book, as a tribute to him on the occasion of his birth anniversary on December 13 this year, CM Pramod Sawant said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Alia a warm, lovely person: Singer Shreya Sharma
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Shreya Sharma had a dream debut with "Prada", a song picturised on Alia Bhatt. The budding singer found the actress a warm and lovely person.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Konkona set to trace life of Kolkata's Queen of Cabaret
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Konkona Sen Sharma will trace the life of Arati Das, who was dubbed Queen of Cabaret in Kolkata, with in next directorial project.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ashes: Archer's heart skipped a beat when ball hit Smith
London, Aug 19 (IANS) England's Jofra Archer said that he did breath a sigh of relief when former Australia skipper Steve Smith got up after being hit on the neck by a bouncer bowled by the 24-year-old on Day 4 of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia over unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC).
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Rosatom completes equipment supply for 3rd Kudankulam power plant
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Russia's Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation on Monday said it has completed supply of main equipment for the third 1,000 MW nuclear power plant being built in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
8,000 evacuated in Gran Canaria wildfire
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) ome 8,000 people have been evacuated from several areas of Spain's Gran Canaria Islands due to a large wildfire that has spread to more than 3,400 hectares, authorities said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Don't give 'political colour' to Ravidas temple razing: SC
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said its order cannot be given a "political colour" by anyone while protesting against the demolition of the Guru Ravidas temple in the Tughlaqabad forest area here.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Bayern seal loan signing of Coutinho from Barca
London, Aug 19 (IANS) German giants Bayern Munich on Monday signed attacking mid-fielder Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on a season-long loan deal which includes an option to buy.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sexy means revealing in this era, says Alka Yagnik
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Alka Yagnik says now we live in an era where sexy means revealing.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karan Johar calls 'drug party' accusation ridiculous
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has finally broken his silence over allegations of hosting a drug party for a few A-list Bollywood stars at his residence last month.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bhim Army launches student wing
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) The Bhim Army has launched its student wing, the Bhim Army Students Federation (BASF), aimed at creating awareness among the youth.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Liquor sale from grocery shops proposed in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand Excise Department has proposed to allow sale of liquor in grocery shops in the state.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy
Didn't know I had tuberculosis for 8 years: Big B
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) For eight years megastar Amitabh Bachchan did not know he was suffering from Tuberculosis and said that he has does not mind calling himself a tuberculosis survivor.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yuvraj reveals how Akhtar checked on injured batsmen
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar had questioned English debutant Jofra Archer's sportsmanship after his ferocious bouncer struck Australia batsman Steve Smith during the second Ashes Test which ended in a draw. Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh came up with a cheeky response to Akhtar's reaction.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Redmi TV with 70-inch display to launch on August 29
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Xiaomi Founder, Chairman and CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that the first-ever Redmi TV with a huge 70-inch screen is all set to launch in China on August 29, news portal GizmoChina reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, China,Technology
Priyanka hits out at government over economic slowdown
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday slammed the government's silence over job losses following the slowdown in the economy.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Sonam slammed for Pak comments, asks trolls to get a life
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Sonam Kapoor is once again in the midst of a heated exchange with trolls. It all started when she became the target of netizens for her comments on Pakistan banning Indian films, particularly her 2016 release,"Neerja".
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi Congress leaders meet Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Ahead of Assembly elections due early next year in the national capital, senior Delhi Congress leaders on Monday met Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi here.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Apple Watch 5 to come in ceramic and titanium versions
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) Apple is expected to launch a host of new products next month including the upgraded Apple Watch 5 which is expected to come in titanium and ceramic variants.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Yamuna crosses 'warning mark' in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Yamuna river on Monday crossed the "warning mark" of 204.50 meters and was set to breach the "danger mark" of 205.33m, forcing authorities to stop traffic on one of the bridges that connect Delhi with its eastern wing.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Prayagraj SSP shunted out after six murders in a day
Prayagraj, Aug 19 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government on Monday removed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Atul Sharma from his post following six murders in a day in the district.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Year after Kerala floods, KSEB yet to give Rs 130 cr to CM fund
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, it has come to light that the Rs 130 crores that were collected by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) from its employees through the 'salary challenge' for the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF), are yet to be handed over, and only Rs 10 crores have been deposited so far.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
J&K political parties under intelligence scanner
Jammu/Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) In a major breakthrough to identify rumour mongers bent upon creating trouble, Jammu and Kashmir and central intelligence agencies claim to have identified activists and sympathizers of mainstream political parties with separatist tendencies.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Afghanistan slams Pak envoy's attempt to link Kashmir with peace process
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghanistan has strongly protested against the statement of Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan, that the tensions in Kashmir could affect the Afghan peace process, terming it "reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible".
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Amid slowdown, RBI Governor hints at softer approach on rates
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Indicating a softer approach on rate cuts in the wake of economic slowdown, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday said growth is the top priority at a time when the Indian banking system is facing many challenges.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Swatantra Dev Singh resigns as UP Minister
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh, on Monday, resigned from the Yogi Adityanath Cabinet. He resigned in keeping with the party's rule of one-man-one-post.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
This voice assistant can help visually impaired browse web
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content quickly and effortlessly from smart speakers and similar devices.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Ajay Devgn begins shooting for 'Maidaan'
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn will start shooting for director Amit Sharmas film on Indian football, which has been titled "Maidaan".
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian-American teen wins South Asian Spelling Bee
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) An Indian-American teenager from New Jersey won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee, after correctly spelling the word "flipe" to earn the national title and $3,000 grand prize.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Schools reopen in Srinagar, but students missing
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) After a gap of nearly a fortnight, around 200 schools in Srinagar reopened on Monday, but few students showed up. Though teachers were present in most schools, jittery parents avoided sending their children.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education
Airtel appoints Rajesh Tapadia as Nxtra Data CEO
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Monday said it has appointed Rajesh Tapadia as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its data centre and Cloud business subsidiary, Nxtra Data.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Detained Iranian tanker leaves Gibraltar
London, Aug 19 (IANS) An Iranian tanker, which has changed its name from Grace 1 to Adrian Darya-1, detained by Gibraltar since July on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria, was on its way to Greece on Monday after leaving port in the British territory.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Australia unsure about Smith's availability for 3rd Test
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Australia captain Tim Paine has said that it is still too early to tell as to whether star batsman Steve Smith will be available for the third Ashes Test beginning from Thursday at Headingley.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Team India support staff selection begins, announcement on Thursday
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) With the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) deciding on Ravi Shastri's re-appointment as the India head coach on Friday, it is now the turn of the five wise men of Indian cricket -- the selectors led by M.S.K. Prasad -- to appoint the support staff who will join Shastri to form the coaching staff of the Men in Blue.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Test format suits my game, says rookie Rahkeem Cornwall
St. Johns (Antigua), Aug 19 (IANS) Spin bowling West Indies all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall, who has been included in the squad for the two-Test series against India, believes his consistency makes him well suited for the longer format.
2019-08-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ex-Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra passes away
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra died on Monday following cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 82.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HK man denied bail for assaulting Chinese journalist
Hong Kong, Aug 19 (IANS) A Hong Kong court on Monday denied bail to a part-time hotel waiter allegedly involved in assaulting a Chinese journalist during a mass anti-government protest at the airport here.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Nepal national park uses app for rhino conservation
Kathmandu, Aug 19 (IANS) The Bardiya National Park in Nepal has started using a mobile app for the conservation of one-horned rhinos.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Archer has made a massive impact: Root
London, Aug 19 (IANS) England captain Joe Root was all praise for debutant pacer Jofra Archer after the drawn second Ashes Test at Lord's. Archer took five wickets accross the two innings and bowled hostile spells which most notably helped England stop the marauding Steve Smith.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
West Pak refugees, Valmikis hopeful post Article 370
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Gurdeep Singh is a happy man these days. A refugee from West Pakistan settled in Jammu for the past 15 years, he believes he will benefit from the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. Article 370 accorded a special status to Jammu and Kashmir and denied equal opportunities to outsiders in the state.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Ex-LS Speaker's son and Raj Thackeray summoned by ED
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshis son and realty developer Unmesh Joshi has been summoned, along with his business partner Raj Thackeray, by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), for a probe into an IL&FS related case, official sources said.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
No hearing on Ayodhya dispute in Supreme Court
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The daily hearing on the Ayodhya title dispute could not be held in the Supreme Court on Monday as one of the judges on a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was not available.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
12,000 dengue patients hospitalised in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 12,000 dengue patients have been hospitalised across Bangladesh between August 12 and 18, health officials said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Shastri names Iyer for much-debated no.4 spot
St. Johns (Antigua), Aug 19 (IANS) Head coach Ravi Shastri has for the time put an end to the debate over the No.4 spot in the Indian batting line-up by identifying Shreyas Iyer as the man for the job.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Antigua,Sports,Cricket
Schools reopen in Srinagar, but students missing
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) After a gap of 15 days, around 200 school in Srinagar reopened on Monday, but few students showed up. Though teachers were present in most schools, jittery parents avoided sending their children.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education
Total Ashes foul for Lord's crowd: Aussie PM on Smith's booing
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday condemned the harsh treatment meted out to batsman Steve Smith, who was subjected to booing by the Lord's crowd during the second Ashes Test which ended in a tense draw.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Prince William, Kate may call off Pakistan visit
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton might be taking a rain-check on their visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a media report said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
CBI granted time in Unnao rape survivor accident case
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday granted two weeks more to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conclude its probe in the Unnao rape survivor accident case.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Flood alert for Pak rivers after India releases water
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have issued flood alerts after India released water into river Sutlej and the Alchi dam "without preschedule", the media reported.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Anushka's 'sunkissed' image leaves Virat spellbound
Antigua, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's photograph from a beach here in West Indies has left her star cricketer husband Virat Kohli at a loss of words.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mitchell Johnson elected MCC honorary life member
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has been elected as an honorary member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pakistanis frustrated with life: Adnan Sami
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Trolled regularly, and more so after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, singer Adnan Sami has come down heavily on his erstwhile compatriot Pakistanis saying they are "frustrated with their own lives" and have been taking it out on him since they realise that he has moved on.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US man arrested over threats to Jewish centre
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Police in the US state of Ohio have arrested a man they believe threatened to carry out a shooting at a Jewish community centre, the media reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prince Andrew 'appalled' by sex abuse claims
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Britain's Prince Andrew has said he is "appalled" by sex abuse claims surrounding his late friend Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his cell at a federal prison in New York earlier this month, the media reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Himachal roads shut due to landslides
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) Roads in Himachal Pradesh continued to remain shut on Monday due to landslides triggered by heavy rain in the past two days, officials said.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Experts' hope high from direct tax code
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) With the direct tax code (DTC) being in the works for years and report of the task force expected anytime now, tax experts hope the new draft law would ease compliance burden and reduce future litigations by incorporating orders of various high courts and the Supreme Court while settling the cases.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
With easy money around, tech entrepreneurs turn risk-averse
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) N.R. Narayana Murthy launched Infosys in 1981 with six other colleagues on a mere $250 borrowed from his wife.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Elon Musk relaunches Tesla solar panel business
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has relaunched Tesla's solar panel services, claiming that it could save a user about $500 a year.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-Malaysian PM's corruption trial postponed
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) A Malaysian court on Monday postponed a trial against former Prime Minister Najib Razak for his alleged role in the embezzlement of billions in public funds that contributed to his shocking election defeat last year.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Triple talaq cases rise in UP after law comes into force
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 which criminalises triple talaq has, so far, failed to act as a deterrent to the cases of triple talaq in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kartik Aaryan starrer 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' to release in July 2020
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan will be stepping into the shoes of National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar's role in the second installment "Bhool Bhulaiyaa", which is scheduled to hit the screens on July 31, 2020.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Smith hopes to be 100% fit for Headingley Test
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Premier Australia batsman Steve Smith, who could not be part of the final day proceedings of the second drawn Test at Lord's following a concussion, is hoping to regain full fitness before the third Ashes game beginning Thursday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Paytm promotes CFO Madhur Deora as President
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Gearing up for the next phase of growth in consumer Internet and financial services, digital payments player Paytm on Monday announced the promotion of its Chief Financial Officer Madhur Deora as the company's President.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Sledging Smith leads to ejection for Lord's member
London, Aug 19 (IANS) The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), in a one of its kind penalty, ejected one of its members after he sledged Australia's Steve Smith in the famed Long Room of the pavilion during the second Ashes Test which ended in a tense draw.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SC rejects Tarun Tejpal's plea
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected journalist Tarun Tejpal's plea seeking to set aside the charges of sexual assault framed against him by a trial court.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Tim Cook right that China trade war will help Samsung'
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has praised Apple CEO Tim Cook for "making a good case" that tariffs on China will help Samsung gain more as it is based in South Korea and does not need to pay any tariffs.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
Trump expresses optimism over US, Taliban talks
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has expressed optimism over the talks between the Taliban and American negotiators as the two sides were trying to chalk out a deal on the withdrawal of US forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with the Afghan government.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kohli completes 11 years in international cricket
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli has completed 11 years in international cricket.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Plantation drive along river banks in UP
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Ten days after Uttar Pradesh (UP) created a world record by planting 22 crore saplings in a single day, ten districts of the state have mooted a similar initiative along the banks of the Ganga and Gomti rivers by the August end.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Google Assistant beats Alexa, Siri again on smartphones
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) As the war between digital assistants intensifies, Google Assistant has once again beaten Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri when it comes to answering queries correctly on smartphones.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump casts doubt on business with Huawei
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has cast doubt on the possibility of conducting any kind of business with Huawei right before his administration was set to announce whether it was extending a temporary reprieve of the ban on American companies buying the Chinese tech giant's components.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sensex up 73 pts, Nifty above 11,000
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) The Sensex on Monday opened slightly higher over gains by finance and banking stocks.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'No deal Brexit dossier shows worst case scenario'
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A leaked secret dossier filed by the UK Cabinet Office which lists a hard Irish border, chaos at the ports along with fuel, medicine and food shortages as a result of a no deal Brexit, outlines a "worst-case scenario", said to a Minister.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Twitter slammed for China-backed ads against HK protesters
Hong Kong, Aug 19 (IANS) Users on the social bookmarking website Pinboard have slammed China-backed advertisements being run on Twitter, attacking Hong Kong protesters.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology
Australia's 'most wanted' murder suspect captured
Canberra, Aug 19 (IANS) One of Australia's most wanted fugitives has been caught after over two years on the run following the murder of his brother at a shopping centre in Melbourne, police said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ashes has kept Test cricket alive: Ganguly
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Indian skipper seems to be mighty impressed with the standard of cricket being played in the ongoing Ashes Test series between England and Australia which has so far seen nervy battle between the arch-rivals.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cricketer Praveen Kumar's father-in-law falls to death
Meerut, Aug 19 (IANS) Anil Kumar, the father-in-law of former Indian cricketer Praveen Kumar, accidentally fell from his three-storey residence in Meerut and later succumbed to his injuries.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Detained Iranian tanker sets sail from Gibraltar
London, Aug 19 (IANS) An Iranian ship, which has changed its name from Grace 1 to Adrian Darya-1, held by Gibraltar since July on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria has left port, media reports said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
All UP boats to be registered
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has come out with a slew of measures to address boat accidents. It has decided that all boats in the state will be painted bright yellow and each one will have a number assigned to it.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yogi's cabinet reshuffle postponed
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) The much awaited cabinet reshuffle of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has been postponed.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Loan issues, red tapeism at state level hits entrepreneurship
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Reluctance of banks and financial institutions to provide loans to start-ups, bureaucratic red tapeism and sloth, lack of coordination and infrastructure at the level of state governments and absence of proper mentoring are among the major reasons that are killing the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country, say industry watchers and experts.
2019-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Ishant, Umesh help India continue dominance in tour game
Antigua, Aug 19 (IANS) After Cheteshwar Pujara, it was the turn of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav to announce their return to Test cricket after a long hiatus as both picked up three wickets each to bundle out West Indies A for 181 before India extended their lead to 200 runs at stumps on Day 2 in the three-day practice match at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Kabul bombing: Afghanistan postpones 100th I-Day celebrations
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) The Afghan government has postponed celebrations to commemorate the 100th Independence Day of Afghanistan which was scheduled for Monday in the historic Dar-ul-Aman Palace.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Indian entrepreneurs, start-ups await growth revival
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) Hit by the decline in economic growth, hundreds of entrepreneurs and start-ups in the manufacturing and services sectors are looking towards the central government with the hope that it will act to reboot the economy.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Entrepreneurial woes: Ease of doing business, not that easy
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) In most cases it takes a tragedy to bring the worlds focus to a plight prevailing for long, the same happened with V.G. Siddharthas death, as it brought to light the dark side of the Indian entrepreneurial environment.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Trump acknowledges US' interest in buying Greenland
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has acknowledged that Greenland is strategically interesting for his country, but stopped short of making it a priority issue.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Medvedev, Keys crowned Cincinnati Masters champions
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Russia's Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys of the US won the men's and women's singles titles of the Cincinnati Masters after winning their respective summit clashes.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Fears in US of bad peace deal with the Taliban
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) An Afghanistan peace agreement that the US seems close to reaching with the Taliban has prompted worries that President Donald Trumps desire to quickly withdraw US troops could further plunge the country into civil war.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Sonia made interim chief as Nehru-Gandhi family trusted: Baghel (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The people and the Congress workers have confidence in the Nehru-Gandhi family and that is why Sonia Gandhi was made the party's interim chief, says Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
11 killed in Maharashtra accident
Dhule (Maharashtra) Aug 19 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and 23 injured in a head-on collision between a container truck and a state transport bus, police said here on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thousands march once again in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Aug 19 (IANS) A mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, widely deemed the most important so far this month, attracted tens of thousands of people as the crisis entered the 11th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump defends China policy, says US economy is world's best
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his strategy versus China, on whose goods Washington has imposed heavy tariffs as the two nations are engaged in high-stakes trade talks, and he called the US economy "the best in the world."
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Scientists develop wearable sensors to detect sweat rate
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) The US scientists have developed a kind of wearable skin sensors that can detect what's in wearers' sweat that may provide real-time updates on their health problems like dehydration or fatigue.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Ashes: Australia cling on to draw despite Archer, Leach heroics (Roundup)
London, Aug 19 (IANS) The exceptionally talented Jofra Archer and left-arm spinner Jack Leach gave Australia a real scare before Travis Head and Pat Cummins held on to a draw in the high-octane clash, after Steve Smith was ruled out with concussion on Day 5 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's here on Sunday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak government presents first anniversary progress report
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Ruling Pakistani Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government on Sunday presented its progress report on the first anniversary of its assuming office, reviewing achievements made by the government.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Politics
Not intimidated by Trinamool's threats: Sovan
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who switched over to the BJP last week, accused the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal of conspiring to put his life in danger and said he will not be intimidated by such threats.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mughal descendant offers gold brick for Ram temple
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, has offered to donate a gold brick to build the Ram temple at Ayodhya.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Fake Polish visa provider arrested
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A 35-year-old man who allegedly cheated around 50 people on the pretext of getting them visa to Poland was arrested by the Delhi Police on Saturday from Mumbai.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC to hear pleas against MP's hiked OBC quota from Aug 21
Jabalpur, Aug 18 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court has decided to club all the petitions challenging the Congress state government's decision to raise the reservation for the OBCs from 14 to 27 per cent, and will hear all the petitions from August 21.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Team India's security upped in Windies after security threat
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian team currently playing in the Caribbean Island has been given additional security after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) received a hoax message that cited Virat Kohli and boys were in danger and their movements were being monitored.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pak resumes ceasefire violations in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) After a lull of less than 24 hours, Pakistan violated the ceasefire again with fresh shelling near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Deputy Drugs Controller suspended for corruption
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has suspended Deputy Drugs Controller Naresh Sharma, posted at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), following his arrest by the CBI on charges of corruption, an official statement said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gokulam storm into Durand semis with 4-1 win over TRAU
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Marcus Joseph scored a hat-trick as Gokulam Kerala FC defeated a 10-man TRAU FC 4-1 to qualify for the semifinals of the 129th Durand Cup here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Telangana government neck-deep in corruption: Nadda
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP's Working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday slammed Telangana's TRS government, saying it is neck-deep in corruption and alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was interested only in promoting his family in politics.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Yediyurappa awaits Shah's nod to expand cabinet
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The much-delayed cabinet expansion of the three-week-old BJP government in Karnataka is set to take place this week after party's national president Amit Shah clears the names of legislators for inducting, an official source said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Malnutrition bigger threat than Maoists: Chhattisgarh CM
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Sunday that malnutrition is a much bigger threat than Maoist violence in the state and that his government is working hard to improve the health of the people.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashes: Stokes, Archer push England for win, Aus 46/2 at tea
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Ben Stokes hit a brilliant unbeaten hundred to put England in a strong position and set Australia a target of 267 before Jofra Archer reduced the tourists to 46/2 at tea and fuel the team's hopes of a improbable victory, after Steve Smith was ruled out with concussionm on Day 5 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Jaitley's condition critical, several ministers visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on Sunday to enquire about the health of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in a critical condition on life support systems.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PKL 7: Tamil Thalaivas, Puneri Paltan play out 31-31 draw
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Home team Tamil Thalaivas and Puneri Paltan played out a highly entertaining 31-31 draw in a see-sawing second match of Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Ashes: Jofra Archer and return of the disconcerting bouncer
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Jofra Archer's brutish spell at Lord's which knocked Australia's batting mainstay Steve Smith to the ground on Day 4, and get ruled out on Sunday due to concussion, reminded many of the disconcerting bouncer which used to be a quick's main weapon to scare batsmen in Test cricket.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
PSG ready to loan Neymar with buying back clause option
Paris, Aug 18 (IANS) With Brazil soccer star Neymar wanting to move out of Paris Saint-Germain, the capital club have said that they are open to the idea of a loan move for the striker with a subsequent obligation to buy him back.
2019-08-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Joe Jonas rings in 30th birthday with Bond theme party
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Joe Jonas marked his 30th birthday with a "James Bond" themed birthday party.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
India condemns Kabul bombing that killed over 60
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Sunday strongly condemned the horrific bombing at a Kabul wedding hall in which over 60 people were killed and called for the perpetrators of the terror attack and those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice immediately.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Yediyurappa ministry to be expanded on Tuesday
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The B.S. Yediyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka will be expanded on Tuesday, an official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gehlot blames ex-CM Raje for lapses in Pehlu Khan probe
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Blaming former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's government for reported lapses in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said his government has formed an SIT to investigate the case.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Arjun, Malaika click love-filled images of each other
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actors Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora clicked photographs of each other, giving a sneak-peak into their love-filled Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP's success ordained by God, not man: Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP's success is ordained by God and is not man-made, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
More major decisions by PM Modi in coming days: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government will take a few major decisions in the coming days, after which the BJP will be in power for the next quarter century, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Kolkata accident: Accused sent to police custody
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A popular city restaurant chain owner's son, who had mowed down two Bangladeshi nationals while speeding in his luxury car, was on Sunday sent to 12 days police custody, police said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Triple talaq 'un-Islamic', not supported by Quran: Shah
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said here that the concept of 'triple talaq' is "un-Islamic" and does not have the sanction of the Quran.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Widow set on fire by in-laws over property dispute in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A widow was set afire by her seven relatives, including mother- in-law, over a property dispute in the Hazrat Nizamuddin area of South Delhi, said a police officer here on Sunday. The victim suffered 80 per cent burns, he added.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan attacks Rajnath Singh over PoK comments
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday attacked Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh over his statement that any talk with Pakistan would only be on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), saying it is "reflective of the predicament that India finds itself in" after its Kashmir move.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
After Kashmir backing, Modi to visit UAE, Bahrain
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Days after the UAE openly backed India over its Kashmir move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to pay a two-day state visit to Abu Dhabi from August 23, and also to Bahrain, where the administration cracked down on Pakistanis holding an anti-India demonstration last week.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Economy needs stimulus, credit demand muted: SBI Chairman
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Amid the economy roiling through a slowdown in demand and consumption, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Sunday raised the pitch for a stimulus, saying that the credit demand remains subdued.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
SBI extends credit period for auto dealers by 15-30 days
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India's largest lender, the State Bank of India, on Sunday said that it is extending the repayment period for stressed automobile dealers by 15-30 days to help them out of current inventory builds-ups due to the slowdown in the sector and in economy.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Harmeet, Ayhika corner glory in national ranking TT
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) It took him almost three years for a national ranking title to come his way, but sixth-seed Harmeet Desai emerged as the deserving winner when he beat Sushmit Sriram of Tamil Nadu 4-1 to hoist the men's singles trophy in the UTT National Ranking (South Zone) table tennis championships at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Other Sports
Ashes: Stokes' unbeaten ton helps Eng set Aus 267-run target
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Ben Stokes hit a brilliant unbeaten hundred to put England in a strong position and set Australia a target of 267 on Day 5 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India, Bhutan agree on close coordination, boost ties
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) India and Bhutan has agreed to maintain close coordination on matters linked to each other's security and national interests, and emphasised on the hydro-power development as one of the important areas of mutually beneficial cooperation.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan condemns Kabul wedding hall bombing
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday condemned the bomb attack at a packed wedding hall in Afghan capital Kabul in which at least 63 people were killed.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
CBI conducts raids in Rs 354 crore Moser Baer case
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against Moser Baer India Limited (MBIL) and conducted raids at six places to nab its current and former officials for cheating the Central Bank of India to the tune of Rs 354.51 crore, a CBI officer said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Majority of opinions worked against Jaspal Rana: Bhutia
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A lot of debate has gone into deciding the winners of the Dronacharya Award, former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
DDCA to name Kotla stand after Virat Kohli
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Celebrating his achievements in international cricket, the Delhi & District Cricket Association on Sunday decided to name one stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium after India skipper Virat Kohli.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Deepa Malik dedicates Khel Ratna to late father
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After being recommended for the highest sporting award in the country -- the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- para athlete Deepa Malik has dedicated the honour to her late father Bal Krishan Nagpal, saying the recognition was a real tribute to "Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikaas."
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Anita Hassanandani enjoys juggling between two shows
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Anita Hassanandani is enjoying participating with husband Rohit Reddy on dance reality show "Nach Baliye 9" and hosting a live game show "Lagao Boli - Sabse Kam Sabse Anokhi".
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sovan Chatterjee accuses Mamata govt of vendetta
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after his police protection withdrawn by the West Bengal government, former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Sunday wrote to city Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma requesting him to deploy adequate security personnel to "avert any untoward attempt" on his life.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kranti feels blessed to be part of 'Batla House'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Kranti Prakash Jha says he feels blessed to be a part of the film "Batla House" in which he is "scaring everyone".
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No Section 144 in Jammu: Officials clarify
Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) Senior police officers in Jammu have denied rumours about reimposition of Section 144 of the CrPC prohibiting assembly of more than four persons at a spot and closure of schools in Jammu, saying the situation in the district is absolutely normal.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Indians get best good night's sleep in the world: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) When it comes to quality sleep, India has astonishingly come on top -- followed by Saudi Arabia and China -- among the most restful populations where people get the best good night's sleep.
2019-08-18
Category: International, India,Technology
100,000 hit streets as protests continue to roil HK
Hong Kong, Aug 18 (IANS) Over 100,000 people dressed in black took part in the pro-democracy protests here on Sunday, amid severe warnings from Beijing. Rains couldn't dissuade people from filling the Victoria Park then spilling out to occupy major roads in all directions, the BBC reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Madhya Pradesh monsoon-rich after three years
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) With about six monsoon weeks still to go, Bhopal is looking at breaking the rainfall record of 168.64 cm set 13 years ago.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
BBB invites applications for MD & CEO post in PNB, BoI
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bank Board Bureau (BBB) has invited applications for the post of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) and the Bank of India (BoI).
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India U-19 boys beat Vanuatu 1-0 in OFC developmental meet
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Sumit Rathi's second-half strike from the top of the box earned India U-19 national team a 1-0 win against hosts Vanuatu in their opening fixture of the OFC Developmental Tournament 2019 at the Korman Stadium in Port Villa, Vanuatu, on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Labuschagne becomes 1st 'concussion substitute' in Test history
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Australia's top order batsman Marnus Labuschagne on Sunday became the first like-for-like substitute in the 142-year history of Test cricket after Steve Smith was ruled out of the remainder of the second Ashes Test in Lord's after being diagnosed with concussion caused by a blow to his neck from England seamer Jofra Archer on Day 4 on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak approaches FB, Twitter over suspension of accounts on Kashmir
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani officials on Sunday said they have taken up the suspension of Pakistani social media accounts that posted messages in support of Kashmir with social networking giants Facebook and Twitter, local media reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Technology
Hooda backs Article 370's abrogation, puts Congress on notice
Rohtak (Haryana), Aug 18 (IANS) In a significant political move, senior Congress leader and two-time Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, here on Sunday, supported the Narendra Modi government's move to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Pak gig: Mika Singh speaks up on FWICE decision to ban him
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh on Sunday said he will continue to do good for India despite the Federation Of Western India Cine Employees' (FWICE) decision to ban him from playback singing, giving public performances and acting in the country, following his gig in Pakistan.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP cadre now hope Ram Mandir, Uniform Civil Code come soon
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government's revocation of Article 370, one of the core agendas of the BJP and which opposition parties had scoffed at as impossible, has filled the party rank and file with hope that the other two core issues of Ram Mandir and a Uniform Civil Code would follow soon.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
63 killed in Kabul blast, IS owns responsibility (2nd Lead)
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 63 people were killed and over 180 injured in a suicide bombing at a packed wedding hall here, reports said on Sunday. The IS has claimed responsibility for the attack, which has left many relatives of the couple getting married dead.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Football riot leaves three dead in Honduras
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 10 injured in a clash between fans of rival football clubs in Honduras, reports said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Sports
Ashes: England lead by 165 runs at Lunch on Day 5
London, Aug 18 (IANS) England were 157/4 at Lunch on Day 5 of the rain-hit second Ashes Test at Lord's on Sunday, leading Australia by 165 runs. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler were batting on 51 and 31 runs, respectively, when the session ended.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Himachal sees highest ever rainfall in 24 hours
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) The local Indian Meteorological Department on Sunday said Himachal Pradesh received the highest ever rainfall for a 24-hour period, since records began almost 70 years ago.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
UK PM to tell EU leaders to renegotiate Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell European Union (EU) leaders that there needs to be a new Brexit deal when he makes his first trip abroad as the Prime Minister later this week.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
Ashwiny to weave, learn from many more stories
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has thanked the fans for showering love on her film "Bareilly Ki Barfi", which turned two on Sunday. She said there are many more stories to weave and learn for a lifetime.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brexit Minister signs order to end all EU laws in Britain
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signed an order that will end all European Union (EU) laws applying in Britain from October 31, the British government said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Mild tremor hits Manipur-Myanmar border, no damage reported
Imphal, Aug 18 (IANS) A 2.9-magnitude earthquake hit the India-Myanmar border region in Manipur on late Saturday night. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There's space for regional hip-hop, says Raftaar
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Rapper Raftaar says Hindi rappers are not frowned upon anymore and that the next phase of hip-hop is a lot of regionalisation.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Concussion rules Smith out of remainder of Lord's Test
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Star Australia batsman Steve Smith was on Sunday ruled out of the remainder of the second Ashes Test in Lord's after being diagnosed with concussion caused by a blow to his neck from England seamer Jofra Archer on Day 4 on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Deadly Chinese kite flying strings on sale despite ban
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The sale of Chinese kite flying thread, coated with glass or abrasives, is banned in the national capital but the dangerous cord continues to be available freely under the counters in neighbourhood stores.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imran Khan attacks 'fascist, Hindu supremacist Modi govt'
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Defeated in his bid to get the UNSC or the world leaders to censure India over Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday took to Twitter to urge the world to "seriously consider the safety and security of India's nuclear arsenal in the control of the fascist, racist Hindu Supremacist Modi Government".
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nadda discusses poll strategy with Telangana BJP leaders
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday discussed with the party's Telangana leaders the strategy to be adopted in the ensuing elections to urban local bodies in the state.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
48-member Indian team for WorldSkills Competition in Russia
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The son of a security guard who became a mechatronics technician, a young woman who battled patriarchal pressures to build a career in health and social care... These are among the 48 who left for Russia on Sunday to represent India in the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan from August 22-27.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Nehru's 'wrong' policies delayed Goa's liberation: Chouhan
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister late Jawaharlal Nehru's "wrong" policies not only led to prolonging of the vexed Jammu and Kashmir problem, but also delayed the liberation of Goa from Portuguese yoke, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Article 370: Confused Congress disintegrating, says Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) A confused Congress is disintegrating in face of the NDA government's brave decision to abrogate Article 370, BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
18 killed in highest-ever rainfall in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Eighteen people, including three children, were killed on Sunday due to heavy rainfall-related incidents across Himachal Pradesh, officials said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IAF aircraft parts recovered 51 years after crash
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) An expedition by the Dogra Scouts has recovered parts of an Indian Air Force AN-12 transport aircraft that crashed in the icy mountains of Himachal Pradesh 51 years ago, killing all 102 people on board, the Indian Army said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
French waiter shot dead over 'slow service'
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A waiter in a cafe near Paris was shot and killed by a customer irate over delay in preparing the sandwich he had ordered, reports said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'WhatsApp from Facebook' tag added in latest beta: Report
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) WhatsApp is adding an update to its latest beta that adds the "WhatsApp from Facebook" tag to the application.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
AIIMS opens Emergency ward, blamed for losses in fire
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) on Sunday blamed the AIIMS for the losses it suffered in a major fire even as the premier institute reopened its Emergency ward a day after the disaster.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Deepa Malik dedicates Khel Ratna to late father
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After being recommended for the highest sporting award in the country -- the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- para athlete Deepa Malik has dedicated the honour to his late father Bal Krishan Nagpal, saying the recognition was a real tribute to "Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikaas."
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kerala journo's death: Factual errors found in SIT report
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Glaring factual errors have been found in the interim report filed by the Kerala Police's Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the road accident case in which journalist K.M.Basheer was killed after being hit by a car driven by inebriated IAS officer Sreeram Venkitaraman here early this month, said Siraj newspaper management.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
128 heads of cattle seized in Bengal, 13 smugglers held
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel seized 128 heads of cattle, being smuggled across to Bangladesh, and arrested 13 people in raids in various border areas in West Bengal on Saturday night and early Sunday, a BSF official said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Expect good tidings early in week but keep fingers crossed (Column: Market Watch)
The short-truncated trading week ended with losses but had hope and expectations on Friday. Dow Jones was a roller coaster this week and global events do make one nervous. BSESENSEX in three trading days closed with losses of 231.58 points or 0.62 per cent at 37,350.33 points while NIFTY lost 61.85 points or 0.56 per cent to close at 11,047.80 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 0.72 per cent, 0.67 per cent and 0.69 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was down 1.31 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was down 0.90 per cent.
2019-08-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy
'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams dead
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Richard Williams, the Oscar-winning animator who worked on the hit film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", is dead. He was 86.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fake currency notes seized in Kolkata, 1 held
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The special task force of the Kolkata Police has seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of the total face value of Rs 1,92,000, a senior officer said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIR against Assam-based news portal over 'fake news'
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) The brother of a research scholar of the Gauhati University has lodged an FIR against editor of a Guwahati-based news portal 'InsideNe' for implicating his sister in a "fake news" related to eating beef.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Archaeological evidence after faith based arguments on Ayodhya
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Last week, the Hindu parties argued in the Supreme Court on the credibility of the excavations by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) that have shown a massive public structure mainly used for worship existed at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Akhtar slams Archer for not showing 'courtesy' after Smith bouncer
Karachi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said on Sunday that England's Jofra Archer lacked "courtesy" after bowling a ferocious bouncer that floored Steve Smith on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
I have no regrets: Akhtar Ali (Where Are They Now?)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Notwithstanding his failing health and advanced age, India's celebrated tennis player and legendary coach Akhtar Ali still keeps a keen eye on the courts of the eastern metropolis to spot and guide budding talent. Now a 80-plus veteran, Ali leads a simple life, spending time with his grandchildren and has little hesitation in saying: "I have no regrets".
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,IANS Life
Karnataka may order CBI probe into snooping under Kumaraswamy govt
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government plans to soon order a CBI inquiry into the alleged phone-tapping of BJP leaders and 2-3 senior state police officers during the previous JD-S-Congress coalition government, an official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Punjab extends health cover to 4,500 journalists
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Sunday announced to bring over 4,500 journalists into the ambit of its universal health insurance scheme, Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
Giorgia Andriani 'not acting' in 'Dabangg 3'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Many expected Giorgia Andriani to make her acting debut with her beau and actor-producer Arbaaz Khan's upcoming film "Dabangg 3", but she says she is neither acting in it nor performing on any special song.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IS recruit loses UK citizenship
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A British Muslim convert who joined the Islamic State (IS) terror group as a teenager has had his UK citizenship revoked, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Archer smiling after Smith bouncer angers social media
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Jofra Archer has marked his Test debut with what has been rated as one of the most intimidating spells of pace bowling in recent times by the commentators and the fans. Archer bowled 29 overs on Day 4 and regularly hit speeds north of 145 kmph. He was also involved in an engrossing battle with the prolific Steve Smith.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Despite low demand, research firm G&R bullish on oil prices
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Despite the lack of demand in the global markets owing to worldwide slowdown in economic activity, natural resource research firm Goehring & Rozencwajg (G&R) says that it expects oil prices to rise.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I-T department to adopt 'taxpayer friendly' approach
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department has decided to adopt a more friendly approach in its dealings with the tax assessees, sources said on Sunday, following Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's call for a mindset change among tax officials.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Expected stimulus, attractive valuations to prop up equities (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) An expected stimulus package, along with attractive valuations are likely to swing the domestic equity indices' upwards during next week.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Redmi 7A: Decent buy in its price segment
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Xiaomi has been able to successfully woo the budget-conscious Indian buyers and this time, the Chinese handset maker has forayed into the entry-level segment with its new launch -- the Redmi 7A -- that comes in two variants.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kovind meets Lata Mangeshkar at her residence
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has met Lata Mangeshkar at her residence here. The legendary singer said that she felt deeply honoured and humbled by the President's visit.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Would return to real time normalcy elude Kashmiris for long?
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Moving with extreme caution and taking decision based on daily assessment of the ground situation, authorities on Sunday relaxed curbs in more areas of the Kashmir Valley.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Assembly battle soon but Delhi Congress headless
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even after close to a month since Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit passed away, the grand old party is struggling to find a replacement in the national capital where Assembly elections will be held in about six months.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Most Handsome Man' title not an achievement for Hrithik
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan probably scores 10 on 10 in the looks department, and it seems like a US-based agency has also noticed it.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Krunal, Hardik spotted in orange Lamborghini
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Hot on the heels of bagging the Man of the Series award in the recently-held T20 series against the West Indies, Krunal Pandya was spotted in an orange Lamborghini here recently with brother Hardik on the wheels.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
A gene mutation can put you at alcoholism risk
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) A tiny genetic mutation can put people at a higher risk for alcohol or drug addiction, say researchers.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Yogi likely to reshuffle Cabinet on Monday
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) The much-awaited Cabinet reshuffle of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is likely to take place on Monday evening.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi leaves for India, ends two-day Bhutan visit
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for India after his two-day visit to Bhutan where he held talks with Bhutanese leaders to further deepen bilateral ties.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Fire Service blames AIIMS for losses in fire
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Fire Service (DFS) chief Vipin Kental on Sunday said the damage due to the blaze at AIIMS could have avoided had the hospital administration been careful about exits and open spaces and if its security staff had been more alert.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nokia 7.2 images leaked ahead of IFA 2019
Helsinki, Aug 18 (IANS) Images of Nokia 7.2 -- the upcoming smartphone from HMD Global -- have been leaked and they suggest the device may feature a circular camera module at the back, the media has reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Finland,Technology
Kohli most followed cricketer on social media
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli not only rules the cricketing world, but also leads the charts when it comes to social media following.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Former cricketers slam fans for booing Smith
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Former cricketers from England and Australia were united in condemning a section of fans at Lord's for booing Steve Smith when the latter returned to the crease on Day 4 of the second Ashes Test on Saturday. Smith received a sickening blow to his neck below his ear off a short delivery from Jofra Archer because of which he had to retire hurt.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tax issues: Communication gap between Centre and officials
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even as the government tries to ease the 'tax concerns' of corporates, the bureaucracy still seems to be stuck in its old ways.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AIIMS starts internal enquiry into fire disaster
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after a major fire broke out in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) complex, the Central government-run hospital began an internal enquiry on Sunday to know what caused the disaster and how to strengthen anti-fire measures.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi seeks Bhutan's cooperation in new sectors
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Saying India is home to among the biggest start-up eco-systems in the world and witnessing transformation in many sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was a great time to innovate in his country, proposing extensive cooperation between the two neighbours in new areas like space and digital payments.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,National,Diplomacy,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lanka captain Karunaratne hails bowlers' effort
Galle, Aug 18 (IANS) After defeating New Zealand by six wickets in the first Test here on Sunday, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne praised his bowlers for restricting the Kiwis to 249 in the first innings.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Water level at Haryana barrage increases
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Due to heavy rains in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, authorities in Haryana's Hathnikund barrage on Sunday said the water level in the Yamuna river has increased, posing a flood threat to New Delhi.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
5 students electrocuted to death in Karnataka town
Koppal (Karnataka), Aug 18 (IANS) Five students aged 14-16 years were electrocuted to death in a freak mishap on the terrace of a residential school building in Karnataka's Koppal town, police said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zomato boy's 'gori tera gaon' goes viral
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A Zomato delivery boy's soulful rendition of Bollywood number "Gori Tera Gaon Bada Pyara" has gone viral on Facebook after it was shared by a customer.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Journalist shot dead in UP
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) A journalist and his brother were shot dead on Sunday by their neighbour, following a dispute over dumping of cow dung near their house.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stalkers run bike over girl's head, police refuse FIR
Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) A group of stalkers accosted a 16-year-old girl returning from her school in Sultanpur and then drove a motorbike over her head and smashed her skull when she raised an alarm.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP worker killed in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A fifty-year-old worker of Bharatiya Janata Party died after miscreants hurled crude bombs towards him in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KJo's witty reply to troll for joking about his sexuality
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Karan Johar has given a sarcastic reply to a social media troll, who made a comment about the filmmaker's sexuality.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yamuna rising, near danger level in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The water level in the river Yamuna here has reached 203.37m and is expected to touch the "warning mark" of 204.5m in the next 36 hours, with the "danger mark" pegged at 205.33m, authorities said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kashmiri Pandit diaspora meet in Houston
Houston (Texas), Aug 18 (IANS) Celebrating the abrogation of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) organised a meeting of the community members in Houston with the head of BJP's Foreign Affairs Department, Vijay Chauthaiwale.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
Akshay vs John: 'Mission Mangal' takes lead on Day 3
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar's "Mission Mangal" has taken a lead at the Indian box-office after raking in Rs 70.02 crore in three days. Actor John Abraham's "Batla House", on the other hand, minted Rs 35.29 crore.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Leaked No Deal Brexit dossier predicts chaos, shortages
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A hard Irish border, three-months of chaos at the ports as well as fuel, medicine and food shortages were expected in the event of a No Deal Brexit, a leaked dossier has revealed.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
We have right to know what happened to Netaji: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Recalling the mysterious disappearance of great Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that peoploe have the right to know of his whereabouts or ultimate fate.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trying to be best version of me: Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor says he is trying to be the best version of himself that his late mother Mona Shourie would have wanted him to be.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Black-clad HK protesters gather for mass rally
Hong Kong, Aug 18 (IANS) Protesters dressed in black participated in a mass anti-government rally in Hong Kong's Victoria Park on Sunday, a day after tens of thousands of people took to the streets on the 11th weekend of unrest sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Differently-abled artists render colours of freedom
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) She cannot walk. Her hands do not move. That does not mean she cannot do anything. Wheelchair-bound Sunitha Thrippanikkara makes everyone around proud with her work.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Talks with Pakistan only on PoK: Rajnath Singh
Kalka (Haryana), Aug 18 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that talks would be held with Pakistan only on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).
2019-08-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
SL takes 1-0 lead, beat NZ by 6 wickets
Galle, Aug 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Saturday beat New Zealand by six wickets in Galle to take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series. Chasing a target of 268, Sri Lanka rode on a masterful 122 from captain Dimuth Karunaratne to get over the line in the first session of Day 5.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Cash-for-Clunkers: Auto industry bets big on scrappage policy
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Faced with a massive sales downturn, India's automobile industry is betting big on a scrappage policy to revive demand for the already dented sector.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
YouTube Originals released post Sep 24 to be free with ads
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Months after confirming that its Originals programming would soon be free with advertisements, YouTube has finally announced content released after September 24 will be available to non-YouTube Premium subscribers as well.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Great time to innovate in India: Modi
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Asserting that India is home to among the biggest start-up eco-systems in the world and witnessing transformation in a wide range of sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was a great time to innovate in the country.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Education,Politics
Robert De Niro greatest actor on earth, says Anupam
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has wished his friend and "greatest actor on earth" Robert De Niro on his 76th birthday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FB contractor pressured therapists to leak staff info
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Facebook is facing flak from moderators who have alleged that a contractor from the social networking giant pressured counsellors to break confidentiality agreements by leaking discussions with employees.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
71 sheep to compensate eloping wife
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) The value of a woman was equated to that of 71 sheep in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, where a man was asked to compensate his lover's husband with the flock for taking away the wife.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
'Superhuman' Tiger Shroff 'deadlifts' 200 kg
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Bollywood's action hero Tiger Shroff on Sunday stunned his friends and fans as he shared a video of him lifting 200 kg.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sectoral policy intervention in works, no fiscal stimulus
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Finance Ministry is holding back-to-back discussions with the Prime Minister's office and the Reserve Bank of India to come out with a sectoral policy package at the earliest but sources rule out any fiscal stimulus having direct revenue implications.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Life's winners, these child cancer survivors are going beyond their label (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Diagnosed with cancer as a six-year-old, Nidhi Baipotu, now nine, is a proud medallist in multiple sports. Lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat radio address, she is one of 10 child cancer survivors who represented India in the 2019 World Children's Winners Games in July, and whose lives are an inspiring testimony to the spirit of resilience in human beings and their determination to beat the odds.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Special Series
David Dhawan has given me maximum films, hits: Salman
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says veteran filmmaker David Dhawan has given him the maximum films and hits.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Heavy downpour in Agra, Chambal about to touch danger mark
Agra, Aug 18 (IANS) A heavy downpour drenched Agra early on Sunday, flooding low-lying areas in the city. Weathermen have forecast continued showers for next two days.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Massive Dhaka slum fire displaces 50,000
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) A massive fire has ravaged a slum in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, leaving 50,000 people homeless, the media reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UK PM in bid to get new Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Boris Johnson will meet European Union (EU) leaders this week during his first trip abroad as the UK Prime Minister, and stress on the the need for a new Brexit deal, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
India hold Australia to 2-2 draw in Olympic test event
Tokyo, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Womens Hockey team held the World No. 2 Australian team to a 2-2 draw on Sunday in their second round-robin match of the Olympic Test Event at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Dhoni ends stint with Territorial Army
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former India captain M.S. Dhoni's spell with his Territorial Army unit has ended. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is now in New Delhi with wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Iceland glacier commemorated with plaque
Reykjavík, Aug 18 (IANS) Mourners will gather in Iceland on Sunday to commemorate the loss of the glacier Okjokull, which was officially declared dead in 2014 at the age of 700.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Iceland,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Archer's spell reminds me of 2005: Ponting
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Australian Ricky Ponting has compared England pacer Jofra Archer's brutish spell at Lord's on Day 4 of the second Ashes Test to the one that he faced during the famous 2005 series.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
6 injured, 13 arrested in US protests
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured and 13 others arrested during far-right and counter protests in the US city of Portland, police said.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pak rejects request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were suspended last week in the wake of New Delhis move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Can Huawei pull off its HarmonyOS outside China?
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Over the last decade, the smartphone operating system (OS) business has become a duopoly. Either you have Apples iPhones running on iOS or a device powered by Googles Android.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
63 killed in Kabul wedding bombing
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 63 people were killed and more than 180 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a wedding hall in Kabul, packed with hundreds of guests, an Afghan government official said.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Kashmir: Will BBC Once Again Lift The Veil Of Secrecy? (Comment)
It is just as well that the BBC has decided to expand its shortwave radio service in Kashmir to beat the communications blackout. This is not the first time the BBC has played this role - and for good reason. Because the supine, mainstream media in L.K. Advanis words crawls when it is asked to bend.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary
Meet Hollywood's master of blood, gore, kills & chills
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Alexandre Aja's love for horror made him dive deep into the genre and create hits like "The Hills Have Eyes", "Piranha 3D" and "Mirrors". The filmmaker says he initially thought that he would get over the genre, but is glad that his obsession with the genre is intact.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hundreds stranded in Himachal after heavy rains
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Hundreds remained stranded in Himachal Pradesh after incessant rainfall triggered landslides, snapped road links, closing of hydropower projects and release excess water from a dam, officials said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Plea to allow Indian goods' distribution from Pak ports
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) has appealed to the government to allow the distribution of Indian origin goods in local markets that have already arrived at Pakistani airports or seaport, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pak importers seek clarity over shipments via Wagah
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani importers have sought clarity on the fate of shipments en route from India via the Wagah/Atari joint check post after Islamabad's decision to suspend bilateral trade with New Delhi over abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
40 killed in Kabul wedding bombing
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a wedding hall in Kabul, packed with hundreds of guests, a government official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
National Award will give me more courage to work hard: Shashwat Sachdev
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Music Composer Shashwat Sachdev, who won the National Award for Best Background Music this year for "Uri: The Surgical Strike", says the prestigious honour will give him more courage to work harder in future projects.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Custom Android UI is future of better experiences
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Originally intended to serve as an advanced operating system for digital cameras, Android OS has come a long way and its next iteration -- Android Q is set to be officially introduced in the third quarter (Q3) this year by Google.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
What Smith told Langer after blow to neck
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Australia coach Justin Langer said that star batsman Steve Smith was desperate to get back on to the field after passing his concussion test on Day 2 of the second Ashes Test at Lord's. Smith was hit flush on the neck by a bouncer from England pacer Jofra Archer when he was on 80 and had to retire hurt.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Reliance Jio propels growth of KaiOS in India
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Devices powered by KaiOS have been in the market only since mid-2017. But thanks to the huge popularity of Jio phones from Reliance, this light Linux-based operating system today has a greater market share than iOS in India.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Governments look beyond Android and iOS to secure devices
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Governments across the world are deliberating over securing their digital footprint and sensitive data from New-Age hackers and an end-to-end, reliable and trustworthy operation system (OS) beyond Android or iOS is top of their minds.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Last narrow gauge line in Central India to chug into history
Nagpur, Aug 18 (IANS) The old world magic and excitement of travelling leisurely by trains on narrow gauge railway lines, is fast becoming a thing of the past world over, including India.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Google's Android, undisputed leader of smartphone OS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) If you just look at the number of people using Android phones in the world, it would appear that Apple's iOS has only a few takers, but a look at the amount of money people spend on Apple's App Store paints a different picture.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Advancing interdependence and common ground on Independence Day (Comment)
In his first speech after winning the election for his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proclaimed that "?we have to win 'sabka vishwas' (everyones trust)." What will be required to win that trust is establishing a true state of interdependence. Interdependence can be achieved by creating a country in which there is a shared understanding of the value of each citizen and a reliance on one another to eliminate discrimination, hostility, and prejudice and to provide equality and opportunity for all. All citizens must be active participants in shaping the future of India. They must be equal partners in Indias inclusive economic mobility and in Indias shared prosperity.
2019-08-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Liverpool, Arsenal record consecutive wins
Southampton, Aug 18 (IANS) Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino provided the offensive firepower in Liverpool's 2-1 away victory over Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium. With the win, the Reds now have two victories in as many matches at the start of the new Premier League season.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Bale pushes Real to 3-1 win over Celta
Vigo (Spain) Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid cruised past Celta Vigo 3-1 in their La Liga opener thanks in large part to the play of Gareth Bale, who had seemed to be out of Zinedine Zidane's plans but now has his head coach's confidence once again.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pujara ton, Rohit's 50 push India to 297/5
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A century from Cheteswhar Pujara and a half century from Rohit Sharma helped push India's score to 297/5 on Day 1 of their practice match against West Indies. Rohit and Pujara shared a 132-run stand for the fourth wicket. Pujara retired after making 100 off 187 balls while Rohit fell after making 68 off 115.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
What next? Filmmaker's dilemma (Column: B-Town)
With the kind of films that unspool every week, one can conclude that there is a dearth of not only ideas but also direction! A varied kind of films are being made. Each filmmaker trying to come out with something different. This includes all - big as well as medium-range producers. The idea seems to be taking a shot in the dark. It is all about taking chances.
2019-08-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary,Bollywood
TN getting ready for professional poll strategists
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The disconnect with the party cadre of current crop of political leaders, the death of two tall leaders - AIADMK's J. Jayalalithaa and DMK's M. Karunanidhi - and the entry of new political parties has opened up avenues for political strategists in Tamil Nadu, say analysts.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
The opposition's blind spot (Column: Spy's Eye)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly began his Independence Day address by declaring that the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, approved by the two Houses of Parliament with a two-third majority, had restored 'One Nation, One Constitution' for India. In a play of domestic politics, however, the developments relating to Kashmir are producing a political fallout at home in which the principal opposition strangely is showing up as the chief apologist for Pakistan.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Opinion/Commentary
City settle for 2-2 draw against Spurs
Manchester, Aug 18 (IANS) Manchester City stumbled at home against Tottenham here, squandering leads on a pair of occasions before the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UP man arrested for raping, killing daughter
Gorakhpur, Aug 18 (IANS) A man from Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district has been arrested for allegedly raping his 19-year-old daughter for two years and then killing her, police said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yogi to attend Janmashtami celebrations in Mathura
Mathura, Aug 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will attend the grand 'Janamashtami' celebrations in Mathura.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Suicide pact was written by Burari 'horror' home residents
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Over a year after 11 members of a family were found dead at their home in a case of suspected mass suicide in North Delhi's Burari area, a handwriting analysis of the notes detailing the pact has shown that they were written by those who died.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Allowances of Ram temple priest, staff to be hiked
Ayodhya, Aug 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to increase the allowances of the priest and the staff involved in the upkeep of the makeshift Ram temple in Ayodhya.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Temple stone carving in Ayodhya speeds up
Ayodhya, Aug 18 (IANS) With the hearing on the Ayodhya dispute gaining momentum, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has also started speeding up stone carving in Karsevakpuram.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Delhi-NCR to get 300 more EV charging stations in 6 months
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The national capital and its surrounding urban centres will soon get 300 more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the next five to six months.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
UP Governor wants to reduce her security
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has set a new example in putting an end to the tradition of VIP culture.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Real more challenging than fiction: 'Mission Mangal' set designer
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Realism is the in-thing lately in our Bollywood films. Among the most vital aspects that render a realistic look to a scene is set design, though people associated with the craft do not always get due recognition. Sandeep Sharad Ravade, who has been working as an art and production designer for years now, is happy that all the hard work he put into his latest, "Mission Mangal" is getting noticed.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Why Jagan can't dump Amaravati as capital?
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The fact that the development of Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, would not be Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's priority was clear from the day he assumed office as the state's new Chief Minister in May.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Strict police guard in Portland fearing violence
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The city of Portland, Oregon, remained under strong police guard after far-right and left-wing extremist groups announced mobilizations that could lead to violent confrontations.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kuwait condemns drone attack on Saudi oil field
Kuwait City, Aug 18 (IANS) Kuwait condemned a drone attack at Shaybah Oil Field in eastern Saudi Arabia, the Kuwait's Foreign Ministry said.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
39 mn people suffer from hunger in Latin America: FAO
Montevideo, Aug 18 (IANS) An increase in the number of people suffering from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, now totaling 39 million, is a cause of concern for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), according to its deputy representative for that region.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Uruguay,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Death toll in dengue outbreak hits 40 in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 40 people have died from dengue in Bangladesh, with over 50,000 cases reported throughout the country since January, authorities said Saturday, Efe news reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Yemen's interior ministry suspends work in Aden
Aden, Aug 18 (IANS) Yemen's Interior Ministry announced work suspension at its main headquarters in the southern port city of Aden, a week after forces of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) seized the strategic city.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
San Francisco mayor backs advocacy group for gun control
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) San Francisco Mayor London Breed threw her weight behind an anti-gun violence advocacy group in the Bay Area to urge the federal government and lawmakers in Congress to take action to control gun-related crime.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Blast in wedding hall in Afghanistan, many killed
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) Several people were either killed or injured after an explosion ripped through a wedding hall in the Afghan capital of Kabul, the spokesman of Interior Ministry confirmed early Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Yemeni Houthis, European diplomats meet in Tehran
Tehran, Aug 18 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi movement and diplomats of a number of European countries recently held a meeting in the Iranian capital.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Turkey supports peaceful settlement of Libya crisis'
Ankara, Aug 18 (IANS) Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu voiced his country's support for a peaceful settlement of the Libya crisis, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Calm reigns over Hong Kong on 11th weekend of protest
Hong Kong, Aug 18 (IANS) The 11th weekend of protests in Hong Kong got off to a peaceful start on Saturday before a moderate degree of tension flared again between police and pro-democracy activists.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Kalburgi murder case: Chargesheet filed against seven
Dharwad (Karnataka), Aug 18 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) filed a chargesheet against the seven accused of killing renowned Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi in August 2015, including the hitman Ganesh Miskin in the district court in Karnataka's Dharwad.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ashes: Smith, pacers give Aus advantage (Roundup)
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Steve Smith waged a lone battle, survived a deadly bouncer from Jofra Archer which forced him to retire hurt, came back and helped Australia not lose sight of England's first innings score before Pat Cummins and Peter Siddle set up a victory bid, even as the hosts managed to take a 104-run lead at stumps on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
2 Bangladeshis killed by speeding luxury car in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A speeding luxury car mowed down two pedestrians - both Bangladesh citizens - close to a vital south Kolkata intersection early on Saturday, police said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stop #logout campaign, Zomato's Goyal urges in tweetstorm
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As hundreds of restaurants delisted from online food aggregators' platform across the country, Zomato's Founder Deepinder Goyal on Saturday requested restaurant owners to stop the #logout campaign.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Major fire in AIIMS, Emergency wing closed (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A major fire broke out on a second floor of a building in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) complex on Saturday evening. No casualty was reported but as a precautionary measure, the adjacent Emergency department has been closed and patients shifted elsewhere even as efforts to douse the blaze are on.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police constable, a tailor commit suicide in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Two men, including a Delhi Police head constable, allegedly committed suicide, according to the police on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Military officers, bureaucrats move SC over Article 370
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Six retired military officers and bureaucrats have filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian Army hits Pakistani post opposite Rajouri
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Army hit a Pakistani post opposite the Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday during continuous cross-fire following a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan that left a soldier dead, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PKL 7: Bengal Warriors play out draw against Dabang Delhi
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) In-form teams, Bengal Warriors and Dabang Delhi played out an entertaining draw, with both teams finishing on 30 points in the second match of the day at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
2 men stabbed for asking not to trouble their sister
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Two men were stabbed for allegedly asking a man to stop troubling their sister in South Delhi's Sangam Vihar on Friday evening, the police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt focusses on four specific groups for maintaining calm in J&K
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As government agencies begin easing restrictions step-wise in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre plans to handle four specific groups to prevent a breakout of violent protest in the Valley.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Goa vet team to treat flood-affected cattle in Kolhapur
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) The Goa Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services department on Saturday, deputed nine officials including four veterinarians, to Maharashtra's flood-affected Kolhapur district for treatment of cattle.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dreaded Gurugram gangster arrested from Abu Dhabi
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) Haryana Police on Saturday said they have arrested a fugitive gangster from Abu Dhabi named Kaushal who was involved in several extortion killings.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air quality improves to 'Good', best in years
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi hasn't breathed this clean in years. Rainfall in and around brought the capital's air quality on Saturday to the "good" condition, while PM 2.5 levels, recorded at 15 by the US Embassy and 17 by Safar, were the lowest in this year.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
PKL 7: Bengaluru Bulls humble Tamil Thalaivas 32-21
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Chennai leg of the Pro Kabaddi League season 7 began on a disappointing note for the home fans as Bengaluru Bulls humbled Tamil Thalaivas by a scoreline of 32-21 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Ashes: Smith masterclass helps Aus cut lead to 8
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Steve Smith waged a lone battle, survived a deadly bouncer from Jofra Archer which forced him to retire hurt, came back and cut down Australia's deficit to eight runs against England at tea on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Legendary Bond Aston Martin DB5 sells for $6.4 mn
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) A James Bond car, with revolving number plates, machine guns behind tail lights and devices to emit smoke, spread nails and slash tyres of pursuers, has been sold for $6.4 million at a car auction in California, reports said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,National,IANS Life
Slowdown: Hyundai Motor India lists 'no production days'
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) India's second largest car maker, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has declared "no production days" this month for some of its production departments owing to tough market conditions for the automobile sector.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Now IITs, NITs to prove Sanskrit is scientific language
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Premier institutions of the country like the IITs and NITs now have a new task -- to prove that Sanskrit is indeed a scientific language.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Modi launches slew of projects to expand India-Bhutan ties
Thimpu, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to take India-Bhutan relationship beyond hydro-power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched several projects in different areas from LPG to space technology, as well as enhancing cooperation in science and education sectors.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Durand Cup: Real Kashmir book semis date with Mohun Bagan
Kalyani (West Bengal), Aug 17 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC held FC Goa to a goalless draw on a wet pitch at the Kalyani Stadium on Saturday to seal their place in the semifinal of the 129th Durand Cup.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISRO plans to source 5 PSLV rockets from domestic firms
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Targeting to realise 12 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV) per year from the domestic private sector, Indian space agency ISRO's commercial arm NewSpace India Ltd has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for first manufacturing five of these rockets.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Coffee Day group's outstanding debt at Rs 4,970 cr
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) The Coffee Day group on Saturday said its total outstanding debt was Rs 4,970 crore, including Rs 4,796 crore secured loans and Rs 174 crore in unsecured loans.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Man held for duping over 20 women on matrimonial sites
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A 46-year-old man has been arrested from Meerut for allegedly defrauding over 20 women through matrimonial and dating sites, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ashes: Hit by Archer bouncer, Smith retires hurt
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A rocket Jofra Archer bouncer clattered Steve Smith down flat on his face, cutting short a masterclass knock as the ace batsman was forced to retire after lunch on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Assam CM launches state's first CNG station in Dibrugarh
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated the first-ever CNG fuelling station of the state in Dibrugarh.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi launches Rupay card in Bhutan, signs 9 MoUs
Thimpu, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday launched Rupay card in Bhutan and signed nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs), including one on the ISRO-built earth station in Thimphu and a power purchase agreement.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Bhutan,Politics
No plans to privatise ordnance factories: Defence Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Central government on Saturday denied reports about privatisation of ordnance factories across the country in a response to workers who have threatened to launch a 30-day strike from August 20.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Sonia, Rahul greet nation on Parsi new year, Navroz
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday greeted the people of the Zoroastrian community on the occasion of Navroz.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
India opt to bat against West Indies A in tour game (Toss)
Antigua, Aug 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat against West Indies A in the three-day warm-up match ahead of the Test series at the Coolidge Cricket Ground here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Market borrowings touch 57% of Budget Estimates in June
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government's market borrowings have touched Rs 2.54 lakh crore, which is 57 per cent of the Budget Estimates, as of June 2019.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Roma renew three-year deal with Dzeko
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS) Bosnia and Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko has inked a new contract with Roma, the Italian club announced on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Sobhita Dhulipala-starrer 'Moothon' to premiere at Toronto
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Sobhita Dhulipala-starrer "Moothon" will be premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The action thriller also stars Malayalam actor Nivin Paul.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Curbs, communication clampdown being lifted in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Against the forecast of a doomsday scenario, government agencies have succeeded in preventing any loss of life during the 12-day clampdown in the Kashmir Valley and have started easing restrictions stepwise, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Being an outsider, I have to work to pay bills: Amit Sadh
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Amit Sadh, who has recently seen in the digital film "Barot House", dismissed rumours that he has been cast in the biopic of mathematician Shakuntala Devi.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pak propaganda wing spreading misinformation via fake 'colonels'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), public relations wing of the Pakistan armed forces, is busy spreading fake news related to Kashmir and sow seeds of discord among security forces and fuel hatred among citizens in India.
2019-08-17
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Trump tweets about dinner with Tim Cook
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Apple would be spending "vast sums of money in the US", President Donald Trump said while announcing Tim Cook as his dinner guest for the Friday night.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Punjab CM nominates athletes for sports institute
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday approved Olympic medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra, hockey player Brig Harcharan Singh, athlete Gurmeet Kaur, kabaddi player Hardeep Singh and cricketer Harbhajan Singh as members to the governing council of the Punjab Institute of Sports.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Sports
Deepika's 'daddie' quip for Ranveer has fans guessing if she's pregnant
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) A mischievous comment actress Deepika Padukone posted in a chat session conducted by her husband and actor Ranveer Singh on his Instagram page, briefly threw fans of the star couple in a tizzy, with many of them speculating if the actress is pregnant.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Harmeet celebrates nomination for Arjuna with semis spot
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Sixth-seed Harmeet Desai, buoyed by his Arjuna Award recommendation, disposed off PSPB mate Subhajit Saha 4-0 to storm into the semi-finals, sounding a warning to the rest of the field, in the UTT National Ranking (South Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Other Sports
Durand Cup: Bengaluru FC rally to hold Jamshedpur FC 3-3
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Suresh Singh Wangjam converted two penalties right at the death to secure a dramatic 3-3 draw for Bengaluru FC against Jamshedpur FC in their final group game of the Durand Cup at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Flipkart rolls out video service through Android app
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Walmart-owned e-commerce giant Flipkart on Saturday started rolling out its 'video' service through the latest update of its Android app.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
German company to set up centre of excellence in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) German-based Export-Akademie Baden-Wurttemberg will establish a centre of excellence for innovation and technology management in Himachal Pradesh, Additional Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
12th CIC event to begin in Kochi on Aug 29
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Kochi will host the three-day 12th edition of Conventions India Conclave (CIC), a premier international meet on MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition).
2019-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Hope B'Wood actresses can pull big crowds someday: Vidya Balan
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) In Bollywood, it is mostly the male superstar who is the crowd-puller of a film -- the primary draw whose name ensures blockbuster business. On the other hand, films with female actors in the lead, often witness poor box-office performance, or have to be produced in a medium-to-low budget set-up, so that they can make profits quickly and at least record a hit status.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood