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Opposition parties disrupt Jharkhand Assembly proceedings
Ranchi, Jan 18 (IANS) Opposition parties on Friday disrupted the proceedings in the Jharkhand Assembly as the House was running beyond the stipulated lunch time of 12.30 p.m.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bhandarkar to present film which will carry forward 'The Apu Trilogy'
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar will present a feature film titled "Avijatrik", which will take forward Satyajit Ray's iconic "The Apu Trilogy".
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amid shutdown drama, Trump retaliates by blocking Pelosi's Afghan trip
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has barred Speaker Nancy Pelosi from flying on a Pentagon plane to Afghanistan in a tit-for-tat for her blocking his State of the Union Address as a new act unfolded in the farcical drama of egos playing on the sidelines of the government shutdown paralysing all but vital operations.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Budding boxing star Kattimani lauds Khelo India
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) World Youth Boxing bronze medallist boxer Bhavesh Kattimani is convinced that the government should conduct more events like Khelo India Youth Games to shape budding talent.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Hero Cycles to invest Rs 400 cr in hi-tech cycle valley
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Leading brand in cycles, Hero Cycles, will invest around Rs 400 crore in the Hi-Tech Cycle Valley project in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Himachal CM asks banks to help increase farmers' income
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said the banks should focus more to improve the investment credit by funding those schemes that helped in increasing the income of the farmers.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Instead of trial by media, it should be trial by law: Richa Chadha on #MeToo
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who is proud to portray a brave character like Shakeela on the big screen, looks at the #MeToo movement positively. She believes the movement should have a trial by law that can bring the truth to the fore.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sharapova defeats defending Australian Open champion Wozniacki
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Russia's Maria Sharapova defeated defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
India, Uzbekistan sign agreement on uranium import
Ahmedabad, Jan 18 (IANS) India and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on importing uranium from the Central Asian nation following a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Duterte's drug war 'example to the world': Sirisena
Manila/Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has praised his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Dutertes brutal war on drugs, which has taken thousands of lives, calling it an "example to the world".
2019-01-18
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
You'll be blown away by Alia in 'Kalank': Varun Dhawan
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan, who has worked with his "Student Of The Year" co-star Alia Bhatt in multiple projects, says the audience will be as blown away as him by her work in their forthcoming project "Kalank".
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Explosion rocks Srinagar Lal Chowk
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Militants on Friday hurled a grenade at a paramilitary patrol party in the city centre Lal Chowk here in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sensex, Nifty trade flat as index heavyweights lose
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Amid broadly positive global cues and selling in index heavyweights, major Indian equity indices traded flat during Friday's afternoon trade session.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Roads melting as Australian heat wave drags on
Canberra, Jan 18 (IANS) Australia's heat wave dragged into its sixth day on Friday, with roads melting and heat records broken.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Blast rips through Srinagar's Lal Chowk
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) A huge explosion ripped through the Jammu and Kashmir capital's high-security zone Lal Chowk area here damaging shops and vehicles on Friday, police said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Bihar boy's jaw broken for plucking plums
Patna, Jan 18 (IANS) A seven-year-old boy was beaten, his jaw was broken and six of his teeth were knocked out as punishment for plucking some plums from a tree in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Constant political interference will scare away filmmakers: Aahana Kumra
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Hindi films with a political plot have always received flak in the country. Actress Aahana Kumra, whose latest outing "The Accidental Prime Minister" was termed a "propaganda film", says constant interference of politicians will scare away filmmakers from making such movies.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
NASA's Cassini reveals new details on Saturn's rings
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The rings of Saturn may may have formed much later than the planet itself, according to a new analysis of gravity science data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Huawei to roll out 'EMUI 9.0' in India from next week
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Chinese electronics giant Huawei on Friday announced that its Android Pie-based custom operating system (OS) -- EMUI 9.0 is rolling out on the "P20 Pro" and "Nova 3" smartphones with new user interface (UI) and full-screen gestures as an over-the-air (OTA) firmware update from next week in India.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Rahul writes to Mamata, hopes show of opposition unity will send strong message
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) After deciding to skip the mega rally of the TMC in Kolkata on Saturday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday sent a message to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extending his support to the event hoping that the "show of unity" will send a powerful message of "a united India together" for ideas that the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were intent on destroying.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Coursera forays into healthcare education
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Aiming to address the acute shortage of skilled workers in the health industry, US-based online education company Coursera has partnered with 15 top ranked universities to launch 100 new health courses.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
DMK leader files PIL against reservation on economic criteria
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) DMK leader and Member of Parliament R.S. Bharathi on Friday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court challenging reservation on the basis of economic criteria.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ram Temple in Ayodhya should be constructed by 2025: RSS leader
Prayagraj, Jan 18 (IANS) Mounting pressure on the Modi government, the RSS on Friday pitched for the immediate construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, saying it should be built by 2025.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa Governor's veiled attack on Manmohan
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Friday launched a veiled attack on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying some leaders are "foisted into position by others" and that "there are only certain compulsions" whether they deliver or not.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
21 killed in Colombia car bombing
Bogota, Jan 18 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed in a car bomb attack at a police academy in the Colombian capital of Bogota, authorities said.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Federer cruises into Round of 16 at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Swiss tennis star Roger Federer (3) defeated American Taylor Fritz by a comfortable 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 scoreline in less than an hour and a half in the third round men's singles match at the Australian Open here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Samsung to launch Galaxy M10 for Rs 7,990, M20 for Rs 10,990
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Samsung will launch two industry-first Galaxy 'M' smartphones in the under Rs 10,000 price segment in India on January 28 that will be available on Amazon.in from March 5.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hockey India names 18-member women's squad for Spain tour
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Hockey India on Friday named an 18-member Indian women's squad for the season opener in Spain which starts on January 26.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
China lowers 2017 GDP growth
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China has lowered its final 2017 GDP growth from 6.9 per cent, announced initially, to 6.8 per cent, the National Bureau of Statistics of China said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Graffiti in Tokyo could be Banksy artwork
Tokyo, Jan 18 (IANS) Japanese officials have said that a piece of graffiti found at a monorail station in Tokyo could be the work of British anonymous artist Banksy, the media reported on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
UK PM to skip Davos over Brexit uncertainty
London, Jan 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May will not attend this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to focus on resolving the Brexit crisis following the House of Commons' overwhelming rejection of her plan earlier this week.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Bopanna prefers Airbnb while playing abroad
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna prefers to stay in Airbnb while competing in tournaments abroad as it helps to unwind yourself and gives homely feeling.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Mitsubishi alleges Ghosn received $8.9 mn in illegal payments
Tokyo, Jan 18 (IANS) Japanese automaker Mitsubishi on Friday alleged that ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn received $8.9 million in illegal payments from a Netherlands-based joint venture between April-November 2018.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kangana Ranaut refuses to bow down to Karni Sena
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut is determined to fight against the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, who have threatened protests if the film is not screened for the outfit before theatrical release.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump announces space-based anti-missile defence system
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Declaring that "space is a new war-fighting domain", President Donald Trump has announced an ambitious plan to develop a space-based anti-missile defence system to track and destroy weapons-bearing rockets.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
Infants' gut bacteria can help combat food allergy: Study
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that can prevent the development of food allergies, research has found.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
I owe every bit of my career to my parents: Ankita Lokhande
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Ankita Lokhande says her parents have been her pillars of strength through all the ups and downs.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Unplugged versions allow rediscovery of established song, say singers
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Unplugged versions of songs offer an opportunity to artistes to rediscover a track, say singers like Sonu Nigam, Rekha Bhardwaj and Guru Randhawa, who are a part of a new season of the 'Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged', set to go on air from January 26.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Agriculture agreement with EU confirms Sahara status: Morocco
Rabat, Jan 18 (IANS) The adoption by the European Parliament by an overwhelming majority of the Moroccan-EU Agriculture Agreement confirms that "any agreement covering the Moroccan Sahara can only be negotiated and signed by the Kingdom in the exercise of its full sovereignty over this part of its territory", according to the Moroccan government.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Leh avalanche: 4 bodies recovered
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Four dead bodies were recovered from the debris of an avalanche that hit Leh district of Ladakh trapping 10 people on Friday, police said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Asteroids pummelled Earth, Moon beginning 290 mn years ago: Study
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The number of asteroids colliding with the Moon and the Earth was about two to three times higher in the last 290 million years than in the previous 700 million years, finds a study that challenges previous understanding of Earth's history.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Karnataka CM wants Bharat Ratna for Tumakuru seer Shivakumara
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday said the Central government should confer the Bharat Ratna on Tumakuru Siddaganga mutt's 111-year-old pontiff Shivakumara Swami.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
SC directs protection for two women who entered Sabarimala
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Kerala government to provide proper and adequate security to two women who had entered Sabarimala's Lord Aayappa shrine triggering widespread outrage and protests across the state.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
It was stressful yet fun: Arjun Kanungo on his new song
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Singer Arjun Kanungo says it was stressful yet a lot of fun while working on his new song "Tu na mera", which has been viewed over 13,000,000 times on YouTube since its release earlier this week.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Barça thump Levante to advance in Copa del Rey
Barcelona, Jan 18 (IANS) Ousmane Dembele had a brace to lead FC Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Levante in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie for a 4-2 triumph on aggregate.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
NTR remembered on 23rd death anniversary
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Family members and leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founded by N.T. Rama Rao remembered him on his 23rd death anniversary on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Simon Cowell 'stole the idea' for Britain's Got Talent
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell confesses that he 'stole the idea' for "Britain's Got Talent" (BGT) from a rival music show.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Google Photos' to get new features including suggested sharing
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) The latest version of Google's photo sharing and storage service "Google Photos 4.8" that reached Android smartphones recently is expected to get more features like automatically suggested sharing among others, media reported.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
CBI questions youth acquitted in Andhra student's murder
Vijayawada, Jan 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which recently began a fresh investigation into a decade-old case of an Andhra girl student's rape and murder, on Friday questioned Satyam Babu who was acquitted in 2017.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Honest opinion stinks, but it doesn't stop me from voicing it: Sonu Nigam
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) National Award-winning Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam is not only known for his singing skills but also his outspoken nature and controversial comments on socio-political issues. He says he cannot be dishonest about his opinions.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Toyota launches Camry Hybrid at Rs 36.95 lakh in India
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Automobile major Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Friday announced the India launch of Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (EV) here at an ex-showroom price of Rs 36.95 lakh.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sophos appoints new Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific, Japan
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Global cybersecurity major Sophos on Friday announced to appoint McAfee veteran Gavin Struthers as Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Bride injured in celebratory firing
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A 19-year-old bride was injured early on Friday after a bullet fired in a celebratory firing hit her ankle during her marriage ceremony here, a police officer said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger are living together
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt and girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of veteran actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, are living in together.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
400 migrants detained after crossing under fence into US
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Nearly 400 migrants burrowed under a fence on the US-Mexico border earlier this week and crossed into the US, informed sources told CNN.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man arrested over murder of Israeli student in Australia
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of an Israeli student in Australia's Melbourne city, police said on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 year challenge photo: Jessica Simpson pokes fun at swollen foot
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Pregnant Jessica Simpson poked fun at her extremely swollen foot in a 10-year challenge photo.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae to star in romantic comedy
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) "The Big Sick" star Kumail Nanjiani and "Insecure" star Issa Rae have joined hands for the romantic comedy "The Lovebirds".
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Juggy D, wife Kiran welcome third child
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Indo-British singer Juggy D and his wife Kiran have welcomed their third child -- a son.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chahal six-for restricts Australia to 230 in series decider
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Australia's vulnerability to quality leg-spin was exposed by Yuzvendra Chahal, who returned with his second overseas fifer to help India restrict the hosts for a megre 230 in the series-deciding third ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Search operation on in J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Security forces on Friday started a search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district following information about militant presence, police said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Srinivas Reddy is new Telangana Speaker
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pocharam Srinivas Reddy was unanimously elected the Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
UP sand mining case: ED summons IAS officer Chandrakala
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday summoned senior IAS officer B. Chandrakala for questioning in connection with an illegal sand mining case in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pakistan rules out India's role in Afghan peace process
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan has ruled out any role for India in the Afghan peace process, the media reported on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New Chief Justice of Pakistan sworn in
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa took oath as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Himachal braces for severe weather
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will receive widespread snowfall and rain between January 20 and 24, the weather office here warned on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Is Xi-ism the new doctrine of Communism? (Book Review)
Book:Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping; Author: Francois Bougon; Publisher: Westland Publications; Pages: 181; Price: Rs 599
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Gaganyaan: Crew module, crew service module design to be finalised soon
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) The design for the crew module and crew service module for India's Gaganyaan first manned space mission, slated for launch in 2022, are in the finalisation process, a top official of the Indian space agency said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Ash King, Momina, Qaran collaborate for first time
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Singers Ash King and Momina Mustehsan have unveiled their first single together. The song titled "Kishmish" has been written by composer-producer-lyricist Qaran Mehta of "Tareefan" fame along with Siddhant Kaushal.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trains, flights hit as visibility drops in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) At least 10 trains were delayed and several flights diverted due to a dense fog cover over the national capital causing visibility to remain at zero for a few hours on Friday morning.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Of friendship, love, search for life and abandonment (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Witness the unbreakable bond of two girls whose ambition beats patriarchy and poverty; live through a true big fat Bollywood romance; tread through the lanes of Kathmandu as a young girl seeks love and her own space in life, and finally, explore how an 'Orange' sanyaasi life feels like through the eyes of a child abandoned by the mother.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,National,Art/Culture/Books
Gangetic river dolphins in the Indian Sundarbans struggle with swelling salinity
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS/Mongabay) Indias national aquatic animal, the endangered Gangetic river dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica), is rarely visible in the waterways of the Indian Sundarbans. A study sheds light on the rise in salinity in the water and reduced freshwater flow for the mammals disappearing act in the iconic estuarine habitat.
2019-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Leh avalanche: 10 trapped under snow
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Ten people were trapped under snow after an avalanche hit Leh district of Ladakh on Friday, police sources said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tesla's customer referral programme ending in February
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Electric car maker Tesla is putting an end to its customer referral programme in February that allowed owners to give their friends a referral code to get six months of free charging via the company's "Supercharger" network.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Millions of Fortnite players vulnerable to hacking: Researchers
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Nearly 80 million players of the popular online battle game Fortnite are at increased hacking risk, said researchers from cyber security firm Check Point who discovered vulnerabilities that can give hackers access into user accounts.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Justice Maheshwari, Justice Khanna sworn in as SC Judges
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna were on Friday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Key Indian equity market indices quoting in red
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Friday opened higher but minutes into trading, both the indices -- Sensex of the BSE and Nifty 50 of the NSE -- were quoting in red.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Foggy Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The national capital on Friday woke up to a cold, foggy morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 4.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the weather office said.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump cancels US delegation to Davos forum due to shutdown
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegations trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, due to the ongoing partial government shutdown.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Harassed at Facebook for criticising lack of diversity: Ex-employee
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) A Facebook engineering manager who quit her job this month has alleged harassment at the workplace after she criticised the social media giant for lack of diversity.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
J&K airports' audit report to get BCAS endorsement favouring CISF
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The audit report of the highly sensitive Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports is under final scrutiny of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) that will send its endorsement "very soon" to the Union Home Ministry, to hand over the security responsibility of these airports to the CISF from the CRPF.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Kashmir Valley braces for heavy snowfall
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The weather office on Friday said that heavy to very heavy snowfall will occur in the Kashmir Valley starting from Saturday.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fossil Group sells smartwatch technology to Google for $40mn
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Global watch and accessories maker Fossil Group has announced to sell its smartphone technology to Google for $40 million.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Trump told me to have polls rigged: Cohen
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen has said that he paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls at "the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
New Twitter bug exposed Android users' private tweets
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) A bug in Twitter exposed private tweets of some Android users for over five years when they made changes in their settings, like changing the email address linked to their accounts.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Divyanka excited to be solo anchor of reality show
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya is excited to host singing-based show "The Voice", which has music maestro A.R. Rahman as a super guru. This will be her first reality show as a solo anchor.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Why Cheat India': Fails to convey a strong social message (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Why Cheat India"; Director: Soumik Sen; Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Ammar Taalwala, Snigdhadeep Chatterjee; Rating: **1/2
2019-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'One Less God': Overtly bland but astutely crafted (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "One Less God"; Director: Lliam Worthington; Cast: Martelle Hammer, Reillly O'Byrne Inglis, Igor Kreyman, Mihika Rao, Sukhraj Deepak, Kabir Singh, Kiran Kumar, Nathan Kaye, Nicole Fanti, Joseph Mahler Taylor; Rating: **
2019-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Sonakshi, Varun Sharma to head to Punjab for film
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actors Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Nadira Babbar will shoot in Punjab for a slice of life entertainer.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump hits back at Pelosi, cancels her foreign trip
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) In a tit-for-tat move, US President Donald Trump cancelled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to three countries, a day after she angered Republicans by suggesting the President should delay his State of the Union Asdress due to the impasse over the ongoing partial government shutdown.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Replicas': Poorly developed and staid (IANS Review, Rating: *1/2)
Film: "Replicas"; Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff; Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch, John Ortiz, Emjay Anthony, Emily Alyn Lind; Rating: *1/2
2019-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chinese shares open higher; yuan weakens
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.32 per cent to open at 2,567.74 points.
2019-01-18
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Trump unveils plan to expand US missile defense
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has unveiled at Pentagon this year's Missile Defense Review which contains the country's intention to expand its missile defence capabilities.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
No glycerine for Megha Chakraborty
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Megha Chakraborty says she doesn't use glycerine to emote onscreen.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
3rd ODI: India opt to bowl vs Australia (Toss)
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against Australia in the third and final one day international (ODI) of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Trump cancels US delegation's trip to Davos summit
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The White House has said US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos in Switzerland, due to the partial government shutdown.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kosovo provocations break international law, destabilise Balkans: Putin
Belgrade, Jan 18 (IANS) Provocations coming from authorities in Serbia's unilaterally-seceded province of Kosovo and Metohija might destabilise the whole Balkans, visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin has said here, urging Pristina to respect the international law.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Diplomacy,Politics
Brexit: France activates no-deal plan
Paris, Jan 18 (IANS) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said a no-deal Brexit looks "less and less unlikely" and has launched a contingency plan to prepare for it.
2019-01-18
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
Top N.Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol arrives in Washington
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) One of North Korea's top negotiators has arrived in Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US stocks advance amid earnings, economic data
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) US stocks rose as Wall Street awaited the latest quarterly results from online streaming giant Netflix while digesting a slew of economic data.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
NATO head to attend EU defence ministers' meeting in Bucharest
Bucharest, Jan 18 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed his attendance at the informal meeting of defence ministers of the European Union (EU) member states, to be held here at the end of January, Romanian Defence Minister Gabriel Les said.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Romania,Defence/Security,Politics
Trump postpones Speaker Pelosi's foreign trip over government shutdown
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has told Speaker Nancy Pelosi that her planned foreign trip has been postponed, a day after the top House Democrat asked him to delay the State of the Union address due to the ongoing partial government shutdown.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Why Cheat India' is a stinging slap on educational policies (Film Review)
Film: "Why Cheat India; Director: Soumik Sen; Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary; Rating: ****(4 stars)
2019-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Israel, Russia agree to continue coordination in Syria
Jerusalem, Jan 18 (IANS) Israeli and Russian military officials have agreed to continue the coordination of their military actions in Syria, the Israeli army said.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
US dollar edges up amid economic data
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) The US dollar rose slightly amid strong economic data.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Iran says US cannot influence its ties with Iraq
Tehran, Jan 18 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has said the US is not entitled to influence the ties between Iran and Iraq, the media reported.
2019-01-18
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
DGCA restricts P&W powered Airbus A320 Neo aircraft from flying to Port Blair
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Civil aviation regulator DGCA has restricted budget airlines IndiGo and GoAir's flight services operated on Airbus A320 Neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines to Port Blair.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
US stocks trade mixed amid corporate earnings, economic data
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) US stocks traded mixed on Thursday as investors were digesting a slew of corporate earnings and key economic data.
2019-01-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Jharkhand opposition parties to finalise alliance by month-end
Ranchi, Jan 18 (IANS) Jharkhand opposition parties on Thursday decided to give final shape to their alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections by the end of January.
2019-01-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
ECI wants action on fake election dates
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) After fake dates of 2019 Lok Sabha polls were circulated on social media, the Election Commission of India on Thursday directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi to ask the police to investigate teh episode.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, allies hit out at Congress for Hariprasad's remarks against Shah
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP and it's allies on Thursday came down heavily on Congress after its General Secretary B.K. Hariprasad mocked Amit Shah, who has been admitted to AIIMS due to swine flu infections, demanding his ouster from the party and his post.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bihar lifts ban on sale of live fish
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) The Bihar government on Thursday evening lifted ban on sale of live fish, three days after it banned the sale, transportation and storage of all kinds of fish -- dead or alive -- in Patna for 15 days, an official said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Government curtails tenure of Asthana, 3 other CBI officers
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday curtailed the tenure of Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency Director Alok Verma and who himself faces corruption charges, with immediate effect.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Always wanted to establish musical platform like 'JAM8,' says Pritam Chakraborty
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Music composer Pritam Chakraborty has said he always wanted to establish a musical platform such as 'JAM8 which will minimize struggle of budding music composers and lyricists in the country.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Film on Radha and Krishna will be on a huge scale says Imtiaz Ali
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has revealed that his forthcoming directorial venture based on eternal love story of Radha and Krishna will be on a huge scale.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
CBI registers FIRs in four more Bihar shelter home cases (Lead, with Corrections)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The CBI has registered four more FIRs over alleged abuse of children in four shelter homes across Bihar, an official said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Will start shooting of '83' from May this year, says Kabir Khan
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker who is making '83' -- a film on Indian cricket team's historic victory in the 1983 World Cup -- has revealed that the entire team will start principal shooting of the film in May this year in England.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Rajnath approves report on improving border management
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a report by a task force that recommends identifying areas for use of space technology for better border management, according to an official statement.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Delhi made history, now it's Haryana's turn: Kejriwal to volunteers
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Preparing the Aam Aadmi Party volunteers for a door-to-door campaign in Haryana, similar to the ones conducted in Delhi, party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the party should recreate the history of the national capital in the neighbouring state.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP Gen Secretary Ram Lal down with fever, admitted in Noida hospital
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) BJP national general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal was on Thursday admitted to Kailash Hospital in Noida following high fever.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Animal Lover Sidharth Malhotra And Diana Penty share runway with stray dog
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra and Diana Penty turned muse for fashion designer Rohit Bal at the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2018, held in Mumbai on Wednesday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Professor Rahmatullah appointed new VC of SKU
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Professor S.M. Rahamatullah, Dean, Satellite Campuses and Professor, Department of Public Administration, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) was Thursday appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Sri Krishnadeveraya University (SKU), Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
'India's mobile phone component industry to cross Rs 70,000 cr in FY19'
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Value of mobile phone component manufacturing industry in India under the Mobile Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP) would cross Rs 70,000 crore in the financial year 2018-19, the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Singapore Minister Iswaran congratulates KCR on victory
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Singapore's minister-in-charge of trade relations, S. Iswaran, has congratulated Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on his successful re-election as the Chief Minister.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Ola Money Postpaid to be available for all Ola users
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Ride-sharing platform Ola on Thursday said its credit payment feature, Ola Money Postpaid which offers a 15-day credit line to passengers, would soon be available to all the Ola app users.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Security beefed up in Kolkata ahead of Mamata's mega opposition rally
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) As many as 10,000 police personnel will be deployed in close to 400 police pickets across the city on Saturday to ensure foolproof security during West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's high-voltage opposition rally on January 19, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Kovind inaugurates Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Kumbh Mela
Prayagraj, Jan 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a three-day Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Parmarth Niketan camp at the ongoing Kumbh Mela on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
CBI registers four more FIRs in Muzaffarpur shelter home case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The CBI has registered four more FIRs in the alleged abuse of children in four shelter homes across Bihar, an official said on Thursday
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reliance Retail Q3 revenue up 89.3%
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Healthy festive season sales and new store openings led Reliance Industries' organised retail business -- Reliance Retail -- to report a 89.3 per cent rise in its revenue for the third quarter of 2018-19.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Taiwan condemns Beijing's bid to make it part of mainland China
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Taiwan on Thursday strongly condemned Beijing's demand made on multinational companies to refer to the East Asian island nation as a part of China.
2019-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Hindustan Unilever's Q3 net profit up 9%
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) FMCG major Hindustan Unilever (HUL) on Thursday reported an increase of 9 per cent in its net profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Alarming levels of heavy metals found in Delhi, Gurugram air
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In addition to the well-known PM2.5 pollutant, alarming levels of "brain damaging" heavy metals such as manganese, nickel and lead have been found in Delhi and Gurugram air during November and December 2018, a report released by the Lung Care Foundation revealed on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
RJio Q3 net profit up 65%; subscribers base at 280 mn
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Telecom major Reliance Jio Infocomm on Thursday reported a 65 per cent increase in its standalone net profit for the October-December 2018 period.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Congress suspends Odisha MLA Jogesh Singh for anti-party activities
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) on Thursday suspended its Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh for anti-party activities.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
RIL Q3 net profit at Rs 10,251 cr up 9%
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday reported 8.82 per cent rise in consolidated net profit for the third quarter ending December at Rs 10,251 crore on the back of higher realisations from petrochemicals and marketing segments.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Navy divers detect body in Meghalaya mine, families want bodies out
Shillong, Jan 17 (IANS) The families of the trapped miners inside an illegal 370-ft flooded coal mine in Meghalaya on Thursday said they want the "dead bodies" of the miners to be taken out as per the Supreme Court order even as Navy divers captured pictures of a body inside the flooded mine.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi'll defeat arithmetic of 'Nawabs of Negativity': Jaitley
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Calling chieftains of rival political parties as "Nawabs of Negativity", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the grand alliance of opposition parties has multiple claimants and that NDA's chemistry will succeed over their arithmetic.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
CBI arrests SAI Director, 5 others in graft case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested six persons including Director of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) S.K. Sharma in a graft case, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
New 10% quota will create social equity, says PM
Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday that the 10 per cent reservation for the economically weak sections among the general categories would usher in social equality and remove mutual distrust among various communities.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education,Politics
India to train 45 countries in nano-satellite making
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) India will train 45 countries in nano-satellite making through a new capacity building programme, a top space official said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Maharashtra can't ban dance bars in name of regulation: SC
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said Maharashtra cannot ban dance bars by taking recourse to regulating them and trying to achieve indirectly what it can't by a clamp-down.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maharashtra on top at Khelo India (Roundup)
Pune, Jan 17 (IANS) On a day when there were only four gold medals at stake, hosts Maharashtra made a clean sweep of all four in the Kho-Kho competition at the Khelo India Youth Games here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Khelo India: Kattimani, Narwal in boxing gold medal bouts
Pune, Jan 17 (IANS) Favourites, including World Youth bronze medallist Bhavesh Kattimani (Maharashtra) and Asian bronze medallist Ankit Narwal (Haryana), secured final berths in their respective weight classes at Khelo India Youth Games boxing competition here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Khelo India: Mizoram enter boys' U-21 football final
Pune, Jan 17 (IANS) Mizoram dominated proceedings but still needed penalties to beat Goa 4-2 and enter the final of the Boys' Under-21 football competition of the Khelo India Youth Games at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
PWL: Sandeep clinches thriller for MP Yodha
Panchkula, Jan 17 (IANS) The high point of the day was the clash of the Phogat sisters and Pooja Dhandas clash against Betzabeth Angelin but it was Sandeep Tomar who stole the lime light clinching the decider to give MP Yodha a thrilling win in their Pro Wrestling tie against Mumbai Maharathi here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Rs 3 cr worth garments seized by customs in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Customs officials on Thursday seized garments worth Rs 3 crore after intercepting a trawler which attempted to smuggle out goods to Bangladesh through the Sunderban riverine route.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Free healthcare services extended to government medical colleges in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced extension of free healthcare services under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana to all government medical colleges and hospitals.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ram Madhav appeals to AGP to return to BJP-led alliance
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav on Thursday appealed to the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leaders to return to the BJP-led alliance.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Bar dancers hail SC verdict, Opposition charges BJP with 'setting and funding'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bar dancers, who were abruptly rendered jobless after the Maharashtra government shut down dance bars on August 15, 2005, welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Thursday permitting re-opening of these joints with certain conditions, even as the opposition slammed the government alleging "setting and funding."
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amid tension, northern army commander visits forward positions in Poonch
Jammu, Jan 17 (IANS) Amid heightened tension on the Line of Control (LoC), the Northern Army Commander on Thursday visited forward positions in Poonch district.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Justice Maheshwari and Justice Khanna to be sworn in on Friday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Justice Dinesh Mahashwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna will be sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court on Friday. They will be administered the oath by Chief Justice Ranjan Goigoi.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival begins
Gangtok, Jan 17 (IANS) Doves symbolising peace and prosperity were released and Tibetan native drum-dance presented, as the three-day Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival 2019, showcasing the state's unique culture and talent, got off to a grand opening here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Art/Culture/Books
Court to record complainant's statement on January 21 in defamation case against Tharoor
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday said it will record statement of complainant and Bhartiya Janata Party leader Rajeev Babbar on January 21 in a criminal defamation complaint against Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP submits modified proposal for Rath Yatra in Bengal, promises peace, harmony
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The West Bengal BJP on Thursday submitted a modified proposal to the state government requesting permission for the Rath Yatra as directed by the Supreme Court and promised that the programme will be a "peaceful political endeavour", a senior state BJP leader said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
JNU sedition row BJP creation, says ex-ABVP member
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A former ABVP member has said the chargesheet filed against the 10 JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid, is the brainchild of BJP and claimed that some ABVP members had themselves raised "Pakistan Zindabad" slogan on the JNU campus in 2016 which led to the slapping of sedition charges.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
Yashwant, Shourie, Apang to attend Mamata's rally, Mayawati deputes Satish Mishra
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Union Ministers Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha -- who served in late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet, but are bitterly opposed to the Modi regime -- will be part of the January 19 Brigade Rally convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
PWL: Sakshi-Navjot bout highlight of Delhi-UP tie (Preview)
Panchkula, Jan 17 (IANS) After losing their respective opening matches, UP Dangal will take on Delhi Sultans in the next round of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) at the Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
PWL wrestlers try hand at cricket
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) World Championships bronze medallist Pooja Dhanda along with other women wrestlers from Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4 took on the players from Women Cricket Association of India (WICA) in a friendly cricket match at Dev Samaj College for Women ground in here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi Police registers case over Duronto train robbery
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Thursday registered a case of robbery against a group of four to five unidentified armed men who entered two coaches of Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express and fled with cash, mobile phones and gold of two passengers within minutes in the national capital, a police officer said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
BJP dares Rahul to sack Hariprasad as Congress General Secretary
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hit out at Congress after its senior leader B.K. Hariprasad mocked the health condition of BJP President Amit Shah and dared Rahul Gandhi to oust him as General Secretary of the party.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Government curtails tenure of Asthana, 3 other CBI officers
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday curtailed the tenure of Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency Director Alok Verma and who himself faces corruption charges, with immediate effect.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's 'Photograph' heads to Berlinale
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Photograph" will be screened at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival next month.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-League: Relegation-threatened Aizawl up against rampaging Chennai (Preview)
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Former champions Aizawl FC will look to stave off an imminent threat of relegation when they take on table-toppers Chennai City FC in an I-League encounter here on Friday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Diljit Dosanjh goes gaga over Kylie Jenner's photoshopped egg image
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh was bowled over by the viral egg photograph which has reality TV star Kylie Jenner's face superimposed on it.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
IIT Hyderabad launches India's first B.Tech course in AI
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) on Thursday announced the launch of a full-fledged bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology from the new academic session, a first for the country and only the third globally.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Technology
Now, smart garments to prevent falls in Parkinson's patients
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) A team of researchers are in the process of developing smart garment technologies that would prevent falls in people with Parkinson's disease.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Facebook kills over 300 Russia-linked fake accounts, Pages
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook on Thursday killed over 300 fake Pages and accounts linked to Russia that it said was "engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour", almost two years after the US presidential election.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Khelo India: Jharkhand stun Odisha in girls' hockey semis
Pune, Jan 17 (IANS) Jharkhand overturned a 0-3 deficit to beat strong title favourites Odisha 4-3 and set up a title clash with Haryana in the girls' U-17 hockey competition of the Khelo India Youth Games here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
9 arrested in Kenya hotel attack
Nairobi, Jan 17 (IANS) Nine people have been arrested in Kenya following an attack on a luxury hotel compound in the capital Nairobi that left at least 21 dead.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Kenya,Terrorism
Compulsive contrarians indulge in falsehood against Modi government: Jaitley
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In a hard-hitting attack on opposition parties, specially the Congress and the Left, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday said that a new class of "compulsive contrarians" has emerged after Narendra Modi government came to power and they indulge in "falsehood, subversion and institutional destruction" even if it is against the interest of the country.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC urged to appoint ombudsman for Rahul-Pandya issue
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Cricketers Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul will have to wait longer to return to international cricket as the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to appoint an ombudsman to look inoto the issue.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Industry urges RBI Governor for interest rate cut to boost growth
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) monetary policy review early in February, India Inc on Thursday urged the central bank to cut its interest rate and the cash reserve ratio (CRR) in order to boost growth.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Biker killed by speeding car, woman driver held
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was on Thursday arrested for killing a man after her speeding car hit his bike on National Highway-8 near Mahipalpur area of south Delhi, police said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air turns 'severe'; relief likely from Saturday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Contrary to pollution forecast, the overall air quality in Delhi and adjoining areas turned 'severe' on Thursday with toxic PM2.5 and PM10 being the major contributors.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal responsible for the death of 331 homeless people in Delhi: Tiwari
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday blamed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the death of 331 homeless people in the last 45 days due to cold conditions in the national capital, saying his government has failed on all fronts.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Gadkari approves 155-km long 6-lane NH to decongest Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said that Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has given approval for six lane NH 709-B of 155 km connecting Baghpat, Shyamli, Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh and Geeta Colony and Khajuri Khas in Delhi at an estimated cost Rs 4,405 crore.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Massive lighting-up exercise to greet Pravasi delegates in Varanasi
Varanasi, Jan 17 (IANS) Decked up with hundreds of mono and multi-colour lights with a special-effects system synchronised with soothing music, the entire stretch from Rajghat Bridge to Samne Ghat Bridge on the Ganga river is being spruced up to welcome delegates to the upcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) celebrations in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Varanasi Parliamentary constituency.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Netflix, Hotstar sign self-regulatory 'Code of Best Practices'
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Online Curated Content Providers including Netflix and Hotstar have voluntarily signed a self-regulatory Code of Best Practices under the aegis of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Fiscal slippage remains a risk for rate cut: Report
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) While concerns of liquidity, coupled with declining inflation, may have prompted the industry to expect a rate cut in RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting from February 7, fears of fiscal slippage may turn out to be a spoiler, a report said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Life term for Gurmeet Ram Rahim, 3 others in journalist murder case
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) A special CBI court in Panchkula on Thursday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to life imprisonment in the murder case of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Android 'Q' may bring system-wide 'Dark Mode'
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) A leaked preview of Google-owned operating system (OS) Android's next major update tentatively named "Q" has confirmed several new features and tweaks including "Dark Mode" as a system theme, according to media reports.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Himachal clears industrial proposals of Rs 1,047 cr
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday approved 24 industrial proposals for new and existing units, involving an investment of Rs 1,047 crore and generating employment for over 1,900 people.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Reliance Jio Q3 standalone net profit up 65%
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Telecom major Reliance Jio Infocomm on Thursday reported a 65 per cent increase in its standalone net profit for the October-December 2018 period.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Airbus delivers India's first ACH145 helicopter
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Aerospace major Airbus' ACH145 twin-engine helicopter has entered into India's private and business aviation market, a fully customised version being developed to Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by doses.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UCO bank to raise upto Rs 1500 crore
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Following the Rs 3,076 crore capital infusion by the Central government, state-run UCO Bank on Thursday said it is planning to raise equity capital fund up to Rs 1,000 crore through qualified institutions placement (QIP).
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
China's top trade negotiator to head to US for talks
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China's top economic official will travel to the US later this month to hold talks with the US as the world's two largest economies engage in parleys to end the bruising trade war before the March 1 truce deadline.
2019-01-17
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
UK Parliament to vote on May's Brexit 'Plan B' on Jan 29
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The UK Parliament will vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's "Plan B" for Brexit on January 29, the Leader of House of Commons said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Politics
Honda Cars India to increase prices from next month
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Passenger car manufacturer Honda Cars India on Thursday said it will increase the price of its models from February 1, 2019.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Anxiety over Q3, trade war concerns cap gains; Sensex up only 0.15% (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Despite healthy inflow of foreign funds and a strong rupee, Indian key equity indices closed Thursday's trade session on a flat-to-positive note. Investors were cautious ahead of the index heavy-weights' quarterly results.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Volkswagen to pay NGT-slapped Rs 100-cr fine
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Volkswagen group on Thursday said it will pay Rs 100-crore penalty slapped by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for "violating vehicular emission norms" despite the company challenging the decision before the Supreme Court.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka Congress MLAs meet to be show of strength
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Buoyed by the return of its "prodigal" MLAs and failure of "Operation Lotus" against the JD(S)-Congress coalition, Karnataka's ruling Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting here on Friday is expected to be a show of strength, capping the political drama of the last few days.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Manikarnika...' to be screened for President
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A special screening of Kangana Ranaut-starrer "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" will be organised for President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Smelling high-calorie food for 2 minutes can help you eat less
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Does a whiff of pizzas, burgers or sandwiches entice you, but you refrain from eating them due to the high-calories it contains? Take heart, smelling these for longer than two minutes will make you feel satiated, suggest researchers, including one of an Indian-origin.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rajasthan Congress gets back at BJP with cow, Sanskrit & farmers
Jaipur, Jan 17 (IANS) As cow, Sanskrit and farmers formed the core subjects of the Congress government during Governor Kalyan Singh's speech in the first session of 15th assembly on Thursday, the BJP accused the ruling party of hijacking its pet issues.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Gujarat co deposits Rs 2 cr to join Reid & Taylor resolution process
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Spelling a ray of hope for the beleaguered Reid & Taylor group employees, a Gujarat-based investor CFM Asset Reconstruction Pvt Ltd (CFMARPL) on Thursday deposited an amount of Rs 2 crore as partial Earnest Money Deposit to participate in the resolution process before the NCLT, Mumbai.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ISRO opens new year launching satellite for DRDO and a student satellite
Chennai/Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) India will open its 2019 space programme account on January 24 launching imaging satellite Microsat-R for Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and Kalamsat, said a top ISRO official.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Mercedes Trophy: Singhvi, Unnikrishnan qualify for national final
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) City golfers FR Singhvi and Rajiv Unnikrishnan on Thursday qualified for the Mercedes Trophy National Final on Day 2 of the Bengaluru Leg.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
January 19 will see 'united India rally', sound BJP's death knell: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Terming the January 19 public meeting of opposition leaders here as "united India rally", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said it will sound the death knell of BJP in the 2019 general election.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Malaysia Masters: Saina, Srikanth in quarters, Kashyap bows out
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 17 (IANS) London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth registered victories in their single's matches to advance to the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Masters here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Ram Rahim gets life imprisonment in journalist murder case
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) A special CBI court in Panchkula on Thursday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to life imprisonment in the murder case of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.
2019-01-17
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
#MeToo movement great, but there has to be some due process: Emraan Hashmi
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi, amid an allegation of sexual harassment against filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, has said that the #MeToo movement is great but one that needs a proper process of investigation.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Reduce school fees by 20%: Pakistan SC
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered all schools across the country that charge more than 5,000 Pakistani rupees per month to reduce their fees by 20 per cent, media reports said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Streaming platforms to self-regulate content in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Streaming platforms including Netflix, Hotstar, Voot and SonyLiv, have signed and agreed to follow a new industry code of conduct and self-regulation for online content in India.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Startups, investors get angel tax relief
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In a big boost to startups and their investors, the government has liberalised the norms including doing away with the need for an inter-ministerial committee's approval for availing angel tax exemption.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Afghan President thanks Pakistan PM for peace efforts
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the ongoing international efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China urges US not to politicise business dispute by probing Huawei
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China on Thursday urged the US not to politicise a business case amid reports that the US Department of Justice was investigating Chinese company Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from its American partner.
2019-01-17
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets life term in journalist murder case
Panchkula, Jan 17 (IANS) Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was on Thursday given life term in journalist murder case by a special CBI court here.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Consumer confidence index up 2.7 percentage points in Jan: Study
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (Consumer Confidence) increased by 2.7 percentage points in January, recovering from a drop in December, according to a joint study by Thomson Reuters and Ipsos.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mayawati inducts her nephew into BSP
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Unfazed by media speculation about the emergence of a political heir in the BSP, Mayawati hit back at the critics and announced the induction of her nephew Akash Anand, an MBA graduate, into the party.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Undiagnosed thyroid problem can increase infertility risk: Experts
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Over 20 per cent women in India live with an undiagnosed thyroid problem and do not even realise that it is the cause of various health issues including infertility, health experts have said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Volkswagen to pay NGT-slapped Rs 100-cr fine
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Despite the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order asking Volkswagen group to pay Rs 100 crore for violating vehicular emission norms lying pending with the Supreme Court, the company on Thursday said it will comply with the green court's order.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kartarpur Corridor passport: Amarinder lashes out at Sampla
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at Union Minister and former Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla "for trying to scuttle the dreams of the Sikh community by unnecessarily complicating the process of travel and darshan at the historic Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Some concerns over citizenship Bill genuine, says BJP's Ram Madhav
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said some concerns over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 are genuine, and that will meet dissenting MLAs and other party leaders to convince them about the government's intentions.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Mom will always be number one woman in my life: Parth (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Parth Samthaan considers his mother "a superwoman" and says she will always be the number one woman in his life.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sunburn to return to Goa in February
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) After three years, electronic dance music festival Sunburn will be returning to Goa but in a different avatar.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SC asks Lokpal search panel to prepare list of shortlisted candidates by February-end
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Lokpal search committee headed by former top court Judge Ranjana Prakash Desai to complete its deliberations for shortlisting the candidates for the appointment of Lokpal by February-end.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cardi B slams Donald Trump
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Amidst the ongoing US government shutdown, rapper Cardi B has slammed President Donald Trump for forcing people to return to work.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Javed Akhtar turns 73, B-Town wishes the 'magician', 'philosopher'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) On the 73rd birthday of veteran lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar on Thursday, members of the film fraternity wished the wordsmith a happy birthday, and expressed their fondness for him.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Delhi Crime Story' to have world premiere at Sundance 2019
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) "Delhi Crime Story", a seven-part series from award-winning Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta, will have its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Volkswagen to pay Rs 100 cr fine for violating emission norms
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In response to the NGT's direction to deposit Rs 100 crore within 24 hours for violating vehicular emission norms, the Volkswagen group on Thursday said although the green court's order is still pending with the Supreme Court, it will comply with the order.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Five stages, LED screens, 300 volunteers at Mamata's mega rally
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Five massive stages with the iconic Victoria Memorial in the backdrop, hundreds of workers busy building barricades and setting up LED screens and scores of Trinamool Congress flags fluttering all around -- the sprawling venue Brigade Parade Ground bustled with activity on Thursday, two days before West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mega rally.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
PM to unveil national film museum in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) that has come up in a 19th century heritage bungalow and a modern building in the country's film capital, an official said here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Ram Yashvardhan gained 10 kg for 'Ek Thi Rani...'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Ram Yashvardhan gained 10 kg for his role in the upcoming show "Ek Thi Rani Ek Tha Raavan".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Maniesh Paul salutes heroism of Indian soldiers
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Maniesh Paul is in awe of the heroism of Indian soldiers, and calls them "real heroes".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JNU sedition row created to dilute Vemula's suicide: Ex-ABVP member
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The chargesheet against 10 JNU students is politically motivated and the entire issue is the brain-child of the BJP, which stoked the controversy to dilute the suicide of University of Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula, a former student leader from RSS-affiliated ABVP has said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
Modi jealous of Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu
Amaravati, Jan 17 (IANS) Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was jealous of Andhra Pradesh and hence was behind the proposed Federal Front of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress points fingers at Doval son, demands details of FDI from Cayman Islands
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Alleging links between National Security Advisor Ajit Dovals son Vivek opening a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands soon after 2016 demonetisation and the huge spike in inflow of FDI into India from the territory, the Congress on Thursday demanded the RBI to make public the source of funds received from the tax haven.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Accelerate resources to fortify fiscal position, NE states told
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh on Thursday suggested the northeastern states to accelerate resources and revenue to strengthen fiscal position.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Halep, Venus Williams set up Australian Open third round clash
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Top-seed Romanian Simona Halep and Venus Williams of the United States set up a third round clash at the Australian Open after beating American Sofia Kenin and France's Alize Kornet respectively in their second round matches here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
3 run over on Kolkata footpath, 1 dead
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) A man was killed and two others critically injured after a car ran over them while they were sitting on a footpath here on Thursday, police said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dy CM Nitin Patel's picture missing from 'Vibrant Gujarat' posters
Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday for the high-profile three-day "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019", pictures of Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel went missing from all posters and banners across the state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
AI-driven Cloud only can protect Indian firms from hackers: Microsoft
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) With Indian firms losing millions annually owing to cyber attacks, key leadership across industries are now in a huddle and discussions over securing data is now a critical part of boardroom settings, Keshav Dhakad, Group Head and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs (CELA), Microsoft India, has stressed.
2019-01-17
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Yashwant, Shourie to attend Mamata's rally, Mayawati deputes Satish Mishra
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Union Ministers Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha -- all of whom had served in late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet but have been bitterly opposed to the present Narendra Modi regime -- will be part of the January 19 Brigade Rally convened by Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here, which would be attended by a host of opposition leaders.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tinder tests sharing Spotify clips with matches
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Dating application Tinder is now working to make its easy for its users to share music via streaming service Spotify, right inside their conversations on the app.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Missing the team balance in Pandya's absence: Dhawan
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Admitting that suspended all-rounder Hardik Pandya was "crucial" for the team's balance, India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday said the team is not grappling with a fifth bowler conundrum in the ongoing ODI series against Australia.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ED files money laundering case over illegal sand mining in UP
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Based on a CBI case in connection with its ongoing investigation into illegal sand mining, the ED on Thursday registered a case of money laundering to probe the role of bureaucrats and politicians in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Panaji one of India's safest cities in child safety on roads: Survey
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) Goa's capital Panaji is one of the country's safest cities vis-a-vis child safety on roads, a survey conducted by Nissan-SLF has revealed.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Kerala HC disqualifies MLA Karat Razak
Kochi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday disqualified Left-backed Independent MLA Karat Razak for his defamatory campaign against the IUML's M.A. Razak during the May 2016 Assembly polls.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Lenders considering restructuring plan for Jet Airways: SBI
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday said that lenders to the financially stressed Jet Airways are in talks for a restructuring plan to ensure long term viability of the airline.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Steel production rises 4.5%, consumption up 8.4% during April-Dec in FY19
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) India's finished steel production during April to December period of the current financial year (FY19) rose by 4.5 per cent to 97.358 million tonnes (mt) while the country's consumption grew by 8.4 per cent to 71.862 mt in the same period, a Steel Ministry's report said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Republic Day to mark launch of new media outlets
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Come January 26, new news television channels and a weekly newspaper will add to the ever growing list of players in the Indian media space.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
6 more start-ups graduate from NetApp Excellerator Programme
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Data storage and management company NetApp on Thursday announced the graduation of its third cohort of six start-ups as part of the NetApp Excellerator Programme.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Accelerate resources to fortify fiscal position: Finance Commission chief to NE states
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh on Thursday suggested the northeastern states to accelerate resources and revenue to strengthen fiscal position.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
AI app with Microsoft Azure to tackle malnutrition in India
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Germany-based non-profit Welthungerhilfe has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) smartphone app, powered by Microsoft Azure, to tackle malnutrition in India.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Woman 'withdraws' complaint against Krishan Kumar, Bhushan Kumar
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Hours after filing a sexual harassment complaint against producers Krishan Kumar and Bhushan Kumarreport, a woman reportedly withdrew the complaint, according to her statement received by IANS on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Srinivas Reddy set to be elected Telangana Speaker
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pocharam Srinivas Reddy of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is all set to be unanimously elected the new Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Khelo India: Quality of shooting reflects sport's growing stature in India
Pune, Jan 17 (IANS) The growing stature of shooting as a sport in India was amply reflected in the quality of competition and intense battles for the 19 gold medals on offer at the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 here.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Starfish, jellyfish to benefit from climate change: Study
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Seafloor predators and open water feeding animals like the starfish and the jellyfish will benefit from climate change, while those associated with sea ice for food or breeding are most at risk, a study said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Days of khichdi politics over, India needs another 10 years of Modi: Hardeep Singh Puri (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Asserting that the days of "khichdi politics" are over, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, says that the proposed mahagathbandhan is an "alliance of opportunists".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
William Dalrymple to skip JLF 2019
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Noted writer-historian and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival William Dalrymple will not be attending the 2019 edition of the annual literary extravaganza, scheduled to take place in the Pink City from January 24 to 28.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Congress leader mocks Amit Shah's health
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) A senior Congress leader in Karnataka on Thursday mocked the health condition of BJP President Amit Shah, who has been admitted to the AIIMS in Delhi for treatment of swine flue, and linked it to political developments in the state.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sensex ends 52 points up, Nifty holds 10,900
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Amid mixed global markets and the ongoing corporate earning session, Indian equities ended higher on Thursday. Ahead of the release of quarterly results by index heavyweights, the Sensex closed with a 52 point gain while the Nifty ended above 10,900.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
773mn unique email IDs leaked: Researcher
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) In what could be the biggest data breach in recent years, a whopping 773 million unique email IDs and 21 million unique passwords have been leaked, a researcher said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Technology
Alia wants CBFC to let her mother's film release
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) As actress Soni Razdan awaits the censor board's green signal for her film "No Fathers In Kashmir", her daughter and actress Alia Bhatt has come out in support of the film.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi arrives for Vibrant Gujarat Summit
Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Gujarat capital for a three-day visit to his home state to throw open his pet biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit besides other events in the capital and Ahmedabad.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Marvel superheroes to steal the show in 2019
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) "Hope begins with a hero" -- it's not something that only the makers of "Captain Marvel" believe in. Joe Russo, co-director of Marvel Studios' "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War", had also emphasised on the need for superhero films. And, this year will get a marvellous start in the genre with Marvel Studios' first female-led film "Captain Marvel".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BSP-SP alliance does not spell stability: Sheila Dikshit (IANS interview)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In the first attack by a senior Congress leader on the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has said that it does not "spell stability" and the Congress will spring a surprise in the state in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Mahagathbandhan' a non-starter, says Ram Madhav
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday termed the proposed 'Mahagathbandhan' or Grand Alliance as a non starter, saying that the opposition parties have no credible issues or agenda against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
SC asks Lokpal search panel to prepare list of shortlisted candidates by February-end
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Lokpal search committee headed by former top court Judge Ranjana Prakash Desai to complete its deliberations for shortlisting the candidates by February-end.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Raonic inches past Wawrinka to win 4-hour Australian Open battle
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Canadas Milos Raonic ousted Switzerlands Stan Wawrinka in an epic four-hour clash at the Australian Open on Thursday to advance to the third round.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
JNU sedition row created to dilute Vemula's suicide: Ex-ABVP member
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The chargesheet against 10 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students is politically motivated and the entire issue is the brain-child of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which stoked the controversy in the first place to dilute the suicide of University of Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula, a former student leader from RSS-affiliated ABVP has said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Media,Politics
Armed men rob Jammu-Delhi Duronto passengers near Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Brandishing knives at passengers, five armed men forced their entry into two Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express coaches early on Thursday and fled with their cash and gold within minutes in the absence of security, railway officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan peace process: US special envoy Khalilzad arrives in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's Special Envoy on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on Thursday to discuss with the senior civil and military leadership the latest efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
I-League: East Bengal look to steady ship against Indian Arrows (Preview)
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) East Bengal will not only look to get back to winning ways but also cut the gap at the top half of the points table, when they take on Indian Arrows in an I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
India condemns Nairobi hotel attack
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India on Thursday condemned the terror attack at a luxury hotel complex in Kenya's capital Nairobi that claimed the lives of at least 21 people.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Most millennials unhappy with Trump: Survey
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Over 60 per cent of millennials in the US are unhappy with President Donald Trump, and only 37 per cent view him favourably, a new survey has revealed.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Technology
TVS rider Aravind completes Stage 9 of Dakar Rally
Pisco (Peru), Jan 17 (IANS) Seasoned Indian rider Aravind KP successfully overcame issues with his bike before completing the penultimate Stage 9 of the ongoing Dakar Rally at overall 39th position even as the Sherco TVS Rally team celebrated their top rider Michael Metge's triumph in the stage.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Peru,Sports,Motorsports
Businessman killed in MP
Indore, Jan 17 (IANS) Unidentified assailants killed a businessman in Madhya Pradesh's financial capital Indore, police said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dy CM goes missing from 'Vibrant Gujarat' posters
Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates on Thursday a host of high-profile events as part of the three-day Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, pictures of Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel went missing from all posters and banners across the state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Volcano erupts in Japan, residents unharmed
Tokyo, Jan 17 (IANS) A volcano erupted on Thursday in Japan's Kuchinoerabu island, but residents near the mountain remained unharmed, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala creates history by entering Ranji semis
Wayanad (Kerala), Jan 17 (IANS) The Kerala Ranji cricket team scripted history by entering the semi-finals for the first time in its cricketing history, after hammering Gujarat by 113 runs here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Ronaldo leads Juventus to Italian super cup title
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Jan 17 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo scored the lone goal in Juventus' 1-0 victory over AC Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana, a win that gives the Portuguese superstar his first title with the Bianconeri.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Football
Osaka beats Zidansek to move into round 3 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Japan's Naomi Osaka downed Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sevilla reach Copa del Rey quarters despite loss
Seville (Spain), Jan 17 (IANS) Sevilla lost 0-1 to Athletic Club in the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie, but advanced 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a dominating performance last week in Bilbao.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
This New Year, make the right skin care choices for you and your baby (Health Notes)
It is the beginning of another year and the time when most of us make a resolution that we would like to achieve for both physical and emotional well-being. As a mother, it is natural to want the best for your little one. There is nothing more important than ensuring overall wellness for both you and your little one. This New Year, celebrate motherhood with a few simple tips thatll help you adopt a safe and gentle skin care regimen.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,National
Leganes score moral victory, Real Madrid get berth in Copa quarters
Leganes (Spain), Jan 17 (IANS) Leganes supporters rose to their feet after a 1-0 win against Spanish football giants Real Madrid in the second leg of a Copa del Rey round-of-16 tie, even though it will be the Blancos who advance in the tournament 3-1 on aggregate.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sri Lankan President signs 3 loan agreements with ADB
Manila, Jan 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena signed on Thursday three loan agreements totalling $455 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund projects in higher education, transport as well as a technical assistance loan in the urban sector.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Philippines,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BJP ally to contest Goa by-polls 'on its own'
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) A key ally of the BJP-led coalition government in Goa announced on Thursday that it will contest the coastal state's yet to be scheduled by-polls "on its own".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BJP leaders visit Amit Shah at AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including party media coordinator Anil Balooni and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwani Choubey, on Thursday visited AIIMS here where party President Amit Shah has been admitted after contracting swine flu.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nishikori beats veteran Croatian Karlovic at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori defeated 39-year-old veteran Croatian Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 7-6(6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6(7) in round two of the men's singles at the Australian Open on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
3 policemen injured in Srinagar grenade explosion
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Three policemen were injured in a grenade explosion here on Thursday, authorities said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Wild coffee species endangered by habitat loss
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Wild coffee species are under threat, with 60 per cent of them facing possible extinction due to climate change and the loss of natural habitat, as well as by the spread of diseases and pests, scientists have said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Tejashwi launches 'chaupal on Twitter'
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday launched "chaupal on Twitter" for easy conversation with people through this digital platform.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Technology
Svitolina, Giorgi, Wang advance to Australian Open Round 3
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (6), Italian Camila Giorgi (27) and Chinese Qiang Wang each beat their opponents in two sets in the second round at the Australian Open on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
India aim to end Australia tour on unbeaten note (Preview)
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) With the three-match ODI rubber tantalisingly poised at 1-1, the task is cut out for both India and Australia to pull up their socks in the series decider at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Keys beats Potapova, sets up 3rd round clash with Mertens
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Madison Keys of the United States on Thursday beat Russia's Anastasia Potapova 6-3, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Girona eliminate Atletico Madrid from Copa del Rey
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS) Atletico Madrid and Girona drew 3-3 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie and 4-4 on aggregate, but the visitors are headed to the quarter-finals on the strength of their three away goals.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
British national gets bail in terror funding case
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) A Punjab court on Thursday granted bail to a British national in a terror funding case.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sevastova beats Andreescu, moves into round 3
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia defeated Bianca Andreescu of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Thursday to move into round three of the Australian Open.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Iconic Moto Razr to make comeback in US
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) The iconic Moto Razr phone is set to make a comeback as Lenovo Group Inc. has collaborated with American telecommunications giant Verizon Communications Inc. to begin selling the new Razr devices in the US, The Wall Street Journal has reported.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
New IS module: NIA searches 7 places in UP, Punjab; detains 4
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The NIA on Thursday raided five places in Uttar Pradesh and two in Punjab in its probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam and detained four men, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Carreno Busta beats Ivashka, moves to Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta on Thursday beat Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(7) in a second-round match of the Australian Open.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
US airport to be renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The US city of Louisville in Kentucky state is set to rename its airport after hometown hero and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died in 2016.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Sports
Pliskova beats Brengle to advance into round 3 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Former World No.1 Karolina Pliskova advanced into the third round of the Australian Open after beating unseeded American Madison Brengle, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 in a rain-delayed match on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Mumbai bar dancers hail SC verdict
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bar dancers, who were abruptly rendered jobless after the Maharashtra government shut down dance bars on August 15, 2005, hailed the Supreme Court verdict permitting conditional re-opening of these joints, here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC to hear plea for police protection for 2 women who entered Sabarimala temple
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a plea for round-the-clock police protection for two women who had entered the Sabarimala temple, as they have been getting threats.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security
Heart-health behaviour helps reduce diabetes risk
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) If you are suffering from diabetes, then following some lifestyle and health factors may prove to be good for your heart and can help prevent disorders, says a new study.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mertens beats Gasparyan, advances to Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Belgium's Elise Mertens on Thursday beat Russian Margarita Gasparyan 6-1, 7-5 to move to the third round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Croatia's Coric downs Hungary's Fucsovics in Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Croatian Borna Coric on Thursday sealed his spot in the third round of the Australian Open after defeating Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
EC team arrives in Bihar to review preparations for LS polls
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team arrived in Bihar's capital Patna on Thursday on a two-day visit to review preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, an official said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
January Jones to star in skating drama series
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) "Mad Men" star January Jones is set to play a lead opposite Kaya Scodelario in "Spinning Out", an upcoming drama series set in the world of competitive figure skating.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
4 dead in UP road mishap
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Four persons were killed and four others injured after a truck collided with two other vehicles due to fog in Uttar Pradesh's Shajahanpur district early on Thursday, police said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arctic Monkeys drummer files for divorce
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has filed for divorce from wife Breana Helders.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LG to launch phone with second screen add-on: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) South Korean electronics major LG Electronics is set to launch a smartphone with an option for a second screen attachment.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Indonesian woman mauled to death by crocodile
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a crocodile in Sulawesi after she fell into its enclosure, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
My personality closest to my 'Koi Jaan Na' role: Amyra Dastur
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Amyra Dastur says her own personality is closest to the zestful character she essays in "Koi Jaan Na", in which she will be seen opposite Kunal Kapoor.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No marriage plans for now: Sidharth Malhotra
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who has turned 34, says he has no plans to get married in the near future.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Edutech firm Byju's buys US-based Osmo for $120 mn
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Online tutoring platform Byju's on Thursday said it has acquired US-based learning platform Osmo for $120 million (Rs 850 crore).
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Business/Economy
Sensex turns red, banking stocks fall out of favour
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Reversing early gains, major indices traded lower during Thursday afternoon's trade session. The benchmark Sensex declined over 60 points while the Nifty slipped below the 10,900-mark.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Julia Roberts won't return for 'Homecoming' season 2
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Julia Roberts wont be appearing in season two of thriller TV series "Homecoming".
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Ben 10 - Alien Run' mobile game launched
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Anil D. Ambani-led Reliance Entertainments gaming destination Zapak, in association with Cartoon Network India, has launched mobile game "Ben 10 - Alien Run".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ravi Shankar Prasad discharged from AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) authorities said on Thursday that Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was discharged from the hospital earlier in the day, where he was admitted in the Pulmonary Medicine Department.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Komparify acquires Ireff to broaden its mobile app capabilities
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Chennai-based online aggregation platform Komparify on Thursday announced the acquisition of app-based mobile plans platform Ireff for an undisclosed amount, aiming to expand its presence in prepaid plans application space and broaden its mobile app capabilities.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US shutdown delays space missions but NASA not grounded: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) The partial shutdown of the US federal government has had a serious impact on the country's space agency NASA and development work on most future space missions has been slowed or suspended.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
First session of Telangana Assembly begins
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) The first session of the newly-elected Telangana Assembly began on Thursday with the legislators taking oath.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Falsehoods being manufactured to attack Modi government: Jaitley
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hit out at the opposition parties specially the Congress and the Left saying a new class of "compulsive contrarians" has emerged in the political system who "manufacture" falsehoods to attack the Narendra Modi government.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
People make mistakes: Sourav Ganguly defends Pandya, Rahul
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricket team skipper Sourav Ganguly has defended cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul over their "Koffee With Karan" episode controversy. saying people make mistakes but everyone should move on and ensure it doesn't happen again.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Maharashtra can't ban dance bars in name of regulation: SC
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Maharashtra cannot ban dance bars by taking recourse to regulating them, noting that since 2005 no licence has been issued.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Singapore's Scoot airline to expand service in India
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Low-cost airline Scoot, a part of the Singapore Airlines Group, on Thursday announced the addition of three new south Indian cities -- Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam -- to its global route map.
2019-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
HAL's light combat copter completes weapon trials
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) developed by state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has completed weapon trials and is ready for operational induction, the defence behemoth said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
NGT tells Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 cr by Friday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed German auto major Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore by Friday in accordance with its November 2018 order or face punitive action.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
May pushes for cross-party consensus after surviving no-confidence vote
London, Jan 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday called on MPs to "put self-interest aside" and "work constructively together" to find a way forward for Brexit, following her slim victory in a no-confidence vote.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'India has potential for marine transport, infra a big deterrent'
Phuket, Jan 17 (IANS) With over 7,000 km of coastline, India has a big potential for marine transport, but the lack of infrastructure is a major obstacle, a British businessman of Indian origin who has a major stake in the sector, has said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israeli student killed in Australia while video chatting with sister
Canberra, Jan 17 (IANS) A 21-year-old Israeli student was killed in Australia's Melbourne city while she was on a video call with her sister, police said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jammu-Delhi Duronto passengers robbed
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Five unidentified armed men forced entry into two Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express coaches early on Thursday, pointed knives at passengers and fled with their cash and gold within 15 minutes when security was absent, a passenger said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft tests separating Search from Cortana in Windows 10
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Microsoft is separating Search and voice assistant Cortana in Windows 10, giving them their own distinct locations on the taskbar.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Engage with urban population to save tigers in Asia: Study
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The future of tigers in Asia can only be safe if conservation authorities engage with people in the cities as the big cats' population is linked to the path of demographic transition among humans, says a new international study.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kartik Aaryan urges people to free nation from violence against women
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan is lending support to a campaign which urges people to free the country from violence against women.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zendaya's fashion line inspired by her grandfather
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Zendaya, who has teamed up with American clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for the Paris Fashion Week 2019, says her collection is inspired by her grandfather.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Miley Cyrus is not pregnant
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus has denied rumours that she is pregnant.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Everything boils down to the script itself: Deepika Padukone
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who was last seen onscreen in "Padmaavat", says that everything boils down to the script itself for a film to work at the box office.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TT star Kamal fancies Olympic medal in 2020 (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Having formed a mixed doubles combination with Manika Batra, veteran table tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal is eyeing a medal at the Tokyo Olympics next year.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IANS Life,Other Sports
New IS module: NIA raids 7 places in Punjab, UP
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The NIA on Thursday raided seven places in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in connection with its ongoing probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Speaker Pelosi blocks Trump's symbolic State of Union speech
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Raising the stakes in the US government shutdown standoff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked President Donald Trump from delivering the highly symbolic annual State of the Union address to the joint session of Congress even as a group of centrist Democrat and Republican lawmakers met him to find a way out of the impasse.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
A propaganda film will work if the story works: Filmmaker Prakash Jha
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) "The Accidental Prime Minister" and "Uri - The Surgical Strike", which have begun Bollywood's 2019 calendar, have been branded "propaganda films" by a cross-section of people. Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who has dabbled in politics himself, says propaganda films can work only if the story strikes a chord with the audience.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Politics
Robbery in Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) At least five unidentified assailants barged into the Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express on Thursday when it stopped due to a signal problem, a passenger said, with the Railways saying they have some lead in the case.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Here's how to feed 10 bn people a healthy, sustainable diet by 2050
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists claim to have found a solution to one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: Feeding 10 billion people a healthy diet in a sustainable manner by 2050.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Amazon's Echo Input now available in India
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Amazon on Thursday announced the availability of its new device -- Echo Input -- that would enable users to add Alexa support to their existing speakers via an audio cable or Bluetooth, for Rs 2,999 in India.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nairobi hotel attack death toll reaches 21
Nairobi, Jan 17 (IANS) The death toll in Tuesday's attack on a luxury hotel complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi has increased to 21, police have confirmed.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Kenya,Terrorism
I don't regret anything: Jacqueline Fernandez
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Jacqueline Fernandez credits her success and failure for keeping her balanced and calm. The actress says she doesn't regret any of her decisions.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
New IS module: NIA searches 7 places in Punjab, UP
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches at seven places in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh in connection with its ongoing probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Intense cold wave freezes Himachal
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) An intense cold wave saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering on Thursday, with Kalpa and Keylong towns seeing more snowfall.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Navy divers detect body in Meghalaya mine
Shillong, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian Naval divers have captured pictures of a body inside a 370-feet flooded coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, where 15 miners have remained trapped since December, an official said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Insight Venture Partners invests $500 mn in Veeam
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Insight Venture Partners has invested $500 million in the IT company Veeam Software to accelerate the next phase of growth as the provider of data management solutions for the Public and Private Cloud.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Youngest US Congresswoman to give colleagues Twitter lessons
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to serve in the US Congress, is set to give her Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives lessons on how to use Twitter in a more effective way.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
India to launch imaging satellite Microsat-R on Jan 24
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch an imaging satellite Microsat-R along with a student payload 'Kalamsat' from its spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on January 24, it announced on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech
Government shutdown puts US at significant hacking risk
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The partial US government shutdown has put sensitive departments at a significant hacking risk, cyber security experts have warned.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Severe cold wave continues in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) A severe cold wave continued in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday despite an improve in weather conditions after snowfall the previous day, the weather office said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cold, foggy Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The national capital on Thursday woke up to a cold, foggy morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the weather office said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Security heightened in Haryana, Punjab ahead of Ram Rahim's sentencing
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Security was heightened in parts of Haryana and Punjab ahead of the sentencing of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his three close aides by a special CBI court on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC
Jammu, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, defence sources said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Key Indian equity market indices open in green
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'The Lift Boy': Simple yet heart-warming (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "The Lift Boy"; Director: Jonathan Augustin; Cast: Moin Khan, Nyla Masood, Saagar Kale, Aneesha Shah, Damian D'souza, Neha Bam, Nil Mani, Kaustubh Narain, Shilpa Iyer; Rating: **1/2
2019-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
N.Korean negotiator headed to Washington
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Kim Yong-chol, North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, is expected to arrive in Washington on Thursday, according to informed sources.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Trump to unveil missile defence review
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will visit the Pentagon on Thursday to unveil his administration's long-awaited missile defence review, officials told CNN.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
354 migrants prevented from leaving Honduras with US-bound caravan
Tegucigalpa, Jan 17 (IANS) The Honduran government has announced that they have detained 354 migrants who wanted to leave the country and travel to the US in a caravan.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Honduras,Immigration/Law/Rights
Spanish chef provides food to US federal workers amid government shutdown
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A renowned Spanish chef's humanitarian assistance organisation has distributed soup and sandwiches here to dozens of US federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Man plotting to attack White House taken into custody
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A young man from the southern US state of Georgia was arrested on charges of plotting to attack the White House and several other federal buildings in Washington DC, a US attorney said on Wednesday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Spencer Matthews has 'soft spot' for Piers Morgan
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Television personality Spencer Matthews says he has a "man crush" on journalist Piers Morgan and jokes baby son Theodore was named after him because it means "God's gift".
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tsipras wins confidence of the Greek Parliament with 151 votes
Athens, Jan 17 (IANS) The Greek Parliament late on Wednesday renewed its support for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, a leftist, after he asked for a vote of confidence when his coalition with the nationalists broke up on January 13 following a spat over the agreement reached with neighbouring Macedonia to rename that country.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Greece,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Musk quotes $1 bn to build tunnel under Australian mountain range
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has quoted $1 billion to build a commuter tunnel under Australia's Blue Mountains, which divide Sydney from the countrys vast western interior.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Technology
US partisan divide on govt shutdown over border wall more sharply: Poll
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) With the partial shutdown of the federal government entering its 26th day, Americans' view on whether to expand the US-Mexico border wall has been more sharply divided along partisan lines, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
'Bombairiya': Serious message lost in this screwball farce (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Bombairiya"; Director: Pia Sukanya; Cast: Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi, Adil Hussain, Siddhanth Kapoor, Ravi Kishen, Shilpa Shukla, Ajinkya Deo, Rating **1/2
2019-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
At least 3 US troops killed in Syria blast
Beirut, Jan 17 (IANS) The Islamic State terror organisation on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in a Syrian city under US-backed Kurdish control that killed at least three American troops, according to US officials quoted in a report from the Dow Jones Newswires supplied to EFE.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Lebanon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Indra Nooyi under Trump administration consideration to head World Bank
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian-American business leader Indra Nooyi, who headed the multinational PepsiCo, is under consideration for heading the World Bank, according to multiple media reports.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
UK govt survives no-confidence vote by tiny margin
London, Jan 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday, averting any immediate risk of an early general election.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Elephants killed, tusk missing in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jan 17 (IANS) An elephant was shot dead by the suspected poacher and took away the tusk in Jharkhand's Palamau district.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK's May survives no-confidence motion
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The Conservative government of Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of no-confidence on Wednesday in the lower house of the UK Parliament.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
IGIA's operator to charge X-ray baggage levy from February
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The government has allowed IGI airport's operator to charge X-ray baggage levy from February.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Two nursing students arrested for killing puppies get bail
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Two nursing students, arrested after being allegedly seen in a video mercilessly beating puppies to death in a state-run medical college and hospital, were granted bail on Wednesday by a local court.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Factory owner, his friend held for gangrape
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi Police arrested a factory owner and his friend for allegedly gangraping a woman inside the factory premises after promising her a job, a police officer said on Wednesday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fortis Healthcare acquires Indian assets of RHT
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Wednesday said that it has completed the acquisition of the entire portfolio of RHT Health Trust's Indian assets worth approximately Rs 4,666 crore.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RBI slaps Rs 1-cr penalty on Bank of Maharashtra
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 1 crore on Bank of Maharashtra for deficiencies in regulatory compliance.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nuns who protested against bishop transferred; won't go, they say
Kottayam (Kerala), Jan 16 (IANS) Four nuns -- who went on a public protest last year demanding arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who then headed the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar in Punjab -- were on Wednesday handed transfer orders asking them to shift to different places but they declined to oblige.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
National Youth Party announces CM face for Delhi Assembly polls
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With an eye on Delhi elections slated for next year, the National Youth Party on Wednesday announced its chief ministerial candidate along with an 'Action Plan 2020'.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indie and English music in India need to be helped, nurtured says A.R. Rahman
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran music composer A.R. Rahman has said that Indie and English music have always been like an underdog in India but it needs to be helped and nurtured in coming years.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP should apologise for fake cases against elected MLAs: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday asked the BJP to apologise to the people of Delhi for filing fake cases against the elected members of the city which hindered the work done for development.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vaccination not forced on children: Delhi health authorities
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The measles and rubella (MR) vaccination programme, which was deferred following an intervention by the Delhi High Court, does not override the consent of students, said state's health authorities for the campaign.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amul issues legal notice to Google on misuse of its platform
Anand, Jan 16 (IANS) The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF), which owns Amul brand, has sent a legal notice to Google India on fraudulent practices it claims to have found being carried out by individuals and organisations using the latter's platform.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Rafale procurement necessary to reinforce India's combat aircraft strength: Ex-IAF Chief
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Pointing out that the combat aircraft strength of Indian Air Force has gone down in recent years due to obsolescence, former IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Arup Raha on Wednesday said the political parties in the country should sort out the ongoing disputes over the Rafale fighter jet deal so that the procurement process is not delayed any further.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Issue of climate change already covered, says NGT
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Climate change is certainly a matter already covered in the environmental impact assessment, the NGT said on Wednesday as it disposed of a 9-year-old girl's petition alleging inaction by the Centre to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
NGT orders audit of all state pollution control boards
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Expressing concern over its functioning, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to conduct within six months a performance audit of all the state pollution control boards and committees.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Proposed new UK immigration system to benefit Indians: British officials
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Britain's post-Brexit proposed new skills-based immigration system that will remove the cap on skilled worker visas will benefit Indians, a team of British government officials emphasised during discussions with officials of the Indian government on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Benami' flats booked for Re 1 per sq.ft in Amrapali projects, SC told
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A court-appointed auditors informed the Supreme Court that posh flats which were part of Amrapali Group were booked on sums as low as Re 1, Rs 5 and Rs 11 per sq.ft in the name of over 500 people.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Neighbor held for killing woman and injuring her husband and son in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A woman was killed while her son and husband suffered critical stab wounds in a fight allegedly involving their neighbour on Wednesday, a police officer said, adding the accused was arrested.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WCD shortlists 26 children for national award this year
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry on Wednesday said that it has shortlisted 26 children for the national award this year for their exceptional achievement in the fields of innovation, sports, arts, social service, or any other area deserving recognition.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Prime Minister to inaugurate three-day Vibrant Gujarat summit
Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives here on Thursday on a three-day visit to his home state to thrown open his pet biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit besides other events in the capital and Ahmedabad.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
PWL: Haryana Hammers pip UP Dangal 5-2
Panchkula (Haryana), Jan 16 (IANS) Hosts Haryana Hammers edged past UP Dangal 5-2 in a Pro Wrestling League Season 4 tie at the Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Congress not a challenge for AAP: Sanjay Singh
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Calling the Congress an "anti-Sikh" party, Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh on Wednesday said the Congress is not a challenge for his party in Delhi, irrespective of who its chief is.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
South Korea beat China 2-0 to finish top of Group C at Asian Cup
Abu Dhabi, Jan 16 (IANS) South Korea finished top of Group C of 2019 Asian Cup by defeating China 2-0 to make it three victories from three and leave China in second place here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
Real Madrid's Vallejo suffers muscle injury
Madrid, Jan 16 (IANS) Real Madrid announced on Wednesday that their defender Jesus Vallejo has suffered a second grade muscle injury to his left leg.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Australian Open: Federer, Wozniacki blitz competition on Day 3 (Roundup)
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Defending Australian Open title holders Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki looked to stamp their authority on the competition in their second round match-ups on Wednesday, sending a warning to the rest of the field by blitzing their opponents in straight sets.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Government confers Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015-2018
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday announced winners of the Gandhi Peace Prize for four years beginning 2015 to 2018.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WADA prolongs Moscow's laboratory inspection, denies obstacles to its work
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) reported on Wednesday that it had decided to extend its inspection visit to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)'s laboratory but denied that Russia had imposed new obstacles to its work.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Marin battles through to 2nd round of Malaysia Masters badminton tourney
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 16 (IANS) Spanish badminton great Carolina Marin struggled in her first-round match at the Malaysia Masters but managed to pull out a 21-19, 25-23 victory here on Wednesday over Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
South Korea earns Asian Cup Group C top spot, China 2nd, Kyrgyzstan 3rd
Abu Dhabi, Jan 16 (IANS) South Korea became the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group C winner, topping China 2-0 in their last group-stage contest, while Kyrgyzstan snatched the third spot by defeating the Philippines 3-1.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
Minister defends allocation of microwave spectrum, calls allegations baseless
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of wrongdoing and mismanagement in allocating microwave spectrum in 2015, Union Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said that the DoT (Department of Telecom) had allocated the spectrum to Reliance Jio and Sistema on an administrative basis after the Supreme Courts order of 2012.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odisha seeks projects under Central Road Fund Scheme
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for early sanction of projects under the Central Road Fund Scheme.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Arata Zero Chemicals raises seed funding worth Rs 3.5 cr
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Personal care brand Arata Zero Chemicals has raised a Rs 3.5 crore seed funding.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tobacco vendors eye schools for sale: Study
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Tobacco companies in India are targeting schoolchildren as young as eight years for sale of their products and placing advertisements, finds a new study.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amit Shah infected with Swine Flu, admitted to AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday got admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) owing to swine flu infection, the authorities said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Jaitley diagnosed with rare cancer
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who left for the US for medical treatment, has been diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer and may not be able to present this years Interim Budget on February 1, sources said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Trapped coal miners: Meghalaya rescue ops continue
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) The Meghalaya Cabinet on Wednesday discussed the ongoing rescue operations to trace the 15 miners, who are trapped inside an illegal flooded coal mine for more than a month now.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves MoU between India, Australia on the safety in mines
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Labour and Employment and Department of Natural Resource Mines and Energy, Queensland Government, Australia through the Safety in Mines, Testing and Research Station (SIMTARS).
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Bengal to develop deep sea port at Tajpur on its own: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the state would develop the proposed deep sea port on its own at Tajpur of East Midnapore district.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IAF flypast to include bio-fuel-driven aircraft on Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) flypast ceremony this Republic Day will include aircraft flying on bio-fuel extracted from jatropha plant seeds, the IAF said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
5,802 registration for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Sushma Swaraj
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the number of registration for the 2019 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas has gone up with the tally at 5,802 registrations, attributing it to shifting the dates to January 21, instead of January 9.
2019-01-16
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
AIMIM MLA sworn in as Pro-tem Speaker of Telangana Assembly
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Mumtaz Ahmed Khan of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Wednesday took oath as the Pro-tem Speaker of the Telangana State Legislative Assembly.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India summons Pakistan mission official, protests civilian's killing in J&K
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday summoned an official of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest over the killing of a civilian in Sundarbani sector in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this month in unprovoked firing by Pakistani forces from across the border.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jet's resolution plan under active consideration, scrip falls over 7%
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Financially stressed Jet Airways on Wednesday said that a resolution plan to infuse capital and reduce debt of the company is under active consideration.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Traders warn government against delay in enforcing new FDI norms
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Traders' body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Wednesday urged the government not to accept the demand by e-commerce majors to delay implementing the new foreign direct investment (FDI) rules in e-Commerce, while acceeding to such a delay would result in the government losing the votes of small traders in the coming general elections.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Sitharaman approves proposal to provide legal support to war widows
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday approved the proposal to provide legal advice and support to veterans and war widows in a meeting attended by the top hierarchy of Defence Ministry and the Chairman Armed Forces Tribunal.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
NGO comes forward to help Hyderabad's 80-year-old hospital
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Helping Hand Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has come forward to support the Government Nizamia General Hospital, which was built by the last Nizam of Hyderabad, to promote Unani medicine.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka government would fall due to its internal contradictions: BJP
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday said that it was "watching" the developments in Karnataka and asserted that people of the state would heave a sigh of relief if the JD-S-led alliance government falls due to its "internal contradictions".
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Justice Khanna and Justice Maheshwari appointed to Supreme Court
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday appointed Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari as judges of the top court amid a raging controversy over the supersession of senior judges by Justice Khanna.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
RBI relaxes external commercial borrowing norms
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday announced a new framework for external commercial borrowings (ECBs) and rupee-denominated bonds in a bid to improve ease of doing business.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kenya ensures safety for U20 athletics worlds as terror attack rocks Nairobi
Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kenyan sports officials have reassured visiting International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) officials of athletes' safety during the 2020 World U20 Championships in the wake of terrorist attack that rocked Nairobi on Tuesday.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
SBI to sell Rs 15,431-cr loan exposure in Essar Steel
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) In a surprise move, State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday put its entire loan exposure of Rs 15,431.44 crore in bankrupt Essar Steel on sale even though the prolonged insolvency case had neared resolution last October.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nadal books a spot in Australian Open Round 3 against De Minaur
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) World No.2 Rafael Nadal breezed past Australian Matthew Ebden, the World No.48, in straight sets in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Saina 'coaches' Kashyap to next round of Malaysia Masters
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 16 (IANS) After sailing into the season-opening Malaysia Masters women's singles pre-quarters, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Wednesday turned coach for her shuttler husband Parupalli Kashyap, who also advanced to the next round along with Kidambi Srikanth in the men's singles categories.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Verdasco says he is not anxious about upcoming clash with Cilic
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Spain's Fernando Verdasco, the World No.28, said on Wednesday he was focusing on playing well in his upcoming third round clash with Croatia's Marin Cilic, the World No.7.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Will Justice Sikri represent CJI in PM-headed panel to appoint CBI chief?
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) After the ouster of CBI Director Alok Verma by a high-powered selection committee that included CJI-nominated Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri, rumours are doing the rounds whether he would again be part of the panel which is to meet on January 24 to decide the fate of three or four Director General-level IPS officers for the agency's top post.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Morocco to be partner country in Vibrant Gujarat Summit
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With over 50 delegates cutting across different sectors, Morocco will participate in "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019" as a partner country, the Moroccan Embassy said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Kovind has discontinued inviting Delhi MLAs for Republic Day reception: AAP (Lead, with correction)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday complained that its MLAs have not been invited for the at-home hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind since he took over in 2017.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HC seeks Delhi government, DTC response to plea complaining behaviour of conductors
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the state government and Delhi Transport Corporation to respond to a plea seeking guidelines for issuing tickets in public transport, complaining women, physical disabled and senior citizens are facing problem while buying tickets due to conductors' behaviour.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet nod for regularising non-board executives' pay in power CPSEs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved regularisation of pay-scales of below board-level executives of the central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) in the power sector that will benefit 5,254 executives.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Need to expedite devolution of funds, functions to panchayat bodies: 15th Finance Commission
Agartala, Jan 16 (IANS) Disappointed with devolution of functions to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Tripura, the 15th Finance Commission, which is on a visit to the state, said there was a "serious need" to speed up devolution of funds and functions to them to meet the constitutional stipulations.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy,Politics
Despite ban, Assam district witnesses Buffalo fights as part of Bihu celebrations
Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Despite a Supreme Court ban on animal fights and race across the country, people of Morigaon district organized the traditional buffalo fight at Bidyabori and Ahatguri area of the district on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
karnataka political drama continues (Roundup)
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The political drama over alleged "Operation Lotus" to destabilise the Karnataka government continued on Wednesday with the Congress preparing for an apparent show of strength by calling a meeting of its legislators on January 18 while the BJP kept up suspense with its shepherded MLAs remaining locked up in a luxury resort in Gurugram near the national capital.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Rajnath wants online FIR facility for railway passengers
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday urged the railways to explore the possibility of registering FIRs online to expedite the process of investigation.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Cabinet go-ahead for facilitation of visa arrangements with Maldives
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the agreement on the facilitation of visa arrangements signed between India and the Maldives signed last month.
2019-01-16
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
At 35, Siddhanta is world's youngest mountaineer to climb 7 volcanic peaks
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Well-known mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta, 35, on Wednesday conquered Antarctica's highest point, Mount Sidley, to become the youngest man in the world to have climbed the seven highest volcanic peaks, besides other summits.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Over 9-lakh bogus voters registered in Mumbai, claims Congress
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Mumbai Congress on Wednesday made a sensational claim that around 9 lakh bogus voters may have sneaked into the city's electoral rolls as preparations peak for the 2019 general elections.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kovind has discontinued inviting Delhi MLAs for Republic Day reception: AAP
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday complained that its MLAs have not been invited for the at-home hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind since he took over in 2017.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Concerned BJP top brass counsels Gadkari to be restrained
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Concerned by the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's recent tongue-in-cheek comments, which were seen as criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP President Amit Shah, the top brass of the saffron party is understood to have counselled him to observe restraint in making public comments.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Market to rise as Nifty in 'Diamond' formation
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The classic diamond formation was formed on the Nifty in July, 2018. The breakout from this took the Nifty to a new lifetime high - gaining about 1,100 points. A similar formation has again been witnessed and a breakout is in the process of being triggered in January, 2019.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi launches round-the-clock animal healthcare service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday inaugurated a round-the-clock Animal Health Care Services in a Government Veterinary Hospital in Tis Hajari here and also a helpline number for animal health care assistance.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Record increase in gender ratio in Tripura electoral rolls
Agartala, Jan 16 (IANS) The final electoral rolls of Tripura published on Wednesday showed a record increase of the gender ratio in the state to 972 females to 1,000 males, Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti said here.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Parliament to meet from January 31, interim budget on Feb 1
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Parliament will meet from January 31 to February 13 for the Budget session with interim budget to be presented on February 1, it was officially announced on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No talks with Pakistan for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Sushma Swaraj
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Citing terror and border firing, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday ruled out possibility of inviting people from Pakistan for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 due in Varanasi between January 21 and 23.
2019-01-16
Category: International, India,National,Politics
BJP amassed over Rs 430 crore in donations, 12 times more than all national parties
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has got over 93 per cent of donations of above Rs 20,000 received by national political parties, during 2017-18, pocketing Rs 437.04 crore of the total Rs 469.89 crore donated by corporates and individuals.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi air turns 'very poor' as wind slows down
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The air quality of Delhi and adjoining areas on Wednesday again slipped into "very poor" zone and the experts say it will continue to remain so for at least next three days.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Golfer Priyanshu extends lead in Round 3 of PGTI's Final Qualifying Stage
Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Gurugram's Priyanshu Singh extended his lead to four shots in Round 3 of the PGTI's Final Qualifying Stage for the 2019 season at the Kensville Golf and Country Club here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Anil Kapoor meets PM Modi in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said he was left inspired by their conversation.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Pandya refuses to step out of home, says father
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) All-rounder Hardik Pandya's father said on Wednesday that his son has become a social recluse and has refused to step out of his home or attend phone calls ever since he was forced return from the Australia tour due to his controversial comments on a television talk show.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
US tax, safety workers called into work without pay as shutdown continues
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has called in tens of thousands of tax and aviation safety employees back to work without immediate payment as the longest partial government shutdown entered its 25th day with him and the Democratic Party leaders obstinately refusing to negotiate on his demand for funding for a wall along the Mexico border in the budget.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Two HC judges elevated to Supreme Court amidst controversy
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday elevated Karnataka High Court Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna of the Delhi High Court to the Supreme Court even as a controversy raged over their recommendation by the apex court's collegium.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Himachal approves annual Plan of Rs 7,100 crore
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) An annual Plan size of Rs 7,100 crore for the next fiscal was approved at a meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Planning Board presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Don't believe in the term 'character actor': Raghubir Yadav
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Raghubir Yadav, gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film "Blackboard vs Whiteboard", says he does not believe in the term called 'character actor in films.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CCI slaps Rs 32,724 fine on Baroda chemists' association
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 32,724 on the Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda (CDAB) for indulging in restrictive trade practices.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa minister gives ultimatum to government over Navy NOC
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) A Goa minister has given his own government a seven-day ultimatum to revoke an administrative circular, which makes it mandatory to obtain a 'no objection certificate' from the Indian Navy for any construction activity carried out within 20 km radius of the Dobolim International Airport located in South Goa district.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Omung Kumar B goes back to Modi's roots for biopic
Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Omung Kumar B, who is making a movie on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visited places in Gujarat where the political leader spent his childhood days.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Indie and English music in India needs to be nurtured: A.R. Rahman
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran music composer A.R. Rahman says independent and English music have always been the underdogs in India, and that they need to be helped and nurtured in the coming years.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Three Telangana MLCs disqualified for defection
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Telangana Legislative Council Chairman on Wednesday disqualified three Members of Legislative Council (MLCs), who had defected to the Congress on the eve of recent elections to the state Assembly.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Court discharges AAP MLA Amantullah Khan in 2016 case
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a relief to Aam Aadmi Party legislator Amanatullah Khan, a Delhi court discharged him in an attempt to commit culpable homicide case involving a woman in 2016, observing the the complainant has given different versions while recording her statements.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
I consider my books my ladies: Novoneel Chakraborty
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Author Novoneel Chakraborty says he considers his books his ladies and so, he is "extra possessive" about them.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
'Aye Khuda' hitmaker unveils new single
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Kshitij Tarey, known for singing Bollywood songs like "Tose naina lage" and "Aye Khuda", has come out with a new single based on unrequeted love.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi-led selection committee to meet on Jan 24 to decide new CBI chief
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The high-level selection Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will meet on January 24 to choose a new CBI Director to replace the ousted Alok Verma.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ackles has given up 'trying to predict' end of 'Supernatural'
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Jensen Ackles has been fighting demons and all things supernatural as Dean Winchester on the show "Supernatural", which is now in its 14th season. He says he has given up trying to predict how it is going to end.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Karnataka to chalk new plan for IT, biotech sectors
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The tech-savvy Karnataka government would soon draw a new plan to consolidate the state's leadership in the IT, biotech and science sectors, Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Honoured to bring story of Maharaja Chhatrasal on screen: Actor Jitin Gulati
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Jitin Gulati says he is honoured to portray medieval Indian warrior Maharaja Chhatrasal in a show titled "Chhatrasal", the maiden production venture of Abhuday Grover.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US, UK hold rare joint drills in the South China Sea
Hong Kong, Jan 16 (IANS) The US and the UK on Wednesday finished a joint six-day drill in the South China Sea, a move that is likely to stoke anger in China as it claims a large area of the contested sea as its territory, the media reported.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
30 civilians killed, wounded in Syria blast
Damascus, Jan 16 (IANS) At least 30 civilians were either killed or wounded by a blast that rocked Kurdish-controlled Syrian city of Manbij during a US patrol on Wednesday, the media reported.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Thai PM hints polls could be delayed again
Bangkok, Jan 16 (IANS) Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday said the general election scheduled for February 24 could possibly be delayed again.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Huge potential to employ women in non-traditional livelihood options: Experts
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) There is a huge potential to employ women in non-traditional livelihood options, including construction workers, electricians, and motor mechanics, experts suggested on Wednesday during an International Conference on 'Making Non-Traditional Livelihoods Work for the Marginalised'.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
China defends Canadian's death sentence
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) China on Wednesday defended a court ruling to impose death penalty against a Canadian who has been convicted of smuggling drugs.
2019-01-16
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
IIT-Delhi gets Rs 50-cr grant for School of Public Policy
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi and Tata Trusts signed a pact on Wednesday, under which the trust will give a grant of Rs 50 crore to the institution over a period of five years for the School of Public Policy.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology,Business/Economy
Global cues subdue equity indices, rupee continues to slide (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues, especially owing to the political uncertainty in the UK on Brexit, along with a sustained weakness in the Indian currency, subdued the Indian equity market on Wednesday with both major indices -- Sensex and Nifty50 -- ending flat.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBI registers FIRs against two more shelter homes in Bihar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered two cases in connection with alleged abuse of children in two shelter homes in Bihar's Bhagalpur and Gaya disricts, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
NABARD pegs Meghalaya's credit potential at Rs. 1936.37 crore for 2019-20
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has estimated a credit potential of Rs 1,936.37 crore for Meghalaya under priority sector lending for the year 2019-20, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy
Government forms GoM on GST issues in lottery trade
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday set up an eight-member ministerial panel headed by Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to look into GST-related issues of lottery business.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BEST employees call off record 9-day-long strike
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Following a sharp rap by the Bombay High Court, the BrihanMumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) employees on Wednesday evening called off their record 9-day-long strike after its demands were partially conceded.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man's best friend helped early humans in hunting
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Human beings began living alongside dogs as early as 11,500 years ago and they may also have started getting help in hunting, a study of animal bones from northeast Jordan has showed.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
PCBL to select site for south India plant by March, net profit up 92 pc in Q3
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group's Phillips Carbon Black Ltd (PCBL) will freeze the location of its proposed Rs 600-crore Greenfield project in south India by March, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
User data now locally hosted in India: Truecaller
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Aiming to provide secure services to the users, Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday said all its Indian user data is now hosted in the country.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Amit Shah to hold five rallies in Bengal this month, Modi may arrive in February: State BJP Chief
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah will hold five public rallies in three days in West Bengal starting on January 20, a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mega-opposition rally in Kolkata, party's state President Dilip Ghosh said here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
No winter chill for Karnataka BJP MLAs, it's games and relaxation in luxury resort (IANS Special)
Manesar, Jan 16 (IANS) Gurugram's winter chill hasnt got to the 104 BJP MLAs from Karnataka who have been shepherded here and sequestered by the party bosses even as rumblings of a coup reverberate in Bengaluru.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Ram Rahim, 3 others to be sentenced via video-conferencing
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) A special CBI court on Wednesday allowed authorities in Haryana to produce convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others before it through video-conferencing for their sentencing in the murder case of a journalist.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
JU professor barred from campus, teaching duties for sexist remarks, summoned by WBCW
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Jadavpur University on Wednesday barred from its campus International Relations' Professor Kanak Sarkar, who has drawn all-round condemnation for his series of sexist and inappropriate comments on virginity, and ordered him not to take classes or be involved with the examination processes pending inquiry by women's bodies and the university.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Life expectancy goes up in China as pollution level drops
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) The life expectancy of a Chinese citizen has gone up by half a year due to a significant drop in the air pollution level in the country, a study has claimed.
2019-01-16
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Cabinet okays Rs 22,594 cr for tripling Numaligarh Refinery capacity
New Delhi/Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved tripling the capacity of Numaligarh Refinery in Assam and setting up of oil and product pipelines at a cost of Rs 22,594 crore, so as to meet the demands for petroleum products in the Northeast.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bautista Agut beats Millman, moves to Australian Open Round 3
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut on Wednesday won a marathon five-set duel against home-favourite John Millman 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4 to reach the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne Park.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Federer says Zverev could win a Grand Slam this year
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) World number three Roger Federer on Wednesday said that Germany's Alexander Zverev, the winner of the ATP Finals in London, could win one of the four Grand Slam titles of this season.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Silence prevails in Manali hamlets to appease gods
Manali, Jan 16 (IANS) The sounds of silence in tiny picturesque hamlets currently marooned in a thick blanket of snow overlooking this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort can be heard loud and clear.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
BJP's bid to topple Karnataka government fails, says Congress Minister
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's bid to topple Karnataka's coalition government by poaching Congress legislators has failed, Congress leader G. Parameshwara said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
C.P. Joshi elected as Rajasthan Assembly speaker unanimously
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader C.P. Joshi, an MLA from Nathdwara, was on Wednesday elected unanimously as Rajasthan Assembly Speaker.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
May's government braces for no-trust vote after Commons defeat (Third Lead)
London, Jan 16 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party government braced for a vote of no confidence on Wednesday, a day after she suffered a historic defeat in Parliament where lawmakers roundly rejected her Brexit plan.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Haryana students to get 'Shaurya Award' in the name of police martyrs
Gurugram Jan 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesady announced 'Shaurya Award' to students in the name of 71 personnel of the state police force who laid down their lives while protecting society and maintaining law and order in the state.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Insider attack kills 4 policemen in Afghanistan
Kandahar, Jan 16 (IANS) At least four policemen were killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Wednesday, the police said.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Cabinet okays Rs 22,594 cr for tripling Numaligarh Refinery capacity
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved tripling the capacity of Numaligarh Refinery in Assam and setting up of oil and product pipelines at a cost of Rs 22,594 crore, so as to meet the demands for petroleum products in the Northeast.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Meghalaya Congress women workers demand scrapping of Citizenship Bill
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress women workers in Meghalaya on Wednesday took out a protest march demanding the scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in the Lok Sabha.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Manipur opposes citizenship Bill unless it protects indigenous people: CM
Imphal, Jan 16 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren said on Wednesday that his BJP-led coalition government will oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2018 until there was a clause to protect the indigenous communities of Manipur and other northeastern states.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Microsoft's venture fund to invest in Indian startups
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its corporate venture fund M12 will invest in Indian startups with a funding size of $2 million to $10 million.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
National Clean Air Programme should set higher targets (Comment)
There is a striking similarity between Paris Climate Agreement and Indias National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) launched recently. The Paris Agreement is an agreement by the countries to map a global action to keep global warming two degrees centigrade below pre-industrial level.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Cabinet okays revised cost to construct 13 central varsities
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for Revised Cost of Estimate (RCE) for the construction of 13 new central universities, to facilitate completion of the project within 36 months.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
75% Kerala school students don't have computer at home: Survey
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) A survey conducted among schoolchildren in Kerala revealed that 75 per cent of them do not have a computer at home.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Technology
KCR, Jagan to hold further talks on proposed front
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday held preliminary talks with YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on the proposed Federal Front and they agreed to hold further talks, sources in the two parties said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
4 killed in Maharashtra road accident, angry crowd burns vehicles
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Jan 16 (IANS) At least four persons, including school students, were killed and 10 others seriously injured on Wednesday when a state transport bus and a truck collided near Gurupalli village in Etappally region of the district, police officials said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nods integrated e-filing project for faster ITR processing
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs 4,241.97 crore to set up an integrated e-filing and processing centre which aims to cut down the processing time for income tax returns from 63 days to one day.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tom Alter used to read books in free time: 'Kitaab' director
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tom Alter used to read books whenever he used to get free time on set, says Kamlesh Mishra, the director of the forthcoming film "Kitaab", which stars the late actor.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood

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